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.
12 eLearning Predictions for 2009
JANUARY 26, 2009
In my post, 2008 2009 - written in December 2008, I looked at how well I did in those predictions, and my results were pretty good, not perfect. self-directed learning, quick wins and toolkits all suggest that more web pages - authored via wikis - will be the name of the game in 2009. 2009 is going to be a big year for this issue.
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.
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 ?
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.
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.
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.
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?
The Standalone LMS is Dead
OCTOBER 24, 2009
This past week, I attended the SharePoint 2009 conference in Las Vegas. I’ll provide some feedback on that particular release in another blog posting (read Bill Simser for now) but what the conference itself got me thinking about was that, thankfully, the standalone LMS is definitely going to become redundant. Dinosaur. Soviet Union.
Not Your Father’s ROI
JUNE 28, 2009
The July issue of Chief Learning Officer is now available online. Productivity in a Networked era: Not Your Father’s ROI. Look at General Motors.
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.
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.
LearnTrends Innovation Awards 2009
OCTOBER 3, 2009
George Siemens , Tony Karrer , and I are pleased to announce the LearnTrends 2009 Innovation Awards. The awards are designed to recognize products, projects, processes, and companies that represent interesting innovations in applying technology for Corporate / Workplace Learning and Performance. Deadline for submission is: October 30.
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.
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.
Visual Overload and Visual Crowding - When More Means Less
SEPTEMBER 7, 2009
"If there were only 10 problems on a page, I could do them all. The rset can be a toatl mses and you can sitll raed it wouthit porbelm.
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.
The Biology of Creativity - Right Hemispheric Thinking, Problem Solving by Insight, and Diffuse Attention
MARCH 23, 2009
What's different about this finding compared to a previous study is that this hemispheric difference exists even before problem solving begins. 2007).
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.
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!
eLearning Conferences 2010
NOVEMBER 19, 2009
December 2009 December 1-4, 2009 New Zealand Association for Research in Education , Distinction Hotel, Rotorua, New Zealand. and Web 3.0
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.
Newspapers and Thinking the Unthinkable ? Clay Shirky
MARCH 13, 2009
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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.
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.
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!
Doc Searls Weblog · Beyond Social Media
NOVEMBER 11, 2009
That’s because so many of the commonly-used platforms of ten years ago are still, in 2009, private silos. The frame here is real estate.
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.
Top 20 Posts for Q1 2009
APRIL 6, 2009
Twitter as Personal Learning and Work Tool 12 eLearning Predictions for 2009 eLearning Conferences Tool Set 2009 Remote Collaboration Better Memory Share Best Practices – Patterns Information Radar How long does it take to select an LMS? One of the best things about having kids is getting a Spring Break with them.
The Chief Talent Officer – A Common Role by 2015
AUGUST 27, 2009
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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.
A Labor Day Manifesto for a New World
SEPTEMBER 7, 2009
We speak on behalf of the creatives who are passionate about their work. They experience deep frustration today with the institutional barriers that have been put in their way as they seek to more fully achieve their full potential. Who are passionate creatives? Passionate creatives exist everywhere.
Mission Bicycle and Adaptive Path: Experience Design in Retail
JULY 23, 2009
in February 2009. The store opened in May 2009 resulting in a 50%+ net increase in bicycle sales for the company. The only hook?
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.
Spatial Thinkers - Not Visual and Not Verbal
MAY 18, 2009
Rather, thought processing seems to involve space or kinesthetic / bodily sensations or associations.
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.
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.
What Not To Build
Stephen Downes: Half an Hour
JANUARY 4, 2009
It's somewhat surprising to see in 2009, given that every company, every school, every library, every museum, and every other organization, product, service and even many pets have websites. Once digital television comes into households (2009 in the U.S., I get to play a government scientist on the internet. And what lies beyond that?