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Posted: Jun 29, 2022 - 2:47pm

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:

RP's avatar function is broken and animated ones no longer work. I tried to make him festive around Christmastime or something, maybe St. Patrick's, but it didn't work. So I went with the suave and debonair Spalding cat aka Dinger. (pre-existing animated gifs still work, I think. If ptooey changes his pickle, he can't change it back.)





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Posted: Jun 29, 2022 - 2:45pm

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Inquiring minds want to know why you replaced your smoking cat avey with a licking one?  


RP's avatar function is broken and animated ones no longer work. I tried to make him festive around Christmastime or something, maybe St. Patrick's, but it didn't work. So I went with the suave and debonair Spalding cat aka Dinger. (pre-existing animated gifs still work, I think. If ptooey changes his pickle, he can't change it back.)

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Posted: Jun 29, 2022 - 2:33pm

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:

Anybody have experience with Udemy courses? I'm looking at about half a dozen that I could use but don't want to waste the company's money.



Inquiring minds want to know why you replaced your smoking cat avey with a licking one?  
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Posted: Jun 29, 2022 - 2:24pm

Anybody have experience with Udemy courses? I'm looking at about half a dozen that I could use but don't want to waste the company's money.
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Just an FYI:
 
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Posted: Mar 30, 2021 - 2:50pm



 islander wrote:

The best programmers on my team had degrees or certificates, but it was mostly ancillary. They got them as a way to navigate they system, or because it interested them, their learning was broader.

I've complained here before about the campusifcation of high schools and the resulting property taxes in this area (and the resulting competition from neighboring cities).   

I'll post more later on the need for trades, and how our demonization of them is hurting our country. 



 
It is an interesting contrast, seeing how America views the trades vs. Australia. The respect for trades here is probably largely due to one of the 2 major parties being the Labor Party, having its roots in the union movement. That and the relative success of the unions so that tradies can earn a really good living. As a comedian said, "I want my children to have jobs with status - something in Hi-Viz."

The converse side is that the other major party gets in power and then cuts funding for trade schools. That and unions having too much influence over areas of policy where they don't belong. My Labor Premier gave paid firefighters power over the large, strong, capable, volunteer firefighting force. We depend on the volunteers in rural areas and lost a lot because of this, not to mention it is expensive. Too few people and too many trees to do it without volunteers.

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Posted: Jan 5, 2021 - 8:47am

A Thousand Rivers — Carol Black - What the modern world has forgotten about children and learning
 
"One day I watched a nine-year-old boy as he led a group of children scrambling over Vasquez Rocks, a great sandstone formation that slants up out of the California desert. He was one of those magnetic, electrical, radiant boys; kind to the younger ones, strong, quick, inquisitive, sharp as a tack, his eyes throwing sparks in the clear air. It was a joy just to watch him, I said to the friend standing beside me. She told me he had just been diagnosed with ADHD."

I sent this article to my kids in case they have children someday, but neither seems willing to take the chance.

Six good essays on education.

http://carolblack.org/
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Posted: Apr 2, 2019 - 1:14pm

 islander wrote:

The best programmers on my team had degrees or certificates, but it was mostly ancillary. They got them as a way to navigate they system, or because it interested them, their learning was broader.

I've complained here before about the campusifcation of high schools and the resulting property taxes in this area (and the resulting competition from neighboring cities).   

I'll post more later on the need for trades, and how our demonization of them is hurting our country. 

 
great article/idea

i think this is relative and could be genius...

(i posted something way back about scott mcnealy of sun microsystems fame speaking to this)

Books too boring? Maybe they need badges and achievements.

If old-fashioned books are too boring for you, ebook distributor OverDrive wants to gamify them with interactive elements and video game-inspired achievements and badges for kids who finish their reading homework.

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Posted: Nov 30, 2018 - 5:38am

 black321 wrote:


 miamizsun wrote:
malcolm gladwell's take

i'm not quite sure what he is trying to say

Malcolm Gladwell: It's 'crazy' how much Americans spend on education from CNBC.
 
race to the top.  go on any campus and count the # of projects, buildings in process.  Brick and mortar schools are trying to put off the inevitable consequence of online programs.  Why not have more of the greatest minds educate students remotely, at a cheaper cost?  Still need a campus, but not for four years.  One area where a degree seems to have less value is programming.  

As for the K-12 system...ever school in my neighborhood has a turf field, high tech track, nightlights...
 
The best programmers on my team had degrees or certificates, but it was mostly ancillary. They got them as a way to navigate they system, or because it interested them, their learning was broader.

I've complained here before about the campusifcation of high schools and the resulting property taxes in this area (and the resulting competition from neighboring cities).   

I'll post more later on the need for trades, and how our demonization of them is hurting our country. 


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Posted: Nov 30, 2018 - 5:15am

 black321 wrote:
 miamizsun wrote:
malcolm gladwell's take

i'm not quite sure what he is trying to say

Malcolm Gladwell: It's 'crazy' how much Americans spend on education from CNBC.

 
race to the top.  go on any campus and count the # of projects, buildings in process.  Brick and mortar schools are trying to put off the inevitable consequence of online programs.  Why not have more of the greatest minds educate students remotely, at a cheaper cost?  Still need a campus, but not for four years.  One area where a degree seems to have less value is programming.  

As for the K-12 system...ever school in my neighborhood has a turf field, high tech track, nightlights...
 

education and healthcare are ripe for disruption

the best the bureaucrats can hope for is a "slow unwinding"

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Posted: Nov 29, 2018 - 1:58pm



 black321 wrote:
 
race to the top.  go on any campus and count the # of projects, buildings in process.  Brick and mortar schools are trying to put off the inevitable consequence of online programs.  Why not have more of the greatest minds educate students remotely, at a cheaper cost?  Still need a campus, but not for four years.  One area where a degree seems to have less value is programming.  

As for the K-12 system...ever school in my neighborhood has a turf field, high tech track, nightlights...

 
From what I see at the two universities I drive by on a daily basis: UNC and Duke; it appears that much of their new construction is for medical research (cancer, genetics, cardiology, etc.) buildings and the large, expensive machinery those fields entails.  I have seen other "satellite" buildings from those schools though, which are probably for non-specialized purposes.  Those two schools may be different than most in that they both encompass "research hospitals".  I have seen other campuses though, where it appears that the new construction projects may be more like an attempt to "pretty things up" to attract students.  I agree, even though most universities offer online courses, much more can be done that way instead of spending on physical construction.


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Posted: Nov 29, 2018 - 1:43pm



 miamizsun wrote:
malcolm gladwell's take

i'm not quite sure what he is trying to say

Malcolm Gladwell: It's 'crazy' how much Americans spend on education from CNBC.


 
race to the top.  go on any campus and count the # of projects, buildings in process.  Brick and mortar schools are trying to put off the inevitable consequence of online programs.  Why not have more of the greatest minds educate students remotely, at a cheaper cost?  Still need a campus, but not for four years.  One area where a degree seems to have less value is programming.  

As for the K-12 system...ever school in my neighborhood has a turf field, high tech track, nightlights...

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Posted: Nov 29, 2018 - 1:18pm

 miamizsun wrote:
malcolm gladwell's take

i'm not quite sure what he is trying to say

Malcolm Gladwell: It's 'crazy' how much Americans spend on education from CNBC.



 
He's either making the obvious point (that has been raised ad nauseum) about credential inflation, or he's more broadly taking a swipe at the absurd excesses of the wealthy.

BAM! Next question.


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Posted: Nov 29, 2018 - 1:10pm

malcolm gladwell's take

i'm not quite sure what he is trying to say

Malcolm Gladwell: It's 'crazy' how much Americans spend on education from CNBC.


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Posted: Sep 12, 2018 - 10:22am

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Note that half of the teachers in the article live in Derplahoma.
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Posted: Sep 12, 2018 - 10:19am

How I survive: American teachers and their second jobs – a photo essay
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Posted: Aug 9, 2018 - 10:58am

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Not my intent but, yeah.
 
well stuff happens

but hey, you do have an intuitive visual interface

so there's that
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