Category: Knowledge Economy

The Problem with Klout’s Recalculations

I have no issue with a company creating a better mousetrap, or a better way of rating mousetraps. In the case of Klout, and their recalculations of social influence scores, the problem is implementation, not refinement. And that brings me to some other issues with Klout. What I didn’t like about Klout’s recalculation is that.

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Balancing the Education Equation with Execution, Transformation and Innovation

Education Innovation In a society driven by industrial age economics and measurements, it isn’t surprising that we have slowly transformed the first knowledge economy work, education, into a factory, complete with six sigma performance objectives and assembly line views that treat all children of a given age or class of learner the same. Of course,.

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Learning Model Attributes

I had a briefing this morning with the education technology provider and publisher Cengage. During the discussion, I brought up a few of the things I have learned while speaking on education over the last couple of months. I want to reiterate those here because I think they are important elements of any learning model.

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A Must Listen: Teach For America Founder Wendy Kopp on Seattle’s KUOW

KUOW’s Steve Scher interviewed Wendy Kopp and took some very challenging questions. I encourage you to listen to the show via the web or download it to your device of choice. Wendy discusses the history and future of Teach for America as well as the need for structural reforms in US education. You can find.

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Education: Uncertainty isn’t the Only Risk at Fast Company

  Yesterday I gave a talk at the Snoqualmie Valley School District Foundation fundraising luncheon. My role was to help them envision the future of education. Some of the comments I made yesterday will be relevant to the scenarios we build on this blog. As an avid anti-futurist, I said I didn’t know what education.

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The other side of the jobless recovery?

Reposted from The Future of Information Work: 11/2/2009 5:28:51 PM It has been speculated recently that technology has significantly contributed to the restructuring of labor markets. Today’s Computerworld ran the following article that reinforces this perspective (read it here: More Jobs Vanish: IT’s Gains Are Real People’s Losses). The question now is: what next? If.

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Are Undergraduates Learning Anything? #edu

Are Undergraduates Learning Anything? examines current approaches to learning in colleges and universities. I think this recent book Academically Adrift: Limited Learning on College Campuses (University of Chicago Press), asks good questions. It challenges the way we define quality. As Clayton Christen posits (in Disrupting Class), I believe we are watching a disruption at its.

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