Sat.Jan 08, 2011 - Fri.Jan 14, 2011

Examples of eLearning–Ten Great Resources

Tony Karrer

I was just asked for some examples of eLearning. I had collected up eLearning Examples a couple years ago, but thought it was worth going back to look for more. The following are some very good lists of widely varying examples of eLearning. Elearning samples eLearning Examples Examples of E-Learning Where are Examples of eLearning? Lots Right Here!

The Leader's Guide to Radical Management: Is the problem with.

Steve Denning

Capitalism is currently going through massive process of destruction and re-creation, but the process is taking so long that the social and political costs are high

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What if Flickr fails?

Doc Searls

As of last October, Flickr hosted 5,000,000,000 images. I’m approaching 50,000 images on Flickr right now. Sooo… if I lop off a bunch of zeros that comes to… 001% of the total. Not much, but maybe enough to show on their radar.

Zeitgeist 2011: anxiety, mobility, blending, indulgence, immersion, wrath, nudity and more

Ross Dawson

As you no doubt know, the delightful word “Zeitgeist&# comes from the German, meaning ‘spirit of the times’ And in these extraordinary times it is useful to distill the spirits of the day.


The Charisma Effect

Eide Neurolearning

"I was told I was selected class speaker because of my deep voice, my "charisma", and the work I had done in the community.

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Utility in narrative

Dave Snowden

For many years now I've made a strong distinction between narrative and story telling. In IBM days and afterwards I emphasised anecdotes over stories and frequently evidenced my dislike of the recipe type approaches typified in many a popular writer in this field. Often I have been critical (frequently highly critical) of the business (or organisational) story telling movement.

Why are bankers paid so much?

Steve Denning

Trader--and-surgeon. Oil traders still outpace surgeons. In the Washington Post, Danielle Kucera and Christine Harper discuss the continuing disconnect between the amount of pay in top jobs and the value generated to society

News at the speed of death

Doc Searls

Five minutes ago the AP pushed a report onto my phone that Rep. Gabrielle Giffords had been shot. So I went to the AP’s news site. Nothing there. Then to Google News. Nothing yet. Then to Twitter, where it was the second-top story. The top item there was this one , from @KRNV , passing along an NPR report that Ms. Giffords had died. Her Wikipedia entry already includes the date of her passing: today. Here’s that edit.

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Your Twitter security is an egg, not an onion

Martijn Linssen

Hard to come up with a more fuzzy title really. Let me cut through the usual Twitter conversation show and pick only one: @CoCreatr @VenessaMiemis @dsearls Twitter DMs can be seen by 3rd parties [link] < what part of

What are the jobs of the future?

Ross Dawson

I just did an interview on the industries that will grow and shrink this decade – I’ll provide a link to the story when it comes out if the magazine puts it online, or if not write it up as a blog post later. It made me remember an interview I did a couple of years for an article on the jobs of the future.


Dave Snowden

I flew into Toronto by way of Miami last night (don't ask its just the way the flights worked out) for the tenth conference of Engineers without Borders. This morning having navigated the Toronto street car system to get to the venue (getting moral bonus points over other speakers who wimped out and got taxis) I spent most of the day attending sessions before delivering a presentation on Complexity along with Owen Bardor.

Rachel Botsman's cool TED video: Getting rid of our addiction to.

Steve Denning

Enjoy this cool talk by an Australian, Rachel Botsman, about collaborative consumption as a powerful economic force, reinventing both what we consume and how we consume. Her main point is that in the 20th Century, we became fixated on

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Stop breaking down silos, let's enginize the pistons

Martijn Linssen

Everywhere I go these days I encounter the call for integrating everything into anything and the words "break down silos". While the former I applaud, the latter is a politically incorrect way to address the stakeholders (sic

Connectivism and Connective Knowledge: CCK11

George Siemens

On Monday, January 17, Stephen Downes and I are offering the third version of Connectivism and Connective Knowledge course. This course is part of University of Manitoba’s Certificate in Emerging Technologies for Learning, so we have a group of for-credit students participating as well. If you’d like to join, please sign up here.

A grain of sand: Innovation diffusion

Dave Snowden

Today I was privileged to be invited as to present along with four others at an Innovation Diffusion workshop for UCL in connection with the NHS. The format involved each if us presenting for ten minutes each along with some interrogation from panel members in the morning.

Executive pay: what's wrong with this picture?

Steve Denning

A reader (SM Forsman) asked yesterday about the role of compensation in revolutionizing the world of work. An interesting question. The current situation might be summed in the following rough but fairly accurate picture

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Enterprise microblogging: measuring true value "is relative"

Martijn Linssen

Yammer announced a new feature yesterday: Leaderboards. Leaderboards gives users access to statistics about their network activity. The Leaderboards include: Most Liked Members: Top 10 users whose messages have received the most 'Likes

Change or die

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

LX Briefing. Mixing case studies, stories, and actionable recommendations together with humor and easy-to-understand language, Jay Cross provides much more than buzzwords and back-patting, or so says his bio. He also has some very strong opinions on the future of workplace learning.

Better Education Through Technology

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

I was in a restaurant in Monterrey when I remarked to a number of colleagues who had joined me about how many staff were in attendance.

Avoiding Half-baked Personas

Adaptive Path

I’ve written about the tension between truth and fiction in personas before. In that tension is the power of personas as a design tool but it is also their greatest potential weakness. Too much fiction leads to misguided design. Too little fiction leads to uninspired design. The magic stuff that gives us that proper amount and kind of fiction is intuition. It is the leaven in the bread; the spark of real live human that we put into the data analysis.

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Forgiveness - damned if you don't

Martijn Linssen

A tweet by Patrick Brinksma just chased me into my blogging curtains again: Forgiving is letting go of victimhood and judgments. It's actually a ReTweet of Jim Kitzmiller but hey - it's a great one Maybe this title would have better

Learning Analytics: A foundation for informed change in education

George Siemens

Yesterday, partly to kick of the open course Learning and Knowledge Analytics , I delivered an online presentation as part of the EDUCAUSE ELI Webinar series. The recording from my session – Learning Analytics: A foundation for informed change in education – is now available.

Why is the technology world so obsessed with fruit?

Ross Dawson

This is a classic. The One Ronnie show on BBC has an awesome skit playing on how current technology is so often described by fruit. I laughed until I cried. Technology trends

Google’s Video Format War

Adaptive Path

The Chromium team at Google announced yesterday that it will be dropping support for the popular H.264 video codec in it’s desktop web browser Chrome in favor of an open-source codec it’s developing called WebM. Chromium Product Manager, Mike Jazayeri: Though H.264 plays an important role in video, as our goal is to enable open innovation, support for the codec will be removed and our resources directed towards completely open codec technologies.

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About 'Teaching'

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Responding to a comment on my post from yesterday: > Have you ever taught someone something? > > Lots of people have learned from you and what you have written, but have you ever actively taught someone? Good question (and I understand that you do *not* mean "have you been in front of a classroom and been paid to help students get good grades on tests?" Because I have lots of experience doing that, which I know you know.) I have *shown* people things.

If we had called it the Age of Patterns instead of the Age of Information

David Weinberger

Claude Shannon, a father of Information Science, had to call the differences that move through telephone wires something. He picked “information,&# a term that had meant, roughly, something that you hadnt known, or the content of written tables. Had he called it “data,&# or “patterns,&# or “differences,&# or “Arthur,&# we would have skipped right past one of the false continuities: from information to knowledge.

Lurking is Learning (Part 1 of 2)

Dan Pontefract

To those that have questioned whether all online participants must actively contribute to a blog, wiki, etc. in order to actually learn, I say bunkum. Hogwash. Claptrap. Bollocks. Learning is a process. Learning is different to all of us.

Organizational Development and social media

Harold Jarche

This post is the beginning of what we hope will be an ongoing conversation (Organizational Development Talks: OrgDevTalk ) between Michael Cook and myself. Mike contacted me after having read my posts through the Human Capital League , which cross-posts many of my articles. Michael: “Thanks again for both the time and the conversation we’ve started on social media and uses in the workplace.

The Leader's Guide to Radical Management: Disgusting work makes.

Steve Denning

Disgusting work makes big money by delighting the client

What is the difference between Social Business and Enterprise 2.0?

Ross Dawson

There is an interesting Quora discussion going on What are the distinctions between Social Business and Enterprise 2.0? As in most Quora discussions some of the top people in the field have weighed in. I had to chip in myself – here is my comment. Business terms have a life of their own, just as the meaning of words evolve depending on social usage. Each of these terms has a different meaning to what they did just a year ago.

"Social Influence tools" only measure Twitter use

Martijn Linssen

Eric Peterson, CEO of Twitalyzer, put up a post on what I call "socalled social influence tools" and gave his great opinion on those: Twitalyzer and Klout The reason for writing it was a post by Shel Israel, to which Eric's strong

The Evolution of the World's Digital Payments Infrastructure I

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The huge success of the Internet and World Wide Web was made possible by the continuous advances in digital technologies over the past few decades. The technology advances were absolutely necessary, - but not sufficient. The underlying IT architecture supporting the new Web-based applications had to radically evolve as well in order to take advantage of the advances in technology.

Happy 10th birthday, Wikipedia!

Jay Cross

Wikipedia’s 10th Anniversary: January 15, 2011. San Francisco, California. Theme — Wikimedia: The Next 10 Years. This special tenth anniversary is being celebrated by parties and events around the world; see I’ll take a few snapshots for you. In the news.

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New goal for labor unions: better management ahead of better pay

Steve Denning

In his New Yorker article, “State Of The Unions”, James Surowiecki records the steady decline in popular favor of the labor unions. He notes that whereas the Great Depression of the 1930s invigorated the modern American labor movement