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August 11, 2021

8 Podcasts for Computer Science Students

Over the past decade, podcasts have become a popular form of media for those looking to learn more about their areas of interest, stay on ….

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August 04, 2021

10 Best Apps for Students in 2021

How many times have your parents, grandparents and teachers made comments about how smartphones can be a terrible distraction? And if we’re being honest with ….

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September 20, 2019

‘Buses Not Sports Cars’: Why We Need to Keep EdTech Simple, by Emily Spicer

  A sports car is tempting, right? Alluring. Sexy, even. Makes you stand out from the crowd. But sports cars don’t work for everyone. As ….

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August 30, 2019

Learning (and Walking) at Your Own Pace, by Emily Spicer

  In June 2017, I walked four days of the Camino de Santiago de Compostela – an ancient Pilgrimage route which runs across Europe in ….

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August 09, 2019

Be Kind to Your Brain: Cognitive Load and Learning, By Emily Spicer

  That feeling of the cogs not moving quite quickly enough, not-able-to process – ‘computer says no’. Sitting in a lecture theatre or classroom, or ….

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July 03, 2019

‘Ed’ Before ‘Tech’: Why Effective Learning Technology Must Be Education-First, by Emily Spicer

  We have all heard the claims that hail software solutions, apps, and technological breakthroughs that will revolutionise education. We’ve heard that students can forget ….

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June 19, 2019

A Virtual Education? by Emily Spicer

  This is the opinion of Stanford Professor, Jeremy Bailenson, as reported by Dan Watson in this week’s TES. But can virtual reality really add ….

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June 05, 2019

Community first; People at the heart of online learning, by Emily Spicer

2012 was hailed the year of the Massive Open Online Course. These courses, springing up out of the Open University (FutureLearn), Harvard and MIT (edX), ….

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May 06, 2019

What Makes a Good Video? By Emily Spicer

But never has video been so present, so accessible and so much part of our everyday. Have you ever wondered how many snippets of video ….

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