👓 Don’t let your online strategy become a conversation about which LMS to use | homonym.ca

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Here’s the short of it. LMS’s do some things really well and are not going to go away. We still use an LMS at our institution, and while I would really like the vendor to invest some of our hard earned license fees into making it a more user friendly tool, we still need an LMS. However, I’ve tried really hard to make sure our online strategy does not start and finish with the LMS, and yes, it is an ongoing battle.

👓 How Japan’s prime minister plans to cope with daunting demography | The Economist

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The reforms he has in mind are not bold enough
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👓 How does a leadership challenge work in the Conservative Party? | The Economist

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Theresa May could be subjected to one imminently
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👓 Why there has been no progress in nuclear talks with North Korea | The Economist

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The North is using the vague language of the Singapore agreement to stall the process
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👓 What will Angela Merkel’s resignation as CDU leader mean for Germany? | The Economist

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Her successor may not be able to hold the country’s ruling coalition together
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👓 The microscopic structure of a cat’s tongue helps keep its fur clean | The Economist

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The secret is in the grooves
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👓 Why men who make less than their wives lie about their earnings | The Economist

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Social norms have failed to keep pace with changes in the workplace
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👓 20 Facts You Probably Didn’t Know About BuzzFeed News | BuzzFeed

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Two-time Pulitzer Prize finalists. Reporting that freed an innocent man from prison. Here are some facts about BuzzFeed News that you might not know. Support our journalism by becoming a member.

Interesting to see them advertising and reaching out like this just after announcements of them having financial issues.

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👓 Is Secret sharing REALLY REALLY REALLY used? | Computational Complexity

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Since I am teaching Cryptography this semester I am teaching things people REALLY REALLY REALLY (RRR) use. For some topics this is RRR true,...

I like this concept of Really, Really, Really used. Reminds me of the value of finding use cases for markup like microformats in the wild as a means of standardizing things or for paving cow paths.

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👓 The American Dream Is Alive. In China. | New York Times

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Imagine two poor 18-year-olds, one in the U.S., the other in China. Who has a better chance of success? Are you sure?

The US used to pride itself on things like upward mobility… where’s the leadership on the American Dream these days?

👓 Opinion | Michael Bloomberg: Why I’m Giving $1.8 Billion for College Financial Aid | New York Times

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Let’s eliminate money problems from the admissions equation for qualified students.

God bless you Michael Bloomberg for putting your money where your mouth heart is. We could use more serious leadership and thought like this in the world.
#2020

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