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In Features this morning

Merlin Crossley  likes podcasts that roll out weekly and create a sense of community  – maybe they could work for lectures.


 Michael Tomlinson explains how TEQSA came up with its proposed fees. Providers set to be slugged, can keep the costs down, he suggests, by ensuring everything is squeaky-clean. “Quality should not only be done, it should be seen to be done, viewed from the perspective of the external observer (TEQSA).

Jo Caldwell-Neilson (Deakin U) on eight essential elements of digital literacy. “Ultimately, it needs to be fit-for-purpose … it is a mind-set and an attitude, not just a skill set,” she argues. It’s Contributing Editor Sally’s Kift’s new selection for her CMM series, Needed now in teaching and learning.

Donald Wlodkowic (RMIT) on teaching in virtual labs. Simulation technology make it possible to teach students advanced techniques, “too dangerous or too expensive to implement on campus.”