Tool Set 2009

Tony Karrer

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

John Hagel

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. 

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Transparency is the new objectivity

David Weinberger

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.

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Pursuing Passion

John Hagel

Indeed, our 2009 Shift Index discovered that the presence of passion diminishes among the workforce as the size of the firm increases.  We often talk about passion, but we tend to use it very loosely.    We usually refer to passion in passing – it is rarely the primary focus of discussion or analysis. I am just as guilty of this.    A couple of months ago, I posted a manifesto for passionate creatives and never explicitly defined what I meant by passion. 

The Standalone LMS is Dead

Dan Pontefract

This past week, I attended the SharePoint 2009 conference in Las Vegas. I’ll provide some feedback on that particular release in another blog posting (read Bill Simser for now) but what the conference itself got me thinking about was that, thankfully, the standalone LMS is definitely going to become redundant. Dinosaur. Soviet Union. Saturn Car. Hierarchy. you get the picture).

Not Your Father’s ROI

Jay Cross

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.

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$1 million e-learning no more…

Xyleme

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…

Xyleme

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.

eLearning Strategy

Tony Karrer

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.

The Future of the Training Department

Harold Jarche

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

Harold Jarche

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.

Hell explained by a Chemistry Student

Dave Snowden

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.

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Blogs in Education

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

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.

LearnTrends 2009

Jay Cross

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.

Chief Talent Officer - A Common Role by 2015 | Over the Seas

Kevin Wheeler

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Old Growth Media And The Future Of News

Steven Berlin Johnson

The following is a speech I gave yesterday at the South By Southwest Interactive Festival in Austin.

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eLearn 2009

Tony Karrer

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

Narrowing Gap between Face-to-Face and Online Presentations

Tony Karrer

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.

LearnTrends 2009

Nancy White

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.

Business cases are a waste of time!

David Gurteen

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.

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Newspapers and Thinking the Unthinkable ? Clay Shirky

Clay Shirky

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. [.]

9 experiences for 2009

Adaptive Path

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.

An Operating System for the Mind

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

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

Tony Karrer

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

Kevin Wheeler

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.

When it's just so obvious NOT to train it's painful to watch it happen

Charles Jennings

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.

Sense-making with PKM

Harold Jarche

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.

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LinkedIn Guide for Knowledge Workers

Tony Karrer

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

Tony Karrer

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.

The Biology of Creativity - Right Hemispheric Thinking, Problem Solving by Insight, and Diffuse Attention

Eide Neurolearning

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.

I Know It When I See It

Andy McAfee

Photo of Andrew McAfee Home Blog About RSS Andrew McAfees Blog The Business Impact of IT Tweet I Know It When I See It by Andrew McAfee on January 27, 2009 More and more often these days I get asked “Does [offering X] from [vendor Y] qualify as an Enterprise 2.0 dagblakstad January 27, 2009 at 3:22 pm I found this post excellent, and one I will revisit when developing new software. Saqib Ali January 27, 2009 at 4:30 pm Excellent blog post Prof.

Habits, Frameworks and Corporate Universities

Kevin Wheeler

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

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.

LearnTrends 2009

Harold Jarche

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

Harold Jarche

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.

eLearning is not the answer

Jay Cross

eLearning is not a big cost-cutter. Corporations are flocking to eLearning for all the wrong reasons. It’s cheaper: no travel, no facilities cost, no instructor salaries. This sort of fanciful thinking tripped up eLearning ten years ago.

Innovation Awards 2009

Tony Karrer

We’ve just announced the innovation awards associated with LearnTrends 2009. The session was fraught with technical difficulties, so I thought it would be worth capturing a bit about each of the four award winners here. CUDA Business Brain CUDA technologies is a small software firm within the Hi Performance Learning and IQ Business Group in South Africa, the United Stated and Australia. In 2007, they launched the CUDA Business Brain as an integrated Workplace Performance Support Solution.

2008 2009

Tony Karrer

It's always interesting to look back at the past year - 2008, think about what has changed for me during the year, and think about what that means for the next year - 2009. We won't hear much this year, but in 2009, this will be something you'll hear in a big way. Maybe 2009?

Too Much Information or a Skills Gap

Tony Karrer

Wesley Fryer discusses How are you dealing with TMI? Too Much Information) (found via Stephen Downes ). Wesley points us to a post by Kevin Washburn “TMI! Information Overload and Learning.”

Informal Learning 2.0

Jay Cross

Published in Chief Learning Officer, August 2009. Effectiveness – Jay Cross. Informal Learning 2.0. Jay Cross. In the world of business, the era of networks is crowding out the Industrial Age.