Sat.Jan 23, 2010 - Fri.Jan 29, 2010

Facilitation Card Decks | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

I love things you can touch and play with when facilitating face to face. This is probably why I was so attracted to the drawing on walls involved in graphic

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Reshaping Relationships through Passion

John Hagel

I have always been shy. As a child, I learned to turn inward as a way to protect myself against an environment that I perceived to be very threatening.    I saw relationships as temporary at best and full of turmoil at worst, and would frequently retreat into a personal world with a good book rather than interact with new people. I

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An example of informal learning from Europe

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Three years ago I talked with a former KPPG consultant, Harm Wegstra, at Online Educa Berlin. Harm told me about his team’s experience with informal learning in an engagement with Sara Lee. Here’s an extract of an email Harm sent me.

PKM: aggregate, filter, connect

Harold Jarche

Knowledge Squared equals Power Squared, says Craig Thomler : However the knowledge hoarding model begins to fail when it becomes cheap and easy to share and when the knowledge required to complete a task exceeds an individual’s capability to learn in the time available.

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Is HR Relevant and Does it Matter? | Over the Seas

Kevin Wheeler

HR hasn't changed for decades despite the rhetoric. HR might accept that creative work now means collaborating, sharing, and allowing information and ideas to flow freely. Newer organizations are already using HR in a different way

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Parenting Tip For Twenties-Something Children

Nine Shift

Here’s a parenting tip we use as a strategy for getting more time with our Twenties-Something child who has left home.     The ideal seems to be to have your son or daughter communicate with you once a week.   The ideal visiting frequency seems to be once every three months.

Apple’s iPad and the importance of price

Adaptive Path

In the early 90’s, Tandy released one of the earliest PDA’s, the Zoomer. It cost $699, and was a flop. One of the architects of the product, Jeff Hawkins, left Tandy to strike out on his own with Palm Computing. He wrote down the four criteria that his PDA must meet: Fit in shirt pocket.

Facilitation Card Decks

Nancy White

I love things you can touch and play with when facilitating face to face. This is probably why I was so attracted to the “drawing on walls&# involved in graphic facilitation , kinesthetic modeling and just plain PLAY as a way to work together.

A linchpin culture

Harold Jarche

Here is Seth Godin being interviewed by Hugh Macleod : In a sta­ble envi­ron­ment, we worship the effi­cient fac­tory. Henry Ford or even David Gef­fen… feed the machine, keep it run­ning smoothly, pay as little as you can, make as much as you can.

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Will the kids leave the U.S.?

Nine Shift

Will the kids leave the U.S. for better jobs and/or life in another country?   Over the last century, some of the smartest and most educated people left England, China and other countries to work and live in the United States.

Understanding Dyscalculia - the Math Learning Disability

Eide Neurolearning

Online Community Purpose Checklist | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Nancy, this is just the 'checklist' that I've been looking for. I'm wondering if you have that as a downloadable document somewhere. Or if not, how about I create one, and send it back to you by way of thanks. Carole

Diffusion of an idea in the Blogosphere 2005 and 2010

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour


Girls still behind the boys in the 21st century

Nine Shift

Girls have yet to catch up with the boys in exploring, embracing and creating the 21 st. century. That’s our conclusion after talking with Willie about the boys and girls in his generation. Boys are introspective, he said. They are unstructured.

Go straight to the finish line

Jay Cross

Two of my colleagues at the Internet Time Alliance , Jane Hart and Charles Jennings just returned from speaking at the Learning Technologies conference in London. Jane & Charles.

Online Community Purpose Checklist | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Hum, I have one somewhere (shuffle, shuffle, shuffle). I'm always updating my.doc copy and customising it for different contexts. But if you want to make a pretty one, that would be FANTASTIC


Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Prediction #1: The iPad will make eLearning sexy again. Prediction #2: The excitement will fade within six months.

FutureShock hits even Generation Y

Nine Shift

Got FutureShock from all the technological innovation being invented every few months?   Can’t keep up? Feel overwhelmed?   Apparently us adults aren’t alone.   According to Willie, even Gen Y (the generation creating all this technology change) is experiencing FutureShock.

Signposts for the Week Ending January 29, 2010

Adaptive Path

This week we learned how to report the news. We also followed the release of a new touchscreen tablet and a whole lot of practically obligatory cheeky commentary, especially from MadTV. Okcupid’s blog has been fascinating lately, analyzing what factors affect the rate of messages (or replies) someone gets on their site. There’s also plenty earlier entries correlating other fascinating trends across their data. Okay, this is pretty smart.

Belated Reflections from “Journalism that Matters” PNW

Nancy White

Earlier this month I attended the Journalism that Matters Pacific Northwest gathering here in Seattle. With the theme “Re-Imagining News and Community in the Northwest,&# I was given the chance to stop, listen and reflect on journalism, my community and me.

Learnscape Connector

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Multi-tasking component of corporate Learnscapes.


Lewis Hyde’s objection to the Google Books settlement

David Weinberger

Here is a letter Lewis Hyde sent to Judge Denny Chin who is considering the proposed Google Books settlement. I’ve also appended a supporting letter written by Eric Saltzman. The issue is that the newly-proposed trustee overseeing the handling of “orphaned works&# (i.e.,

Disruptive Innovations and Organizational Change

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Over the last few years I have given a number of seminars on Technology-based Business Transformation. In these seminars, I examine how companies can leverage disruptive innovations to go after new business opportunities or to significantly transform themselves. Often, the transformations are needed because the business is in crisis, such as happened to IBM in the early 1990s or is the case with a number of media companies today. The seminars are generally organized into three section.

Monday Video: Taylor Mali on Teaching

Nancy White

Taylor Mali: What teachers make | Video on

The Informal Learning Page

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Sunlight’s answer to the Supreme Court’s Naivety

David Weinberger

The Sunlight Foundation has posted seven steps the government should take to help make campaign finance more transparent now that the Supreme Court has handed political discourse in the paid media to the highest bidders


Still No Flash?

Tony Karrer

One of the interesting things that was not included in the announcement of the iPad yesterday was support for Flash. It’s a nice big device, perfect for browsing the web and remote learners. But it doesn’t have Flash support. Apple has said in the past that they plan to support Flash at some point, but I’m beginning to wonder. In the meantime, it seems like HTML 5 is picking up steam. Any guesses on Flash support on Apple mobile devices going forward?

Journalism that Matters – Day 3 | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Great post, and I love your language. You asked about a game that would connect the news and the community it serves. I would submit that there is such a game operating already, which facilitates and enhances the journalist/audience

8 Dirty Words

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

CLO online edition. Dirty Words. by Jay Cross. L ast year I led workshops in London, Madrid , San Jose, Quebec, and Berlin on how to sell social networking and informal learning to senior management.


The iPad is the future of the past of books

David Weinberger

The iPad definitely ups the Kindle’s ante. Unfortunately, it ups the Kindle ante by making an e-book more like a television set. Will it do well? I dunno. Probably. But is it the future of reading? It’s the high-def, full-color, animated version of the past of reading. The future of reading is social. The future of reading blurs reading and writing. The future of reading is the networking of readers, writers, content, comments, and metadata, all in one continuous-on mash. .

Up the creek without an iPaddle

Doc Searls

In response to Dave ’s Reading tea leaves in advance of Apple’s announcements , I added this comment : Steve loves to uncork constipated categories with the world’s slickest laxative. So I’m guessing this new box will expand Apple’s retail shelf space to include newspapers, journals and books as well as sound recordings, movies and TV shows. It will be the best showcase “content&# ever had, and will be a wholly owned proprietary channel.

Journalism That Matters Pacific NW Conference | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

were just snippets I appreciated. Hm, I had better go back and check! I blogged a couple of times (here and here), but I kept finding myself drawn back to the overall event Twitter stream and to the

The Most Important Question (2)

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

I respond to some requests for elaboration from the same person (who prefers to remain anonymous). His questions are in italics: 1. Is the issue that LMS's are driving instruction rather than professors? I have some interaction with an LMS at Queen's but in general it's been irrelevant to what I'm doing. As more of a constructivist handling an adult audience I'm concerned about things that matter to them. Professors would probably say that it is.

[2b2k] Total rewrite of Chapters 1 and 2

David Weinberger

I’ve been working diligently on Chapter Two, titled “Knowledge as Network.&# Today, I threw it out and threw out Chapter 1 while I was at it. I’m radically restructing both. I was 7,500 words into Chapter 2, so this counts as both a possible advance and a setback. The Chapter 2 I had almost completed began with an anecdote about expertise, then talked about the evolutionary origins of knowledge as a way to know more than can fit into one human brain.