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This article, from the Economist, high-lights the idea that lower numbers of new workers are keeping the economy flat.


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Ryan Howell PhD cites new evidence that when materialistic people spend on experiences, which normally increases happiness, do not get the same effect as their non-materialist counterparts. (From Psychology Today)


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Social Media and the Online Classroom

By Eric Nordin – 1 Comment

The benefits and detriments of social media, and how to use it to help online learning.


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Perhaps we are looking at things wrong... Maybe managing energy not time is the key to success. That's what Tony Schwartz argues in his article "Manage your energy, not your time."


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Flipping your classroom

By Eric Nordin – 2 Comments

Some of the positives and negatives of this method - With an Infograph


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Is Thomas Freidman Wrong About MOOCs?

By Ted Cross – 1 Comment

Carolyn Segal at Inside Higher Ed argues that Thomas Freidman is wrong that MOOcs are the future of Higher Education


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In this blog post by Bruce Nussbaum at HBR, creativity is examined in terms of how to systematically increase its scalability as well as nurture it in organizations.


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From the Chronicle of Higher Education: New service to use virtual assistant to organize email


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A 16 year study find that long-term negative effects of commutes are worse for women.


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Rituals as Corporate Performance Tools

By Ted Cross

In this Harvard Business Review blog, Paolo Guenzi writes about how rituals can create shared identity, allow external influences to be part of the team, reduce anxiety, and reinforce desired behaviors.



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