The Maturing of the MOOC UK BIS Sept 2013

The Maturing of the MOOC – UK BIS September 2013

Elite institutions in The Academy, primarily leading US universities, are widely engaging enthusiastically in MOOCs by lending brand, content, funds, staff, badging and policy support. They see opportunities for brand enhancement, pedagogic experimentation, recruitment and business model innovation. The pro-MOOC impetus is producing a conspicuous literature. It reports positively on these experiments, describing a process […]

How To Make A City Great McKinsey Sept 2013

How To Make A City Great – McKinsey September 2013

This report is the result of extensive research conducted over the course of a year by McKinsey team around the world. The research reviewed data measuring city performance along economic, environmental, and social dimensions. Three sources were particularly helpful in this respect: the Mercer Quality of Life Index, the Siemens Green City Index, and MGI’s […]

Zero To Eight Young Children Internet Use – UK LSE August 2013

EU Kids Online has spent seven years investigating 9-16 year olds’ engagement with the internet, focusing on the benefits and risks of children’s internet use. While this meant examining the experiences of much younger children than had been researched before EU Kids Online began its work in 2006, there is now a critical need for […]

NSW Tertiary Education Plan – NSW Government August 2010

Our overall objective is to support high quality tertiary education, made available to a greater number and wider range of people in NSW. The Plan sets out six strategic priorities for better aligning the tertiary education sector with the State’s priorities for economic and social development. The priorities and their supporting directions have been informed […]

New Zealand ICT Sector Report – July 2013

Firms in New Zealand ‘s information and communications technology (ICT) sector are pouring money into both expansion and research and development, according to a major report. Attracting highly-skilled graduates remains a persistent problem for the industry though. The Government released the Information and Communications Technology Report, which looks at the health of ICT manufacturing, telecommunications, […]

Queensland Government ICT Discussion Paper May 2013

Queensland Government ICT Discussion Paper – May 2013

Information and communication technology (ICT) plays a key role in the delivery of government services to Queenslanders. It helps government agencies to streamline processes, share information and provides people with access to services online. ICT has the capacity to help satisfy public expectations for government services while managing the increasing demands and costs of social […]

The Higher Education Online Revolution in Australia – Grattan Report

The Higher Education Online Revolution in Australia is not new, but in 2012 it caught popular attention. Hundreds of media stories about ‘MOOCs’ – massive open online courses – drove a surge in enrolments. By March this year more than three million people around the world had enrolled in Coursera, the largest MOOC provider. High-profile […]

Negotiating The Cloud – Legal-Issues v1.1 AGIMO Feb 2013

Negotiating The Cloud – Legal Issues v1.1 – AGIMO Feb 2013

Like cloud computing itself, cloud computing agreements appear in a wide variety of forms. These can range from simple standardised click wrap agreements to multilayered sets of terms and conditions. There are, however, a core set of legal issues that agencies should consider in any cloud computing agreement, whether the agreement expressly deals with those […]

Australian Bureau Statistics – Year Book Australia – ABS 2012

Year Book Australia is the principal reference work produced by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). It provides a comprehensive statistical picture of the Australian economy, society and environment. In addition, it contains information on Australia’s geography and climate, system of government, government services, international relations and defence. The first Official Year Book of the […]