Press release: Business+MOOCs

Jay Cross

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE. _. Tell your friends. Tell the boss. Tell your resident futurist. Tell your colleagues. Pass the word. Invite the world. IMPORTANT, FREE ONLINE MEETING ON MEGA-CLASSES & BUSINESS. Thursday, February 27 at 9:30 am Pacific time. Topic: Business+MOOCs.

How not to do a press release

George Siemens

From the press release, it really looks like Elluminate has been purchased (I’m less interested in what it looks like for Wimba – I haven’t used their products for years I just received an email saying that Blackboard, Wimba, and Elluminate were forming some type of union. The message is practically useless – did BB buy Elluminate? Did they just decide to work on integration?

Press Release Spam (an interlude)

Mind Hacks

One of the reasons I get so much PR spam is because people like Vocus PR are selling my email address, to publishers and University Press offices, who then send me email about things I’m not interested in. Sorry to interrupt your normal psych/neuro programming, but this is just a short note to say that I have retired the tom@mindhacks.com email address. If you wish to contact me or Vaughan, please tweet us (details in rightbar).

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): "The iPhone dominates the smartphone market in mobile media consumption" (ZDNet)

Mark Oehlert

Main | Web-based Replacements for MSFT Project » March 25, 2008 "The iPhone dominates the smartphone market in mobile media consumption" (ZDNet) ( ZDNet Story , Media Metrics Press Release w/ more readable numbers) Check out those numbers.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Ajax SDK for the iPhone on the way from Backbase

Mark Oehlert

Main | Open Laszlo Gets Its Own Track and Big Customers for the open source webtop platform » September 06, 2007 Ajax SDK for the iPhone on the way from Backbase (via web2journal ) Backbase is releasing an AJAX SDK for developing Rick Internet Applications for the iPhone.

Standing up for trivia

Euen Semple

How can I trust you if all you do is 140 character press releases? It is so easy to sneer. Easy to sneer at newbies. Easy to sneer at other people''s "rubbish". Easy to sneer at what other people do with social media. I try not to. One person''s trivia is someone else''s context.

Blog Post: Knowledge Sciences Symposium: St. Bonaventure University October 8-9

David Gurteen

You will find more information in the press release and you can register here. By David Gurteen It is not very often I get invited to speak at a KM conference in the US. I think the last time must have been KM World in 2007, so I am really delighted to be speaking at the Knowledge Sciences Symposium at St. Bonaventure University in Western New York October 8-9. I hope to get to see a few old friends. The topic of my talk? Conversational Leadership.

An Agile, Incremental Approach to Business Process Automation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

I’ve long believed that customer self-service was key to the success of e-business , - the IBM Internet strategy I was closely involved with in the mid-late 1990s.

Fresno State A Good Example of Bias Against Males

Nine Shift

In consecutive press releases one day last week, Fresno State revealed just how biased the university is against males. . Fresno State gives its male students much worse grades than its female students receive. Even though those male students learn as much and test just as well.

MOOCs: Scaling Corporate Learning

George Siemens

I catch press releases and partnership announcements, but the conversation is too fragmented to provide a sense of lessons being learned and various implementation model. While MOOCs have gained the interest and attention of higher education, they have failed to make much of an impact on corporate learning. That is starting to change. Over the past year, organizations such as Google, GE, Cisco, McAfee, Bank of America, AXA, and AT&T have started to experiment with MOOCs.

Scraping the bottom of the biscuit barrel

Mind Hacks

That’s not bad for some non-peer reviewed, non-published research described entirely in a single press release from a Connecticut college and done in rats.

The role of the L&D function IS changing.

Jane Hart

A recent press release about Bersin by Deloitte’s new industry study, The Corporate LearningFactbook® 2013: Benchmarks, Trends, and Analysis of the U.S.

Change 202

NASA Images

Tony Karrer

NASA Images was just launched ( press release ) and it uses software that was partly developed by my firm TechEmpower. It has a bunch of neat features that makes it fun to play with, especially the ability to create different kinds of widgets of groups and images and workspaces. Warning, if you go there and like these kinds of things, prepare to spend a bit of time playing

Failure School: Metacognitive Reframing Boosts Working Memory

Eide Neurolearning

Improve Memory By Metacognitive Reframing Reducing Academic Pressure Helps Students Succeed Press Release Working Memory Graphic Eide Neurolearning Blog. What's a quick way to boost a student's working memory? Tell them that learning is difficult and failure is common.

Deeper Design: Working out Loud and the Future of Work

Clark Quinn

We intend a fifth post talking about what we learn after the release! and now there’s also a press release that provides a link to the course. Over the past year, I’ve been working on a project. After I wrote the Deeper eLearning series of 6 posts with Learnnovators , we wondered what to do next.

Design 155

The Godfather: Gardner Campbell

George Siemens

Gardner Campbell looms large in educational technology. People who have met him in person know what I mean. He is brilliant. Compassionate. Passionate. And a rare visionary. He gives more than he takes in interactions with people.

How PR is as bad is it ever was

Doc Searls

TOWARD A WORLD BEYOND PRESS RELEASES & BOGUS NEWS. For proof, check your trash for a computer industry press release. Every press release is crafted as a news story, complete with headline, dateline, quotes and so forth. Yet most editors would rather insert a spider in their nose than a press release in their publication. Second, press releases are not conceived as stories, but rather as “messages.”

Making it harder to de-anonymize speakers

David Weinberger

From a press release: In a case involving important First Amendment rights, the Citizen Media Law Project (&# CMLP&# ) joined a number of media and advocacy organizations, including Gannett Co.,

Learning in the Collaboration Age

Charles Jennings

Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced in a press release and conference call and blog on June 12, 2014 that the company will allow its technology patents for use by anyone in good faith, in a bid to entice automobile manufacturers to speed up development of electric cars.

AI and Public Policy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The objective of the Partnership on AI is to address opportunities and challenges with AI technologies to benefit people and society,” said the announcement press release.

The blossoms are beautiful on their own

Mind Hacks

But quit with the ‘may lead to a cure for epilepsy, autism and schizophrenia’ thing you always put in your press releases. So, neuroscience press release writers of the world – no need to promise me the world. Listen.

My Next Role Is …

Dan Pontefract

There is plenty more to share and discover on the TTO official website , or with the press release but the highlights are as follows: An organizational culture change service provider offering assessment, consulting and learning services.

NASA Images

Clark Quinn

NASA Images was just launched ( press release ) and it uses software that was partly developed by my firm TechEmpower. It has a bunch of neat features that makes it fun to play with, especially the ability to create different kinds of widgets of groups and images and workspaces. Warning, if you go there and like these kinds of things, prepare to spend a bit of time playing

Whitehouse.gov: Give your bloggers’ names!

David Weinberger

The Whitehouse.gov blog continues to improve, by which I mean it’s getting less like the glass-topped version of White House press releases. The White House bloggers seem quite aware that a press release isn’t a post and are trying to create a difference between the two. It’s not much and it’s still directly tied to the President’s remarks, but that paragraph doesn’t read like a press release or like a speech.

The football cure / addiction

Mind Hacks

Clearly true because he says so in a priceless TV interview and the university backed it up in a hard hitting press release. A psychologist from the University of Alabama says American football can absolutely heal the trauma that the deadly April tornados left behind but be careful because there is a risk you could suffer from football addiction. Media science – saving YOU from deadly sports addictions. Nonsense

[misc] StackLife goes live – visually browse millions of books

David Weinberger

We’ve released two versions today. Here are some links: StackLife DPLA: [link] StackLife Harvard: [link] The DPLA press release: [link] The DPLA version FAQ: [link]. I’m very proud to announce that the Harvard Library Innovation Lab (which I co-direct) has launched what we think is a useful and appealing way to browse books at scale. This is timed to coincide with the launch today of the Digital Public Library of America. Congrats, DPLA!!!).

Harvard brings superfast Net access to local schools

David Weinberger

From a press release : Harvard will share its access to the super high-speed Internet2 Network connection with Boston and Cambridge schools, granting all 148 public schools in the two cities use of the most advanced networking consortium in the world.

Signposts for the week ending 1/21/11

Adaptive Path

The most amazing press release ever written is, really, the most amazing press release ever written! Results of a 1967 study on eye-tracking seems to still be valid: we look at what we’re told to. This Master’s Thesis by Christian Behrens, “ The Form of Facts and Figures &# deserves to be a printed book. Great collection of information visualization patterns.

2013_06_20 link pile

Doc Searls

Source: Amdocs press release. Associated Press: Sources Won’t Talk Anymore. QR codes aren’t dead yet. By yours truly in Harvard Business Review. I’ll also be keynoting an upcoming iAB thing , on 15 July in New York. Web’s Reach Binds N.S.A. and Silicon Valley Leaders , by James Risen and Nick Wingfield in The New York Times.

British Psy Ops in Afghanistan

Mind Hacks

And now they’re press-releasing an award given to them by their own organisation and talking to reporters. Link to Ministry of Defence press release.

3 salvoes in the reproducibility crisis

Mind Hacks

A team of Harvard A-listers, including Timothy Wilson and Daniel Gilbert, have released press release announcing a commentary on the “ Reproducibility Project: Psychology ”. I’d link to the press release, but it looks like between me learning of it yesterday and coming to write about it today this material has been pulled from the internet. The reproducibility crisis in Psychology rumbles on.

What’s the Value of Blockchain?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

A few weeks ago I attended the IBM Blockchain Summit 2017 in New York. The Summit included a number of talks and panels, and - most important, - presentations of concrete blockchain use cases IBM has been working on in a number of areas, including finance, supply chains and healthcare.

System 227

Open Learning Analytics

George Siemens

See here for press release and project scope. The future of systems such as business, government, and education will be data centric. Historically, humanity has made sense of the world through discourse, dialogue, artifacts, myth, story, and metaphor. While those sensemaking approaches won’t disappear, they will be augmented by data and analytics. Educators often find analytics frustrating. After all, how can you analyze the softer aspects of learning?

10 pieces of advice on the web, workflow, & learning

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

From a press release yesterday: Learning Light has now launched the new look and feel e-learning centre. After a lengthy hibernation, Learning Light ’s eLearning Centre rides again!

Australia to build 100mbps broadband infrastructure

David Weinberger

From the Australian government’s press release : New National Broadband Network. The Rudd [Australian federal] Government today announced the establishment of a new company to build and operate a new super fast National Broadband Network. This new super fast National Broadband Network, built in partnership with private sector, will be the single largest nation building infrastructure project in Australian history.

PR’s problems, 20 years later

Doc Searls

Toward a world beyond press releases and bogus news. For proof, check your trash for a computer industry press release. Every press release is crafted as a news story, complete with headline, dateline, quotes and so forth. Yet most editors would rather insert a spider in their nose than a press release in their publication. Second, press releases are not conceived as stories, but rather as “messages.”

The Blockchain and Open Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Two press announcements released in mid-December are serious milestones in its evolution. Transformational innovations don’t always play out as originally envisioned. Once in the marketplace, they seem to acquire a life of their own.

Using network perspectives to visualize changing culture and meaning

Ross Dawson

I’m a big fan of Tim Stock ‘s work, which weaves together a deep network perspective with a rich view of how culture is changing informed by semiotic analysis. I earlier shared one of his presentations in a post on how the culture of luxury is changing.

Learning in the Collaboration Age

Charles Jennings

Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced in a press release and conference call and blog on June 12, 2014 that the company will allow its technology patents for use by anyone in good faith, in a bid to entice automobile manufacturers to speed up development of electric cars.

What’s popular vs. What’s used

Doc Searls

According to this ComScore press release , Google had a 46.3% In terms of sales, Android is tops in smarphones. market share of U.S. smartphone platform sales (with Android) in October, up 4.4% from July. At 28.1%, Apple’s iOS share was up 1%.