Sunday, July 28, 2013

tweets - rich - ness

Jason Fried (@jasonfried)
7/26/13 3:14 PM
I recommend watching Inge Druckrey: Teaching to See. It's 40 minutes very well spent -->

George Siemens (@gsiemens)
7/26/13 3:17 PM
"Just asking that question is an insult to dedicated faculty members at universities everywhere."… via @jhrees

While providing a free education to the world is a noble thought, there's very little money in it. 

oh my.
I don't recall money making being the force behind these Canadians...

Ben Berkowitz (@benberkowitz)
7/26/13 3:23 PM
@nicco awesome. Just picked up my father's Steinway from storage. Time to learn how to play.

how many treasures do we have packed away - begging to be played?

Meenoo Rami (@meenoorami)
7/25/13 7:26 AM
What if you wrote the book you needed right now? What would it be about?#engchat #titletalk

a lab (mindset) book - in the city. as the day.

Jurgen Lust (@JurgenLust)
7/27/13 6:51 AM
Star Trek komt steeds…

Nigel Cameron (@nigelcameron)
7/27/13 6:51 AM
THIS; superb. RT @MikeNelson RT @DrTonyWagner: Warren Buffett son tells it like it is. Charitable-Industrial Complex

And with more business-minded folks getting into the act, business principles are trumpeted as an important element to add to the philanthropic sector. I now hear people ask, “what’s the R.O.I.?” when it comes to alleviating human suffering, as if return on investment were the only measure of success.

spot on.

more lives and communities are destroyed by the system that creates vast amounts of wealth for the few, the more heroic it sounds to “give back.” It’s what I would call “conscience laundering” — feeling better about accumulating more than any one person could possibly need to live on by sprinkling a little around as an act of charity

umair haque (@umairh)
7/27/13 1:10 PM
Poor is the new rich.

Peter Vander Auwera (@petervan)
7/28/13 6:39 AM
I’m Still Waiting for My Phone to Become My

The biggest problem for paying by cellphone is that so many kinds of businesses are competing to offer services. Companies as varied as phone carriers, banks, credit card companies and technology start-ups have had plans to get into the mobile payment business, but many are locking horns over who can profit the most, Mr. Dawson said.
“Everyone wants to be the primary payments provider,” he said.
so sounds like Ed.. no?
Part of the reason that Starbucks’ own app works so well is that the company invested significantly to build out the infrastructure in its stores — sleek phone-scanning kiosks and mobile apps that work reliably and efficiently.
Clinkle, a start-up, has persuaded a notable roster of venture capitalists to funnel $25 million into its mysterious and forthcoming mobile payment services. And a new company, Lemon, is working on its own digital wallet

cool. but for 20 mill.. why don't we first invest in 7mill people..
trusting them... then... to figure things that matter.. out.
imagine.. no waiting -ness

Peter Vander Auwera (@petervan)
7/28/13 6:41 AM
Your Body Is The Computer @Forbes

free to 7 bill users .. could roll out fall 2014?

doable. urgent. sustained thrivability for 100% of humanity.
start up... 20 mill 

Tony Wagner (@DrTonyWagner)
7/26/13 6:31 AM
Coming soon to a college near you: accountability!
“If it’s really about improvement, why not let the institutions be anonymous?” Dr. Peterson said.
“If the purpose is for institutions to use the data from this test for self-improvement, you’re not going to get there,” he said by telephone from Berkeley. “But once it’s in the market these things are hard to unseat.”
He compared Ahelo to the SAT college entrance exam in the United States. “The SAT has long been shown to correlate poorly with academic success,” he said. “But it’s impossible to get rid of because so many colleges use it and there is no incentive to develop a better replacement.”
“Ahelo has, surprisingly, become highly controversial in recent months,” said Philip Altbach, director of the Center for International Higher Education at Boston College. “Many continue to wonder whether it is possible to obtain reliable data from countries with quite different approaches to the curriculum, different arrangements for access to higher education, and other variables.”

i find it crazy we can even utter things like this .. without seeing the correlation to an individual... you?
ie: possible to obtain reliable data from people with quite different approaches to

There has also been considerable criticism of Ahelo’s cost. So far, the O.E.C.D. has spent about $13 million on the project, even though there is no confirmation it will go ahead.

let's bet on the sync.. no?
let's bet on a humane narrative/experiment for 100% of humanity...
let's try a bold alternative.. to waking people up..
to a sustainable thrivability ..

He used the standardized test for 15-year-olds as an example.

oh my.. strike one..

Michael J. Feuer, dean of the graduate school of education at George Washington University, remains skeptical about the relevance of such tasks.
“There’s a fantasy about educational testing — that we can come up with a dipstick and know exactly what the oil level is,” he said by telephone from Washington. “In relying on test scores to make judgments about institutions, you end up undermining the morale of people who are being judged with only part of their story included.”

Dr. Schleicher shares that concern. “A tool you design for improvement gets corrupted when you use it for accountability,” he said.
Still, he seemed unfazed by the controversy. “I’ve been through the same thing with PISA,” he said. “In the beginning everybody said, ‘Not me!’ Now they are all part of it.”
“Ahelo is going to reveal the truth about quality in higher education,” he said. “Not everybody is going to like the results.”

Amber Rae (@heyamberrae)
7/26/13 6:31 AM
My path to fulfillment? Super simple. Listen to my intuition. Act. Repeat.

Anne McCrossan (@Annemcx)
7/26/13 6:34 AM
These guys just ripped a Banksy off a wall in Tottenham to sell it > Sincura: About #vile

Bert van Lamoen (@transarchitect)
7/26/13 6:34 AM
The strength of the team is each individual member. The strength of each member is the team.

Tony Wagner (@DrTonyWagner)
7/26/13 6:43 AM
Move to teach interdisciplinary social science courses in college to study and solve human problems. Need same for HS

One reason citizens, politicians and university donors sometimes lack confidence in the social sciences is that social scientists too often miss the chance to declare victory and move on to new frontiers. Like natural scientists, they should be able to say, “We have figured this topic out to a reasonable degree of certainty, and we are now moving our attention to more exciting areas.” But they do not.
I’m not suggesting that social scientists stop teaching and investigating classic topics like monopoly power, racial profiling and health inequality. But everyone knows that monopoly power is bad for markets, that people are racially biased and that illness is unequally distributed by social class. There are diminishing returns from the continuing study of many such topics. And repeatedly observing these phenomena does not help us fix them.
oh my.
we are unteachimg ourselves ... daily.. what the compulsory core has sketched in us. no?
things like this seem so obvious to someone who lives awake.. no?
It is time to create new social science departments that reflect the breadth and complexity of the problems we face as well as the novelty of 21st-century science. These would include departments of biosocial science, network science, neuroeconomics, behavioral genetics and computational social science. Eventually, these departments would themselves be dismantled or transmuted as science continues to advance.

evidence.. perhaps... that we re still.... missing it...

New social science departments could also help to better train students by engaging in new types of pedagogy. For example, in the natural sciences, even college freshmen do laboratory experiments. Why is this rare in the social sciences? When students learn about social phenomena, why don’t they go to the lab to examine them — how markets reach equilibrium, how people cooperate, how social ties are formed? Newly invented tools make this feasible. It is now possible to use the Internet to enlist thousands of people to participate in randomized experiments. This seems radical only because our current social science departments weren’t organized to teach this way.

once we ve created a department/title/et al... it's time to change.

experimenting in mass... already happening..
Claire.. girl at Ted women.. youth all over.

they didn't ask permission for a department title.. so we tend to not notice them...

just thinking - mocking jay-ness

@courosa Grad student: you're not just hiring me, you're hiring everyone connected to me. #edchat #tlchat #blc13

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RT @c_durley: Profound. It's insane to have a culture that rewards people for locking up their best work. @dweinberger #blc13

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