LinkLog: A for Apps

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This is a learning trend to watch. Here is an article from Fast Company titled A for Apps. When the Singer sisters were just 6 months old, they already preferred cell phones to almost any other toy, recalls their mom, Fiona Aboud Singer: “They loved to push the buttons and see it light up.” The […]

Three Courses Every Engineering Institution Should Consider Adding

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In addition to teaching core engineering subjects, I think we need to add three (may be optional) courses. 1. Entrepreneurship 2. Learning and Thinking 3. Innovation The idea is to give students an appreciation of what entrepreneurship is all about. Students joining smaller start-ups learn every thing faster in the first few years (though may […]

Understanding Expertise

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Have you watched an expert at work? You can sense  a level of comfort and fluency. I often watch expert programmers code, debug, fix problems in software.  I get the same sense watching painting shows on TV. A stroke here, a stroke there and suddenly you have a beautiful creation taking shape, right in front […]

The Mismatch Problem

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I was watching this video of Malcolm Gladwell’s talk over the weekend and enjoyed every minute of it.  Malcolm has the uncanny ability to look at problems in new ways. He was talking about the challenges in finding the right people to hire in various professions. He calls it the “mismatch problem”   According to Malcolm, […]

Why, How and Why Not?

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As children, we are always questioning people. As we grow older, we question less and less and accept more.  Corinne Miller, suggests that this may be because of the perception that asking questions is a sign weakness and describes how we can change this. “What’s your favorite question? Over the years we’ve found that the […]

LinkLog: Future of Learning

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This is from a blog about Stephen Downes seminar in Malaysia on how to use Web 2.0 tools for learning.  It has great links to lots of useful resources for both learners and teachers too. I especially liked the part about Future Learning Directions Learning as Creation Social Learning Personal Learning Environments Immersive Learning Living […]