Hobsons is sponsoring the annual EduTech conference in Brisbane on 30 May – 1 June.
Hobsons' Director, Higher Education Product and Service, APAC shares thoughts on launching Naviance in Australia.
Innovation is an interesting concept, perhaps a little like other big ideas such as ‘excellence’ and ‘beauty’ where each person enjoys a slightly different flavour, but all know it when they see it. If people had to define it in the abstract, they would never reach a suitable agreement. People agree that innovations are new ideas, approaches, products or processes; they often help society do, see or think in new ways. Against the backdrop of current norms, innovations standout as ‘different’. But difference is not all that is required to make something truly innovative.
We are excited to offer Naviance by Hobsons, a global postsecondary planning tool already used by 8 million students worldwide to explore in meaningful ways the connection between education and careers as they progress through school.
Naviance by Hobsons will be attending the COBIS Annual Conference in London this year for the first time.
Hobsons conducted a survey of school counsellors and other educators to determine how students are being prepared for the changing economy. The results give a picture of tertiary and career preparation for students across Australia.
Students in Australia can now access the Naviance platform to identify tertiary and career opportunities at home and abroad.
As we introduce Naviance by Hobsons into Australia, a few schools that have been early-adopters are capitalising on the platform to assist their students to success. The schools range broadly in economic backdrop, objectives for implementing Naviance, and range of functionality currently implemented in each school.
Not long ago, schools were struggling to provide students with access to computers, the Internet, and advanced software. Today, many students enter our classrooms with all three right in their pockets or backpacks. How can we take advantage of our new Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) reality? We might look for answers in blog posts and articles bearing titles like "20 Awesome Digital Learning Tools," or "100 Top Apps for Learning." We might pore over online collections like APPitic to find the latest and greatest education apps. But is more technology the answer? Will the newest digital tool really show us the way?
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