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The 37 Best Websites to Learn Something New

Forget overpriced schools, long days in a crowded classroom, and pitifully poor results. These websites and apps cover myriads of science, art, and …

Learning

Harvard linguist points out the 58 most commonly misused words and phrases

In his latest book, "The Sense of Style," Harvard cognitive scientist and linguist Steven Pinker explores the most common words and phrases that people stumble over.<p>The book is like a modern version of Strunk and White's classic "The Elements of Style," but one based on linguistics and updated for …

Linguistics

University lecturers 'more worried about research than teaching', minister warns

University lecturers are more concerned about building their own brands and research than teaching, the Universities minister will say<p>University lecturers are more concerned about building their own brands and research than teaching, the Universities minister will say in a speech on Wednesday.<p>Jo …

Higher Education

This Professor Can Teach Anyone Calculus Using These Simple, Beautiful Animations

Calculus: A word that triggers involuntary fear spasms in the best of us. But the days of slogging through tedious textbook derivatives are over, if …

Mathematics

Over 200 Free Textbooks for Teachers

August 19, 2015<br>A couple of months ago we shared here a post featuring four important websites where teachers and educators can access digital …

17 Free Online Learning Sites that Provide High Quality Opportunities

One thing that you should never stop doing is learning, even if you are no longer in school. With the Internet, our opportunities to learn have never …

eLearning

100 Writing Practice Lessons & Exercises

by Joe BuntingWant to become a better writer? Perhaps you want to write novels, or maybe you just want to get better grades in your essay writing …

Creative Writing

5 Marketing Lessons Learned Watching Donald Trump Run for President

Director of Sales and Marketing at Strategic Sales & Marketing<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Donald Trump has taken over the 2016 Republican presidential primary campaign. Whether you agree or disagree with him, there’s no denying that his candidacy has been a powerful …

Donald Trump

Good Universities And Bad Economics

For the next two days, I’m taking part in a peculiarly British institution (and I’m starting to realize just how many peculiar British institutions there are) called “Clearing”. This is where Universities towards the bottom of the status pecking order here in the UK offer places to students who …

Higher Education

How To Write A Book: 20 Tips from World-Class Authors

Do you dream of writing a book?Maybe you have a great idea but just can’t get started.Or maybe you’ve started, but now you’re stuck.Whether your book …

Writing

Must Watch TED Talks on The Power of Reading Books

August, 2015<br>Books hold a deep magic, an empowering spell that once cracked open could illuminate the entire universe of the self. Books are semiotic …

Graphic Design

On Writing: 5 Tips to Master the Art of Showing

<b>"Don't tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass." -Anton Chekhov</b><p>In my house, every flat (and, if we're being honest, …

How Great Leaders Build Loyalty

Your success as a CEO should be based on how many employees you've made smarter than you.<p>When I was 22 years old, my grandfather taught me one of the most important lessons I've learned about leadership. We had just grown our company to 6 people, and I remember I was scared out of my mind about how …

Business Strategy

A Wonderful Free Tool for Creating Interactive eBooks for Your Class

August 2, 2015 <br>Kindle Textbook Creator is a free software application that allows you to easily convert your educational content saved in PDF format …

Steve Jobs Asked Himself One Question Every Day. You Should Too

You can move closer to your ideal work and life. Here's how.<p><i>If today were the last day of your life, would you want to be doing what you're doing?</i><p>Every day of his working life, Steve Jobs looked in the mirror and asked himself that question, he told a Stanford graduating class in a justly famous …

Steve Jobs

Top Free Tools for Creating Stylish & Effective Infographics

<i>This article has been contributed by Charlie.</i>In today’s digital world, marketers are multiplying their web site visitor numbers by posting inspiring …

Infographics

The Teacher’s Guide To Open Educational Resources

You’ve probably heard about Open Educational Resources and maybe even used some in your classroom. But the world of OERs is growing constantly, with …

Education Technology

Your Students Should Be Coding (Five Sites to Get Them Started)

Creative Commons Licensed Image Source “More important than the utilitarian function of filling job vacancies, though, is the pedagogical value …

Education Technology

Meet the pentaquark, just spotted at CERN's Large Hadron Collider

For decades, physicists have looked for the pentaquark -- a type of subatomic particle long theorized to exist but never seen, despite numerous false alarms.<p>This week, scientists at the European Organization for Nuclear Research, or CERN, announced that they had finally found their elusive …

Physics

9 Things You Didn’t Know About Pluto

As the New Horizons spacecraft concludes its flyby, learn about how Pluto was named—and why it still won’t be considered a planet.<p>NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft made its closest pass by Pluto on Tuesday morning after a 9-and-a-half-year, 3-billion-mile journey through the solar system. Tucked in a …

Space

Measuring research: what are the units of assessment?

Today sees the publication of the report of an independent review of the contentious use of metrics — numerical indicators of performance — in the assessment of UK research and researchers. Can it plot a sensible course in a world increasingly obsessed with numbers?<p>The 2009 movie <i>Knowing</i> starred …

IBM chip breakthrough shows Moore's Law isn't dead

IBM has unveiled a new ultra-dense chip design that is four times as powerful as the best silicon of today. The company has built a test processor of …

17 Facts About Time That Will Hurt Your Brain

"Time is an illusion. Lunchtime doubly so."<p><b>1.</b> Time passes faster for your face than for your feet (assuming you're standing up). Einstein's theory of relativity dictates that the closer you are to the centre of the Earth, the slower time goes – and this has been measured. At the top of Mount …

How To Negotiate With Chinese Companies

This is the first in a four-part series on negotiating with Chinese companies.<p>In this post, part one, I describe common negotiating tactics the China lawyers at my firm often see from Chinese companies, and how to counter those tactics. Though my focus will be on service sector licensing deals, the …

China

How To Rock A Job Interview

The biggest problem for job-seekers going on job interviews has nothing to do with answering tough questions. It has nothing to do with making small talk or showcasing their accomplishments. The biggest problem for job-seekers when they go on a job interview is a conceptual problem.<p>The vast …

Employment

48 Of The Most Beautiful Lines Of Poetry

"I have measured out my life with coffee spoons."<p>2. From "One Art" by Elizabeth Bishop:<p>"It's evident<p>the art of losing's not too hard to master,<p>though it may look like (Write it!) like disaster."<p>Suggested by Nekesa M., via Facebook<p>3. From "Leaves of Grass" by Walt Whitman:<p>"I bequeath myself to the …

This songbird migrates 1,500 miles non-stop

The tiny blackpoll warbler completes a nonstop flight across the Atlantic in just two to three days. Amazing!<p>A little songbird known as the blackpoll …

Birds

Q: What makes Finnish teachers so special? A: It’s not brains

David Cameron argues we need to train the smartest to teach. But Finnish universities select only 10% of applicants – and not the cleverest<p>When my niece was finishing school in Finland, more than anything else she wanted to become a primary teacher. Despite her genuine interest in teaching she …