April 20, 2015

Designing How We Teach Adults, Keeping Data Secure, and Removing Flash Drives... in Education Today

More of my favorite recent blog posts... Enjoy!

Adult Learners Resource Center / Penn State / CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

Learners are Learning Differently; Are You Changing the Way You Train and Support Them?
Jane Hart (http://janehart.com/)
March 26, 2015

Our use of the Internet has changed the way we learn. Jane Hart draws some interesting and useful conclusions about how we learn based on her analysis of the Top 100 Tools for Learning surveys of the last 8 years. She argues that we should consider the changes in learning behavior brought about by our use of the Internet as we design the training we provide.

Security / Dave Bleasdale / CC BY 2.0

Five Ways to Ensure Your Personal Data Remains Secure
Christian Cawley (http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/author/ccawley/)
April 17, 2015

What are you doing to keep your data secure? Christian Cawley provides specific recommendations for Windows, Mac, and Linux operating systems. His list includes the following:

  • backing up,
  • encrypting,
  • securely deleting,
  • deleting from the cloud, and
  • disabling sharing.

My USB Flash Drives / Honou / CC BY 2.0

Do You Really Need to Eject Your Flash Drive (or Device) Before Removing It?
Andy Betts (http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/author/andy/)
March 24, 2015

Do you remember to eject your USB flash drives before you remove them? Do you need to do so? What about external hard drives? Does it matter if you are using a Windows or a Mac operating system? Of course, it depends... Sometimes you should eject first and sometimes, not. Andy Betts explains when it matters and why.

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