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Digital Literacy > An NMC Horizon Project Strategic Brief | The New Media Consortium
"Digital Literacy: An NMC Horizon Project Strategic Brief was commissioned by Adobe Systems to explore an increasingly pressing challenge for United States higher education institutions: advancing digital literacy among students and faculty. Unfortunately, lack of agreement on what comprises digital literacy is impeding many colleges and universities from formulating adequate policies and programs. The aim of this publication is to establish a shared vision of digital literacy for higher education leaders by illuminating key definitions and models along with best practices and recommendations for implementing successful digital literacy initiatives. Findings from our digital literacy survey as well as from the NMC Horizon Project environmental scanning process will depict the benefits of digital tools and approaches, providing positive exemplars in higher education. Adobe’s support of this publication is significant as their technologies are increasingly being adopted by colleges and universities to foster greater digital literacy, particularly the Adobe Creative Cloud and the design, production, and storytelling apps it encompasses."
digital-literacy  literacy  digital  technology  digital-library  strategy 
october 2016 by tsuomela
Military Strategist Explains Why Trump Leads—And Will Fail
Uses Boyd OODA loop to describe why Trump has been so successful so far in the Republican campaign.
america  politics  campaign  2016  strategy  republicans 
january 2016 by tsuomela
Study Hacks » Blog Archive » Monday Master Class: How to Solve Hard Problem Sets Without Staying Up All Night
"How do you solve hard problem sets in such a way that they can be integrated into a structured, low-stress study schedule? In this post I will present a four step process. The process is an elaboration on the advice given in Straight-A. It’s a mixture of the results of my research for this book as well as personal experience, having fought these beasts over the past seven years."
studying  tips  education  learning  pedagogy  strategy 
march 2012 by tsuomela
The Strategic Plan: Neither Strategy Nor Plan, but a Waste of Time - Commentary - The Chronicle of Higher Education
"This interchangeability of visions for the future underscores the fact that the precise content of most colleges' strategic plans is pretty much irrelevant. Plans are usually forgotten soon after they are promulgated. My university has presented two systemwide strategic plans and one arts-and-sciences strategic plan in the past 15 years. No one can remember much about any of those plans, but another one is in the works. The plan is not a blueprint for the future. It is, instead, a management tool for the present. The ubiquity of planning at America's colleges and universities is another reflection and reinforcement of the continuing growth of administrative power."
college  university  academia  business  planning  strategy  management  business-as-usual 
july 2011 by tsuomela
Study Hacks » Blog Archive » The Pyramid Method: A Simple Strategy For Becoming Exceptionally Good
"I call this general technique the Pyramid Method. I claim that it’s a powerful approach for anyone looking to transform an interest or natural talent into an expertise that cannot be ignored. Regardless of the pursuit in question, if you want to take it someplace serious, follow Chris’s example. This means:

Pick a single relevant venue to join at the entry level and work to increase your standing.
Make sure the venue offers clear metrics on your progress
school  success  practice  deliberate  productivity  inspiration  strategy  learning 
april 2011 by tsuomela
A Book Apart, The Elements of Content Strategy
"Content strategy is the web’s hottest new thing. But where did it come from? Why does it matter? And what does the content renaissance mean for you? This brief guide explores content strategy’s roots, and quickly and expertly demonstrates not only how it’s done, but how you can do it well. A compelling read for both experienced content strategists and those making the transition from other fields."
book  publisher  online  content  strategy  business 
march 2011 by tsuomela
InterAcademy Council
The InterAcademy Council (IAC) produces reports on scientific, technological, and health issues related to the great global challenges of our time, providing knowledge and advice to national governments and international organizations.
science  policy  technology  research  strategy  academic  international  advice  professional 
august 2010 by tsuomela
Why Friends Don’t Let Friends Cite The Atlantic’s “Business and Economics Editor”: Further to the Megan McArdle is Always Wrong chronicles. « The Inverse Square Blog
It seems to me that what we read in McArdle here is a genteel excursion into Andrew Breitbart territory.  Like the Big Hollywood thug, she misleads by contraction, by the omission of necessary context, by simply making stuff up when she thinks no one will check (again, see the footnotes for examples).  And like Breitbart, she does so here to achieve a more than on goal
politics  argument  rhetoric  strategy  character-assassination  consumer-protection 
july 2010 by tsuomela
Habitat Chronicles: Smart people can rationalize anything
Smart people can invent solutions to problems you don’t actually have yet. The problem is, it’s easy to think of problems you don’t have yet. Stopping to solve them all now is a recipe for paralysis.....Programming sage Donald Knuth taught us that “premature optimization is the root of all evil.” It turns out that this doesn’t just apply to coding.
business  intelligence  strategy  education  learning  intellect  psychology  overconfidence 
march 2010 by tsuomela
Futures Thinking: Asking the Question | Open The Future | Fast Company
It's a subtle point, but I tend to find it useful to talk about strategic questions in terms of dilemmas, not problems. Problem implies solution--a fix that resolves the question. Dilemmas are more difficult, typically situations where there are no clearly preferable outcomes (or where each likely outcome carries with it some difficult contingent elements). Futures thinking is less useful when trying to come up with a clear single answer to a particular problem, but can be extremely helpful when trying to determine the best response to a dilemma. The difference is that the "best response" may vary depending upon still-unresolved circumstances; futures thinking helps to illuminate possible trigger points for making a decision.
questions  futurism  methods  strategy 
october 2009 by tsuomela
Winning With the Economy -- or Without It | The American Prospect
The Message Matters: The Economy and Presidential Campaigns by Lynn Vavreck, Princeton University Press
book  review  politics  strategy  economics 
october 2009 by tsuomela
The Awesomeness Manifesto - Umair Haque -
The 4 pillars of the awesome economy: ethical production, insanely great stuff, love, thick value.
economics  business  reform  innovation  strategy  manifesto  marketing  creativity  experience  awesomeness  design 
september 2009 by tsuomela
Four Rules for Constructive Competition - Umair Haque -
The scenario I've outlined above is radical — but it's also real. US medical tourism is growing by leaps and bounds. Yes, it has its problems — but its value proposition is deeply disruptive. And crystallized within it is a deeper lesson about 21st century competition.
medicine  tourism  innovation  health-care  reform  strategy  values 
september 2009 by tsuomela
Rotman School of Management - Most Managers are Logical Sloths, says new Rotman research
Strategic managers, lacking training in how to build their own situational models and reasoning strategies as opposed to 'implementing' blueprints and recipes, tend to choose easy problems to make sense of their predicaments and use sub-optimally simplistic methods of framing complex problems, shows new research from the Rotman School of Management.
management  business  strategy  planning 
august 2009 by tsuomela
slacktivist: The Long March of the Koalas
You'll never get anywhere talking to these folks [young earth creationists] unless you confront that fundamental error. Their hostility to science and their appalling theology are big problems -- unsustainably life-distorting problems -- but they both derive from this deeper mistake. If you can't get them to accept that their fundamental false dichotomy is, in fact, false -- that they are not forced to choose either impossible antiscience or cruel nihilism -- then they will never be able to consider any other possibilities.
evolution  evangelical  creationism  intelligent-design  argument  nihilism  fear  rhetoric  strategy 
august 2009 by tsuomela
Obama's Fake Bipartisanship - The Daily Beast
He is not interested in moral victories or noble defeats. He wants to win. What he’s figured out, however, is that—particularly after two full decades of Bush/Clinton/Bush wars—the American people feel more comfortable with a politician who appears to reach out to the other side, who gives them a chance to play ball.
about(BarackObama)  optimism  liberal  politics  reason-for-hope  strategy  bipartisanship 
august 2009 by tsuomela
Critic Questions Afghan Policy Goals : NPR
Supporters of the war in Afghanistan says it is essential the U.S. creates stability in that country to prevent another 9/11-style attack. Andrew Bacevich doesn't agree. The former U.S. Army colonel, now a professor at Boston University, says there is a better way: erect and maintain robust defenses.
country(Afghanistan)  military  international  politics  strategy  foreign-policy  terrorism  national-security  goals 
august 2009 by tsuomela
Jane Hamsher: Did Barack Obama "Kill" the Progressive Movement?
But that's only part of the story of why the progressive movement languishes, and I agree with Milbank that it does. I love the sausage-making process much more than the bomb-throwing, and I find taking part in incremental victories on issues like social security, cramdown or oversight of the Fed more satisfying than thundering defeats. But I have come to understand that the institutional forces that prevent real change from happening are more formidable and more structural than I anticipated.
politics  progressive  tactics  strategy  power 
july 2009 by tsuomela
Caltech's Colin Camerer makes a game of economic theory
"The cognitive hierarchy theory finds that people only do a few steps of this kind of iterated thinking," he explains. "Usually, it's just one step: I act as if others are unpredictable. But sometimes it's two steps: I act as if others think *I* am unpredictable. You can think of the number of steps a person takes as their strategic IQ. A higher strategic IQ means you are outthinking a lot of other people."
game-theory  psychology  strategy  thinking  thinking-patterns 
february 2009 by tsuomela
A Liberal Shock Doctrine | The American Prospect
Progressive political change in American history is rarely incremental. With important exceptions, most of the reforms that have advanced our nation's status as a modern, liberalizing social democracy were pushed through during narrow windows of progressive opportunity -- which subsequently slammed shut with the work not yet complete. The post–Civil War reconstruction of the apartheid South, the Progressive Era remaking of the institutions of democratic deliberation, the New Deal, the Great Society: They were all blunt shocks. Then, before reformers knew what had happened, the seemingly sturdy reform mandate faded and Washington returned to its habits of stasis and reaction.
politics  progressive  history  legislation  strategy  tactics  2008 
august 2008 by tsuomela

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