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    Marianne Stenger is a freelance journalist with over four years of experience in writing for publications, online resources and blogs in the education industry. She believes that online education is the way of the future and is passionate about promoting online learning tools and the use of new technologies in the classroom.

    You can find her on Google+ , twitter and by email at marianne.stenger @ oc.edu.au.

    Here are my most recent posts:

  • Beat Distractions by Making Tasks Harder

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    November 2nd, 2014 No Comments News

    We all battle distractions on a daily basis, and you probably know what it’s like to settle in to finish an assignment or study for an upcoming exam only to find that ambient noises that were hardly noticeable before suddenly seem hugely distracting. For those who study from home where kids, phone calls, and other… Read More

  • The Serious Limitation of Rote Memorisation You Probably Don't Know About (And It's Undermining Learning)

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    September 14th, 2014 No Comments News

    Repetition is one of most commonly used study strategies, and if you’ve ever reread a text or used flashcards to commit something to memory, you’ve practised this method of learning.  Recently, however, researchers from UC Irvine have discovered that although repetition can be an effective learning technique; it also has one downside that learners should… Read More