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Kevin is a co founder of the world.edu project. The past 20 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.
Remove tenure by changing name of School…seriously?

Remove tenure by changing name of School…seriously?

In the Communist takeovers of the 20th century, the shapers of public opinion were targeted for either control or elimination. This is understandable, as socialist ideas generally can’t stand up to any intelligent challenge…getting rid of people with an opposing point of view, particularly those who can express that view to the public, is thus […] … learn more→

Tips to help you fall in love with studying

Tips to help you fall in love with studying

Studying is often considered to be one of the most monotonous activities in this world. The primary reason for the same is that we want to learn things and gain practical experience without including theory as a part of the process. This is not the right approach, and we know about it, but we do […] … learn more→

Three prejudices I had about distance learning before getting my MA online

Three prejudices I had about distance learning before getting my MA online

Several years ago, like most of the BA graduates I’ve faced the problem of combining full-time work and studying. On the one hand, I wanted to continue my education further, on the other, I have a student loan to pay off and some other family responsibilities requiring me to work. So finally I’ve decided not […] … learn more→

Do challenges make school seem impossible or worthwhile?

Do challenges make school seem impossible or worthwhile?

Did you get where you intended to in life? Are you as healthy, wealthy and wise as you want to be? If not, perhaps the problem is a lack of motivation. Some studies suggest that motivation – rather than ability or skill – is the best predictor of educational and professional attainment. But what do […] … learn more→

I quit! Why I am leaving UK academia

I quit! Why I am leaving UK academia

Last year I started playing competitive squash in the East of Scotland League. After the matches, meals and drinks are provided by the hosting club in a social setting. Squash is a sport that attracts people of all ages from all walks of life. I have spoken to actuaries, chefs, farmers, delivery personnel, school teachers, […] … learn more→

What do examiners think of the PhD by publication?

What do examiners think of the PhD by publication?

The thesis-by-publication (or alternative thesis) format is becoming more and more ‘trendy’ for the modern day PhD student. This approach offers students an opportunity to write their thesis alongside writing peer reviewed publications and refining those all-important research skills. There are many excellent ‘how-to’ articles out there, but what do examiners think of alternative thesis? […] … learn more→

Artificial intelligence holds great potential for both students and teachers – but only if used wisely

Artificial intelligence holds great potential for both students and teachers – but only if used wisely

Artificial intelligence (AI) enables Siri to recognise your question, Google to correct your spelling, and tools such as Kinect to track you as you move around the room. Data big and small have come to education, from creating online platforms to increasing standardised assessments. But how can AI help us use and improve it? AI […] … learn more→

It’s that time of year…

It’s that time of year…

As this post publishes I am on my way to the Tate Summer School, the gallery’s annual professional development programme for teachers. I’ve been making this journey at this time of year since 2012. This is my sixth Summer School. Why? Because I work as a partner ethnographer, “embedded’ in the Tate  Schools and Teachers team who […] … learn more→

Florida remediation doubles down on doublespeak

Florida remediation doubles down on doublespeak

One of the best kept secrets of “higher ed” is how much of it is repetition of high school, or lower. It’s particularly bad at what are called (or used to be called) community colleges, institutions taxpayers were suckered into paying for in exchange for their kids being “taught” the same subjects taxpayers paid for […] … learn more→

How to reap educational benefits through mobile apps?

How to reap educational benefits through mobile apps?

‘Education is something that one resembles after forgetting all that they have learned in school.’ The sole intent of education is imparting knowledge, now with what sources is not something that should be restricted. Back in the date, students were forced to visit a library and pick up books to learn new things or gather […] … learn more→