background preloader

Instructional-design-general

Facebook Twitter

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.

Personal knowledge management: starting with the search

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.

Ruth Franklin Explores The Literary Dating Website, Alikewise.com.

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.”

“Books are intimate and personal and revealing,” he said in an interview with Canada’s National Post. “And they are great conversation starters, in the real world and online.” Alas. I was hoping for someone a little more articulate. We know that people don’t necessarily present themselves in the most honest light in their online-dating profiles.

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.

Diabetes, Insulin Resistance Linked to Alzheimer's - in Neurology, Alzheimer's Disease from MedPage Today

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.

Getting Conservative Organizations Comfortable with Social Media « Mayo Clinic Center for Social Media

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. 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?

Abused cough meds may get DEA controls

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. The Drug Enforcement Administration is looking to the FDA for recommendations on restricting cough suppressants containing dextromethorphan. That includes such well-known brands as Pfizer's Robitussin and Procter & Gamble's Vicks NyQuil Cough. So, the FDA is convening an advisory committee Sept. 14 to consider making dextromethorphan a controlled substance. The FDA itself sounds inclined to somehow restrict availability.

Top 10 Women in Biotech. It's a well-worn cliché that men dominate the top ranks of the biotech industry.

Top 10 Women in Biotech

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. 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.

FDA issues quarterly list of drugs with potential safety concerns - Related Stories - SmartBrief for Health Care Marketers

View Full Article in: Reuters Health Care | Life Sciences & Technology | Media | Advertising Published in Brief: SmartBrief for Health Care Marketers SmartBrief Job Listings for Health Care View More Job Openings. 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).

eLearning Technology

He helped me pull together the following evaluation of a few different solutions: ClassMarker Quia ProProfs Google Docs Forms Creator, and Quibblo. Teacher guides: Microsoft Education. Getting into the heads of knowledge workers. 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. Tools for metacognition.