Mon.Feb 27, 2012

The Designer’s Toolbox

Jay Cross

Most of the three dozen people convened by the irrepressible Aaron Silvers for a recent retreat in Sedona, Arizona, would say they’re designers, but not instructional designers.

Knowledge, Learning and Community

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Contribution to #Change11 online course , February 27. The intent of these short contributions to the #Change11 course is to allow guest speakers to summarize their sum contribution to the field of online learning and new educational technology. Though I have recently become better known because of my contributions to connectivism and to the concept of the massive open online course, these are reflective of a wider philosophy that has characterized my work as a whole much more generally.

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Facebook Brand Pages: How To Be Ready

Beth Kanter

Source: Mari Smith.

Why Do We Keep Insisting On Killing Productivity?

Luis Suarez

As you may have noticed already, the last post that I put together over here in this blog was a bit over three weeks ago, so, once again, it looks like that quiet period is now over and it’s a good time again to resume my regular blogging activities.

Ulric Neisser, psychology’s repentant revolutionary

Mind Hacks

The New York Times has an obituary for the founder of cognitive psychology, Ulric Neisser. As with most of his obituaries it glosses over the fact that Neisser later rejected cognitive psychology as a means to fully understand the human mind. Ulric Neisser is widely regarded as having founded the field with his 1967 book Cognitive Psychology.

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Neurohacks column at BBC Future

Mind Hacks

The quite lovely BBC Future has launched (‘the home of new trends in the worlds of Science, Technology, Environment and Health’) and yours truly has a column there: Neurohacks (‘Neuroscience and the psychology of the everyday’). You can find it in the ‘ Brain ‘ section. At this point any UK-based surfers who have followed the above links will be staring in frustration at a corporate holding page.

Commuters

Harold Jarche

Tweet I have only had to commute by vehicle for four years in my life. The rest of the time I have been able to walk or cycle to work. It’s been nine years since I last had to commute. Every Monday morning I am very thankful. Photo via US Library of Congress.

Filming the rabbit hole

Mind Hacks

I’ve just managed to watch a few editions of Hamilton’s Pharmacopeia , an online documentary series about mind altering drugs, and was pleasantly surprised by the quality of the programmes. If you think hearing about other people’s drug experiences is about as interesting as watching someone staring at the wallpaper, you’ll be pleased to hear that the series also delves deeply into the cultural and scientific background of each psychoactive substance.

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College Tuition Highlights Broken Education Model

Nine Shift

The student tuition increase crisis highlights how the education model is financially broken. I usually come away from our NineShift seminars more optimistic than before, but after our seminar last month with community college presidents I came away terrified.

IM v KM

Martijn Linssen

I enjoyed a pleasant email exchange recently with someone who referenced an earlier (infamous?) blog posting regarding what I witnessed as the death of Knowledge Management in the U.S. Department of Defense. Without rehashing that work, I was interested to see that the post was circulating again. I’m happy to be updated on what I saw in 2009, and welcome any opportunity to update that observation.

UTAOU Sunday mindmap

Clark Quinn

My mindmap of Sunday’s activities at Up To All Of Us. design

IM v KM

Martijn Linssen

I enjoyed a pleasant email exchange recently with someone who referenced an earlier (infamous?) blog posting regarding what I witnessed as the death of Knowledge Management in the U.S. Department of Defense. Without rehashing that work, I was interested to see that the post was circulating again. I’m happy to be updated on what I saw in 2009, and welcome any opportunity to update that observation.