There are three things to remember when teaching : know your stuff; know whom you are stuffing; and then stuff them elegantly. Lola J May
Welcome back to the beginning of a new academic year. We look forward to continuing to provide an ever-developing core of educational information for our users. At the same time we also plan to provide a better content presentation. Some baby steps have already begun. Some are transitional. Permanent changes have yet to be finalised but will come online as we complete each process.
Current steps appear primarily on the home page, the most obvious being the change to the main menu. All previous menu items are now part of one menu that covers only a small part of the page when open. We are also working on formats to create greater white space and to improve presentation on smaller screens.
One aim is to move some current home page content to separate pages but linked from the homepage [e.g. headlines]. This will allow us to expand the numbers and display them better. Once we have finalised the homepage we will work a similar formula on the other pages. Regrettably, other factors have delayed implementation but all will eventually be done.
Other modifications will become obvious as the year progresses, especially several affecting presentation rather than specific content. A number of pages have, however, been targetted for specific review to ensure they are as up-to-date as possible. We continue to seek recommendations for quality inclusions, though still adhering to the proviso on the Contact Us page.
All pages are now as accurate as it is possible to make them, as per the date on the bottom of each. A few links will be rechecked in the near future as several sites were updating at the same time. Any changes required will made as soon as possible.
As with most projects, much will go on in the background with only the final product appearing for people to see and hopefully find easier and better to use.
It is important to note the email address for Aussie Educator has changed. This has been noted on the Contact Us page. We will maintain the old address for a limited period of time and also indicate when it is no longer available. With the long break, we have also included more headlines than normal from across this period.
Finally, can we thank you for the support you have shown, many for a long period of time. We hope you continue to find the site of value, irrespective of the education sector with which you may be associated.
There is an opportunity in the coronavirus crisis
[The Australian, Higher Education, 19/2]
Even now our universities remain addicted to China
[The Centre for Independent Studies, 19/2]
A shot in the arm for the China relationship
[Campus Morning Mail, 19/2]
[The Australian, 19/2]
News we need international students to hear
[Campus Morning Mail, 18/2]
Encouraging more high-quality teachers in regional schools
[Ministers’ Media Centre, 17/2]
If you’re preparing students for 21st century jobs, you’re behind the times
[The Conversation, 17/2]
The issue of engagement
[Education Today, 17/2]
Unis worried by widening high school gap for regional Indigenous kids
[Universities Australia, 14/2]
Principals have their say on the skills students need
[The Educator Australia, 14/2
Universities with good performance may still miss out on performance funding
[Andrew Norton, Commentary from Carlton, 10/2]