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  • Painting with words: the art of storytelling
    Painting with words: the art of storytelling
    Storytelling – in particular oral storytelling to a live audience – is the most powerful may we have of communicating ideas or feelings to other humans. Not only for getting our children to sleep, but also for business, the Arts, politics, and for keeping the social world turning.
  • Grape expectations: Christmas in Spain
    Grape expectations: Christmas in Spain

    Christmas does not come with a global user manual. There aren’t really any written protocols for what must happen in every country on Christmas Day.

  • Bite-sized business courses from My Online Learning
    Bite sized business courses from My Online Learning
    When you need to improve a specific business skill and don’t have time for long courses, evening classes or time off work, short off-the-peg online courses can be the answer to learning exactly what you need, when you need it.
  • 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 degree with a 91% employment rate
    The degree with a 91% employment rate
    The old saying ‘familiarity breeds contempt’ seems to be redundant in the digital age. It wouldn’t raise too many eyebrows in the marketing community if it changed to ‘familiarity breeds sales’. When we arrive at a buying decision, we are far more likely to buy something we have heard of before than something we haven’t.
  • 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.

  • What makes people happy?
    What makes people happy?
    In 2014 The University of Berkeley launched a MOOC called The Science of Happiness. It is still going strong in 2016 because people are, well, happy with it.
  • Work hard, play hard: Gamification
    Work hard, play hard: Gamification

    TV game shows love progress bars, don’t they?

  • How machine learning is going to revolutionise education
    How machine learning is going to revolutionise education

    Machine learning is going mainstream, and it is going to impact education. Does that mean we are all going to be taught by AI holograms now? Not necessarily.

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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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    The man with 26 million students
    Zach Sims is a college dropout, a statistic of failure in education. Instead of getting an education, though, he founded a teaching company that now has 26 million students. Well played, Zach.
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    Are ‘superfoods’ real?
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  • What do dogs think about?
    What do dogs think about?
    The Open College in the UK is offering a course in Dog Psychology. Upon completion you will have earned the right to have after your name the designatory letters Dip.Dog.Psy and will be awarded with a Diploma Certificate bearing the title.