A few weeks ago, former President Donald Trump, put together a lawsuit aimed at the big three social media giants – Twitter, Facebook and YouTube – claiming censorship and infringement of his First Amendment rights. In an in-depth interview, Constitutional Law expert and Fulbright Scholar at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Professor Howard Schweber argued that the [...]
Education should regiment, homogenise, and reward students for producing materials that are standardised and punished for anything creative.
Weeks before I left Sydney to start my Fulbright Fellowship, discussions began about the need to ban mobile phones from schools. This followed a decision by the Victorian Government to bad mobile phones in all state schools - both primary and secondary. According to the education minister, James Merlino, this was to take place from [...]
I have always felt very lucky on the journey that I am experiencing as part of my university career. Though I have prided myself on working hard and being committed to my university - I strongly believe that luck (or timing) has always played an important role in success. One of the things I have [...]
Last week I gave the opening keynote at the 34th International Conference on Innovation, Practice and Research in the Use of Educational Technologies in Tertiary Education (or ASCILITE) which was hosted by The University of Southern Queensland. The conference was amazing - and I felt truly lucky to be able to indulge myself in the [...]
Every year, tens of thousands of students sit the Higher School Certificate (HSC) In New South Wales alone (over 77,000 in 2016). I remember doing my HSC and the associated stress that it involved. It was over thirty years ago now, but I still remember the stress involved in doing my HSC. The issue [...]
The future of higher education is in question as universities struggle to remain relevant to the present and future needs of society. The context in which learning occurs is rapidly changing and those engaged and interested in the place and position of university education need to figure out to adapt. Dr David Hornsby and [...]