Blackboard Buys 2 Leading Supporters of... →
world-shaker: infoneer-pulse: For years, colleges looking for course-management software considered a choice between Blackboard’s dominant commercial product or an open-source alternative such as Moodle or Sakai. Now Blackboard essentially owns the open-source alternatives as well. On Monday, Blackboard officials announced that the company has purchased two leading supporters of Moodle,...
How Online Education Is Changing the Way We Learn →
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Red Deer Cave People: A New Human Species? →
gwebarchaeology: “Archeological evidence dates these pre-historic hunters and gatherers to 14,500 to 11,500 years old, indicating that for a sliver of time in East Asia, the Red Deer Cave people may have shared the adjacent landscape with modern looking people who displayed the beginnings of farming.”
clientsfromhell: Client: Hi there, I just have a few technical questions. Me: I can help you with those. Client: Oh no, honey, don’t worry. I don’t ask women technical questions. Is there a guy around who could help me?” Me: No. Client: I’ll call back when there’s a guy around.
Climate change: Just deal with it? →
climateadaptation: Oldie-ish-but-a-goodie, this piece by LA Times’s Alan Zarembo explains how adapting to climate change is a far cheaper proposition than fighting carbon zombies. Of course, this upset a lot of people, but the numbers do not lie. “Pielke’s analysis, published last month in the journal Natural Hazards Review, is part of a controversial movement that argues global warming over...
Clients From Hell: Client: I think you need a... →
clientsfromhell: Client: I think you need a business lesson. You have no idea how to establish prices. You already have a studio so you don’t need to add in this studio rate. It only takes a few seconds to snap a picture so you can do that on the same day you set up the lights and stuff, making your day rate and…
Why I Am Leaving Goldman Sachs - NYTimes.com →
heracliteanfire: Ouch: “TODAY is my last day at Goldman Sachs. After almost 12 years at the firm — first as a summer intern while at Stanford, then in New York for 10 years, and now in London — I believe I have worked here long enough to understand the trajectory of its culture, its people and its identity. And I can honestly say that the environment now is as toxic and destructive as I have...
Tribes and states, [ethnographers and historians of the Middle East] agree, are...– James C. Scott, The Art of Not Being Governed: An Anarchist History of Upland Southeast Asia. And his quote is Ira Lapidus, “Tribes and State Formation in Islamic History” from Tribes and State Formation in the Middle East. The viewpoint Scott is arguing for is to see tribal cultures as being...
Underpaid Genius: Well, Of Course He Would Say... →
underpaidgenius: The president of Encyclopedia Britannica is living in a parallel dimension. After announcing that the company would cease printing of the EB, he still has to suggest that Wikipedia is an inferior product: After 244 Years, Encyclopaedia Britannica Stops the Presses - Julie Bosman via…
Normal is getting dressed in clothes that you buy for work and driving through...– Ellen Goodman (via weknowsolittle)
What emerges is a picture of social networks where stories go viral when lots of...– How Content Is Shared: Close Friends, Not ‘Influencers’ | DigitalNext: A Blog on Emerging Media and Technology - Advertising Age (via steph)