Pearson is making a play to be where states outsource educator licensing or certification. Availability,Â Ignorance,Â Committees,Â Comfort,Â Momentum, and Passivity are theÂ 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
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
You Can TeachÂ Problem Solving andÂ 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: Itâ€™s Not All AboutÂ 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
Meet Saba, the Social Network That Rates Your Job Skills Convincing a boss that you are valuable to the organization is important to keep a job. Assessing an employee is doing a good job is also tricky when there are no easy metrics. For my performance appraisals I have to provide goals and be assessed… Continue reading Weekly Roundup Mar 23, 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
The Hidden Cause of Aimless Surfing Why It’s Cheaper to Go to Harvard than a California State School Could Many Universities Follow Borders Bookstores Into Oblivion? Should Libraries Get Out of the eBook Business?
Scholars Seek Better Ways to Track Impact Online Mind your language:Â How linguistic software helps companies catch crooks – The newish trend ofÂ 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
Acad sounds alarm about fragility of digital prod’n – Sadly I had this conversation with