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Tom Worthington
Works at ANU Climate Change Institute
Attended Canberra TAFE
Lives in Canberra
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Building a Private Sector Future for Canberra
Greetings from the Canberra Innovation Network (CBRIN) office where I am attending a workshop on the CBR xPS project . This project is sponsored by the ACT Government to help public servants who want to move the private sector. The reason for the ACT Govern...
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Marketing through teaching
Greetings from the Australian Computer Society n Canberra, where Daniel Oyston is speaking on " How to build your authority in your industry to find opportunities ". His first point was marketing through teaching: show your customers how to make better use ...
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GovHack Canberra Results
Greetings from the last day of GovHack 2015 at the Austrlaian National Unviersity in Canberra. Entries closed a few minutes ago and some of the tams are showing off the applications they built to use open access government data. Patentstori.es showed their ...
Greetings from the last day of GovHack 2015 at the Austrlaian National Unviersity in Canberra. Entries closed a few minutes ago and some of the tams are showing off the applications they built to use open access government data. Patentstori.es showed their system to "Explore the history of ...
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GovHack 2015 Starts in Canberra
Greetings from the Australian National University in Canberra where GovHack 2015 has just started. There are about 200 participants in Canberra and another 2,000 at other locations around Australia who will be building applications using free open access go...
Greetings from the Australian National University in Canberra where GovHack 2015 has just started. There are about 200 participants in Canberra and another 2000 at other locations around Australia who will be building applications using free open access government data over the next 48 hours.
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First Wednesday Connect Canberra Startup Meeting
Greetings from the Canberra Innovation Network (CBRIN) office, where the inaugural " First Wednesday Connect " is being held. Start-up companies are giving quick pitches for their ventures, but the main aim of the evening is for people from business, govern...
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Open Scholarship
Open Scholarship seems an odd term to me: when was scholarship "closed"? Willinsky (2009) offers a division of publishers into Independent Journals,
Scholarly Societies and Commercial Publishers. They then trace open
access back to the 1990s. But what mig...
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Health and climate change report
Apparently a group called the " 2015 Lancet Commission on Health and Climate Change " have released a report. I am sitting in a presentation by the authors. They say the report is available free from the Lancet website , but I am having difficulty finding t...
Apparently a group called the "2015 Lancet Commission on Health and Climate Change" have released a report. I am sitting in a presentation by the authors. They say the report is available free from the Lancet website, but I am having difficulty finding the actual report.
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Apps for free education
Harry Longworth, co-founder of the OATSEA Foundation, will speak on " Educational apps for free education " at a meeting of the ACS e-Learning Special Interest Group, Australian National University, in Canberra, 5:00pm 5th August 2015. Teachervirus.org is t...
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Flying Jacket for Australian Prime Minister
For Mr Tony Abbott's visit to the USS Blue Ridge , the Australian Prime Minister wore a Royal Australian Air Force Flying jacket, with RAAF insignia. The PM is not a member of the military and not commander in chief, so it would be preferable for him not t...
For Mr Tony Abbott's visit to the USS Blue Ridge, the Australian Prime Minister wore a Royal Australian Air Force Flying jacket, with RAAF insignia. The PM is not a member of the military and not commander in chief, so it would be preferable for him not to wear a military uniform.
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Review of ANU Does Not Address E-learning
The report " Review of the Australian NationalUniversity (ANU) Act 1991 and the governance arrangements of the ANU " was prepared for the Australian Department of Education by UK company Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited. The report is dated 12 December 2014...
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Power Meter
On Tuesday I am running a 90 minute training session on ICT sustainability for for a government organization, using a slightly modified version of " How Green is My Computer ". When run as a face-to-face session, I get some of the students to come out the f...
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Sustainable ICT Curriculum
Özkan and Mishra (2015) propose a sustainable ICT curriculum consisting of seven topics with five learning outcomes: Topics: Key Concepts in Sustainability Sustainability Value dimensions: societal, technical, economic and ecological values Systems Thinking...
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Education
  • Canberra TAFE
    Video Production, 1990 - 1990
    Certificate in Audio-Visual production for training.
  • Australian National University
    Higher Education, 2011 - 2013
    Graduate Certificate in Higher Education
  • Canberra Institute of Technology
    Vocational Education, 2012 - 2013
    Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (TAE40110)
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Gender
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Other names
Thomas Worthington, Tom T Worthington
Story
Tagline
IT consultant and educator.
Introduction
Tom Worthington is a certified computer professional who acts as a consultant, expert witness in court cases and advises governments and companies.  He blogs on education issues as "The Higher Education Whisperer" and more generally as "The Net Traveller". Tom is an Adjunct Senior Lecturer in the Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology at the Australian National University, where he teaches the design of web sites, e-commerce and professional ethics. In 1999 he was elected a Fellow of the Australian Computer Society for his contribution to the development of public Internet policy.
Bragging rights
Certified Professional, past president, Fellow and Honorary Life Member of the Australian Computer Society, a voting member of the Association for Computing Machinery and a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.
Work
Occupation
IT Consultant, Expert Witness and Educator
Skills
Government Policy, E-Learning, Research, Analysis, IT Strategy, Sustainability, Moodle, ICT, Governance, Data Analysis, Project Planning, Staff Development, Open Source Software, Adult Education, Higher Education, Defence, Information Technology, Strategic Planning, Green IT, Mentoring, Strategic Consulting, Learning Management, Databases
Employment
  • ANU Climate Change Institute
    Researcher, 2012 - present
  • ANU Energy Change Institute
    Researcher, 2012 - present
    Work on the human dimensions of climate change, mitigation through reduction in energy use with ICT. Teach ICT Sustainability to postgraduate students of the Australian National University, around the world, via e-learning.
  • Australian Computer Society
    Computer Professional Education Program Tutor, 2008 - present
  • Australian National University
    Adjunct Senior Lecturer, 2008 - present
  • TomW Communications Pty Ltd
    Senior Consultant, 1999 - present
  • CSIRO ICT Centre
    Visiting Scientist, 2010 - 2012
    IT products and services represent one of the fastest areas of energy demand and greenhouse gas emission growth, of any sector, nationally and internationally. Research and courses are conducted in ICT and Sustainability which focus on energy efficiency. Work in this area shows how, through energy efficiency, energy demand and greenhouse gas emissions can be significantly reduced over time.
  • Department of Defence
    IT Policy Adviser, 1994 - 1999
  • Headquarters Australian Defence Force (HQADF)
    IT Policy Adviser, 1990 - 1994
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Canberra
Visited in 2008, a few days after the museum opened. The exhibits were well illustrated, with explanations and outstanding animations showing how the devices displayed functioned. The location in Gülhane Park, makes for a pleasant day out.
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reviewed a year ago
Had the green wheat with chicken wrapped in spinach for lunch Sunday at Cafe On Johnston. It was wonderful. Reminded me of a dinner at a little cafe on the shores of the Western Mediterranean a few years ago.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
Carpet in room smelt of cigarettes. Breakfast was good. Internet service overprices and not "broadband". When I asked for a taxi at the door, was given the hotel car which charged about five times as much as a taxi for a short ride. Overall the hotel is poor and overpriced.
Quality: Poor - FairFacilities: Poor - FairService: Good
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
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I stayed at the nearby Backpackers by the Beach for one night. It is one block from the railway station, so easy to get to by train. But if arriving by car, parking outside is limited (had to park a block away in the Mall on a rainy Saturday night). The building is on the corner of Hunter and Pacific Streets. The location is excellent, between Newcastle's main street and a short distance from the beach. There is a cafe next-door and late night supermarket not far away. The reception is on the ground floor which is also the share kitchen and lounge. his makes for a convivial atmosphere. The rooms are up a steep steel fire-escape type stair. I was in room 7 on the third floor. There are views of Newcastle and the water from this floor. Some reviewers complained about mosquitoes, but the room had working fly-screens. The facilities were very good for a backpackers. But then I have stayed at places where all the windows were bricked up. ;-)
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Quality: Very GoodFacilities: ExcellentService: Excellent
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
The Purple Pickle (known as "The Pickle" to people at ANU) has very good coffee and food, but is not cheap. Some days I spend more time having meetings over coffee and lunch at the pickle, than in my office across the road in the College of Computer Science and Engineering. In fact, if you want to find what is happening at the forefront innovation in engineering or computer science, then the experts are probably meeting at the pickle, to form a research group, float a company or rewire the government.
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Food: ExcellentDecor: Very GoodService: Very Good
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago