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When people discuss the best CEOs, Jeff Bezos' name is often drowned out by the hymns of Steve Jobs devotees, but Bezos' recent acquisition of The Washington Post has forced everyone to write a little something about him. My favorite piece so far is this one from Michael Moritz, chairman of Sequoia Capital, laying out how Bezos made Amazon outstanding. I've always been impressed by the fact that Amazon's offerings are incredibly diverse (retail, publishing, cloud, etc) and th...
6 years ago
This article sheds light on how some universities are creating their own social networking platforms. Highlighting Milwaukee School of Engineering's platform, MSOE Bridge, the piece notes these new social networks place the emphasis solely on students. It is in essence a way for the rest of a college community (e.g. admission and development officers) to “recruit, engage and retain students”. This reminded me a lot about EdNode and ...
The physical training that a New York Police officer needs to go through in order to serve does seem to be very challenging. In addition to the physical requirements, police officers also have a take an analytical examination. I believe that the NYPD should require a higher level of education for prospective police officers. It is a job with great benefits but a very risky one as well. With all the immediate and longterm benefits, it should require at a bachelor's degree. It currently requires just 60 college credits, which I feel is a bit easy. I feel that two years is not enough to fully...
August 8, 2013's top stories on learning, carefully selected by the NLT Team 1. London language school future proofs its classrooms. Full story from The Pie News 2. The danger of using data to predict student outcome.
The Gottesman Library at TC is pretty easy to find, with its prominent location at the end of campus and its five floors of open study space and book shelves. But some libraries are more elusive, almost intentionally hard to find. Today, the New York Times noted that the City Hall Library, located inside New York City's Surrogate Court Building, is "open to all yet known to relatively few and visible to just about no one." If you're like me, that intriguing sentence alone will m...
The Wharton School of Business at Penn recently released their first MOOC on the Coursera platform... "The Global Business of Sports." I discovered this new MOOC while exploring Bloomberg Businessweek's stellar site (quick search for "learning"). Read more Here. Do you feel that the business of sports is an interesting MOOC topic? Does the subject uniquely lend itself to the...
6 years ago
I saw the video below on CNN over the weekend regarding a Millikin University psychology professor who once killed his parents and sister as a 17 year old. A two year investigation by the Georgetown Advocate in Texas revealed Professor James St. James' true identity as Jim Wolcott, who was eventually found not guilty of the crime. Millikin University is standing by Professor St. James though Decatur's major has called for him to step down.
August 7, 2013's top stories on learning, carefully selected by the NLT Team 1. How the great recession transformed higher ed. Full story from The Washington Post 2. A summer empl...
6 years ago
Check out this Forbes article on how some believe Twitter can actually help your writing skills. Although I'm not sure if I agree that it can make anyone a better writer, I can see the author's point of view. I actually do tend to ramble a lot and use way too many run-on sentences when I write. With the 140 character-limit, I can see how this can help you compress your thoughts into short and concise sentences. In high school our essays always had to be a certa...
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