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Examples of eLearning–Ten Great Resources

Tony Karrer

I was just asked for some examples of eLearning. I had collected up eLearning Examples a couple years ago, but thought it was worth going back to look for more. The following are some very good lists of widely varying examples of eLearning. Elearning samples eLearning Examples Examples of E-Learning Where are Examples of eLearning? Lots Right Here!

The Leader's Guide to Radical Management: Is the problem with.

Steve Denning

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What if Flickr fails?

Doc Searls

As of last October, Flickr hosted 5,000,000,000 images. I’m approaching 50,000 images on Flickr right now. But, I dunno. Not much, frankly.

Zeitgeist 2011: anxiety, mobility, blending, indulgence, immersion, wrath, nudity and more

Ross Dawson

As such we have re-created our Zeitgeist for 2011 as a slideshow, as it’s an easier way to digest the 11 themes we put forward.


The Charisma Effect

Eide Neurolearning

"I was told I was selected class speaker because of my deep voice, my "charisma", and the work I had done in the community.

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Better Education Through Technology

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

I was in a restaurant in Monterrey when I remarked to a number of colleagues who had joined me about how many staff were in attendance. The same scene is evident on the street as well. Take parking management, for example. That's it. The same with the staff in the restaurants; they can hire so many people because they pay them so little.

Why are bankers paid so much?

Steve Denning

Trader--and-surgeon. Oil traders still outpace surgeons.

Avoiding Half-baked Personas

Adaptive Path

I’ve written about the tension between truth and fiction in personas before. In that tension is the power of personas as a design tool but it is also their greatest potential weakness. Too much fiction leads to misguided design. Too little fiction leads to uninspired design. Henri Poincare. Albert Einstein. Therein lies much madness.

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Your Twitter security is an egg, not an onion

Martijn Linssen

Hard to come up with a more fuzzy title really.

Utility in narrative

Dave Snowden

For many years now I've made a strong distinction between narrative and story telling. In IBM days and afterwards I emphasised anecdotes over stories and frequently evidenced my dislike of the recipe type approaches typified in many a popular writer in this field. but we can't replicate those skills in one or even five day storytelling courses.

News at the speed of death

Doc Searls

Five minutes ago the AP pushed a report onto my phone that Rep. Gabrielle Giffords had been shot. So I went to the AP’s news site. Nothing there. Then to Google News. Nothing yet. Then to Twitter, where it was the second-top story. The top item there was this one , from @KRNV , passing along an NPR report that Ms. Giffords had died. Brief.

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What are the jobs of the future?

Ross Dawson

I just did an interview on the industries that will grow and shrink this decade – I’ll provide a link to the story when it comes out if the magazine puts it online, or if not write it up as a blog post later. It made me remember an interview I did a couple of years for an article on the jobs of the future. Virtual assistant.

Stop breaking down silos, let's enginize the pistons

Martijn Linssen

Everywhere I go these days I encounter the call for integrating everything into anything and the words "break down silos".


Dave Snowden

I flew into Toronto by way of Miami last night (don't ask its just the way the flights worked out) for the tenth conference of Engineers without Borders. The idea was that we should both give 15 minute presentations and then there would be a discussion. That said the conversations afterwards were really interesting. Wonderful words, but the actions.

Google’s Video Format War

Adaptive Path

The Chromium team at Google announced yesterday that it will be dropping support for the popular H.264 video codec in it’s desktop web browser Chrome in favor of an open-source codec it’s developing called WebM. Indeed H.264 isn’t open-source or free for commercial uses. Google cutting it out of Chrome altogether is a bold move.

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Rachel Botsman's cool TED video: Getting rid of our addiction to.

Steve Denning

Her main point is that in the 20th Century, we became fixated on

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Connectivism and Connective Knowledge: CCK11

George Siemens

On Monday, January 17, Stephen Downes and I are offering the third version of Connectivism and Connective Knowledge course. This course is part of University of Manitoba’s Certificate in Emerging Technologies for Learning, so we have a group of for-credit students participating as well. If you’d like to join, please sign up here.

Enterprise microblogging: measuring true value "is relative"

Martijn Linssen

Yammer announced a new feature yesterday: Leaderboards. Leaderboards gives users access to statistics about their network activity.

A grain of sand: Innovation diffusion

Dave Snowden

Today I was privileged to be invited as to present along with four others at an Innovation Diffusion workshop for UCL in connection with the NHS.

Organizational Development and social media

Harold Jarche

This post is the beginning of what we hope will be an ongoing conversation (Organizational Development Talks: OrgDevTalk ) between Michael Cook and myself. Mike contacted me after having read my posts through the Human Capital League , which cross-posts many of my articles. Honestly, I want to see less suffering in the working experience.

About 'Teaching'

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Responding to a comment on my post from yesterday: > Have you ever taught someone something? > Lots of people have learned from you and what you have written, but have you ever actively taught someone? Because I have lots of experience doing that, which I know you know.) I have *shown* people things. In fact, I would call it a 'success term'.

Executive pay: what's wrong with this picture?

Steve Denning

A reader (SM Forsman) asked yesterday about the role of compensation in revolutionizing the world of work. An interesting question.

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Change or die

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

LX Briefing. He also has some very strong opinions on the future of workplace learning. He took a few moments to answer some of our questions. Period.

Forgiveness - damned if you don't

Martijn Linssen

A tweet by Patrick Brinksma just chased me into my blogging curtains again: Forgiving is letting go of victimhood and judgments.

Learning Analytics: A foundation for informed change in education

George Siemens

The recording from my session – Learning Analytics: A foundation for informed change in education – is now available.

Why is the technology world so obsessed with fruit?

Ross Dawson

This is a classic. The One Ronnie show on BBC has an awesome skit playing on how current technology is so often described by fruit. Technology trends

Lurking is Learning (Part 1 of 2)

Dan Pontefract

To those that have questioned whether all online participants must actively contribute to a blog, wiki, etc. in order to actually learn, I say bunkum.

If we had called it the Age of Patterns instead of the Age of Information

David Weinberger

Claude Shannon, a father of Information Science, had to call the differences that move through telephone wires something. He picked “information,&# a term that had meant, roughly, something that you hadnt known, or the content of written tables. With an abundance of information, it seems we must be gaining more knowledge.

The Leader's Guide to Radical Management: Disgusting work makes.

Steve Denning

Disgusting work makes big money by delighting the client

What is the difference between Social Business and Enterprise 2.0?

Ross Dawson

There is an interesting Quora discussion going on What are the distinctions between Social Business and Enterprise 2.0? As in most Quora discussions some of the top people in the field have weighed in. I had to chip in myself – here is my comment. Each of these terms has a different meaning to what they did just a year ago. has two parts: 1.

Notes from 2004

Harold Jarche

I was listening to an interview with Steven Johnson on CBC Spark and he suggested that it’s a good practice to take regular notes (like my blog) but also important to review them regularly. I’ve gone through my 2004 posts, which was my first year of full-time blogging on this site, and here is what still remains interesting.

"Social Influence tools" only measure Twitter use

Martijn Linssen

The Evolution of the World's Digital Payments Infrastructure I

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The huge success of the Internet and World Wide Web was made possible by the continuous advances in digital technologies over the past few decades.  The technology advances were absolutely necessary, - but not sufficient.  Mckinsey , in particular, has written extensively on the subject. Electronic payments are poised for major growth. 

Happy 10th birthday, Wikipedia!

Jay Cross

Wikipedia’s 10th Anniversary: January 15, 2011. San Francisco, California. Theme — Wikimedia: The Next 10 Years. In the news. Just Jay

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