From the Chronicle of Higher Ed blogs:
To go along with our “Big Data” theme – here’s a real-time, interactive visualization of what Americans are doing with their time, based on the American Time Use Survey.
This piece, in Inside Higher Ed, had a great overview of some of the ways to overcome so-called writer’s block. Essentially, the author gives a list of ways to “trick” yourself into writing, but many of them are good ways to get momentum on any difficult piece of work.
In case you hadn’t realized it, this part of the blog is where Carol and I can link to all the fun stuff that we don’t have time to share in class… like TED talk parodies from The Onion:
My personal favorites: “What is the Biggest Rock?” and “Using Social Media to Cover for a Lack of Original Thought”
(Content advisory warning: some use of colorful language, etc. And a ridiculous rabbit hole, so only press play if you’ve got an hour to fritter away on these… 🙂 )
When the founders wrote about life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, they didn’t mean longer vacations and more comfortable hammocks. They meant the pursuit of learning. The pursuit of improvement and excellence.
In hard work is happiness.
–David McCullough, interviewed last year in Harvard Business Review.
If our little ‘sampling’ of Oxford-style debating tonight left you longing to learn more, you might enjoy “Intelligence Squared“, the NPR podcast/radio show Carol mentioned tonight.