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The gig economy and STEM work

The impact of the gig economy is pervasive, including technical and scientific work. A recent publication in Nature highlighted some of the impacts that those graduating with Ph.D.’s face seeking jobs and their role in the emerging independent freelance workforce. … Continue reading

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Saturday Morning Reading

Saturday mornings are a time when I sit down with a cup of coffee and do some ‘lateral reading’. What does that mean? I have some initial ideas of where I want to start reading but I then follow leads, … Continue reading

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Education 2020

Post Factual Times of Magical Thinking –Dec. 14, 2016 [This is the tag line that will begin writings that fall into the strange world after Nov.7th, 2016.]   How do you address the possible futures of education in 2020?  We … Continue reading

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Innovation – the “Special Forces” model and Pateur’s Quadrant: impact for TEL in Higher Ed

Innovation is described by some as ‘connecting the dots’. The iconoclastic chief of the Virgin Group, Sir Richard Branson, uses the mantra “A-B-C-D. (Always Be Connecting the Dots).” The magic in this recipe is seeing the dots in the first … Continue reading

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There’s lies, damn lies and statistics

There’s a reason I stick with my Twitter feed. It brings up articles that I otherwise would have missed. Take these two. It’s an interesting re-analysis of a climate change article by Lewandowsky, Gignac, & Oberauer, (2013) presented by Dixon … Continue reading

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What is Scholarship?

What is scholarship? That question arose at a discussion on Transforming Education . A nice reference was offered that seems worth sharing . Robert diamond wrote the following description of scholarship. It’s short and sweet. Recognizing Faculty Work, by Robert … Continue reading

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LAM/T, Process/Repetoire Hierarchies and Sense to Express them As a Story

Like Gardner, I find every time I read Augmenting the Human Intellect I find something new, something unexpected, that Engelbart draws out of me in reaction to the depth of  his thinking.  This time was no different. Resonating with me … Continue reading

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