Blog

Higher Education is Failing

By ACS Distance Education on August 14, 2019 in Careers & Education | comments
Interesting article on what is not working in Higher Education (published in "Inside Higher Education - Steven Mintz, August 201)  Mintz highlighted a failure to innovate and adapt in the higher education sector. eg. failure to make major areas of study marketable, failure to reduce tuition costs, failure to measure learning, etc.
 

Another private college goes bust - this time in England.
On the BBC: Private college goes bust ... lecturers' union blamed the "marketisation of education" 
Problems in education are however far more complex than that... education is failing to adapt on many fronts.

  • Technology
  • Regulation
  • Globalisation & Marketplace Diversification

 We are responding (Just this year) - New micro credential learning system, increasing video production (170 videos in 6 months), increased industry engagement, new free automated/interactive careers advice

 

New Video on Myrtaceae

By ACS Distance Education on June 5, 2019 in Horticulture & Science | comments

Identifying plants is so much easier if you get to know plant families first.

We've created a video to give you some insights into this by looking at the taxonomy of the Myrtaceae family

 

 

Working with Tools, Equipment and Machinery

This involves working with tools and equipment that are not powered by a motor or engine; and materials used in engineering and construction.

Materials include glues, nails, pipes, timber, metal, plastics

Tools and equipment include - hammers, spades, ladders, wheelbarrows, scaffolding, etc

 

Work as an Engineer | Know the Options

By ACS Distance Education on May 1, 2019 in Built Environment | comments

Engineering work can overlap with the work of a mechanic or materials technician, but can also be much more. Engineering solutions are generally found in the application of physical sciences to achieve specific needs, perhaps in building or landscape construction, irrigation, energy transmission or something else.