education

Spring Classes!

by: Nancy Baym

I’ve finished up the syllabi for the two classes I’m teaching this semester.

I’m teaching an undergraduate course called Communication On The Internet. The sections of the course outline correspond to the chapters of my book Personal Connections In A Digital Age, which I hope will see the light of day around this time next year.

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MIT CMS Class Notes Online at MIT OCW

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The Economics of Happiness. What's Your Strategy? Life Needs to Have a Triple Bottom Line. B-School Is the Perfect Place for That Experiment

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Hire Education: Do Greener Employees Make Greener Companies?

by: Joel Makower

employees - JMa.jpgWho's greener, your employees or your company?

This isn't just some idle query. The answer can have a significant impact on the success of your company's environmental commitments, initiatives, and progress.

Consider:

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Toys to Tools: Serious Games Connecting Cell Phones to Education

by: Eliane Alhadeff

Once the scourge of classrooms, cell phones are now part of the lesson plan

Burr Snider reports that some forward-looking educators have begun to push the subversive idea that the high tech wizardry of mobile phones can be a powerful multipurpose mechanism for learning.

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Greening Campuses, but Not Classrooms

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Classrooms and Other Venues

by: Sigurd Rinde

Stumbled over a theme close to my heart - "Most classroom learning sucks" posted by Kathy Sierra at Headrush.

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A Blueprint for Design Education 2.0

by: Design Translator

I often like to get myself into a spot of teaching, collaborating with and critiquing students. I find it enhances and consolidates what I have learned in my career in Design. I do recommend that designers, especially the senior ones, take some time off work to rub shoulders with people in a learning environment.

But I digress.

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Why Does China Copy Designs?

by: Design Translator

This post started as an interesting discussion in another post, when a Design Sojourn reader wondered why China suffers from this syndrome of copying product designs from the West. I’m no expert on this but having work with Designers and Vendors from China, as well as frequent trips there, I like to give my take on this issue.

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Learning By Doing

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