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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.
Science in the village: children who helped discover a medieval monastery

Science in the village: children who helped discover a medieval monastery

“Prof! Here is something! Will it be the “peace ring”? Will it be the grave of a monk? “. Primary school students in the public school of Belmonte de Miranda (in the council of Balmonte ) get excited with the first discoveries in the archaeological excavation of the monastery from his town. The long-awaited jewel they speak of is the “abbot’s ring.” It […] … learn more→

Five Australian universities get the bulk of philanthropic donations

Five Australian universities get the bulk of philanthropic donations

Philanthropy is a growing source of revenue for Australian universities. It’s essential to advancing quality research, equity and learning. On average, Australia’s top five fundraising universities receive nearly 20 times more donation revenue than their peers. Donations revenue generates A$476 million per year. This is a significant contribution compared to the $2.6 billion the federal government invests into […] … learn more→

How I build bridges

How I build bridges

A little while ago, I spent a morning writing introductory letters to people. They came about for a range of reasons: A friend had asked me if I knew someone who could help with qualitative methodology and analysis. I knew a consultant who could help. A colleague was looking for work, and I offered to […] … learn more→

Homework: How to make the most of search engines

Homework: How to make the most of search engines

Doing research on the Internet is a very formative activity. For example, a study has shown that young people who develop real online research strategies also have better grades at university. But these skills are not acquired automatically by spending more time surfing the web. On the contrary, students need explicit advice and instructions to be able to do more effective research. Young people tend […] … learn more→

Lecture recordings mean fewer students are turning up – does it matter?

Lecture recordings mean fewer students are turning up – does it matter?

In 2017, a business lecturer posted a photo on LinkedIn showing a completely empty university classroom, 15 minutes after the class had been scheduled to start. This is not an isolated incident. Anecdotally, lecture and tutorial attendance has been declining steadily in Australian universities and faculties for many years. Declining attendance may affect students’ academic performance and their sense of connectedness. University […] … learn more→

Playing about with data

Playing about with data

Not everything we do in our research has to have a definite end point. Sometimes it’s good to set aside all those anxieties about ‘getting through and getting done’. We might even like to take some time to simply play about with our data. Experiment. See what happens. Perhaps there are new insights to be […] … learn more→

China’s universities have been at the centre of its #MeToo movement

China’s universities have been at the centre of its #MeToo movement

China recently marked the second anniversary of its #MeToo movement and despite no robust legislation to curb sexual harassment on a national or institutional level, the movement has had some important victories driven mostly by students. Considering China’s ongoing censorship that has silenced various civic voices, the emergence and persistence of #MeToo should be regarded […] … learn more→