Guiding the Digital Transformation of Organizations « Legerity Digital Press As information technologies (IT) become core elements of an organization’s competitive and operational strategies, executives, technologists and business professionals cannot ignore important decisions about their IT investments and IT-enabled business initiatives. They must focus their attention toward alignment among business and technology strategies, competitive markets, organization structures and processes, implemented technologies, and people. Sambamurthy and Zmud have in-depth experience in both interacting with executives, technologists and business professionals, and teaching these materials in graduate programs and executive programs. They have drawn upon their experience in crafting this book on the strategic management and use of IT in organizations. The book adopts an executive management perspective, but also ensures that the concepts and terminology being introduced are readily understood by readers from a variety of backgrounds and experiences.
The Adventures of Augie March Welcome to the massive, anguished, exalted undertaking that is the ALL TIME 100 books list. The parameters: English language novels published anywhere in the world since 1923, the year that TIME Magazine began, which, before you ask, means that Ulysses (1922) doesn’t make the cut. In May, Time.com posted a similar list, of 100 movies picked by our film critics, Richard Corliss and Richard Schickel. This one is chosen by me, Richard Lacayo, and my colleague Lev Grossman, whom we sometimes cite as proof that you don’t need to be named Richard to be hired as a critic at TIME, though apparently it helps. Just ask our theater critic, Richard Zoglin. For the books project, Grossman and I each began by drawing up inventories of our nominees.
14 Infographics to Help Organize Your Kitchen With the right preparation and setup, your kitchen can be a magical place where you create the most amazing gustatory sensations. Without the right preparation? That space could become, at worst, the scene of a culinary disaster — and at best, a messy place where you just cooked a mediocre meal. The 14 infographics below have one main purpose, above all: to help you find the right tools for your kitchen and enable you to cook in it the culinary feats you’ve always imagined yourself preparing.
5 Free (or Low-Cost) Tools for Flipped Learning Flipped Classroom Page 2 of 2 5 Free (or Low-Cost) Tools for Flipped Learning Office Mix For Windows users, Office Mix is a free add-on that lets you turn PowerPoint presentations into interactive online videos, complete with built-in polls, quizzes and analytics to check for understanding. Active Learning Objectives Students will learn to use Pages for publishing a magazine. Students will learn to use a shared file. Cheaters Are Thieves. Learn How to Do the Right Thing. Why shouldn’t you poach other people’s ideas and pass them off as your own? For one thing, taking other people’s ideas and using them as if they were yours is plagiarism. Plagiarism reflects a fundamental lack of thought and imagination. People who aren’t thinking and don’t have an imagination are prime plagiarizers. Plus, cheaters are incredibly lazy. Don’t be lazy.
NTDOEScratch What do students learn as they create interactive stories, animations, games, music, and art with Scratch? For one thing, they learn mathematical and computational ideas that are built into the Scratch experience. As students create programs in Scratch, they learn core computational concepts such as iteration and conditionals. They also gain an understanding of important mathematical concepts such as coordinates, variables, and random numbers. Significantly, students learn these concepts in a meaningful and motivating context. When students learn about variables in traditional algebra classes, they usually feel little personal connection to the concept.
Best Alternatives to PowerPoint Let’s face it: PowerPoint isn’t the easiest to learn and use, especially if you’re wanting to elevate your design beyond headers and bullet points. Thankfully there are other tools available today that allow you to easily create presentations — and have them look good, too. Here’s a look: 1. Keynote Keynote is Apple’s version of PowerPoint. Word Clouds for Kids! ABCya is the leader in free educational computer games and mobile apps for kids. The innovation of a grade school teacher, ABCya is an award-winning destination for elementary students that offers hundreds of fun, engaging learning activities. Millions of kids, parents, and teachers visit ABCya.com each month, playing over 1 billion games last year. Apple, The New York Times, USA Today, Parents Magazine and Scholastic, to name just a few, have featured ABCya’s popular educational games. ABCya’s award-winning Preschool computer games and apps are conceived and realized under the direction of a certified technology education teacher, and have been trusted by parents and teachers for ten years.
Computer and Information Systems Managers IT directors sometimes present new ideas to a firm’s top executives. Computer and information systems managers, often called information technology (IT) managers, or IT project managers, plan, coordinate, and direct computer-related activities in an organization. They help determine the information technology goals of an organization and are responsible for implementing computer systems to meet those goals. Duties Computer and information systems managers typically do the following: Principles of Plain English by Mark Nichol Perspicuous written communication is fundamental in every aspect of human interaction — or should I say, “Clear writing is important whenever people interact”? If I support the triumph of plain English over byzantine jargon and sesquipedalianism, I should.
Using Student-Generated Reading Questions to Uncover Knowledge Gaps March 30, 2015 By: Erika G. Offerdahl, PhD and Lisa Montplaisir, PhD in Educational Assessment, Effective Teaching Strategies Editor’s note: The following is an excerpt from Student-Generated Reading Questions: Diagnosing Student Thinking with Diverse Formative Assessments, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education, 42 (1), 29-38. The Teaching Professor Blog recently named it to its list of top pedagogical articles. Free Trade For more than two centuries economists have steadfastly promoted free trade among nations as the best trade policy. Despite this intellectual barrage, many “practical” men and women continue to view the case for free trade skeptically, as an abstract argument made by ivory tower economists with, at most, one foot on terra firma. These practical people “know” that our vital industries must be protected from foreign competition.
How to Get Your Students to Come to Class Prepared February 16, 2015 By: Bob Gillette, PhD and Lynn Gillette, PhD in Instructional Design Imagine a world where students came to class prepared.