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What does it take to be an online learner?

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15 November 2013 - 8:00 AM

Many online learners are bombarded with so many resources that we tend to ‘data harvest' "What makes a good online learner?" Someone asked me ...

Is 'classical cuisine' past its use-by date?

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11 November 2013 - 8:00 AM

To be a young person in the hospitality industry, and especially in the commercial kitchen, is an opportunity to learn so much more than the...

A brave new world of online behaviour

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08 November 2013 - 8:00 AM

What can be done to stop the online classroom becoming as tetchy, bitchy or bad tempered as its (occasionally) physical campus equivalent? We've all probably heard of...

The mane event

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04 November 2013 - 8:00 AM

Large cultural and sporting events do far more than just provide opportunities to be part of an exciting and thrilling experience Will you be one of the thousands of...

We have a giraffe problem

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01 November 2013 - 8:00 AM

Judging by the number of giraffes that have been appearing across Facebook this week, there's a serious lack of critical thinkers out there It's an epidemic....

Bringing kids to the table

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30 October 2013 - 8:00 AM

Parents can check, rate and review restaurants based on their kid friendliness and order a sticker for their local eateries I discovered it one day while I was...

How we oughta save water

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25 October 2013 - 8:00 AM

With 20 million people saving 6L for one minute a day every day of the year, that's 44GL a year To round off this year's National Water Week (20-26 October) here are ...

When time is of the essence

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11 October 2013 - 8:00 AM

The more time we spend planning and organising ourselves for efficiency the more effective we will be in carrying out the actual tasks With so many time-saving...

A word on theories

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04 October 2013 - 8:00 AM

The term "theory" is used very differently by scientists in a scientific framework, as opposed to how it's used by everyone else The other day I...

World Tourism Day 2013 - it's about water

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27 September 2013 - 8:00 AM

Travel is such an enriching experience but it can take its toll on all our natural resources It's almost mid semester break across TAFE NSW campuses. Are you ...

Coping with retrenchment

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20 September 2013 - 8:00 AM

In some cases, the retrenched go through a grieving process that lasts many months, or even years, similar to a death of a close friend or family member Are you...

Buying a new computer 101

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18 September 2013 - 8:00 AM

Don't be seduced by fancy speakers, shiny cases or glowing parts So you're on the market for a new laptop or PC. But how to make sense of the flood of tech...

I like to move it, move it!

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18 September 2013 - 8:00 AM

Picture credit: DreamWorks Animation A whole cascade of positive metabolic effects are activated within two minutes of getting up from your desk and onto your feet...

A cautionary tale

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16 September 2013 - 8:00 AM

 Deep in the human psyche is something petulant and needy that makes us want to post photos of our expensive toys My wife is a bit of a reality TV fan. She watches too...

Opening up

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12 September 2013 - 8:00 AM

Working as a TAFE counsellor is a great privilege, as people frequently entrust you with both their dreams and fears Every TAFE NSW institute and campus provides its...

TAFE NSW launches world-leading mobile study app

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06 September 2013 - 8:30 AM

Unlike most other digital educational applications, SkillsLocker is driven by the student, rather than the teacher. The world's first app for mobile devices, enabling...

Is working from home the right choice for you?

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06 September 2013 - 8:00 AM

Working from home isn't for everyone, but if you're lucky enough to be given the opportunity ... it's worth exploring When embarking on your chosen career, you might...

How to help your apprentice thrive

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04 September 2013 - 8:00 AM

Try and find apprentices who have a genuine passion for your industry then do all you can to nourish both them and their passion Setting up an apprentice scheme isn't...

Grin and you'll soon have something to smile about

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30 August 2013 - 8:00 AM

Humans smile when they are happy, but if they force themselves to smile they automatically start feeling more joyful Smiling has been the subject of extensive academic...

Teachers crucial to the future of learning

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21 August 2013 - 8:00 AM

To help today's students prepare for tomorrow's technology, it's essential to keep the human element of teaching alive To create adaptable students with transferable...