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Press release: Business+MOOCs

Jay Cross

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE. _. Tell your friends. Tell the boss. Tell your resident futurist. Tell your colleagues. Pass the word. Invite the world.

Press Release Spam (an interlude)

Mind Hacks

One of the reasons I get so much PR spam is because people like Vocus PR are selling my email address, to publishers and University Press offices, who then send me email about things I’m not interested in. For a while I was collecting the email addresses of these people so I could block them in gmail. My list is here.

How not to do a press release

George Siemens

From the press release, it really looks like Elluminate has been purchased (I’m less interested in what it looks like for Wimba – I haven’t used their products for years I just received an email saying that Blackboard, Wimba, and Elluminate were forming some type of union. Did they just decide to work on integration?

Standing up for trivia

Euen Semple

How can I trust you if all you do is 140 character press releases? It is so easy to sneer. Easy to sneer at newbies.

The role of the L&D function IS changing.

Jane Hart

Training Market included the following finding from the study. “ The L&D footprint continues to shrink. Although Social learning

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How PR is as bad is it ever was

Doc Searls

TOWARD A WORLD BEYOND PRESS RELEASES & BOGUS NEWS. For proof, check your trash for a computer industry press release. Every press release is crafted as a news story, complete with headline, dateline, quotes and so forth. Second, press releases are not conceived as stories, but rather as “messages.”

Using network perspectives to visualize changing culture and meaning

Ross Dawson

earlier shared one of his presentations in a post on how the culture of luxury is changing. Culture Networks (SXSW 2012).

MOOCs: Scaling Corporate Learning

George Siemens

catch press releases and partnership announcements, but the conversation is too fragmented to provide a sense of lessons being learned and various implementation model. While MOOCs have gained the interest and attention of higher education, they have failed to make much of an impact on corporate learning. That is starting to change.

Failure School: Metacognitive Reframing Boosts Working Memory

Eide Neurolearning

What's a quick way to boost a student's working memory? Tell them that learning is difficult and failure is common.

Open Learning Analytics

George Siemens

See here for press release and project scope. 2. The future of systems such as business, government, and education will be data centric. Historically, humanity has made sense of the world through discourse, dialogue, artifacts, myth, story, and metaphor. Educators often find analytics frustrating. Why does it matter?

British Psy Ops in Afghanistan

Mind Hacks

And now they’re press-releasing an award given to them by their own organisation and talking to reporters. So why the PR drive?

Latest data: Retailers shift to social media and online

Ross Dawson

In addition to the interesting presentation by CEO Zach Nelson on the state of NetSuite, we have been given no less than 7 press releases, so a big news day for the company. I am at a media briefiing by cloud-based ERP provider NetSuite at the very nice Quay restaurant in Sydney. However there is still a long way to go.

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What’s popular vs. What’s used

Doc Searls

According to this ComScore press release , Google had a 46.3% In terms of sales, Android is tops in smarphones. market share of U.S.

How Nonprofit CEOs Use Social Media (Enthusiastically) for Personal and Organizational Leadership

Beth Kanter

It’s not that you don’t think it is a good idea.   But you are probably, like most who work in the social change sector, incredibly busy.

AI and Public Policy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Throughout history, humans have both shaped and adapted to new technologies. These warning should be taken very seriously. Hype vs reality.

The blossoms are beautiful on their own

Mind Hacks

But quit with the ‘may lead to a cure for epilepsy, autism and schizophrenia’ thing you always put in your press releases.

Post-Truth and Fake News

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Reposting press releases - when I ran the Moncton Free Press I would see the exact same content coming from the local newspaper site and Canada NewsWire. There's nothing inherently wrong with a press release, but the newspaper was attributing it to 'STAFF' and passing it off as news, which is blatantly dishonest.

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The Godfather: Gardner Campbell

George Siemens

Gardner Campbell looms large in educational technology. People who have met him in person know what I mean. He is brilliant. Compassionate. Passionate.

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?

The future of banking: biometrics take over cash, payments in fluid economy, personal digital agents

Ross Dawson

For now here are some excerpts from ANZ’s press release on some of the very interesting statistics from a survey performed by ANZ for the launch, together with some of my comments. For more details here is the full press release and here is more information on ANZ’s announcements.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): "The iPhone dominates the smartphone market in mobile media consumption" (ZDNet)

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Trying out PicApp.new image service. del.icio.us

Instructure: we know. we learn.

George Siemens

It took me about two hours to setup and organize my first course in the platform. is a smooth process by the standars of any LMS.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Ajax SDK for the iPhone on the way from Backbase

Mark Oehlert

From the press release : "Enterprise Ajax software suite will support Apples long-anticipated iPhone. del.icio.us

Let’s use the ‘No Track’ button we already have

Doc Searls

( Cross-posted from the ProjectVRM blog.). Ideally, they should match up evenly and produce good outcomes. And I still believe that. Ctrl-SHIFT. MyDex.

Did I Just Spam My Entire LinkedIn Network?

Dan Pontefract

On the afternoon of Sunday, March 24, 2013 I sent a generic email to my entire LinkedIn network. Close to 1800 people received this email. truly did.

The dilemma for professionals: How do you respond to anonymous leaks and slander?

Ross Dawson

The article goes on: “Being engaged in social media gives you a right of response… competing by press release is singularly ineffective,” says Dawson.

So long, and thanks to the bird

Doc Searls

The Boston Phoenix ‘  WFNX has been sold to Clear Channel , which —  says the press release  — will expand its “footprint” in Boston.

Business Social Media Benefits

Clark Quinn

For the Australasian Talent Conference that will run in Sydney May 24-26 (where I’m speaking), they’ve been drumming up interest with a press release. As a consequence, I’ve been doing some interviews, some live, some via email. People might be concerned with what folks share, and there are two answers. 

The Blockchain and Open Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Two press announcements released in mid-December are serious milestones in its evolution.  Let me explain.

Bad riot neuroscience: cite the power

Mind Hacks

We wrote up our study for publication in a scientific journal and, as standard, we were encouraged by our university to issue a press release.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Voice Coming to Second Life

Mark Oehlert

According to this press release , Voice will be coming to Second Life in Q2 of 2007. e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « My Blog is Worth $66, 615.72 (any buyers??) | Main | Google and MSFT to Clash Over Copyrights » March 08, 2007 Voice Coming to Second Life Geez.finally right?

3 salvoes in the reproducibility crisis

Mind Hacks

team of Harvard A-listers, including Timothy Wilson and Daniel Gilbert, have released press release announcing a commentary on the “ Reproducibility Project: Psychology ”. The reproducibility crisis in Psychology rumbles on. Anyway, in the last week or so there have been three interesting developments. Despair.

hNews vs. rNews?

Doc Searls

It’s been almost two years since the Associated Press issued a press release that began this way: 07/23/2009. AP Press Release. Associated Press to build news registry to protect content. It did get some positive geek press , and I see the News Registry is up and there is an hNews microformat.

The football cure / addiction

Mind Hacks

Clearly true because he says so in a priceless TV interview and the university backed it up in a hard hitting press release. Media science – saving YOU from deadly sports addictions. Nonsense

Techmeme: The power of the headline

Ross Dawson

Be early, or better: first (mindful that this doesn’t trump other considerations). - Got a press release or non-exclusive briefing? I first wrote about Techmeme over 5 years ago. Today Techmeme remains the reference point for what’s hot in technology news. … To appear on Techmeme, do this: - Break a major story.

Announcement of Crowdsourcing Week: Singapore April 2013

Ross Dawson

Details are at the Crowdsourcing Week website and part of the press release is below. Crowdsourcing is moving to the center not just of discussion, but of business and society. That is becoming increasingly evident through the events being run as well as in what companies are doing. It promises to be an exciting event. Best Practices.

The Times & Transcript Comes Out Swinging

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

One can only speculate whether the column is in response to the Moncton Free Press or has some other media in mind, but it still bears refuting. I've probably had more training in journalism than most of them: five years at a student newsletter, a dozen years running an online news site, and the last year with Moncton Free Press.

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Five Best Practices in Nonprofit Crowdfunding

Beth Kanter

In my crowdfunding campaign at SXSW, we were able to get the campaign into CNN, WSJ, NYTimes, and dozens of other press and media outlets.

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Pioneers in Justice: Building Networks and Movements for Social Justice

Beth Kanter

Click to View Full Infographic. Building Networks and Movements for Social Justice. Lessons from the Pioneers in Justice Program. with her family.

Cloud Computing and Open Architectures

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In the press release , IBM also mentioned its work with the Cloud Standards Customer Council as part of the efforts to promote open cloud standards.