Tagged: digital communication

Do you answer emails outside work hours? Do you send them? New research shows how dangerous this can be - Hot off the press

Guest Author Jul 14, 2021

Amy Zadow, University of South Australia   What could be so bad about answering a few emails in the evening? Perhaps something urgent pops up, we are tidying up an issue from the day, or trying to get ahead for tomorrow. Always being online and available is one of the ways we demonstrate our work ethic and professionalism. But the … Read More

In an age of digital disinformation, dropping level 1 media studies in NZ high schools is a big mistake - Guest Work

Guest Author Feb 05, 2021

Wayne Hope Primary and secondary school teachers engage with students who are constantly on devices — consuming, sharing and jointly creating texts, photos, videos and memes. Across social media, hate speech, conspiracy threads and health disinformation swamp evidence-based material. Fabrications and fragmentations of reality cannot be challenged in real time. Despite this massive influence on young minds, the government intends … Read More

Yes, alcohol awareness campaigns like Dry July can work, but not for everyone - Guest Work

Guest Author Jul 03, 2017

Julie Robert, Senior lecturer, School of International Studies, University of Technology Sydney Giving up alcohol for a month might help you feel better in the short term, but no-one knows if taking part in these campaigns promotes long-term healthy drinking habits. July on the doorstep means many people will be taking their last drinks until August. Australia’s … Read More