I am glad to find Harvard University Michael Sandel’s class videos “Justice: what’s the right thing to do?“. It makes us meditate, it makes philosophy charming. Debates sharpen our wits. I suppose there is no right or wrong answer; it is a certain situation, a certain balance, a certain moment, and a certain justness by certain people.
Will borrow his book <<Hackers and Painters: Big Ideas from the Computer Age>> to read.
I came across this five-episode videos about the earliest Chinese students studying abroad on YouTube. It attracted me immediately. It tells me the Chinese history that was unavailable through traditional textbook when I studied in school. Quickly searched on Google, found a CEM Connections website and the book 《China’s First Hundred: Educational Mission Students in the United States》. But I cannot find the English version of the original book by Qian Gang and Hu JinCao.
Just know that today is Socail Media Day, seems not a UK fad.
I come across the wonderful videos last night:
The other is the Nature by Numbers by Cristóbal Vila. Does it make math more interesting?
I found this interesting picture Ascending Staircase by chance. It reminds me a figure about “an architectural impossibility” in Professor Ormrod’s book (2008) and what she (2008, p.198) said,
“The counstructive nature of perception allows us sometimes to be fooled in optical illusions.”
Also, another example about “an impossible object” displayed in Professor Ford’s book (2008, pp.363-364) is used to explain conceptual problem and conflicts within information retrieval.
In daily work, using these pictures as an analogy may help us to understand other’s assumptions and perspectives.
- Ford, N. (2008). Web-based Learning Through Educational Informatics: Information Science Meets Educational Computing. Information Science Publishing: Hershey, New York.
- Ormrod, J.E. (2008). Human Learning. 5th ed., London: Pearson Education International.