I admit it. I couldn’t live without my daily drugs. Every day I take 5 to 7.5 milligrams of rat poison. Yesterday I had a long talk with a fellow rat poison user. That’s 3-(alpha-acetonylbenzyl)-4-hydroxycoumarin for you chemists out there. (More info here, if you want to learn how it works.)
Enough already! Following another wonderful, vacation day, I peak in my Tweetstream and find this:
- sparkandco The Holly MacDonald Daily is out http://paper.l… – featuring @GuyKawasaki @JaneBozarth @hjarche @jaycross @web20classroom
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mpetersell The Mike Petersell Daily is out Continue reading The Daily Plague
Steve Bordley emailed me this morning to point out that…
A new study published in Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience has shown that walking will in fact enhance connectivity within brain circuits. Additionally, the study found that walking also improves cognition and combats the decline in brain function Continue reading Walk, work, think
Ten years ago I was writing several daily blogs:
I’ve been using Feedburner, an online service that’s now part of Google, to offer RSS subscriptions to my blogs. Four months ago, the RSS feed associated with the Informal Learning Blog started to go haywire.
I went to Feedburner to investigate. I clicked Edit Feed Details and entered my RSS Continue reading Google’s soft underbelly
|Insights and pointers on learning, corporate performance, research.
Left brain Continue reading Jay’s stocks and flows
This afternoon, I read the poetry of Robinson Jeffers while relaxing in the bath. An hour later, I arrived at Tor House, the stone home he built by hand here in Carmel. It’s the inspiration for some of his poems. I thought I’d sit in the garden and write a few.
That wasn’t allowed, but I was Continue reading Robinson Jeffers, no photographs allowed
I find silent PowerPoint presentations (except for those that only use words) about as useful as a Rorschach ink blot. Heaven only knows how many silent PowerPoints decks have screwed things up because people read their own meaning into them to fill the void.
For example, that’s a real psych-test Continue reading More Ivan lllich and me
Last week I received a nice surprise in the mail, Changing Cultures in Higher Education (Ulf Daniel Ehlers and Dirk Schneckberg eds.) Springer.
610 pages for a mere $126. It’s good to see that Springer is maintaining its sense of humor.
Don’t get me wrong. The message Continue reading Changing Cultures in Higher Education
Forty years ago, Illich wrote about the need for learning networks, peer-to-peer webs, and learning objects. We have yet to catch up with his vision.