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Exploring Business Types and Business Models

John Hagel

But I’ve also written a lot about business types/roles, including a popular Harvard Business Review article almost 20 years ago. Many of you have approached me to ask, so what’s the difference between a business model and a business type? And, if there is a difference, what business models should each business type adopt? And, not to keep you in suspense, there is a difference between business models and business types as I use them. OK, I’ve created some confusion.

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#C2Xmas Day 15 – Good Typing

Jane Hart

Want to learn to touch type – that’s typing using all your fingers? Try this free online typing course! GOOD TYPING. Day 15 of the Countdown to Xmas continues here. Social learning

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Types of meaningful processing

Clark Quinn

In an previous post , I argued for different types and ratios for worthwhile learning activities. I know there are other resources that I should know about (pointers welcome), but I’m currently wrestling with several types of situations and wanted to share my thinking. games ) that are the first, best, learning practice you can engage in, of course. Another type of task is helping people understand applying models to make decisions.

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(3) Three Types of Learning Flow

Jane Hart

In previous posts in this series I talked about the concept of a Learning Flow, as a continuous stream of social micro-learning activities, and explained how the user experience differs from being on a course or learning from the unstructured knowledge sharing in activity streams.

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Researching open online courses

George Siemens

In fall, we (TEKRI, NRC, UPEI and possibly a few other organizations) are hosting an open online course. The course will run for about 35 weeks and credit options will be available for students in the Athabasca University MDE program and with Georgia Tech. It’s fairly easy to take online courses or interact with your favorite academic these days. Since 2007, numerous people have offered some version of open online courses.

How to understand regret ? and 2 ways to avoid it | Daniel Pink

Dan Pink

How to understand regret — and 2 ways to avoid it Sometimes when I’m stuck on a course of action, I use two techniques to help me decide. Ie: Can you change it and use it to make better future decisions, change your course? Dan Pink. Contact. Follow Dan on Twitter.

Types of Knowledge and Connective Knowledge

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

This is a presentation for Week Two of the Connectivism and Connective Knowledge course. Historically, we have had two types of knowledge: First, 'qualitative' knowledge. These two types of knowledge account for most of what we know about things that there are out there in the world. These two types of knowledge combine the best of human capacities: our ability to perceive, to sense the world, and our ability to calculate, to think about the world.

Online Learning Course Design

Tony Karrer

The Work Literacy online learning course is over and Michele Martin - Deconstructing the Work Literacy Learning Event and Harold Jarche - Post Work Literacy have posted their thoughts around the event. Here are some thoughts on the course and the implications for design of similar kinds of online learning courses. Social Network as Course Platform Like social networks generally, Ning, unfortunately feels a bit scattered.

Newspapers and Thinking the Unthinkable ? Clay Shirky

Clay Shirky

In the course of tracking down the sources of unlicensed distribution, they found many things, including the copying of his column to alt.fan.dave_barry on usenet; a 2000-person strong mailing list also reading pirated versions; and a teenager in the Midwest who was doing some of the copying himself, because he loved Barry’s work so much he wanted everybody to be able to read it. She was able to find many descriptions of life in the early 1400s, the era before movable type.

Is It Sometimes Rational to Select Leaders Randomly? A Cool Old.

Bob Sutton

Tina Seelig: What I Wish I Knew When I Was 20: A Crash Course on Making Your Place in the World.   Of course, this one of the broadest and most confusing topics on earth.    This is, of course, just a simulation of reality.  A randomly selected leader may have a very different effect over the course of a year or with a group of people who know each other very well. Error type: Your comment has been saved. Bob Sutton.

Do you want to DO design thinking? Start with the d.School's.

Bob Sutton

Tina Seelig: What I Wish I Knew When I Was 20: A Crash Course on Making Your Place in the World. Last year, I wrote about the first Bootcamp Bootleg here, a compilation of materials and methods assembled by the team that teaches our introductory course on design thinking at the Stanford d.school , which we call Bootcamp. Error type: Your comment has been saved. Bob Sutton. About Subscribe to this blogs feed Email Me Follow Me @ work_matters. Book Me For A Speech.

Using Text-to-Speech in an eLearning Course

Tony Karrer

In this post we will begin to address the practical side of the subject: How can e-learning developers use Text-to-Speech (TTS) voices to narrate their courses? Stand-alone TTS tools are used to create sound files just as you would if you had a human recording audio for the course.

Want To Know What Personalized Learning Looks Like? It's Hitting You Right in the Face!

Xyleme

Post Type: Blog post. If you ask a learner how they want to learn, taking a high-gloss eLearning course is rarely mentioned. Instead, what we all consistently hear is that people want personalized learning - a term easy to throw out there but not so easy to define. Richard Calutta, from the US Department of Education at the Office of Educational Technology, has a simple formula for what it means to personalize learning : read more. Learning & Development

Pastiche 2.6 from Xyleme now available

Xyleme

Post Type: Blog post. is an offline player for iPad and Android tablets that tracks and reports scores from interactive courses to the LMS. This new feature of Pastiche allows your nomad and field learners to download and take courses on their tablets and complete them on their time, regardless of connectivity. For example, a course can be taken while on a business trip and mid-flight. Pastiche 2.6

gaining insight through social and informal learning

Harold Jarche

Klein identified five types of ‘triggers’ that produced insights, based on 120 case studies he reviewed. This is the type of work for which training has traditionally been developed. This is learning while working, not heading off on a course or attending a class.

Adopting The No Asshole Rule: Don't Bother If The Words Are.

Bob Sutton

Tina Seelig: What I Wish I Knew When I Was 20: A Crash Course on Making Your Place in the World. " I am, of course, a big fan of this idea. But I think they were a bit taken aback by how vehement I was about the dangers of just plastering the words everywhere, and not following it with the real work of implementing The No Asshole Rule (and, of course, this applies to any other norm in the organization. Error type: Your comment has been saved. Bob Sutton.

Laughter in the workplace

Steve Denning

Of course, I also saw periods of intense concentration and moments of dismay and alarm. Error type: Your comment has been posted.

An organizational knowledge-sharing framework

Harold Jarche

decision memories, which explain how the institution chose one path or policy or course of action over another. We can expand these three categories with Ewen La Borgne’s observation on the types of artifacts left by work projects.

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Want To Know What Personalized Learning Looks Like? It's Right in Front of You!

Xyleme

Post Type: Blog post. If you ask a learner how they want to learn, taking a high-gloss eLearning course is rarely mentioned. Instead, what we all consistently hear is that people want personalized learning - a term easy to throw out there but not so easy to define. Richard Calutta, from the US Department of Education at the Office of Educational Technology, has a simple formula for what it means to personalize learning : read more. Learning & Development

stories connect knowledge

Harold Jarche

Finding ways to collect and share both types of knowledge is important for organizational learning. Sometimes our decisions not to do something are just as important as our selected course of action, from the perspective of the future.

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imagining open collaboration

Harold Jarche

My colleague Charles Jennings wrote a related post on the nature of training courses and programmes. “Typical offerings to prepare our future professionals reflect the dominance of the course as virtually the only the mechanism to get any attention.

What is the theory that underpins our moocs?

George Siemens

If you’re even casually aware of what is happening in higher education, you’ve likely heard of massive open online courses (MOOCs). And hundreds of thousands of students have signed up and taken these online course offerings.

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Evolution of the Chief Learning Officer

Dan Pontefract

“As long as I show increases in the Learning Management System metrics and with the course evaluations, my C-Suite doesn’t care about anything else.” The CLO, unfazed, looked me square in the eyes and said: “Of course I am.

‘Form’ing learning

Clark Quinn

While there are a number of steps to take (including how you work with SMEs, the details you attend to in your content, etc), their internal vocabulary talks about ‘knowledge checks’ and the goal was to do those better as they migrate existing courses to a new platform with a suite of assessment types. First we worked through the different types of assessment types (moving from true/false to more complex assessments like ‘submit and compare’).

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supporting the business of learning

Harold Jarche

70:20:10 puts formal instruction where it belongs, which is as a very targeted and focused type of intervention. It says that even if you are building the best courses, you are still only dealing with 10%. The 2nd edition of the 70:20:10 Report has been published by GoodPractice.

Another MOOC – this time on Mobile Learning

George Siemens

Massive open online courses (MOOCs) are still a bit of an anomaly in education. Each new course offers a new perspective on how to approach open courses, how to engage participants, the types of technologies that work best in different contexts, and so on. However, the offers are growing rapidly – from Groom’s DS106 to the upcoming MobiMooc focused on mobile learning.

The Modern Workplace Learning Challenge

Jane Hart

This is not a traditional course, where I provide all the content and then test you on it! And of course, it is also helpful to comment on each others work as well as consider how their ideas might work within your own organization. Challenge Road Sign with dramatic clouds and sky.

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The OU Did Not Invent MOOCs

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

link] Since they typically charge students to take their courses, I guess you''d have to say that they aren''t "open" courses. However, they have started to make some of their course materials available through their open learn website at: [link] I would say that charging tuition fees for online learning automatically disqualifies them from saying they were offering MOOCs. are behind a paywall, the course loses most of the affordances found in actual open online learning.

Personal Learning MOOC

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Instructor: Stephen Downes This course explores the topic of learning in three ways: first, through an examination of research and development issues related to the topic; second, through interaction with a personal learning environment (specifically: LPSS) to take the course; and third, through activities supporting the development of a personal learning environment at a conceptual level. Participants may also be subscribed to a daily newsletter for the duration of the course.

Doc Searls Weblog · Bottom of the morning to ya

Doc Searls

Anyway, I’m typing this at the eye doctor’s office, following up on my visit here in November, when my right eye went through posterior vitreous detachment. I’m posting about the continuing refresher course in Northeastern Living I’m getting by dwelling in Boston.

Holacracy Is Not The Answer To Your Employee Disengagement Issues

Dan Pontefract

Yes of course, and they can be led by anyone on a team if the right behaviours have been instilled into the organization on the whole to be open and transparent. Yes of course, and one way is to implement the Collaborative Leader Action Model from the Flat Army framework.

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More on community management (part 3 or “what’s in a name”) | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Maybe we should have a CM Expo/Conference (online of course) and discuss some of these issues. Then, of course, there is this other role that you are talking about–of liaising with and in and from the community. What type of topics would you like to see?

Mobile Lesson

Clark Quinn

The focus in my books was to get people thinking differently about mobile (because it’s not about courses on a phone), but certainly that was understood in China. I’m preparing my keynote for a mobile conference, and it’s caused an interesting reflection.

My Old Online Facilitation Workshop Materials | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Sarah Stewart on 30 Dec 2009 at 10:35 am Thank you, Nancy, this will be invaluable for me as I reflect on the ‘Facilitating Online’ course that Leigh Blackall and I have been working on: [link] # Alan Lutz on 30 Dec 2009 at 10:37 am Nancy, Thank you for sharing this with the world.

From “learning technologies” to “social technologies”

Jane Hart

But one thing is clear, existing learning platforms are not appropriate to underpin the entire Social Workplace Learning Continuum – since they are built around the “course” model and focus on “managing” users in formal learning contexts.

The Moronic Leader: Stage 1 of 5 in the Leadership Tonic Scale

Dan Pontefract

The Leadership Tonic Scale identifies and defines five types of leadership styles found in today’s organization. This is the first of those five types. He of course delivers the letter to the CEO.

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So you (still) want to be an elearning consultant?

Harold Jarche

Prior to the Web, the learning professions were focused on either delivering courses or some specific sub-set of learning. With the Web, we went from training to e-learning course delivery, with an emphasis on technology, especially learning management systems (LMS) and rapid authoring.

The domain of disorder (ii)

Dave Snowden

What about expert searchers who have spent years honing their ability to detect small abnormalities in specific types of image? Chaos of course always attracts fascists, they want to be the one to impose order and complexity tends to attract those who like multi-perspective conversations.

Pastiche 2.6 from Xyleme now available

Xyleme

Post Type: Blog post. is an offline player for iPad and Android tablets that tracks and reports scores from interactive courses to the LMS. This new feature of Pastiche allows your nomad and field learners to download and take courses on their tablets and complete them on their time, regardless of connectivity. For example, a course can be taken while on a business trip and mid-flight. Pastiche 2.6

Supporting the Social Workplace Learning Continuum

Jane Hart

3 – Think “activities” not “courses” It’s also time to start using different terms to refer to the “learning-focused” work that L&D does in the organisation.