Think About Learning

I love listening to professors.  I’m a professor.  I don’t mind if people listen to me or not, but I love to listen to professors.  More than that – I love to learn.  I love learning what professors have learned and studied. I was listening to a professor share his ideas.  I wrote about him […]

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Data and Action

Data drives decisons. That’s what we academicians say. But data doesn’t necessarily drive us to action. You can have all the data you want, but it is the emotion that moves you to action. You can have all the research that tells you that there are problems or pollution or pain or poverty, but if […]

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The Speed of Science

….is SLOOOOOOOOOOOW. If you have a great idea today that you want to research and study, by the time your idea is published, it’ll be at least a year before the world will know it.  Then with a one year embargo – that the journals have instituted – it’s 2 years before the web will […]

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The Shallows by Nicholas Carr

I just finished The Shallows.  What the internet is doing to our brains. by Nicholas Carr.  It was a great book. Nicholas describes the impact that the internet has on the brain.  He explains the brain, technology, a little bit of neuroscience, a great history of the development of technology and it’s impact on culture, […]

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Corporate Run Higher Education

I’m definitely not an expert in this, but I recently watch a program FRONTLINE: college, inc.  Here’s the link.  You have to check it out.  It’s very interesting. It is a program that takes a look at for-profit higher education institutions.  It’s fascinating to see the difference between a corporation run higher education institution and […]

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