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Top 10 eLearning Predictions 2011 #LCBQ

Tony Karrer

This month's #LCBQ is the first with the Big Question Thought Leaders. It's been fun working with them and has definitely added a new spark. Rovy F.

Data From The Edge

Andy McAfee

After doing this for long enough, turn on the technology in all the units in group A, but none in group B. As I say, it’s the gold standard.

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Insights into effective social media policies

Ross Dawson

Here are some of the key points made during our discussion. Executives have less control than they before. Enterprise 2.0 Social media Web 2.0

Cast locally, stream globally

Doc Searls

Here’s a great idea for local TV news departments: start streaming, 24/7/265, on the Net. Bring in local placeblog and social media volunteers.

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Presentations I’ve recently enjoyed watching

George Siemens

The number of lectures and presentations freely available online provide great opportunities for professional development. The Future of Learning.

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Strata Conference Wrap Up: Big Data, Big Opportunities

George Siemens

It’s difficult to escape the growing attention being paid to data and analytics. Now that it’s explicit, we can analyze it. And society.

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Business Winners: Combining Scale with Agility

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

A few weeks ago I posted an entry inspired by an excellent article in The World in 2011 , The Economist’s annual issue offering predictions for the following year and beyond.  Another article in the same issue caught my attention, Multinationimbles , by Matthew Bishop , who is the US Business editor of The Economist. Companies are born. 

The Future of Customer Relationships: notes on where they are going

Ross Dawson

I’ve just finished a teleconference on The Future of Customer Relationships (follow the link for an overview), hosted by and Brian Vellmure.

Preparing for no normal

Harold Jarche

There is no normal anymore. The first quarter of the year is not even over and we have regime changes on an unprecedented level. complexity

Social and connective lock-in

George Siemens

If you’ve been involved in the open Connectivism and Connective Knowledge courses, you’ve likely heard Stephen and I rant on some variation of “the knowledge is in the connections&# or “the knowledge is the connections&#. Connections matter – they change the impact and attributes of the entities they connect.

My Reflections on the Mobile World Congress

Nancy White

Over my career I have become a technology "conference veteran" beginning with Comdex in the 80’s. This event grew to over 220,000 attendees and over 20,000 vendors. For several years I was privileged to be a judge for Best of Comdex, so became very familiar with the conference. This is the first time that mobile learning has been recognized.

The future of business: choosing the industries that will prosper in the decade ahead

Ross Dawson

The cover story on the current issue of MyBusiness magazine is on The Future of Business: Businesses to seek – or flee – in the next decade. It features ideas from three futurists: myself, Bernard Salt of KPMG, and Christine Christian of Dun & Bradstreet. Here are a few of the quotes from me they used in the article. Future of business

Socialcast and social learning

Harold Jarche

Socialcast enables streams and micro-sharing and keeps multiple work teams in touch with each other without being burdened with too many rules.

[2b2k] Public data and metadata, Google style

David Weinberger

I’m finding Google Lab’s Dataset Publishing Language (DSPL) pretty fascinating. More important, the data you upload is now publicly available. And, more important than that, the site wants you to upload your data in Google’s DSPL format. Other concepts in this example include country, gender, unemployment rate, etc.

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Fix The Deficit? Grow The Economy, Stupid!

Steve Denning

When I was working in the World Bank in the early 1990s, I would attend workshops in which we would receive briefings on the state of the US economy from the most knowledgeable experts. In briefing after briefing, we heard that the budget deficit problem of the US was insoluble. Then a strange thing happened. The economy grew. We’re truly doomed.".

Embedding social learning into texts and enterprise software

Jay Cross

Learning is social. Business is social. People are social. So why are so many of the forays into learning technology anti-social? Friday afternoon I had a delightful conversation with a kindred spirit, Joe Miller. Joe has been marrying people, technology, and learning since the early days. He worked on the PLATO system for Control Data. Learning.

Seven years and still independent

Harold Jarche

I’ve been putting my thoughts on this blog for seven years now. While not radical, this blog has not been corporate mainstream either.

The necessity of inventions

Doc Searls

Over on Facebook, @DonThorson and friends have been pondering the provenance of Invention is the mother of necessity. Writes Don, “… heard that once from  Doc Searls – I think its an original. Seems more true everyday. There were others, but I forget them right now. It can only be eaten.&# He was sixteen when he said that.

Google Chrome: The OS, the laptop, the browser

David Weinberger

Klint Finley at ReadWriteWeb writes : Google is bringing Web apps one step closer to having full desktop functionality. Today, it announced new functionality that allows apps from the Chrome Web Store to run in the background, even when all Chrome windows have been closed but the user hasn’t actually exited the browser. couple of reasons. 1.

An Interview with Samantha Starmer

Adaptive Path

In a follow-up to last year’s MX presentation The Holistic Customer: Beyond The Website Experience , Samantha Starmer will be speaking to our audience about Designing Cross-Channel Experiences at this year’s MX on March 6th. Could you tell us how you articulate the difference and why it’s important (if it is)?

Professional blinders

Harold Jarche

It seems that everyone has an answer in dealing with the latest iteration of web technologies – social media. complexity

FutureLearn: now public

George Siemens

I mentioned my interest in a new initiative late last year to explore entrepreneurial and startup activities that are contributing to innovation in education. After a few months of meetings, site design, and pulling together a team of writers and contributors, I’m happing to announce the FutureLearn site.

Jane Hart’s Social Learning Handbook

Clark Quinn

Having previously reviewed Marcia Conner and Tony Bingham’s The New Social Learning , and Jane Bozarth’s Social Media for Trainers , I have now received my copy of Jane Hart’s Social Learning Handbook.  First, I’ll review Jane’s book on it’s own, and then put it in the context of the other two. 

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Jay Cross's Informal Learning

I started this blog when Informal Learning was released, November 10, 2006. The informal learning meme has gone mainstream. I am gratified.

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Luis Suarez, Dion Hinchcliffe, and Kevin Wheeler

Jay Cross

I take my role as curator of Working Smarter Daily seriously. Today I’m adding three new sources to Working Smarter Daily. Just Jay

Concept Sketches on Product Pages

Adaptive Path

Garmin has recently released a product called the Tracker. Essentially: “The GTU 10 is small, lightweight and waterproof. It easily attaches to a backpack, pet collar or whatever is important to you. [Y]ou can view the location of your GTU 10 on a map from the friendly confines of your computer. For device.&#. So it’s kind of creepy.

New Leadership Model: An Exercise in Bifurcation

Dan Pontefract

Isolating any of them does none of us any good. Last year I wrote about “ The Anatomical Dissection of a Healthy Organization ”. probably this one).

Clarity needed around Web 3.0

Clark Quinn

I like ASTD; they offer a valuable service to the industry in education, including reports, webinars, very good conferences (despite occasional hiccups, *cough* learning styles *cough*) that I happily speak at and even have served on a program committee for.   They may not be progressive enough for me, but I’m not their target market. 

Outsider by choice?

Harold Jarche

Here are some of the things I found via Twitter this past week. “I’m an outsider by choice, but not truly. George Carlin, Napalm and Silly Putty.

[2b2k] Has the Internet killed our theory of medias effect on ideas and culture?

David Weinberger

Heres a paragraph from the draft of the book Ive been working on. Its a draft, so contents are subject to settling during shipping. …as revolution spread from Tunisia to Egypt at the start of 2011, a controversy arose about how much credit social media such as Facebook and Twitter ought to get. How does it happen? On all strata of society?

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Creativity and imagination

Jay Cross

Here’s a provocative article by John Seely Brown and Doug Thomas, Cultivating the Imagination: Building Learning Environments for Innovation. JSB and Doug Thomas argue that imagination and creativity are entirely different from one another. Creativity is problem-solving; imagination is building worlds in the mind. Just Jay

Do you want to DO design thinking? Start with the d.School's.

Bob Sutton

Last year, I wrote about the first Bootcamp Bootleg here, a compilation of materials and methods assembled by the team that teaches our introductory course on design thinking at the Stanford, which we call Bootcamp

Vox populi, vox dei

Dave Snowden

I will backfill a post or two on causality when I have time to synthesis my notes and thinking from Brisbane. Sunday I slept. Polemic Reflections

Emotionally intelligent license plate: Would seeing this make you.

Dan Pink

Todd Boudreaux sends this photo of an emotionally intelligent license plate, which he spotted in a parking lot in Lafayette, Louisiana.