5 career tips for a successful academic application

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This wisdom comes from the 10th annual ‘Life beyond the PhD’ conference (#CLPhD) hosted at Cumberland Lodge. I was lucky enough to win a scholarship to attend and gather a multitude of hints and tips for my academic career…Now I plan to share them here for those who wish to read them… Tip One: Potential…
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Five Myths about Internationalization in higher education

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Freshers week is almost upon us again this year at Coventry University and I am learning to teach!…So I wanted to reflect on and celebrate the diversity of students coming to study.   I have always enjoyed the vibrancy and wealth of knowledge that international students bring to universities…and when you are indulging in a…
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Highlights from the 31st ICM Triennial Congress in Toronto, Canada #ICM2017 #ICMLive

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My vacation is now over following a visit to the 31st International Confederation of Midwives Triennial Congress in Toronto, Canada (ICM). I think we would all agree that this was an emotional occasion, as thousands of midwives came together from all over the world to both celebrate our wonderful profession and share new research, knowledge and…
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Building Assessment for the Digital Future

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An area in educational technology and digital pedagogy that is ripe for “disruption” is assessment. What could assessment in a digital future look? Could AI and intelligent predictive analytics be the solution to current problems with assessment?

Schrodinger’s LMS: the future is kinda almost here

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In reply to Mike Goudzwaard: http://mgoudz.com/2016/02/26/the-lms-of-the-future-is-yours Mike, who I had the absolute pleasure of meeting at the edX Global Forum in 2015, makes an interesting case about the issues facing the current iteration of LMSs and a suggestion for fixing it. He points to a future LMS that is clean, simple and heavily reliant on integration; […]