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Bill Calhoun
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WWW Drive
All the files I have generated in the course of my Master's Degree program are located on Google Drive. Sometimes this is required because there will be collaborative writing or editing of documents, or because an instructor wishes to leave comments on a do...
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How Well Do MOOCS Teach?
The short answer is - they don't! Sebastian Thrun, the founder of Udacity, was upset and puzzled to find that only 4% of students who paid to take a course actually completed it. The first time I heard this, I immediately knew why. It's the same reason w...
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Social Media-phobe
I'm not a big social media guy. I don't see the Internet as a place for hanging out or socializing, activities I prefer to do with actual people in real time. But I'm beginning to appreciate how these social tools, the so-called Web 2.0, are capable of so ...
Social Media-phobe
Social Media-phobe
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Satellite Blogging
Probably the most amazing Twitter account I have ever seen is the account of an inanimate object - a space satellite, to be specific. This satellite (and its companion satellite) tweets its exploits on a daily basis. The satellite belongs to the European ...
Satellite Blogging
Satellite Blogging
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Sheer Genius
Years ago I was visiting a friend whose son was sitting at a computer nearby doing his homework. I could tell that his mom was convinced that doing homework on a computer, whatever she thought that meant, was going to result in her son being smarter, or a ...
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Teaching or Filtering?
I have taught physics to children of all ages, from 3rd graders to high-school seniors. Some people find this improbable - of course, whatever is being taught to, say, middle-schoolers in the name of physics must not be real physics. Why not? I ask. Well...
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