Seth Godin: "The coming melt-down in higher... →
austinkleon: Seth outlines 5 reasons why higher education is about to crash and burn: Most colleges are organized to give an average education to average students. Pick up any college brochure or catalog. Delete the brand names and the map. Can you tell which school it is? College has gotten expensive far faster than wages have gone up. The definition of ‘best’ is under siege. The more...
One of the central myths we carry around in our heads is that there is this...– Alfie Kohn, “Punished by Rewards? A Conversation with Alfie Kohn [PDF]”
Videogames, undoubtedly, still have a long way to go. For a start, we have...– Ebert’s Fence and Games as Art (via azspot)
NY Times: We Have Met the Enemy and He Is... →
valarywithawhy: I have written before, and will again, about the ineffective use of PowerPoint in all sectors. I don’t think it is inherently evil, just abused. But I have to say, my favorite quote in this piece might just be: Senior officers say the program does come in handy when the goal is not imparting information, as in briefings for reporters. I’m amused by the fact that so...
I really love this talk by Tom Wujec and what a simple building exercise suggests about a design, teamwork, and motivation: Iterating over a bunch of simple ideas is better than trying one big idea High-stakes rewards can undermine the teamwork and risk-taking that necessary to succeed And, of course, kindergartners work together better than business school grads ;)
I’ve seen your work and it’s damn impressive. Your midterm paper on...– McSweeney’s Internet Tendency: The Only Thing That Can Stop This Asteroid is Your Liberal Arts Degree.
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Obama’s not a brown-skinned anti-war socialist who gives away free...– John Fugelsang
It’s been a long time since I last had milk and cookies. I now realize that this has been a glaring oversight on my part.
Here’s the problem: Congress has never given the FCC any authority to...– Fred von Lohmann, Court Rejects FCC Authority Over the Internet | Electronic Frontier Foundation
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Court Rules Against Net Neutrality →
newleft: soupsoup: WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court has ruled that theFederal Communications Commission lacks the authority to require broadband providers to give equal treatment to all Internet traffic flowing over their networks. Tuesday’s ruling by the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia is a big victory for the Comcast Corporation, the nation’s largest cable...
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