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Experimenting with Distributed Cognition Using Wikity

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> Who do they entrench? > Who do they avoid? > Who do they hide? > Who do they improve? > Who do they enhance? > Who to they leave behind?...

 

Millennials Are People, Too [...]

> Millennial students are human beings like any other. Their desire for stimulating, collaborative, gratifying things is identical to the same desires held by previous generations. > There are some generational differences, namely that Millennial students report being more prone to anxiety and depression than previous generations, but this is not because of some inher...

 

Personal and Personalized Learning [...]

> For these reasons, it may be preferably to embrace an alternative to personalized learning, which might be called personal learning. In the case of personal learning, the role of the educational system is not to provide learning, it is to support learning. Meanwhile, the decisions about what to learn, how to learn, and where to learn are made outside the educationa...

 

Grit and racism [...]

> Rubbish! Soft skill training is disguised bootstrapping, which insidiously blames youth for failing in racist systems designed to block their success, and it abdicates the middle class from any responsibility to uproot inequality. It’s racism that really keeps students out of college and careers, not kids’ lack of resilience. Students are ready for college and j...

 

OER Intermediacy [...]

> Our architectures tend to emphasize stability (present usefulness) over the intermediate nature of such things. > > As an example, we often choose formats which privilege sharing (present usefulness) at the expense of remix (intermediacy). I first encountered this when looking at OpenCourseWare (OCW) in the mid-aughts. In the quest to share things in “open” for...

 

Barriers to Remix [...]

> What resonated to me from Mike’s piece above everything else was his recognition of a clash between usefulness and remixability. Resources that tend to be universally useful (PDF) tend to not be remixable. Resources that tend to remixable (let’s say open source code) tend to only be accessible by a privileged few who understand how to unlock the technology into ...

 

The MakerBot Obituary [...]

> MakerBot is a dead company walking. Yes, the newest version of the Smart Extruder is more reliable, with most extruders printing successfully after 1200 hours. Thingiverse, a MakerBot property, is still the most popular object sharing repository on the Internet, but others including YouMagine are making inroads. What does the future hold for MakerBot? It will linge...

 

Path:: Deep Work [...]

[[The Deep Discussion Strategy]] [[Schedule Meeting Margins]]...

 

Schedule Meeting Margins [...]

> The key is that you’re not extending the time of the meeting itself. That is, you still attend the meeting for the originally proposed time. The extra 50% on your calendar is a meeting margin protected for your own personal use....

 

The Deep Discussion Strategy [...]

If deep work is going to be a realistic possibility in the modern "knowledge worker" office, leadership has to stand behind the idea. > > I suggest in my book that employees interested in depth should discuss the topic with their boss. In more detail, during this respectful conversation you should try to accomplish the following: > > Explain the concepts...