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 New Way Doctors Learn | TIME.com about 10 hours ago
    • binge and purge” learning: They stuffed themselves full of facts and then spewed them out at test time. Research in cognitive science shows that this is a very poor way to retain information,
    • spaced repetition works, increasing knowledge retention by up to 50 percent
  • Upcoming Talks | The Righteous Mind on Jul 28, 15
  • The Righteous Mind | Facebook on Jul 28, 15
  • Jonathan Haidt — The Psychology Behind Morality | On Being on Jul 28, 15
  • In Praise of the Ordinary Child | TIME on Jul 25, 15
    • Children have to feel they have a voice, that they have age-appropriate autonomy and agency,
    • there’s a much larger national conversation that needs to be had about just what higher education means and when it’s needed at all.
    • The first step for parents is accepting that they have less control over their children’s education than they think they do–a reality that can be both sobering and liberating

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  • The Web We Have to Save — Matter — Medium on Jul 20, 15
    • , I’ve realized how much the hyperlink has been devalued, almost made obsolete.
    • Nearly every social network now treats a link as just the same as it treats any other object — the same as a photo, or a piece of text — instead of seeing it as a way to make that text richer. You’re encouraged to post one single hyperlink and expose it to a quasi-democratic process of liking and plussing and hearting: Adding several links to a piece of text is usually not allowed. Hyperlinks are objectivized, isolated, stripped of their powers.
    • Fewer users are directly checking dedicated webpages, instead getting fed by a never-ending flow of information that’s picked for them by complex –and secretive — algorithms.
  • When One State Required Online Learning in High School, Colleges Saw Changes, Too - Technology - The Chronicle of Higher Education on Jul 20, 15
    • students are arriving on college campuses with greater expectations that technology will be an integral part of their academic experience.
    • Michigan State University, students don't just want technology to feature in the classroom. They’re looking for it to be incorporated in a more productive way
    • "Kids know how to use technology, but they know how to use it for their social lives and for fun," Ms. Powell says. "They still need a lot of work on learning how to use it for being productive and to use it to learn."

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  • Hip Replacement Surgery on Jul 18, 15
      • For about 8 weeks, your doctor may not want  your leg to cross the center of your body toward the other leg. If so, your  therapist may suggest these ideas:  
        • Do not cross your legs.
  • Activities After Hip Replacement-OrthoInfo - AAOS on Jul 18, 15
    • Don't cross your legs at the knees for at least 6 to 8 weeks.
  • Stirring Fear and Hope, U. of Akron Mulls an Aggressive Move Online - Administration - The Chronicle of Higher Education on Jul 17, 15
    • Akron is offering more than a dozen core classes partly online at one-seventh of their usual cost.
    • he hopes to generate income by ballooning a popular undergraduate nursing program from a few dozen students to a few thousand.
    • It’s all part of a goal to make Akron a comprehensive "polytechnic university" of the future — one that teaches sciences and the arts while using cutting-edge technology to instill in students the skills most valued by industry.

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