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Steven Berlin Johnson

the wonderful folks over at typepad who make this blog possible have very kindly made ghost map their featured book of the month.

Irving Wladawsky-Berger: Innovation Meeting in Mexico

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

We decided to complement our in-house strategy efforts by sitting together

My Generation

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

First Canadian woman killed in combat. don't know what to feel about the war. But there's also this : "the deployment.

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Social Bookmarking for Link Sharing

Tony Karrer

On TrDev, we've been discussing the sharing of links via forum posts vs. social bookmarking tools such as del.icio.us. I've discussed this before: Social Bookmarking Tricks for Group Learning Personal and Group Learning Using Web 2.0 Tools But it might be worth looking at how Nancy White has been doing this. Why is that important? Any thoughts

stevenberlinjohnson.com: Irony and The Ghost Map

Steven Berlin Johnson

lovely review of the ghost map by david quammen in the times book review this morning.

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A New Website, Part Two - Choosing Drupal

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

In the previous installment I wrote about selecting a hosting service and setting up my web server. Now I'm to the point where I actually want to put something on it. could simply put up some web pages. The hosting package I selected gives me several domains, and in one of them - fallacies.ca - I could simply upload an index file. Why Drupal?

A New Website, Part Three - Installing Drupal

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

OK, picking up again after lunch. have downloaded the Drupal archive from the Drupal website to my home computer. Then, using gftp, I have uploaded the drupal archive from my home computer to the www/drupal directory. So the archive is sitting there. I can see it, it's called drupal-5.0-beta1.tar.gz extension. htaccess'. So I type the command.

Education Research

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Responding to this article. Without launching into a big long discussion (again, this is old ground for people familiar with empirical research), there are many reasons to question the conclusions offered by such studies. No single study should ever be accepted as proving one or another hypothesis, no matter how large the sample size.

Change and Software

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Responding to: Change It's one thing to say this: "we must change existing conditions so that it is normal and possible for a majority of people to move forward." And something very different to say this: "how can I assist my institution, and others, in understanding and responding to change?" Nothing Oracle produces helps me as an individual.

IIEP-OER: Our Discussion

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Contributions to the UNESCO Forum on OERs. Diem Ho wrote: Please find enclosed the IBM Academic Inititaive , in which any faculty members can download software, course materials, tutorials, webscasts,etc and to give them to their students to study toward certifications or to learn about ICT and Service Sciences. All are free.

Paid Content

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

I wrote, on Ian Delaney's blog : "Thanks for being honest. I'll be honest too. One more paid post and I'm unsubscribing." He wrote back, "Thanks for being candid. Can I ask why, though? My take on it is that I get paid for writing articles elsewhere. News journalists are paid for writing articles, and I am happy to read them. That's quite true.

The Future of LTSC

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

The IEEE Learning Technologies Sub Committee (LTSC) is reconsidering its mandate and role. Some interesting comments have been posted on the mailing list. attended very briefly, you may not have even seen me, sound wasn't working and all I could see is some stationary slide. dislike scheduled and closed discussions.

A New Website, Part One - Setting the Stage

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Earlier this fall, while handling another complaint sent to my managers about Stephen's Web - this one about its unfairly high placement on Google - I commented that I was considering moving the site off the government servers. good idea, responded my manager. You are required to move the site by November 22. This is how downes.ca used to work.

Informal Learning Blog » You can learn to be a star performer

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

What differentiates star performers from their run-of-the-mill colleagues? It's not smarts, creativity, or ambition. Carnegie Mellon's Robert E. Kelley spent ten years looking for the differences and found that stars are made, not born

Informal Learning Blog » Informal informatology

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

If you have a fast connection, you might check out my twenty-two minute presentation on informal learning from yesterday's Informatology Forum at Reuters in London. It's PowerPoint-free. Click and go get a cup of coffee

Informal Learning Blog » Social Media Club, day 2

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

CIMG1595 This morning I arrived five minutes before my presentation was due to begin. (I was the opening act.) I explained that I didn't want to miss what I had to say. Now that I tout informality, I do improv; I never know what's going