HOW AUSTRALIAN CHILDREN WITH ADHD, ASD, DYSLEXIA AND DYSCALCULIA CAN BE BEST SUPPORTED WITH ONLINE LEARNING
October is the national awareness month for various special learning needs including ADHD, dyslexia and dyscalculia. Whilst the approach to supporting school students with these needs draws increased attention from parents and the education system, often these students need additional learning support to ensure they are making learning progress in the classroom.
Demand for RMIT Online’s master programs has jumped during the Covid-19 pandemic, with the biggest increases for logistics and data science degrees reflecting the explosion of ‘big data’ and the movement to online purchasing away from in-store sales, while lockdowns have boosted overall demand for online learning.
Australians believe schools should teach online safety cucciculum with a new study showing that many parents have not taken proactive security measures to protect their family/home when distance learning was introduced to their lives, despite being concerned that their children could be exposed to scams or illegal content.
Chares Sturt University has deployed a new digital platform aimed at streamling student engagement and to boost and support online learning access for students.
Deakin University has successfully transitioned its 60,000-plus student body to online learning, and migrated its Brightspace learning management system (LMS) to the cloud.
Analytics provider SAS is now actively promoting its online ‘Certified Young Professionals’ program in Australia and New Zealand, coinciding with what is says is recognition that a lot of young people leaving tertiary education will be “challenged for employment opportunities” while COVID-19 is around.
Higher education software-as-a-service firm OpenLearning has extended its partnership with the Australian Catholic University, signing a three-year platform SaaS agreement.
Australian online learning provider GO1 has raised US$40 million in a Series C funding round even as it claims to have tripled usage of its platform during the coronavirus pandemic. This brings the amount raised in total to over US$80 million.
IT, security and process training provider DDLS is to deliver training in Australia for information technology training services provider New Horizons.
NBN Co says that Australians connected to the network "are twice as likely to enrol in online learning courses" and that older Australians are getting in on the action, too.
With cloud the ‘new normal’ La Trobe University will offer Australia’s first Bachelor’s degree in Applied Cloud Technology, developed by AWS and Didasko.
Parents are embracing technology to help their kids learning at school and are ready to ‘swap book lists for app lists’, according to newly released research from NBN.
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