Adaptive Expertise

In chapter 2 of the book How People Learn, the authors outline six key principles that differentiate experts from novices. Studying experts will not inherently make you an expert in your field, but it can help you frame self-improvement in ways that make your efforts more meaningful. Though these six principles must be integrated and … Continue reading Adaptive Expertise

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How can technology enhance character development?

I have an open question that's been rattling around in my brain: in what ways can technology enhance the human species regarding character development? Organisms, cultures, and subgroups with "invasive species" characteristics seem to win at evolution/imperialism/economics, but devastate the local ecosystems that they consume in their expansion. In order to prevent self-destruction, it may … Continue reading How can technology enhance character development?

Is it too late to change my answer to MySpace?

As social engagement shifted to the more accelerated, one-size-fits-all engagement of the Facebook model, I was part of the cultural shift away from the less scrollable content network of MySpace. In hindsight, there are a few reasons I wish I could take it back and stick with MySpace until the end. I use my Facebook … Continue reading Is it too late to change my answer to MySpace?

Study Groups for Grown-Ups

Public tech meetups are my new social outlet while I recover from prolonged ankle injury and balance several heavy workloads.