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Monday, February 18, 2013

Dr. Jack King's list of 13 influential books that can change the world.

Dr. Jack King posted a list of '13 influential books that can change the world.'

13. Anyway by Kent Keith
12. Good to Great by Jim Collins
11. Strategic Intuition by William Duggan
10. They Smell Like Sheep by Lynn Anderson
9. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Leadership by Donald Phillips
8. Unschooling Rules by Clark Aldrich
7. Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson
6. The Go-Giver by Bob Burg & John David Mann
5. Blessed Unrest by Paul Hawken
4. Strength to Love by Martin Luther King, Jr
3. William Wilberforce by William Hague
2. Make Gentle the Life of this World by Maxwell Taylor Kennedy
1. The Servant by James Hunter


Friday, February 15, 2013

Math Sims and Games at ClarkChart




I have been launching www.clarkchart.com, a comprehensive database of simulations and serious games, now in beta.  The database should grown significantly over the next few months.

Some collections worth exploring:
Please feel free to leave comments if you have experiences with any of those listed, and also suggest new ones.

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Four Articles

Today, my fourth article for the British magazine Inside Learning Technologies & Skills came out.

The three so far were (and click on title to download pdf):
  • Why Educational Simulations? Designs to Develop Competence Plus Conviction: This outlines the most important reasons for pursuing simulations and serious games, and some some design frameworks to make these programs accomplish their lofty goal.  Developing conviction in all students will be one of the most meaningful opportunities of the next decade for universities, corporations, and other organizations.


  • How Would Steve Jobs Do Training and Education?: My most important article, this outlines my research agenda for the next five years to create a unified framework for all education and learning.  Part three, the new old education, changes everything.

  • L&D Life Through a Lens: A broad look at the multiple perspectives through which to evaluate techniques and opportunities for any formal learning organization.  This is probably the weakest developed of the four (although I still like it quite a bit!).  

To these, I now add:



I am proud of my run, and thank both Inside Learning Technologies & Skills and its readers for the positive reaction.  I have also highlighted the most important passages in each.

Finally, for those looking for some easy, fast reading, may I suggest my newest book, available at Amazon:


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