A Cavalier Attitude to Business and Technology

I was kind of in shock night. Ten days ago, the Board of Visitors at the University of Virginia summarily dumped the school’s popular president, Teresa Sullivan, based on mysterious “philosophical differences.”  The move threw the university into turmoil.  The Board refuses to disclose its reasons, so speculation is rampant.  Initial reports pointed to donors affiliated with Darden, UVa’s business school, who pushed for more “strategic dynamism” modeled on private businesses. ...

Twitter Updates for 2012-06-19

For those who haven't been following the events, here's a good summary of the UVa controversy I've been tweeting about: http://t.co/ur4bN9J6 # @haroldfeld on why the upcoming ITU meeting threatens free expression online, but not in the way you've heard. http://t.co/Qqjfh06I # @joverdorff re: spectrum, http://t.co/zNl7Ufvn (Benkler), http://t.co/QgAyyNbB (PK), http://t.co/XaHcWYS7 (PCAST), + NAF, Silicon Flatirons # DC technologists: there's a cool job opening on the FCC's new media team, deadline ...

Twitter Updates for 2012-06-18

If Penn faculty are at all typical, in 2 years there will be *hundreds* of MOOCs by "brand name" profs. Hugely destabilizing. # The UVa debacle reveals a gross misunderstanding of how companies are run. Means we in business school have failed. http://t.co/7J8wms6b # Business school students should learn how money *doesn't* equal leadership or motivation. That's why I teach them #gamification #

Twitter Updates for 2012-06-17

If people take away from the UVa debacle that this is how companies are run, or what business schools teach, we have failed. # If the profit motive automatically made people effective managers, we wouldn't need MBA programs. # If the US is really having a debate about capitalism, it's the left that understands better how and why to save it. # Fascinating Reddit discussion with Sebastian Thrun of Udacity ...

Twitter Updates for 2012-06-16

RT @sivavaid: What Happens When Public Universities Like UVA Are Run by Robber Barons http://t.co/cCIo6Zpq via @slate #

Twitter Updates for 2012-06-14

So long, #gls8 and thanks for all the fish. #

Twitter Updates for 2012-06-13

@_eon_ To quote Jesse Schell, “I am a game designer. I am a game designer. I am a game designer. I am a game designer.” # Obama will never get credit, but there has been some awe-inspiring tech-driven innovation in key parts of the federal gov't. # This generation's ARPANet was seeded over the past 3.5 years. It will take time to come to fruition (if not crushed). # Over ...

Twitter Updates for 2012-06-12

Thoughtful comments from @annkirschner on MOOCs pushing the "envelope of learning" for biz models: http://t.co/4OcLJ7y2 # Stanford successfully gamifies campus car traffic and parking: http://t.co/HhI5XCZL (h/t @rmchase) # @snicholson is tweeting the #GLS8 Gameful Classroom workshop I'm at. I'm too busy in conversations to tweet the details. # Workshop with a group of amazing educators who have gamified their classrooms. #gls # Wow — all-vegetarian buffet lunch at this conference ...

Twitter Updates for 2012-06-11

Friend at a baby naming today expressed annoyance at me for encouraging him to buy Facebook stock. Must be thinking of someone else. # Word of the month: hacka-surfa-sharathon. (Courtesy of @adamwerbach) # Just made a donation to @Rootstrikers. Support this vital movement to reclaim our politics. http://t.co/dkPM3zts https://t.co/DaReeNBk # The phrase "UN Internet Takeover" may be overheated but the threat is very real. US can't take its eye off ...

Twitter Updates for 2012-06-10

Eager to learn from educators who have applied #gamification in education this week at the GLS gameful classroom workshop! #