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Technology and Learning

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December 2, 2012 - 9:00pm
Read enough books on behavioral economics and you will internalize the observation that we consistently overrate our own skills and abilities. Wikipedia even has an entry for this phenomenon under the heading "illusory superiority."
November 29, 2012 - 9:00pm
If you have led or participated in a search lately you know how difficult, time demanding, and stressful the process can be. We all complain about the challenge of finding the "right" person for our open positions.
November 28, 2012 - 9:00pm
Reading Consider the Fork is somehow the perfect companion to watching "Downton Abbey," in that they are both very much an upper-class British experience.
November 27, 2012 - 9:00pm
Don't even bother buying a PowerBall ticket for tonight's $425 million drawing. I've already purchased the winning ticket.
November 26, 2012 - 9:00pm
Normally I don't read books that feature an introductory chapter from New Gingrich, but I'm very happy that in this case my liberal filter bubble was successfully breached.
November 25, 2012 - 9:00pm
Are you currently running or contemplating a one-to-one tablet program, (where every student gets the same device), at your institution? What tablet are you recommending or requiring?
November 20, 2012 - 8:20pm
Orbitz and Expedia may have killed the travel agency business, but my family desperately needs a skilled trip advisor to plan our next vacation. (The number of travel agents has dropped from over 110,000 in 2001 to about 77,000 today). 
November 19, 2012 - 9:00pm
Moretti's The New Geography of Jobs is the perfect companion to Bill Bishop's fine book The Big Sort: Why the Clustering of Like-Minded America is Tearing Us Apart. Where Bishop talks about the social and cultural impact of the geographic clustering by education and skills, Moretti explains the economic outcomes of this trend. 
November 18, 2012 - 9:00pm
How can we possibly review Nate Silver's The Signal and the Noise after the election? Silver is perhaps the most overexposed pollster of all time. His NYTimes FiveThirtyEight blog was a must read for many of us during the run-up to 11/6/12.
November 15, 2012 - 9:00pm
Apple's iTunes U app and the accompanying web based iTunes U Course Manager remains the least noticed but potentially the most important edtech innovation of 2012.


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