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This Will Make You Smarter: 151 Big Thinkers Each Pick a Concept to Enhance Your Cognitive Toolkit

This Will Make You Smarter: 151 Big Thinkers Each Pick a Concept to Enhance Your Cognitive Toolkit
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Gazelle Life: What are the top 10 things that we should be informed about, in life Advice from Slate's 'Dear Prudence' Unethical fake job reference Joanne, my BFF and coworker, and Melanie, a former coworker, both recently applied for the same exciting awesome job. When she left our company I offered to be a reference for the diligent, talented Melanie. Joanne told me how intense the application process was - her parents divorced at the same time, so she was frazzled - so I expected a call from the hiring company. It never came. Emily Yoffe : You've got to step up and try to restore Melanie's reputation. – February 06, 2012 1:03 PM My Boyfriend's Surprise Baby I have been dating a coworker for several months. You could send an email saying, "Congratulations! – February 06, 2012 1:05 PM Brother's Bridezilla Problem My brother's fiance is a nightmare of a bride. You have some kind of nerve thinking you're entitled to ruin this wedding -- and the photos! – February 06, 2012 1:14 PM Stepdaughter's Lie Unforgivable? You need to all go to counseling together. – February 06, 2012 1:16 PM Ex-wife, Polygamous Boyfriend

Learning in a Digital Age - extending higher education opportunities for lifelong learning View or download the publication (PDF )1 View the publication in ePub format2 View the publication in Kindle format3 View or download the publication in text only format (PDF )4 Order print copies5 An increasing number of students are benefiting from education later in life, bringing diverse experiences, skills and needs and adding value to employers and society. What the publication offers Aimed at individuals in further and higher education who have an interest in lifelong learning: academic staff, lecturers, tutors, learning support staff, learning technologists, and information, advice and guidance professionals, the publication signposts some of the effective higher education practice taking place in the UK and addresses the benefits and challenges that arise in a digital age. The eleven institutional case studies have been aligned against the following themes: Learning in a Digital Age is the latest in the Effective Practice series from the JISC e-Learning Programme. Tables and diagrams

What to Do With Too Many Ideas? Kurt Vonnegut's 8 Tips on How to Write a Great Story By Maria Popova The year of reading more and writing better is well underway with writing advice the likes of David Ogilvy’s 10 no-bullshit tips, Henry Miller’s 11 commandments, Jack Kerouac’s 30 beliefs and techniques, John Steinbeck’s 6 pointers, and various invaluable insight from other great writers. Now comes Kurt Vonnegut (November 11, 1922–April 11, 2007) — anarchist, Second Life dweller, imaginary interviewer of the dead, sad soul — with eight tips on how to write a good short story, narrated by the author himself. Use the time of a total stranger in such a way that he or she will not feel the time was wasted.Give the reader at least one character he or she can root for.Every character should want something, even if it is only a glass of water.Every sentence must do one of two things — reveal character or advance the action.Start as close to the end as possible.Be a Sadist.

ICT-Atelier: MWUCE David Rumsey Historical Map Collection | The Collection How To Get Involved in the Peeragogy Project Hello and welcome! The peeragogy project was kicked off around the time of Howard Rheingold’s January 23, 2012 Regents Lecture at UC Berkeley on Social Media and Peer Learning: From Mediated Pedagogy to Peeragogy. We have put together a handbook about peer learning: you’re reading it — maybe on our website, or in your hammock with the beverage of your choice and our print on demand paperback. But: there’s still more work to be done. What you do here is largely up to you. The goal we have in mind for our book is for it be a useful guide to peer learning! It’s up to you. We regularly use Google+, Google Hangouts, forums, and email to communicate asynchronously and pretty much continuously. In short: here’s how it works: Questions? If you have questions, that’s good! Post Revisions:

Automated Submission to Social Media Sites | OnlyWire How do you stop online students cheating? 31 October 2012Last updated at 12:44 ET By Sean Coughlan BBC News education correspondent WATCH: Online university courses are growing rapidly, but how can they be sure who is really answering the questions? Imagine taking a university exam in your own home, under the watchful eye of a webcam or with software profiling your keystrokes or your syntax to see whether it really is you answering the questions. Online university courses have become the Next Big Thing for higher education, particularly in the United States, where millions of students have signed up for courses from some of the most upmarket universities. With spiralling costs and student loan debts crossing the trillion dollar barrier this year, the online university has been seen as a way of reaching many more people for much less money. But a major stumbling block has been how such digital courses are assessed. When students are at home how do you know whether they are cheating? Home exams Online identity “Start Quote Honour code