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Things we’d say to our favourite teachers, now

Oct 27, 2017

Teaching can be a tough and fairly thankless job, so we wanted to take the opportunity today, as National Teachers’ Day, to celebrate and honour teachers everywhere for the work they do (and have done).

Is ignorance power? The constant confusion of Homo Deus

Oct 11, 2017

In his equally fascinating and slightly depressing way, Yuval Noah Harari tells a Brief History of Tomorrow in his future-oriented sequel to Sapiens, Homo Deus (2017).

Four predictions for student success in Australia’s knowledge economy

Apr 1, 2017

Today's model of education delivery has remained largely unchanged for hundreds of years. Educational change is not entered into lightly, and rightly so - as a society we need to ensure the best for students, for teachers, for social and economic well-being. Nevertheless, it's clear now that employers, students, and their families in Australia’s knowledge-based economy are getting impatient. So we brought together experts from two leading universities and two leading secondary schools, to help shine a light on the future of formal learning.

Unis, Start-Ups, & Indigenous Education: #UAConf2017 Recap

Mar 9, 2017

Universities Australia (UA), the peak body representing Australia’s public universities, held its 9th conference in Canberra last week, and for those of us who can recall the early days of the event, this year’s gathering represented a stunning transformation, including wonderful performances.

Education Connects, Education Empowers

Mar 8, 2017

We started this company because we know that a great education is the best foundation for a worthwhile career and a fulfilling life. That’s why YourTutor does the work it does every day, supporting women and men and boys and girls to achieve their best academically.

When the opportunity arose several years ago, we jumped at the chance to begin supporting a wonderful charity, the LBW Trust: Learning for a Better World – that funds life-changing educational opportunities in the developing world.

And yesterday, Jack and I were privileged and touched to hear the amazing life story of one woman, Dr. Kakenya Ntaiya, who is transforming lives through education in the remote villages of Kenya.

Stand Aside, Robots: The Future Is Human

Mar 2, 2017

Every time we talk about Sapiens here at YT HQ1, we come back to the debate: is it just depressing and dystopian, or could it be enlightening for education?

Despite some side effects from reading the book (like mild insomnia and an acute existential crisis), I’m in the latter camp - and determined to find a hopeful message in its condensed 400-odd pages.  

YourTutor founder honoured as one of the most influential leaders in Australian education

Dec 7, 2016

It’s no secret that Jack Goodman is the beating heart of our organisation, so we are thrilled that he was named one of the 40 most influential people in The Educator magazine’s ‘Hot List’ for 2016.

News: YourTutor partner Unis leading equity and opportunity growth in Higher Ed

Nov 25, 2016

Last week, the Australian Financial Review Higher Education Awards 2016 honoured seven of Australia’s leading universities for their achievements in the sector, at a gala event in Melbourne.

EARCOS 2016 Learnings: 3 Simple Steps To Open Your Mind To Change

Oct 31, 2016

Day three of the EARCOS Leadership Conference* and it’s time for some reflection on what I’ve seen, heard and learned.

Three Ways to Avoid Plagiarism

Jul 20, 2016

When you're submitting lots of assignments, or when you don't fully understand a topic, or when you don't want to spend the time doing comprehensive research, it's tempting to just copy a snippet of what someone else has said and claim that as your own work.  It's tempting, but don't do it.  As tempting as it is to take a short-cut, this is plagiarism.