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A Computer Academy in France Defies Conventional Wisdom

A Computer Academy in France Defies Conventional Wisdom | Evolution of Work & Education | Scoop.it
Internet mogul Xavier Niel believes his new college, called 42, will produce graduates who are more employable, but some educators criticize its nontraditional methods.
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Great read in NYT this morning

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What makes publishing on LinkedIn so different (and what is ‘plogging’)?

What makes publishing on LinkedIn so different (and what is ‘plogging’)? | Evolution of Work & Education | Scoop.it
Since announcing a few weeks ago that we’d be launching the ability for members to publish long-form content on LinkedIn, we’ve invited a first wave of members to come try it out. The response rate,
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Do you have a “plog” (professional blog) yet?

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The conference call is one of the most familiar rituals of office life—and one of the most hated.

The conference call is one of the most familiar rituals of office life—and one of the most hated. | Evolution of Work & Education | Scoop.it
There are ways to stop people from rambling, multitasking and zoning out and to make the call productive.
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Oh, don't get me started...

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The Psychological Price of Entrepreneurship

The Psychological Price of Entrepreneurship | Evolution of Work & Education | Scoop.it
No one said building a company was easy. But it's time to be honest about how brutal it really is--and the price so many founders secretly pay.
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It there is now "down" you can't really appreciate the "up"

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Disney starts seed-stage accelerator program for consumer and entertainment startups

Disney starts seed-stage accelerator program for consumer and entertainment startups | Evolution of Work & Education | Scoop.it
Disney partners with TechStars accelerator to find tech startups.
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I love to see these accelerators spring to life, this one with some impressive mentors and prize money

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Nick Hanauer - YouTube

Here is the much-talked-about TED talk on inequality given by Nick Hanauer. We (TED) are posting it here to promote public discussion on an important issue. ...
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Lot's of debate about this talk, supposedly "banned" by TED, which is not true, but he makes some valid points and it's well worth watching...

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"Det handlar om verkliga hjärnskador" - Östersund - op.se

"Det handlar om verkliga hjärnskador" - Östersund - op.se | Evolution of Work & Education | Scoop.it
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Research from Sweden about how the workplace effects the brain, only in Swedish

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The Truth Behind Your Comfort Zone And How It's Creating A Boring Life For You | Elite Daily

The Truth Behind Your Comfort Zone And How It's Creating A Boring Life For You | Elite Daily | Evolution of Work & Education | Scoop.it
Leaving your comfort zone on a regular basis is crucial to your development as a well-rounded individual and to creating a life you feel is worth living.
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Do something that scares you at every chance you get and you will be utterly amazed at what the world has to offer!

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Where education technology will — and won’t — take us by 2024

Where education technology will — and won’t — take us by 2024 | Evolution of Work & Education | Scoop.it
Not as far as enthusiasts might think, one expert says.
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Start-up companies are making digital texts available for under $20 as opposed to $80-100 prices.

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A Former Google Exec Reinvents Elementary Education By Putting An R&D Lab In School

A Former Google Exec Reinvents Elementary Education By Putting An R&D Lab In School | Evolution of Work & Education | Scoop.it
Can this one-room school with a Silicon Valley approach scale up a more personalized model for educating kids?
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AltSchool, a private company, is backed by $4 million from seed investors

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Old Economy Steve Is A New Meme That Will Enrage All Millennials Everywhere

Old Economy Steve Is A New Meme That Will Enrage All Millennials Everywhere | Evolution of Work & Education | Scoop.it
Drives up federal deficit for 30 years, hands the bill to his kids.
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Interesting perspective, Millennials are mad!

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Nailing the Job Interview

Nailing the Job Interview | Evolution of Work & Education | Scoop.it
In the course of my career, I have interviewed hundreds of prospective employees, and I’m always amazed by the way so many of them get the process so wrong. At the end of the day, the interview is
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Interesting discussion in the comments!

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The four ways to really fix education (that no one wants to hear)

The four ways to really fix education (that no one wants to hear) | Evolution of Work & Education | Scoop.it
While official unemployment in the US has fallen to 7.3%, few would argue our jobs recovery since 2009 has been tepid.
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somewhere in the ’70s and ’80s, US education began to lose the race with technology; skill advancement no longer occurred broadly...

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Check out VeloCity Campus in Canada!

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Copycat Business Model Generates Genuine Global Success for Start-Up Incubator

Copycat Business Model Generates Genuine Global Success for Start-Up Incubator | Evolution of Work & Education | Scoop.it
Rocket Internet, which funds e-commerce start-ups that mimic proven business models, operates in sharp contrast to Silicon Valley, where originality is prized.
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Originality and creativity in business modeling can sometimes be a big success

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Why We Need To Change The Software In Our Organizations

Why We Need To Change The Software In Our Organizations | Evolution of Work & Education | Scoop.it
In the last decade, we’ve seen a revolution in technology, which has become intelligent, adaptive and scalable. Shouldn’t we expect the same from our organizations?
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We need to change the software in our organizations!

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Mindfulness meditation may improve decision-making, new study suggests

Mindfulness meditation may improve decision-making, new study suggests | Evolution of Work & Education | Scoop.it
New findings suggest that mindfulness meditation, which cultivates awareness of the present moment and clears the mind of other thoughts, may help people make smarter choices.
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The results show that mindfulness meditation increased resistance to the sunk-cost bias, Makes sense, right?

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Hacking Hack Schools To Make Them Work

Hacking Hack Schools To Make Them Work | Evolution of Work & Education | Scoop.it
The claims of Silicon Valley and Alley coding schools spawning six-figure-salary-nabbing ninjas are often overblown. But these two schools have a...
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Long article, but it's a school with a clear goal, place students in high paying coding jobs

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What’s the Difference Between Games and Gamification?

What’s the Difference Between Games and Gamification? | Evolution of Work & Education | Scoop.it
Perhaps the best way to think about games in education is not to automatically call everything that looks like fun a “learning game.” Lumping all digital
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Why the schools have not been gamified already is beyond me...

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This entrepreneur is trying to create a 'perfect university' to displace Harvard & Yale

This entrepreneur is trying to create a 'perfect university' to displace Harvard & Yale | Evolution of Work & Education | Scoop.it
"We are effectively building a perfect university," said Nelson in an interview at the VentureBeat office. "We are trying to educate people who we would be excited to see in positions of leadership...
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Lots of exciting developments in education right now and I predict 2014 will be the year ed tech really takes off!

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Farmers Insurance unveils new program to thank, fund teachers

Teachers are eligible for up to $2,500 in funding. Actor Jack Black and his former drama teacher launched the national program Monday in West Hollywood.
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Very cool - Teachers are eligible for $2,500 in funding!

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What’s Our Vision for the Future of Learning?

What’s Our Vision for the Future of Learning? | Evolution of Work & Education | Scoop.it
Author David Price writes: "If schools are coming into direct competition with the learning opportunities available in the informal social space, it has to be said that this is a pressure, which barely registers within the political discourse.
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I'm reading this book

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Who Says Math Has to Be Boring?

Who Says Math Has to Be Boring? | Evolution of Work & Education | Scoop.it
It’s time to overhaul the way math and science are taught.
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Nearly 90 percent of high school graduates say they’re not interested in a career or a college major involving science, technology, engineering or math, known collectively as STEM, according to a survey of more than a million students who take the ACT test. Chocking.

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Why Hustling Helps People To Become Insanely Successful

Why Hustling Helps People To Become Insanely Successful | Evolution of Work & Education | Scoop.it
Take a page from Twitter investor Chris Sacca to take your career to the next level--put your nose to the grindstone hustle schlep slog and invent a...
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... if you're trying to get an insanely busy person to take a meeting with you, you need to make the value of doing so obvious to them and make them feel that the meeting will be mutually beneficial.

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A Computer Academy in France Defies Conventional Wisdom

A Computer Academy in France Defies Conventional Wisdom | Evolution of Work & Education | Scoop.it
Internet mogul Xavier Niel believes his new college, called 42, will produce graduates who are more employable, but some educators criticize its nontraditional methods.
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Great read in NYT this morning

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Why We No Longer Need HR Departments

Why We No Longer Need HR Departments | Evolution of Work & Education | Scoop.it
The time has come for HR (Human Resources) departments to call it a day. HR departments often portray themselves as a valued business partner for management and staff alike. However, how can anyone
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Should HR be renamed people analytics and support team?

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