Personal knowledge management: starting with the search. I missed yesterday’s #lrnchat, a synchronous meet-up on Twitter that brings together Twitterers interested in education and training to discuss various topics.
Since yesterday’s #lrnchat was about personal knowledge management, I thought I’d share the tools and strategies I’m using to organize and make sense of online information. In this first post, I’m going to discuss some of my favorite search tools. Search tools and strategies Focused searches I confess that although Google is a personal favorite search engine for general focused searches, I rarely use one search engine to do deep research on any topic. Ruth Franklin Explores The Literary Dating Website, Alikewise.com. My ideal man doesn’t exist.
This, at least, is what I had to conclude after visiting alikewise.com, the much-ballyhooed new site for “dating by the book,” which purports to match people based on their taste in literature. Matt Sherman, one of the site’s founders, told the AP that the idea came to him after he broke up with a girlfriend a few years ago. Dreaming about his ideal woman, he imagined her as someone who had read The Black Swan, Nassim Nicholas Taleb’s study of randomness and “the highly improbable.”
Diabetes, Insulin Resistance Linked to Alzheimer's - in Neurology, Alzheimer's Disease from MedPage Today. Insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes may contribute to the development of one type of brain plaque linked to Alzheimer's disease, according to an autopsy study.
An analysis of autopsy samples from 135 Japanese men and women found that high insulin and glucose levels appeared to accelerate the formation of neuritic plaques, especially among those carrying a high-risk gene for Alzheimer's, Kensuke Sasaki, MD, PhD, of Kyushu University in Fukuoka City, Japan, and colleagues, reported.
The association of neuritic plaques with higher levels of two-hour post-load plasma glucose, fasting insulin, and insulin resistance measured in the decade before death was found to be independent of other risk factors like age, blood pressure, smoking, and cerebrovascular disease, Sasaki and co-authors wrote in the Aug. 25 issue of Neurology. Thus, "adequate control of diabetes might contribute to a strategy for the prevention of Alzheimer's disease," they concluded. false. Instructional Design Fusions. Getting Conservative Organizations Comfortable with Social Media « Mayo Clinic Center for Social Media.
Posted on August 30th, 2010 by Admin I had been invited to speak this week to the National Information Officers Association training conference in Clearwater, FL, but unfortunately was unable to make the trip.
This is an annual conference which serves as a training event for emergency services Public Information Officers from throughout the United States and International agencies. The group is primarily comprised of fire departments, municipal services, government and law enforcement, but health care systems are becoming increasingly involved. Abused cough meds may get DEA controls. Remember when the federal government put nasal decongestants behind the counter because some buyers were using their active ingredient, pseudoephedrine, to make methamphetamine?
Something similar could happen to certain cough medicines, because adolescents are increasingly using them to get high. It's yet another example of pitfalls in the consumer health business, which Big Pharma has been eyeing--and investing in--as a way to diversify sales beyond prescription meds. Top 10 Women in Biotech. It's a well-worn cliché that men dominate the top ranks of the biotech industry.
But over the past decade a group of extraordinary women has put that cliché to the test. Perhaps one of the most interesting aspects of our selection of 10 women who have excelled in the industry is that there were so many outstanding women in biotechnology to choose from. One of this year's group runs a large cancer drug business. One not only founds biotech companies, she also places some savvy venture bets on future stars. Several are CEOs pursuing excellent science and top clinical trial prospects. FDA issues quarterly list of drugs with potential safety concerns - Related Stories - SmartBrief for Health Care Marketers. Skip to main content Browse All Briefs by Topic FDA issues quarterly list of drugs with potential safety concerns Forward to a friend 08/29/2010 | Reuters Roche Holding's breast cancer drug Herceptin and Sanofi-Aventis' heart drug Multaq are on the FDA's quarterly list of treatments being investigated for possible safety risks.
View Full Article in: Reuters Health Care | Life Sciences & Technology | Media | Advertising Published in Brief: SmartBrief for Health Care Marketers. eLearning Technology. I’ve recently been working with Sameer Bhatia the CEO of ProProfs as I was going through an evaluation of various online tools that support easy, fast, low-cost testing and quiz tools (disclosure).
He helped me pull together the following evaluation of a few different solutions: ClassMarker Quia ProProfs Google Docs Forms Creator, and Quibblo. Evaluation Criteria For the specific need I was looking at, I was looking for the following out of a solution: Cost: Is the tool free or very-low cost to use? ProProfs ProProfs Quiz Maker is an easy to use quiz program with a good variety of question types and options. Best Features. Teacher guides: Microsoft Education. Getting into the heads of knowledge workers. Knowledge-based tasks are an increasingly important part of working life, yet it can be hard to evaluate what workers need to know in order to be most effective at their jobs.
Cognitive task analysis (CTA) is a process used to identify the important cognitive elements that form the core of good decision-making on the job. Typically, CTA is performed by interviewing subject matter experts (SMEs) to determine how superior performers do what they do. In this post, I’ll take a look at applied cognitive task analysis or ACTA, a streamlined way of figuring out what learners need to know to accomplish a task. Militello and Hutton (1998) describe a three-prong approach to creating meaningful training using ACTA. 1. Interview SMEs to identify >3 but no more than 6 steps involved in performing a task. 2. Having identified the major steps in performing a task, SMEs are probed to obtain more details about the thought processes involved in each step.
Mission US. Training and transliteracy. Artsonia Kids Art Museum The Largest Student Art Gallery on the Web! Perspectives on the evidence, value and impact of LIS research: conceptual challenges. 1,459 views Professor Andrew Dillon's presentation "Perspectives on the evidence, value and impact of LIS research: conceptual challenges" at the LIS Research Coalition conference, British Library Conference ...
Professor Andrew Dillon's presentation "Perspectives on the evidence, value and impact of LIS research: conceptual challenges" at the LIS Research Coalition conference, British Library Conference Centre, London 28 June 2010: hashtag #lisrc10 Statistics Views Total Views Views on SlideShare Embed Views Actions Likes. Tools for metacognition.