Moodle Forums, are they any good or do your students prefer Facebook?

Are your students favouring Facebook groups for course discussion over using Moodle forums? You wouldn’t be the only University with that problem. Naturally water follows the easiest path, and presently for having online discussions it’s simpler to jump on Facebook for a casual chat. It totally beats some clunky Forum software. But, is that even a […]

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Should the Government Make Us Happy?

Friday Thinker (from the OU Facebook page) Should the Government Make Us Happy?  All the social sciences potentially have a contribution to make but economists know that:· People have their own levels of happiness· Material deprivation makes people unhappy· Happiness depends on freedom from coercion and perhaps even equality of opportunity and respect· Markets don’t ALWAYS […]

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