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by Stephen Downes
July 15, 2010

Get Out of the Echo Chamber to Improve Innovation
I met Ethan Zuckerman in Linz and was impressed by him as a thoughtful and considerate person. His message, embodied in his Global Voices website, is worth embracing. "Exposing ourselves to a wider diversity of ideas is critical. It is especially important in our roles as citizens, but it is also crucial for improving innovation. We need to hear idea that don't simply echo our own." This post links to his TED Global talk. Tim Kastelle, Innovation Leadership Network, July 15, 2010 [Link] [Tags: none] [Comment] [Tweet]

Connectivism in the Enterprise
I would never be allowed to make a presentation to such a company because there's no way in the world I would ever be so obsequious as to promise not even to mention the name of the company. Just saying. George Siemens, elearnspace, July 15, 2010 [Link] [Tags: ] [Comment] [Tweet]

Fully supported hosted Eduglu is coming! | Eduglu - Drupal Social Learning Platform
This is interesting - "A social network application built entirely using Drupal and a set of modules. Eduglu Alpha 2 is available now." D'Arch Norman writes, "Now, how to reconcile this with my disdain for the concept of the PLN? Because Eduglu isn't claiming to be the whole widget. It's a way to connect various sources of content, published by various people, distributed across the internet, and then use that in the context of a class. Where the magic really happens." D'Arcy Norman, D'Arcy Norman dot net, July 15, 2010 [Link] [Tags: , , , ] [Comment] [Tweet]

Report: Teens Using Digital Drugs to Get High
It's hard to believe, but there's a moral panic over kids "using digital drugs." The trend, known as "i-dosing", involves lying on your back, closing your eyes, and listening to trance-inducing sounds such as Gates of Hades. An Oklahoma newspaper was quick to sound the alarm, not so much because it's harmsful but because it's a "gateway drug." "'The bigger concern is if you have a kid wanting to explore this, you probably have a kid that may end up smoking marijuana or looking for bigger things,' Woodward said." I see what they mean. After reading this item I started listening to Tangerine Dream again - I've been hooked ever since seeing them play Stratosfear in the 1970s in Ottawa. Ryan Singel, Wired, July 15, 2010 [Link] [Tags: ] [Comment] [Tweet]

10 Free Wireframing Tools for Designers
Designing something? These free wireframing tools might help. I'm noting this here for my own future reference. Grace Smith, Mashable, July 15, 2010 [Link] [Tags: none] [Comment] [Tweet]

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