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Academic systems rely on the existence of a supply of “outsiders” ready to forgo wages and employment security in exchange for the prospect of uncertain security, prestige, freedom and reasonably h…

Source: Impact of Social Sciences – How Academia Resembles a Drug Gang

This article is specifically about the balance and relationship between auditory and visual information - but the introduction is a good summary of lots of research around presentation - Partial Verbal Redundancyin Multimedia Presentations for Writing Strategy Instruction
Rod D. Roscoe, Matthew E. Jacovina, Danielle Harry, Devin G. Russell and Danielle S. McNamara
Article first published online: 24 JUL 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/acp.3149 

Annie Murphy Paul: Why Teaching Someone Else is the Best Way To Learn |

One of those obvious but very powerful ideas - the Protege Effect

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Presentation Software that Inspires | Haiku Deck: "Meet Haiku Deck, a completely new kind of presentation software. We make telling your story simple, beautiful, and fun."

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Jisc Digital Media | enhancing-presentations-for-the-multimedia-generation-home: "Enhancing Presentations for the Multimedia generation

This infokit will provide guidance on best approaches in using presentation software such as PowerPoint, Prezi and Slideshare, looking at their advantages and disadvantages, using multimedia to enhance the content as well as sharing with students and learners. It will also explore the possibilities of using new tools that have now emerged to further enhance presentations."

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From: e-Learning Research [mailto:ELEARNINGRESEARCH@JISCMAIL.AC.UK] On Behalf Of Whittington, Katie
Sent: 25 June 2015 14:26
Subject: Learning: Research and Practice




Routledge would like to welcome one of our newest journals: Learning: Research and Practice. To celebrate the first published issue of Learning: Research and Practice, we have made Volume 1, Issue 1 free for the whole year!


Learning: Research and Practice aims to be the journal of choice for empirically supported learning theorisations that challenge the existing view. The intent is to support distinct and progressive research that responds to the problems of current educational practices and traditional views of learning. It seeks to publish articles that introduce innovative perspectives in due recognition of the intellectual history of the field, and grounded in empirically supported investigations of learning processes and outcomes. In recognising learning as a complex phenomenon, Learning welcomes scholarship of a variety of orientations and methodologies, drawing from, but not limited to, the psychological to the sociocultural, and the micro-genetic to the ecological.


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Katie Whittington

Routledge Journals

About to try the Office 2016 preview - which will be interesting.  Have had trouble trying to install power Query for excel - but that is now included so solves that problem.

In the meantime have been looking at embedding word documents - partly because I am now having to report progress in projects in different places so thought embedding a updates and next steps into multiple documents might help - turns out it is complicated and doesn't work well, particularly in my complex filing system - so looking at extending my use of onenote and linked notes in that to see if that will do it.

Will keep you posted about Office 2106 and the onenote expansions.