Mon.Apr 23, 2012

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Overthinking and Creativity - Think Like Child

Eide Neurolearning

From Life Hacker , look at the puzzle to the left. How long does it take you to solve? We see this with some of our most divergent students.

To learn, we must do

Harold Jarche

Anne Adrian, in My own serendipitous opportunities , talks about her experiences in online sense-making. Being connected creates enhanced serendipity.

Keynote at TheNextWeb: The future is motion graphic presentations

Ross Dawson

I am giving keynotes this Wednesday at TheNextWeb CxO Summit and on Friday at TheNextWeb Conference. Crowdsourcing design Technology trends

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The Rise of MOOCs

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Responses to interview questions posed by Kevin Charles Redmon, Independent Journalist and Middlebury Fellow in Environmental Journalism 1. Are MOOCs an idea that were floating around the halls of universities for some time now, or was the first one in 2008 really a watershed moment? Someone from Yale has been annoited the expert on Edupunk.

Where the Jobs Aren’t for New Grads

Andy McAfee

I was reading an otherwise really good story about education and employment at Yahoo! news when I came across the following sentence: Most job openings are in professions such as retail sales, fast food and truck driving, jobs which aren’t easily replaced by computers. Actually, they are, or soon will be. Only 39% of them had full-time jobs.

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Factoid of the day: National priorities edition

Dan Pink

“As a result of the [tax] code’s growing complexity, Americans spent a total of 7.64 billion hours in 2010 negotiating tax-related paperwork—more than twice the working time of all the elementary school teachers in the U.S.” ” (Source: The Week , citing ). Factoids

Lives and times

Doc Searls

Music was a huge part of my life when I was growing up. It’s still big, but not the same. My life today does not have a soundtrack.

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The Tribulations of Customer Service with Opera

Luis Suarez

So it’s time to pick up my regular blogging schedule and get down to business. Opera did though. I.R.C.); RSS / Atom newsfeeds; torrents, etc.

Kapp’s Gamification for Learning and Instruction

Clark Quinn

Karl Kapp’s written another book, this time on gamification , and I certainly liked his previous book with Tony O’Driscoll on Virtual Worlds. This one’s got some great stuff in it too, and some other ideas that raise some hackles. With that caveat, I think there is a lot to like here. ” Exactly! There are flaws.