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Virtual reality's fragile magic ingredient

Pioneers of the new wave of VR reveal how they immerse you in other worlds, but "presence" doesn't come easily. "It's like a small bird you can very easily kill," one filmmaker says.<p>One moment I'm in a room full of people, the next I'm in the sun-scorched Australian Outback. But it takes more than …

Virtual Reality

Poor citation practices are a form of academic self-harm in the humanities and social sciences

There is a huge gulf between many STEM scientists (in science, technology, engineering and mathematics) and scholars in other disciplines in how …

4 Elements to Effective Adult Learning

eLearning professionals, pay attention! These are the four key elements that are essential for effective adult learning.

eLearning

Quality assurance burden £1 billion, says study

Almost 8 per cent of university teaching budgets – equivalent to £1 billion a year – is spent on complying with measures to uphold academic …

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The invention of tradition: how ‘researchers’ replaced teachers

The word “traditional” is possibly the most overused term in higher education. In fact, in common with nearly all institutions that have endured for …

10 Tips How to Unleash Your Creativity in Street Photography

<i>(Above photograph: Hong Kong, 2011. Eric Kim)</i><p>One of the most influential books I have recently is titled: “Imagine: How Creativity Works”. It was a …

How Digital Tools Improve Teaching and Learning

Adapted from an article I co-authored, Real-World Ready: Leveraging Digital Tools <br>Digital tools are transforming essential elements of the education …

Bloom's Critical Thinking Questions to Use in Class

December, 2014<br>Critical thinking is an essential skill in the cognitive development of students. It is probably the number one skill teachers would …

9 Traits of Good Digital Citizens

Are your students good digital citizens? Do you teach digital citizenship? In today’s world, discussing digital citizenship may be one of the most …

Design education is "tragic" says Jonathan Ive

<b>News:</b> Apple's head designer Jonathan Ive says he struggles to hire young staff as schools are failing to teach them how to make products.<p>Speaking at …

The Art of Finding: An Important Digital Literacy

In his book, Smarter Than You Think: How Technology Is Changing Our Minds For The Better, Clive Thompson talks about the emergence of important new …

A Consensus on the Brain Training Industry from the Scientific Community

October 20, 2014<p>As the baby boomers enter their golden years with mounting concerns about the potential loss of cognitive abilities, markets are …

Ten Popular Ed Tech Tools That Were Updated This Summer

During the summer the IT department at your school may have been working to update the technology infrastructure in your school. At the same time, …

Teachers Surveyed on Using Digital Games in Class

• Introduction<br>• Games in the Classroom<br>• How to Choose<br>• Barriers<br>• Impact<p>Introduction<p>Although technology in the classroom is evolving from computers to tablets, …

Science Bob

Is this sphere really moving? Make the image full size and move your gaze around or scroll up and down. Many sense the illusion of movement. I do. Do …

Facial surgery using 3D printed parts 'totally life-changing' for British bike crash victim

A British man who suffered horrific facial injuries in a motorbike accident has had pioneering surgery to rebuild his face using 3D printed …

Computer literacy tested in schools amid concerns of digital divide

Computer use is increasing at home and at school but experts are questioning whether it is leading to growing literacy for all students.<p>Kristy …