Monthly Archives: August 2010

I use drugs

I admit it. I couldn’t live without my daily drugs. Every day I take 5 to 7.5 milligrams of rat poison. Yesterday I had a long talk with a fellow rat poison user. That’s 3-(alpha-acetonylbenzyl)-4-hydroxycoumarin for you chemists out there. … Continue reading

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The Daily Plague

Enough already! Following another wonderful, vacation day, I peak in my Tweetstream and find this: sparkandco The Holly MacDonald Daily is out http://paper.l… – featuring @GuyKawasaki @JaneBozarth @hjarche @jaycross @web20classroom 1d ago via Paper.li mpetersell The Mike Petersell Daily is … Continue reading

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Walk, work, think

Steve Bordley emailed me this morning to point out that… A new study published in Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience has shown that walking will in fact enhance connectivity within brain circuits. Additionally, the study found that walking also improves cognition … Continue reading

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Jay's blogs fork

Ten years ago I was writing several daily blogs: In 2001, these joined together to become the Internet Time Blog, one of the earliest blogs about learning: Five years later, writing my book on Informal Learning, I added a blog … Continue reading

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Google's soft underbelly

I’ve been using Feedburner, an online service that’s now part of Google, to offer RSS subscriptions to my blogs. Four months ago, the RSS feed associated with the Informal Learning Blog started to go haywire. I went to Feedburner to … Continue reading

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Robinson Jeffers, no photographs allowed

This afternoon, I read the poetry of Robinson Jeffers while relaxing in the bath. An hour later, I arrived at Tor House, the stone home he built by hand here in Carmel. It’s the inspiration for some of his poems. … Continue reading

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More Ivan lllich and me

I find silent PowerPoint presentations (except for those that only use words) about as useful as a Rorschach ink blot. Heaven only knows how many silent PowerPoints decks have screwed things up because people read their own meaning into them … Continue reading

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Changing Cultures in Higher Education

Last week I received a nice surprise in the mail, Changing Cultures in Higher Education (Ulf Daniel Ehlers and Dirk Schneckberg eds.) Springer. Congratulations, guys. 610 pages for a mere $126. It’s good to see that Springer is maintaining its … Continue reading

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Rearranging my personal learning environments

Increasingly, posts about learning will appear here, in the Informal Learning Blog. I’ll post most personal and out-of-the-box items at Internet Time Blog. Informal Learning Blog Internet Time Alliance Internet Time Blog Flows:┬áThe babbling brook of new information and news: … Continue reading

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