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Required Readings

Debunker Club, Brexit, an online paradox, AL boot camp school, primo preschools, y mas: Required Readings, 07.05.16

Join the Debunker Club by suggesting source material about the intersection of neuroscience and learning: peer-reviewed articles, real-world case studies, online videos, blog posts, or your own well-reasoned opinion. A view of Brexit from academia, from PHD (Piled Higher and Deeper) Comics. Those interested in further implications of Brexit for science should check out …

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Required Readings

Required Readings, 29 August 2013

How does one poop in space? What research is there on best practices in online education for at-risk students? Should journalism students learn to fly aerial drones? Find out in today’s required readings. Chris Hadfield Explains How to Poop on the ISS – a video, rather than a reading, but …

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Required Readings

Required Readings, 1 August 2013

Good afternoon, teachers and learners! I’m writing to you from a computer lab with a terrible keyboard, so please pardon the brevity of this required reading list. Talking at mealtimes boosts children’s confidence – So says a study, referring to mealtimes at home, not necessarily at school. Paleontology MOOC is …

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Pop Quiz: Are MOOCs the future?

At a meeting the other night I got into a somewhat heated discussion with an older friend and colleague, who was criticising our institution for failing to offer any Massive Open Online Courses (or MOOCs) that are open to participation by the broader public. This, he argued, was a sign …

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