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Tom Worthington
Works at ANU Climate Change Institute
Attended Canberra TAFE
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Fossil Fuel Lifestyle on a Renewable Budget
Frank Jotzo and Luke Kemp , from the Australian National University, produced the report " Australia can cut emissions deeply and the cost is low " (2015) for the World Wildlife Fund. That is a bold claim to make and as I encourage my sustainability student...
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Will The Internet Change Chinese Government?
Professor Greg Austin , Professorial Fellow, EastWest Institute (New York) will speak on " China and Ethics in the Information Age ", 12:30pm, 6 May 2015, at the Australian National University in Canberra. China’s leaders want the country’s citizenry and ot...
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Australian University To Be Floated on US Stock Exchange
Laureate Education Inc. is report to be preparing for a $1B float in the USA. Torrens University Australia is part of Laureate and so presumably will form part of what is floated. Torrens is interesting also because it is effectively Australia's first on-li...
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Ethics and Climate Change Prediction
Greeting from the Australian National Unviersity in Canberra, where Professor John Broome is speaking on " Ethics in the IPCC process " at the Centre for Climate Economics and Policy .    Professor Broome explained how the International Panel on Climate Cha...
Professor Broome explained how the International Panel on Climate Change (IPPC) is an independent scientific organization, but taken notice of by the UNFCC, which is the relevant treaty organization on climate change. The IPCC has three working groups on science (WG1), impacts (WG2) and ...
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Digital Services for a New Economy in Canberra
The free event " Open Data and Digital Services: Foundations for a New Information Economy " by Open Knowledge Australia is at NICTA Canberra, 2:30 to 5:30pm, 13 May 2015. "Hear from leading speakers covering subjects related to open data and
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Antigone: An Angry Young Woman
Last night I attended the opening of the play Antigone by Jean Anouilh , at the Théâtre Excentrique , at PACT . in  This is loosely based on Antigone by Sophocles . Antigone, the rebellious uncle of King Creon of Thebes, wants her disgraced brother Polyne...
Last night I attended the opening of the play Antigone by Jean Anouilh, at the Théâtre Excentrique, at PACT. in This is loosely based on Antigone by Sophocles. Antigone, the rebellious uncle of King Creon of Thebes, wants her disgraced brother Polyneices to have a decent burial.
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Australian Strategy for International Education
The Australian Minister for Education and Training, Christopher Pyne, has  released a " Draft National Strategy for International Education: For consultation " (PDF, 1.4 Mbytes, 84 pages, April, 2015). Unfortunately the strategy does not show an understandi...
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Climate Change Past and Future
Greetings from the Australian National University in Canberra, where Dr Andrew Glikson is speaking on "The atmosphere: past, present and future"
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Designing Defence Hi-Tech in Canberra
G reetings from the famous room N101 at the Australian National University where Merv Davis, CEO of CEA Technologies on defence technology to the software engineering students. CEA designs military radars and communication antennas in Canberra, for submarin...
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Castle of Platamon
In 2008 I traveled clockwise around the Aegean, from Turkey to Greece , for a wedding at Palaios Panteleimonas . in Thrace. I  started in Istanbul, went down through Turkey, across to Rhodes, Crete, Athens, Thebes, Delphi, Platamon, Thessaloníki and back t...
In 2008 I traveled clockwise around the Aegean, from Turkey to Greece, for a wedding at Palaios Panteleimonas. in Thrace. I started in Istanbul, went down through Turkey, across to Rhodes, Crete, Athens, Thebes, Delphi, Platamon, Thessaloníki and back to Istanbul, by train, bus and ferry.
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Executive Pods as University Study Carrels
Furniture maker Steelcase has released their Brody WorkLounge , intended to replace the office cubicle with something which reminds me of the first class pod seating of an airliner. There is a small side table and a swing out arm to hold a laptop. These mig...
Furniture maker Steelcase has released their Brody WorkLounge, intended to replace the office cubicle with something which reminds me of the first class pod seating of an airliner. There is a small side table and a swing out ...
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EdX Global Freshman Academy
EdX, the on-line course consortium and Arizona State University have announced " Global Freshman Academy ", offering introductory university courses. These differ from previous edX courses, being for credit, so they can count towards a university degree. Th...
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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 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.
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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 - a year ago
reviewed a year 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 - a year ago
reviewed a year 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