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    Saga Briggs is Managing Editor of InformED. You can follow her on Twitter@sagamilena or Facebook.

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  • Skilled Workers in Australia Needed Post-Pandemic

    July 20th, 2020 No Comments Features

    One thing that is here to stay is the demand for skilled workers in Australia as the government pushes for post-pandemic recovery. According to a Productivity Commission interim report, the current number of people with qualifications at a Certificate 3 level or above “is not enough to meet a Council of Australian Governments (COAG) target… Read More

  • How Edtech Can Help Post-Pandemic

    July 20th, 2020 No Comments Features

    Online learning is more essential than ever before as we navigate the current state of the pandemic and keep an eye toward the future of education. With some schools planning on opening back up in the fall, others trying out a hybrid of on-and-off-campus learning, and others still keeping all learning online, the question of… Read More

  • Best Apps and Games for Speech Therapy

    June 21st, 2020 1 Comment Features

    Thanks to technology, speech therapy has become much more accessible to children, parents, and teachers. There are now countless apps and games to help kids (and adults) improve their communication skills. Here are some of the best on the market. What are the best apps for speech therapy? 1. TallyTots One of the best speech… Read More

  • How to Cultivate Lateral Thinking

    June 21st, 2020 No Comments Features

    Lateral thinking may just be one of the most undervalued skills in educational and professional environments today. Developed by Maltese inventor Edward de Bono in the 1960s, lateral thinking is a philosophical approach that cultivates an awareness of and preference for out-of-the-box, unexpected solutions to problems. It’s built on the observation that we often lean… Read More

  • Popular Self-Paced Online Courses

    **This post was updated in June 2020** Aiming to switch careers or upskill in your industry? Or maybe you’re looking to move into a job that allows you to work more easily from home?  Open Colleges offers a variety of courses across a wide range of industries. From business administration to social media marketing to accounting and bookkeeping, you’ll find a… Read More

  • Why You Should Let Children Be Bored

    May 25th, 2020 No Comments Features

    It may sound counterintuitive, but letting your children “be bored” more often could actually lead to less boredom, more creativity, and greater self-sufficiency. Instead of organizing and micromanaging every task and activity, experts say leaving kids to entertain themselves could help them learn to manage their own time. As an added plus, you get a… Read More