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EDUCATION. Collabo Rata. Curricu Rumba. DigitEd. New Learning. New Old School. New Practicum. Practicum. NewEd Resources. Education Resources. Nuvo EducatiOs. What Americans Keep Ignoring About Finland's School Success - Anu Partanen. The Scandinavian country is an education superpower because it values equality more than excellence.

What Americans Keep Ignoring About Finland's School Success - Anu Partanen

Sergey Ivanov/Flickr Everyone agrees the United States needs to improve its education system dramatically, but how? Save Our Science: How to Inspire a New Generation of Scientists (TED Books): Ainissa Ramirez: Academic Ranking of World Universities. A Programmer's Guide to Data Mining. 100 Time-Saving Search Engines for Serious Scholars (Revised) Back in 2010, we shared with you 100 awesome search engines and research resources in our post: 100 Time-Saving Search Engines for Serious Scholars.

It’s been an incredible resource, but now, it’s time for an update. Some services have moved on, others have been created, and we’ve found some new discoveries, too. Many of our original 100 are still going strong, but we’ve updated where necessary and added some of our new favorites, too. Check out our new, up-to-date collection to discover the very best search engine for finding the academic results you’re looking for. General Need to get started with a more broad search? iSEEK Education: iSeek is an excellent targeted search engine, designed especially for students, teachers, administrators, and caregivers.

Meta Search Want the best of everything? Dogpile: Find the best of all the major search engines with Dogpile, an engine that returns results from Google, Yahoo! INTERNET RESEARCH. What’s the “problem” with MOOCs? « EdTechDev. In case the quotes didn’t clue you in, this post doesn’t argue against massive open online courses (MOOCs) such as the ones offered by Udacity, Coursera, and edX.

What’s the “problem” with MOOCs? « EdTechDev

I think they are very worthy ventures and will serve to progress our system of higher education. I do however agree with some criticisms of these courses, and that there is room for much more progress. I propose an alternative model for such massive open online learning experiences, or MOOLEs, that focuses on solving “problems,” but first, here’s a sampling of some of the criticisms of MOOCs. Criticisms of MOOCs Khan Academy The organization is unclear and it lacks sufficient learner support.The videos aren’t informed by research and theory on how people learn, and this may diminish the effectiveness of his videos. SchooX - The Academy for Self Learners - Online Courses and Certificates. 100 Amazing How-To Sites to Teach Yourself Anything. Posted by Site Administrator in Online Learning May 7th, 2009 Learning new skills and expanding your knowledge doesn’t have to cost you an arm and a leg.

100 Amazing How-To Sites to Teach Yourself Anything

There are loads of free resources on the Web that can help you find instructional videos, tutorials and classes to learn a wide variety of skills from fixing basic car problems to speaking another language. With 100 sites to choose from, you’re bound to find something here that will help you learn just about anything you could want. General Tutorials These sites offer a wide range of tutorials and videos. Around the House. TeachThought - Learn better. Stephen Hawking's Universe: Strange Stuff Explained. The Best Game Design Schools In North America. Yes we do actually. the average american college graduate has about $25,000 in student loans, although for many students, particularly depending on the school, it can be much more.

The Best Game Design Schools In North America

The BioDaVersity Code. Programs - IDEA. IDEA has several programs involving research and development of real-world projects that align with our organizational mission: Promoting scientific, artistic and cultural literacy • WordFlare advances interest in and knowledge of the English language via a mobile app that presents interlinked concepts using SpicyNodes technology and gamefication.

Programs - IDEA

Coming Summer 2013. • The IDEA blog advocates for the role of technology in advancing scientific and cultural literacy while encouraging the cross-fertilization of ideas for an audience of executive-level staff in nonprofit, scientific, cultural, and educational institutions. • The WebExhibits online interactive museum, which launched as the first of its kind in 1999, reaches approximately 9 million annual visitors. . • IDEA collaborated with a professional society to improve how they serve their members, who in turn preserve and interpret state and local history. Encouraging sharing of knowledge via online tools. 8 Books For a Higher Existence. Books are magical inventions.

8 Books For a Higher Existence

By carrying meaning, they gives us glimpses of experience and knowledge from a different world. A Year in Reading 2012. By C.

A Year in Reading 2012

Max Magee posted at 6:00 am on December 3, 2012 20. TakingITGlobal - Inspire. Inform. Involve. Home. The museum of science, art and human perception. The Museum of Islamic Art. It isn’t often that a building stuns – literally.

The Museum of Islamic Art

However, this is the case with the Museum of Islamic Art in Doha, the capital of Qatar. Traditional Islamic architecture meets the twenty first century to spectacular effect. Nothing is done by halves here. Even the palm lines entrance (and entrancing is perhaps the right word) fills the visitor with expectation. Sublimely designed by IM Pei, the museum opened its doors to the public less than two years ago. The building is, as you might expect, heavily influenced by ancient Islamic architecture but its design is unique and there is simply no other building like it on earth. Sabhia al Khemir became the founding director of the museum in 2006. Image Credit Flickr User websterkate. Museums. Msc art galleries and museums.

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