2009 Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) [Shanghai Jiao Tong University]
* 59 The Australian National University
* 75 University of Melbourne
* 94 University of Sydney
* 101-151 The University of Queensland
* 101-151 The University of Western Australia
* 152-200 University of New South Wales
Andrew Olle Media Lecture
Julian Morrow’s 2009 Andrew Olle Media Lecture;
* Andrew Olle Media Lecture 2009 [The Chaser]
* Andrew Olle Media Lecture 2009 (PDF) [SMH]
* 2009 Andrew Olle Media Lecture – Julian Morrow – ABC Sydney (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) [ABC]
* Andrew Olle Media Lecture 2009 [ABC iView]
… The primary audience is mainly people who want to watch a show or at least choose to for some reason or other. They come to content through the platforms of the original broadcaster, whether it’s TV or radio, or the various catch-up technologies. The primary audience at least approximates in some way the target audience for content.
By contrast, the secondary audience come to access controversial content because it’s controversial. The secondary audience often tends to be the very opposite of the target audience.
Today, thanks to widespread broadband access and social media applications, in particular YouTube and Twitter, the secondary audience is now much bigger and much closer than it has ever been before… it’s now easy for them to access controversial content online. And one of the problems with giving people the ability to make up their own minds is that they do.
Thanks to high speed internet, content which is noteworthy in any way- whether its cute, inspirational, original, or involves cats – spreads like wildfire, sometimes around the world. The effect of anything can be instantly magnified by an avalanche – of YouTube postings, streams from media websites, forwarded emails, reTweets – all of which pile almost instantaneously on top of good old-fashioned cultural ripple effects like the watercooler, the schoolyard, or the B.O. infested taxi. …
– Julian Morrow, 2009 Andrew Olle Media Lecture
Digital education revolution?
KEVIN Rudd’s digital education revolution has barely touched the lives of Victorian students, with new figures showing only two schools in the state have achieved the Federal Government’s ultimate target of one computer for every senior secondary student. …
– PM’s computer revolution in need of reboot (2009-Nov-01) [The Age]
Who would have guessed?
Ill will across Melbourne uni claims another victim (2009-Nov-03) [Crikey]
… Under RDM, a key component of vice-chancellor Glyn Davis’ widely criticised Melbourne Model, faculties are expected to take responsibility for their finances as individual “business units” and employ new layers of corporate staff to oversee the transition.
Senior academics have told Crikey of a growing sense of ill will engulfing the university’s severalcampuses, with the battle likened to a previous stoushes with Davis in 2007. …
Was Melbourne Model stoush behind the Law dean’s departure? (2009-Nov-02) [Crikey]
…The departing dean of the University of Melbourne’s Law School, Professor James Hathaway, was at the centre of an ugly stoush over the implementation of the university’s controversial Melbourne Model just weeks before his resignation last Wednesday.
A damning series of internal documents, obtained by Crikey, reveals widespread anger from within the elite faculty over changes that would have seen up to four professional staff sacked and replaced with three senior bureaucrats, leading to a budget blowout and a “pyramid-like professional staff structure”. …
Tweet at Twork?
Video – Should you twitter at work? (2009-Oct-31) [The Age]
Can we go now?
Lonely Planet names top 10 destinations for 2010 (2009-Nov-04) [The Age]