Monthly Archives: July 2020

There aren’t enough batteries to electrify all cars — focus on trucks and buses instead

There aren’t enough batteries to electrify all cars — focus on trucks and buses instead

We need to change our transportation system, and we need to do it quickly. Road transportation is a major consumer of fossil fuels, contributing 16 per cent of all human-caused greenhouse gas emissions, which warm up the Earth’s atmosphere and cause changes to the climate. It also pollutes the air, threatening health and costing taxpayers billions of dollars annually. […] … learn more→

Poor, minority students at dilapidated schools face added risks amid talk of reopening classrooms

Poor, minority students at dilapidated schools face added risks amid talk of reopening classrooms

Classrooms, gyms and cafeterias at schools across the U.S. have remained empty for months now. And despite some districts beginning to reopen, many others will remain closed amid fears that prematurely restarting in-person classes could cost more lives in the pandemic. Local, state and federal officials wrangle over how to make schools safe, with concern over how to sufficiently […] … learn more→

Hong Kong’s academics are being isolated in more ways than one

Hong Kong’s academics are being isolated in more ways than one

Whatever happens elsewhere in the world, the universities of Hong Kong will never return to normal after the end of the Covid crisis. Higher education systems across the globe have been deeply shaken by the pandemic, but Hong Kong’s has been triply blighted. First, we saw a wave of temporary university closures in response to protests at […] … learn more→

Dampen forest exploitation by changing the forestry education curriculum in Indonesia

Dampen forest exploitation by changing the forestry education curriculum in Indonesia

Although Indonesia is a country with the 8th largest forest area in the world with a forest area of 120.6 million hectares , or around 63% of the total land area of ​​Indonesia, deforestation is the third highest in the world in the world in 2018. This is due to forest governance that is dominated by careless exploitation of wood and the […] … learn more→

Students are more than a number: why a learner profile makes more sense than the ATAR

Students are more than a number: why a learner profile makes more sense than the ATAR

A recent review of available pathways after secondary school into work, further education and training recommended all students leave school with a learner profile. Recommendation four of the report, commissioned by the Education Council, said: Students should leave school with a Learner Profile that incorporates not only their ATAR score (where relevant) together with their individual subject […] … learn more→

Australia’s graduate work visa scheme attracts international students to our universities. Is it enough?

Australia’s graduate work visa scheme attracts international students to our universities. Is it enough?

The Australian government recently announced it will resume granting visas to international students in a move to push forward with international education. This means when borders reopen, many students will already have visas to come to Australia. Current and new students, studying online with an Australian university, while overseas due to COVID-19, will also be able to […] … learn more→

What did the first children's books look like  ?

What did the first children’s books look like ?

Adults have been writing for children for centuries. Among the different forms that these publications have taken, there are few that can seem entertaining to us today. Indeed, the works intended for the youngest aimed above all at their moral and spiritual progress. Children in the Middle Ages learned to read on wooden tablets covered with parchment […] … learn more→

How to create an effective training program

How to create an effective training program

Many workers can testify to the importance of workforce training programs. When carried out effectively, they increase your efficiency as a worker. This in turn leads to improvement in productivity, revenue generation, and profit margins. At the same time, cost and wastage can also be reduced. Even though the benefits of effective training programs are […] … learn more→

Universities must seize the opportunity to improve their online teaching

Universities must seize the opportunity to improve their online teaching

Universities have rightly won praise for moving their teaching online during the coronavirus lockdown. Switching from face-to-face lectures and seminars to classes delivered via Skype or Zoom meant that teaching staff had to acquire new technical skills in a very short period of time, while many spent long hours dealing with student concerns about completing […] … learn more→