The Anatomy of an Experience Map
NOVEMBER 30, 2011
Experience maps have been becoming more prominent over the past few years. But I still see a dearth of quality references. A model on steroids.
The Fallacy of Digital Natives
OCTOBER 17, 2011
I have a problem with both the term digital native and how it has been manufactured into one of society’s greatest myths. Hogwash.
12 Themes for 2012: what we can expect in the year ahead
DECEMBER 4, 2011
Towards the end of each year I share some thoughts on what awaits in the year ahead. 2012: 12 Themes. View more presentations from rossdawson.
eLearning Conferences 2012
NOVEMBER 17, 2011
Clayton R. Wright has done his 26th version of his amazing list of conferences again this year and has asked me to post again. Private? Personal?
OCTOBER 5, 2011
The Non-Training Approach to Workplace Learning
NOVEMBER 23, 2011
I Have Seen the Future of Retail…
DECEMBER 27, 2011
… and it looks like this: This is the main checkout area at the Walgreens at the corner of North Avenue and Wells St. in Chicago. Do you agree
Stephen Downes: Half an Hour
NOVEMBER 4, 2011
The OWS people are the social equivalent of somebody running through the halls clanging on a lid and yelling that the building is on fire. Not them.
Typographers: the Original UX Designers
JULY 8, 2011
We named the project rooms in Adaptive Path’s new San Francisco office after typefaces. Honor the content. Guide but don’t intrude.
Introducing the Digital Learning Quadrants
OCTOBER 20, 2011
It has nothing to do with generational divides. Disconnected Nomad. Millions of individuals in the world fit into this category. community as a whole.
How to make money from crowdsourcing: A framework for Crowd Business Models
DECEMBER 12, 2011
I think one of the most valuable aspects of our newly-launched book Getting Results From Crowds is the analysis of Crowd Business Models.
Flash Dead for eLearning
NOVEMBER 14, 2011
My words then: We are hitting a tipping point where you have to question building anything that uses Flash as the delivery mechanism.
Knowledge is the network
AUGUST 4, 2011
I forked yesterday for the first time. I’m pretty thrilled. Not about the few lines of code that I posted. So we ask. In public.  .
Social learning for business
JANUARY 20, 2011
Here’s an elevator pitch , in 10 parts, for social learning , which is what really makes social business work. bank tellers).
The Social Enterprise – Welcome to the Era of Intrapreneurship!
SEPTEMBER 5, 2011
And, more specifically, I would like to welcome you all to The Era of Intrapreneurship! But, as a self-employed individual, I am also on my own.
The role of visual thinking and communication in change management
JANUARY 31, 2011
Martin Eppler of the University of St. Gallen interviews me about visual thinking and change.
5 Stages of Workplace Learning (Revisited)
DECEMBER 6, 2011
Back in May 2010 I posted a diagram that I had created that showed what I considered to be the 5 stages of Workplace Learning. Social learning
The One Big Story, and the Next One
JUNE 1, 2011
What have been the biggest stories since human civilization began? We domesticated animals, learned to farm, and founded cities. What do you think?
How to Get the Most out of a Conference
Stephen Downes: Half an Hour
NOVEMBER 26, 2011
that leave only tantalizing glimpses. This is the case for an entry that came out today, How to Get the Most out of the Conference. Keeping track.
A model of workplace learning
MARCH 13, 2011
My colleagues at Internet Time Alliance and I have been discussing new models for learning. What’s missing is the how. 10% from formal training.
Learning 2.0 is Dumb: Use ‘Connected Learning’ Instead
MAY 23, 2011
It’s about time I (and perhaps you as well) retire the term Learning 2.0. Learning 2.0 implies there may be Learning 3.0 iPhone 3, iPhone 4, etc.).
Tablet computers as seen from 1994
APRIL 27, 2011
The rise of news on tablets such as the iPad is one of the defining themes of our times. Some things they got absolutely right.
Emerging Asynchronous Conversation Models
JUNE 22, 2011
Particularly we focused on the implications of TalkWheel, Quora and Namesake. We see some of this dynamic when we run webinars and have chat.
Anatomy Of An Idea
Steven Berlin Johnson
DECEMBER 14, 2011
People often ask me about my research techniques. You would think this would be a relatively straightforward question, but the truth is that I have to keep changing my answer, because my techniques are constantly shifting as new forms of search or discovery become possible. I can't track down this tweet, so can't give proper credit here.)
Social networks drive Innovation
SEPTEMBER 12, 2011
Does this graphic stand on its own, or is there more explanation required? complexity Wirearchy
The Crisis of Meaning in the Knowledge Workforce
SEPTEMBER 30, 2011
Gen-Yers, Gen-Xers, Baby Boomers, etc. etc., Well, we have got a crisis. A crisis of meaning. Am I right thus far?” The truthful answer is, yes.
The "Big Five" IT trends of the next half decade: Mobile, social, cloud, consumerization, and big data
OCTOBER 2, 2011
In today’s ever more technology-centric world, the stodgy IT department isn’t considered the home of innovation and business leadership. Yet that might have to change as some of the biggest advances in the history of technology make their way into the front lines of service delivery.
3 simple tips for setting up online communities
SEPTEMBER 30, 2011
On Wednesday I spoke at the World Of Learning 2011 conference in the session on Harnessing the potential of social learning. Social learning
Google+ and the Unsettled World of Social Media
JULY 13, 2011
Like apparently all other tech geeks, I’ve been playing with Google Plus for the past week. Visual Guide to Circles in Google+ by @ross.
Losing interest in social media: there is no there there
JULY 30, 2011
Google+ was a bit of a breaking point for me. After recreating my online social network ( largely based on blogs from early 2000) in Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare, and Quora, G+ was a chore. Sure, I’ll still continue to participate in those spaces periodically – as soon as this post is done, I’ll tweet it and share it on G+.
The Pull of Narrative – In Search of Persistent Context
MAY 23, 2011
We live in a world of ever more change and choice , a world where we have far more opportunity than ever to achieve our potential. That kind of world is enormously exciting, and full of options. But it is also highly disorienting, threatening to overwhelm us with sensory and mental overload. Content versus context. Examples of narratives.
To Really Drive Enterprise 2.0 Forward We Need A Behaviour Change
NOVEMBER 28, 2011
At the beginning of the year, on January 2 in fact, I wrote about reciprocity. That’s a management and people challenge, not just a technology one.
The Internet of things will dwarf the Internet of people
SEPTEMBER 1, 2011
An amazing statistic is that by end of 2011, 20 typical households will generate more Internet traffic than the entire Internet in 2008.
Reddit and community journalism
AUGUST 13, 2011
I’ve come to love Reddit. What started as a better Digg (and is yet another happy outcome of the remarkable Y Combinator ) has turned into a way of sharing and interrogating news. Reddit as it stands is not the future of news. It is, however, a hope for news. As at other sites, at Reddit readers post items they find interesting. Half-tweets.