Knowledge Handler

Information Sources & Information Sifting Techniques

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Librarian at Indiana Wesleyan University's Cleveland Education Center.

Monday, July 31, 2017

Market to Market Accounting

Brian S. Wesbury suggests that market to market accounting played a major role in recent financial crises .

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Saturday, July 29, 2017

Somewhat-Homomorphic Encryption

Evan Schuman recommends that corporations investigate encrypting all data stored in a "cloud" because of third-party security issues. He suggests that Somewhat-Homomorphic Encryption (SHE) offers the advantage of being in the public domain, and is fast enough to be practical. Schuman provides a link to David Wu's Stanford University presentation which reviews the technology.

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Friday, July 28, 2017

Android Efficiency Apps

J.R. Raphael suggests six Android apps for efficiently using the phone.

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Thursday, July 27, 2017

Election Flaws

C.G.P. Grey produced a video illustrating the problem with "First Past the Post" elections. Grey is an advocate for the alternative vote or single transferable vote menthod.

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Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Teaching Happiness

Emma Sappala suggests that we can raise children which are driven to success or who enjoy life . She recommends that they chill out and be happy.

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Obscure Web Browsers

Ryan Francis and Himanshu Arora compare six alternative web browsers .

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Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Sleep and Social Norms

Maggie Koerth-Baker suggests that childhood bedtimes are a social construct , and that different children at different ages may have different sleep needs. Various research studies have shown that up to half of children who are forced to go to bed when they are not sleepy develop sleep resistance behaviors, fighting with their parents to stay awake later into the evening.

However, children who win this battle and remain awake late into the evening may develop sleep-wake phase disorders, a where the circadian rhythm is permanently set to a default which differs from the society they live in. For example, in the U.S., a habit of staying up late (and rising late) that can carry on into problems at school, and later work.

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Google Chrome Updates

Gregg Keizer explains how Google Chrome does updates .

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Monday, July 24, 2017

FireFox Security Tip

Michael Horowitz shares how the user can restrict FireFox to only display sites employing Transport Layer Security version 1.2 or higher . The good news is it makes web surfing safer, while the downside it is it may restrict access to safe sites which have not updated their technology.

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The Unintended Consequence of a Community of Transient Renters

Tom Vanderbilt observed that a community increasing its percentage of high-income rental properties makes it difficult for middle-income residents to compete in finding affordable housing.

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Sunday, July 23, 2017

Travails of Telecommuting

Rebecca Greenfield notes that employers are reducing or eliminating telecommuting .

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Saturday, July 22, 2017

Page Headings Are Important

Marieke van de Rakt provides reasons for using significant headings in your web document .

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Friday, July 21, 2017

How Web Pages Are Ranked

SEO PowerSuite suggests seven criteria Google uses for ranking web pages in search results. Tips are provided for improving ranking for each criteria.

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How to Interrupt, Courteously

Vanessa Van Edwards advises how to nicely interrupt a conversation which has become a monologue.

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Thursday, July 20, 2017

University Marketing

Janet Driscoll Miller suggests seven things universities should consider as they hone their strategy for online marketing .

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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Travel Bargains

Kristin Wong suggests ways to lower the cost of travel .

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Long Tail Keywords

Aleh Barysevich explains why search engine marketers should provide relevant keywords to attract the maximum amount of attention.

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Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Apps for Education

Meris Stansbury suggests ten apps which will help a college student succeed. These include"

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Monday, July 17, 2017

Marketing Success

Joy Hawkins suggests that online marketers should have a custom URL to track responses from each web venue. This provides valuable data on which messages are causing "clicks." She provides ten other tips specific to user of Google Posts, a program for local marketing.

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Industries and Environmental Pollution

Justin Nobel interviews Lieutenant General Russel Honore about pollution caused by lax oversight in Louisiana .

Nobel also interviews Robert Taylor Jr., a resident of the town of Reserve, which is home to the only neoprene factory in the U.S. Taylor notes that "this past January chloroprene concentrations in the air were recorded at 332 times the federal guidelines." Taylor is concerned about the ongoing effects of the poison, and fears a catastrophic release of toxins. “If we can commit an act of war against another country for chemically poisoning their children,” says Taylor, “how can we stand by and do nothing when chemicals are poisoning our own children?”

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Sunday, July 16, 2017

Attentiveness

Carolyn Jennings muses on the importance of attentiveness .

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Marking Your Location as "Accessible" on Google Maps

Amy Gesenhues alerts readers that Google Maps is using crowdsourcing to annotate maps as to businesses which are accessible to the handicapped. Google managers Shiva Thiagarajan and Rio Akasaka explain how to annotate Google Maps for your location in this post.

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Saturday, July 15, 2017

The Need for Online Education Options

Jaime Hannans, Jill Leafstedt and Michelle Pacansky-Brock demonstrate that certain student populations need online education .

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Thursday, July 13, 2017

Quantum Communications

Patrick Nelson reports that a quantum communication network is being developed for greater security in Internet transactions.

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Monday, July 10, 2017

Interface Design

Mike Elgan suggests that new user interface design will revolutionize computing. He posits that virtual reality technologies, where one uses verbal commands to interact with the computer, will replace the current desktop Windows,Icons, Menus and Pointer (WIMP) interface and the tablet Multi-touch, Physics and Gestures (MPG) interface the way that the purely command line QWERTY interface (example: DOS) lost prominence.

My take is that if firms adopt a verbal interface, employees will have to work from home or in offices, as a cube farm of talking knowledge workers would be a confusing babble.

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Monday, July 03, 2017

Google Docs Features

J. R. Raphael reveals two Google Docs features , which are:

  1. multi-tasking
  2. document organizations
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Saturday, July 01, 2017

Online Education Beyond High School

Michael Strickland shares how Idaho strives to get high school graduates in online or blended courses to improve the number of students entering higher degree programs.

Strickland cites Connie Malamed (of the eLearning Coach website) reminding us that “one of the most important areas we can develop as professionals is competence in accessing and sharing knowledge.”

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