Never too late to learn – Looking forward to Scratch Programing course from #edX
After teaching an introductory course in computer programming with Java a few years ago, I am expecting that using Scratch will allow the concepts of computer coding to shine through without the annoyance of typing in the code in a text editor. I think this edX course will be so much fun – and maybe I will…
Coursera Learning Hubs: Global Participation, Local Access and Support!
What a great idea for Charlottesville! I am sure that there are many in our community who are not able to participate in MOOC experiences because they lack the equipment and/or bandwidth at home. Also, many seniors may be unwilling to risk feeling foolish in giving this new learning opportunity a try on their own.…
For the Masses: U.Va. Offering 11 MOOCs This Academic Year
Know Thyself this spring was a great experience. This year’s offerings from UVa Coursera make it hard to choose! I am sure they will all be
An online college revolution is coming – The Washington Post
Curious about these new university courses called MOOCs? Now is the time to try them on for size. I hope our top universities will continue to be so generous to lifelong learners across the globe! Whether for good or ill, MOOCs augur a disruption of the relationships among students, colleges and trade schools, and the…
Week 7 – Know Thyself | OF COURSE chocolate is good for you
I have to admit that I love chocolate! As Professor Green was talking about confirmation bias, I kept thinking of my friends’ jokes about my knack of finding all available reports of health benefits for things that I especially like – especially chocolate.
Week 6 – Know Thyself | Now you have hit a nerve, Prof Green!
Old Dog/New Tricks In listening to Lecture 11.4, I was silently agreeing with the idea that a two year old probably cannot will to change his/her behavior, when I was struck by a sentence further on which stated that we may lose the ability to change the way we behave as we get older. Now that is…