Tagged: education

Brain day, bigger, longer, uncut - Building blogs of Science

Fabiana Kubke Mar 20, 2010

If you have been paying attention, you might have been hearing a rise in stories related to brains in the media (I will be blogging about some of them soon). This is because this has been Brain Awareness Week. My first (ever) post on a blog (now defunct and reborn here) was indeed one describing [...] … Read More

Incentives - MacDoctor

Jim McVeagh Mar 15, 2010

New Zealand is now contemplating using the same set of incentives to boost immunisation rates that Australia used to boost it’s rates from 50% to 91%. The MacDoctor is not convinced that New Zealanders will respond quite as well as Australians to the incentives. The incentives were: Cash payments to parents for completing immunisations at 6 [...] Related posts: … Read More

Open [Education] Sunday — 07.02.10 - Building blogs of Science

Fabiana Kubke Feb 07, 2010

One of the miniconferences I attended while at Linux.conf.au 2010 was on education. There I heard a presentation by Mark Osborne, the Deputy Principal from Albany Senior High School. This is the first large scale open source school, and the news have not gone unnoticed (see here and here, for example). There are several advantages [...] … Read More

science and health degrees earn graduates more - Guest Work

Peter Griffin Jan 03, 2010

The Sunday Star Times has compiled a table (see below) of university degrees and what graduates from these degrees can expect to earn after a year and three years in the workforce respectively. Not surprisingly, science, health and engineering graduates have much better earning potential than those working in tourism, architecture, agriculture, sports, creative arts and teaching. However, what … Read More

[Open] Science Sunday — 13.12.09 - Building blogs of Science

Fabiana Kubke Dec 13, 2009

More Sunday sharing thanks to the people in the internet and Open Access … ASCILITE is over, but it left me with a lot of work to do because of the great sessions in the conference. You can get a lot of the information covered there thanks to Grainne Conole on Cloudworks. I also posted some [...] … Read More

Second Life and the future of education - Building blogs of Science

Fabiana Kubke Dec 07, 2009

The 2009 conference of the Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education (#ASCILITE09) is currently taking place in Auckland New Zealand. Scott Diener, from the University of Auckland IT services delivered a great Keynote address centered around Second Life. A guided tour through the long white cloud island Diener took us through a tour of the [...] … Read More

Happy Birthday, Charles - MacDoctor

Jim McVeagh Nov 24, 2009

Apparently today is the 150th Anniversary of the publication of Charles Darwin’s Origin of Species. At the time, it was considered probably the most controversial book of all time, although, today, it is probably more boring than controversial and more of a scientific curiosity than a valid scientific treatise. Most of Darwin’s theory has been [...] Related posts: … Read More