Launch of Newspaper Extinction Timeline for every country in the world
OCTOBER 31, 2010
Back in August I predicted that newspapers in their current form will be irrelevant in Australia in 2022. Click on image to download full framework.
Where Good Ideas Come From
Steven Berlin Johnson
JUNE 7, 2010
On Friday, I got the galley copies of my new book, to be published in early October. It’s a book, in other words, about the space of creativity.
Twitter for Learning – 55 Great Articles
MARCH 24, 2010
In a recent conversation, I was asked what I thought about twitter as a learning tool. Over the course of the past few years I’ve moved from saying “I don’t get it” – to feeling like it’s a good addition to my Learning Tool Set. But I also think that there’s a lot more help now around how to make effective use of Twitter as a learning tool.
Network Learning: Working Smarter
OCTOBER 22, 2010
The World Wide Web is changing how many of us do our work as we become more connected to information and each other. In California, Ray Prock, Jr.
The Big Shift: Challenge and Opportunity for Women
DECEMBER 14, 2010
How are women affected by the longer-term changes that are transforming our business environment? This issue is rarely explored. Since I am on the edge anyway, I thought I would venture into this potentially sensitive topic. Last week I had an opportunity to address a gathering of TEDxWomen in the Bay area.
Chief Learning Officer Job Description: Change Needed
APRIL 25, 2010
Learnerprise is the combination of Enterprise 2.0 and Learning 2.0 concepts. To me, the CLO needs to be renamed. Social Learning. TD Bank University.
Curiosity and the Creative Drive
DECEMBER 20, 2010
The snake fascination gradually faded, but Schaeffer's determination to learn as much as he could about everything that interested him remained. "I
OCTOBER 11, 2010
Metaphor , originally uploaded by dgray_xplane. Metaphors also help people understand new services by linking the new to the familiar.
Map of the Decade, ExaTrends of the Decade, and the Zeitgeist for 2011
DECEMBER 13, 2010
It is traditional at the turn of the year to look forward at what is to come. The full text of the ExaTrends and the Zeitgeist themes is below.
The Glass Box And The Commonplace Book
Steven Berlin Johnson
APRIL 23, 2010
The following is a transcript of the Hearst New Media lecture I gave last night at Columbia University, subtitled "Two Paths For The Future of Text."
Top 35 Articles on eLearning Strategy
NOVEMBER 1, 2010
I’ve been recently working on lots of eLearning strategy consulting engagements and one of my colleagues asked me to provide a set of resources around this topic. I've really been striking out. I'm hoping that people will help out. Here’s some of what I found. Strategy eLearning 3.0 eLearning Technology.
APRIL 14, 2010
PARC offers a glossary of quite useful sense-making terms. Sense-making is what the second part of the Seek-Sense-Share PKM model is about.
Passion and Flow
JUNE 1, 2010
As I dive deeper into passion, I’m frequently asked: “isn’t this just another term for Mihaly Csíkszentmihályi’s concept of “flow?” Indulge me with a brief detour before I answer this question more directly. Leaving rules behind - exploring the edge in extreme sports. They prefer the unpredictability of the edge. Emphasis mine).
Business or Pleasure? - why not both: Klout. Nail. Coffin. Who cares?
NOVEMBER 25, 2010
The Leader's Guide to Radical Management: BOOK REVIEW: The New.
DECEMBER 19, 2010
BOOK REVIEW: The New Capitalist Manifesto, a brilliant new book by Umair Haque
The Pernicious Effects of Advertising and Marketing Agencies Trying To Deliver User Experience Design
NOVEMBER 18, 2010
This is a glorious time for folks who work on designing for user experience. In the past couple of months, I’ve spoken at or attended conferences dedicated to mobile, converged digital media, and “the next web, and again and again you hear from executives the importance of great user experiences. The Poisonous Core.
What's Wrong With Creative Commons
Stephen Downes: Half an Hour
NOVEMBER 15, 2010
I think that this is the most significant statement from the discussion paper : “a recently completed research project, the African Copyright and Access to Knowledge (ACA2K) project ( www.aca2k.org ), found that access to learning materials in the eight African study countries is chiefly obtained by way of copyright infringement.” 1996). In D.
Who Needs Training, Again?
DECEMBER 28, 2010
At some point in time I am sure we’ve all found ourselves with an answer staring us in the face, but we just haven’t managed to see it yet. Most of us know there are
‘Social Business’ is Past Retirement Age
NOVEMBER 10, 2010
When I was a first year doctoral student at Harvard Business School in 1994-5, we took a fascinating yearlong course called “Basic Readings in Administrative Theory (OK, it was probably only fascinating if you were a geek). The single biggest group of books and articles we read, though, had to do with business as a social system. In the 2.0
Our 6 favorite infographics of 2010
DECEMBER 20, 2010
I'll try to fit in a few summary posts from the year before I head off for holidays. Click on the images for the original posts. The NewsScape.
Blocking a Common Sugar Molecule May Be Key to Preventing Scar Formation
DECEMBER 12, 2010
Most people have one somewhere: a nasty scar from an old injury. It typically causes no serious harm, but can be unsightly. Scar-reducing creams and other dermatological procedures can help, but no one has known how to prevent scarring in the first place. More]. Health,More Science,Everyday Science,Biology
Teaching Online Courses – 60 Great Resources
OCTOBER 25, 2010
I received an inquiry about resources that would help instructors who are about to move into teaching online courses. It made me immediately think back to my first experience with an online session. Because it was their first ever public session and my first ever online session neither of us knew what we were doing. No problem, right?
Compliance of an industry
MAY 13, 2010
compliance – acting according to established and accepted standards. This is “compliance training. They see it as the only way.
Passion Versus Obsession
MARCH 2, 2010
When I was a little boy, I was obsessed with chemistry. I had a chemistry lab in my home and I could not wait to retreat to my little lab and conduct the most amazing experiments, exploring all kinds of permutations of chemical mixtures. When I was not in my lab, I was devouring chemistry textbooks.
Generations, Social and Enterprise: adopt vs adapt
JULY 26, 2010
The Leader's Guide to Radical Management: My New Year's Resolutions
DECEMBER 22, 2010
Kill Your Darlings
JULY 1, 2010
My blog died. I tried in vein to save it. Friends kindly came to its rescue, and for a while, it seemed like my little blog just…might…make it. I watched fire slowly creep back back into its eyes and, oh, how I began to hope! But, alas, in the end, neither my friends, network, nor myself could save it. Awesome idea — wrong project.
Open Education and Market Forces
Stephen Downes: Half an Hour
OCTOBER 12, 2010
Posted to the UNESCO OER Discussion list, in response to the following exchange between Steve Foerster and Franco: Foerster: Education is an important service, Franco: Education is a service? It is a huge mistake to consider education as a market commodity: Education is a human right. Foerster: These aren't incompatible positions. Follow-up.
The Collapse of Complex Business Models ? Clay Shirky
APRIL 1, 2010
I gave a talk last year to a group of TV executives gathered for an annual conference. From the Q&A after, it was clear that for them, the question wasn't whether the internet was going to alter their business, but about the mode
Control Technology Choice, Not Technology Use
DECEMBER 16, 2010
I talked a couple days ago with the CIO of a huge global organization. Like a lot of his peers these days, he was pretty interested in Enterprise 2.0 , and was digging in on figuring out what it meant for his company and putting a plan together. His company had just finished a lengthy effort to draft its social media policy, which was also lengthy.
Real learning – let’s not confuse it with completing templated exercises
JUNE 18, 2010
I read a piece written by Kate Graham of e2train on Thursday and it started me thinking about the ‘real learning versus managed learning’ debate.
Top 10 posts of the year on social media
DECEMBER 22, 2010
We are fast learning how to create "enhanced serendipity". Reflections on the meaning of serendipity and why it essential we strive to enhance it.
eLearning Conferences 2011
NOVEMBER 11, 2010
Clayton Wright has done his amazing list of conferences again this year and has asked me to post again. You can contact him at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Learning is (still) conversation
FEBRUARY 2, 2010
Other top-rated methods include the use of (external) search engines; trial & error; informal on-the-job instruction; and professional reading.