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CQUniversity Commentary | Ep 9 | Cancelled NAPLAN good for students

CQUniversity Commentary | Ep 9 | Cancelled NAPLAN good for students

June 2, 2020

The Australian Government decision to cancel National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) means students across Years 3, 5, 7 and 9 are spared the annual testing.

And CQU school testing and educational neuroscience expert Professor Ken Purnell says it’s a good chance for schools to shift focus.

Ken explains that other important areas of learning are often neglected in the stressful efforts to maximise NAPLAN test scores.

This is episode nine of CQUniversity Commentary, a podcast and video series from CQUniversity Australia, focusing on issues around COVID-19, and how the global crisis impacts on our communities and lives.

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Music: Wholesome by Kevin MacLeod

Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/5050-wholesome

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CQUniversity Commentary | Ep 8 | Antivirus hope from native Australian plans

CQUniversity Commentary | Ep 8 | Antivirus hope from native Australian plans

May 27, 2020

As COVID-19 continues its spread worldwide, scientists are racing against time to develop vaccines and treatments.

CQU scientist Dr Mani Naiker is working with Indigenous communities to explore Australian native plants as treatment options for COVID-19 and other viruses.

Mani says his team of researchers have identified antiviral potential in a number of plants, and hopes tests could deliver a commercially-available drug in the near future.

This is episode eight of CQUniversity Commentary, a podcast and video series from CQUniversity Australia, focusing on issues around COVID-19, and how the global crisis impacts on our communities and lives.

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Music: Wholesome by Kevin MacLeod

Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/5050-wholesome

License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

CQUniversity Commentary | Ep 7 | Protecting victims locked down with abusers

CQUniversity Commentary | Ep 7 | Protecting victims locked down with abusers

May 27, 2020

The Australian community has been told to stay home during COVID-19 lockdowns – but for thousands of women and children, home isn’t safe.

CQU domestic violence researcher Dr Brian Sullivan says pandemic restrictions are increasing tension in high-risk domestic and family violence environments across the country.

He reflects on how social support systems could better coordinate to help victims despite the challenges of lockdown.

If this episode raises concerns or if you are experiencing domestic or family violence, call 1800 RESPECT on 1800 737 732 for 24/7 support.

This is episode seven of CQUniversity Commentary, a podcast and video series from CQUniversity Australia, focusing on issues around COVID-19, and how the global crisis impacts on our communities and lives.

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Music: Wholesome by Kevin MacLeod

Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/5050-wholesome

License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

CQUniversity Commentary | Ep 6 | Stimulus must drive business innovation

CQUniversity Commentary | Ep 6 | Stimulus must drive business innovation

May 19, 2020

Australia’s unprecedented stimulus package is protecting the economy amidst the COVID-19 pandemic – but what’s next?

CQU economist Professor John Rolfe outlines the Australia Government response to COVID-19, discusses how disruption to the economy can bring about innovative changes.

For example, as more businesses try to meet consumer needs from a distance, John says there’s potential for ongoing increases in automation and virtual service in sectors such as health care.

This is episode six of CQUniversity Commentary, a podcast and video series from CQUniversity Australia, focusing on issues around COVID-19, and how the global crisis impacts on our communities and lives.

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Music: Wholesome by Kevin MacLeod

Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/5050-wholesome

License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

CQUniversity Commentary | Ep 5 | Chalk up online teaching success

CQUniversity Commentary | Ep 5 | Chalk up online teaching success

May 13, 2020

The shift to online delivery across Australian schools during COVID-19 restrictions means teachers face new challenges – and sometimes invisible students!

CQU education lecturer Corey Bloomfield recently co-authored an article on teachers’ strategies for student engagement in distance education, and shares some of the online tools that teachers can introduce to help monitor student participation and progress.

He also explores how COVID-19 restrictions could be the catalyst for conventional schools to rethink their teaching approach to better cater to contemporary society.

This is episode five of CQUniversity Commentary, a podcast and video series from CQUniversity Australia, focusing on issues around COVID-19, and how the global crisis impacts on our communities and lives.

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Music: Wholesome by Kevin MacLeod

Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/5050-wholesome

License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

CQUniversity Commentary | Ep 4 | Tech key to connecting seniors

CQUniversity Commentary | Ep 4 | Tech key to connecting seniors

May 12, 2020

Older Australians were already some of the nation’s most isolated people – so how can we ensure COVID-19 restrictions don’t cut them off further?

CQU Adjunct Professorial Research Fellow Dr Lynne Parkinson is passionate about reducing social isolation for vulnerable groups, and explains how smartphones can provide a solution for COVID-19 lockdowns and beyond.

Lynne says video messaging apps such as Messenger and Whatsapp can help the elderly connect with family and friends, and believes the perception that older people cannot understand or use technology is more about ageism than reality.

Zoom and Skype for ‘how-to’ explainer for seniors here: https://www.cqu.edu.au/research/current-research/caring-for-carers

This is episode four of CQUniversity Commentary, a podcast and video series from CQUniversity Australia, focusing on issues around COVID-19, and how the global crisis impacts on our communities and lives.

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Music: Wholesome by Kevin MacLeod

Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/5050-wholesome

License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

CQUniversity Commentary | Ep 3 | Backyard ‘bucket lists’ to save Australian tourism

CQUniversity Commentary | Ep 3 | Backyard ‘bucket lists’ to save Australian tourism

May 6, 2020

For Australia’s $122 billion tourism industry, the pandemic has meant a complete shutdown – and international visitors might be locked out for years.

Townsville-based CQU researcher Dr Elena Konovalov explains how tourism operators are already preparing for staged return to business, and a pivot to focus on local travellers.

Dr Konovalov calls on Aussies to start thinking of local attractions for a travel “bucket list” to support the recovery, and looks at digital initiatives that are still connecting our biggest attractions with the rest of the world.

This is episode three of CQUniversity Commentary, a podcast and video series from CQUniversity Australia, focusing on issues around COVID-19, and how the global crisis impacts on our communities and lives.

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Music: Wholesome by Kevin MacLeod

Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/5050-wholesome

License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

CQUniversity Commentary | Ep 2 | Home schooling hints for families in lockdown

CQUniversity Commentary | Ep 2 | Home schooling hints for families in lockdown

April 28, 2020

With COVID-19 restrictions forcing schools to close doors and take lessons online, most Australian parents are facing weeks of their children learning from home.

Former teacher and CQU expert in STEM education Dr Linda Pfeiffer explains the challenges and opportunities for parents and students, gives advice on what is expected, and provides helpful tips for parents to keep their kids engaged.

This is episode two of CQUniversity Commentary, a podcast and video series from CQUniversity Australia, focusing on issues around COVID-19, and how the global crisis impacts on our communities and lives.

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Music: Wholesome by Kevin MacLeod

Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/5050-wholesome

License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

CQUniversity Commentary | Ep 1 | COVID-19 recovery for small business

CQUniversity Commentary | Ep 1 | COVID-19 recovery for small business

April 22, 2020

Small businesses are among the hardest hit by Australia’s COVID-19 pandemic restrictions – so can they survive the crisis?

Dr Andrew Roberts, an academic and researcher in CQU’s School of Business and Law, shares practical advice on recovery planning for small business, and how to ensure customers are still there when restrictions ease.

This is the first episode of CQUniversity Commentary, a podcast and video series from CQUniversity Australia, focusing on issues around COVID-19, and how the global crisis impacts on our communities and lives.

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Music: Wholesome by Kevin MacLeod

Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/5050-wholesome

License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

CQUniversity Commentary Season 1 Trailer

CQUniversity Commentary Season 1 Trailer

April 7, 2020

Coming soon in 2020, CQUniversity Commentary will bring you our experts in research, work and study, dissecting the issues and current affairs that affect you, your family and your community. 

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Wholesome by Kevin MacLeod
Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/5050-wholesome
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

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