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August 25, 2010 - 9:51pm
A new correspondent writes (edited for anonymity):
August 25, 2010 - 9:30pm
Over the past two-days my institution held our Active Learning Institute, a professional development opportunity focused on teaching and learning. The Active Learning Institute is run out of our Dartmouth Center for the Advancement of Learning (DCAL), with participants drawn from faculty, lab instructors, and future teaching faculty.
August 25, 2010 - 8:15am
It's a good thing that the 2010 EDUCAUSE Annual Conference is in October because it reminds me of Halloween candy -- so many amazing goodies to discover! For folks who are not familiar with EDUCAUSE, the annual conference has a bit of everything for anybody who is interested in technology:
August 25, 2010 - 8:07am
What with winter over, we’re now ready to jump back into school again. Let me explain that: my family and I are just back home from 10 weeks of travel first to western Washington state (where June and July were pretty consistently in the low 60s) and then on to Australia, where July and August were (despite being mostly a little warmer than the Seattle area!) winter.
August 24, 2010 - 9:00pm
I saw a great presentation today (on the brain and learning) where the speaker made wonderful use of PowerPoint. Some of the things the speaker did with his PowerPoint included:
August 24, 2010 - 8:45pm
A good friend of mine claims that when he was an undergraduate, he always returned to school late, bearing a big box of chocolates or salt-water taffy, and charmed the Registrar's Office into waiving any late enrollment fees. Whether it was his deliberate charm or the sugar, he claims his tactics were successful.
August 24, 2010 - 6:37pm
Hello, Readers!
August 24, 2010 - 6:30pm
I'm currently attempting NOT to multi-task, given recent reports that increasing, device-facilitated (arguably, device-driven) high-frequency task-switching not only makes us less efficient at everything that we do, it's also gradually destroying our capacity to concentrate and even our ability to form long-term memories. After all, if you can't concentrate and you can't remember anything that happened more than 48 hours ago, how can you even hope to deal with complex, global, long-term problems?

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