An update on MOOCs: Strides and strife in the US as the UK ploughs on

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Here at Tutorhub, we’ve been keeping our keen eye on the embryonic educational phenomenons that are MOOCs (massive open online courses) and an article from the BBC today raised an eyebrow, with me at least. Coursera, arguably the behemoth amongst fledgeling online universities with a whopping 2.8 million registered students has just announced it will... Read more »

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Top Tips: Avoiding university fines

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It has emerged that students in the UK racked up fines totalling £551,237.30 in the last academic year alone, following a Freedom of information request from the Guardian. Offences like drunkenness (shock horror); smoking and unauthorised parties have all rendered naughty students somewhat out of pocket. On the bizarre end of the scale, students have been fined... Read more »

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The rise and rise of private tutoring – how to keep up with the pack

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Incredible insight into the world of high-end tutoring in this week’s Times, which claims some wealthy families from overseas are offering the best-qualified British tutors up to £80,000 a year (including housing) to prepare their kids for the Common Entrance exam, as well as provide GCSEs and A-level help. Wow. In Korea, spending on after-class... Read more »

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Top Ten: Educational Tools for Students

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A great deal of debate among EdTech enthusiasts centres around pinning down a date for when paperless classrooms become the norm, where digital devices triumph as the medium of choice for delivering education. Indeed, across the pond the State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA) has recommended that digital instructional materials should completely replace traditional printed... Read more »

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