Daily Archives: October 5, 2012

Chile’s National English Test (SIMCE INGLÉS 2012) Awarded to INSTITUTO CHILENO BRITANICO DE CULTURA

Transparency. Transparency in government is a very ancient concept. According to Wikipedia: “It dates back to the Age of Enlightenment, which is sometimes called the “Age of Reason”. There is little consensus on the precise beginning of the Age of … Continue reading

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Margaret Dunning: She is 102 & has been driving for 90 years

Pop math quiz: If you cherished and maintained the same car for 63 years and you changed your own oil every 3,000 miles, how much money would you save? Answer: A lot. Just ask Margaret Dunning, a 102-year-old Michigan woman … Continue reading

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Estratificación de la educación en Chile: “…es más probable que el peor estudiante de un buen colegio tenga mejores resultados que el mejor estudiante de un colegio malo en el sector particular subvencionado que en el sector municipal”

Columna de Alejandra Mizala, investigadora del Centro de Economía Aplicada, Ingeniería Industrial, Universidad de Chile. El sistema educacional en nuestro país ha generado una forma particular de estratificación. Contrario a la visión simplificada, en la cual los colegios particulares subvencionados … Continue reading

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MOOC Mastery, A Zen Approach: Will Massive, Open Online Courses Revolutionize Higher Education?

MOOC Brigade: Will Massive, Open Online Courses Revolutionize Higher Education? Source: Time Magazine (Education Section) Quote: “On the plus side, MOOCs are free, open to anyone and taught by professors at prestigious universities. On the downside, they have low completion … Continue reading

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