Tool Set 2009
JANUARY 5, 2009
But hopefully 2009 will be the year when that begins to change. If you care about being relevant and valuable in 2015, you had better be making moves in 2009. Recommendations The intent of this series is to capture my thinking at the start of 2009 about the tools and methods for work and learning. I thought I'd kick off this year by posting a series of posts on topics related to tools and methods for work and learning.
Defining the Big Shift
AUGUST 2, 2009
About one month after the release of our Shift Index report , one question that keeps coming up is whether we can offer a succinctly define what the Big Shift is that our Shift Index seeks to measure. Given the magnitude, depth and far-reaching impact of the Big Shift, succinctness is a challenge. At the highest level, we would characterize the Big Shift as moving from a world of push to a world of pull.
Transparency is the new objectivity
JULY 19, 2009
A friend asked me to post an explanation of what I meant when I said at PDF09 that “transparency is the new objectivity. First, I apologize for the cliché of “x is the new y. Second, what I meant is that transparency is now fulfilling some of objectivity’s old role in the ecology of knowledge. Outside of the realm of science, objectivity is discredited these days as anything but an aspiration, and even that aspiration is looking pretty sketchy.
The Future of the Training Department
OCTOBER 21, 2009
The latter 20th Century was the golden era of the training department. Before the 20th Century, training per se did not exist outside the special needs of the church and the military. Now the training department may be at the end of its life cycle.
Four C’s of digital media
AUGUST 13, 2009
Gaurav Mishra wrote a guest blog post at Beth Kanter’s blog, on the 4 C’s of social media , complete with explanations and possible uses of this framework: Content. Collaboration. Community. Collective Intelligence.
MAY 27, 2009
Home > Industry Talk > Learning Pulse Learning Pulse May 27th, 2009 Goto comments Leave a comment Tony Karrer is blogging about the term “meta-learning” and its definition as it was used in the article “ Become a chief meta-learning officer ” by Jay Cross and Clark Quinn. Home About Podcasts Videos Xyleme Inc.
APRIL 8, 2009
Home > Industry Talk > Learning Pulse Learning Pulse April 8th, 2009 Goto comments Leave a comment Jay Cross has started a conversation on the Future of Organizational Learning and Development. Home About Podcasts Videos Xyleme Inc. Great ideas have been shared so far. We are looking forward to the discussion on April 21st! Michael Hanley analyzing 5 factors that are contributing to the emergence of informal and non-formal learning. Blended learning, Talent management and Learning 2.0
Not Your Father’s ROI
JUNE 28, 2009
The July issue of Chief Learning Officer is now available online. It features an article in which Jon Husband and I delve into how to measure the impact of learning in the network era. Productivity in a Networked era: Not Your Father’s ROI.
$1 million e-learning no more…
APRIL 15, 2009
Home > Instructional Design , Single Source > $1 Million e-Learning no more… $1 Million e-Learning no more… April 15th, 2009 Goto comments Leave a comment I’ve been in the training and development business for nearly 20 years now. September 18th, 2009 at 12:02 | #1 rapid elearning courses rapid elearning courses… Hey nice post there. Home About Podcasts Videos Xyleme Inc.
single-source learning content development…
MARCH 13, 2009
Home > Instructional Design , Single Source > Single-Source Learning Content Development… Single-Source Learning Content Development… March 13th, 2009 Goto comments Leave a comment If the number of people in my recent conference sessions are any indication more and more organizations are seeing the promise of single-source learning content development. Home About Podcasts Videos Xyleme Inc.
SEPTEMBER 14, 2009
I spend a fair amount of my consulting time working with large organizations to help define how they will apply technology to particular business / performance / learning needs.
Hell explained by a Chemistry Student
JANUARY 13, 2009
The following is an actual question given on a University of Washington chemistry mid-term. Hat top to Annabelle Mark who is a constant source of this type of material. Bonus Question: Is Hell exothermic (gives off heat) or endothermic (absorbs heat)? The answer by one student was so 'profound' that the professor shared it with colleagues, via the Internet, which is, of course, why we now have the pleasure of enjoying it as well.
Blogs in Education
Stephen Downes: Half an Hour
APRIL 13, 2009
Submission for a forthcoming STRIDE handbook for The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU). See related handbooks here. What is a Blog? A blog is a personal website that contains content organized like a journal or a diary. Each entry is dated, and the entries are displayed on the web page in reverse chronological order, so that the most recent entry is posted at the top.
OCTOBER 17, 2009
LearnTrends 2009 is going to be awesome. Check the Agenda on the LearnTrends 2009 tab. Yesterday I drew up the tentative agenda. Our theme is convergence in corporate learning.
Sense-making with PKM
MARCH 12, 2009
Note: This is a revised HTML version of previous PDF’s posted on the site , which should make it easier for sharing. We may learn on our own but usually not by ourselves. People learn socially.
Chief Talent Officer - A Common Role by 2015 | Over the Seas
AUGUST 27, 2009
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Old Growth Media And The Future Of News
Steven Berlin Johnson
MARCH 14, 2009
The following is a speech I gave yesterday at the South By Southwest Interactive Festival in Austin.
OCTOBER 19, 2009
The agenda has been set for LearnTrends 2009 (17-19 Nov 2009) and it looks extremely interesting. I will be giving a session on personal knowledge management and participating in a discussion with my colleagues at the re-branded Internet Time Alliance. The main theme is convergence and topics include: Reinventing organizational learning. Building a social learning environment. Microlearning. elearning outside the training box.
Success depends on who we work with
DECEMBER 1, 2009
Here’s a description from Connected: The surprising power of our social networks and how they shape our lives , in which sociologist, Brian Uzzi, describes how creative teams (musical productions) function: Uzzi found that teams made up of individuals who had never before worked together fared poorly, greatly increasing the chance of a flop. These networks were not well connected and contained mostly weak ties.
OCTOBER 16, 2009
Just a quick note that I will be up in Vancouver for E-LEARN 2009 - World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare & Higher Education. If you are attending and see this post, please drop me a note. It's always good to connect with people face-to-face at events. eLearning Technology. Subscribe to the Best of eLearning Learning for updates from this blog and other eLearning blogs
OCTOBER 22, 2009
I’ll again be on the team of “sharers for the LearnTrends 2009 online event hosted by Tony Karrer, Jay Cross and George Siemens. This time I’ll be dialing in from Australia (I’ll put that schedule up next!). I hope I remember to set my alarm clock!!! Here is the info about the bit I’m doing with John Smith (one of my co-authors and co-conspiritors). E-learning outside the training box.
Narrowing Gap between Face-to-Face and Online Presentations
SEPTEMBER 30, 2009
However, because of the dramatically different characteristics of Online Conferences and In-Person Conferences and because of the narrowing gap between face-to-face and online presentations – we will see a shift towards more online conferences such as LearnTrends 2009. Are people noticing this? It seems that face-to-face and online presenting are becoming more similar. Some aspects: Wireless access is becoming more common in places where presentations occur.
9 experiences for 2009
JANUARY 5, 2009
So as we start off in a gloomy looking 2009, I’ll put on my hunch-hat and share my nine ideas of experiences who’s time has come: Enabling behavior change — Whether it’s to extend your paycheck or conserve your energy, there’s plenty of reasons for people to change how they behave this year. Tags: Experience Strategy 2009 user experience predictions experiences Futures Timing is everything.
Business cases are a waste of time!
JANUARY 19, 2009
By David Gurteen Knowledge managers are always asking how they can obtain support for a KM project by demonstrating the ROI especially as the measuring the ROI of a KM initiative is so difficult. This article by Susan Cramm on the Harvard Business Publishing website is about IT projects but I think is even more applicable to KM projects.
Newspapers and Thinking the Unthinkable ? Clay Shirky
MARCH 13, 2009
This entry was posted on Friday, March 13th, 2009 at 9:22 pm and is filed under Uncategorized. not THE answer, because there isn’t one yet, I turn to Clay Shirky’s brilliant essay, “Newspapers and Thinking the Unthinkable” The NYU professor’s much-circulated blog post of March 2009 posits that we are in the middle [.]. says: December 30, 2009 at 3:49 pm. [.] Shooting the Jewish press | Jewschool says: December 29, 2009 at 3:09 pm. [.]
An Operating System for the Mind
Stephen Downes: Half an Hour
SEPTEMBER 19, 2009
The core of the opposition to what are being called "21st century skills" is contained in the following argument: "Cognitive science teaches us that skills and knowledge are interdependent and that possessing a base of knowledge is necessary to the acquisition not only of more knowledge, but also of skills. Skills can neither be taught nor applied effectively without prior knowledge of a wide array of subjects."
Twitter Conference Ideas
JANUARY 30, 2009
Twitter has become a pretty great tool to help with socializing at conferences. Here are a few of the things we've been doing Twitter as Social Chat At both DevLearn and TechKnowledge , we created a hashtag and created a specific Twitter account that was the hub.
Gen Y Redefines Learning | Over the Seas
AUGUST 10, 2009
Home About Future of Talent Subscribe Over the Seas Thoughts on Recruiting, Learning and Other Things as I Ramble around the World Gen Y Redefines Learning by Kevin Wheeler on August 10, 2009 Gen Y, those in their twenties now, and all those who follow are born of bits and bytes.
Social Learning – Highlights
OCTOBER 26, 2009
We released our first white paper, on Social Learning , at the Collaborative Enterprise last week. For me, the essence of social learning is that as our work becomes more complex, we need faster feedback loops to stay on top of it. Courses, with their long development cycle, are inadequate to meet the learning and performance needs of those dealing with complexity. The course is an artifact of a time when information was scarce and connections were few.
PKM: our part of the social learning contract
OCTOBER 15, 2009
Why is social learning important? It is becoming more difficult to make sense of the world by ourselves. Understanding issues that affect our lives takes significant time and effort, whether it be public education, universal health care or climate change.
Co-operation for Networks
JUNE 1, 2009
Stephen Downes took me to task for my suggestion that collaboration was the optimum type of group work in networks: collaboration means ‘working together’. That’s why you see it in market economies. markets are based on quantity and mass. cooperation means ’sharing’.
When it's just so obvious NOT to train it's painful to watch it happen
JUNE 12, 2009
The amount of time, effort and money wasted on formal ILT training prior to rollout or upgrade of enterprise platforms (particularly ERM and CRM) and other new software systems is really quite amazing. Some managers and L&D people just don’t seem to get it.
PodCamp Halifax 2009
JANUARY 9, 2009
PodCampHalifax2009 seems like a great mid-Winter activity. Time to get away from my computer screen and meet some folks. This year’s event is the Aldernay Gate Public Library on 25 January, from 9 to 5. This is an unconference , focused on social media (blogs, wikis, podcasts, video, etc).
LinkedIn Guide for Knowledge Workers
JULY 6, 2009
I do a lot of presentations where one of the topics is how to use LinkedIn more effectively as part of your knowledge work. In most cases, I will ask for a show of hands: How many of you have a LinkedIn Account? Generally 50-70%. How many of you actively use LinkedIn? Generally down to 10%. How many of you get really high value from LinkedIn? - Now down to 2-5% I am continually surprised by this result ( Getting Value from LinkedIn ). I can't remember how I could get things done without LinkedIn.
LearnTrends 2009 – Free Online Conference
SEPTEMBER 21, 2009
George Siemens , Jay Cross and Tony Karrer are pleased to announce our third annual free online conference: LearnTrends 2009 The Corporate Learning Trends and Innovations Conference November 17-19, 2009 | Online | Free The theme/focus this year is on Convergence in Workplace Learning.
What training can learn from advocacy
SEPTEMBER 2, 2009
On the Net, everyone is competing for attention, but two things seem to increase your signal strength – 1) make the media appealing 2) talk to people on their terms.
The Biology of Creativity - Right Hemispheric Thinking, Problem Solving by Insight, and Diffuse Attention
MARCH 23, 2009
A Northwestern research group has found that people that solve anagram puzzles by sudden insight rather than by conscious search or analytic strategies have an EEG resting state that prefers the right over the left hemisphere.
2009: year of the tweet
DECEMBER 28, 2009
Twitter has significantly change how I communicate online. Though I registered in 2007, after having tried tried out Jaiku, I didn’t really adopt micro-blogging until mid 2008. This past year I made around 5,000 Tweets or about 13 a day.
Habits, Frameworks and Corporate Universities
SEPTEMBER 2, 2009
Home About Future of Talent Subscribe Over the Seas Thoughts on Recruiting, Learning and Other Things as I Ramble around the World Habits, Frameworks and Corporate Universities by Kevin Wheeler on September 2, 2009 We all know how to learn – it’s built into our genetic makeup- but we struggle to articulate and explain how we do it.
2009 Conference Schedule
Stephen Downes: Half an Hour
MAY 11, 2009
This is to update you as to what to expect through 2009 for conferences. I have a limit of one conference per month, so this is basically it for 2009.