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Judith Hewitson
Congratulations D:HIVE.  As we look back to 2000, on our pilot of culturally appropriate digital rehabilitation training, delivered to remote Indigenous communities, we now want to spread the word about a new empowering initiative, D:HIVE. This is Australia’s first Indigenous-led digital social impact initiative, being launched May 3rd in Cairns. It will empower disconnected and disadvantaged communities and...
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A Sydney meeting between WEConnect’s membership, (women-owned businesses), and corporate members, revealed the pragmatic barriers and the opportunities facing corporations when seeking to engage with innovative small women-owned companies. The meeting provided a positive discussion on strategies to assist women–owned businesses. Read more. However in terms of innovation, the pull-and-tug between corporation’s search for diversity,...
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With our time-short working lives,  I give you the place to go right up front:  Beidouwan VR Town, the village will be built by Guian New Area, China’s state approved national-level new area in Guizhou mid-Western China. A whole village created for Virtual Reality. Read more
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Cinematographer, Adrian Price’s documentary,’PACmen’, was premiered at Toronto’s Hot Docs festival and will be at the Sydney Film Festival on June 17th. Written and directed by Luke Walker,‘PACmen’ takes us into the inside workings of a Super-PAC to answer one of the lingering questions of America’s strangest election: why did Ben Carson run for president?...
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We would like to connect for developing VR in training. A recent fairfax news report on the use of 360 videos scenarios for Occupational Violence training with Ambulance Victoria. You can see it here. http://www.smh.com.au/video/video-news/video-national-news/victoria-rolls-out-vr-ambulance-training-program-20170227-4r2rt.html or http://bit.ly/2lKZ6pW Please contact Judith Hewitson
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Supporting health service delivery in New Ireland, PNG: an evaluation of ADI health patrols  View ANU DevPolicy blog,  based on Dr Klara Henderson’s 5 year evaluation of ADI’s New Ireland work. Report by Liz Mackinlay, CEO ADI and Reality Learning Board member.
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What we know about story: Delivering case studies as stories makes training memorable. Storytelling helps shape random information into useful knowledge. Story helps build an inclusive structure for all. Programs that harness storytelling motivate learners to higher learning retention. Story works, because the center of learning is the user’s own sense-making narrative. Curiosity, not obligation,...
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We base much of Reality Learnings’ success on its’ high level of inclusivity.  It enables personal, empathetic engagement from all participants, even with  high levels of student diversity. This is integral to the total design. MOOCs’ new psychological mapping strategies aimed at increasing inclusivity,  may in the long run be perceived by students as generic...
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Why is process training so important rather than a focus on best information or teaching practices? Discussions at the conference at ANU, concentrated on aid and funding paradigms. Where to next? Data provided by Michael Woolcock, (Lead Social Development Specialist, World Bank and Lecturer in Public Policy, Harvard University), demonstrated that funding has indeed successfully...
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