Random But Organized Thoughts (9-26-10)


I’ve decided to give my husband a new job title: Professional Skeptic. If you need an honest critique of the believability, ask him.
RT @Eclectopedic: Study: Most Americans want wealth distribution similar to Sweden: http://bit.ly/9SzJ5j
Meeting of the futurists in Bolinas http://twitpic.com/2s0ams
The Timetables of History, A Horizontal Linkage of People and Events, by Bernard Grun
Check out Hansoft for game design management.
http://twitpic.com/2rpudt This is where I am tonight.
I’m at Noisebridge in SF. Awesome hacker space. :)
Progress report. We are up to #14 on the list of game dynamics. Have generated at least one good paper idea from it.
What is a 3-part paradigm of reward schedules? (game design)
Pessimists are more accurate but optimists get more done.
RT @randyfuj: Video Gaming Prepares Brain for Bigger Tasks http://bit.ly/acZS11
Blogs about video game design on Gamasutra http://www.gamasutra.com/blogs/
If you need to memorize a lot of facts, you might want to check out Anki http://ichi2.net/anki/index.html
RT @mebner: nice presentation about “Technology Trends in Higher Education ” http://bit.ly/9F5feq
@joewehr A Learning Futurist scans industries outside of education to look for trends that will infiltrate (among other things) #lrnchat
RT @briancroxall: The presentation on #clir from me and Liz Cooper was well received. Want to see the Prezi? http://bit.ly/chPTq2
RT @entrecon: RT @ask4ferguson RT @danicrino: DNS FAILURE: Facebook is down which means 9 months from today, many children will born.
RT @iftf: Managing the Future Workplace? Start Here. – http://bit.ly/bNObXn #FutureOfWork (via @mfcrawford)
RT @wiredcampus: Preventing Online Dropouts: Does Anything Work? http://bit.ly/aFV6kO
Who finds it funny that lunch box I use everyday has “Fight the Future” written on it? #fb http://twitpic.com/2qznft
RT @CarnegieFdn: Merit pay has little effect on achievement. http://bit.ly/bJVYRa
GREAT video on Video Games and Learning (the divide between entertainment and education) http://is.gd/fmirw
What if we turned instructor evaluation upsidedown. Every new instructor observes three other classes, two within discipline, one outside.
RT @hybridkris: Flash Trounces HTML5 on Mobiles. Interesting points on a demo covered at Wired. http://bit.ly/bZZ0ts
RT @michael_rowe: With Open Source Lectures, Who Needs So Many Lecturers? http://ow.ly/1qTfJ0
RT @ileneca: The Stagnating Labor Market, 1: Dropping Out Of The Labor Force http://goo.gl/fb/WM3ZE / great data! #m161
RT @Quinnovator: a complete spreadsheet of Android tablets with comparative featuresets http://ow.ly/2H35T (via ITFORUM)
I just LOVE that our Math ELITEs are spreading to other schools. WestshoreCC is blogging about their room hack… http://fb.me/Ab04T4w3
This presentation by @RobertTalbert is also AWESOME and we used that today in Calculus as well #m161 http://twurl.nl/nl4v0s
This was an AWESOME little applet for slopes of tangent and secant lines (put in the function of your choice) http://twurl.nl/iawsty #m161
That last quote was from an article one of my students read called “Brain Secretary: The Enemy of Learning” http://twurl.nl/tha3bf
“Research shows that if you leave a group of adults sitting, listening for more than 7 min, their minds begin to drift into sexual fantasy.”
Effective Assessment in a Digital Age (pdf) http://twurl.nl/e1ga3p (probably worth a read, but long)
If education doesn’t offer the option to consume learning in a personalized way, many learners will simply go out and get it themselves.
“if they don’t offer the option to consume a product in a personalized way, many consumers will simply go and get it themselves” – Bilton
How to be alone http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k7X7sZzSXYs

I’ve decided to give my husband a new job title: Professional Skeptic. If you need an honest critique of the believability, ask him.

RT @Eclectopedic: Study: Most Americans want wealth distribution similar to Sweden: http://bit.ly/9SzJ5j
Meeting of the futurists in Bolinas http://twitpic.com/2s0ams
The Timetables of History, A Horizontal Linkage of People and Events, by Bernard Grun
Check out Hansoft for game design management.
http://twitpic.com/2rpudt This is where I am tonight.
I’m at Noisebridge in SF. Awesome hacker space. :)
Progress report. We are up to #14 on the list of game dynamics. Have generated at least one good paper idea from it.
What is a 3-part paradigm of reward schedules? (game design)
Pessimists are more accurate but optimists get more done.
RT @randyfuj: Video Gaming Prepares Brain for Bigger Tasks http://bit.ly/acZS11
Blogs about video game design on Gamasutra http://www.gamasutra.com/blogs/
If you need to memorize a lot of facts, you might want to check out Anki http://ichi2.net/anki/index.html
RT @mebner: nice presentation about “Technology Trends in Higher Education ” http://bit.ly/9F5feq
@joewehr A Learning Futurist scans industries outside of education to look for trends that will infiltrate (among other things) #lrnchat
RT @briancroxall: The presentation on #clir from me and Liz Cooper was well received. Want to see the Prezi? http://bit.ly/chPTq2
RT @entrecon: RT @ask4ferguson RT @danicrino: DNS FAILURE: Facebook is down which means 9 months from today, many children will born.
RT @iftf: Managing the Future Workplace? Start Here. – http://bit.ly/bNObXn #FutureOfWork (via @mfcrawford)
RT @wiredcampus: Preventing Online Dropouts: Does Anything Work? http://bit.ly/aFV6kO
Who finds it funny that lunch box I use everyday has “Fight the Future” written on it? #fb http://twitpic.com/2qznft
RT @CarnegieFdn: Merit pay has little effect on achievement. http://bit.ly/bJVYRa
GREAT video on Video Games and Learning (the divide between entertainment and education) http://is.gd/fmirw
What if we turned instructor evaluation upsidedown. Every new instructor observes three other classes, two within discipline, one outside.
RT @hybridkris: Flash Trounces HTML5 on Mobiles. Interesting points on a demo covered at Wired. http://bit.ly/bZZ0ts
RT @michael_rowe: With Open Source Lectures, Who Needs So Many Lecturers? http://ow.ly/1qTfJ0
RT @ileneca: The Stagnating Labor Market, 1: Dropping Out Of The Labor Force http://goo.gl/fb/WM3ZE / great data! #m161
RT @Quinnovator: a complete spreadsheet of Android tablets with comparative featuresets http://ow.ly/2H35T (via ITFORUM)
I just LOVE that our Math ELITEs are spreading to other schools. WestshoreCC is blogging about their room hack… http://fb.me/Ab04T4w3
This presentation by @RobertTalbert is also AWESOME and we used that today in Calculus as well #m161 http://twurl.nl/nl4v0s
This was an AWESOME little applet for slopes of tangent and secant lines (put in the function of your choice) http://twurl.nl/iawsty #m161
That last quote was from an article one of my students read called “Brain Secretary: The Enemy of Learning” http://twurl.nl/tha3bf
“Research shows that if you leave a group of adults sitting, listening for more than 7 min, their minds begin to drift into sexual fantasy.”
Effective Assessment in a Digital Age (pdf) http://twurl.nl/e1ga3p (probably worth a read, but long)
If education doesn’t offer the option to consume learning in a personalized way, many learners will simply go out and get it themselves.
“if they don’t offer the option to consume a product in a personalized way, many consumers will simply go and get it themselves” – Bilton
How to be alone http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k7X7sZzSXYs

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