Are puzzle games good for the brain?

Are puzzle games good for the brain?

Since most of us love games we are constantly trying to justify this activity. Whatever happened to just playing games for the fun of it? If you have a fun blast game like Toy Crush on your smartphone you should know that you are not alone. Adults all over the world enjoy puzzle games during […] … learn more→

Vice Provost needed...Whites need not apply

Vice Provost needed…Whites need not apply

Earlier I covered a position for a Kentucky physicist where the job posting made it perfectly clear that no white person could get the job, on account of being white. Admin made it perfectly clear that the posting was a mistake. Honest, they would consider any candidate, regardless of skin color, so they say (wink, […] … learn more→

Math meritocracy is “tool of whiteness”?

Math meritocracy is “tool of whiteness”?

Once again we have a professor saying something ridiculous and getting press coverage, but once again the real detail is being missed: Professor claims ‘meritocracy’ in math class is a ‘tool of whiteness’: report Now, I’m citing Fox News above, a widely reviled news source. As per Wikileaks, it is one of the very few […] … learn more→

Stop labelling courses ‘vocational’ or ‘academic’ – they can be both

Stop labelling courses ‘vocational’ or ‘academic’ – they can be both

Through a series of reforms designed to strengthen the technical workforce, including the introduction of the apprenticeship levy, degree apprenticeships, T-levels and Institutes of Technology, the government is seeking to create a parity of esteem between vocational and academic educational routes. A greater commitment to investing in technical skills is welcome. As the Industrial Strategy […] … learn more→

DCIM & ITSM: Are they integrated

DCIM & ITSM: Are they integrated

What is ITSM The backbone for every modern business is Information Technology (IT). The processes in which the IT is maintained in a robust and reliable way while aligning with the need to support the entire life cycle of a product or service is termed as IT Service Management (ITSM). Why is ITSM growing in […] … learn more→

Utopia or nightmare? The answer lies in how we embrace self-driving, electric and shared vehicles

Utopia or nightmare? The answer lies in how we embrace self-driving, electric and shared vehicles

Emerging transport disruptions could lead to a series of nightmare scenarios and poorer transport systems unless we have sensible and informed public policy to avoid this. Of course, some foresee a utopian scene: self-driving electric vehicles zipping around our cities serving all our transport needs without road accidents or exhaust fumes. But the shift to […] … learn more→

There is no necessary economic benefit to expanding universities

There is no necessary economic benefit to expanding universities

The speech that the UK’s former minister for universities and science, Jo Johnson, gave to the Universities UK conference last year is a good example. “The economy of the future will continue to require graduates, and lots of them,” he said. “The steady rise in the level of formal qualifications held by those in employment […] … learn more→

Stuck in the past: the UK needs to produce creative thinkers not exam-passing machines

Stuck in the past: the UK needs to produce creative thinkers not exam-passing machines

The UK is experiencing a new renaissance. The first Renaissance looked back to the Classical world of ancient Rome and Greece. It bridged the historical divide from the Middle Ages to modern history (at least from a European perspective). Yet we find ourselves in a still newer modern “age of technology” in which robotics, gene editing and other once-unthinkable realities are defining our […] … learn more→

Do Colleges have strength to heed bond rating agency warnings?

Do Colleges have strength to heed bond rating agency warnings?

Moody’s and Standard & Poor’s recently released their updated outlooks for American higher education. The news is not good. Moody’s revised its 2018 outlook for higher education from stable to negative “as aggregate operating revenue moderates while expense growth increases.” Moody’s vice president, Susan E. Shaffer, elaborated: “the annual change in aggregate operating revenue for four-year colleges […] … learn more→

Design thinking can make kids see science - and themselves - differently

Design thinking can make kids see science – and themselves – differently

One of South Africa’s many complex challenges involves fixing and improving its education system. As part of this, the government has come up with a national strategy for three crucial teaching and learning areas: mathematics, science and technology. The aim is to strengthen how the subjects are taught using curricular methods and learning support materials. The establishment of science […] … learn more→