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If Your Enterprise Social Network Is a Ghost Town It’s Probably Due To Your Corporate Culture

Dan Pontefract

We deployed our enterprise social network last year, but it’s a ghost town. They’re windowless and the carpets look as though designers around the world have colluded with one another to see who can come up with the most bizarre patterns possible.

A survey of powerful visualization techniques, from the obvious to the obscure

George Siemens

Some progress is being made in using social networks and data visualization to address this challenge. Networks simultaneously contribute to and address the problem of abundance. Twitter, Facebook, and blogs increase the volume of conversations, but when you tap into a few active networks, the social system begins to serve as a sensemaking agent. It’s tough to stay current in any field or on any topic these days – things just move too fast.

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Determinism, Best Practice, and the ‘Training Solution’

Charles Jennings

If a chemical engineer is looking to design a new process or parameters for distillation in a chemical plant she may be able to identify the volumes and sequences that produce the highest amount of pure distillate.

Social Business in the Age of the Customer

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Social Media is one of the hallmarks of our digital age, enabling individuals and communities to create and share user-generated content. Starting about a decade ago with the rise of Web 2.0 , we have seen the explosive growth of social media technologies, - e.g., blogs, wikis and podcasts, - as well as platforms like Twitter, Facebook and YouTube with hundreds of millions of users.

Beyond Institutions Personal Learning in a Networked World

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

The talk is called "Beyond Institutions Personal Learning in a Networked World" and I want to begin with a story that came across the wires recently and I thought was very appropriate for this venue. Not getting the point that learning today is about play and socializing.

Corporate Learning Trends- What Endures During Recessions

Kevin Wheeler

Most corporate learning remains traditional, formal, and follows patterns laid down decades ago by firms such as GE and IBM. Instructional designers and professional presenters spend thousands of hours designing training that should, in theory, transfer the needed skills to leaners as fast as possible. They crunch numbers, run surveys and connect multiple variables to outcomes that may or may not be of any interest to a CEO.

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Web 2.0 Applications in Learning

Tony Karrer

It was designed to be a small to medium size group discussion, but because the room was large it was very challenging to do that successfully. As such, I'm trying to: Report and discuss the results of an introductory survey that I conduct (thanks to the suggestion via Conference Breakout Sessions ). I discussed the fact that there was a common Adoption Pattern that went from personal adoption to work groups to organization. I received 41 surveys back from participants.

TTI Vanguard Conference Notes - 4

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

And the contributors constitute (a limited) social network. People want definitions of the rare, the new, the unsual - exactly the words you don't expect to find in tne dictionary (survey: most people who bought dictionaries bought them more than five years ago). Ever" (What about words that are better to use, or shouldn't be used. -- think of words like that as social constructs. We've changed the social construct around that sort of behaviour.

Notes from Information Technology Based Higher Education and Training ITHET 2013, Antalya

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

leads to questions about designing learning for the future - reference to the old ''cranking ifo into students'' heads diagram - claims about the future: - work at own time, place, etc - computers will revolutionize learning - along came MOOCs - investment in MOOCs: $100M - will take time but will have a major impact - why things will change. Sangiovanni-Vincentelli, ''Designing Platform Based Design'', EEDesign, Feb.

The Enterprise 2.0 Recovery Plan

Andy McAfee

It’s logical and natural to think that all the good new product ideas come out of the design department and R&D labs, that the folk in the IT department are the best ones to help you with your computer problem, and that the engineers are the only ones who can figure out why the doors start rattling after 5,000 miles on the road. Weak-tie networks are great places to look for novel information and introductions to valuable people.

Hot List - April 1, 2009 to April 11, 2009

Tony Karrer

Top Posts The following are the top posts from featured sources based on social signals. Read on for notes from a webinar today, April 9, 2009: Building Better Learning Games: Leveraging Game Design and User Testing for Results Our hosts today: Enspire Learning (Ben Katz) Doorways to Dreams D2D -- financial entertainment. The last post was what I've been writing this year that social signals say is good reading. It shows the possibilities of having a strong social network.

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The Future of Online Learning: Ten Years On

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Downes, 1998) At the time, I was working as a distance education and new media design specialist at Assiniboine Community College, and I wrote the essay to defend the work I was doing at the time. “We Bandwidth As administrators struggle against the demands video streaming and bit torrent networks place on backbones, it is hard to imagine saying that bandwidth will be unlimited. Traditional learning composed of classes and cohorts operates more as a group than as a network.