Fri.Apr 20, 2012

Is it time for a BYOL (Bring Your Own Learning) strategy in your organization? #BYOL

Jane Hart

My previous blog post that revealed that around 70% of respondents in my recent survey found training (including e-learning) “unimportant” or only “somewhat important” has generated quite a bit of interest.

Neelie Kroes: European Commission’s voice for the open Internet

David Weinberger

Neelie Kroes is becoming one of the open Internet’s most influential supporters. Kroes is Vice President of the European Commission and is responsible for its “digital agenda.” ” At the Forum d’Avignon I was at (see here and here ) she was just about the only person in a positon of power — economic or regulatory — to suggest that the Internet is actually a good thing for culture, and that we need new ways to think about copyright and distribution.

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Powerful Men Talk More, Powerful Women Don't Because It Damages Their Likeability, Power, and Effectiveness

Bob Sutton

The depths of societies ingrained sexism -- and the degree to which successful women understand it is a fact of life that requires constant vigalance and adjustment -- never ceases to amaze and trouble me.    A new study in the Administrative Science Quarterly (Volume 56, pages 622-641) by Yale faculty member Victoria L. Brescoll presents a trio of studies that examine gender, power, and volubility (talking time).    The headline above contains the upshot. 

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Discount for London incubators at Crowdsourcing for Startups and Social Innovation workshop

Ross Dawson

On 1 May I am running a half-day Crowdsourcing for Startups and Social Innovation workshop at Hub Westminster. From 1:30pm to 5:00pm we will run a highly interactive session looking at the practical ways in which crowds and crowdsourcing can be used to drive value in crowds and crowdsourcing.

Probing the frontier

Harold Jarche

Here are some of the observations and insights that were shared via Twitter this past week. Quote via @karlpro. “@charlesjennings: Keynote at # AITD2012 classic quote of the day: “ The toothpaste is out of the tube ” re: social media in the workplace.” ” by @AnneBB.

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The Agile Software Vendor (Part 2 – Writing Good User Stories)

Xyleme

In our first post on agile development from January ([link] we discussed the basics of the Agile software development process and why it is good for software vendors and their customers. This article looks at what makes a good User Story – the core of defining requirements. What exactly is a User Story? User Stories are simply requirements. But, as with everything in Agile, we both simplify and specify the process.

LCT Poll

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

I have a quick Twitter poll - I'm considering offering a MOOC in logic and critical thinking starting in September. informal yet rigorous First question - would you be interested in this, looking at about 12-13 weeks Second question - I cannot offer certification (badge only) - would schools accredit work done in the course if they did their own marking? Third question - would you pay to have assignments marked & commented by me? How much? Hypothetical only, I'm already employed (for now)).

elearning versus mlearning

Clark Quinn

Mayra Aixa Avilar (who I hope to meet someday, maybe at mLearnCon ?)pointed pointed to this post saying “mLearning is starting to diverge from eLearning not only in specific meaning, but in approach and design as well”, and I want to politely disagree. Depends, of course, on what you mean by elearning, to start with. The clear implication is that elearning is about courses on the desktop.