Showing posts from February 24, 2013

MOA Tonight

We listen to music and talk to people. Watch on cable channel 11 in the Boise area or on-line at . Watch previous shows here , and check out the backgrounds here . Give us a call at 1-208-433-0336 between 10-11PM MT, and then join us at MOA's Facebook page  for discussion throughout the week. :) Also this week, 'Killers Skunks!' and 'Peace & the Dudes Come to Vale, OR', by P. Edward Booth , and Egypt photos from Mr. Wizard ! Band info at   Posted via email from Moments of Awareness

A $1 million bet on students without teachers -

CNN Explains: TED [...] Long Beach, California (CNN) -- What if everything you thought you knew about education was wrong? What if students learn more quickly on their own, working in teams, than in a classroom with a teacher? What if tests and discipline get in the way of the learning process rather than accelerate it? Those are the questions Sugata Mitra has been asking since the late 1990s, and for which he was awarded the $1 million TED Prize on Tuesday, the first day of the TED2013 conference. Sugata Mitra: Build a School in the Cloud Newcastle University professor Sugata Mitra won the 2013 TED Prize for his experiments in self-organized learning. Mitra, professor of educational technology at Newcastle University, won the prize for his concept of "self organizing learning environments," an alternative to traditional schooling that relies on empowering students to work together on computers with broadba

New Research Suggests Two Rat Brains Can Be Linked

In an experiment that sounds straight out of a science fiction movie, a Duke neuroscientist has connected the brains of two rats in such a way that when one moves to press a lever, the other one does, too -- most of the time. Miguel Nicolelis, known for successfully demonstrating brain-machine connections, like the one in which a monkey controlled a robotic arm with its thoughts , said this was the first time one animal’s brain had been linked to another. The question, he said, was: “Could we fool the brain? Could we make the brain process signals from another body?” The answer, he said, was yes. [...] Full article at   Posted via email from Moments of Awareness

A World Without Work

IMAGINE, as 19th-century utopians often did, a society rich enough that fewer and fewer people need to work — a society where leisure becomes universally accessible, where part-time jobs replace the regimented workweek, and where living standards keep rising even though more people have left the work force altogether. If such a utopia were possible, one might expect that it would be achieved first among the upper classes, and then gradually spread down the social ladder. First the wealthy would work shorter hours, then the middle class, and finally even high school dropouts would be able to sleep late and take four-day weekends and choose their own adventures — “to hunt in the morning,” as Karl Marx once prophesied , “fish in the [...] ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ I invite you to follow me on Twitter at . Full article at   Posted via email from Moments of Awareness