Tool Set 2009
JANUARY 5, 2009
But hopefully 2009 will be the year when that begins to change. If you care about being relevant and valuable in 2015, you had better be making moves in 2009. Recommendations The intent of this series is to capture my thinking at the start of 2009 about the tools and methods for work and learning. So, here goes.
Defining the Big Shift
AUGUST 2, 2009
About one month after the release of our Shift Index report , one question that keeps coming up is whether we can offer a succinctly define what the Big Shift is that our Shift Index seeks to measure. Given the magnitude, depth and far-reaching impact of the Big Shift, succinctness is a challenge. But perhaps this is too high level.
Transparency is the new objectivity
JULY 19, 2009
A friend asked me to post an explanation of what I meant when I said at PDF09 that “transparency is the new objectivity. First, I apologize for the cliché of “x is the new y. Second, what I meant is that transparency is now fulfilling some of objectivity’s old role in the ecology of knowledge. And then foolishness.
The Future of the Training Department
OCTOBER 21, 2009
The latter 20th Century was the golden era of the training department. Now the training department may be at the end of its life cycle. The U.S.
Four C’s of digital media
AUGUST 13, 2009
Collaboration. Community. Collective Intelligence. What are the boundary conditions needed to succeed at each layer?
SEPTEMBER 14, 2009
This is either in terms of specific needs, e.g., improve customer satisfaction, or as part of an overall eLearning strategy. This is very hard.
Hell explained by a Chemistry Student
JANUARY 13, 2009
The following is an actual question given on a University of Washington chemistry mid-term. Hat top to Annabelle Mark who is a constant source of this type of material. Bonus Question: Is Hell exothermic (gives off heat) or endothermic (absorbs heat)? think that we can safely assume that once a soul gets to Hell, it will not leave. So which is it?
OCTOBER 17, 2009
LearnTrends 2009 is going to be awesome. Check the Agenda on the LearnTrends 2009 tab. Yesterday I drew up the tentative agenda.
Sense-making with PKM
MARCH 12, 2009
Note: This is a revised HTML version of previous PDF’s posted on the site , which should make it easier for sharing. People learn socially.
Chief Talent Officer - A Common Role by 2015 | Over the Seas
AUGUST 27, 2009
Reply ] Reply sandra742 September 9, 2009 at 7:21 am Hi! I was surfing and found your blog post… nice! Where is HR? love your blog.
Old Growth Media And The Future Of News
Steven Berlin Johnson
MARCH 14, 2009
That kid was me. wish I could tell you that I was making those compulsive return visits out of a passionate love of books. You read MacWorld.
OCTOBER 19, 2009
The agenda has been set for LearnTrends 2009 (17-19 Nov 2009) and it looks extremely interesting. will be giving a session on personal knowledge management and participating in a discussion with my colleagues at the re-branded Internet Time Alliance. The main theme is convergence and topics include: Reinventing organizational learning.
OCTOBER 16, 2009
Just a quick note that I will be up in Vancouver for E-LEARN 2009 - World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare & Higher Education. If you are attending and see this post, please drop me a note. It's always good to connect with people face-to-face at events. eLearning Technology.
Success depends on who we work with
DECEMBER 1, 2009
Here’s a description from Connected: The surprising power of our social networks and how they shape our lives , in which sociologist, Brian Uzzi, describes how creative teams (musical productions) function: Uzzi found that teams made up of individuals who had never before worked together fared poorly, greatly increasing the chance of a flop.
OCTOBER 22, 2009
I’ll again be on the team of “sharers for the LearnTrends 2009 online event hosted by Tony Karrer, Jay Cross and George Siemens. This time I’ll be dialing in from Australia (I’ll put that schedule up next!). hope I remember to set my alarm clock!!! learning outside the training box. And it’s FREE!
Blogs in Education
Stephen Downes: Half an Hour
APRIL 13, 2009
Submission for a forthcoming STRIDE handbook for The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU). See related handbooks here. What is a Blog? blog is a personal website that contains content organized like a journal or a diary. Readers catch up with blogs by starting at the top and reading down until they encounter material they’re already read.
Narrowing Gap between Face-to-Face and Online Presentations
SEPTEMBER 30, 2009
However, because of the dramatically different characteristics of Online Conferences and In-Person Conferences and because of the narrowing gap between face-to-face and online presentations – we will see a shift towards more online conferences such as LearnTrends 2009. Are people noticing this? See Better Conferences. and paying attention.
9 experiences for 2009
JANUARY 5, 2009
So as we start off in a gloomy looking 2009, I’ll put on my hunch-hat and share my nine ideas of experiences who’s time has come: Enabling behavior change — Whether it’s to extend your paycheck or conserve your energy, there’s plenty of reasons for people to change how they behave this year. Timing is everything.
Business cases are a waste of time!
JANUARY 19, 2009
By David Gurteen Knowledge managers are always asking how they can obtain support for a KM project by demonstrating the ROI especially as the measuring the ROI of a KM initiative is so difficult. This article by Susan Cramm on the Harvard Business Publishing website is about IT projects but I think is even more applicable to KM projects.
Newspapers and Thinking the Unthinkable ? Clay Shirky
MARCH 13, 2009
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An Operating System for the Mind
Stephen Downes: Half an Hour
SEPTEMBER 19, 2009
The core of the opposition to what are being called "21st century skills" is contained in the following argument: "Cognitive science teaches us that skills and knowledge are interdependent and that possessing a base of knowledge is necessary to the acquisition not only of more knowledge, but also of skills. Second , it isn't wrong to teach facts.
Twitter Conference Ideas
JANUARY 30, 2009
Twitter has become a pretty great tool to help with socializing at conferences. We also encouraged everyone to put in the hashtag.
Gen Y Redefines Learning | Over the Seas
AUGUST 10, 2009
Reply ] Reply Kevin Wheeler August 10, 2009 at 6:04 pm @Dave Ferguson I agree that Gen Y is a gross generality. They hardly read. Join us.
Social Learning – Highlights
OCTOBER 26, 2009
We released our first white paper, on Social Learning , at the Collaborative Enterprise last week. For me, the essence of social learning is that as our work becomes more complex, we need faster feedback loops to stay on top of it. The course is an artifact of a time when information was scarce and connections were few.
PKM: our part of the social learning contract
OCTOBER 15, 2009
Why is social learning important? It is becoming more difficult to make sense of the world by ourselves.
Co-operation for Networks
JUNE 1, 2009
That’s why you see it in market economies. markets are based on quantity and mass. cooperation means ’sharing’. That’s why you see it in networks.
When it's just so obvious NOT to train it's painful to watch it happen
JUNE 12, 2009
Some managers and L&D people just don’t seem to get it. You might as well throw the money spent on these activities out the window. Bingo!
PodCamp Halifax 2009
JANUARY 9, 2009
PodCampHalifax2009 seems like a great mid-Winter activity. Time to get away from my computer screen and meet some folks.
LearnTrends 2009 – Free Online Conference
SEPTEMBER 21, 2009
I'll also be providing details shortly about the LearnTrends Innovation Awards 2009. How does this impact our eLearning Strategy ?
LinkedIn Guide for Knowledge Workers
JULY 6, 2009
I do a lot of presentations where one of the topics is how to use LinkedIn more effectively as part of your knowledge work. In most cases, I will ask for a show of hands: How many of you have a LinkedIn Account? Generally 50-70%. How many of you actively use LinkedIn? Generally down to 10%. Browse eLearning Content
What training can learn from advocacy
SEPTEMBER 2, 2009
They often package this information into detailed written reports. How do you make your message heard? How do you tell your story more effectively?
2009: year of the tweet
DECEMBER 28, 2009
Twitter has significantly change how I communicate online. This past year I made around 5,000 Tweets or about 13 a day.
I Know It When I See It
JANUARY 27, 2009
Photo of Andrew McAfee Home Blog About RSS Andrew McAfees Blog The Business Impact of IT Tweet I Know It When I See It by Andrew McAfee on January 27, 2009 More and more often these days I get asked “Does [offering X] from [vendor Y] qualify as an Enterprise 2.0 Saqib Ali January 27, 2009 at 4:30 pm Excellent blog post Prof.
Habits, Frameworks and Corporate Universities
SEPTEMBER 2, 2009
Home About Future of Talent Subscribe Over the Seas Thoughts on Recruiting, Learning and Other Things as I Ramble around the World Habits, Frameworks and Corporate Universities by Kevin Wheeler on September 2, 2009 We all know how to learn – it’s built into our genetic makeup- but we struggle to articulate and explain how we do it. Join us.
2009 Conference Schedule
Stephen Downes: Half an Hour
MAY 11, 2009
This is to update you as to what to expect through 2009 for conferences. have a limit of one conference per month, so this is basically it for 2009.
Innovation Awards 2009
NOVEMBER 17, 2009
We’ve just announced the innovation awards associated with LearnTrends 2009. The session was fraught with technical difficulties, so I thought it would be worth capturing a bit about each of the four award winners here. In 2007, they launched the CUDA Business Brain as an integrated Workplace Performance Support Solution.
DECEMBER 3, 2008
We won't hear much this year, but in 2009, this will be something you'll hear in a big way. expect this to gather speed in 2009. world.
eLearning is not the answer
FEBRUARY 20, 2009
eLearning is not a big cost-cutter. Corporations are flocking to eLearning for all the wrong reasons. It didn’t work. Irrational exuberance?
Informal Learning 2.0
AUGUST 7, 2009
Published in Chief Learning Officer, August 2009. Effectiveness – Jay Cross. Informal Learning 2.0. Jay Cross. Like the U.S.
Too Much Information or a Skills Gap
JULY 9, 2009
Wesley Fryer discusses How are you dealing with TMI? Too Much Information) (found via Stephen Downes ). Information Overload and Learning.”