Saturday, March 29, 2008

Human Innovation: The Epiphenomenon of Multilayer Computer Communication

In my spare time I am working on my doctorate. I have been doing this for a long time. It is a very slow journey. Over the past decade I have witnessed how the education industry has changed. I am sure we all remember the days of going to school with pen and paper in hand ready to regurgitate whatever the all knowing teacher told us. However, that is not the world we live in anymore.

Education occurs in a multifaceted manner in a multitude of ways. While teachers are still tomes of knowledge, they are no longer the only standard bearer of it. The interactivity of the web has created the ability for people to collaborate together on a scale never seen before in human history. Technology has ushered in an evolution of knowledge transmission. Knowledge and information are no longer only imparted in a uni-directional manner, one of static dogmatism. Rather knowledge creation is a by product of the interaction of individuals who collaborate online together.

Interesting…the new manner of human relationships is an unexpected epiphenomenon of bits and bytes flying back and forth on the super-highway of human ingenuity.

Friday, March 21, 2008

A Snowy Start to Spring

Yesterday was the first day of spring. The snow had begun to melt revealing the half dead, dark green grass that had clung to life through the long, cold Minnesota winter. Being that I grew-up down south with minimal seasons, I watch this phenomenon carefully each year. Spring brings with it a renewed zest for life.

Of course, today was ushered in with a major snowstorm! Nothing says spring like six to eight inches of snow! Well, I guess that’s Minnesota for you. While driving to work this morning it almost felt like I had to use GPS to find my way out of my apartment’s parking lot! At least the drive in wasn’t that bad.

I am looking forward to the weekend. With all this snow I am hoping to take some digital pics.