Links of the Quarter: December 2018

How to Save the World

It yearns to be back in Kaua’i). It doesn’t like feeling compelled to do things, though it gets a thrill from the feeling of having done them half way right. No ‘one’ to blame. At least the NYT is allowing the odd Op-Ed to ask the question.

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Lessons on learning analytics from a taxi driver

Joitske Hulsebosch

You book a trip for three day but without having a clear where you are going to. We had to be at Schiphol by 5 am and although we were still sleepy: the taxi driver was not. He talked a lot, probably to stay awake. Knowing this, stimulated him to want to improve his score.

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Several Short Sentences About… Bats

How to Save the World

Bats have larger brains than most birds and other creatures of their size; that’s due to an evolutionary anomaly: bat bodies evolved to be progressively smaller to better fit ecological niches, while their brains stayed the same size. How the World Really Works

2018 74

The Death of Truth: A World Where Lying Pays

How to Save the World

T he character that is not me lies in the sun on the warm tropical beach, listening to the roar of the surf. It has no choice in this — it is conditioned to prefer warmth and sun and surf over cold and wet and concrete, no matter how masterfully constructed and adorned the latter may be. ‘I’

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Mapping the social innovation ecosystems around public libraries together: the Czech connection(s)

Making CommunitySense

In the project, I used my experience with knowledge sharing for social innovation to help conceptualize the KnowledgeCloud methodology, network, and platform. Because of my relevant expertise, I was asked to participate as an external expert in the CIDES project.

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