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Artificial Intelligence Cracks 4,000-Year-Old Mystery An ancient script that’s defied generations of archaeologists has yielded some of its secrets to artificially intelligent computers. Computational analysis of symbols used 4,000 years ago by a long-lost Indus Valley civilization suggests they represent a spoken language. Some frustrated linguists thought the symbols were merely pretty pictures. She's learning Japanese, oh, yes, I think so! Yoku dekimashita, Mary Beth! It's most likely that only a handful of people, including Mary Beth, would have understood that first sentence, which means 'Well done, Mary Beth' in Japanese. Or so the online translater assures me. Mary Beth Herron of Ardara is one Leaving Certificate student who can be especially proud today, as she is the only student in Donegal to have studied Japanese. Even though none of the teachers at Glenties could teach the subject and so Mary Beth had to find alternative means of learning the language, she managed to earn top marks, an Honours A1, for her efforts. Harry Reid, principal of St Columba's Comprehensive, was full of praise yesterday for Mary Beth and her amazing achievement.

How to Learn Any Language in 3 Months The Okano Isao judo textbook I used to learn Japanese grammar. Post reading time: 15 minutes. Language learning need not be complicated. Funniest videos about teaching / learning English Posted by ddeubel on Tuesday, October 20th 2009 Time for some levity. Us teachers need to laugh at ourselves, our profession a bit. Top universities join free online teaching platform Twelve leading universities in the US and Europe have joined an internet platform created by two Stanford University scientists which provides free online access to classes designed by academics at elite institutions. The move, announced on Tuesday, marks a significant expansion of online university teaching. Observers say it heralds a shakeup of the classic lecture theatre model. The new participants in Coursera, which combines online lectures with assignments to be submitted, include the California Institute of Technology, Johns Hopkins University, and University of California, San Francisco in the US, as well as Edinburgh University and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology of Lausanne. Caltech and the University of Pennsylvania have also announced a combined $3.7m (£2.4m) investment in Coursera. Coursera already offers classes from Princeton, the University of Michigan, Stanford, University of California, Berkeley and the University of Pennsylvania.

The Online Learning Blog from Study2U Supposedly browsing the internet requires more brain power than watching television. Although judging from some of the websites we’ve come across that assumption is cast into doubt. Here’s some of the sites we like that might get your brain to sit up and listen. Ted senior cycle Welcome to Transition Year @! As you embark on this interesting, challenging and diverse year, has compiled some information and resources we hope you will find useful as you strive to meet your personal transition year goals. We will be updating this section often, so remember to bookmark it and return to it regularly throughout the coming year. Check out the Transition Year Dairies from students Laura and Niamh. Find Meetup groups near you Explore Meetup Find events hosted by local groups where you can meet new people, try something new, or just do more of what you love. Get started Photo: The Front Range Mountain Bikers Meetup Group within 50 miles

Write Source - Writing Topics The best way to get into writing is simply to write . . . and write . . . and write . . . freely. This practice helps you develop a feel for writing. To get started, you’ll need a topic to write about. Below, you will find lists of ideas to serve as starting points for personal or journal writing. Education Menu Education Create A Page! Education is so much more than just school. That's why there are thousands of people writing pages in this very popular neighborhood on Squidoo. They write all about how they learn, how they teach, ideas that set their brains on fire (that's a good thing) and more. Homeschooling Basics (101) - The Basics for Getting Started in Homeschool 1) Making the Decision to Homeschool: Making the decision to homeschool is usually very difficult and not one to be taken lightly. It is a personal decision that I can't make for you, but maybe I can help you think it through. Consider these things in making your decision. Is Homeschool for you? 2) Starting the Year off Right:

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