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:
- It’s time for you to stop worrying about what others think about you.
- Why it’s important to ask more ‘why’ questions.
- Don’t let speed-reading stop you making notes.
- 10 things most people get wrong about memory.
- Jeff Bezos says that people who are right a lot of the time often change their minds.
- 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?
- Local library AND uni library in one? That’ll be Worcester. Will we see more of this?
- Ultra-Learning. How you can study a course module in a week and a half.
- The problem with doing a viva.
- Jane Austen and how the brain pays attention.
- You don’t need to be available 24/7. You’ll be more productive that way.
- “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.”
- You may have learned the right answers. But the right answers can change…
- Hurrah for subject-based student societies!
- How to Engage in Social Networks for Your Job Hunt.
- Are you fed up with reading so many lies and myths and fake stories? Here’s how to be one step ahead.
- Learn to read a scientific report.
- Unicorns, Beijing hip-hop culture, and rave entrepreneurialism… How far out is your dissertation?
- For PhD students, here’s what to consider when choosing a thesis topic.
- Does Music Help You Study? It’s complicated!
- Should UK higher education emulate the US? Nigel Thrift says no.
- That half-hearted choice you made last week? You’ll be placing far more value on that decision in a year or three.
- Textbooks of the future: Will you be buying a product … or a service?
- How the Food You Eat Makes You More (or Less) Productive
- The Guardian has started a blog network for higher education.
- Read once and make notes. Remember this so you can read a book efficiently and effectively.
- The Average Student Owns 2,000 Pounds Of Gadgets
- Why Data Will Never Replace Thinking
- There are all sorts of reasons why you should write a blog.
- 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?