New heights of crap acronyms reached by the InSPIRE Centre

johnboy 6 December 2010 11

Andrew Barr has breathlessly announced that work has begun out at UC for:

The Innovative Sustainable Practical Interactive Research in Education (InSPIRE) Centre, which will be the centre for teacher training and research in the use of ICT in education, has received $2 million from the ACT Labor Government and $5 million from the Federal Labor Government. The new centre is part of Mr Barr’s drive to ensure ACT students get taught by the very best teachers in Australia.

Just be glad you weren’t at the brainstorming session when they came up with that one.

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11 Responses to New heights of crap acronyms reached by the InSPIRE Centre
housebound housebound 7:06 am 08 Dec 10

+1 for the library comment. So old fashioned that business of reading books, using hands-on materials and even looking at a real arts poster.

Gerry-Built Gerry-Built 11:36 pm 07 Dec 10

Besides the title having no meaning, or possibly mixed meaning, I reckon that sustainable is not really a word that goes with supposedly ‘cutting edge’ technologies and innovation… Methinks a rethink is in order…

georgesgenitals georgesgenitals 10:11 am 07 Dec 10

Sounds like a load of Bascially Using Local Languages Supporting Hopelessly Idiotic Teachers.

See, I can do it too!

Gerry-Built Gerry-Built 7:54 am 07 Dec 10

I’d like to suggest the alternative: Centre for the Use of New Technologies in Schools.

Although… that’s probably unlikely to be too popular with Mr Barr…

I-filed I-filed 9:38 pm 06 Dec 10

So very naff – indeed, Barrbaric – to create such a confected acronym. But what do you expect from CCAE.

Gerry-Built Gerry-Built 8:53 pm 06 Dec 10

Wow! that’s a massive spend in the same year they closed the Teacher’s Library at CTL as a cost cutting measure (and of course by that I mean “efficiency dividend”)…

Obviously computers are more important than those paper and cardboard things with the words and pictures printed in them…

Waiting For Godot Waiting For Godot 5:39 pm 06 Dec 10

Barr just keeps getting more and more loopier. Just move to Darlinghurst now, Andrew and spare us all the embarrassing spectacle of a politician’s credibility and relevance slowly ebbing away while everybody is laughing behind his back.

Erg0 Erg0 4:53 pm 06 Dec 10

My guess is that they started with “Sustainable” and worked their way out.

Pommy bastard Pommy bastard 4:25 pm 06 Dec 10

Oh man, what a game of “Bullshit Bingo” you could have had at that meeting!

krasny krasny 4:05 pm 06 Dec 10

You can really tell that they decided on the acronym first, and made the name fit it later, since it’s practically a buzzword acrostic poem:

Research in


They should have asked an eight year old. They write much better acrostics.

JessP JessP 2:58 pm 06 Dec 10

I am guessing $3.5 million was spent coming up with the acronym.

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