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  • ‘Digital dragon’ disrupts CIO agenda

    Australia and New Zealand’s digital narrative is moving from the sidelines to centre stage. Digital disruption will impact all levels of government, finance, manufacturing, retail or education, says analyst Gartner.

  • Google quadruples Nobel Prize in Computing to $1M

    The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) has announced that its annual A.M. Turing Award, sometimes called the Nobel Prize in Computing, will now come with a $1M award courtesy of Google.

  • 30 Ways Google Glass Could be Used for Education (and 2 Reasons it Won't)

    Australia's Open Colleges, an online education organization that says it has educated more than 700,000 students and which boasts "more than 100 years of experience in distance learning," recently published an infographic to spotlight 20 potential uses of Google Glass in the education world.

  • Game to help prevent bullying

    A new Australian-developed computer game has been designed to help children develop conflict resolution and bullying prevention skills.

  • LaTrobe looks to SAP cloud

    LaTrobe University is deploying cloud-based SAP software to support a digital transformation and five-year strategic plan to boost the university’s national and international ranking.

  • Microsoft exec opens up about Research lab closure, layoffs

    It's been a bit over a month since <a href="http://www.networkworld.com/article/2685296/microsoft-subnet/microsoft-boards-up-research-lab-amid-more-layoffs.html">Microsoft shuttered its Microsoft Research lab</a> in Silicon Valley as part of the company's broader restructuring that will include 18,000 layoffs. This week, Harry Shum, Microsoft EVP of Technology &amp; Research, posted what he termed an "open letter to the academic research community" <a href="http://blogs.msdn.com/b/msr_er/archive/2014/10/21/harry-shum-open-letter-to-academic-research-community.aspx">on the company's research blog</a>.

  • Monumental day for Wikipedia in Poland

    WIkimedians -- those people who contribute to the free Wikipedia website -- were recognized for their selfless work on Wednesday in Slubice, Poland with the <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia_Monument">unveiling of a monument</a>.

  • Distributed computing project enables UNSW's DNA research

    The University of New South Wales (UNSW) is using donated computing power to make 20 quadrillion comparisons of 200 million DNA proteins.

  • Supercomputing facility to stay in Victoria after $6.65m grant

    The Victorian Life Sciences Computation Initiative (VLSCI) can continue its supercomputing research in the state after a $6.65 million injection of funds from the Victorian government.

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    Online, gamified learning is where it’s at in education

    To really be a leader in the education-technology space, it takes more than just hooking up some students with Internet access and publishing content online. For the founder of MCI Institute, Denise Meyerson, it’s about using technology to shake up conventional teaching methods and improve student outcomes.