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Logic in writing

Writing Tips
I want to share some thoughts on a trend in academic writing (and other writing) which is a bit concerning. It has two aspects. First, non-living objects such as tools,…

Developing new paradigms together

Research
As we move closer to the middle of our third year since the pandemic began, it’s worth thinking again about what’s changed and how we’ve adapted. Even more importantly, how…

The value of volunteering

Other Ideas
When was the last time you considered the benefits of volunteering? Everyone is pressed for time. Deadlines, multiple projects, responsibilities at home and at work, when do you have a…

Top tips for teaching online

This is the second of two newsletters with practical advice on online education. The first concerned learning online and this one includes some hints for teaching online.  University lecturers might…

Top tips on learning online

This is the first of two sets of practical advice on online education. Because of the pandemic, once they adjusted to teaching and learning online, some universities actually closed some…