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6 years ago
The grad program I attended, ITP, is a great place that's earned a fair amount of recognition for the work done by its graduates -- though more commonly for projects produced after they leave, and not for projects that were done while they were at ITP. The most notable exception up until now was Foursquare, which Dennis Crowley began building while at ITP and which was bought by Google shortly after he graduated. Well, today I was happy to discover that there's finally another such ITP s...
6 years ago
Here's is a demonstration of someone tapping into a maple tree. [caption id="attachment_1465" align="alignnone" width="630" caption="Maple tree"][/caption]
6 years ago
This Vialogue is part of the series on political theory I have been working on for the Vialogues Distinguished Scholars Program. The Libertarian party is a party that mainly advocates property rights and social liberties. While the liberal Democratic party advocates social freedom and fiscal control and the conservative Republican party advocates fiscal freedom and social control, the Libertarian party advocates social and fiscal freedom. This translates to support for things like gay rights, smaller government, lower taxes and less government spending. In this Vialogue, Ron Paul delves dee...
6 years ago
This blog is a follow-up to my previous blog about my series on the cultural, and social influence of hip hop. Hip Hop is not just about the music as there are other features that comes along with it. Hip Hop was the creator of core elements known in music today such as break dancing, MC-ing (recognized as the art of rapping), graffiti art also identified as the aerosol art, and DJ-ing: the cutting, mixing and scratching of a record. Hip Hop is known for being an underground urban movement; a way one can express their life through music....
6 years ago
When coming up with business ideas, it is important to think about trends as well as new technologies. If the idea is in relation to solving an ongoing problem, it should be more of a general one than a personal problem in order to generate more support. Look at some of the successful businesses in the industry and use your skills to spot out their weaknesses and what they may be missing and build upon that. Jason Nazar, CEO & Co-Founder of Docstoc, talks about great ways to come up with businesses ideas in this short video below. Join the discussion on Vialogues.
6 years ago
I think we can all agree that the United States education system is more focus on the performance of students through test taking. In other words, students in the U.S are judged according to their test performances. This ideology is somewhat good and at the same time very discouraging. This concept is good because the scores is a reflection on what students have learned throughout the school year. Moreover, it allows the school to distinguish between students who are prepared for the next level and those who are not. Conversely, judging students by their test performance can become discouragin...
August 12, 2013's top stories on learning, carefully selected by the NLT Team 1. The promise of, and the problems with, games for learning. Full story from The Hechinger Report 2. The burden of credential inflation on our nurses.
August 13, 2013's top stories on learning, carefully selected by the NLT Team 1. Researchers predict video games will be the tests of the future. Full story from Education Week 2. Could the charter boom change education forever?
The education system of the United Stated has lost its value because it's now ranked below many countries worldwide in subject areas such as math and science. Some parts of the US economy is dependent on foreign countries and most of jobs are created overseas. Additionally, only few students in U.S study the STEM subjects. Even those who have gone to college and earned those degrees don't have the skills needed to compete with their foreign peers. The US is falling behind and something needs to be done. We need to reinforce the education system and start introducing more technology tools in th...
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There are many ways to become a New York City police officer. One program being offered for many who want to become a cop or have a similar interest in that field is the NYPD Cadet program. It has a few requirements but I think those are very easy to meet. It is proven that those who attend this program are better cops when they graduate. In my opinion, once you know that they want to become an officer, this program should be mandatory. For any cop at least six months would be fair, after all it's proven they'll be better at what they want to do. ...