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June, 2012


The Flight from Conversation

Today’s reading is “The Flight from Conversation”by Sherry Turkle.  The article appeared in the April 21, 2012 edition of the New York Times.  Professor Turkle is a psychologist and Abby Rockefeller Mauzé Professor of the Social Studies of Science and Technology at MIT.  She is the author of a number of books including “Alone Together:  […]

To-Do Lists Don’t Work

Recently Daniel Markovitz wrote “To-Do Lists Don’t Work” for the Harvard Business Review blogs.  I found the posting to be a good discussion of why we all wrestle with making our to-do lists work and decided to share it as today’s Tuesday Reading.  Markovitzis president of TimeBack Management and the author of A Factory of One. He […]

Go to Lunch and Clean Out Your Inbox

Today’s Reading, “Go to Lunch and Clean Out Your Inbox,” was originally written as a weekly reflection by Stephen Kemp.  Stephen is the Coordinator for Help Desk Services at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign’s College of Veterinary Medicine. Every semester I perform employee reviews for my student workers; this is an opportunity for me to give […]

Christensen on disruptive innovation in higher education

Today’s Reading, Christensen on disruptive innovation in higher education, comes to us from the Changing Higher Education blog.  (Clayton Christensen coined the term “disruptive innovation” in 2003, having used “disruptive technology” earlier for the same concept.) This blog post draws from a well-written white paper – Disrupting College – that describes the challenges facing higher education today, […]