The Evidence on Online Education – Inside Higher Ed

June 29, 2009

News: The Evidence on Online Education – Inside Higher Ed Online learning has definite advantages over face-to-face instruction when it comes to teaching and learning, according to a new “meta-analysis” released Friday by the U.S. Department of Education. The study found that students who took all or part of their instruction online performed better, on […]

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Empress of Japan visits the Osborne

June 28, 2009

According to an article in the The Globe and Mail On Wednesday they travel to Toronto. Among other events, the Empress, a world-renown expert on children’s literature and an author of children’s books, will tour the Toronto Public Library’s Osborne Collection of children’s books. My partner Yuka has worked at the Osborne for 20 years. […]

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Morbid Anatomy: Michael Jackson to be Plastinated by Gunther von Hagens!

June 27, 2009

Morbid Anatomy: Michael Jackson to be Plastinated by Gunther von Hagens! Michael Jackson will live on as a ‘plastinated’ creature preserved by German doctor Gunther von Hagens. Von Hagens has caused controversy with everyone from the Pope to the chief rabbi in Israel with his practice of embalming corpses with preserving polyurethane. Yesterday, he declared: […]

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Ryerson Library News

June 26, 2009
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Ryerson Library News You can now easily search the Library’s catalogue, check your holds and fines, renew books and book study rooms from your internet-enabled mobile device. The mobile device survey that the Library ran last fall indicated that the most popular library services for a mobile device would be a option to book study […]

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Republican Derides Gov. Spending to Feed Hungry Children

June 23, 2009
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Gawd Bless the American Right Republican Missouri Rep, Derides Gov. Spending to Feed Hungry Children: They can Get Free Food at Church or Get a Job! Cynthia Davis, a conservative Christian Republican State Rep. from Missouri, is against government spending to feed hungry children during the summer, claiming if they were allowed to go hungry, […]

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Wonder what they’re thinking in Iran…

June 22, 2009
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Appeal to the UN on the Situation in Iran – Petition Spot

June 22, 2009

Appeal to the UN on the Situation in Iran – Petition Spot

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cross posting

June 22, 2009

testing to see if I can now crosspost to http://jason.dreamwidth.org/ as I cross post to Livejournal and Vox. Fingers crossed!

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Education Policy Blog: How Does Our Language Shape the Way we Think?

June 22, 2009

Interesting to hear. Of course IMHO the tools we use to think with influence what and how we think. I try to get my students to think on this… with a variety of tools, but I thought of it as a practical rule of thumb, not in this manner. This will add to the discussion. […]

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Elizabeth Miller – The Strain

June 22, 2009

Elizabeth Miller – The Strain Tired of teenage vampire angst and nice guys with fangs? Do you long for a return to the cadaverous, repulsive, horror-inducing vampires of yore? If so, here’s a book for you to sink your teeth into – The Strain by Guillermo de Toro and Chuck Hogan.   This book (the first of […]

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