We’re working on a Flipped Classroom series at work consisting of 5 workshops that will take faculty through Instructional Design, Instructional Technology and Assessment. Knewton has a pretty good set of introductory infographics and this one below is one we share often with faculty looking to get started with flipping their class. However, I will say that it’s a pretty old school definition of the flipped class and seems to be losing relevance as time progresses.
What a lovely idea! The Setup is a site that features “A collection of nerdy interviews asking people from all walks of life what they use to get the job done.” So far, it’s got interviews with a variety of tech/design professionals. You can even make your own localized, specific version because all their stuff is available for free on Github.
I’ve always wanted to do something like this….I am lucky enough to have a really fascinating group of very ambitious and creative friends. I’m going to think about doing a local or at least more personal version of this…specifically about my incredibly talented female friends.
Good advice that applies not just to the humanities, but coders/techs as well.
“You can say smart, interesting, complicated things using short sentences. How long is a good idea?”
"Know what each sentence says,
What it doesn’t say,
And what it implies.
Of these, the hardest is knowing what each sentence actually says.”
"What you don’t know about writing is also a form of knowledge, though much harder to grasp.
Try to discern the shape of what you don’t know and why you don’t know it,
Whenever you get a glimpse of your ignorance.
Don’t fear it or be embarrassed by it.
What you don’t know and why you don’t know it are information too.”
"The key finding is that, in a like-for-like comparison, companies with at least one woman on the board would have outperformed stocks with no women on the board by 26 percent over the course of the last 6 years. However, there is a clear split between relative performance over 2005 to 2007 and the post 2008 performance. In the middle of the decade when economic growth was relatively robust, there was little difference in share price performance between companies with or without women on the board. Almost all of the outperformance in the back-test has been delivered post 2008, since the macro environment deteriorated and volatility increased. In other words, stocks with greater gender diversity on their boards generally look defensive: they tend to perform best when markets are falling, deliver higher average ROEs through the cycle, exhibit less volatility in earnings and typically have lower gearing ratios.
The bottom line is that relative outperformance of stocks with women on the board looks unlikely to be entirely consistent, but the evidence suggests that a bit more balance on the board brings with it a bit less volatility and a bit more balance through the cycle.” …
The title of this book is (intentionally) misleading and I’m adding it to my wishlist. Click through to check out Brainpickings’ take.
"In truth we never talk about a book unto itself; a whole set of books always enters the discussion through the portal of a single title, which serves as a temporary symbol for a complete conception of culture. In every such discussion, our inner libraries — built within us over the years and housing all our secret books — come into contact with the inner libraries of others, potentially provoking all manner of friction and conflict.
For we are more than simple shelters for our inner libraries; we are the sum of these accumulated books. Little by little, these books have made us who we are, and they cannot be separated from us without causing us suffering.”
Women comprise 47% of the U.S. workforce, but just 25% of the STEM workforce. While the tech sector has a reputation of being occupied by white males, women are making a go at careers in STEM fields.
"The success of prominent female leaders such as Facebook‘s Sheryl Sandberg and Yahoo‘s Marissa Mayer are bringing more attention to women in the tech sphere. But beyond the Sandbergs and the Mayers, there’s a crop of women who are not only leading, but also launching tech startups. [Here], we highlight 41 accomplished female founders; with businesses ranging from fashion and ecommerce to careers and social networks, these movers and shakers are changing the face of tech."
Videogames in education is one of those things I am beyond excited about in theory, but still haven’t seen done exceptionally well in practice. Even though we’ve all been talking about it as the new hip thing for a zillion years, there are very few broadly accessible examples out there that are applicable in sustainable ways. However, gaming as a tool for education is worth tracking closely on your radar. Most recently, Valve is making an effort to bring gaming into the classroom via their Steam platform.