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Time Is Money: What Would You Pay to Jump the Line?

How long are you willing to wait in line for a meal at your favorite restaurant? Would you be willing to pay $30 to skip the line? How about $10? Most people wouldn’t feel comfortable slipping money to a maître d’ at a restaurant to jump the queue, but a new app is...

Hooking up with e-learning’s possibilities

Fuente: Gulf News E-learning has emerged as an organic product of global connectivity and technological advancement. The strong internees connection offered by leading telcos coupled with the endless stream of sophisticated equipment being introduced to the market has...

Meditation may relieve IBS and IBD

Fuente: Harvard Gazette Researchers found the relaxation response showed improvements in the two gastrointestinal disorders. Apilot study has found that participating in a nine-week training program including elicitation of the relaxation response had a significant...

QS World University Ranking 2014

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3D print for medicine

by: Jennifer Hicks (Forbes) Doctors at Peking University have successfully implanted the first 3D printed vertebrae in a young patient. The patient, a 12 year old boy, had a malignant tumour in his spinal cord. After hours  of specialized spinal cord surgery, doctors...

Is Online Access to Higher Education at Risk?

by: Matt Griswold (Program Director at Colorado State University OnlinePlus) Open access for everyone to all corners of the Web has been a defining principle of the Internet in the United States; one that has made it essential and ubiquitous in our lives today. It has...

The “Rule of Thirds” in MOOCs

by: Brandon Alcorn, Gayle Christiensen, Ezekiel J. Emanuel (The Atlantic) Out of all the students who enroll in a MOOC, only about 5 percent complete the course and receive a certificate of accomplishment. This statistic is often cited as evidence that MOOCs are...

MOOCs in Kenya, emergency education

by: Steve Kolowich (NY Times) One narrative that has driven widespread interest in free online courses known as MOOCs is that they can help educate the world. But critics say that the courses mostly draw students who already hold traditional degrees. When Coursera,...