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Tom Worthington
Works at ANU Climate Change Institute
Attended Canberra TAFE
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Installed IBM SPSS for Linux
I am studying statistics and the course came with a license for the IBM SPSS statistics package (Version 23.0). But I only received installation disks for Apple OSx and Microsoft Windows, no Linux. So I went to the IBM SPSS site and downloaded a trail versi...
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Designing an Innovation Course: Part 5: Wikpedia Book of Readings
In Part 3 I prepared an " An Introduction to Entrepreneurship "
for a course in "Innovation, Commercialization and Entrepreneurship in
Technology". To complement this I have produced a 129 page book of readings: “ Commercialisation
and Entrepreneurship: T...
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Major Report on Distance, Blended, and Online Learning
Siemens and Dawson (2015) has produced a magnum opus meta-study on the history and future of Distance, Blended, and Online Learning. This 234 page PDF document " Preparing for the Digital University " (plus 41 slide presentation ), takes us back to the orig...
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Longest Guided Busway
The Cambridgeshire Guided Busway has overtaken Adelaide's O-Bahn Busway as the world's longest. On Sunday I had a trip from Cambridge , to Huntingdon via St Ives . Most people in Cambridge may not even notice the bus-way, as in the city the specially adapte...
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Focus on Teaching Which Works
Nicholas Hawkins writes " Reduced scope of the Office of Teaching and Learning should focus us on what works " (Online
Opinion, 24 July 2015). The OLT has had limited results, due to the
small scale of funding and limited time scale of projects. As a resu...
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From the Backs at Cambridge
I don;t think it is possible to take a bad photo of the Chapel of King's College Cambridge. Here is one I took yesterday, almost at random (I took a photo from almost the same spot about 20 years ago).
I don;t think it is possible to take a bad photo of the Chapel of King's College Cambridge. Here is one I took yesterday, almost at random (I took a photo from almost the same spot about 20 years ago). Labels: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University. posted by Tom Worthington at 6:09 AM ...
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From a Cambridge College Room
Greetings from Fitzwilliam College , Cambridge University (UK), where I have been attending the 10th International Conference on Computer Science and  Education (ICCSE 2015). Most of the other delegates left yesterday and the quad is quiet. Fitzwilliam ("Ft...
Greetings from Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge University (UK), where I have been attending the 10th International Conference on Computer Science and Education (ICCSE 2015). Most of the other delegates left yesterday and the quad is quiet. Fitzwilliam ("Ftiz") has modern buildings (with plumbing) ...
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Designing an Innovation Course: Part 4: An Introduction to Entrepreneurship in Technology
In Part 3 I looked at an " Introduction to Innovation " for a course in "Innovation, Commercialization and Entrepreneurship in
Technology". After more open access searching I identified the
Open University (UK) module on “ Entrepreneurial
behavior ”to be m...
In Part 3 I looked at an "Introduction to Innovation" for a course in "Innovation, Commercialization and Entrepreneurship in Technology". After more open access searching I identified the Open University (UK) module on “Entre...
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Open, Mobile Online Education
I will be speaking on "Open, Mobile Online Education", at the Sydney Linux User Group (SLUG) meeting , at Google Sydney ,  7pm, 31 July 2015: "Tom will give impressions of his travels in July to Hong Kong and
Cambridge University. He is attending the Secon...
I will be speaking on "Open, Mobile Online Education", at the Sydney Linux User Group (SLUG) meeting, at Google Sydney,  7pm, 31 July 2015: "Tom will give impressions of his travels in July to Hong Kong and Cambridge Univers...
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Australian Cyber Security Centre Threat Report 2015
The government Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) has issued its first threat report. " The Australian Cyber Security Centre Threat Report 201 5" is a 29 page PDF document (issued Jul 29, 2015 but curiously dated 1 January 1970). The ACSC is made up of...
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Private Education and Training Conference
The Australian Council for Private Education and Training (ACPET) are having their National Conference in Melbourne, 27-28 August 2015. The program includes Former Federal Education Minister John Dawkins, is speaking on "What happened - new learnings". That...
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Romeo and Juliet in St John’s College Gardens Cambridge University
The Cambridge Shakespeare Festival , runs until 29 August. Yesterday I attended the afternoon performance of  from Romeo and Juliet in St John’s College Gardens. The best part of this was the setting in the gardens, at the "backs" of Cambridge University. T...
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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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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.
Public - a year ago
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