Monthly Archives: June 2012

Changing Education Paradigms

Sir Ken Robinson, in this TED Talk on Changing Education Paradigms, provides a compelling explanation of how our education system, based on an industrial era model, seriously curtails the development and expression of traits and skills that are key to … Continue reading

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The Lecture: A Technology 562 Years Past Its Prime

Lecture.  What is it?  As a kid a lecture is what I would hear from my parents when I did something wrong.  Strange that when I arrived to college I was still being lectured at by my “new” parents, college … Continue reading

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Metrics of Success in Higher Ed Must Change

Bill Gates, yes, the college drop out Bill Gates, nailed it on the backward and misaligned nature of how we measure the success of Universities.  “[Universities] don’t have very good metrics of what is their value-added. If you try and … Continue reading

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Augmented Reality. Augumented Learning

More frequently we are hearing about efforts in the realm of Augmented Reality such as Qualcomm’s forays into cloud-based Augmented Reality or Google Glasses.  What most intrigues me is what will become the burgeoning field of research, practice, and development … Continue reading

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Fixing College

Jeff Selingo makes a strong case for change and innovation in Higher Education, particularly to the business of Higher Education.  Actually, whether or not Higher Education puts to use its incredible ability to understand the world through research and reflection, … Continue reading

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Giving Leads to Happiness in Young Children

Why we shouldn’t constrain charitable giving or causes. Interesting implications as well for the “wealth redistribution” debate. Giving Leads to Happiness in Young Children.  From PloS One.

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TED Talks. Goldmine of the best ideas

I recently found an incredible resource of 1250 TED Talks listed in spreadsheet format.  The TED organization, which has been in existence for more than a decade, is increasingly setting the standard for the latest and best ideas on Technology, … Continue reading

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