Fri.Apr 06, 2012

40-Hour Work Week – The Magic of Sustainable Growth

Luis Suarez

Over the course of time you come to realise how there are a number of different articles published out there that you know are going to have a higher impact than others on how you perceive various different things, whether personal or work related.

Google Exodus: Passover told in social media

David Weinberger

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How do you learn best in the workplace?

Jane Hart

It is becoming clear that more and more people are using a variety of ways – not just training – to help them (a) acquire new skills and knowledge as well as (b) learn continuously in their jobs.…. Learning

Blackboard’s identity crisis, Desire2Learn’s optimism, and Instructure’s coolness

George Siemens

Since Blackboard announced its acquisition of several Moodle partners, numerous voices have chimed in to explore what it means to education. In particular, Michael Fieldstein (as usual) has a wide ranging and thoughtful response: What the heck happened? and Phil Hill captures the tone/responses from major players. A common response to the longterm impact of these acquisitions has been to link Blackboard’s manoeuvre with the IBM’s transformation into a services company.

The Complex Transition to the Age of the Cloud

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In June of 2008 I participated in a conference on cloud computing. After a full day of talks and discussions, the sense of the meeting was that cloud computing has the promise to bring a real paradigm shift to the IT world, although, as the conference organizer succinctly put it in his closing remarks: “There is a clear consensus that there is no real consensus on what cloud computing is.”

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Signposts for the Week Ending April 6

Adaptive Path

Photos from inside instruments. As cool as it sounds. Maybe you want to put the latest in the Situated Technologies Pamphlets series in your brain. Putting words in your brain through your eyes promotes empathy and drives innovation. Keep reading! Breakpoints. And other web design buzzwords and hot topics for 2012. Noisy Jelly slightly disturbs us. Take a photo of your physical junk mail and become unsubscribed with PaperKarma. Starwood lets customers choose their own check-in/out times.

Friday Fun: All That Jazz

Dan Pontefract

Imagine for a minute, if you will, a Dad entering the en suite bathroom to find his girls in the bath. Nothing out of the ordinary if your girls are 9 and 5. But imagine if your girls have propped up an iPad on the counter and are listening to jazz.

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Friday Fun: All That Jazz

Dan Pontefract

You're reading fresh content from Dan Pontefract at Brave New Org: Imagine for a minute, if you will, a Dad entering the en suite bathroom to find his girls in the bath. Nothing out of the ordinary if your girls are 9 and 5.