Thu.Sep 15, 2011

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Duplication theory of educational value

George Siemens

Higher education faces a value crisis. Value is a fuzzy concept. In theory, I can purchase a $3 steak that isn’t a good value.

Why reputation, influence, and attention are becoming central to economies but are not currencies

Ross Dawson

This morning I gave the opening keynote for an internal future strategy session at a large insurance company. My presentation gave a very big picture view of selected elements of the economic landscape that could result in a substantially different business environment. Is this a valid idea? Measure of value. Store of value. Durable. Divisible.

Cost 62

Social Business: e-business 2.0. and Beyond

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

IBM executive Sandy Carter has just published a new book - Get Bold: Using Social Media to Create a New Type of Social Business.  I know Sandy well, having worked with her at IBM for over a decade in various initiatives.  IBM announced its Social Business initiative in the Fall of 2010.  Let me explain.  implications.

Call for Papers: Open Online Courses

George Siemens

This call for chapters for a text on open online courses (.doc), doc), edited Rita Kop, Stephen Downes, George Siemens, might be of interest to readers. The two-page abstract of prospective chapters is due Oct 31, 2011

Course 33

Shifting between the worlds of Carl Jung

Mind Hacks

…Jung never slackened in his pursuit of the ultimate — both ultimate good and ultimate evil, which he tended to find inseparable.

Culture 29

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This is gonna get me in trouble but.have you ever thought about underground homes?

Mark Oehlert

can't imagine what that must be like. The closest I get is 9/11. Horrible. Tragic. Every year. Count on it. Roll of the dice if it hits the town again.

Cost 11

Stories from stories

David Weinberger

My sister-in-law’s new book is out: Re-visions: Stories from Stories, by Meredith Sue Willis. She re-tells classic stories from a different point of view. You can read a sample here , or buy it here. haven’t read it yet — I just ordered it — but I’m willing to bet it’s excellent. How does she do that

NineShift Goes to Randolph: Part III

Nine Shift

Then we go to the high school and meet with the 15 or so high school teachers. This is advertised by the principal and superintendent as the tough crowd. But even, or especially, here they are working hard on these issues.   And yes, there is push-back on our prediction and recommendation that teachers not grade based on behavior.  It is obvious.

Iain Tait: the Old Spice man

David Weinberger

I’m at a conference in Helsinki. The speaker before me is href=&# [link] >Iain Tait , creative director of Weiden + Kennedy, the agency behind the genius of the Old Spice man commercials. NOTE: Live-blogging. Getting things wrong. Missing points. Omitting key information. Introducing artificial choppiness. Over-emphasizing small matters.