November, 2012

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Emerging new roles for learning and performance professionals

Jane Hart

Over the last week or so I have been posting about how (I think) the workplace learning landscape is changing. self-directed learning Social learning

Ranking and comparing the world’s top 20 startup hubs

Ross Dawson

Earlier this year I wrote about the top 25 startup hubs in the world as ranked by the Startup Genome project. It makes for interesting reading. Boston.

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How Khan Academy Nike Training Club and SparkPeople Motivate Users Behavior

Tony Karrer

Ultimately, we are trying to design something that will motivate users to take action that we know will have positive impact. Khan Academy.

Coherence in complexity

Harold Jarche

Many of our older business models are not working any more. Complexity, driven by global networked communications, is the main factor.

Why My Next Car Needs to be LESS Digital

Andy McAfee

Am I right that carmakers today have a serious technology problem with their customer-facing digital technologies? inch screen, Remote Touch Interface.”

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eLearning Conferences 2013

Tony Karrer

Clayton R. Wright has done his 28th version of his amazing list of conferences again this year. You can contact him at: crwr77 [@] link].

What is learning’s role?

Harold Jarche

“ When they [workers] can get the resources they need and the right people to assist when necessary, the performance benefits are obvious.

The Pathetic Pundit Playbook

Andy McAfee

In 2008, Nate Silver correctly predicted the winner of 49 of the 50 states in the US presidential election. At that time, he gave Obama a 63.7% Romney.

5 Ways to Become Less Collaborative at Work

Dan Pontefract

I sincerely apologize for this oversight. As Neil Young once said , “this note’s for you.” ” 1) Ignore Your Email. Benefit?

Why support self-organized learning in the workplace?

Jane Hart

But why would you want to do this, some have asked? Because that is how today’s Smart Workers (SW) prefer to learn.

The leading indicators of social business maturity in 2012

Dion Hinchcliffe

The consumer numbers of social media are well understood and it's the leading way people engage online. However, the numbers are a bit murkier for social business, yet an interesting picture has emerged. CIO Collaboration Consumerization IT Priorities Software

The global brain is like a child’s brain – let’s nurture it

Ross Dawson

I wrote an extended introduction to the book that went into this concept in depth. Watch it below, preferably on full screen.

Social business for organizational survival

Harold Jarche

The potential of social business is organizational survival, because enterprises must be able to share knowledge quicker than before. SocialBusiness

How Much are Free Goods Worth? A LOT.

Andy McAfee

Here’s the money slide from Erik’s Brynjolfsson’s presentation earlier today at the Techonomy 2012 conference.

International MOOCs Past and Present

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour , a venture born out of the University of New South Wales ( UNSW ) in Sydney, Australia. Starting this week, you can begin taking two of their courses ( Observing and Analysing Performance in Sport & Services Marketing – The Next Level ). University of Western Australia. SpanishMooc ? Germany. Run by DW Akademie.

From organizing and managing learning to supporting self-organized and self-managed learning

Jane Hart

In Harold Jarche ‘s recent post What is learning’s role? , he writes: “Learning is not something done to us, it is what we do together.

How social data is changing the way we do business

Dion Hinchcliffe

The vast global firehose of social media today, combined with the emerging big data revolution, is now helping organizations accomplish things that were previously prohibitively expensive or even impossible. Big Data Enterprise Software Software Tech Industry

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The Coherent Organization

Jay Cross

Co·her·ent (k -hîr nt, -h r -) means. Sticking together; cohering. Marked by an orderly, logical, and aesthetically consistent relation of parts: a coherent essay. Physics Of, relating to, or having waves with similar direction, amplitude, and phase that are capable of exhibiting interference. The American Heritage Dictionary). ” Pity.

Enterprise social network dimensions

Harold Jarche

Many organizations are using social media and social networks, but how do they know if they are using them appropriately or adequately?

Even in the Moneyball Era, Baseball’s Pundits Won’t Go Away

Andy McAfee

This past season Miguel Cabrera of the Detroit Tigers won baseball’s triple crown – he led the American League in home runs, runs batted in, and batting average. No one had done this since 1967, so Cabrera was the near-universal pick as the league’s most valuable player, winning 22 of 28 first place votes. Two reasons. A lot.

Predators and Producers: Whither Flat World

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

In what was probably an unintentional release of the information, Flat World Publishing made the world aware this weekend that it is ceasing distribution of digital textbooks without charge. Readers of Campus Marketplace were the first members of the public to know, but "The company is making direct calls to many of its bookstore partners." Right?

Professional Learning: The SCOPE Approach and Plan

Jane Hart

Professional Learning is often seen as something that takes place outside the workplace. SCOPE stands for. leaning portfolios Social learning

Why Don’t We Tip Flight Attendants?

Dan Pontefract

In my career I’ve done a fair amount of traveling. Airplanes have become a place of solace for me, ironic as that may seem. Perhaps.

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Formula for happiness

Jay Cross

I spent Monday and Tuesday getting inspired at the Future of Talent Retreat. This is my eight year in row. Relationships. Nurture your connections.

The training world is changing

Harold Jarche

From the Citrix GoTo Blog : Open online courses, talent management, social collaboration: The training world is changing. complexity SocialLearning

Journalism is outlining

Doc Searls

In Journalism as service: Lessons from Sandy , Jeff Jarvis says, “After Sandy, what journalists provided was mostly articles when what I wanted was specifics that those articles only summarized. Don’t give me stories. Give me lists.” ” Journals aren’t going to stop giving us stories, because stories are the main attraction.

Personalization for Knowledge Workers


Post Type: Blog post. This is the 2 nd in a 3 part series addressing the impact of personalization in the education and training markets. read more.

The Role of the Collaboration Advisor

Jane Hart

In my previous post, Emerging new roles for learning and performance professionals , I identified some of the new roles appearing in the workplace.

[2b2k] MOOCs as networks

David Weinberger

Siva Vaidhyanathan [twitter: sivavaid ] has a really well-done (as usual) article that reminds us that for all the excitement about Massive Open Online Courses — which he shares — we still have to figure out how to do them right. There are lots of ways to go wrong. Feel free to stop here.). Hundreds of thousands.

Jay Cross - Untitled Article

Jay Cross

October 26, 2012, 12:26 p.m. THE JOURNAL REPORT: LEADERSHIP IN HUMAN RESOURCES. So Much Training, So Little to Show for It. An expert on corporate programs reveals why they often are a waste of time and money. In this lopsided Wall Street Journal article , a professor slams training for all the wrong reasons. He’s looking in the wrong place.

The right information is not enough

Harold Jarche

This calls for integration into a single platform that continuously evolves as the workplace changes. Business is about people and how they interact.

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Sometimes, you suck Canada

George Siemens

I was 8 years old when I officially became a Canadian citizen. For our family, moving from Mexico, Canada was a land of opportunity. Literally. It was an opportunity for a quality of life that was not accessible to us in Mexico. My parents, as with most immigrants, were hard working. He would go weeks, months, with 3-4 hours of sleep a night. Upset.

Personalization for Knowledge Workers


This is the 2 nd in a 3 part series addressing the impact of personalization in the education and training markets. This is the story of Xyleme.

Professional Learning Portfolios Workshop

Jane Hart

Here’s the link to the Professional Learning Portfolios Workshop. leaning portfolios Social learning