[liveblog] International Conf. of Univ. Libs: Morning talks

David Weinberger

We should reinvent our spaces, from social spaces to high-tech knowledge commons. We have to better understand and promote Open Access. Publishing is expensive, leading to more emphasis on Open Access. The way knowledge, culture, and science are created, distributed, and consumed is changing. The adoption rates are accelerating. Identify, normalize, render visible the knowledge that our universities are producing.” Open Source. Open Data.

The Best of Times, The Worst of Times: opportunities and challenges for the L&D profession

Charles Jennings

Rethink what’s gone before and adapt to change, or keep on doing what’s always been done in the hope beyond hope that it will work. This is all very positive, and an apparent validation of the existing work L&D departments are carrying out. Saving the worst to last, the CLC survey reported that when asked ‘ would you recommend working with your L&D department to your colleagues ’ only 14% responded positively and 52% were ‘net detractors’.

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The Future of the Training Department

Harold Jarche

Before industrialization, work was local or industry meant cottage-industry. About three hundred years ago, work became an organizational matter. Factories require groups of people working together. Clocks measure working hours instead of the sun. Frederick Taylor uses time-and-motion studies to find the one best way to do individual pieces of work. Mayo discovered the Hawthorne Effect, opening the study of motivation. Adopting new models of learning.

Thriving in the Net-Work Era

Jay Cross

Before industrialization, work was local or industry meant cottage-industry. About three hundred years ago, work became an organizational matter. Factories require groups of people working together. Clocks measure working hours instead of the sun. Frederick Taylor uses time-and-motion studies to find the one best way to do individual pieces of work. Mayo discovered the Hawthorne Effect, opening the study of motivation. Adopting new models of learning.

Reflecting on the first half of 2009

Jay Cross

Any remaining training staff will become mentors, coaches and facilitators who work on improving core business processes, strengthening relationships with customers and cutting costs. Wherever possible, we’re replacing proprietary software with open source. Workplace learning is morphing from blocks of training followed by working to a merger of work and learning: they are becoming the same thing. Adopting new models of learning.

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The Enterprise 2.0 Recovery Plan

Andy McAfee

As I got to work and tried to deliver results and benefits as quickly as possible, I’d be guided by a set of principles, many of which I’ve discussed in this blog: The company ‘knows’ the answers to our questions. The knowledge required to answer them exists within the workforce. This knowledge is widely diffused, constantly changing, and not contained in the mind of any single person (As Friedrich Hayek pointed out many years ago), but it is out there.