Resources If you want to get into a good university, it’s essential that you stretch yourself beyond the school syllabus BEFORE you make your applications. Luckily, it’s never been easier or cheaper to do this: the internet is chock-full of free lectures, articles, university courses, blogs and so much more to interest you, inspire you, make you laugh- and get you thinking like a university student. We call stuff like this “super curricular activities”. Can You Solve 'Einstein's Riddle?' In this TED-ED video, we're presented with what's called "Einstein's Riddle." As the video-makers admit, it apparently has nothing to do with Einstein, aside from being a fairly tough puzzle to crack. If you enjoy logic puzzles, you'll want to set aside ten minutes for this one! "Einstein's Riddle" is a form of Zebra Puzzle, in which you're provided with a series of facts, then asked to deduce one fact that's not presented.
What the research says about MOOCS and SPOOCs! The 12th What the Research Says was held at the London Knowledge Lab on Friday 29th November from 1:30-4:30. This is the second year these events and collaborations have been running and as we approach 2014 the trends in delivering, running and debating MOOCs seems a fitting context to prepare for 2014! The presentations ranged from MOOCs to SPOOCs. Links to all the presentations are on the event website. To MOOC or not to MOOC that is the question and the presenters, demonstrators and participants did not disappoint us by bringing their experience, knowledge and understanding to this event to provide the context of how to design learning for online students. The participants debated and provided their questions and ideas.
10 emotional intelligence skills that successful people have A recent international study surveyed more than 500 business leaders and asked them what sets great employees apart. The researchers wanted to know why some people are more successful than others at work, and the answers were surprising; leaders chose “personality” as the leading reason. Notably, 78% of leaders said personality sets great employees apart, more than cultural fit (53%) and even an employee’s skills (39%). “We should take care not to make the intellect our God; it has, of course, powerful muscles, but no personality.” –Albert Einstein
Business and Economics at Warwick University A collection of podcasts and videos from the University of Warwick focussing on research stories in business and economics. Warwick/Monash on Sustainability 15:04 Tue 13 Dec 2011 My Wife And I Never Said 'No' To Our Kids, And This Is What Happened What are the children of ‘Yes Parenting’ like? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights. Answer by Robert Reiland, who practiced noncoercive parenting and used an unschooling approach, on Quora: I don’t know if “Yes Parenting” is the same as the parenting style my late wife and I used, but it seems similar. What we did was called either “non-coercive parenting” or “taking children seriously.”
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MOOCs Planning Making a MOOC can mean more or less hard work, depending on your level of ambition. A good place to start would be to think seriously about the target audience for your course. Who is the course aimed at? What previous knowledge do they have and what do they want to learn? Then you can start planning the course design.