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What's one thing you wish you had learned in school? #CMC11

Posted by retsam on Monday, November 14, 2011, In : Writings 

I wish I had learned about spiritual knowledge in school, because by that we can understand better about our true selves and the meaning of life. I was lucky enough to have access to some spiritual knowledge right after I graduated from the university. Before that, I had a lot of painful experiences and suffered from health problems.

After years of observation and learning, I've figured that the reason why this important piece is missing in our education system is that they don't want u...

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Connectionist approach, Neural Networks and MOOC (CMC11)

Posted by retsam on Sunday, September 18, 2011, In : Writings 

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PictureLog - Multicultural Experience Enhances Creativity - The When and How

Posted by retsam on Monday, September 12, 2011, In : Writings 
Following are the impressive ideas I got after reading the document( Multicultural Experience Enhances Creativity ). I also added my own creativity and inspirations to simplify the complex thoughts. Hope you find it helpful.

Multicultural experience may foster creativity by 

  • (a) providing direct access to novel ideas and concepts from other cultures,

  • (b) creating the ability to see
    multiple underlying functions behind the same form,

  • (c)
    destabilizing routinized knowledge structures, thereby inc...

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3 Directions To Figure Out How To Improve My Spoken English (By RetSam)

Posted by retsam on Monday, August 29, 2011, In : Writings 

How to improve my spoken English? Notice I used the word "my" intead of "your." Because it is a question for you to answer. I am just going to share some of my ideas about the question and hopefully they can help you or inspire you to find your own answers. It could be a good idea to ask yourself that question once in a while. Because you are improving and the situation around you is changing. You would like know what you need and where to focus at that stage, so that you can achi...
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Self-Analysis Tool For ESL Learners (By RetSam)

Posted by retsam on Monday, August 29, 2011, In : Writings 

  • The horizontal axis  - represents how long the learner communicate with others in English.
  • The vertical axis - represents the level of an ability.
  • The yellow area - represents the learner's current ability.
  • The red area - represents where the learner should focus.

It's well known that there are different types of learners and everyone may have a unique situation. Here I am trying to categorize the learners based on their HWW abilities(How to say,When to say,What to say). For ...

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