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Grownups can't learn programming?

"If you wait to teach them until college, it's almost always too late; adult brains generally can't form the deep structures necessary to learn real programming, only rote copy-paste code monkeying." [article] Uhh... seriously? [more inside]
posted by Tubes on Aug 5, 2008 - 30 answers

How can I help my (nearly) seven year old son "get" maths?

How can I help my 6 1/2 year old son to *get* maths? It hasn't clicked with him at all and I find myself getting frustrated with having to repeat really basic stuff when helping him with his homework. I'm not a maths genius myself and I really don't want to put him off by getting cranky because he's just not getting it. How do I help him get it? [more inside]
posted by h00py on Jul 30, 2008 - 35 answers

as far from Shopping Mall State as possible

What are some of the more radical, yet reputable, universities in the United States? [more inside]
posted by brandnew on Jul 23, 2008 - 48 answers

UCLA professional programs

I'm looking for opinions on the UCLA Professional Program in Screenwriting, whether you've done it, or know someone who has. In particular - opinions on the online course. [more inside]
posted by mooza on Jul 23, 2008 - 3 answers

Summer program for 15 yr old NYC?

Can you recommend a summer program, August - Sept, for a bright 15 year old girl living in Queens, NYC? My niece is very smart, loves dance and theater and wants to excel academically. She's starting to make choices that aren't ideal, and (unrelated) do somewhat poorly in Math. I would love to find a program in Queens, or NYC for the month of August that can help her with school, inspire her and encourage her in the right direction. Help?!
posted by quiverandquill on Jul 18, 2008 - 1 answer

Quit shimmering, and play something we can all sing

Beyond loud, pleasing (and above all) shimmering folk chord strumming, what can I do with a 12-string acoustic guitar? [more inside]
posted by scruss on Jul 15, 2008 - 13 answers

Help with my motivation to learn to drive

I need a good plan that will keep me motivated to learn to drive over the summer. I am 23 years old and have very limited driving experience. It also causes me to experience anxiety and worry to think about driving. What type of plan can I implement to help change my behavior so that I can at least start practicing? [more inside]
posted by rainygrl716 on Jul 11, 2008 - 19 answers

What do you wish you'd learned in college?

What do you wish you'd learned in college, especially art school? What important lessons or concepts that you know now, preferrably related to your profession, passed you by in school? [more inside]
posted by nímwunnan on Jul 10, 2008 - 27 answers

Oh Google, Where Art Thou?

I recently set up a language learning blog on Typepad which I am still developing, and to which there are very few visitors as yet and no inbound links. And now (sob) Google has dropped me. [more inside]
posted by Holly on Jul 9, 2008 - 8 answers

Did I teach my dog a dog-wrestling move?

Did I teach my dog a dog-wrestling move? [more inside]
posted by christopherious on Jul 7, 2008 - 15 answers

Blogs that teach?

Blogs that teach? [more inside]
posted by btkuhn on Jun 30, 2008 - 11 answers

Interesting Non-Academic Fellowships

What are some interesting non-academic fellowships out there? [more inside]
posted by divabat on Jun 24, 2008 - 3 answers

Intermediate ASP.NET/VB Book?

Good ASP.NET(VB book)? [more inside]
posted by fx3000 on Jun 18, 2008 - 2 answers

What should I learn to do this summer?

What books can teach me skills that would be enjoyable or interesting to share with friends in group settings or one-on-one? [more inside]
posted by HotPatatta on Jun 15, 2008 - 11 answers

Say it wasn't all for nothing...

I'm strugging to come to terms with the fact that I've read such a seemingly extraordinary number of books yet seem to remember so very little. The obvious answer is to apply oneself more rigidly, in future, to study; to take notes and review them, etc. However, I really don't feel like writing extensive plot summaries every time I read a book, neither does this help me deal with the very distressing realisation that I don't know as much as I should do. [more inside]
posted by Zé Pequeno on Jun 5, 2008 - 22 answers

Going beyond the textbook and the Language Lab

What are your favorite online resources for learning, practicing or getting exposure to the languages you speak? I'm looking for things that go beyond a textbook and a couple of CDs: things like interactive tools and study materials, well-written blogs written in / about the language, and especially audio, video or reading materials that people learning the language might not be able to find easily. [more inside]
posted by shirobara on Jun 4, 2008 - 8 answers

What do I need to know about being treasurer of a nonprofit?

I've been elected treasurer of a small nonprofit. I'd like some advice about best practices for creating a budget and tracking our finances, and also about other responsibilities I should be aware of. [more inside]
posted by croutonsupafreak on Jun 3, 2008 - 7 answers

Recommend Hindi language learning sites?

Can you recommend any intermediate level Hindi language learning resources online? [more inside]
posted by inbetweener on Jun 3, 2008 - 2 answers

Appealing, school-appropriate video game clip?

I would like to find a link for a short video clip of a video game that meets certain criteria. It will go into a presentation to elementary school teachers, as a quick backdrop to a point about interactive games that will be used in school, and that will be fun while challenging kids to think and learn. (It won't itself BE that game; it just has to plausibly look the part.) It needs to have some connection to an outer space theme. [more inside]
posted by daisyace on Jun 2, 2008 - 9 answers

Johnny Can't Remember

How can I remember more of what I read? [more inside]
posted by zenpop on May 30, 2008 - 21 answers

Sesame Street-ish show in Spanish?

What Spanish language kids' show (in the USA) would be good to watch for someone trying to pick up Spanish? [more inside]
posted by Flunkie on May 26, 2008 - 9 answers

Simple French-language booklets for Kenyan French teacher of elementary students?

On a recent trip to Kenya, we visited a school who is in need of simple French language instruction booklets for elementary-age children. [more inside]
posted by vanoakenfold on May 23, 2008 - 3 answers

Looking for advice about Spanish immersion programs (and more) while in Oaxaca, Mexico

Traveling to Oaxaca with a friend for a 2-4 week Spanish immersion program this June/July. We are looking for some advice about Spanish language programs, homestays/lodging, and transportation. We are having a very difficult time finding a good learning program—there are so many to choose from and we don't quite know what to look for and how to determine which ones are good. [more inside]
posted by iamkimiam on May 19, 2008 - 7 answers

A framework for designing a self-study course using free material?

Is there a high-level general procedure or process that can be used to design a course of self-study in any topic? [more inside]
posted by TheManChild2000 on May 16, 2008 - 6 answers

Adult diagnosis of a learning disability and where to go from here

Adult diagnosis of a learning disability and where to go from here [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 15, 2008 - 7 answers

Help me find this flashcard program?

About a year ago, I installed a freeware program onto my Dell Axim to aid with learning. Since then, the program has been removed and I've forgotten what it was called. I'm hoping someone out there can help me. [more inside]
posted by Proginoskes on May 14, 2008 - 4 answers

Help me, I'm a late adopter.

How do I learn new programming languages and start using modern web apps without getting frustrated and angry? [more inside]
posted by Zarkonnen on May 14, 2008 - 33 answers

Organization at home and at work

Please help me with oganization of daily tasks at home and at work. [more inside]
posted by mintchip on May 8, 2008 - 10 answers

Hope me learn teh internets

Help me not be such a clueless geek on the Internets. [more inside]
posted by pjern on May 7, 2008 - 14 answers

How to speak when I already know the language.

How do I learn to speak a language I already (sort of) know? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 30, 2008 - 17 answers

Is it worth it to attempt to learn Chinese?

What are your experiences in taking Chinese as a language in college? How difficult is it really and did you learn enough for it to be useful? [more inside]
posted by hazyspring on Apr 25, 2008 - 19 answers

Flash my...wallet?

What's the deal with Flash My Brain? I was all set to shell out $40 for the flash card program, which looks great, and all of their contact email addresses bounce. Bad company? Temporary glitch? And what flash card software is a better option? [more inside]
posted by AthenaPolias on Apr 25, 2008 - 9 answers

Where to learn to surf in Asia.

First-hand surfing advice. My 29 year old son lives in Hong Kong and is looking for a place in Asia to spend two weeks learning to surf preferably within the next few months. He's reasonably athletic, but a complete beginner. He's thinking Bali, but is open to any location. He's searched Google and found lots of possibilities, but he's looking for first-hand recommendations from someone who has done something similar. He's ready to spend what it takes, so low cost is not a requirement.
posted by Jackson on Apr 21, 2008 - 6 answers

How To Learn Psychology

I have an interest in psychology that I'd like to explore further, but I'm not really sure how to start. I can't say I know much about the field of psychology. I'd like to explore alternatives to taking classes at the local community college (I'm not looking for a degree), but I'd definitely like to understand the mind more. Some books I've enjoyed reading: Prozac Nation, Paradox of Choice, Stumbling on Happiness. [more inside]
posted by defben on Apr 17, 2008 - 18 answers

Summer classes on differential equations for an LA resident?

Looking for summer courses in differential equations, online or in the Los Angeles area. [more inside]
posted by fermion on Apr 16, 2008 - 3 answers

Help me create digital music.

I'd like to find some tutorials or general guides for editing and creating music on the computer. [more inside]
posted by flatluigi on Apr 10, 2008 - 6 answers

Getting started with acoustic guitar.

So, this afternoon I am going to pick up my first guitar. What's the best way to get started? [more inside]
posted by By The Grace of God on Apr 10, 2008 - 31 answers

Where can I find basic math problem trainers?

Where can I find basic math problem trainers? [more inside]
posted by SammyIva on Apr 7, 2008 - 4 answers

How can I teach someone high school math in 6 months?

There's a smart freshman who's going to be in my school's Academic Decathlon team next year. However, Academic Decathlon tests over all of high school math, so I ask: How can I teach a fast learner an overview of high school math in around 7 months? [more inside]
posted by LSK on Apr 3, 2008 - 6 answers

foreign language "bibles"

Foreign language "bibles" (superlative, comprehensive language resources) for language-learning lovers? [more inside]
posted by zeek321 on Apr 3, 2008 - 10 answers

Books on teaching technology?

What book(s) can I read to help me be a better teacher of technology? [more inside]
posted by SuperSquirrel on Apr 1, 2008 - 2 answers

I ain't much on that book learnin'

I am pretty terrible when it comes to picking up technology books with the desire to learn about something. I always lose steam at some point. I am asking for tips/tricks/disciplines to get better, especially if you've noticed a difficulty doing this and turned yourself around. Is it possible that I am simply the type who needs to go to a class or learn through on the job training? Or is there a way to get better?
posted by tcv on Mar 30, 2008 - 8 answers

Practice makes perfect

What are some activities that are like 'going to the gym' for your profession? [more inside]
posted by mullingitover on Mar 27, 2008 - 90 answers

The more you know

How has our understanding of Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, etc. changed in the last five years? [more inside]
posted by Orange Pamplemousse on Mar 24, 2008 - 15 answers

What's my best language strategy for a quarter in Shanghai?

Which Chinese dialect should I learn to best survive in Shanghai, and how? Difficulty: I have 6 weeks. [more inside]
posted by 0xFCAF on Mar 23, 2008 - 10 answers

Is "an X is just an X, and it is Y that Z" a snowclone?

In , "Molecular Ethology: an Immodest Proposal for Semantic Clarification", Heinz von Foerster says To escape this dilemma it is only necessary to recall that an urn is an urn, and it is animals that learn. Is this a reference to some other phrase (quotation, idiom, or otherwise) of the form "an X is just an X, and it is Y that Z"? [more inside]
posted by ErWenn on Mar 22, 2008 - 6 answers

Early electronic "learning" doohickey?

My friend from grade school was just profiled on Time.com. We met in 4th grade in 1979 over an electronic learning toy in class. It was white plastic, had a smoked plexiglass cover, spherical in shape but possibly on a pedestal. Help me identifiy it so I can remind him of it!
posted by jdfan on Mar 12, 2008 - 5 answers

Blooz I can Yooz.

I'm a good guitar player, but I can't play the blues. I mean, the real blues. Help me learn. [more inside]
posted by unSane on Mar 1, 2008 - 18 answers

Resources for learning Polish?

What can I buy, download or find online to help me learn as much Polish as possible in the next ten days, with a budget of about £50? [more inside]
posted by Lebannen on Feb 20, 2008 - 9 answers

So was that before or after Michaelangelo?

How about some ideas for creating a mental framework for studying history? [more inside]
posted by lauranesson on Feb 19, 2008 - 7 answers

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