Knowledge Handler

Information Sources & Information Sifting Techniques

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Librarian at Indiana Wesleyan University's Cleveland Education Center.

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.

-DD

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).

-DD

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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.

-DD

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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.

-DD

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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.

-DD

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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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Wednesday, August 03, 2016

Determining the Cause of Windows 10 Crashes

Dirk Smith suggests techniques for determining the cause of Windows 10 crashes .

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Tuesday, August 02, 2016

Google Chrome Is Leader

Gregg Keizer observes that Microsoft Internet Explorer has been replaced by Chrome in public acceptance.

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Writing Well

Psychologist Steven Pinker tells interviewer Rachel Toor about writing well as a scholar. Pinker has had great success reaching non-academic audiences with popular books on psychology.

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Monday, August 01, 2016

Microsoft Windows 10 Security

Blair Hanley Frank explains new security features being including in the new release of Windows 10.

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