More hands-on learning please?

Calling for more action-based learning, including app-creation?: Universities have failed to react to changes in the labour market that render some traditional business teaching methods defunct, according to an expert in entrepreneurship. That is the view of Colin Mason, professor of entrepreneurship at the University of Strathclyde, who said that a more hands-on approach to teaching entrepreneurship was required to prepare students for "the new world of work", which is increasingly reliant on the self-employed…

The History Boys and Girls #timeshighered

An interesting article here. I definitely think that students are not all fully appreciative of the opportunities they get, and many could do more, but is there too much of a glut of universal education? o one expects anything comparable to happen now. Most schoolchildren in the UK and the US show - if we admit the facts frankly and interpret the exam results objectively - little appreciation of their opportunities. Typically, they emerge from school…

Media Training at Open University (aka Video Debut?)

A great training course, I have some notes which I'll extract at some point (probably!).. not bad on about 2 hours sleep! Notes below YouTube video: An extract from interviews created in the process of a Media Training workshop. The first interview was many more questions (and I apparently have a 'Hollywood Smile'), whilst the second was a 1 minute pre-planned script (not 100% learnt I have to say) - this was the fourth attempt -…