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gjmueller:

Check out the MOOCs trends in highered as of this summer:
74%  of schools currently offer some type of online course. 16% plan to offer one within 3 years.
44% either currently offer credit for a MOOC or plan to in the future.
A majority of respondents reported they thought that MOOCs were great for continuing education, non degree programs, technical training, and elective courses.
67% still believe that MOOCs will never replace traditional education.

gjmueller:

Check out the MOOCs trends in highered as of this summer:

  • 74%  of schools currently offer some type of online course. 16% plan to offer one within 3 years.
  • 44% either currently offer credit for a MOOC or plan to in the future.
  • A majority of respondents reported they thought that MOOCs were great for continuing education, non degree programs, technical training, and elective courses.
  • 67% still believe that MOOCs will never replace traditional education.
gjmueller:

Academics, Emotions, and the Head Shot

Fun fact: because the right side of the brain is more involved in processing emotions than the left and each side of the brain controls the opposite side of the body, the left side of the face is generally more expressive.
We humans must know this on some unconscious level, because self-portraits (or “selfies“) tend to feature the left side of the face more often than the right. In fact, real portraits — you know, painted by artists – show the same bias going all the way back to the 16th century.

gjmueller:

Academics, Emotions, and the Head Shot

Fun fact: because the right side of the brain is more involved in processing emotions than the left and each side of the brain controls the opposite side of the body, the left side of the face is generally more expressive.

We humans must know this on some unconscious level, because self-portraits (or “selfies“) tend to feature the left side of the face more often than the right. In fact, real portraits — you know, painted by artists – show the same bias going all the way back to the 16th century.

threedeeprinting:

T8 the Bio Inspired 3D Printed Spider Octopod Robot

T8 is a wirelessly controlled bio-inspired octopod robot made with high resolution 3D printed parts. It uses a total of 26 motors: 3 in each leg and 2 in the abdomen. It is powered by the Bigfoot™ Inverse Kinematics Engine which performs all of the necessary calculations for smoothly controlling the motions of the robot in real time.

 (by Robugtix)

world-shaker:

Facebook and Twitter are magnets for narcissists

Vain college-age students favour the mouthpiece of Twitter to amplify their opinions and views in cyberspace.
“Young people overvaluate the importance of their own opinions,” said study researcher Elliot Panek. “Through Twitter, they’re trying to broaden their social circles and broadcast their views about a wide range of topics and issues.”
Adults who exhibit narcissism tend to prefer Facebook, which serves as a mirror.
“It’s about curating your own image, how you are seen, and also checking on how others respond to this image,” said Panek. “Middle-aged adults usually have already formed their social selves and they use social media to gain approval from those who are already in their social circles.”

world-shaker:

Facebook and Twitter are magnets for narcissists

Vain college-age students favour the mouthpiece of Twitter to amplify their opinions and views in cyberspace.

“Young people overvaluate the importance of their own opinions,” said study researcher Elliot Panek. “Through Twitter, they’re trying to broaden their social circles and broadcast their views about a wide range of topics and issues.”

Adults who exhibit narcissism tend to prefer Facebook, which serves as a mirror.

“It’s about curating your own image, how you are seen, and also checking on how others respond to this image,” said Panek. “Middle-aged adults usually have already formed their social selves and they use social media to gain approval from those who are already in their social circles.”

Facebook is the living dead: the most popular, least relevant social network where teenagers and adults alike gather out of fear of missing out on things that don’t even make them happy