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Is Facebook Destroying the American College Experience?

Is Facebook Destroying the American College Experience? | Evolution of Work & Education | Scoop.it
Sitting with a group of graduating high school seniors last summer, the conversation turned to college roommates. Although headed off to different schools, they had a similar experience of learning
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On the other side of the coin...

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TED 2013: What Happens When the Machines Take All Our Jobs?

TED 2013: What Happens When the Machines Take All Our Jobs? | Evolution of Work & Education | Scoop.it
The future of the American economy will look a lot like a science-fiction movie, says Andrew McAfee, the principal research scientist at MIT’s Center for Digital Business.In a sweeping TED talk
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“My biggest worry is that we’re creating a world where we’re going to have glittering technologies, embedded in kind of a shabby society,” ;McAfee said, “and supported by an economy that generates inequality instead of opportunity.” What do you think? I think that there certainly are risks, but even more benefits. Do humans belong on the assembly lines feeding machines? No, this is part of what is called the 4th Industrial Revolution.

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What most schools don't teach

What most schools don't teach | Evolution of Work & Education | Scoop.it
Learn about a new "superpower" that isn't being taught in most schools
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Why kids should learn how to code

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Social tech ventures going global

Social tech ventures going global | Evolution of Work & Education | Scoop.it
Can putting 11 startups and big name technology mentors on a ship help scale social tech enterprises at speed?
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Why not have your offie on a boat for a while_

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Open - National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance annual conference

Open is the premier conference on technology entrepreneurship in higher education. Open is produced in collaboration with Epicenter, located at Stanford Univ...
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MY FB friend Robert Tercek alerted my to this conference, which seems to be a nice mix of academics and building real stuff

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Why Wait? Offer Yourself a Work Life Promotion

Why Wait? Offer Yourself a Work Life Promotion | Evolution of Work & Education | Scoop.it
Freelancers have a unique and highly challenging workplace role. Already responsible for seeking out work and juggling the responsibilities related to multiple projects (and bosses) - you have the
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Some good tips for freelancers and free agents

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Know Your Own Motivational Triggers

What gets you going? This is not an idle question. Knowing the answer can determine your ultimate success.Everyone is motivated by different things. For instance, I have heard that before Steven
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Lowering the Price of the Valuable Campus Experience

Lowering the Price of the Valuable Campus Experience | Evolution of Work & Education | Scoop.it
My recent post on why the campus experience still matters in an age of digital learning prompted an outpouring of comments. One consistent theme was that the face-to-face experience might be superior
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Gift from Gustave and Rita Hauser launches new learning and teaching initiative | Harvard Magazine

Gift from Gustave and Rita Hauser launches new learning and teaching initiative | Harvard Magazine | Evolution of Work & Education | Scoop.it
The Hausers invest $40 million to launch the Harvard Initiative for Learning and Teaching.
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Harvard President Faust: “Dramatic developments in technology and research aimed at understanding how people learn are radically changing the practice of teaching, offering instructors new and exciting ways to engage with students. This remarkable gift from the Hausers will allow us to support the efforts of our enormously creative faculty and provide a framework for making excellent teaching and engagement between faculty and students the touchstone of the educational experience at Harvard.”

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Mindfulness: an antidote for workplace ADD

Mindfulness: an antidote for workplace ADD | Evolution of Work & Education | Scoop.it
Some consultants tell me that the number one problem in the workplace today is attention. People are distracted. They're in a state of what's called "continuous partial attention" where
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Some good exercises here to enable you to focus better

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Rooney Mara: The Changeling - Magazine

Rooney Mara: The Changeling - Magazine | Evolution of Work & Education | Scoop.it
Hauntingly beautiful and more than a little mysterious, Rooney Mara is Hollywood’s most enigmatic leading lady.
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Eventually Mara found a place at NYU’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study, where she was able to create her own major. “I was just so uninspired in a regular classroom,” she remembers.

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Spaghetti-Os, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and LinkedIn: How I Went From Unemployed Grad to Landing My Dream Job [VIDEO] | Official LinkedIn Blog

Spaghetti-Os, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and LinkedIn: How I Went From Unemployed Grad to Landing My Dream Job [VIDEO] | Official LinkedIn Blog | Evolution of Work & Education | Scoop.it
In May 2012, I was one of the many new college graduates to finish school unemployed. Not knowing what to do with myself, I moved in with my parents, applied to jobs, ate Spaghetti-Os and watched all seven seasons of Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
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By the Numbers: Teachers, Tech, and the Digital Divide | MindShift

By the Numbers: Teachers, Tech, and the Digital Divide | MindShift | Evolution of Work & Education | Scoop.it
A new Pew Research survey of more than 2,400 middle school and high school teachers released today shows that, while teachers believe technology has helped wi
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Important reserach here, we need to be aware of the growing digital divide and provide simple solutions like cheap laptops for kids through the school system

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Google Glass -- High-Tech Spectacles Make Oscar Pre-Party Appearance - TMZ.com

Google Glass -- High-Tech Spectacles Make Oscar Pre-Party Appearance - TMZ.com | Evolution of Work & Education | Scoop.it
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Google Glass -- High-Tech Spectacles Make Oscar Pre-Party Appearance. 2/26/2013 6:22 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF.
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Smart way to market a product that otherwise might not seem cool at all

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Work from home no more: How do you feel about Yahoo's crackdown?

Work from home no more: How do you feel about Yahoo's crackdown? | Evolution of Work & Education | Scoop.it
Yahoo sent a memo to employees yesterday, letting them know that they were expected to show up at the office every day. Silicon Valley was outraged.
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It takes a real effort, and widespread support from the company culture, to make up for the shortcomings that virtual communication impose. Some companies can pull it off. Others can’t.

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10 Things That Matter In Your Career | CAREEREALISM

10 Things That Matter In Your Career | CAREEREALISM | Evolution of Work & Education | Scoop.it
Taking the time to think about what really matters in your career can save you years, even decades, of heartache. Here are some things to consider.
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Not a bad list!

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Lean LaunchPad Educators Program | NCIIA

Lean LaunchPad Educators Program | NCIIA | Evolution of Work & Education | Scoop.it
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NCIIA: "Entrepreneurship education is evolving quickly. The curriculum that was up to date last year is already becoming obsolete; your students, wired into every startup blog, recognize the trends. But there’s a way for you to keep ahead of the pace of change: offering an updated “Lean” curriculum and courses."

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Use Google Docs to Manage your Digital Projects, from Freelance to Large Agency

Use Google Docs to Manage your Digital Projects, from Freelance to Large Agency | Evolution of Work & Education | Scoop.it
I'm going to share how we manage to stay on top of over 30 client projects at any one time whilst making sure we don't miss tasks or lose track of the hours we've spent.

Via Martin Gysler
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Martin Gysler's comment, February 13, 2013 10:44 AM
Great Marty, I also use it with my clients, really a great tool.
jeroen thibaut's comment, February 13, 2013 10:45 AM
I use it on a daily basis too. Though I'm still wondering why/not to chose Apps for business. Run it for one European project, but so far had almost no extras, but have to pay the monthly cost... Any views on this?
Martin Gysler's comment, February 13, 2013 11:05 AM
I only use the free program and never thought to change in the business plan. Maybe I'll try this plan for 30 days, as Google proposed it for free.
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When There Is Always Something Better To Do

When There Is Always Something Better To Do | Evolution of Work & Education | Scoop.it
In an advanced society with a high standard of living, employment proportions much more than a means to feeding yourself and your family. I have been living in the USA again for the past few months
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The professional identity here is such that “what do you do?” is generally the most important and most telling question upon meeting someone.In Spain this is a much tricker subject given its current economic condition. There is tremendous unemployment right now; it has increased from 7% to 26%, with over 50% unemployment among the younger generation.

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Why Your Organization Sucks (And How to Change That) | The Agency Post

Why Your Organization Sucks (And How to Change That) | The Agency Post | Evolution of Work & Education | Scoop.it
Are your organizational skills too bureaucratic, slow and static? Then your organization — like most organizations — sucks. Josh Allan Dykstra explains how you can fix it.
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Good insights here from my buddy Josh

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How to Optimize Every Decision in Your Life and Accomplish Nothing

How to Optimize Every Decision in Your Life and Accomplish Nothing | Evolution of Work & Education | Scoop.it
Even the greatest minds fear missing out. Nobel laureate Richard Feynman who assisted in the development of the atomic bomb, contributed substantial advances to quantum mechanics and particle physics
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So true, making a decision and move on is key, rather than focusing on making the right decision every time. I wonder if seeing how long it takes someone to pick what to eat at a restaurant is indicative of whether they are a good decision-maker or just a picky eater?

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Don’t Lecture Me: Rethinking How College Students Learn | MindShift

Don’t Lecture Me: Rethinking How College Students Learn | MindShift | Evolution of Work & Education | Scoop.it
At the star-studded Harvard Initiative on Learning and Teaching (HILT) event earlier this month, where professors gathered to discuss innovative str
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Harvard’s  professor Eric Mazur gave a talk on the benefits of practicing peer instruction in class, rather than the traditional lecture. The idea is getting traction.

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Five Presentation Mistakes Everyone Makes

Five Presentation Mistakes Everyone Makes | Evolution of Work & Education | Scoop.it
Learn from the most common traps.
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We've all been guilty of doing one of these things, right?

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Young Entrepreneurs, C-Suites – Let’s Talk. Then Unite!

Young Entrepreneurs, C-Suites – Let’s Talk. Then Unite! | Evolution of Work & Education | Scoop.it
There is a lot of focus on young entrepreneurs these days, and for good reason.They’re leading the charge in disruptive innovation. They’re building the next pillars of American business;
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Do you have any mentors, why not?

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