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May 24, 2004
More education adverts

Yes, more pretty pictures. Pretty pictures get people interested, and curious to find out what the text says. Plus, pictures are fun. (That, at any rate, is the thinking behind all the pretty pictures you see in children's books.)

First, a replay of an advert that has already been featured here, which I now see everywhere, this time on a bus:

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Yeah mate. Get yourself a degree from London South Bank University and you won't have to spend the rest of your life riding about on a bike!

And the other two were both taken from the telly over the weekend, while I was watching the test match.

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"learndirect", however exactly you spell that (the capital letters or not thing I mean personally I would greatly prefer Learn Direct), is actually not such a bad operation if my recent experience is anything to go by, even though I presume it is run by the Government. I rang them last week in connection with finding out about digital photography courses, and they were helpful.

This, for me, is the most interesting one:

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These people seem to be actually sponsoring the cricket, and this advert suggests thoughts about all manner of things that may or may not be happening in the world. But for here and now, I'll just stick with the pictures.

Yes. they are indeed sponsoring the cricket, or at any rate the broadcasting of it. Here is their logo again, this time with the Lords "Media Centre" (alias: Space Pod) in the picture.

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Not that I have any idea how good Computeach actually are at teaching Compu.

Posted by Brian Micklethwait at 09:50 PM
Category: Higher educationThis and that
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As a freelancing work-from-home type, I can tell you that learndirect also sponsor ITV's This Morning programme quite substantially. Good use of public funds? Oh, I don't know...

Comment by: Jackie D on May 25, 2004 01:20 AM
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