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InformED is your learning and ideas hub. This is a portal for you to hunt-and-gather training news and industry insights in the universe of eLearning and Education Technology.

Education ain’t what it used to be, kiddo. We’re here to talk about interactive learning and education innovations. We tear apart new information and communication systems and give you useful articles on computer based learning.

We unearth the best study tips and trends in virtual education. We knock on the door of digital classrooms. We collaborate with others in our learning, no matter where on earth they are.

Welcome to InformED.

What can I find here?

New Ideas. New Information. Stuff you haven’t thought of. We’ve sourced the best info on education strategies and gathered ideas from industry experts and new thinkers. They could even be you.

Contribute. Share and Write. Comment and Connect. Find information on courses on every subject and area you can think of.

We’re teachers. We’re students. We’re trainers and experts in the fields that you want to know about. We’re connected to one of the most established adult learning institutions to give you help, direction and focus in eLearning and Education Technology. 

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Who is behind InformED?

InformED is a blog by Open Colleges, an online education provider based in Sydney, Australia. 

Drop us a line:

1300 853 033 (inside Australia)
+61 2 9433 3655 (outside Australia)

You can reach the editor of this blog at andre @ oc.edu.au


Andrianes Pinantoan is InformED's editor and part of the marketing team behind Open Colleges. When not working, he can be found reading about two of his favourite subjects: education and psychology. You can find him on Google+ or @andreispsyched.


Kristy Foss is a content specialist, writer and blogger who writes regularly for Open Colleges on careers, education and current affairs. She aims to communicate and deliver useful insights and results to her clients and readers. Currently, she works in a public relations and content creation role. She is passionate about education and careers and speaking to the web’s experts on matters of interest to her audience.

You can find her on Google+ , twitter and by email at kristy.foss @ oc.edu.au.


A former Publications Specialist at Florida International University where she also received a bachelor’s degree in English, Lisa Chesser left the publishing field to pursue a career in education.

In her first three years of teaching Language Arts, she won an Excellence in Teaching Award for helping students achieve 50 percent learning gains. Because she’s also a writer, an editor, and an artist by trade, students often take more interest in their learning environment because she teaches them the value of it in the workplace.

You can find her on Google+.


Marianne Stenger is a freelance journalist with over four years of experience in writing for publications, online resources and blogs in the education industry. She believes that online education is the way of the future and is passionate about promoting online learning tools and the use of new technologies in the classroom.

You can find her on Google+ , twitter and by email at marianne.stenger @ oc.edu.au.


Saga has taught and tutored writing at the elementary, secondary, and post-secondary levels. Her educational interests include psychology, creativity, and system reform. She earned a B.A. in Creative Writing from Oberlin College and lives in Portland, Oregon, USA.

You can reach her on Google+, @sagamilena or saga.briggs @ oc.edu.au.


Yvette Maurice is a freelance journalist with over a decade of professional experience at some of Australia’s largest media corporations, including Southern Cross Austereo and the Macquarie Media Network. With a degree in Communications (majoring in Journalism), she covers stories on education, new knowledge technologies and independent learning.

Yvette is currently the Journalist-In-Residence at Open Colleges. When not working, she enjoys reading memoirs, keeping abreast of education news and connecting with her circles on Google+.


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We help educators stay up to date with the latest education technology, join the conversations in pedagogy and understand the psychology of a developing mind.

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