Imagine yourself shopping in a grocery store with a good friend who happens to be a chemist. Struggling to choose between the many different types of tomatoes in front of you, you pick one up, turn to your friend, and ask her if she thinks the tomato is organic. Your friend simply chuckles and replies, "Of course it's organic!" without even looking at how the fruit was grown. Ideas in Science: Theories, Hypotheses, and Laws | Process of Science
Online courses are proliferating, says Douglas Rushkoff, but will really succeed when they bring humanity to learning process Douglas Rushkoff: Education is under threat, but online computer courses are not to blameHe says education's value hard to measure; is it for making money or being engaged?He says Massive Open Online Courses lack human exchange with teachersRushkoff: MOOCs should bring together people to share studies, maintain education's humanity Online courses need human element to educate
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By Erin Griffith On July 5, 2012 Even if the dominant players in a staid, legacy industry see the writing on the wall — that the Internet will eventually kill them — it’s not easy for them to do much about it. Some publishers are merely waiting for Amazon to put them out of business. (See “We’re in Amazon’s sights and they’re going to kill us.”) Macmillan Knows Publishing Is Doomed, So It’s Funding the Future
DIY U: Build a Personal Learning Plan | Get to Work I guess I've come to the end of this challenge - though my learning, of course, is only just beginning. I've been into the idea of Edupunk for a long time without knowing what to call it, so it's good to have a challenge like this to put some structure to the idea, and Anya kamenetz's books, The Edupunk Guide and DIY U, have been invaluable. As part of this challenge I have defined my path and created a plan of my proposed learning, which you can see at Visible Darkness, a website I built in Wordpress as a space to contain my work in an organized way. Here you can also see a mind map of my initial Personal Learning Network - I'm sure this grow as I progress with my learning.
Touch Press - Our Vision Scientist, author, inventor and entrepreneur; Stephen is best known for creating Mathematica, Wolfram|Alpha®, and for authoring A New Kind of Science. In his early years he made a number of discoveries in physics and cosmology. In the 1980s his now-classic work on cellular automata helped launch the field of complexity theory. Then in 1986 Stephen began the creation of Mathematica, founded Wolfram Research, and launched the first version of Mathematica. Stephen has served as CEO of Wolfram Research for more than two decades, and has provided the technical leadership that has made Mathematica the world's leading system for advanced computing. His company recently created Wolfram|Alpha®, the breakthrough computational knowledge engine released in 2009.
Back In 2007⋅⋅⋅ In 2007, supported by five of the most prominent textbook publishers in higher education, CourseSmart started out with the simple goal of providing instructors in college and higher education a better textbook evaluation service. We knew that for instructors, getting textbooks for evaluation was a tedious and time consuming task. They'd contact the publisher directly, then wait days for a book to ship or wait for the publisher sales representative to deliver it in person. And go through the same process again for each book they wanted to review. For publishers, it was just as difficult, spending millions of dollars each year to give away thousands of sample textbooks to faculty across the country, without knowing if an instructor would eventually assign the book for their course. Overview
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The lecture is one of the oldest forms of education there is. "Before printing someone would read the books to everybody who would copy them down," says Joe Redish, a physics professor at the University of Maryland. But lecturing has never been an effective teaching technique and now that information is everywhere, some say it's a waste of time. Indeed, physicists have the data to prove it. When Eric Mazur began teaching physics at Harvard, he started out teaching the same way he had been taught.
リバウンドをしないカラダを作る酵素ダイエットをされる方が増えてきています。理由は明確で「リバウンドしにくい」という、ダイエットによくあるリバウンドの悩みを解消してくれるからですね。酵素ダイエットをするとリバウンドをしにくい理由として、酵素と言う体の代謝を高める栄養素が体に多く摂取されることによって、脂肪が燃焼されやすい体質になり、継続的にその状態を続けていくことによって痩せやすい体質があなたの中で出来上がるからです。 National Hands-on Science Institute
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Clear All Research Library Guild Research delivers four specific types of research reports whose single goal is helping you make sense of the depth of our field. We work with great thinkers to analyze existing and new sources of knowledge and bring you concise reports that you can use to make important decisions, inform practice, and keep up-to-date.
The Challenges of Building a Digital Public Library of America As books move from print to digital, there's been much hand-wringing about the impact this shift will have on libraries. Add to the already pressing budgetary woes, new challenges: Some publishers have been recalcitrant in making their catalogs available for digital loans. Other have tried to institute more restrictive lending policies, most infamously in the case of Harper Collins, by saying that e-books could only be checked out 26 times before libraries would need to purchase another license. Then there are the series of lawsuits aimed at various digitization efforts: suits against the Google Books project and against the HATHI Trust. Yet at the same time as the way forward for libraries seems clouded by powerful forces trying to lock down or knock offline digital content, the very culture behind the library and the archive seems to be stronger and more innovative than ever.
Kings and Queens Come to Life: Retelling History Through Apps How do you visualize your thoughts? Are your dreams more like a sit-com or a documentary? English historian David Starkey thinks his thoughts and work are best represented through mobile applications after seeing his book, Crown and Country, turned into a rich media app. The goal of Starkey's app -- Kings and Queens -- is to bring his book, and history, to life. If you are familiar with the history of the British monarchy, it is one of the most fascinating tales of intrigue, betrayal, politics and power in the history of the world.
AASL Announces 2011 Best Websites for Teaching and Learning « INFOdocket From ALA: At the American Library Association’s (ALA) 2011 Annual Conference in New Orleans, the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) announced the 2011 Top 25 Websites for Teaching and Learning. In its third year, the list of websites honors the top 25 Internet sites for enhancing learning and curriculum development for school librarians and their teacher collaborators. The list is considered the “best of the best” by AASL.[Clip]The Top 25 are free, web-based sites that are user-friendly and encourage a community of learners to explore and discover. They also provide a foundation to support AASL’s Standards for the 21st-Century Learner.
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About Exploratree & Enquiring Minds - Exploratree by FutureLab About Exploratree Exploratree is a free web resource where you can access a library of ready-made interactive thinking guides, print them, edit them or make your own. You can share them and work on them in groups too.
Enquiring Minds explores how students' ideas, interests and experiences can inform the content, processes and outcomes of teaching and learning in schools. At a time of curriculum reform in primary and secondary schools, Enquiring Minds provides guidance and research to help support schools through the process of change. It shows how schools can develop enquiry-based approaches to the curriculum, teaching, and learning. This site features all of the materials, guidance, research evidence and resources produced during the project.
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