How online ratings make good schools look bad

In the US, most kids go to school based on where they live. That means, when families decide where to live, one big factor is: How good is the school in the neighborhood? So how do you figure that out? Well, you could visit the school… See how the playground looks…. Or ask friends about…

Academic Insights – #7 top tips for… distance learning

My name is Fernando Rosell-Aguilar and I am a senior lecturer. I work in distance learning, designing and organising courses for distance learning. Distance learning takes place normally in people’s homes at a time that they choose when it’s convenient for them. The learning comes from a number of sources: it could be websites, books,…

Academic Insights – 7 top tips for… critical thinking

My name is Anne Wesemann and I’m responsible for the design and production of distance learning courses. Critical thinking is the ability to take a piece of knowledge and analyse that piece of knowledge by its strengths and weaknesses, and then be able to assess how far that knowledge is useful or correct or valid….

Obama Foundation Scholar Ana Maria Gonzalez-Forero

(modern music) (applause) – Thank you very much. I’m glad they said that you could make mistakes because this is my first public speaking in English, and I’m terrified, but I’ll be fine. (audience cheering) (speaking foreign language) (audience cheering) Who are you to tell me how to live in my own land? I satvin…

Adam Jasienski: “Zurbarán and the Americas”

– The show will remain on view until April 22nd. The exhibition originated at the Meadows Museum at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, and it was co-organized with the Frick and Auckland Castle in County Durham in Northeast England. For over 250 years, the paintings have hung in the banqueting hall of the castle,…

DO COLLEGE KIDS KNOW MOVIE MUSICALS? #2 (REACT: Do They Know It?)

– (sings along) ♪ Supercalifragilisitc- -expialidocious ♪ – (sings along) ♪ Even though the sound of it is something quite atrocious ♪ ♪ (upbeat intro) ♪ – (FBE) Let’s put your movie musical knowledge to the test. – (chuckles) Oh, jeez. You’re gonna be very disappointed. – Oh my god. I’m gonna do so bad….

Kenyon In Focus: Summer Science Scholars

– I was always interested with the universe, because it’s the biggest thing there is, and we’re in it. There’s a lot of mystery and work to be done there. (upbeat electronic music) – There’s not a person alive who hasn’t looked up at the night sky and thought about “where are we,” and “what’s…