Monthly Archives: April 2015

It’s not what you think, its what you feel…

…and darling, you feel marvelous, or inspired, or funny, or persuasive, or jaw-dropping…at least that is how the TED Talks are being promoted on the Apple TV app. TED is entertainment – if you learn something from any of the … Continue reading

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DIY 60s Fun from The Amateur Scientist

I am cleaning out some files this weekend and I found a xerox of a chapter from a the book “The Scientific American Book of Projects for The Amateur Scientist” by C.L. Strong. Geek alert – Vannevar Bush wrote the … Continue reading

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The Art & Technique of Education

I just watched the film “Tim’s Vermeer” which is a fascinating exploration of art and craftsmanship. An inventor and video¬†pioneer, Tim Jenison, sets out to solve the mystery of how Vermeer painted nearly photo-realistic paintings at a time when artists … Continue reading

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Teaching in WordPress

I am very interested in this development, Teaching with WordPress. Learning management systems have always been considered a necessary evil at colleges where I have worked, but as the internet evolves, there seems to be no real reason to lock … Continue reading

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Yes, MOOCs Still Matter

I am sometimes forwarded articles from the Comical of Higher Ed and elsewhere that proclaim the death of the MOOC, that they are not ready for primetime, or that they are better for professional development. All of which I find … Continue reading

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