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April 2011 Blog Posts (723)

Think We Don’t Need to Teach Local Government in School? Read This!

A few days ago, I noticed a Tweet indicating someone was extremely angry about a video on YouTube. Normally I would not click on something like this, but for some reason I followed the link and found myself watching a man who was very upset that the “government” was pulling out a basketball pole in the street on which he lived. What was even more interesting were the comments that followed. They along with the video serve as a perfect example of what happens when we fail to teach information…

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Added by Pam Broviak on April 1, 2011 at 1:03am — No Comments

Learning To Teach Online Online

UNSW has a series of "Learning To Teach Online Episodes". These consist of about twenty videos with sets of notes. The videos are five to then minutes each in interview format. The notes are about five pages of useful content, with some very useful references (and three pages of marketing material). This should be very useful for teachers new to online education and also for those more familiar…

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Added by Tom Worthington on April 1, 2011 at 12:28am — No Comments

Creating a Lasting Company in an Age of Accelerating Change

Most people who start companies these days don’t seem to really want to create lasting ones, the types that will still be around in fifteen years or more. Most entrepreneurs seem to be more focused on getting their startup acquired by a bigger company as quickly as possible, for as much as possible.

And maybe that’s smart, in this time of accelerated change. After all, how can you say that an idea that is successful today will still be in five years…

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Added by John Geraci on April 1, 2011 at 12:03am — No Comments

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