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Cloud and CRM graduate with flying colours for UNSW, transforming campus experience and boosting efficiency

UNSW is a leading Australian university, one of the Group of Eight, and ranks among the top 100 universities in the world. It has even bigger ambitions. The UNSW 2025 strategy is focussed on establishing the University as Australia’s Global University with a stellar reputation for discovery, innovation, impact, education and thought leadership. It is investing $3... Read more

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Kristine Kopelke transforms professional development with Learning Hub

Like many teachers Kristine Kopelke wears a number of hats. One of them is a very big hat indeed. Beside teaching digital technologies at Queensland’s Meridan State College, Kopelke is the manager of the Contemporary Learning Hub based at the college. The Hub provides professional development (PD) through online and face to face workshops for educators across... Read more

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Talkin’ Chalk; Bec West transforms teacher education one video at a time

Bec West has been a teacher for 16 years, and like most of her peers is an advocate for inclusive learning, and passionate about building strong learning communities. Unlike most of her peers Bec also has about 8,000 people from around the world who subscribe to her YouTube videos where she shares her teaching insights and experiences. While just over half of the... Read more

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Pioneering the next generation of genomics research—in the cloud

Australian National University (ANU) is the top-ranked university in Australia, and the 24th best university in the world. Researchers at ANU contribute to this prestigious ranking by advancing knowledge and conducting groundbreaking studies, including cutting-edge genomics research. Over the past year, Dr. Sebastian Kurscheid, a research fellow in the Department of Genome... Read more

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Virtual bombs and Immersive Reader transform learning intervention

  Teaching children with autism brings a unique set of challenges to the classroom – which is why Matt Harrison encourages them to first defuse a bomb. Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes is a co-operative virtual reality computer game where the player wearing the VR headset is trapped in a (virtual) room with a bomb they must defuse. The other players have the... Read more

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Microsoft Education Webinar Series

Check out our webinars aimed at school educators and IT managers. The Inclusive Classroom Presented by: Troy Waller Register to watch on demand:  The Inclusive Classroom Webinar Microsoft's mission is to empower all people and all organisations to achieve more. The classroom is no different. Microsoft Windows and Windows-based applications like Office, together with... Read more