This week it was revealed that the tutoring industry is worth a whopping $6 billion. We’ve seen an exponential growth of the tutoring industry within the past five years but what impact is it having on the quality of our education system, our teachers and most importantly student learning? The tutoring industry has certainly thrived … More Tutoring: at what cost?
Interesting discussion on talk-back radio about the value of books in an increasingly digital world. It was sparked by the revelation in the SMH that the University of NSW was discarding thousands of books, journals and papers some dating back to the 1860s. According to the university, it’s in response to a demand for … More Symbols of knowledge
An interesting article in the weekend paper posing the perennial question: do social networking sites cost productivity at work? (N.B I recall the same question being posed a decade ago when MSN Messenger was popular). Kath Lockett writing in MyCareer (5-6 June 2010) cites a survey of the top 500 US Business in which 60% said … More Banning connectivity