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Five Reasons Why Flying Trapeze Is Like Being An Entrepreneur

Rekha Mehr | Posted 25.05.2016 | UK Tech
Rekha Mehr

Yesterday I took a leap of faith, quite literally. It's week two of working independently again after 20 months of working within an organisation, albeit a small one. I told myself it was OK to take my first week easy and treat it like a week's holiday. I even left the country, yet I found myself unable to switch off.

Words Matter - SATs Don't

Kerry Barrett | Posted 13.05.2016 | UK
Kerry Barrett

"If you spell things wrongly and punctuate things incorrectly," my old university lecturer used to say, "people will think you are stupid, even if you...

Connected Learning: Early Childhood and the Importance of Identifying "Windows of Opportunity"

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 11.05.2016 | UK
Preetam Kaushik

India Vertical The scientific and technological advances in the last 100 years or so have massively improved our understanding of the human brain and...

The Struggle to Build a Family and a Business

Sasha G Brown | Posted 03.05.2016 | UK
Sasha G Brown

Don't let the goal get in the way of the solution. Focusing on better execution will lead to a stronger, more consistent performance. And above all else, take the lessons that your failures provide. If you can focus on your goals, fine-tune your habits and profit from every setback, the path less travelled will always be your friend.

Are Young People Apathetic and Disengaged?

Julia Stevens | Posted 21.03.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Julia Stevens

I have such a vivid memory of sitting in a geography lesson at school when I was 14 or 15, exasperated by boredom as the teacher systematically made us memorize information about soil that seemed to have little, if any, relevance to my everyday life...

Can Mobile Learning Bridge the Digital Divide and Learning Gap?

Aaron Benavot | Posted 08.03.2016 | UK Tech
Aaron Benavot

ICT for learning may be a trendy and popular topic as a blog on this site last week discussed, but the fact remains that children from poorer households are less likely to have access to ICT both in and out-of-school. As a result, they take longer to adapt to using the technology or hone their ICT skills.

Three Habits For Every Startup Founder

Laura Stucki | Posted 01.03.2016 | UK
Laura Stucki

Habits help, they give you structure, a routine. They set up the framework and help you to be consistent and persevere. Habits also define who you are...

The Write Thing to Do?

Alex Reid | Posted 26.02.2016 | UK Entertainment
Alex Reid

Christopher Hitchens said: "Everyone has a book in them and that, in most cases, is where it should stay." When I began writing the book I thought it would be easy. Who knows more about me than me right?

A Wild Professor's Chase: On Office Hours

April Xiaoyi Xu | Posted 23.02.2016 | UK Universities & Education
April Xiaoyi Xu

If you were to dive into my iCal or folders, you would be sure to find tons of documents labeled "OH". It's not an exclamation, as much as I am always...

Self-Improvement? Three Emerging Learning Trends for 2016

Paul Drury | Posted 18.02.2016 | UK Tech
Paul Drury

We know that the digital age means things move more quickly, we have more "ideas" and we're surrounded by advice. But how do you know it's *good advice*?

Exploring Mr Wilson's Cabinet of Wonder: An Education

April Xiaoyi Xu | Posted 15.02.2016 | UK Universities & Education
April Xiaoyi Xu

The Museum of Jurassic Technology (MJT) is an eccentric museum that houses objects from various geographical regions across different time periods - including human horns, a scaled model of Noah's Ark, and mice on toast.

Can We Help Children Manage Their Online Lives?

Rachel Jones | Posted 11.02.2016 | UK Tech
Rachel Jones

The survey found that amongst 13- to 18-year-olds, 96% were signed up to social media networks such as Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and Whatsapp. This to me isn't surprising at all, although I do find the inclusion of FaceBook interesting, as in my experience, children tend not to use this platform as much as the other social media apps mentioned.

How to Get Into the Design Industry

Richard Brownlie-Marshall | Posted 05.02.2016 | UK
Richard Brownlie-Marshall

As with any career, the first steps can sometimes be the most difficult, and design is no different. There is no definitive set of rules when embarking on a career in the creative, but there are many ways to strengthen your case. I've created a list of four tips that are easy to implement, no matter your current status, and will help assist you on your journey to design success.

Dawn Faizey Webster Completed A BA While Suffering With Locked-In Syndrome

The Huffington Post UK | Georgia James | Posted 10.02.2016 | UK

When your top typing speed is 50 words per hour, working towards a degree might feel out of reach. Not for Dawn Faizey-Webster. Despite it taking up t...

Embarking On Further Education? Here's How To Turn Your Home Into A Cosy Study Space

The Huffington Post UK | Jennifer Barton | Posted 04.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle

As anyone who's ever tried working from home can attest, environment does indeed affect productivity. Which is to say that screaming children, a pi...

Simon Hemsworth's Journey Proves That With Further Education, The End Of One Career Is Just The Beginning Of Another

The Huffington Post UK | Jennifer Barton | Posted 03.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Sometimes, we don't land on the right career path straightaway. Or we end up in our dream job, and then something happens which causes that career to ...

Five Things You Can Teach Yourself to Maintain Your Mental Wellbeing

Tayana Simons | Posted 27.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Tayana Simons

It's that time of year when everyone heads to the gym to fulfill their resolution to 'get healthy' in 2016, and whilst maintaining your physical health is important we often forget that keeping our mind active plays a huge part in our overall well being.

Here's How Tech Is Changing The World Of Part Time Learning

The Huffington Post UK | Georgia James | Posted 09.02.2016 | UK Tech

Thanks to advancements in technology, the teaching and learning landscape has changed irrevocably since Alaric Pritchard first took up the role of Ass...

Struggling To Hit The Books? These Tips Can Help...

The Huffington Post UK | Jennifer Barton | Posted 28.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Congratulations, you've decided to go "back to school!" Now you just need to get back into a learning mindset. Easy enough, right? Well, maybe ...

Part Time Learning Can Change Your Life - Here's How

The Huffington Post UK | Georgia James | Posted 04.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Despite her hard work and commitment, Zoe Pardoe, 31, found school a struggle and felt written off by her teachers. Resigned to the idea she wasn’t ...

How to Triple the Availability of Textbooks Around the World

Aaron Benavot | Posted 19.01.2016 | UK
Aaron Benavot

Our first new policy paper as the GEM Report is out today and shows how altering the textbook market to a more centralised finance model could take up...

A Flight of Fancy - The Future of Learning

Dominic Irvine | Posted 25.01.2016 | UK
Dominic Irvine

The world of business is missing a trick. The greater use of simulation to help improve people's skills could lead to substantial improvements in performance. We should learn the lessons from other sectors.

Learn, Apprendre, Imparare, Aprender, Lernen

Kate Holliday | Posted 17.12.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Kate Holliday

Recently, I was asked to help a young student in my school from France with some of her classes. She's in the process of learning English, but isn't q...

From Student to Entrepreneur: How to Build an Internet of Things Business

Peter Spence | Posted 09.12.2015 | UK Tech
Peter Spence

Initially I worked on my idea while at University. I created a prototype which wasn't perfect and wouldn't work 100% of the time. What I knew is that everyone who saw and played with it thought it was cool, different and exciting.

Here's What Happens When 12 Children Create Art Together

Posted 21.12.2015 | UK Parents

Ever wondered what would happen if you put twelve children in a room together and asked them to create an artistic masterpiece? That's exactly what to...