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Nancy White

Learning Styles, Brain-Based Learning, and Daniel Willingham

Clark Quinn

I’ve gone off on learning styles before because there’s a lot of fluff and not much substance. I’d been pointed to Dan Willingham ’s video on brain based learning, and in pointing it to someone else, found his one on learning styles. He’s a cognitive psychologist (my background, btw), and is putting out the research-based views on these topics.

The Future of Online Learning: Ten Years On

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

An MS-Word version of this essay is available at [link] In the summer of 1998, over two frantic weeks in July, I wrote an essay titled The Future of Online Learning. Downes, 1998) At the time, I was working as a distance education and new media design specialist at Assiniboine Community College, and I wrote the essay to defend the work I was doing at the time. “We We want a plan,” said my managers, and so I outlined the future as I thought it would – and should – unfold.

LinkedIn Connection Approach Rethought

Tony Karrer

If you read my blog much, you know that I use LinkedIn quite a bit to help me find experts and expertise. You can see how I do this in my posts/screencasts LinkedIn Searching for Experts and Expertise and LinkedIn Answers to Get Help. One of the techniques that I show in the first is that you can expand the reach of your search by choosing to search groups. Thus, by searching the eLearningGuild or ASTD groups, I'm able to find people who can help answer questions.

Pareto Power and Leveraged Growth

John Hagel

The Pareto 80/20 rule can be used to drive significant cost restructuring, but it can also generate powerful leverage, enabling companies to deliver far more value to the market with far fewer resources.    In a time of increasing economic pressure, more companies are likely to discover the power of Pareto. Cost restructuring. My previous blog posting focused on the application of the Pareto 80/20 rule to cost restructuring.

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Aachen

Jay Cross

Here are a few memorable observations from the meeting of the international panel in Aachen. (If If I don’t write this stuff down, I’ll never remember it.). Klaus Henning: SAP decided to raise their consulting rates in Europe 15% across the board a few months back.

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e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Firefox Can make even GMail Better

Mark Oehlert

firefox_2 now you know, i love me some firefox - especially firefox 3. hard for me to weigh in on the if ff3 is actually better at memory use since i usually keep so many tabs open but everything else about it is rocking

Nova or lens flare?

Doc Searls

I’ve been shooting stars and planets the last few nights (see here and here ), as the Moon passes by Mercury, Jupiter and Venus. It’s the kind of thing obsessives do, when they combine devotions to astronomy and photography.

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Catch up strategies in online courses | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

nancy … here i am again, “catching up” on this blog post that i wanted to get to much sooner than now but alas. as i think of the strategies i use in terms eg, make an appointment with myself, set the timer, scan rather than read

Learnlets » Anxiety, ergonomics, and performance

Clark Quinn

I'm a little under the weather today. Not sick, but I've had a procedure done (minor, really), and have been a naughty boy on my keyboard. They've combined to jump on me this week, and there are some interesting side effects

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Necessary and Sufficient Conditions

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

The discussion of 'necessary and sufficient conditions' is well understood in philosophy, and as a result, I sometimes make the mistake of assuming it is commonly understood in the wider community. This post redresses this by sketching the concept and why it is important. Conditions To say that one thing is a condition for another is to say that the one thing is involved in making the second thing happen. The most common example of a condition is a cause.

100 eLearning Articles and White Papers

Tony Karrer

My collection of eLearning Articles, White Papers, Blog Posts, etc. just reached 100. Thought I'd share. No particular order to these. Creating Passionate Users: Crash course in learning theory 2. Keeping Up with the Pace of Change Informal learning will help employees survive in the future workplace 3. Understanding E-Learning 2.0 There are some very interesting changes going on in the world of e-learning that seem to have crept up on practitioners. eLearn magazine: Feature Article Ten Web 2.0

Innovation on the Edge

John Hagel

I’ve played on the edge throughout most of my professional career, whether it was doing deals in the Sultanate of Oman back in the 1970s, building a start-up around a new technology called the microprocessor in 1980, building a new Internet-focused practice for McKinsey in 1993 or spending more time in places like Bangalore, Shenzhen and Shanghai in the early part of this decade (my first visit to Shenzhen was actually in 1982 when I led a major manufacturing offshoring initiative there).

Harold Jarche » Learning is Conversation

Harold Jarche

[.] jarche, h. 2005). learning is conversation. hämtad 2008-12-18 från harold jarche: [link]

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Swarm

Dave Snowden

OK now this is scary. Hat tip to Sentient Developments.

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Urge your grandkids to learn to drive - - just in case

Nine Shift

Another original Nine Shift prediction: between 2030 and 2040 your children will be urging your grandchildren to learn to drive - - just in case. . By 2030 few people under age 40 will be driving. They will all be on trains and light rail.

Informal learning in Berlin

Jay Cross

More Anthropology Items.

Mark Oehlert

So the post from last week about how business is 're-discovering' anthropology sent me down a whole other rabbit hole, which while interesting, has put some retrograde motion of my "reduce the tabs" movement. I did want to pass these items along however. First - check out kiwanja.net. This is one of Ken Banks' efforts (he wrote the article I cited). The site/project's efforts are described as follows - "Since 2003, kiwanja.net has been helping local, national and.

How To Use Twitter To Land An Interview With David Frost

Steven Berlin Johnson

A few months ago, I flew into London to give a talk at the Handheld Learning Conference, which had put me up at the Hoxton Hotel. I'd arrived late at night, and when I woke up, I realized that, for the first time in my life, I was waking up in London with no clear idea what neighborhood I was in.

Catch up strategies in online courses | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

[.] catch up strategies in online courses | full circle associates | nancy white | 11 september 2008

Forums vs. Social Networks?

Clark Quinn

I'm debating the value of forum / group / threaded discussion software vs. social network software for a particular situation. It aims at a very broad audience that includes everyone from early adopters to technology laggards.

Signposts for the Week Ending December 19, 2008

Adaptive Path

Cyclists and RIA designers alike will enjoy reading about how Adobe designed their Tour Tracker app that allows you to follow pro bike races real time from your computer. Read about mobile app development in Africa and join the conversation by adding your own ideas to the comments.

Concept Worker

Tony Karrer

Daniel Pink's book A Whole New Mind: Why Right-Brainers Will Rule the Future contains a description of new age - the Conceptual Age. He describes how our society has gone from agricultural to industrial to the information age. But then he describes how we've really moved on past that to a new age where the dominant value for most organizations are created by high-end knowledge workers working on concepts. He calls them creators and empathizers.

Unbundling Dell's Businesses

John Hagel

Dell made the news recently. The Wall Street Journal reports that it is seeking to sell off a significant portion of its factory network and logistics operations. This is a big step for Dell but it’s consistent with a much broader trend restructuring business on a global scale. As I wrote over a decade ago, companies increasingly face an unbundling decision that will force executives to confront the most basic question of all: “what business are we really in?”. Three business types.

Harold Jarche » Big Consulting Companies Jumping on Bandwagon 2.0

Harold Jarche

[.] year at this time i noticed that big consulting firms are jumping on bandwagon 2.0. “as as i've said before, free-agents and natural enterprises are better. the upstart

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Picture These

Doc Searls

So I’m here in the Bolt Bus from Boston to New York. There’s wi-fi on board, and power outlets in the backs of most seats. But the wi-fi is slow, so I’m on a Sprint EvDO card. Getting about 1Mb down and.6Mb up. Not bad.

Conference bags with a difference

David Gurteen

By David Gurteen I hate the bags usually given out at conferences. Most of the time I don't need them. I empty the contents into my own bag and hand the conference bag back.

Origins of “eLearning”

Jay Cross

a company i used to work for struggled with what to call it as we transitioned from cbts to the new world order of the internet. the powers that were decided that elearning wasn't quite the right term. we ended up with eknowledge on our

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Upcoming

Dave Gray

Geneva workshop , originally uploaded by dgray_xplane. Quick update: Here are some upcoming events where I will be speaking or facilitating in the next couple of months. The photo shows Laurent Haug of LIFT fame in a previous workshop that I conducted in Geneva.

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Catch up strategies in online courses | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

ken, absolutely good suggestions and there is no question that we can include technological and “old fashioned” strategies. i realized i had been thinking in terms of how i/a learner feels about falling behind, rather than thinking

Learning Organization Dimensions

Clark Quinn

After my post on Improving Organizational Learning Infrastructure, Daan Assen suggested that it was too limited in reference to the broader Learning Organization picture. That’s valuable feedback, because I really mean it to be the learning organization culture and the technology infrastructure, the latter of which isn’t included traditionally in the learning organization work.

The Pond by the Corner

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

I may complain about Moncton sometimes, but I can't think of any city more beautiful than Moncton in the fall. This photo is of a pond just near my office, that I pass by every day. The Pond by the Corner Originally uploaded by Stephen Downes

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Technology Adoption Issues

Tony Karrer

I'm sure we can all relate to this