New experiments in self-teaching
Sugata Mitra at TED Oxford Jul 2010
2 points caught my attention:
- Children will learn to do what they want to learn to do.
- If children have interests, then education happens.
This leads me to see his experiments as evidences of one can do one’s own learning.
Jack Dorsey innovation process
- Draw and share ideas
- Recognize situations that encourage execution of ideas
- Iterate by editing users’ feedbacks
- Stop to draw next idea
The 3 keys to Twitter’s success
99% Conference 2010
What do you show on Facebook to help recruiters to grant you an interview?
- Support for your experience, skills and qualifications
- Communication skills
- References about you
What should you not show?
- Provocative or inappropriate photographs or information
- Content about drinking
- Criticism of previous employer, co-workers or clients
- Poor communication skills
- Discriminatory comments
- Confidential information from previous employer
If you have shown what you should not, set your privacy setting to friends can view only.
Forty-five percent of employers use social networking sites to research job candidates, CareerBuilder survey finds
CareerBuilder press release 19 Aug 2009
When students do research, they might find it difficult to talk to people. Allan Chochinov suggest to ask these questions.
Questions to ask someone whom you have no business talking to:
- What are people in your field fighting about?
- What periodicals do people in your field subscribe to?
- What question have I neglected to ask you?
- Are there two other people you suggest I talk to?
First person plural
Design Research Conference 2010
TED have spread to the Singapore government.
Singapore Economic Development Board ( SEDB ) organized their own branded TED, the Singapore Sessions.
SEDB selects challenges, bring experts in diverse fields together and let them shares their solutions.
Singapore Sessions are different from TED in 3 ways:
It is organize by a government organization.
It features speakers from the funder.
It does not share videos of conference.
Although SEDB does not share videos of Singapore Sessions, they share articles. I hope they will share videos in the future.
A story from the Aztec people of Mexico
It is said by our Grandparents that a long time ago there was a great fire in the forests that covered our Earth. People and animals started to run, trying to escape from the fire. Our brother owl, Tecolotl, was running away also when he noticed a small bird hurrying back and forth between the nearest river and the fire. He headed towards this small bird.
He noticed that it was our brother the Quetzal bird, Quetzaltotol, running to the river, picking up small drops of water in his break, then returning to the fire to throw that tiny bit of water on the flame. Owl approached Quetzal bird and yelled at him: “What are you doing brother? Are you stupid? You are not going to achieve anything by doing this. What are you trying to do? You must run for your life!”
Quetzal bird stopped for a moment and looked at owl and then answered: “I am doing the best I can with what I have.”
It is remembered by our Grandparents that a long time ago the forests that covered our Earth were saved from a great fire by a small Quetzal bird, an owl and many other animals and people who got together to put out the flames.
Turning to one another