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A global teacher of 1,516 lessons and counting

From a tiny closet in Mountain View, Calif., Sal Khan is educating the globe for free. His 1,516 videotaped mini-lectures -- on topics ranging from simple addition to vector calculus and Napoleonic campaigns -- are transforming ...

dateJun 27, 2010 in Other
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Learning styles debunked

Are you a verbal learner or a visual learner? Chances are, you've pegged yourself or your children as either one or the other and rely on study techniques that suit your individual learning needs. And you're not alone— ...

dateDec 16, 2009 in Psychology & Psychiatry
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Adult brain processes fractions 'effortlessly'

Although fractions are thought to be a difficult mathematical concept to learn, the adult brain encodes them automatically without conscious thought, according to new research in the April 8 issue of The Jo ...

dateApr 07, 2009 in Neuroscience
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Why children should be taught philanthropy

"Philanthropy" is usually a word we associate with the world of adults and rich people. Increasingly though, children from a spread of socio-economic backgrounds are participating in and learning about what ...

dateAug 20, 2013 in Social Sciences
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Stark warning emerges from science summit

A stark theme emerged from an annual scientific get-together in Vancouver: the world must be helped to believe in science again or it could be too late to save our planet.

dateFeb 21, 2012 in Other
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Interior design now has a language all its own

In the 1990s, Professor Jan Jennings struggled to talk with her interior design students about design practices that had been used throughout history and across cultures. There were no names, for example, ...

dateAug 26, 2009 in Other
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Texas Ed Board compromises on evolution materials

(AP) -- The Texas State Board of Education gave final approval to supplemental high school science materials on Friday, delivering a blow to the board's social conservatives after a brief flare-up over some ...

dateJul 22, 2011 in Other
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