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Launch of Newspaper Extinction Timeline for every country in the world

Ross Dawson

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.

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Where Good Ideas Come From

Steven Berlin Johnson

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

Tony Karrer

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

Harold Jarche

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

John Hagel

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.

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Curiosity and the Creative Drive

Eide Neurolearning

Sound like anyone that you know? Put Cal Tech students in a scanner reading trivia questions and you might learn a thing or two about curiosity.


Dave Gray

Metaphor , originally uploaded by dgray_xplane. Metaphors also help people understand new services by linking the new to the familiar.

The Pernicious Effects of Advertising and Marketing Agencies Trying To Deliver User Experience Design

Adaptive Path

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.

Map of the Decade, ExaTrends of the Decade, and the Zeitgeist for 2011

Ross Dawson

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

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

Tony Karrer

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.

Sense-making glossary

Harold Jarche

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

John Hagel

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).

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Business or Pleasure? - why not both: Klout. Nail. Coffin. Who cares?

Martijn Linssen

The Leader's Guide to Radical Management: BOOK REVIEW: The New.

Steve Denning

BOOK REVIEW: The New Capitalist Manifesto, a brilliant new book by Umair Haque

What's Wrong With Creative Commons

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Guangwei was from China – Shanghai, to be specific. He brought with him his textbooks, on thin paper and stapled together, all printed in China, all printed by way of copyright infringement. That was, and may still be, the best and only way to obtain educational texts in that country for the vast majority of students. 1996). In D. J. Leu, C. K.

Who Needs Training, Again?

Charles Jennings

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

Andy McAfee

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

Kill Your Darlings

Adaptive Path

My blog died. 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. 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.

Our 6 favorite infographics of 2010

Ross Dawson

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

Dave Snowden

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

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Teaching Online Courses – 60 Great Resources

Tony Karrer

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. There was zero feedback.

Compliance of an industry

Harold Jarche

compliance – acting according to established and accepted standards. This is “compliance training&#. They see it as the only way.

Passion Versus Obsession

John Hagel

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

Martijn Linssen

The Leader's Guide to Radical Management: My New Year's Resolutions

Steve Denning

Open Education and Market Forces

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

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

Clay Shirky

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

Andy McAfee

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. Do you agree? Leave a comment, please, and let us know what you think

Real learning – let’s not confuse it with completing templated exercises

Charles Jennings

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

Ross Dawson

We are fast learning how to create "enhanced serendipity". Reflections on the meaning of serendipity and why it essential we strive to enhance it.

Slow Processing Speed.Video Game Therapy?

Eide Neurolearning

Students with sensory processing disorder also often have very slow processing speeds. The research raises some interesting thoughts.

eLearning Conferences 2011

Tony Karrer

Clayton Wright has done his amazing list of conferences again this year and has asked me to post again. You can contact him at: crwr77@gmail.com.

Learning is (still) conversation

Harold Jarche

Other top-rated methods include the use of (external) search engines; trial & error; informal on-the-job instruction; and professional reading.