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Three strategies to help students navigate dodgy online content

Three strategies to help students navigate dodgy online content

A recent Stanford University Report revealed that students’ abilities to distinguish between questionable and valid online content needed work. In one example cited in the report, researchers set high school and university students a task to evaluate the credibility of information found on the MinimumWage.com site. Only 9% of high school students and 6% of university students could identify […] … learn more→

Antifa investigated: Arrest made

Antifa investigated: Arrest made

Antifa is a menace; the mere knowledge that these maniacs are near is more than enough to cause classes to be cancelled, as has happened numerous times on campuses throughout the country. Everywhere they show up, violence ensues…it’s so weird that it’s taken so long for Antifa to be considered as, possibly, a terrorist organization. […] … learn more→

The deplatforming epidemic

The deplatforming epidemic

It used to be controversial speakers were controversial, and that was it. Now controversial has been defined down to the most meager of offenses. As faculty, even to say something as “controversial” as “Trump doesn’t get a fair shake in the media” is enough to get you fired. Heck, even in chatting in forums, I […] … learn more→

How better education has built a more secular Britain

How better education has built a more secular Britain

It’s official: the people of Great Britain have lost faith. New research from the British Social Attitudes survey reveals that 71% of young people are not religious. Overall, 53% of the population in England and Wales are non-religious. It is the first time that following a religion has been a minority position. Only 18% of […] … learn more→

A guide to social entrepreneurship

A guide to social entrepreneurship

A social entrepreneur creates innovation and transformation to provide solutions to social, cultural or environmental issues in various fields including education, health, agriculture, human rights and climate change. Leading entrepreneurs build sustainable organizations that try to achieve large scale change through a new invention, a different approach or a more rigorous application of known technologies. […] … learn more→

Poisoned water holes: the legal dangers of dark web policing

Poisoned water holes: the legal dangers of dark web policing

Australian police are using “poisoned watering holes” to investigate crime on the dark web. By taking over illegal marketplaces that traffic in child pornography or drugs, law enforcement are collecting information about criminals all over the world. Of course, crimes that occur on the internet often cross international borders, but this situation is creating troubling […] … learn more→

Beware the cult of ‘tech fixing’ – it’s why America is eyeing the nuclear button

Beware the cult of ‘tech fixing’ – it’s why America is eyeing the nuclear button

With even Vladimir Putin now warning of global catastrophe from the recent tensions in Korea, we are in arguably the worst period of nuclear brinkmanship since the end of the Cold War. It is partly thanks to a strand of thinking among the American right that a nuclear attack on Pyongyang would succeed where decades […] … learn more→

Does being religious or spiritual make you more ethical at work?

Does being religious or spiritual make you more ethical at work?

Can religion and spirituality promote ethical behaviour in the workplace? It’s a contentious issue, but our research comprising interviews with forty Indian top level executives suggests it might. We found that virtues embedded within the various traditions of religion and spirituality (Hinduism, Jainism, Islam, Sikhism, Christianity and Zoroastrianism) play a role in ethical decision-making in […] … learn more→

The middle-class academic elite is totally out of touch

The middle-class academic elite is totally out of touch

Over the past year and a bit, I have watched the academic world (in all disciplines) flail around at Brexit, at Donald Trump and, this summer, at the Grenfell Tower fire. “How could these tragedies have happened?” they cry. It is clear that this middle-class, liberal, highly educated section of society did not see these […] … learn more→

The rise in personalised story books and what it means for children’s privacy

The rise in personalised story books and what it means for children’s privacy

When was the last time you read a good book? If it was quite a while ago you might want to head to the library or the nearest bookstore, because research shows that reading makes you happier. In fact, adults who read books regularly are on average more satisfied with life, and more likely to […] … learn more→