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Who would make it into your Dream School?

Love him or loathe him, Jamie Oliver’s wide-screen face will be filling T.V sets for the next few weeks as he embarks on his next moral conquest; this time tackling education with an all-star cast and the best staffroom sarnies ever to grace a … Continue reading

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Online Tutoring: The Cons

As I said in a previous post, online learning has distinct advantages and disadvantages. In my opinion, the advantages far outweigh the counter (in more ways than my initial outline) but it’s well worth looking at the disadvantages which are … Continue reading

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Introducing Distance Learning

In my continuing quest to pour some light on the often confusing world of online learning, I want to look at distance learning courses – one of the earliest forms of academic learning set outside of the four classroom walls. Like … Continue reading

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Deciphering the world of Online Learning

It’s quite clear to me, and anyone else who’s interested in education, that in recent times we’ve witnessed a boom in the trend of online education and homework help. Understanding the options can be confusing. See above.   Every day … Continue reading

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Online learning: The Pro’s

Whenever man makes some great advancement in life, it always seems to be down to a bit of technological boffinry. The wheel, the internal combustion engine, the Sinclair C5 … alright, we can’t get it right every time. Either way, it’s technological innovation that … Continue reading

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Nature Vs Nurture

Getting quite animated today as I read through an old Mike Baker article about a topic that has been in the mind of every parent at some time or another.   It’s a controversial issue; do genes determine how well children perform … Continue reading

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Can Online Learning combat rurality?

After my recent musing on how VLE’s could signal the death knell for the snow day, I got to thinking about the other ways in which the internet can help overcome some of the challenges facing education. So picture the … Continue reading

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What worries parents most?

Research carried out by The National Confederation of Parent Teacher Associations has shown that low-level disruption and bullying are top of the class when it comes to parents’ worries about their kids education. The exclusive research is a couple of years old … Continue reading

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All hail the tutor

Wading through the Wall Street Journal archives yesterday (don’t ask why) and I come across a bizarre article that might turn the heads of some of our tutors. In Hong Kong, it seems tutoring has been taken to whole new levels. It’s … Continue reading

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Will Virtual Learning Environments put an end to the ‘snow day’?

Quite interested last week to read the swathes of tweets about what everyone’s been up to on the recent snow days. More curious to see many schools and teachers tweeting about how they’re using VLE’s to set and mark work … Continue reading

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