Knowledge Handler

Information Sources & Information Sifting Techniques

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Librarian at Indiana Wesleyan University's Cleveland Education Center.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Accelerated Learning

Josh Kaufman has written tips on accelerated learning both in a book and in a short video.

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Video Sensors Provide Information for Traffic Management

Mark Hamblen reports on how Kansas City is using data from sensors to help ease people's commutes.

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Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Building a Positive Reputation

Kelli Marshall suggests academic faculty need to monitor and proactively enhance their brand .

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The Exploitation of Adjunct Faculty

Kevin Birmingham rants about the use of adjunct faculty in humanities courses.

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Preparing for Graduation

L. Maren Wood encourages academic adminstrators to prepare students for graduation .

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Monday, February 20, 2017

Security Threats

Robert Covington muses on the security threats he worries about.

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Chronically Late

Laura Clarke suggests that creative people have a poor sense of time leading to chromic lateness. Procrastination can cause lateness as well, and it is often due to fear.

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Remote-Control Robots

Richard Baldwin, in an interview with Douglas Heaven, talks about the increases in productivity which can occur through the use of remote-controlled robots .

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Procrastination

Michael Berube reflects on a graduate assignment which became a millstone as he strove to complete it. Serious concerns (becoming a father) motivated him to finish the paper, which had ballooned from the expected twelve pages to fifty.

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Sunday, February 19, 2017

The University's Mission

Philip Trostel explains the benefits of a university education .

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Windows 10 Interface Update

Andy Patrizio announces changes to the Windows 10 interface .

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Saturday, February 18, 2017

Employment Interviewing

David Perlmutter shares interviewing techniques .

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Unlimited Data Plans Can Sometimes Make Sense for Businesses

Matt Hamblen suggests that unlimited mobile data plans makes sense for some smaller businesses. Hamblen cautions that large businesses, who already receive large discounts from mobile service providers, probably will not not see any savings from upgrading to unlimited mobile data.

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Friday, February 17, 2017

Seven Steps to a Good Job Interview

Kent Smetters gives says that there are seven steps to a good interview .

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Microsoft Paint 3D

Mark Hachman has created a video on using Microsoft's Paint 3D.

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Thursday, February 16, 2017

Personal Warmth and Business Success

Renuka Rayasam suggests that personal warmth is what attracts people to a product or service. A takeaway is that the personality of those hired to work with clients is extremely important.

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New Wearable Devices

Dan Rosenbaum shares about the wearable devices shown at the Consumer Electronics Show.

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Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Stock and Investment Apps

Michael Simon suggests 10 android apps for overseeing stocks and investments .

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Human Visual Acuity

Adam Hadhazy explores the limitations of human sight .

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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Planet Word Museum

Anne Curzan announces that Washington D.C. is developing a museum celebrating language. The Planet Word Museum is scheduled to open in 2018. It has a mission of inspiring a love of words and language. -DD

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Personal Success Apps

Sarah Purewal recommends 10 apps for personal success.

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Monday, February 13, 2017

Android Apps Run on Some Chromebooks

Michael Connell announces that some Chromebooks can now run Android apps .

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The Successful Job Seeker

Russ Finkelstein posits that four types of job seekers exist :

  1. You want a job, any job;
  2. You want a job in a specific role or field;
  3. You want this job, but lack requisite experience; and,
  4. You want this job, and evidence shows you can do the job.

Finkelstein hires from the last category. He encourages employers to clearly state what the job entails in any posted job advertisements, and he encourages job seekers to only apply to jobs where they will be the fourth type.

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Memorization

Rohit Malshe explains how to memorize information or speeches.

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Sunday, February 12, 2017

Streamling the Job Search

Andrew Thaler reports that "No One Is Reading Those Reference Letters " filed by job candidtates -- at least not until the candidate is one of the top contenders.

Thaler suggests that potential employers only request contact information, not a full letter of reference, in a job application.

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Aging

Virginia Hughes writes about a quest to slow aging by investigating girls with a genetic defect which slows their development.

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Saturday, February 11, 2017

Color Vision

David Robson explains why some women can see color variations invisible to most of the population.

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Friday, February 10, 2017

New Avenues for Identity Theft

Mike Elgan notes five new threats to our cyber security .

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The Genetic Basis of Sleep

Helen Thomson explores those who are genetically enabled to need little sleep .

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Thursday, February 09, 2017

Travel Apps and Productivity Practices

Sujan Patel suggests apps and practices that will make an entrepreneur more productive on the road.

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Seeing Underwater

Helen Thomson reports on children who have amazing vision when swimming in the sea.

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Wednesday, February 08, 2017

Public Domain Images From New York Public Library

Andrew Hawkins announces that over 200,000 images have been made available by the New York Public Library.

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Fears

Jenny Anderson suggests that fears are sometimes strong even when there is minimal risk.

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Tuesday, February 07, 2017

Multicultural Teaching

Karen Kelsky suggests methods for making multicultural students welcome in an academic environment.

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Twitter and Academics

Lee Skallerup Bessette reasons why Twitter can be an academic tool.

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Teaching Without Words

David Gooblar encourages teachers to employ meaningful silence to encourage students to evaluate themselves. His thesis is that too much direction is a form of micromanagement, and dssuades students from analyzing their own performance.

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Monday, February 06, 2017

Google Voice Refresh

Derek Walter is unenthused by the Google Voice refresh . Walter says that the service is not ready to be your only phone - yet.

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Describing Emotions

David Robson notes that other languages offer new nuanced terms to describe emotions , and provides some examples.

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Sunday, February 05, 2017

Faith on Campus

Eboo Patel discusses conversations about faith on campus in an interview with Jennifer Ruark. Another recent presentation by Patel is available below....

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Saturday, February 04, 2017

Critical Thinking

Rob Jenkins shares what he tells his students about critical thinking .

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Friday, February 03, 2017

Technology Podcasts

Bob Brown recommends technology podcasts .

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Thursday, February 02, 2017

Tom Henderson highlights the international data transfer agreements which are being voided by shifts in governmental policy .

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Wednesday, February 01, 2017

Patrick Thibodeau celebrates a computer server which has run since 1993 without a hitch.

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Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Debunking False Science

Steve Kolowich interviews professors Carl Bergstron and Jevin West about a course in indentifying false information .

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Sunday, January 29, 2017

Selling Your Book

Lori Flores offers advice for those seeking to be published .

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False News

Safiya Noble suggests that because search engines (such as Google) focus on the most popular results, accurate results are not always at the top of the list of displayed results.

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Saturday, January 28, 2017

A Call For Ruth

William Germano reveals how the ancient noun ruth (compassion, as in the word "ruthless") must be applied to our culture.

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Friday, January 27, 2017

Interviewing

Nicole Matos notes that authenticity is vital for an interview candidate.

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Thursday, January 26, 2017

Android Malware

Michael Simon reports on Google's efforts to limit the spread of malware among Android phones.

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Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Encyption in a Heartbeat

Magdalena Petrova reports that Binghamton State University researchers propose using heart beat patterns as a secondary encryption method for patients.

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Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Reading Literature Makes Us More Empathetic

Kathryn Warren tells the story of an excellent student who ceased reading the textbook because he did not want his mind polluted.

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Academic Publication

David Perlmutter suggests how academics can draw upon their dissertation for publishable material.

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Monday, January 23, 2017

Sutherland's Wealth Advice

Curt Sutherland shares practices which made him wealthy .

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Sunday, January 22, 2017

Institutional Review of Human Research

Paul Basken writes about the rule changes issued by the U.S. Office for Human Research Protection . These had been held up due to debate about donor rights regarding their tissue donations, and so forth.

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Saturday, January 21, 2017

Employment Advertisement Effectiveness

Marty Nemko and Richard Bolles suggest that newspaper advertisements are valuable for the job seeker, as they are informative "leads" about company needs.

Bolles maintains the website The Job Hunter's Bible, and is the author of What Color Is Your Parachute?, a staple of job seekers for thirty years.

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Friday, January 20, 2017

Snooping Technicians

Andy Patrizio warns that some computer technicians are paid FBI informants.

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Thursday, January 19, 2017

University Programs Which Do Not Lead to Gainful Employment

Fernanda Zamudio-Suarez provides a list of educational programs which the US Government deemed a poor investment .

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Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Electric Vehicle Charging Costs

Lucas Mearian explains how much it costs to fuel a Tesla electric vehicle . I suspect that as electric vehicles become more common, states will also charge them road use fees because such cars do not pay gasoline taxes.

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Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Timing Retirement

Robert Zarersky muses on when is the best time for a professor to retire .

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Preparing to Teach

James Lang suggests activities that those planning a teaching career should undertake.

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