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The Best Way to Fill Your Kindle, iPad, or Tablet Without Overspending – Rick Ardman

You’re the proud new owner of a tablet or ereader! You’ve probably already made your reading list for the new year, and now your task is to download new ebooks to your device. Before you pay full-price for those books, you should know about the new site that savvy readers are practically obsessed with: BookBub. … Continue reading The Best Way to Fill Your Kindle, iPad, or Tablet Without Overspending – Rick Ardman

How Kara Swisher Is Holding Tech Titans Accountable – Moira Forbes

“You don’t get a medal for not doing a good job,” says Recode’s executive editor, Kara Swisher. Known as much for her brutal honesty as she is for breaking big news, Swisher is outspoken in her ongoing scrutiny of Silicon Valley, adamant that leaders there could and should be doing better when it comes to … Continue reading How Kara Swisher Is Holding Tech Titans Accountable – Moira Forbes

Why Doctors Hate Their Computers – Atul Gawande

On a sunny afternoon in May, 2015, I joined a dozen other surgeons at a downtown Boston office building to begin sixteen hours of mandatory computer training. We sat in three rows, each of us parked behind a desktop computer. In one month, our daily routines would come to depend upon mastery of Epic, the … Continue reading Why Doctors Hate Their Computers – Atul Gawande

3 Things IBM Sees In Red Hat That Others Missed – Panos Mourdoukoutas

Red Hat was up for sale for quite some time, according to some sources. Several potential buyers passed on the opportunity, including Google. But not IBM. IBM paid big bucks for the open source software solutions company. At a price tag of $33 Billion. That makes Red Hat valued at one-third of IBM’s current market … Continue reading 3 Things IBM Sees In Red Hat That Others Missed – Panos Mourdoukoutas

Why Singapore Is So Good At English – Isabella Steger

Singapore keeps getting better at English. The city-state made the top three of an annual ranking in English proficiency conducted by English education company EF Education First (EF), the highest-ever ranking for an Asian nation. Though Singapore has for years ranked near the top of the list, this year, it leapfrogged Norway and Denmark to … Continue reading Why Singapore Is So Good At English – Isabella Steger

AI Innovators: This Researcher Uses Deep Learning To Prevent Future Natural Disasters – Lisa Lahde

Meet Damian Borth, chair in the Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning department at the University of St. Gallen (HSG) in Switzerland, and past director of the Deep Learning Competence Center at the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI). He is also a founding co-director of Sociovestix Labs, a social enterprise in the area of … Continue reading AI Innovators: This Researcher Uses Deep Learning To Prevent Future Natural Disasters – Lisa Lahde

Empathy Technologies Like VR, AR & Social Media Can Transform Education – Jennifer Carolan

In The Better Angels of Our Nature, Harvard psychologist Steven Pinker makes the case for reading as a “technology for perspective-taking” that has the capacity to not only evoke people’s empathy but also expand it. “The power of literacy,” as he argues “get[s] people in the habit of straying from their parochial vantage points” while … Continue reading Empathy Technologies Like VR, AR & Social Media Can Transform Education – Jennifer Carolan

Microlearning Best Practices Creating A Lesson – Isha Sood

Microlearning definitely does not involve cramming all the material you used to deliver in 15 minutes into 5 – that is a strategy bound to lead to failure. Some re-engineering of content to match a targeted approach on the achievement of one key outcome must happen and will put most of our skills as communicators … Continue reading Microlearning Best Practices Creating A Lesson – Isha Sood

This Company Could Be Your Next Teacher: Coursera Plots A Massive Future For Online Education – Susan Adams

Sitting in a fluorescently lit conference room dressed in a pressed gray work shirt, jeans and gray suede sneakers, Jeff Maggioncalda, the tightly wound 49-year-old CEO of Coursera, doesn’t touch his plate of plain spaghetti, edamame and artichoke hearts from the company cafeteria. By the end of our hour-and-a-half lunch meeting, he is still talking … Continue reading This Company Could Be Your Next Teacher: Coursera Plots A Massive Future For Online Education – Susan Adams

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