Top 10 eLearning Predictions 2011 #LCBQ

Tony Karrer

This month's LCBQ is What are your Predictions and Plans for 2011? Tony Bates - eLearning Outlook for 2011 1. Of course, you can’t look at learning in 2011 without mentioning mobile learning. Some Mobile Learning Predictions for 2011 Mobile learning will get its own identity.


The Puzzling Technology Adoption Discrepancy Between Individuals and Institutions

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

One of their major findings is that the return on assets (ROA) of US companies have been steadily dropping, and are now 75 percent lower than their 1965 levels. This discrepancy in technology adoption has been observed for the past few years.


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Apple finally adopts the Network Mindset

Adaptive Path

As someone who has followed the web and technology landscape for the last 15 years, I have noticed that the companies which have proven dominant are those that demonstrate what I would call a network mindset. One company has conspicuously stood apart from the others: Apple. While Apple was the first company to bring computer networking to the "rest of us," they've been surprisingly disinterested in leveraging emergent network effects in their products and services.


What Makes a Company Good at IT?

Andy McAfee

It described some recent research we’ve been working on, in collaboration with McKinsey, on the broad question what makes a company ‘good at IT?’ We limited ourselves to publicly-traded companies so that we could make use of our second data source: their annual reports.


Generations, Social and Enterprise: adopt vs adapt

Martijn Linssen

and Social are about humans, people, change management, radical organisation change, and, in the end, about tools And, on the field of Integration, the theme of adopt versus adapt has always played the most significant role in my working life. Do we adopt the industry standards?


Flash Dead for eLearning

Tony Karrer

In February of 2011, Mobile Learning and the Continuing Death of Flash , I pointed to the smart moves by Rapid Intake to work around this problem. You must adopt tools that do not rely on Flash as a delivery mechanism or at least delivery solutions to Flash and HTML 5.


To Really Drive Enterprise 2.0 Forward We Need A Behaviour Change

Dan Pontefract

One key line struck me: Whether using new or traditional technologies, the key to digital transformation is re-envisioning and driving change in how the company operates. Today, towards the end of 2011, it still feels scrambled and unsolved.


IBM’s Trip to Become A Socially Integrated Enterprise

Luis Suarez

A journey that started back in 2001, but that it had its main roots well substantiated within the company for much longer.


Ask not what your company can do for you,?

Martijn Linssen

why not both Home About Contact Friday, 21 January 2011 Ask not what your company can do for you,? Subscribe Top Posts Generations, Social and Enterprise: adopt vs adapt Enterprise 2.0: Adopt vs adapt Microsoft and Cloud - they just don't get it, do t.


The Soft Skills of Collaboration and The Social Enterprise

Luis Suarez

Those skills that are hardly taught anymore when you are hired into a company and that, in most cases, are always treated, and considered, as a given. In short, once you joined the company collaboration is a natural task / activity and, by default, you are pretty good at it.


The Cloud Warning

Andy McAfee

The companies there, in other words, will go from having very little information technology (as is the case now) directly to embracing Cloud computing without ever going through the intermediary steps of mainframe-, mini-, client-server-, or PC-based computing. When I talk to former students who starting and running companies, they find the idea of owning a lot of servers and applications somewhere between distasteful and ridiculous.


Duplication theory of educational value

George Siemens

Similarly, I could purchase a house for $500k that was a great value pre-2008 and is suddenly a terrible value in 2011. Companies such as Pearson and McGraw-Hill are aware that content value is approaching zero. These companies are betting on integration of services as a value point.


Labor in the Age of the Smart Machine

Andy McAfee

Ever since the PC was introduced and started changing companies and the world of work in the early 1980s, labor has experienced a pretty steadily decreasing share of total US value added.


The race to platform education

George Siemens

And the reason is simple: companies are in a landrush to create platforms that will tie together previously disconnected activities and tools. Numerous companies are eager to platform the educational sector, with Pearson being the lead runner to date. Billboards and magazine/newspaper ads for companies list “” instead of an actual open web URL.


12 most popular posts of the year on the future

Ross Dawson

Zeitgeist 2011: anxiety, mobility, blending, indulgence, immersion, wrath, nudity and more. The spirit of the times for 2011. The 11 themes of the Zeitgeist for 2011.


Learning in the 21st Century Workplace

Jay Cross

Companies that fail to adopt new practices that take these things into account are headed for the scrapheap. Feedback also provides the incentive for adopting new practices. This column originally appeared in the December 2011 edition of CLO.


Should Employees Be Incented to Use Social Technologies?

Dan Pontefract

One of the key leadership qualities that should be demonstrated by leaders in 2011 and beyond is collaboration.


The False Promise of "Adopt now, and all will adapt"

Martijn Linssen

why not both Home About Contact Tuesday, 28 December 2010 The False Promise of "Adopt now, and all will adapt" Its the most widespread lie across IT. Vendors and system integrators are great at tailor-making a companys IT to the needs they deem fit. Business or Pleasure? -


Could a Super Bowl ad make us love the US Government?

Steve Denning

Harper’s Magazine (February 2011) has the provocative idea of assembling a group of ad execs (today’s Mad Men) and asking them what they would do if the US Government asked them to do an Super Bowl ad that would “make us love our government”. 


Research: The acceleration of Australian banks’ use of social media

Ross Dawson

In a global context, Australian banks were fairly slow to adopt the use of social media, however more recently a number have become a lot more active as they recognize its fundamental importance to their future.


Real Profitability Part II: classical System Integrators

Martijn Linssen

One would expect consulting to be the product for these companies, and training / education being the R&D. Subscribe Top Posts Generations, Social and Enterprise: adopt vs adapt Enterprise 2.0: Adopt vs adapt Microsoft and Cloud - they just don't get it, do t.


Embracing change from both sides

Harold Jarche

We may not even realize we’re modelling (and adopting) behaviours, but it happens all the time; like keeping your mouth shut when an executive says something really stupid. These are designed to be not so large that failure would seriously damage the company.


Great Stagnation or Big Shift? The Answer Matters

John Hagel

Under increasing pressure, companies are scrambling to automate and squeeze more out of the remaining workers while keeping a tight rein on their salaries – hence the slowdown in median household income growth. If we were to adopt this lens and truly understand the opportunity ahead of us, we would remove the ability to excuse current government policies. 


Data From The Edge

Andy McAfee

In the real world (as opposed to the lab), it’s incredibly difficult to accurately and confidently assess the performance improvement associated with any technology adoption. OSISoft adopted Socialtext’s Enterprise 2.0


eLearning Startup Opportunities

Tony Karrer

I'm very much looking forward to hearing from the speakers and panelists, but I thought I would use this as an opportunity to both respond to this month's #LCBQ ( 2011 Predictions ) and to prepare for the session. The real estate training company has cobbled together a solution.


Business = service

Jay Cross

To this end, a company with a service orientation cannot be designed and organized around production processes; it must be designed and organized around customers and experiences. It’s not only companies that need to change. This is important.


Why acquisition beats retention

Martijn Linssen

why not both Home About Contact Tuesday, 4 January 2011 Why acquisition beats retention In a short conversation with Graham Hill today, the topic of acquisition versus retention was brought up. Subscribe Top Posts Generations, Social and Enterprise: adopt vs adapt Enterprise 2.0:


Adopting The No Asshole Rule: Don't Bother If The Words Are.

Bob Sutton

Adam Lashinsky: Inside Apple: How Americas Most Admired--and Secretive--Company Really Works. How Companies Can Stop Intimidating, Start Managing--and Focus on What Really Matters. Price: The Pixar Touch: The Making of a Company. Malone: Bill & Dave: How Hewlett and Packard Built the Worlds Greatest Company. OReilly and Pfeffer: Hidden Value: How Great Companies Achieve Extraordinary Results with Ordinary People. Posted by: Jen | October 23, 2011 at 06:14 AM.


Social Learning, Complexity and the Enterprise

Harold Jarche

Non-physical assets comprise about 80 percent of the value of Standard & Poor’s 500 US companies in leading industries. Most companies start simple, with a few people gathering together around an idea. Most of today’s larger companies have a complicated structure.


Leadership, Connectivity, Execution, Organization

Harold Jarche

For example, the company as a well-oiled machine conjures up a certain image. Trouble adopting Technology. A self-organizing, living system versus well-oiled machine: pick the company you would rather work for. Tweet Powerful metaphors guide our collective thoughts.


Revisiting the future of PR

Ross Dawson

While this is fraught with challenges, there is no question that customers will flow to companies that they can have human interactions with, and from companies that persist in presenting unassailable formal corporate faces to the world. Yet many of the existing participants will need to adopt a new stance and actively develop new skills to do this effectively. For many reasons PR (or perhaps rather what PR could be) is close to the center of my interests.


Learning With and From Others: Restructuring Budgets for Social Learning

Dan Pontefract

Originally posted to T+D Magazine, January 2011 Edition. ASTD research also suggests that corporate learning investment, as a percentage of company payroll, has decreased from 2.24 According to IDC, the ratio of company employees to learning professionals has increased. staff members per 1,000 company employees in 2008 to 6.2 Further exacerbating the issue is that the use of social media inside a company, to many, seems to come across as a negative time waster.


A Conversation on Innovation

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

There may be antagonisms, but there is anincommensurability - they belong to separate categories, so they are notcontradictory, and they may be unify-able, if we adopt a distinct stance. Andmany companies that reply on economies of scale are relocating to that region.What, by contrast, are our values and skills? Companies are working with only 10 percent of their resources, becausethey don't know what to do with the remaining 90 percent.


Business or Pleasure? - why not both: Why customer service can't.

Martijn Linssen

why not both Home About Contact Wednesday, 26 January 2011 Why customer service cant be outsourced After briefly participating in last nights #custserv chat , I found myself dissatisfied with chats like these via a medium like that. Business or Pleasure? -


Quora: a gossiper's wet dream

Martijn Linssen

Now thats what I call company-customer love. Subscribe Top Posts Generations, Social and Enterprise: adopt vs adapt Enterprise 2.0: Quora: a gossiper's wet dream Twitter punctuation manners Ask not what your company can do for you,? Business or Pleasure? -


Edelman and Murdoch

David Weinberger

In my last engagement, I tried in my small way to get Edelman (the company) to adopt a view that recognizes that the Web is quite literally built out alignments of interests: People put in links and affiliate with one another because they share interests. Clients do lie to their PR companies. J ay Rosen has an amazing Storify thread in which he engages in a public enquiry about Edelman PR’s taking NewsCorp on as a client. Jay is breaking ground in how journalism works.


Refuting Every Point

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Coaches try out new practice regimes, advertisers try out new commercials, toy companies test out new games, media companies experiment with new genres (and retreat pop idols), clothing manufacturers try out new fabrics, and hospitals try out new treatments. It's not often that you get a serties of points like this just begging to be refuted : > I don't think most of us want our dentists to be "out of the box" thinkers. I do.


Social Business Begins by Unleashing Your Business Talent

Luis Suarez

In “ Experimenting on Themselves &# Erica comes to describe one of my all time favourite programs inside IBM, which, in my opinion, has been much responsible for IBM’s breath-taking adoption of social software, technology and rampant innovation, over the course of the last 15 years!


Mark Zuckerberg no longer a social norm

Martijn Linssen

Well not exactly, heres his second thoughts on this: "A lot of companies would be trapped by the conventions and their legacies of what theyve built," he said. Doing a privacy change for 350 million users is not the kind of thing that a lot of companies would do.


Learning Content Management Systems (LCMS) for Managing Course Assets

Tony Karrer

I received an inquiry from a reader at a large company that is continuously working on large projects with lots of course content running around. And they currently manage all of this using what I’ve seen at a lot of companies: network drives, naming conventions, some SharePoint. They also handle asset management, but I really have not been seeing the kind of large scale adoption of LCMS products for that purpose.