October, 2012

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The Top 100 Tools for Learning 2012 list is revealed

Jane Hart

Once again the list is dominated by free online social tools. But now for the complete 2012 Top 100 Tools list. Enjoy! Top Tools 2012

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“They don’t want to train people on the job anymore”

Harold Jarche

In a recent Atlantic article , Zvika Kriefer talks to Elli Sharef, who runs HireArt , a recruiting agency, focused on the tech sector. Less is more, 4.

Big Data: Running out of Metric System…

Andy McAfee

I recently came across two very different pieces of evidence showing how big a deal big data is. How fast are they exploding?

The Paradox of Preparing for Change

John Hagel

I love paradox. Here’s an example: the best way to prepare for change is to decide what isn’t going to change. Several weeks ago, I had the pleasure of speaking to a gathering hosted by the Churchill Club in Silicon Valley. The theme of the gathering was “Changing the Game.”   You see, as a child, I lived a very nomadic life. Bottom line.

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Storytelling is Engagement

Dan Pontefract

The Bible invented it.” ” And frankly, he has a point. Is it that simple? Right? engagement storytelling stories

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The Costs of the Cloud: Double-Check Me on This, Would You?

Andy McAfee

But that doesn’t mean that the cloud is cheaper now , or that it’s currently the cost-effective choice for young and small companies.

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An enterprise-wide vision for social business: SAP's new take

Dion Hinchcliffe

Earlier today software giant SAP unveiled their latest vision for enterprise social software, along with an integrated set of functional offerings that focus on delivering targeted business value. Is it enough? CIO Collaboration Enterprise Software IT Priorities SAP Software Enterprise 2.0

Do we really want the Web to be a strip mall when it grows up?

Doc Searls

On FlightAware I see three spaces filled with the same message. That’s a screenshot of one, on the right. The block is also not an error.

Hey Jack: You’re Wrong About “Customers” Versus “Users”

Adaptive Path

Hi Jack. First of all, I'm a big fan of both your companies, Twitter and Square, and I've always admired what you've had to say in the press about the philosophies and principles underlying those products. That's why I was disappointed to read that you were renouncing the word "user" in favor of "customer" at Square. But you should.

Becoming an Entrepreneurial Learner

Jane Hart

You can watch the recording here , and you can read the transcript here. What does it mean to be a entrepreneurial learner? JSB tells us.

The revolution starts within

Harold Jarche

Do you work in an organization that is slow to adapt? Do you feel constrained by inept IT and HR policies? Is innovation and change painfully slow?

Simple Brain Map

Jay Cross

Brain Science


Online Systems for Behavior Change

Tony Karrer

I've always believe that to truly have impact on performance, we need to be experts at Behavior Change. Need to Change Behavior? eLearning Technology.

The State of Social Business – A State of Maturity?

Luis Suarez

And what a couple of weeks that have gone through so far! My goodness! . Where are we? Have we made any progress? And here is why… . and Why? Indeed!

Ritual and the Service Experience

Adaptive Path

Unfortunately, in most cases efficiency wins out. Yet, customers are less rational than they would like to admit and more complicated (i.e., Take wine.

Learn something new in 10 minutes a day

Jane Hart

And why 10 minutes? Social learning

Traditional training structures are changing

Harold Jarche

Citrix GoToTraining has just released a paper I was commissioned to write, called What’s working and what’s not in online training.

Learning in the Digital Age: The Reality and the Myth

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Let me tell you story of the great bear. It's a story from First Nations People who lived near where I was born in Canada, the Iroquois people. It's a story from long ago. They didn't have very much. They had a small community around a campfire. They lived on deer and rabbit. Time passed and a great bear came to plague their campground. It's a myth.

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Defibrillating Knowledge Management

Martijn Linssen

Whom do you trust to not steer you wrong?”    Unless phone calls were recorded and transcribed, the conversations were fleeting. 

Bosses Should Shift From Scroll to Swipe

Dan Pontefract

“When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. ” John Lennon. Chris M. For example, in the U.S.

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The Importance of Personalized Learning – Part 1 of 3 – K12


Post Type: Blog post. Over the next weeks, I will be writing about personalized learning and how that applies to different learning populations.

Enterprise Learners v Entrepreneurial Learners

Jane Hart

To recap, and to explain the term, “enterpreneurial learner”, JSB says: “This does not mean how to become an entrepreneur. itashare.

Chance favours the Connected Company

Harold Jarche

About 18 months ago I wrote in Embrace Chaos , that I think the outer edge will be where almost all high value work gets done in organizations.

Whose Connectivism?

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

I would like to make just one point, that it is not "Siemen's 'Connectivism,'" that he gave a name to a theory and approach a number of us had been working on for some time. don't mind saying I borrow the name from him, but I would certainly say this is as much my theory (and that of numerous other people) as it is his. We all invented connectivis

[sogeti] Andrew Keen on Vertigo and Big Data

David Weinberger

Andrew Keen is speaking. (I liveblogged him this spring when he talked at a Sogeti conference.) His talk’s title: “How today’s online social revolution is dividing, diminishing, and disorienting us.” ” [ Note: Posted without rereading because I'm about to talk. I may go back and do some cleanup. ]. NOTE: Live-blogging.

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Reflections on the Nature of Human Organizations

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Urbanization is one of the major forces transforming societies all over the world.  The rapid pace of urbanization is succinctly summarized in these sentences from the 2012 World Urbanization Prospects of the United Nations Population Division :  . Between 2011 and 2050, the world population is expected to increase by 2.3 billion, passing from 7.0

How Nonprofits Can Use Measurement To Adapt to the Facebook Algorithm Change

Beth Kanter

How Nonprofits Can Use Measurement to Adapt to the Facebook Algorithm Change – guest post by Meghan Keaney Anderson, Hubspot. What has changed?

What corporates can learn from the Top 10 Tools for Learning 2012

Jane Hart

On 1 October I released the Top 100 Tools for Learning 2012 list , and in my introductory analysis I said. People often need to work collaboratively.

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It’s about value creation

Harold Jarche

There’s always something thought-provoking on Sigurd Rinde’s blog. Adapting to a networked economy and workplace takes time.

The Importance of Personalized Learning – Part 1 of 3 – K12


Over the next weeks, I will be writing about personalized learning and how that applies to different learning populations. Industry Talk L&D

Downes's Business Hopelessness Scale

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Certain businesses - Down East Coffee on St. George, for example - give you pleasure when you deal with them. Others, however (and the list is long) seem to go out of their way to ruin your day. Pearson Education is one such, as witnessed by reports that an ill-conceived DMCA claim resulted in the shutdown of 1.4 million blogs at eduBlogs.

Social Business in the Age of the Customer

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Social Media is one of the hallmarks of our digital age, enabling individuals and communities to create and share user-generated content.  But, despite the widespread success of public social networks, many companies have been slow to embrace social media as an integral part of their workplace.  What is the primary responsibility of a business? 

The Future of Customer Service: Using technology to increase both efficiency and relationship strength

Ross Dawson

Last week I gave the closing keynote at KANA Connect 2012 in Las Vegas, on The Future of Customer Service. That wasn’t true. Human connectivity.

Call for Papers, Journal of Online Learning and Teaching

George Siemens

Valerie Irvine, Jillianne Code, and I are editing a special issue of Merlot’s Journal of Online Learning and Teaching (.pdf). The journal theme: massive open online courses (MOOCs). Extended abstracts of ~500 words are due Nov 15, 2012. Full papers due January 31, 2013.