Learning highlights: July-August 2018


It’s way into September now, but I still want to catch some of the highlights of July and August.

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Guest post: Networks for Mangrove Protection in Costa Rica

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But mangroves also prevent soil erosion, protect the shorelines against storms, offer habitat for birds, mammals and sea animals and can be used by humans for recreation. (by Barbara Schroeter). Costa Rica is one of the world´s biodiversity hotspots.

Protecting Mobile Devices

Michael Sampson - Currents

Mobile devices as endpoints to corporate information have taken the world by storm. The “mobile first” mantra refers to the preferential use of a mobile device before a desktop or laptop. Have phone, will work (or even run the company ).

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Why No Lessons Learned Microsoft?

Michael Sampson - Currents

A severe storm in Texas impacted the cooling system at the US South Central data centre, which resulted in protective systems in the data centre switching into containment mode and shutting down servers to prevent further damage.

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More Human Moments from Microsoft

Michael Sampson - Currents

A lightning storm during the night caused a power spike in the US South Central data centre, which negatively affected the cooling system in one part of the data centre, which triggered the automatic systems to start shutting down parts of the data centre to prevent further problems.

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Smartphones use outside work hours cause exhaustion: the case against mobile learning?

Joitske Hulsebosch

We talked about the storm on Thursday which caused the complete halt of the train system in the Netherlands. Last Friday I had a dinner with 3 colleagues, our yearly dinner. I was part of a group which exchanged via a Whatsapp group whether to cancel our dinner.

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Principles focused evaluation and racial equity

Chris Corrigan

Life is like navigating on a storm tossed sea and our ability to get where we are going relies on our ability to understand how the ship and the weather and the ocean works. I was happy to be able to spend a short time this week at a gathering of Art of Hosting practitioners in Columbus, Ohio.

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