The Top 100 Tools for Learning 2012 list is revealed

Jane Hart

But now for the complete 2012 Top 100 Tools list. a list of the Winners and Losers in 2012 - compared to 2011. - and a categorised list of tools, called Best of Breed 2012. Top Tools for Learning 2012 from Jane Hart. Top Tools 2012This year’s Top 100 Tools for Learning list (the 6th Annual Survey) has been compiled from the votes of 582 learning professionals worldwide – 55% working in education, 45% working in non-educational organizations.

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Top 100 Tools for Learning 2012: 6th Annual Survey

Jane Hart

I am currently compiling the 6th Annual, Top 100 Tools for Learning 2012 list based on the contributions of learning professionals worldwide – and invite you to share your own Top 10 Tools for Learning. Voting closes Sunday 30 September and the Top 100 Tools List 2012 will be revealed on 1 October 2012. Top Tools 2012The Top 100 Tools for Learning 2011 list has now had over 100,000 views on the C4LPT website and over 500,000 views on Slideshare.

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Top 50 Articles of 2012

Jane Hart

However, this year, I’ve decided to keep the list to just 50 – that is the 50 articles I enjoyed most from my 2012 Reading List. For the last 4 years I have produced a Top 100 articles of the year list. Once again I’ve created a Wordle to visualize the key themes emerging from the titles of the 50 articles. As for the 50 articles – you’ll find them HERE - listed in chronological order. Social learning

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Interlocutors of 2012 (the goats are better for it)

Dan Pontefract

I wrote about it at the beginning of 2012 and here we are, the last post of mine for the year, and I’m back yapping about it again. Were you an interlocutor in 2012? By the end of 2012, each of the goats had established an online presence through blogging sites. If not, they’d be wise to take lessons from these fine folk who regularly acted as interlocutors with the goats over the year 2012: Nancy Miller. Thanks for dropping by in 2012.

What corporates can learn from the Top 10 Tools for Learning 2012

Jane Hart

On 1 October I released the Top 100 Tools for Learning 2012 list , and in my introductory analysis I said. So in this post, I wanted to take a look at the Top 10 Tools on the 2012 list, and briefly suggest what corporates can learn from them in order to appreciate how workplace learning is a much wider concept than just creating content or running webinars. I’ll take a look at some of the other tools on the 2012 list in further postings. Top Tools 2012

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2012: That was the year that was

Jane Hart

In the first of two reviews of 2012, here are the 10 most popular posts on my own blog this year – based on viewing stats, tweets and FB likes. 1 - The Top 100 Tools for Learning 2012 list is revealed. On 1 October 2012 I revealed the results of the 6th Annual Survey of Tools for Learning – the Top 100 Tools for Learning 2012 – and provided a brief analysis of the results.

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Dan’s Personal 2012 Goals

Dan Pontefract

In 2012, perhaps for my own personal sake of honesty and tranparency (or is it mid-life crisis stupidity?), In no particular order, my personal goals for 2012 are as follows: Cycle the mountains in Lucca , Italy with better half by Aug, 30. interlocutor personal reciprocity 2012 goals sharing

Voting for the Top 100 Tools for Learning 2012 is now open

Jane Hart

teacher, academic, trainer, consultant, developer, practitioner, analyst, etc) and active in the field of (e-)learning, please share your Top 10 Tools for Learning to help me build the 2012 Top 100 Tools list. Top Tools 2012This is the 6th annual Top 100 Tools for Learning list I will be compiling based on the contributions of learning professionals worldwide.

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Voting closes in a few days for the Top Tools for Learning 2012. Please cast your vote.

Jane Hart

Voting closes: 12 noon BST (=GMT+1) Sunday 30 September 2012. Top 100 Tools for Learning 2012 will be revealed on Monday 1 October 2012. Please share your own Top 10 Tools for Learning to help me build the 2012 Top 100 Tools list. Top Tools 2012This is the 6th annual Top 100 Tools for Learning list I am compiling from the contributions of learning professionals worldwide. Now over 400 votes in!

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Interlocutor: The Word of 2012

Dan Pontefract

If 2011 was about quid-pro-quo … or reciprocity as I deemed it, it’s my wish for the year 2012 to be about the interlocutor. The goal for 2012? Let 2012 be about the interlocutor. Interlocu-what? Let’s first start with the definition. An interlocutor is: An individual that actively takes part in a conversation with other individuals; someone who speaks or facilitates a conversation. Let’s face it, the shift to a virtual operating model is on.

Pick of the month: October 2012

Jane Hart

1 - Defining social learning – Marcia Conner, 4 October 2012. ” 2 - Can Learnist hold the key to enterprise learning - Paul, 5 October 2012. ” 3 - Everything you know will eventually be wrong – Daniel Engber, Truth Decay, 5 October 2012. ” 4 - How a SoMe Evangelist Became a SoMe Realist - Social media strategery, 15 October 2012. ” 5 - Discovery learning is the new higher learning - Don Tapscott, Globe and Mail, 15 October 2012.

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2012 Exactly Like 1912

Nine Shift

A rich man, in Churchill's 1912 book about society then, like today, believes he alone is responsible for his success, noting, "I'ved tried to do my duty as I saw it, and it comes to this - - that we who have spent the best years of our lives in striving to develop this country have no thanks from our children or from any one else." .


Pick of the Month: September 2012

Jane Hart

With the release of the Top 100 Tools for Learning 2012 on 1 October, my Pick of the Month for September is coming a little later than normal. So this time I am simply going to list my 5 favourites articles from last month, once again with some “soundbites” If you’d like to see what else I found of interest in September, you can see the articles listed in my 2012 Reading List.

Pick of the Month: July 2012

Jane Hart

“In 2012, the only thing left standing between you and knowledge is your will to learn.” ” If you’d like to see all of the articles I bookmarked in July, you can find them in my 2012 Reading List. July was chock full of great articles and blog posts so here are just some of the articles that I bookmarked – together with a snippet from each which showed you why they caught my eye.

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New! 2012+ Trends Map

Trends in the Living Networks

Here is Richard’s Trend Map for 2012, once again breaking new ground in communicating trends and ideas. Richard Watson of and I have collaborated extensively over the years, including on numerous client projects. Richard is very well-known for his Trend Blend annual series of maps ( here are the 2007-2010 trend maps ). I collaborated with Richard on several of them but not on the more recent ones, partly as he is now based in London.

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2012 in Words and Pictures

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Making fun of the rich and their excesses is nothing new, but nobody did it better than Psy in 2012, and boy, it needed doing! Psy is but one of a collection of Korean musicians who hit the charts in 2012 - I spent a week in September exploring bands like Sistar, Girls' generation, Big Bang, SM Town, The Wonder Generation, and the puzzling Man With a Mission (from Japan). billion in the first half of 2012, which amounts to a 27.8%

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[2b2k] PDF 2012 – In Defense of Echo Chambers

David Weinberger

Here is the text of a short talk I gave at PDF yesterday. I did not use slides, and I actually read from pieces of paper because I wanted to make sure that I stayed on time (it took about 8 minutes, I think) and did not stray too far from what I wanted to say. So, yes, I read a freaking paper at PDF. And yes, I am ashamed. On the other hand, I’m humbled and amazed to have been in the line-up of speakers that morning.

Summer 2012 Just Like Summer 1912

Nine Shift

Is it just me, or does summer 2012 seem just like summer 1912 Julie and Bill (pictured playing croquet) on vacation.


Pick of the Month: August 2012

Jane Hart

August is typically a quiet month, but there have been plenty of good blog posts and articles around. Here is my pick of the month’s reading - together with a snippet from each one which shows you why it caught my eye. Once again I’ve spotted a number of themes. Would you like an (almost) daily drip feed of great posts and articles? Then subscribe to Jane’s Pick of the Day ). 1 – Importance of self organised learning.

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My UX Week 2012 Mixtape

Adaptive Path

For almost any conference, the talks that linger most with me are those that help me see things from different perspectives, especially if they give me insight into how design challenges are solved in other fields. Three talks bubble up to the top in this sense, and if I could make a UX Week mixtape to hand out, three talks would definitely be on it, covering toy inventing, spacesuits, and the quest for creative inspiration. Bill McIntyre.

St David's Day 2012

Dave Snowden

St David's Day is the national festival of Wales. There are parades, concerts and festivals to celebrate the name day of the sixth century saint who was adopted at such during the all to brief period in which Wales was a nation as opposed to a set of warring Kingdoms or a satellite of England during the centuries from the Saxon and other invasions. George Bush showed more grace than Tony Blair in making St David's Day the official Welsh Day in the US.

Reaction to IMS Learning Impact 2012 Conference


We may have all been drinking the same cool-aid, but at the IMS Global Learning Consortium Learning Impact Conference in Toronto, there was a meeting of the minds.

State Of The Net 2012

Euen Semple

Nice to have a professionally shot video of my keynote at State Of The Net 2012 in Trieste earlier this summer. In it I go into some of the themes of my book and get a bit more philosophical than I usually do

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UX Week 2012 Recap: Experience Mapping FTW!

Adaptive Path

Last week at UX Week 2012, Chris Risdon and I had a blast teaching a workshop not once, but twice on the art and science of experience mapping. The practice of experience mapping is not new, but there has been a bit of a buzz in the community of late on how to create and use them (thanks in part to Chris' excellent blog post of the topic and his subsequent one-man road show ).

2012 Exactly Like 1912 - - Part II

Nine Shift

2012 is exactly like 1912, right down to a clear cut choice in the Presidential elections of both years. Both years 1912 and 2012 in the middle of the transition into the new economic age, with a need for new infrastructure and new social structures, a need for less inequality.

Presidential Election 2012 Just Like 1912 Election

Nine Shift

The 2012 Presidential Election, all agree (including me) is a clear choice. Just like 1912, when Americans had a choice between moving forward with the new economy of the 20th century, or not. They chose to move forward with Woodrow Wilson. Today the Tea Party wants to return to the last century. But it's unclear that voters will make the same choice as our great grandfathers did 100 years ago


2025 in 2012

Doc Searls

Marcel Bullinga is a Dutch futurist and author of Welcome to the Future Cloud. Today I got pointed on Twitter to a Q&A with Bullinga by Aaron Saenz at SingularityHub. Interesting stuff. An excerpt: SH: Welcome to the Future Cloud seems to be very supportive of intellectual property (IP) rights and digital rights managements (DRM). Are IP and DRM necessary to the development of a healthy future? MB: Yes and no. The trend is twofold.

Predictions for 2012: The Job Force Changes

Nine Shift

From 1912, we can easily predict a massive change in the job force for 2012 and beyond. In 1912, one in seven (14%) of the workers were servants. Within just a few decades most were out of a job- - as a servant. . The Industrial Age created factory jobs for those servants and their children. Today manufacturing jobs are disappearing, retail jobs will drop, car related jobs will disappear. What will they do? What did the servants do? There's your answer. .

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10 most popular posts of 2012

Jay Cross

Google Analytics tells me these are 2012′s greatest hits on Dan Pink’s new book. Dan Pink has written another best seller. The book won’t be released until December 31 but is already in its third printing.) The U.S. Government reports that one worker in eight is a sales person. Dan disagrees. He thinks we’re all sales people, even though a lot of us are engaged in “non-sales selling.”

EPIC 2012: Action-packed Tangible Empathy Workshop

Adaptive Path

I’m on my way back to San Francisco from Savannah, Georgia where I was facilitating a workshop at EPIC 2012. I can’t help but still feel the excitement from this past weekend. The attendees brought diverse expertise, were continually engaged, and left me with new perspective. EPIC Conference continues to promote ethnography and the study of human behavior applied to the business context.

Most popular posts about Working Smarter for July 2012

Jay Cross

July, 2012. JULY 25, 2012. We can officially declare massive open online courses (MOOCs) as the higher education buzzword for 2012. JULY 8, 2012. JULY 16, 2012. JULY 5, 2012. JANE HART | MONDAY, JULY 2, 2012. LUIS SUAREZ | WEDNESDAY, JULY 25, 2012. GEORGE SIEMENS | FRIDAY, JULY 6, 2012. DAVID WEINBERGER | FRIDAY, JULY 27, 2012. HAROLD JARCHE | WEDNESDAY, JULY 18, 2012. JANE HART | SUNDAY, JULY 15, 2012.

JAC 2012 – Joint Alumni Conference Event Highlights

Luis Suarez

As you may have seen from my recent live tweeting from over the last couple of days, I am returning back home from Zurich, Switzerland, one of my favourite European cities, after having presented at, and attended, the excellent Joint Alumni Conference 2012 event on what I think has been one of the most inspiring events that I have attended in a while. Luis Suarez Live Tweeting Highlights from #jac12 Event, Zurich, September 2012 from Luis Suarez.

2012 Big Train Year for United States

Nine Shift

Here's the third 'game-changer' passenger train story of the year for the United States. Too exciting. NineShifters Guy Felder in Houston, Mickey Hodges, and Timothy Draves all sent me links to this big story. Trains have replaced planes for travel between New York and Washington DC, and between New York and Boston. One has to assume, therefore, that trains have replaced cars for business travel between these cities as well. Here's the story.

eLearning Conferences 2012

Tony Karrer

link] January 2012 January 2-4, 2012 College Teaching and Learning Conference, sponsored by the Clute Institute for Academic Research, Orlando, California, USA. link] January 3-6, 2012 National Institute on the Teaching of Psychology (NIToP), 34 th , annual, The TradeWinds Island Grand Hotel, St. link] January 3-6, 2012 International Conference on Distributed Computing and Networking (ICDCN), 13 th , Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, China. Clayton R.

The Top Ten Stories of the Year 2012

Nine Shift

The year 2012 proved to be another exciting year in the history of the 21st Century. As NineShift predicted, 2012 was just like 1912, with inequality in wealth, building a new infrastructure, the struggle over whom should vote, and the need for more education the main themes. Thanks for a great 2012 for NineShift !

UX Intensive All New for 2012

Adaptive Path

Our first UX Intensive of 2012 will be held at De Rode Hoed in Amsterdam, The Netherlands on April 23-26. UX Intensive, our popular, globe-trotting, four-day workshop series is all new this year! 

Designed as a skills builder for practitioners, UX Intensive delivers the best tools and learnings from our practice in a workshop setting.

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Predictions for 2012: Will Week Ends Disappear?

Nine Shift

The "week end" was invented about 100 years ago. Will it disappear in this century? . From Downton Abbey, the matriarch in 1912 asks "What's a week end?" when the term is heard for the first time. Before the Industrial Age, people worked six days a week, taking off only the Sabath. So there was no work week, and thus no week end. The 8 hour work day and 5 day work week created week ends. Even in the early 1960s my father, city editor of a daily newspaper, worked Saturday mornings.

Dominant themes for 2012: transformation and beyond

Trends in the Living Networks

2012: 12 Themes – What to expect in the year ahead. I did quite a few media interviews on the 2012 themes, including on both of the national Australian breakfast TV shows, Sunrise and Today. On the Today show the frame was primarily about the technology and gadgets we could expect in 2012, so I covered some of the developments that are likely in social media and device interfaces. For me, the dominant theme of 2012 is of transformation.

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Predictions for 2012: "Nothing will ever change"

Nine Shift

In the midst of this enormous change, when 75% of life is changing within just 20 years, one of more common beliefs is that "Nothing will ever change." . I was in one of my favorite taverns early this evening, having a $1.50 beer and talking with a guy about global warming, trains, and of course politics. He said "Nothing will ever change.".

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UX Intensive Amsterdam 2012: Strategy Day Snapshot

Adaptive Path

On Monday, April 23, we kicked off our first UX Intensive event of 2012 at the Rode Hoed in Amsterdam. UXI is four days of participatory workshops focused on different aspects of the work we do: Design Strategy, Design Research, Interaction Design, and Service Design. Patrick Quattlebaum got us started by leading the Design Strategy day. Here's a glimpse of the experience. Patrick shares the stage with a participant, who represents his team's work on business strategy sensing.

The leading indicators of social business maturity in 2012

Dion Hinchcliffe

The consumer numbers of social media are well understood and it's the leading way people engage online. However, the numbers are a bit murkier for social business, yet an interesting picture has emerged. CIO Collaboration Consumerization IT Priorities Software

Open business: Sharing our group priorities for 2012 – Why not?

Trends in the Living Networks

Following that, I am now sharing our group 2012 Priorities. The 2012 priorities document was created for our own internal use to guide our activities and use of resources through this year. The 2012 priorities document covers all of the business activities across the group. The 2012 priorities is explicitly a group-wide view, across all the companies. As I get the chance I will write more about many of the specific projects and work covered in our 2012 priorities.

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UX Intensive Amsterdam 2012: Research Day Snapshot

Adaptive Path

Continuing our coverage of UX Intensive Amsterdam, day two featured Design Research (see Day 1: Design Strategy here ) taught by Paula Wellings. Paula led the group from start to finish on defining research goals and objectives, methods to collect and analyze data, and how to effectively communicate findings to clients and stakeholders in order to move research toward design. Exercises included field research using methods learned throughout the day. A wall full of stickies shows the findings.