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Google’s Biggest Moonshot Is Its Search for a Carbon-Free Future

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October 19, 2021

Measuring actual learning versus feeling of learning in response to being actively engaged in the classroom

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https://www.pnas.org/content/116/39/19251

Despite active learning being recognized as a superior method of instruction in the classroom, a major recent survey found that most college STEM instructors still choose traditional teaching methods.

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October 10, 2021

Why everybody’s hiring but nobody’s getting hired

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https://www.vox.com/recode/22673353/unemployment-job-search-linkedin-indeed-algorithm

America’s broken hiring system, explained. Patrick Healy says he did everything right in his job search. After being laid off as a designer early on in the pandemic, Healy, 36, tried his hand at a couple of entrepreneurial ventures before looking for a new full-time position at the start of 2021.

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October 4, 2021

That student in your community college class? They could be a bot.

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September 3, 2021

A UX Research Crash Course for Founders — Customer Discovery Tips from Zoom, Zapier & Dropbox

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https://review.firstround.com/a-ux-research-crash-course-for-founders-customer-discovery-tips-from-zoom-zapier-and-dropbox

Zoom’s Jane Davis answers all of your tricky customer development questions, creating a highly tactical guide for founders flying solo on UX research as they explore startup ideas, validate concepts, iterate on prototypes, and troubleshoot common product problems.

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September 3, 2021

How Daisy Gonzales went from foster care to the top of the nation’s largest system of higher education

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https://edsource.org/2021/how-daisy-gonzales-went-from-foster-care-to-the-top-of-the-nations-largest-system-of-higher-education/658731

Just who is Daisy Gonzales, California’s new acting community colleges chancellor? Her journey, which she describes as an “incredible story,” may resonate with many of the system’s 2 million students.  “I became aware that I was in foster care at the age of 4” she said.

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August 12, 2021

The Overedge Catalog: New Types of Research Organizations

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July 29, 2021

Minerva, Higher Ed Outsider, Is Now Fully Accredited

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July 24, 2021

What the Lean Startup Method Gets Right and Wrong

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July 24, 2021

Is It Ethical to Run Learning Experiments On Students Without Their Knowledge?

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https://www.edsurge.com/news/2021-07-09-is-it-ethical-to-run-learning-experiments-on-students-without-their-knowledge

Imagine you’re an edtech company with thousands of students on your platform. You see an opportunity to make a small change that might improve their learning outcomes, so you roll it out to a group of students who don’t know they are part of the sample.

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July 12, 2021

Differentiating online variations of the Commonplace Book: Digital Gardens, Wikis, Zettlekasten, Waste Books, Florilegia, and Second Brains

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https://boffosocko.com/2021/07/03/differentiating-online-variations-of-the-commonplace-book-digital-gardens-wikis-zettlekasten-waste-books-florilegia-and-second-brains/

Over the past three or so years there has been a fluorescence of digital note taking tools and platforms. Open source projects like Org Mode, Logseq, Foam, Jupyter, Trilium, Databyss, Athens, Dendron, Anagora, and Hypothes.is.

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July 12, 2021

Stealth Edits and Clarity on Funding of New Harvard and MIT Nonprofit

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July 12, 2021

Function follows form?

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July 12, 2021

weisser.eth 🇺🇸

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https://twitter.com/julianweisser/status/1120170825536032769

How do you decide what to work on without reaching consensus for a shared vision of a hard-to-predict future? @NASA strategy: put all of the possible distant visions on the board. Next, hone in on intermediate steps that are common amongst all of them to break through deadlock.

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July 12, 2021

How to build great products

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https://www.defmacro.org/2013/09/26/products.html

If you believe that sales fix everything, it follows that most startups fail because they don’t ship a great product in a growing market before they run out of money. Assuming you’ve picked an explosive market, how do you go about building a great product?1

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July 11, 2021

The Document Culture of Amazon

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June 26, 2021

Hyperlink, year one

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June 24, 2021

In Online Ed, Content Is No Longer King—Cohorts Are

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https://future.a16z.com/cohort-based-courses/

We’re in a post-content age. It used to be that original educational content was scarce: a decade ago, such content was a major selling point for universities and accelerators.  Today, however, educational content is cheap and abundant on YouTube, in newsletters, on blogs, and on social media.

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June 18, 2021

Good vs. Great Product Teams

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https://eliterate.us/good-vs-great-product-teams/

Allowing teams to do their work is the hard part. Michael and I do a fair bit of work on topics like product-market fit and validating clients’ product and market strategies. We recently completed work with a company that I would characterize as a good exemplar of a “great” product team.

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June 18, 2021

Burning Glass Technologies and Emsi Announce Merger to Provide Deeper Labor Market Insights and Advance Workforce Development

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https://www.burning-glass.com/burning-glass-technologies-and-emsi-announce-merger-to-provide-deeper-labor-market-insights-and-advance-workforce-development/

BOSTON – June 14, 2021 – Burning Glass Technologies (“Burning Glass”) today announced it is merging with Emsi to create a leading labor market analytics firm.

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June 14, 2021

Barriers to Coherent Digital Learning Experiences: A Full-Stack View

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June 11, 2021

A Brief History & Ethos of the Digital Garden

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https://maggieappleton.com/garden-history

Back in April of 2020 I put up a long twitter thread on the emerging trend of Digital Gardening. It gathered a little buzz, and made clear we’re in a moment where there is something culturally compelling about this concept. We have an epic collection going, check these out…

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June 8, 2021

LearnLab

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https://twitter.com/learnlabslc/status/1397665638408245254

Build learning engineering expertise with Carnegie Mellon University’s cohort-based certificate courses. Learn from the world leaders. Short courses ideal for #edtech professionals, teachers & executives. See https://t.co/vVGfqjCcym #edtech #learninganalytics #designthinking

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May 28, 2021

Online Education : Build Expertise in Learning Engineering – LearnLab

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May 28, 2021

Community Colleges Seek to Share Classes Online

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https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2021/05/27/community-colleges-launch-consortium-share-online-classes

Hundreds of community colleges could one day share online courses after the launch of a new network called the League for Innovation Online Course Sharing Consortium.

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May 28, 2021

Learning Experiences

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May 28, 2021

Jerry Brown

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May 28, 2021

Flat Data

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https://octo.github.com/projects/flat-data

Flat Data eschews the complexity of many tools in the data/ETL space in favor of something simple and flexible enough for many workloads, but which requires no user-maintained infrastructure.

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May 28, 2021

CLOSING THE GAP

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May 28, 2021

Former Gov. Jerry Brown defends Calbright College

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https://edsource.org/2021/former-gov-jerry-brown-defends-calbright-embattled-online-college/655472

When former California Gov. Jerry Brown envisioned Calbright College barely five years ago, he saw California leading the country in virtual education by building an online-only community college that would target working adults seeking to improve their skills and move into better-paying jobs.

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May 28, 2021

Subject: Teaching: Why an Active-Learning Evangelist Is Sold on Online Teaching

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May 28, 2021

Towards Hyperspace

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May 19, 2021

The Art of Gathering

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May 19, 2021

Data project checklist · fast.ai

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May 16, 2021

I wrote the book on user-friendly design. What I see today horrifies me

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https://www.fastcompany.com/90338379/i-wrote-the-book-on-user-friendly-design-what-i-see-today-horrifies-me

The world is designed against the elderly, writes Don Norman, 83-year-old author of the industry bible Design of Everyday Things and a former Apple VP. 7 minute ReadMore people than ever are living long, healthy lives. According to the U.S.

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May 16, 2021

Why IBM Chooses Skills Over Degrees

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May 5, 2021

The Ultimate No-Code Cheat Sheet

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https://www.makerpad.co/blog/ultimate-no-code-cheat-sheet

Introduction What is “no-code”? You may or may not have come across the term, “no-code” before, so we’ll start with the basics. In short; No-code is a way of both building on the internet and automating processes, without writing lines of code.

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May 2, 2021

The Education R&D Incubator

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May 2, 2021

Butter | Workshops as smooth as butter

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May 2, 2021

Calendso | The Open Source Calendly Alternative

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May 2, 2021

Coursera Stacks All The Way 📚 Transcend Newsletter #40

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May 2, 2021

Catalog of Course Structures

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https://hyperlink.academy/library/catalog-of-course-structures#elements-of-course-design

What shapes can a course take? When you’re full of ideas to explore, it’s not always clear how to put things together into a structured, sequenced learning experience. We’ve compiled this catalog as a non-exhaustive collection of structures you might consider in shaping your course or club.

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May 2, 2021

People who write extensively about note-writing rarely have a serious context of use

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https://notes.andymatuschak.org/zUMFE66dxeweppDvgbNAb5hukXzXQu8ErVNv?stackedNotes=z3H98n8DGZmu8XArqHZVsckyWvbTe8wK4kAt2&stackedNotes=zs5uUEv9iJH7JuAmsCChxBEMP2zW6CRbiAWE

Scrappy prototypes are great: they allow scrappy iteration and quick evaluation. But many critical insights will only emerge in the context of a serious creative problem that’s not about the system itself. This is a key claim of Insight through making.

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May 2, 2021

ArchiveBox

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https://archivebox.io/

ArchiveBox takes a list of website URLs you want to archive, and creates a local, static, browsable HTML clone of the content from those websites (it saves HTML, JS, media files, PDFs, images and more). You can use it to preserve access to websites you care about by storing them locally offline.

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April 23, 2021

Plunging Numbers, Rising Worries

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https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2021/04/15/california-community-college-fall-enrollment-plunges

The California Community College system had a 12 percent enrollment decline from fall 2019 to fall 2020, a staggering figure for the largest college system in the country and a likely harbinger of the demographic and fiscal challenges that lie ahead for the sector nationally.

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April 15, 2021

Data Mesh: The Answer to the Data Warehouse Hypocrisy

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https://blog.starburstdata.com/data-mesh-the-answer-to-the-data-warehouse-hypocrisy

Note: I start this piece with some technical background that has nothing to do with the data mesh, and is only relevant to data warehousing insofar as it explains how the parallel database systems that often underlie data warehousing solutions usually work.

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April 13, 2021

9 Reasons Why Campus Online Learning Teams Should Be Permanently Remote

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https://www.insidehighered.com/blogs/learning-innovation/9-reasons-why-campus-online-learning-teams-should-be-permanently-remote

In conversations with colleagues across higher ed who are leading campus online learning teams, I commonly hear about the following challenges: Post-COVID, online learning is snowballing – and we need to build up our internal institutional capacities if we are going to meet this demand.

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April 13, 2021

Job Training That’s Free Until You’re Hired Is a Blueprint for Biden

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https://www.nytimes.com/2021/04/07/business/job-training-work.html

Bill Barber saw an ad on Facebook last year for American Diesel Training Centers, a school in Ohio that prepares people for careers as diesel mechanics. It came with an unusual pitch: He would pay for the schooling only if it landed him a job, thanks to a nonprofit called Social Finance.

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April 10, 2021

Ward Cunningham’s implementation of Brian Marick’s “Visible Workings”

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https://blog.jonudell.net/2008/03/04/ward-cunninghams-visible-workings/

In Portland last week I visited with Ward Cunningham, whose pragmatic and humane approach to the art of software informs everything he touches: the Wiki, object-oriented, agile, and test-driven programming, the framework for integrated test. (InfoWorld stuff about Ward here, here, and here.

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April 10, 2021

SQLite is not a toy database

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April 4, 2021

Academic Innovation at the Foot of the Cathedral

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https://learninginnovation.duke.edu/blog/2021/04/academic-innovation-at-the-foot-of-the-cathedral/

The pandemic year clouds my memories of “before times” on campus but I still clearly recall the awe and inspiration I felt on arriving at Duke on February 8, 2017.

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April 4, 2021

Reading IHE’s 2021 Survey of Presidents with Online Learning Eyes

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March 23, 2021

Challenger Universities 🎓 Transcend Newsletter #39

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March 22, 2021

Slack vs Discord vs Discourse: The best tool for your community

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March 20, 2021

Rapid Response Toolkit

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https://edstrategy.org/resource/accelerating-recovery-through-credentials-rapid-response-toolkit/

In order to equitably recover from the pandemic and economic crisis, decision makers must plan for and execute on strategic actions to quickly support displaced workers, as learners, in obtaining the skills needed to transition into careers of the new economy.

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March 20, 2021

Chrome can now caption audio and video

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March 20, 2021

One Way To Speed Up Economic Recovery? Focus On Adult Higher Education

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March 20, 2021

Pipe It! Platforms, Funding, and the Future

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https://alexdanco.com/2021/03/10/pipe-it-platforms-funding-and-the-future/

What a year it’s been. Last February, before joining Shopify, I wrote a post called Debt is Coming that provoked a great discussion around how fixed income is finally going to challenge the all-equity fundraising model in software startups.

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March 20, 2021

A tactical guide to kickstarting your community

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March 20, 2021

Open source online database

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March 20, 2021

Focalboard: Open source alternative to Trello, Asana, and Notion

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March 20, 2021

From a Newsletter to Newsroom, and Now Onto Something New

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https://tonywan.medium.com/from-a-newsletter-to-newsroom-and-now-onto-something-new-e543cd5fca57

It all started with a newsletter 10 years ago. Unable to sleep one night, I picked up the phone, checked my email and saw an opening in Issue 25 of the EdSurge newsletter for a part-time editorial assistant. I pecked out a few thoughts with my thumbs and eventually dozed off.

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March 10, 2021

10 Years of Open-Source Visualization

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February 26, 2021

California Educational Learning Lab

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https://calearninglab.org/

Scroll Down Supporting innovation in higher education. An initiative of the California Governor’s Office of Planning and Research in partnership with the Foundation for California Community Colleges, Learning Lab aims to improve learning outcomes and close equity gaps across California’s public higher education segments, particularly in the STEM disciplines, by leveraging technology tools and the […]

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February 26, 2021

Future Trends Forum

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February 26, 2021

JFF Announces New Executives in Residence Program for Education and Future of Work Pioneers

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https://www.jff.org/what-we-do/impact-stories/jfflabs/new-executives-residence/

Selected from a diverse group of entrepreneurs and industry leaders, the current cohort of executives will each focus on high-profile issues related to the use of data to improve equity in education and workforce outcomes, incubating programs that can either be launched within JFF or spunoff and led

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February 24, 2021

Adding HTTP Security Headers Using Lambda@Edge and Amazon CloudFront

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https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/networking-and-content-delivery/adding-http-security-headers-using-lambdaedge-and-amazon-cloudfront/

Whenever you navigate to a website, your browser requests a web page, and the server responds with the content along with HTTP headers.

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February 24, 2021

2U, Guild Tap Deeper Into Adult Education Market

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https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2021/02/24/2u-partnership-guild-education-aims-bolster-offerings-working-adults

Employees at companies such as Walmart, Chipotle and Lowe’s may soon have access to discounted online degrees through a new partnership between 2U Inc. and Guild Education, two companies that have previously focused on different niches within the postsecondary education market.

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February 24, 2021

Why Aren’t Progressives Focused on Earn-While-You-Learn Models?

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https://www.insidehighered.com/views/2021/02/19/progressives-should-focus-more-work-study-and-other-earn-while-you-learn-models

When I was the same age my kids are now, I was a giant Carl Sagan fan. Cosmos had begun airing on PBS, and for my birthday there was just one thing I wanted: a $50 donation to the Buffalo PBS affiliate.

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February 19, 2021

Transclusion and Transcopyright Dreams

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February 18, 2021

Don’t Go Down the Rabbit Hole

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February 18, 2021

Rethink Education’s Investment Theses, 2021 Edition

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February 15, 2021

Zillow’s CEO is warning that the future of work could create a ‘two-class system’ where those who come into the office are viewed as better employees

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https://www.businessinsider.com/hybrid-work-models-could-hurt-remote-workers-zillow-ceo-warns-2021-2

Throughout the pandemic, the buzzy phrase in corporate America has been “hybrid model” — as in, a new way of working that involves both remote work and coming into a physical office a few days per week or month.

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February 15, 2021

10/GUI

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https://vimeo.com/6712657

Here it is: my crazy summer project to reinvent desktop human-computer interaction.

This video examines the benefits and limitations inherent in current mouse-based and window-oriented interfaces, the problems facing other potential solutions, and visualizes my proposal for a completely new way

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February 11, 2021

Can a School Have Product-Market Fit?

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February 11, 2021

Lessons from A Pandemic Anniversary

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January 31, 2021

Nuclino – A lightweight real-time wiki built on top of ProseMirror

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https://discuss.prosemirror.net/t/nuclino-a-lightweight-real-time-wiki-built-on-top-of-prosemirror/146

Hey there, over the past few months me and my team have been working on Nuclino, a lightweight real-time wiki for teams.

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January 31, 2021

datalegreya (current)

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http://www.datalegreya.com/?lang=en

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January 30, 2021

The Career Page Crisis | #126

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January 30, 2021

Data Visualization and the Modern Imagination

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January 29, 2021

Running Cloudron

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January 27, 2021

The Biden Administration Needs to Revamp the Federal Tech Workforce

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January 27, 2021

2021 University API Winter Workshop

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https://www.eventbrite.com/e/94647622587

UnivAPI is focused on addressing current issues and best practices experienced in building out conceptual models and collecting examples of real-life use cases. Attendees include IT architects, educational technologists, faculty, and software engineers from many universities.

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January 24, 2021

Obsidian: A knowledge base that works on local Markdown files.

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January 24, 2021

Measurement of Student Learning Outcomes – Minerva Schools at Keck Graduate Institute: A Case Study

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January 23, 2021

Sidebar for Twitter

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January 23, 2021

Code as Creative Medium

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https://mitpress.mit.edu/books/code-creative-medium

An essential guide for teaching and learning computational art and design: exercises, assignments, interviews, and more than 170 illustrations of creative work.

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January 23, 2021

Our Common Purpose

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https://www.amacad.org/ourcommonpurpose/report

This publication is the final report of the bipartisan Commission on the Practice of Democratic Citizenship. It includes 31 recommendations to strengthen America’s institutions and civic culture to help a nation in crisis emerge with a more resilient democracy.

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January 20, 2021

OERxDomains: the Wonder Twins of EdTech Conferences

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January 17, 2021

Stupid | No Mercy / No Malice

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https://www.profgalloway.com/stupid

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January 10, 2021

So What About That (Self)-Coup?

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January 10, 2021

Good vs. Great Product Teams

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https://eliterate.us/good-vs-great-product-teams/

Allowing teams to do their work is the hard part. Michael and I do a fair bit of work on topics like product-market fit and validating clients’ product and market strategies. We recently completed work with a company that I would characterize as a good exemplar of a “great” product team.

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January 9, 2021

Talking out loud to yourself is a technology for thinking

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https://psyche.co/ideas/talking-out-loud-to-yourself-is-a-technology-for-thinking

This week, a woman was strolling in my street, walking in circles and speaking out loud to herself. People were looking at her awkwardly, but she didn’t particularly mind, and continued walking vigorously and speaking. Yes, that woman was me.

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January 9, 2021

Zero Trust Information

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December 22, 2020

Library JSON – A Proposal for a Decentralized Goodreads

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December 18, 2020

Interconnected

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http://interconnected.org/home/2020/04/16/rss_for_books

Tom Critchlow is having smart ideas about websites that share lists of books, and an open, decentralised way to do it. So this blog post is a response to his ideas and gets a bit technical. Whenever I’m thinking about new systems, I like to keep in mind what I’d like to enable.

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December 18, 2020

hyperlink.academy

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December 18, 2020

Antilibraries Athenaeum

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December 18, 2020

Join the Antilibraries mailing list and discover incredible books!

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December 18, 2020

The State of the Octoverse

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https://octoverse.github.com/

Over the past year, 10M new developers joined the GitHub community, contributing to 44M+ repositories across every continent on earth. Behind the world’s code is a global and growing team of contributors, and 80% of them are contributing from outside the US.

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December 11, 2020