Views expressed here are my own.
A dear colleague often reminds me about the benefits of embracing openness because, rather than being confined to a lab’s limited world, that’s how the world becomes a boundariless lab.
The nature of my work entails a hybrid approach. It makes sense to leverage today’s information and communication technologies to create, share, contrast, discuss and learn the best we can, anytime and anywhere. There also is a need for assessing the scope of respectful public discourse and to strike the right balance between business and public interests, so that new value creation can flourish.
While there are many opportunities to foster our collective knowledge and advance the state-of-the-art at conferences and events, as well as by continuing to utilize conventional media and publishing… social media’s immediacy, blogging in this case, keeps the conversation going around the clock, which is exhilarating.
Einstein was known to imply that when we cannot explain things in simple terms, chances are that means that we don’t understand the topic well enough. He also stated that things should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler. I am sharing that because regular blogging enables me to explore how to approach and communicate complex concepts and to inspire creativity by enhancing critical thinking. Those of you in the field of pedagogy will connect the dots with the ability to further one’s own learning by stepping in to observing and contemplating to best explain… and, therefore, better understand.
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