Online tutoring – new service
Headlines of Impact – UK rejects Sunday trading/ Green light for China’s port cities/ Sydney Grammar bans laptops in classroom / Jobs facing disruption
Innovation – TOMS & ATLASSIAN
Previously I have never taken advantage of my monthly blog to promote my business, this blog is an exception. Research1Media’s new online tutoring service is targeted to largely, international students with NESB (non-English speaking backgrounds).
Australia wide, university funding has been cut, an overhaul of the training sector is imminent and needed, and globalisation is producing growth in international student numbers in both Australia and overseas. This is particularly so if the study combines paid work and/or the opportunity to obtain residency. Learning beyond Grade 12 is now big business with all the inherent concerns of quality and bias. Education is now Australia’s third largest export adding more than $19 billion to the economy last year (Sam Buckingham Jones, The Australian 29 Mar 2016).
While R1M previously focused on community development and community capacity building largely linked to welfare and the promotion of linked government policy, the focus of the business has now changed to education. Online tutoring as a form of learning, gained pace at local universities as early as 1995, some twenty years ago. Now it is firmly ensconced in all degree subjects. On the new webpage Online tutoring there is more detail with hourly rates for both undergraduate and postgraduate students. Feel free to browse.
Headlines of Impact
Sydney Grammar School Principal John Vallance has banned students from bringing laptops to school. Up to year 10 students must submit their assignments and essays handwritten. Academically Sydney Grammar rates among Australia’s top performing schools, among its alumni is the current Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull. Dr Vallance also criticised as ‘crazy’ plans by the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority to computerise the National Assessment Program for Literacy and Numeracy tests next year. Students won’t be able to write by hand… they will lose this capacity. Source Image: Brad Hunter, The Weekend Australian March 26-27 Continue reading