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Daryl's Blog - a Letter from the Director

Goodbye 2018 – a year of highs and lows like most. But if I might make an observation, after all this is my letter, things seem to be in general getting worse. Sometimes scarily so.  Now a large part of that is just the daily diet of doom and terror peddled to us by lazy

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Daryl's Blog - a Letter from the Director

Life’s a game, so some say.  Sometimes you win, sometimes you lose.  One day has you checkmating your way to success and another sends you straight to jail, not passing go and without your two hundred dollars.  But what’s it all about really?  How in the great scheme of things do we know if we’re

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Daryl's Blog - a Letter from the Director

Once Upon a Time there was a country that was very famous for the widgets it made.  They were the very best widgets, magical and capable of widgeting themselves in where they were needed.  They were made by the thousands in great factories from where they were sent out to all the building going on

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Daryl's Blog - a Letter from the Director

As someone who deeply values education, it was heart breaking for me to read earlier this month of a strike at a University.  Not of overworked educators trying suffering under further government mandates.  No this strike, at the University College of London was unusual in that it was the students who were striking.  The nature

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Daryl's Blog - a Letter from the Director

One of the best things you can be in an educational sense is innovative – having the courage to try new things and new ways of doing things.  Especially from a learning perspective trying new ways of learning is an excellent way to grow personally and professionally.  You never know until you try just what

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Daryl's Blog - a Letter from the Director

It’s the end of the year and some might say the end of an era.  Not us of course, ADL is rolling on better than it’s ever been.  But it is still time to reflect back on the year that has come, see how far we’ve come in the past 12 months and, if you

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Studying online can be a difficult thing as well we know.  I certainly don’t to disguise the potential pitfalls of the method.  Yes there are incredible benefits in being able to set your own pace and take control of your educational future. But for some the very freedom that non classroom based education offers brings

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Daryl's Blog - a Letter from the Director

Those of you who are regular readers of our newsletter (click here to subscribe!) may well remember last month when we announced our new team member, Tsoey who is taking over from our long serving student advisor Mary Anne.  I’m pleased to be able to tell you staff and students all that Mary Anne has

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Daryl's Blog - a Letter from the Director

It's harvest season again here in Canterbury.  Summer is gone and has given way to the browns and oranges of autumn as the great yearly cycle comes once more to its end.  Despite being a city, Canterbury is quite a small metropolis and less than an hour’s brisk walk in any direction will take you

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Daryl's Blog - a Letter from the Director

September is right on our doorstep.  It’s the start of autumn, the end of the holiday season and also the traditional start of the new Academic term.   Student from pre-schoolers through to post graduates file up to their places of study ready to begin another semester of learning.  You might presume that, as an educator,

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Daryl's Blog - a Letter from the Director

There’s been a lot of talk of poultry recently around ADL towers.  And when I think poultry I think eggs.  And then I remember being lectured as a little boy not to count my chickens before they’d hatched.  I’m sure there’s a fascinating story as to why this particular quote gets stuck in my head,

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Daryl's Blog - a Letter from the Director

Once upon a time there was a very lazy bird.  A bird so lazy that he didn’t do anything unless he really had to.  “Why do today what I can put off till tomorrow?” he would chirp merrily as he sunned himself in his favourite tree.    Now this bird’s favourite food was worms.  Wriggly ones

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Daryl's Blog - a Letter from the Director

I’m no spring chicken.  In fact I’d cheerfully describe myself as something more autumn, perhaps late September with a hint of October.  I’ve seen a few things in my time, worked in both hemispheres and seen my share of success and failure.  But I’m not done yet.  There’s a whole lot of life left in

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Daryl's Blog - a Letter from the Director

We're looking for a front line Recruitment/Sales Person! Here at the Academy for Distance Learning, we are an expanding  distance learning insitituion offering quality courses (650+), certificates and diplomas to national and international (post secondary and continuing education) students.  We're located conveniently for the city of Canterbury (see contact us for Google Map!) We are

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Daryl's Blog - a Letter from the Director

Our new reviews system is now up and running! Everyone today goes by reviews, be that TripAdvisor, Amazon Reviews (comedy or not) or the dreaded Yelp.   Even specialist sites, like Ratebeer.com and BeerAdvocate dominate their respective fields.  Just a click on Spotify, helps you refine your choices.. such is the impact of reviews today! Likewise

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Daryl's Blog - a Letter from the Director

It’s politics season here in the UK, which is always a curious moment to reflect on the strangeness of time.  Specifically I find that wherever I am in the world watching something very dull, like a lengthy political speech, it seems to cause time to slow down.  And then there’s the way there never seems to

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