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$1 Million global education "Nobel in teaching" announced

Today at the Global Education and Skills Forum, in Dubai, education entrepreneur and philanthropist Sunny Varkey announced a $1 million prize, to be …

We’ve Gone Grammar!

Grammar is one of the principal frameworks by which language is organized, learned and taught. We recognize this and have launched new sets of …

Love libraries? Then you’re probably ahead of the technological curve.

New research on library users from the Pew Research Center suggests that people who report high engagement with libraries tend to be pretty tech savvy. The two groups identified by the Pew Internet and American Life Project as having the highest level of engagement with libraries, "library lovers" …

How can universities stop students cheating online?

Hoping your big sister will help you out with your latest assignment? If you're studying online with Coursera, you'd better not let her do the typing. Special software that recognises students' typing speeds and rhythms is used to verify identity, preventing somebody else from taking an assessment …

Can you learn to be creative?

Is creativity magical? Not according to those now teaching it as a skill, discovers Colin Barras. Are there really secrets to unlocking your imagination?<p>Is it possible to be learn what it takes to be creative? If you look at great artists, musicians or entrepreneurs, it can seem that creativity is …

Touring the world's most beautiful libraries

The best libraries were created not just as repositories of books but as big, open public spaces that celebrate the connections even the most humble citizens have to civilization and literary culture. But we don't often think of a library itself as a tourist destination.<p>Now the travel site Fodor's …

8 pronunciation errors that made the English language what it is today

Someone I know tells a story about a very senior academic giving a speech. Students shouldn't worry too much, she says, if their plans "go oar-y" after graduation. Confused glances are exchanged across the hall. Slowly the penny drops: the professor has been pronouncing "awry" wrong all through her …

Turkish students fail to go beyond ‘hello’ in English courses

Hacer Boyacıoğlu ANKARA / Hürriyet<p>AA photo<p>A majority of Turkish students are unable to improve their English language skills due to poor language …

Google Debuts Education Tool Oppia for Teaching Others

Google today launched a new online education tool called Oppia, currently an open source project with the goal of making it easy for anyone to create online interactive activities that others can learn from. Called explorations, these activities can be built and contributed to by multiple people …

Teachers are Learning Designers

Empower Yourself<p>For so long, teachers have been disempowered to design. With prescribed curriculum, overly strict pacing guides and the like, …