Mad Magazine’s Al Jaffee & Other Cartoonists Create Animations to End Distracted Driving

≡ Category: Animation, Comics/Cartoons, Education, Life |Leave a Comment

Model Ts were the average American’s car of choice in 1921, when cartoonist Al Jaffee was born.
The father of MAD Magazine’s fold-ins was but seven when the T’s successor, the Model A, was introduced.

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Learning How to Learn: Enroll in the Latest Edition of the Most Popular MOOC

≡ Category: Education, Neuroscience, Online Courses |Leave a Comment

When MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) first started making headlines in 2012, we read stories about thousands of people enrolling in courses on Artificial Intelligence and Computer Science.

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Can You Pass This Test Originally Given to 8th Graders Living in Kentucky in 1912?

≡ Category: Education, History, K-12, Math, Science |2 Comments

Can you spell “conceive”?
Of course you can! All it takes is a device with a built-in spelling app, an innovation of which no eighth grader in the far western reaches of bluegrass area Kentucky could have conceived back in 1912.

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Werner Herzog Will Teach His First Online Course on Filmmaking

≡ Category: Education, Film |1 Comment

One hears much, these days, about the missions of new tech companies to “disrupt” existing industries, from retail to publishing to taxi cabs to education.

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Noam Chomsky Defines What It Means to Be a Truly Educated Person

≡ Category: Education, Philosophy, Politics |13 Comments

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There may be no more contentious an issue at the level of local U.S. government than education. All of the socioeconomic and cultural fault lines communities would rather paper over become fully exposed in debates over funding, curriculum, districting, etc.

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Becoming Bilingual Can Give Your Brain a Boost: What Recent Research Has to Say

≡ Category: Education, Language Lessons, Neuroscience |1 Comment

From the time my daughter was born, my wife and I took her out to restaurants—not to annoy the other diners, mind you, she was usually very well behaved—but to expose her palate to as much variety as possible and socialize her early to new and unfamiliar environments.

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Stephen Fry Launches Pindex, a “Pinterest for Education”

≡ Category: Education, Science, Web/Tech |14 Comments

Who can now deny that, in the internet, we have the greatest educational tool ever conceived by mankind? Surely no Open Culture reader would deny it, anyway, nor could they fail to take an interest in a new startup aiming to increase the internet’s educational power further still: Pindex, which calls itself “a Pinterest for educati

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Crash Course Philosophy: Hank Green’s Fast-Paced Introduction to Philosophy Gets Underway on YouTube

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Vlogbrothers and “Nerdfighter” online personalities Hank and John Green set about conquering the world of educational media a few years ago—while also writing bestselling novels, recording popular albums, and creating startups and charitable organizations on the side.

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The Open Syllabus Project Gathers 1,000,000 Syllabi from Universities & Reveals the 100 Most Frequently-Taught Books

≡ Category: Education |10 Comments

Earlier this week, we highlighted The 20 Most Influential Academic Books of All Time, according to a recent poll conducted in Britain.
Now comes the Syllabus Explorer, a new website created by the Open Syllabus Project at Columbia University.

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Nietzsche Lays Out His Philosophy of Education and a Still-Timely Critique of the Modern University (1872)

≡ Category: Education, Philosophy |7 Comments

In a recent entry in the New York Times‘ philosophy blog “The Stone,” Robert Frodeman and Adam Briggle locate a “momentous turning point” in the history of philosophy: its institutionalization in the research university in the late 19th century.

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