Tag Archives: learning

Open Courseware: Democratizing Education

For the last few weeks I’ve been looking for a topic for my 500th online post in machimon.wordpress.com.  I think I’ve found a subject of sufficient gravity and scope:  Education.  While some see education as a profit- making enterprise, others … Continue reading

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When Kids REALLY had Fun with Science

August 2, 2011 Analog aficionado Kendall Castor-Perry found nice article about how old science kits for kids really used to have some fun (spell that dangerous) stuff in them. To show how far we have degraded as a society, how far … Continue reading

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How You Remember Dance Steps Depends on Culture: I Think Step to the Left, You Think Step to the East

ScienceDaily (Jan. 4, 2010) — Even the way people remember dance moves depends on the culture they come from, according to a report in the December 14th issue of Current Biology, a Cell Press publication. Whereas a German or other Westerner might … Continue reading

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Kahn Academy: Bite-Sized 15-min Lessons from Addition to Vector Analysis

A global teacher of 1,516 lessons and counting From a tiny closet in Mountain View, Calif., Sal Khan is educating the globe for free. His 1,516 videotaped mini-lectures — on topics ranging from simple addition to vector calculus and Napoleonic … Continue reading

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