The Most Popular MOOC Teaches You to Learn

This NYT blog article says the course’s name is Learning How to Learn, created by an electrical engineer and a neuroscientist, available through Coursera. Ijust registered (course has just started)!

“Students are clearly hungry to learn, and they’re particularly hungry for practically useful, scientifically based information told in a way that they can really get it.”

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A Genius among the Least Expected

An autistic boy was really a genious. The 15-year-old is on track to win a Nobel Prize for his work in theoretical physics. Thanks, Rich Felder for forwarding! Worth watching what his mother did out of love and persistence. Her focus on the individual (not on the ways of our current existing education system) and addressing his needs, she was able to change the world!