When you miss a data-driven deadline, it becomes wildly apparent which steps were miscalculated. Such discussions that ensue are teaching moments. With data-driven deadlines you become a learning organization. Use Deadlines to Become a Learning Organization : Managing :: American Express OPEN Forum (via Instapaper)

GoodBye Tests And Quizes, Hello Comments

I’ve done a lot of talking about learning from the comments.  I think one thing I may have missed is describe why comments provide such a good learning opportunity.  It’s because all the other ways we as students learn and are graded is by our ability to memorize facts.  Comments provide a different way for […]

Students Are Faced With An Education Problem

It’s not an ambition problem, an intellectual problem, or an ability problem.  Those are merely the symptoms. I want to be clear in getting my message across that it’s an education problem that students face more than anything else.  All the problems of ambition, of motivation, having a hunger for knowledge and learning, it all […]

Blogging: The Long Term Relationship

Maybe blogging will get lonely Blogging and long-form web writing will be around for a long time.  Even if readership drops and people start spending more and more of their time on Twitter and Facebook, for the authors Blogging will still be relevant to them.  I want to extend an idea written by Mark Evans […]

Take Your Learning To The Comments

As still somebody who attends university (Ryerson University, incredible value for money by the way…) I’ve made the decision to go into a very mind-off mode while in class. I still talk a lot in class, answer questions and the like, but I do that without any prior thinking about what my answer will be […]