Sep 122016
 

September 12, 2016

2:01:40 PM

Compressed Learning

Pick up to six topics or areas of interest. Each day there will be some learning and engagement with the areas you have chosen. You can even plan in an exercise period if you like.

You will be amazed at how much you can learn in these short bursts of time. Focus and interest make a huge impact on totality of what you learn.

2:04:34 PM

Sep 192015
 

Udacity Says It Can Teach Tech Skills to Millions, and Fast – The New York Times:

“Students who complete these courses are awarded the nanodegree, a credential that Udacity has worked with Google, AT&T and other companies to turn into a new form of workplace certification.”

*Certification as credential?

Sep 252014
 

How to Start a Startup:

There will be 20 videos, some with a speaker or two and some with a small panel. It’ll be 1,000 minutes of content if you watch it all.

*Less than seventeen hours to take it all in. 

Dec 222013
 

“As knowledge becomes the resource of post-capitalist society, the social position of school as “producer” and “distributive channel” of knowledge, and its monopoly, are both bound to be challenged. And some of the competitors are bound to succeed.”

Peter Drucker

Post-Capitalist Society

*Business model innovation.

Sep 262013
 

iOS 7 Tech Talks – Apple Developer:

“Can’t make it to an event? We’ll be posting videos of the sessions shortly after the last event, so all Registered Apple Developers can take advantage of great iOS 7 Tech Talks content.”

*Great.

Sep 132013
 

Kindle Paperwhite Touch Screen E-Reader with Light:

“Words looked up on Kindle are automatically added to Vocabulary Builder”

 

*Interesting feature. Hadn’t heard of it previously.

Sep 192012
 

The Future of Reading?

Recently, Amazon released new Kindle models. With this introduction Amazon is beginning a push to integrate their Kindle e-books with their Audible audio books. Recently, I’ve noticed that if you buy the Kindle version first, you can purchase the corresponding audiobook version for a greatly deducted price. As I recall, the deal would be about $16. The idea is that you can read an e-book and switch to the audio version for listening on the go. The beauty is that the version are synced. Meaning, the versions can pick up where you left off in the other format. 

How will combination ebooks and audio books change the face of learning? Some people find it hard to sit for long periods of time reading a book. If, after an hour of reading it might be useful to get up and go for a walk… and, while you are out, continue listening to the book you were reading.

 

Bottom Line

This is an idea that will shape the future. 

 

Notes:

This is a quick post. There may be some incomplete thoughts and other typographical errors. This was written while listing (live) to Amplified, the 5by5 podcast with Dan Benjamin and Jim Dalrymple. iOS 6 comes out later today.

 

Apr 102012
 

 

Links:
Calendar – Calendar ID: 9ordokrrm72rr63pu02gfci2lg@group.calendar.google.com
This link should enable you to add this schedule to your Google Calendar.

Where did this idea come from? Below is a quick write up I did one night.
April 6, 2012
12:45 AM
Stanford iOS iTunes U class
Idea and Mission
To view 2 lectures per week… completed by 5 pm Sunday night.
To learn about iOS programming and app development.
To learn along with peers that will help keep you on track as you help keep them on track. This is no easy task. There are 43 video and lecture note files.
The master file list can be found at the following link. http://itunes.apple.com/itunes-u/ipad-iphone-application-development/id473757255
High numbers are the starting lectures and low numbers are the the end of the semester lectures.
Video 43 should be “1. MVC and Intro…”
Week and Videos
Week 1: Videos 43 & 41
Week 2: Videos 40 & 39
Week 3: Videos 37 & 35
Week 4: Videos 34 & 32
Week 5: Videos 30 & 28
Week 6: Videos 26 & 25
Week 7: Videos 23 & 21
Week 8: Videos 19 & 17
Week 9: Videos 16 & 14
Week 10: Videos 12 & 11
Week 11: Videos 9 & 7
Week 12: Videos 6 & 4
Week 13: Videos 2 & 1
Calendar created.
1:29 AM
Apr 052012
 

Udacity – Free Classes. Awesome Instructors. Inspiring Community.:

(Via www.udacity.com)

 

Supplemental learning, for life?

 

*Found in Reeder via a CrunchBase post update. Read about the AI class in a recent issue of Wired. iTunes U.

Oct 282011
 

Codecademy Looks Like The Future Of Learning To Me « Uncrunched:

“The service comes from CEO Zach Sims wanting to learn how to code. Cofounder Ryan Bubinski had been teaching people to code for years as a side job in college”

(Via .)

 

People need to express their problems to other people. Especially people that are willing to listen and to think about what is said. Meet with people and play a role (Talker/Listener) on both sides. Perhaps you and another person will find something important that needs to be done.

 

My original comment on the post is below. This was the idea that appeared as I read the sentence in the quoted text above.

A + B  = C

 

Scratch your own itch. You may find others have the same issue that needs solving even if their threshold to pain is quite high.

 

Itch, itch, itch.

 

Notes & Extended Thinking:

An itch is any problem big or small that needs solving. Small problems solved, even at a low price, a lot of times can be enormously profitable and can make the world a vastly better place. Only a few people will create and win in the race to be the next big thing. There are a lot of small problems that need solving. Coding and computer programming is not a major subject in the U.S. public education system.  Educating people how to code is a mostly untapped market. There are millions of students that will need to acquire the skills they need to participate in the workforce of the 21st century. Each year, several million new students enter the education system. As high school graduates leave, a new group of students is coming to the age where technology is interesting to them.

Opportunity.