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Perceptual elements in Penn & Teller’s “Cups and Balls” magic trick

Perceptual elements in Penn & Teller’s “Cups and Balls” magic trick | Impromptu Science | Scoop.it
Magic illusions provide the perceptual and cognitive scientist with a toolbox of experimental manipulations and testable hypotheses about the building blocks of conscious experience.
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Build your own quantum entanglement experiment at home

Build your own quantum entanglement experiment at home | Impromptu Science | Scoop.it
It may be a little late for folks on the East Coast to round up the necessary parts before the blizzard really hits, but this would be a fun trapped-in-the-house project.
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Blended Online Learning (BOL)

Blended Online Learning (BOL) | Impromptu Science | Scoop.it
Online Education What is the future of higher education? Will college students continue to attend face-to-face classes? Is campus-based education necessary for
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Revolution Hits the Universities

Revolution Hits the Universities | Impromptu Science | Scoop.it
Nothing has more potential to let us reimagine higher education than massive open online course, or MOOC, platforms.
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Trobada sobre Universitat 2.0 a la UIMP de Santander: píndoles a distància – Edunomia

Trobada sobre Universitat 2.0 a la UIMP de Santander: píndoles a distància – Edunomia | Impromptu Science | Scoop.it
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#Leadership-Research

#Leadership-Research | Impromptu Science | Scoop.it
A paper based on Dr Jill Jameson's Twitter list leadership-research (#Leadership-Research is out!
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Academic mentoring is central to professional development

Academic mentoring is central to professional development | Impromptu Science | Scoop.it
Active mentoring and plugging into our networks is the best way to find out about opportunities on campus and beyond, says Janni Aragon (RT @womeninhighered: Academic mentoring is central to professional development.)...
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Design QR Codes and Higher Education: Andrew Gossen - alumni futures

Design QR Codes and Higher Education: Andrew Gossen - alumni futures | Impromptu Science | Scoop.it
This article is written by Andrew Gossen (@agossen), Senior Director for Social Media Strategy in the Division of Alumni Affairs & Development at Cornell University, and informal advisor to Alumni Futures.
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Chemistry cuts will do 'irreparable' damage, top scientists warn - The Guardian

Chemistry cuts will do 'irreparable' damage, top scientists warn - The Guardian | Impromptu Science | Scoop.it
The GuardianChemistry cuts will do 'irreparable' damage, top scientists warnThe GuardianIn a letter sent to the prime minister on Monday, and seen by the Guardian, professors of chemistry from universities including Imperial College London, Oxford,...
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Enric I. Canela » Blog Archive » 2011 QS World University ...

Enric I. Canela » Blog Archive » 2011 QS World University ... | Impromptu Science | Scoop.it
Enric I. Canela. S'acaba de publicar el 2011 QS World University Rànquings de Ciències Socials. Apareixen onze universitats de l'Estat espanyol. Destaquen en el rànquing de Finances la UPF, la Universitat Carlos III de ...
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Water structure controversy laid to rest? | Chemistry World

Water structure controversy laid to rest? | Chemistry World | Impromptu Science | Scoop.it
A solution to puzzling claims that water arranges itself in rings and chains, rather than the anticipated tetrahedral arrangement, may have been found
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Periodic Table

Periodic Table | Impromptu Science | Scoop.it
This is something I've been working on, a bit at a time, for the past few weeks. Modelling each object in 3D proved to be a huge task and took a lot longer than I originally thought but the fe...
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The periodic table, with illustrations of the everyday items you can find an element in

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MOOCs are here. How should state universities respond? | Dangerously Irrelevant

MOOCs are here. How should state universities respond? | Dangerously Irrelevant | Impromptu Science | Scoop.it
Here is a short essay on MOOCs that Drs. Steve Vardeman and Max Morris, Statistics faculty at Iowa State University, gave me permission to
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The week university (as we know it) ended

The week university (as we know it) ended | Impromptu Science | Scoop.it
Without changing the model of pedagogy, the physical campus will not survive
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MOOCs – The revolution has begun, says Moody’s - University World News

MOOCs – The revolution has begun, says Moody’s - University World News | Impromptu Science | Scoop.it
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With so many social networking sites already on the Internet, why do we need twitter? - by Irene Lizarraga - Helium

Currently, theres hundreds and hundreds of social sites on the Internet, with some of them such as Facebook having millions of users.
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Obama at Facebook: “We Want To Start Making Science Cool” | All things related to educational technology

Obama at Facebook: “We Want To Start Making Science Cool” | All things related to educational technology | Impromptu Science | Scoop.it
#free #education #technology: Obama at Facebook: "We Want To Start Making Science Cool" - Obama at Facebook: "We...
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How to avoid addiction to social networking sites - by Suzanne Rose - Helium

How to avoid addiction to social networking sites - by Suzanne Rose - Helium | Impromptu Science | Scoop.it
Do you check your Facebook page ten times a day?  Do you post an update to let people know that you eaten your vegetables?
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Record number may miss place at university - Financial Times

Telegraph.co.ukRecord number may miss place at universityFinancial TimesA record number of students – 200000 or almost one in three – are likely to miss out on a British university place this year, following this week's publication of A-level results,...
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Indonesian University Creates Social Networking Site For Orientation - Penn Olson

Indonesian University Creates Social Networking Site For Orientation - Penn Olson | Impromptu Science | Scoop.it
Penn OlsonIndonesian University Creates Social Networking Site For OrientationPenn OlsonThanks to Pinteraktif, a start-up that focuses on end-to-end e-learning solutions, students can now find the info they need over social media.
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Comença la Junior University at News

Comença la Junior University at News | Impromptu Science | Scoop.it
Avui dimecres 6 de juliol, s'ha donat el tret de sortida oficial a les activitats de la Junior University, un programa acadèmic adaptat a estudiants preuniversitaris, impartit en anglès, que aprendran l'idioma mentre fan ...
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