Monthly Archives: November 2010

Attention-Span Myth and Real Learning

The New York Times Magazine published a thought-provoking article on the Attention-Span myth. The subtitle is “Can technology erode something that doesn’t exist.” The article argues that “attention-span” is not an isolated brain function, but exists in relation to the … Continue reading

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New Hire Orientation in Congress

Welcome to the new load of freshman who have descended on congress. Like typical new hires, they will go through a sharp learning curve to become effective in their jobs. This is commonly known as “on-boarding” “getting up to speed” … Continue reading

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Presidential Learning

Today’s New York Times shows President Obama, appearing on the verge of tears, explaining the lessons he has learned from the Democratic party’s whipping at the recent elections. This process is a fairly typical response to a loss or defeat … Continue reading

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