Latest global comparison of household Internet speeds

Ross Dawson

It has just provided a new update of Internet bandwidth country comparison data on its NetIndex site, including a chart of speeds over the last 2 1/2 years. The post Latest global comparison of household Internet speeds appeared first on Trends in the Living Networks.

A comparison between organised and self-organised learning in the workplace

Jane Hart

What is the difference between L&D organised and managed learning AND self-organised and self-managed learning? In the graphic below I have compared some of the activities of both approaches to learning in the workplace. Although most interest still focuses on the top half of the graphic – ie providing services … Social learning

Study: Global comparisons of news consumption and shifting channels

Ross Dawson

The post Study: Global comparisons of news consumption and shifting channels appeared first on Trends in the Living Networks.

Impaled by comparison

Mind Hacks

The picture on the left is a famous 1550 portrait of the Hungarian nobleman Gregor Baci who was impaled through the head by a lance. It was never known whether the picture had been exaggerated.

Low-Cost Test and Quiz Tool Comparison

Tony Karrer

To see a side-by-side comparison, please see the table below. To see a side-by-side comparison, please see the table below. To see a side-by-side comparison, please see the table below. Best Features Free quiz designer Weaknesses Site geared more for social settings than academic or corporate Lots of advertisements along the sides of quizzes- distracting Quibblo is not included in comparison table as its not an academic or corporate quiz site.

Video Format Comparison - Flash Video Format - WMV Format - Quicktime - Real

Tony Karrer

I was recently asked what video format to use and particularly about the differences between the Flash Video Format (FLV) and Windows Media - WMV Format. In The Rise of Flash Video - Tom Green tells us: This is not to say QuickTime and Windows Media are dead technologies. They aren't by a long shot, but when it comes to putting video on the web, the Flash Player has rapidly become the only game in town. Why has this happened?

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Steven Berlin Johnson

Has anyone seen that comparison done somewhere?

More Reasons Creativity Sucks: Creative People Seen as Having.

Bob Sutton

Ever since the days when I was writing Weird Ideas That Work , I have been careful to point out various ways that creative people suffer in comparison to their less imaginative counterparts.  Bob Sutton. About Subscribe to this blogs feed Email Me Follow Me @ work_matters. Book Me For A Speech. Brightsight Group. Search. 17 Things I Believe. Sometimes the best management is no management at all -- first do no harm! Indifference is as important as passion.

Informal Learning Blog » The Harold, Robin, and Jay Show

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Andy Hargadon's Brilliant Post On Jobs Versus Edison - Bob Sutton

Bob Sutton

  Although there are many shallow comparisons of this kind coming out in the press, none are written by anyone who spent years studying Edison as Andy has done.  Bob Sutton. About Subscribe to this blogs feed Email Me Follow Me @ work_matters. Book Me For A Speech. Brightsight Group. Search. 17 Things I Believe. Sometimes the best management is no management at all -- first do no harm! Indifference is as important as passion.

First 'Productive Time' Chart

Nine Shift

It''s a comparison of travel time via car, plane and train from St. Here''s the first chart that distinguishes Productive Time from unproductive, what I would call wasted, time. Paul to Chicago

Young People Alert: Watch "All The President's Men"

Nine Shift

And with today's White House scandal being compared to Watergate, which is actually a good comparison, we suggest you watch the movie "All The President's Men," the easiest most fun way to learn about Watergate. J ulie and I were in a restaurant and asked our waitress if she knew about the current White House scandals. "It It has something to do with email," the recent college graduate guessed. Wrong scandal, wrong politician. .

Comedy or not?

David Weinberger

At the risk of becoming just slightly obsessed with the awfulness of Airport 1975, here’s the honest-to-grid trailer for it, indistinguishable from parodies of it: Simply for purposes of comparison (SPOILER: better cast, better acting, even funnier

Would Betty Friedan be fighting for boys today?

Nine Shift

In one chapter she wrote, "The proportion of women attending college in comparison with men dropped from 47 per cent in 1920 to 35 per cent in 1958." That''s what''s happened to boys in the last 30 years. Would Betty Friedan be fighting for boys today?

Post-Stoos Video

Unmanagement

Before the gathering in Stoos, Steve Denning put together this comparison of approaches to transforming management. Stoos video interviews are up. See the Stoos Channel on YouTube.

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First post at Medium.com: The Internet is not a Panopticon

David Weinberger

There is indeed a point of comparison between a panopticon and the Internet: you generally can’t tell when your public stuff is being seen (although your server logs could tell you). …So why did the comparison seem so apt I’ve been meaning to try Medium.com, a magazine-bloggy place that encourages carefully constructed posts by providing an elegant writing environment. It’s hard to believe, but it’s even better looking than Joho the Blog.

Gen Y Entrepreneurs

Nine Shift

By comparison, just 20 percent of Gen Y business owners grew up middle class or lower. Last week in New York we stayed in an upscale hotel appealing to young people. We wondered how so many young people could afford the hotel. Here''s a story that helps explain why. According to a U.S.

Big Data on broadband

David Weinberger

The dataset can be used to make international comparisons and evaluate the efficacy of particular public policies—e.g., Google commissioned the compiling of. an international dataset of retail broadband Internet connectivity prices. The result was an international dataset of 3,655 fixed and mobile broadband retail price observations, with fixed broadband pricing data for 93 countries and mobile broadband pricing data for 106 countries.

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Getting To Yes!

Jay Cross

I’ve posted this for comparison to video from my new camera. I’ve resolved to get better at taking video and I plan to share my journey online. I’m going to produce several book reviews as practice. Expect #bloopers.

Feld on Crawford

David Weinberger

Harold’s comparison is not inapt. Harold Feld has a good post on Susan Crawford ’s return from the White House. He paints her as Cincinatus , the Roman who reluctantly put down his plow to lead Rome in its time of need, and voluntarily returned to his farm as soon as the day was won. Harold counts Susan as a friend, as do I. Susan is as unassuming and as dedicated to the public good as Cincinatus. Thank you, Susan

The Hierarchy of Education

Dan Pontefract

Conversely, when things go awry, the teacher (or perhaps the manager in a corporate comparison)—and/or the principal (the vice president or CEO in a corporate comparison) may sternly call us out for unruliness, poor grades, or anything in between.

Budget Coverage

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

It is irresponsible to wave around one big number without giving us any other numbers for comparison. Responding to: Wynne's ploy to buy Ontarians' votes is admirably shameless: Robyn Urback The author writes, "Few politicians would dare campaign on a platform so estranged from the principles of sound fiscal policy." First of all, this is transparently false. Everyone is familiar with the pattern of 'election goodies' prior to a vote. There's utterly nothing unique about this.

May Hot List: Mobile Learning Content

Nancy White

Best of Mobile Learning May 1, 2011 to May 31, 2011 Featured Sources The following are the top items from featured sources based on social signals.

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July 2011 Review

Jane Hart

Tweet. July was Google Plus month – and it was interesting to read the variety of articles and blog posts about this shiny new social networking service.

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Are Boomers Now Concerned About Death by Auto?

Nine Shift

Jeff Horner asked for a comparison of transportation fatalities by miles travelled. Are Boomers starting to be concerned about death by auto? . Trains are 8 times safer than cars in the U.S. both per mile and per 100,000 residents. Traveling in a car is the most dangerous thing most of us do on a daily basis. If a person could be found who travels exclusively by rail, an average automobilist has a lifetime risk [of accidental death] an astounding 6,800 times greater.” See: [link].

Conversations are markets?

Harold Jarche

Here are some observations and insights that were shared on social media this past fortnight. I call these Friday’s Finds. ayeletb : “I want to live in a world of possibilities and experiments; not a cookie cutter world, unless I am baking.“.

LMS vs. LCMS

Xyleme

In this article, we deep-dive into the definitions of each, key differences in capability, and provide a platform comparison. LMS vs. LCMS: A Side-By-Side Comparison. How does Xyleme fit into the LMS and LCMS comparison?

Why We Are Doing This

Nine Shift

This is easy by comparison. This is not about Republican vs. Democrat, not even about unions. This is about LERN's existence. Some 90% of LERN's members stand to go out of business if the Tea Party prevails. That means LERN goes out of business.

Declining Suburban House Values

Nine Shift

From the historical comparison of what happened to farm houses 100 years ago, we can predict the decline in value of a typical suburban house. There's already evidence houses in the suburbs are declining in value.

Are you subsidizing others to drive?

Nine Shift

By comparison, train riders from Milwaukee to Chicago pay 62% to 65% of the cost, far more than the cost of driving. One of the arguments people make against trains is they don't want taxpayers to subsidize trains.

Drawing lines …

Dave Snowden

It makes a useful comparison between the religious wars of our current day and our own defining past.

What everything isn’t

Doc Searls

But we can’t operate in the present without some regard for the future, which brings me to a comparison of futurist related ideologies , from H+pedia , which was new to me when I saw this in a post to a list I’m on: Here is my reply to the same list: Must we all be “ists?”. We know s**t.

Scientists find area responsible for emotion in dead fish

Mind Hacks

The research, led by neuroscientist Craig Bennett , was presented as a poster at a recent conference and has the brilliant title of "Neural correlates of interspecies perspective taking in the post-mortem Atlantic Salmon: An argument for multiple comparisons correction" and is available online as a jpg. The (fish-)bone of contention here is multiple comparisons correction. To help prevent this, you can correct for multiple comparisons by reducing the 5% cut-off to a smaller amount.

Let’s Stop Kidding Ourselves and Start Innovating in Education

Andy McAfee

The United States outperformed only two comparison countries: Italy and Spain… That Americans were slightly below average in problem solving using computers was especially discouraging.

Corporate Social Bookmarking Tools

Tony Karrer

Good comparisons of these? I was just asked on twitter about use social bookmarking tools that work behind the firewall. I thought I had blogged about this before, but I'm not finding the post. Here are the social bookmarking tools that I commonly cite in presentations: BEA Pathways Cogenz Connectbeam del.irio.us - perl based, very similar to del.icio.us IBM Lotus Connections Scuttle – Open Source WSSsearch - SharePoint add-on Any others?

52% of Americans did mobile phone research while in stores over the holiday season

Ross Dawson

One of the biggest threats to physical retail stores is that shoppers do price, service, and delivery comparisons while in the shop. The cross-over between physical and online retail is not just for innovators and techies. It is the way people shop.

What everything isn’t

Doc Searls

But we can’t operate in the present without some regard for the future, which brings me to a comparison of futurist related ideologies , from H+pedia , which was new to me when I saw this in a post to a list I’m on: Here is my reply to the same list: Must we all be “ists?”. We know s**t.

The personality of sperm donors

Mind Hacks

With regard to personality, we found significant differences on the temperament dimension of harm avoidance between the sperm donors and the comparison group, with lower means for sperm donors. This indicates that they perceived themselves as more autonomous individuals, with a capacity for responsibility, as behaving in a more goal-directed manner, and to be more resourceful and self-acceptant than the comparison group.

Web 2.0

Tony Karrer

and eLearning 2.0 - Comparison to Macros, IDEs. Posts related to Web 2.0: Spending or Wasting Time on Web 2.0 Tools? Personal Learning and Personal Learning Environments Web 2.0 Tools in the Enterprise Web 2.0 and eLearning 2.0 Start-Up Guides Collaborative Learning Using Web 2.0 Tools - A Summary Web 2.0 Tools, Networks and Community (Individuals vs. Collective) Web 2.0 Tool - Great Collaboration Example Facilitating Adoption of Web 2.0 Tools Incredibly Cool!

Blog Post: 2010 Annual Letter from Bill Gates

David Gurteen

Makes my 4000 followers seem tiny in comparison LOL By David Gurteen Bill Gates 2010 Annual Letter is now live at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation website. In this year’s letter Bill talk's about the importance of innovation for solving some of the world’s biggest problems and how he and Melinda see innovation as the factor that will make the difference between having a bleak future and a bright one.