3D Education

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I am finding Charles Koch’s framework for education more and more useful. If nothing else it helps me place some of the drier research on things like dual-coding and spaced retrieval in the context of a richer, more human approach and what Jeremy Barnes calls “Albert Hall Moments”. I came across Koch’s model listening to him being interviewed by Tim … Read More

Puzzles vs Mysteries

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Gregory Treverton outlines a nice distinction between puzzles and mysteries in an article called Risks and Riddles There’s a reason millions of people try to solve crossword puzzles each day. Amid the well-ordered combat between a puzzler’s mind and the blank boxes waiting to be filled, there is satisfaction along with frustration. Even when you can’t find the right answer, … Read More

How to make social software useful

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Great stuff from Tom Coates: “We believe that for a piece of Social Software to be useful: Every individual should derive value from their contributions Every contribution should provide value to their peers as well The site or organisation that hosts the service should be able to derive value from the aggregate of the data and should be able to … Read More

3 hurdles to community formation

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Following on from last post about trying to work some of the benefits of internet CoPs into intranet CoPs, there’s some interesting reading over at Shawn Callahan’s Anecdote blog. Shawn did some work on this while at IBM (as far as I can gather) and had some interesting things to say about community formation. the activity must be easy compared … Read More