Where megawatt smiles are switched on in an instant
Compassion only available through a camera’s lens
As I reminisce of our nation’s capital Of vanquished ideals our forefathers swore Where megawatt smiles are switched on in an instant Compassion only available through a camera’s lens Carefully crafted words available in neat little packages With well-practiced obfuscations wheeled out in response to crisis A dance well-choreographed as it sidesteps all questions.
As the world burns around us with increasing frequency And the environment is damaged beyond repair As science is followed or ignored depending how well it aligns to manic ideology And pandemics disrupt any sense of normalcy As our previous generations are treated as chattel And money source to be milked and not revered.
As authoritarianism and neo-fascism become increasingly institutionalised And we turn our backs on fellow man escaping deprivations beyond our imagination As millions face destitution, death or despair And we turn inward and ignore our moral duty to the world.
As our leaders become thralls to big business And corruption becomes a badge of honour As the media sings to a single tune And propaganda and news become indistinguishable As our outrage putters out in a single news cycle And we sleep to forget our waking nightmares.
Don’t worry for our leaders are here to protect us Save us from a far worse fate Let their words soothe you and dull your senses As they lead you blissfully unaware To the butchers table.
Foundation of Young Australian’s new report asks what is good work in an increasingly deregulated job market and makes policy suggestions to turn that around.
FYA looks at what part time, casual, self-employed and gig work – or flexible work – means for young people, their livelihoods and careers.
The future looks bleak for many and we cant rely on free markets alone to to create new jobs. We’ll end up with generations of young people not living up to their potential or be given the opportunities that they deserve in life. Unless good work can be created by government backed up with training pathways for skills of the future. Lets give our children a future they deserve.
Open badges and microcredentials with their focus on competency-based recognition rather than time spent learning will become important foundations for rebuilding our economy and equipping people with the skills of the future.
Open badges and microcredentials with their focus on competency-based recognition rather than time spent learning will become important foundations for rebuilding our economy and equipping people with the skills of the future. They won’t help institutions to figure out what should be in a course but they standardise a way of displaying it with key metadata including links to evidence.
The highly visual nature of open badges, especially when designed well, gives more faith to future employers on the skills of the badge recipient.
Its still a confusing field.
The following article is a great overview for educators looking to for a practical understanding of this emerging field and ecosystem.