14 Articles on MOOCs

Jay Cross

Of course, we still don’t know how much the courses will change the education landscape, and there are plenty of skeptics. The technology driving this change is already at work, and nothing can stop it. great article collection. Barnett (2002) had his own interpretations of knowledge in relation to uncertainty and change. Article: [link]. Winds of Change: Is Higher Education Experiencing a Shift in Delivery?,

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THE Article - Full Interview

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

I was interviewed by Chris Parr for an article that appeared in the Times Higher Education supplement today (October 17). The concept of ''learning objects'' as defined by people like Wayne Hodgins in 1994 envisioned a set of interoperable pieces of learning software, but over time came to resemble books and videos produced by publishers - learning objects were changed, in other words, from something interactive and dynamic to something static and passive.


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Favourite Posts and Articles of 2013 That I Read

Dan Pontefract

The trips as a wee child to the massive toy store — where I could peruse for hours the array of colourful boxes and bins yearning for my attention and my parent’s wallet — reminds me of those internet enabled humans willingly writing posts and articles for the enjoyment (and learning) of all. Want to Change Culture? Do Not Start A Culture Change Project! If you’re trying to change how your company works, you probably won’t by John Stepper.

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changing with change

Harold Jarche

“ To change with change is the changeless state. fred_laloux : Why I can’t get myself to write an article on employee well-being. Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. – Bruce Lee” via @janhoglund. Nick Milton : “Internal competition is like a late frost that kills all your green shoots” @dhinchcliffe : The Underlying Laws of Cloud & Social.

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AI Technologies Are Fundamentally Changing How Work Gets Done

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The expanded scope will change the value employers place on tasks, and the types of skills most in demand.”. The data set generated by these methods provides much more detail about the changes in tasks within jobs and in skill requirements than traditional survey data.

Applying platform strategy to Facebook Instant Articles

Ross Dawson

Probably the most reported aspect of my opening keynote at INMA World Congress in New York last week on Creating the Future of News was my response to an audience question about how publishers should think about Facebook’s new offer to publishers to host their articles for mobile viewing. The post Applying platform strategy to Facebook Instant Articles appeared first on Trends in the Living Networks.

Best articles on working smarter

Jay Cross

How Business Must Change — in 30 seconds - Jay Cross , November 24, 2011. Best of Working Smarter Daily. November 1, 2011 to November 25, 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 patterns, social psychology, value network analysis, anthropology, complexity theory, and more.

The Changing Nature of the Liberal Arts in the Digital Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

A few years ago, for example, I came across an article about the efforts of Roger Martin to transform business education. This is nicely explained in Digital Humanities : How data analysis can enrich the liberal arts , an article recently published in The Economist.

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Agile eLearning - 27 Great Articles

Tony Karrer

Making Change Agile, Lego and Training: The common factors. - The first couple of responses to this month's LCBQ Addressing I Want it Now #LCBQ have come in and Kasper Spiro's caught my eye: On demand: agile e-Learning development #LCBQ. Like Kasper, I'm very familiar with Agile in software development. I was not as familiar with it in terms of eLearning development. So, I wanted to pull together some reading and resources around Agile eLearning , Agile ADDIE , etc.

Resisting Change – Luddites Unite!

Luis Suarez

No wonder I keep musing about another rather thought-provoking sentence she put together as well in that superb article: ‘ Technological change does not automatically equate with progress ’. And that would probably explain why, nearly at the end of 2016, we are still so averse to any kind of (technological) change, specially, inside organisations. We all know change is hard, very hard, yet, we all acknowledge that, if anything, change is inevitable.

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Net Work Learning article

Harold Jarche

I wrote an article, called Net Work Learning, for the journal that is distributed to members and conference attendees. Believe it or not, what I really like about print publishing is that an editor makes changes and also decides what to highlight or what works best as a call-out. Here are the call-outs from the journal article: Individuals can act both locally and globally without the aid of formal organizations. Change begins when ideas meet new technology.

Jay Changes Direction

Jay Cross

More than 50 articles. My book Aha! Learn for Yourself challenges readers to consider where they’ve been in their careers and where they’re headed. I feel obligated to practice what I preach. My career in the learning business is at a turning point. My history by type of learning is below. I have one foot in retirement now; I’ve been at this for nearly fifty years! Reflection on Career by Decade. Sixties and into Seventies. Student. AB Social Science, MBA.

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OMG, its culture change time

Dave Snowden

And of course once blame has been allocated we end up with a visitation from the cultural change specialists with their tool kit of communication plans, key drivers, motivational posters, games and the like. It's a form of aversion therapy really, change now or we'll put you through a re-education programme. Hat tip to Euan Semple for the link by the way as it inspired this posting but it's a pretty shallow article. I'll quote from that article.

Continuous, Curated Learning: The Business Case (New article in the MWL Magazine)

Jane Hart

New article by Stephen Walsh of Anders Pink: “we need curated content to help us stay sharp and continuously learn. In our view, the modern learning professional is ideally placed drive this change in the organisation. ” Read the full article here: Continuous, Curated Learning: The Business Case. But who’s going to find and filter this content? Most people don’t have the time to do it for themselves every day.

Changing Role of the 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. 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.

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The Internet of Things is Changing the World

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

“How the world will change as computers spread into everyday objects,” is the title of the lead article in a comprehensive review of the Internet of Things (IoT) in a r ecent issue of The Economist.

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Learning from Slime Mold : An article on how to survive and thrive in ever-changing environments

Adaptive Path

There I met Stacy Surla, who invited me to write an article on the topic for the August/September 2009 issue of The Bulletin of the American Society for Information Science and Technology. The article went live this week, so you can read the full story on learning from slime mold. We’re also excited that this article debuted video examples for the first time in Bulletin content. You can read the full article here: Web version (html).

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When Context Transcends Change Management

Luis Suarez

What if everything we have been told about Change Management over the course of the last few decades was all just … plain wrong? What if research keeps telling us, over and over again, how ’ most change efforts fail ’ ? What if we have been approaching change initiatives from the wrong side of the spectrum and we never realised about it till now when it might be a bit too late already? Isn’t it time for us all to shift gears and, at long last, change ?

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Climate Change, Waste & Festivals: a collective fight needing a common understanding

Dave Snowden

it also has the potential to mobilise momentum and drive change through the sharing of stories about what people are doing to make the world a better place. Building small, incremental change has always been the complexity mantra. When thinking about change and transformation, we were particularly interested in the idea of apathy, simplicity and the importance of time, e.g. are people thinking ahead or are there “more important things to do”?

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Human Capital and the Changing Nature of Work

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

But on balance, such fears appear to be unfounded, noted the World Bank in a comprehensive recent report on The Changing Nature of Work. In a recent article in Foreign Affairs , World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim warned that the world is facing a Human Capital Gap. “Governments in pursuit of economic growth love to invest in physical capital - new roads, beautiful bridges, gleaming airports, and other infrastructure. How is the Nature of Work Changing?

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[2b2k] The encyclopedia of changes

David Weinberger

I just shared a cab with James Bridle , a UK publisher and digital activist (my designation, not his) who is the brilliance behind the printing out of the changes to the Wikipedia article on the Iraq War. It turns out that those changes — just the changed portions — fill up twelve volumes. Of course it also shows the power of the cognitive surplus : we just casually created twelve volumes of changes in our spare time.

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Changing Role of the 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. Post Type: Blog post. It seems that, for years, people have been writing obituaries for the corporate Learning Management System (LMS). 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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New article in the MWL Magazine: An employee’s Personal Learning Space lies at the heart of MWL– not a LMS

Jane Hart

New article by Jane Hart, Centre for Modern Workplace Learning. “… in the modern workplace, it really isn’t appropriate to use the LMS to try and track everything everyone learns in the organisation. Read the full article here: An employee’s Personal Learning Space lies at the heart of MWL– not a LMS.

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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100 eLearning Articles and White Papers

Tony Karrer

My collection of eLearning Articles, White Papers, Blog Posts, etc. Keeping Up with the Pace of Change Informal learning will help employees survive in the future workplace 3. There are some very interesting changes going on in the world of e-learning that seem to have crept up on practitioners. eLearn magazine: Feature Article Ten Web 2.0 eLearn: Opinions Good short article on characteristics of 2.0 eLearn: Feature Article E-learning 2.0

The Leader's Guide to Radical Management: Leading change? Start.

Steve Denning

Main | My New Years Resolutions » December 22, 2010 Leading change? Start with the heart People are always asking me: how they can possibly change their workplace when the forces in favor of the status quo seem so oblivious of the need for change, so confident that what they are doing now is right, so entrenched and resistant, so skeptical of change? " It's an important article, with great suggestions from Noa as to how to apply it.

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The True Value of a Good Education: Adaptability to a Changing Environment

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

A number of recent articles have been questioning whether a PhD is worth it. As this 2013 article notes, “only 12.8% After citing similar negative statistics, “you would think that this kind of information, which has already been discussed in many news articles and books over the years, would dissuade universities from admitting more students,” notes The Ever-Ti ghtening Job Market for Ph.Ds A number of other studies and articles have reached similar conclusions.

The Power of Reflection in an Ever-Changing World

Charles Jennings

(I wrote the original piece this article is based on for Training Industry Quarterly in Winter, 2012. I feel it still speaks to a key issue for building high performance that has barely been touched by many L&D professionals). Reflective Practices In a world where speed and agility are the driving forces for most of our organisations we tend value our ability to look forward rather than to backwards. Yet one of the most useful tools for effective learning and development is reflection.

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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; . As this recent Forbes article succinctly points out in its title - How Cloud Computing is Fueling the Next Startup Boom , - “today’s entrepreneurs have an incredible resource available at their fingertips at minimal cost - cloud computing.” .

Artificial Intelligence for Good: A Few Good Articles To Read #AI4Good

Beth Kanter

The article includes list of proposed best practices for use of AI in development and other social good fields. I shared a few more examples of AI-driven fundraising here ) 3) Campaign Content: Examples of nonprofits using Quilt.AI , which takes every organization’s digital imprint and lets a nonprofit to better understand data patterns in large amount of data to predict changes in human behavior.

The latest in changing higher education

Nine Shift

Three people within a week sent me an article about the latest idea for changing higher education. In each case, my honest response was that the person who sent me the article was doing more and more exciting things in changing higher education than the ideas in the article. What this tells me is we have moved into a different stage in the transformation of higher education. Higher education has entered a new phase in being transformed.

Human Learning is Not About to Change Forever

Clark Quinn

In my inbox was an announcement about a new white paper with the intriguing title Human Learning is About to Change Forever. And that’s not changing in any fundamental way in the near future. As a famous article once had it: phenotypic plasticity triumphs over genotypic plasticity (in short, our human advantage has gained via our ability to adapt individually and learn from each other, not through species evolution).

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A Concise and Brilliant Peer-Reviewed Article on Writer's Block.

Bob Sutton

How to Be a Good Boss in a Bad Economy| Featured HBR Article. Howard Gardner: Changing Minds: The Art and Science of Changing Our Own and Other Peoples Minds. Guy Kawasaki: Enchantment: The Art of Changing Hearts, Minds, and Actions. May: The Shibumi Strategy: A Powerful Way to Create Meaningful Change. Chip Heath: Switch: How to Change Things When Change Is Hard. Leading a Great Enterprise through Dramatic Change. Bob Sutton.

Complexity and change

Harold Jarche

In a rapidly changing world, the knowledge that matters the most is tacit knowledge — the knowledge that we have all accumulated from our experiences that we have a hard time expressing to ourselves, much less to each other. Changing Practice. Evidence that change does not come from within, in this ASTD article via @JaneBozarth. Interesting things I learned on Twitter this past week. Complexity.

Web 2.0 and Change Present Challenges to Many Learning Executives

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

and Change Present Challenges to Many Learning Executives. Jay spoke with Learning Executives Briefing about informal learning and the changing role of the CLO. is changing the nature of business and enabling incredibly powerful connections. That is changing the whole show. It’s also changing informal learning. LXB: Is the nature of the learner changing that much? In an article you wrote recently you said that there are “fewer limits to potential.”

Disruptive Innovations and Organizational Change

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The culture of the institution was not able to stretch enough to be able to implement the needed changes. Much as we often talk about embracing change as a positive experience, change is in fact very difficult, even painful for many people. Incremental changes are much easier, because you are essentially improving existing products and services while continuing to sell to and support a similar client base.

Changing Nature of Work: The Labor Recession Will Outlast the.

Kevin Wheeler

Home About Future of Talent Subscribe Over the Seas Thoughts on Recruiting, Learning and Other Things as I Ramble around the World Changing Nature of Work: The Labor Recession Will Outlast the Economic Recession by Kevin Wheeler on February 28, 2010 Negotiating the conditions of employment, hedging one job with another, being wary of accepting full-time jobs that put at risk other work or that compromise skills — those are becoming the normal patterns for accomplished professionals.

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2010 in Review Part 4: Top 100 articles of 2010

Jane Hart

Blog C4LPT Jane Hart Advice Workshops Social Learning Handbook Resources Contact 2010 in Review Part 3: My year in reflective blogging The Year of Social Media 2010 Infographic 2010 in Review Part 4: Top 100 articles of 2010 On December 29, 2010, in Uncategorized , by Jane Hart At the end of 2008 and 2009 I produced a list of my favourite 100 articles during the year.  If you enjoyed this article, please consider sharing it!

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70:20:10 – Above All Else It’s a Change Agent

Charles Jennings

“Progress is impossible without change; and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.” That’s a large variance, not an exact number, but it does suggest that we need to look beyond formal learning if we’re to help create a step-change in performance. Although the 70:20:10 model is primarily a change agent , the numbers do serve as a useful reminder that most learning occurs in the workplace rather than in formal learning situations.

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Huff Post Flunks Own "Why The World is Changing" Test

Nine Shift

The Huffington Post and its blogger Gustavo Tanaka get 4 of their 8 reasons why the world is changing correct. Thanks to NineShifter Cem Erdem for sending me this link to Tanaka's article. That's 50%, an 'F.' This week we address all 8 reasons. Here's the 4 he gets right. No one can stand the employment model any longer." YES Just like 100 years ago, today's employment model is obsolete. It was created for the factory system of the Industrial Age, which doesn't exist in the U.S.

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Learning is Behaviour Change: why is it often so hard to help it happen?

Charles Jennings

A fascinating article recently published on the Fast Company blog should be required reading for all learning and talent professionals as well as for leaders and managers. Alan Deutschman, the author of ‘ Change or Die ’ makes a pretty stark statement about people’s reluctance to change: “What if a well-informed, trusted authority figure said you had to make difficult and enduring changes in the way you think and act? Could you change when change really mattered?

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Reflecting on the State of Enterprise 2.0 as an Organizational Culture Change Agent

Dan Pontefract

to solely be defined as a technology change and not a behavioural change for our organizations. have more to do with an organizational and leadership behavioural change than the discovery of people through content and technology? It didn’t matter what session you sat in on, the thread was similar and centred on the changes that are needed to make the organization more fluid, dynamic, collaborative and arguably more human as we shift into the second gear of the 21st century.

Disruptive Innovations and Organizational Change

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The culture of the institution was not able to stretch enough to be able to implement the needed changes. Much as we often talk about embracing change as a positive experience, change is in fact very difficult, even painful for many people. Incremental changes are much easier, because you are essentially improving existing products and services while continuing to sell to and support a similar client base.