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Discord’s growing relevance in the education sector

In June I wrote a blog post on the proliferation and growing popularity of virtual study spaces. This blog post is a follow up, focusing on Discord. There are two use cases of Discord in particular that I will discuss  – as a virtual study space, and as an educational tool for peer support. What […]

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The rise of the virtual study space

The pandemic has created a new market which aims to meet the needs of the huge numbers of students who have been forced to study at home rather than where they might usually choose to, such as libraries, computer rooms, and other co-working spaces. Students seek these spaces out for a variety of reasons. They […]

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Where next for digital credentials?

Discovery on the potential for increasing use of digital credentials in UK HE and FE Alongside increasing levels of automation and the push for a zero-carbon economy, Covid-19 is contributing to structural changes in the way people live and work (i). The calls for a flexible workforce that can adapt to the new opportunities and challenges […]

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Virtual lab and fieldwork

To say that the coronavirus pandemic has caused significant disruption would be an understatement, with the entire education sector affected in one way or another. With any luck things will creep back to something approaching normality. However, the past months have highlighted the need to be prepared for disruptive events in the future, in whatever […]