Education News Round-Up November 17th

Oxford University to launch first online ‘Mooc’ course
Oxford University has announced its first “massive open online course” – or so-called Mooc – in a partnership with a US online university network.
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Want your students to love learning? Get them to the library
Local libraries are under threat from funding cuts, but the services they offer to children and schools are invaluable
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English baccalaureate ‘creates problems for motivation and behaviour’
The performance measure stifles pupils by forcing them to take subjects they do not enjoy, according to NUT survey
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Top authors call for school libraries to be protected
The children’s laureate and eight well-known children’s authors are calling on the education secretary to ensure school libraries are preserved.
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