Desktop background as sensemaking tool: adding complexity to filter chaos (and some Mozart!)

03_Quintet_for_Clarinet_and_Strings_in_A_Major_KV_581_Allegro.m4a Listen on Posterous This is just a short post on a seemingly trivial topic, but it seems to me that desktop backgrounds (or even screensavers for that matter), beyond just being personalization features, are sensemaking tools for organizing chaotic thought. An occasional rotation of these desktop backgrounds can be indicative of a mental sequencing […]

Hamlet as (e)learner

Note: Please forgive my dubious parallel here with Hamlet and elearning. I firmly believe that Shakespeare, first and foremost, is a philosopher and Hamlet is his philosophical vehicle. Why not apply it to elearning and education? Answer: Because I can. A good deal of the literature revolving around Personal Learning Environments (PLEs) involve their power […]