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84th Spelling Bee Won By 14 year old Indian-American: What does it Mean?

Sukanya Roy spelled the word “cymotrichous” (= having wavy hair) correctly and won the 84th Scripps National Spelling Bee Contest. She will take home more than $40,000 dollars in prices and cash. According to ABC, Sukanya Roy is the “fourth consecutive Indian-American…

June 3, 2011, by

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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

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Getting Rid of the ‘Mindful’ Myth

Sometimes we use words without thinking too much about what they mean or where they come from. And while it is true that in everyday communication, where we tend to speak very vaguely, the “gist of it” is generally enough…

March 30, 2011, by

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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

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The Age of Infovores, the Grazing Brain and Binge Processing

Today I stumbled over an article written in 2008 in the Wall Street Journal, titled “Why We’re Powerless To Resist Grazing On Endless Web Data”. The author uses the metaphor of a cat hunting for the red dot produced by…

March 7, 2011, by

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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

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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

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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

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The Benefits of Private Online Classes – a personal report

In the last decade that I have been working at a private school in Berlin I had the great privilege of being able to observe, experiment and thus learn a lot about how to teach languages, what works, what doesn’t…

March 26, 2010, by

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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

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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

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IELTS Speaking Test: The Public Library Issue

I was looking into publicly available information about the types of questions on the speaking portion of the IELTS academic test, which is a test used by universities in the United Kingdom, Australia, and Canada to assess the English language…

March 14, 2010, by