Knowledge and Learning In The News - 8/29/2006

Top 10 Best Presentations Ever - Know HR Blog
Just to name a couple: Turn Your iPod into the Ultimate PowerPoint Accessory - Micro Persuasion
Whether you are on Windows or Mac with a few simple steps you can turn your iPod (even an older one) into the ultimate PowerPoint accessory. I am going to focus on PowerPoint here since it's what most people use. The process is similar for Keynote.

Nature or nurture? - MSNBC
Boys learn more from men and girls learn more from women. That's the upshot of a provocative study by Thomas Dee, an associate professor of economics at Swarthmore College and visiting scholar at Stanford University. Via Jay Cross @ Internet Time Blog.

Google Discloses Plans For Long-Awaited Office Suite, First Components Due This Week - InformationWeek
"The right way to view Writely and Google Spreadsheets, especially in the context of a larger business, isn't necessarily as a replacement for Word or Excel," says Matt Glotzbach, head of enterprise products at Google. "They're the collaboration component of that."

Real Wages Fail to Match a Rise in Productivity - New York Times
In recent years, the productivity gains have continued while the pay increases have not kept up. Worker productivity rose 16.6 percent from 2000 to 2005, while total compensation for the median worker rose 7.2 percent. Nominal wages have accelerated in the last year, but the spike in oil costs has eaten up the gains.

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