Creative ideas are by definition novel, and novelty can trigger feelings of uncertainty that make most people uncomfortable.People dismiss creative ideas in favor of ideas that are purely practical -- tried and true.Objective evidence shoring up the validity of a creative proposal does not motivate people to accept it.Anti-creativity bias is so subtle that people are unaware of it, which can interfere with their ability to recognize a creative idea.
Via Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)
Sometimes, just sometimes, social media can truly help you connect with the world, instead of taking you out of it. When Guardian editor Spencer Ackerman's mother passed away last Thursday, he tweeted a sort of eulogy for her to his 40,000 followers.
"I regularly use Twitter’s own search as well as TweetDeck and Kred (once I am logged in) to scan and search the hashtags and keywords.
But, Topsy is a game changer.
The free comprehensive index and social analysis tool, searches keywords, hashtags and @ signs from minutes ago or from across a span of years, retrieving your social needles from millions of haystacks of billions of tweets.
Topsy is a way to instantly discover breaking news and just released press-releases and track current conversations and just posted media."
The 3rd annual Moodle Moot for 2013 was an amazing experience. I am looking to MMVC14, the next Moodle Moot online conference for 2014. Organizing an online conference may seem difficult, but it's a very rewarding task.
Fueling the fire of the video content marketing revolution is the growing use of mobile devices by Americans. According to a study by the Pew Research Center’s Internet and American Life Project, more than half of all Americans now own a smartphone, and 34 percent own a tablet, up from four percent only two years earlier. Mobile Internet use is through the roof, with more and more consumers turning to their mobile devices for all kinds of things — to engage with brands and businesses, connect with friends and colleagues, make purchases, seek information, play games and even document their lives.
Technology plays a primary role in my teaching, but I rarely turn on the computer that makes the classroom “smart.” Occasionally, I project the class tweet stream. I am an advocate of Twitter for higher ed.