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2013-04-04 15:35:36

Varying lectures with tests improves attention, note-taking, and retention The number of online educational offerings has exploded in recent years, but their rapid rise has spawned a critical question: Can such “virtual” classes cut through the maze of distractions –  such as email, the Internet, and television – that face students sitting at their computers? The solution, Harvard researchers say, is to test students early and often. By interspersing...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.