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Marcus Birkenkrahe
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I'm all for apps - who isn't!? - and, of course, for performance, too. This sounds like a lot less dialogue though (coaching is mentioned but no platform for coaching is identified) and a lot more data. Where are the models, where is the thinking even, to make sense of the data? The value of big data is linked to our ability to ask the right questions and understand the answers the system gives us. I fear the foundation for that in the context of rational management is weak. http://knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu/article/the-end-of-annual-performance-reviews/

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+Jörn Loviscach This (Smolin's book behind the blog review) is interesting - and down our alley, I think http://www.math.columbia.edu/~woit/wordpress/?p=451

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I use +Plotagon in many of my classes: students, who work in teams, are asked to make a short film encapsulating a central message, or illustrate a process using scenic dialogue. I prepare them by showing them examples from the Plotagon site or a film that I made myself. After a few minutes, they're ready to go: they make the first prototype in class. The students find Plotagon very easy to use and they have great fun making the films. Afterwards, we discuss the quality of the script and the prototypes and decide how to improve them. The students use these films in projects with real clients or when they create reports or lessons. Not just mixing media but basing some of the content on animated dialogues is a wonderful, creative way of opening the students' minds for additional options. As a teacher, I also use Plotagon films in connection with other applications - e.g. video-based online lessons or tests. Through Plotagon, making films is even easier than creating presentations. It's the only tool of its kind that I can use in class right away without having to worry about any student not getting it or not being able to get past the technology. I simply love it! Here's a simple, very short example that I use for demonstration purposes - based on a quote by Henry James https://plotagon.com/374439 - & here is an example made by students to introduce their lesson on the "Deep Web" (a short online course): https://youtu.be/W7TVQ8q8Lzw

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Happy birthday, +Peter Ringeisen!! And a quote for your well-being and for the next 50 yrs. Cheers!


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Highly original +iversity #MOOC on logic - starts with a quote from Arkady and Boris Strugatsky...must love it.

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#funny  & #true   #WriteLife  post by @danjszczesny for +Folded Word 
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