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  • I am asked this question constantly and I’m glad, because every job seeker should be asking this question and thinking hard about the answer. I could write a book on the subject of academic uses and abuses of Twitter and other social media at this point, and I’m sure that somewhere somebody is, because the issue has never been more fraught. But for the sake of this column, I’ll be brief. 


      You should have a curated Internet presence for the job market. The fact is, you will be Googled. That is not usually because search committees are trying to dig up dirt on you, or derail your candidacy. Rather, they just want to know more about you, and get a sense of your intellectual communities, of where and how you are active, and of your “style” of communication (lively, reserved, direct, blunt, tactful, supportive, combative, and so on).

May 05, 15

Montana's most intact ghost town, situated 6000 isolated feet up in the Garnet Range. In its heyday (1898-1903)…

  • Adobe is out today with its latest app for content creators on the iPad. The new Adobe Slate app is available for free and joins the similar Voice app Adobe launched last May. Where Adobe Voice focused on using the iPad and later the iPhone for story telling with the spokenword backed by visual elements, the new Adobe Slate app pairs text with fluid and customizable attractive layouts that look great whether you’re a designer or not.

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  • Conservatives keep nattering on and on about how much they love Jesus Christ, whom they view as their “personal” Savior. But when you read the following 20 quotes from the New Testament, you’ll wonder what Bible they’re reading.


  • When it comes to research, there are so many different sources that students can now tap into to get their information. I know I am going to date myself here, but growing up, I actually had to go to the library, look up information, and actually borrow books. With the advent of the web and a variety of other sources, there is no need to go that route any more. In fact, like I had mentioned in an earlier post, back in 2003-2004, when I was in grad school, I never once stepped inside of the school library to do research for my courses.

    Now, there is not only the web, but also social media and video that can be used in student research to create something that is almost real time and something that students can relate to. For example, let’s take a look at a web app called Storify. It takes the wealth of knowledge that the web has and sprinkles in social media and the like, to give people a different perspective. I honestly think that this can be a powerful tool for education. Let me show you more about it and how I think it can.

  • Much of our research is focused on understanding how and why we see illusions, since to understand how we see correctly, we need to understand why it seems that we sometimes see incorrectly. Illusions, therefore, are critical windows into the mind.


    The beautiful thing about illusions is that they make us realise not only that things are never what they seem, but also that our experiences of the world shape our understanding of it.


    The whole concept of an illusion is predicated on a misconception. When you see an illusion, you are entertaining two realities simultaneously. Take the first illusion on this page, for example: you see one reality (two grey squares that look different) but you also know another reality, namely that the grey squares are, in fact, physically the same. In other words, the brain causes the illusion by in that moment trying to make sense of what the eyes are seeing. You’re in the position of actually experiencing yourself having an experience

Feb 04, 15

#onidelem Teaching Tolerance's issue focuses on Story Telling; ED677 on Diigo
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Jan 20, 15

That’s what Steve Maxwell has learned from people who come to him with nagging injuries—those twinging heels and sore groins, dodgy hamstrings and aching backs that just won’t go away. Maxwell has been fixing the bodies of world-class fighters—his own included—for nearly 40 years, and he’s been remarkably successful because the wisdom he taps into is even older. Ever since his days as a Division 1 college wrestling champ and throughout his career as a Brazilian jiujitsu teacher and belt holder, Maxwell has been studying ancient grappling science to see how traditional fighters managed to heal themselves and get back in the ring with no access to ultrasound, ibuprofen, or even ice. He used that knowledge to make his tough Philly gym, Maxercise, a destination for years for both federal agents and mixed martial artists (as well as the training base for his son, world-champion grappler Zak Maxwell), but it was only after he sold the business and went on the road as a consultant and traveling scholar that Maxwell made what could be his biggest discovery.

  • Modules A - C do not require any special software other than the updates described above. Module D requires access to Microsoft Office--Word, PowerPoint, and Excel. All work submitted for this module must be in standard Office formats: .docx, .pptx, and .xlsx.
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