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Why teachers will never be replaced by edtech

Education technology is shuffling its way towards the teaching profession with ominous uncertainty for the latter. What are edtech’s intentions, and where will it leave the profession when the two are forced to interact on the teacher’s home...

May 30, 2017

Topic: Higher Education

Virtual reality in higher education: innovation or gimmick?

Virtual reality is a technology which has been around for years but has really become a hot topic in the last two years. Will virtual reality in higher education really be useful in engaging students, or will it be a passing trend which is no...

May 24, 2017

Topic: Higher Education

When is it a good time for a file format migration?

We’re teaching a one-day course on file format migration in June. The course will advance the idea that migration, although one of the oldest and best-understood methods of enacting digital preservation, can still carry risks of loss. To mitigate...

May 22, 2017

Topic: Digital Preservation

Top 7 serious miscommunications from history

Whether it be cultural, lingual, or technological barriers, history is full of blunders with serious consequences. Here are seven examples of serious miscommunications from history. 

May 19, 2017

Topic: Careers and Training

The pros and cons of edtech in higher education

Education and technology are becoming a better known duo than Homer and Marge, but what are the pros and cons of edtech in higher education? Here we consider how it can help and hinder the learning processes in higher education.

May 16, 2017

Topic: Bloom VLE, Higher Education, IT and Digital

Helping people to find somewhere to live - Housing Fair 2017

Although it’s still four months away, the new academic year is slowly creeping up on us. Each year, one of the main questions we get asked by current and prospective students (and their families) is: ‘”When should we start looking for...

May 12, 2017

Topic: Housing

How to turn your internship into a full-time job

I started my three month internship as a Digital Content Editor a year ago, and now I'm a full-time Digital Content Designer at the same company. Here are my top tips on how to turn your internship into a full-time job. 

May 11, 2017

What can higher education learn from celebrity taught courses?

If you haven’t heard of it yet, Masterclass is a San Francisco-based company that creates online courses taught by celebrity icons. A few examples include learning the Art of Performance from Usher via 16 video lessons, two hours of Advanced...

May 09, 2017

Topic: Higher Education

How e-learning is making a difference in the Global South

E-learning has been around for some time now, and with its ability to reduce institutional costs whilst increasing accessibility for students, some thought it might replace conventional classroom-based learning.

May 05, 2017

Topic: Higher Education

Why we should be teaching creativity in higher education

Education and creativity should go hand in hand, but do they currently? Do the way education systems operate inspire creative thinking across a range of disciples? Does it allow us to innovate for a sustainable global future?

May 04, 2017

Topic: Higher Education