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Are lectures the best way to teach students?

theguardian.com - Bruce Charlton, reader in evolutionary psychiatry, Newcastle University, says: Real lectures are always greatly appreciated by students who want to learn. But what are called “lectures” nowadays ar...

How teaching assistants can make a real difference in the classroom

theguardian.com - The number of full-time teaching assistants (TAs) has more than trebled – from 79,000 to 243,700 – since 2000. Schools spend approximately £4.4bn on support staff, which equates to 13% of the educa...

Jeremy Clarkson joins Guardian drive for fossil fuel divestment

theguardian.com - The disgraced former Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson has become the latest celebrity to support the Guardian’s campaign for fossil fuel divestment. Following what he described as a “dark night o...

Trippy DEA agent patches

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boingboing.net - When DEA agents aren't stealing Silk Road drug money or having sex with prostitutes given to them by Colombian drug cartels, they are designing and wearing these awesome patches! On one patch, from...

You'll need a mirror for Google's new search site

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mashable.com - Tired of the boring, old, usual way you search for things on Google? Try Google's perspective-changing new site, com.google. Yes, it's exactly what it sounds like: A version of Google where everyth...

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.

Sinch Blasts To $60M Run Rate In 10 Months

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techcrunch.com - The race to provide telecom services to developers of every stripe has a number of large, well-capitalized participants. New and quickly growing among the better-known names is Sinch, a company tha...

How to fundraise on Facebook

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theguardian.com - With 1.35 billion users worldwide, Facebook is one of the largest social media platforms in the world and offers big opportunities for charities to reach more people and raise income. Here are five...

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