How to Discover Your Career Sweet Spot Do you know your “sweet spot” when it comes to work? I often find that many people don’t have the first clue. Sometimes we discover our strengths over many years of trial and error. We throw ourselves into work situations that don’t fit our strengths well and then we become frustrated with our lack of progress. We see other people in our same field and wonder why it seems so easy for them and yet hard for us. Sir Ken Robinson on the Power of the Imaginative Mind (Part One) Ken: Good evening. Education reform is, I think, now the major global challenge, and I just wanted to share some thoughts with you then open this up for some conversation before we're done. Who's been to Las Vegas? All: Yeah. How Minecraft and Duct Tape Wallets Prepare Our Kids for Jobs That Don’t Exist Yet EdSurge Newsletters Receive weekly emails on edtech products, companies, and events that matter. When I was 11 I loved designing web pages and playing Sim City. Adults in my life didn’t recognize these skills as valuable, so neither did I.
Orion Nebula-Mother of Creation#edcmooc I picked the Orion Nebula M42 as my background for 2 reasons:. one I liked the colors and two, Orion symbolized creation to the Mayans, MOOCs like myself and everyone else are perpetually in the creative phase.Credit original photo: Credit: NASA, ESA, M. Robberto (STScI/ESA) et al., recomposed by DL. Gabriel #edcmooc
Nine Rules for Stifling Innovation - Rosabeth Moss Kanter by Rosabeth Moss Kanter | 9:00 AM January 15, 2013 Innovation has become the holy grail. Finding innovation is almost a sacred quest for the solution that will create growth, and open new eras of prosperity and well-being. Unfortunately, like many things called holy, the concept of innovation is invoked ritually and ceremonially more than it is embraced in practice. For all the talk about innovation, I see many leaders in numerous organizations in every sector who actively stifle it. They say they want more innovation.
How helicopter parents can ruin kids' job prospects Hiring managers find that some parents are overly involved in their kids' first jobs"Helicopter parents" might call to inquire about benefits or job dutiesThese parents can diminish their children's credibility and independenceEmployers and behavior experts advise allowing a child to make mistakes and grow (CNN) -- Nicole Williams thought she had found the ideal job applicant -- until a phone call came from Mom. Only thing was it wasn't her mom; it was the potential employee's. "She wanted to know everything from where [the job candidate] would be sitting to a review of her responsibilities," said Williams, the career expert for LinkedIn, the professional networking site.
Disrupting Higher Education (with images, tweets) · audreywatters Professor Diana Laurillard, University of London Remodeling higher education to harness technology the issues: global demand for higher education the aims of higher education The Mentorship Journey Where are you going and who’s taking you there? You might’ve noticed that I write a lot about mentorship. I have a post about it HERE and HERE TOO – have a read after this post! I have been fortunate to have had several amazing mentors, whether they were from a formal program or informally as well. Virtual Immersion: A Double Bind edcMOOC Artefact "Technology enhanced learning" Today's lesson, how to become extinct.Images from Corning's "A Day Made of Glass"www.flickr.com Our Chemical Selves: Although augmented learning through brain-machine interfacing may not yet be a reality, we are already forging strong connections between our brain and our computers just by the way we use them.angelatowndrow.blogspot.com.au Andy Mitchell's tagsexplorer: tracking connections between tweetchat participantswww.flickr.com edcMOOCers response to tweetchats was to look for connections, create narrative, ask how it made us feel.
The Truth about Aaron Swartz’s “Crime” « Unhandled Exception I did not know Aaron Swartz, unless you count having copies of a person’s entire digital life on your forensics server as knowing him. I did once meet his father, an intelligent and dedicated man who was clearly pouring his life into defending his son. My deepest condolences go out to him and the rest of Aaron’s family during what must be the hardest time of their lives. If the good that men do is oft interred with their bones, so be it, but in the meantime I feel a responsibility to correct some of the erroneous information being posted as comments to otherwise informative discussions at Reddit, Hacker News and Boing Boing. Apparently some people feel the need to self-aggrandize by opining on the guilt of the recently departed, and I wanted to take this chance to speak on behalf of a man who can no longer defend himself. I was the expert witness on Aaron’s side of US vs Swartz, engaged by his attorneys last year to help prepare a defense for his April trial.
How Facebook’s newest teen engineer supported his family with apps until cashing in There’s nothing that highlights the fact that Silicon Valley is the new Wall Street, gold rush, colonial settlement — insert your American Dream rags-to-riches historical moniker here — quite like the story of 18-year-old Miami resident Michael Sayman. This week, Facebook hired Sayman as one of its youngest full-time engineers in history. He wouldn’t tell me his salary, but admitted his friends are already pressuring him to “buy a Tesla,” which he won’t do because he’d “rather save the money.” Before you go throw up at the idea of a teenager buying himself a Tesla off tech riches, there’s few people who deserve that luxury quite as much as this kid.
Looking Back to the Future! Seymour Papert - Teaching vs. Learning Education with an Emphasis on LEARNING not Teaching! Seymour Papert the Teacher Activist. :) "Nothing enrages me more than when people criticize my criticism of school by telling me that schools are not just places to learn math and spelling, they are places where children learn a vaguely defined thing called socialization. I know. I think schools generally do an effective and terribly damaging job of teaching children to be infantile, dependent, intellectually dishonest, passive and disrespectful to their own developmental capacities." “The role of the teacher is to create the conditions for invention rather than provide ready-made knowledge.”
Aaron Swartz's Legal Troubles Were Getting Worse in the Days Before His Suicide Though mental health experts caution that there is rarely ever one lone reason for suicide, information is emerging about how legal troubles were mounting for Internet activist Aaron Swartz in the weeks before his suicide on Friday. The Wall Street Journal's Spencer E. Ante, Anjali Athavaley, and Joe Palazzolo report this morning that lawyers defending him on 13 felony counts, including wire and computer fraud for breaking into and downloading MIT's academic journal database JSTOR, had failed to reach a plea bargain deal with Assistant U.S. Attorney Stephen Heymann ahead of the April trial date.