Emerging Technologies

Cisco’s Connected World of Everything – A Link Log

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From Cisco’s Connected World Everything is connected Cisco’s ambition sounds a bit like science fiction. The company estimates that 99.4% of all physical objects in the world remain unconnected — all but 10 billion out of 1.5 trillion things. The value (net profit) of connecting all of those things: $14.4 trillion.   Cisco sees this potential […]

Students, Learning and Teaching

The Purpose of Education

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From The Purpose of Education Chomsky defines his view of education in an Enlightenment sense, in which the “highest goal in life is to inquire and create. The purpose of education from that point of view is just to help people to learn on their own. It’s you the learner who is going to achieve […]

Cognition and Meta Cognition

Teaching Kids

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I have been thinking about a new initiative on Teaching Kids. It is driven by several (self) discoveries. I am slowly discovering that I love teaching. But I constantly fight for student’s attention and keeping my teaching interesting and useful. A few experiments with a Social Causes Club at KCGTech convinced me that we can […]

Emerging Technologies

A Gallery of Disruptive Technologies

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From Disruptive technologies: Advances that will transform life, business, and the global economy We estimate that, together, applications of the 12 technologies discussed in the report could have a potential economic impact between $14 trillion and $33 trillion a year in 2025. This estimate is neither predictive nor comprehensive. It is based on an in-depth […]

Emerging Technologies

The Physical World Is Becoming a Type of Information System

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From McKinsey’s Internet of Things and the Future of Manufacturing In what’s called the Internet of Things,1 the physical world is becoming a type of information system—through sensors and actuators embedded in physical objects and linked through wired and wireless networks via the Internet Protocol. In manufacturing, the potential for cyber-physical systems to improve productivity […]

Students, Learning and Teaching

LinkLog: Workscape – A Metaphorical Space

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From Jay’s From Learning Out Aloud “Learning in advance” doesn’t work in a realtime world, so learning and work have converged. Learning is simply an aspect of getting the job done. Learning new things — sometimes by inventing them — is an obligation of corporate citizens. Most of this learning takes place in the workplace. […]