Rants, Raves, and Rhetoric v4

Category: Bookmarks

  • 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. […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Weekly Roundup Mar 23, 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Weekly Round Up for Mar 10, 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?

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Weekly Roundup for Feb 17, 2012

    Making this easy: LMS Evaluations — Laura makes a good point that a product selection is more about identifying something that fits your institution’s culture. If it does not fit, then somethinge has to bend or break: a corporation who has other clients who picked the company who fit, a open source group whose members voluntarily […]

  • Weekly Roundup for Feb 10, 2012

    Why I believe in technology – Chronicle for Higher Education: Casting Out Nines Years ago, my cousin and her husband brought her first born to my grandmother’s house. They took photos and uploaded them to be printed in an hour at Walgreens. These photos would center in my grandmother’s conversations for years. Dozens of other […]