Evidence-based education needs standardised assessment

Evidence-based education needs standardised assessment

The latest Gonski review aims to improve evidence-based decision-making in Australian school education. It recognises that governments’ educational investment must be based on more than politics, just as teachers’ instructional decisions must be based on more than intuition. Like other professional sectors, Australian education must be guided by rigorous evidence of what works, for whom and in […] … learn more→

Doubling down, fiat currency, and the social justice warrior

Doubling down, fiat currency, and the social justice warrior

Allow me to start by discussion of a gambling strategy that is, mathematically, guaranteed to win. Yes, I’m using “mathematically” as a weasel word, but let me explain the basics of it. Suppose you go to a casino, and you can make a $5 wager on a single die roll. If a 1 or 2 […] … learn more→

Part-time jobs in College: Pros and cons

Part-time jobs in College: Pros and cons

Having a part time job in college can be greatly beneficial. There are definitely financial rewards to working part time in college that cannot be overlooked. You can invest the money wisely, for example, by using it to get assignment help online. However, there are also many negatives to take into account and navigate before you […] … learn more→

Shakespeare now requires trigger warnings

Shakespeare now requires trigger warnings

Ah the fragile college “snowflake.” These precious students are so delicate that they must be protected from shock at all times, must be provided safe spaces filled with puppies and Play-Doh. If you check alternative news, you can find endless videos of these creatures, as well as campuses eager to protect their genteel sensibilities from […] … learn more→

Want to be a great leader? Never stop learning.

Want to be a great leader? Never stop learning.

Do you want to be more than just a manager at a company? Are you seeking to improve your leadership persona to get ahead in life and at the same time lead other people to success? Is it that you have no idea about leadership, but you believe that it’s time to change for the […] … learn more→

Legal aspects of e-business meant for e-commerce students

Legal aspects of e-business meant for e-commerce students

Electronic commerce (e-commerce) is a new business concept that’s emerging through the dynamic phases of an evolving business world. Based on information technology and business management, e-commerce comprises of electronic data interchange (EDI), online transaction processing, inventory management systems, internet marketing, auto data collection systems, supply chain management, and electronic funds transfer. Firms that utilize […] … learn more→

How to select the right university for you

How to select the right university for you

You’ve decided a long time ago that university is the next step. Sure, there are other paths that you can follow, but you want to find a good job. Contrary to popular belief, a degree can help you secure a good job. While there are other factors that come into play, like communications skills or […] … learn more→

Requirements for Schengen Visa application

Requirements for Schengen Visa application

Obtaining a Schengen visa allows you to travel freely throughout the entire Schengen zone, which includes 26 European countries, for a specific timeframe. Nevertheless, depending on the type of visa and the Embassy or Consulate that issues it, you have to comply with certain restrictions in relation to the motive of your traveling and other […] … learn more→

UK: USS pension changes would be a disaster for universities, but they are preventable

UK: USS pension changes would be a disaster for universities, but they are preventable

The changes to the Universities Superannuation Scheme that Universities UK proposed on Friday will substantially alter the nature of academic employment in the pre-92 universities and will damage higher education irrevocably. They will mean academic salaries having to rise substantially to attract the best both internationally and from other industries to maintain standards. As such, […] … learn more→

Five checks to make sure your university marketing plays by the rules

Five checks to make sure your university marketing plays by the rules

Last week, the Advertising Standards Agency issued guidance to universities on the content of advertising and marketing materials aimed at attracting students. It followed on from the ASA’s regulatory arm, the Committee for Advertising Practice, upholding complaints of misleading or unsubstantiated claims against six universities. The rationale for the guidance is clearly explained by the ASA. “Choosing a […] … learn more→