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The Open Data Delusion - Broken Toilets

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brokentoilets.org - I first met Gail Ramster in 2010 at an event about the release of London-wide Open Data by the Greater London Authority. A researcher on “toilet usability,” she was trying to gather public data to ...

Online degree units to cut tuition fees - BBC News

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bbc.co.uk - A UK online university network is claiming a "breakthrough moment" with a project which will allow students to cut the cost of a Russell Group degree by studying part of it online. A Futurelearn on...

Italian navy saves 550 refugees as smugglers' trawler capsizes in Med

theguardian.com - More than 500 people narrowly escaped drowning on Wednesday after their smugglers’ boat capsized in the southern Mediterranean, a series of dramatic photographs have revealed. As Italian naval ship...

Coping with illness

timeshighereducation.com - In February, I was somewhat unwell but feeling good about how things were going. I had just completed the manuscript of my fourth monograph and was relishing the thought of turning to the fifth. My...

How the Pentagon punished NSA whistleblowers | Mark Hertsgaard

theguardian.com - By now, almost everyone knows what Edward Snowden did. He leaked top-secret documents revealing that the National Security Agency was spying on hundreds of millions of people across the world, coll...

Sheila MacNeill

Senior Lecturer in Blended Learning at Glasgow Caledonian University, I am interested in all aspects of the development and use of technology in education.

Explainer: what is the Office for Learning and Teaching – and why does it matter?

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theconversation.com - The Coalition announced in the budget that it would stop funding the Office for Learning and Teaching (OLT) – an organisation that that has helped to enhance learning and teaching in universities. ...

Education Week

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blogs.edweek.org - Journalist Paul Tough's new book, Helping Children Succeed: What Works And Why, was published today, and he recently answered a few of my questions about it. You might also be interested in my inte...

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Taking Scotland forward: priorities for the next five years - First Minister of Scotland

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firstminister.gov.scot - First Minister Nicola Sturgeon set out the priorities for her government over the next five years, calling this time  “a precious opportunity” to work across parliament to make real improvements. E...

UK university lecturers strike over pay

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theguardian.com - Lecturers at UK universities will launch a 48-hour strike on Wednesday after talks failed to resolve a pay row. Members of the University and College Union (UCU) will also refuse to work overtime, ...

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How to help students become digital creators

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eschoolnews.com - Today’s students are creating learning cultures in which they are digital creators, and this transformation is benefiting districts across the nation, according to a new report. A new EdTechNext re...

Anti-Choice Groups Use Smartphone Surveillance to Target 'Abortion-Minded Women' During Clinic Visits - Rewire

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rewire.news - Los Angeles Officials ‘Not Going to Wait’ to Enforce Regulation on Anti-Choice Pregnancy Centers Associated Press Article on 20-Week Bans Underscores What’s Wrong With Reporting on Abortion Democra...

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The French Counterstrike Against Work E-mail - The New Yorker

newyorker.com - On May 10th, the French government used a parliamentary maneuver to push through the El Khomri law, a series of measures that will reform the conditions under which French people work. The law has ...

My Wedding Photo Went Viral, and This is What I Learned

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petapixel.com - One morning last December, I woke up and noticed that a dream of mine came true: I had taken a picture that went viral. A picture I took at a friend’s wedding had been shared by UNILAD on Facebook ...

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