JOURNAL OF CONSCIOUS EVOLUTION. What Is Philosophy For? A Beautiful Animated Manifesto for Undoing Our Unwisdom, Cultivating Our Character, and Gaining Perspective. Why Ask Questions? • GovLoop. The average four-year-old girl asks 390 questions per day, mostly to her mother. Yep, you read that right.
Three hundred ninety. Sorry, Mom. Warren Berger, our keynote speaker at GovLoop’s State and Local Innovators Virtual Summit and author of A More Beautiful Question, said this number isn’t all that surprising. Unfortunately, by the time a person leaves high school, the number of questions she asks per day will have drastically decreased. Why? There are a lot of reasons we stop asking questions. More often, you are rewarded for having answers–knowing how to solve a problem, rather than asking what the problem is or how it arose. So what? The problem is that questions help us move forward and spur innovation. As people stop asking questions, innovation suffers. Berger asserted that questioning is now an essential survival skill. But, what’s this got to do with my job?
Silicon Valley startups—where Berger says he sees many of these top questioners and innovators—encourage questioning. The Conversation: In-depth analysis, research, news and ideas from leading academics and researchers. Free Self-Publishing & eBook Downloads: Learn to Write | Foboko | Foboko.
Time. Humans Need Not Apply. Manifestos. Collective Action. Social Education. Futurology. Thinking tools. Change Management. Catherine Smithson | Being Human. Catherine Smithson is a leading facilitator, educator and consultant in change and leadership. She combines hands-on experience as a senior manager and a consultant with an in-depth understanding of international best practices and benchmarking research. Catherine has a Master of Business Administration from the Australian Graduate School of Management in the University of NSW. She also has a Master of Arts, a Bachelor of Arts and a Diploma of Education.
Her career highlights include senior management roles in corporate communications, with 3M Australia and Burson-Marsteller. Catherine established Being Human Pty Ltd in 1993 and since then has worked successfully with a wide range of public and private sector organisations. Catherine’s style is down-to-earth, engaging and focussed on results.
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Architecture. Is SAP Jam Where Enterprise Social Is Headed? Posted February 7, 2014 By Ann AllFeedback The goal for SAP Jam enterprise social networking software is not just to boost collaboration but to make it easier for business people to find the right people, data and processes to do their jobs. Enterprise collaboration has been on many business wish lists for a long time. But it is proving to be an unusually tough nut to crack. Gartner last year predicted that half of large companies would use internal social networks by 2016 and that 30 percent of them would be considered as essential as email is today. Gartner faults inadequate leadership and an overemphasis on technology for enterprise collaboration's initially disappointing performance.
An Altimeter Group study found, for example, that social data is still mostly isolated from key enterprise applications, and a woman that once led an internal collaboration effort at Intel said that a lack of integration stymied her efforts. Revamping Jam Work Patterns Added Integration.
Volume 6, Issue no. 2, March 2007 | Grounded Theory. Advice on Writing from Modernity’s Greatest Writers. I recently stumbled upon a delightful little book called Advice to Writers, “a compendium of quotes, anecdotes, and writerly wisdom from a dazzling array of literary lights,” originally published in 1999. From how to find a good agent to what makes characters compelling, it spans the entire spectrum of the aspirational and the utilitarian, covering grammar, genres, material, money, plot, plagiarism, and, of course, encouragement. Here are some words of wisdom from some of my favorite writers featured: Finish each day before you begin the next, and interpose a solid wall of sleep between the two.
This you cannot do without temperance.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson Begin with an individual and you find that you have created a type; begin with a type and you find that you have created — nothing.” ~ F. Don’t ever write a novel unless it hurts like a hot turd coming out.” ~ Charles Bukowski Breathe in experience, breathe out poetry.” ~ Muriel Rukeyser Immature poets imitate; mature poets steal.” ~ T.
Mhmvr.com. Dr Mike Howarth: mhmvr.com. Chapter 1: From analogue to digital: a new interface for education 1.1 Introduction The researcher, as an education radio producer for the British Broadcasting Corporation began the thesis at a time when the organisation was responding to developments in computers and educational CD-ROM technology. In 1994, the researcher was asked to report on the CD-ROMs in Primary School Initiative (National Council for Educational Technology). The researcher then proposed a trial multimedia project using the BBC’s own radio resources and the Head of BBC Education commissioned the project. Staff at the School of Lifelong Learning and Education at Middlesex University were approached for advice on the scope of the project. It was suggested that the contextual research of CD-ROMs in the Primary School Initiative and the BBC's trial multimedia research project should be formalised as a PhD.
Aims and objectives To achieve these aims, the objectives were to: Arising from these aims was the research question: Doctor of Philosophy. A brief animation of the core aspects of what makes research open. Watch on Youtube Sheffield Indymedia - 2010-03-27 Ideas Around Hacking - How Does Openness Work 1 Sheffield Indymedia - 2010-03-27 Ideas Around Hacking - How Does Openness Work 2 Doctor of Philosophy, abbreviated as PhD is an academic degree traditionally awarded by universities. This is a project space, to network, peer assist and peer assess people through Open and Networked PhDs (ONPhD).
Requirements A traditional PhD requires acceptance from a University to become a PhD Candidate, and a process of that candidate publishing a thesis that meets the criteria of that university. An ONPhD does not require affiliation to a university, but does require the publication of a thesis, that is assessed by peers to criteria. As in a traditional PhD, and ONPhD will require: Candidature Work has begun devising a simple course around developing a successful candidature for ONPhD, including the use of digital badges. World view. Doctor of Philosophy/Thesis structure.
Structuring and Writing the Research Thesis (100,000 words)By Dr Mary Walsh Research Question Main Argument .........The thesis offers a more complete understanding of these key issues and possible alternatives. Chapter 1: Introduction (5000w) Chapter 2: Literature Review (25,000w) This chapter is a detailed review of the contemporary literature in the field with the key objective of highlighting key themes and unresolved issues. Chapter 3: Methodology - Towards a Critical Appraisal (15,000w) This chapter bridges your theory and methods section.
First, you provide an overview of the aspects of your methodology writing a fairly comprehensive conceptualisation that explains to the marker what the methodology consists of, how and if it has been used by others and whether successful or not. Chapter 4: Evaluation/Results Chapter (25,000w) Chapter 5: Evaluation/Results Chapter (25,000w) Chapter 6: Conclusion (5000w) Mentally Strong People: The 13 Things They Avoid.
The Ph.D. Game. Grails - The search is over. The Straight-A Gospels: Pseudo-Work Does Not Equal Work. July 26th, 2007 · 78 comments This is the first post in a three-part series focusing on the Straight-A Gospels — the core concepts behind my book, How to Become a Straight-A Student. Today we focus on Gospel #1: Pseudo-work does not equal work Here are two facts: (1) I made straight A’s in college. (2) I studied less than most people I know.
The same holds true for many of the straight-A students I researched for my book. If this sounds unbelievable, it is probably because you subscribe to the following formula: work accomplished = time spent studying The more time you study the more work you accomplish. To understand our accomplishment, you must understand the following, more accurate formula: work accomplished = time spent x intensity of focus That last factor — intensity of focus — is the key to explaining why straight-A students never seem to embark on the same fatigue-saturated all-night study adventures that most undergrads rely on. [For math geeks, this is standard exponential decay.] On Optimal Study Time Planning. Almost anyone studying for CCIE Lab has limited time resources. Practically everyone thinks about optimum study time management.
For example, take IEWB-RS VOL1, which has a tremendous amount of material to work on. The workbook is structured in sections of different sizes. Let’s assume that you need to spend T1, T2, T3 … TN (N – number of sections) hours on section 1, 2, 3 … N but you only have T hours available for study, so that T1+T2+T3 +… +Tn > T.
Of course, if T > T1+T2+…+TN, you’re a lucky person and don’t have to bother with optimizations!. But what should you do if the amount of time required is more than the amount of time you can allocate? Notice that the method utilized in the paper corresponds to a “utilitarian” approach, maximizing the aggregate utility of all “members”. Further Reading: St. There is a separate post on spaced repetitions and memorization titled: How to Study for your CCIE About Petr Lapukhov, 4xCCIE/CCDE: Your Body's Best Time for Everything. My weekly schedule, an exercise:: time management.
Time management. Question Wording. Perhaps the most important part of the survey process is the creation of questions that accurately measure the opinions, experiences and behaviors of the public. Accurate random sampling and high response rates will be wasted if the information gathered is built on a shaky foundation of ambiguous or biased questions. Creating good measures involves both writing good questions and organizing them to form the questionnaire. Questionnaire design is a multistage process that requires attention to many details at once. Designing the questionnaire is complicated because surveys can ask about topics in varying degrees of detail, questions can be asked in different ways, and questions asked earlier in a survey may influence how people respond to later questions.
Researchers also are often interested in measuring change over time and therefore must be attentive to how opinions or behaviors have been measured in prior surveys. Question development Measuring change over time Question wording Pretests. Academic Writing Club. Daily Progress Page The Progress Page is central to the Academic Writing Club’s power. It helps you build and maintain a daily writing habit by providing progress tracking, accountability and structure. Each green check mark represents a member of your group logging in and reporting on their daily writing progress or problems. Daily Coaching Questions Answering a few simple, but powerful questions about your writing process each day will help you achieve the clarity of purpose you need to overcome any writing blocks.
Coach and Peer Support We really want to know how you’re doing! Graphs Automatically generated graphs let you monitor your writing progress, and the progress of your group. Club Wiki The Club Wiki is an ever-growing database of resources that helps with academic writing, and coping with academia in general. Group Coaching Calls Every Writing Club session includes one group coaching call for grad students, and one for professors. Chats Challenge Chats Specialty Coaching. How to Enhance Your Writing Productivity with a Pomodoro Timer. It is definitely not the beginning of the semester anymore.
Nor is the end in sight. It is thus the perfect time for me to introduce a little trick to boost your writing productivity: the pomodoro technique. Using a timer is a great way to keep track of your writing. I have used timers for years to measure how much time I spend writing, and to minimize the amount of time I spend surfing the web or checking email. The pomodoro has turned out to be the best timer I have used. I have been using the pomodoro for about a month now, and am consistently amazed at how productive I am when I use it. I decided to download a pomodoro technique app to my iphone after hearing the buzz about it for a while. At first I thought it was just another timer, so there was no need for me to check it out.
Here is how it works, from the Pomodoro Technique website: THE BASIC UNIT OF WORK IN THE POMODORO TECHNIQUE® CAN BE SPLIT IN FIVE SIMPLE STEPS: 1. Pretty, simple, right? The pomodoro timer ticks. The Pomodoro Technique: An Overview. ProfHacker has covered many different time management techniques, and today I’m going to introduce you to another one. The Pomodoro technique was created by Francesco Cirillo in the late 1980s and is a time management solution similar to other timeboxing techniques that many programming and collaboration teams have adopted. “Pomodoro” is Italian for tomato, and the technique is named after the tomato-shaped kitchen timer that can be used to track your work sessions. What sets the Pomodoro technique apart from other time management techniques is the 5 simple steps and the use of a timer (either a physical timer, like a kitchen timer, or a software timer on your computer or smartphone). This technique uses 5 basic steps: After 4 consecutive Pomodoros (4 25-minute sessions, or almost 2 hours), you will take a longer break, say 15-30 minutes.
After this break, you will repeat the normal process until your tasks have been completed. How about you? Return to Top. Six Steps to Writing a Literature Review. In their book, Destination Dissertation: A Traveler's Guide to a Done Dissertation , Sonja Foss and William Walters have a chapter that describes a highly efficient way of writing a literature review. I think it provides an excellent guide for getting through the massive amounts of literature in any field. Step One : Define the area you will be studying. Before you begin to search for articles or books, decide beforehand what areas you are going to research. Make sure that you only get articles and books in that area, even if you come across fascinating books in other areas. Step Two : Gather the literature. Step Three : Find relevant excerpts. When you find any of these five things, type the relevant excerpt directly into a Word document. Step Four : Code the literature.
Step Five : Create your conceptual schema. Step Six : Write it up. Once you complete these six steps, you will have a complete draft of your literature review. Pedagogy is just common sense? Using NVivo to support your research process | Pedagogy is just common sense? There is analysis software, which can be used in the data analysis. However, these programs are developed mostly for grounded theory and can never do the real work for you. This is how I was presented for analysis software the first time I made a course in qualitative research methods, and I have heard similar statements in other situations as well. I have used NVivo from the beginning of my project, and I am convinced that NVivo (and similar tools of course) can be a great support for the entire research process (not only analysis), independent of your methodology.
It will of course not make the analysis for you, but I cannot understand how I could possibly organize my data better manually than I can do with an analysis software. With background from software development and as research scientist from natural science, I am aware that I probably have a more than average “digital mind”. People are very different in how they like to work with their data.
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