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Too Big to Know: Rethinking Knowledge Now That the Facts Aren’t the Facts, Experts Are Everywhere, and the Smartest Person in the Room Is the Room (David Weinberger 2012)

We used to know how to know. We got our answers from books or experts. We’d nail down the facts and move on. But in the Internet age, knowledge has moved onto networks. There’s more knowledge than ever, of course, … Continue reading

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NCHC 2013 Faculty Panel: Celebration of Teaching and Learning

Evergreen, 4th floor, 5.30-7pm Guiding question: What are the core elements of Honors programs and colleges? What follows are some notes on some of the key points Honors education varies significantly as a function of the institutional setting in which … Continue reading

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Overwhelmed by Information Overload? Struggling with Information Superabundance? Disoriented by the Data Deluge? How to Make the Big Shift in the Era of Big Data

Computers are useless. They can only give you answers. (Pablo Picasso) Make Just one Change: Teach Students to Ask Their Own Questions (Right Question Institute 2011) Scalable learning also takes into account how knowledge has moved onto networks. In his … Continue reading

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Attention must be paid to a complex and subtle world & it can be taught and learned!

This is a great essay by Barry Schwartz, psychologist and professor of social theory and social action at Swarthmore College, and author of The Paradox of Choice: Why More is Less (2003) and Practical Wisdom: The Right Way to Do … Continue reading

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What we should pay attention to

Paying Attention in the Digital Age is a recent post by Nigel Thrift, vice-chancellor and president of the University of Warwick in England, on The Chronicle of Higher Education’s blog WorldWise: Commentary from globetrotting higher-education thinkers. He discusses the impacts … Continue reading

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