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Why everybody’s hiring but nobody’s getting hired

Oct 04, 2021 - Starred in Pocket - 0 Comments - Standard

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.

What the Lean Startup Method Gets Right and Wrong

Jul 24, 2021 - Starred in Pocket - 0 Comments - Standard

When someone finds out that I am an entrepreneurship professor, they tend to either ask me to listen to their startup pitch, or else they look at me quizzically and say: “But I thought entrepreneurship was all about improvisation.

Function follows form?

Jul 12, 2021 - Starred in Pocket - 0 Comments - Standard

So here’s a question I’ve been thinking about lately: What defines a piece of software? Like, if someone asked you “What is PowerPoint?” What would you say to them?

weisser.eth 🇺🇸

Jul 12, 2021 - Starred in Pocket - 0 Comments - Standard

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.

How to build great products

Jul 11, 2021 - Starred in Pocket - 0 Comments - Standard

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

The Document Culture of Amazon

Jun 26, 2021 - Starred in Pocket - 0 Comments - Standard

In my time at Amazon, I’ve observed the way we use documents is incredibly unique. A lot has been written about the six-pager and PR/FAQ so I’m not going focus on document formats, but I wanted to share how our process benefits from document-based meetings.

Hyperlink, year one

Jun 24, 2021 - Starred in Pocket - 0 Comments - Standard

Happy birthday to Hyperlink! The three of us officially joined forces in June 2020, so we’re celebrating Hyperlink’s first year — what we intend to be the first of many.

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

Jun 18, 2021 - Starred in Pocket - 0 Comments - Standard

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.

Good vs. Great Product Teams

Jun 18, 2021 - Starred in Pocket - 0 Comments - Standard

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.

A Brief History & Ethos of the Digital Garden

Jun 08, 2021 - Starred in Pocket - 0 Comments - Standard

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…

LearnLab

May 28, 2021 - Starred in Pocket - 0 Comments - Standard

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

Flat Data

May 28, 2021 - Starred in Pocket - 0 Comments - Standard

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.

CLOSING THE GAP

May 28, 2021 - Starred in Pocket - 0 Comments - Standard

Without a course correction, Lambda School is on its way to having a for-profit college problem (sans squandering of taxpayer dollars).

Former Gov. Jerry Brown defends Calbright College

May 28, 2021 - Starred in Pocket - 0 Comments - Standard

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.

Towards Hyperspace

May 19, 2021 - Starred in Pocket - 0 Comments - Standard

How do we learn with others on the internet? And where? How can we share space for learning; build and inhabit it together?

The Art of Gathering

May 19, 2021 - Starred in Pocket - 0 Comments - Standard

We’ve been thinking a lot about the social contexts of learning, and how people come together to explore something in a directed way.

Why IBM Chooses Skills Over Degrees

May 05, 2021 - Starred in Pocket - 0 Comments - Standard

You don’t need a college degree to have a very good job at IBM. In fact, 50% of its U.S. jobs are open to anyone with the right skills or a willingness to learn them.

The Ultimate No-Code Cheat Sheet

May 02, 2021 - Starred in Pocket - 0 Comments - Standard

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.

The Education R&D Incubator

May 02, 2021 - Starred in Pocket - 0 Comments - Standard

With regular meetings scheduled on Clubhouse, we host rooms dedicated to the ideation and creation of education models, programs, products, and services toward the goal of a more hopeful, humane, and inspiring education ecosystem.

Calendso | The Open Source Calendly Alternative

May 02, 2021 - Starred in Pocket - 0 Comments - Standard

Self-hosted or hosted by us. White-label by design. API-driven and ready to be deployed on your own domain. You are in control of your events and data. Let’s face it: Calendly and other scheduling tools are awesome. It made our lives massively easier.

Catalog of Course Structures

May 02, 2021 - Starred in Pocket - 0 Comments - Standard

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.

ArchiveBox

Apr 23, 2021 - Starred in Pocket - 0 Comments - Standard

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.

Plunging Numbers, Rising Worries

Apr 15, 2021 - Starred in Pocket - 0 Comments - Standard

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.

Data Mesh: The Answer to the Data Warehouse Hypocrisy

Apr 13, 2021 - Starred in Pocket - 0 Comments - Standard

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.

SQLite is not a toy database

Apr 04, 2021 - Starred in Pocket - 0 Comments - Standard

Whether you are a developer, data analyst, QA engineer, DevOps person, or product manager – SQLite is a perfect tool for you. Here is why. The console is a killer SQLite feature for data analysis: more powerful than Excel and more simple than pandas.

Rapid Response Toolkit

Mar 20, 2021 - Starred in Pocket - 0 Comments - Standard

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.

Pipe It! Platforms, Funding, and the Future

Mar 20, 2021 - Starred in Pocket - 0 Comments - Standard

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.

A tactical guide to kickstarting your community

Mar 20, 2021 - Starred in Pocket - 0 Comments - Standard

Based on countless chats with other founders and community leaders, I’ve realized folks have tons of questions about the early days of a community — how to bootstrap early conversations, ways to connect members to each other, and generally go from zero to one.

Open source online database

Mar 20, 2021 - Starred in Pocket - 0 Comments - Standard

Create your own database without technical experience. Our user friendly no-code tool gives you the powers of a developer without leaving your browser.

From a Newsletter to Newsroom, and Now Onto Something New

Mar 10, 2021 - Starred in Pocket - 0 Comments - Standard

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.

California Educational Learning Lab

Feb 26, 2021 - Starred in Pocket - 0 Comments - Standard

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 […]

Future Trends Forum

Feb 26, 2021 - Starred in Pocket - 0 Comments - Standard

What will education become, especially under the impact of technology? The Future Trends Forum is a weekly videoconference discussion exploring this vital to…

2U, Guild Tap Deeper Into Adult Education Market

Feb 24, 2021 - Starred in Pocket - 0 Comments - Standard

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.

Transclusion and Transcopyright Dreams

Feb 18, 2021 - Starred in Pocket - 0 Comments - Standard

In 1965, Ted Nelson imagined a system of interactive, extendable text where words would be freed from the constraints of paper documents. This hypertext would make documents linkable.

Rethink Education’s Investment Theses, 2021 Edition

Feb 15, 2021 - Starred in Pocket - 0 Comments - Standard

Preamble: 268 billion will be spent on education technology globally this year. We are living through a watershed moment where the adoption of online learning has radically accelerated, and this mass shift in teaching & learning has exposed the deficiencies in current technology platforms.

10/GUI

Feb 11, 2021 - Starred in Pocket - 0 Comments - Standard

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

Can a School Have Product-Market Fit?

Feb 11, 2021 - Starred in Pocket - 0 Comments - Standard

This “Scaling a School” series is a topic I will return to intermittently in the newsletter. The goal is to expose some of the tensions involved when scaling a school & explore how different institutions resolve them.

Lessons from A Pandemic Anniversary

Jan 31, 2021 - Starred in Pocket - 0 Comments - Standard

I’m now having “pandemic anniversaries”—anniversaries of tweets written a year ago. Reflecting on these anniversaries also offers a chance to talk a little bit about metaepistemology: the theory of theory of knowledge.

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Jan 30, 2021 - Starred in Pocket - 0 Comments - Standard

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The Career Page Crisis | #126

Jan 30, 2021 - Starred in Pocket - 0 Comments - Standard

Greetings from Taipei. It’s day 9 of our quarantine here in Taiwan. We were lucky enough to stay in Angie’s parents apartment so we’ve been able to walk in and out of different rooms to keep us occupied.

Running Cloudron

Jan 27, 2021 - Starred in Pocket - 0 Comments - Standard

Self-hosting sucks. It’s high-skill and high-maintenance to a degree that most non-professionals would never consider it. And most pros are too busy to bother. Still, self-hosting is critical if we’re going to escape today’s digital feudalism.

2021 University API Winter Workshop

Jan 24, 2021 - Starred in Pocket - 0 Comments - Standard

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.

Sidebar for Twitter

Jan 23, 2021 - Starred in Pocket - 0 Comments - Standard

As a researcher, I love using Twitter as a memex: a tool for thinking and making connections between related ideas. I’ve used it to find so many fascinating people, thoughts, and discussions. But using Twitter this way has always felt like fighting the natural design of the tool.

Code as Creative Medium

Jan 23, 2021 - Starred in Pocket - 0 Comments - Standard

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

Our Common Purpose

Jan 20, 2021 - Starred in Pocket - 0 Comments - Standard

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.

OERxDomains: the Wonder Twins of EdTech Conferences

Jan 17, 2021 - Starred in Pocket - 0 Comments - Standard

It’s been such a crazy month and a half that I have yet to announce some exciting news: the Domains conference will be happening in 2021. What’s more, it will be a joint event alongside the good folks that run my favorite annual conference OER. It’s been framed as OERxDomains, and I like that.

So What About That (Self)-Coup?

Jan 10, 2021 - Starred in Pocket - 0 Comments - Standard

By any reasonable definition, this is no longer a peaceful transition of power. Not only did the person who lost the election refused to concede, he falsely claimed until the very end that he had won in a landslide.

Good vs. Great Product Teams

Jan 09, 2021 - Starred in Pocket - 0 Comments - Standard

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.

Zero Trust Information

Dec 22, 2020 - Starred in Pocket - 0 Comments - Standard

Yesterday Google ordered its entire North American staff to work from home as part of an effort to limit the spread of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that leads to COVID-19.

Interconnected

Dec 18, 2020 - Starred in Pocket - 0 Comments - Standard

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.

hyperlink.academy

Dec 18, 2020 - Starred in Pocket - 0 Comments - Standard

Hyperlink is a platform for creating and participating in community-driven online courses. Each course is a template for a learning experience. It can be run repeatedly, in independent cohorts. Want to learn more? Check out our manual. Join to create a course, learn something new — or both!

Antilibraries Athenaeum

Dec 18, 2020 - Starred in Pocket - 0 Comments - Standard

Topic Replies Created What books from childhood have stuck with you the most? Books 13 March 16, 2019 Introduce yourself, antilibrarian friends! Meta 7 April 1, 2019 Developing a reading strategy Reading 3 April 1, 2019 What’s the most obscure / weird book you’ve ever read? General 6 March 16, 2