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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March 04, 2019

A Glorious New World of Education: How Artificial Intelligence Could Transform Learning, By Emily Spicer

  Hear those words and our minds skip to science fiction. Some unimaginable future where robots are taking over the world. Fear. The unknown. And ….

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January 28, 2019

‘Desirably Difficult’ Learning

At last week’s BETT show in London – the world’s biggest annual education technology event – educators, techies and thinkers from around the world showcased ….

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