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Lost in Translation

Lost in Translation: How Language Influences the Way People See the World by Lera Boroditsky. ( Much earlier: The Sapir-Whorf hypothesis.)

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The HASTAC/MacArthur Foundation’s Badges for Lifelong Learning Competition, launched in collaboration with the Mozilla Foundation, focuses on digital badges as a means to inspire learning, confirm accomplishment, or validate the acquisition of knowledge or skills. Here is a good article in the NYTimes http://tinyurl.com/76s98as #Digital_Learning #HASTAC_MacArthur_Foundation_Badges_for_Lifelong_Learning #Education

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'How Creativity Works': It's All In Your Imagination

'How Creativity Works': It's All In Your Imagination by NPR Staff, All Things Considered: Listen to the Story. #Creativity #npr #All_Things_Considered #Robert_Siegel #Jonah_Lehrer

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TEDxCMU -- Luis von Ahn -- Duolingo: The Next Chapter in Human Computation: 1.2 billion people in the world today are striving to learn a new language. With Duolingo you can learn a new language with real content for free while simultaneously helping translate the whole web. Genius! #Language #Duolingo #Luis_von_Ahn #Human_Computation #TED

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Gamers solve molecular puzzle that baffled scientists

'Foldit' Gamers Crack model of AIDS-like Virus: Online users of Foldit, which makes molecular coding a competitive video game, successfully mapped a protein-cutting enzyme from a particular AIDS-like virus found in rhesus monkeys in 10 days, a puzzle that had been confounding scientists for 10 years. Check out the video that shows the ins and outs of Foldit. via Curtis Cartier, blogs.seattleweekly.com. Also: http://tinyurl.com/64f8mgw Image via U. of Washington #AIDS #Foldit #Video_Games…

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The Encyclopedia of Life, http://eol.org/, is an open access, collaborative, online encyclopedia of the world's living creatures launched in 2007 by a collaborative international group of scientists, research institutions and museums and is an ongoing project which welcomes participants. Originally targeted for scientists, it has recently been reworked for the general public. via solutions-site.org and http://tinyurl.com/88b373a #EOL #Science

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MIT OpenCourseWare (OCW), established in 2001, is a free, web-based publication of virtually all MIT course content, is open and available to the world and is a permanent MIT activity. It hosts 1 million visits each month; translations receive 500,000 more. The audience is 9% educators, 42% students and 43% self learners. 50 new courses are added and 100 courses are revised each year. OCW is supported by donations. http://ocw.mit.edu/index.htm #Education #MIT_OCW

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