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    Classroom to chatroom: technologies in teaching
    Won’t it be great when we can plug ourselves into the Matrix and learn Kung Fu in 30 seconds? While we’re waiting for the boffins work that out, though, we still need to teach each other how to do things by explaining.
  • Juillard School launches online courses
    Juillard School launches online courses

    In 1920, textile merchant Augustus D. Juilliard bequeathed a large amount of money for the advancement of music in the United States.

  • Get high for free drinking only water
    Get high for free drinking only water
    Maybe there’s a slight pang of guilt at the clickbaity title, but it got your attention and there are excellent reasons to read on. We’re talking about the links between exercise and feeling good in yourself, otherwise known as mental health.
  • The North Sea Bubble: Brexit Studies
    The North Sea Bubble: Brexit Studies

    The UK’s departure from the European Union is far from a done deal. It is very much an ongoing situation whose ramifications will be felt for decades to come.

  • Chinese maths textbooks to be translated for UK schools
    Chinese maths textbooks to be translated for UK schools

    British education ministers are interested in adopting what is known as ‘South Asian mastery’ in UK schools in an attempt to revive flagging maths achievement.

  • Institute offers glittering career in gemology
    Institute offers glittering career in gemology
    The Gemological Institute of America offers a range of courses to further careers in the Jewelry industry. Central to its educational offer is its Graduate Gemologist Program, which it describes as “the most prestigious credential in the industry”.
  • Filling the UK’s Health & Social Care skills gap
    Filling the UK’s Health & Social Care skills gap

    The number of people in the UK with health problems that require health and social care is growing.

  • The new Saudi vision for self-reliance
    The new Saudi vision for self-reliance

    Global oil prices reached a historic peak in May 2008 at $143.91 a barrel. By January 2009 the price had plunged to $48.37.

  • How to think like a programmer ... without knowing how to program (yet)
    How to think like a programmer ... without knowing how to program (yet)
    Want a Computer Science certificate from Harvard? Here you go. And you don’t have to go to Massachusetts. What’s more, this is the most popular course on the Harvard campus, with Harvard students calling it ‘the best of the best’.

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    Learn to create electronic soundscapes
    Synthesizers have come a long way since the Moog and the Fairlight in the 1960s and 1970s. Synth sounds are so commonplace now that to create new sounds, you need to know a few things about how they work, and learn a bunch of software, to see how you can push the envelope.

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