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Videolectures.net

The internet has expedited the information age in every way. Academic collaboration has been facilitated by online communication. I wanted to highlight a new website which has many scientific lectures online. Compared to generic video sites such as www.video.google.com/ and … Read More »

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The Ten Commandments (for teachers), Part II

In an earlier entry, I had mentioned the first five of Polya’s ten commandments for teaching. In a similar fashion to that entry, here are the last five rules with some comments on them: 6. Let them learn to guess: … Read More »

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The Ten Commandments (for teachers), Part I

The advanced reader who skips parts that appear too elementary may miss more than the reader who skips parts that appear too complex – G. Polya I was going through some books when I re-discovered a classic work by George … Read More »

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Putting Things into Perspective

(The photograph is taken from http://download.srv.cs.cmu.edu/~pausch/) Just when one starts to take degrees and careers too seriously one realizes that there are more important things: life itself, for instance! Lance Fortnow has an entry about Randy Pausch who passed away … Read More »

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