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Technology Blogs & Podcasts to Help You Keep Up-to-date [Links]

e-signingKeeping up with technology is a necessary part of digital survival. These blogs & podcasts will help you to stay abreast of technology.

1. Tech Talk is a weekly program from the New York Times® that discusses gadgets, hardware, and software along with topics like security, troubleshooting software, and entertainment. Tech Talk also forgoes techno speak and offers plain English explanations.

2. Kojo Nnamdi’s Tech Tuesday from WAMU is a great way to keep up with all things technical. The highlight of the month comes on the first Tuesday when the Computer Guys (and Gal) show up to answer questions and explain technology without resorting to techno babble.

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Self-Education with the Web: 7 Lucky Links

OwlTake charge of your education–it’s easier than ever with the many excellent (and often free!) resources available on the Web. You can empower yourself through education. What are you waiting for?

Here are 7 lucky links for your learning pleasure. Feel free to let us know about the ones you like too. Link Friday is a regular feature.

Jeff Cobb’s blog is not to be missed, start with this post highlighting 5 essential self-education sites for anyone who is serious about their journey.

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Surviving the Digital Decades to Come

HikerWhat will it take for you to survive the next decade in our digital world? Are you comfortable learning technology (new hardware and software) when you need to?

If not, it’s time to get started. Over the years I’ve taught many people how to think about educating themselves, and I’ve learned a lot about what works and what doesn’t. Stay tuned to learn more about some of the key issues in my next few Wednesday posts.

First of all, mindset matters. Lots of people don’t feel capable of overseeing their own education, but at the same time they want to take charge on some level (witness the immense market for self-help books, programs, etc.). Our education system, with its focus on the past and learning “the cannon” or “the masters” in any given field, hasn’t really helped to encourage empowerment through self-education.

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6 Lucky Links to Keep Up With Technology

E-SignKeeping up with technology is a necessary part of digital survival. Use these lucky (cuz we did all the work) links to stay abreast of technology. Link Friday is a regular feature.

1. Tech Talk is a weekly program from the New York Times® that discusses gadgets, hardware, and software along with topics like security, troubleshooting software, and entertainment. Tech Talk also forgoes techno speak and offers plain English explanations.

2. Kojo Nnamdi’s Tech Tuesday from WAMU is a great way to keep up with all things technical. The highlight of the month comes on the first Tuesday when the Computer Guys (and Gal) show up to answer questions and explain technology without resorting to techno babble.

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Digital Survival Skills

Life PreserverWe live in a digital world, so you need to know how to get things done with computers and the Web. But most of us learned how to use computers on the fly, and many aren’t really confident. Or we feel overwhelmed when things change and we have to re-learn what we thought we knew.

Tired of it? Make a change and learn basic Digital Survival™ strategies and skills.

I’m not suggesting that you must take a crash course (although we do offer bootcamps) but the sooner you start paying attention to the essentials of digital survival the better.

Just notice them at first.

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Research Methods for Regular Folks

All of us can learn more than ever before  with computers and the Web. It’s time to think of ourselves as researchers and add some structure to our self-education.

Take your common sense with you on the Web and get ready to learn something new!

When you take charge of your own education, you and you alone are responsible for deciding who and what to trust. So grab your bag of tricks, pack some research methods that fit, and get ready to educate yourself with computers and the Web. And don’t forget the social science-inspired essentials below.