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A selection of interesting articles and resources for those who is in "ongoing, voluntary, and self-motivated" pursuit of knowledge
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Amping Up Brain Function: Transcranial Stimulation Shows Promise in Speeding Up Learning: Scientific American

Amping Up Brain Function: Transcranial Stimulation Shows Promise in Speeding Up Learning: Scientific American | Lifelong Learning, Epistemology and New Forms of Education | Scoop.it
Electrical stimulation of subjects' brains is found to accelerate learning in military and civilian subjects, although researchers are yet wary of drawing larger conclusions about the mechanism...
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Cambridge’s Bluefin Labs decodes social media chatter - The Boston Globe

Cambridge’s Bluefin Labs decodes social media chatter - The Boston Globe | Lifelong Learning, Epistemology and New Forms of Education | Scoop.it

Facebook users “like” things 2.7 billion times a day. People share their opinions more than 500 million times daily on Twitter. Now, this start-up is betting it can change everything from product placement to how we elect our president.

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Edge : Conversations on the edge of human knowledge

Edge : Conversations on the edge of human knowledge | Lifelong Learning, Epistemology and New Forms of Education | Scoop.it

To arrive at the edge of the world's knowledge, seek out the most complex and sophisticated minds, put them in a room together, and have them ask each other the questions they are asking themselves.

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American Council on Education to Evaluate Credit Equivalency for Coursera’s Online Courses

We are pleased to have recently announced that we have begun working with the American Council on Education (ACE) to initiate a credit-equivalence evaluation of a select few of the courses offered on...
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Interactive: How a Toddler Learns to Talk - Forbes.com

The MIT Media Lab's Human Speechome Project has collected more than 80,000 hours of video and 120,000 hours of audio recordings documenting the first two years of a child's life.
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New school system in Sweden is eliminating classrooms entirely | Impact Lab

New school system in Sweden is eliminating classrooms entirely | Impact Lab | Lifelong Learning, Epistemology and New Forms of Education | Scoop.it
Telefonplan School, in Stockholm Sweden has  new school system that is  eliminating all of its classrooms in favor of an environment that fosters...
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"Cargo Cult Science" - by Richard Feynman

"During the Middle Ages there were all kinds of crazy ideas, such as that a piece of of rhinoceros horn would increase potency. Then a method was discovered for separating the ideas--which was to try one to see if it worked, and if it didn't work, to eliminate it. This method became organized, of course, into science. And it developed very well, so that we are now in the scientific age."

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No Excuse List

No Excuse List | Lifelong Learning, Epistemology and New Forms of Education | Scoop.it
The best place on the web to learn anything, for free. The list provides the best links to learn about academics, music, programming, languages and other useful resources.
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New Frontier for Scaling Up Online Classes: Credit

New Frontier for Scaling Up Online Classes: Credit | Lifelong Learning, Epistemology and New Forms of Education | Scoop.it

In 15 years of teaching, University of Pennsylvania classicist Peter Struck has guided perhaps a few hundred students annually in his classes on Greek and Roman mythology through the works of Homer, Sophocles, Aeschylus and others — "the oldest strands..."

But if you gathered all of those tuition-paying, in-person students together, the group would pale in size compared with the 54,000 from around the world who, this fall alone, are taking his class online for free — a "Massive Open Online Course," or MOOC, offered through a company called Coursera.

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Scientists See Advances in Deep Learning, a Part of Artificial Intelligence

Scientists See Advances in Deep Learning, a Part of Artificial Intelligence | Lifelong Learning, Epistemology and New Forms of Education | Scoop.it
Advances in an artificial intelligence technology that can recognize patterns offer the possibility of machines that perform human activities like seeing, listening and thinking.
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16 Flipped Classrooms From Around The World

16 Flipped Classrooms From Around The World | Lifelong Learning, Epistemology and New Forms of Education | Scoop.it
16 Examples Of Flipped Classrooms from around the globe - offers links to different teachers' blogs that show their experiences in using a flipped classroom environment.
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Killer Infographics » Interactive: Magnifying the Universe

Killer Infographics » Interactive: Magnifying the Universe | Lifelong Learning, Epistemology and New Forms of Education | Scoop.it
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What makes us intelligent?

What makes us intelligent? | Lifelong Learning, Epistemology and New Forms of Education | Scoop.it
… and does Google and Wikipedia make it better or worse? Studies show that other people and tools influence our brain power as much as our own minds.
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Brain Games & Brain Training - Lumosity

Brain Games & Brain Training - Lumosity | Lifelong Learning, Epistemology and New Forms of Education | Scoop.it
Improve memory and attention with scientific brain games. Play games and train your brain to boost overall mental power and performance.
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TEDxKyiv - Alexei Kapterev - Word-class Self-education

Alexei Kapterev is a Moscow-based presentations expert, author of the book "Presentation Secrets" and the world's most famous presentation about presentation...
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Massive Open Online Courses a learning revolution

Massive Open Online Courses a learning revolution | Lifelong Learning, Epistemology and New Forms of Education | Scoop.it

Massive open online courses are taking off in the US as elite universities align with portals offering free higher education, writes Laura Pappana 

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