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The Best Interview Question I Have Ever Faced

And what my answer to it was.<p><b>I</b>t’s my first interview in a while and I am sat there trying desperately to remain calm, observing the unspoken word as …

The 5 Things Elon Musk Does Every Day to Make Himself Productive

Elon Musk gets more done each day than any three random CEOs. Here's how he manages it.<p>Last week, I pointed out that because Elon Musk can successfully run multiple businesses, he could run any one of those businesses working part-time. Because of this, mere mortals like you and me should be able …

Tesla

'Is it too soon for a history of PowerPoint and its effect on teaching, learning and thinking?'

In recent years, publishers have exploited our interest in the "biographies of things" – books have been written about cod, cotton, even the colour …

Top 10 Strategies for Building Students’ Critical Thinking

<i>EducationWorld is pleased to present this article by Christi Wilson, an 11-year teaching veteran who contributes to several education Web sites,</i> …

Two Good Tools for Making Multimedia eBooks

Developing multimedia ebooks can be a good way for students to enhance portions of fiction and non-fiction stories that they write. By adding …

3 Reasons Leaders Should Be More Specific

Whether things at your company are going well or poorly, it's always a good time to get down to the nitty-gritty.<p>No matter who you are, what kind of company you run, or how long you've been doing it, you'll never make the right calls 100 percent of the time. The only way to avoid making any …

The 3 Meta-Skills You Need to Learn to Achieve Anything in Life

In the world today, the only thing that we are sure of is that it will change. But by the words of Jeff Bezos, we need to focus on the things that …

One Question We Should Always Ask When Implementing Technology into Classrooms

In 2014, and in my book, “The Innovator’s Mindset,” I wrote about the notion of “school vs. learning,” and it was summarized in the image below by …

Best (and Free!!) Resources to understand Nuts and Bolts of Deep learning

The internet is filled with tutorials to get started with Deep Learning. You can choose to get started with the superb Stanford courses CS221 or …

Here are the 7 rules of success

<b>What are the rules of success?</b><p>Rule #1: Define success for yourself … everything else is bullsh-t<p>Plain and simple.<p>The first rule of success is that …

4 simple exercises to strengthen your attention and reduce distractibility

<i>Mengxin Li</i><p>Our attention gets hijacked by everything from the stress in our lives to the ding of our phones. Neuroscientist Amishi Jha shows how we …

Laird Hamilton's age-busting 10-point plan to supercharge your body

Laird Hamilton found fame and fortune surfing the world’s biggest breakers. But, as he tells Tim Lewis, his daredevil streak could easily have led him down more dangerous paths as a young man. Plus, he reveals his life secrets for staying ahead of the curve<p>Laird Hamilton has ridden many of the …

Aquatic Sports

The (super enjoyable) Japanese secret to becoming a morning person

In an ideal world, your morning routine would <i>always</i> set you up for a kickass day ahead. But if you’ve got a packed to-do list, it’s all too easy for …

6 Smart Ways People With Emotional Intelligence Respond When Their Buttons Are Pushed

hen conflicts flare at your workplace, how do you respond?<p>Everyone has a "drama" story at work. What's yours?<p>In a previous company, I vividly recall a senior executive marching down the hall spewing expletives on his way to wage war with a middle manager. An ongoing issue boiled over, and this VP …

Here’s How Higher Education Dies

A futurist says the industry may have nowhere to go but down. What does the slide look like?<p>Maybe higher education has reached its peak. Not the Harvards and Yales of the world, but the institutions that make up the rest of the industry—the regional public schools who saw decades of growth and are …

Higher Education

4 Hours Listening to Tony Robbins Will Teach You More About Business Than 4 Years in College

If you're looking to learn about growing a company, why not learn from someone who has built 30 of them?<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Some people roll their eyes at the very mention of Tony Robbins, but I recently attended one of his events, and while I can understand …

Business Strategy

7 Simple Tricks That Will Instantly Increase Your Emotional Intelligence

Learning to do these seven things will help you avoid saying and doing things you later regret.<p>In today's world, there is a constant battle for control of your emotions.<p>Sometimes this battle rages within--like when you strive to keep balanced, despite negative feelings rising inside of you. Other …

10 EdTech Tools for Encouraging Classroom Collaboration

By: Rachelle Dene Poth. Teaching students collaboration skills is important, and it can be made a lot easier with the help of EdTech. This list …

Education Technology

The Best Businesses to Start From Home This Year

You don't need a large office space to start a profitable home-based company.<p>For even the most diligent bootstrappers, the costs associated with starting a business can be intimidating. But there's at least one simple way to cut down on costs: by running your business from home.<p>The majority of …

A beginner's guide to learning Python

Python development is on the rise thanks to its open source nature and ability to power some of the most well-known sites and applications such as Google and YouTube. One of the draws to learning Python include its ease-of-use and being able to quickly start learning and developing with Python …

Scientists say this ridiculously simple strategy can help you learn anything

In other words, instead of reading and rereading a list of vocabulary words, you should read it once and then test yourself repeatedly.<p>The same strategy works for pretty much anything you're hoping to commit to memory, and there's a growing body of research behind it. Psychologists call this …

The Brain

10 Top Programming Languages For Learning To Code

Everyone wants to learn how to code, but what is the best entry point? Here are 10 top ways to check "programming" off your skills life-list.<p>1 of …

Business Technology

The 8 Words You Should Never Use On Your Resume (And The Ones You Should)

A career adviser says some words are so overused that employers just roll their eyes when they read them.<p><i>Absurdly Driven looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>You don't really want to be writing résumés, do you?<p>You just want everyone to think you're …

Writers' Lab: How you should start writing from Day 1

In the academic blogosphere, there are fans and haters of starting with writing at the very beginning of your PhD.<p>I started writing very early, and …

Improving your academic writing: My top 10 tips – Raul Pacheco-Vega, PhD

The topic of academic writing has been popular in the blogosphere and Twittersphere in the past couple of weeks. I think it all came from Stephen …

Getting it write: best practice in academic writing

How do you perfect the art of good academic writing? Join our live chat Friday 27 July at 12 BST to explore best practice from conference papers to funding applications and blogs<p>Aside from concerns over growing consumerism, managerialism and diminishing job security for early career researchers, …

Academic Writing

Using English for Academic Purposes: Information and advice for Students in Higher Education studying through the medium of English. The information …

The Best Infographic Ever on 15 Common Grammar Mistakes

I know, grammar is nobody’s favourite topic. Most people probably never studied it at school (not their fault, ok), and often we don’t really care …

How to Improve Your Study Skills

I'm pretty good about studying, but I forget the material at exam time. How can I change that?<p>wikiHow Contributor<p>If you have prepared well for your …

Free teaching & learning resources for UK higher education

Popular Resources<p>Here are some of our most popular resources:<p>(writing adapted from Moon, cited in Cottrell 1999:23) Descriptive writing …

Higher Education