Figuring Out Content Strategy

Adaptive Path

The biggest change in my understanding of design after joining Capital One, by far, is how I understand the importance and nature of content strategy in my design work. Provide information and tools for people to understand their specific context around credit and loan-readiness.

Strategy Made Simple - The 3 Core Strategy Questions

John Hagel

We’re tempted to abandon long-term strategy and fall back on rapid adaptation as the only winning game – sense and respond quickly enough to events as they occur and everything will be OK.  But adaptation as a strategy is fraught with risk. The option is to focus more than ever on three core strategy questions that can help provide us with focus and stability even as the turbulence increases around us – and help us to prioritize where we need to respond and where we don’t.

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The Big Shift in Business Strategy

John Hagel

Business strategy has evolved dramatically over the past four decades in response to the Big Shift that is re-shaping our global business landscape. Business strategy emerged in full force in the 1970’s and 1980’s with a strong focus on structural advantage. In response to these developments, we saw a first big shift in strategic thinking, one that could be broadly framed as a transition from strategies of position to strategies of movement. 

Platforms and the New Rules of Strategy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Is it likely all 7 incumbents had failed strategies, run by clueless management, lacking execution capabilities?,” Apple (along with Google’s competing Android system) overran the incumbents by exploiting the power of platforms and leveraging the new rules of strategy they give rise to.

eLearning Strategy

Tony Karrer

This is either in terms of specific needs, e.g., improve customer satisfaction, or as part of an overall eLearning strategy. I've spent several hours this morning trying to find good resources on eLearning Strategy development and particularly looking for examples to use in this post.

Principles for Managing Strategy and Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

When technology and market environments go through major changes, as is certainly the case today, previously successful business strategies will no longer work, no matter how much you try to fix them. These questions are the subject of MIT Professor Michael Cusumano’s recent book Staying Power: Six Enduring Principles for Managing Strategy and Innovation in an Uncertain World. The book was named one of the best business books on strategy in 2011 by strategy+business magazine.

Top 35 Articles on eLearning Strategy

Tony Karrer

I’ve been recently working on lots of eLearning strategy consulting engagements and one of my colleagues asked me to provide a set of resources around this topic. I went back and looked at what I had written before on eLearning Strategy and saw that I had said at the time: I've spent several hours this morning trying to find good resources on eLearning Strategy development and particularly looking for examples to use in this post. Strategy eLearning 3.0

The top 10 opportunity costs for single source content strategy

Xyleme

When you think about your company''s digital learning content strategy, what''s the first thing that comes to mind? Learning and Development delivers informal content, in addition to formal content from the same source.

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Informal learning is a business imperative

Harold Jarche

see Mapping informal and formal learning strategies to real work ], so the work of the L&D department will be very different in different organisations, depending on the type of workers and work done. complexity Informal Learning Work

Education Technology Strategies - Day Two

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Q: Ontario student ID - anything at the federal level that would integrate information exchange between the provinces? I was at Guelph - youth job strategy, a lot went to match students with first job, but there was some money set aside for innovation. Also, what technology has blown up the idea of information for us.

3 reasons to change your learning content management strategy now

Xyleme

When we step outside of our learning silo, we find that virtually every function in today’s organizations is sustained by a content strategy driven by a content management system that enables content developers to create dynamic content and reuse it across multiple formats.

The key to informal learning is autonomy

Jane Hart

He writes: “I thought I had made a sound business case for investing more in informal learning, but few organizations changed their ways. They acted as if the natural way of informal learning didn’t exist. With informal learning, it is you, the individual, who are in control.

Social Media Strategy thoughts

Clark Quinn

What is a social media strategy for outreach? You need information: photos, events. Your Twitter strategy should be aligned with your Facebook strategy, so your tweets point to new information on Facebook, your Facebook account reflects your tweets, etc. Once you’ve got the identity, then you need to align your Facebook and Twitter strategies. social strategyReally, it’s about demonstrating your thinking, your values, and background.

Content Strategy, Creation, Organization, and Measurement

Beth Kanter

I asked fans on Facebook, “Does your organization use an editorial calendar and “editorial meetings” to get ideas and manage content for a content strategy?”

Strategy and Execution in an Increasingly Complex World

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

I recently read a good, short article in strategy+business (s&b) , the management magazine published by the global consulting firm Booz & Company. Its title asks the question: “ Strategy or Execution: Which Is More Important? ,” to which it adds the tagline: “Many business leaders think they’d rather have great execution than superior strategies, but you can’t have the first without the second” . But, the article goes on to succinctly defines strategy as “.

The top 10 reasons your mobile learning strategy will fail | Dawn.

Xyleme

I love this description because it encapsulates what should be the crux of any mobile learning strategy. We all know that old habits die hard, so here are 10 repeat offenders that could deliver a devastating blow to your mLearning strategy: 1. Home About Podcasts Videos Xyleme Inc.

Moving the CIO to the heart of strategy

Ross Dawson

My recent European speaking tour was divided around equally between deep dives into crowdsourcing and where it is going, and keynotes and workshops for Chief Information Officers on shifts in the business environment and how that will shape the future of the IT function.

The Engaged Leader: A Strategy for Digital Transformation

Beth Kanter

Social media thought leader Charlene Li has published another book titled “ The Engaged Leader: A Strategy for Your Digital Transformation ” that provides organizational and business leaders with the skills and path to habit change they need to lead in a connected world.

Using Design Thinking for A Foundation’s Investment Strategy

Beth Kanter

What if a funder got real-time input from its grantees and other partners to develop its investment strategy? In 2020, the foundation will close its doors. As part of its sunset strategy , the foundation is developing an initiative to support 21st Century Advocacy.

Building richer mental models is the heart of strategy – the role of scenario planning

Ross Dawson

Strategy is an intrinsically human task. Setting successful strategies is based on our ability to think effectively, both individually and collectively, about extraordinarily complex domains.

The Limits of Strategy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

When I look back upon my long career , one of the major factors shaping my views of business, strategy and innovation is the creative destruction that I saw buffeting the IT industry over most of that time. Is it that in spite of all their efforts in strategy formulation, their management was unable to anticipate them and were caught by surprise? In subsequent years, I was invited to come to their meetings and discuss strategies I was working on from time to time.

5 Disruptive Trends That Will Alter Your Mobile Strategy

Xyleme

People are feeling a shift from the current learning demands of just getting the information out there, to infinite accessibility and readability. ” Stacey and Mark pulled no punches in their discussion of what it’s going to take for learning organizations to launched successful mobile learning initiatives and discussed a number of disruptive trends that are making organizations rethink their entire mobile content strategy.

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

Jane Hart

Adopting a BYOL strategy will however require a different approach to learning and development. It will not be about designing personalised training nor managing people’s learning for them , but rather supporting their own personal learning strategies.

Critical strategies for free will experiments

Mind Hacks

Even in a freely choosing self, there will be timing delays as information on the clock time is ‘connected up’ with information on when the movement decision was made. Benjamin Libet’s experiment on the neuroscience of free will needs little introduction. (If

7 Fantastic Free or Low Cost Sources To Get Images for Your Content Strategy

Beth Kanter

Images, visuals, videos, and infographics are being staples of nonprofit’s content strategy, especially for social channels. Flickr Image by Sam Howzit.

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Information, Money and Related Subjects

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Given this intangible character of money, it is not surprising that major advances in information technologies have in turn led to major advances in the way we deal with money and payments. Money is continuing its centuries old transformation from being embodied in objects with intrinsic value, like gold and silver, to being nothing more than information in the digital wallets of our mobile devices as well as in our digital accounts someplace out there in the cloud.

Catch up strategies in online courses | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

OK, let’s start brainstorming strategies for facilitating catch up and reentry. So they are all in one and you can infer which are more design strategies for the facilitator and which are more ongoing learner coping strategies.

Solving Big Problems in Our 21st Century Information Society

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The article reminds me how much our society has changed in the last twenty years, in particular, the different way we solved big problems at the zenith of our 20th century industrial economy versus the way we now do so in the early stages of the 21st century information economy. . Then, following the Cold War and the advent of the Internet we started our transition to an information society.

Catch up strategies in online courses | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

OK, let’s start brainstorming strategies for facilitating catch up and reentry. So they are all in one and you can infer which are more design strategies for the facilitator and which are more ongoing learner coping strategies.

Catch up strategies in online courses | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

OK, let’s start brainstorming strategies for facilitating catch up and reentry. So they are all in one and you can infer which are more design strategies for the facilitator and which are more ongoing learner coping strategies.

[2b2k] [berkman] Alison Head on how students seek information

David Weinberger

Alison Head, who is at the Berkman Center and the Library Information Lab this year, but who is normally based at U of Washington’s Info School, is giving a talk called “Modeling the Information-Seeking Process of College Students.” Omitting key information.

New Tools Beget Revolutions: Big Data and the 21st Century Information-based Society

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Our new big data tools have the potential to usher an information-based scientific revolution in healthcare, finance, management and a number of other human endeavors. On May 22 I attended the 2013 MIT Sloan CIO Symposium.

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Bigger is Not Necessarily Better in Our Information-Rich Digital Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

But, according to Maney, another mass-related concept became a hallmark of the second half of the 20th century, - the hotel chain. “Hotel chains grew out of a lack of information,” he explains. “In Not surprisingly, things are now changing in our information-rich digital economy.

The evolution of the CIO – the transformation of the role of the Chief Information Officer

Ross Dawson

Other CIOs are leading their boards and executive teams in understanding the critical role of technology in their organizations’ future success, and playing a key role in shaping not just their strategies, but also the very nature and shape of the organization in a connected world.

Informal Learning is Business

Jay Cross

This is the second in a series of posts about how business can profit from informal learning. What makes informal learning effective. Informal learning is effective because it’s personal. Recognizing this fact is the first step to crafting an effective learning strategy. The book describes how organizations have taken advantage of informal learning. Organizations have relied on graphics to develop corporate strategy and bring it to life.

Full Circle Associates " Catch up strategies in online courses

Nancy White

OK, let’s start brainstorming strategies for facilitating catch up and reentry. So they are all in one and you can infer which are more design strategies for the facilitator and which are more ongoing learner coping strategies.

Filtering, Crowdsourcing and Information Overload

Tony Karrer

The other part of this thought process is that the feedback on my Top 10 eLearning Predictions for 2010 was that I should have Information Overload and Information Filtering as my user chosen prediction number 10. Great post by Tim Kastelle - Filtering, Crowdsourcing and Innovation.

Open strategy: News Limited shares its inspirations on the future of paid content

Ross Dawson

During our conversation he told me about a weekly digest of what’s happening globally in digital news and paid content that he compiled for executives at News Limited, to keep them informed about all of many rapid changes in the space.

Beyond GDP - Measuring Value in a Service-oriented, Information-based, Digital Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Most measures of economic performance used by government officials to inform their policies and decisions are based on GDP figures. We see the influence of the information age everywhere, except in the GDP statistics. Don’t we have access to more information than ever before?” .

Strategy & Business Lists Hard Facts Among Decade's 10 Most.

Bob Sutton

interview Pixar Brad Bird - Innovation lessons from Pixar Director Brad Bird - Strategy - Innovation - The McKinsey Quarterly. Why Managing by Facts Works: Strategy+Business. Converting Strategy Into Action. Pankaj Ghemawat: Redefining Global Strategy: Crossing Borders in a World Where Differences Still Matter. May: The Shibumi Strategy: A Powerful Way to Create Meaningful Change. Phillips: Lincoln on Leadership: Executive Strategies for Tough Times.

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