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The 8 Bona Fide Best Sites for Sharpening Your Critical Thinking Skills

Given the current political environment (at least in the United States), it seems like many of us could stand to sharpen our critical thinking skills a bit. And for the average lifelong learner, of course,

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Teaching Sells

That’s what Copyblogger Brian Clark says, and I believe him. Both because it has been true in my own career and because I have been a member of his Teaching Sells program since it launched nearly

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15 Ways to Find an Hour a Day of Extra Time…for Focused Learning

The human mind is wired to be learning all the time – even during significant parts of the time when we are asleep – but with all the noise, distractions, and interruptions of modern life, it can

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What Are Your Top 5 Web Learning Tools?

While speaking at a conference over the weekend, I noted that I haven’t participated in a lot of formal professional development over the past few years. Maybe I’ve attended a class, workshop, or conference

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15 Free Online Collaboration Tools and Apps

We rarely learn in isolation. The vast majority of our learning is social, and whether we are aware of it or not, most of that social learning occurs when we are collaborating with others. Because of what

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Learn to Tweet, Tweet to Learn

I’ve become increasingly fond of Twitter as a tool in my learning mix. I use it as one way of making notes on my travels across the Web and sharing them with others. I also use the hashtag functionality

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Skype: A Visual Explanation

A while back I highlighted a visual explanation of the global financial crisis created by Say It Visually! The company has recently released a “visual explanation” of Skype, the popular Internet telephony

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25 Free Online Resources and Web Apps for Lifelong Learners

The Internet has made the lifelong pursuit of knowledge easier for nearly everyone in the world. There are tons of websites dedicated to providing free courses, reference books, education apps, and other

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