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Lectures over the Transom

One metaphor we used to use at IBM research was technology “over the transom”. “Over the transom” is an idiom for work submitted for publication without being solicited. The idea was that in many cases Research would come up with … Continue reading

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5 Things Students and Teachers Get Wrong about Note Taking

1. Good notes are not just useful, but are crucial for academic success – students that just listen comprehend 50% or less of a lecture and forget 80% after 2 weeks (unless they have notes to review). 2. Student notes … Continue reading

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3 Simple Rules for Using Recorded Lectures as Notes

In most of the debates I see around new models for higher education, the main focus is on how to change (improve?) the way lessons are taught. I am not convinced that is the right focus – or what will … Continue reading

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LectureMonkey as local social network for learning – or “passing the peeing exam”

Sometimes when I talk about LectureMonkey as a social network I can hear the (sometimes silent) groans. Just to be clear – LectureMonkey is all about recording lectures and collaborating on lectures. One result of that focus is it also … Continue reading

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