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Kevin Werbach
Wharton prof, tech policy maven, blockchain wrangler, game thinker, MOOC teacher, pescatarian cook, feminist. Author, Blockchain & the New Architecture of Trust
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Kevin Werbach 8h
Just saw this from your most recent EV. A shame! Jack was one of a kind. It's a grim reminder that just as life goes on despite the coronavirus, so does death.
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Kevin Werbach 12h
Replying to @aileenlee
Our synagogue has more people on Zoom for Shabbat services than we used to in the building most weeks. It’s so life-affirming and spiritual.
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Kevin Werbach Apr 4
My Covid-19 Virtual Passover Haggadah is here for anyone interested in using it:
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Kevin Werbach Apr 2
Gamifying the Covid-19 lifestyle!
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Kevin Werbach Mar 30
Another 2927 new learners checking out my Gamification MOOC this week, of which 1794 are active! Great to see people still getting something out of it.
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Kevin Werbach Mar 28
Working on the Covid Haggadah for our family Zoom Seder now. Normally people fly in from all over. But we’ll appreciate the time virtually more than ever.
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Carolina Zauli Mar 27
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Andy Slavitt @ 🏡 Mar 26
Replying to @ASlavitt
My point is this— a reporter mentioned how scary this is today. But it’s also empowering. I’ve never had the ability to save 40 lives & impact 40 families like this. Instead of sitting home feeling like this is pointless, I think about the prize of our sacrifice. 40. 18/
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Brian D. Feinstein Mar 26
Oversight of simulus funds in the Senate bill looks inadequate. Bill creates a Special Inspector General for Pandemic Recovery w/ $25M budget. Plus $67.75M for existing dept'l IGs (mostly Treasury+DOD). Plus an unfunded bipartisan congressional oversight comm'n.
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Kevin Werbach Mar 26
Thanks. Great questions and ideas from the class!
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Kevin Werbach Mar 26
"We build these autonomous systems, and the risk is that those systems then shape our world.... But I think it’s going to be one of the defining debates of our generation." Next in our blockchain governance interview series: Ethereum core dev
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Kevin Werbach Mar 25
Replying to @DrTimLondon @Wharton
My takeaway from my Gamification course was that doing a good in-person college course is 10x harder than doing an amazing MOOC. The raw content isn't want students are paying tuition for.
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Kevin Werbach Mar 25
Replying to @DrTimLondon @Wharton
That's not how I look at it. Yes, higher ed needs to change, and hasn't sufficiently taken advantage of online learning. But when I taught gamification at , the MOOC videos were the homework assignments. They allowed me to use the in-person class time better.
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John Aravosis 🇺🇸 Mar 25
Watch this now. The Daily Show took all the nasty “he’s got dementia!” clips from Fox News and interspersed videos of Trump babbling. Just devastating.
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Kevin Werbach Mar 25
Replying to @KarenKornbluh
Why do I feel like the "moral" problem here isn't about low-wage workers getting a better deal than they're used to?
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Kevin Werbach Mar 25
Replying to @kwerb
If we were allowed to touch our faces, I would be burying my head in my hands right now.
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Kevin Werbach Mar 25
Still marveling at the prediction by a noted libertarian economist I heard today on a podcast that the pandemic would be "the end of the progressive left" because they would realize wealth redistribution is "a luxury we can no longer afford." I don't know where to start.
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Kevin Werbach Mar 25
Replying to @TerryEMiddleton
Frankly, one big reason I never created another MOOC after 2012 was how much the focus shifted from expanding learning opportunities to generating revenue and marketing benefits for institutions. Those things are fine, but they aren't my passion.
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Kevin Werbach Mar 25
Replying to @TerryEMiddleton
I created a MOOC to teach as many people as possible. I've cried reading the stories of learners all around the world who put the knowledge to work in their lives and careers. I'm fortunate to get paid well by a university to create knowledge; this was a side project.
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Kevin Werbach Mar 25
Replying to @TerryEMiddleton
My gamification MOOC is available for free. There is a paid version for $95 to earn a certificate, or a monthly Coursera subscription. I get a percentage of the percentage my university receives for the course. Not nearly enough to quit my day job! But that wasn't the point.
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