Open Educational Resources: A Definition

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

The Definition Open educational resources are materials used to support education that may be freely accessed, reused, modified and shared by anyone. I'm not sure I'd really support the idea of an "official" definition, but when I have reason to describe succinctly what OER means, I'd personally be happy to use this version. I don't support the idea of an 'official' definition either. The statement takes the classic three-part form of definition: 1.

Dear Mister Dylan Benson, you are the Definition of Class

Dan Pontefract

Dear Dylan (aka Mister Benson), You are the definition of class. But you are the definition of class. But you are the definition of class. And with your first post — The Day After My Life Changed — you demonstrated humility, honesty and fear with deftness … with courage. You are the definition of class. Never forget Mister Benson — and as hard as things may seem now and into the near future — you are the definition of class.

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Richard Feynman On The Folly Of Crafting Precise Definitions - Bob.

Bob Sutton

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. Tim Brown: Change by Design: How Design Thinking Transforms Organizations and Inspires Innovation. I agree that definitions are useful at times.

Habitual change

Dave Snowden

But the medics say I can do the three 5,000 metre passes walk around Everest, maybe with an injection, definitely with trekkingtreking poles and anti-inflammatories, so its not all bad. 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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Has the Economic Meltdown & 9/11 Impacted our Definition of Teams?

Dan Pontefract

2011 onward), one thing for certain is that the times, they are a changing. Due to the horrors of September 11, air travel was forever changed. The three years post September, 2001 (Phase 1), saw a massive reduction in air travel, but ‘Phase 1’ (in my hypothesis) was also the beginning of the period when we began changing the way teams in the corporate world were formed and operated. Does this have an impact to the definition of a team?

The Changing Nature of the Liberal Arts in the Digital Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Here is a succinct dictionary definition : “The academic course of instruction intended to provide general knowledge and usually comprising the arts, humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences, as opposed to professional or technical subjects.” What is meant by the liberal arts?

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L&D as Agents of Change

Jane Hart

In my Modern Workplace Learning (MWL) framework I provide a broader definition of workplace learning; one that encompasses all learning experiences that take place in the organisation – not just those that are organised and managed by L&D – but ones that happen as a result of individuals and teams working together on a daily basis.

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The change is here

Clark Quinn

For a number of years now (at least six ), I’ve been beating the drum about the need for organizations to be prepared to address change. Now we’re seeing the evidence that the change has arrived. They are a wee bit old-school, however, as while they do discuss innovation throughout, it isn’t a core focus and their definition of learning doesn’t include informal learning. The world’s changing, and L&D needs to adapt.

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Definition (n) An explicit formulation of what is obvious to most other people

David Weinberger

Change It. In the course of the back and forth on the mailing list, one participant got angry about the site and quoted the dictionary definition of “avenger” : a·venge [uh-venj] verb (used with object), a·venged, a·veng·ing. In short (or as the kids say, TL;DR), if you’re citing a definition of a word that everyone understands, you’re probably missing the point A mailing list I’m on is discussing

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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. He starts by belittling the its the way we do things around here definition of culture by referencing the hopelessness of conventional attempts to change process.

Changing Role of the LMS


Perhaps, if we point them towards the Ebbinghaus forgetting curve, we might help them to change their minds.). If you have a definite need to run formal training (whether online or face-to-face) an LMS is a useful tool for administering that training (although not necessarily for delivering it). 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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About this change to the site…

Clark Quinn

It had some problems, but I was afraid to change it because of the repercussions. A little background… My ISP, a good friend, colleague, and mentor, was making some changes to how my sites are implemented. It made sense, because if anyone could get access to my admin code, they could not only change the look and feel (easy to fix), they could alter the code and put in malicious stuff. Suddenly, it’s easy to change the site, without coding!

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The Challenges of Automation in a Fast Changing Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

“Technological innovation should be embraced,” notes Automation and a Changing Economy , a recently published report by The Aspen Institute. “Automation has been a largely positive economic and social force, and looking forward, automation will be necessary to feed, house, and raise the living standards of a growing and aging population.” . The report’s first section includes a brief definition of the term.

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Economic structural change is NOT industry compositional change

Trends in the Living Networks

In preliminary conversations with one group I encountered a very common and deeply misleading view of how business is changing today. We engaged in discussions on “economic structural change”, that were in fact only about changes in industry composition. The mindset was to consider the changes in relative sizes of industries in the economy, such as manufacturing getting smaller and tourism becoming larger.

Cycles of ‘changes’

Dave Snowden

Loosing weight is not just about self-esteem, combined with exercise it has a definite cognitive impact. A couple of weeks ago I realised that I was going to run out of clothes shortly. Weight loss means that the classic trousers falling down sketch from Brian Rix et. al is becoming a cyclical experience. I am now down to 96kg over 21kg lost since May with another 14kg to go. One of the consequences of this is that I have been moving through my wardrobe.

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Educational change start to run, not walk

Nine Shift

There''s a "rush" feeling, not quite overwhelming at this point, but definitely lots more to absorb on a regular basis. In my online courses this month, am starting to feel that innovations in education are speeding up. Get ready educators. We''re in for a 15 year ''ride

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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Enterprise 2.0 – A Joyful Definition

Luis Suarez

Over the course of the years I have bumped into a good number of different definitions and descriptions of both Enterprise 2.0 (and has been changing the game all along in the last few years. In previous blog posts I mentioned how, over the course of time, I would be putting together a bunch of articles on some of the major highlights from the recent Enterprise 2.0 Summit event that I attended in Paris by the beginning of February.

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. But, it is most definitely underway, with an increasing number of market pilots and research studies already taking place around the world.

Looking back at the Acorn Study; Part 3: Small actions

Dave Snowden

As covered in the previous post, we asked people to share an action they have seen taken that will have an impact on climate change, large or small, positive or negative, or anything in between. And as always, don’t forget our ongoing climate change MassSense.

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The Leader's Guide to Radical Management: 84% vote for change in.

Steve Denning

In a nutshell, the problems were efficiency and scale, and the solution was bureaucracy, with its hierarchical structure, cascading goals, precise role definitions, and elaborate rules and procedures.” (“Moonshots for Management” Feb. 84% vote for change I reported on Tuesday the shocking statistic that 84% of workers in the US plan to change jobs in 2011. It also shows the futility of changing jobs: when most of the jobs suck, changing jobs won't do anyone much good.

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Looking back at the Acorn Study; Part 9: Seedlings

Dave Snowden

After a couple of weeks of hiatus (early spring is definitely Bank Holiday season here in Cyprus), this blog series returns for its final look back at the Acorn Study. We might be picking up some hints of changes in perspective (and when I say hints, I mean hints.

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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 Cross is a champion of informal learning (and author of the definitive book on the topic), Web 2.0, 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. Tags: change metalearning Web 2.0

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.

Looking back at the Acorn Study; Part 1: Introduction 

Dave Snowden

This definitely has its uses and will probably never go away (we do live and practice in a yes/and world after all!) And as always, don’t forget our ongoing climate change MassSense. Anthro-complexity Blogs Cynefin Centre Climate Change programme Series

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Looking back at the Acorn Study; Part 6: Knowledge and information – always needing more?

Dave Snowden

My partner has recently been coming home and sharing anti-climate change information that he is accessing through what I assume is mostly mainstream media. Politicians, in general, talking about climate change. And as always, don’t forget our ongoing climate change MassSense.

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What Improvisation Can Teach Social Change Leaders

Beth Kanter

The retreat curriculum is built around the a framework called “I-WE-IT” that covers mindsets and practical skills that today’s social change leaders of all generations need as we move towards more collective approaches. He lead us on a series of improvisation exercises designed to teach important skills for networked leaders: empathy, awareness, celebrating failure, being open to change and more. Her points about leadership and change.

NTEN Leading Change Summit #14lcs: Reflection

Beth Kanter

Last week I facilitated the “ Impact Leadership Track ” at the NTEN Leading Change Summit with John Kenyon, Elissa Perry, and Londell Jackson. The Leading Change Summit was drastically different from the Nonprofit Technology Conference, NTEN’s flagship event that has over 2,000 attendees, dozens of tracks and hundreds of panels, big parties, a trade show, and all the things you would expect from a traditional conference. Photo by Trav Williams.

Book Review: Connecting to Change the World

Beth Kanter

Almost tend years ago, they co-wrote “Net Gains,” one of the first practical handbooks on building and working in networks for social change. They have joined forces and along with John Cleveland, have written “ Connecting to Change the World.” There is minimal structure or roles and as a living organism, the structure changes.

Changing how people and organizations interact

Harold Jarche

In case this is a new term, the definition of wirearchy is posted on the top right of my site. Jon Husband has recently published a paper, What is wirearchy?

3 equations that can change your life | Daniel Pink

Dan Pink

Pink is the author of four provocative bestselling books about the changing world of work. 3 equations that can change your life Chip Conley is a rare bird. we are proud of our “pursuit of happiness” and the fact that it’s even in our Declaration of Independence, but if you read some dictionary definitions of pursuit (“to chase with hostility”), you understand the risks associated in the denominator. Dan Pink. Contact. Follow Dan on Twitter.

Creating A Global Network of Capacity Builders for Social Change

Beth Kanter

The subject matter, of course, the effective use of digital and networks that is holistic and that incorporates on culture change, innovation, and collaboration skills. ” The report goes on to identify 7 more specific challenges facing capacity builders and trainers who work with various social change movements and campaigns in detail and definitely worth reading the report: Desegregation and diversification of the progressive movement.

Future Minds: the map of how screen culture is changing how we think

Trends in the Living Networks

My colleague Richard Watson , building on the success of his book Future Files , has now launched Future Minds , which explores how screen culture is changing the way we think today, and how it will shape our future. I saw early drafts of this as long as a year ago, so this has definitely not been cribbed from other recent maps with a similar look and feel.

Random thoughts on changing web platforms and blogging

Trends in the Living Networks

I will definitely have more to say about Google Apps. I’m back writing on my blog after 2 1/2 weeks break. For the first time ever for my personal blog, I’m using a WordPress interface. I’ve used several platforms for my blog since I launched in 2002, with the last three years on an increasingly dated version of Movable Type.

Business or Pleasure? - why not both: Semantic Web - a tech fix.

Martijn Linssen

In a then following Twitter conversation with Peter Evans Greenwood , it became clear that we could "dance around" the definition of semantic itself - so how could we ever achieve a Semantic Web? Then well talk (back) op 6/07/2010 01:26:00 PM Labels: 2.0 , change , Globalisation , information , knowledge , maturity , standardisation 12reacties: Patrick Brinksma said. Business or Pleasure? -

learning pulse


Home > Industry Talk > Learning Pulse Learning Pulse May 27th, 2009 Goto comments Leave a comment Tony Karrer is blogging about the term “meta-learning” and its definition as it was used in the article “ Become a chief meta-learning officer ” by Jay Cross and Clark Quinn. Home About Podcasts Videos Xyleme Inc.

Notes from Mari Smith Facebook Changes Webinar: Privacy Settings and A New Metric – People Talking About

Beth Kanter

Facebook Changes: A Complete Guide – by Mari Smith. Also, a few insights about the what the changes mean for Facebook pages. It isn’t all private or all public – it’s a continuum. Facebook’s new changes (and Google +) gives us a couple of shades of gray. You need to think about what you’re sharing and who you are sharing with. Brand Page Changes. View more presentations from Mari Smith.

Charles Schulz Museum

Jay Cross

I’ll definitely take my son here. Latest Hip Hop Music September 23, 2009 at 8:50 am As a huge Charlie Brown fan, I definitely have to visit this museum sometime in my lifetime. Leave a Comment Previous post: Eric Schmidt on innovation, reflection Next post: Hope RSS Feed Subscribe by email Follow Jay on Twitter Jay Cross is a change agent, speaker, and author whose insights and stories will expand your perspective and enliven your meetings.

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Charles Schulz Museum

Jay Cross

I’ll definitely take my son here. Latest Hip Hop Music September 23, 2009 at 8:50 am As a huge Charlie Brown fan, I definitely have to visit this museum sometime in my lifetime. Leave a Comment Previous post: Eric Schmidt on innovation, reflection Next post: Hope RSS Feed Subscribe by email Follow Jay on Twitter Jay Cross is a change agent, speaker, and author whose insights and stories will expand your perspective and enliven your meetings.

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Steven Berlin Johnson

The one thought I had going to bed last night was that, for once, we New Yorkers (and Californians) were actually going to have a say in who gets to be our next President, given that the race is definitely going to be tight up through our primaries on Super Tuesday. Thatll be a nice change. My Books The Ghost Map The latest: the story of a terrifying outbreak of cholera in 1854 London 1854 that ended up changing the world.

Talent Management - What Is It?

Kevin Wheeler

The term has been tossed about for some time without a definition that is universally accepted. This is the most encouraging sign I have seen of real change emerging from this economic mess. Overseeing and improving this integrated approach is the role of a chief talent officer and is rapidly becoming the “new&# definition for talent management. The Times Tears Down The Wall

Steven Berlin Johnson

My pal Jeff Jarvis pens the definitive obit.) My Books The Ghost Map The latest: the story of a terrifying outbreak of cholera in 1854 London 1854 that ended up changing the world. « Clear Evidence That Apple Reads This Blog Religiously | Main | Radical New Innovation at Search! » The Times Tears Down The Wall So the Times finally killed off TimesSelect. (My

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Emotionally intelligent signage on a box | Daniel Pink

Dan Pink

Pink is the author of four provocative bestselling books about the changing world of work. Emotionally intelligent signage on a box Devotees of emotionally intelligent signage (yes, both of you) will recall that the original definition of the term hinged largely on empathy. I definitely believe emotional signage (did you make up that term – brilliant!) Dan Pink. Contact. Follow Dan on Twitter. About Dan. Speaking Engagements. Video. Articles. Office Hours. Drive.