Knowledge Handler

Information Sources & Information Sifting Techniques

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Librarian at Indiana Wesleyan University's Cleveland Education Center.

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

U.S. Department of Education

Sarah Brown reports that the President wants to fold the Education Department into a department with workforce responsibilities.

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Diverse Viewpoints

Tom Bartlett writes about diverse campus viewpoints and the presentations at the Open Mind Conference .

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Monday, June 25, 2018

JPMorgan Summer Reading List

Jacob Sonenshine shares JPMorgan's 2018 summer reading list .

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Thursday, June 21, 2018

Exercise and Brain Development

Adami1, Pagano1, Colombo1, Platonova1, Recchia2, Chiaramonte1, Bottinelli2, Canepari2, & Daniele Bottai1 (2018) report on improving an animal's brain function through use of leg exercise , an activity which encourages brain tissue development.

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Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Social Isolation

Hilary Brueck writes how social isolation damages your brain and body.

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Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Student Recovery From Trauma

Beckie Supiano offers suggestions for helping students cope with trauma .

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Monday, June 18, 2018

Price's Law

Darius Foroux blogs about Price's Law and productivity.

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Sunday, June 17, 2018

Domain Name Service

Lin Clark describes the Internet's domain name service (DNS) and security enhancements now available.

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Saturday, June 16, 2018

Technology Trends

Josh Constine condenses Mary Meeker's 294 slide 2018 report on technology trends to 10 major points .

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Friday, June 15, 2018

Rest for Success

By Alex Soojung-Kim Pang suggests that successful innovators need rest and relaxation as much as hours on the job. Pang cites a survey of psychology professors done by Raymond Van Zelst and William Kerr:

Scientists who spent 25 hours in the workplace were no more productive than those who spent five. Scientists working 35 hours a week were half as productive as their 20-hours-a-week colleagues.
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Thursday, June 14, 2018

Inculcating Positive Habits

James Clear recommends that those seeking to develop a positive habit should:

  1. "make a specific plan for when, where, and how you are going to implement it."
  2. "focus entirely on one habit."
  3. Practice! "it takes at least two months for new habits to become automatic behaviors."

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Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Steps to a Quicker PC

Preston Gralla suggests nine steps to speed up your Windows 10 PC.

  1. Optimize power settings
  2. Disable programs which run on startup
  3. Turn off search indexing
  4. Clean the Registry
  5. Disable visual effects
  6. Launch the Windows Troubleshooter
  7. Use Performance Monitor
  8. Kill Bloatware
  9. Restart Windows

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Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Images of Teaching

James Lang muses on the importance of images picturing learning occuring in academic classrooms.

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Monday, June 11, 2018

Duolingo

Micheal Coren reviews Duolingo's translation development.

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Sunday, June 10, 2018

Educational Advantage

Fernanda Zamudio-Suaréz notes that a college education results in more wealth to a student whose family is wealthy .

My guess is that wealthy students have better preparation for college, and thus have more time for the extracurricular activities that forge a social network which lasts beyond college. While those with less preparation, or those who need to study to maintain the "free ride scholarship" are struggling just to complete the academic program. The best solution might be for a university to "adopt" a few schools in a struggling public school district, and work to give their students an excellent education, so that the college-bound graduates would have a level playing entering college.

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Saturday, June 09, 2018

Android Apps

J. R. Raphael recommends his favorite Android apps .

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Friday, June 08, 2018

HTTP:// Sites Will Be Marked as "Insecure"

Barry Schwartz notes that in September, Chrome will mark all sites with the HTTP:// prefix as inscecure .

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Thursday, June 07, 2018

Faraday Bags

Mike Elgan describes the virtues (and problems with) a Faraday bag for shielding your wireless device.

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Wednesday, June 06, 2018

Fingerprint Identification

Chantel Tattoli reviews the biometric use of fingerprints from the past to the present.

Tattoli shares a 2013 quote from Apple's CEO Tim Cook: “Let me put it this way: if hackers get a hold of your thumbprint, they could use it to identify and impersonate you for the rest of your life.” To me this is a scary thought, as biometric identification is becoming common (and I presume more subject to being hacked).

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Tuesday, June 05, 2018

Linux Apps on Chrome OS

J. R. Raphael extols the technology advance which allows Linux apps under the Chrome operating system.

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Monday, June 04, 2018

Networking Events Pale to Projects

David Burkus has researched personal networking events to discover that they do a poor job of creating a diverse social network. Far better for improving your contact list is joining a project team where you will work with other people with diverse backgrounds and skills.

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Sunday, June 03, 2018

Dark Matter and the Big Bang

Lisa Zyga reports on a new theory that questions the existence of dark matter and the "big bang ."

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Saturday, June 02, 2018

Tools for International Travel

Brian Chen offers packing suggestions for international travel.

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Friday, June 01, 2018

Free Network Tools

Mark Gibbs shares insights into free network tools that an organization should have available.

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