Why textbooks of the future are not books

Apple's e-textbook tools and platform announcement wasn't a huge surprise. But what's become more clear after hearing Apple's pitch, which is aimed at K-12 school teachers, school districts, homeschooling parents, publishers and students themselves, is that the future of textbooks isn't a book at all.…

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Education or Experimentation? Professional Development for Innovative Teams

For innovative teams -- those in startups as well as those innovating within established organizations -- traditional professional development, or PD, has become an anachronism. Rather than being an after-hours, formal, institutionalized proposition, successful professional development in innovative teams is holistic and always-on.…

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App Review: Presenter Pro — Learn to Sell It Like Steve Jobs

[appreview] title=Presenter Pro image=https://gigaom.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/1/2009/06/presenterpro_appicon.png price=$4.99 url=http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewSoftware?id=317239996&mt=8 rating=silver [/appreview] Presenter Pro is a learning resource for professionals and interns alike, coaching you in…

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4 Borrowed Ideas That Have Made the Biggest Difference in My Work

If it takes a village to raise a child, it's possible that it takes a vast digital village to raise a teleworker. Whether we're conscious of it or not, our work habits, tools and business perspective are at least partly influenced by the people and ideas we encounter online. Take a moment to think about the blogs you regularly visit, the high-profile professionals that you consider your mentors, and the groups you interact with online. How have they shaped your work? What extraordinary ideas did you learn from them? As I pondered this myself, I identified the most important ideas that have helped me as a web worker.…

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