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GWS and the University of Canberra (2)

On Thursday 9 September the University of Canberra signed a memorandum of understanding with the GWS AFL club. The formal signing took place in the atrium of the new NATSEM Building on the University's Bruce Campus. Dale Holmes (left) CEO GWS and Stephen Parker (right) Vice Chancellor, UC In a previous post I wrote about GWS coming home to Canberra through a remarkable link with Tom Wills. Hosting the MOU signatures in the NATSEM Building adds another dimension to the GWS-UC relationship. The NATSEM International Microsimulation Centre is the second project completed under the Commonwealth Government’s Education Investment Fund, with the...

GWS and the University of Canberra

On Thursday 9 September the University of Canberra will sign a memorandum of understanding with the GWS AFL club. The ACT4GWS campaign statement is: After years of false starts and short term playing deals with cash strapped Melbourne based AFL teams, supporters of AFL in Canberra and the region have been offered a partnership that will benefit the game at all levels. This partnership will enrich the AFL community of the ACT and Southern NSW region, grow participation numbers and assist AFL to compete more effectively with the other professional football codes (League, Union and Soccer). The...

Goals Scored at 2010 FIFA World Cup Venues

145 goals were scored in the 64 games of the 2010 FIFA World Cup. 44 of these goals were scored in the sixteen Knockout Games and 101 goals were scored in the forty-eight Group Games. (Not included in this total are goals scored from penalties in shoot outs: 8 penalty goals were scored in Game 55, 6 goals were scored in Game 58.) This is a link to the players who have scored goals at the tournament. This a link to the FIFA web page for teams and their goals scored. 32 nations participated in the 2010 FIFA World Cup. After all 64...

Coaches as Technologists

I am writing this post in the delightful seaside town of Grange-over-Sands at a time when I should be meeting friends and colleagues in Doha, Qatar. My flight to Doha from Manchester was cancelled yesterday due to the most natural of events, the eruption of Eyjafjallajökull, an Iceland volcano. Photo Source Part of my time in Doha was going to be spent talking with coaches about technology and I think events in Iceland are a great reminder (if we needed reminding) about how basic we can be to support learning. My thoughts about coaches as technologists are focussed on four themes and...