Knowledge Handler

Information Sources & Information Sifting Techniques

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Librarian at Indiana Wesleyan University's Cleveland Education Center.

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Establish Work Hours

Matt Alderton suggests that having a firm quitting time will enhance job satisfaction.

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Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Google Allo

Jason Cross summarizes the feature set of Google Allo , a new messaging app.

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Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Future Ready Schools Initiative

The Future Ready Schools initiative encourages librarian involvement. My personal hope is that the initiative will not be driven by education technology suppliers.

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Monday, September 26, 2016

3-D on the Web

Mark Wilson interviews the creators of Elsewhere , a $50 set of lenses and software that turns any image or video into 3-D content. A possible way to modernize old educational and recreational videos, I fear it will also serve to make web content even more addicting.

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Sunday, September 25, 2016

Comfort Zones and Stretch Goals

Andy Molinsky suggests that attempts at stretching yourself requires preparation or failure will result.

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Saturday, September 24, 2016

Psychologists in Sales Management

Abhijeet Satapathy suggests that psychology majors make exceptional sales managements .

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Friday, September 23, 2016

Writing Advertising Copy

Phillip Thune gives tips for headline writing .

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Thursday, September 22, 2016

Positioning Shipping Costs in a Sales Environment

Tracey Wallace provides guidance for merchants developing shipping policies .

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Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Developing Trust With Purchasers

Grant Cardone suggests questions which encourage dialog with clients .

Cardone's point is that often clients harbor memories of a bad prior experience with a "pushy" sales team. Therefore, clients want to complete their research before interacting with a member of the sales team, but this may cause the client to miss valuable information about the product or service. Questions which highlight the positive may reach such clients in a way which encourages trust.

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Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Escape Room Game

Matt Alderton suggests that visiting an escape room is a fun team-building activity.

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Monday, September 19, 2016

New Neutrino

The South Pole Neutrino Observatory is determining if a new neutrino exists.

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Sunday, September 18, 2016

Derek Walter suggests secure messaging apps . -DD

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Data mining

Andy Cogrgreave tells how to get information from your data .

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Saturday, September 17, 2016

Dot Devices

Bob Brown suggests Dot devices might serve as important reminders when we reach a specified location.

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Basic Search Tips

"CiteLighter" offers some basic tips on using search engines in a short video clip.

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Making the Best Use of Search Engines from Citelighter on Vimeo.

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Friday, September 16, 2016

The Debriefing Process

Anthony Bourke has written about how travel planners should debreif after an event to determine what went well and what requires improvement.

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Thursday, September 15, 2016

Including Key Words in a Resume

Matt Alderton suggests how to manipulate resume filters which search resumes for keywords. He recommends listing phrases from the position description at the end of resume.

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Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Paper Books

Ferris Jabr reviews the research of Anne Mangen and others, which seems to show that reading is more effect when done using paper and not an e-book.

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Tuesday, September 13, 2016

The Course Syllabus

Fernanda Zamudio-Suaréz reviews syllabus use on university campuses, and discovers some faculty are considering eliminating the syllabus altogether.

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Monday, September 12, 2016

Vacation and E-mail

Patrick McCarthy explains how he went four weeks without e-mail while on a vacation.

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Sunday, September 11, 2016

Supplements

Information Is Beautiful developed an interactive site to display the effectiveness of supplements.

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Saturday, September 10, 2016

Reference Librarians Trump Databases

CBS News lauds the services librarians provide.

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Friday, September 09, 2016

Inspiring Creative Minds

Inspired by Beloit College's 'Mindset List', Scott L. Newstok exhorts the power brokers to minimize their focus on testing and return to a liberal education which encourages critical thinking and creativity.

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Thursday, September 08, 2016

Responsible Use of Student Information

Goldie Blumenstyk reports on work done on responsible use of student data under the leadership of Martin Kurzweil.

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Wednesday, September 07, 2016

Trigger Warnings

Emma Pettit explores whether faculty commonly use "trigger warnings " in their classroom. Warnings about explicit or shocking content are rare.

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Tuesday, September 06, 2016

The Syllabus as an Agreement Between the Student and the Teacher

Amber Comer reviews the legal obligations found in a course syllabus .

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Monday, September 05, 2016

Educators

Colin Koproske proposes that the instructor is key in identifying and supporting at-risk students.

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Sunday, September 04, 2016

Teaching

Jennifer Pierce offers tips for teaching assistants facing their first bout of teaching.

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Saturday, September 03, 2016

Print Book Usage Highest in Rural Areas

Kathryn Zickuhr summarized the 2014 Pew Internet report on differences in public library engagement . Those living a rural areas are more print oriented than urban or suburban residents - my thought is that rural areas tend to have spotty Internet service, making rural residents more reliant on books.

For more information on rural libaries and their unique service population, check out the Association of Rural and Small Libraries website.

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Friday, September 02, 2016

Beverages and Snacks for Events

Lisa Grimaldi shares entertaining ideas for food and beverages at an event.

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Thursday, September 01, 2016

PC Upgrades

Brad Chocos suggests inexpensive PC upgrades .

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Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Update Strategy for Windows 7, Windows 8.1, and Windows 10

AndyPetrizio reports that Microsoft will update update Windows 7 and 8.1 users as it does Windows 10 users.

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Tuesday, August 30, 2016

A Teacher's Responsibilities (And Those of a Student)

Rob Jenkins offered insight on the role of student and teacher which may help all new university students (and their parents).

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Monday, August 29, 2016

College Rankings

Bill Kirby was interviewed by Brian Kenny about college rankings and how they are often not a clear way to evaluate a university experience.

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Sunday, August 28, 2016

Securing Laptops

Thor Olavsrud notes that while most laptop theft occurs off premises (while traveling or in facilities such as restaurants), a staggering 23% of theft reportedly occurs within the walls of the organization. Olavsrud cites a report from Kensington , a major manufactorer of locks for laptops.

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Saturday, August 27, 2016

keyboard shortcuts for Windows 10

Tim Greene provides keyboard shortcuts for Windows 10 .

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Friday, August 26, 2016

Ditching the Buffet Lunch

Jaime Nack's video offers a tip for meeting planners: cut costs and time with a lunch consisting of "finger food."

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Thursday, August 25, 2016

Public Technical Identifiers (PTI) and Internet Domains

John Ribeiro notes that allocation of most Internet domain names will be transferred from ICANN to an affiliate called Public Technical Identifiers (PTI). As PTI aparently shall be controlled by ICANN initially, I don't foresee major changes in the way the Internet works.

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Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Alcoholism

David Schimke marshalls the evidence that alcoholism is a disease, and learns that the science is currently unclear.

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Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Motivating University Students

University adjunct faculty suggest menthods for increasing student engagement in the classroom.

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Monday, August 22, 2016

Technology Drives Up the Cost of Quality Education

Joshua Kim suggests that technology will always drive up the cost of quality education, because it requires a trained educator to use technology well.

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Sunday, August 21, 2016

Constraints on Educational Technology

Anya Kamenetz shares three facts that research has shown about educational technology such as online classrooms:

    Implementation is really important, yet it's often ignored. Imperfect data and inadequate evaluation make it hard to understand or improve the use of ed-tech. Computers are enhancing access. There's less evidence that they're enhancing learning.

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Saturday, August 20, 2016

Maintain a Calendar

Matt Alderton suggests that scheduling your time on a calendar is key to time management .

In my own experience, linking my phone calendar and work calendar were excellent decisions, as now I rarely miss appointments.

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Friday, August 19, 2016

OK Google Commands

J.R. Raphael provides 160 voice commands recognised by the current version of the Android operating system.

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Thursday, August 18, 2016

Cortana and Security

Stephen Vaughn-Nickles suggests that the ever-listening Cortana could be a security hole - and he suggests how to turn Cortana off.

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Wednesday, August 17, 2016

The Cost of Automated Customer Service

Evan Schuman comments on what is lost when a firm switches to automated customer service. It is the human element, the positive interactions, the follow up questions.

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Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Peer Review Process

Hugh Gusterson suggests that academics should be financially rewarded for their contribution to the production of peer-reviewed research . This article generated many comments which explore nuances of the issue.

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Monday, August 15, 2016

Spam Calls on Android Mobile Phones

Derek Walter reports that some Android phones now warn their owners if an incoming call is probably spam.

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Sunday, August 14, 2016

Corporate Management of Social Media

Matt Alderon encourages monitoring and responding to what people say about your firm in social media. The tool he recommends is Rignite, but there are a number of competitors in that space.

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Saturday, August 13, 2016

Logic

Geoffery Pullum comments on the lack of academic training in logic which hinders student analysis and decision making.

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Friday, August 12, 2016

Cheap Data on the Road

Derek Walter tells how to reduce data costs when travelling.

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Thursday, August 11, 2016

Hacking Public Wi-Fi

Maurits Marijn warns about the dangers inherent in using public Wi-Fi.

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Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Riding Luggage

Andrea Romano shares a press release about ridable luggage . The promotional says that the suitcase has a six mile range and can move at up to 8 miles per hour.

The individuals in the video clip look like they are riding brooms, though the wheeled luggage seems limited to smooth flooring such as carpets.

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Tuesday, August 09, 2016

The Opportunity Cost of Taking Time to Learn Corporate Culture

Jeffrey Selingo observes that the lengthy leadership onboarding process used at most universities [or other bureaucracies] slows innovation and change.

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Management Tips

Frank Schwarzbach offers tips on managing in a bureaucracy such as a university setting.

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Monday, August 08, 2016

Education and Employment Credentials

Paul Fain summarizes a report from the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation which calls for separating educational activities from credentialing assessment. Such a change would transfer billions in revenue from universities to for-profit testing centers.

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Sunday, August 07, 2016

Changing Course

Allison Vaillancourt provides tips for administrators charged with enacting change . A bolus dose of humility is the major recommendation.

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Saturday, August 06, 2016

Device Driver Hell

Dirk Smith gives techniques for detecting when bad device drivers are causing personal computer issues.

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Friday, August 05, 2016

Sales With Civility

Preston Gralla comments on spectacular marketing flops resulting from picturing the audience using a gross sterotype. Pitch with respect.

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Thursday, August 04, 2016

Coping With Anxious Leaders

James Altucher suggest that many managers hire excellent workers and then live in fear of being surpassed by their employees .

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