Religion and Spirituality Between 2007 and 2008 ECI implemented a project on Religion and Sustainability that focused on outreach to religious groups and leaders to seek their institutions' engagement in using the Earth Charter. This project also involved research and the development of education materials designed specifically for religious audiences. In early 2009, as part of the ECI decentralization strategy, a Task Force on Religion, Spirituality and Ethics was formed. This Task Force aims to engage a broad range of individuals, institutions, and organizations concerned with religion, spirituality, ethics, to use the Earth Charter in their efforts toward creating a just, peaceful, and sustainable future for the Earth Community. In particular, the Task Force is reaching out to: 1) Leaders of religious institutions and communities
Alan Watts Watts gained a large following in the San Francisco Bay Area while working as a volunteer programmer at KPFA, a Pacifica Radio station in Berkeley. Watts wrote more than 25 books and articles on subjects important to Eastern and Western religion, introducing the then-burgeoning youth culture to The Way of Zen (1957), one of the first bestselling books on Buddhism. In Psychotherapy East and West (1961), Watts proposed that Buddhism could be thought of as a form of psychotherapy and not a religion. What is disruptive technology A disruptive technology is one that displaces an established technology and shakes up the industry or a ground-breaking product that creates a completely new industry. Harvard Business School professor Clayton M. Christensen coined the term disruptive technology.
Against "Innovation" #CNIE2014 Here are the notes and the slides from my keynote today at the Canadian Network for Innovation in Education conference. When I first was asked a couple of months ago to let the conference organizers know the title for my keynote today, I quickly glanced at the theme of the event and crafted some lengthy, semi-provocative phrase that would, I hoped, allow me to make the argument here that I make fairly often: There’s a significant divide — a political and financial and cultural and surely a pedagogical divide — between the technology industry (Silicon Valley in particular) and the education sector when it comes to thinking about the future of teaching and learning and also when it comes to thinking about the meaning of “innovation.” As we move forward with our adoption of educational technologies, we must be more thoughtful, dare I say more vigilant about the implications of that divide. One culture values openness and collaboration and inquiry and exploration and experimentation.
Why Failure Drives Innovation This essay was written by Baba Shiv, Sanwa Bank, Ltd. Professor of Marketing at the Stanford Graduate School of Business Failure is a dreaded concept for most business people. But failure can actually be a huge engine of innovation for an individual or an organization. The trick lies in approaching it with the right attitude and harnessing it as a blessing, not a curse. Business and personal loans without the bank hassle If you have a business idea and you can't seem to get any funds from a bank, there are more and more alternatives to try. I used to recommend that people check out traditional peer-to-peer (P2P) lending sites, but now some sites are morphing into something new called "crowdfunding." P2P lending basics Let's back up and start with the basics. P2P lending is a way to cut the banks out of the equation.
Murugan Anandarajan Articles Anandarajan, Murugan , D’Ovidio, Rob and Jenkins, Alex . “Safeguarding Consumers Against Identity-Related Fraud: Examining Data Breach Notification Legislation through the Lens of Routine Activities Theory” International Data Privacy Law 3.1 (Winter 2013):51-60 Anandarajan, Murugan , Paravastu, Narasimha and Arinze, Bay . “ONLINE IDENTITY THEFT: A LONGITUDINAL STUDY” Journal of Information systems security 8.2 (Nov 2012):43-69 Why 'disruptive finance' has found its home in London This is a guest post by The Real Asset Company‘s William Bancroft We’ve all heard about the contrasts between the venture and entrepreneurial scenes in the USA and Europe. The prevailing view is that the US, especially Silicon Valley, is a more vibrant hotbed of disruption than the UK and Europe.
Design of the Learning Space: Learning and Design Principles © 2005 Chris Johnson and Cyprien Lomas EDUCAUSE Review, vol. 40, no. 4 (July/August 2005): 16–28. Chris Johnson is Senior Consultant, Learning Technologies, at the University of Arizona. Patents What is a patent? A patent is an intellectual property right granted by the Government of the United States of America to an inventor “to exclude others from making, using, offering for sale, or selling the invention throughout the United States or importing the invention into the United States” for a limited time in exchange for public disclosure of the invention when the patent is granted. There are three types of patents. Utility patents may be granted to anyone who invents or discovers any new and useful process, machine, article of manufacture, or composition of matter, or any new and useful improvement thereof. Here is the process for obtaining a utility patent.
Knowledge Velocity — the speed with which knowledge moves through an organization. Viscosity — the richness or thickness of the knowledge transferred. Davenport and Prusak (1998) describes how knowledge is affected by the speed it moves through the organization (velocity) and the richness of how much context it has (viscosity). Ervin Laszlo Dr. Laszlo is generally recognized as the founder of systems philosophy and general evolution theory. His work in recent years has centered on the formulation and development of the “Akasha Paradigm,” the new conception of cosmos, life and consciousness emerging at the forefront of the contemporary sciences.