Sat.Dec 13, 2008 - Fri.Dec 19, 2008

Using SharePoint

Tony Karrer

I've been having fabulous conversations about using SharePoint. SharePoint is so flexible and the documentation for it is so big and diverse, that a big part of my goals have been to understand the different ways that training organizations are using SharePoint. In my post SharePoint Examples there are some great examples in the comments. I've had conversations with several of these folks in more detail and with a few others.

Harold Jarche » Learning is Conversation

Harold Jarche

[.] jarche, h. 2005). learning is conversation. hämtad 2008-12-18 från harold jarche: [link]

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Aachen

Jay Cross

Here are a few memorable observations from the meeting of the international panel in Aachen. (If If I don’t write this stuff down, I’ll never remember it.). Klaus Henning: SAP decided to raise their consulting rates in Europe 15% across the board a few months back.

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Signposts for the Week Ending December 19, 2008

Adaptive Path

Cyclists and RIA designers alike will enjoy reading about how Adobe designed their Tour Tracker app that allows you to follow pro bike races real time from your computer. Read about mobile app development in Africa and join the conversation by adding your own ideas to the comments.

Picture These

Doc Searls

So I’m here in the Bolt Bus from Boston to New York. There’s wi-fi on board, and power outlets in the backs of most seats. But the wi-fi is slow, so I’m on a Sprint EvDO card. Getting about 1Mb down and.6Mb up. Not bad.

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The 7 things I would never tell my mother – NOT! | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

I have four serious blog posts half edited and I haven't found the focus to complete them. So why not veer wildly. Elana tagged me with an ever twisting

Harold Jarche » T&D Learning in 2020

Harold Jarche

harold, i think your predictions are dead on and likely not to be the case in 2020 but well before. i find now that people are so busy that taking time to sit in a class or at a computer station to take some classes is only a preferred

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Sayonara, industrial age

Jay Cross

This article from the October issue of Harvard Business Review has fueled my thinking about the profound changes going on in the world economy. Authored by John Seely Brown, Lang Davison, and John Hagel, Shaping Strategy in a World of Constant Disruption gives evidence of the industrial age giving way to the network era. The gist of the article: Redefining the terms of competition for a market sector, an industry, or an entire global ecosystem is a tall order.

Conference bags with a difference

David Gurteen

By David Gurteen I hate the bags usually given out at conferences. Most of the time I don't need them. I empty the contents into my own bag and hand the conference bag back.

The 7 things I would never tell my mother - NOT!

Nancy White

I have four “serious&# blog posts half edited and I haven’t found the focus to complete them. So why not veer wildly… Elana tagged me with an ever twisting blog meme “7 Things You Would Never Tell Your Mother.&#

Brrrr… Santa is on the way

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

It was cold in Berkeley yesterday. Probably not your kind of cold, but I awoke to find frost on the car and that is rare here. Note the lemon crop beyond the car. Last night the board of the eLearning Forum convened in Orinda to savor the past and ponder the future.

Duped? What’s in a name?

Jay Cross

Call me old fashioned, but when I buy a plane ticket from Lufthansa, I expect to fly on Lufthansa. Here I am in Koln, boarding a puddle-jumper plane on the first leg of a flight back to San Francisco.

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Scott Berkun to Head the Schedule of Managing Design Projects!

Adaptive Path

We are happy to announce that Scott Berkun will keynote our Managing Design Projects conference in February. This is very exciting for us and having heard Scott present in the past I am confident he will really get things off on the right foot. We have also posted the schedule of the day’s activities to give everyone a taste of what is to come.

Energy into Energy

Doc Searls

A friend close to What’s Happening in several industries, plus the Obama Transition Team, tells me all the action is around Energy. It isn’t just that everybody’s Going Green.

Brrrr… Santa is on the way

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

It was cold in Berkeley yesterday. Probably not your kind of cold, but I awoke to find frost on the car and that is rare here. Note the lemon crop beyond the car. Last night the board of the eLearning Forum convened in Orinda to savor the past and ponder the future.

Cool place to work

Jay Cross

Our study group in Aachen visited the headquarters of BET (Buro fur Engergiewirshaft und Techniche Planung GhmB), a group of 40+ energy consultants and economists. BET’s offices are carved out of the interior of a 150 year-old church. This space was created with collaboration in mind.

Personal Learning Books

Tony Karrer

Brett Miller has taken me up on my 100 Conversation Topics which you can see what's happening at eLearning Learning - 100 Conversations. His post were some book recommendations for learning professionals. I must say that his list of books was quite interesting and come from a bit outside where I normally think.

Let it Snow

Doc Searls

We were flying along in the bus when wham: it started snowing. Heavily. Now we’re creeping along through Westchester, and the road is clearly getting a little dangerous. There’s an inch or so on the ground now, and it’ll probably get a lot deeper before it starts raining later and turns it and turns it all into slush. Or “wintry mix,&# as they now call it. Love the weather map above, though. Looks like a flag.

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Training from the Back of the Room

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Pfeiffer has just published a book entitled Training form the BACK of the Room! 65 Ways to Step Aside and Let Them Learn , by Sharon L. Bowman.

Too many rats, too small a cage

Jay Cross

Travel can be grueling. I just endured a nine-hour flight from Munich to San Francisco in a minuscule seat in the back of a Lufthansa Airbus.

Wikipedia update

Dave Snowden

For those who followed my earlier posts I am pleased to say that, at least for the moment, right did win out and Peter Damian is restored as an editor. Nice to see him back at work this morning removing some of the POV material on the NLP article. I have long seen NLP as a manipulative pseudo-science and making sure that the article is question is factual rather than promotional is important. After that we can move onto Spiral Dynamics.

Toward a Happier New Year on Harvard Square

Doc Searls

Wahyd of Manifest has an original idea for saving the Out of Town News landmark at the heart of Harvard Square.

Reflections from Aachen

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Bilderberg Kasteel, Vaalsbrook, Netherlands. I spent the last three days participating on an international panel convened by the Center for Learning and Knowledge Management (ZLW) at the RWTH Aachen University to foster workplace and knowledge innovation with the Maas-Rhein Region.

MX 2009 Speaker publishes Forrester’s 2008 Customer Experience Index

Adaptive Path

Forrester has just released in 2008 Customer Experience Index. Registration required to download). The Index was compiled by Bruce Temkin, who will keynote Day 1 of MX 2009. The results confirm what we all suspect — retailers and hotels rank the highest (their business is predicated on customer experience), and health insurance providers, TV service providers, and internet service providers are the lowest (three industries where customer choice is constrained).

Guest blog goes open

Dave Snowden

We are repeating a prior experiment and opening up the guest blog for anyone who wants to contribute. Details of how to do so in the header.

Write for Skimming

Tony Karrer

Back in January 2008, I suggested that people Stop Reading and instead Skim Dive Skim. It received some passionate replies - although not quite what I expected.

Managing across Borders and Cultures

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

I was recently invited to join The Levin Institute as a Senior Fellow. The Levin Institute is a new, independent institute within the State University of New York (SUNY). It was established to train students, working professionals and organizations to live and work effectively in our emerging global environment. Its mission is succinctly captured in its tag line: Managing across borders and cultures.

Speaking of curation…

Adaptive Path

Curation is one of the important and emergent topics Kate Rutter will be speaking about in her virtual seminar tomorrow: “ Sailing the C’s of Change: What do curation, cobbling, collage and chording mean for your products and services?&#. Kate’s keenly sensed these four emergent trends on the horizon and her seminar will provide insight on how they apply to your business. Kate’s seventy-five minute virtual seminar starts tomorrow, December 17th, at 10am PST.

Washington DC: January

Dave Snowden

I'm planning to be in DC 15-16th January to follow up on various contacts and some possible DARPA work. At the moment there will be some free slots, if interested email me.

Can Find You

Tony Karrer

Someone added a reason not to blog to my Top Ten Reasons To Blog and Top Ten Not to Blog : Because you think no one will read it.how can people find it? I realized that in all my posts talking about blogging and Pushing People to Blog as a learning tool, I had never specifically blogged about how you find readers - or more appropriately - what should you do so that potential readers can find you.

NineShift: predicted changes in the next 20 years

David Gurteen

By David Gurteen Some interesting thoughts via Harold Jarche on the changes we might see in the next 20 years. In just twenty years, between 2000 and 2020, some 75% of our lives will change dramatically. We know this because it happened once before. Between 1900 and 1920, life changed. Nine Shift explores the uncanny parallels between today and 100 years ago, examining the changes between the two transition periods and the forces that restructure society in the new economic era.

I love a good curation controversy

Adaptive Path

Recently, I’ve been involved in some inspiring conversations about the merits and applications of different content curation models (community curation, an editorial hand, or algorithmic). Those conversations came just in time, it seems, for a raging debate about curation involving Google. First, read the originating TechCrunch article where Marissa Mayer discusses the future potential impact of community curation on Google search results.

Another one bites the dust

Dave Snowden

I finally lost patience with another listserv. In this case value networks. Pity really, some good discussions from time to time but its no longer worth the effort. That leaves me with ACT which I will keep, otherwise social media has largely replaced any utility provided. In this particular case there is only so much polemic one can take before it gets tedious. At least in the wikipedia there are community rules requiring proper citation, NPOV and WP:NPA.

Audience Member

Tony Karrer

On ICT in Early Learning someone (not sure their name) has responded to my Conversation Topics post (see them via eLearning Learning - 100 Conversations ). The basic focus was on their audience - who they see as the typical audience member. This may be quite interesting as one of the first comments was: I have set up a draft post behind the scenes of the 25 of the 100 conversations that I feel inspired to participate in. I'm curious to see what results.