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FAST IS NOT ALWAYS A GOOD THING

Compared with most students in our class, my internet life started quiet late. In 2008, I went to college and was so excited to get my first laptop. I haven’t realized that a small thing happened at that time changed my life dramatically until reading and reflecting upon the article “Is Google Making Us Stupid?”. […]

SOME THOUGHTS ABOUT PEDAGOGY OF THE OPPRESSED

Unfortunately, I grew up in a culture that lacks critical thinking inherently. In the past, many sages told people how to adapt to the society which they don’t like and to be “happy” with a miserable living. Even at recent decade, I got to know the world “critical “after entering college. As a freshman, how […]

WHO TEACHES SMALL ANGELS?

According to The Hidden Brain by Shankar Vendantam, children start to realize face colors when they are three years old and assign specific attributes and stereotypes to different groups of people. It is admitted that this tendency comes from our nature of lazy brains that turn on autopilot mode frequently. As an international female. I […]

CAN WE LEARN FROM PLAYING GAMES?

This week’s post “Setting Students’ Minds on Fire” reminds me of a Ted talk called “The game that can give you 10 extra years of life”. In this Ted talk, Jane McGonigal introduced a set of real-life games called “SuperBetter” which can help people to adopt a new habit, to overcome depression, and a life […]

WHEN CONSISTENCY OF GRADING CREATIVE ANSWERS

Sometimes when I grade assignments, I really struggle with grading open-ended questions. In order to keep consistency and fairness, I often refer back to the instructor manual to decide the scores and put them into the rubric. In general, the closer the answer to that in the manual, the higher score I give. However, I […]

HOW TO IMPROVE MINDFULNESS IN LEARNING?

When I saw the word “mindfulness”, I thought of something spiritual, such as yoga and meditation. “How mindfulness can be used in study? Does it mean that we need to be very concentrated on the learning process and ignore everything else?” With these questions, I started to read the papers about mindful learning. According to […]

SHOULD WE EMBRACE THE WEB?

Before I learned about networked learning, I tended to have negative feelings about the internet like this:

Source: https://encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcS6xlXxXey4M3D78pTzUKiwI4hsEE3AV5_4bDddxowpWgBFw1HU Accessed Jan 26, 2017

Usually, I prefer to close the laptop and put my cellphone into another room before focusing on studying and working, except for the moment when searching online is necessary. Here is […]

This is my first blog!

Today, I create a self-hosted blog!