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May 3, 2009, 3 Comments

Recently, several books and articles have explored the nature of genius. What makes a person able to do great things? To paint a masterpiece, write an epic novel, or make […]

Rethinking the Classroom

April 8, 2009, 1 Comment

Most people believe that the majority of learning takes place inside the walls of a classroom. But, all it takes is a quick look around to discover th ...

Podcasts vs. Professors

March 7, 2009, 8 Comments

A recent study published in New Scientist evaluated the effectiveness of a podcast lecture in comparison to an actual in-person class session. The sco ...

The Importance of Play in Learning

March 3, 2009, 1 Comment

Real learning tends to take place when people are brave enough to experiment, relax, and try something new. A new article from the Scientific American ...

  • Creating a Personal University
    January 24, 2008, 1 Comment

    Scott Young from PickTheBrain.com recently published an interesting article about setting up a personal university. He gives several thoughtful suggestions for how to start learning on your own. The article […]