How do I learn to play a song on guitar? [more inside]
What are some activities (athletic or otherwise) that resemble the satisfying experience of training for a race?
What are some activities (athletic or otherwise) that resemble the satisfying experience of training for a race? [more inside]
Looking for good resources on economic theory for the previously non-inclined? Particularly interested in New Institutional Economics (Williamson, North) and Commons Economics (Ostrom). Probably need some grounded in the orthodox stuff as well?
What is the best way to teach a child a foreign language that you yourself don't know very well, if immersion is not an option and you are limited to what you can do in your home? [more inside]
Does anyone have experience learning to read braille (using my fingers)? How difficult is it? [more inside]
My 12 year old son was just diagnosed with Nonverbal Learning Disorder. Please help me to not catastrophize. [more inside]
I like the idea of playing interactive fiction, but my (limited) experience so far has almost convinced me I'm too obtuse for it! How do I learn to play well, or are some minds just not IF-inclined? [more inside]
What portable, acoustic instrument is easiest for a keyboard player to pick up? [more inside]
Biking to work. Don't even own a bicycle. I have a month to prepare. Please impart your wisdom on this newbie. [more inside]
Recommendations for beginning Spanish reading? [more inside]
How can I brush up my language skills, given I seem to have a difficulty with rote learning? [more inside]
How can I learn enough about biology and genetics to understand current research into cystic fibrosis? [more inside]
How best to learn Spanish for a three week vacation in Argentina? [more inside]
Basic programming using C++ from the ground up, high school edition. [more inside]
I am 28 years old and never learned how to swim. I'm about to learn. Advice? Tips? Is it too late for me? [more inside]
Asking for a friend: I'm a student nurse, what resources are available to help me gain a better understanding of cardiology? [more inside]
What would be the best way for someone to develop / re-learn Spanish in four months or so of part-time study? [more inside]
What's the best software to teach talented youth digital tools for design? [more inside]
What things can I do in my head to entertain myself/learn something/pass time quicker? [more inside]
I'm moving to Hong Kong for at least two years, starting at the end of August. Help me pick a feasible strategy for learning some Cantonese. [more inside]
I want to learn to play an instrument. What's the best way to go about this? [more inside]
Resources for novice bridge player, please? [more inside]
In my last year of college I took a seminar course at my school's "humanities center," a small interdisciplinary program that mostly focused on continental philosophy. Some of my fondest memories of college are from that course. Where and how can I recapture something of that fantastic mindstorm? [more inside]
I've got a few months. How can I learn the most possible Swahili in this time? [more inside]
What are some great books/resources for really learning and getting a master on Project Management? [more inside]
educationfilter: I am becoming a teacher this upcoming year and I'll like to solicit the Hive mind's advice for the best, most innovative, effective educational bits of wisdom, advice, and methods you've done as a teacher or had a a teacher do with you or your class. Examples of precisely what I mean below the fold
educationfilter: I am becoming a teacher this upcoming year and I'll like to solicit the Hive mind's advice for the best, most innovative, effective educational bits of wisdom, advice, and methods you've done as a teacher or had a a teacher do with you or your class. Examples of what I'm looking for below the fold. [more inside]
I was taught French through to Grade 10; however, have been far removed from it since then. I am too shy to try to converse in French with others; but would like to build the confidence to be able to. What are some good strategies for relearning a language and becoming more confident conversing in it at the same time?
I have spoken english fluently since I was a child but I know many people that would like to learn or are trying to learn how to speak english. In my opinion the best method is full on immersion in an english speaking country. What would be the best country or place for this to happen? [more inside]
What are the best workbooks you would advise someone to use ? [more inside]
I have a subscription video language learning product - it's a popular iPhone app, and we have two languages- (Spanish and English) - about 30 hours total. We built it in-house and we would love to stream at least a few teaser episodes on Netflix and Amazon. But since we created it, we don't have a distributor who can reach out to Amazon or Netflix. Has anyone done this that could put me in touch with someone? The typical searches have yielded little and emailing support@agiantstreamingmediasite will probably not work...
Lynda.com has a very excellent video tutorial covering the essentials of Objective-C. Where else can I find tutorials of this caliber that cover the basics of Mac programming? [more inside]
I just moved from Brooklyn to San Francisco and was wondering if there's anything like the Brooklyn Brainery here. [more inside]
Can anyone recommend good introductory Illustrator and Photoshop classes in NYC? [more inside]
We know how the pieces move. What's the next step for a dad and six-year old learning chess together? [more inside]
I need to learn Swedish, and I'm not the greatest language student. Who can point me towards the best online resources and courses?
New job isn't training me in a way I seem to learn in, and it's frustrating me to no end. Is it all my fault? [more inside]
The science of learning: my Google Scholar-fu is failing me. Do we know the optimum intervals for super-effective spaced repetition learning? [more inside]
I've always been drawn to science and research and I'm strongly considering going to graduate school to get a master's degree in computer science (location: Sweden) and maybe even aim for an academic career. But my recent experiences with academia has left my disillusioned, sad and angry. Can I get my degree without GRARing all the time? How? [more inside]
Is there any research either supporting or negating the importance of manual symbol making in learning? I'm thinking that manual symbol making, going back to diagrams in the earth, must be a well evolved capability, and that when we write something down all sorts of neural pathways are employed, and that those pathways and associations facilitate learning. [more inside]
How do I differentiate between a love of learning and genuine interest in a specific subject? [more inside]
My favorite study website removed its note-taking feature. I want to find another virtual backpack service with as many options as studyblue used to have. Any recommendations? [more inside]
I'm trying to get my five year old step son interested in gardening. We made a special flower bed for him and I to grow plants in together and he is really excited to grow "rainbow blossoms" in it. Help me make this as rewarding for him as possible! [more inside]
Have you successfully learned Spanish while working and without travel? What was your process? [more inside]
I taught myself to "play guitar" using tabs, but now I would very much like to actually know how to play guitar. Whats the best way to go about this?
I taught myself to "play guitar" (more or less) using tabs, but now I would very much like to ACTUALLY know how to play guitar. Whats the best way to go about this? [more inside]
How should I plan and make a surgical instruments board game? [more inside]
What do you consider to be the best infographics that use a very simple-looking visual style? [more inside]
How do I obtain newer Foreign Service Institute language learning coursework and education materials? [more inside]
I am an English speaker learning Russian. I am also interested in the recent protest movements in and around Moscow. Where are the forums/twitter accounts/facebook accounts/blogs where opinions are being formed? They will be used as a resource in learning the language and understanding contemporary russian politics.
Project based learning and interdisciplinary teaching! I'm a high school science teacher working with an enthusiastic English teacher and we're trying to find the best project ideas to use in summer school (and beyond if successful). [more inside]