Education and Learning

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.
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The EdTechie Martin Weller's Personal Blog: Recognising our own expertise During the recent OU Crisis, one of the things I moaned about was the lack of faith senior management seemed to have in the expertise of their own staff. We brought in consultants, and hired people outside of higher ed, ...
The EdTechie Martin Weller's Personal Blog: 25 Years of EdTech – 2012: MOOCs
(we used David Kernohan’s image a lot back in the day and this is Michael Branson Smith’s animated version)
[Continuing the 25 Years of Ed Tech series]
Inevitably, in this series 2012 had to be allocated to MOOCs, when it ...
The EdTechie Martin Weller's Personal Blog: 25 Years of EdTech: 2011 – PLE
Personal Learning Environments (PLEs) were an outcome of the proliferation of services that suddenly became available following the web 2.0 boom. Learners and educators began to gather a set of tools to realize a number of functions. In edtech, the ...
The EdTechie Martin Weller's Personal Blog: 25 Years of EdTech: 2010 – Connectivism
[Continuing the 25 Years of Ed Tech series]
The early enthusiasm for e-learning saw a number of pedagogies resurrected or adopted to meet the new potential of the digital, networked context. Constructivism, problem-based learning, and resource-based learning all saw renewed ...
The EdTechie Martin Weller's Personal Blog: 25 Years of EdTech: 2009 – Twitter
[Continuing the 25 Years of Ed Tech series]
If the VLE was the big cheese of ed tech, then Twitter is the behemoth of third party tech that has been adopted in education. There’s probably too much that can be ...
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 ...
Mandarin Chinese: the most spoken language in the world
Mandarin Chinese is a useful language for business and travel. Britain's most multilingual student, Alex Rawlings, is here to take you on a quick introduction tour.
Read the full Languages for the Future report: https://www.britishcouncil.org/organisation/policy-insight-research/languages-future-2017
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.
German: an über-cool language
German is one of the most useful second languages for UK citizens. Britain's most multilingual student, Alex Rawlings, is here to take you on a whistle-stop introduction tour.
UK students and graduates, apply to become an English language assistant in ...
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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Our latest report, 'The shape of global higher ...
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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Decision: FE Commissioner intervention: Ruskin College FE Commissioner's intervention report summary on Ruskin College, and the Minister of State for Apprenticeships and Skills' letter to the chair.
Guidance: Using the Learning Records Service Guides for Learner Registration Bodies and Awarding Organisations on how to use the LRS and manage event data challenges.

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