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 Productivity Puzzle

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Economic growth has two main components, productivity growth and the growth of the labor force. I ncreasing productivity is thus more crucial than ever to promote economic growth. From 1987 to 2004 US labor productivity grew at a 2.1% The Difficulty of Measuring Productivity.

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Reflections from 2011 – Redefining Your Social Web Presence

Luis Suarez

Perhaps a whole lot more productive than trying to figure out, or troubleshoot, why I can’t get connected in the first place. So what am I am changing in this area?

9 Ways To Increase Your Productivity While Working From Home

Luis Suarez

It’s like a bit of fresh air coming along in small time lapses that would allow you to transition from one task to another rather easily, without losing much of the control of your own productivity. IBM Knowledge Tools Learning Personal KM Productivity Tools Social Computing

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. Why do I land on productive, and not collaborative, or engaged, or learned, or reciprocal, or connected?

The lowdown on Pastiche™ 1.2 from the product developer


We believe that it’s a revolutionary product that will change the way organizations define blended learning and we’re proud of our continued work on its development. You have probably heard the (rather exciting) news of Xyleme’s new “iPad app that creates apps” - Pastiche™.

Reflections from 2011 – The Year of Mobile, Again

Luis Suarez

It’s even more interesting when some of those conversations have been going on around what we have done and learned in 2011 and right off it all turns into personal reflections for what’s happened throughout the year. It’s essentially helping change who we are and what we do.

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The New Era of Smart, Connected Products

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

We wanted flying cars - instead we got 140 characters,” is how PayPal cofounder Peter Thiel succinctly expressed this sentiment in a 2011 New Yorker article. . In many companies, smart, connected products will force the fundamental question, What business am I in? ” Another very big deal.

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Friday’s Finds for 2011

Harold Jarche

I call it Friday’s Finds and here are some of the more notable finds during 2011. We like to draw pictures of them and then think we’ve captured their meaning, when they are more like the weather – always changing, hyper-complex.

Changing the mechanistic mindset

Harold Jarche

Without fail, in the past five years every new client I have been engaged by has specified one of two things they really wanted to see change in their organizations culture. Work is changing as we get more connected. Visualization is a powerful change agent.

A Gathering in Washington DC on May 12-13, 2011

Steve Denning

I am happy to announce with Seth Kahan that this tradition will continue—with some changes—on May 12-13, 2011. Books : Participants will receive a copy of The Leader’s Guide to Radical Management and Getting Change Right. Revolutionizing The World of Work.

Change or die

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

This is a total phase change. There are some companies that haven’t changed their core philosophies and management practices in 100 years and they never will. There are others that are hiring new kinds of leaders, and they are changing in a big way. Change Informal Learning

The Social Enterprise – Welcome to the Era of Intrapreneurship!

Luis Suarez

It’s not about rigid structures and hierarchies; it’s about transparency and honesty and re-distributing power to create agile change motivated by passionate, engaged actors.

Reflections from 2011 – Is Employee Engagement Still a Myth?

Luis Suarez

Changes in existing organizations and the evolution of new ones will have characteristics in common.

The Soft Skills of Collaboration and The Social Enterprise

Luis Suarez

IBM Innovation Knowledge Management Knowledge Tools Learning Personal KM Productivity Tools Social EnterpriseOver at the BrainYard , my good friend, Rachel Happe , put together, just recently, a rather interesting and insightful blog post under the heading “ Got Culture?

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How Meaningful, Smarter, Freelance Work Is Redesigning the Social Enterprise

Luis Suarez

Plenty of food for thought for those internal social computing evangelists out there who feel they are on to another league trying to shift gears and change their corporate culture as they know it to start living social.

A cool new (free!) productivity tool | Daniel Pink

Dan Pink

Pink is the author of four provocative bestselling books about the changing world of work. Personal Productivity (14). September 13th, 2011. productivity tool At the heart of most organizations is a disconnect. It’s not a magic elixir for anybody’s productivity woes.

IBM’s Lotusphere 2011 Highlights – Get Social, Do Business!

Luis Suarez

However, what I thought I would share with you today over here is to detail how social it was for me while being there, compared to other years, as it would also give you a pretty good perception of how the game has changed… for good!

Google Plus – One Social Networking Tool to Rule Them All

Luis Suarez

In that year, IBM decided to productise all of those wonderful social interactions and create, as a result of it, a single product: IBM Connections , formerly known as Lotus Connections. And somehow that feels rather liberating… For a change.

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Can a 5-minute exercise double your productivity? | Daniel Pink

Dan Pink

Pink is the author of four provocative bestselling books about the changing world of work. Personal Productivity (14). February 10th, 2011. Can a 5-minute exercise double your productivity? Trackback: Purple Pointr on February 12, 2011. Nate on February 10, 2011.

The Evolution of the Knowledge Web Worker

Luis Suarez

Innovation Knowledge Management Knowledge Tools Learning Personal KM Productivity Tools Social Computing“ A knowledge worker is someone who gets to decide what he or she does each morning “, by Thomas A.

I Have Seen the Future of Retail…

Andy McAfee

The machines were easy enough to use and pretty reliable, he said, and didn’t change the amount of shoplifting one way or the other because “if people are going to steal, they’re going to steal.”

Services, Production and Clouds

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

This is profoundly changing the nature of business and just about all other institutions in society, as they increasingly turn to IT-based services to add value to their offerings. So, like many others, I have discussed services and their attributes in contrast to what they are not - physical products that are generally manufactured in factories. As these examples illustrate, the historical distinction between product and services is now blurring.

Social Media at Work

Luis Suarez

There are a bunch of people out there who have been claiming all along how most knowledge workers out there are all marketers, in their own terms, and for those products they are really passionate about.

12 Themes for 2012: what we can expect in the year ahead

Ross Dawson

However as the pace of change accelerates, it is becoming a little easier to see the themes, if not the specifics, of the year ahead. As the pace of change in the business environment accelerates, the divergence in performance between companies is increasing.

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IBM’s Trip to Become A Socially Integrated Enterprise

Luis Suarez

However, fast forward to 2011 and I still get asked, every so often, how is IBM doing in the social business space, not just from a vendor perspective, but also from its own internal social transformation.

The Art of Collaborating Effectively in Virtual Teams

Luis Suarez

Use collaboration to drive product development and R&D efforts. IBM Innovation Knowledge Management Knowledge Tools Learning Personal KM Productivity Tools Social Computing

The connected company

Dave Gray

A recent analysis in the CYBEA Journal looked at profit-per-employee 475 of the S&P 500, and the results were astounding: As you triple the number of employees, their productivity drops by half ( Chart here ). Over time, things change. As companies add people, productivity shrinks.

Living “A World Without Email” … in Google Plus

Luis Suarez

Plus makes that worry rather redundant, which is a nice refreshing change. Innovation Knowledge Management Knowledge Tools Personal KM Productivity Tools Social Computing

Why Social? To Help Colleagues Work Together Much More Effectively

Luis Suarez

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Measuring the Forces of Long Term Change

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Intel co-founder Gordon Moore described what became known as Moore’s Law in a 1965 paper where he observed that the number of components in integrated circuits had doubled every year since their invention in 1958, and predicted that the trend would continue for at least ten years, a prediction he subsequently changed to a doubling every two years. First published in 2009, the study has been updated twice since, most recently in November of 2011.

ABC – The 21st Century Learning Model

Dan Pontefract

Why wasn’t there a change afoot? I’m focusing my efforts on three pillars that need to be thought through in order to bring 21 st Century Learning thinking to actual production. We need to change our collective behaviour. But is it the right type of community for 2011 and beyond?

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. The internet has a different value scheme than what we encounter with physical products, particularly in relation to input costs.

Community Managers and the Art of Facilitating Communities Effectively

Luis Suarez

IBM Innovation Knowledge Management Knowledge Tools Learning Personal KM Productivity Tools Social Computing

Total Institutions, Productivity, and Unemployment

Bob Sutton

  See this 2011 infographic on The Overworked American.   But I think that everyone could benefit from a change in such norms.   Is there any hope for change here?  This isn't an original idea, but it has been gnawing at me lately.    As we all know, unemployment in the U.S. remains frighteningly high -- and is in worse in many parts of Europe.    We still haven't really dug our way out of the meltdown. 

My Scariest Graph

Andy McAfee

And then things started to change; the employment recovery following the 1990 recession took almost twice as long as any previous one, and the 2001 time lag was over twice as long again. Everyone has their own candidate for ‘scariest graph of recent economic news.’

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Life In A Perpetual Learning State

Luis Suarez

There are plenty of rather inspiring short video clips out there that help define some of the transformational changes we are all going through, and / or being affected by, in multiple ways whether at work, or in our personal lives.

Resolving the Trust Paradox

John Hagel

So, what has changed? Well, in a world that is more rapidly changing and where uncertainty displaces certainty wherever we look, knowledge stocks have less value.  In a world that is so rapidly changing, they mean less. Can they be relied upon even though their existing skills are increasingly challenged and undermined by rapid change? I began a concerted effort to change, often stumbling along the way.

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How the Social Enterprise Defines the 21st Century Workplace – Moving To The Edge

Luis Suarez

Why would you want to hire more people when your current workforce has tripled their productivity, as well as their customer satisfaction, by using social software tools, don’t you think?

Making Business Sense of Social Media and Social Networking – Twitter For Business

Luis Suarez

Education on social tools is more aligned towards showing and demonstrating a change of habits ; basically, shifting gears into new ways of getting the job done; figuring out new methods of becoming, even more, productive carrying out daily tasks and activities by injecting various 2.0