Rather than a triumph of individualistic, market values, the MOOC represents a democratic way to raise collective education. Rather than creating a uniform product consumed in isolation, MOOCs are more likely to restore critical conversations to the classroom--and the book club.
"Oh-oh come take my hand Riding out tonight to case the Promised Land" -Bruce Springsteen The Promised Land for New Jersey-born Jeff Ruby turned out...
Jingle right along with us this week, folks, for the usual up and down sleigh ride! Most Important Climate Message: "You CAN Do Something About It" i...
The face of farming is changing, both in the profiles of new farmers and in their perceived image. With rising social stature, some say the celebrity farmer will soon outshine the celebrity chef.
I'm not a language teacher -- and I don't speak another language with any degree of proficiency -- but I have great admiration for those who do.
As a registered dietitian, I have oodles of tricks to help cut empty calories, feel more satisfied and make healthier choices. Changing your eating habits is hard, so that's why I've compiled the absolute easiest ways to improve your diet.
Separately, I've been getting a lot of questions about how I handle my friends being in college, while I'm off racing around the country. I'm used to it at this point, I've always known I wanted to pursue my professional career in racing.
Not often does an important new museum open in New York City. One is possible now because the Roosevelt Island Steam Plant is about to be decommissio...
While many recent high school graduates, myself included, are spending their respective summers pursuing a variety of activities, many of them have one thing in common -- required reading.
Back in 1981, when Newt Gingrich wandered into my office at CNN, attempting to get CNN's support for an anti-ballistic missile system, and I questioned its ability to succeed, and he had to admit that nobody really knew if it would work, I have doubted the program.
By Jerry Zezima A horse is a horse, of course, of course, and no one can talk to a horse, of course -- unless, of course, you're a newspaper columnis...
How can one encourage a team to work on a project with a more even level of effort throughout, so that it is always completed by the deadline or sooner?
Entomologist Cole Gilbert finds them "amazing." And after listening to him discourse about the species over lunch late last month, I think I understand why. Cicadas (Magicicada septendecim) -- like many of the species Gilbert studies -- are just plain weird.
Students at Zoe's school typically take five years to graduate, earning not only a high school diploma but also an associate degree from LaGuardia. Zoe, one of the younger students, is squeezing everything into four years.
Being aware of the environmental costs that unsustainable farming and eating practices can have on the environment, and making food choices accordingly, can help to fight climate change and protect the environment.
Many marine scientists believe that, at the rate we're going, the seas will be barren by 2048. (Did you get that? No sea life in 35 years!)