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?
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?
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.
How Autism can Influence Design: In conversation with Steve Silberman
AUGUST 3, 2016
Ahead of his talk at UX Week 2016, Steve talked with Adaptive Path Chief Creative Officer and UX Week host Jesse James Garrett. Can it be cured?
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.
This IBM Employee Quit Her Job. I Commend Her For Doing So.
DECEMBER 5, 2016
Elizabeth Wood used to work at IBM. She recently resigned from her position as senior content strategist, a job she held for the previous two.
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.
Supporting Everyday Workplace Learning
SEPTEMBER 11, 2016
Next public online workshop runs: 19 SEPTEMBER – 11 NOVEMBER 2016. The workshop agenda is as follows: Part A: Personal Learning. Feedback.
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.
If You Stop Learning You Lose The Chance To Be Entrepreneurial
NOVEMBER 21, 2016
Over the course of his writing, rather cleverly, Peter Drucker found a way to coin our past, present and future into distinct societies.
Is Twitter Where Connections Go to Die? – The Unfollowing Experiment – The Follow-Up
NOVEMBER 2, 2016
Let’s see it…. Now, mind you, this system of #0Following works for me, and not necessarily for all of you out there. Nothing else. Just fire away!
The Modern Workplace Learning Challenge
AUGUST 21, 2016
Challenge Road Sign with dramatic clouds and sky. The agenda for the 12 week challenge is is as follows. Introduction to MWL. Drip-feed training.
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 problem for people isn’t advertising, and the problem for advertising isn’t blocking. The problem for both is tracking.
OCTOBER 21, 2016
That’s because our apps and browsers are personal and private. So are the devices on which we use them. The Net has been free for the duration.
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%.