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Saint Ignatius College considers iPod Touch rollout

Saint Ignatius College, a co-educational Catholic school in Drysdale, Victoria, is currently trialling 30 iPod Touches amongst Year 7 students and five first-generation iPads.

Written by Hamish Barwick13 April 11 07:27

UNSW extends smart grid course

The University of New South Wales (UNSW) has added an extra session of its newly introduced smart grid short course in an effort to build as skills base of engineers in an area of increasing demand.

Written by Lisa Banks11 April 11 11:32

AARNet looks to specialised NBN services

The Australian Academic and Research Network (AARNet) is in negotiations with universities covered by the National Broadband Network’s (NBN) first mainland release sites in an attempt to offer “always-on access” to students and researchers at their homes.

Written by James Hutchinson08 April 11 12:27

Fixing Sydney Uni IT 'train wreck' takes cars off roads

If IT inefficiency was measured in carbon dioxide emissions, The University of Sydney's transformation from a "train wreck" to a centrally managed, efficient fleet of client computers is like taking thousands of cars off the road, says IT director Geoffrey Brown.

Written by Rodney Gedda and Tim Lohman06 April 11 16:27

Student used spyware to steal passwords, change grades

A former high school senior from Orange County, California, has pleaded guilty to charges that he installed spyware on school computers in order to boost his grades.

Written by Robert McMillan22 March 11 20:08

Incoming RMIT exec turns IT focus outward

Though only two months in the role, RMIT’s newly appointed executive director of IT services already has big ideas for the university.

Written by James Hutchinson22 March 11 11:01

Cloud email crawls to RMIT students, staff

Though self-admittedly lagging on a trend most universities completed in the past few years, RMIT in Melbourne has committed to migrating its student and staff email accounts to a hosted solution.

Written by James Hutchinson21 March 11 23:43

Roll student iPad, NBN access costs into HECS fees: Monash

Monash University is considering rolling the costs of technology devices and supporting infrastructure into tertiary education fees to help even out learning disparities for students without access to their own PCs, tablets and internet connectivity.

Written by Tim Lohman18 March 11 12:27

iPad set to be Trinity College teacher’s pet

The use of the iPad as an education tool looks to be gaining momentum with Melbourne University’s Trinity College giving the tablet PC a big thumbs up for for ease of use and collaboration opportunities following the completion of a pilot trial.

Written by Hamish Barwick14 March 11 11:36

RMIT launches Games and Experimental Entertainment Lab

The Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) is this month launching the Games and Experimental Entertainment Laboratory (GEELab) in an effort to drive innovation in the games, entertainment and creative media industries.

Written by Lisa Banks11 March 11 15:27

Gillard defends My School 2.0 launch

Prime Minister, Julia Gillard, has defended the government’s My School 2.0 website against claims that the Australian education system operates on a level playing field.

Written by Tim Lohman02 March 11 09:52

Cebit kicks off with talk of openness

Open democracy, open borders and open standards were the themes to which speakers returned again and again at the opening ceremony for the Cebit trade show in Hanover, Germany, on Monday night.

Written by Peter Sayer01 March 11 08:29

Cisco releases video collaboration tools

With an eye on business collaboration and communication, Cisco has released a range of new video production products aimed at enterprise customers.

Written by Georgina Swan25 Feb. 11 10:02

St Laurence's makes a KACE for simplified support

Plagued with budget restraints and constant limits on available skill sets, St Laurence’s College IT manager, Anthony Kennedy, was forced to look for a simplified systems management solution to replace the vast majority of the school's IT support infrastructure.

Written by Chloe Herrick23 Feb. 11 12:14

Open Universities pushes distance education to IT majors

Online education provider Open Universities Australia is in talks to initiate corporate partnerships with the likes of IBM, HP and other major IT companies in a bid to combat the declining number of qualified IT personnel in the Australian market.

Written by James Hutchinson17 Feb. 11 16:48

Luther College takes out people's choice award

IT departments in schools have received a boost with the Luther College taking out the people’s choice award at Optus’ ultimate IT challenge.

Written by Lisa Banks16 Feb. 11 10:14

Coalition proposes cuts to online student testing

Among the cuts announced this week as part of the coalition's proposed alternative flood reconstruction fund are online diagnostic tools students promised by the current Gillard Government during the 2010 election campaign.

Written by James Hutchinson08 Feb. 11 15:11

CompTIA creates council to address decline of women in IT

To address a rapidly dwindling number of women in IT, the CompTIA Educational Foundation last week created the Women in Information Technology Council and charged it with convincing those with the right knowledge and skills to make IT their career of choice.

Written by Matt Hamblen03 Feb. 11 09:17
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