Why I Won’t Quit My Mask. Not Yet

I got my second COVID shot at the Natick Mall last week. The process was seamless, and despite the rough 12 hours that followed, I felt instantly lighter. Multiple family funerals, a pandemic break-up, 20 pounds, and a year and a half of online graduate school later, it was an emotional moment.

Practically, it’s also exciting to consider the wide range of activities I may now engage in safely and comfortably. The CDC’s latest guidelines, for example, say I can stop wearing my mask outside and in many indoor spaces. To be clear, I’ve hated wearing a mask for the entirety of this pandemic. I’ll even admit that the inconvenience has dissuaded me from running a quick errand that I wouldn’t have thought twice about pre-pandemic. However, like millions of vaccinated Americans, I’ll continue sporting a face covering for the next month or two.

While media has jumped onto

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Artificial Intelligence, Smart Education and Learning & Learning Management System Gaining Momentum

Dublin, May 12, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The “The US Postsecondary Online Education Market: Size, Trends and Forecasts (2021-2025 Edition)” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering.

“The US Postsecondary Online Education Market: Size, Trends and Forecasts (2021-2025 Edition)”, provides an in depth analysis of the postsecondary online education market of the US by value and by volume. The report provides a detailed analysis of the US postsecondary online education market by institution type.

The postsecondary online education market can be segmented into undergraduate and graduate postsecondary education. Undergraduate postsecondary education is the formal education undertaken after completing the secondary school, while graduate postsecondary education generally known as post-graduation are the professional or research studies in various disciplines.

Further, the US postsecondary online education market operates with the help of three types of institutions, namely, public not-for-profit, private not-for-profit and private for-profit institutions.

The US postsecondary online education market has

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Changing air medical education with games

Application to medical education

How does this translate into our practice and our education? The passive education and lecture approach has deafened our desire to learn and dimmed our proverbial creative light. For significant learning, we need to revisit ideas to practice, apply and employ them. This cannot happen sitting in a lecture hall or at a table. Simulation, constructivism, and recent advances in augmented and virtual reality hardware have broadened education delivery modes to heighten our senses. If we reflect on anything we have learned, we realize that it is the end product of repeated exposure and thought. Profound insights can be traced back to significant periods of preparation, practice, and engaging application. These methods and interactions with clinical teammates have engaged their appetite for education while increasing critical care thought processes and clinical quality. 

Developing content, devising methods of engagement, and using constructivism are highlights of driving quality

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This Tech Was Science Fiction 20 Years Ago. Now It’s Reality

Twenty years really isn’t all that long. A couple of decades ago, kids were reading Harry Potter books, Pixar movies were all the rage, and Microsoft’s Xbox and Sony’s PlayStation were battling it out for video game supremacy. That doesn’t sound all that different from 2021.

But technology has come a long way in that time. Not only is today’s tech far more powerful than it was 20 years ago, but a lot of the gadgets we thought of as science fiction have become part of our lives. Heck, in some cases, this technology has become so ubiquitous that we don’t even think about it as being cutting-edge tech.

Here are seven prime examples of bits of tech that were considered sci-fi just 20 years back.

Self-driving cars

As recently as 2004, well-respected economists Frank Levy and Richard Murnane of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard, respectively, argued in

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