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  • Scottish universities widen medical school access to poorer students
    Scottish universities widen medical school access to poorer students

    Medicine is a highly competitive course to get into at university, but traditionally students from Scotland’s poorest neighbourhoods have not attempted to enter the meritocracy that medical school

  • EQ trumps IQ for workplace success
    EQ trumps IQ for workplace success

    To coincide with Valentine’s Day, an eLearning content provider is offering a free course in Emotional Intelligence for the workplace.

  • Reboot your brain for 2017
    Reboot your brain for 2017

    Of all the courses there are out there, there’s one in particular that promises to lay the groundwork for achieving what we all desire: happiness.

  • Growing people: MindFood
    Growing people: MindFood

    Gardeners everywhere know the benefits of getting outside, getting their hands into the earth and, when the right time comes, enjoying the fruits of their labours.

  • Preventing burnout: wellbeing in the workplace
    Preventing burnout: wellbeing in the workplace
    60% of our waking hours are spent at work. But just being there is no guarantee of productivity. On the best days, we feel energized, motivated and productive, and we get plenty done. Yet how many of those good days we have depends a lot on our state of physical and mental wellbeing.
  • Seventy is the new forty: strategies for successful ageing
    Seventy is the new forty: strategies for successful ageing
    How do you plan to age? Will you let the river of time carry you along helpless, or have you armed yourself with a paddle to steer with so you can explore the banks? How much value do you place on longevity? Is it worth growing very old just for its own sake?

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  • Making learning sticky: Instructional Design
    Making learning sticky: Instructional Design

    If you have ever taken an eLearning course, do you remember the essentials of it now? Did it get the knowledge into your head in an engaging way that helped you to retain it?

  • There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face
    There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face
    In 1984 an American Biologist and ‘father of sociobiology’ Edward O. Wilson published a work Called Biophilia in which he laid out his reasoning for why animals can make humans feel good.
  • Rail Safety Awareness for Construction Materials Industry
    Rail Safety Awareness for Construction Materials Industry

    Some of us remember TV ads from when we were kids telling us not to climb over fences by railway tracks, play ball games around tracks, fly a kite near overhead wires, and to be generally wary of r

  • 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.
  • Society, Science, Survival: Lessons from AMC’s The Walking Dead
    Society, Science, Survival: Lessons from AMC’s The Walking Dead
    In 2014 The University of California, Irvine staged an eight-week MOOC on the sociological, scientific and ethical questions posed by the zombie apocalypse portrayed in AMC’s The Walking Dead.
  • Diplomats needed!
    Diplomats needed!
    With the UK having voted to leave the European Union and right-wing leaders in Europe and around the world celebrating the decision (when this was written), it might be a good time for future leaders, administrators and businesspeople to deepen their knowledge of International Relations.
  • Bringing home the bacon: smallholding for beginners
    Bringing home the bacon: smallholding for beginners
    Have you ever wanted to keep livestock and be self-sufficient? Then you are thinking about starting up a smallholding - a mini-farm. In Australia they call them ‘Hobby farms’, in New Zealand they’re ‘Lifestyle blocks’.
  • 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.

  • 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.

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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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  • Thinking in yellow: the philosophy of The Simpsons
    Thinking in yellow: the philosophy of The Simpsons

    Matt Groening, creator of The Simpsons, studied philosophy at college.

  • Man with 26 million students.
    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.
  • Are ‘superfoods’ real?
    Are ‘superfoods’ real?
    Eat blueberries and you will live for ever. Quinoa gives you superpowers. Being within 100 feet of an egg yolk will kill you instantly.
  • 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.