June 17, 2014

theclearlydope:

Whoa, nearly one million notes on this post. Those little smiling faces eating pizza warms my soul like nothing has before. 

theclearlydope:

Reddit Delivered: The Internet can be GOOD sometimes.

Those faces. All the feels right now.

March 19, 2014
Hello, world! We are 18F.

18fblog:

What is 18F?

A) A team of innovators, recruited from the private sector and public service.
B) In-house designers, developers, and product people making government services simple and easy to use for the American people.
C) A new unit of the General Services Administration focused on IT…

September 14, 2013
theatlantic:

The Post-Lecture Classroom: How Will Students Fare?

If college professors spent less time lecturing, would their students do better?
A three-year study examining student performance in a “flipped classroom” — a class in which students watch short lecture videos at home and work on activities during class time — has found statistically significant gains in student performance in “flipped” settings and significant student preference for “flipped” methods.
The study, provided exclusively to The Atlantic, is one of the first to examine a “flipped” classroom in the current state of its technology. Russell Mumper, a Vice Dean at the University of North Carolina’s Eshelman School of Pharmacy, conducted the study, and two separate articles based on its findings are now in press in the journals Academic Medicine and The American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education. The education technology company Echo360, whose technology was used in the classes examined, funded the study with a $10,000 grant.
The study examined three years of a foundational pharmaceutics course, required for all doctor of pharmacy (Pharm.D.) students attending UNC. In 2011, Mumper taught the course in a standard, PowerPoint-aided lecture format. In 2012 and 2013, he taught it using “flipped” methods. Student performance on an identical final exam improved by 2.5 percent between 2011 and 2012—results now in press at Academic Medicine—and by an additional 2.6 percent in 2013. Overall, student performance on an identical final exam improved between 2011 and 2013 by 5.1 percent.
Students also came to prefer the flipped model to the lecture model. While 75 percent of students in 2012 said, before Mumper’s class, that they preferred lectures, almost 90 percent of students said they preferred the flipped model after the class.
“As I always like to say, we flipped their preference,” Mumper told me. “They went from largely wanting and valuing lectures to just the opposite.”
Read more. [Image: Echo360]

theatlantic:

The Post-Lecture Classroom: How Will Students Fare?

If college professors spent less time lecturing, would their students do better?

A three-year study examining student performance in a “flipped classroom” — a class in which students watch short lecture videos at home and work on activities during class time — has found statistically significant gains in student performance in “flipped” settings and significant student preference for “flipped” methods.

The study, provided exclusively to The Atlantic, is one of the first to examine a “flipped” classroom in the current state of its technology. Russell Mumper, a Vice Dean at the University of North Carolina’s Eshelman School of Pharmacy, conducted the study, and two separate articles based on its findings are now in press in the journals Academic Medicine and The American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education. The education technology company Echo360, whose technology was used in the classes examined, funded the study with a $10,000 grant.

The study examined three years of a foundational pharmaceutics course, required for all doctor of pharmacy (Pharm.D.) students attending UNC. In 2011, Mumper taught the course in a standard, PowerPoint-aided lecture format. In 2012 and 2013, he taught it using “flipped” methods. Student performance on an identical final exam improved by 2.5 percent between 2011 and 2012—results now in press at Academic Medicine—and by an additional 2.6 percent in 2013. Overall, student performance on an identical final exam improved between 2011 and 2013 by 5.1 percent.

Students also came to prefer the flipped model to the lecture model. While 75 percent of students in 2012 said, before Mumper’s class, that they preferred lectures, almost 90 percent of students said they preferred the flipped model after the class.

“As I always like to say, we flipped their preference,” Mumper told me. “They went from largely wanting and valuing lectures to just the opposite.”

Read more. [Image: Echo360]

September 14, 2013
theatlantic:

Employment Down, Profits Up: The Aftermath of the Financial Crisis in 1 Graph

theatlantic:

Employment Down, Profits Up: The Aftermath of the Financial Crisis in 1 Graph

September 14, 2013
drdigipol:

Twitter, by the numbersKey statistics, most-followed users, the most popular tweet ever and more.

drdigipol:

Twitter, by the numbers

Key statistics, most-followed users, the most popular tweet ever and more.

September 14, 2013
theclearlydope:

Happy to see Ed Hardy gave up.
(via)

theclearlydope:

Happy to see Ed Hardy gave up.

(via)

May 3, 2013
think-progress:

It’s the loss of government jobs that’s holding back the economy.

think-progress:

It’s the loss of government jobs that’s holding back the economy.

May 3, 2013

laughingsquid:

Jumping on a FitBall Buried in Beach Sand

May 3, 2013
free-man:

Spring Kit Nº5 – A Second Take on Rust

free-man:

Spring Kit Nº5 – A Second Take on Rust

April 29, 2013
whitehouse:


Getting ready for the Correspondents’ Dinner.
Watch it live tonight at 10 p.m. ET on http://wh.gov/live

whitehouse:

Getting ready for the Correspondents’ Dinner.

Watch it live tonight at 10 p.m. ET on http://wh.gov/live

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