Online students multitask more – and not in a good way

Study finds that even those who are inclined to stray do so less in face-to-face classes — presumably because instructors and peers are watching. What are the implications for online learning? And is all multitasking bad? Andrew Lepp wasn’t surprised (and wouldn’t expect most people familiar with higher education to be surprised) by the headline finding of […]

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Traditional schooling is useless: Elon Musk

In a recent interview, inventor and entrepreneur Elon Musk explained why traditional schooling is essentially useless. Musk is the CEO and CTO of SpaceX, CEO and product architect of Tesla Motors and chairman of SolarCity. He is also the founder of SpaceX and a co-founder of PayPal. In the interview Musk said that, “I think […]

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Learn to say NO

Doting parents need to learn how to say ‘no’ to adult children still depending on them for financial help Some older people feel duty bound to help their children. This brings about an interesting question of when help is help or when it becomes a millstone to the helper. Sometimes people feel they are duty […]

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Helping your child make the most of repeating a Grade

When babies are learning to walk, they fall (or fail) many times over. Babies need to repeat the process (of learning to walk) over and over again, until they get it right and are able to move on to greater movement such as running, jumping and skipping. According to Cindy Glass, owner and founder of […]

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The link between emotional challenges and poor academic performance

Have you ever considered that your child’s struggles at school may be because of emotional challenges? The academic year, as we are already aware, hold many stressors for children. What we are not always conscious of is that a child’s emotional state can directly affect the need to perform academically. In fact, according to Kerry […]

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Immersive learning to reshape how the world learns using tech

To keep up, South Africa urged to embrace this tech-type of learning or risk being left behind Immersive learning will fundamentally change the way young South Africans absorb information, and forms an integral part of the learning revolution the country needs to embark on to keep up with the demands of the future. According to […]

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Education technology key to career readiness

A flailing economy, a massive technology skills gap and students that are nowhere near prepared for careers are cause for concern in today’s rapidly changing workplace. As employers are scrambling to find candidates with the skills they need to fill jobs that didn’t even exist five years ago, it is clear that career technical education has […]

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How to deal with your child’s poor appetite

If your child suffers from a poor appetite or is underweight, it is important to first rule out any underlying causes. A child is considered underweight if their BMI (Body Mass Index) is below the 5th percentile for his/her age. BMI is a standard measurement of body mass that takes your child’s age and gender […]

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WHO Screen time debate

The World Health Organization (WHO) recently issued a new set of guidelines on “Physical Activity, Sedentary Behaviour and Sleep for Children Under 5 Years of Age.” But to read the mainstream media coverage, you would think it was all about “screen time.” Jordan Shapiro Nonresident Fellow – Global Economy and Development, Center for Universal Education “WHO Says […]

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