This book presents a theory of learning that starts with the assumption that engagement in social practice is the fundamental process by which we get to know what we know and by which we become who we are. The primary unit of analysis of this process is neither the individual nor social institutions, but the informal 'communities of practice' that people form as they pursue shared enterprises over time.
How Badges Really Work in Higher Education ""A portfolio gets more granular, and badges can show individual records of accomplishment." But badges are only as valuable as the metadata behind them, and that is why the Mozilla Open Badges infrastructure is important, he asserts. "The badge image itself means nothing," Wisser says. "But with Mozilla there is something behind it that links back to the issuer, the criteria it was issued under, and evidence verifying the credential."
We now have many details of what went wrong at OPERA, the experiment which produced an anomalous result showing neutrinos arriving earlier than expected, widely interpreted in the press as a violation of Einstein’s dictum that nothing can go faster than the universal speed limit, the speed at which light travels.
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POTS Subtype: Does It Really Matter? POTS is a syndrome that has multiple causes in different people. One of our goals, as researchers trying to understand POTS, has been to try to better characterize POTS into subgroups (or “endophenotypes”). The idea is that sub-groups of patients with POTS with more similar features may be more likely to have a common underlying cause.
Languages still a major barrier to global science with over a third of new conservation science documents published annually in non-English languages despite assumption of English as scientific lingua franca finds University of Cambridge researchers.
“There are a lot of people who will try to step on your confidence based on their assumptions about who they think you are.” Watch this inspirational speech from the First Lady of the United States Michelle Obama to the new students at Howard University to ignore those who don’t believe they can fulfil their potential.