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Technology News Archive - March 18, 2006

By Durrington, Vance A; Berryhill, Amy; Swafford, Jeanne Abstract. The number of online courses being offered by postsecondary institutions has increased dramatically and consequently an increasing number of faculty are faced with teaching online courses.

By Mupinga, Davison M; Nora, Robert T; Yaw, Dorothy Carole Abstract Each student comes to class with certain learning experiences, expectations, and needs that have to be addressed, and to which instructors need to be sensitive, to maximize the students' learning experiences.

By Borzekowski, Dina L G The appearance of movies in the 1900s, radio in the 1920s, television in the 1940s, and the Internet in the 1990s was each met with ambivalence.

By George Kaas, The Bellingham Herald, Bellingham, Wash. Mar. 18--If you've noticed worms in apples from your backyard tree, you may be dealing with one of the most serious pests of fruit and ornamental flowering trees we've ever seen.

Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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