Knowledge and Learning In The News - 7/05/2005

Immersive Learning Environments Stephen Downes continually challenges those of us involved in online teaching/learning to think carefully about what we do and to conscientiously strive to maximize our use of this medium in a manner that will benefit teachers and learners. What's a micromanager? A micromanager is someone who manages at a level far lower, far more detailed than is necessary or appropriate. New Cornell study suggests that mental processing is continuous, not like a computer The theory that the mind works like a computer, in a series of distinct stages, was an important steppingstone in cognitive science, but it has outlived its usefulness. Tomato TomA[h]to Tom Peters shares many conventional business wisdoms and tells you why they are all wrong.

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