Collected Quotes September-October 2013

My main page on quotes is Quotes to Make You Think. Additional ones can be found under the Quotes tag. As long as you seek for something, you will get the shadow of reality and not reality itself. — Shunryu Suzuki I don’t like people who have never fallen or stumbled. Their virtue is lifeless and it isn’t of much… Continue reading Collected Quotes September-October 2013

War of the Worlds

Today seventy-five years ago, much of the United States freaked out. People fled their homes into the streets. Police, newspapers, and radio stations were overwhelmed with calls about an alien invasion. All because they believed a radio play was real. A radio play based on a book from 40 years prior and who was recently an… Continue reading War of the Worlds

Re-Imagining Work

Guess Drive made me think about happiness at work more. How can we get people more engaged, more productive, and happier at work? Is technology part of the problem — and could it also be part of the solution? Dave Coplin, Chief Envisioning Officer at Microsoft, imagines what might be possible if more organisations embraced the… Continue reading Re-Imagining Work

Review: Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us

Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us by Daniel H. Pink My rating: 5 of 5 stars A few days ago I tweeted, How bad would it be for me to anonymously leave a copy of @DanielPink ‘s book Drive on the desk of every exec[utive] at work? First, I actually think every person… Continue reading Review: Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us

GPB Funding Campaigns

Over the past couple weeks Georgia Public Radio ran their fall funding campaign for National Public Radio. (We get to go through this again in the spring.) These funding campaigns are the least I listen to GPB. And they actively discourage me from wanting to donate. So when the campaigners lament about how so few… Continue reading GPB Funding Campaigns

Healing Is Anti-Entropy

The Science of Healing Places was on the radio this morning. A statement near the end to the effect that healing is life or a part of life reminded me of something. Entropy, aka the Second Law of Thermodynamics, is the force behind why when you break a glass it cannot be reversed and come back… Continue reading Healing Is Anti-Entropy

WP Annoyance: False Plugin Compatibility

Before upgrading from WordPress 3.6.1 to 3.7, the Updates page said two plugins also in need of updates were both 100% compatible with 3.6.1 and unknown with 3.7. A conservative administrator might wait for WordPress to list 100% compatibility with 3.7 before upgrading to it. I upgraded anyway because really I use both fairly minimally. After… Continue reading WP Annoyance: False Plugin Compatibility

Wrap Up #USGRockEagle13

Now that I am back at work… And apparently was photographed and did not know it… WordPress.com’s Jetpack publish feature pushed my prior Rock Eagle related posts about sessions I attended to some of my social media presences. Guess I could +1 them for Google Plus? Looks like the last time I blogged as much… Continue reading Wrap Up #USGRockEagle13

Institution Analytics #USGRockEagle13

Janice Hill, Columbus State University Process: Define KPI’s : grades,  starting degree, ending degree, and many more. Design and Implement : ODI integrator Subject area example : summation helps reports only pull one row per student. Updating : degrees awarded only loaded at end of term. Validation of data : Work with Institutional Research to… Continue reading Institution Analytics #USGRockEagle13

Extend LMS With LTI Tools #USGRockEagle13

David Robinson, Georgia Gwinnett College Mash up nifty tools with an Learning Management System. It is a standard, so a defined protocol achieves application portability. The tool can work with any LMS the same. Terms: Tool Provider : the tool with its packaging. Tool Consumer : the system using the tool, like D2L. Context :… Continue reading Extend LMS With LTI Tools #USGRockEagle13