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Where can I learn to weld in NYC?

I want to learn how to Weld. I live in New York City. [more inside]
posted by Freen on Dec 29, 2008 - 7 answers

A (3D) Model Education

ChemistryFilter: How can I use a molecular model that was given to me to learn about the wonders of chemistry? [more inside]
posted by PaulingL on Dec 28, 2008 - 9 answers

Studying Japanese in London?

One for Japanophile Londoners. What are the best options to study Japanese in London? Any recommendations for courses or tutors?. My e-mail's in my profile, if preferred.
posted by blogenstock on Dec 18, 2008 - 2 answers

Nonfiction accessible to the layman?

Nonfiction accessible to the layman? [more inside]
posted by btkuhn on Dec 16, 2008 - 19 answers

What can I do for an educational/learning vacation in Japan?

I'm looking for an interesting "learning" experience on a trip to Japan. [more inside]
posted by hazyspring on Nov 30, 2008 - 6 answers

(Very) Remedial Sports Lessons

Teach me about sports like I'm six. Specifically, American football and basketball. Or, where can I learn the basics? [more inside]
posted by fogster on Nov 29, 2008 - 25 answers

Wanted: Research on how illustrations influence learning

I'm looking for well-respected, academic research on the positive influence of illustrations in a learning environment--more specifically, when used in textbooks. Thought I would put the question to the hive during my search. Can anyone recommend some good sources?
posted by runningdogofcapitalism on Nov 27, 2008 - 3 answers

"That's an... unusual Works Cited you got there."

What are some unusual sources of wisdom or pedogogical tactics for learning new ideas or skills? [more inside]
posted by ElectricBlue on Nov 17, 2008 - 7 answers

Linux Filter: Calling out all Linux experts, searching for the best route to learn Linux!

Linux filter: Calling out all Linux experts. I need to learn administrative Linux in a rather short period. Looking for the best online resources, tutorials, cheat sheets, tips etc. [more inside]
posted by wile e on Nov 10, 2008 - 10 answers

Best Distance Learning schools with Computer Science degree programs?

Best Distance Learning Universities with Computer Science degree programs? Any recommendations appreciated! [more inside]
posted by premo on Nov 6, 2008 - 6 answers

Help for young woman woodworker with Nonverbal Learning Disability (NLD, NVLD).

How can we assist our adult daughter who has Nonverbal Learning Disorder in finding/creating some sort of outboard executive function so she can pursue her interest in designing and building furniture? [more inside]
posted by mumstheword on Oct 31, 2008 - 4 answers

How to transfer learning dialogue into an asynchronous online world?

Looking for specific techniques to put engaging interaction back into online learning at the university level. [more inside]
posted by jeanmari on Oct 30, 2008 - 2 answers

Stolen education

I recently found out that one of my professors takes practically all of his lecture material straight off the web. Should anything be done? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 28, 2008 - 50 answers

Computer Science and Foreign Languages, what is the best mix?

I am trying to make a preliminary (or maybe final) decision on what foreign language I should study with respect to a computer science major after transferring to the University of Michigan. Any pointers??? [more inside]
posted by JoeXIII007 on Oct 24, 2008 - 24 answers

Best way to re-learn statistics?

Best way to re-learn statistics? Enough that I wouldn't be lost in an advanced, fairly data-intensive psychology class. I took the course at Ga. Tech some years ago, but my old textbook is sooo boring and awful. [more inside]
posted by amtho on Oct 23, 2008 - 17 answers

What do you do in an advanced degree?

Those of you doing [post]graduate degrees...what exactly are you doing? [more inside]
posted by divabat on Oct 22, 2008 - 14 answers

What do I need to know about the hammered dulcimer?

I'm very curious about learning to play a hammered dulcimer. What do I need to know? [more inside]
posted by valleys on Oct 18, 2008 - 9 answers

How to study French in a group

I'm in a French class with a bunch of college (mainly) freshmen, and I've talked a bunch of them into meeting for a study session on Monday afternoon. How can we best study together? I always studied alone when I was an undergrad. [more inside]
posted by amtho on Oct 16, 2008 - 7 answers

What should I code to learn a given language?

Let's say I want to learn a few (more) programming languages. What application/solution would it be best to try to create in order to really "learn" a given language? [more inside]
posted by Deathalicious on Oct 14, 2008 - 17 answers

Learning to program help?

Help me advance my computer education! [more inside]
posted by btkuhn on Oct 2, 2008 - 12 answers

Help me be Butcher Bill, but without the whole killing people thing.

Career-change filter: What can I do to become a butcher? Complications and qualifications inside. [more inside]
posted by Ghidorah on Oct 1, 2008 - 7 answers

Piano sheet music - breaking the chains

How do I learn to play piano by ear? [more inside]
posted by JParker on Sep 27, 2008 - 18 answers

Help me live in the Tower of Babel

LanguageFilter: Having a little bit of a few languages under my belt, I'd like to add more/get better at the ones I know. [more inside]
posted by ikahime on Sep 17, 2008 - 6 answers

How to learn enough math to impress a boy?

I've just started dating someone who studies serious hardcore applied math. I am a complete and utter math idiot who is lost at anything above multiplication tables. I would like to sort of understand what is going on inside his massive, beautiful brain. Help? [more inside]
posted by logovisual on Sep 11, 2008 - 33 answers

How can a beginner restore a vintage bike?

I'm learning to ride a bike and have a vintage Raleigh Caprice. How do I ensure it's roadworthy and get it all ship-shape? [more inside]
posted by mippy on Sep 8, 2008 - 15 answers

Help me learn everything I need to know about visual processing (and improving it).

Help me learn everything I need to know about visual processing (and improving it). [more inside]
posted by mintchip on Sep 6, 2008 - 7 answers

Learn more piano without staves, lines and dots.

Resources for improving piano chops without sheet music? [more inside]
posted by emptyinside on Sep 2, 2008 - 6 answers

Looking for an e-guitar boot camp!

My wife and I are looking for a "boot camp" to learn to play electric guitar. Can you recommend any kind of retreats, workshops camps, schools, that offer intense one- or two-week e-guitar training in a pleasant, vacation-like surroundings? [more inside]
posted by lord_yo on Aug 30, 2008 - 12 answers

Or maybe I should just get an extra brain.

Wannabe expert seeks efficient information recording/retainment/organization tools and techniques. [more inside]
posted by susiepie on Aug 26, 2008 - 3 answers

Want to go back to school for photography

Where can I take a classroom photography course in Merrimack Valley (MA) or southern NH? [more inside]
posted by Thrillhouse on Aug 25, 2008 - 2 answers

(Fully) Online learning?

(Fully) online learning resources? [more inside]
posted by btkuhn on Aug 24, 2008 - 7 answers

Help me learn to teach to learning styles

Where to learn about teaching to different learning styles? [more inside]
posted by kenzi23 on Aug 14, 2008 - 4 answers

Modern Renaissance man?

What should I study and train in to get the most out of life? [more inside]
posted by mjewkes on Aug 11, 2008 - 13 answers

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

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