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“Rakuten” Means Business: Rakuten – A Japanese Company that Requires Its Japanese Employees to speak English – with each other!

By Daisuke Wakabayashi Source: Wall Street Journal – Japan When Rakuten Inc. introduced an English-only policy for company communications in May 2010 as part of founder and CEO Hiroshi Mikitani’s push to globalize the Japanese Web commerce firm, critics questioned … Continue reading

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A Letter For Thomas: From Elise in Response to Connectivism: A Theory of Learning for A Digital Age #CCK11 #ELTchat

2 Responses to Connectivism: A Theory of Learning for a Digital Age: A Letter For Elise #CCK11 #ELTChat ailsa says: February 9, 2011 at 12:06 pm Do you recall a letter written to Carl Rogers by Rollo May? It too … Continue reading

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Change The World – Just An Empty Phrase? Let’s Change The World!

How many times have you read or heard the phrase, “Change the World”? A thousand? A hundred-thousand? A million? A billion? Have we used it so much, over and over again, that there is no common understanding anymore of what … Continue reading

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