knowledge and Learning In The News - 8/6/2006

Leadership In The Wild - Forbes
Primal Quest is not just a race. It's one of the most difficult athletic events in the world.

Tufte and Powerpoint - Cognitive Edge
I have always loved Tufte's work on visualisation and it informs a lot of the design of Sensemaker. The counter to this which just came in the same list serve argues that because we have bad speakers powerpoint is a good idea.

GETTING OUT OF EMBED: The Role of Social Context in Decision Making - Change This
Decision making is an inherently social exercise. Here, Michael Mauboussin details three shocking psychological experiments that reveal just how another's action or opinion can profoundly change your own.

Whole Foods faces the "whole truth" - Talkshop
Recently, Whole Foods has been receiving flak from Michael Pollan, a well-known author and blogger who has accused the chain of being disingenuous in its claims of selling produce from local organic farmers.

Four forms of interaction (visibility and accessibility, manipulability and annotatability, creativity and combinability, experimenting and testing) "represent the assumption that the learner will have an active engagement with the learning task and ensure that its execution and representation is in accord with constructivist learning ideas.

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Hello Big Dog, Little Dog:

If interested Organically Speaking a Seattle base website has released a conversation with Michael Pollan podcast (audio conversation). Interesting tidbits on farmers markets, CSAs, and more!

Some Podcast Show Note Questions:

Q) Why the price difference between conventional food and organic and how do we go about bringing down organic food prices?

Q) How can small local organic farmers remain local in a capitalistic system?

Q) What is the "Food Web" you briefly touch on in your book, The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals.


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