Flexible Learning

  • Partnership deal provides significant boost for multimedia teaching and student engagement

    By Jonathan Swift on July 17, 2014
    Vivo and Mobento, two emerging players in the education technology sector have formed a strategic partnership to significantly boost student engagement and increase the breadth of multimedia content available to teachers and students in schools and colleges. The partnership will make video and audio content easier for teachers to find and use and will introduce gamification to reward and motivate […]
  • Mollie, aged 7, overcomes struggle with literacy with LEGO® Education StoryStarter

    By Jonathan Swift on May 22, 2014
    Seven year old Mollie is a Key Stage 2 pupil from St John’s Primary School in Surrey who struggled with literacy for a couple of years, resulting in a lack of all-round confidence and a fear of simple reading and writing which also understandably worried her parents. Mollie’s school then introduced LEGO® Education StoryStarter – an innovative new learning tool […]
  • Inside the flipped classroom

    By Education Today on April 22, 2013
    Michal Tsur, Co-founder and President at Online Video Platform Kaltura, discusses how to make the most of video within the flipped classroom model The flipped classroom model – where homework is done in class and class work is done at home – doesn’t at first glance present any particularly new concepts. For centuries, students have been expected to prepare for […]
  • Tweeting to better grades

    By Education Today on April 17, 2013
    For students all across the country, including ours at Haileybury, revision during the Easter holidays, prior to summer public exams, can be a pretty lonely business requiring enormous self-discipline. The rather romantic notion of a student sitting in their bedroom studiously memorising notes, formulae and quotations in readiness for the forthcoming examinations is, for many, far from reality. After a […]
  • London students to benefit from Easter exam revision course

    By Education Today on February 5, 2013
    London-based private tutor agency, Tutor House, is offering a selection of Easter revision workshops for A-Level, GCSE and Common Entrance students looking for an intensive exam boost and help with their revision techniques in a variety of subjects for the May 2013 public exams. The workshops take place between the 1st April – 14th April in Fulham and provide an […]
  • Private tuition – last chance or no chance?

    By Education Today on January 14, 2013
    The Autumn/Winter term is now over and many students may are approaching re-sits, UCAS deadlines and with an ever-increasing workload many students take advantage of a tutoring service. Tutor House’s Principal, Alex Dyer, says: “Adding a private tutor to the mix could be the catalyst for not only achieving better results, but also for boosting confidence, improving concentration and developing […]
  • Silverstone Study Centre is top of the class

    By Education Today on November 6, 2012
    The Silverstone Study Centre has shown itself to be at the top of the class for educational visits after being awarded a Learning Outside the Classroom (LOtC) Quality Badge. The award recognises the high standard of Silverstone’s interactive educational offering for children of all ages. Awarded by the Council for Learning Outside the Classroom, the LOtC Quality Badge is the […]
  • New education resources to be offered worldwide after successful testing on Tyneside

    By Education Today on July 18, 2012
    Telling stories through textiles and capturing the landscape using photography and paint are at the heart of two trailblazing new education resources which will now go worldwide, after being trialled by a pair of Tyneside schools. The resources, developed by South Shields based arts venue The Customs House and education resource specialist Shoofly Publishing, are designed to increase interest among […]
  • Happiness in numbers a more personalised approach to numeracy

    By Education Today on June 12, 2012
    Self-Paced Learning could produce significant gains in primary maths learning, according to an initial study conducted by the Institute for Effective Education (IEE) at the University of York. The research, involving Year 5 pupils from seven primary schools across two local education authorities which ran over a 12-week period, revealed that  “If the study’s findings held over a year it […]
  • College adopts Unified Communications to pave way for enhanced e-learning

    By Education Today on January 9, 2009
    Barnsley College, one of the UK’s leading providers of quality further education, is adopting Unified Communications technology provided by NEC Philips Unified Solutions. The solution, which incorporates Microsoft’s Office Communications Server (OCS), Unified Messaging (UM) and Live Meeting, as well as NEC Philips’ IP telephony, will help the College to streamline business processes by improving the reachability and presence information […]