June, 2021

How to be an elearning expert

Clark Quinn

I was asked (and have been a time or two before): “What’s the one most important thing you’d like to tell to be successful Ed Tech industry leader?” Of course there wasn’t just one ;).

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How the elephant got his trunk: what evolution can teach us about complexity

Dave Snowden

I’m going to assume that everyone who frequents this blog and is a regular reader of Dave’s work is very familiar with general concepts of evolution, both as a biological fact and as a metaphor.

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Cloud's Trillion Dollars 2030 Potential

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

“Thanks in part to cloud, Moderna was able to deliver the first clinical batch of its vaccine candidate (mRNA-1273) to the US National Institute of Health for phase one trials just 42 days after the initial sequencing of the virus,” wrote the authors of a recent McKinsey article, - Cloud’s trillion dollar prize is up for grabs.

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50 Songs For My 50 Years Of Life

Dan Pontefract

It’s weird turning 50. As a kid, I thought it was the marker of old age. At this stage in my life, I don’t think… The post 50 Songs For My 50 Years Of Life appeared first on Pontefract Group. Music personal 50 music

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RSS and the Browser As Social Network

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Google Reader - source Responding to Mark Berthelemy. RSS was essentially disappeared because there wasn't a good business model for commercialization. Centralized social networks work much better for user tracking and link promotion. But they lose this advantage if they support RSS.

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it’s science

Harold Jarche

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. @A_AMilne

Misaligned expectations

Clark Quinn

As part of the Learning Development Conference that’s going on for the next five weeks (not too late to join in!), there have already been events. Given that the focus is on evidence-based approaches, a group set up a separate discussion room for learning science.

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The Emergence of Central Bank Digital Currencies

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Bitcoin was created in October of 2008 with the release of Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System , the original design paper which also introduced the blockchain architecture.

Management Musings: Episode 8 – My Draft Manifesto

Dan Pontefract

In Episode 8 of “Management Musings,” I’m asking for your assistance. I’m hoping to gather feedback from you on a draft version of my manifesto.… … The post Management Musings: Episode 8 – My Draft Manifesto appeared first on Pontefract Group.

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How the elephant got his trunk: what evolution can teach us about complexity

Dave Snowden

Anthro complexity. I’m going to assume that everyone who frequents this blog and is a regular reader of Dave’s work is very familiar with general concepts of evolution, both as a biological fact and as a metaphor.

not remotely working

Harold Jarche

Watching the return-to-office efforts starting around the world is a fascinating exercise. Not everyone wants a return to the old normal. “But as office returns accelerate, some employees may want different options. A May survey of 1,000 U.S.

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New recommended readings

Clark Quinn

Of late, I’ve been reading quite a lot, and I’m finding some very interesting books. Not all have immediate take homes, but I want to introduce a few to you with some notes. Not all will be relevant, but all are interesting and even important. I’ll also update my list of recommended readings.

Webinar: How Allina Health Cut Content Development Time by 66%

Xyleme

Watch our webinar featuring leaders from Allina Health to learn how they have been able to cut content development time by 66% and achieve an 84% reuse rate across content created in Xyleme.

What Might the World Be Like in 2040?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The mission of the National Intelligence Council (NIC) is to lead intelligence integration and long-term strategic thinking across a wide variety of sources, including the US Intelligence Community , policy makers, and experts in academia and the private sector.

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Management Musings: Episode 7 – My Four Most Loathed Terms at Work

Dan Pontefract

In Episode 7 of “Management Musings,” the crux of the insight centers on four terms that are commonplace in our organizations yet need to be… The post Management Musings: Episode 7 – My Four Most Loathed Terms at Work appeared first on Pontefract Group.

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Connectivism at the Moment

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Responding to an email enquiry - what is your opinion/ vision regarding the application of the CONNECTIVISM theory at present ? I see it being widely applied both online and offline. I recently wrote a paper called 'Recent Work in Connectivism ' where I describe this work.

we don’t need no stinking jobs

Harold Jarche

Last month I wrote that if you are wondering why work is not getting done as desired, then focus on the system. As we see people returning to offices and workplaces (hopefully post-pandemic) we should reflect on what this past year of remote working has really accomplished.

The case for model answers (and a rubric)

Clark Quinn

As I’ve been developing online workshops, I’ve been thinking more about the type of assessment I want. Previously, I made the case for gated submissions. Now I find another type of interaction I’d like to have. So here’s the case for model answers (and a rubric).

How Omni-Channel Publishing Makes Your Job Easier

Xyleme

Learning content doesn’t just live in an instructor-led training (ILT) , virtual instructor-led training (v ILT) , or eLearning bubble anymore. If you’re developing content, you have to deliver lots of different experiences to different audiences.

Leveraging Cloud Computing to Enhance the Nation’s Cybersecurity

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

There’s clearly an urgent need to significantly improve the security and resilience of IT systems and applications in light of the growing threat of cyberattacks, which FBI director Christopher Wray recently compared to addressing the challenge of global terrorism following the 9/11 attack.

A storage crisis

Doc Searls

The best new phones come with the ability to shoot 108 megapixel photos, record 4K video with stereo sound, and pack the results into a terabyte of onboard storage. But what do you do when that storage fills up? If you want to keep those files, you’ll need to offload them somewhere.

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My Meaning and the Parrot's

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Image: Quotes A while back I read an article titled ' My words have meaning, your parrot’s do not.

a unique opportunity

Harold Jarche

“The spread of germs is the price we pay for the spread of ideas.” — Nicholas Christakis. Many people want a return to normal. But normal is what got us into this pandemic — mass air travel, global supply chains, constant expansion, pollution, biological weapons research, etc.

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Doing Gamification Wrong

Clark Quinn

As I’ve said before , I’m not a fan of ‘gamification’ Certainly for formal learning, where I think intrinsic motivation is a better area to focus on than extrinsic.

Why is Content Personalization Challenging for Large Organizations?

Xyleme

Most organizations don’t have a problem with content personalization o n a small scale. W hen you try to scale it up, however, the maintenance becomes harder and harder to keep up with. .

Why Online Learning is Important in the Workplace

TOPYX LMS

To say that online learning is important in the workplace is an understatement. Due to COVID-19’s devastating impact on businesses globally, eLearning has become indispensable to organizations that want to deliver quality employee training , no matter what.

Dialog with a robot

Doc Searls

So I ordered one of these yesterday… …and got a notice that said, That was to my building in Manhattan. I’m on the third floor, so I went down to the front, and saw it wasn’t there.

Exploring Exploration

Clark Quinn

Learning, I suggest, is action and reflection. And instruction should be designed action and guided reflection.) What that action typically ends up being is some sort of exploration (aka experimentation). Thus, in my mind, exploration is a critical concept for learning.

Update on my events

Clark Quinn

In January I posted about my upcoming webinars (now past), workshops, etc. As things open up again (yay, vaccines), some upcoming events will be happening live! And, of course, virtual. In fact, one starts next week! So I thought it time to update you on the things I’ll be doing.

Redux 001: BuzzPhrasing

Doc Searls

Since I’m done with fighting in the red ocean of the surveillance-dominated Web, I’ve decided, while busy working in the blue ocean (on what for now we’re calling i-commerce ), to bring back, in this blog, some of the hundreds of things I’ve written over the last 30+ years.

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driving blind

Harold Jarche

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. “I do admin exactly like I clean vomit: Hold breath, enter without looking, do something, retreat, retch, wipe eyes, breathe, repeat.” ” — @ChristoMove.

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5 Things Your Remote Training Strategy is Missing

TOPYX LMS

It’s no secret that remote training has been highly utilized throughout the coronavirus pandemic. As increasing numbers of employees were forced to work from home due to social distancing guidelines, companies invested more and more money into eLearning technologies that enabled remote training.

4 Things to Love About Social and Peer Based Learning

TOPYX LMS

4 Things to Love About Social. and Peer Based Learning. There are many reasons to love social and peer based learning , especially in todays world. Understanding social learning is key to appreciating, implementing, and ultimately benefiting from it.

What becomes of journalism when everybody can write or cast?

Doc Searls

Formalized journalism is outnumbered. In the industrialized world (and in much of the world that isn’t), nearly everyone of a double-digit age has a Net-connected mobile device for sharing words they write and scenes they shoot.

Redux 002: Listen Up

Doc Searls

This is a a post on my (pre-blog) website. In retrospect, it turned out to be a dry run for both The Cluetrain Manifesto and a chapter of t he book by the same name, which came out in 1999 and 2000, respectively. The brand names I drop are mostly ancient history now. But the points made are still good. Listen Up. By Doc Searls. April 16, 1998 . “All I know is that first you’ve got to get mad. You’ve got to say, I’m a human being, goddammit! My life has value!

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