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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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." . He said "Nothing will ever change.". Then I went home and watched another episode of Downton-Abbey, where the chauffeur of the newfangled motor car tells his lord's daughter about his views on society, saying "Nothing will ever change."

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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% I couldn't change the battery.

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Changing Role of the LMS


Perhaps, if we point them towards the Ebbinghaus forgetting curve, we might help them to change their minds.). To meet these challenges, it’s not really the LMS that is changing, but the role it plays in a wider learning and corporate ecosystem. It seems that, for years, people have been writing obituaries for the corporate Learning Management System (LMS).

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St David's Day 2012

Dave Snowden

His observation that the Israeli-Palistinian issue is " the most carefully controlled and fastidiously managed debate in American political life " is regrettably all too true and prevents meaning action for change in that region. St David's Day is the national festival of Wales.

The Paradox of Preparing for Change

John Hagel

Here’s an example: the best way to prepare for change is to decide what isn’t going to change. The theme of the gathering was “Changing the Game.” They gave me exactly three minutes to offer some thoughts on the best way to prepare for change. Talk about preparing for change! Well, I learned that change can be really, really exciting – it was an awesome opportunity to explore the globe at a very young age and experience so many diverse cultures.

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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. Voting closes on Sunday 30 September, but you can always update your list again in September if it changes. 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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2025 in 2012

Doc Searls

We must change this, or the future will turn into a privacy nightmare. 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.

Mobile Changes Everything?

Clark Quinn

So why is this game-changing? As a prelude to a small webinar I’ll be doing next week (though it also serves to tee up the free Best of mLearnCon webinar I’ll be doing for the eLearning Guild next week as well, here’re some deliberately provocative thoughts on mobile: According to Tomi Ahonen , mobile is the fastest growing industry ever. But just because everyone has one, what does it mean ?

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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. The Foundation index has been growing at a ten percent CGR since 1993, and is the primary driver of all the other changes.

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Pick of the Month: July 2012

Jane Hart

The month was dominated for me by the continuing need for change both in education and in the workplace. 1 – Change in Higher education. Change is always difficult – but just take a look at some of the things our ancestors said about change in their day , in Ballpoint pens…the ruin of education in our country - from Nick Sauers. 2 – Change in the Training Department.

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10 most popular posts of 2012

Jay Cross

Google Analytics tells me these are 2012′s greatest hits on It’s not that training departments have started screwing up; it’s that the world around them has changed. 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.

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. The dramatic entrance of elite US universities into online learning will change the education landscape globally. GEORGE SIEMENS.

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.

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.

eLearning Conferences 2012

Tony Karrer

Please note that events, dates, titles, and locations may change; thus, CHECK the specific conference website. ssatnationalconference/ November 30-December 2, 2011 Crossing Borders for Change in Southern African Higher Education , sponsored by the Higher Education Learning and Teaching Association of Southern Africa (HELTASA), hosted by the Nelson Mandel Metropolitan University, Port Elizabeth, South Africa. link] January 10-13, 2012 Higher Ed Tech Summit, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.

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. There's no question life is changing now. Thanks for a great 2012 for NineShift !

Traditional training structures are changing

Harold Jarche

The rapid pace of change is unlikely to abate in the near future. From this, it’s clear — traditional training structures, based on institutions, programs, courses and classes, are changing. Probably the biggest change we are seeing in online training is that the content delivery model is being replaced by more social and collaborative frameworks.

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Pick of the Month: August 2012

Jane Hart

But just adding social media onto existing traditional business processes isn’t going to change very much on its own, and in the same way, simply adding social media into the training process isn’t going to make much difference either. 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.

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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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The training world is changing

Harold Jarche

From the Citrix GoTo Blog : Open online courses, talent management, social collaboration: The training world is changing. One of the biggest changes we are seeing in online training is that the content-delivery model is being replaced by social and collaborative frameworks. Training development professionals should be part of that change. Traditional training structures, based on institutions, programs, courses and classes, are under pressure.

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Cultural change in Singapore

Dave Snowden

If you come to a country once or twice a year (more frequently at times) you get a better sense of change than if you live there. There was concern about innovation and programmes were put into place (some of which I was involved in) to change that. Much is the same, much has changed. I'm back in Singapore for a week working on a portfolio of projects building on work over the past decade.

Changing the Book game

Clark Quinn

That may change, however. I was boarding a plane away from home as Apple’s announcement was happening, so I haven’t had the chance to dig into the details as I normally would, but just the news itself shows Apple is taking on yet another industry. What Apple did to the music industry is a closer analogy to what is happening here than what they did to the phone industry, however.

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Has NineShift Changed Elections?

Nine Shift

Has NineShift changed elections? . Union organizer Miles Campbell read NineShift. Then he talked with my brilliant co-author Julie Coates about it. Then based on the NineShift analysis of networks, he went and created a new campaign strategy, which he has named Relational Voter Plan (RVP). Instead of calling strangers or knocking on doors, with RVP campaigners only contact 20 friends. And those friends contact 20 others.

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Changing our stories

Euen Semple

Until The First World War there was the "big story" of the church and the establishment. Everything was in God's ordained order and those in power could be trusted. Darwin and the trenches blew a hole in that story. This was then replaced by two other big stories, Communism and Fascism, meeting mankind's need for a replacement for the God/Establishment story.

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Cloud and “Game Changing” Business Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

According to the report “cloud empowers six potentially game changing business enablers”: . market adaptability - rapid prototyping and innovation to quickly respond to rapidly changing market conditions; . e-books is another widely used, game changing cloud application that is already transforming the book publishing industry. I could not agree more that the potential for game changing business innovation is the true power of the cloud. .

The Web changes business

Harold Jarche

So you think the Web won’t change the business you’re in? Look at how these business models, which were all created since the birth of the Web, have managed to change entire industries. Given that 65% of todays’ students will end up in jobs that don’t exist today, we know work will change significantly in the next decade. The network economy is changing everyone’s business, and will significantly affect education and training as well.

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Things are changing

Harold Jarche

Here are some of the observations and insights that were shared via social media during the past week. MeriWalker – “ Higher education is like a corpse propped up in the corner of a building that’s rotting out from under it. ” ?@flowchainsensei flowchainsensei – “ How long will you tolerate domination, coercion and manipulation in the workplace? For as long as they pay you? ” You don’t need a banker – by @robpatrob.

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Prediction #1 for 2012: The Year to be Just Like 1912

Nine Shift

That amazing British TV series Downton Abbey illustrates the parallels between 1912 and 2012. The show begins in 1912 with the sinking of the Titanic, but its real insights come from the changes in daily living that the show portrays, changes we are going through today in 2012. This week we feature insights from Downton Abbey.

10 most popular blog posts on the living networks of 2012

Trends in the Living Networks

Open business: Sharing our group priorities for 2012 – Why not? For any student of potential disruptive technological advances, life extension inevitably looms as one that could completely change the condition of humanity. The post 10 most popular blog posts on the living networks of 2012 appeared first on Trends in the Living Networks.

State of the Net 2012 – People Tweet Tacit Knowledge – Part One

Luis Suarez

And all thanks to the State of the Net 2012 conference event , hosted in Trieste, Italy, by late June. From there onwards he starts advocating for how we need to revert that worrisome trend and encourage knowledge workers to not be afraid about writing what we think, what we know, what we say in face to face interactions about things that matter, because there is a great chance that in doing so we will have a good opportunity to change things that may work relatively well, or not.

Online Systems for Behavior Change

Tony Karrer

I've always believe that to truly have impact on performance, we need to be experts at Behavior Change. I've written a few times over the years on aspects of solutions that ultimately drive a change in behavior that leads to performance improvement. I'm now working on an very interesting project that is designed to lead to some important changes in behavior that has already had dramatic impacts. What do these systems do that leads to behavior change?

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Behavior Change as Value Proposition

Adaptive Path

There's a lot of academic research around the areas of persuasive technology and design for behavior change. I refer to this wave of products and services as "Behavior Change as Value Proposition." It's getting more exposure as technology has allowed products and services to have an increasingly pervasive role in people's lives. But where does persuasion live? How do we recognize these products in the wild?

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Changing Role of the LMS


Post Type: Blog post. It seems that, for years, people have been writing obituaries for the corporate Learning Management System (LMS). Just do a quick search for “LMS is dead” and you’ll find many blog posts, articles, webinars and conference presentations discussing its demise. Some people, myself included, have even been actively working towards this end trying to hasten its death through carefully worded argument and debate.

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State of the Net 2012 – People Tweet Tacit Knowledge – Part Two

Luis Suarez

Again it took place at the State of the Net 2012 event, the same one where Euan was also one of the keynote speakers. It will help change, or snape, your prospecting on managing things and people. (This is Part Two of the series … Part One can be found over here) And on that spirit of what the real impact of Social Computing is, we are going to move onwards on to the second keynote speaker session that I would want to share with you all and talk for a bit about it.

Preparing for change

Harold Jarche

Today, people with larger and more diverse networks have an advantage as professionals and in dealing with change. The pace of change will quicken though, so it’s best to be prepared. On Twitter , I asked: “Did you have an unexpected career change recently? Tweet One of the reasons (not the only one) behind our Net Work Literacy programme is to prepare people for a digital economy, much of which is blocked by organizational firewalls.

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Working Smarter, March 2012

Jay Cross

March 1, 2012 to March 30, 2012. And here are the top articles from this month: Habermas (1929- ): ideology, action but lost on new media - Donald Clark Plan B , March 30, 2012. A workscape perspective - Harold Jarche , March 25, 2012. Beyond Execution - Clark Quinn , March 27, 2012. What you see animates into what you get - David Weinberger , March 25, 2012. Learning Without Training - Jay Cross , March 5, 2012.

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All the Good Changes That Have Happened

Nine Shift

Just for me, and people like me who don't think change is happening or happening fast enough. sitting in the middle of the woods up north, where 5 years ago only dial-up was available, now logged on with DSL 24/7. 2.Trains are at record ridership. 3.Automobile driving continues to decline. 4.Suburbs now in decline. 5.Gay marriage pretty well a "done deal." 6.Those telecommuting continue to increase. 7.Both our presidential candidates have enacted health care legislation.

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Habitual change

Dave Snowden

Between 2012 and 2013 I completed the South Downs Way which involved more hills and longer distances along with the Ridgeway. Then I had the Diabetes diagnosis and that triggered drastic change which allowed me to start the Round Wales Walk and return to the mountains of Snowdonia not to mention discovering the Brecon Beacons anew. Changing habits is difficult, but there seems to a point where it suddenly becomes easier.

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New skills for the learning professional in changing times #chat2lrn

Jane Hart

Yesterday’s live Twitter chat #chat2lrn was about New skills for changing times. In an environment which is going to continue to change and evolve, L&D need to ensure they have the skills to support workplace learning that delivers performance improvement.” If L&D needs to change, does that also mean we have to take new approaches to what would be regarded as the more ‘traditional’ skills?” chat2lrn: Q2) Has your role changed and if so how?

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The Impact on Government of the Structural Changes in 21st Century Economies

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Most everyone agrees that economies and societies around the world are going through structural changes of a historical nature , driven by a number of powerful forces including digital technologies and globalization. Over the past two decades, companies, especially large, global companies, have been going through major transformations to help them adapt to these structural changes.

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Lotusphere and IBM Connect 2012 Highlights – Back to Basics of Conferences! #ls12 #ibmconnect

Luis Suarez

As more and more blog posts are starting to come along sharing further insights on some of the major highlights from the recent IBM Lotusphere and IBM Connect 2012 events held last week in Orlando, Florida, I guess it’s now time for me to start sharing my two cents on what both events were like, what I learned, what I thought were some pretty interesting developments and happenings, as well as a bunch of other tidbits that I think would prove useful to share over here in this blog.

How social data is changing the way we do business

Dion Hinchcliffe

The vast global firehose of social media today, combined with the emerging big data revolution, is now helping organizations accomplish things that were previously prohibitively expensive or even impossible. Big Data Enterprise Software Software Tech Industry

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