“The app was introduced in what you might call a warlike situation,” said Simen Sommerfeldt, chief technology officer of Bouvet, an information technology consulting company in Norway and one of the organizers of the group statement on Medium. But now that the pandemic seems less like a short-term war against a disease and more like a long-term “new normal,” he said, “we can’t have an app that is so invasive of privacy.” … [Read more...] about Virus-tracing apps are rife with problems. Governments are rushing to fix them
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My mentor and other university faculty have assured me and 60 other international students in the campus that the institute would engage closely with the government to ensure that our academic progress is not hampered. I have been told that the institute is also planning to engage two lawyers to ensure that the newly planned blended learning modules are not in violation of law. … [Read more...] about Forced return home and job hunt: An Indian student worries about the future after new US visa rule
The growing deficit of trust in different institutions and increasing number of reported integrity infractions by people in the position of leadership, across the globe in different arenas over the years, makes me ask myself: ‘What kind of leaders do we need?’ And as I prod on this question, immediately another question pops up: ‘What are some of the fundamental principles on which the foundation of authentic and integrated leadership development rests?’ If the foundation is flawed or lopsided, it cannot create long-term value; instead, it grooms leaders that leave behind a wake of distrust, devastation and disaster. … [Read more...] about Leaders are made, not born: 10 leadership development principles that help create long-term value
“It bridges the gap. If you have a hard-to-pronounce name or a different spelling to your name, it makes it easier for people to connect to you,” Mistal says. “People love to hear the sound of their own name. It’s the most beautiful music on earth, but it has to be the right pronunciation of that name.” … [Read more...] about Name pronunciation matters! LinkedIn’s new audio feature helps you get it right the first time
COVID-19 has made online learning the mainstream overnight. From schools to colleges to tutorials, teachers are adapting to the new normal -- some by choice, some because of the lack of choice. As a result, online teaching has become one of the most important skills to acquire during the pandemic. … [Read more...] about Online teaching is hot skill now, but what does it take to get there?