• TED  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 16, 2014
    [Blogging] Is math the language of the universe? A bilingual TED-Ed Club explores
    Check out Lycée Français de New York’s insights on unity in math by watching their full presentation here: This post first ran on the TED-Ed Blog. 'Student Pierre Hirschler gives a TED-Ed Club presentation, exploring math as a potential universal language. The TED-Ed Club at Lycée Français de New York. Find out more about TED-Ed Clubs » .
  • BETH KANTER  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 15, 2014
    [Blogging] Learning is the Work
    What was most exciting for me was to finally meet three people  in person after following their writing, blogs, and books for almost a decade. Jane Hart: Jane has been blogging for many years and writes about informal and workplace learning. Here’s a blog post from Jamie Seger summarizing some of the ideas into practice.
  • STEPHEN DOWNES: HALF AN HOUR  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 15, 2014
    [Blogging] OLDaily Over the Years
    Meanwhile, in case you''re curious, the states for this blog, Half an Hour, as volunteered by Google are as follows: I''m not sure whether we learn anything from these results, other than that persistence pays, but it''s interesting to observe them just the same 'Still messing around with statistics. You can also see a bump in 2001.
  • MARK OEHLERT  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 15, 2014
    [Blogging] Thoughts on Soap Bubbles and Learning
    On Twitter he is @eekim and you can find his blog here: [link]. 'To begin, if you''re not reading/following Eugene Eric Kim, you should. Really. Now a couple weeks ago, Eugene wrote a post called " THE KEY TO EFFECTIVE LEARNING? SOAP BUBBLES! They need those markers. . So let''s look larger though.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 15, 2014
    [Blogging] Knowledge sharing paradox revisited
    She is a prolific knowledge sharer with her blog, wikis, and other social media. For example, I use a combination of my blog, bookmarks, and tweets to inform my outboard brain so I can retrieve contextual knowledge as I interact with my clients and colleagues. – Dave Pollard (2005). don’t see the reverse working.
  • STEPHEN DOWNES: HALF AN HOUR  |  MONDAY, APRIL 14, 2014
    [Blogging] Measuring MOOC Media
    'Here''s the information I sent Steve Kolowich for his Chronicle article on the (possible?) decline of MOOC mentions in the media: My data measures news articles from selected (and reasonably representative) sources (including Google News) and counts instances of the term ‘MOOC’ in title or descriptions. education;research;elearning.;distance
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  MONDAY, APRIL 14, 2014
    [Blogging] Seeking perpetual Beta
    After 10 years of blogging here, I have compiled my best posts into an ebook. When I started my blog, I had three categories: learning; work; and technology. 'ebook. It’s called Seeking perpetual Beta: a guidebook for the network era. This ebook is the result of a decade of seeking, sense-making, and sharing knowledge on the Web.
  • MIND HACKS  |  SUNDAY, APRIL 13, 2014
    [Blogging] Spike activity 11-04-2014
    Good piece on the appropriately named Sectioned blog. 'Quick links from the past week in mind and brain news: Things I’ve learned since being sectioned. The New York Times covers the latest in rising fads in proposed psychiatric diagnoses: sluggish cognitive tempo. Don’t Throw Out The Baby With The Dead Salmon. asks KQED. Linkage
  • DOC SEARLS   |  SATURDAY, APRIL 12, 2014
    [Blogging] Earth to Mozilla: Come back home
    'In her blog post explaining the Brendan Eich resignation , Mitchell Baker , Chair of the Mozilla Foundation , writes, “We know why people are hurt and angry, and they are right: it’s because we haven’t stayed true to ourselves.” ” Then  Mitchell  issued a corrective blog post, titled Content, Ads, Caution. Stop it.
  • TED  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 11, 2014
    [Blogging] Of masks & magic: Uldus Bakhtiozina makes images that poke fun at stereotypes
    And while this can motivate people to move toward more positive things, generally, when you open up any social network or news blog, there is bad news, bad news, bad news. 'Stormtrooper : A portrait of a 12-year-old boy who hides his aspirations to be a ballet dancer from his friends. Image: Image: Uldus Bakhtiozina. Image: Uldus Bakhtiozina.
  • BETH KANTER  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 10, 2014
    [Blogging] The Mobilisation Journal: A Way To Spread Learning About Social Change Movements Innovative Use of Technology
    ”   This blog shares some thoughts about this project and I have to give it a big round of applause. 'The Greenpeace Mobilization Lab has a project proposal idea for a “ Mobilization Journal ” as part of  the Knight News Challenge. It’s open for comments and feedback right now – or “applause.”
  • DAVID WEINBERGER  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 9, 2014
    [Blogging] [shorenstein] Andy Revkin on communicating climate science
    'I’m at a talk by Andrew Revkin of the NY Times’ Dot Earth blog at the Shorenstein Center. NOTE: Live-blogging. In 2010, his blog moved from NYT’s reporting to editorial, so now he is freer to express his opinions. A: My blog is edited by the op-ed desk, and I don’t always understand their decisions.
  • IRVING WLADAWSKY-BERGER  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 9, 2014
    [Blogging] Data Science: from Half-Baked Ideas to Data-Driven Insights
    Silver is the founder and editor-in-chief of FiveThirtyEight , which he originally launched in March of 2008 as a polling aggregation website and political blog, was affiliated with the New York Times from 2010 to 2013, and is now owned and operated by ESPN. Data science is a mashup of several different fields. Everyone is guessing.
  • BETH KANTER  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 8, 2014
    [Blogging] New Tips from the Giving Day Playbook on Crowdfunding Campaigns
    This guest post from Marika Lynch shares some of the most recent lessons learned about Giving Days and was also published on the Knight Foundation blog. 'From GiveMN Case Study - Click for Case Study. This learning approach has two ways to capture knowledge. New Tips From the Giving Day Playbook on Crowdfunding Campaigns by Marika Lynch.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 8, 2014
    [Blogging] Enterprise knowledge sharing requires trusted relationships
    Blogs and wikis, and later tools like Twitter, were created to “scratch the itch” of new organizational models. 'As the economy gets more networked, open organizations are becoming a necessity. Businesses are increasingly dependent on complex social interactions. These are developed through time, with experience, and most often informally.
  • MIND HACKS  |  MONDAY, APRIL 7, 2014
    [Blogging] Is there creative accounting in behavioural economics?
    Link to FT article ‘Behavioural economics and public policy’ Link to alternate copy on Tim Harford’s blog. 'The Financial Times has an excellent article on the future of behavioural economics. Yet, as with any success story, the backlash has begun. It’s by economist Tim Harford who also does good things on the Twitter.
  • NIGEL PAINE  |  MONDAY, APRIL 7, 2014
    [Blogging] From Scratch No 3
    Only 4 minutes to listen : Blog 'This is our take on learning and organisations.
  • DOC SEARLS   |  SUNDAY, APRIL 6, 2014
    [Blogging] My Top Ten Talk Radio Hosts of All Time
    Blogging Broadcasting history Journalism Links North Carolina Past Personal radio 'Here is my short list: Larry Josephson. Howard Stern. Bob Grant. Bob & Ray. Barry Gray. Bob Fass. Steve Post. Rush Limbaugh. Alex Bennett. Allan Handelman. Bob died on New Years Eve at age 84. Apparently Howard is correct that his memory sucks.).
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  SUNDAY, APRIL 6, 2014
    [Blogging] A beacon of light
    Ken Homer has described this blog as “a beacon of light in the dark landscape of organizational learning”, so it just seemed fitting. '“Lighthouses don’t go running all over an island looking for boats to save; they just stand there shining.” – Anne Lamott. As Chris and I talked, the idea of the lighthouse emerged. Technology
  • EUEN SEMPLE  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 3, 2014
    [Blogging] The art of saying what you think
    In blogging we talk of "authenticity" and "finding your voice". 'This excellent article on the rise and fall of PR makes the point that senior people talking in public are very rarely using their own words, and indeed often don''t even know what they are talking about. What do you reckon?
  • JANE HART'S PICK OF THE DAY  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 2, 2014
    [Blogging] MOOCs, Flipped Classrooms – the last gasp of old corporate training?
    'Read my latest blog post here
  • BETH KANTER  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 2, 2014
    [Blogging] Organizational Amnesia, Accountability Buddies, and Other Things I learned at the Grant Managers Network Conference
    found a blog post called “ The Dangers of Organizational Amnesia ” by Darcy Jacobson. 'March was the “Iron Woman Multi-Conferencethon” for me and I’m just catching up. The session was about why it is important to track outcomes, some examples, and discussion. Organizational Amnesia. How do we do that? GMN2014.
  • DONALD CLARK PLAN B  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 2, 2014
    [Blogging] 10 curiosity tasters in marketing: create sense of URGENCY
    if you have any suggestions please leave a comment on this blog (it will be much appreciated). Create sense of urgency You’re reading this because something in your head said – this matters. That may be a threat, new initiative, new product, the promise of something new for them– use a trigger to excite people. You get the idea.
  • DONALD CLARK PLAN B  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 1, 2014
    [Blogging] 7 vital marketing questions to stop EPIC fails in online learning
    Think carefully about the title of the course, emails, tweets, Facebook page, blog posts, even a YouTube video. 'I’ve seen more than a few online learning projects fail because the company, organisation or institution has misjudged the audience, need or context. Before you start, ask the right questions. This is harder than you think.
  • TED  |  MONDAY, MARCH 31, 2014
    [Blogging] Unnumbered sparks fly through the sky, initiated by TED attendees
    It’s exciting to see so many people engaging with the sculpture,” Koblin tells the TED Blog. 'Outside the Vancouver Convention Centre, people gather to interact with Skies Painted with Unnumbered Sparks. Photo: Ema Peter. It looks like its holding up the clouds.” It’s like a sky jelly fish.” The content is being rendered in WebGL.
  • BETH KANTER  |  MONDAY, MARCH 31, 2014
    [Blogging] Nonprofits Who are Making A Difference Through Play
    Don’t miss this special offer for Beth’s Blog readers: Get 10% off tickets with the code beth_g4c14. 'Note from Beth: I’ve been a fan of the Games for Change Festival since I first attended in 2006. You can register here. Nonprofits Who are Making A Difference Through Play – guest post by Meghan Ventura. In Education. In Health.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  MONDAY, MARCH 31, 2014
    [Blogging] Engaging the creative workforce
    write my blog and share ideas with the world. 'Collaboration happens around some kind of plan or structure, while cooperation presumes the freedom of individuals to join and participate. As a free-agent, much of my time is spent cooperating. When I cooperate, I give freely, but no one tells me what to do. do a lot for free.
  • DONALD CLARK PLAN B  |  SUNDAY, MARCH 30, 2014
    [Blogging] Futurelearn’s Web Science MOOC - likes, dislikes
    d much prefer to have had the opportunity to blog, and find some way to find the ideas and topics that stimulated me, perhaps really meet and gel with like-minded learners. 'I like MOOCs. ve taken quite a few, finished some, not all, and that’s the way it should be. This is something I’ve witnessed at several conferences and it’s pathetic.
  • NIGEL PAINE  |  SUNDAY, MARCH 30, 2014
    [Blogging] From Scratch #2: Social Learning
    Blog Audio Boo From Scratch Martin Couzins Nigel Paine social learning 'Here is the second of the From Scratch Conversations with Martin Couzins. Just over 3 minutes on Social Learning. Mercifully short, and worth a listen (I hope). listen to ‘From Scratch #2 Social learning’ on Audioboo.
  • NIGEL PAINE  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 28, 2014
    [Blogging] Snapshot Porn and Curation v Creation
    'I have just been wandering round some of the ancient monuments of Istanbul. Some of the most wonderful Bysantine and Ottoman architecture I have ever seen. And Hagia Sophia is the most impressive of them all. stunning Greek Orthodox Basilica, then a magnificent Ottoman Mosque and finally a museum with its antecedents going back to the 3rd century.
  • LUIS SUAREZ  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 26, 2014
    [Blogging] The Humanity of the Web: Reflections of a Social Computing Evangelist
    However, since it has been out already for a good few days I thought I would also take the liberty to reproduce it over in this blog as an opportunity for me to reflect and continue to celebrate perhaps one of the most profound and of deep impact inventions in the history of the human race on this planet. Eventually I gave up on it. elsua.
  • DAVE SNOWDEN  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 26, 2014
    [Blogging] Designing our new web site
    need to complete this by the weekend as the blog will then be taken up with a sequence of seven posts from my 60th birthday week. Other than the three major items above the plan is to have three blogs: mine, one for staff and the guest blog which we are bringing back. So the sequence of three posts will be: So what are we about?
  • LUIS SUAREZ  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 25, 2014
    [Blogging] The Therapy of Blogging While Showing Off Your Ideas Out in the Open
    'You may have noticed how over the course of the last few days I haven’t had much of a chance to blog over here. am  continually  looking at the prospect of writing away, as, you know, there is always time for blogging, right? Is it still a blog? Should blogs have comments turned off by default and still be called a blog?
  • BETH KANTER  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 25, 2014
    [Blogging] Learn You Will: #14ntc Nonprofit Tech Training Session Reflection and Resources
    I did a pre-session blog post with all the annotated sources and some book recommendations. I’ve collected the resources, notes, slides, and tweets from the session in this post. We framed the session as what to think about before, during, and after a training , using the “ADDIE” model as an organizing device.
  • THE SMART WORK COMPANY  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 25, 2014
    [Blogging] Content as firestarter
    The reason I’ve been chewing over Nick’s blog post is because – in truth – I was beginning to think that I’d spent far too long reviewing content – by which I mean old research, books and articles. wrote in my last blog post about how inspired I was listening to her at the recent Enterprise 2.0
  • TED  |  MONDAY, MARCH 24, 2014
    [Blogging] How Star Trek will finally come true
    Follow her at her blog,  Yes & Know , or on Twitter  @nilofer. 'by Nilofer Merchant. In the next 30 years, the full Star Trek story will  actually  come true. . Already, we’ve seen many of the show’s far-fetched ideas come to fruition. Everyone now carries a communicator, aka the smart phone. The universal translator  is real.
  • DAVID WEINBERGER  |  SUNDAY, MARCH 23, 2014
    [Blogging] [wef] Web Tourism
    NOTE: Live-blogging. Some celebrities who blog when they travel have 50M followers. 'I’m at the first Web Economy Forum , in Cesena , Italy. It is, unfortunately, terribly under-attended, which is a shame since the first session I’ve gone to was quite good. Getting things wrong. Missing points. Omitting key information.
  • DOC SEARLS   |  SATURDAY, MARCH 22, 2014
    [Blogging] 50,000 Photos as a Blog
    For a blog that’s not bad — and I’m beginning to think that, in a way, a blog is what Flickr is for me. Journalism is a form of documentation, and what I provide the world through my photo blog is fodder for that. Here’s one that ran in the NYTimes Bits blog on the 19th. Not a lot. So: enjoy.
  • NIGEL PAINE  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 21, 2014
    [Blogging] From SCRATCH No 1 Neuroscience
    'Martin Couzins and I have started a regular podcast called From Scratch Aim for all of them to be between 3 and 5 minutes. Check it out below. Let me know what you think. listen to ‘From Scratch #1 Neuroscience’ on Audioboo.
  • TED  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 20, 2014
    [Blogging] Jimmy Wales’ latest venture? A telephone company that doesn’t advertise
    Wales tells the TED Blog that he first heard about The People’s Operator from one of its founders, who happens to be a friend. 'Jimmy Wales speaks in 2005 about the birth of Wikipedia. Advertising for telephone companies is all around us. and T-Mobile calls for our attention with lots of hot pink. It’s a good business decision,” he says.
  • TED  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 20, 2014
    [Blogging] Susan Cain announces news to make introverts happy
    I wasn’t prepared for the intensity and voracity of response to these ideas,” Cain tells the TED Blog two years later. The TED Blog caught up with Cain to learn more about the details of the movement that she didn’t have time to share in her short talk. 'Susan Cain spoke about the power of introverts at TED2012. QuietTV.
  • BOB SUTTON  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 20, 2014
    [Blogging] "Give and Take" in Paperback: Check Out the Launch Fun and Goodies
    Blog: www.linkedin.com/influencer/profadamgrant. 'Adam Grant's book Give and Take is, in my view, one of the most important management -- and life -- books ever written because it makes such a compelling evidence-based case that, to get ahead in life, you don't have to exploit people or be selfish jerk. Spread the word.  Adam M.
  • TED  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 20, 2014
    [Blogging] Hacked: The speakers in session 8 of TED2014
    Ed Yong blogs with a mission: igniting excitement for science in everyone, regardless of their education or background. 'What does a hacked future look like? What will our bodies — and minds — be capable as bioengineering becomes more and more ubiquitous? In Session 8 of TED2014, speakers take on the hacked world of tomorrow.
  • TED  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 20, 2014
    [Blogging] The TED Prize wish: What you can do to end anonymous companies
    So bring attention to the problem of anonymous companies by submitting letters to the editor, op-eds and blogs. 'Charmian Gooch shares the question that has guided so much of her work at TED2014. Here’s how you can help her TED Prize wish come true. Photo: James Duncan Davidson. By Natasha Scripture. Share Charmian Gooch’s TED Talk.
  • TED  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 19, 2014
    [Blogging] Three lessons for designing for the whole world: Margaret Gould Stewart at TED2014
    So, before the change, the team published the data on their blog and engaged in conversation with the larger industry. 'Margaret Gould Stewart. Photo: James Duncan Davidson. “What do you think of when I say the word design ?” As examples, Steward reminds the audience that Google handles 1 billion searches per day. ”).
  • IRVING WLADAWSKY-BERGER  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 19, 2014
    [Blogging] Bigger is Not Necessarily Better in Our Information-Rich Digital Economy
    This is all part of a major trend which entrepreneur and VC Hemant Taneja called the Economies of Unscale: Why Business Has Never Been Easier for the Little Guy in a recent HBR blog.  'I recently read an intriguing column, - The End of Mass Production , - by technology author and columnist Kevin Maney.  truly hope he’s right. 
  • TED  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 18, 2014
    [Blogging] What are anonymous companies? An infographic
    And stay tuned to the TED Blog for a detailed recap of her talk. 'Just now on the TED2014 stage, Charmian Gooch made her TED Prize wish to end the anonymous companies. It’s a complex issue, but this infographic will make it easily understandable. Watch a video from Global Witness on the issue ».
  • DAVID WEINBERGER  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 18, 2014
    [Blogging] Dean Krafft on the Linked Data for Libraries project
    NOTE: Live-blogging. 'Dean Krafft , Chief Technology Strategist for Cornell University Library, is at Harvard to talk about the Mellon-funded Linked Data for Libraries (LD4L) project he leads. The grantees include Cornell, Stanford, and the Harvard Library Innovation Lab (which is co-sponsoring the talk with ABCD). Getting things wrong.
  • DAN PONTEFRACT  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 18, 2014
    [Blogging] Lessons Learned From a First Time Author
    Dan''s Related Posts: Flat Army on the Back of a (Digital) Napkin Announcing the Full Book Cover Jacket of Flat Army Instead of Inbox Zero, How About Outbox Zero I Wrote a 90,000 Word Book Entirely in Evernote Our Three Young Children Blog … Here’s Why. '“You are way too verbose,” said my Grade 11 English teacher back in 1987.
  • DAVE SNOWDEN  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 18, 2014
    [Blogging] Early detection, fast recovery
    The overall story of my particular journey I summarised in three blog post s for those interested. 'One of the points I have been making for years is that a degree of failure is inevitable in any system and what matters is early detection, fast recovery and fast exploitation of the new space created. So why not give people that option?
  • THE SMART WORK COMPANY  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 18, 2014
    [Blogging] How work’s changing – and what it means for 21st century skills
    wrote about critical thinking in an old blog post. 'This post draws on years of working with businesss making the transition to new ways of working, from a 7-year long collaboration with the Director of Global Workplace Innovation at a large US corporate, and from innovating executive education nationally and internationally. Work’s changing.
  • THE SMART WORK COMPANY  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 18, 2014
    [Blogging] Towards the social business school
    Far from being a distraction from ‘real work’, online conversations via tweeting, blogging, and a host of other social tools can make us more effective. Stumbling on forgotten books. The result is that I’ve got a treasure trove of books I forgot I’d bought. Skimming through the chapters was disappointing. What was the point? Ackoff lets rip.
  • THE SMART WORK COMPANY  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 18, 2014
    [Blogging] Innovation and the power of re-framing
    Why social technologies of course – blogs, Twitter Google Hangouts, learning communities and all the rest, where transparency, caring, listening, asking and knowing what people need from performance cultures and performance environments are on display for all to see. 'This post links a number of things I’ve been thinking about recently.
  • TED  |  MONDAY, MARCH 17, 2014
    [Blogging] Video: Open the book on TED2014: The Next Chapter
    Follow the action of the session, and the rest of the conference, via the TED Blog. 'The theme of TED2014  is “The Next Chapter.” ” And since it’s our 30th-anniversary conference, we begin with a look back at the chapters that came before. Video credits: Producer: Adrianna Dufay. Editor: Jessica Schoen.
  • LUIS SUAREZ  |  MONDAY, MARCH 17, 2014
    [Blogging] Gran Canaria – Celebrating the Mini-Continent
    At this point in time, I am taking each year as another gracious gift that I have been given without asking for anything in return and, as such, the only thing that I have got left is to write down this blog post as a token of immense gratitude for having Gran Canaria make me feel right at home in paradise. very special day, actually.
  • TED  |  MONDAY, MARCH 17, 2014
    [Blogging] Behind-the-Scenes at TED2014: A sneak peek at the set-up
    Stay tuned to the TED Blog for minute-by-minute coverage of what goes down at TED2014. Stay turned to the TED Blog on Tuesday morning for much more on that. 'The stairs to the Vancouver Convention Centre get the TED2014 treatment. Photo: Mike Femia. Today, TED begins writing “ The Next Chapter.” Photo: Mike Femia.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  MONDAY, MARCH 17, 2014
    [Blogging] Personal Knowledge Mastery
    In 2004 this was by following early bloggers and also by blogging myself. It took me three years to write a blog post that would stand the test of time. 'PKM for me was initially a way to keep my professional development costs as low as possible. wanted to use the open web in the best way to stay current in my field.
  • TED  |  SATURDAY, MARCH 15, 2014
    [Blogging] Brothers in arms: TED Fellow Ed Ou shares photos of the unrest in Ukraine
    Note: This post originally ran on the TED Fellows blog. 'In Kiev, Ukraine, the body of a man killed during clashes between anti-government protesters and the police is carried down Independence Square in a procession on Feb. 21, 2014. Ed Ou/Reportage by Getty Images). Below, Ou answers a few of our questions. was happy to oblige. 24, 2014.
  • TED  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 14, 2014
    [Blogging] TED News in Brief: Diana Nyad on “Dancing with the Stars,” Mikko Hyponnen boycotts the RSA security conference, and more
    Starting March 17,  follow TED2014 on the TED Blog ». '“Sitting is the smoking of our generation.” ” Nilofer Merchant said it in her TED2013 talk about walking meetings. Photo: James Duncan Davidson. Over at LinkedIn , Merchant reflects honestly and thoughtfully on life after the TED Talk. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T5FNvW19GbA.
  • TED  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 14, 2014
    [Blogging] Ads Worth Spreading: 10 great ads from 2014 that communicate ideas
    Stay tuned to the TED Blog to see what they come up with. 'Today’s viewing audiences are far too sophisticated for advertisements full of fake doctors, the word “sale” flashing on repeat, and tight clothing on attractive models. Below, check out our picks for 2014. Spot:  Thank You Mom | Pick Them Back Up. Brand: P&G. Brand: IBM.
  • TED  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 14, 2014
    [Blogging] Kinky bonobos and the Magnum P.I. hypothesis: A Q&A with Carin Bondar
    The TED Blog caught up with Bondar, who says of her work, “Who could have ever guessed the world is as obsessed with kinky animal sex as I am?” started blogging and playing around with ideas, and I found that my audience responded most enthusiastically to sex — and especially kinky, weird sex. Photo: James Duncan Davidson. Magnum P.I.
  • GEORGE SIEMENS  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 12, 2014
    [Blogging] University of Texas at Arlington
    'This is likely not news to most readers as it has been posted in various blogs, forums, and announced at the MOOC Research conference in December, but I have applied, and received approval, for a leave of absence from Athabasca University to establish and set up a digital learning research lab at University of Texas at Arlington.
  • TED  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 12, 2014
    [Blogging] Just added to the TED2014 lineup…
    Starting March 17, follow TED2014 on the TED Blog ». 'TED2014 begins in five short days, and we have added even more new speakers to look forward to. Below, a bit about each one: Cellist and beatboxer Kevin Olusola from Pentatonix (swoon!) will open Session 1: The Next Chapter. He’ll talk about a fascinating tool called the “starshade.”.
  • NIGEL PAINE  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 12, 2014
    [Blogging] Social and Informal Learning : Pt 3 of the Four Greatest Challenges Series
    'There is a very funny scene in the Molière’s play: Le Bourgeoise Gentilhomme. In it, the eponymous hero, Mr.Jourdain, is conned by a cash strapped hanger on, Dourante, who convinces the snobbish, rather stupid, central character that he can improve his chances of moving up the social scale. It has been going on since human beings learnt anything.
  • LUIS SUAREZ  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 11, 2014
    [Blogging] The Future of Collaboration Lies in Human Resources AND Management’s Hands
    'A few weeks ago I put together the attached article for CMSWire  where I tried to reflect on what I feel is the number #1 challenge for today’s corporations in terms of embracing a much more open, transparent, knowledge sharing culture through the emergence of social technologies behind the firewall. It’s a human trait. Effectively. Or care.
  • DAN PONTEFRACT  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 11, 2014
    [Blogging] Five Essential Tips to Effectively Work from Home
    Send a kudo, comment on a blog, answer a question in a micro-blog or post a video or photo. 'Over at TELUS – where my day job as Chief Envisioner of TELUS Transformation Office keeps me equal parts flourishing and busy – I have the luxury of being a mobile worker. In my books, this is completely true. Establish Personal Norms.
  • LUIS SUAREZ  |  MONDAY, MARCH 10, 2014
    [Blogging] The Trials and Tribulations of an Independent Freelancer – Your Online Bio Profile and Digital Footprint
    'It’s been a month since I last posted a blog entry over here and I am sure plenty of you folks out there may be wondering what I have been up to and everything, right? The usual catch up with my close networks brought up some pretty inspiring and thought provoking insights I am hoping to be able to blog about over here in its due time.
  • TED  |  MONDAY, MARCH 10, 2014
    [Blogging] Introducing the TED All-Stars: 50+ speakers who’ll return to the stage at TED2014
    Starting March 17, follow  TED2014 on the TED Blog ». 'TED2014  will bring together more than 70 speakers with fresh thinking on topics as diverse as leadership, genetics and the magic of fireflies. But this is  our 30th anniversary conference , and it’s also time to look back at some of the incredible ideas surfaced in the past. Enjoy.
  • DONALD CLARK PLAN B  |  SUNDAY, MARCH 9, 2014
    [Blogging] Gang-of-four proclaim Serious eLearning Manifesto. You can’t be serious?
    It goes against everything I love about the openess of the web and online learning – the fact that it should be diverse and that if you have something to say – blog it, tweet it, Facebook it and put it on your website. Just blog it. 'The ‘ Serious eLearning Manifesto’ has been procaimed ! They stink. You get my point. Bullseye!
  • MARTIJN LINSSEN  |  SATURDAY, MARCH 8, 2014
    [Blogging] The Death of Mystery?
    Within hours, blogs were written to explain the events, to include one creative author who notices the February date parallel between these events and the 1933 Reichstag fire, and we begin to filter and form our opinions – based not on imagination and our own experience, but based on the opinions made available to us. And so on.
  • MIND HACKS  |  SATURDAY, MARCH 8, 2014
    [Blogging] Spike activity 07-03-2014
    Mighty anthropology blog Somatosphere has an excellent piece on the DSM diagnostic manual and its place in culture. 'Quick links from the past week in mind and brain news: Drug dependence has two faces?—?as a chronic disease and a temporary failure to cope. Interesting piece from Science News. Fascinating piece from The Smart Set. Linkage
  • MIND HACKS  |  SATURDAY, MARCH 8, 2014
    [Blogging] Mind Mosaic
    Importantly, they’re publishing all their material under a specific creative commons license which means you can republish and re-edit the stories for your own blog or multinational media organisation for free if you wish. There’s also some articles about other areas of science but I have blanked them from my memory. ’ (i.e.
  • TED  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 7, 2014
    [Blogging] X Marks the Spot: Painted people in Washington, morality pills in Spain, and shark repellent wetsuits in Australia
    These are some of the highlights on the TEDx Blog this month. 'What would happen if artists Art Wolfe and Liu Bolin stepped into the same room? It’s possible that the space around them would melt into paint. At TEDxRainier , Wolfe reveals these whimsical photographs and talks about the process of transforming people into art.
  • TED  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 7, 2014
    [Blogging] What will sports look like in the future? How science + technology are changing the limits of the human body and the shape of competition
    The TED Blog invited these two to have a conversation with Cynthia Bir, lead scientist at ESPN’s Sport Science , who took a look at how basketball players use physics to make shots at TEDYouth late last year. The equipment looks too clunky, the uniforms impossibly baggy. Even the bodies of the players look weirdly out of shape. Why is that?
  • JANE HART'S PICK OF THE DAY  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 7, 2014
    [Blogging] (4) The role of the Guide in a Learning Flow
    'This is the fourth in a series of blog posts about the Learning Flow.In the first post I discussed the concept of a Learning Flow - as a continuous steady stream of social micro-learning activities, in the second I talked about the user experience and in the third I considered three types of Learning Flow.
  • JANE HART  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 7, 2014
    [Blogging] (4) The role of the Guide in a Learning Flow
    'This is the fourth in a series of blog posts about the Learning Flow. In the first post I discussed the concept of a Learning Flow – as a continuous steady stream of social micro-learning activities, in the second I talked about the user experience and in the third I considered three types of Learning [.]. Social learning
  • DAVID WEINBERGER  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 6, 2014
    [Blogging] Report from Denmark: Designing the new public library at Aarhus, and the People’s Lab
    NOTE: Live-blogging. 'Knud Schulze, manager of the main library in Aarhus , Denmark and Jne Kunze of the People’s Lab in Denmark are giving talks, hosted by the Harvard Library Innovation Lab. Here are his slides. ). Getting things wrong. Missing points. Omitting key information. Introducing artificial choppiness. Paraphrasing badly.
  • TED  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 6, 2014
    [Blogging] 7 ways to have fun with DNA
    Read about it, and watch Medvedik’s spunky tutorial, on our blog. Read more about Dewey-Hagborg’s work on our blog , and check out the short documentary above. 'When TED Fellow Gabriel Barcia-Colombo saw an extraction of strawberry DNA for the first time, he was smitten. You have, too, right?). DNA Portraits.  Mixology.  Origami. 
  • BETH KANTER  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 6, 2014
    [Blogging] Ellen’s Oscar Selfie Raises $1.5 Million for Humane Society
    ”   Next the CEO of the Humane Society wrote about it on his blog so that they could explain how the money would be spent.    Carrie says, “ We wanted to do something fun to let our social media communities know about the great news and publicly acknowledge Samsung and Ellen. 'If only Bradley’s arm was longer. million RTs.
  • BETH KANTER  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 5, 2014
    [Blogging] Nonprofit Technology Training: Book List
    'Photo from Librarianismchronicles Blog. John Kenyon and I wrote guest posts on the NTEN blog that will give you a flavor of what the session is about. I read a lot of educational technology, training, and teaching blogs, follow those people on Twitter, curate on Scoop.It, etc to keep up. The Accelerated Learning Handbook.
  • DAVID WEINBERGER  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 5, 2014
    [Blogging] [berkman] Karim Lakhani on disclosure policies and innovation
    NOTE: Live-blogging. 'Karim Lakhani of Harvard Business School (and a Berkman associate, and a member of the Harvard Institute for Quantititative Social Science ) is giving a talk called “How disclosure policies impact search in open innovation, atopic he has researched with Kevin Boudreau of the London Business School. Missing points.
  • IRVING WLADAWSKY-BERGER  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 5, 2014
    [Blogging] Is the Link Now Broken Between Innovation, Jobs and a Higher Standard of Living?
    In The Great Decoupling in the US Economy , a December, 2012 blog by Andy McAfee, he points out that for the average American worker, this decoupling goes back to the early 1980s, when jobs were still available, but started to pay less well.  Is innovation accelerating or slowing down?  in Africa and India and 5.5 in the US and 30.5 in Japan.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 5, 2014
    [Blogging] What is your PKM routine?
    Blogging has been a core part of my sense-making routine over the past decade. recently chatted with Sacha Chua about PKM and archiving large blogs. Sacha has over 6,000 blog posts! Feedly is currently my aggregator for my preferred blogs and newsfeeds. However, my blog posts are where I put the most effort.
  • EUEN SEMPLE  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 5, 2014
    [Blogging] Discretion
    Mark Gould responded with a blog post about the need to consider the impact of radical transparency on others and felt that we didn''t cover this enough. am reading the book because there are many parallels between blogging and memoir writing. It is an old fashioned word that you don''t hear much these days.
  • MIND HACKS  |  SUNDAY, MARCH 2, 2014
    [Blogging] Spike activity 28-02-2014
    Interesting new neuroscience blog by computational neuroscientist Gabriela Tavares. The Headquarters blog on a study of internet bottom feeders. 'Quick links from the past week in mind and brain news: Can Baby Brain Scans Predict Later Cognitive Development? asks Neuroskeptic. Love with Robots. Linkage
  • NIGEL PAINE  |  SATURDAY, MARCH 1, 2014
    [Blogging] Post by Elliott Masie on Internal “Google Ads” for Expertise
    'Great little post by Elliott Masie looking at how the logic of Google contextual ads could be used internally to suggest experts in an organisation whom you could contact to get advice or solve problems at the moment of need. But, what about an internal “ad” that links us to a person with expertise within our organisation.
  • JAY CROSS  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2014
    [Blogging] February 2014: Creation Spaces
    ‘Post Type: Blog post. The Best Blog Posts of January 2014   JANE HART   |  SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2014. 'John Hagel tells us that “ Answers can be helpful but they only have a fixed value. And answers, no matter how good they are, tend to become obsolete at an accelerating rate.  This is an important step beyond the course. Learning
  • TED  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2014
    [Blogging] The Rare Genomics Institute celebrates World Rare Disease Day 2014
    To learn more about the Rare Genomics Institute, read the TED Blog’s conversation with Lin. 'Today is World Rare Disease Day – an event launched in 2008 to galvanize public awareness and research momentum for rare diseases. In the United States, a disease is considered rare if it affects fewer than 200,000 people.
  • TED  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2014
    [Blogging] Working for the health of the many: How Asher Hasan is bringing insurance coverage to Pakistan’s low-income workers
    'Growing up in the UK and coming of age in Pakistan, TEDIndia Fellow Asher Hasan observed a vast discrepancy: those with and without access to basic healthcare, and the devastating social consequences of this disparity. What does your organization do, and why? So, for example, you could be a small-hold farmer supplying milk to a dairy company.
  • ADAPTIVE PATH  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2014
    [Blogging] IBM at MX 2014: Design-centered at Scale
    Use code BLOG for 10% off your registration. 'I’ve been going to the MX: Managing Experience conference since it began in 2007 (full disclosure: I used to work for Adaptive Path as a Studio Director — I even spoke at the first MX!). The war stories, successes, and failures are amazing and have influenced me greatly. Yikes!)
  • TED  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2014
    [Blogging] New to the TED2014 speaker lineup…
    Or starting March 17, follow the action of the conference via the TED Blog ». 'TED2014 , “The Next Chapter,” is less than a month away, and four new speakers have been added to the program. Here, get to know just a little bit about them. First, Peggy Liu will join session 3, “Reshape,” to talk about how environmentalism is a must in China.
  • DAVID WEINBERGER  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2014
    [Blogging] Facebook provides more this-like-that instead of this-oh-that! (Or relevancy, interestingingness, and serendipity)
    In their blog post explaining the change, Facebook takes as their paradigmatic example showing you a post of a photo captioned “James Harden and Dwight Harden throw down some sick dunks during practice” because you “follow or like Dwight Howard.” So close. Thus relevancy became much more important than before.
  • DAWN OF LEARNING  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2014
    [Blogging] Why you need to take a Google Analytics approach to measuring learning
    'Post Type: Blog post. Did you know that, according to Bersin, less than half of the L&D organizations they survey feel they are perceived by their stakeholder leadership as a strategic business partner? read more. Learning & Development
  • NINE SHIFT  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2014
    [Blogging] New Transit Expansion Projects Abound
    That''s what Yonah Freemark, a leading transportation analyst, says on his blog The Transport Politic. '"Virtually every metropolitan region in the United States and Canada is investing millions of dollars in new transit expansion projects.". It’s a veritable circus of construction activity, almost everywhere. billion in programmed funding
  • BETH KANTER  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2014
    [Blogging] Join Me at SXSW, 14NTC, and Other March Conferences
    If not, look for wrap up posts on my blog. 'Photo by George Galanais. There are many nonprofit, social media, and technology conferences all year long. March is a particularly busy conference month. I’ll be attending and speaking a number of conferences and workshops this month. If you are attending, be sure to say hello. Conferences
  • JANE HART'S PICK OF THE DAY  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2014
    [Blogging] Three Types of Learning Flow
    'In the third of this series of blog posts about Learning Flows, I take a look at three types of Learning Flow and provide some examples of Learning Flows hosted on different activity stream platforms - including our Twitter-daily-learning-news-related based Learning Flow. You can read the full post here
  • TED  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2014
    [Blogging] Strangers with cookies: How a TED Talk inspired college students to do a highly altruistic act during finals week
    After the three posted their video on YouTube, the UVA blog wrote about it. 'The McGregor Reading Room at the University of Virginia is sometimes referred to as the “Harry Potter Room.” All  bookshelves, oriental carpets and chandeliers, the room earned its nickname for its posh look and the fact that it’s a favorite spot for studying.
  • JOHN HAGEL  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2014
    [Blogging] The Big Shift in Influence
    In my last blog post , I talked about the increasing strategic importance of influence points for institutions.  'Influence is becoming more and more challenging.   It’s hard enough to attract attention, much less retain it or use that attention to shape the behavior of others. The old way. Those days are increasingly behind us.
  • TED  |  SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2014
    [Blogging] Books to get you ready for TED2014
    The essays in this book, drawn from Yong’s blog of the same name, look at quirky and fascinating scientific findings. Tune in to the TED Blog for live coverage of TED2014 beginning on March 17. 'At TED2014, astronaut Chris Hadfield and journalist Jon Moollem will give talks, and Sting will perform. New at the time, that is.
  • TED  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2014
    [Blogging] TED News in Brief: Geoffrey Canada steps down in Harlem, Keith Barry plays tricks on used car salespeople
    TED Blog writer Jessica Gross explores the romance of writing on a train in The Paris Review. 'Chip Kidd is one of four TED speakers who received AIGA Centennial Medal. Photo: James Duncan Davidson. Four TED speakers have been given the AIGA Centennial Medal , billed as “the highest honor in the design profession.” are among the 24 medalists.
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