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I think high school teachers have been experiencing this for years.  Students want things quicker and easier more and more nowadays.  They are not always willing or able to make the commitment to learn the material.  Having taught for 18 years I can honestly say 90%+ of students do not know how to study.  When you teach them they then have to prioritize where they spend their time. Sometimes I think we expect too much from them in every aspect of their lives.  School, sports, work, social, family, etc.
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Interesting read. I do think that there are those that believe that online courses might be viewed as shortcuts and an easier way to get credits when in fact, I would say that any online course absent a human instructor could be a more difficult endeavor. A human teacher who can diagnose what the misunderstanding is and address it by providing the student appropriate feedback is something that is probably not provided. But I can foresee a time when the diagnostics could be more automated. As a math teacher for 16+ years, I can pretty much predict nearly all the common errors that I will see on a given problem or test. I have developed methods for correcting these misunderstandings and getting the student on the right path. But I am not sure that MOOCs can do this as effectively and efficiently.... Yet.
So, in this infancy of online education, there does seem to be a bit of a conundrum that the author of the article illustrates. 
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Very cool!
 
Check out how Hangouts transported a classroom of year 8 students from Bowral High School back to medieval England to learn about the Black Plague: 
http://google-au.blogspot.com.au/2013/07/hangouts-in-history-bringing-past-to.html
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Excellent!  I hope these are available to everyone on YouTube!
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Waterspout + Hurricanes = me NOT living in Florida
 
From +NASA's Astronomy Photo of the Day: Waterspout in Florida
 
"Explanation: What's happening over the water? Pictured above is one of the better images yet recorded of a waterspout, a type of tornado that occurs over water. Waterspouts are spinning columns of rising moist air that typically form over warm water. Waterspouts can be as dangerous as tornadoes and can feature wind speeds over 200 kilometers per hour. Some waterspouts form away from thunderstorms and even during relatively fair weather.

Waterspouts may be relatively transparent and initially visible only by an unusual pattern they create on the water. The above image was taken earlier this month near Tampa Bay, Florida. The Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Florida is arguably the most active area in the world for waterspouts, with hundreds forming each year. Some people speculate that waterspouts are responsible for some of the losses recorded in the Bermuda Triangle."

Image Credit & Copyright: Joey Mole http://goo.gl/PBVB9

(h/t +Michael Atkinson) 
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Good article on events in eastern Europe.
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Awesome Video!
 
Whoa. Amazing timelapse work of the San Francisco fog: https://vimeo.com/69445362  
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