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Online Learning Communities

The online learning environment is a conundrum. It has very similar dynamics to the traditional face-to-face learning environment, yet is vastly different in some regards. For example, both campus and online courses need to have some sort of community for the learners to thrive, but the way it is established must be different since not every learner can meet face to face when participating from a distance. 452 more words

Education

World of Keiko 05/07/2015

I have been somewhat quiet of late. I have attempted to draft several updates to let folks know what I’ve been up to, but this resulted in moments spent staring blankly at the post editor. 1,099 more words

Reading

Kids Speak Out on Today's Hot Topics - 2nd Edition

When I was little, my mom used the line, “there are starving kids in Africa” to try and convince me to finish my food. My reply was, “What do you want me to do? 506 more words

Parenting

Walt Disney on Productivity: Planning vs. Action

The way to get started is to quit talking, and begin doing.

– Walt Disney

Planning for the future is a good thing. Despite what intuition will tell you, planning more doesn’t…

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Our Fine Lads

Nicholas Lemann reviewing Robert D. Putnam, Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis, NYRB 15 May 2015 thus:

The specific injustice that moves Putnam to the greatest height of outrage is “pay-to-play,” the policy of charging fees to student athletes, which effectively denies poorer kids access to school sports teams and therefore, in Putnam’s view, to a crucial source of social capital. 411 more words

Education

Project Insight: Contribution for Community

IAAS as one of the world’s biggest student associations have a responsibility to facilitate the members to give positive contribution to society. In order to fulfill the aim, IAAS has started many social projects in all country members. 329 more words

Education