Peter Mellow

13,738 Added | 18 Magazines | 6 Likes | 3 Following | 2,381 Followers | @petermellow | Learning Design Coordinator in Learning Environments at the University of Melbourne. Interested in MOOCs, digital curation, learning spaces and learning.

How to Set up Students to Succeed in Online Learning

Make no mistake—college still works for most who attend; it remains the most reliable gateway to a successful future. But the numbers speak volumes …

Education

Q&A: Education Technology Expert On Teaching the Next Generation of Teachers

As an instructor in the University of Wisconsin-Platteville’s School of Education, <b>Jessica Brogley is teaching the next generation of teachers</b> — those …

Education Technology

Transgender kids are bullied all the time. The White House is helping the bullies.

If there has been one defining trait of the first month of the Trump administration, it’s bullying. Americans have watched their president turn on some of the country’s most vulnerable populations, including Muslim refugees and travelers and the judges who rule in their favor, as well as …

LGBTQ

Top students more likely to smoke pot, drink alcohol, study says

(CNN)British teens with the highest test scores are less likely to smoke cigarettes yet more likely to drink alcohol and smoke pot compared with teens with lower scores, according to a study published Wednesday in the British Medical Journal Open.<p>Although some people believe smart students simply …

Cannabis

The Flip Side of Abysmal MOOC Completion Rates? Discovering the Most Tenacious Learners

Usman Khaliq was an engineering student in northeastern Pakistan when he took his first MOOC. He quickly began supplementing his education with …

MOOCs

Explainer: what is heat stroke?

Nearly two weeks into the longest heatwave in seven years, the UK has been basking in temperatures of up to 32C. But while the weather is welcome for …

Wellness

What Michael Mosley has learnt since the 5:2 diet

It's a distinctly unsexy message to move more, eat less and eat your greens. But, break down most research about health, nutrition and exercise to …

Diabetes

Cultural exploration main factor for teenage study abroad interest

Three-fifths of teenagers have considered studying abroad but the majority have concerns about safety and security, according to research that …

Bad Hospital Design Is Making Us Sicker

As a medical resident working 30-hour shifts, I quickly came to cherish those rare moments when I could duck out of the bustling and brightly lit hospital corridors and lay my head on a pillow.<p>Granted, it was often in a barren call room with a stiff mattress and a rumbling heater. There I’d lie, …

Health Care

Men, Is Exercise Putting a Damper on Your Sex Life?

Men who exercise strenuously may have a lower libido than those whose workouts are lighter, according to one of the first studies to scientifically delve into the relationship between men’s workouts and their sex lives.<p>For years, scientists and active people have debated whether and how exercise …

Exercise

Judge to fraudster who targeted elderly: ‘I can’t give you any mercy.’

The crew preyed on a 94-year-old man living alone. “Their crimes robbed my dad not only of his money, but his trust in his own judgment,” his daughter wrote.<p>They targeted an 82-year-old woman, who also lived by herself. The fraud “was devastating,” her daughter stated.<p>And they scammed an …

Crime

Why Exercise Is Good for the Heart

Even a single workout could be good for the heart. That’s the conclusion of a fascinating new study in mice that found that 30 minutes on a treadmill affects gene activity within cardiac cells in ways that, over the long haul, could slow the aging of the animals’ hearts.<p>Although the study involved …

Longevity

Digital skills matter in the quest for the ‘holy grail’

<i>As part of the European Commission</i> <i>Study on the impact of marketing through social media, online games and mobile applications on children’s</i> …

Using Mobile Devices in your Teaching

iPads, Tablets and Laptops are being introduced to assist staff in the delivery of learning and teaching as our curriculum evolves, and to help give …

Scammers in China Fake Road Injuries, but Cameras Capture the Truth

BEIJING — The scam may be as old as the automobile itself: A fraudster throws himself in front of a vehicle and demands that the driver pay for his self-inflicted (or nonexistent) injuries. But in an age of ever-present cameras, it’s getting a lot harder to pull off.<p>There are scores of videos …

China

Demand for Digital Courseware Is Higher Than Supply, Survey Says

Now, more than ever, higher education stakeholders believe <b>digital course materials are the key</b> to solving systemwide problems.<p>A recent Pearson …

Fitbit fitness tracker helped diagnose Kiwi mum's serious medical condition

A passing glance at a brand new Fitbit may have just saved a Kiwi mother's life. Felicity McQueen, 34, was sitting down and doing paperwork when the …

New Zealand News

The truth about 10,000 steps a day and other health myths - Lifestyle

New Zealand News

Coursera’s new skill search could do for learning what Netflix did for TV

Coursera has emerged as a formidable competitor in the online education space, racking up 24 million registered learners with access to 1,900 courses. But with that growth in volume comes new challenges. With so much content, it’s difficult for users to find the videos they need. Today, Coursera is …

Machine Learning

Why teen brains need later school start time

Why do teenagers need more sleep? Jens-Olaf Walter, CC BY-NCMillions of high schoolers are having to wake up early as they start another academic …

Education

Kieran Foran opens up on Warriors arrival

Warriors five-eighth Kieran Foran has spoken about his initial time at the club and says he was always confident his one-year contract would be …

New Zealand News

NRL: Warriors prop Ben Matulino battling infection following knee surgery

Warriors front-rower Ben Matulino's playing return may be delayed as he fights to overcome an infection following knee surgery early in the new year. …

New Zealand News

Warriors' players rush to rescue young man swept away in water - Sport

New Zealand News

This divorced dad's brilliant post about his ex-wife is going viral - for all the right reasons

<b>For once in the history of the internet, a man's Facebook rant about his ex-wife is actually quite heartwarming.</b><p>Boston-based Billy Flynn Gadbois …

Marriage

Shaun Johnson's first-ever season opener at Mount Smart Stadium - Sport

Wearable Fitness Devices Don’t Seem to Make You Fitter

I once received a lot of blowback for an Upshot article in which I showed (with evidence) that exercise is not the key to weight loss. Diet is. Many, many readers cannot wrap their head around the notion that adding physical activity, and therefore burning more calories, doesn’t necessarily …

NRL: Warriors assistant coach Andrew McFadden happy in new role

Warriors assistant coach Andrew McFadden is enjoying the less stressful role working alongside head coach Stephen Kearney and says the new …

New Zealand News

Foul-mouthed Aussie businessman rants about 'expensive, overrated NZ' - Travel

New Zealand News

I gave my tween daughter a phone, and I have no regrets about it

I steeled myself for a world of worry when I presented my 12-year-old daughter with a phone for her birthday. She, on the other hand, squealed with …

Parenting

Finding ‘Personalized Learning’ and Other Edtech Buzzwords on the Gartner Hype Cycle

Education buzzwords come and go, just as the fads they sometimes represent.<p>But some endure and come back, much as in the Gartner Hype Cycle—or …

Learning