About Leif Harboe

Teacher, writer

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  • Leif shared from Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell
    We should be able to predict which countries are best at math simply by looking at which national cultures place the highest emphasis on effort and hard work. So, which places are at the top of both lists? The answer shouldn’t surprise you: Singapore, South Korea, China (Taiwan), Hong Kong, and Japan. What those five have in common, of course, is that they are all cultures shaped by the tradition of wet-rice agriculture and meaningful work.* They are the kinds of places where, for hundreds of years, penniless peasants, slaving away in the rice paddies three thousand hours a year, said things...
    Note: Hvor viktig og avgjørende er viljen til hardt arbeid og ikke gi seg?
  • Leif shared from Improve Your Writing Now: A Student's Guide to Writing an Effective Paper by Lance Ensign
    This is that sense of flow I've been talking about. It's nothing more than helping to free your writing from giving off that clunky, hard-to-read vibe when there are no transitions to guide your audience along.   I know I keep going all Zen on you but really, good writing should flow just like a river.
    Note: Om skriving
  • Leif shared from Improve Your Writing Now: A Student's Guide to Writing an Effective Paper by Lance Ensign
    This is that sense of flow I've been talking about. It's nothing more than helping to free your writing from giving off that clunky, hard-to-read vibe when there are no transitions to guide your audience along.   I know I keep going all Zen on you but really, good writing should flow just like a river.
    Note: Om skriving
  • Leif shared from The Future of Learning Institutions in a Digital Age (The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Reports on Digital Media and Learning) by Cathy N. Davidson, David Theo Goldberg, Zoë Marie Jones
    Technology, we insist, is not what constitutes the revolutionary nature of this exciting moment. It is, rather, the potential for shared and interactive learning that Tim Berners-Lee and other pioneers of the Internet built into its structure, its organization, its model of governance and sustainability.
  • Leif shared from The Future of Learning Institutions in a Digital Age (The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Reports on Digital Media and Learning) by Cathy N. Davidson, David Theo Goldberg, Zoë Marie Jones
    Technology, we insist, is not what constitutes the revolutionary nature of this exciting moment. It is, rather, the potential for shared and interactive learning that Tim Berners-Lee and other pioneers of the Internet built into its structure, its organization, its model of governance and sustainability.
  • Leif shared from Net Smart by Howard Rheingold, Anthony Weeks
    As laptop-carrying, smart-phone-using members of the digitally connected infosphere, we need to start by learning a new discipline: the literacy of attention. As citizens and cocreators of the cultures that shape us, we need participatory media skills. As collaborators in the collective intelligence that faces massive problems from global warming to water-sharing conflicts, we need to learn literacies of cooperation, mass collaboration, and collective action.
    Note: the literacy of attention
  • Leif shared from Net Smart by Howard Rheingold, Anthony Weeks
    Knowing that you have a printing press, broadcasting station, community hall, marketplace, school, and library of all knowledge in your pocket—and knowing how to use it for your own benefit—is what makes the difference between a consumer of electronic gadgets and an empowered citizen.
  • Leif shared from Net Smart by Howard Rheingold, Anthony Weeks
    learning how to deploy attention in relation to available media is key today for success in education, business, and social life.
  • Leif shared from From Gutenberg to Zuckerberg: What You Really Need to Know About the Internet by John Naughton
    composers or from his own previous work.17 This theme – of borrowing and remixing as an intrinsic part of cultural creativity – can be found in the history of most other major art forms: painting, literature, dance, to name but three. The great irony, though, is that if our current copyright laws had existed when Bach, Mozart, Haydn and Handel were in their primes, none of it would have been allowed. Instead of composing at the furious rate that they did, all four would have been up to their eyes in cease-and-desist letters from expensive lawyers in wigs and frock coats. And if that had indeed...
    Note: remix culture
  • Leif shared from From Gutenberg to Zuckerberg: What You Really Need to Know About the Internet by John Naughton
    The great irony, though, is that if our current copyright laws had existed when Bach, Mozart, Haydn and Handel were in their primes, none of it would have been allowed. Instead of composing at the furious rate that they did, all four would have been up to their eyes in cease-and-desist letters from expensive lawyers in wigs and frock coats. And if that had indeed happened, would posterity – that’s you
    Note: remix culture
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Leif Harboe
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