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Martin Hughes
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Workin' 9 to 5...in the morning

After a hectic schedule of 9am to 6pm, how does one study efficiently at night?

My answer to this question on Quora.
Preparation is your friend. When you're tired and drained, the best idea is to be ready, to regroup, and to refocus. So... Schedule your plan in advance. If...
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EdTech, Duolingo and schools.

Oliver Quinlan on searching for innovative business models.

Bonus linkage: TheNextWeb takes a look at Duolingo for Schools. http://thenextweb.com/apps/2015/01/08/duolingo-schools-brings-language-learning-platform-classroom/
Exploring the challenges of sustainably creating learning technology.
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So far, I haven't heard from anybody else who knew that was their model. They are not doing themselves any favors by keeping it a secret and, presumably, that means they don't let people opt out. My guess is that very few people would actually opt out if the default was on... but by keeping it secret and making it mandatory they are going to run into trouble eventually, esp. if they are serious about wanting to make inroads in schools.
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The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right

"[Checklists] remind us of the minimum necessary steps and make them explicit. They not only offer the possibility of verification but also instill a kind of discipline of higher performance."
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Vlogging and learning - 7+1 reasons why video blogs are useful.

All good, and point 5 is well worth remembering.
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Looking behind the citation

Citation categories in academic papers? Could work. But time will tell, of course...Let's see how many times this paper will get a citation.
Dividing citation into six groups could improve the accuracy of metrics in research assessment, paper argues
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Put your feet up, get your headphones on, and enjoy some podcasts to get you thinking. Politics, psychology, international development, and more.
Podcasts have seen a revival this year thanks to initiatives like Serial and the Radiotopia network. At LSE Review of Books, we advocate for academics to increase the impact of their work by creati...
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Found an old notebook of mine with various notes, such as:

"Social networking falls into which genres/categories? Does blogging ever act as literary? Culler wrote that when novels were new, this 'modern upstart' was not seen as literary and certainly 'could not aspire to the high callings of lyric and epic poetry'. With this in mind, could online writing in the many various manifestations ever be the core of writing? When will online texts have a recognised, elevated status? How will identity or identities be created?"

At a guess, it's probably from around 2007-09.
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...and that the lack of success is not necessarily a personal shortcoming.
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Lifelong Learning is the Most Crucial Educational Mindset

The positive need to push yourself and why your drive can help others.
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+Martin Hughes Last semester was best ever... and I am hoping even better for this one. So many more connections, more sharing, which means... more learning! Happy! 
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Struggle is good and teachers cannot be judged solely on the basis of their academic credentials.
Researchers are using tools borrowed from medicine and economics to figure out what works best in the classroom. But the results aren't making it into schools
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Always hit save

"But I didn't make any changes."
"Doesn't matter. Your brain will."
The simple act of saving something, such as a file on a computer, may improve our memory for the information we encounter next, according to new research p ...
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Help students to improve by marking them on their progress?

Useful read and useful replies in comments section too.
By giving students a mark that reflects personal development – rather than a comparison with peers – universities can avoid demotivating those who have not performed highly
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Martin Hughes is a writer, specialising in higher education policy and the student experience.

He has been writing for students at TheUniversityBlog (http://theuniversityblog.co.uk/) since 2007, and has appeared in various industry sources, including Times Higher Education and The Guardian.

Martin also has a chapter published in the recent Pearson book "Blue Skies", writing about contradiction and the future of higher education:
http://pearsonblueskies.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/10-pp_051-054.pdf
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