Daily Archives: October 8, 2010

Help! My Smartphone Is Making Me Dumb or Maybe Not

This is such a great article and I love the image… unfortunately I couldn’t clip it so you’ll need to click through.

“We’re social organisms. There’s so many mechanisms built into brain that are designed for socialization,” he said. “The telecommunications industry has hit on something we’re built to do.” ~ Paul Atchley

A New Word for Learning?

Snake in basket / CC BY-SA

Why do I need a new word for learning? Well, according to the experts in the learning consultancy branch, every time the word learning is used their clients dive under their desks and refuse to come out until they’ve gone… thanks LMS & the Snake Oil salesmen. So, the hunt is now on for a new word that is less scary. Continue Reading

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    Every act of conscious learning requires the willingness to suffer an injury to one’s self-esteem. That is why young children, before they are aware of their own self-importance, learn so easily; and why older persons, especially if vain or important, cannot learn at all. — Thomas Szasz,