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Tom Worthington
Works at ANU Climate Change Institute
Attended Canberra TAFE
Lives in Canberra
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Anecdotal History of Annandale
Marghanita da Cruz, author of the book series " Anecdotal History of Annandale ", will chat about writing Sydney's history, 3pm Saturday 3 September 2016 at Tetch Gallery , 245 Parramatta Road, Annandale, Sydney, NSW.
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Publish and prosper: Boldly Publish Where No Students Have Before
Roxanne Missingham, ANU Librarian, opened a face to face session on " Publish and prosper " with: "Its a flipped Classroom World". The ANU Library is creating a Small Private Online Course (SPOC), to help students with publishing. The module " Finding my pu...
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Computing is about people
The theme emerging from the Australian Computer Society Canberra Branch Conference is " Computing is about people " (suggested  by Jeff Mitchell ). This emphasis on people was in Jon Cumming, ACT Chief Digital Officer , plenary keynote, then Maria Milosavlj...
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ACS Canberra 2016 Conference
Greetings from the ACS Canberra 2016 Conference . 8.30 9.00 Arrival Tea & Coffee (BALLROOM FOYER) 9.00 9.05 Conference opening (BALLROOM) - Conference Chair, Dr Tim Turner 9.05 9.25 Conference Address Data Fuels Innovation and the Digital Economy; But who o...
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Chat with Anthony Feint
Entry29 hosted a "fireside chat" today at the Canberra Innovation Network (CBRIN) with Anthony Feint , founder of P en.io Anthony described how he dropped out of university because he wanted to "build things" and went on to start several tech companies. He ...
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Drones, Droids and Robots Fly and Roll into Canberra Next Week
The Australian Computer Society (ACS) 2016 Annual Conference is Tuesday 23 August. The conference program has sessions on Security, Leadership,


Education, Future of Work and Data Management. Jon Cumming, Chief Digital Officer of the ACT Government will o...
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RAND Report on Cyber War with China
The RAND report " War with China: Thinking Through the Unthinkable " (Gompert, Cevallos & Garafola, 2016). The authors assume a regional conventional war, using ships, submarines, aircraft, spacecraft and also cyber-war. RAND is a US based think tank, which...
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Australian ICT 2020
Andrew Johnson , ACS CEO just asked the delegates at the Australian Computer Society 2016 Conference to consider ICT in the world of 2020. It happens that I wrote " Canberra 2020: World Information Capital " for Informatics Magazine (September 1993), helped...
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Mapping Skills Between Frameworks
Loise Smith from ACS is talking about Skills Framework for the Information Age (SFIA) at the Australian Computer Society Canberra Branch Conference. She mentioned in passing that SFIA Level 3 corresponds to the skills level expected of a university graduate...
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Sting in Sydney
The play " House of Games " is set in a Chicago poker club, where it is hard to know who is conning who. Set in the present day, a therapist is drawn into this seedy world to help one of her patents. The cast all struggle with their American accents, althou...
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Droids Roll into Canberra Next Week
The Australian Computer Society (ACS) 2016 Annual Conference is Tuesday 23 August. The conference program has sessions on Security, Leadership,


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Students as Partners?
Yesterday I attended a workshop and planning session on " Students as Partners " at University of Canberra. These were run by Kelly Matthews and Jarred Turner from the Students as Partners Project at University of Queensland. As it says on the project about...
Yesterday I attended a workshop and planning session on "Students as Partners" at University of Canberra. These were run by Kelly Matthews and Jarred Turner from the Students as Partners Project at University of Queensland. A...
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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.
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reviewed 2 years 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 - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years 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 - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 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 - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 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 - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago