Why working at home is both awesome and horrible How Adults Learn :: Ageless Learner In order to learn through life, it’s helpful to understand something about how you learn. The following backgrounder will introduce you to the most significant things we know about how adults learn. Overview of adult learning theoryBooks about how adults learnLinks to other websites about how adults learnMore resource about adult learning Overview of Adult Learning Theory Learning can be defined formally as the act, process, or experience of gaining knowledge or skills. In contrast, memory can define the capacity of storing, retrieving, and acting on that knowledge. Learning strengthens the brain by building new pathways and increasing connections that we can rely on when we want to learn more. Physiologically, learning is the formation of cell assemblies and phase sequences. At the neurological level, any established knowledge (from experience and background) appears to be made up of exceedingly intricate arrangements of cell materials, electrical charges, and chemical elements.
The 10 Types of Crappy Interviewees All artwork and content on this site is Copyright © 2015 Matthew Inman. Please don't steal. TheOatmeal.com was lovingly built using CakePHP All artwork and content on this site is Copyright © 2015 Matthew Inman. TheOatmeal.com was lovingly built using CakePHP How to use a semicolon Snake Oil? The scientific evidence for health supplements See the data: bit.ly/snakeoilsupps. See the static versionSee the old flash version Check the evidence for so-called Superfoods visualized. Note: You might see multiple bubbles for certain supplements. This visualisation generates itself from this Google Doc. As ever, we welcome your thoughts, crits, comments, corrections, compliments, tweaks, new evidence, missing supps, and general feedback. » Purchase: Amazon US or Barnes & Noble | UK or Waterstones » Download: Apple iBook | Kindle (UK & US) » See inside For more graphics, visualisations and data-journalism:
6 Other Famous People Who Did Not Exist Deadspin has a bizarre report out tonight about Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o's girlfriend, who reportedly died tragically last year at the age of 22. It was one of the most heartbreaking stories of the college football season. But it turns out the whole thing was a hoax. In the coming days we'll surely learn more about who exactly was involved. For now, here's a list of some other fictional people who made a name for themselves. 1. George P. When other students found out about the hoax, they helped keep Burdell’s story going. 2. Like many hockey players drafted in the 11th round of the 1974 NHL Draft, Taro Tsujimoto never actually made it to the big time. His name is in the record books because of Punch Imlach, the former general manager of the Buffalo Sabres. 3. Sometimes life imitates art, and sometimes life mocks it. 4 & 5. In the early 1990s, two Australian artists had the same bad idea completely independently: to sell their work by pretending to be Aborigines. 6.
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Sakai@UD: Faculty Click any icon on this page to access a related resource: This section is divided into five instructional strategies listed below. Where appropriate, a connection to the Chickering and Gamson's (CG) Seven Principles for Good Practice in Undergraduate Education will be provided. Seven Principles for Good Practice in Undergraduate Education What is good practice in higher education? Good practice in undergraduate education: encourages contact between students and faculty, develops reciprocity and cooperation among students, encourages active learning, gives prompt feedback, emphasizes time on task, communicates high expectations, and respects diverse talents and ways of learning. Content Delivery One of the most obvious ways of using web technologies in education is to distribute content to your learners. Have a look at the model for content authoring with examples from UD instructors. Faculty Story Calendar-driven course by James Dean (English) Keys to successful content delivery Assessment
11 Amusement Park Secrets From People Who Work There Thanks to Reddit AMAs, or “Ask Me Anything,” we now know more about the behind-the-scenes of amusement parks than ever before. Here are 11 facts about working at an amusement park, straight from actual employees. 1. Disney princesses have to be creative liars. In order to be a “face character” (not in a full-body costume), you have to be pretty quick on your feet. 2. Disney employees have to enter the park with everyone else. 3. The Six Flags Rides Department has employees who ride the attractions every day, and maintenance happens every day too. More: 8 Things That Will Get You Banned From Six Flags 4. One former Six Flags employee explained, “People don’t throw up nearly as much as you would expect...I worked a majority of my time at a ride called Wonder Woman’s Lasso of Truth: a spinning wheel that raises and tilts with the guest against the wall. 5. A former ride operator at Cedar Point’s Top Thrill Dragster roller coaster had to listen to the song “Ready to Go” on repeat every day.
What is DITA and Why Should You Care? by Chris Benz “The key to understanding how DITA works is to understand how DITA uses topics, maps, and output formats. I will describe each of these in detail, but here's the big picture: You develop your content in DITA topics, use DITA maps to specify which topics go into which deliverables, then process those maps to DITA output formats to generate your final deliverables.” Many of today’s instructional developers face a significant dilemma. Learners have minimal time to comprehend and effectively use complex products and systems. To drive time-efficient learning experiences, developers must provide high-quality training content, customized to specific learner roles and delivered in a timely manner. At the same time, many instructional development budgets are shrinking. One way developers can address this dilemma is to become more efficient at reusing content. “The what?” What is DITA? DITA is an XML-based open standard for structuring, developing, managing, and publishing content. Topics
The Most Popular Dogs in America 1149 437ShareNew The best part about dogs (besides their unconditional love) is that they come in all shapes and sizes. With all this variety, who is the top dog? In honor of our furry friends, here's an interesting breakdown of some doggy data. Via Back to Basics Dog Food