Amazon recently opened a physical bookstore in Seattle, and has been testing physical retail with Kindle kiosks, vending machines, at locations such as shopping centres and airports. Google, meanwhile, has opened a shop within a shop in the London outlet of Currys, a UK electricals chain
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Wearable technology will transform every aspect of everything we do.
"It will geolocate and contextualise information depending upon who you are with, where you are and what you are doing.
"It will help you achieve that thing you are doing by both pulling in new information and letting you share your story as you learn.
It will move us from formal, abstract, old world models of learning to ‘on demand‘ learning and performance support fit for the Social Age.
"It will ground our learning in facts of performance and support us in changing those facts."
#Lifelogging #Social #OnDemand #Storytelling
“The apparent benefits of online education are compelling. The reality, though, is that far too many people—especially politicians and entrepreneurs—think it’s a lot easier than it is,” she says. “It’s possible, but it takes a lot of investment of time, effort, and teaching skills—simple pedagogy. Look at the example of the MOOCs”—massive open online courses offered by universities. “There were a lot of illusions and fantasies that you can put the content on, transmit it to the learner, and the learner swallows it. It was a horrible failure.” Few students complete the courses, and adult students from traditionally underprivileged backgrounds, she feels, are especially at risk of failure. “If you have people from poor and underdeveloped areas, without job skills or job opportunities, and who don’t have computer skills, you have a real triple whammy,” she says. “It’s possible to reach them online and help them gain literacy, but it will take a lot of time and money. Or it will fail.”
The education psychologist Mark Tennant, the former dean of education at the University of Technology–Sydney and author of the standard textbook Psychology and Adult Learning, believes that the biggest challenge facing adult learners in the virtual world isn’t a lack of prior education but a lack of digital literacy. “One of the biggest problems is getting older learners to think digitally as opposed to in an analog way, and it’s a different kind of skill. It’s difficult,” he says. “Even basic things like pointing and clicking. Especially if they haven’t had access to digital technology, the idea of thinking in a digital way will be the biggest obstacle to overcome.”
I continue to engage in LI. One thread is all politics. A couple of right wing zealots - "teaparty" types. Today I had an exchange on Linked in, that I had to share with some friends.
Me: There is an American promise that has made us the greatest country on the planet. It's easy to say and sometimes hard to do. Acting according to your values is proven when it's hard.
"“Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed, to me:
I lift my lamp beside the golden door.”Show less
She: Basic values my foot. The first obligation of the government is to protect us from enemies foreign and domestic.
It took my breath away. The anger produced depressed me for a full day. today I started to fight back. I feel much better about myself. Still depressed this kind of feeling/thinking is out there.
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