Worrying really, I am turning to the Daily Mail, Guardian lost on education

Since I stopped buying the Guardian in print every day I find all kinds of stuff online, some of it surprising.

The House of Lords suggesting tv moves online is a bit of news but not widely reported. 

Michael Hanlon in the Daily Mail blog has a refreshing perspective, looking back before colour tv and seeing the Lords proposals as fairly obvious in the long term. This is the sort of big science approach. The tech will work out. But the details over the next year or so could be more complicated.

I find the Guardian less sweeping and there is nothing about tv.

More worrying is the takes on the web in education, or rather the lack of it. Yesterday there was an article about the lack of contact hours in university degree courses. Consider this para-

Warwick University is determined to keep seminars small. But Prof Ann Caesar, pro vice-chancellor for education and student experience at the university, stresses that there is a "serious cost" to this. "There is a hidden cost with dissertation and project supervision work," she says. "You read drafts and comment on them – often over email, so it won't be counted as extra contact hours. It is labour intensive, but absolutely vital so students don't feel they are on their own."

So email is not considered as contact? Where is this coming from? Is it just Warwick? Makes no sense at all. Is it just a Guardian thing? 

A while ago there was a special page on skills sponsored by BAE Systems

This kind of thing is unlikely to turn up in Education Guardian as normal.

Then there was the article with a critique of Pearson

What to think? My guess is that the Guardian probably reflects quite a lot of views in UK education. That learning can be on offer online with conversation through email etc. may come as a surprise.