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Education News Archive - May 25, 2009

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Computers have been used for years to facilitate learning at a distance. A new European research program shows that computers can also enhance collaborative, face-to-face learning and problem solving.

Word of the Day
tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.