This post was originally issued by me on 7 February 2013 at the
TAAPCS Leadership Learning Blog.
“When one is uncomfortable, one will learn,” – Buddha
I don’t usually like to open a piece of writing with someone else’s words because, honestly, I am pretty fond of my own. Given that it’s Buddha I am referencing, though, I think it’s fair to give him the floor. While the above quote is almost certainly apocryphally attributed to the enlightened one, the sentiment is one that we will all recognize and will have struggled with in our practices.…
L’estate e il caldo mi debilitano. Ecco spiegato il lungo e prolungato silenzio che deliberatamente ho mantenuto, assecondando un naturale istinto di sopravvivenza. L’attività, qui non manifesta, si è spostata su
Flickr a cui ho affidato scoperte, sorprese, più o meno piacevoli, esplorazioni…
Ginevra, la mia cagnetta, oramai è diventata la mia vivace compagna di passeggiate e, al contempo, veicolo di una comprensione più approfondita anche dei comportamenti uomini.…
I appreciate Kevin Wheeler’s comment on Jay Cross’ posting entitled “ A Solution to the College Crisis ” (emphasis below from DSC)
In response to Jay Cross:
Higher education in the United States is broken. Costs are ouf of control.
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It would appear that the
learning rhizomes are spreading uncontrollably—which, for any trainer-teacher-learner, is a wonderfully positive phenomenon.
Having been introduced recently to what Dave Cormier calls rhizomatic learning—a connected learning process that mirrors the spreading of rhizomes so there is no center, just a wonderfully ever-expanding network of learning connections rooted in creation, collaboration, and the building of communities of learning—I now am seeing this connected learning phenomenon nearly everywhere I look.…
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— from forbes.com by Roger Dooley College branding: The tipping point
Change is coming to this market. While there are multiple issues of increasing importance to schools, two stand out as major game-changers.
Important notes for the boards throughout higher education to consider:
… Your institution can’t increase tuition by one dime next year.
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As a team of us have been charged with putting together a new collaborative workspace/conference room, I’ve been thinking about some ideas for a new type of interface as well as some new types of Human Computer Interaction (HCI) to be used in group collaboration/web-based collaboration. I was thinking it would be good to not only files from various devices display but also to be able to . (Some type of storage device that processes files — and scans them for viruses would be needed in addition to a large display or an interactive multitouch surface/wall.) share files/URLs/other resources with each other
… People within the same room could contribute files/items to a variety of “areas” — and so could others who joined in via the Internet.
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There’s so many things I want to do, the type of person I want to be. All I have to do is remind myself of my New Year’s Resolutions less than a month ago:
Lose 30 pounds (diet, exercise, no caffeine)
Educate myself (Coursera, reading, crafting)
Freer from debt