The Science of Learning is a blend of scientific knowledge. There is a wealth of scientific knowledge that has been accumulated about how people learn. The knowledge is spread across a number of disciplines and is brought together under the umbrella term The Science of Learning. The Science of Learning is the application of this body of scientific knowledge to formal teaching.
Lots of organizations use the HIMSS conference as the location to release new products, new studies, new personnel changes. I have been witnessing this all during and just before and after the conference. I have received a myriad of press releases and emails. I suppose it makes sense from a public relations and uptake standpoint: release new information (devices, data) when there is a ready-made audience of 44,000 people, give or take.
Let’s talk about risks.
Bay Area-born Mahershala Ali is being called the new Denzel Washington for his impressive acting chops and diversity of choices. He was the first Muslim to win an acting Oscar (Best Supporting) for his evocative performance in the powerful coming-of-age story, Moonlight (2016).
In the lengthening after-shadows of Valentine’s Day, and with a dear lady friend in mind — the very lovely “Ms. MCL” who is otherwise spoken for — I meditated on love, the platonic type, which was originally called Socratic love. Platonic love suggests that by disciplining our mind to contemplate the divine beauty in another person, we can “intuit the (actual) nature of the divine.”
I know, for a fact, that my shit stinks. No need to get graphic, but I know it. In the physical realm, but more importantly in the business realm. I know, for a fact, that I haven't mastered everything, I don't execute everything absolutely perfectly, I still have a ton of learning to do, and that my advice is sound, but may not be the exact advice someone needs to unlock their fullest potential. But the pursuit of perfecting all of those imperfections is what makes me excited to wake up every day and get after it.
To be candid, I was getting worried about this HIMSS conference. There were abundant presentations and exhibits but at least for me, they seemed too theoretical or too technical. Many were at the 30,000 foot level. Many were engineer driven. The words “interoperable,” and “silos” and “coordinated efforts” and “shared efforts” were repeated again and again.