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From bank to blackboards: RMIT's CIO

While making the leap from an IT job in banking to one in the education sector may seem like quite a transition, the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology’s (RMIT) executive director of IT services, Brian Clark, says the two sectors are more similar than people may realise.

Written by Lisa Banks20 July 11 00:01

Penn. school district hit with new Mac spying lawsuit

A former student at a suburban Philadelphia high school has sued his school district for allegedly spying on him and his family using a school-issued Mac laptop, according to court documents.

Written by Gregg Keizer09 June 11 03:45

The digital economy goals

To measure the progress in realising its vision by 2020, the government has set several goals

Written by CIO Staff31 May 11 09:50

School's high tech facilities

Interactive whiteboards, HD video conferencing helps Cromer participate in joint classes with Japanese school

Written by Lisa Banks25 May 11 13:55

Perth school turns on interactive whiteboards

Students at Hillside Christian College in Perth are now using a new interactive whiteboard solution won as part of a competition run by SPC and Goulburn Valley and Woolworths and supported by Panasonic Australia.

Written by Rodney Gedda23 May 11 12:18

Robotic exoskeleton helps paralyzed student walk

Thanks to university researchers and a metal robotic exoskeleton, a paralyzed student at UC Berkeley was able to walk across the stage to receive his diploma over the weekend.

Written by Sharon Gaudin17 May 11 02:04

BUDGET 2011: ACS calls for clarity on education spending

The Australian Computer Society (ACS) has called for further clarity on how funds will be redirected from key government educational IT projects axed or reduced in the 2011-2012 federal budget.

Written by Lisa Banks12 May 11 09:24

Universities that get security right

Professor Corey Schou was working in his school's library when he realized his computer was picking up a particularly strong Wi-Fi signal.

Written by Mary K. Pratt11 May 11 06:15

BUDGET 2011: Government axes educational NBN

The Federal Government has axed plans to build a broadband network for vocational education and training institutions, slating $80 million in savings over three years.

Written by James Hutchinson10 May 11 21:37

Monash Uni moves e-learning to Moodle

Monash University in Melbourne has selected the open source Moodle e-learning platform for its next-generation virtual learning environment (VLE) which will integrate with third-party applications.

Written by Rodney Gedda10 May 11 15:53

NSW Government rolls out 4300 interactive whiteboards

The NSW State Government has announced plans to roll out 4300 interactive whiteboards across the state, with the $23 million project set to make learning more interactive.

Written by Lisa Banks29 April 11 08:57

Sydney school marries Moodle with Live@edu

Sydney grammar school Redlands has opted for the Cloud-based Live@edu e-mail system over an on-premise system and integrated the open source Moodle learning management system with it in the process.

Written by Rodney Gedda20 April 11 12:08

Bond Uni enlists mobile tool for student recruitment

Queensland’s Bond University has enlisted the help of an online student recruitment tool in the aim to attract students with information easily accessible via smartphones.

Written by Chloe Herrick15 April 11 11:44
  • Key Takeaways from 4 Poly Roundtables in Australia

    In July, September, and November 2019, key IT decision-makers from leading organisations across Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, and Perth came together to share insights on the evolving workplace dynamics. We have gathered the main discussion points that emerged from the breakfast series.


    Plantronics and Polycom are now Poly, the global communications company that powers authentic human connection and collaboration.

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