Skills Development Scotland awards apprenticeship contract to Develop Training

Develop Training Limited (DTL), a national training provider to the utilities sector, has won a new contract from Skills Development Scotland to deliver Modern Apprenticeships. DTL has been on the approved list of apprenticeship providers in Scotland since 2012 and already delivers programmes for SGN and Scottish Water at its Linlithgow training centre near Edinburgh. … Continue reading Skills Development Scotland awards apprenticeship contract to Develop Training

The next ambassadors of The Next Einstein Forum

The Next Einstein Forum (NEF) has selected its second Ambassadors Class, 45 scientists and tech champions across Africa, all under 42 years of age, who are solving Africa’s and the world’s challenges. An initiative of the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) in partnership with the Robert Bosch Stiftung, the NEF will hold its second global … Continue reading The next ambassadors of The Next Einstein Forum

How Software AG supports digital education and training

Digital education is a key area of action in the German federal government’s digital agenda and a key prerequisite for keeping Germany sustainable and competitive. As a cross-cutting economic and social topic, digitalisation requires a fundamentally broad, well-founded digital education. For that reason, Germany’s second-largest software firm began efforts back in 2007 to expand digital … Continue reading How Software AG supports digital education and training

Coding resources for schools, created by LEGO Education

LEGO Education, which offers playful learning experiences and teaching solutions based on the LEGO system of bricks, now also offers resources designed for teachers and students to explore coding – including free lesson plans and online courses for teachers. “The job market for careers requiring coding skills is growing faster than nearly any other sector, … Continue reading Coding resources for schools, created by LEGO Education

Achebe, Ong, orality and literacy

Consider that Chinua Achebe’s novel No Longer at Ease (1960), which draws directly on Ibo oral tradition in West Africa, provides “abundant instances of thought patterns of orally educated characters”. (Ong, 2002: 35) As Ong observes, Achebe’s work relates the experiences of speakers who “reflect, with high intelligence and sophistication, on the situations in which they find … Continue reading Achebe, Ong, orality and literacy

Qualification and competence from SLP for Kenyan biomass producers

Progress through the exchange of know-how and experiences – with this goal in mind Walter Danner, founder And CEO of Snow Leopard Projects (SLP), spoke at the 2017 Biogas Africa Forum held recently in Nairobi, Kenya. SLP specialises in building high-performance anaerobic digestion (AD) plants, which break down micro-organisms in the absence of oxygen to … Continue reading Qualification and competence from SLP for Kenyan biomass producers

How the University of Glasgow uses JPK equipment to study cell interaction

The Yin group in the Division of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Glasgow is studying cells and how they react with their surroundings using JPK Instruments’ NanoWizard AFM and CellHesion module. JPK manufactures nanoanalytic instrumentation for research in life sciences and soft matter. Professor Huabing Yin is a senior lecturer in the Division of … Continue reading How the University of Glasgow uses JPK equipment to study cell interaction

Stocksigns advises summer safety sign audit

British signage provider Stocksigns recommends that the summer holiday is the ideal time for schools to carry out their safety sign audit whilst buildings, grounds and car parks are easily accessible. The company has been working with schools for over sixty years, building up an understanding of the unique challenges faced by teachers and local authorities. Danny … Continue reading Stocksigns advises summer safety sign audit