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Doc Searls Weblog · Big Effing(ham) Cross

Doc Searls

About an hour into Southern Illinois after watching St. Louis' Gateway Arch recede from our rear-view mirrors, we were met along Interstate 70 by an even more surreal giant totem: a white cross, rising oddly out of a field next to the

Irving Wladawsky-Berger: Re-inventing the Corporate Research Lab

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Last month, my colleague Paul Horn announced his retirement from IBM. He had been the leader of IBM Research since 1996, a position that John Kelly has now assumed. I have worked closely with Paul for many years

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Pollution and Propaganda

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Responding to Barbara Fister of ACRLog I think it is unreasonable to vilify China for hiding environmental data when the American government is doing the same.

Second Life as a Learning Tool

Tony Karrer

Found via Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development A great introduction to using Second Life as a teaching / learning tool. Video embedded below - didn't show in my blog reader. A few thoughts.

Internet Time Blog » Learning is strictly business

Jay Cross

two years ago i finished writing informal learning, rediscovering the natural pathways that inspire innovation and performance. then my publisher took a year to produce it! snails on valium move faster. foot dragging does no one any

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Internet Time Blog » The Tip Jar

Jay Cross

click here to get to amazon, and i will get a cut of whatever you purchase. thanks in advance. is this too tacky

Learnlets » Principled Innovation?

Clark Quinn

It's a continuing phenomenon (and a cliche') that we use new technologies as we used their predecessors, so the first television was people standing in front of microphones, performing. Does this have to be true? Can we, on principle

Interview About Learning 2.0

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Ido Hartogsohn wrote: * What is learning 2.0? How is it different from so to say elearning 1.0? I discuss this topic in my article 'E-Learning 2.0' - [link] In a nutshell, the difference between 1.0 and 2.0 is that in 1.0 students are depicted as passive recipients or consumers of knowledge and information, where in 2.0 they are active participants in the creation of that knowledge and information.

DevLearn - Beer - Who's In? - And Where?

Tony Karrer

I just saw that BJ had posted about DevLearn and I feel somewhat remiss that he beat me to it. In case you hadn't heard, The eLearning Guild is hosting DevLearn 2007 in San Jose, CA, November 5-8 2007. I'll be there (and doing a few presentations and some special sessions for managers with Lance Dublin). As always, I'll likely be getting together with folks who read this blog and other bloggers and other interesting folks to go have a few beers.

Internet Time Blog » Gott mit uns

Jay Cross

travel challenges the traveler with questions. given two entirely different takes on how the world works, which best maps to reality? for example, this scroll hangs in many colombian shops. if you believe in god, why not ask him to help

Learnlets » Learning Experience

Clark Quinn

I've written in the past about Pine & Gilmore's Experience Economy, enough so that I apparently got on their radar. As a consequence, I was contacted by Bob Dean, who's VP of Learning & Talent Development at Heidrick & Struggles


e-Clippings (Learning As Art): "Theories and Models Of and For Online Learning" (First Monday)

Mark Oehlert

haythorn_2. abstract: "for many years, discussion of online learning, or e–learning, has been pre–occupied with the practice of teaching online and the debate about whether being online is 'as good as' being offline

Introduction to eLearning 2.0 - ASTD Presentation in Irvine, CA

Tony Karrer

I mentioned this before ( eLearning 2.0 Presentation - ASTD OC - September )but promised I'd post a reminder. I'm doing a presentation that's an Introduction to eLearning 2.0 in Irvine, CA on September 12. Details here

How Long Should an eLearning Course Be?

Tony Karrer

Interesting question posed in eLearn Magazine article: How Long Should an E-learning Course Be? Interestingly the author chooses to sidestep the question he poses and instead gives a direct answer to a different question (focusing on modules that are parts of a course): What is a good length for a module? Through countless hours of instructional design, field testing, and client feedback, I have found that 30 minutes is about the maximum, and less than 15 is too short.

Mac Authoring Tools - Help Needed

Tony Karrer

I was just asked a question and was a bit at a loss for a response. This organization predominantly has Macs and would like to use something like Articulate or Captivate to: "convert our existing Powerpoint trainings, include quizes, track responding, track time spent enaged, insert Quicktime movies and deploy via the web." For so long, Adobe has had products on both Mac and PC, I assumed that Captivate had a Mac version - but I didn't find one. Any suggestions

Instant Session/Speaker Ratings at Conferences?

Tony Karrer

Great question posed by Mark Oehlert - I will say that it is interesting that in addition to the slides you can also rate each session and leave comments about each. Total transparency. As we look for ways to improve conferences , this is a point we should ponder on. How would you feel if the ratings for a session you presented say at ASTD or the eLearning Guild were instantly available for public consumption?

Feed Filters

Tony Karrer

I had previously discussed the Aide RSS Filtering Tool - AideRSS looks at a variety of sources of information including comments, technorati, bloglines, icerocket and to determine what posts are generating the most interest. I really like the concept of using different clues about what posts are generating interest to help sort through large numbers of posts. Certainly it's ability to find what are the posts generating the most interest on my own blog is helpful.


e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Someone buy me this poster

Mark Oehlert

Wikipatterns: A How-To Site on Driving the Adoption of Wikis Within Your Organization | Main | "How to Read A Blog (With a Nod to Mortimer Adler)" (AJ Fortin) ». August 29, 2007. Someone buy me this poster. Piping_hot (link

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Facebook on iPhone (Inside Facebook)

Mark Oehlert

fbiphone1 this story from inside facebook hipped me to what has to be one of the slickest apps on the iphone. this translation of the desktop-based facebook experience is flawless. by that i mean that while not exactly the same

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Wikipatterns: A How-To Site on Driving the Adoption of Wikis Within Your Organization

Mark Oehlert

grassroots what a great resource. a collection of patterns and anti-patterns (or actually resistance patterns) for moving forward with wikis within your organization. each entry begins with a short descriptor: "most people want to see

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): A foot in both worlds.working on a MacBook

Mark Oehlert

macbook yep. that's what i'm working on now. i know.big whup right? well it's interesting to be getting used to this right-click.disorienting to be sure but what has really caught my eye is how all of msft's software for

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): "Intel Launches social media experience Open Port" (PodTech)

Mark Oehlert

(link). corporate websites are losing a bit of relevance," says bob duffy, intel's online community strategist. open port is intel's first public online community targeted at the it tech enthusiast audience; it's a central destination

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): "A Win-Win Scenario: Game School Aims to Engage and Educate" (WIRED)

Mark Oehlert

(link). don't use the word "fun" to describe what will go on in the game school, a proposed new york city public school that will use "game design and game-inspired methods" to educate sixth through 12th graders

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): "A Technology Flip Test: Introducing Channels in a World of Platforms" (Andrew McAfee)

Mark Oehlert

this is an old post from mcafee (january in internet time being something like 7 years ago) but i just came across it and i really like the idea here of juxtaposing and old capability with a new one. he describes things like email as

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): "Object-Centered Sociality" or What is Really at the Heart of Social Networks

Mark Oehlert

i could've sworn i had posted about this before but i can't find it.but talk about old.the spur for this post is from 2005! now i saw this post in the adaptive path blog like a week or two ago; "the shelf life of social networks

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): "Video iPods Revolutionize Hotel Chain’s Learning Program" (CLO Magazine)

Mark Oehlert

(link). employees at homewood suites by hilton are taking charge of their own learning opportunities with video ipods. the 5000 to 6000 employees at all 204 properties in the united states and canada will be able to reinforce training

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): "How to Read A Blog (With a Nod to Mortimer Adler)" (AJ Fortin)

Mark Oehlert

(excerpt). but seriously, most would agree that the blogosphere is here to stay, at least for a little while (even the two authors above have blogs), and if we say for the moment that the phenomenon is a modern day

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Quote of the Day: Jenkins on Convergence

Mark Oehlert

"i will argue here against the idea that convergence should be understood primarily as a technological process bringing together multiple media functions with in the same devices. instead convergence represents a cultural shift as

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): "The Name of the Game Is Work" (Business Week)

Mark Oehlert

(link). "if if you're thinking that maybe you should hide the video game controller from your kids because they're spending too much time in front of the tv or computer, don't. what you think is slacking may just be preparing them to

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Reflections from Adaptive Paths UX Week 2007

Mark Oehlert

photo i had a little time now to digest all that i heard at the user experience/design conference named ux week 2007 and put on by adaptive path. i don't think i'll spend as much time as i might otherwise going through my thought on