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Coursera under fire in MOOCs licensing row
Academics can change the world – if they stop talking only to their peers
Why the web has challenged scientists’ authority – and why they need to adapt
Excellence is not the only point of education
The mass university is good for equity, but must it also be bad for learning?
The internet is eating your memory, but something better is taking its place
Young, educated and underemployed: are we building a nation of PhD baristas?
Princeton goes open access to stop staff handing all copyright to journals
Digital dawn: open online learning is just beginning
What happens when you put African philosophies at the centre of learning
African academics face a huge divide between their real and scholarly selves
Are internet populists ruining democracy for the rest of us?
Working together for critical thinking in schools
The ‘internet of things’ is sending us back to the Middle Ages
Young people oppose Fitbits in schools
Five ways online university learning can be better than face-to-face teaching
4 ways to teach you’re (sic) kids about grammar so they actually care
Stop telling students to study STEM instead of humanities for the post-coronavirus world
Why we remember more by reading – especially print – than from audio or video
Study shows AI-generated fake reports fool experts
The problem with online learning? It doesn’t teach people to think
The rise of dark web design: How sites manipulate you into clicking
AI-powered chatbots, designed ethically, can support high-quality university teaching
As pandemic measures are lifted, social media use has declined with the exception of TikTok
Citizens’ social media can provide an antidote to propaganda and disinformation
Why we need open-source science innovation - not patents and paywalls
What are universities for? Canadian higher education is at a critical crossroads
ChatGPT is a data privacy nightmare. If you've ever posted online, you ought to be concerned
Education expert John Hattie's new book draws on more than 130,000 studies to find out what helps students learn
Replacing news editors with AI is a worry for misinformation, bias and accountability
Training to reduce cognitive bias may improve decision making after all
What inner speech is, and why philosophy is waking up to it
AI chatbots are intruding into online communities where people are trying to connect with other humans
Researchers discover a new form of scientific fraud: Uncovering 'sneaked references'

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