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.