Stop creating, selling, and buying garbage!

Clark Quinn

This is not to touch on their commitment, but even if they did have courses, they’d likely still not be exposed to much about the emotional side, for instance. Good learning design is not something you pick up in a one week course, sadly. I hear tell of managers telling the learning unit “just do that thing you do” to avoid a conversation about actually looking at whether a course is the right solution, when they do try! Courses cure all ills, right?

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References on Lurking | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Home About Full Circle Contact Resources Wiki Full Circus Full Circle Associates connections for a changing world, online and offline… Feb 26 2010 References on Lurking Published by Nancy White at 3:28 pm under communities of practice , community indicators , facilitation , online facilitation , online interaction I was asked about some useful references on lurking and lurkers this week, so I thought I’d refresh myself with a few that I like. (I’ve

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Money Doesn't Necessarily Buy Competitive Advantage

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In his article, Schrage references a then recently published report, 2005: Money Isn’t Everything by the global management consulting firm Booz and Company. It then proceeds to succinctly articulate their overriding conclusion: “ Money doesn’t buy results. When products were simpler, industrial processes less mature, and competition less fierce, companies could make new products and be reasonably certain that their customers would buy them.

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Is Your Future Boss Horrible? A 10 Point Reference Check - Bob.

Bob Sutton

Financial sector: however good the pay, it doesnt buy results | Business | The Observer. Tina Seelig: What I Wish I Knew When I Was 20: A Crash Course on Making Your Place in the World. A 10 Point Reference Check.    We developed ten "reference check"  questions that you can ask people who have worked with and for your prospective boss -- or perhaps had him or her as a client -- to help determine if you are at risk of going to work for an asshole.

Catch up strategies in online courses | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Home About Full Circle Contact Resources Wiki Full Circus Full Circle Associates connections for a changing world, online and offline… Sep 11 2008 Catch up strategies in online courses Published by Nancy White at 6:42 pm under facilitation , learning My friend Bronwyn Stuckey wrote a blog post this week that rang bells for me. She was essentially asking, how do we catch up when we are lost or left behind in an online learning course/class/workshop?

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Guy Kawasaki Makes an Enchanting Offer: Buy One, Get One Free.

Bob Sutton

Financial sector: however good the pay, it doesnt buy results | Business | The Observer. Tina Seelig: What I Wish I Knew When I Was 20: A Crash Course on Making Your Place in the World. More Reasons Creativity Sucks: Creative People Seen as Having Less Leadership Potential » Guy Kawasaki Makes an Enchanting Offer: Buy One, Get One Free.   Buy this book and Robert Cialdini's classic Influence , and you've got the best two book on the subject. 

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Catch up strategies in online courses | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Home About Full Circle Contact Resources Wiki Full Circus Full Circle Associates connections for a changing world, online and offline… Sep 11 2008 Catch up strategies in online courses Published by Nancy White at 6:42 pm under facilitation , learning My friend Bronwyn Stuckey wrote a blog post this week that rang bells for me. She was essentially asking, how do we catch up when we are lost or left behind in an online learning course/class/workshop?

Catch up strategies in online courses | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Home About Full Circle Contact Resources Wiki Full Circus Full Circle Associates connections for a changing world, online and offline… Sep 11 2008 Catch up strategies in online courses Published by Nancy White at 6:42 pm under facilitation , learning My friend Bronwyn Stuckey wrote a blog post this week that rang bells for me. She was essentially asking, how do we catch up when we are lost or left behind in an online learning course/class/workshop?

Is It Sometimes Rational to Select Leaders Randomly? A Cool Old.

Bob Sutton

Financial sector: however good the pay, it doesnt buy results | Business | The Observer. Tina Seelig: What I Wish I Knew When I Was 20: A Crash Course on Making Your Place in the World.   Of course, this one of the broadest and most confusing topics on earth.    This is, of course, just a simulation of reality.  Listed below are links to weblogs that reference Is It Sometimes Rational to Select Leaders Randomly? Bob Sutton.

My bit in the Flow Book

Dave Snowden

I’m interrupting the flow of my posts about an anthro-complexity approach to strategy to reference a new book published today from my good friends John, Nigel and Brian. I look forward to ongoing work with the Flow team and in the meantime go out and buy it! .

How to understand regret ? and 2 ways to avoid it | Daniel Pink

Dan Pink

How to understand regret — and 2 ways to avoid it Sometimes when I’m stuck on a course of action, I use two techniques to help me decide. Basically, the paper shows that when people have two reference points by which they can evaluate their outcomes, they typically choose the one that helps them avoid regret and improve their moods. Ie: Can you change it and use it to make better future decisions, change your course? Dan Pink. Contact. Follow Dan on Twitter.

Do you want to DO design thinking? Start with the d.School's.

Bob Sutton

Financial sector: however good the pay, it doesnt buy results | Business | The Observer. Tina Seelig: What I Wish I Knew When I Was 20: A Crash Course on Making Your Place in the World. Last year, I wrote about the first Bootcamp Bootleg here, a compilation of materials and methods assembled by the team that teaches our introductory course on design thinking at the Stanford d.school , which we call Bootcamp. Bob Sutton.

Adopting The No Asshole Rule: Don't Bother If The Words Are.

Bob Sutton

Financial sector: however good the pay, it doesnt buy results | Business | The Observer. Tina Seelig: What I Wish I Knew When I Was 20: A Crash Course on Making Your Place in the World. " I am, of course, a big fan of this idea. Listed below are links to weblogs that reference Adopting The No Asshole Rule: Dont Bother If The Words Are Hollow : Comments. Bob Sutton. About Subscribe to this blogs feed Email Me Follow Me @ work_matters. Book Me For A Speech.

Irving Wladawsky-Berger: Leadership and Management Skills in the Knowledge Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In this course, I will examine how to leverage emerging, disruptive technologies to significantly transform a business or even a whole industry. The course will cover in detail the key areas involved in bringing complex technologies like the Internet to market, including strategy formulation and execution as well as organizational and cultural issues.

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Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: Misconceptions About China

John Hagel

Now, of course, there is a political entity known as China. In this context, the second China refers to the massive state-owned enterprises (SOEs) that still dominate the economic landscape in terms of employment and production statistics. When most Western executives go to China, they tend to meet with counterparts in the second China and these meetings become their frame of reference for thinking about the capabilities and potential of Chinese business.

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Online Facilitation Workshop | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

These may be moved after the first week to accommodate the participants, depending on the time zones represented.The workshop workspace will remain open for 30 days after the workshop for individuals to review materials and a CD of the workshop is also made available for future reference. Nancy has presented this course to over 450 individuals from all around the globe since 1999. Will you be organizing a course in early 2009?

Breaking the forest cycle

Dave Snowden

To be frank that chaperons would be a fail grade on any 101 Philosophy course at any respectable university. They also suggest the the whole simple-complex-chaotic distinction is a co-creation of myself and Stacy which again is simply wrong and the most elementary of literature searches would have told them that. So buy the book but proceed with extreme caution and be very very selective.

Flexuosity untangled

Dave Snowden

In the wider field of ideas, it takes time for the level of abstraction to permit codification for diffusion to take place (a reference here to Boisot’s I-Space). The overall goal is of course to hit the omega point with resources transferring from the old to the new, the upwards curve.

Learning Experience Portals?

Clark Quinn

Of course, they’re organized by the business unit offering them. And, of course, the resources aren’t all about learning. The in-the-moment video is as needed as is the course on a new skill. And I buy that. The hype is a concern: microlearning for instance (in one article that referred to the afore-mentioned in-the-moment video, glossing over that you may learn nothing from it and have to access it again). What is a learning experience platform?

Value

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

It is intended to represent a measurement of the 'benefit' something might produce - so 'economic value' might refer to the economic benefit., social value' might refer to the social benefit', and so on. In the interview the other day I rephrased this shorthand to refer back to Kant, who says (paraphrased) "each person is an end in and of themselves, and not a means to some end." If there's only one thing to buy, price as a concept loses all sense.

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Start with the 70. Plan for the 100.

Charles Jennings

BUY THE BOOK: www.702010institute.com The book is divided into 100 numbered sections across 313 pages in ‘coffee table’ format. 12 page bibliography with a wealth of references to supporting papers, books, articles, case studies and other material. The 70, 20 and 10 categories refer to different ways people learn and acquire the habits of high performance. ‘70’ 10 solutions include training and development courses and programmes, eLearning modules and reading.

Open Learning, Open Networks - Online Learning in 2020

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

I am working at home, this is my my personal home office as you can see especially cleaned up for this presentation and of course we have the economic crisis. And of course the question of credentials again comes up in this area.

PKM in Action. Part 2

Harold Jarche

Listening and conversing with people who are not like me and who think differently than I and who have many different experiences helps me grow in understanding … Putting myself into places (online and physical places) where serendipitous discoveries can happen is not efficient, and of course, cannot be planned. Siilasmaa therefore took some courses, attended lectures, and learned online.

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Institutional Support for Personal Learning

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

I've created myself so you can't go buy this or find this anywhere it works for me but. I'm just showing you how the courses are making the background here because I thought you might be curious to see what I do, maybe not but this way I can do it.

Training Method Trends

Clark Quinn

and Asynchronous (self-paced, online courses/courseware) are both going up a little, but actually shows slower rate of growth than classroom. But YOU won't get to build one, or buy one, or participate in one. If someone can get to your online reference (stored on a wiki) through their smart phone's browser, is that mobile learning? Steve Wexler who runs eLearningGuild research has been producing some really interesting information recently.

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The Real Goal of Open Educational Resources

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

UNESCO (again) - "For students, OERs offer free access to some of the world’s best courses and even degree programs. For teachers, ministries of education and governments, OERs provide free and legal access to some of the world’s best courses." OER ensures that students have access to all course material from the first day of class." It will be used, of course. I can buy the 3rd edition for about $CAD 18.

My 25 Years of Ed Tech

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Of course, that was not Weller's objective. I taught myself something called MVS-JES3 and also took a communications course called 'On the Way Up'. Baker's philosophy of mind class used a mainframe discussion board to argue course topics back and forth - I still have the complete archives from those discussions. And I started teaching courses, both for staff and evening students, teaching them about the fundamentals of the internet. But of course that's just a theory.

Harnessing the True Potential of Internet of Things Technology

John Hagel

For those who aren't familiar with IoT, it refers to a set of technologies that help to connect physical objects like buildings, machines and even human bodies into networks so that they can communicate with each other and so that we as humans can connect with these physical objects as well. Of course, the customers have to be willing to share this information with you.

Reading styles

Dave Snowden

Buy many books, skim them fast, re-read a few marking them in the margins and making notes on those blank pages at the back. Even if you re-read you are probably still not getting deep down and you tend to forget to flag references. Of course her academic training was in biology so that may reinforce my suggested science-humanites difference. Of course skim reading is not satisfied by summaries or anthologies, those are the result of some other person's perceptual filters.

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just checking the box

Harold Jarche

But as I describe in the background story, we did not buy cheaper part-task trainers or procedural trainers in the initial project budget. Our training experts were too busy designing courses. The references I used as a civilian included: The Use of Work Domain Analysis for the Design of Training Systems. Were the two recent crashes of Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft a result of inadequate training, or design and safety flaws resulting from a lack of regulator oversight?

Missing In Action (Again!): The Customer

Steve Denning

Their customers buy more, spend more, return more often, and stay longer.”. It’s exactly the same problem that I noted last week with the popular blog post, “12 Things Good Bosses Believe”, which totally omits any explicit reference to the customer. The health sector continues on its course to bankrupt the country. The key to an enduring future is to have a customer who is willing to buy goods and services both today and tomorrow.

General or specific change

Clark Quinn

I was reflecting on the two books I recently wrote about, Scaling Up and Changing the Game , versus the cultural approach of the Learning Organization I wrote about years ago (and refer to regularly). Let’s be clear, it cannot be done without executive buy-in and leadership, but L&D can be the instigator in this case.

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Remaking education in the image of our desires

George Siemens

From the references to Milken’s presentation during the conference, it was clear that he applied that lens to education. People buy into ideals and beliefs, often only to synchronize with people around them. Teachers and educators were most often referred to negatively. Stories like this – teachers union close to banning online courses – indicate the difficulty of systemic change.

Storytelling & narrative

Dave Snowden

It has been interesting to summarise a broad field into a low word count without references (although there is a reading list). I also need to buy Bob Dick a beer or two for his patience with my tardy behaviour in getting this written. Of course nothing is fully covered by any of those hence the triad. I'm finishing off my entry for the Sage Encyclopaedia of Action Research on organisational storytelling.

“Living is Easy with Eyes Closed”

Dave Snowden

He had been reading my Christmas Blog posts and my reference to a meal with him in Môn at the end of a day’s walk. Blogs provide a new form of writing, which I love, as you can use the shorthand of a HTML reference to something you have written before that people can divert into.

MOOC - The Resurgence of Community in Online Learning

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

In this presentation Stephen Downes addresses the question of how massive open online courses (MOOCs) will impact the future of distance education. slide 1 – MOOC Wordle] My objective in this talk is to address how the massive open online course (MOOC) will impact the future of distance education, and in particular, strategies and examples of the use of MOOCs to promote cultural and linguistic diversity. That gives us four terms: ‘massive’, ‘open’, ‘online’, and ‘course’.

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mLearncon

Jay Cross

At the turn of the century, blogging was brand spanking new, Twitter had yet to be born, and backchannels referred to espionage by double agents. Her manager had asked her to create a training course for the iPads they were buying. Tin Can will be important because it’s a Rosetta Stone for creating an interoperable record of all sorts of learning experiences, not just individual courses (which was a major limitation of the original SCORM.) Anything but a course.

Missing In Action (Again!): The Customer

Steve Denning

Their customers buy more, spend more, return more often, and stay longer.”. It’s exactly the same problem that I noted last week with the popular blog post, “12 Things Good Bosses Believe”, which totally omits any explicit reference to the customer. The health sector continues on its course to bankrupt the country. The key to an enduring future is to have a customer who is willing to buy goods and services both today and tomorrow.

[2b2k] [berkman] Alison Head on how students seek information

David Weinberger

“How do students define the research process, how do they conceptualize it” throughout everyday school life, including non-course-related research (e.g., what to buy). ” This is true both for course-related and everyday life research. Students surveyed said that for course related research they almost always need the big picture, often need info-gathering, sometimes need language, and sometimes need situational.

Life Without eMail – Year 6, Weeks 1 to 20 – (Back to Basics)

Luis Suarez

You know that moment when you realise that everything you have done in the last 5 and a half years has not been really worth while at all and forces you to go through a massive hard reset , challenging your main core beliefs, in terms of what has motivated you quite a lot in this whole Social / Open [r]evolution space over the course of all of that time?

Change for Cognitive Edge

Dave Snowden

The new courses are on the web site (see references below) and some are coming up very soon! I will hand over these courses to other experienced practitioners in the network, which allow us to increase the volume of courses to meet demand. Finally (and this one is not up yet) there will be an advanced course on narrative based research methods. All comments are welcome and please don't forget the February courses!

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Scaling: merge, match & masticate

Dave Snowden

It still assumes a defined need at a level of granularity that will gain sufficient buy in to get resource allocation and with enough evidence of possible use to support that (reference here to the complex domain model ). Building large complicated models with lots of structure and accreditation courses may make money for the trainers, but it will not create a sustainable business. Scaling as a subject seems topical at the moment.

Crowd-milking

Harold Jarche

The basic premise of the long tail is that there is an equal or perhaps larger market of those willing to buy unpopular items (or services) than all the people who buy the popular items. Of course the kicker is that it only works in certain circumstances, such as online music sales. Here’s an example of how aggregators can benefit from those who used to be referred to as the middle class.

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