Sat.Jun 16, 2007 - Fri.Jun 22, 2007

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Avanoo.a new twist on surveys and collective (or collected?) wisdom

Mark Oehlert

avanoo so you sign up for avanoo and you get to answer and see the results for all kinds of questions like: if you believe in heaven, what do souls do there? and.should immigrants to the us be required to speak english

Irving Wladawsky-Berger: A Matter of World Views

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Given the complexity of the world we live in, it is important to have a kind of World View to help guide our actions and decisions. This is particularly important if you are a public figure, because what you do and say can have an

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Ideas on Making Conferences Better are Flowing

Tony Karrer

In case you've missed the conversation on Better Conferences. There are some fantastic ideas flowing. Come join the conversation

Informal Learning Blog » Younger Workers Demanding Web 2.0 Tech On The Job

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

So reports Yahoo! News in a report from the Enterprise 2.0 conference in Boston. Office computing technology is trailing home technology. Younger employees — like that new batch of college grads hitting the market right now — are going

How Do You Know? (2)

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

These are hard questions. What I described in my paper is my best answer to the question 'how do I know', that is, it tries to explain how I (in fact) know things. It is therefore not a description of the criteria I should use to distinguish truth from falsity, nor how one person can convince another person of something. Indeed, viewed as a system for determining the truth of something, the paper seems pretty ridiculous. Wealth of experience? Why should anyone trust that!

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Concepts and the Brain

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Posted to IFETS, June 19, 2007. From: Gary Woodill One reference that supports that contention that concepts are instantiated in the brain is Manfred Spitzer's book The Mind within the Net: Models of Learning, Thinking, and Acting. Spitzer spells out how this takes place. For a brief review of this book see my April 10, 2007 blog entry entitled The Importance of Learning Slowly. The Synaptic Self: How our brains become who we are by Joseph LeDoux covers much of the same ground.

Learnlets » Strategic trial

Clark Quinn

I just finished a report for a client, and I'm psyched. They were really great folks to visit, and I feel like I really gave them some valuable thinking. I'm doubly psyched since the eLearning Strategy framework I've been working on

Better Conferences - Response Needed

Tony Karrer

I'm pretty sure it's not just me. I believe we can build better conferences. And, I need you to help by doing one or more of the following: provide a response to the poll below (won't show in an RSS feed - sorry) provide suggestions for what you'd like to see in future conferences (add comment). If you don't vote, then we'll assume you either will never go to a conference or think that every conference is just great as it is.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Video Killed the Radio Star but What About the Instructional Designer?

Mark Oehlert

instructables i have to say that i remember a couple of years ago when instructables came on the scene and i thought that their setup was a nice way to create some very interesting instruction.well now it seems that the youtube effect

How Do You Know?

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

I have just finished a presentation to the British Council consisting of a video and a short discussion. I'm not happy with the result - partially because the process of producing the video seemed to be cursed (including one crash that wiped out hours of work - Camtasia has no autosave! who knew?) and partially because I didn't feel comfortable with the discourse.

Learnlets » The Latest Goldrush

Clark Quinn

My first job out of college was designing and programming educational computer games on the old Apple ][, TRS-80 Model 1 (shudder), etc (a couple of my better-known products were FaceMaker & Spellicopter). At that time, these initial

Virtual and Physical

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

I wrote, The difference between the physical and the virtual is illusory - it is a distinction that has been marketed hard by companies that want to keep sellig you paper. But the virtual is the physical - the people online are real, the computers are real, the impact of your words is real, and it all happens in the physical world to people with physical bodies to which Dave Snowden replied , Now there is a very basic (and so basic its surprising) error here.

Learning and Ownership

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Responding to Tony Karrer : Good post and a useful summary. First. You write, "Clearly a corporation has a reasonable expectation that work done while they are paying you should be done on their behalf. They should have rights to the end work product." It's not so simple as this. Someone pays me to produce x, and they expect to obtain the rights to x. But when I pay somebody to produce a newspaper, then why don't I get the rights when I buy it?

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Alternative and Activist Search Engines

Mark Oehlert

so a post here lays out what it would be like to live for a day without using google for searching. the value is that it lists 100+ alternative search engines that you may not even be aware of. this post lays out a number of search

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Bad powerpoint Bad

Mark Oehlert

brilliant video on how not to use powerpoint

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Well there goes one of my main reasons for me not switching to Macs yet.

Mark Oehlert

"citing that ea customers were moving to the mac in droves, ea announced that it would once again begin developing games for the mac platform with simultaneous releases as their windows counterparts. command and conquer 3

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): All Hail the Cult of the Amateur!! Sign me up for a lifetime membership!

Mark Oehlert

honestly, if you haven't heard the name andrew keen yet or heard the title of his recent screed, the cult of the amateur: how today's internet is killing our culture" - count yourself lucky if you have the stomach for it

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Better Conferences (cross posting from Tony Karrer)

Mark Oehlert

at the past astd conference in atlanta, a couple of folks (tony karrer, tom crawford, et al) and myself started pitching some ideas that we thought we could use as maybe ways to move conferences to a new value proposition