Weekly Round Up May 11, 2012

Pearson is making a play to be where states outsource educator licensing or certification. Availability, Ignorance, Committees, Comfort, Momentum, and Passivity are the Six Enemies of Greatness (and Happiness). I’m a fan of the book titled Loneliness: Human Nature and the Need for Social Connection. It describes social rejection as stimulated the same parts of the brain as physical pain.… Continue reading Weekly Round Up May 11, 2012

Weekly Round Up May 4, 2012

Google Chrome Secure Shell Secure Shell is an xterm-compatible terminal emulator and stand-alone ssh client for Chrome. It uses Native-Client to connect directly to ssh servers without the need for external proxies. Want a promotion? Make friends at work. “Recent research finds that people who initiate office friendships, pick up slack for their co-workers, and… Continue reading Weekly Round Up May 4, 2012

Weekly Roundup April 6, 2012

You Can Teach Problem Solving and You Should (PDF of a PPT) Any skill is teachable. “Working with bozos is not fun. People who cannot problem solve will behave like bozos.” The LMS: It’s Not All About You The core value proposition of the LMS is that it allows instructors with limited technical skills to create and manage… Continue reading Weekly Roundup April 6, 2012

Weekly Round Up Mar 16, 2012

The Value in Wowing Your Customers – ‘What distinguishes Chick-fil-A and Rackspace is that both companies have created what might be called a “Golden Rule” culture. Employees treat customers as they would like to be treated if they were in the customers’ shoes.’ I do have to admit, companies who treat me personally well earn… Continue reading Weekly Round Up Mar 16, 2012

Weekly Roundup for Mar 2, 2012

Scholars Seek Better Ways to Track Impact Online Mind your language: How linguistic software helps companies catch crooks – The newish trend of analytics in education is from increasing government scrutiny. One might start looking for signs students will attempt to cheat? As it is, the lack of looking for them boasting about cheating is a major… Continue reading Weekly Roundup for Mar 2, 2012

Weekly Roundup Feb 24, 2012

Acad sounds alarm about fragility of digital prod’n – Sadly I had this conversation with my mother back when I bought my first digital camera in 2002. One of my reservations about going digital is the fragility of formats. Of course, a few years earlier I worked in Government Documents and file formats created a… Continue reading Weekly Roundup Feb 24, 2012