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Sampling error’s more dangerous friend

Mind Hacks

Polls rely on sampling – the basic idea being that you don’t have to ask everyone to get a rough idea of how things are going to go.

Request for Proposal (RFP) Samples

Tony Karrer

Based on my post LMS RFP , I've been asked several times if I knew where you could find samples of Request for Proposals (RFPs) for custom eLearning development, performance support tools, learning content management systems (LCMS), elearning authoring tools , etc. Today the question was for Microsoft Project.


Sample Article

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Shakespeare I like Shakespeare. :).

Is Wikipedia getting too hard? A random sampling

David Weinberger

Please note that this is an entirely unscientific, non-significant sampling. A couple of weeks ago, I happened to come across a few Wikipedia articles that struck me as too hard. Still, the results were that I’m pretty much reassured. think these generally are quite understandable intros. wonder what your experience has been. cents.

Evidence that "Retail Therapy" is Effective - Bob Sutton

Bob Sutton

  BPS Research reports a recent article containing a series of small studies that shows "retail therapy" does work -- at least in a sample of young American consumers.  Bob Sutton. About Subscribe to this blogs feed Email Me Follow Me @ work_matters. Book Me For A Speech. Brightsight Group. Search. Again? Sutton. Alan M.

the neo-generalist

Harold Jarche

A neo-generalist is somewhere between a polymath and a hyperspecialist. If you just read all the books they mention, you would be much the wiser.

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Power analysis of a typical psychology experiment

Mind Hacks

the required sample size increases drammatically as power drops. The results should worry you. Things to note: even for a large (0.8) Theory

Jon Kabat Zinn

Jay Cross

You may want to sample. I bailed out of the Wisdom 2.0 revere him. He moves mountains. It’s enchanting. Mindfulness Psychology

Enterprise Learning & Digital Transformation

Jay Cross

Enterprise Learning takes learning beyond the training department into the overall extended enterprise, the “Workscape.” What do you think?

Big Data Takes Center Stage

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

When collecting data was costly and processing it was difficult and time consuming, the sample was a savior. 

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New Book from Jay. Almost.

Jay Cross

website for more information, sample graphics, and a substantial excerpt. have Lean Fever. Now My topic is learning for yourself. DIY learning.

Are online experiment participants paying attention?

Mind Hacks

One concern, however, is that online samples may be less motivated to pay attention to the tasks they are participating in. Theory

Flip your meetings

Jay Cross

Here’s a sample invitation. American business people attend 11,000,000 business meetings every day and half of it’s a waste of time.

SXSW: What Social Media Analytics and Data Can’t Tell You

Beth Kanter

Please Retweet! Look at the friendly, smart and sexy people at #smdata panel! sxsw The room was packed.

70-20-10: Origin, Research, Purpose

Charles Jennings

These include samples in China, India and Singapore and for female leaders, since the original samples of executives in the early 80s were mostly male.

Neoliberalism and MOOCs: Amplifying nonsense

George Siemens

In recent presentations, I’ve been positioning MOOCs in terms of the complexification of higher education (see below for sample presentation). I’ve said this many times over the past six months: If 2012 was the year of the MOOC, 2013 will be the year of the anti-MOOC. Things are unfolding nicely according to plan.

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eLearning Learning Launches New Features

Tony Karrer

Over on eLearning Learning , we've just launched a new version with some great new features. You can change the Edition at any time.

Pick my brain?

Clark Quinn

So for the first one, they wanted some feedback on their design, and we arranged that I’d investigate a representative sample and provide feedback.  I went through systematically, taking notes, and compiled my observations into a report I sent them. Both in this case were for folks who develop content. Content Review. And more.

Free Download of Chapter 1 – The Purpose Effect 

Dan Pontefract

And feel free to share these sample chapters with your colleagues or anyone who would find this helpful. Or so I thought. So, I started over.

Examples of eLearning–Ten Great Resources

Tony Karrer

Elearning samples eLearning Examples Examples of E-Learning Where are Examples of eLearning? I was just asked for some examples of eLearning. I had collected up eLearning Examples a couple years ago, but thought it was worth going back to look for more. The following are some very good lists of widely varying examples of eLearning.

Using Computers to Cure Medicine’s Pathologies

Andy McAfee

The researchers then used the training set of 248 samples to teach C-Path which of these features were associated with cancer.

Do you have 4 minutes to help me learn what people do all day at work?

Dan Pink

The survey begins with some demographic questions to ensure we have valid sample. And, seriously, it takes just four minutes. Research

Greenwashing Your Way To Employee Disengagement

Dan Pontefract

The researchers used three samples of data, and aggregated more than 1000 working adults. But Volkswagen is not alone.

Good Stuff While I was Gone | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Here is a sampling of stuff that has caught my eye, and why. Howard Rheingold talks (via multiple modes) about participatory learning. like it.

Online Newspaper Software

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Here's a sample story. Some samples here and here 's another. Drupal & Hosted Drupal Newspapers Running on Drupal This is a demo site showcasing newspapers running on Drupal, a popular open source content management system. These are sites set up using Drupal and then expanded with various modules. Major professional suite.


Jay Cross

We sampled local beverages and had dinner together. Yesterday I flew from San Francisco to Atlanta. Aspen trees in Colorado. Just Jay

Finding the time for networked learning

Harold Jarche

SMB Knowledge Workers spend an estimated 36 percent of their time trying to. Contact customers, partners or colleagues. Find information.

Fact Retrieval vs. Problem Solving in the Brain

Eide Neurolearning

If you haven't read this 'oldie-but-goodie' paper, check out Transforming Physics Education. Algebra Problem Solving paper: docs.lib. Newman et al.,

Only 14% think that company training is an essential way for them to learn in the workplace

Jane Hart

That was one of the findings of my recent anonymous survey on how people learn best in the workplace, and even I was surprised by the results. Ranking.

Gord Downie May Be The Best High School Teacher I Never Had

Dan Pontefract

Here is a small sample of words found in Tragically Hip songs: Aesthetes. Those were awkward days. And I mean ever. What subjects you ask?

Volunteer Engagement 2.0: Pre-Order Your Copy Now!

Beth Kanter

The book is about: Striking a balance between actionable strategy and broad discussion of the issues surrounding volunteerism, Volunteer Engagement 2.0

List of the 242 most influential publications in the world

Ross Dawson

Nate Silver , the political statistician extraordinaire, has turned his attention to publishing. Future of media Social media Uncategorized

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Bollocks to it

Mind Hacks

However, the small sample size of the American data means it may not be the most reliable guide to the true population ranking. Says who?

The Herriot effect

Dave Snowden

know about the harsh reality by the way; the lot of a vets son is to help out with blood samples, sheath washings and the like during the holidays.

Research and Evidence

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

This is only a sampling of the rich body of research surrounding MOOCs, research conducted by careful and credible scientists. Why would it?

Training Evaluation: a mug’s game

Harold Jarche

Interview a statistically significant sample of the workforce to see if the hypothesis holds up. Efficiency is doing things right.

Ranking and comparing the world’s top 20 startup hubs

Ross Dawson

As I noted at the time, it was based on skewed data from the sample used, but was probably the best available. It makes for interesting reading.

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The Big Question: How to assess learning initiatives…

Jay Cross

However, you can find out a lot by interviewing a sample of people. Why single out informal, social, and continuous learning? Just Jay

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Huh? Uranium Ore on eBay.

Mark Oehlert

" Product Description: Radioactive sample of uranium ore. Uranium ore sample sizes vary. » December 07, 2007 Huh?

Italian Internet is stirring?

David Weinberger

Of course the “sample” is tiny and totally non-typical. I’m at the Italian Internet Governance Forum, which, despite its name, is filled with people who favor an open Internet. (It’s also in the oddest venue ever: an abandoned highway tunnel going through a small mountain in Trento.