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  • The MOOC comes of age
    The MOOC comes of age

    In today’s world of just-in-time learning, where it’s perfectly possible to get a degree-level education without needing to spend tens of thousands on an actual degree, a lot of what we need to lea

  • The right angle on Common Core Geometry
    The right angle on Common Core Geometry

    Sometimes at school students miss something important due to absence, inattention, teacher sickness or sporting commitments.

  • Steve Wozniak launches Woz U
    Steve Wozniak launches Woz U

    Cuddly Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak is the figurehead of a new educational enterprise aimed at training the next generation of tech wizards and fast-tracking the most promising ones.

  • IAEA updates nuclear security training
    IAEA updates nuclear security training

    A virtual reality simulation of a nuclear facility is one of the new training tools presented at the 61st IAEA General Conference in September.

  • Smart Transportation nanodegrees from Udacity
    Smart Transportation nanodegrees from Udacity

    It’s official. We now live in the future. Why? Because we have self-driving cars. We even have a few flying cars, that long-fantasised-about sci-fi staple.

  • Build your own hot, cool PC
    Build your own hot, cool PC

    High spec, hardware-intensive PCs like gaming PCs can cost thousands if you buy them ready-built. But the skills needed to put one together are not as impenetrable as some may think.

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  • Survey: British people want to express themselves
    Survey: British people want to express themselves
    Anyone who has been to the UK, or failing that, watched the movie Notting Hill will know that British people have difficulty expressing their feelings. Here is some evidence that despite their famous shyness, they’d actually quite like to let it all hang out. If that’s all right with you, of course. Sorry. Excuse me.
  • Chemistry of Beer
    Chemistry of Beer
    For some reason this course is incredibly popular. The University of Oklahoma is offering a free class on brewing chemistry with a credit option. You can earn college credit by studying and perhaps even sampling the popular hoppy beverage.
  • The university without any teachers
    The university without any teachers

    There are hotels in Europe without any staff. You drive up and check in via a machine that issues your room key, the door unlocks and you go up to your room.

  • Is entrepreneurship the new MBA?
    Is entrepreneurship the new MBA?

    MBAs are a scientific approach to management stemming from early 20th century industrialisation. It is  in their DNA to prepare people for management careers in large corporations.

  • Can blockchain wipe out shady academic pasts?
    Can blockchain wipe out shady academic pasts?

    A recent survey showed that 21% of job applicants’ resumes in the USA stated fraudulent degrees. So a fifth of job applicants say they have a degree when they in fact haven’t.

  • Become a Pokemon Professor
    Become a Pokémon Professor
    Yes, that’s a thing and there’s a course for it. There are three grades of Pokémon Professor: Basic Rank Professor, Stage 1 Rank Professor, and Stage 2 Rank Professor. The courses are delivered via Pokemon.com.
  • From Cow to Cone: ice cream technology
    From Cow to Cone: ice cream technology
    A college course about ice cream? Is this yet another frivolous course that exists only in order to acquire college credits? A professor who has lost their grip on reality a little?
  • A drone is not just for Christmas: UAV pilot courses
    A drone is not just for Christmas: UAV pilot courses

    Drones come in different types and sizes. Anyone can buy a small one and fly it around their garden for fun.

  • Beyond the banana: workplace wellbeing for SMEs
    Beyond the banana: workplace wellbeing for SMEs

    Is it worth spending money and resources on employee health and happiness?

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  • Learn to create electronic soundscapes
    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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