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Posts from Date:   2010-9

Change Requires Commitment, Repetition, and Feedback

by Mike Rollings  |  September 29, 2010

Scientists have studied the human brain to make some amazing discoveries about the ability to learn, adapt, and relearn abilities lost resulting from brain trauma. The Brain Fitness Program — a public television program about brain plasticity, which is the lifelong ability of the brain to reorganize neural pathways based on new experiences—provides insight into […]

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Is an Enterprise Architect the Medieval Barber?

by Mike Rollings  |  September 15, 2010

My father was a barber but he was a specialist focused on grooming.  Back in medieval days you could go to a barber for just about anything.  You could receive a haircut, a shave, a blood letting, a tooth extraction, surgery… the barber could do it all. I’m sure there was confusion about the various […]

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Self-organized Learning – linkages to success in the new economy

by Mike Rollings  |  September 13, 2010

Over the weekend I watched Sugata Mitra’s video about child driven education.  The whole video is worth viewing.  At about 6:30 into the video, he describes an experiment with the hypothesis: “Can 12 year-old Tamil speaking children learn about bio-technology in two months through self-organized learning?”  The result after 2 months is amazing.  They […]

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Empathy for the Individual

by Mike Rollings  |  September 8, 2010

The early part of September is filled with memories.  My deceased aunt’s birthday, my deceased father’s birthday , and my birthday are all in the first part of September.  Every year we would celebrate our collective birthdays on Labor Day weekend with a family barbeque. Labor Day also has additional significance since my father and […]

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