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Trends in Higher Education 2017 That Will Wow You

Have you ever gone to a fortune teller? We, at Unplag, bet you thought about it at least once. Predicting is something that we are still new to, but willing to try our hand at.

Throughout 2016 our team went to a series of educational conferences held across Europe and US. Being fond of workshops and exchanging ideas with true fans of education helped us much figure out what changes may await you in 2017. By outlining the key transformations for both online and offline learning, we hope you can grasp at the chance to quickly update your learning or teaching strategy for this year.

Intrigued? Then, proceed reading and learn what new opportunities MOOC can offer and how microlearning will let you upgrade on the go.Read More

Library Innovations: How Will Libraries Look In the Future

Library services are improving from year to year. Despite they have been around for 5,000 years and haven’t changed too much, libraries still have made a number of valuable transformations to become more effective and fast for their users. When the Internet appeared libraries created electronic databases and search systems. Since the Internet affected their development a lot, paper books started losing their popularity.

So, what library services are considered to be the most up-to-date? The answer is below.Read More

Stuart Aken Reveals a Secret of His Writing Craft

From Tales to Science Fiction: Stuart Aken Reveals a Secret of His Writing Craft

No matter what writing expertise you have, we bet you enjoy reading about the source of someone’s genius. There’s nothing like success stories or professional advice to unlock your inspiration. Luckily, we, at Unplag, had a chance to talk to Stuart Aken, a great novelist and short story writer experienced in creating stories of different genres including science fiction, romance, and horror.

Stuart has gone through many difficulties on his way and finally he has found his own source of comfort. It was writing. Besides, Stuart has long started running his own website, which now has plenty of useful and engaging material that would certainly be of a big interest for you (the link to the site is given below the post).

Read on to find out how Stuart manages to always create unique stories, what helps him stir his creativity, and what project Stuart is currently working on. Besides, there will be also helpful advice for newbie writers. Here’s the interview we are pleased to share with you!

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Christmas Brings Unexpected News: Santa Changed His Look

Ho! Ho! Ho! It’s the cheerful sound of Christmas approaching us on a reindeer sleigh. Twinkling lights and beautifully decorated trees make you quickly get into the Christmas spirit. You will definitely share the Unplag team’s opinion that it’s also the right time to sum up our achievements and start something new.

Santa Claus also got behind the idea. He calculated the number of delivered presents, logistic expenses, scrolled down the Santa Claus activity log and re-read tones of messages posted on his timeline. Still, something was missing. Every year Santa together with a helpful team of elves, reindeer and Mrs. Claus does the same work. It brings much joy, but to some extent it reminds him of a groundhog day effect.

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School 42: The First Academic Institution Without Teachers

We all know that these are educators who are responsible for giving students the knowledge. It looks like studying at university without them is next to impossible. Despite it sounds very strange, there is one university without teachers. This revolutionary school is named 42, the answer to the meaning of life taken from the science fiction series The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. The school was founded by the French billionaire Xavier Niel. The school helps students become software developers. When students finish their studies, they’re supposed to be able to code most of programs – from simple calculator to sophisticated plagiarism detection software.

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