PLENK2010: Week 5 - Readings
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1 Most of us have had formal or informal feedback throughout our lives. The way in which we have been assessed very likely has had a fundamental effect on our learning and career progression. Assessment is one of the most important parts of learning and teaching and whether institutions get this right or wrong has a huge impact on students’ lives and careers.
Influence is bliss… The socialization of media is as transformative as it is empowering. As individuals, we’re tweeting, updating, blogging, commenting, curating, liking and friending our way toward varying levels of stature within our social graphs. With every response and action that results from our engagement, we are slowly introduced to the laws of social physics: for every action there is a reaction – even if that reaction is silence. And, the extent of this resulting activity is measured by levels of influence and other factors such as the size and shape of nicheworks as well as attention aperture and time . Defining Influence
by Larry Prusak | 9:25 AM October 7, 2010 (Larry Prusak, Brook Manville, and I are at work on a book on judgment and how to cultivate it as an organizational, not just individual, strength. Over the next few months, we'll be coauthoring posts in this blog to test-drive ideas and invite input as the research progresses.) The amazing Robert Sternberg , a very prominent psychologist, has just issued his latest book, College Admissions for the 21st Century , which must be close to his 100th book or so. He is a leading, maybe the leading, critic of the sort of standardized tests that measure what is measurable rather than what really matters. In fact, his book is one of a long series of books that share a common theme — society's need, in Sternberg's words , "to move beyond narrow conceptions of the skills needed for life success" and to correct its "gross underemphasis on wisdom and ethical qualities."