Linked – “Another nail in the coffin for learning styles” – students did not benefit from studying according to their supposed learning style
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Linked – “Another nail in the coffin for learning styles” – students did not benefit from studying according to their supposed learning style

This theory of learning styles is widely assumed to be true, not just in academia, but when it comes to technology training as well. I remain a skeptic of it, and current research continues to find no truth in it. “Husmann and O’Loughlin don’t pull any punches in their conclusion. Their findings, they write –…

Algorithms and the Human Inconsistency Problem

Algorithms and the Human Inconsistency Problem

The other day, as I was perusing various news sources, I happened upon back to back articles from Psychology Today. Now at first glimpse these articles might not seem related, but I think they are. Let me start by talking about Facebook though. Way back in his Harvard days, Mark Zuckerberg, the legend holds, started…

Linked – Are Today’s Companies Becoming Tyrannies?
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Linked – Are Today’s Companies Becoming Tyrannies?

This opinion might be a bit overly broad, and is clearly based on anecdotal evidence, but there’s no question this goes on in many workplaces. The philosophy of today’s corporations is simple: get all you can out of employees and pay them as little as possible. If possible hire them on a freelance basis so…

Twitter’s Pretty Much Tossing the Baby with the Bathwater at This Point
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Twitter’s Pretty Much Tossing the Baby with the Bathwater at This Point

As many of you probably know, Twitter is fighting a losing battle with fake news, trolls, etc. They’ve tried a lot of really stupid things to try and, well, to try and make people be something that we aren’t, but that’s another post. Recently, they’ve started putting some serious limits on accounts, limits that are…

Linked – More Governments Granting Themselves Extra Censorship Powers With ‘Fake News’ Laws

Linked – More Governments Granting Themselves Extra Censorship Powers With ‘Fake News’ Laws

Tim hits the nail on the head here, there’s a very fine line between trying to weed out “fake” information, and outright censorship. “Fake news is apparently everywhere. All over Europe, legislators and officials are trying to regulate content with “fake news” legislation and directives, as though the term could somehow be narrowly-defined enough that…

Linked – Law Firms Versus Corporations: What Counts As Work
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Linked – Law Firms Versus Corporations: What Counts As Work

I enjoyed this look at how differently “work” is defined inside and outside of law firms, but I also suspect it raises much more troubling points too – “Perhaps law firms are too stingy characterizing things as work. Maybe tending to the career development of folks around you is worth doing. Maybe business development efforts…