*New Podcast episode - Shortcuts!*
Agent Jackson, , cover all of your favorite Windows shortcuts. Most involve the windows button, and BCole mysteriously has a keyboard that lacks this. Shame! After we leave the company side, we talk about shortcuts we took in our neighborhoods - Agent Jackson dares trains to hit him, JP Fairfield scales gates like Jackie Chan, and BCole gets three legged dogs to hunt down his siblings. Don’t worry, we also tackle some gaming shortcuts, as the trio reminisce about Rainbow Road, warp zones vs warp whistles, and playing as Air Dog. BOOMSHAKALAKA!
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Earlier this year we discussed how the Internet is revolutionizing education and featured several companies and organizations that are disrupting the online education space including Open Yale, Open Culture, Khan Academy, Academic Earth, P2PU, Skillshare, Scitable and Skype in the Classroom. The Internet has changed how we interact with Time. We can be learning all the time now, whenever we want, and wherever we want. And because of that, we’re seeing explosive growth in online education.
In October, Knewton, an education technology startup, raised $33 million in its 4th round of funding to roll out its adaptive online learning platform. In early November, Khan Academy, an online collection featuring over 2,100 educational videos ranging in intensity from 1+1=2 to college level calculus and physics, snagged $5 million in funding to add two new faculty members that will create lectures for humanities and art-intensive classes.
According to the 2010 Sloan Survey of Online Learning, approximately 5.6 million students took at least one web-based class during the fall 2009 semester, which marked a 21% growth from the previous year. The Harvard Business School Review points out that this figure is up from 45,000 in 2000 and experts predict that online education could reach 14 million in 2014.
CHART OF THE DAY: How Sony Actually Makes Money Is Very Surprising
Sony is a company famous for its consumer electronics like flat screen tvs, computers, and the PlayStation. But, incredibly, that’s not how it makes money.
Dan Frommer of SplatF points out the company loses hundreds of millions from consumer electronics. It actually makes money from its “financial services” division, which is made up of insurance and banking services.
Full Story: Business Insider
Agent Jackson, JP Fairfield, and BCole show you how to manage tasks at the job and within geekdom! At our jobs, Jackson takes the caveman approach of pen and paper, JP builds Skynet, and BCole looks at us funny. On the geeky side, we rant about open world vs closed world games, grinding in RPGs, Superman doing the laundry, Batman and the Joker going food shopping, and when the hell Jack Bauer actually used the bathroom. Check us out at operationcubicle.podomatic.com.
Agent Jackson, JP Fairfield, and BCole rant about past bosses that we’ve worked for, ways to manage your boss, and video game bosses!
Someone told me I had an issue with alliteration, but after 6 sexy weeks of the Nerdgasm Noire blog, it’s kind of hard not to feel some special way about it. So let’s begin shall we?
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