March 25, 2020

8 Tips for Socialising Whilst Studying at Home

The past few weeks have certainly brought about a lot of change, and for many, this includes having to study from home and remain socially ….

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January 22, 2020

Can Girls Engineer? – Creating Diversity in the Engineering Industry

It’s coming up to four years since Engineering UK released their ‘State of the Nation’ report, which drove attention to the UK’s engineering crisis. In ….

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November 11, 2019

Summer Learning Loss & How to Prevent It

  What is Summer Learning Loss?  Also known as ‘summer setback’ or the ‘summer slide,’ summer learning loss is the term assigned when students return ….

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photo (c) John Cairns

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 17, 2019

Students in the Driving Seat, By Emily Spicer

Use your imagination. If you could do away with fixed syllabuses, lecture halls and timetables, what would a typical day at school or university be ….

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May 15, 2019

Do High Attendance Rates Produce High Grades?

Combined with homework completion and revision, attendance ratings often rank as one of the most important factors when determining a student’s academic success. But is ….

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photo (c) John Cairns

March 28, 2019

Better together: the power of learning in groups, by Emily Spicer

Imagine a couple of scenarios. Firstly, it’s exam season. The library is full of students huddled together in groups, writing notes, discussing urgently, asking each ….

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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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photo (c) John Cairns

January 21, 2019

Speaking Maths, Speaking Sense: How Maths Can Be Taught Engagingly  

By Harry Hortyn & Callie Phillipson — Kester Brewin’s convincing article in the Times Educational Supplement makes the case for the power of maths to communicate complex ….

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