All Obstacles Removed ... the Journey Continues for Brain Cancer Patient

submitted by: mdanderson
Aidan Immroth lost his battle to brain cancer in November of this year, but at the end of his brief 13 years on this earth, Aidan accomplished something really huge -- actually as big as an elephant -- a painting using a live elephant as the canvas that is! Part of the Pediatric Education and Creative Arts Program at MD Anderson Children's Cancer Hospital, Aidan had a vision to paint a real elephant and it became reality through the help of Ian Cion, MD Anderson Children's Cancer Hospital's...

Plants vs. Zombies - strategies for a successful research career

submitted by: bartneck

Making a career as a researcher in academia is very difficult. I am using the iPhone game Plants versus Zombies as a metaphor to highlight good strategies for wining the game and to succeed in your career. The main conclusions are that time is of the essence, that you must maintain research as your prime objective and that you should use extra help, such as copy editors, to improve your research output.

elearning

submitted by: mcweadon

McWeadon Education Founder Professor Badrul Khan discusses Issues in e-learning online education distance education.
http://mcweadon.com/courses

What I would Want a Scientist to Tell Me

submitted by: sdscienccefestival

This is a training video for the San Diego Science Festival's Nifty Fifty speakers. The students share what they would want to know from a scientist, if he or she was to visit their school.

Talk by Diamond

submitted by: dougramsey

Professor Diamond talks about the importance of play in a child's development of executive functions such as inhibitory control, working memory, and cognitive flexibility, as can be seen through a program called "Tools of the Mind," based on the theories of psychologists Lev Vygotski and Alexander Luria.