The Bettshow was full of both Wow! & WTF-factor. Here’s a taste of it all:Fortsæt læsningBETT 2013: Wow! and WTFs?
‘t was the second day of the show, and of Technology in Higher Education – and there was lively debate in the #BETTarena Schools and Real Computer Science (Simon Peyton Jones, Jo Twist & friends: Roger Davies, Nicki Maddams, Charlotte Avery) tackled the challenge of getting more kids interested in programming. Visual programming languages was…Fortsæt læsningBETT 2013 – another day at the show…
One of the highlights of day 1 at BETT 2013 was Daphne Koller, one of the two founders of Coursera – a start-up pioneering MOOCs offering courses from some of the most prestigious universities. Her initial talk in the Bett Arena was pretty standard – not much different from her TED talk: But the Q&A-session…Fortsæt læsningDaphne Koller: Coursera Q&A at #BETTshow
Conclusions after day 1: If you’re intersted in learning and technology – and anywhere near London: The BETT show is on until saturday, it’s free – and there are more goodies to come, so make it to the ExCel if you can!Fortsæt læsningBett 2013 – the show is on!
Just finished Nicholas Carr’s The Shallows… The first 50 pages almost made me quit reading it. And I highly suspect he wrote them that way on purpose (in the style of Eco’s The Name Of The Rose) to underline his point about our diminished reading skills. Since the internet is changing our brains, our reading, thinking & remembering.Fortsæt læsningThe internet is rotting your brain?
My selection from the SXSW bookstore – whether you’re into marketing, our mysterious brain, content/curation or just sorting out your work & life.Fortsæt læsningBooks to improve you digital life & work
McGonigal is famous for her ideas about harnessing the skills and powers of the gamers of the world to make it a better place (Reality is Broken) But back in 2009 she had a concussion – and the treatment is basically: Do nothing, have no entertainment. No wonder the suicide rates for concussed people are 3x average. McGonigal felt her choice was to either kill herself, or turn it into a game – and so many people used the idea to improve their live quality. She’s now made it more easily adaptable in cooperation with university researchers. It’s all about building up resilience: physical, social, mental and emotional!Fortsæt læsningA Crash Course in Becoming SuperBetter – Jane McGonigal
I feel the same dilemma every time I attend a conference and particularly sales exhibitions: I want to document what I see, and what I think about it, but they’re exhausting to begin with, so tasking yourself with writing comprehensive blog posts or anything beyond twitter updates seem impossible. I found a different solution.Fortsæt læsningA catch-all for your thoughts
Keeping up with your new years resolution to get your digital life in shape? Did you clean up your app permissions and your digital past? Well it’s time for step 3: Present your digital present – in one place. Why leave your digital identity to strangers? Take control, claim your digital content and give people an single…Fortsæt læsningPresent your digital present -in one place
Keeping up with your new years resolution to get your digital life in shape? Did you clean up your app permissions already? Well it’s time for step 2: Cleaning up your digital past. Still have that MySpace account moulding away in the back of you digital closet? Not sure if you ever left that photo-sharing…Fortsæt læsningClean up your digital past