Global Collaboration Day

Are you involved in education, in any capacity? If so, why not read about and see how you can participate in Global Collaboration Day 2016? It should be a great opportunity for the global learning community to share. Find out more: http://www.globalcollaborationday.org/ Global Collaboration Day is a celebration for students, educators, and organizations as we promote the need for connecting all schools! Source: Global Collaboration Day – Welcome to Global…

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I’m an American living in Sweden. Here’s why I came to embrace the higher taxes. – Vox

So there are countries that take a “collective” (no pun intended) approach to the use of taxation dollars and that are able to devise an equitable and effective system with minimum inefficiencies and headaches for tax-payers. I’ve often wondered what it is about the Scandinavian part of the World. What is it about the people that they so often seem to be more together and progressive than elsewhere? It particularly…

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We are human.  How humanitarian are we?

Most of us are aware of the unprecedented levels of human conflict and suffering that exist in today’s world. We are also aware of the severe inequities in living standards, health, education, housing, access to water, sewerage and the like. We have seen, though not really acknowledged, the obscenity of 53 men and 9 women owning as much wealth as half of the World’s population, i.e 3.6 Billion people. Yes,…

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ABBOTT & CO. ON THE ATTACK – Paramilitary Border force to have thousands of weapons-ready officers

FORCE Tony Abbott & his wealth backed LNP Government have made yet another move against democracy and civil liberties with the formation of the new “Border Force.” A stealthily conceived amalgamation of Customs and Immigration departments, this new paramilitary force will introduce around 5000 to 6000 armed officers with widely increased powers. This is a continuation of what has been a steadily continuing campaign of the Abbott government to restrict…

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Sociological Images – Are econ majors anti-social?

In a world where neo-liberalism is the dominant political economic environment and 1% of the population own as much wealth as everyone else combined, this research into the effect of economics education on student tendency towards generosity or otherwise seems extremely apposite. Sociological Images – Are econ majors anti-social? By Lisa Wade, PhD….

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Drexel University installs iPad vending machine to rent out tablets using library cards | 9to5Mac

Libraries are far too often written off as irrelevant to the digital era. In fact, libraries have always been early adopters of new technology and innovators in its use. This is another example of their initiative and how libraries remain relevant and continue to be innovative and creative in their approach to serving client needs and staying abreast of changing technologies, study and communication methods. Congratulations to all those involved…

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The Student Debt Time Bomb

It is often said that what happens in Australia is what happened in the USA around 10 years before. If that really is the case and there do appear to many examples of it, then the future does indeed look bleak for young Australians who are faced with the drastic changes to higher education proposed by the LNP government of Tony Abbott and the Education Minister, Christopher Pyne. According to…

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One Simple Trick to Help You Graduate From College: Be Rich

The economic policies of modern western governments such as Australia and the USA are achieving the precise opposite of what a democratic government should be about – the well-being of all its citizens. That this is so is incontrovertibly demonstrated in many areas of life but none so dramatically as the inverse ratio of wealth distribution over the last decades which shows categorically that as the richest few get richer,…

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Greens Up The Higher Ed Ante Amid Fresh Scandal Surrounding Private College

The upcoming Senate inquiry originally named three private education providers in its terms of reference – Australasian Colleges, Group Colleges Australia and Vocation Ltd – but those references were withdrawn at the insistence of Labor, who supported the establishment of the inquiry. The reports of problems at Evocca College make this inquiry even more important. Greens Senator Lee Rhiannon today issued a statement blasting the “rorting” of private higher education…

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