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September 20, 2014 0 comments 4 shares 2 plus ones
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Great resource.

The Guggenheim Puts 109 Free Modern Art Books Online



Back in January, 2012, we mentioned that the Guggenheim (the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed modern art museum in NYC) had put 65 art catalogues on the web, all free of charge.

We're happy to report that, between then and now, the number of free texts has grown to 109.

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September 13, 2014 0 comments 2 shares 1 plus ones
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Are You Ready To Become Obsolete? What I've Learned About Continuous Reinvention.

SAP just released some interesting new global research conducted by Oxford Economics which shows that the #1 issue we face as employees is obsolescence of our own skills. Here's the data:Fig 1:

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September 13, 2014 0 comments 8 shares 8 plus ones
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The Onion nails it again!

Tips For Fixing The Nation’s Education System

Public schools throughout the nation continue to contend with budget shortfalls and insufficient classroom resources, while U.S.

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September 09, 2014 0 comments 0 shares 4 plus ones
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Degrees are required more often - not less - than in past years, according to IHE.   The consulting company cited in the article says something that seems to be true - ""This strongly suggests that, in such occupations, employers have come to rely on a bachelor's degree primarily as a way of screening applicants, in a way that may not be related to job duties themselves," Burning Glass says in its report."

Demand for degrees grows in many fields that haven't required them @insidehighered

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September 08, 2014 0 comments 0 shares 5 plus ones
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Couldn't stop laughing!!!

IKEA Totally Makes Fun of Apple in its Hilarious New Ad

Introducing the 2015 IKEA catalog: the coolest, sleekest new gadget on the market

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September 01, 2014 6 comments 4 shares 7 plus ones
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One of my favorite adult learning theories, Double-Loop Learning, coined by Chris Argyris, is in an article on +TeachThought .  Always interesting that theories traditionally put in the "adult" silo are more and more often applicable to any stage of learning.  Perhaps it is only the third loop, not referred to here, that is meant for adults?  Learning meant for adults and for K12 students (traditional) is getting less and less differentiated.
Loops in Triple-Loop Learning 
1 - Are we doing things right?
2 - Are we doing the right things? 
3 - How do we decide what is right?

Learning Theories: Double-Loop Learning

Learning Theories: Double-Loop Learning

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September 01, 2014 3 comments 2 shares 1 plus ones
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So interesting.  What a classic book - this is an unpublished chapter from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

Read a Never Published, “Subversive” Chapter from Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory



50 years after the publication of Roald Dahl's beloved children's book, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The Guardian has posted online a never-before-published draft of the book's fifth chapter.

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August 30, 2014 0 comments 0 shares 0 plus ones
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Maybe between Angry Birds and Mark I can learn to code.  +Audrey Watters have you revisited?

Learn

Anyone can learn the basic concepts of Computer Science. Choose an intro activity to start learning.

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August 30, 2014 1 comments 0 shares 2 plus ones
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Haven't been able to try it yet.  How many admins are turning it on?  Many, I hope!  

Google Classroom: First Impressions – ProfHacker - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education

The new learning management system (LMS) offered to Google Apps for Education users has recently become fully available: Google Classroom. In its current early incarnation, the option may be attractive for instructors who are not currently using an LMS and want to give one a try, ...

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August 30, 2014 1 comments 0 shares 6 plus ones
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"In 2009, students aged 25 and older accounted for roughly 40 percent of all college and graduate students, according to the National Center for Education Statistics. That figure is expected to rise to 43 percent by 2020 as 9.6 million older students head to campus."    or even more interesting...
"Students over age 35, who accounted for 17 percent of all college and graduate students in 2009, are expected to comprise 19 percent of that total by 2020."

Back to School: Older Students on the Rise in College Classrooms

Dorms are filling up, classes are starting, and Frisbees are flying above quads at colleges and universities across the country. But these familiar seasonal ...

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