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Turning Type Sideways
This is one to keep an eye on. Excited for all the knowledge Jonathan is going to drop through this series.
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43 minutes ago by scottboms
The Promise of Vaping and the Rise of Juul | The New Yorker
Teens have taken a technology that was supposed to help grownups stop smoking and invented a new kind of bad habit, molded in their own image.
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yesterday by gmisra
The Variability Effect: When Instructional Variability Is Advantageous | SpringerLink
Based on cognitive load theory, this paper reports on two experiments investigating the variability effect that occurs when learners’ exposure to highly variable tasks results in superior test performance. It was hypothesised that the effect was more likely to occur using high rather than low levels of guidance and testing more knowledgeable than less knowledgeable learners. Experiment 1, which tested 103 adults studying pre-university mathematics, showed no interaction between levels of variability (high vs. low) and levels of instructional guidance (worked examples vs. unguided problem solving). The significant main effect of variability indicated a variability effect regardless of levels of instructional guidance. Experiment 2, which tested another group of 56 adults enrolled in the same mathematics program, showed an interaction between levels of variability (high vs. low) and levels of learner expertise (novices vs. experts). More experienced learners learned more from high rather than low variability tasks demonstrating the variability effect, while less experienced learners learned more from low rather than high variability tasks demonstrating a reverse variability effect. It was suggested that more experienced learners had sufficient available working memory capacity to process high variability information while less experienced learners were overwhelmed by high variability and learned more using low variability information. Subjective ratings of difficulty supported the assumptions based on cognitive load theory. The major educational implication is that learners should initially be presented with low variability or easier tasks, and as they gain more experience in the task domain, variability or task difficulty should increase.
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2 days ago by melville22
Sharon Van Etten Finds Peace After Ache - The New Yorker
I accidentally discovered her music during my last jaunt to NY and have been obsessed ever since. About 80% of my top 25 tracks from 2018 on iTunes Music were hers...
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2 days ago by scottboms
Pro Planning For an Effective Training Workshop
Great advice from my friend and co-worker Mario Hernandez for anyone leading a workshop or training.
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2 days ago by kepford
Why these sea slugs look so much like David Bowie | PBS NewsHour
By drawing comparisons between sea slugs and Ziggy Stardust, the Bowiebranchia blog exposes the wild, beautiful and competitive evolution of both.
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2 days ago by peterbehr
Dear Producer | Amplifying the Voices of Producers
You’ve come to a place that is specifically curated for you, the producer. A platform where you can share stories, celebrate achievements, and provide mentorship for the next generation, helping to shape and guide the world of film from the inside out.

Speaking of reshaping the world, Dear Producer was also created so we can unify our power – to challenge archaic business models that stifle diverse and original voices and to advocate for innovation, transparency, and fiscal responsibility from our industry.
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