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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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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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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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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February 12, 2019

Could You Start Your Own Social Enterprise?

As a young teenager, I worked with various schools and organizations catering to different needs for young and super amazing children, like working to improve ….

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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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photo (c) John Cairns

January 21, 2019

A Good Tutor is the Ultimate Critical Friend

by Harry Hortyn & Callie Phillipson When reading Simon Creasey’s article about delivering tough feedback, we found it interesting just how many of his key points are ….

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