Top Benefits of eBooks in Learning Infographic

This is a guest post by Alex Merashi. I really love this particular inforgraphic and eBooks. Hope you will share my feelings.

Although there are different books in stores nowadays, e-books have gained a lot of fame currently. Most students view them as an affordable way of Learning.  Although physical books are associated with many benefits, there are various reasons why e-books are here to stay.

Check out some advantages of using e-books:

1. Availability

E-Books are always available and never go out of stock. read more

Reaching peak performance and productivity

While most jobs feel like long marathons where we cover a huge way over many years, certain jobs require short periods of peak performance.  For either sprint or marathon, reaching the peak performance can be the holy grail of productivity. For today’s reading, I went with articles here, here, here, here, here, and here.

Sprint vs marathon

Consider the art of negotiation or magical product presentation … These short, often one-hour opportunities may make or break deals and careers. On the other hand, read more

Fighting popular misconceptions in digital age

Today we live in abundance of fake news, half-baked resources, and cyber manipulators.  Since this blog focuses on knowledge, we cannot simply ignore the abundance of disinformation. We address this subject occasionally, yet this is the first time I am trying to build an organized approach to disinformation. I will be writing from my own knowledgeand understanding. For your reading, I selected a couple of articles here, here, here, here, and here.

Disinformation is the weapon of choice for modern criminals

Disinformation is not new, but it became ubiquitous read more

From neanderthals to creative algorithms

As humans, we pride ourselves with being creative beyond other creatures and beyond what robots can achieve. This might be true now, but is this a permanent quality or a temporary advantage? I think the subject is more complex than we would like to admit, and I will share some of my thoughts. For more information, you are welcome to read here, here, here, here, here, here, here and here.

Evolutionary advantage

Our intelligence served us well. People live everywhere on the face of the earth, and occasionally venture read more

Group confabulation

When we think about the way being a part of the group can affect us, we may think of mass hysteria or Facebook filter bubble. In fact when we are a part of a group our perception of the world changes drastically. Here I want to address the false notions and memories the groups tend to create. For more information, you may want to read here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here and here.

Why do we think differently in a group

The most important group we are part of is our family. We trust our family to care for us and protect us. read more

The quality not the quantity of learning matters

In learning as in many other things quality is more important than quantity. Quite often students ask me for a rigid training schedule, hoping that following such a schedule will transform them into superlearners. While hard work and discipline are very important for any successful activity, there are other factors playing an equally important role. These factors are multiple, subtle and complex. They affect the quality of the experience, rather than the quantity of our effort or production. For read more

Group learning

In the first day of September children usually go to school after the summer vacation. Many children use the summer vacation to learn on their own, things that have very little to do with their school subjects. Some children learn music or read books, while others swim or shoot hoops. When the vacation is over, all the children learn come back together to learn math, English, history and other subjects. One of the ways to learn better is a collaborative or goup learning, especially in pairs. For read more

Academic learning transforms us into autodidacts

Most of our knowledge comes from a combination of experience and information. The most appealing quality of information is its availability. However, we measure our lives in experiences. More reading materials available here, here, here, here, here and here.

My learning history

I spent most of my life looking for academic knowledge. When I was a child my parents were too poor and overprotective to provide me with quality experiences. There were also pretty few books in our library. So I spent most of my childhood read more

Direct current brain stimulation

A couple of weeks ago I finally found the courage to pump my brain with direct current as I read a very complex mathematical paper. I bought a very simple device called “The Brain Stimulator” and used “improving insightfulness” setting. The electrodes were moist and warm and quite pleasant. The device was extremely easy to operate and it appeared to be working. I understood the article better than when I looked at it an hour before. read more

Funny, animals, and scientists

Every year, my April 1st article is dedicated to humor. Humor is very basic to what makes us humans. Babies laugh well before they can walk and talk. Some animals, like rats and apes, are also capable of laughter. Some scientists claim this is a side-effect of the mirror neurons which can be responsible for empathy and many other things. You can read further here, here, read more