Monthly Archives: June 2019

University offers ten separate orientations for Native Americans, black students, others

University offers ten separate orientations for Native Americans, black students, others

Asian, Latino students also get specialized programs One of the largest universities in California hosts nearly a dozen alternative orientations for its students, specially tailoring the events to fit numerous ethnicities and demographics, including Asian Pacific, black and Native American individuals The University of California, Berkeley’s website describes the 10 specialized orientations as “additional programming” that students […] … learn more→

Tips to effectively manage an offshore development team

Tips to effectively manage an offshore development team

Offshore software development is a trend that is here to stay. It allows companies to outsource development talent rather than rely on in-house programmers for all development tasks. Companies can have an unlimited pool of development talent they can put to use without waiting for the right employee to apply for a position and have […] … learn more→

The pros and cons of Bitcoin

The pros and cons of Bitcoin

Most people reading this article will have heard of Bitcoin and will be fully aware that it’s the oldest and by far the most popular form of cryptocurrency out there. It is fact that cryptocurrencies have grown in popularity and does offer a viable option to many across the world. Hence the reason we have […] … learn more→

Oxford debases for diversity

Oxford debases for diversity

In the 20th century, the American “system” of higher education affected how the whole world performed education and research at the highest levels. It’s now the 21st century, and the corrupted American system is spreading that corruption across the planet. How else to explain the following madness: Oxford University promises 25% of places to disadvantaged […] … learn more→

Why can’t students recognise transferable skills?

Why can’t students recognise transferable skills?

In 2012, Georgetown University professor Randy Bass published an article in Educause Review that really frustrated me. In the article, “Disrupting ourselves: the problem of learning in higher education”, he claimed that students found little value in the assignments that they complete for college and university courses. “In my experience of holding focus groups and […] … learn more→

Banning mobile phones in schools: beneficial or risky? Here’s what the evidence says

Banning mobile phones in schools: beneficial or risky? Here’s what the evidence says

Victorian education minister James Merlino’s announcement mobile phones will be banned for all students at state primary and secondary schools is certainly a bold move. The policy has been justified as a direct response to mounting levels of cyberbullying, concerns over distractions and schools struggling with discipline relating to students’ misuse of phones. Students will have to […] … learn more→

How tales talk about disability to children

How tales talk about disability to children

Fairy tales, which are said to be aimed at children , evoke a wonderful world a priori and most of them end on a happy or esteemed outcome. The peregrinations of heroes, however, aim to educate young readers by helping them discover the social world and the natural world. They do not avoid confrontation with danger, evil, fault. The universe […] … learn more→

Time reform in the educational field: a real need that still sounds like utopia

Time reform in the educational field: a real need that still sounds like utopia

The hourly reform (RH) promotes civic time habits, promoting equality between people, good relationship skills and, above all, the health and well-being of citizens ( Initiative for Time Reform, 2015 ). To achieve this, the HR proposes four major changes: Compact the working day to leave before work (being at home at 6:00 p.m., maximum). Introduce more […] … learn more→