The difference between a certificate and learning

Many adults in the US read no more than a book a year. That’s because books aren’t assigned after you’ve got your paperwork done. We’re surrounded by chances to learn, and yet, unless it’s sugarcoated or sold in the guise of earning a scarce credential, most of us would rather click on another link and […]

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Pixel art editor and more at Lospec

Source: Lospec If you have students that are working on programming their own game, or maybe they just want to create some clip art for a presentation, Lospec provides an online editor that doesn’t require a log in. There are also tutorials and other materials to help you or your students travel down the pixel […]

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TI Draw is an online interactive whiteboard

Source: Draw! Sometimes you just need a quick and easy easy way to jot down notes and drawings during a meeting. Draw! is a no-frills online whiteboard. It uses the open source library called Literally Canvas. For what it does, it works well. Whiteboards can be saved or exported, no logins are required. […]

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Side effects of prohibition – it’s all about the connections

“Researchers tend to think that informal social interactions—people bumping into one another and swapping ideas—is vital for innovation,” Andrews says. A postdoctoral fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research, he means that quite literally. An oft-cited research paper on Madison Avenue ad agencies found clear benefits to headquartering close together, but only within a […]

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