Issue: Incompatible integration of module Teacher 2.0 with multiple versions of Student 1.x
Since September I’ve been working with first-year nursing students on a series of language tasks to improve their professional knowledge of English. I used our online platform moodle.hz.nl as an interactive learning space to present new
Continue reading Fatal conflict: Teacher 2.0 and Student 1.0
The outrage following congressman Todd Atkins’ comments about “legitimate rape” was racked up again when he corrected himself (sic):
I was talking about forcible rape. I used the wrong word.
For those latecomers, the controversy began with an interview in which Atkins’ compounded his oxymoronic thinking with the purely moronic:
New oxymoron: Legitimate rape
While waiting in the basement for the washing machine to finish, I picked up a book from the open boxes stacked under the stairs, the remainder of our unpacking from … almost two years ago *gulp*. The book was a well foxed paperback of Victor Hugo’s Choses vues, a sort of memoir of major and
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In a CNN Money article yesterday about the Facebook vs Google+ rivalry, my editor’s antennae started twitching when I read
“But defensive moves are not Zuckerberg’s style, and in September, at the company’s F8 developers event, he unleashed a sea of new features that alter the current service radically.”
“A sea of features”?
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Cogito ergo sum
Descartes’ dictum states that humans are conditioned to rationalize their experience … even to the point of maintaining ideas that contradict other accepted theories.
A case in point: fern seed. In earlier times, the fact that ferns did not appear to have any seeds was a puzzle for naturalists. They concluded,
Continue reading I’m pink, therefore I’m spam