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  • Blog Post: Exciting Learning: Interactive Lectures

    Based on a guest post from Daniel Boris, student at University of Sussex. “Technology allows students to become much more engaged in constructing their own knowledge, and cognitive studies show that ability is key to learning success.” - Susan Henderson, Vice-President of Institutional...
  • Blog Post: How fast can Windows 7 go?

    Earlier in the week PC Pro ran an article stating that Windows 7 is “ already used on 1% of PCs ”. This was lifted from some Internet metrics measured by NetApplications. It’s easy to do – each time you visit a website, your browser tells the website what version it is, and what operating system it is...
  • Blog Post: Wii Presenter

    All over the UK this week tens of thousands of new students will be arriving into lecture theatres full of expectation and a desire to learn.  The vast majority of these students will have had more exposure to technology than any previous intake and, frankly, it's going to be difficult to impress...
  • Blog Post: Check out the beach

    Yes, it’s summer and I’m looking for content to blog about and thankfully, I can make a tenuous link between beaches and Higher Education with this web site and, I hope, help you to enjoy one last trip to the sea before the students comes back and the next academic year begins in earnest. The European...
  • Blog Post: Exploring photos in 3D

    How do you keep one step ahead of your students? When they are used to living in a multimedia rich world, are you finding it increasingly difficult to grab them and engage them? I know that I find my own children don’t want to sit through a 300 photograph slide show any more...but I’ve found a way to...
  • Blog Post: How robust does a laptop for education have to be?

    Imagine. You're designing a laptop specifically for use in education . How robust do you have to make it? Is this robust enough? The engineers at RM took theirs into the car park, and then drove cars over one, to see how much abuse it could survive. Three cars later (and car number 2 definitely...
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