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Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: The Power of Power Laws

John Hagel

We're shifting from a Gaussian world to a Paretian world, with profound implications for business.

ROI and Metrics in eLearning

Tony Karrer

I'm working on an article around the use of ROI and metrics in eLearning. I did a quick search for resources and here's what I found. thought it would be worth posting this list here. Use EVA instead. ROI is toast. Use EVA instead. Does it cost less to design and develop online teaching and learning today than it did a few years ago?

What Connectivism Is

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Posted to the Connectivism Conference forum (which hits a login window - click 'login as guest' (middle of the left-hand column) - I'm sorry, and I have already complained to the conference organizer). It shares with some other theories a core proposition, that knowledge is not acquired, as though it were a thing. Hume on this). didn't make humans.

Background Noise Problems in Dyslexia

Eide Neurolearning

More data supporting the range of perceptual difficulties in dyslexia. This study only looked at tone and Huggins (kind of spectral noise) sounds.a

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Doc Searls Weblog · Go from hell

Doc Searls

Why do we continue, in 2007, to believe that markets are all about What Big Companies Do? Worse, why do we continue to take advertising for granted as the primary source of the the Bux DeLuxe required to fund technical

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stevenberlinjohnson.com: David Brooks, Deconstructed

Steven Berlin Johnson

Some close reading of the breathtakingly superficial David Brooks column today on hipster parents: Can we finally stop reading about the musical Antoinettes who would get the vapors if their tykes were caught listening to Disney tunes

Learnlets » Labeling Games

Clark Quinn

I've mentioned before how I got into this field, and back then what we were doing was creating educational computer games. Playing the original Colossal Cave adventure, I realized how we could put meaningful skills into these

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Avanoo.a new twist on surveys and collective (or collected?) wisdom

Mark Oehlert

and.should immigrants to the us be required to speak english

Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: Community 2.0

John Hagel

Dont Count On It. Well, a couple of weeks ago I had the pleasure of delivering the opening keynote presentation at the Community 2.0 ItR.

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Facebook as a Learning Platform

Tony Karrer

Facebook seems to be coming up everywhere the past few weeks. Classmates nearby nod in agreement. What is Facebook? More on this below.

Why the Semantic Web Will Fail

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Don't get too excited by the title. But I do want to share a few thoughts. It was running through my head just now, the work that we were doing here in Moncton to work on an e-learning cluster. And I was thinking about some of the things that didn't go so well in our first few years. The whole Web 2.0 thing. And they weren't interested. Can't work.

The 3Di-Web Singularity is Near

Tony O'Driscoll

Kurzweil fans will recognize the blatent lift from his most recent book. CORPORATE SOCIAL NETWORKING GOES INTERACTIVE. network that is built around it.

Doc Searls Weblog · Still at Newspapers 1.x

Doc Searls

Stop giving away the news and charging for the olds. Okay, give away the news, if you have to, on your website. There's advertising money there.

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Communication Nation: Visual thinking podcast

Dave Gray

Tony Karrer is the CEO of TechEmpower, an E-Learning development company, and author of the E-Learning Technology blog.

Harold Jarche » Informal Learning Unworkshop #4

Harold Jarche

Jay Cross, Judy Brown and I will be conducting our fourth online Informal Learning Unworkshop starting on February 6th, 2007. In a nutshell, this is what “Learning with Blogs, Wikis and the Web”, will be about

Irving Wladawsky-Berger: A Personal Year of Transition

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In January of this year I posted an entry in my blog announcing that I was Moving On. will continue to be involved with the company on a part-time

stevenberlinjohnson.com: Literary Style By The Numbers

Steven Berlin Johnson

This may be old news to some of you, but I just noticed the other day that Amazon has added a whole panel of "text stats" for many of its books.

Learnlets » Content, context, and experience

Clark Quinn

In my (next to) last post, I talked about print versus screen reading, and at the end made a comment about publishers. want to extend that comment here, and to do so I need to go to Pine & Gilmore's Experience Economy

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Must-have Firefox Entensions and Fixes

Mark Oehlert

firefoxlogo everybody knows that the entire staff here at e-clippings world headquarters uses firefox. i run mine off my u3 usb drive. that being said, lifehacker has a point when they point out that we have all woken up after some

Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: Institutional Innovation

John Hagel

Executives spend a lot of time these days worrying about innovation. Even more fundamentally, few companies think broadly enough

eLearning Tools - Wikis, Blogs and More

Tony Karrer

Found via Donald Clark - Business Week article - The Wiki Workplace that discusses use of Wikis and Blogs and particularly their use. Geek Squad is a case in point. IBM uses it for Innovation Jams. Great Stuff

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Kirschner, Sweller, Clark (2006) - Summary

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Note: I'm posting this as an example of a rigorous examination and deconstruction of an academic paper. these are my notes on Kirschner, Sweller and Clark's paper Why Minimal Guidance During Instruction Does Not Work: An Analysis of the Failure of Constructivist, Discovery, Problem-Based, Experiential, and Inquiry-Based Teaching.

Save the Date: Feb 2 and 3 3Di Workshop at Training

Tony O'Driscoll

NEWSFLASH: Use VIP Code TTZE6 to receive $150 off Registration! Hope to see you and yours at the Workshop. Don't' get left behind!

Doc Searls Weblog · Future to Newspapers: Jump in the river

Doc Searls

Here's the problem with most news: it isn't. It's olds. It's not now

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Communication Nation: Affinity mapping

Dave Gray

Affinity mapping is a way to sort large amounts of data into logical groups.

Harold Jarche » Process improvement is bad for innovation

Harold Jarche

I've had this feeling for a while and now there is evidence that process improvement, like Six Sigma, stifles innovation. Oligopoly Watch feels that, “The management moves that cheer stockholders and financial analysts, when taken too

Irving Wladawsky-Berger: Innovation Communities and Network Effects

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

I just returned from a week in London, about half of it spent at Imperial College.


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Learnlets » iPhone it in…

Clark Quinn

Am I missing something? With all the hype around the iPhone, I had a couple of points of concern: things I do with my Treo that I'd sorely miss. These included Dial Up Networking (using my phone as a modem for my laptop, though Sprint

Do You Sociate? » Wooo hooo! Got my OLPC

Jerry Michalski

On Thursday FedEx home delivery dropped off a mystery box. opened it, failed to recognize the logos on the cover sheet I saw on top of the contents, then dug deeper and saw this: Ah! the logo! An early Christmas present

Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: Wasting Talent

John Hagel

Corporations around the world face a systematic and sustained squeeze on profitability. Our performance measurement systems are woefully unprepared

Flash Quiz Tools

Tony Karrer

Update June 2008 - added one free flash quiz tool based on a question I received. This tool is listed at the bottom. client wanted to create online quizzes that would live inside of a larger site. They didn't really need tracking of user responses, instead they wanted them to be fun. So, the eLearningGuild research again to the rescue.

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Criticizing the Cape Town Declaration

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Re: The Cape Town Open Education Declaration Normally I would expect to enthusiastically add my name to a document supporting free access to open learning resources. Although not invited to the Cape Town meeting, I was able to discuss the document with the organizers a few weeks ago. Yet I find that none of the concerns I raised have been addressed.

I like the Kindle - sort of

Nancy White

Although I have not yet used Amazon’s new Kindle ebook reader, I like the idea of it. Being able to download books on demand and keep them on the reader also appeals - I normally have several books on the go at any one time. However, what I don’t like is only being to read the blogs that Amazon allows. would be happy with that.