Sat.Jan 09, 2010 - Fri.Jan 15, 2010

A Rant About Women ? Clay Shirky

Clay Shirky

So I get email from a good former student, applying for a job and asking for a recommendation. Sure, I say, Tell me what you think I should say. I then get a draft letter back in which the student has described their work and

eLearning Certifications

Tony Karrer

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Work is learning, learning work

Harold Jarche

My Twitter bio reads, “ Work is learning, learning work – that is all Ye know on earth, and all ye need to know [apologies to Keats ]. That’s pretty much what I believe will be a necessity for the post-industrial and post-information era that we are beginning to enter.

JumpStart NYC: Talent in Transition

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

As we well know, many talented people have lost their jobs as a result of our ongoing Great Recession , - the worst financial crisis we have lived through since the 1930s. The US unemployment rate has doubled from 5% in December of 2007 to 10% in December of 2009. The number is significantly higher , about one out of every six workers, when taking into account underemployed and discouraged workers who have had no success in finding a full time position.

No Predictions, Just Some ‘Hopes’ for Learnerprise in 2010

Dan Pontefract

Previously I wrote about how Learning 2.0 and Enterprise 2.0 thinking should align. I then defined Learnerprise as: the use of emergent social software platforms as well as formal and informal competence exchange processes, between companies, partners and employees, to improve both productivity and business results.

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America in Decline: We're Number Four!

Nine Shift

When the world's biggest power goes into decline, its societal attitude is characterized by fear, complacency and superiority. Reference Great Britain in 1910. To protect the myth, people start to lie.

Knowledge sharing across silos: Part II

Dave Snowden

Just before Christmas I started off this thread by summarising the reasons that people have given me over the years in respect of the need to share knowledge across silos within organisations, both in Industry and Government. I also identified two common mistakes in finding solutions.

On the Continuing End of Business as Usual

Doc Searls

Need Your Feedback on my Triangulating Thinking | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

For another angle on the issue – Nancy's thinking on triangulation (that I should blog in more detail about – Triangulating for Success: a practitioner's experience using external networks to leverage learnin….

Content Delivery Networks

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Summary of a tutorial workshop from Bruce Maggs (Duke University and Akamai). Services and Design The basic service to the first customers was the provision of access to static content to websites. For example, cbs.com used Akamai to provide static images for the website.

Blog Post: If traditional incentives can have a negative impact, what's the workaround?

David Gurteen

By David Gurteen. Video: David Gurteen on Incentivizing Knowledge Management. David Gurteen on Incentivizing Knowledge Management: David Gurteen talks on how incentivizing knowledge management kills intrinsic motivation and negatively affects true value of the practice.

Higher education: the next healthcare fix

Nine Shift

Higher education is in the same sad situation as healthcare. Higher ed is too expensive, too wasteful (colleges only graduate 55% of their students), and shut out 75% of our children from higher education.

Journalism that Matters – Day 3 | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Amy, that's a fabulous idea. it's the first decent use of foursquare I've heard

Finding Success in the Real World - Mentors, Resilience, Up Series

Eide Neurolearning

Professor Julie Logan was kind enough to send us her paper on Dyslexic entrepreneurs and we were struck by the figure at right that showed that few entrepreneurs were influenced by education in their pursuit of their current career.

The Great Convergence

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Summary of a talk by John Paul Shen, head of the Nokia research Center, Palo Alto, at the IEEE Consumer Communications and Networking Conference. There is a collision of two different cultures (open, closed) and four different industries (internet, computers, mobile phone, cellular networks).

Body Scan, meet Body Image.

David Weinberger

Instead of the fully-body scanners showing us this. Source AFP. Why can’t they substitute a standardized manikin image (which is what brain scanners do) like this: In fact, they could let us choose our body image. “You know what, my good man? Scratch the Brad.

Theory and Practice Game Card | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

very good, its about right too

Elephants, fleas and the City of London

Dave Snowden

Just before Christmas I got a paper from Bill McKelvey of UCLA with a request to see if I could get it to the attention of Lord Turner who recently said in Prospect Magazine that London's financial sector was swollen beyond its socially useful size.

Value Networks

Jay Cross

In yestserday’s New York Times, Gretchen Morgenstern explained one reason Why All Earnings Are Not Equal. Corporate managers have lots of elbow room as to whether an item is an expense or an investment, and some push the limits of discretion.

Experimenting with Tiny Chat

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

TinyChat looks very cool for impromptu video chats. I joined one group of eight simultaneously on screen — with 40 logged into the text chat. Harold Jarche and I had a conversation that went quite smoothly until my Flash player blew up.

6footsix: high fives for happiness! | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

I tried this on my noon walk. It was cold and only two joggers and an elderly walker passed. I got eye contact with each and said “you look like you could use a high five”. One of the joggers responded and laughed

Small pebbles

Dave Snowden

Wikipedia is a funny place. My first encounter still lingers with me and I have to confess to being an addict in part because it matters. Wikipedia is after all the first hit on search for many a subject. I originally got involved to see what it was like to be an agent in a complex adaptive system.

a-massive-public-investment-in-obsolescence

Nine Shift

Michael Arbow sends Nine Shift this message about a great article: You might like to post this article on the Shift site.   I love Jeff’s work.    It provides the economics behind some of the shifts.   [link].     Michael Arbow. Capital Markets Specialist/ Spécialiste des marchés financiers. New Brunswick Securities Commission. Commission des valeurs mobilières du Nouveau-Brunswick.   Saint John, NB E2L 2J2

[moi] BoingBoing likes Cluetrain@10

David Weinberger

I was both surprised and delighted — and how often do those things go together? — to see that Cory Doctorow reviewed the 10th Anniversary edition of cluetrain at BoingBoing. Thanks, Cory! Sorry for the self-promotion, but, as you may recall, being a bigger a-hole was the only resolution on my New Year’s list

December Hot List: Mobile Learning Content

Nancy White

Best of Mobile Learning December 1, 2009 to December 31, 2009 Featured Sources The following are the top items from featured sources based on social signals. iPods in Education Part 13: Uses in Kindergarten? -

Signposts for the Week Ending January 15, 2010

Adaptive Path

An attempt to redesign airline boarding passes. The reader comments are good, too.). Accept defeat! It advances science. Mike Kuniavsky on ubicomp bridging services and devices. Fritzing is an open-source initiative to support designers, artists, researchers and hobbyists to take the step from physical prototyping to actual product. Our own Peter Merholz’s polemic on “Design Thinking&# made it to page 18 of the latest print edition of HBR.

Open Internet Workshop at MIT this afternoon

Doc Searls

Check this out here. It will also be streamed live at OpenInternet.gov. Submit questions via Twitter via #OiBOS. The site is run by the FCC. Next to the title it says, in the Google tradition, Beta. The “Contribute Your Ideas&# section is amazing. You can contribute ideas or vote standing ideas up or down. Very interesting reading in all of them. If you care about the Internet, this is a good venue for putting your mind where your mouth is. Because the Internet is still free for both.

FCC workshop on why maybe an open Internet isn’t such a bad idea

David Weinberger

The next FCC workshop is on “ Consumers, Transparency and the Open Internet.&# It’s is in DC on Tuesday. It should be interesting…

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2010 Forecasts

Nancy White

I intended to write a blog entry in late December with my predictions for mobile learning in 2010, but somehow never found the time. Since then I have since been reading some other predictions and think they covered most of what I would have said.

Join us on Thursday for Nilofer Merchant, “When Creativity Isn’t Enough, Try Murder”

Adaptive Path

This Thursday (Jan 14th) we’re pleased to host the January IxDA-SF event. Please join us for this fun (and free) happening! Time: January 14, 2010 from 6:30pm to 9pm. Location: Adaptive Path, 363 Brannan Street, San Francisco ( View the map ). Organized By: IxDA San Francisco. You can RSVP here. About the event: Making the right choices leads us, and our teams to thrive.

The Net: Free infrastructure for speech, enterprise and assembly

Doc Searls

I just posted this essay to IdeaScale at OpenInternet.gov , in advance of the Open Internet Workshop at MIT this afternoon. You can vote it up or down there, along with other essays.) I thought I’d put it here too. — The Internet is free and open infrastructure that provides almost unlimited support for free speech, free enterprise and free assembly. Nothing in human history, with the possible exception of movable type — has done more to encourage all those freedoms.

Berkman Buzz

David Weinberger

Every week, the Berkman Center sends out an email rounding up some of the bloggage etc. emanating from the Center. Here’s this week’s (with my own mention removed). You can sign up for this weekly send here. And I apologize if the formatting is screwed up; I’m not sure why there are double spaces where I put a single line break.).

Theory and Practice Game Card

Nancy White

Theory and Practice 3. Originally uploaded by bdieu. Too good not to blog this

Internships 2010: Making the Most of a Summer Internship

Adaptive Path

It’s that time of year! Adaptive Path is on the lookout for graduate students and exceptional undergrads to join us as summer associates this year: Learn more about internships at Adaptive Path! As an intern at Adaptive Path, you’ll be treated like a fellow practitioner. You’ll have the opportunity to collaborate with clients, develop a personal voice and put experience strategy, research and design methods into practice.