22 avril 2019

Our past revisited: new Cambridge History of Australia gives us the big picture

The ConversationThis week’s launch of the two-volume Cambridge History of Australia comes just as the Coalition government fires the opening salvo of a new battle in the Australian history wars. More...

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From MOOCs to HARVARDs: will online go mainstream?

The ConversationMost of us know the headlines. Free online courses from leading institutions, open to students in their thousands. Digital content and highly scalable courseware. Student learning supported by virtual cohorts, learner analytics, embedded assessments and digital certificates. More...

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Zero-hour contracts shame British universities

The ConversationFurther and higher education institutions have a long and ignoble history of employing staff on zero-hour contracts, so figures released last week by the University and College Union come as no surprise to those on the inside. More...

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The death of the academic book and the path to Open Access

The ConversationThe future of book publishing in general is hotly contested, but particularly so for university presses. More...

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What would a more literate world look like?

The ConversationLet us suppose for a moment that there is a magic bullet for curing illiteracy. In fact, what if we were able to take the global literacy rate from 84% worldwide to something closer to 90% or even 99%. More...

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Doing a PhD can be a lonely business but it doesn’t have to be

The ConversationCompleting a PhD is no small feat. It requires both high intellect and a great deal of tenacity. 
But it can be lonely at the top, with many PhD students struggling with stress, feelings of isolation and depression. More...

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Talent is unfair, and genes can’t be used to change that

The ConversationTalent is unfair. One can quibble about what it actually is. But there is little doubt that it is something that emerges not just from the genes but also from their interaction with the environment. More...

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MOOCs and the language barrier: is open education not so open after all?

The ConversationBut there could be a wrinkle in this utopian plan. There is a fear that the English language could dominate MOOCs and ultimately lock out a good many millions from the benefits on offer. More...

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What do young people really know about climate change?

The ConversationThe next generation will be the ones to feel the increasing effects of climate change. But how much do they really know about it. More...

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Research is useless, innovation is gold

The ConversationMost agree that it’s worth knowing more about the world and everything in it. Research, in that sense, is intrinsically valuable. More...

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