Notes from 2006

Harold Jarche

Tweet 2006. I reviewed my notes from 2004 as well as notes from 2005 last January, so now it’s time to review my half-baked ideas from 2006. What good are notes if you don’t review them from time to time?

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Things You Really Need to Learn

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Guy Kawasaki last week wrote an item describing 'ten things you should learn this school year' in which readers were advised to learn how to write five sentence emails, create powerpoint slides, and survive boring meetings. It was, to my view, advice on how to be a business toady. My view is that people are worth more than that, that pleasing your boss should be the least of your concerns, and that genuine learning means something more than how to succeed in a business environment.

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How to Write Articles and Essays Quickly and Expertly

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Introduction: Four Types of Discursive Writing From time to time people express amazement at how I can get so much done. I, of course, aware of the many hours I have idled away doing nothing, demur. It feels like nothing special; I don't work harder, really, than most people. Nonetheless, these people do have a point. I am, in fact, a fairly prolific writer. Part of it is tenacity.

The Increased Work of Dyslexia

Eide Neurolearning

The study (Oct 2006 J Neurosciecne) isn't yet fully online, but the abstract and figure (below) can be seen. Here is an interesting study from Stanford that gives support to what dyslexics have said for years - it's harder for them to read.

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Kirschner, Sweller, Clark (2006) - Summary

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Note: I'm posting this as an example of a rigorous examination and deconstruction of an academic paper. these are my notes on Kirschner, Sweller and Clark's paper Why Minimal Guidance During Instruction Does Not Work: An Analysis of the Failure of Constructivist, Discovery, Problem-Based, Experiential, and Inquiry-Based Teaching.

Harold Jarche » Don’t feed the dinosaurs

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Harold Jarche » Who are the experts?

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Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: The Economics of Attention

John Hagel

Read More] Tracked on December 07, 2006 at 01:06 AM » Attention. Cheers, Rajan Posted by: Rajan | December 18, 2006 at 10:15 AM Wow. Maloney | December 15, 2006 at 07:03 AM Hi John, In 'Internet Strategy - Red Ocean or Blue Ocean?'

PLE Diagram

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Another attempt - this time using Gliffy - to illustrate my own thinking about what a PLE should entail.

Harold Jarche » Training: A Solution Looking for a Problem

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stevenberlinjohnson.com: Can We Please Kill This Meme Now

Steven Berlin Johnson

May 11, 2006 in Web | Permalink Comments I'm with ya Steven. Posted by: Eric | May 11, 2006 at 09:57 AM So glad to know I'm not the only who feels this way. Posted by: Sameer Vasta | May 11, 2006 at 10:21 AM No, we can't kill it -- I plan to write a book on it. Posted by: BD | May 11, 2006 at 10:25 AM I disagree, Steven. Posted by: Alan Jacobs | May 11, 2006 at 11:14 AM No, there is no perfect answer.

Shift in eLearning from Pure Courseware towards Reference Hybrids

Tony Karrer

Just when you've made the transition from the prior generation of CBT authoring tools (e.g., Authorware , Toolbook ) to the new generation of WBT authoring tools (e.g., Captivate , Lectora ), it looks like things are slowly shifting again. The shift I'm seeing is away from the design of pure "courseware" solutions and much more to "reference hybrid" solutions. To explain this, I need to step back and deal with the fact that terminology around eLearning Patterns is problematic.

Harold Jarche » Aliant connection speed – the saga continues

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Harold Jarche » Getting to Maybe – Review

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Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: Unbundling and Rebundling

John Hagel

Posted by John Hagel on July 04, 2006 | Permalink TrackBack TrackBack URL for this entry: [link] Listed below are links to weblogs that reference Unbundling and Rebundling : » Great reading on business model change from Telco 2.0

Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: Doc Searls and The Intention Economy

John Hagel

Read More] Tracked on March 29, 2006 at 07:44 AM » Scarcity and Abundance from Opposable Mind Following my own advice, I following this link to John Hagels site.

Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: Disney, Pixar and Jobs

John Hagel

Posted by John Hagel on February 03, 2006 | Permalink TrackBack TrackBack URL for this entry: [link] Listed below are links to weblogs that reference Disney, Pixar and Jobs : » Who Wins the Most as Disney Buys Pixar from Tech Beat Steve Jobs and Apple, for sure.

The Blessings and the Burdens of High IQ

Eide Neurolearning

The paper showing the different brain developmental course for kids and teens is now available online free at the first link below. The data are really remarkable to see, and they explain a lot.

Learnlets » December’s BIG Question(s)

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Web 3.0 - eLearning 3.0?

Tony Karrer

First let me apologize for talking about Web 3.0 and eLearning 3.0 when we don't really understand much less have digested eLearning 2.0, but there's so much buzz, I can't help myself. Will Thalheimer posted about Web 3.0 and Learning where he is discussing what is being called Web 3.0. In particular he cites a recent NY Times article. But Web 3.0 has been getting lots of attention for a while now.

Knowledge Management Core Issues

Tony Karrer

Great post by Denham Grey - Perennial KM issues that are very similar to the core problems that we deal with in eLearning: How to speed learning, increase awareness and share experiences. With an ever deceasing half-life of knowledge , just keeping up has become a major corporate imperative. Sure we have improved search engines, more stuff on the web and many ways to make connections, but the difficulty is making sense and finding people really 'in-the-know'.

That Group Feeling

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

I still remember Vacation Bible School , at the Christian Reformed Church. I’d take an almost two hour bus ride each way, winding my way through the farm towns east of Ottawa until we arrived at the church on Russell Road. The lessons and the songs were OK, but the best was reserved for the noonhour. That was when we all gathered in the field outside – it was the middle of summer, after all – and worked on our football team. We were the Water Buffalos and we had our team chant, “Hort! Hort!”

Is Gagne Relevant for eLearning Courseware Design?

Tony Karrer

There's an interesting discussion sparked by Donald Clark's - Gagne's Nine Dull Commandments. His basic point is that Gagne's: Gaining attention Stating the objective Stimulating recall of prior learning Presenting the stimulus Providing learning guidance Eliciting performance Providing feedback Assessing performance Enhancing retention and transfer to other contexts is in his words.

Outside Security

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

I'm sitting in Bloemfontein Airport (Vodacom, not WiFi) chatting on ICQ, and the whole thing with Heathrow Airport has com e up again. And it occurred to me, I had better write. Because they will say "nobody could have seen this coming." This , of course, is the inevitability that some terrorist somewhere will notice that the best targets today are in those heaving seas of tired, parched and irritable seas of humanity crowded immediately outside security. I mean, look at Heathrow.

Summary of The Metadata Enigma

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

This is a summary of The metadata enigma , by Ganesan Shankaranarayanan and Adir Even. Metadata is thought of as a system's data dictionary, capturing definitions of data entities and the relationships among them. But it is much more than this. It is a complex description of data.

Elves, Measuring Results and Informal Learning

Tony Karrer

Brent and I have been having a nice blog discussion. Our previous posts discuss what should be measured: Intermediate Factors in Learning , Intermediate Factors - Impact Many Measure One. And we finally seem to be agreeing with one exception. And this exception relates closely to my earlier concern eLearning Technology: Informal Learning is Too Important to Leave to Chance.

Collaborative Learning Using Web 2.0 Tools - A Summary

Tony Karrer

Background Over the past six weeks, I've been leading a course: Collaborative Learning Using Web 2.0 / eLearning 2.0 Approaches Course Description: The purpose of this course is to give you an opportunity to learn about collaborative learning by participating in collaborative learning. This course is designed to teach how to design and build collaborative learning experiences using Web 2.0 / eLearning 2.0 approaches.

Harold Jarche » Jury Duty 2006

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Strategy & Business Lists Hard Facts Among Decade's 10 Most.

Bob Sutton

   I am pleased to announce that, for 2006, they picked the book that Jeff Pfeffer and I wrote about evidence-management.    Here is what they said: 2006 Hard Facts, Dangerous Half-Truths, and Total Nonsense: Profiting from Evidence-Based Management , by Jeffrey Pfeffer and Robert I. Bob Sutton. About Subscribe to this blogs feed Email Me Follow Me @ work_matters. Book Me For A Speech. Brightsight Group. Search. 17 Things I Believe.

OLDaily - January 5, 2006

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Stephen Downes , Website Down , Stephen's Web January 5, 2007 The downes.ca website is currently unavailable as my new host withered and died under the traffic (they are currently incommunicado, adding to the frustration). I am working behind the scenes to get things going again. In the meantime, I can still send an email newsletter from the desktop (the RSS readers will just have to wait, though I'll post a copy to Half an Hour just to tide them over).

Kirschner, Sweller, Clark (2006) - Readings

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

2006). 2006) pedagogy rather similar in some respects to the “interactive engagement” methods shown to be relatively effective by physics education researchers, as can be seen from the Kirschner et al. 2006) present in their article, constructivism remains the dominant position of curriculum departments in colleges of education. Kirschner et al (2006). Note: I'm posting this as an example of the reading I have done while reviewing an academic paper.

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Clark Quinn

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Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: Social Networks and Urbanization

John Hagel

Read More] Tracked on November 05, 2006 at 06:24 PM Comments Okay, so you guys wrote some pure-scientific comments (most), yet trying to create an online community / social network is pretty hard. Posted by: Jen | November 26, 2006 at 04:10 PM I concur with you on your comments.

Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: Social Networks and Urbanization

John Hagel

Read More] Tracked on November 05, 2006 at 06:24 PM Comments Okay, so you guys wrote some pure-scientific comments (most), yet trying to create an online community / social network is pretty hard. Posted by: Jen | November 26, 2006 at 04:10 PM I concur with you on your comments.

Irving Wladawsky-Berger: An Unusual Meeting

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Home Archives Subscribe « Innovation Meeting in Mexico | Main | The Soul of a Business – People, Culture and Brand » November 20, 2006 An Unusual Meeting Last week I attended SC06 - the 2006 international supercomputing conference which this year took place in Tampa.

Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: Innovation and the Competition for Talent in China and India

John Hagel

Read More] Tracked on August 10, 2006 at 03:27 PM Comments Realistic analysis and useful quotes. Posted by: Sundar | November 15, 2006 at 07:47 PM I came across your blog as I was doing some online research on China and the global economy.

2006 and 2007 - Dump Microsoft Now and Best Posts of 2006

Tony Karrer

Doug Belshaw post of his "20 top blog posts of 2006" Doug's perspective is a bit different than mine, but the list was interesting to see. I'm curious what people in eLearning felt were the top posts of 2006? Stephen Downes provided a list of year-end wrap-ups that had several interesting posts.

Boxee : Internet TV :: Flickr : Digital Photos (circa 2006)

Adaptive Path

I’m neck-deep on a project looking at the future of media. Of the many threads to pursue is just what is going on with television — TV on your PC, web on your TV, television content across three (or is it now four?) screens, etc. Frankly, the landscape is a bit of a mess. It’s reminiscent of the world of digital photography circa 2004. People were taking pictures not just with digital cameras (which surpassed film cameras in sales that year) but with cameraphones as well.

Informal Learning Blog » Presentation: No more teachers, no more books

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