Why do I learn better from a videotaped lecture than from reading a book? They both seem to be passive and linear in thought, but somehow I learn better from the video. Why is that?
posted by mrkohrea
on Jan 17, 2006 -
Just how possible/feasible is it for a self-educated person to get, say, a computer science degree without actually attending classes or paying full price for tuition?
posted by squidlarkin
on Jan 13, 2006 -
What skill should I learn next? What should I know? I enjoy learning, so I'm looking for new things to learn -- ideally some kind of skill (ie., not facts about obscure revolutions in the 18th Century). [more inside]
posted by aramaic
on Jan 1, 2006 -
So I'm in China teaching English to a batch of little Asianlings, and both I and the kids despise the English-language music they're forced to learn. "Apple apple I love you"??? We can do better, folks. I've tracked down the original "Bananaphone" by Raffi and had amazing success with it, but I need more kooky, interesting, easy-to-understand music for kids. Ideas?
posted by saysthis
on Dec 30, 2005 -
Where can a current IT student find more info about going into the Graphic Design field? Does anyone have suggestions for a good Graphic Design college or program, preferably in North Carolina? [more inside]
posted by aristan
on Dec 29, 2005 -
(Brooklyn, NY) Where can I find classes for simple things, like automotive repair? I remember there was a time when the local community college held classes like this. But I can't seem to find any in Brooklyn. [more inside]
posted by erd0c
on Dec 25, 2005 -
Alternative colleges, universities, and other forms of post-secondary learning worldwide - any suggestions? [more inside]
posted by divabat
on Dec 24, 2005 -
Is listening to an audio-book less intellectually stimulating than reading the same book, especially in terms of literacy and increasing vocabulary?
posted by nthdegx
on Dec 18, 2005 -
Charter School/Voucher System Filter: Are they really tools to deconstruct public education? [more inside]
posted by snsranch
on Dec 14, 2005 -
I’ve been chronically underemployed since I graduated from college. At the moment I am at home with my infant son, which will be my primary employment probably for the next 2-3 years. I want to start preparing now to improve my career potential down the line. Right now I’m pursuing creative ambitions, but they aren’t necessarily practical and it seems sensible to keep an eye on the pragmatic. [more inside]
posted by nanojath
on Dec 8, 2005 -
Can you recommend a way to enable about 100 high-school students to get their small low-tech web sites hosted for free or very cheap? [more inside]
posted by iffley
on Dec 4, 2005 -
I am trying to find a good science magazine for my 10-year old son. Any suggestions? I used to love Scientific American, but that is probably too stiff and technical, while some of the other things I've seen are too fluffy. Any non-science magazine ideas welcomed too, for him or for my 4-year old.
posted by Clyde Mnestra
on Nov 27, 2005 -
In about a month I will return from one of the greatest experiences of my life - a multicultural travelling creative extravaganza.
Then what? [more inside]
posted by divabat
on Nov 12, 2005 -
I'd like an audio-recording setup that's so dirt-simple a group of ten-year-olds can use it. [more inside]
posted by argybarg
on Nov 3, 2005 -
Art blogs... I teach high school art/technology classes and I am looking for blogs that have to do with art. Specifically elementary thru college student artwork. But other school appropriate art blogs will work.
posted by nimsey lou
on Nov 1, 2005 -
I'm a lawyer who can't understand why some lawyers insist on laying claim to having a doctorate. They don't, of course. Why this insecurity? [more inside]
posted by LGCNo6
on Oct 26, 2005 -
I'm a high school dropout who's been working professionally for several years. How can I go to college? [more inside]
posted by arimathea
on Oct 13, 2005 -
What are our options in this fairly unique exchange-student situation, where a family member is being denied access to our local school? [more inside]
posted by Invoke
on Oct 10, 2005 -
My wife and I have been looking for a daycare centre for our one year old daughter, as my wife is returning to work shortly.
French daycare w/ english speaking parents question follows... [more inside]
posted by jikel_morten
on Oct 7, 2005 -
I'm looking for law schools with programs on technology/intellectual property and it's connection to policy. [more inside]
posted by phyrewerx
on Oct 7, 2005 -
I want to learn PHP and MySQL. I just installed both onto my Mac OS 10.4.2 machine to serve as a sort of testing ground. I also downloaded CocoaMySQL. It's asking for a host, user and password. I assume the host is localhost. However, I can't figure out how to create a user. Can anybody help with that? Also, what would you recommend as the best learning resources for somebody who can get around HTML and CSS, but has very little programming experience?
posted by willnot
on Sep 30, 2005 -
I'm researching the pros/cons of brute memorization as it applies to the classroom. [more inside]
posted by jruckman
on Sep 29, 2005 -
How (or: Why) do people begin to stop being racist? How did you begin to learn to appreciate people of different races to your own? [more inside]
posted by cleardawn
on Sep 21, 2005 -
Blogging in the classroom.
I've decided to set-up a blog for my students this semester. This will be the place for their response papers, writing exercises and a few other tidbits. It needs to have access for 5-10 members, a very easy set-up, free-to-near-free pricing (although I would pay or find the dollars to fund if it was warranted), and very clear posting/linking instructions for the students. Advice on selecting a blogging system needed. [more inside]
posted by fionab
on Aug 31, 2005 -
Related to this question (and actually asked there but with no reply)
Is it possible for an international student to start all over again in a university somewhere else even if s/he's done prior university work in their home country? [more inside]
posted by divabat
on Aug 12, 2005 -
I'm thinking about going back to school for a BS in Interactive Media Design from an Art Institute. Is a 4 yr BS program worth it? [more inside]
posted by Constant Reader
on Aug 1, 2005 -
What book do I want? In the interest of self-improvement, I have decided to study linguistics and I am trying to find a book that would provide a good overview of the subject. I would like something a bit more enjoyable/readable than a typical textbook, but I would also like to get a fairly broad structural overview including references to other sources. I know so little about the science that I am unsure if "linguistics" is too broad of a term; if it is any help I was a huge fan of the Wittgensteinian school of philosophy back in my college days.
posted by rtimmel
on Jul 26, 2005 -
I'm over 30 and probably know as much or less about history, politics/ gov, and current events as my 7 year old niece. Now, I want to be aware and don't know where to begin. I've tried just "merging in" but the references, terms, and names are lost on me. I need a starting point that will give me a framework or bird's eye view to start from and build on. [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Jul 24, 2005 -