Top Ten: Educational Apps for iPads

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Last week it was interesting to see this video clip from the BBC highlighting the tech-savvy story of The Essa Academy in Bolton, a place that’s taken a huge step towards creating a ‘bookless school’. Every student and member of staff has been issued an iPad and all school work is carried out the little... Read more »

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MOOCs – the future of Higher Ed?

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A few months ago, I blogged about the emergence of a trend in top-tier standard education being delivered Online free to anyone with a decent Internet connection in the US. Now, it seems the phenomenon has made a dash across the pond as a coalition of UK based Universities pull rank in an effort to... Read more »

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Does tutoring work? And if so, why?

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The Sutton Trust estimate that nearly a quarter (23%) of UK schoolchildren aged 11-16 in England and Wales have received some private or home tuition, with the proportion of students receiving tuition has increasing from 18% in 2005 to 23% in 2011. It is clearly a growth industry, but it would only be natural to... Read more »

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