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Low-Tech Gamification Ideas

Gamification is a very useful tool for designing curricula for adult learners. It promotes concentration and engagement with the subject matter. Even though gamification is often associated with technological solutions, elements of gamification can be usefully applied in low tech environments.   290 more words

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To Help Children Develop, Help The Adults Around Them

Positive, sensible people acknowledge that when you do a job, you can never get too good at it. At the same time, employers commit to put at least as much energy as the individual in to helping them to get better at doing it. 779 more words


The How To's on Learning the Piano As an Adult - Lesson 2

When you sit down at the piano at this stage, you should be feeling reasonably relaxed about the prospect of playing. You can bring your arms up, you can stroke the keys; the piano is your friend. 1,603 more words

What's the point?

By Laura M.

Here’s the thing about creative pursuits: not everyone is gonna care about them. You can record an album, write a book, or make a sculpture. 673 more words


Sampling private adult education: a beer seminar

Last night I headed to the Malzmühle, one of Cologne’s venerable brewhouses, famous for dining Bill Clinton after another Brauhaus had refused him entry. I was there, not to honour the former President, but to take part in a Bierseminar on the topic of German craft beer. 512 more words


In my previous blog, I discussed when it should be an appropriate time for a technology volunteer to seek assistance with supporting a learner.  This blog focuses on the importance for project co-ordinators and managers, to build in and liaise, with a local network of organisations who can provide professional advice and support.  

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Distance Learning

Distance learning is cheaper than contact-based learning, has the potential to reach more students and can “slot” into working adult’s lives and so it is potentially part of the answer to our growing skills crisis.   240 more words

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