links for 2009-02-19
via Talky Tina #thoughtvectors is in full effect with 108 blogs and serving up 370+ posts. Not bad at all for 24hrs in. Here are a few of the more interestingly named blogs so far and the associations they triggered for me. Stop by and visit one or wander further astray with my associative trails. ~ – yep- just ~, it has to make Jim Groom happy. Anonymous Octopus – the malleable master of disguise working for anonymous? N30n Ra1nb0w – 1337 speak and gummy worms Fully Flared – all 37 pieces The Inner Workings of Flyzilla One – the clockwork love child of Jimmy Superfly Snuka and Godzilla? Thoughts from a Unicorn – chasers optional? uncharted smiles – strange maps abound, some smiles are charted
And So We Meet, Again: Why The Workday Is So Filled With Meetings : NPR “Experts say poorly run meetings grind away at employee engagement and make companies less reactive by bogging decisions down in human red tape. Some companies, including Mattel, try to create limits around the size, duration or frequency of meetings. But meetings often last longer than they need to, Rogelberg says, because managers don’t understand Parkinson’s Law. This is the idea, backed up by research, that tasks take as long as the time allotted. If you budget two hours, it takes two hours.” h/t D’Arcy Norman tags: meetings time weekly Off the 3-D Printer, Practice Parts for the Surgeon – NYTimes.com “Before he operated on Violet, Dr. Meara wanted a more precise understanding of her bone structure than he could get from an image on a screen. So he asked his colleague Dr. Peter Weinstock to print him a three-dimensional model of Violet’s skull, based on magnetic resonance imaging pictures.” tags: medical weekly 3d printing A cleric in the world’s most populous Muslim nation has declared selfies a sin – Quartz More fodder for the selfie class I will never teach. tags: selfie religion muslim sin weekly Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here.
cc licensed ( BY SA ) flickr photo shared by Tom Woodward cc licensed ( BY SA ) flickr photo shared by Tom Woodward cc licensed ( BY SA ) flickr photo shared by Tom Woodward I’ve been talking to people quite a bit about online learning lately because of the new job. A number of conversations go back to my experience getting a master’s degree online through Virginia Tech. I was not a fan of the process. I hated every bit of it and felt completely divorced from the process. In other words, it was a lot like my usual traditional educational experience. In any case, I dealt with it by waiting until the last few days of each semester and did all the work in a few days. Today, I had to find my VT PIN so I could prove I got the master’s degree. In the search I came across the emails represented above. VT was doing their due diligence. As a matter of fact, I bet they were following some framework about “online quality.”Or the grad assistants were anyway. This program was one of the “set and forget” models that keep churning out profit with low investment of time for years. There’s very little change in content and less interaction or leveraging of student knowledge/experience. It […]