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Neil Movold

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  • Nikki held the role of Chair of the Education and Science select committee
  • In April 2012 she successfully called for a Parliamentary Inquiry into digital literacy and 21st century learning environments. The select committee reported back to Parliament in December 2012.

  • I believe that the role of the Government is to create an environment of opportunity and choice, enterprise and growth; to provide high quality education and health services and law and order; to invest in and reward self-reliance, personal accountability, and an attitude of reciprocal obligation; to support families and communities to be self-determining and self-directed; and to limit the size and intrusion of the state so that people can be powerful actors in their own lives.’’
Jul 10, 15

"How do you successfully pitch your business to investors? As an entrepreneur and venture capitalist, I've been on both sides of the funding process. Here are 7 myths of startup financing -- and the truths you should follow."

  • Nothing is quite as important as your pitch deck if you're a startup or entrepreneur. Guy Kawasaki shares tips from his experience in Silicon Valley as a VC and entrepreneur.
Jul 09, 15

"When thinking of User Experience, we often think of a simple, beautiful, and easy to use feature-set of a product, that makes the user’s life easier.

But as a matter of fact, features are merely a small, fragile part of the product. They are only a few of many thinkable solutions for a user’s problem the product tries to solve. Thinking in products means thinking in specific user’s problems, in jobs to be done, in goals, and in revenues."

  • When thinking of User Experience, we often think of a simple, beautiful, and easy to use feature-set of a product, that makes the user’s life easier. But as a matter of fact, features are merely a small, fragile part of the product. They are only a few of many thinkable solutions for a user’s problem the product tries to solve. Thinking in products means thinking in specific user’s problems, in jobs to be done, in goals, and in revenues.
  • The core user experience is not a set of features; in fact, it is the job users hire the product for.
  • The countdown, displaying when exactly the taxi will arrive, is a suitable feature that expands this experience.

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  • What if computers could take the words we type on the internet and convert them into a language that describes what they actually mean?
  • “[Collective intelligence] is the opposite of artificial intelligence”
  • IEML works by describing every word in a given language with symbols that can be arranged to indicate meaning along several axes: empty, virtual, actual, things, beings, and signs.

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  • He’s observed that more and more teenagers have less control of their schedules. Between the demands of school, family, friends and the endless pursuit of extracurriculars to help with college admissions, there’s surprisingly little time left to use digital tools for things other than entertainment.
  • One way Khan Academy solves for this is by increasingly making their content modular and accessible via Google search.
  • Another way is by surfacing the best questions and answers because often times students have trouble articulating their questions.

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  • When you’re starting a new communication project, asking the right questions of your customer sounds like a no-brainer. But are your questions right? If not, your results may be a big surprise. In the final post of Richard Khleif’s series, The power of critical thinking, Richard shares his method of developing the right questions to deliver the best results –  to start your IC projects right. 

  • "Emerging instructional frameworks are encouraging teachers to use digital tools that foster creativity along with production skills," t
  • "[E]ducators are increasingly becoming creators, too, and are therefore in the position to lead activities that involve developing and publishing educational content."
  • In keeping with that focus, the authors see more schools placing an emphasis on project- or "challenge"-based learning, as well as"STEAM" learning, meaning studies focused on science, technology, engineering, the arts, and math education.

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Jun 30, 15

"s your startup begins its marketing efforts, it’s important to spend scarce resources wisely. Keep in mind that startups have different marketing needs and challenges than established companies. It makes sense to employ strategies suited the size and stage of your business."

  • Simplicity is one of the most important principles of design. It has been a pillar of design thinking for a very long time -- long before the advent of human factors, usability, and user experience. But, realistically, simplicity isn’t always simple. Commercial software, enterprise applications, software as a service (SaaS), and other highly interactive applications often have no choice but to do a great number of things, because they support a range of real world tasks, some of which are complex.  
     
    In this presentation, we discuss what to try when removing functionality or features isn’t an option. We provide practical questions to ask when deciding whether and how to simplify an application. And we summarize proven design techniques to use when simplifying applications, illustrated with examples from real projects.
Jun 26, 15

"GIFMaker.me allows you to create animated gifs, slideshows, and video animations with music online freely and easily, no registration required.With GIFMaker.me, you can create animated icons and avatars of yourself on DeviantArt or other forums , share multiple screenshots( e.g. games like Minecraft ) in one URL, play a gif online with sound, or share your life moments with your friends on Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr."

  • Concepts are knowledge tools that identify, define, explain, analyze, and demonstrate real-life elements and events. These are broad ideas that are in many instances, true across geographical and cultural boundaries.

     

    There are two kinds of concepts: sensory and abstract. The characteristic features of sensory concepts are tangible, can be picked by one or more of our sensory organs, and are apparent in any example you may pick up. For instance, a course for trainee physicians to help them learn how to diagnose diseases will mostly deal with sensory concepts. On the other hand, some features of abstract concepts are neither visible nor tangible. Courses on people management and leadership often contain abstract concepts.

Jun 08, 15

Neil Movold • 4 years ago
I couldn't stop reading every word of your post!! It is both an eye opener and inspiring. You are absolutely right about focusing on what really matters.

I am the founder of a new startup which is right in the thick of things trying to raise capital for a born global, weightless economy play. I have a son with 14 medical conditions and a wife recovering from cancer. That all sounds counter productive, but the two are connected. They are what matters in my life and the reason I wake up every day with the strong and relentless passion to make it all happen. Many times this year I have been, what I now see, distracted by unnecessary potential investor demands - most have which have regrettably impacted some great memories I missed out on with my family. Lessons learned in life...

I wish you and your wife, who appears to have supported you and stood by your side through all of this, all the greatest and continued success for the future!

Jun 03, 15

"System leaders work to build district and school staff’s capacities and commitments to make informed decisions in a number of ways, including:

Using data from all available sources to assist decision making regarding 21st century teaching and learning
Using the best available research and evidence about 21st Century teaching and learning to inform decisions
Building capacity for using data to inform decisions
Providing training for principals and staff on the use of data to inform decisions
Modeling evidence-informed decision-making"

May 27, 15

"Remote UX Research Videos of real people interacting with your brand, regardless of device or location.
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