Archive for March 2008


Mothers ‘disadvantaged’ by family commitments

March 28th, 2008 — 1:33pm

Women are often unable to devote extra hours to their jobs once they become mothers, a report has suggested.

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Talking ‘Bout Home Education

March 25th, 2008 — 2:35pm

Many Britons daydream of setting up their own business, from wishful thoughts of running an IT consultancy to a beauty therapy salon, and many of them know that the best way to achieve that is to gain a recognised qualification in the sector. However, for a large number, such plans remain a vague desire.

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Technological Changes in Education

March 24th, 2008 — 2:41pm

The internet is undoubtedly becoming an increasingly important tool for students of any age. From six-year-olds logging on to the CBeebies fact pages, to philosophy students accessing ancient Greek texts online, there has been a revolution in how people learn.

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Online study: less travelling!

March 20th, 2008 — 4:39pm

An online commentator recently discussed the merits of online study in a post on the About Careers web resource and came up with a travel benefit, which is not often considered.

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Online study ‘an inevitable evolution’

March 17th, 2008 — 4:20pm

The legitimacy of online teaching and learning aids has been examined in the US after a student created a Facebook study group for his chemistry course cronies and was charged with academic misconduct.

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US accolade for British e-learning

March 13th, 2008 — 1:45pm

The trouble with browsing American blogs is that often, when they refer to home study, they are discussing teaching their children outside of school – making it easy to miss this glowing post by a US academic.

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How to Become a Respected Blog Journalist

March 11th, 2008 — 4:47pm

The line between blogs and mainstream news gets more blurred every day. Most major newspapers include blogs from staff journalists as a way of informally discussing the latest stories.

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Juggling journalism with children

March 10th, 2008 — 2:50pm

A hardcore columnist in the finest confessional style has spoken of how her passion for journalism stemmed from the love of an unsettled life.

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Qualifying – in confidence

March 5th, 2008 — 3:51pm

Adults return to education for a number of different reasons and the BBC’s Ready To Learn pages have interviews with seven people who chose to begin studying for a number of different motivations.

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For Ladies Who Enjoy Their Cars

March 2nd, 2008 — 3:53pm

A female-friendly car maintenance firm which offers its customers a manicure while they wait has plans to roll its franchises out as a chain across the UK.

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