David Roberts: The power of images in teaching dyslexic students

INTRODUCTION It should come as no surprise that the number of dyslexic students entering Higher Education (HE) has increased in line with the widening participation agenda that has accompanied neoliberal hegemonic domination of academic praxis.  That number has risen dramatically over the last two decades, from approximately 2,000 in 1994 to more than 20,000 inRead more

Life after death by PowerPoint

  Probably everyone’s experienced at some time ‘Death by PowerPoint’: a presentation that, rather than engaging your attention, makes you want to run away. Slides packed full of bullet points ‘organizing’ text that appears as a wall of words, and to add insult to injury, the speaker is often duplicating the text. PowerPoint has becomeRead more

The Internet of things: A consumer revolution or security dilemma?

Before the revelations by Edward Snowden (and his journalist collaborators) in 2013 we reasonably assumed that our phone and computer-based communications were not entirely secure, but we had an expectation that there was security in appropriate usage. Such a position was a re-hash of the old maxim that if you had nothing to hide, youRead more