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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.
The ‘average’ revolutionized scientific research, but overreliance on it has led to discrimination and injury

The ‘average’ revolutionized scientific research, but overreliance on it has led to discrimination and injury

When analyzing a set of data, one of the first steps many people take is to compute an average. You might compare your height against the average height of people where you live, or brag about your favorite baseball player’s batting average. But while the average can help you study a dataset, it has important […] … learn more→

“Child influencers”: is this reasonable?

“Child influencers”: is this reasonable?

Their names are Swan, Kalys, Athena, Ryan, Mila, Lili-Rose or Hugo. They are sometimes nicknamed the “Sephora kids”. They are between 3 and 15 years old, and they are followed by millions of fans on YouTube, TikTok, Instagram and Snapchat. They are child influencers. These minor children, sometimes even still babies, are exposed daily by their parents to “views” […] … learn more→

Climate comedy works − here’s why, and how it can help lighten up a politically heavy year in 2024

Climate comedy works − here’s why, and how it can help lighten up a politically heavy year in 2024

In a catchy YouTube video, British comedian Jo Brand translates a scientist’s long-winded description of the fossil fuel industry’s role in the climate crisis this way: “We are paying a bunch of rich dudes 1 trillion dollars a year to f— up our future,” she says. “Even the dinosaurs didn’t subsidize their own extinction. Who’s the stupid species now?” […] … learn more→

How teens benefit from being able to read ‘disturbing’ books that some want to ban

How teens benefit from being able to read ‘disturbing’ books that some want to ban

Should we worry, as massive book-banning efforts imply, that young people will be harmed by certain kinds of books? For over a decade and through hundreds of interviews, my colleague, literacy professor Peter Johnston, and I have studied how adolescents experience reading when they have unfettered access to young adult literature. Our findings suggest that many are helped rather than […] … learn more→

What does it really mean to be 'feminazi'?

What does it really mean to be ‘feminazi’?

In response to the feminist upheaval among citizens and the progressive institutionalization of equality policies, anti-feminist reactions are occurring , generally coming from conservative groups. The anti-feminist reaction is a recurring phenomenon , since it returns every time women begin to make some progress towards equality. Considered inherently reactionary, this response would be motivated by a feeling of revenge and […] … learn more→

How educator Gloria Jean Merriex used dance, drills and devotion to turn around a failing elementary school in a year

How educator Gloria Jean Merriex used dance, drills and devotion to turn around a failing elementary school in a year

When Duval Elementary – a school that served mostly Black and poor students in East Gainesville, Florida – failed the state’s high-stakes standardized test in 2002, district leaders pressured the school’s educators to more closely follow the curriculum. But Gloria Jean Merriex, who taught third and fourth grade reading and fifth grade math, wasn’t interested. She argued […] … learn more→

Africa needs China for its digital development – but at what price?

Africa needs China for its digital development – but at what price?

Digital technologies have many potential benefits for people in African countries. They can support the delivery of healthcare services, promote access to education and lifelong learning, and enhance financial inclusion. But there are obstacles to realising these benefits. The backbone infrastructure needed to connect communities is missing in places. Technology and finance are lacking too. […] … learn more→

Writing is a technology that restructures thought — and in an AI age, universities need to teach it more

Writing is a technology that restructures thought — and in an AI age, universities need to teach it more

In an age of AI-assisted writing, is it important for university students to learn how to write? We believe it is now more than ever. In the writing classroom, students get the time and help they need to understand writing as not only a skill, but what the language scholar Walter J. Ong called a “technology […] … learn more→