AUSSIE EDUCATOR

 Updates & Changes

One way or another, there will always be some level of change on any site. This may be significant such as when complete design changes occur, or small in comparison with the addition or removal of small amounts of data [e.g. an added conference]. As skills and options increase, there may be other changes. This has been the case since the internet and its use by others began.

We are always going through times such as these. Additionally, there are times when changes are less visible but just as important - e.g. cleaning out, updating and/or improving code.

We are also going to be looking for more visual evidence of education over the generations. We already have a small collection of images we feel are appropriate but will be seeking more to maintain the presentation.

Future details will be listed by date over the remainder of this year.

1 April 2021

Regular Updates

  • The following pages have been updated and, depending on which they are, new material may have been added. This covers : Calendar pages [4], Conference pages [4], Competition pages [2], University Open Day page, Research Article page and this page. The home page is also modified as required.
  • The News Headlines page is updated each Friday.

Full Page Updates

  • Being fully updated includes checking every link individually, replacing those that no longer work or are not relevant and adding new links that are deemed to be appropriate. Sometimes the format and/or organisation of the page may also be modified. The number of these pages will vary depending on other demands.
  • During March, the following pages have been fully updated and uploaded :
    Drama, Crosswords, Online Education and Indigenous Resources.
  • Home page updated with items offering options for individuals to find comparisons, take part in surveys and access articles from the new AERO research body. A new image from the past has been added.
  • During March, the research article sections on the following pages have been fully updated and the pages uploaded :
    Homeschooling [Page 2] and Beginning Teachers.

Other Changes

  • Adjustments to ensure links to changed pages continue to work. Applies especially with the Indigenous Resources page which has been de-archived and has links on a number of other pages.
  • New !  and Updated !  indicators removed from listed pages as per 3 month plan as indicated at the end of March.
  • It is planned to fully update the following pages during the next month - Financial Support, Gifted Education, Textbooks 1 & 2 [pages to be de-archived] and the English as a Second Language [ESL] page. All selections are based on accumulated usage date from the previous 6 months.
  • A new sitemap.xml file will be created and uploaded to ensure accurate links to files will be available to search engines. With planned monthly changes, this will occur each month.
  • A limited number of items which came to light during the changes have been made. Others are listed to be completed over the coming month. These will be added as soon as possible. It should not affect any usage of the site while being completed.

1 March 2021

Full Page Updates

  • Being fully updated includes checking every link individually, replacing those that no longer work or are not relevant and adding new links that are deemed to be appropriate. Sometimes the format and/or organisation of the page may also be modified. The number of these pages will vary depending on other demands.
  • There will be a number of pages de-archived over the next several months. This is based on more than 6 months of page usage data. At the present time, all archived pages have working links as of the date at the bottom of each page. Any links indicated as not working correctly were removed at that time.
  • During February, the following pages have been fully updated :
    School Subjects, Easter and ANZAC Day.
  • Most important of all has been the major change to the home page. This has now become simply an introductory page to the rest of the site. Some material previously found there is now found on individual pages. An aspect, Images of education over the years, has been added. Only a small area will contain other information, most of which will be concerned with offering opportunities to provide input to various education reviews, proposed changes, etc., as well as raise awareness of new programs that have become available [see the current front page]. It is also likely the front page will have colour and other graphical changes before we finalise it.

Other Changes

  • As a result of changes to the home page, three new pages have been added. These are the News Headlines, Research Articles and Updates and Changes pages. These will only be accessible from the home page and the Sitemap.
  • New !  and Updated !  indicators will be added to relevant links on all pages, especially those which have been fully updated. Our intent is that these will only remain for the following 3 full months before being removed.
  • It is hoped to fully update all of the following pages during the next month - Drama, Online Education, Indigenous Education Resources [first page to be de-archived] and the Crosswords page. All selections are based on accumulated usage date from the past 6 months.
  • In addition there will be further work done on a number of small items which came to light during the changes which have been made. These will be added as soon as possible. It should not affect any usage of the site while being completed.

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