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Testing students during video lectures improves learning

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U Penn In recent years, massive open online courses (MOOCs), through the likes of Coursera, have attracted hundreds of thousands of students from across the world. Many teachers are using a "flipped" classroom model, where students take lectures through videos at their convenience and spend the time in class...
Testing students during video lectures improves learning

Author Jonathan Franzen Thinks That Ebooks Mean The World Will No Longer Work

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It's sometimes entertaining to see people who have lived in a particular world for a long time get totally freaked out by new technologies. Such is the case of famed author Jonathan Franzen who seems absolutely horrified by the concept of ebooks. Why? Because digital just doesn't feel permanent enough...
Author Jonathan Franzen Thinks That Ebooks Mean The World Will No Longer Work

The e-book revolution is bypassing U.S. elementary schools

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Textbooks arent available for e-readers, and the children's literature that is available generally cant be searched by reading level....
The e-book revolution is bypassing U.S. elementary schools

Does The Future Of Ebooks Look Like Farmville?

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The Future of Literature? Obviously, regular old ebooks have arrived and they’re not going anywhere. Amazon now sells more Kindle books than print; ebook sales are the fastest-growing in the business. But now that readers have embraced the digital, here comes the next wave, says Wired: “enhanced ebooks,” which incorporate...
Does The Future Of Ebooks Look Like Farmville?
Anonymous hacks MIT web site after death of web activist Aaron Swartz

the best literature translated into English in 2009: http://bit.ly/dtaBi2

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the best literature translated into English in 2009: http://bit.ly/dtaBi2

Barnes & Noble Nook Snaps offer fresh literature in $2 bites

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Barnes & Noble's Nook Store has offered short-form works much like those we've seen from Amazon's Kindle Shorts section, but they haven't really been a highlight. The company's new Nook Snaps program may give those quick reads their time to shine, however. The effort will see Barnes & Noble...
Barnes & Noble Nook Snaps offer fresh literature in $2 bites

The Next Time Someone Says the Internet Ruined Literature, Show Them This Chart

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The Next Time Someone Says the Internet Ruined Literature, Show Them This Chart

The Future of Reading, From Avant-Garde Poetry to Sportscenter

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NEW YORK — On Tuesday, I gave a keynote address at the O’Reilly Tools of Change (TOC) conference on the future of publishing. Jean-Honoré Fragonard, "Jeune fille lisant" (A Young Girl Reading). Photo: WikimediaThe title of the talk was “Changing Times, Changing Readers: Let’s Start With Experience.” In it, I...
The Future of Reading, From Avant-Garde Poetry to Sportscenter

Funniest/Most Insightful Comments Of The Week At Techdirt

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Robert Weller takes this week's number one spot as the voter's choice for the most insightful comment of the week, with his explanation for why newspaper paywalls don't make sense: Two other things. One. People now read sometimes half a dozen newspapers daily, not just one. Two. They aren't going...
Funniest/Most Insightful Comments Of The Week At Techdirt

Court Finds Fantasy Stories Obscene

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Obscenity law and the First Amendment tend to run into each other from time to time and the whole "I know it when I see it" concept makes things a bit arbitrary in the best of situations. Still, it's pretty standard for people to assume questions of obscenity revolve around...
Court Finds Fantasy Stories Obscene

Research fraud exploded over the last decade

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"F" stands for fraud; apparently more rampant than previously believed. flickr user: ivers A number of studies have spotted a worrisome trend: although the number of scientific journals and articles published is increasing each year, the rate of papers being retracted as invalid is increasing even faster. Some of...
Research fraud exploded over the last decade
The Classics: "The Left Hand of Darkness"

RT @pgreenbe: Just posted a STOP set of rants and a GO set of brief reviews of extant #scrm literature at PGreenblog http://ow.ly/1fO5p

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RT @pgreenbe: Just posted a STOP set of rants and a GO set of brief reviews of extant #scrm literature at PGreenblog http://ow.ly/1fO5p

Court Finds Fantasy Stories Obscene

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Obscenity law and the First Amendment tend to run into each other from time to time and the whole "I know it when I see it" concept makes things a bit arbitrary in the best of situations. Still, it's pretty standard for people to assume questions of obscenity revolve around...
Court Finds Fantasy Stories Obscene

Google bags patent for directions based on cell coverage

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Want to get somewhere, but don't want to miss an email, or risk a break in the directions on the way? A patent granted to Google suggests it's been thinking about the very same thing. Read through the details, and it all sounds fairly familiar -- receiving origin and...
Google bags patent for directions based on cell coverage
Creating a mosh pit physics simulator with gas particles as a model

FCC posts images of Sony Vaio Chromebook

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Sony appears to be preparing to bring a Vaio-branded Chromebook onto the market, as the VCC111 series. The company has yet to formally unveil the device, however the FCC has posted pictures of the notebook with a keyboard layout that omits the Windows key. The pictures are accompanied by literature...
FCC posts images of Sony Vaio Chromebook
Seeing a power law in data doesn't make it real
Amazon's Kindle app for iOS updated with X-Ray for books
Nook version of 'War and Peace' replaces all instances of 'kindled' with 'nookd'
Samsung HomeSync is a media streamer with a huge hard drive (video hands-on)

How to prevent 'zombie accounts' from haunting your digital identity

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Zombies are a pervasive cultural theme these days. We have no shortage of zombie-apocalypse movies and literature, and the United States military and the Center for Disease Control even offer tongue-in-cheek zombie-response plans. But there are other zombies that don't get the attention they deserve--the zombie accounts you have lingering...
How to prevent 'zombie accounts' from haunting your digital identity

Amazon launches its own game studio, goes social with Living Classics on Facebook

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Amazon is committing itself to gaming much more seriously than providing a storefront: it just launched its own game development house. The simply titled Amazon Game Studios is starting out gently by producing a Facebook hidden object game, Living Classics, that lets the socially inclined dig around through scenes...
Amazon launches its own game studio, goes social with Living Classics on Facebook

Wolfram Alpha now lets you analyze Shakespeare’s plays

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Wolfram|Alpha now lets you analyze Shakespeare’s plays and other famous works of literature, such as Moby Dick and Great Expectations, the computational knowledge engine announced on its blog today. Besides general information on each book, the results also include advanced details, which can be broken down as you want. For...
Wolfram Alpha now lets you analyze Shakespeare’s plays

Literature and Latte - Scrivener

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Literature and Latte - Scrivener

MALCOLM GLADWELL: Why History Will Remember Bill Gates And Forget All About Steve Jobs

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Author Malcolm Gladwell recently spoke at the Toronto Public Library's Appel Salon, and he had some interesting insights about entrepreneurs in our culture. "We venerate entrepreneurs in our culture," said Gladwell. "They are our new prophets. Literally, we worship them. If you read the literature about great entrepreneurs, it is...
MALCOLM GLADWELL: Why History Will Remember Bill Gates And Forget All About Steve Jobs
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nevver: The Cocktail Chart of Film & Literature...

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nevver: The Cocktail Chart of Film & Literature (larger) Collect them all....
nevver: The Cocktail Chart of Film & Literature...

Researchers Say Online Dating Algorithms Are About as Accurate as Picking Up Strangers in Bars

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via www.onlinedating.org The basic premise of OkCupid, Match.com, or eHarmony seems to be that science, or at least math, is a better judge of a potential partner than you are. While you (fallible human) may fall for a winsome smile, the algorithm knows whether that guy or gal is too...
Researchers Say Online Dating Algorithms Are About as Accurate as Picking Up Strangers in Bars
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