November 7, 2013's top stories on learning, carefully selected by the NLT Team
1. Beauty is in the brain of the beholder: the neuroscience of aesthetics.
Full story from Big Think
2. 30 minutes of Mario could one-up your brain size.
Is this the field trip of the future? The G+ team just announced the launch of the "Connected Classrooms" project. This new initiative is meant to help create a forward-leaning model for virtual field trips.
Personally, I feel that this might help already time and resource strapped schools to increase both access to knowledge and access to other learners around the world. I have negative memories of long bus rides, often misplaced permission slips and general hassle surrounding both attending and ...
The Vialogue below is an infographic on the distribution of wealth in America. The chart clearly demonstrates the reality of distribution wealth in America is far from what we actually think. How do we promote capitalism without exploiting workers? It is worth noting that the average CEO earns 300 more than the average worker, which shows how skewed the numbers are.
I took my Criminal Justice midterm last week. As I had no idea what the essay question was going to be, I studied everything that had been covered throughout the semester thus far. One of the two essay questions was about police subculture, and whether such a thing even exists? If it does, how does it affect how officers do their jobs?
There is already an existence of the so-called “blue curtain” and the “blue wall of silence” so I do believe a subculture does in fact affect how cops do their job. The blue curtain is a code of silence among police officers where officers refuse to testify ...
Title: The Role of Decorative Pictures in Learning (2013)
Authors: Alwine Lenzner, Wolfgang Schnotz, & Andreas Muller
Source: Instructional Science
Do decorative pictures (as opposed to instructional pictures) included in textbooks have an effect on learning?
Study Design: While abundant...
HireArt is a text and video based interview platform for positions in marketing, sales, and customer service. The tool presents applicants with a series of work task challenges that are meant to demonstrate professionalism, skill, and good judgment. Examples of these challenges include composing business emails, booking travel itineraries, and participating in social media campaigns. The company seems particu...
Title: Computer Use and Its Effect on the Memory Process in Young and Adults
Authors: Paula Mariza Zedu Alliprandini, Sandra Luzia Wrobel Straub, Elisangela Brugnera, Tânia Pitombo de Oliveira, & Isabela Augusta Andrade Souza
Source: Informatics in Education
Could taking a computer course improve...
While reading a book for my intro to marketing class, I stumbled upon a term, SWOT (Strength, Weakness, Opportunity, Threats). As I looked into the meaning of SWOT, I started to realize how important this term was to any marketer or entrepreneur. A marketer can have a strong company but won't be able to harness it if it ignores the principles of SWOT. If a marketer doesn't know what their weakness(s) are, then how can they improve. If they don't know their threat(s), they can't ready themselves to attack competitors. If a marketer doesn't know their opportunities, they won't have anything to u...
Learning a new language is not easy and it is something most people usually have some struggles before gaining fluency in that language. It either usually comes relatively easy or takes time depending on the individual. Learning a language also might depend on circumstance and need. The most usual is when people must learn a new language to live or work in a new country.
For example, when I moved to Italy from Ghana, I had to learn Italian in order to learn in school and communicate with classmates because not that many people spoke English. It wasn't difficult because I was young and I ha...