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Marcus Speh Birkenkrahe
Works at Berlin School of Economics and Law
Attended Gelehrtenschule des Johanneums, Hamburg, Germany
Lives in Berlin, Germany
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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/
The development of new performance management systems aided by apps and people analytics combined has enormous potential.
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Animating the classroom with +Plotagon
For the past two years, I've experimented with a number of tools to animate scenes, lectures, exercises. I've done this partly because I did not want to have to produce real videos – I found production and post-production overwhelming & because I like to see results quickly & because I like ...
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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
Watch birkenkrahe’s video, made in Plotagon
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Highly original +iversity #MOOC on logic - starts with a quote from Arkady and Boris Strugatsky...must love it.
This is an illustrated basic course in mathematical logic. The knowledge you are going to acquire will be useful for everyone who wants to be creative in mathematics and programming.
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REVIEWED BY SANDY EBNER Brown Bottle by Sheldon Lee Compton | Bottom Dog Publishing, 2016 | ISBN: 978-1-933964-89-8 | 164 pages The beauty of indie publishing is that, when you least expect it, you…
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"Online Research Methods - ein forschungsmethodisches xMOOC für Mastersstudiengänge" - Audio mit Slides (eine Art Diashow, wenn man so will), auf dem "Lehren und Lernen" Blog der HWR Berlin: http://bit.ly/203m4WM - Photo: immer schön langsam!
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Design, Durchführung und Didaktik Moodle-basierter #MOOCs – ein #audio Erfahrungsbericht http://bit.ly/DEDUPOD - Foto: handgemalter, handkolorierter Kursbadge für Abgabe von Feedback (anonym)
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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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+Marcus Speh Birkenkrahe Der Typ ist ja hilarious!
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Happy birthday, +Peter Ringeisen!! And a quote for your well-being and for the next 50 yrs. Cheers!

Enjoy the best W. H. Auden Quotes at BrainyQuote. Quotations by W. H. Auden, English Poet, Born February 21, 1907. Share with your friends.
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Thanks a lot, both for your wishes and the quote! ;-)
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#funny  & #true   #WriteLife  post by @danjszczesny for +Folded Word 
or How Not to Sell Your Book to Anyone a #WriteLife article by Dan Szczesny I’m about ten minutes into my author meet-and-greet for my travel memoir, The Nepal Chronicles, when a small wo…
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‪#‎MOOCs‬ - an impromptu ‪#‎SWOT‬ analysis on my blog in response to a #researchgate discussion thread begun by Antonio Bartolomé (Univ Barcelona): http://bit.ly/1orcYHb
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Professor of Business Information Systems
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  • Berlin School of Economics and Law
    Professor of Business Information Systems, present
  • Royal Dutch Shell; Accenture; Change Group
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I'm a German professor & storyteller. I live in Berlin, Germany. My professional blog is here — currently I'm interested in making MOOCs. I'm also a writer: my main author website is at marcusspeh.com (Deutsch: marcusspeh.de).
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  • Gelehrtenschule des Johanneums, Hamburg, Germany
  • Institute of Theoretical Physics, DESY, Hamburg, Germany
  • Institut für Humanistisch-Systemische Therapie, Berlin, Germany
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