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MIT Media Lab &Cognitive Limit of Organizations

MIT Media Lab &Cognitive Limit of Organizations
This is a slide that I got from Cesar Hidalgo. He used this slide to explain a concept that I think is key to the way we think about how the Media Lab is evolving. The vertical axis of this slide represents the total stock of information in the world. The horizontal axis represents time. In the early days, life was simple. At some point, however, the amount of knowledge required to make things began to exceed the cognitive limit of a single human being. When the Media Lab was founded 25 years ago, many products were still single-company products and most, if not all, of the intellectual property was contained in a single company. In a world in which implementing the next generation of ideas will increasingly require pulling resources from different organizations, barriers to collaboration will be a crucial constraint limiting the development of firms. This is a slide that I got from Cesar Hidalgo. The vertical axis of this slide represents the total stock of information in the world.

Coursera- Solving Open University courses With Big Data peer reviews College is stuck in the past, and tech is always trying to tow it out of the mud. The trick is finding a solution that provides more access to higher education, improves the learning experience, and enables future improvement, instead of miring college in some company's proprietary system. Coursera has such an offering, and it announces today that some of the world's top universities will participate in its experiment. Princeton; Stanford; the University of California, Berkeley; the University of Michigan and the University of Pennsylvania will all offer courses on the platform for free to anyone in the world with Internet access. To help bring Coursera up to speed, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and New Enterprise Associates have backed it with $16 million in venture funding. "We see a future where world-renowned universities serve millions instead of thousands," says Coursera co-founder Daphne Koller. And it's not just learning by rote. More Than an Afterthought College at Scale What I Learned Watching 150 Hours of TED Talks - Carmine Gallo by Carmine Gallo | 11:00 AM April 11, 2014 What makes for a great presentation — the kind that compels people’s attention and calls them to action? TED talks have certainly set a benchmark in recent years: HBR even asked Chris Anderson, the group’s founder, to offer lessons drawn from the three decades he’s run TED’s signature events in an article published last summer. But experience and intuition are one thing; data and analysis are another. Use emotion. I divided the content of his talk into Aristotle’s three areas of persuasion. Stories that trigger emotion are the ones that best inform, illuminate, inspire, and move people to action. Be novel. In his 2009 TED presentation on the impact of malaria in African countries, Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist Bill Gates shocked his audience when he opened a jar of mosquitoes in the middle of his talk. As neuroscientist Dr. Emphasize the visual. - Mapping the world of thinking. Learning through questioning: Gurteen summary of links Gurteen Knowledge-Letter: Issue 142 - April 2012 Contents 1 Introduction to the April 2012 Knowledge Letter 2 You can forget facts but cannot forget understanding 3 Don't praise the child! 4 Brown Bag Lunches 5 Business is a Conversation - It's Good To Talk 6 Reading PDF and HTML articles on my Kindle 7 Gurteen Knowledge Tweets: April 2012 8 Upcoming Knowledge Events: April 2012 9 Subscribing and Unsubscribing 10 The Gurteen Knowledge Letter Introduction to the April 2012 Knowledge Letter (top | next | prev) I have been tidying up, structuring and building my YouTube channel over the last few months. In doing this, I have built several new playlists that I am continuously adding to. In particular, I have created playlists for some of the people who inspire me the most. And, one that I plan to spend a lot more time on Trends in Education and Learning Go take a look I am sure you will find something you will enjoy. You can forget facts but cannot forget understanding (top | next | prev)

Esther Wojcicki: Finding Open Education Resources (OER), Some New Search Options One very useful tool for all educators is the Open Courseware Consortium search engine that allows users to search for Open Education Resources (OER) at the university level easily. If you are a K-12 educator or parent, here is a very useful search engine for K-12 OER materials. Easily is the key because frequently resources that seem to be open are not Creative Commons licensed and cannot remixed or shared. Thus, a teacher can use the resource but not modify it to meet their individual student needs or share it. Easily also means you can find them easily. It is really easy to add this search engine to your blog or webpage. The beauty of Creative Commons licensing is that it promotes sharing and enables individualizing instruction. Here are a few selected open websites licensed with Creative Commons licenses allowing for sharing and remixing, essential for individualizing instruction in the classroom. Khan Academy MIT Open CourseWare Stanford Engineering Everywhere Open Yale Courses Wikiversity

CS4 future talk: Dr Rachel Armstrong | cs4southampton On Wednesday 30th January, Dr Rachel Armstrong from the the Univ ersity of Greenwich will give the CS4 talk “A Hitchiker’s Guide to Complexity” Building 53 Room 4025, Highfield Campus, 4-5pm. Refreshments served after the talk. Abstract: “This talk offers a multi-disciplinary view of complexity from the perspective of an informed amateur – an ideas hitchhiker – curating concepts relevant to its philosophical, technological and cultural importance. Like this: Like Loading... University of the People – The world’s first tuition-free online university