Educational Resources

An Argument for Quitting Facebook

Source: Cal Newport ‘Study Hacks Blog’ A Bold Decision At the end of his first semester at Penn, a student whom I’ll call Daniel was disappointed to learn that his GPA was a lackluster 2.95. Following the Study Hacks orthodoxy that study habits should be based on evidence — not random decisions […]

iTunes U: Learn anything, anytime, anywhere.

Source: iTunes University iTunes U — a powerful distribution system for everything from lectures to language lessons, films to labs, audiobooks to tours — is an innovative way to get educational content into the hands of students Imagine students touring archaeological sites, watching historical footage, or studying the sound of […]

Fount of Wisdom!

Tapping the Knowledge of Germany’s Water Sommelier By Barbara Supp Gregor Schlaeger Water sommelier Jerk Martin Riese samples different waters in Hamburg’s Redroom cocktail bar. Should you drink Tasmanian rainwater with your Riesling? Or would Norwegian spring water be the perfect thing to cleanse your palate between courses? Germany’s water […]

The weakness of gravity

The story goes that a young Newton was sitting beneath a tree when an apple fell to the ground, which he famously attributed to a force of attraction between the apple and the Earth called gravity. He went one step further to suggest that it is the same force that […]

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