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Kolb's Learning Styles

Kolb’s learning styles are defined by an individual’s relative preference for the four modes of the learning cycle described in experiential learning theory: Concrete Experience, Reflective Observation, Abstract Conceptualization, and Active Experimentation. These learning styles can be assessed by the Kolb Learning Style Inventory (2005). Nine distinct learning style patterns have been observed: experiencing, diverging, reflecting, assimilating, thinking, converging, acting, accommodating, and balancing. Every student learns differently.

Learning style definition - the preferential way in which the student absorbs, processes, comprehends and retains information

Individual learning styles depend on cognitive, emotional and environmental factors, as well as one’s prior experience.

Have you ever wondered why you do better in some classes than others? It may depend on your individual learning style. Your learning style influences the way you understand information and solve problems.


17-year-old girl builds artificial ‘brain’ to detect breast cancer

The world thinks cancer diseases are here to stay - no cure has been found to fight it.

The world thinks that 17-year old girls are innocent, carefree all-about-me people.

The world thinks wrong - or so I thought, as I came across the story via Pinterest of Brittany Wenger. She's from Florida and she won the grand prize in the Google Science Fair for making a computer program that can 99.1% diagnose breast cancer. She beat 30 finalists from all over the world.

Brittany spent 600 hours (or 3 months if compared to the average Philippine office schedule) to code this science project. It uses tissue samples to assess signs of breast cancer. Read more about her winning work here.

Brittany used artificial intelligence programming running on Java language, a growing trend in the software development industry which trains the computer to think like humans - they can detect patterns that are too complex, and gets better with more data used. The program is deployed on the cloud.

As the grand winner, Brittany brings home US$50,000 scholarship money, an internship with an IT company and a 10-day trip to the Galapagos Island in South America.

More about this story:
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