Monthly Archives: February 2013

Schankism—Roger Schank’s plan to take over the world…of education

Having read a few of his writings and having just listened to Roger Schank’s views on how to save schools (during a webcast with Steve Hargadon on February 28th) I will attempt to nutshell who Roger Schank is and what his purpose is here on … Continue reading

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Are MOOCs Useful, Roger Schank?

This post is in response to the  Steve Hargadon webcast with Roger Schank entitled, Teaching Minds: How Cognitive Science Can Save Our Schools, why MOOCs won’t save schools or the world, and why everything you think you know about education is … Continue reading

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Video Editing (Feb 27th, 2013 class notes)

Two types of editing: (All examples can be found in Forest Gump and The Fugitive.) Linear Editing Recording from a source to a recording unit. Multiple sources for transitions Controller (line up times) Switcher Non-Linear Editing Software, like Final Cut … Continue reading

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The Bookend Blended Learning Experience by AMA

Check out this white paper by The American Management Association (AMA) on their approach to offering Blended Learning solutions.  (These guys are a HUGE training solutions firm that contract with federal and state governments and major corporations.) The AMA criticizes traditional, desktop-eLearning in favor of … Continue reading

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Positive Psychology is Correlated with Higher Performance Scores

Shawn Achor is using positive psychology to take a stab at solving Bloom’s 2 Sigma Problem. What the heck is 2σ?  Answer: In 1984, American educational psychologist, Benjamin Bloom, found that the average student tutored one-to-one, using mastery learning techniques, performed two standard … Continue reading

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Paid, 3rd-Party Learning Resources: Business Scam or Delivery Innovation?

My father always said, “you get what you pay for.”  Generally speaking, I have found this to be true.  However, as openEd advocate, it’s hard for me to disregard free learning opportunities.  Khan Academy is a prime example of a … Continue reading

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Get to know: Allen November

(From NovemberLearning.com) Alan November is an international leader in education technology. He began his career as an oceanography teacher and dorm counselor at an island reform school for boys in Boston Harbor. While Alan was a computer science teacher in Lexington, MA, he … Continue reading

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2 Stupidly Simple Ways to Use Twitter For Training

Millions of people enjoy twitter for social or leisure purposes, but it can also add a little variety into your training. Here are two different possible ways to integerate twitter into your next learning event. 1. Tweet Your Answers! This … Continue reading

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Free Universal iOS Apps of the Day

  Smart Office 2 ($10.99 → Free, 23.9 MB): View, create, edit, and share Office documents with this productivity app. The app is loaded with features, including a variety of formatting and font options, preloaded templates, search, AirPrint support, the ability to … Continue reading

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Why do most of the successful startups come out of the USA?

I meet with startups from around the world. There are several reasons that more big tech startups come from here than from any other place. Access to role models. One CEO, as we drove by Apple’s headquarters, told me how he … Continue reading

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