A Linking Return: 30 Great EduLinks

I spent practically no time at all online over October. I missed you.

It’s good to be back. It’s a bit later than I’d planned, thanks to a poorly timed illness. On Twitter, I said hello and promptly disappeared again. How dare my immune system mess with my schedule!?

With a month of online content to check out, I’ve found loads of great stuff. So what better way to return than to give you a massive list of edulinks?

In no particular order, here are 30 great links on living, learning, and lots more:

  1. It’s time for you to stop worrying about what others think about you.
    http://www.thechangeblog.com/kissing-approval-goodbye/
  2. Why it’s important to ask more ‘why’ questions.
    http://www.psypost.org/2012/11/abstract-thinking-can-make-you-more-politically-moderate-14734
  3. Don’t let speed-reading stop you making notes.
    http://blogs.warwick.ac.uk/researchexchange/entry/speed_reading-note_taking/
  4. 10 things most people get wrong about memory.
    http://www.spring.org.uk/2012/10/how-memory-works-10-things-most-people-get-wrong.php
  5. Jeff Bezos says that people who are right a lot of the time often change their minds.
    https://37signals.com/svn/posts/3289-some-advice-from-jeff-bezos
  6. League tables, league tables everywhere! So what about a university league table on chair comfort? Or the number of chip shops in walking distance of campus?
    http://nuctutor.blogspot.com/2012/10/some-alternative-league-tables.html
  7. Local library AND uni library in one? That’ll be Worcester. Will we see more of this?
    http://www.guardian.co.uk/higher-education-network/blog/2012/oct/25/hive-library-worcester-university-council
  8. Ultra-Learning. How you can study a course module in a week and a half.
    http://calnewport.com/blog/2012/10/26/mastering-linear-algebra-in-10-days-astounding-experiments-in-ultra-learning/
  9. The problem with doing a viva.
    http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/story.asp?sectioncode=26&storycode=421598&c=1
  10. Jane Austen and how the brain pays attention.
    http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/literally-psyched/2012/10/22/what-jane-austen-can-teach-us-about-how-the-brain-pays-attention/
  11. You don’t need to be available 24/7. You’ll be more productive that way.
    http://lifehacker.com/5953914/how-being-unreachable-makes-me-more-productive
  12. “We don’t know what the next big thing will be after Twitter, but if there is a pattern to this kind of thing it won’t look like or be like Twitter.”
    http://elearningstuff.net/2012/10/21/fickle/
  13. You may have learned the right answers. But the right answers can change…
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EjSuaeVfE9I
  14. Hurrah for subject-based student societies!
    http://www.guardian.co.uk/education/mortarboard/2012/oct/15/subject-based-societies-standing-up-for-the-nerds
  15. How to Engage in Social Networks for Your Job Hunt.
    http://theundercoverrecruiter.com/engage-social-job/
  16. Are you fed up with reading so many lies and myths and fake stories? Here’s how to be one step ahead.
    http://lifehacker.com/5950871/how-to-spot-truth-in-the-sea-of-lies-rumors-and-myths-on-the-internet
  17. Learn to read a scientific report.
    http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2012/10/mf-learn-to-read-a-scientific-report/
  18. Unicorns, Beijing hip-hop culture, and rave entrepreneurialism… How far out is your dissertation?
    http://www.guardian.co.uk/education/mortarboard/2012/oct/10/students-is-your-dissertation-weird
  19. For PhD students, here’s what to consider when choosing a thesis topic.
    http://3monththesis.com/how-to-choose-a-thesis-topic/
  20. Does Music Help You Study? It’s complicated!
    http://www.mindthesciencegap.org/2012/10/08/does-music-help-you-study/
  21. Should UK higher education emulate the US? Nigel Thrift says no.
    http://chronicle.com/blogs/worldwise/why-the-u-k-higher-education-system-shouldnt-emulate-the-u-s/30612
  22. That half-hearted choice you made last week? You’ll be placing far more value on that decision in a year or three.
    http://www.psypost.org/2012/10/our-preferences-change-to-reflect-the-choices-we-make-even-three-years-later-14191
  23. Textbooks of the future: Will you be buying a product … or a service?
    http://blogs.worldbank.org/edutech/future-textbooks
  24. How the Food You Eat Makes You More (or Less) Productive
    http://lifehacker.com/5953060/how-the-food-you-eat-makes-you-more-or-less-productive
  25. The Guardian has started a blog network for higher education.
    http://www.guardian.co.uk/higher-education-network/blog/2012/oct/05/the-higher-education-blogs-network
  26. Read once and make notes. Remember this so you can read a book efficiently and effectively.
    http://www.bakadesuyo.com/2012/09/whats-the-best-way-to-learn-from-a-book/
  27. The Average Student Owns 2,000 Pounds Of Gadgets
    http://edudemic.com/2012/10/students-gadgets/
  28. Why Data Will Never Replace Thinking
    http://blogs.hbr.org/fox/2012/10/why-data-will-never-replace-thinking.html
  29. There are all sorts of reasons why you should write a blog.
    http://www.aliventures.com/not-a-problogger/
  30. The Thesis Whisperer has a piece on having a paperless desk space. I’d set up a similar space just before reading this. Dare you ditch the paper?
    http://thesiswhisperer.com/2012/10/31/going-paperless-part-one-your-desk/

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