Academic English is its own language (for better or for worse), and literacy in it requires more than just being a dab hand with Google Translate.6 years ago
Blog posts and resources relating to teaching social sciences.
Many social scientists find themselves members of a cult of quantification, argues Robert Dingwall, in love with numbers for their own sake even when those numbers produce no useful knowledge.6 years ago
The arts can have a role in both conducting social science and in getting into the hands of the wider community, argues Kip Jones, and should be in the quiver of research methods. Plus, it takes a step away from using PowerPoint!6 years ago
Technology may bring efficiencies to higher education, argues David Glance, but only if the expectations of both the suppliers and consumers fundamentally change.6 years ago
The author of a new introduction to statistics textbook was bothered that even among students who but their required books they rarely crack them open. So he decided to give them an incentive.6 years ago
The line between studying online and studying on campus is increasingly blurry, argues tech thinker David Glance.6 years ago
rather than damning Wikipedia and Google for their imperfections, Amy Antonio argues we both embrace them and teach students how to validate the information they find there.6 years ago
In the case of higher education the discussion of technology’s influence is often superficial, repetitious and disappointing, argues Tom Cochrane of Queensland University of Technology. It’s too often context free, and about being a university student and/or academic.6 years ago
After a few weeks of no school and visits from family, friends, and Santa it’s hard to get ourselves back […]7 years ago
Some of the top institutions in Europe have dropped down the annual Times Higher Education World University Rankings for 2013. The UK and US continue to dominate while leaders in France, Germany, Netherlands, Russia, Belgium, Ireland and Austria have seen their stars fade. The results are likely to spur on advocates of a scheme to produce a measurement of university excellence that better reflects the strengths of universities outside the US and UK.
Taking the top spot in the THE rankings for the third year in a row is the California Institute of Technology. Oxford has also maintained its position in joint second place but in a tussle between the East and West coasts of the US, Harvard has pushed Stanford into fourth place, having regained its position next to Oxford at number two.7 years ago
We’re living in an age of technology, with exciting new devices being released at a tremendously fast rate. It is […]7 years ago
Fifteen universities across the UK will receive £19.5 million to overhaul their social science […]7 years ago