Elaine Roberts

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On MLK Day, Two Versions Of The South Collide

This year, the holiday celebrating Martin Luther King Jr.’s vision for America falls on the birthday of Robert E. Lee. It’s unsettling, but it’s …

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: Why I Have Mixed Feelings About MLK Day

I have mixed emotions about Martin Luther King Jr. Day. For me, it’s a time of hopeful celebration — but also of cautionary vigilance. I celebrate an …

Civil Rights

Smartphone App Helps Visually Impaired Avoid Low-Hanging Obstacles

Monitoring the environment in 3-D<p>A smartphone app may provide a new answer to an old problem for the visually impaired: tree branches at head height.<p>While guide dogs and walking canes can prevent a person from tripping over objects on the ground, they’re little help for spotting branches hanging …

Google Glass

Martin Luther King, Jr.’s 1963 “Letter from Birmingham jail” remains relevant today

<i>King’s famous 1963 “Letter from Birmingham Jail,” published in The Atlantic as “The Negro Is Your Brother,” was written in response to a public statement of concern and caution issued by eight white religious leaders of the South. It stands as one of the classic documents of the civil-rights</i> …

Black History

You Are Asking The Wrong Questions About Education Technology

Education technology is trendy. Hardly a day goes by that I don’t read an article or have a conversation in which someone makes the familiar argument that “education is the one industry that hasn’t embraced the technologies of the 21st Century.” The world has changed–so the story goes–and while …

A New College Textbook Makes It Impossible To Cram

Cramming for tests is a hallowed tradition–but it doesn’t help you learn. McGraw-Hill Education’s SmartBook is out to remake study habits.<p>Ulrik Christensen was a medical student in Denmark in the late 1990s with a dream of doing scientific research that would change the world. But he also had an …

The Global Search for Education: How to Lead Well

<i>"The existing model of collaboration between the public and private sectors limits innovation in sectors that are substantially publicly funded." - Esko Aho</i><p>How do highly effective leaders lift their organizations to extraordinary levels of achievement? How do you they lead their people well and …

Educators Send Flipboard Magazines Into the Classroom

MagMaker / June 27, 2014<p>Recently we’ve noticed a number of blog posts that describe how teachers are creating Flipboard magazines to collect and …

Why Top Tech CEOs Want Employees With Liberal Arts Degrees

As colleges across the country begin revving back up, you might want to reconsider your major.<p>Venture capitalist Marc Andreessen once said that the average English degree holder is fated to become a shoe salesman, hawking wares to former classmates who were lucky enough to have majored in math. …

How To Keep Innovators Happy? Use The 'Dandelion Principle'

“It’s no accident that great achievers, in business or beyond, rarely fit into conventional molds,” say Robert Austin and Thorkil Sonne, in a recent article in the MIT Sloan Management Review . They have proposed a method to “harness more of the world’s talent, and to make organizations more …

Study: Those who use an e-reader are worse at remembering a plot

Does someone who read a novel on paper remember more about the story than a person who used an e-reader to peruse the same text?<p>Yes, according to a …

Activate Your Company's Potential By Teaming Up With A University

Top-notch talent is critical for any business. For a growing company, universities are the perfect place to hunt for the most ambitious and passionate entry-level employees.<p>For my company, developing a relationship with the University of Missouri made perfect sense. It has one of the best …

You'll Fail At Your Next Presentation Without The Answers To These 3 Questions

Public speaking is the most dynamic way to build your personal brand – as long as you remember that it’s not about you. It’s about the people in the seats, looking up at you with eager anticipation.<p>I have been a professional public speaker for over a decade. Before all my presentations around the …