The Spinner’s hack on journalism

Doc Searls

The Spinner* is also a hack on journalism, designed like a magic trick to misdirect moral outrage toward The Spinner’s obviously shitty business, and away from the shitty business called adtech, which not only makes The Spinner possible, but pays for most of online journalism as well.

Formal learning & social networking

Clark Quinn

is about informal learning, but the organization was moving to using social networking tools to scaffold their move from face-to-face to more online learning. So I was asked to talk about social networking and formal learning. That is, the first reason to use social networking around formal learning is to make it part of the repertoire of the community. I then segued to my second point, which is that social networking tools are better formal learning.

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Communications, Journalism and Media in the Internet Age

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

I spent the first week of November at USC’s Annenberg School of Communications and Journalism. USC Annenberg is one of the largest and most comprehensive schools of its kind in the world, with research and educational programs in communications, journalism, public diplomacy, public relations, media, educations and related areas. Newspapers, broadcasting networks and media companies in general are at the center of this storm.

Tweet Kings & Pretty Things (aka Micro-Blogging Habits)

Dan Pontefract

Journal of Computer Information Systems, Summer2011, Vol. engagement interlocutor leadership micro-blogging organization social networking habit learning microblogging social twitter

Saving the Internet—and all the commons it makes possible

Doc Searls

By nature and design, it can’t be tragic , any more than the Universe can be tragic. See, the Internet is designed to support every possible use, every possible institution, and—alas—every possible restriction, which is shy enclosure is possible. They aren’t designed for that.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Soapbox for the Day: Academic Journals like Field Methods, that dont support things like access to their content

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Get Social, Get Game and Get Learning! eLearning Guilds Summer Seminar Series | Main | Off Topic: Lets look at this at this as a chance to learn about oil » June 19, 2008 Soapbox for the Day: Academic Journals like Field Methods, that dont support things like access to their content Honest to goodness, someone please respond to me so we can have an open conversation about this.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): "Games trainers play" (Washington Business Journal)

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Of General Interest to Edupatents | Main | Spyware Alert - Thx to DArcy Norman » April 18, 2007 "Games trainers play" (Washington Business Journal) Question: How self-referential can one get in blogging before you cross into the Dark Side? Posted by: myspace design | June 21, 2008 at 12:43 PM Mark, Great article and not even close to the "dark side."

“is dead” isn’t dead, but needs to die

Doc Searls

Journalism (in BuzzFeed, next to “The 30 Most Important Cats of 2012″). Social Networking. Social media. Thinking (with various adjectives, especially “design…”). It’s one of the most overworked clichés in all of journalism (if that’s still alive enough to use as a label). All these living things have been declared dead… Anonymous travel. Apple (in 2005). Blogging (by Francine Hardaway herself , no less).

My 25 Years of Ed Tech

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

My contributions included this effort in learning design. s easy to forget the importance of the early instant messaging services, because they played such a significant role in developing a lot of the thinking that would eventually result on social networks and more.

Please, Hamel, Don't Hurt 'Em

Andy McAfee

Photo of Andrew McAfee Home Blog About RSS Andrew McAfees Blog The Business Impact of IT Tweet Please, Hamel, Don’t Hurt ‘Em by Andrew McAfee on March 31, 2009 On March 24, Gary Hamel posted to his Wall Street Journal Management 2.0 In assembling this short list, I haven’t tried to catalog every salient feature of the Web’s social milieu, only those that are most at odds with the legacy practices found in large companies.&#

In praise of Texture

Dave Snowden

The novel takes an epistolary form where the story is told, and the narrative arc is developed entirely through a collection of journal entries, operational logs and letter exchanges between central characters in the novel.

From courses to community: Josien Kapma and Nancy White | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Home About Full Circle Contact Resources Wiki Full Circus Full Circle Associates connections for a changing world, online and offline… Aug 27 2008 From courses to community: Josien Kapma and Nancy White Published by Nancy White at 6:42 am under communities of practice , learning This is an article that Josien Kapma and I wrote for the Dutch journal, “Leren in Organisaties&#. How are communities related to globalization and an increasingly networked world?

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e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Hey! Editors of "Educational Researcher".Get a FREAKING CLUE!!!!!

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Anybody Out There Attend AERA? Mallette.and anybody else directly involved with the choice to publish the journal " Educational Researcher " through SAGE. Or Open Access Journals ?

Awesome insights into working smarter

Jay Cross

Working Smarter Daily draws upon ideas from design thinking, network optimization, brain science, user experience design, learning theory, organizational development, social business, technology, collaboration, web 2.0 Social Media at Work - Luis Suarez , August 1, 2011.

Blind Monks 2.0

Harold Jarche

He discusses (in French) the various aspects of networked-enabled HR. Recruiting: social networks; online events; serious games. Internal communication: manager blogs; internal social networks, micro-blogs, chat.

Open Education, MOOCs, and Opportunities

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

These were designed originally by organizations such as the Open University, in Britain, and Canada''s Athabasca University. Technological systems based on these designs were first developed by the aviation industry, in the form of the AICC specification (Aviation Industry Computer Based Training (CBT) Committee). Content Syndication Networks The concept of content syndication originates with the newspaper industry. which is essentiallythe cMOOC design).

The future of higher education and other imponderables

George Siemens

As a result, they have not developed systemic capacity to function in a digital networked age. When MIT announced OCW, many educators responded by arguing that the real value of the university was in the teaching and in the networking that happens on a campus.

[liveblog] International Conf. of Univ. Libs: Morning talks

David Weinberger

Help students decide which journals to publish in. Look at user needs to design services. We should reinvent our spaces, from social spaces to high-tech knowledge commons. Where are we in the economic, social, and cultural changes occurring now? Presence on social networks is very important. Q: How can professional libraries foster a culture of critical thinking about the new tools, e.g., social networks, Google, etc.?

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Thousands of people at IBM are already doing it.

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Passively Multiplayer Online Game (PMOG) | Main | "New study examines how online games can teach business skills" (Red Herring) » June 28, 2007 Thousands of people at IBM are already doing it. The Wall Street Journal on June 18 ran an article on social networking at IBM. o IBM employees use a social bookmarking program called DogEar.

Rejected: On being disappointed, sorta

George Siemens

In each of the last five years, I’ve traveled at least 100,000 miles (160k last year – never again) and have been very blessed to form a global network of contacts – former students, colleagues, and policy/gov’t folks. What I haven’t done as much of, however, is publish in traditional journals and texts. My Royal Roads Proposal: Integrating social and technical systems for learning and knowledge innovation.

MOOCs for the win!

George Siemens

The connectivist MOOCs, on the other hand, are highly social. The learning comes from content presented by a lecturer, and then dialog via social media, where the contributions of the participants are shared. We decided that experiencing networked learning was important to understanding networked learning. Instead of talking connectivism, we wanted to create an experience that was essentially connectivist: open, distributed, learner-defined, social, and complex.

Impressive startups! Report from PushStart Australian accelerator Demo Day

Ross Dawson

They say that social media is not designed for business, it is designed for individuals, so. 80% of US businesses use social media, many of them with $10 billion spent, mainly on people. Social media marketing yields 30% conversion of visitors to their landing page. They also sell to digital agencies, both for their use, and for collaborating with their clients on social media activity. . TinyBeans: Simple, Beautiful Baby Journals for Busy Parent.

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Irving Wladawsky-Berger: The Soul of a Business – People, Culture and Brand

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

It is a question I have been pondering of late while thinking about how to apply engineering processes and tools and highly visual video game technologies to the design and operations of business systems, as well as trying to figure out the kinds of skills and education needed by future engineers and managers dealing with such technology-based business systems.

50 suggestions for implementing 70-20-10

Jay Cross

Social networks, both in-person and online, are democratizing the workplace, and workers have an increasing amount of say in what they learn and how they learn it. Traditionally, training departments were designed for mechanical work processes.

Reflecting on my 2011

Jay Cross

” I plan to examine journal entries, my writings and presentations, photographs, videos, and relationships. how to design a more fun, meaningful life. How to evaluate social and informal learning. Embedding social learning into enterprise software. Journal.

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retrieving gender balance

Harold Jarche

As we enter an era where the Network form (T+I+M+N) gains dominance, most of the previous organizational forms will evolve to adapt to the new form. The Network form puts into question our current market dominated forms, including our institutions and our families.

Social Media: An Interview

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

I was asked to contribute my responses to interview questions on social media for a new journal called The Future of Learning and of course I was happy to send some thoughts along. When did you start getting interested in the potential of social media in education and why? It all depends on what you call social media. Most of what we would call the 'social' in social media wasn't there - there weren't any friend lists, zero cat pictures, and no tweets.

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Teaching Online Courses – 60 Great Resources

Tony Karrer

As always I do this by looking through eLearning Learning and related sites like Communities and Networks Connection. I received an inquiry about resources that would help instructors who are about to move into teaching online courses. It made me immediately think back to my first experience with an online session. It was the first ever public session for Placeware - a virtual meeting software company that was much later acquired by Microsoft and became Microsoft Live Meeting.

Leveraging the Passions of Fans

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

AIL was founded in 2010 as part of USC’s Annenberg School of Communications and Journalism to study the transformational impact of technology and cultural changes on the media industry. They are active participants in social networks.

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Beyond Free ? Open Learning in a Networked World

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

They are however designed to be standalone talks as well so hopefully you will not be as unfulfilled after the talk as you might be afraid of being. What I want to examine in this talk, is not the problem MOOCs solve at the moment but the problem MOOCs were designed to solve.

Complexity and Collaboration

Harold Jarche

The changed dynamics we experience every day through social media have the very characteristics of the edge of chaos. Outsourcing Journalism : [More evidence that simple work is automated & merely complicated work is outsourced. If you’re interested in games and social networking (super useful for eLearning and learning) then Games for Social Networks: Notes On The Design and Business of Networked Play is ace from @aquito.

Research and Evidence

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

And there was research, a lot of it, careful research involving hundreds and occasionally thousands of people, which was for the most part ignored by the wider academic community, even though peer reviewed and published in academic journals.

Social and Semantic Web

Clark Quinn

Yesterday I attended the Social Web incubator Bar Camp of the W3C , focusing on issues in web support for social media. It was a small group, overall, but an interesting group, including folks keen on issues like technical underpinnings (discussion of FOAF , RDF , etc), and folks with an interest in more applied topics like enterprise, health, and journalism. Tags: social technology

Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: The Power of Power Laws

John Hagel

In a recent journal article (purchase required) written with Pierpaolo Andriani, McKelvey highlights a crucial distinction between the Gaussian and Paretian worlds: Gaussian and Paretian distributions differ radically. Economic value inexorably follows these social clusters.

Cookies for Kiddies

Doc Searls

Back on July 31 I posted The Data Bubble in response to the first of The Wall Street Journal ‘s landmark What They Know series of articles and Web postings on the topic of unwelcome (and, to their targets, mostly unknown) user tracking.

A sense of bewronging

Doc Searls

Social networks&# are getting out of control. The cow is just one of our many social networks. This, however, is not a social effect. This may be “social,&# but only in a very loose sense. The seond is “social.&#

Best of informal learning since September 1, 2010…

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Points of control = Rents - Lockergnome Blog Network , October 29, 2010. Can experience be designed?” Thinking: Steve Jobs - Lockergnome Blog Network , October 25, 2010. The “Dunbar Science&# Behind Twitter & Social Leverage - Robert Paterson’s Weblog , November 6, 2010. Do’s and Don’ts for Your Work’s Social Platforms - , September 28, 2010. Visual Social Media Aids - Full Circle , October 24, 2010.

Social Learning, Complexity and the Enterprise

Harold Jarche

Tweet The social learning revolution has only just begun. Social learning. Why is social learning important for today’s enterprise? It is with each other that we can make sense, and this is social. From replaceable human resources to dynamic social groups. Social.

A framework for social learning in the enterprise

Harold Jarche

A framework for social learning in the enterprise. The social learning revolution has only just begun. Social learning. Why is social learning important for today’s enterprise? It is with each other that we can make sense, and this is social.

What blogging was

David Weinberger

Some of us had been arguing from the beginning of the Web that the Web was more a social space than a publishing, informational or commercial space — “more” in the sense of what was driving adoption and what was making the Web the dominant shaping force of our culture. Blogrolls were an early social network. Except: Much expertise has migrated to blogs, blogs have uncovered many experts, and the networking of bloggy knowledge makes a real difference.).

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Memory, Reconsolidation and Big Questions.

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « 100,000 iPhone SDK Downloads in First Four Days | Main | Daily Quote/Lyric/Words of Others » March 20, 2008 Memory, Reconsolidation and Big Questions. I think that sessions like the Game Design Challenge and its "imitation is the sincerest form of flattery" cousin - " The Great ILS Challenge "(scroll down, its #800), force us to ask questions about what we can do.

New Technology Supporting Informal Learning

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

This work, in turn, is suggesting and supporting the model of learning described in the first section, that of a course network supporting and informing an ever-shifting set of course episodes. The intent of such systems is to to facilitate the conversation and interaction around episodic learning events in a distributed environment, transforming them from elements in a linear flow-based design to free-floating objects in an environment. Learning Networks in Practice.

Informal Learning – the other 80%

Jay Cross

People learn to build the right network of associates and the right level of expertise through informal, sometimes even accidental, learning that flies beneath the corporate radar. Learning is social. Know-how (creative skills, social practices, tacit knowing-as-doing, experience).