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The Modern Workplace Learning Landscape: more than telling people what to learn

Jane Hart

I was recently asked to summarise my thoughts on the evolving modern workplace learning landscape and L&D’s role in it. Social learning

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The Future of HR

Harold Jarche

“The Future’s So Bright, I Gotta Wear Shades” – Timbuk3. Faster market feedback challenges the organization’s ability to act.

Adaptive Path: Where We’re Going Next

Adaptive Path

The truth is, nobody knew if this was going to work. It was, after all, a terrible idea. Tough sell. Our terrible idea worked. I know, weird, right?

Design 154

Non-Technologists Agree: It’s the Technology

Andy McAfee

Two papers came out last year that examined important issues around jobs and wages. Both are in top journals. Is this because of globalization?

Why you need to take a Google Analytics approach to measuring learning


That''s a pretty disheartening thing to hear. You can''t report anything. You can''t analyze anything. You can''t trend anything. were visited?

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What will universities monetize in the future?

George Siemens

Universities do more than teach. Research is one of the most important activities of higher education. Content is largely free/open.

The new digital workplace: How enterprises are preparing for the future of work

Dion Hinchcliffe

As innovation in computing devices, apps, and potent new techniques for applying them proliferate in the consumer world, companies are struggling to close the gap. Social Enterprise Enterprise 2.0 Unified Comms IT Priorities Enterprise Software Emerging Tech Consumerization Collaboration Innovation

Platforms Are Not Created Equal: Harnessing the Full Potential of Platforms

John Hagel

Platforms are becoming increasingly central to business value creation.    Yet, not all platforms are created equal – some platforms have far more potential to trigger powerful forms of increasing returns that will ultimately marginalize other forms of platforms. What is a platform? So, what did I learn?  

Top 100 Tools for Learning 2014 is ready

Jane Hart

Social learning

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The post-hierarchical organization

Harold Jarche

Hierarchies assume that management knows best and that the higher up the hierarchy, the more competent and knowledgeable that person is.

The Great Convergence

Adaptive Path

This is a photo from the Hubble Space Telescope of two galaxies, NGC 2207 on the left, and IC 2163 on the right. The Big Picture

Design 141

Even Sweatshops are Getting Automated. So What’s Left?

Andy McAfee

However, this doesn’t appear to be the case. Nike’s financial results show that this strategy is paying off so far. by industrialization).

Are Instructional Designers Making Themselves Irrelevant?


How PowerPoint Is Ruining Higher Ed, Explained in One PowerPoint [link] via @slate — Dawn Poulos (@dawnpoulos) March 7, 2014. An LCM.what? Moment No.

Design 140

Timeline of Emerging Science and Technology: A visual framework

Ross Dawson

Since Richard has moved back to London we’ve collaborated less on frameworks, however Richard has continued to do some marvellous work.

The ABC’s of Collaboration

Dan Pontefract

(Editor’s Note: scroll down for graphical versions). Challenge – Groupthink does not equal collaboration. Try it next time in the elevator.

Learning in the Collaboration Age

Charles Jennings

We may not have noticed it at the time, but the world of learning changed in 1990. the rest is history. And for Organisational Learning? USD to $2.0B

Multiple pathways: Blending xMOOCs & cMOOCs

George Siemens

I’m running a MOOC on edX in fall on Data Analytics & Learning (registration will be open soon). I’ll post separately on this event.

Is the Internet of Things strategic to the enterprise?

Dion Hinchcliffe

Few are disputing the growth of connected devices of all kinds -- from office equipment to smartdust -- will be historic. But will it be critical to the survival and growth of the enterprise? Big Data Emerging Tech IT Priorities Mobility Networking

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The Disruption Debate - What's Missing?

John Hagel

I admit that I’m mystified by Jill Lepore’s article in the New Yorker attacking Clayton Christensen and his theory of disruptive innovation. Some of the commentators may be right: perhaps this article is better read as the most recent manifestation of the cultural conflict between the humanities-driven East and the technology-driven West.

Trends 118

Are you a member of the Learning Police? !!

Jane Hart

In my view L&D’s role is to enable and support all kinds of learning in the workplace – not to try and control it all. Social learnin

Good leaders connect

Harold Jarche

Why do organizations need leaders? – Gwynne Dyer. In networks, these tribal tendencies for control are not optimal. Learning is connecting.

How to Design Experiences the Adaptive Path Way! (Or Not.)

Adaptive Path

It’s a conversation I’ve had many times with fellow designers over the years. THEM : Hey, Adaptive Path! ME : That’s great!

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If There Was Already an Ocean of Data in 2007, How Much is there Now?

Andy McAfee

Inspiration came from Randall Munroe’s fantastic “ What if ?” ” (check out his 2o14 TED talk and pre-order the “What if?”

Data 142

The Evolution of the Internet of Very Smart Things

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

I recently saw a very interesting presentation , - From Cloud to Fog: The Internet of Things , - by Cisco executive Michael Enescu. Not future-proof.

Data 116

What is stopping companies from measuring learning: Skillsets, datasets, toolsets or mindsets?


. Is your company''s learning and development strategy wedged between a rock and hard place? And this is a high-stakes issue. Datasets. he asked.

Reflecting on the State of Enterprise 2.0 as an Organizational Culture Change Agent

Dan Pontefract

I know. I promised not to utilize the moniker 2.0 in 2014 but how else can I reflect back on the state of Enterprise 2.0 thank you IBM). I was puzzled.

Working Out Loud with Google Plus – Part Deux

Luis Suarez

owork ). What do you think? Are you ready to start working out loud as well? . Remember the good old mantra of “ Knowledge is power ”? Not anymore.

What I’ve learned in my first week of a dual-layer MOOC (DALMOOC)

George Siemens

This last week we launched our open course on Data, Analytics, and Learning on edX. I’ve run numerous MOOCs over the past six years.

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The enterprise technologies to watch in 2014

Dion Hinchcliffe

Emerging tech often takes a while to get into the enterprise. This year''s watchlist shows that there''s plenty of hot new spaces to watch, while a few much older trends are just now reaching mainstream. Big Data Cloud Enterprise Software IT Priorities Networking Tech Industry

The Big Shift in Influence

John Hagel

Influence is becoming more and more challenging.   It’s hard enough to attract attention, much less retain it or use that attention to shape the behavior of others. And yet, in a world of scarce resources and mounting pressure, the ability to influence others becomes more and more central to the ability to set big things in motion. Carruthers.

4 Models of Social Workplace Learning

Jane Hart

Social learning

Skills 148

Creating the AAA Organization

Harold Jarche

They need to both work in their hierarchy and in a self-organizing network simultaneously ! – Valdis Krebs, Orgnet. – Jon Husband.

A Reading List That (Actually) Gets Read

Adaptive Path

Books can be like New Years’ Resolutions. My hope is that these are the right speed and shape so that you’ll get them into your brain. Michael Schrage.

List 124

Technology Spending Is On Its Way Down. Or It Isn’t. Or It Doesn’t Matter.

Andy McAfee

I’ll say more later about his paper, which was one of the highlights of the event for me (sighting this moose was another one). As he writes.