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Living in Germany: children out of school early get parents fined

Police stationed at a Bavarian airport fined several parents for taking their children on holiday before the official start of school holidays, local media reported recently […]

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Information Technology in Brazil: IT services push GDP numbers up

Segment was the fastest growing in 2011, according to GDP data. market jumped from U.S. $ 59 billion in 2008 to US$ 95 billion in 2011 […]

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IDEA 2008 Podcasts: Alberto Canas “From Meaningful Learning to a Network of Knowledge Builders”

Based on theories of meaningful learning and education, Co-Founder and Associate Director at the Institute for Human and Machine Cognition (IHMC), Alberto Canas presents a software tool that allows users to collaborate in the construction of shared knowledge models based on concept maps, which are used worldwide by users of all disciplines and ages, from elementary school students to NASA scientists…


Living in China: Chinese youth ‘face suicide risk’

The Chinese Association for Mental Health says young people aged between 15 and 34 are more likely to die at their own hand than by any other means. The suicide rate is reported to be higher in the countryside than cities, with more women taking their own lives.