Posts tagged development

Lifestyle

Nailing the Coffin on “Internet Addiction”

We all have heard it before that someone is “addicted to the Internet” and secretly fear that we might be in danger of turning into online junkies, ourselves. It’s what our parents had warned us from. Only now it’s not…

May 5, 2011, by

Lifestyle

Logging in to Log Off: Non-Mediated Nostalgia and the Point of No Return

As regular readers know, much of my writing circles around the awesomeness of being connected, like being able to work from anywhere and get access to all kinds of cool people and information – and the looming recognition- that being…

April 29, 2011, by

Lifestyle

Din & Denial in the Digital Garden of Eden

Remember the days when a piercing was shocking?  Or a tattoo? Nowadays, you have to implant ‘devil horns‘ under your skin, get eyeball jewelry or other forms of bodymodding to turn some heads. The practices applied range from splitting your…

April 14, 2011, by

Lifestyle

Top Five Historical April Fools’ Jokes

It’s that time of the year again! While Google, Hulu, Youtube and others are playing virtual pranks on their users, let’s pause for a moment and look back into the marvelous history of April Fools’ pranks. Here is my unordered…

April 1, 2011, by

Technology

5 Things Everybody Ought to Know About Online Learning

When you think of your childhood school-time, chances are that your memories are very similar to those of many other people from all kinds of generations, countries or cultures and look something like this: “Sitting in rows, facing a teacher…

March 29, 2011, by

Lifestyle

A wink from the future…

“The future is already here, it’s just not evenly distributed” – William Gibson Few days after the volcano explosion in Iceland, followed by closing part of  the European air space for flights, we can pull back and see that nothing…

April 20, 2010, by

News

Green eLearning: From electronic to energy-efficient

Okay, let’s face it. From a literary perspective it might not be considered the greatest creative genius to simply add a lower case letter to a word in order to create a brand or product name. I don’t want to…

April 16, 2010, by

News

Want To Study At A Japanese University?

If you’d like to study at a Japanese university, read on. If you don’t… read on anyway! You might find this interesting. At the present time, Japan is undergoing a chronic shortage of students for its well-respected universities. (Most of…

April 8, 2010, by

News

What does it mean to be a global citizen in the Year 2010?

Obviously that is a question which can only be answered subjectively, meaning there are as many answers to this question as there are human beings on this planet. Introduction We are writing the year 2010, the LHC in Cern has…

April 2, 2010, by

Learning English

A Language Carries An Entire Culture On Its Back

I like to say, language begins from personal experience. As little children, we learn from others how to identify objects around us. Repetition of words occurs in the context of what things in the family home are called. Language, however,…

March 29, 2010, by

News

The Cost of Copyright Confusion for Media Literacy and the Need for Change [VIDEO]

Besides offering high quality language lessons, Learn Out Live now also provides private coaching sessions and courses on Media Literacy. If you haven’t heard the term before, please check out our Department Page. If you are already familiar with what…

March 22, 2010, by

Technology

Media Literacy Awareness [VIDEO]

A big part of being a teacher today (whether online or offline) involves being “fluent” in contemporary media and adapting to its quick-paced development; Whereas a century ago teachers had to deal with mostly written media, nowadays this is not…

March 16, 2010, by