August, 2012

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From Learning Management to Personal Knowledge Management

Jane Hart

“ This is a quote from a recent article in Lifehacker, Three ways to learn something new. So how effective are your own PKM skills?

Please tell me about your PKM

Harold Jarche

I had the pleasure of a visit from Jon Husband this week, only the second time that we’ve been together. With whom do you learn? PKM Wirearchy

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From Race Against the Machine to Race With the Machine

John Hagel

The recent book, Race Against The Machine , has caught the imagination of a growing body of readers. It’s an important book, but it doesn’t go far enough in highlighting the root causes of the unemployment we are experiencing. The economic impact of technological progress. They say the problem is even more stark because “. What is to be done?

How Narrating Your Work Helps You Become More Effective by Saving Precious Time

Luis Suarez

And that’s, on its own, another big issue that needs sorting out. . Or even both!, much about it! Thus stay tuned for plenty more to come along!

How to Replace Top-Down Training with Collaborative Learning (3)

Jay Cross

Third post in a series. In case you missed it, here are  the first  and second. INFRASTRUCTURE. Technological infrastructure for social learning.

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How is big data faring in the enterprise?

Dion Hinchcliffe

With the hype sometimes seeming to reach a fever pitch, we take a look at how enterprises are really using big data along with the overall maturity of the new industry itself. Emerging Tech Software

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Dare to Disagree through Critical Thinking

Luis Suarez

Many feel at sea and unsure of how to proceed. And sadly, big time. . But there may well be a way. In fact, there is a way. Become smarter, in a way. .

New Forms of Assessment: measuring what you contribute rather than what you collect

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Once again, as we do at the start of every school year, we are hearing about the rampant cheating that goes on, especially online, but in fact, everywhere, and without remorse or regret. As Nikhil Hoyal writes, "Cheating is an epidemic in schools across the nation. society." It reads: "Enron. WorldCom. Halliburton. Imagine it was the opposite.

The importance of entrepreneurial organizations: lessons from global comparisons of company age

Ross Dawson

Last week I ran a workshop for the global leadership of the growth companies division of a major professional services firm.

The differences between learning in an e-business and learning in a social business

Jane Hart

In my recent webinar I shared a slide that showed the 5 stages of workplace learning.  Stage 5, however, is quite different. Although automation).

Barriers to PKM

Harold Jarche

Management thinks PKM is only for certain, higher-level employees (it’s not). PKM practices can help people take off those weights.

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The convergence of mobile and social: The next IT battleground

Dion Hinchcliffe

As smart mobile devices and social media have become first-order ways in which we interact with the world and each other, they are becoming intertwined in ways that will have far-reaching impact. Android Apps iOS IT Priorities Smartphones Tablets Tech Industry

Twitter Is Where Conversations Go To Die

Luis Suarez

Sadly. . And here is why… . WOW, boy, did we have a good blast?!? For sure! And a  real one! And failure to do so would mean a cease and desist notice.

Buzzword: Micro-learning


I was introduced recently to a new buzz word making its way across the learning & development industry: Micro-learning. It doesn’t exist.

The game of course

Jay Cross

What’s a course? Where did courses come from? The word course derives from twelfth-century French for running or moving forward.

12 features of supporting social collaboration in the workplace

Jane Hart

I am often asked how to support social collaboration in the workplace. Want to find out more  Online Communities ? Social learning

Coherent communities

Harold Jarche

Jay Cross has initiated an online conversation about the Coherent Organization/Enterprise: At the Internet Time Alliance, we’re big fans of narrating our work. We encourage clients to get their people to narrate their work, through blogs or other sharing media, for a number of reasons. Coherent communities from Harold Jarche.

The Shrinking Lump of Labor

Andy McAfee

” And, I’ll add, even though the companies that buy these robots are part of healthy, growing industries. My guess is that their output-vs.-employment

Business Can’t Succeed in a World That’s Failing

Luis Suarez

But then again work, per se, is a whole lot more than just in a business context. The traditional concept of the workplace is now a thing of the past.

Disruptive Innovations and Large Companies

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

A few weeks ago I gave a seminar at an executive management class for a large, global company.  Given my long career at IBM, as well as my more recent involvement with Citi, it is not surprising that I am particularly interested in entrepreneurship and innovation in large companies.  This makes some sense.  It is different with large companies. 

Fact Retrieval vs. Problem Solving in the Brain

Eide Neurolearning

If you haven't read this 'oldie-but-goodie' paper, check out Transforming Physics Education. Algebra Problem Solving paper: docs.lib. Newman et al.,

Supporting workplace learning in the network era is more than delivering courses through a LMS

Jane Hart

Harold Jarche, in his recent post, Supporting workplace learning , uses a great  little diagram to show that -. Social learning

Trust is an emergent property of effective networks

Harold Jarche

It seems that markets, our dominant form of economic transactions, are not really designed to optimize trust. Communities Innovation NetworkedLearnin

How to Replace Top-down Training with Collaborative Learning (2)

Jay Cross

Second post in a series. In case you missed it, here’s the first. PEOPLE. Who’s going to be involved? Every Kind of Employee – Temps Included.

Transforming the Workplace with Radical Management by Steve Denning

Luis Suarez

But in reality what we are seeing is how platforms  like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google Plus, etc. To name Authority and Money. To name: . Amen!!

Computer Use Guidelines

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Responding to Alfred Thompson's Ten Commandments of Computer Ethics : Leaving aside the questionable wisdom of framing generic advice within a construct specific to a certain religion.

Study: Increased customer expectations are driving corporate uptake of social media

Ross Dawson

One of the pointed themes that emerged from the study was that customer expectations are driving uptake of social media and digital intiatives.

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Never teach alone

George Siemens

Teaching is a solitary profession. Obviously students are involved and social processes are needed for discussion on important topics, but the *act* of teaching is solitary. Part of my interest in open online courses is the prospect of the internet thinning classroom walls and reducing barriers to teaching and learning opportunities.

Supporting workplace learning

Harold Jarche

It takes much more than courses delivered through a learning management system to support workplace learning in the network era.

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Buzzword: Micro-learning


Post Type: Blog post. I was introduced recently to a new buzz word making its way across the learning & development industry: Micro-learning.

State of the Net 2012 – People Tweet Tacit Knowledge – Part Two

Luis Suarez

Again it took place at the State of the Net 2012 event, the same one where Euan was also one of the keynote speakers. that you would find out there.


David Weinberger

As a PR guy, I was awestruck by the skill of the presentation. HyperCard was pitched as a way to hyperlink together a series of graphic or screens.

En Route to the Cashless Society

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Over the last few months there have been a spate of articles on the evolution to a cashless society as the use of mobile devices continues to grow around the world.  The Death of Cash , Time for Cash to Cash Out? Visions of a Cashless Society , and Why Cash is Losing its Currency? are some of the titles.  This is all in the very early stages. 

Is the social networking monoculture ready to crumble?

Dion Hinchcliffe

The emergence of new social networking services such as Pinterest and a growing base of disgruntled 3rd party developers for the leading services shows that changes in the social networking industry are far from over. It's also causing a rethinking of the business models and partner ecosystems of what's become the old guard, Facebook and Twitter.