Learning From Online Education

Daphne Koller is enticing top universities to put their most intriguing courses online for free — not just as a service, but as a way to research how people learn.

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How Roger Ebert Found His Voice Online

When legendary film critic Roger Ebert lost his voice, he found another on Twitter and his blog, where he writes about creativity, race, politics and culture — and as brilliantly as ever about film.

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The Paradox Of Choice – Barry Schwartz

Psychologist Barry Schwartz takes aim at a central tenet of western societies: freedom of choice. In Schwartz’s estimation, choice has made us not freer but more paralyzed, not happier but more dissatisfied.

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Book Review

Book Cover: Tribes by Seth Godin

Seth Godin’s Tribes is an easy read once you get used to Godin’s scattershot prose. It is also a good primer on the idea of tribes: A group of people who connect with one another based on a shared interest or idea.

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Wiring A Web For Global Good

Photo: Gordon Brown

We’re at a unique moment in history, says UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown: we can use today’s interconnectedness to develop our shared global ethic — and work together to confront the challenges of poverty, security, climate change and the economy.

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