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7 Steps to Selecting Software

Who was the late, great Bi l ly Mays and why did he always seem to be yel l ing at us? You
know, he was the guy who pi tched products l ike Oxiclean on TV; where he extol led the
vi rtues of the product wi th a booming voice that was at least several decibels above pain
… and urged you to act ” right now” … and i f you did he would see to i t personal ly that
your order was doubled (of course there were those shipping and handl ing fees).
What got me thinking about Bi l ly Mays was some recent research I ‘d done on sof tware products that
claim everything f rom “ITIL Compat ibi li ty” to “Ensuring IT Al ignment wi th the Business” … almost
forgot “ITIL in a Box.”

The future of education eliminates the classroom, because the world is your class the future of education eliminates the classroom, because the world is your class

This probably sounds familiar: You are with a group of friends arguing about some piece of trivia or historical fact. Someone says, “Wait, let me look this up on Wikipedia,” and proceeds to read the information out loud to the whole group, thus resolving the argument. Don’t dismiss this as a trivial occasion. It represents a learning moment, or more precisely, a microlearning moment, and it foreshadows a much larger transformation–to what I call socialstructed learning.