Assembly-line model of education must change

Students sitting state exams (Courtesy of Bryan O’Brien, Irish Times) On Wednesday October 7th 2009, the Irish Times Opinion piece carried the headline, “Assembly-line model of education must change”. The article was written by Michael John Gorman who is director of the Science Gallery at Trinity College Dublin and raises serious issues around our current …

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Sherston Mega Deal

​Sherston Software ( announced a mega deal offer to schools in the UK where they offered full site licenced versions of over 100 of their titles in a bundle deal during the summer for £999 excluding VAT for those who ordered before 18th July 2009. The offer has been extended until 31 October and is …

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Towards the Paperless Classroom

Last week, Californian Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger told schoolkids to throw away their textbooks to help the state avoid bankruptcy.  He referred to textbooks as being “outdated” and too expensive. California currently spends more than $400m annually on school textbooks. Instead of textbooks, the Californian Learning Resource Network will evaluate and list free and commercial online …

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