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Higher education executives in Brisbane met at the Customs House for a power breakfast hosted by Microsoft and InPlace Software (QuantumIT) yesterday morning, the event was keynoted with an enthralling presentation by Dr. Judith Smith from Queensland University of Technology outlining just what it takes to provide 90% (30,000 placements) of its graduates with a work integrated learning experience by 2019. The many difficulties, intricacies and benefits were laid bare in what is a lofty and ambitious goal, which would put Australia’s QUT in rare air with every student expected to undertake a WIL experience by 2020. The event
Australian Catholic University hosted the 7th InPlace User Group National Conference on 12-13 July, enabling university representatives to ask questions, share experiences within specific disciplines and view recently-released new features of InPlace. Over 100 delegates attended the conference representing about half of Australia’s universities. The conference kicked off with brief presentations from participating members on their experiences and the status of their WIL program rollouts. InPlace presented the new log book module that offers a platform for the flexible and convenient recording of student placement activity with the potential to make life easier for students, supervisors and university staff
‘How can employability be effectively embedded into course curriculum?’ InPlace is proud to be a part of an upcoming conference in Melbourne, Embedding Employability into Teaching & Learning, from May 31 to June 1 which aims to explore this vital question. As a conference sponsor and keynote speaker, InPlace believes that providing students with the opportunities to develop employability skills is crucial in today’s workplace environment. Guthrie White, Managing Director of InPlace developer QuantumIT, will present a keynote speech that explores how data from student placement management can directly contribute to improving employability outcomes to the benefit of both
It’s that time of year again; high school graduates waiting anxiously to receive their university offer. For many, beyond summer and schoolies, there will be a particular new adventure … higher education. As exciting as this can be, making the transition can often seem daunting. After all, along with this new adventure there will be new friends, a new environment to navigate, a new course to get your head around and a new teaching style. Here are some tips from the team at InPlace Software to help make your transition to university that little bit easier. Get your timetable
It’s official – QuantumIT and InPlace’s new offices in Drummond Street Carlton have been formally opened by the Minister for Small Business, Trade and Innovation, Philip Dalidakis. Mr Dalidakis toured the office and spoke to members of our growing team – now standing at 106 people working in offices on three continents – before unveiling a plaque. “QuantumIT is a classic home-grown success story that proves with the right foundations and support, startups and small businesses can do great things,” he said. “Congratulations – what a success story.” With innovation in the news this week, the event was a