How True Advertising Can Save Journalism From Drowning in a Sea of Content
JANUARY 26, 2017
Journalism is in a world of hurt because it has been marginalized by a new business model that requires maximizing “content” instead. Here’s one way to tell the difference between journalism and content: Journalism has ethics. Content has volume. Content is supported by adtech.
JUNE 13, 2011
As I’m fresh off my first neighbourhood block party in the Kitsilano hamlet that makes up part of Vancouver’s West Side, I got to thinking about content, curating and libraries. Thus, the next big skill for individuals to tackle will to become ‘ content curators’.
a simpler approach to content management
JANUARY 18, 2015
I was recently asked what I thought about content management systems (CMS); how content should be developed; whether generational differences should be considered; and how to keep content relevant. There is relevant and irrelevant content. Management Technology
AUGUST 11, 2015
We’ve heard about learning engineering and while the focus is on experience design, the pragmatics include designing content to create the context, resources, and motivation for the activity. And it’s time we step beyond just hardwiring this content together, and start treating it as professionals. You can customize the content you’re searching for with filters. The content reacts to the device you’re on and displays appropriately.
From “learning technologies” to “social technologies”
JUNE 14, 2012
Social technologies now play a big part in everything we do, and it is quite clear that many knowledge workers use a variety of social tools and networks not only to help them get work done, but also to learn efficiently while on the job. Content co-creation tools.
Apple’s content blocking is chemo for the cancer of adtech
AUGUST 26, 2015
That’s why they’re enabling “content blocking” in iOS 9 (the new mobile operating system that will soon go in your iPhone and iPad). Says Apple , “Content Blocking* gives your extensions a fast and efficient way to block cookies, images, resources, pop-ups, and other content.” The JSON consists of an array of rules (triggers and actions) for blocking specific content. advertising Technology VRM
Five Steps to Making Your Content Mobile Ready
JUNE 26, 2014
Given the ubiquitous nature of mobile technology, one would think that most Learning and Development (L&D) organizations would be well on their way to developing programs specifically for use on mobile devices. Chunking some existing content into bite-sized nuggets.
Content and continuous learning: The cornerstones of a learning architecture
AUGUST 8, 2014
In short, they actively make use of their technology, modalities and learning architecture in support of L&D objectives. A seemingly inevitable aspect of bolstering L&D organizations and creating a more robust learning architecture is content.
A Growing Backlash Against the Relentless Advances in Technology?
JULY 2, 2014
Given the relentless impact of technology-based innovation on just about all aspects of society, I like reading the views of different people on the subject, especially those outside my own worlds of technology and business.
Modernising Classroom Training through Technology (Online Workshop)
FEBRUARY 7, 2016
This workshop looks at how to modernise classroom training through the integration of technology. Encouraging the use of technology for personal learning in the classroom (week 1). This is not a traditional course, where I provide all the content and then test you on it!
Education Technology Strategies - Day One
Stephen Downes: Half an Hour
FEBRUARY 3, 2015
lessons scripted around 1:1 laptop); IT issues - we were a Windows network, with everything on our own domain - we needed to open eg printing etc O - consumer technology far more accessible in 2012 esp. dates to classical Greece How does technology change this? - Content is a necessary tool, to get them to solve problems. (In Using technology to find more (vs.
The top 10 opportunity costs for single source content strategy
JUNE 13, 2014
When you think about your company''s digital learning content strategy, what''s the first thing that comes to mind? Employees find relevant content more quickly. Learning and Development delivers informal content, in addition to formal content from the same source.
How technology is transforming events
NOVEMBER 29, 2011
One of my speaking bureau just asked me to provide them with a few quick ideas on how technology is changing events, as one of their key clients is having an internal meeting to discuss their future use of technology in events. Voting on content to be covered. Sharing content relevant to the event. Sophisticated participant technologies such as SpotMe with features such as people radar, meeting recommendations, consensus maps etc.
Content Curation: The Art and Science of Spotting Awesome
APRIL 22, 2014
Content curation – the process of finding, organizing, and sharing topical, relevant content for your audience that supports your nonprofit’s engagement or campaign goals (or your professional learning) begins with “ Spotting the Awesome.” Content Curation
Humor As Part of Nonprofit Social Content and Engagement Strategy: Hilarious Examples
SEPTEMBER 20, 2013
According to a recent survey by OTX , 43% of respondents say they have shared content on social media sites because it is funny. There are tips for using humor successfully and methods for creating funny content as well as how to avoid a big fail. Content
single-source learning content development…
MARCH 13, 2009
Home > Instructional Design , Single Source > Single-Source Learning Content Development… Single-Source Learning Content Development… March 13th, 2009 Goto comments Leave a comment If the number of people in my recent conference sessions are any indication more and more organizations are seeing the promise of single-source learning content development. Ah… now I get why there’s so much interest in Single-Source Learning Content Development.
Better Education Through Technology
Stephen Downes: Half an Hour
JANUARY 10, 2011
me) on seeing a sight like this is to suggest that everybody would be better off with a little more investment in technology. But they could instead higher fewer people, pay them more, and use technology to make up the difference. But third, and perhaps most critically, you don't actually get any improvements in output using the technological solution. It is in this context we need to read an article like Kentaro Toyama's Can Technology End Poverty?
How Nonprofits Get Significant Value from Content Curation
DECEMBER 17, 2013
On December 17 at 6:30 pm, I am facilitating a discussion and presenting at one of Scoop.It’s “ Lean Content ” events in San Francisco. The topic is “ The Unanticipated Benefits of Content Curation for Nonprofits.” Content
Control Technology Choice, Not Technology Use
DECEMBER 16, 2010
For me, the most interesting part of the conversation came as I gave him one of my standard pieces of advice: exercise tight control over technology choice, and as little as possible over technology use. Tight control over technology choice ensures that a big organization doesn’t wind up with hundreds of disjointed deployment efforts and fragmented technology environments. I talked a couple days ago with the CIO of a huge global organization.
Should Employees Be Incented to Use Social Technologies?
MAY 9, 2011
Social collaboration technologies such as internal instances of blogging, micro-blogging, video sharing, discussion forums, idea sharing, wikis, and so on are all key aspects of being collaborative. Which brings me to the question, “ Should employees be incented to use social technologies ?”.
3 reasons to change your learning content management strategy now
MAY 2, 2014
When we step outside of our learning silo, we find that virtually every function in today’s organizations is sustained by a content strategy driven by a content management system that enables content developers to create dynamic content and reuse it across multiple formats.
Content as Icebergs
SEPTEMBER 12, 2015
In Snow on the Water I wrote about the ‘low threshold of death” for what media folks call “content” — which always seemed to me like another word for packing material. Twenty-five straight minutes of content!” So I think about content death a lot. Back around the turn of the millennium, John Perry Barlow said “I didn’t start hearing the word ‘content’ until the container business felt threatened.”
Curating our personal technology configurations
MAY 10, 2011
(Crossposted on Technology for Communities and Network Weaving CoP ). What is a Technology Configuration? What is your practice of managing your technology configuration from a particular practices perspective, such as network weaving?
Enterprise Social Technology – Review
FEBRUARY 26, 2011
Scott Klososky sent me a copy of Enterprise Social Technology with this handwritten note, “ If nothing else, it shows what can be done using crowd sourcing. The story of how this book was written provides an interesting subtext to its main subject.
Are You Content Creation Impaired? Here’s Some Tips and Resources
FEBRUARY 22, 2012
Content Marketing: Overviews, Context, and Frameworks. Joe Pulizzi, co-author of Managing Content Marketing , has a terrific post highlighting what it takes to excel at content marketing. The post starts with a quick video giving you the history of content marketing.
Content Curation for Nonprofits – Notes from #13ntccur8
APRIL 30, 2013
This year at the Nonprofit Technology Conference, I had the pleasure of designing and facilitating a session on “Content Curation for Nonprofits” with Will Coley. The session was designed to balance content delivery with peer interaction. ” Content
Technology and the Future of Media
AUGUST 18, 2015
Most everyone will agree that advances in information and communication technologies (ICT) are radically transforming the business landscape. Content creation: the original development of content, - a new song, film, TV program or newspaper article.
Education Technology Strategies - Day Two
Stephen Downes: Half an Hour
FEBRUARY 4, 2015
So the Achieving Excellents has four major objectives: - achieving excellence - ensuring equity - promoting well-being - competence We''ve also been partnering with the Council of Directors of Educations (CODE - ''superintendants'') - this boosts what we know about technology and enabling innovations. We also find these technologies are giving students with special needs a new voice, and to connect with their teachers and classmates. So, we see this huge growth in technology.
Jobs, work and technology
DECEMBER 2, 2011
Facebook dominates magazine covers, stories, broadcast and our mobile devices “tweet” with content from ” twits”. Social technology is creating the effect of “social heads in the sand” by believing popular and influential ” are more important than the meaningful and significant. Tweet Here are some of the observations and insights that were shared on Twitter this past week. Irving Wladawsky-Berger: Jobs in the Age of Watson - via @raesmaa [automated & outsourced].
April Hot List: Mobile Learning Content
MAY 9, 2011
Best of Mobile Learning April 1, 2011 to April 30, 2011 Featured Sources The following are the top items from featured sources based on social signals.
March Hot List: Mobile Learning Content
APRIL 7, 2011
March 2, 2011 Technology (850) Infographics for Social Media , March 7, 2011 Getting Started With Mobile Learning? Best of Mobile Learning March 1, 2011 to March 31, 2011 Featured Sources The following are the top items from featured sources based on social signals.
Don’t be Complacent and Content
OCTOBER 27, 2011
While it’s a vendor-driven show, there were several valuable presentations and information to help get clearer about designing content. So DITA is Darwin Information Typing Architecture, and what it is about is structuring content a bit. strategy technology
May Hot List: Mobile Learning Content
JUNE 12, 2011
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.
What Can Nonprofits Learn from Robin Good, the Best Content Curator on the Planet?
JANUARY 30, 2012
Content Curation for Nonprofits. Here are my slides and curated resources materials for a talk called “ What Can Nonprofits Learn from Robin Good, the Best Content Curator on the Planet? What is Content Curation? Is your nonprofit doing content curation? Content
Learning Content Management Systems (LCMS) for Managing Course Assets
JANUARY 24, 2011
I received an inquiry from a reader at a large company that is continuously working on large projects with lots of course content running around. Along the way, a lot of the LCMS products on the market have become more about a kind of authoring approached with content stored in a database that is transformed into courseware. This is valuable for large scale authoring and translation of content. These are classic requirements for learning content management.
Foradian Technologies Interview
Stephen Downes: Half an Hour
SEPTEMBER 19, 2013
I specialized on online learning, media and collaborative technologies. Since 2001 at NRC I have worked on learning object standards and repositories, content recommender systems, collaborative content authoring technology, and massive open online courses (MOOCs). This means that we can’t learn effectively simply by importing content (what Friere called the ‘banking theory’) but must actively engage and work with the knowledge. Questions 1.
NTEN Webinar Reflections and Resources: The Unanticipated Benefits of Content Curation
JULY 13, 2012
The Unanticipated Benefits of Content Curation. I confess to being an early adopter – someone who overpaid for technology tools that didn’t work and still do that today. They key point I wanted to make was that content curation is not social sharing. Content
Workshop content: Creating results using social media – the HR perspective
OCTOBER 11, 2011
Tomorrow is the Australian Human Resources Institute HR Technology conference. I thought I would share the visual content we will be using during the workshop.
Will fashion lead the next wave of technology? 8 insights into the future of fashion
APRIL 30, 2014
Will the next big technology company come out of the fashion world? Perhaps the next technology giant will come from the fashion space. Technology will no longer be about devices but will dissolve into our environment, probably into our clothes more than anywhere.
Open strategy: News Limited shares its inspirations on the future of paid content
NOVEMBER 25, 2011
During our conversation he told me about a weekly digest of what’s happening globally in digital news and paid content that he compiled for executives at News Limited, to keep them informed about all of many rapid changes in the space.