Hey Siri, want to be friends? Children talk to tech, but does it respond?

A University of Washington (UW) study has examined what authors describe as “a missed opportunity” for voice-activated devices, or digital assistants, such as Siri and Alexa, to reach every member of the family.

4 minutes ago

by Freya Lucas

Screen time predicts delays in child development, says new research

Researchers, doctors, public health officials and parents are all trying to make sense of the impact of screen time on children.

2 hours ago

by Dillon Thomas Browne, University of Waterloo; Nicole Racine, University of Calgary, and Sheri Madigan, University of Calgary

Centre fined $18,000 for being in breach of ratio, detrimental action against educator

A Perth childcare centre has been ordered to pay $18,100 and been issued with disciplinary action under section 188AB of the Schedule to the Education and Care Services National Law (WA) Act 2012 (the National Law).

a day ago

by Freya Lucas

National strategy with government backing required to make teaching attractive again: ACDE

All Australian political parties need support a multi-pronged, collaborative, national strategy to improve the attractiveness of the teaching profession, according to the peak body of the university faculties and schools that educate future Australian teachers.

a day ago

by Lyndsie Clark

A move from electrotechnology to energetic toddlers – one man breaking the mould

Quintin Bell, TAFE NSW says, is “living proof of the remarkable variety of employment pathways” on offer to its students, showcasing the variety of opportunities Quintin has undertaken since finishing school.

a day ago

by Freya Lucas


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