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Study Skills Advice

As I mentioned back in June, this fall I’ll be teaching a brand new first-year seminar to incoming college students, in which I’ve decided to include some explicit instruction in study skills. 63 more words

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E-Learning: Video Game Style

Neil Degrasse Tyson recently told Time magazine “I try to learn something new every day or else the day is wasted”.  I wholeheartedly agree with this sentiment which is why I started this blog in the first place, technology is only going to become a larger part of our lives and it’s best to equip yourself with at least a working knowledge of technology basics. 305 more words

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Remembering the Orchid Grower

Before I started this blog and before my daughter started The Sound of Swarming, we managed and wrote a lot of material for a blog that focused on lifelong learning. 860 more words


​School Trips to Game Worlds: Who fancies a Sci-Fi Croissant?

After finishing my first playthrough of Assassin’s Creed 2, I was left with a singular thought etched into my mindset. It was not the idea of being an assassin – what it would be like to run across roof troops and leap from inexplicable heights into bails of straw. 1,155 more words


21st century learners - Implications for practice

The audience for this first assignment is me and my fellow course-members. It is a collection of other people’s ideas that I thought were important for me to think about at this stage of the course.

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Take a class, any class

I have no idea what other people do when their daily routines become too much, but I try to learn something new. I usually find it hard to stay motivated to learn on my own, so I take a class. 569 more words


Brainy Jane: Last Lap

It’s kind of an odd sensation to look forward to the upcoming school year and realize that it will be your last year in academia. It isn’t like undergrad where I graduated and knew that I would be entering into two more years of education. 573 more words