October, 2011

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The Fallacy of Digital Natives

Dan Pontefract

I have a problem with both the term digital native and how it has been manufactured into one of society’s greatest myths. Hogwash.

The Future of Work Is Learning

Luis Suarez

Some fascinating stuff in there, for sure! And one of the various reasons why I keep digging quite a bit G+ over other social networking sites.

The global state of the mobile industry

Ross Dawson

Summit , providing an unparalleled compilation of research about the global internet industry. KPCB Internet Trends (2011).

Leadership emerges from network culture

Harold Jarche

Tweet Even five years ago it was not the norm to work at a distance. When people work at a distance, an implicit shift occurs. make others look good.

Do you really need separate social learning tools or platforms in the workplace? Part 1

Jane Hart

We are hearing a lot about new social learning tools and  platforms that are becoming available – but do you really need them in the workplace?

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Six thoughts on the Klout scoring changes

Ross Dawson

Today influence ratings service Klout significantly changed its rankings. Last week Klout CEO Joe Fernandez announced there would be changes , saying “a majority of users will see their scores stay the same or go up but some users will see a drop”. The results appears to be plenty of unhappy people. Here are a few quick thoughts on the changes: 1.

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You can’t manage informal learning – only use of informal media

Jane Hart

Social learning

Introducing Findings

Steven Berlin Johnson

I have been dreaming about new tools that would help me capture what I was reading for almost as long I have been reading. We got to talking over lunch about our shared obsession with research and annotation tools. This was somewhere post-Friendster but pre-Twitter, so the idea of making these systems more social was very much in the air.

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In Memoriam: Steve Jobs

Andy McAfee

Jobs wasn’t a philanthropist (as that word is commonly understood), so his mourners aren’t commemorating his alms-giving.

Spreading social capitalism

Harold Jarche

Tweet I had the pleasure of meeting Dan Robles at Innotribe and his recent post on It is Time to Evolve , got me thinking and making some connections.

The future of Chief Marketing Officers and leadership

Ross Dawson

IBM had recently launched its global CMO study , showing what CMOs are thinking about marketing today and in the future. Enterprise 2.0 Influence

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The race to platform education

George Siemens

Across the full spectrum of education – primary, secondary, and higher – we are witnessing a race to develop platforms for content, learning, teaching, and evaluation. And the reason is simple: companies are in a landrush to create platforms that will tie together previously disconnected activities and tools. More on that in a bit.

UX in Public Transit

Adaptive Path

I had the pleasure of speaking at the Oregon Transit Conference this week in sunny Seaside , OR. demo of Transporter sealed the deal.

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Thoughts on Steve Jobs, The Book

Steven Berlin Johnson

I just finished reading Walter Isaacson's Steve Jobs biography on the flight back to SFO a few minutes ago, and wanted to jot down a few responses while they were fresh in my head. It's a very subtle book, admirable in its restraint, I think. Which, I think, is what most of us want to read right now. Also: the guy took a lot of walks. Web/Tech

High Fluid Intelligence, Gestures, and Simulation

Eide Neurolearning

all the students talked about the same things in their explanations, but almost no one actually mentioned anything about rotation.

Why do we need social business?

Harold Jarche

As I mentioned in leadership emerges from network culture , a Probe-Sense-Respond approach is necessary. We don’t do fail-safe design. the inside.

How tablets are changing how we consume news

Ross Dawson

The infographic below summarizes the findings – click on the image to go through to the original full-size version.

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The open access debate

George Siemens

He presented on the state of openness in education.

The journey was the reward

Doc Searls

I was in the midst of late edits on The Intention Economy  this afternoon, wondering if I should refer to Steve Jobs in the past tense. This one too.

Ten strategies for making the "Big Leap" to next-gen mobile, social, cloud, consumerization, and big data

Dion Hinchcliffe

The “Big Five” IT trends are in the midst of making their impact felt in organizations around the world. Is this is a significant chance for IT to drive innovation and business agility at long last, or will the impact of these be the undoing of the classical era of IT?

Key social learning resources: Part 6 #sociallearning

Jane Hart

Social learning

The new knowledge worker

Harold Jarche

Tweet What are knowledge workers? Are they a new breed or just a variation of the 20th century professional class?  Neal Gorenflo , co-founder and publisher of Shareable Magazine, has identified (a very preliminary idea) a certain type of knowledge worker: Knowledge workers understand information as currency. They’re all in this sense salespeople.

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The latest on the future of journalism: where value creation means jobs

Ross Dawson

It includes videos, infographics (very clearly taking a cue from social media here!), and articles. The Future of Journalism.

Chronicle Interview: Why universities should experiment with open online courses

George Siemens

I did an interview with the Chronicle of Higher Education on Why Universities Should Experiment With ‘Massive Open Courses’. Thanks to Jeff and Warren for the opportunity to share some of the work that Stephen Downes, Dave Cormier, Alec Couros, and a growing number of educators have engaged in over the last four years. Corporate entities?

In a Complex World, Continuous Learning and Simple Truths Prevail

Charles Jennings

The book ‘The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine’ is Michael Lewis’ marvellous account of the idiocy and greed that led to the sub-prime bubble and the resulting global financial crisis.

Unleashing the Next Age of Prosperity

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Let me briefly summarize her views. . Over the past couple of centuries, we have had a technology revolution every 40 - 60 years, starting with the Industrial Revolution in 1771, which was characterized by the emergence of machines, factories and canals.  The now well accepted technologies become the norm.  Yes, she replied, but it will take time. 

Do you really need separate social learning tools? PART TWO – 6 ways to integrate learning into the workflow

Jane Hart

In Part One  of this series of blog postings, I asked the question: “As business is becoming more social and we are using new social tools to work collaboratively with one another, do we really need  another  set of social tools specifically for learning?” Social learning

Third Industrial Revolution – Review

Harold Jarche

Tweet The future should be networked writes Jeremy Rifkin in The Third Industrial Revolution. shift buildings to become local power plants.

Using social media to track and drive organizational success metrics

Ross Dawson

This week I was MC for the AHRI HR Technology conference , and ran one of the workshops on the following day, on Creating Results Using Social Media. It was a fabulous discussion, and we covered a lot of territory in the conversation. In that process Deloitte correlated Yammer usage with staff information. Get going with social media. Enterprise 2.0

Talent Pools vs. Communities: What’s the Difference?

Kevin Wheeler

We toss the word community around a lot in recruiting, but most of us do not have a very clear definition of what makes it different from a database or a talent pool. talent pool typically is a group of people who have been screened at least a little. community is entirely different.  Feeling included. Similar values. Openness. Engagement.

The One Percent

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

The top 20 included Barclays Bank, JPMorgan Chase & Co, and The Goldman Sachs Group.

A few simple tools I want edu-startups to build

George Siemens

Outside of taking courses in XML, programming logic, and Python, I am not a programmer. understand the importance of being able to program. I can get by with HTML and CSS. There are few things more irritating, however, than having ideas that one is not capable of activating in a meaningful way. Or apps. Or something digital. Geoloqi for curriculum.

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Key social learning resources: Part 8 #sociallearning

Jane Hart

Why is this important? “… their attitude matters, a lot. Social media is about people, not technology. Its business … Read the rest.