I have been a professor of Computer Information Systems at Union County College (Cranford, Elizabeth and Plainfield NJ) since 1983. My courses change as the computer field and knowledge about how people learn grows.
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  • The Realities of Artificial Intelligence and Adaptive Learning on Aug 21, 16
  • We Need to Literally Declare War on Climate Change | New Republic on Aug 16, 16
    • his is no metaphor. By most of the ways we measure wars, climate change is the real deal: Carbon and methane are seizing physical territory, sowing havoc and panic, racking up casualties, and even destabilizing governments.
    • before the outbreak of World War II, the world’s leaders committed precisely the same mistake we are making today—they tried first to ignore their foe, and then to appease him.
    • Carbon and methane, by contrast, offer not contempt but complete indifference: They couldn’t care less about our insatiable desires as consumers, or the sunk cost of our fossil fuel infrastructure, or the geostrategic location of the petro-states, or any of the host of excuses that have so far constrained our response to global warming

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  • Delta Meltdown Reflects Problems With Aging Technology - WSJ on Aug 12, 16
    • too reliant on IT systems that date from the 1990s.
    • Following the loss of power early Monday, “some critical systems and network equipment didn’t switch over to Delta’s backup systems.” the company said. It is investigating the cause.
    • The problem, caused by a single computer router that malfunctioned at its data center in Dallas, forced the airline to shut the entire system and reboot it, a 12-hour process.

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  • Irving Amen, American Artist Painter of Oil Painting, Woodcuts, Etchings, Lithographs and Sculptures on Jul 23, 16
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  • Bilingual Babes: Teach Your Child A Second Language on Jul 12, 16
    • The best time to teach your child a second language is the same time she's learning her first one
    • he earlier you introduce a second language, the easier it will be for your child to pick up its unique sounds. The ability to hear different phonetic pronunciations is sharpest before age 3, and we lose the capacity to hear and produce certain sounds if we aren't exposed to them early on,
    • The best way for a child to learn to understand a new language is for him to hear people speaking it fluently,

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  • Best Kickstarter T-Shirt Campaigns Ever Funded on Jul 09, 16
  • What It Takes to Move From 'Passive' to 'Active' Tech Use in K-12 Schools - Education Week on Jun 25, 16
    • U.S. Department of Education's new National Education Technology Plan, which places a premium on closing the so-called "digital-use divide." In the modern era, the plan says, schools must ensure "all students understand how to use technology as a tool to engage in creative, productive, lifelong learning rather than simply consuming passive content."
    • In other words, students should be making things and connecting with others and exploring the world, rather than staring at screens.
    • "In my class, each child decides what it is they want to work on,"

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  • Facilitated communication pseudoscience harms people with disabilities. on Jun 06, 16

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