Here is a gallery of the notes I took during a terrific event in Banff (Alberta, CA) this week. The last one was simply a debate about whether or not to have a third piece of cake after lunch.
Steve shared with me an article about an effort being led by the entrepreneur Sean Parker to make research and data sharing more accessible and efficient to leading institutions doing cancer research, specifically immunotherapy. It's a great non-edu example of making a move to unlock shared knowledge without needing to try and invent something completely new. It is yet to be seen how Mr. Parker's new institute will advance cancer research, but it certainly is an effort that resonates with our third belief.
Below is a s brief silent tour of a hike I took today near a conference hotel in Banff (Alberta, CA).
It was an interesting experience going to an 'industry' event about education and technology, with very few educators and educational technologists leading the conversations (except maybe for those who have taken an entrepreneurial step out of the classroom). One entrepreneur, the founder of Kickboard, made a really nice comment about how instead of entrepreneurs trying to solve national or global problems, try to focus on a kind of micro-entrepreneurship within locales and communities. Maybe it is possible to start a 'small business' and test it at scale (or at least the design process) after a short time of research, feedback, and success (to whatever degree that can be measured). Also Bill Gates spoke, and I took some notes.
The results of a group brainstorm during a session at ATLIS 2016. The original napkin sketch by my table mates, and the resulting hamburger.
I may have already posted a variation on this excerpt at some point this year, but as I am preparing a session on meetings for the uLead conference in Banff, Calgary (CA) next week I thought it was a helpful foundation.
We have all been in a meeting that could have been handled through email. And we have all been part of an email chain that, due to its complexity and nuance, really should have been handled in a face-to-face (F2F) meeting.
It's probably hard to understand what is seen below. It also has been sped up with iMovie. But it is cool. And coming soon.
If you want to get simple materials for prototyping design ideas in a workshop setting, Michaels is the place to go. It's normally a place I try to avoid, especially with the kids, but in this case it was very useful.
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