The Top 200 Tools for Learning 2016 is announced
OCTOBER 3, 2016
This year to mark the 10th anniversary I have compiled the TOP 200 TOOLS FOR LEARNING 2016. Social learning
learn like a gamer
FEBRUARY 14, 2016
Learning is the new literacy. Personal computers are just one example. We buy new ones every few years. Operating systems change. How do gamers learn?
Is the online advertising bubble finally starting to pop?
MAY 9, 2016
I started calling online advertising a bubble in 2008. And it ain’t happened yet. 90% of Google’s revenues come from advertising.
The Long Term Impact of AI on Jobs - Some Lessons from History
JULY 26, 2016
The concerns surrounding AI’s long term impact may well be in a class by themselves. What impact will AI have on jobs? How should we respond?
The Big Shift in Business Models
APRIL 1, 2016
In the Big Shift , we are all experiencing mounting performance pressure. So, what is a business model? It’s ultimately all about money. Payment.
Adaptive Learners, Not Adaptive Learning
JULY 20, 2016
Some variation of adaptive or personalized learning is rumoured to “disrupt” education in the near future. The prospects are tantalizing: each student receiving personal guidance (from software) about what she should learn next and support provided (by the teacher) when warranted. End result?
Rey & Finn of Star Wars Docked 40% On Year-End Performance Review
JANUARY 16, 2016
” It was time for the Rebellion’s annual calibration exercise. What joy! Indeed the force awakens in a perennial fashion everywhere. Right?
The Untold Costs of Social Networking
AUGUST 17, 2016
We, human beings, have got an inner urge to wanting to belong to a group, a tribe, a team, a community, a network, you name it. It’s in our genes.
5 steps towards Modern Workplace Learning
JANUARY 17, 2016
Following my two previous posts on change in 2016, Rethinking Workplace Learning and Rethinking CPD, I have been asked? Social learning
social media: an unrealized opportunity
JANUARY 26, 2016
“The difference between a community and a network is that you belong to a community, but a network belongs to you. You feel in control.
Rethinking John Wanamaker
JANUARY 18, 2016
He didn’t say it, but let’s look at why it’s wrong anyway. This is an improved edit of a post I made to a list I’m on. 401.).
Corporate Survival: Lessons from Biology
JANUARY 26, 2016
While beyond the scope of their study, the authors speculated that biological ecosystems are likely to shed valuable insights into their findings.
Scaling Learning in an Exponential World
OCTOBER 4, 2016
What does scalable learning really mean? I’ve been writing and talking about this for a while now including here , making the case that this will be a key driver of institutional success in the years ahead. Why is scalable learning so important? In the face of these exponential changes, if we’re not learning faster, we’ll rapidly fall behind.
So What is a UX Manager Now?
FEBRUARY 16, 2016
Four years ago I strove to answer ‘ Just What is a UX Manager? ’ But times have changed and so has the role. What’s got customers most aggravated?
Things a leader can do
JULY 1, 2016
Just over a week ago I posted at the end of day one of the Helsinki think tank on Leadership. PublicServiceWales. What can we do to help. Reflections
From Courses to Campaigns : using the 70:20:10 approach
JANUARY 3, 2016
There are many reasons why this objective makes good sense. Secondly, we also know that context is vital for effective learning.
Being Human in a Digital Age
SEPTEMBER 2, 2016
I’m exploring what it means to be human in a digital age and what role universities play in developing learners for this experience. Against the backdrop of everything is changing , we aren’t paying enough attention to what we are becoming. The Becoming is the central role of education in a machine learning, artificial intelligence era.
If There Is No Trust Or Joy At Work There Is A Low Chance For Purpose
FEBRUARY 6, 2016
The day after delivering a keynote presentation, I received an email from Candice who kindly agreed to share her story. applaud you. Yes, an emoticon. Hang
Vanity Killed the Social Media Star
SEPTEMBER 15, 2016
And I guess, after all of this time, I am now ready to put together this article to explain why not and what I am doing instead. Yikes! times? You see?
2016: Rethinking Continuous Professional Development (CPD)
JANUARY 10, 2016
The other day I was asked in an interview why many in L&D did not participate in much CPD, and how that could be changed. Social learning
FEBRUARY 9, 2016
The key to developing expertise is deliberate practice. Practice & Development of Expertise: Part 1 – Part 2 – Part 3.
The Giant Zero
FEBRUARY 3, 2016
The world of distance. Fort Lee is the New Jersey town where my father grew up. At the other end is Manhattan. Even today. Here, look it up.) sphere.
The Rise of the Platform Economy
FEBRUARY 9, 2016
The effect is much greater potential for innovation and growth than a single product-oriented firm can generate alone.”. trillion.
What's the Future of Jobs?
SEPTEMBER 5, 2016
What better time to reflect on the future of work and jobs than Labor Day? I’ve written about this extensively with my latest foray on a recent blog post. Is STEM our future? Today, I want to be a contrarian. Let me challenge this on several levels. Robots are already designing and building their compatriots. Alternatives to STEM. Work versus jobs.
Designing outside your comfort zone
MAY 31, 2016
“Trust the process!”. They certainly helped me! People with whom he has nothing in common. Let me tell you, I was asking myself the exact same things.
Shooting the Sacred Cows of OD
JULY 2, 2016
Yesterday I referenced a tweet from the Welsh Academy session at which I was a keynote Thursday. frantic couple of days really. Vectors not outcome.
The 2016 Look at the Future of Online Learning
Stephen Downes: Half an Hour
MARCH 4, 2016
When I wrote The Future of Online Learning in 1998, I took into account three major sets of factors. The first was the obvious basis in technology. Internet and digital systems were advancing rapidly, in ways that could be known. The second was human nature. It's a beautiful thing. there is no longer any 'student population'. The evidence disagrees.
The Future of Learning: Digital, Distributed, Data-Driven
MAY 12, 2016
Yesterday as I was traveling (with free wifi from the good folks at Norwegian Air, I might add), I caught this tweet from Jim Groom: @dkernohan @cogdog @mweller A worthwhile think piece for sure, almost up there with "China is My Analytics Co-Pilot" — Jim Groom (@jimgroom) May 11, 2016. Cause I’m a baby like that.
Defining A Leader’s Duty Of Care
JANUARY 27, 2016
To have purpose in one’s work is to achieve what we might coin “workplace actualization”. Should time at the first two levels be expunged? It is.
Mastering the Art of Collaboration Through Conversation
OCTOBER 17, 2016
. Can you have too many conversations at work? To quote: . More than anything else, because, if anything, as a knowledge (Web 2.0) At all. Ah-ha!
Supporting all the ways people learn at work
MARCH 20, 2016
In my previous post I showed how people learn at work in a multitude of ways. Enabling flexible (and social) internal content. Social learning
SEPTEMBER 7, 2016
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.
The Internet deserves its proper noun
MAY 30, 2016
The NYTimes says the Mandarins of language are demoting the Internet to a common noun. It is to be just “internet” from now on. Reasons
Automation Technologies and the Future of Work
SEPTEMBER 6, 2016
Most jobs involve a number of different tasks or activities. million full time employees and an automation potential of 38%.