Education and Learning

The EdTechie Martin Weller's Personal Blog: Lecture capture – don’t fight it, feel it Lecture capture would be a strange choice of hill for me to die on since I work at a university that doesn’t do lectures, and have no experience of it. But Sheila MacNeill started a twitter conversation about it, and ...
What connects meringue and space shuttle design? | FameLab
How do astronauts survive the intense heat of space travel? Aerospace engineer and Great British Bake Off star Andrew Smyth delves into the science with ginger biscuits and healthy dollop of meringue.
Andrew has been a judge for and supports ...
The EdTechie Martin Weller's Personal Blog: 25 Years of Ed Tech: Themes & Conclusions
Now that I have completed the 25 Years of Ed Tech series (which was actually 26 years, because maths), I thought I’d have an attempt at some synthesis of it and try to extract some themes. In truth, each of ...
What can caramel teach us about concrete bridges? | FameLab
Aerospace whizz and Great British Bake Off star Andrew Smyth bridges the gap between baking and science for a sugary sweet lesson in structural engineering.
Andrew has been a judge for and supports FameLab, the world's leading science communication competition. ...
The EdTechie Martin Weller's Personal Blog: 25 Years of EdTech: 2018 – Critical Ed Tech
[The last in the 25 Years of Ed Tech series]
I’ll do a conclusion and themes post (if I can be arsed) of the 25 Years series, but now we reach the end. For this year, I’ve chosen not a ...
The EdTechie Martin Weller's Personal Blog: 25 Years of Ed Tech: 2017 – blockchain
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Of all the technologies listed in this series, blockchain is perhaps the most perplexing, both in how it works and in why it is even in this list. In 2016 several people independently approached ...
The EdTechie Martin Weller's Personal Blog: 25 Years of Ed Tech: 2016 – The return of AI
[Continuing the 25 Years of Ed Tech series]
I covered this in 1993’s entry, that Artificial intelligence was the focus of attention in education in the 1980s and 1990s with the possible development of intelligent tutoring systems. The initial enthusiasm ...
Football: a history of the world's favourite sport
How did football become the biggest sport on the planet? Dr Jonathan Cable takes us on a journey from brutal ball games in Mesoamerica through to the first Football Association, and the birth of the FIFA World Cup.
Find out ...
India: A Billion Dreams | Chelsea Flower Show 2018
India: A Billion Dreams is a garden commissioned by the British Council and designed by Sarah Eberle. The cricket-themed garden celebrates 70 years of the British Council in India and the culmination of the UK-India Year of Culture.
The garden ...
GO Wales Stori Rachael
Gwyliwch y fideo hwn i ddysgu am brofiadau un o’n myfyrwyr ar y rhaglen GO-Wales
GO Wales Stori Rachael - Cyflogwyr
Gwyliwch y fideo hwn i weld sut mae un o’n partneriaid-gyflogwyr wedi cefnogi myfyriwr OUiW ar ei raglen GO-Wales.
GO Wales Rachael’s story – Employers
Watch this video to see how one of our employer partners have supported an OUiW student on the GO-Wales programme.
GO Wales Rachael’s story
Watch this video to learn about the experiences of one of our students on the GO-Wales programme.
Arabic: rich, poetic, and in high demand
Arabic is one of the most popular global languages, and is very useful for UK citizens. Britain's most multilingual student, Alex Rawlings, is here to take you on a whistle-stop introduction tour of a language that'll set you apart on ...
Differences in student degree and employment outcomes This report examines how outcomes vary for different student groups based on a range of factors including gender, disability, educational disadvantage, age, ethnicity and entry qualifications. For the first time this data also includes outcomes for BTEC students.
REF panel membership appointments announced The first set of panel members for the next Research Excellence Framework has been confirmed.
Universities receive £1.5 million to support mental health and wellbeing for postgraduate research students Funding totalling £1.5 million has been awarded by HEFCE to 17 universities in England, to improve support for the mental health and wellbeing of postgraduate research students. Five further universities are involved in the scheme as partners in joint projects. ...
How much is your country opening up its universities to the world?
Being an international university means a lot more than attracting foreign students, and some countries have particularly conducive conditions for an international higher education system.
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Are cities becoming more powerful than nations?
As cities grow in economic power and international connections, will they clash more with national governments? Can they afford to ignore their governments? And how should national governments respond to cities' economic ascent?
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Why are similar businesses located closely to one another?
What causes businesses to cluster in certain parts of a city, and is it a good thing? We asked Kat Hanna, Research Manager at the Centre for London, a think-tank focusing on the UK capital.
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News story: Regional winners from across the country are announced Regional winners in the National Apprenticeship Awards 2018 are being announced at 9 regional ceremonies taking place over the next 3 weeks.
Detailed guide: Develop skills in Holocaust education Holocaust education continuing professional development (CPD) is designed to help teachers develop their skills and confidence to improve Holocaust teaching.

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