Category Archives: Just Jay

A Solution to the College Crisis

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Corporate colleges

 

Higher education in the United States is broken. Costs are ouf of control. Students are dissatisfied. Graduates can’t get jobs. Says MIT’s Andy McAfee, “What’s going on is halfway between a bubble and a scandal.”

I propose we put higher ed back on track by founding Corporate Colleges.

Corporate colleges break higher ed into its constitutent parts and reassemble Continue reading

Texas

The Strip

Tripping through Texas

Closed on Sunday
because God’s service
is better than ours.

Barbed wire.

Cattle, oil, mesquite, prickly pear,
Cowboy boots, Stetsons, buzzards,
Roadkill, skunk smell, Hummers.

Bar-BQ, chichen fried steak,
Dairy Queen, Applebee’s, Sonic,
Enchiladas, chicken fried chicken.

Sheep and prickly pear and jack rabbits, but not to eat.

Ranches, hosses, antiques and tarnished Continue reading

Modularity, BMWs, & MOOCs

Recognize this? It cost me $1,000.

bmwWhen my car was detailed, this part of the steering column was damaged. It doesn’t come any smaller. You can’t buy these individually.

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BMW has decreed that you have to buy all these parts, even when some of them are perfectly okay. (My car’s issue was with the collar thing-a-ma-bob in the center.)

Dumb design, eh? It’s Continue reading

MOOC Links

moocBusiness+MOOCs Hangout on Air
February 27, 9:30 am Pacific time.

Calendar link.

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Clark Quinn will manage our back channel on Twitter. #QMOOC

Links

Jay’s MOOC bookmarks

195 posts about MOOCs 14 articles on MOOCs

Using mLearning and MOOCs to Understand Continue reading

Canon PowerShot Sx50 HS

This is an amazing camera. Takes great shots. The show-stopper is x50 zoom.

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These shots of the meditation chair in my redwood grove were all taken from the same location!

Meditation chair. 50x cam

Meditation chair. 50x cam

Meditation chair. 50x cam

Here are two cars filled with intangibles on the n-scale Internet Time Lines:

Internet Time Lines

and the caboose:

Internet Time Lines

Spring has sprung here in Berkeley. This is my neighbor’s back yard:

50x camera

50x camera

Here’s a meal of black bean soup Continue reading

Slow Learning and payback

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Ten years ago I devoured this book and passed it along to Clark Quinn, who coined the term “Slow Learning” as a result. Here is his brilliant piece on Slow Learning.

The analogy is apt.

In the dark ages of American sophistication about eating circa 1950, common wisdom was tip was short for T.I.P. meaning “to insure promptness.”* Food in this country was so abysmal Continue reading

Business+MOOCs

Business+MOOCs. Discuss.

February 27, 9:30 am Pacific time.

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Expected:

Jay Cross
George Siemens
Stephen Downes
Dave Cormier
Center for Creative Leadership

Invited:

Daphe Koller, Coursera
Udacity
edX
Curt Bonk

Who else should be there?

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50 suggestions for implementing 70-20-10

50 suggestions for implementing 70-20-10

part 1 of 5

People learn their jobs by doing their jobs. Effective managers make stretch
assignments and coach their team members. Experience is the teacher, and managers shape those experiences.

These posts offer guidance to managers who want to make learning from experience and conversation more effective. Replacing today’s haphazard approaches with systematic, Continue reading