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Kevin is founder of the world.edu project. The past 28 years have been involved in publishing to the education sector in print and the internet. Kevin has a degree in Education and has a many years experience in developing companies and projects.
How artificial intelligence and human thinking work

How artificial intelligence and human thinking work

Artificial Intelligence is now present in many spheres of our life. This rise of AI is both exciting and challenging because AI and machine learning have become an inseparable part of our life. The easiest way to understand artificial intelligence is to map it to something that we already understand, i.e. our intelligence. You can […] … learn more→

Parcoursup: first feedback on devices to help success

Parcoursup: first feedback on devices to help success

Parcoursup is the platform of orientation and application of high school students to higher education which replaced the Admissions Post-Bac site in 2018. For this second season of use, it seems important to us to return to one of the new features introduced by the procedure: support schemes offered to students to which universities answered […] … learn more→

Unrealistic striving for academic excellence has a cos

Unrealistic striving for academic excellence has a cos

In my past experience as an academic adviser, it was difficult to explain to a disappointed family why their child did not make an admissions cut-off when the student’s overall high school average was over 80 per cent. I also accompanied students who got into their programs of choice through the many hurdles they faced […] … learn more→

Aussie parents are under pressure to buy their kids academic advantage too

Aussie parents are under pressure to buy their kids academic advantage too

Allegations of parents cheating and bribing top-tier universities in the US to secure their children’s admission have caused a media storm in recent weeks. Those indicted included members of the Hollywood elite. The US attorney said “there can be no separate college admissions system for the wealthy”. The parents’ actions were denounced, in a system that claims […] … learn more→

Journalism needs to practice transparency in a different way to rebuild credibility

Journalism needs to practice transparency in a different way to rebuild credibility

Public trust in media continues to hover near all-time lows, driven by perceptions that the news industry is partisan and peddles inaccurate information (“fake news”), as well as ambivalence about news from social media. According to a new Knight Foundation report on news media trust, transparency is a key factor in restoring trust. Although media organizations promote the inherent value of transparency, they […] … learn more→

Read on paper, read on screen: how is it different?

Read on paper, read on screen: how is it different?

The screens of mobile phones, tablets and computers invade our daily lives, and here are dictionaries, class sheets or even literature classics just a click away. Should students be encouraged to take 100% of these unprecedented access to knowledge, and return the paper to the past? Nothing is less certain if we look at the […] … learn more→

Student loans warping society

Student loans warping society

I’m often asked about the long term effects on our culture from the huge student loan scam. I don’t have a crystal ball, so I have only conjecture, but a recent article from Buzzfeed (bear with me, I’ll be making corrections) tries to address this problem: Jen’s story is like a lot of people’s stories. […] … learn more→

Britain has its first new deep coal mine in decades – a result of pretending climate change isn’t political

Britain has its first new deep coal mine in decades – a result of pretending climate change isn’t political

The UK is widely seen as a climate leader. Its Climate Change Act, which passed into law ten years ago, is the envy of the world. It has targets for carbon reduction enshrined in law, and recently, the government hinted that it would adopt a target of zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 (the current target […] … learn more→

Universities must stop relying on software to deal with plagiarism

Universities must stop relying on software to deal with plagiarism

Educational software – whether it’s a teaching aid or a program designed to help teachers with administration – is big business. The recent multi-billion dollar acquisition of Turnitin, a program that is used around the world to flag possible evidence of plagiarism, is further proof of this. But does this application mean that universities are actually dealing with […] … learn more→