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. The speed at which we can access the internet is important. Very important.

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


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How to Undertake an LMS Features Comparison


A daunting task for many organizations to undertake includes an LMS features comparison. There are multiple choices, variables, and types of LMS to consider when making a decision. Often, the cost can be a determining factor in the decision. However, overall satisfaction with an LMS is related not to the cost of the system, but to whether or not it includes essential features, which contribute to the overall functionality and end-user experience with the system.

How to Do a Learning Management System (LMS) Comparison


Are you curious about how to do a learning management system comparison? You can ensure a worthy ROI by doing a learning management system comparison before implementing an LMS. How to Do a Learning Management System Comparison. A learning management system comparison is an important step in the overall process of launching an LMS. Doing a learning management system comparison. Doing a learning management system comparison.

Study: Global comparisons of news consumption and shifting channels

Trends in the Living Networks

The post Study: Global comparisons of news consumption and shifting channels appeared first on Trends in the Living Networks. The Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism at the University of Oxford has just published the very interesting 110 page Digital News Report 2013 , which draws on an extensive survey of news consumption across nine major countries.

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. Recently, a medical team from Austria reported a remarkably similar case in The Lancet where the patient survived and recovered with no ill effects. The CT scan of this modern-day Gregor Baci is visible on the right.

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.

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

Trends in the Living Networks

Last week I ran a workshop for the global leadership of the growth companies division of a major professional services firm. The Economist had just run a leader on Europe’s chronic failure to encourage ambitious entrepreneurs , including some interesting data comparing the age of leading European and American companies. I dug into the original data from think-tank Bruegel in their excellent report The Demographics of Global Corporate Champions to create the following chart.

Apple subscriptions vs Google One Pass subscriptions – comparison and analysis for publishers

Trends in the Living Networks

Here is a quick comparison. The lovely pace of change in the media world isn’t slowing down any…. One day after Apple launched its long-expected subscription service, Google announced its One Pass content payment system. What they are. They are both payment and delivery platforms for content sales and subscriptions. Delivery platforms. Apple’s platform is for content delivered to apps that are sold in the Apple iTunes store, so only to iPad, iPhone and iTouch products.

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?

Corporate LMS Systems: When to Replace Outdated Software


LMS User Experience LMS Comparison Corporate LMSCorporate learning management systems provide a number of benefits to an organization: centralizing and standardizing company training, controlling L&D costs, and streamlining and improving the effectiveness of employee learning and development.

How Business Size Affects What Online Learning Software You Need


LMS Software LMS ComparisonSelecting the correct online learning software for your business is a complicated endeavor. In a global market that is expected to grow from 9.8 billion to 22.4 billion in the next five years¹, there are more than 700 different eLearning and learning management system vendors in business². Each vendor offers a unique suite of features, content, and pricing options.

Webinar: Exploring the Learning Platforms Landscape


LMS Software LMS Industry LMS Technology LMS ComparisonTen years ago, there was a single learning platform that dominated the enterprise making it easy for organizations to research and purchase a system for their business. Large associations, businesses, and nonprofits all leveraged a learning management system (LMS) to train employees, members, constituents, customers, and contractors.

3 Signs You're Making a Mistake Purchasing that New Learning Management System


eLearning LMS Learning Management System LMS ComparisonInterested in switching to a new learning management system? If so, you’re not alone. Twenty-six percent of companies aren’t happy with their current LMS. Poor UX, sub-par reporting features, and a lack of integrations and mobile capabilities are just a few driving factors behind many new LMS purchases. But is investing in a new system the right decision?

How to Find the Best Online Learning Platform for Your Business


Online Training LMS Online Learning LMS ComparisonDeciding to use an online learning platform to train your employees is a big step. Learning platforms are a significant investment and require you to not only create educational material but also to train staff on how to use the system and consistently update online courses for relevancy. The benefits, however, are well worth the efforts. An online learning platform can help your business: Lower training costs. Improve flexibility.

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3 Crucial Factors to Consider Before Purchasing an Online Learning Platform


LMS ComparisonAn online learning platform is a tool that creates an interactive, virtual learning environment for the delivery of training courses. The terms ‘online learning platform’ and ‘learning management system’ or ‘LMS’ are often used interchangeably, although some experts describe an ‘online learning platform’ as a system that can be the base of your learning technology, with other tools added on.

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.

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.

Steven Berlin Johnson « Leopard First Impressions: The Time Machine | Main | The Risk » Im going to be talking a little about power law distributions at this talk Im giving on Monday at Adaptive Paths User Experience Week in DC, and it occured to me that it would be interesting to look at a comparison between the links directed to the top 100 blogs on Technorati, and album sales for the Billboard top 100. Has anyone seen that comparison done somewhere?

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

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

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

Concept Maps and Learning

Clark Quinn

You may need the cultural literacy first, but then you need to be able to use those elements to make comparisons, criticisms, and more. Once again, someone notified me of something they wanted me to look at.

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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. I’ve revisited the document again and again

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3 LMS Features That Help Small L&D Teams Train Large Learner Bases


Just 35 percent of small L&D teams use a learning management system to train learners, in comparison to 56 percent of larger training teams.¹ That’s a surprising disconnect, considering the time and efficiency benefits an LMS can bring to small teams, especially those that are responsible for training thousands of employees, members, and clients. LMS Features

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. .

Andragogy vs Pedagogy

Clark Quinn

Thus, in the comparison between andragogy vs pedagogy, I come down on the side of pedagogy. Asked about why I used the word pedagogy instead of andragogy, I think it’s worth elaborating (since I already had in my reply ;) and sharing. In short, I think it’s a false dichotomy.

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

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.



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? LMS vs. LCMS: What is the difference and why does it matter? LMS vs. LCMS?

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? On the 50th anniversary of the Feminine Mystique am reading Friedan, the last great feminist, again.

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. It’s my belief we are conditioned as children—through the hierarchy of a centuries-old schooling system—to believe the oldest person in the room (the teacher) is the smartest. That works only for so long.

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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4 Steps to Prepare for Your LMS Implementation


Researching and choosing a learning management system that is right for your company almost looks easy in comparison. LMS implementation is one of the most taxing aspects of an online learning initiative. But you can greatly reduce the stress, time, and effort involved in your LMS implementation by taking these steps to prepare.

To curate or be curated?

Dave Snowden

One of the key differences here is our use of distributed ethnographic approaches to capturing the decisions and information flows without facilitation, before we move into the comparison which is generally workshop-based.

July 2011 Review

Jane Hart

I collected some of the more interesting Google Plus reads in my July 2011 Reading List : comparison articles, tips for newcomers, articles from those who see Google Plus as the only social network they will ever need, as well as those who feel that their existing networks (eg Facebook or Twitter) still serve them best. 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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The plusses and minuses of learning science research

Clark Quinn

It uses the same test material, for an AB comparison. A person who I find quite insightful (and occasionally inciteful ;) is Donald Clark. He built and sold Epic, an elearning company, and now he leads a learning AI company, Wildfire.

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

A New Contract with the Middle Class

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Chronic health conditions are often neglected by comparison to acute health problems. “ “The U.S.

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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.

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.

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].

COVID-19 & Leadership

Dave Snowden

And some countries do not (India’s 21 day lockdown in comparison to the Danish response is a stark example).

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. A new study is out from the OECD about worker skills in many countries, and it ain’t pretty for the US. It examined literacy, numeracy, and problem solving skills among adults.