Network learning – Social Media helps us learn

Some interesting thoughts in an article titled “Social Media’s Effect on Learning” over on a WSJ Blog. Some snippets: “Bilingual people aren’t cognitively smarter, but they are more cognitively flexible,” “Practice at constant switching improves an aspect of their cognitive abilities.” “This is much like what people do when they’re updating their Twitter status, instant-messagingContinue reading “Network learning – Social Media helps us learn”

Depth = Full Focus Attention

Mark Pesce in his contribution to a piece on ABC Unleased shares in “My dreams for 2010” What Mark refers to as depth is what Linda Stone calls “the next aphrodisiac” in her talk at Supernova 2005 – Full Focused Attention.  Five years into Linda’s 20 year cycle framework of culture, cycle where swinging backContinue reading “Depth = Full Focus Attention”

Affinity, Humanity and Disability.

The other day whilst reading a feed somewhere in my hundreds, I came across a link to a video .. this video in fact : I instantly felt a recognition and affinity and especially wth the subtleties in the kaos (yes, oh yes, there’s subtleties), so much so it sent me hunting for more. IContinue reading “Affinity, Humanity and Disability.”

quote content-o-net

“And that’s how we get the American Cinternet. Don’t encircle it yourself. Get the feds to make ISPs into liable intermediaries forced to practice “self discipline” the Chinese way: a “graduated response” that encircles the Net, reducing it to something less: a spigot of filtered “content” that Hollywood approves. Television 2.0, coming up. Maybe somebodyContinue reading “quote content-o-net”