Are you missing out on the new social learning? (And, it’s free)

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A new revolution in online learning has quietly been taking place in the UK in the last 18 months and this week the main provider, FutureLearn, announced they had already recruited over 1 million students.

The concept is the MOOC — Massive Open Online Courses which are free, short courses you can join throughout the year.

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Milestones in marketing, management and world events

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When did Alan Turing set out his proposals for the first computer? Frederick Taylor publish Scientific Management? When was the Institute of Public Relations founded and when did the Institute of Marketing receive its Chartered status? When did Maslow publish Motivation and Personality? When was the first mobile phone? Which company was founded first: Adobe, Apple, Microsoft or Google? Which was launched first: Facebook, LinkedIn or Twitter?

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Can eating cheese increase your chances of dying in bed tonight?

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Statistics show that more and more people are dying by being tangled in their sheets in bed as the number of people eating cheese rises. View the statistics here.

Is this the end for Wallace and Gromit?

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UK leads USA in many online indicators according to latest Google research

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The latest research statistics from Google Consumer Barometer suggest the UK is leading the US in a lot of online consumer behaviour, a surprising conclusion, perhaps, considering how many businesses still seem to find the online environment challenging.

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Beware the SEO and website scams: and report them

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Hardly a day goes past without me getting an email from somebody claiming to be able to guarantee that they can get my site to number one position on Google or wanting access to my site so they can do a ‘review’.

Beware if you get these emails, and report them: they are not just spam, but will almost certainly be phishing attempts — an attempt to get your personal details so they can carry out fraud or infect your computer.

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