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Monthly Archives: February 2011
I attended the Digital Futures Conference at TRU last Tuesday, which was all about online education and how technology is influencing education. It was all very interesting, and I’ll post a link to the presentations when they’re available. But there was one point I don’t think was fully addressed, and as it happens to be a point that bugs me, I thought it was worth raising here. My bugaboo is that when people are speculating about the potential impact of the iPad and other tablets, they seem to expect students to take to them like young teens took to Justin … Continue reading
One fast way to improve your GPA: sleep on it. In honour of the upcoming Multidisciplinary Sleep Science Conference at TRU, I thought it would be appropriate to talk about what every student wants more of: sleep. Sleep is strange. Everyone feels lousy when they don’t get enough of it, but will often brag about it, like being exhausted is a sign of how hard you work. But if Les Matthews had his way, people would look at sleep differently: as a public health issue that they should know more about, much as they once needed to know more about … Continue reading