The other day I found a link to a book review on Twitter. The book is called Yes! 50 Scientifically Proven Ways to be Persuasive. It provides summaries of research about persuasion and how to be successfully persuasive. One study in particular had me thinking about an approach to change and innovation that I am very interested in. The… Read more →
After I gave my final exam this week, one of my students came up to me and said that one of his takeaways from my course was his discovery of the Internet as a tool for learning. I use the videos and latest news posted on the Internet to make my courses more relevant and to also show how the… Read more →
According to Harvard’s Richard Hackman, a leading expert on teams, there is a widespread belief that teams make us more productive and creative and that they are the best way to get a job done. In a May 2009 Harvard Business Review interview, Professor Hackman cautions us that problems with coordination, motivation, and competition often cause a team to perform… Read more →
Surinder and I are currently conducting research on the use of online media such as virtual worlds for education and training. In my readings I came across an interesting article about the perceptions of social presence, or the feeling of being with others in an online environment, and perceived learning and satisfaction in an online course. In this study,… Read more →
With the semester ending soon, things are awfully busy at the university. It’s been challenging to find time to sit down, reflect, and write new posts. Rather than not post anything, I thought I will share some of the interesting articles I read recently.