From the Chalkboard to Google Glass - Technology meets Education

From the Chalkboard to Google Glass  - Technology meets Education "The traditional view of education, a view that still prevails, holds that learners must submit themselves to teachers” Mergers, 1977 This is no longer the case. Over the past decade the introduction of technology has effectively altered this paradigm. Power has shifted away from the teacher; mainly due to the way content can now be delivered. Education has changed. Or more precisely, students have changed. ...

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The Learner / Driver

The Learner / Driver My daily commute in the car to JobReady HQ takes about 25 minutes. For years, I’ve spent that time listening to the radio, switching from Triple J to 2CH and back again. More recently, I’ve found myself increasingly irritated by the radio. I flirted with music for a while, even signing up for Spotify and as amazing as it is to have the whole world of music at my fingertips, I still found myself searching for something else. Then last month I was recommended a TED ...

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Is Agile the Answer?

Is Agile the Answer? Last week I posted a blog on why software projects are often delayed. This week I am looking at what software companies are doing to mitigate that risk and increase the chances of delivering a successful project or product. Traditionally in a software project, a business analyst would take significant time, often months, gathering requirements for a project, agreeing a specification and subsequently the engineering team would build and deliver a solution. This was ...

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The Mythical Man Month - revisited

The Mythical Man Month - revisited Almost 40 years ago, Fred Brooks published a book The Mythical Man-Month: Essays on Software Engineering whose central theme is that "adding manpower to a late software project makes it later". Cut to 2014 and the computing industry is still struggling to define a uniform and consistently successful method to keep a software project on track. Software development projects are notorious for running behind schedule. Many companies have tried yet failed ...

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A Tool Kit to Blog (or Die) - Not as dramatic as it sounds

A Tool Kit to Blog (or Die) - Not as dramatic as it sounds Some time in 2012, we realised we needed a social media strategy at JobReady. We reasoned that a blog in particular would be a great way to engage with existing and potential customers and to build our reputation as industry and technology experts. We also found that traditional forms of marketing, such as advertising and direct email were becoming less effective. After the first month of publishing a weekly blog and the ...

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