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.

A Comparison of an Open Access University Press with Traditional Presses

George Siemens

A recent publication from Rory McGreal and Nian-Shing Chen, A Comparison of an Open Access University Press with Traditional Presses (.pdf), This suggests that releasing academic books on open access does not lessen printed book sales online in comparison with traditional university presses using and In 2006 I published a book – Knowing Knowledge – (.pdf pdf version for download here ).

The importance of entrepreneurial organizations: lessons from global comparisons of company age

Ross Dawson

Last week I ran a workshop for the global leadership of the growth companies division of a major professional services firm.

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?

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

Post-Stoos Video


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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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

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. .

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.

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.

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?

Even Sweatshops are Getting Automated. So What’s Left?

Andy McAfee

Comparison of Nike’s successive sustainability reports reveals that the company used 106,000 fewer contract employees around the world in 2013 than 2012 (a greater than 9% drop), even as both profits and revenues increased by 16% and 5%, respectively.



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?

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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First post at 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, 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.

Facebook vs your IT department

Euen Semple

Unsurprisingly someone commented on twitter quite quickly that it wasn't a fair comparison and mentioned the different types of applications involved. Walter Adamson posted a really interesting article about the scale of Facebook and the way it is able to support terrifyingly large amounts of information, constant high levels of activity, and global reach to 1,000,000,000 people with almost 100% uptime on comparatively modest resources.

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.

The Economic Value of Artificial Intelligence

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

PwC recently released a report on the potential economic value of AI to different regions and industry sectors around the world.

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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.

Business or Pleasure? - why not both: From profitability to.

Martijn Linssen

I prefer the more elegant comparison of profitability: divide the profit by the revenue, and then sort on that. Business or Pleasure? -

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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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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 Rebound that Stayed Flat

Andy McAfee

I set the January 1995 value for each of these equal to 100 to allow comparisons across them over the years. I’ve been working to draw a graph that compares employment trends since the end of the Great Recession with other important trends in the economy, and also with earlier periods.

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The challenge of coherence

George Siemens

Most grading and evaluation happens at the intersection where comparisons are made between what the student can demonstrate in relation to what has been taught. I’ve been thinking about coherence formation in the learning process for many years (it was a key topic of my phd). Traditionally, coherence of knowledge is formed by the educator through her selection of readings and lectures.

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.“.

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].

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.

Business or Pleasure? - why not both: Larry's magic numbers - bite.

Martijn Linssen

Statistically, a comparison like this would only make sense if the companies can be compared. Sure, its not organic growth but delivered by take-overs, but still - its growth in capital letters Second, its highly usual to take R&D as a percentage of revenue , for comparison purposes.

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.

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.

Clowning Around – An Important Leadership Attribute

Dan Pontefract

By comparison, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) estimates in their Better-Life Index that member countries spanning the globe spend on average 20 percent of their time working and the rest on leisure, sleeping, personal care, etc.13

The olympic spirit

Euen Semple

Any official use of the tools is likely to be stilted and ineffective in comparison. The olympic games communications team have rightly been being criticised for imposing constraints on the use of social media by volunteers for the duration of the games. This is naïve on so many levels. It is a missed opportunity. Allowing volunteers to be part of communication about the event could have generated so much genuine involvement and enthusiasm.