Misadventures in Content Production: Why “Rapid” Tool Aren’t Really Rapid

Xyleme

In our latest article, Misadventures in Content Production: Separate Content from Presentation to Save the Day , we explore how locking content into restrictive formats with “rapid” tools makes content difficult to maintain, and all but impossible to reuse and personalize at scale.

Robocalypse Now? Technology, Productivity and Employment

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

His presentation was based on a paper co-written with Utrecht University economist Anna Salomons. “Is productivity growth inimical to employment?,” Their paper addressed three major questions: Has productivity growth threatened employment, especially in advanced economies?

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AI and the Productivity Paradox

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

But, at the same time, productivity growth has significantly declined over the past decade, and income has continued to stagnate for the majority of Americans. Economists have proposed competing explanations for declining productivity growth and so far have failed to reach a consensus.” .

Technology, Resources and Innovation

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

photo) ‘Rethinking’ is our thene, rething resources, learning, etc. Lena - Learning Resources We’re working to redefine and adapt open educational resources. So - how do we drive down the cost of content production, and how do we make sharing easier.

Global Arbitrage and the Productivity Puzzle

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

A couple of weeks ago I wrote about The Productivity Puzzle , - namely that despite our continuing technology advances, the US and other developed economies have experienced a sharp decline in productivity growth over the past 10 to 15 years.

The New Era of Smart, Connected Products

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

An equally optimistic view was expressed in another excellent article, - How Smart Connected Products are Transforming Competition , - published in the November issue of the Harvard Business Review by Michael Porter and James Heppelmann. . IT is now an integral part of the products themselves.

3 Tips for Streamlining Online Learning Content Production

TOPYX LMS

It all depends on the needs of your employees and the resources and tools your company has access to. Whether you want to create complex or basic eLearning, you will benefit from implementing a few tips for streamlining the online learning production process.

AI and the Productivity Paradox

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

But, at the same time, productivity growth has significantly declined over the past decade, and income has continued to stagnate for the majority of Americans. This puzzling contradiction is addressed in Artificial Intelligences and the Modern Productivity Paradox , a working paper recently published by the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER). Economists have proposed competing explanations for declining productivity growth and so far have failed to reach a consensus.” .

The Real Goal of Open Educational Resources

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

I think it's the goal of the vast majority of those working for open educational resources (OER). The Community College Consortium for Open Educational Resources ( CCCOER ) - "We believe that students should have equal access to high quality instructional materials in order to achieve their academic goals." NOLWAZI - "It was always intended as an easily accessible resource for use by schools, educators and the South African community."

10 resources that I found valuable in January 2013

Jane Hart

Although I tweet links to interesting resources as I find them, and collate them in my Pick of the Day , the important thing for me about curation is also taking some time to analyse what I’ve found to try and make sense of it all, and consider how it adds to my own thinking and practice.

#OEB14 - Open Educational Resources 2.0

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

distance and e-learning will not remain separate Oivind Hoines - Norway Norweigan Digital Learning Arena - large scale working model for Open Educational Resources - objectives: - free and open digital learning resources for all - teachers and pupils contributing to their own learning resources - we have the most traffic in Norway for digital learning resources - costs - 55 Euros per student - 1.5 Silicon Valley was a product of the educational system.

Connective Knowledge and Open Resources

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

The CCK08 course and all the other courses we have developed since have been based on open educational resources (OERs). From your web & blog, we found you were a passionate advocate of OER, can you share with us your first experience about open online educational resource? I knew about open educational resources before anyone knew what the term meant. In another sense, the major elements are: - The course participants, including the instructor - Resources.

How to Increase Your Productivity Without Working More Hours

KCC Business Psychology

More Work Doesn’t Equal More Productivity. One key question to consider as you plan your own workweek is, are you getting the best productivity from your work schedule? Does working extra hours actually make us more productive? Work Time Versus Productive Time.

Global Arbitrage and the Productivity Puzzle

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

A couple of weeks ago I wrote about The Productivity Puzzle , - namely that despite our continuing technology advances, the US and other developed economies have experienced a sharp decline in productivity growth over the past 10 to 15 years. So far, though, economists have failed to reach consensus on the causes of the productivity growth slowdown or indeed the relative significance of the various arguments,” wrote McKinsey.

Evaluation of CL/4291 “Draft text of the Recommendation concerning Open Educational Resources”, UNESCO

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

This is the analysis of the UNESCO OER resolution I provided to the Canadian Commission for UNESCO prior to the discussion and vote on the resolution concerning Open Educational Resources It is now a matter of historical record that the resolution did pass.

How Playing Games at Work Can Help Boost Your Productivity

Luis Suarez

all of them having been blamed, over the course of decades, for being responsible as well for people’s lack of productivity and for getting us all far too distracted from real work. But what happens *if* playing games actually makes you *more* productive?

Productivity Tips on Presentations: Inform, Inspire and Motivate

Luis Suarez

Yes, I know, another article on the topic of Productivity , although this time around with a slightly different flavour: how can we improve the way we deliver messages through presentations? Shouldn’t we be aiming at addressing that productivity overkill and do something about it?

Open Education Resources bill in Brazil

David Weinberger

Pinto, and the OER-Brazil Project, has introduced an OER bill to regulate the educational resources developed directly and indirectly (contracts for products or services or public purchases) by that state, and determine that an open license should be applied (CC-BY-NC-SA). Carolina Rossini passes along the following: Today, the Sao Paulo State Legislature Representative, Mr. Simao Pedro, assisted by his team, specially Lucia F.

Why Do We Keep Insisting On Killing Productivity?

Luis Suarez

decided to kill my own productivity? And I am not just referring to the things we can do ourselves to avoid those productivity killers, since I am sure we all know how we could get rid of each and everyone of those!, That, right there, is already 8 hours of lost productivity!

Wikis and Learning – 60 Resources

Tony Karrer

I wanted to collect a few resources around this topic for use in these discussions. I’m involved in several discussions around how to use Wikis as part of learning solutions. So, of course, I went to eLearning Learning and I looked at Wiki , Collaborative Learning with Wikis , Wikis and eLearning 2.0 , Wikis Corporate eLearning , Social Learning with Wikis , Wiki Security and a few others. Here’s some of what I found: Why a Wiki?

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How to Save 30% or More on Translation

Xyleme

Xyleme customers avoid translating different versions of the same content, reducing the word count of new text through reuse of structured content, and eliminate desktop publishing and me dia translation costs — as a result, content production time is cut by more than 50%.

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Sales eLearning – 21 Great Resources

Tony Karrer

Instructional and Performance Strategies for Sales eLearning Learning Theory 101 for Sales and Marketing Professionals (Part 1) - Business Casual , October 13, 2008 When consulting with sales and marketing professionals who work for companies that create training products and programs, I try not to be a "training purist" when discussion goes to "positioning" their product for the market. Pfizerpedia is resource-sharing Web 2.0

Webinar: Implementing a New Learning Environment at Rogers Communications

Xyleme

CDS Content Management LCMS Products Resources Studio VideosRogers Communications is Canada’s largest provider of wireless communications services and a leading provider of cable television, high-speed Internet, information technology, and telephony services to consumers and businesses.

Social Learning: Key resources from January

Jane Hart

10 - Boosting productivity with workforce collaboration , Tieto Future Office, 31 January 2012. Here is my pick of 10 articles about social learning since my last posting just before Christmas.

The Role of Open Educational Resources in Personal Learning

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

I have a challenging presentation ahead, one that I thinkwill make you think, I hope will make you think, and rethink just what it is that we’re up to when we take resources like this presentation, and thepictures and the words and all of that, and put them online or present them ina Connect workshop, what it is that’s happening there, what it is that we’re upto. So, the argument for open educational resources is simply:networks need openness in order to function.

Want to Increase Manufacturing Productivity? Start Your Manufacturing Training Program Like This

TOPYX LMS

1 Because of the shortage, manufacturing companies need practical tips on how to get more done with fewer workers - they need to increase productivity while keeping the skilled staff they have happy. In the U.S.,

The Link Between BYOD and Increased Productivity

TOPYX LMS

Accessing mission critical information, including eLearning and other online learning resources, with an employee’s own device whenever and wherever they may be reduces a barrier that limits adoption and engagement. Dell Study Shows Link Between BYOD and Increased Productivity.

Resource: The Emerging Nonprofit Leaders Playbook

Beth Kanter

I have been and will continue to share reflections and insights about this approach to leadership development for emerging leaders and their mentors on my blog. Here’s a few recent posts: The Secret Sauce for Productive Meetings that No One Talks About.

Resource: The Social Media Toolkit for Nonprofits

Beth Kanter

But, Dave Evans, the Skills Platform’s product manager and Zoe felt that something was missing – a toolkit that helps pull everything together. The Skills Platform and Zoe Amar have created the Social Media Toolkit to aid professionals within the charity and third sectors.

Three Models of Knowledge Production

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

It should be contrasted with some alternatives: knowledge production as mining - on this view, data is like a raw material that is searched for and retrieved. knowledge production as growth - on this view, data is like a raw material that serves as a nutrient or growth medium.

Small, But Mighty: A Resource for Small Nonprofit Leaders

Beth Kanter

A recent work product from this community includes “ Small, But Mighty ,” created by a small group led by Debra Natenshon and Karen Walker, the guest post authors. Small, But Mighty: A Resource for Small Nonprofit Leaders by Debra Natenson and Karen Walker.

9 Ways To Increase Your Productivity While Working From Home

Luis Suarez

It’s like a bit of fresh air coming along in small time lapses that would allow you to transition from one task to another rather easily, without losing much of the control of your own productivity. IBM Knowledge Tools Learning Personal KM Productivity Tools Social Computing

Great Products Don’t Need Customer Service – “La Bicha”

Luis Suarez

I tell you, if I were the owner of “La Bicha”, I would be extremely worried, at best, at having such incredibly negative feedback about my place and my products. Yes, of course, I am talking about Apple and its wonderful products.

Online Learning Trends Enhancing Employee Productivity in 2017

TOPYX LMS

Corporate Online Learning Trends Can Boost Employee Productivity . They want to know which trends are noteworthy, and which can facilitate a productive workplace. Read on to discover a few online learning trends that can bolster company culture and increase employee productivity in 2017. 3 Corporate Online Learning Trends That Can Boost Employee Productivity in 2017. The post Online Learning Trends Enhancing Employee Productivity in 2017 appeared first on TOPYX.

Online Learning Trends Enhancing Employee Productivity in 2017

TOPYX LMS

Corporate Online Learning Trends Can Boost Employee Productivity . They want to know which trends are noteworthy, and which can facilitate a productive workplace. Read on to discover a few online learning trends that can bolster company culture and increase employee productivity in 2017. 3 Corporate Online Learning Trends That Can Boost Employee Productivity in 2017. The post Online Learning Trends Enhancing Employee Productivity in 2017 appeared first on TOPYX.

8 Fantastic Facilitation Playbooks for Designing Productive Nonprofit Meetings

Beth Kanter

Many times our meetings are highly productive, but sometimes meetings can be boring, frustrating, and a complete waste of time. What if you tried different processes to increase engagement or productivity?

Leveraging Commercial Best Practices to Maximize Government Productivity

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

On October 6, the Technology CEO Council released its report One Trillion Reasons: How Commercial Best Practices to Maximize Productivity Can Save Taxpayer Money and Enhance Government Services. By harnessing major technological shifts and adopting best business practices, we can not only make our government far more productive, but also foster greater innovation in areas ranging from healthcare to education and energy – innovation that will generate economic growth and job creation. “We

HR Doesn’t Need a Seat at the Table, it is the Table

Dan Pontefract

For it to be a stakeholder in the organization — to truly become the force that connects its employees and makes work-life more efficient and productive — it needs to stop thinking a seat at the table is the ultimate win. Human Resources hr human resources

It’s Time to Cross That Bridge: Building Learning in a Highly Regulated or Compliance-Driven Industry

Xyleme

If you would like more information on our products or a product demo, please visit the Xyleme Products page. Blog Resources content strategy learning content management system (LCMS

Nonprofit Blog Carnival: Personal Productivity Tips for Nonprofits

Beth Kanter

The first Nonprofit Blog Carnival of 2015 is on the theme is personal productivity. But maintaining productivity, especially online, can be challenging. What is personal productivity? How are nonprofits folks strengthening their personal productivity muscles in 2015?

A critical point in the MegaTrend of Creative Enablement: DSLRs are revolutionizing video production

Trends in the Living Networks

One of the biggest, broadest, most important trends of the last few decades has been how technology has democratized the tools of creation and production. It is simply their creativity, which can be fully expressed as never before without significant resources.

The Top 5 Lean Startup Resources for Social Good Organizations

Beth Kanter

Leah and her team have combed through a lot of resources out there and selected some of the best for us to get up to speed on the topic of “Lean Start Up.” It’s a comprehensive resource specifically created for world-changing organizations like yours!

Healthy and Productive Meetings: Free Guidestar Webinar on Feb. 12th

Beth Kanter

I have learned a lot – and the results have helped me be way more productive (and drop a lot of pounds toos!). I’ll be doing a Guidestar Webinar on health and productive meetings on Feb. You can find additional resources on walking meetings here.