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By John Sweller, Emeritus Professor, UNSW
- Thursday, December 12th, 2019
Explicit guidance and feedback from teachers is more effective in teaching students new content and skills than letting them discover these for themselves.
This is a premise of cognitive load theory, which is based on our knowledge of evolutionary psychology and human cognition, including short- and long-term memory.
I started working on cognitive load theory in the early 1980s. Since then, “ownership” of the theory shifted to my research group at UNSW and then to a large group of international researchers.
By Angus Hervey
- Thursday, December 12th, 2019
We watched the news this year. Maybe you did too.
It didn’t look good. Countries on the verge of collapse, people taking to the streets, some in peaceful marches and extinction rebellions, other in violent clashes with security forces. Populism and and bigotry rearing their ugly heads, worming their way into the algorithms, power corrupting absolutely, the powerless ignored or locked in cages on the border. Trade wars, surveillance capitalism and ‘re-education camps,’ war-torn hotspots mired in conflict, a global economy seemingly incapable of fixing its excesses, the partisan battle lines hardening, the lies becoming more brazen. An entire species fouling its own nest, the emissions (still!) rising, wildfires burning and losses cascading across ecosystems.
By Adi Robertson @thedextriarchy, Illustrations by Alex Castro / The Verge
- Tuesday, December 3rd, 2019
A few months ago, I got angry about something on Twitter. Somebody had tweeted a photo of a paper sign in an apartment building, informing tenants that using the elevator would soon cost $35 a month. It was surprising, but on a gut level, exactly the kind of behavior I’d expect from a greedy landlord — the kind of thing that’s easy to furiously retweet without thinking.
By Maria Katsonis
- Saturday, November 30th, 2019
Published by The Mandarin and supported by ANZSOG, The Drop aims to make research more accessible to public managers and bridge the research policy gap.
Each issue features a brief we have written to distil academic research into a format that walks you through the main points.
By Ben Ready
- Friday, November 29th, 2019
A team from [email protected] Business School has won the Australian leg of the Global Management Challenge.
Team Pinnacle will now represent Australia in Lisbon in early 2020 to compete against the winners of over 30 countries to decide on the world-wide winner.
The Global Management Challenge (GMC) is the world’s largest Strategy and Management Competition. Started in Portugal 40 years ago, it simulates running a major fictitious corporation with teams having to manage the business over five quarters.
By Hussein Dia Professor of Future Urban Mobility, Swinburne University of Technology
- Monday, November 11th, 2019
The new transport projects governments are constantly announcing are expensive. In the recent New South Wales and Victorian elections, the returned state governments’ transport infrastructure promises added up to A$165 billion. What’s mostly missing from the promised transport solutions is smart technology that provides higher benefits at a fraction of the cost – when retrofitting existing roads in particular. The benefit-to-cost ratio can be more than a dozen times greater than for a new road.
By Trinity College Dublin
- Friday, November 8th, 2019
Researchers have made a major discovery that will make it immeasurably easier for people (or super-computers) to search for an elusive ‘green bullet’ catalyst that could ultimately provide entirely renewable energy.
By University of Houston
- Wednesday, October 30th, 2019
Blockchain technology has the potential to transform the global supply chain and improve both the speed and security of handling the flow of goods at international borders. But researchers say big questions remain about how the transformation will unfold.
By Saleem A, Department Member, Bharathiar University, Coimbatore, Tamilnadu, INDIA
- Friday, October 25th, 2019
OER – are digital materials that can be re-used for teaching, learning, research and more, made available free through open licenses, which allow uses of the materials that would not be easily permitted under copyright alone. As a mode for content creation and sharing, OER alone cannot award degrees nor provide academic or administrative support to students. However, OER materials are beginning to get integrated into open and distance education. Some OER producers have involved themselves in social media to increase their content visibility and reputation.
By Ted Smillie
- Thursday, October 24th, 2019
“The Siberian Trap eruptions were a causal factor in Earth’s largest mass extinction event (at the end of the Permian period), when 96% of Earth’s marine species and 70% of terrestrial life ceased to exist.”