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Librarian at Indiana Wesleyan University's Cleveland Education Center.

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Exiting Poverty

Gillian White reviews Peter Temin's arguement that the U.S. is becoming a two-class state defined by income inequality. Temin's research indicates that it takes a generation for people to work themselves out of poverty, and that only if everything goes well.

-DD

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Saturday, April 29, 2017

Expertise and Professionalism

Alina Dizik suggests that young people should focus on developing skills, not credentials for a profession . One roadblock Dizik mentions is that many individuals develop their identity from profession, and would not be comfortable expanding their work outside the bounds of the narrow confines of the "profession" concept.

My take is that if a person needs ten thousand hours to gain expertise, then there is still a need for professions with a narrow, defined range of paractice. I would want a brain surgeon to have participated in hundreds of surgeries before working on my head.

-DD

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Friday, April 28, 2017

"Sheeple" Enters Dictionary

Paul McNamara observes that "sheeple " has become an entry in the dictionary.

-DD

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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Security and Productivity Tools

Ann Bednarz shares enterprise security and productivity tools.

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Monday, April 24, 2017

Internet Archive Software

Ian Paul reports that the Internet Archive is hosting operating system emulators .

-DD

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Sunday, April 23, 2017

Economic Benefits of Training

James Heskett proposes that more funding be given to training the "human infrastructure " in our nation.

-DD

Related audio on Germans training Syrian refugees.

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Saturday, April 22, 2017

Speed Up Your Windows 10 Computer

Melissa Riofrio developed a video which shows which settings can be tweaked to speed up a windows 10 computer.

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Friday, April 21, 2017

Free Apps for Windows 10

Woody Leonhard lists 30 free apps for Windows 10.

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Thursday, April 20, 2017

Windows 10 Privacy Settings

Ian Paul has written a summary of Windows 10 privacy settings . His post also includes a video overview narrated by Melissa Riofrio.

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Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Employee Engagement

Jim Harter and Annamarie Mann report on the benefits of employee engagement in a Gallup report.

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Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Not a Paperless Classroom

Adam Schoenbart suggests that a paperless classroom is a poor goal. Maximizing student learning should be the objective. He continues to use paper when appropriate.

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Monday, April 17, 2017

Too Dumb to Fail

Matt K. Lewis wrote his book about the hijacking of the conservative agenda ( Too Dumb to Fail ) at the start of the previous election cycle. I found it provides a possible roadmap for returning conservatism to its roots: however, it had little impact in the 2016 election.

Lewis still maintians a blog.

-DD

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Sunday, April 16, 2017

Business Cards in a Digital Age

Paul McNamara muses on the resiliance of paper business cards in an age of digital equivilents.

McNamara notes that incompatible devices can be an issue with transferring data. Unmentioned is that fact that it is probably easier (and less off-putting in a crowded, jostling environment) to jot a note on the back of a business card than to bring out a device, load an application, and type in a note. I also think some individuals do not want strangers connecting to their devices, in case the digital business card is a trojan horse.

-DD

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Monday, April 10, 2017

Technical Support: Best Practices

Jennifer Schiff suggests best practices for technical support .

-DD

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Sunday, April 09, 2017

Cloud Computer Vendors

Brandon Butler shares a list of cloud services which provide free storage.

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Saturday, April 08, 2017

Windows 10 Creators Edition

Ken Mingis leads a 45 minute video discussion of the features and flaws included in Windows 10, Creators Edition . For a shorter, more lively celebration of the operating system's new features, check out the Microsoft promotional video available on YouTube.

-DD

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Friday, April 07, 2017

IBM's Watson Analyzing Financial Trends

Brandon Butler reports that IBM's Watson and its capacity for trend analysis is being implemented in the financial services industry.

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Thursday, April 06, 2017

Bad Tech Habits

Christopher Null warns of bad habits often acquired by those involved in technology.

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Wednesday, April 05, 2017

Reading and Success

Elon Musk's habit of voracious reading is revealed in Kerry Dolan's interview of his father, Errol, which appeared in Forbes.

-DD

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Tuesday, April 04, 2017

Microcertifications

Sharon Florintine suggests that microcertifications provide cost-effective confirmation of specific skills.

-DD

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Online Education of Adults

Simon Nelson discusses the international online education market in an interview with Jeffrey Young. Nelson worked for fifteen years with the BBC, and feels that worldwide there is an untapped demand for quality curriculum if one considers adult education.

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Monday, April 03, 2017

Social Networking Is Vital to a Job Search

Joshua Waldman notes the importance of having a positive social media presence and a strong social network.

Because of this, I am going to be organizing a training session on LinkedIn at my University on June 13.

-DD

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Sunday, April 02, 2017

Mobile Phone as a Hotspot

Sarah White's videos instruct users on how to set up an android or apple device as a wi-fi hotspot.

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Saturday, April 01, 2017

Mobile Apps vs. Mobile Website

Fredric Paul observes that responsive web sites consume less data than installing mobile apps.

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