Jay Cross helps people work and live smarter. Jay is the Johnny Appleseed of informal learning. He wrote the book on it. He was the first person to use the term eLearning on the web. He has challenged conventional wisdom about how adults learn since designing the first business degree program offered by the University of Phoenix.
Recognize this? It cost me $1,000.
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 (more…)
The National Institute of Mental Health spent millions of your tax dollars to build John and Julie Gottman a Love Lab. At the lab, personnel observed thousands of couples. They shot video, monitored heart rates, jitteriness and skin conductivity. They amassed recordings of (more…)
Thursday I’m off to a retreat in Texas. People are talking about what they will bring. Coffee, vino, whatever.
I think of UTAOU people as life designers, not instructional designers. Surely we can bring something beside stimulants and depressants. I’m going to bring a bag of weird stuff to try to get our motors running:
In the bag are:
German magnetic (more…)
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This is an amazing camera. Takes great shots. The show-stopper is x50 zoom.
These shots of the meditation chair in my redwood grove were all taken from the same location!
Here are two cars filled with intangibles on the n-scale Internet Time Lines:
and the caboose:
Spring has sprung here in Berkeley. This is my neighbor’s back yard:
Here’s a meal of black bean soup (more…)
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 (more…)
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Wired UK raises the possibility that the university may have to restructure itself. That undoubtedly will raise numerous hackles. But from an intellectual standpoint, it signals a revolution in waiting. Forbes, on the other hand, touts the financial promise of investments (more…)