Ethical ramifications of “the digital attention crisis”

In 2016, Tristan Harris, whose job title at Google was “design ethicist,” left the company to focus on a new nonprofit he called Time Well Spent. The goal of Time Well Spent is to reverse what it calls “the digital attention crisis” — the brilliant minds at Google, Apple, Facebook, and elsewhere who “hijack our minds” […]

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Create animated movies with Plotagon

Create animated movies with Plotagon. Source: Plotagon • Animated movies and avatars for education, business, and fun Plotagon is an animation software package for macOS, Windows, iOS, and Android.  Plotagon Story is a free version that includes 4 characters and 2 scenes. There are additional characters and scenes available, some for free and some that cost. […]

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How rudeness can affect your day

We posit that a single exposure to rudeness in the morning can contaminate employees’ perceptions of subsequent social interactions leading them to perceive greater workplace rudeness throughout their workday. We expect that these contaminated perceptions will have important ramifications for employees’ work behaviors. Source: PsycNET Record Display – PsycNET Think about that student that comes to […]

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Waiting for the future of education

  Serious people sometimes make silly predictions. Source: The Future of Education Will Never Arrive History is littered with failed experiments, but these failures are what have brought us the world we have today. Cynicism aside, computers will get better at understanding people, and when that happens, who knows what will happen. To get an […]

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