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TeachThought.com has a series of posts about self-directed learning by Terry Heick and the staff, well worth a read! “
“Learning is most effective when it’s personalised; it means something to the learner. That happens when people feel they are participants and investors in their own learning, shaping what and how they learn, and able to articulate its value to them.” — Leadbeater, Charles
Famous Self-Taughts (Autodidacts): Leonardo Da Vinci, William Blake, Herb Rits (in addition to Virginia Woolf, Mark Twain, John D. Rockefeller, and many others)
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It is interesting how few classroom teachers and administrators are aware of what self-directed learning is. SDL is an imperative for our children.
You can't teach someone how to learn. You can give them helpful tips and advice, but a single structure for education is not going to work for everyone. It's so much harder for people to learn their true potential, to reach their goals, when they're only shown a single path to them. You show them the path through the forest, but what if there's a rock face nearby that also leads up to where they want to go, and what if they happen to be a fantastic rock climber? It just makes more sense to show someone a map if you can, instead of directing them towards only one path.
Discover more about the BYOD phenomenon and what does it mean to you.
The BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) phenomenon is reshaping the way IT is purchased, managed, delivered, and secured.
But you may be wondering exactly what BYOD means to you. Ok... let's have a look: http://bit.ly/IYZU7d
Check our these wonderful electronic and embroidery experiments by artist Wei Chieh Shih. This project is part of a residency at ARQUETOPIA 2013. His prior w…
Launching today, a new mobile app called Doctor on Demand can connect you with a physician anywhere and at anytime for a $40 video consultation.
Would you pay $40 for a video consultation with a doctor?
According to NASA's Juno principal investigator Scott Bolton "if Captain Kirk of the USS Enterprise said, 'Take us home, Scotty,' this is what the crew would see." It's truly an incredible sequence—the first time ever that the Moon has been...
We've never seen anything like this before.
The next leap in advertising is literally the ability to leap across screens. Picture a brand’s multipart marketing story that begins on your tablet and ends on your smartphone.
Given how seamlessly consumers move from one device to another, so too must the ads.
Today, Google Open Gallery was released to the public as part of the company's Cultural Institute, allowing anyone with "cultural content" — whether vintage artwork or historical documents —...
With Open Gallery, Google wants to democratize art exhibits.
It's tough to get a small business loan, but not impossible. Check out six ways to improve your chances next time.
When soup is heated, it starts to boil. When time and space are heated, an expanding universe can emerge, without requiring anything like a 'Big Bang'.
Google's on a roll today with its device releases on the Play Store today. We already have the LG G Pad 8.3 Google Play edition and the new white Nexus 7 2013 available for purchase, and now Google...
You may have heard that New York is hosting the Super Bowl on February 2, 2014.
A filter and bio-inspired frame work together to clean the air. Continue reading →
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The Australian government has turned on a self-contained GSM network on Macquarie Island and plans to extend it to research stations on the Antarctic mainland. The new network runs off Range Networks’ open-source cellular systems.
I wasn't ready to start a business, but South Africa inspired me. Nelson Mandela and his family have given me incredible boosts of confidence--and motivation--along the way. Here's what I've learned from working with them.
"As we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same."--Nelson Mandela
Successful companies constantly work to keep combining the right people with the right culture and the right strategy.
What's the trick to putting together a good team?
The latest multiphysics software release from COMSOL is here. Find out what you can simulate with COMSOL 4.4 on the Release Highlights page:
COMSOL Multiphysics version 4.4 is now available. Check out the release highlights to learn more about the latest advancements in modeling and simulation software
Malcolm Gladwell found inspiration for his new book by looking at stories of unexpected success.
What seeming "disadvantage" have you turned into an advantage?
The line between insanity and entrepreneurship is razor thin (and at times, non-existent). Envisioning a world that no one else sees can accurately descri