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

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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.

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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….

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.

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.

Theory and Practice Game Card | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

very good, its about right too

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.

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.

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

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.

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.


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

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

[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

Open Internet Workshop at MIT this afternoon

Doc Searls

Check this out here. It will also be streamed live at 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.

The Future of Leadership Development – Part II

Kevin Wheeler

My last post pointed out the reasons for a new approach to leadership development. In networked, global organizations the need for a more flexible and less hierarchical development methodology is important. Over the past 2-3 years

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? -

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…


The Net: Free infrastructure for speech, enterprise and assembly

Doc Searls

I just posted this essay to IdeaScale at , 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.

Eides Lecture on Dyslexia and Giftedness at WA International Dyslexia Assn - This Thursday Jan 14th 7 PM

Eide Neurolearning

Brock and Fernette Eide will be lecturing on Dyslexia and Giftedness at The Shoreline Center, Sheridan Room 18560 First Ave NE Shoreline WA 98155 7 PM The lecture is free, but donations appreciated on behalf of the Washington Branch of the International Dyslexia Association. Clock hours are available through 24/7 Educational Services. For more information, email: Eide Neurolearning Blog

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.

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.).

Hanging with Haiti

Doc Searls

I posted a lot today, but nothing matters more — or has been more on the front of my mind — than Haiti. What hell that such an already troubled country should be hit by an earthquake so bad, and so close to its most dense population centers. So, as I try to get my head around the situation, here’s a list of links, in the order that I visit them: USGS Page on the 7.0 quake , 10 miles from downtown Port au Prince. USGS Quake maps.

Relationships and Dynamics - Seeing Through New Lenses

John Hagel

Do we all look at the world in the same way? Hardly. We can each look at the same scene and focus our attention on something completely different.    Individual idiosyncrasies definitely play a role, but broader patterns of perception are at work as well. Are certain patterns of perception more or less helpful in these rapidly changing times?    Most definitely – in fact, they may determine who succeeds and who fails.

Theory and Practice Game Card

Nancy White

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

National broadband strategy delayed one month

David Weinberger

I just found out that last week or so, the national broadband strategy’s deadline was postponed by Congress from Feb. 17 to Mar. According to Phil Bellaria, Scenario Planning Director, this will enable the team to circulate the report within the FCC for additional comment and polishing. (I I just interviewed Phil for BroadbandStrategyWeek , but it’ll take a few days to post the video