Wednesday, October 2, 2013


In a world of dialogic systems. Why are educators sitting in rows listening. Why are the "EdTechElite" not making MOOCs? - Answer $$$$$$

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If we think MOOCs are the answer what was the question? Learning is driven by social interaction rather than info consumption #Learning2030

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Tony Wagner (@DrTonyWagner)
10/1/13 7:14 AM
Gallup poll finds 43% of HS kids want to start a business, but only 4% of superintendents say schools are teaching it

Dalai Lama (@DalaiLama)
9/30/13 3:30 AM
If we make a common attempt to improve our education systems, we can educate the coming generations to be more compassionate.

Innotribe (@Innotribe)
10/1/13 7:30 AM
Looking for summaries of #Innotribe #Sibos here's on overview of all coverage in Sibos… #startupchallenge

John Hagel (@jhagel)
10/1/13 7:34 AM
Forget about 3D printing. @SkylarTibbits explores next edge: 4D printing - self-assembly and evolution of structures

rightingteacher (@rightingteacher)
10/1/13 7:27 AM
For example, a student just said to me, "Oh, so what we're doing in the paper is like what we did in the presentations...but written."
rightingteacher (@rightingteacher)
10/1/13 7:29 AM
But for him, connecting those two separate activities was an additional step in the work.#OOOOOHISEE

syamant sandhir (@syamant)
10/1/13 7:29 AM
#WEF Human Capital Report… (@Salon)
10/1/13 7:30 AM
This explains exactly why we're in the mess we're in --> How the right sees the via @eliasisquith

Democracy Now! (@democracynow)
10/1/13 7:30 AM
Watch our summary of today's top news

Greg Satell (@Digitaltonto)
10/1/13 7:30 AM
What Should Drive Your Strategy?

As Warren Buffett once put it:
Take me as an example. I happen to have a talent for allocating capital. But my ability to use that talent is completely dependent on the society I was born into. If I’d been born into a tribe of hunters, this talent of mine would be pretty worthless. I can’t run very fast. I’m not particularly strong. I’d probably end up as some wild animal’s dinner.
And those who have followed their capabilities, rather than their industries, have done well.  It didn’t really matter if Steve Jobs was in hardware, software or even retail.  He simply wanted to design products that were beautifully functional.  It bothered him when products weren’t.  He’d curse, call them “sucky” and set out to change the world.

As Jim Collins pointed out in his management classic, Built to Last, many highly successful companies, such as Sony and Hewlett Packard, started out with no idea what kind of business they were in, but rather found themselves among a group of people that they wanted to work with.  “First who, then what,” Collins advises
It’s tough to figure out what business Elon Musk is in.  He co-founded PayPal in order to revolutionize payments, then created the SpaceX and has recently turned his first profit at Tesla with electric cars.  Sergey Brin and Larry Page at Google set out to organize the world’s information, but created Google X to do things like build autonomous cars.
Harvard’s Clayton Christensen would approve.  He advises us not to think about what business we are in, but what job needs to be done.  In his famous milkshake example, he argues that while we think in terms of categories, consumers want us to think in terms of their needs
Anybody who even casually reads the business press will come across a variety of provocative questions:  What business are you in?  What is your core competency?  What job needs to be done?  While many of these can provide useful insight, they can also lead you astray.
So perhaps the types of questions we should be asking are: “What business do you want to be in?”  “What motivates you to get up everyday?”  “In what do you take pride?”

Giorgio Bertini (@gfbertini)
10/1/13 7:31 AM
Education at a Glance 2013: OECD | Learning Change…

• identifies the policy issues to which the indicators relate, with three major categories distinguishing between the quality of educational outcomes and educational provision, issues of equity in educational outcomes and educational opportunities, and the adequacy and effectiveness of resource management.

what if we re doing the circle line navigation to a wrong/not-zoomed-out-enough north

which is spinning our wheels.. back to cycle or circle in x-d ness
and spending us big time.. energy/resources/people....
keeping us.. distracting us... from us

TimKarr (@TimKarr)
10/1/13 7:31 AM
What Net Neutrality and the Debt Ceiling Suddenly Have in Common by… via @PolicyMic

Global Voices (@globalvoices)
10/1/13 7:34 AM
#Brazil has the 7th highest rate of #violence against #women in the world. by@christian_aid