Sat.Apr 14, 2012 - Fri.Apr 20, 2012

Remaking education in the image of our desires

George Siemens

The current generation of students will witness the remaking of our education system. Change is happening on many fronts: economic, technological, paradigmatic, social, and the natural cycles of change that occur in complex social/technical systems.

Only 14% think that company training is an essential way for them to learn in the workplace

Jane Hart

That was one of the findings of my recent anonymous survey on how people learn best in the workplace, and even I was surprised by the results.

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Flipping Corporate Learning

Jay Cross

Flipping learning is big in education. It will be big in corporate learning. Let’s not blow it. How do you flip learning? Khan Academy is the poster child for flipped learning. Sal Khan has produced more than 3,000 short videos on a variety of topics.

Free and Cheaper: The World’s Best News

Andy McAfee

The speed with which our economies and societies are digitizing continues to astonish. I think Marc Andreesen was only about one third right when he wrote recently that “software is eating the world.” ” Data and devices are, too.

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Behavior Change as Value Proposition

Adaptive Path

There's a lot of academic research around the areas of persuasive technology and design for behavior change. It's getting more exposure as technology has allowed products and services to have an increasingly pervasive role in people's lives. But where does persuasion live?

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Measuring the Forces of Long Term Change

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Intel co-founder Gordon Moore described what became known as Moore’s Law in a 1965 paper where he observed that the number of components in integrated circuits had doubled every year since their invention in 1958, and predicted that the trend would continue for at least ten years, a prediction he subsequently changed to a doubling every two years.

Is it time for a BYOL (Bring Your Own Learning) strategy in your organization? #BYOL

Jane Hart

My previous blog post that revealed that around 70% of respondents in my recent survey found training (including e-learning) “unimportant” or only “somewhat important” has generated quite a bit of interest.

Neelie Kroes: European Commission’s voice for the open Internet

David Weinberger

Neelie Kroes is becoming one of the open Internet’s most influential supporters. Kroes is Vice President of the European Commission and is responsible for its “digital agenda.” ” At the Forum d’Avignon I was at (see here and here ) she was just about the only person in a positon of power — economic or regulatory — to suggest that the Internet is actually a good thing for culture, and that we need new ways to think about copyright and distribution.

Learning is not something to get

Harold Jarche

When times were tough, training departments slashed budgets by replacing face-to-face instruction with online reading. They failed to follow through with the discussions, practice, social processing, and reinforcement that makes lessons stick. It didn’t work.

The MegaTrend of Distributed Attention is driving everything

Ross Dawson

Yesterday I ran Getting Results From Crowds and Crowd Business Models workshops in Sydney, the first in a global series of crowdsourcing workshops. In opening the Crowd Business Models workshop, I ran through some of the driving forces that are shifting business models to crowds. I had quickly drawn up the list the evening before the workshop, with the first coming to mind Distributed Attention.

This might be the best 11 minutes you’ll spend today.

Dan Pink

Seth flags this short film about this amazing project. Watch it. Seriously. P.S. Seth also has some interesting thoughts on what this film tells us about the book industry. Art Business Models Education

How to Introduce Autonomous Cars Without Cooking the Planet

Andy McAfee

Many of us can’t wait for autonomous cars, and would pay a lot to have one and be freed up from the hassles of driving. State governments should welcome autonomous cars, too. As Sebastian Thrum convincingly argues , they’ll be safer than human-piloted ones.

It’s all about conversations

Harold Jarche

Markets are conversations ~ Cluetrain Manifesto. … and so are organizations. The network design principles successful organizations follow are: ( 1 ) shortening the distance between two randomly picked files/nodes/people. ( 2 ) getting more people who you personally know to know each other.

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Euen Semple

“What day is it,?" asked Pooh. It's today," squeaked Piglet. "My My favorite day," said Pooh. . ht Dina Mehta

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La valeur du crowdsourcing: Atelier à Paris

Ross Dawson

Je viens de faire une courte vidéo à propos du crowdsourcing. Dans mon livre Getting Results from Crowds , qu’on pourraît traduire par “Obtenir des résultats des masses”, j’explique comment les organisations, petites et grandes, doivent procéder pour bien utiliser le crowdsourcing.

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Powerful Men Talk More, Powerful Women Don't Because It Damages Their Likeability, Power, and Effectiveness

Bob Sutton

The depths of societies ingrained sexism -- and the degree to which successful women understand it is a fact of life that requires constant vigalance and adjustment -- never ceases to amaze and trouble me.    A new study in the Administrative Science Quarterly (Volume 56, pages 622-641) by Yale faculty member Victoria L. Brescoll presents a trio of studies that examine gender, power, and volubility (talking time).    The headline above contains the upshot. 

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Using social media for onboarding

Harold Jarche

Last year, I looked at new hire practices and found some interesting methods: Ensuring new hires understand the shadow or informal part of the organization through the use of tools such as network maps (Jon Katzenbach, Senior Partner of Booz & Company, author of The Wisdom of Teams).

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UX Intensive Service Design Day Teaser

Adaptive Path

If you're heading to the UXI service design day , here's a teaser. I'm looking forward to working with these new tools

Future of Crowdsourcing workshop at Crowdsourcing Summit in Cologne

Ross Dawson

On April 28, immediately after my keynote at TheNextWeb conference in Amsterdam, I will travel to Cologne to run a workshop on the Future of Crowdsourcing. Unfortunately I will miss what looks like an excellent Crowdsourcing Summit on April 27 as I will be speaking in Amsterdam that day.

Give Piece a Chance

Dan Pontefract

A truly collaborative organization will become a productive force to behold when contribution, in its many different forms, becomes the de facto behaviour of everyone. Give Piece a Chance.

Is Impulsivity a Bad Thing?

Eide Neurolearning

Answer - it depends.

PKM Workshop: learning out loud

Harold Jarche

Sometimes it helps to learn out loud – LOL. That’s why we commit to formalized activities. They can help us try something new.

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Discount for London incubators at Crowdsourcing for Startups and Social Innovation workshop

Ross Dawson

On 1 May I am running a half-day Crowdsourcing for Startups and Social Innovation workshop at Hub Westminster. From 1:30pm to 5:00pm we will run a highly interactive session looking at the practical ways in which crowds and crowdsourcing can be used to drive value in crowds and crowdsourcing.

Give Piece a Chance

Dan Pontefract

You're reading fresh content from Dan Pontefract at Brave New Org: A truly collaborative organization will become a productive force to behold when contribution, in its many different forms, becomes the de facto behaviour of everyone. Give Piece a Chance.

More Evidence of Self-Enhancement Bias: New Study of Tailgating

Bob Sutton

For better and worse, one of the most well-established studies in the behavioral sciences is that we human-beings tend to have inflated and often wildly inaccurate evaluations of our skills and actions -- this is sometimes called self-enhancement bias. 

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Probing the frontier

Harold Jarche

Here are some of the observations and insights that were shared via Twitter this past week. Quote via @karlpro. “@charlesjennings: Keynote at # AITD2012 classic quote of the day: “ The toothpaste is out of the tube ” re: social media in the workplace.” ” by @AnneBB.

iTunes for journalism (reprise)

Euen Semple

Some time ago I suggested iTunes for journalism and compared newspapers to albums - having to buy two crap tracks along with the six you really want. Why not build an RSS playlist of journalists you rate rather than having to pay for all the stuff you don't? This tweet from Mark W.

LCT Poll

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

I have a quick Twitter poll - I'm considering offering a MOOC in logic and critical thinking starting in September. informal yet rigorous First question - would you be interested in this, looking at about 12-13 weeks Second question - I cannot offer certification (badge only) - would schools accredit work done in the course if they did their own marking? Third question - would you pay to have assignments marked & commented by me? How much? Hypothetical only, I'm already employed (for now)).

Media reports its reaction as news…again

David Weinberger

Secret Service scandal eclipses Obama trip. That’s the headline in USAToday. It’s typical of the news coverage of the Secret Service scandal before the President arrived in Colombia. Let me fix that for you: Media’s decision to focus on the Secret Service scandal eclipses Obama trip. The eclipse has only to do with how the media have chosen to cover the trip.

An antidote to post-natal venom

Mind Hacks

Today’s Observer has a remarkably vicious article about post-natal depression in fathers that is quite breathtaking in both its ignorance and its venom: “One notices more talk of postnatal depression in fathers.

Scrappy VS Strategic: Is there a generational divide in nonprofits around how to innovate using new technology?

Beth Kanter

Photo by Ceclcia Aros.

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London Future and Design drinks on 23 April – hope to see you there!

Ross Dawson

I start a busy five week European speaking tour from this Saturday with a weekend in London with my wife the jewellery designer Victoria Buckley and two lovely little girls before heading on the Tuesday to Amsterdam for my first keynote at TheNextWeb Conference. Since Victoria and I will both be in London I wanted to organize a catch-up drinks for people we know, and also anyone else who wants to come along.

An Asshole Infested Workplace -- And How One Guy Survived It

Bob Sutton

Even though it has been five years since The No Asshole Rule was published in hardback, I still get 15 or 20 emails a week about issues pertinent to the book -- descriptions of workplace tyrants and creeps, on how to avoid breeding them, and on what to do about them when you work with one -- or a lot of them.      This blog would contain nothing but "asshole stories" and I would be posting a couple times a day if I reported them all.

I predict a riot (based on a single study)

Mind Hacks

A group of black bloc researchers fed up with the lack of interest in replicating psychology studies has set up a strike force called the The Reproducibility Project that will recreate all 2008 studies from three major cognitive science journals. That sound you can hear. That’s shit hitting the fan. The Chronicle of Higher Education covers the project that’ll check-out the replicability of well-known studies. So why not check? Well, for a lot of reasons.

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