Working Smarter: Most popular posts of 2011

Jay Cross

January 1, 2011 to December 17, 2011. Working smarter draws upon ideas from design thinking, network optimization, brain science, user experience design, learning theory, organizational development, social business, technology, collaboration, web 2.0 Infographic) , March 5, 2011.

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.

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The Horizon Report 2011

Jane Hart

Each year, the Horizon Report describes six areas of emerging technology that will have significant impact on higher education and creative expression over the next one to five years. The areas of emerging technology cited for 2011 are: Time to adoption: One Year or Less.

My Top 10 Tools for Learning 2011

Jane Hart

In 2011 I now use Google Reader , and although it is no longer my most indispensable tool, it is still an important tool for me to keep up to date with what is happening in the “learning&# world. . In 2011 I now use WordPress to power my website.

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5 facets of employees’ increasing technology expectations

Ross Dawson

I spoke about how the evolving intersection of technology and society is shaping employees’ expectations, particularly in the technology they can use. I wove a broader story about social change and its implications, though I briefly brought out five points on what employees expect from technology. When people go into organizations, they have extremely high expectations of the technology they are given to use. Social trends Technology trends Web 2.0

Reciprocity: The Word of 2011

Dan Pontefract

I’d like to propose that 2011 be about reciprocity. rather than myopically introducing cool technological bells and whistles we should first stop to address why it’s so cool in the first place. My 2011 is going to start first with a simple term known as ‘reciprocity’.

The evidence is in: we believe technology will create a better future but not better environment

Ross Dawson

In short, there is a strong belief in technology, but pessimism about the environment. So while we are optimistists, it does seem to be curable… Future of humanity Social trends Technology trends Uncategorized

Reflections from 2011 – Focused and Purposeful Social Networking

Luis Suarez

Well, I am afraid Alan is right, although I wouldn’t call it a prediction for 2012, but more a reality of today, 2011: the current state with all things social. Greg Lowe (@Greg2dot0) December 27, 2011.

Reflections from 2011 – Redefining Your Social Web Presence

Luis Suarez

After having put together last couple of blog posts about some of my reflections from the year we are about to end around The Social Web and Technology in general, I guess it’s now a good time to share with the world the third one from the series.

How technology is transforming events

Ross Dawson

One of my speaking bureau just asked me to provide them with a few quick ideas on how technology is changing events, as one of their key clients is having an internal meeting to discuss their future use of technology in events. Sophisticated participant technologies such as SpotMe with features such as people radar, meeting recommendations, consensus maps etc. Business relationships Social networks Technology trends

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. Which brings me to the question, “ Should employees be incented to use social technologies ?”.

Best of working smarter for September 2011

Jay Cross

Best of Working Smarter Daily , September 1 – 30, 2011. Working smarter draws upon ideas from design thinking, network optimization, brain science, user experience design, learning theory, organizational development, social business, technology, collaboration, web 2.0 7 surprising facts about recorded lectures - Donald Clark Plan B , September 17, 2011. 3 simple tips for setting up online communities - Jane Hart , September 30, 2011.

Better Education Through Technology

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

me) on seeing a sight like this is to suggest that everybody would be better off with a little more investment in technology. But they could instead higher fewer people, pay them more, and use technology to make up the difference. But third, and perhaps most critically, you don't actually get any improvements in output using the technological solution. It is in this context we need to read an article like Kentaro Toyama's Can Technology End Poverty?

Top 50 Posts on Working Smarter for May 2011

Jay Cross

May 1, 2011 to May 31, 2011. List of the top 100 Twitter influencers in Australia - Ross Dawson , May 31, 2011. CERT and performance support - Clark Quinn , May 31, 2011. Monday Video – Doodling - Nancy White , May 31, 2011. MoveOn Co-Founder Talks Social Networking - Jay Cross , May 31, 2011. 5 Reasons Why Activity Streams Will Save You From Information Overload - Luis Suarez , May 4, 2011. A big question - David Weinberger , May 1, 2011.

Six trends for 2011 and beyond on how businesses can tap the power of the web

Ross Dawson

What specific trends do you see for 2011? Cloud Future of business Social media Technology trends Web 2.0The very dynamic Adam Franklin and Toby Jenkins of Bluewire Media recently did a video interview of me, asking me about the trends driving how the web will shape business.

UX Week 2011 Videos Are Here

Adaptive Path

Seven weeks ago, an amazing group of about 500 creative individuals from around the world were all wrapped up in the warm n' fuzzy blanket of community and inspiration at UX Week 2011. UX Week 2011 | Jon Wiley | Whoa, Google Has Designers! Note: UX Week 2011 talks will be available on the Adaptive Path iPad app in a few weeks as we're busy migrating all videos to a new hosting service

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Reflections 2011

Clark Quinn

Finally, it does appear more organizations are getting the message about moving to a strategic position in terms of learning technology. On this, the shortest day of the year here in the northern hemisphere, it seems like a good time to reflect on the past year and look forward to the coming one. It’s certainly been an interesting year, and a good one personally. I feel there are lots of reasons to hope for good things to be coming too. The opportunities are big.

Curating our personal technology configurations

Nancy White

(Crossposted on Technology for Communities and Network Weaving CoP ). What is a Technology Configuration? What is your practice of managing your technology configuration from a particular practices perspective, such as network weaving?

2011 Predictions

Clark Quinn

Deeper uses of technology are going to surface: more data-driven interactions, complemented by both more structured content and more semantics. mobile social strategy technologyFor the annual eLearn Mag predictions, this year I wrote: I think we’ll see some important, but subtle, trends. These trends are precursors to some very interesting nascent capabilities, essentially web 3.0: system-generated content.

Reflections from 2011 on The World of Social Media

Luis Suarez

During the course of 2011 I have embarked on a whole bunch of business travelling. And throughout 2011 I had the huge opportunity to meet, and learn!,

Digital Technologies for 21st Century Democracy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The focus for this year’s conference was Digital Technologies for 21st Century Democracy. I was invited to attend the conference, and participate in the opening plenary panel on D igital Technologies and the Future of Governance. The panel was moderated by Beth Noveck , Professor of Law at the New York Law School , who until recently served in the White House as Deputy Chief Technology Officer and leader of the White House Open Government Initiative.

Technologies for collaboration and cooperation

Harold Jarche

That may change as collaboration technologies mature but for now any large organization should be looking at all three. Tweet Whether we’re working or learning, how we communicate is a key part of everything we do. Some web tools hinder communication while others may enable it.

The Puzzling Technology Adoption Discrepancy Between Individuals and Institutions

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The Foundation index, measures the fast moving advances in technology performance and adoption, as well as the shifts of global public policy that are reducing the barriers to entry and movement. This discrepancy in technology adoption has been observed for the past few years.

IBM’s Lotusphere 2011 Highlights – People-Centric vs. Content-Centric by Louis Richardson

Luis Suarez

Which Technologies Will Be the Biggest Deals?

Andy McAfee

I’m digging in on a project to better understand the ongoing digitization of business: the penetration of computer technology into more and more and more aspects of work. By ‘biggest impact’ I don’t mean anything like ‘largest IPO;’ instead, I’m trying to get a sense of which new/new-ish technologies will bring the biggest changes to the most companies and industries? Technologies to understand and produce natural human speech.

How technological and social change are feeding on each other in an accelerating spiral

Ross Dawson

In my recent keynotes I have frequently used variations on my Transformation of Business framework , which looks at how Technology Drivers and Social Drivers lead to a changed Business Landscape , and in turn New Drivers of Success. Yes, the forces of technological change are extraordinary.

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11 themes of the Zeitgeist for 2011

Ross Dawson

Our recently launch Map of the Decade triptych comprised three parts: the Map of the Decade , details on the ExaTrends of the Decade , and the 11 themes of the Zeitgeist for 2011. Zeitgeist for 2011. ZEITGEIST:2011.

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. My short answer: Technology.

Moodlemoot – Canada 2011

George Siemens

We (as in TEKRI ) are sponsoring/organizing the upcoming Moodlemoot in Edmonton from May 1-5, 2011. I’d happily nominate Moodle as the “technology with the greatest impact on education over the last decade&#. Stephen Downes and Martin Dougiamas are keynote presenters. I’m looking forward to the discussion opportunities around where learning management systems are heading.

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Graphic Facilitation Workshop July 2011

Nancy White

Graphic Facilitation Workshop 2011 ) We had a great time with the first version of this workshop in August of 2010 in BEAUTIFUL Rossland, BC. Graphic Facilitation Workshop 2011: Using Visuals for Effective Engagement. Earlybird Registration (before March 15, 2011): $640 CAD + HST (12%).

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Bill Sullivan, CEO of Agilent Technologies is a Chief Engagement Officer

Dan Pontefract

In my quest to highlight CEO’s that are truly game changers, believers & practitioners of the thoughts and concepts written in this space, I came across Bill Sullivan of Agilent Technologies.

Enterprise Social Technology – Review

Harold Jarche

Scott Klososky sent me a copy of Enterprise Social Technology with this handwritten note, “ If nothing else, it shows what can be done using crowd sourcing. &# The story of how this book was written provides an interesting subtext to its main subject.

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

Ross Dawson

Now our anonymity is compromised further through extraordinary advances in facial recognition technology. Facebook uses extremely accurate facial recognition technologies while Apple and Google own advanced platforms they are not yet using.

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Today show: Social media and technology trends for 2012

Ross Dawson

Yesterday I appeared on the Australia national breakfast program Today , talking about what we can expect in social media and technology in 2012. Social media Social networks Social trends Technology trends

Fantastic international comparative data on media, social media, and mobile

Ross Dawson

Here I will excerpt a few of the highlights from today’s Ofcom International Communications Market Report 2011 , which focuses on country comparative data. Future of media Social media Social trends Technology trends

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eLearning Conferences 2012

Tony Karrer

Past years eLearning Conferences 2011 , eLearning Conferences 2010 , eLearning Conferences 2009. The list focuses primarily on the use of eLearning, technology in educational settings and on teaching, learning, and educational administration. Clayton R.

Social Business Forum 2011 – On Collaboration by Luis Suarez

Luis Suarez

Indeed, mark your calendars as well for the Social Business Forum 2011. June is just around the corner and, once again, that can only mean that one of my favourite times of the year for conference events is about to kick off as well. Yes, that’s right!

Jobs, work and technology

Harold Jarche

Social technology is creating the effect of “social heads in the sand” by believing popular and influential ” are more important than the meaningful and significant. Tweet Here are some of the observations and insights that were shared on Twitter this past week. Irving Wladawsky-Berger: Jobs in the Age of Watson - via @raesmaa [automated & outsourced]. These non-routine cognitive tasks are beyond the scope of computer substitution for the foreseeable future.

The Fallacy of Digital Natives

Dan Pontefract

I also believe there is an improved way in which we should be articulating the use of technology in the learning continuum. Learning and technology has nothing to do with generational divides. Learning and technology has nothing to do with generational divides.

It’s Time to Try Social Technologies by Kevin Jones

Luis Suarez

Let’s keep plussing and trying out these social technologies!