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Dwayne Abrahams

Google Changes Its Tune on Interviews - Vault: Blog - 12 views

  • Thus, the old pre-reqs are out: GPAs, transcripts, SATS.  In fact, Google is beginning to disregard academic educations altogether: they're just not a good predictor of success at the company. Says Bock, "After two or three years, your ability to perform at Google is completely unrelated to how you performed when you were in school, because the skills you required in college are very different. You’re also fundamentally a different person. You learn and grow, you think about things differently." According to the Times, Google is putting its money where its mouth is: they've actually increased their hires with no college education—14% of some of its teams have never been to school, according to Bock. Instead, the emphasis is on hiring candidates who are leaders, and work well in teams. The only way to discover this, says Bock, is through "structured" behavior interviews that assess how a person makes decisions. The winning interviewees will be able to demonstrate that they are "consistent and fair in how [they] think about making decisions and that there’s an element of predictability." This is key to building trust among team members once hired, he explains. "If a leader is consistent, people on their teams experience tremendous freedom, because then they know that within certain parameters, they can do whatever they want. If your manager is all over the place, you’re never going to know what you can do, and you’re going to experience it as very restrictive."
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    Google is beginning to disregard academic educations altogether: they're just not a good predictor of success at the company.  According to the Times, Google is putting its money where its mouth is: they've actually increased their hires with no college education-14% of some of its teams have never been to school, according to Bock. Instead, the emphasis is on hiring candidates who are leaders, and work well in teams.
Tero Toivanen

"Reboelje!" - Invisible Learning in the Netherlands | Education Futures - 12 views

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    The purpose of the Invisible Learning Tour is to raise awareness for the need for innovation in education.
Tony Searl

NZ Interface Magazine | If you can't use technology get out of teaching! - 13 views

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    Is a lack of PD a barrier? Professional development is a barrier, although I think they can teach themselves much of what teachers need to be learning to be able to modernise their classrooms. The worst thing a teacher can say is: "who's going to teach me how to do that?" Teachers are teachers and should be able to teach themselves what they need to know. If they can't then they probably shouldn't be teaching. You want a teacher who can keep up. There are networks of other educators out there that can connect you with new skills. Professional development doesn't have to be something that is done to teachers - it can be just ongoing conversations they're having with other professionals that they're learning from every day.
Steve Ransom

Our Skype Conversation with Lawrence Lessig | mrmayo.org - 9 views

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    Here's a fantastic example of using technologies (Skype, in this case) to bring experts/the world into the classroom. Shoot high and let your students see the potential to use tools in powerful ways vs. the trivial ways they often use and perceive them.
Tero Toivanen

Education Futures - Arthur Harkins on Leapfrogging - 0 views

  • Leapfroggingmeans to jump over obstacles to achieve goals.
  • This process marks an extension of Vygotsky’s and Dewey’s work, while ever looking toward the future.
  • One example of Leapfrogging is Finland’s jump to wireless phones, saving that country the cost of deploying an expensive copper wire system.
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  • Kent, Washington public schools
  • now permit students to use wireless Web devices to help them access information to better pass tests.
  • Leapfrogging has become a major strategy of developing countries wishing to avoid catch-up efforts that otherwise portend a high likelihood of continued followership.
  • teaching, research, innovation, and service.
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    John Moravec: Earlier this month, I interviewed Arthur Harkins on our approach to innovating in human capital development (Leapfrog!).
Anica Petkoska

The Power of Educational Technology: My Interview with Michael Horn - 0 views

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    What tools do you use for a podcast interview? can you explain how to do it?
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