Moodle MOOC 2: Supernormal: From a scientific perspective 

Presented by:Dr. Dean Radin

Saturday, October 12 2013| 5:00 PM (EST)

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Supernormal (Random House, July 2013), discusses -- from a scientific perspective -- ancient legends about supernormal powers developed through the practice of yoga.

Dr. Dean Radin , Chief Scientist, Institute of Noetic Sciences who appeared on the movie What the Bleep do we Know: Down the Rabbit Hole (2006) will discuss his new book Supernormal (Random House, July 2013) from a scientific perspective -- ancient legends about supernormal powers developed through the practice of yoga. To do this, he will discuss what yoga is really about (it isn’t what we see in most health clubs around the world). Then he will describe what the traditional superpowers are and consider if they are merely superstitions or something more. Dr. Radin will focus on scientific experiments investigating these abilities, and he will conclude that some of the legendary powers are in fact true. This has immense implications for our understanding of human potential, for science, and for society. The foreword of the book is written by Deepak Chopra.

Dean Radin, PhD, has been studying advanced capacities of human consciousness for over 30 years. He is presently Chief Scientist at the Institute of Noetic Sciences and Adjunct Faculty in the Department of Psychology at Sonoma State University. He previously worked at Princeton University, University of Edinburgh (in Scotland), AT&T Bell Labs, and SRI International, where he participated in a program investigating psychic phenomena for the US government (Stargate). He is author or coauthor of over 200 technical and popular articles, two dozen book chapters, and three books including the award- winning The Conscious Universe (HarperOne, 1997), Entangled Minds (Simon & Schuster, 2006), and now, Supernormal (Random House, 2013).

Language of instruction: English

Keywords: moodle mooc, yoga, supernormal

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By: MarkCruthers
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By: WilliamHenderson
404 days 20 hours 1 minutes ago

Dr Dean's presentaion kept me rivetted and awake till 3:00 A.M. my local time! I think he is perhaps one of the most interesting presenters Ive witnessed in some time....


Halina Ostankowicz- Bazan

Thank you.I will watch it.

415 days 58 minutes ago

Dr. Nellie Deutsch

You may wish to view the movie,Bleep with Dr. Dean Radin, Halina:

415 days 5 hours 17 minutes ago

Dr. Nellie Deutsch

What is normal and what is super normal in your opinion?

420 days 10 hours 31 minutes ago

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Integrating Technology for Active Lifelong Learning (IT4ALL) was founded in 2006 by Dr. Nellie Deutsch and joined by Dr. Ludmila Smirnova in 2009. IT4ALL is a network of educators that provides free and low-cost professional development courses on how to integrate web technologies into full, blended online learning (BOL) courses and the flipped class using WizIQ, Moodle, Google drive, screen casting tools, audio, video, and social networks.

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She has become increasingly recognized for her leadership in the application of emerging Internet technologies to instruction. Professor Smirnova leads numerous workshops on the application of Smart Technologies and Web 2.0 tools, effective ways of teaching online in college and primary/secondary classrooms nationally and abroad. Prior to this, she was professor of education at Volgograd State Pedagogical University (Russia), where she also served as Dean of the School of Foreign Languages for more than 7 years.