Did you realize that we can process visuals 60,000 times faster than text? There is something about that phrase that people just keep slapping it into presentations, blog posts about infographics, newspaper articles, published books about visual literacy. Google finds 195,000 references to it. The problem is that it's bogus. There is ...

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Oh, the innocent and wide open hippie romping internet lost! Now we diligently must make sure we are not infecting our own sites with those nasty cloaked tracking devices, not only the googly analytical stuff, but others crumbs of cookies we may not even be aware of. Audrey Watters, as ...

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Time travel is rather exciting, but it does where you out. Or maybe that was staying up until 3:30 am getting ready for a talk? I shall garner negative sympathy for doing a keynote in Hawaii, but when the invitation comes... take it. I'm totally honored to be in the poster ...

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A day after a somewhat bemused post about the irrationality of systems such as parking, the system bit back hard. About a little before noon I went out to drive my truck downtown. On my way out I left the latest parking ticket with the front desk for them to call ...

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I marvel at my blue tickets. Fluttering beneath the windshield wipers of my truck, they represent an ongoing comical example of a consistent proliferation of a tiny amount of an irrational system. I've lost count, I've gotten maybe 25 of these over four months. I kind of want someone to ...

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You're an explorer out there on the intrepid waters of educational technology, sailing the hand made frigate with a few trusty colleagues. You've faced tsunamis, avalanches, world flattening forces. And then some IPO funded black ship from Silicon Valley sails in and plunders all your reputational booty. What else can ...

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Since Coursera so kindly seems to share courses it thinks I might find useful, as a CogDogBlog Snarkity Service, I have sent them an email with a few course recommendations. They seem to know very little about other open courses, and what came before (and after) them. Some course recommendations ...

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The flickr cc attribution helper is among my most proud creations; I can pretty much tell when I read other blogs who is using it. And it all started from the most important place, something to make my blogging practice easier. I'd written earlier about an unintended outcome of moving ...

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I've been thinking of starting a blog, but have hesitated because who really wants to read what goes on in my head and in my classroom? Or maybe not just schools, maybe its society. When teachers pop out of university system, sent on a mission to shape young minds, the factory ...

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I'm reading a book right now. You know the interface design? A written work of ideas, printed to granular containers of text (called "pages") with an intuitive navigation system. Yet I am thinking in the back of my mind the recent discussions a bunch of us are having about the History ...

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"Hey, why should I be on the Internet?" "By the time I am in college, the internet will be our telephone.." "television..." "shopping centers..." "and workplace." "And it's already got more stuff on it than you can possible imagine." Pretty obvious, right? You might be reading this on your phone at work. Gartner already charted this? ...

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