June, 2021

How to be an elearning expert

Clark Quinn

I was asked (and have been a time or two before): “What’s the one most important thing you’d like to tell to be successful Ed Tech industry leader?” Of course there wasn’t just one ;).

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How the elephant got his trunk: what evolution can teach us about complexity

Dave Snowden

I’m going to assume that everyone who frequents this blog and is a regular reader of Dave’s work is very familiar with general concepts of evolution, both as a biological fact and as a metaphor.


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Cloud's Trillion Dollars 2030 Potential

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

“Thanks in part to cloud, Moderna was able to deliver the first clinical batch of its vaccine candidate (mRNA-1273) to the US National Institute of Health for phase one trials just 42 days after the initial sequencing of the virus,” wrote the authors of a recent McKinsey article, - Cloud’s trillion dollar prize is up for grabs.

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Management Musings: Episode 8 – My Draft Manifesto

Dan Pontefract

In Episode 8 of “Management Musings,” I’m asking for your assistance. I’m hoping to gather feedback from you on a draft version of my manifesto.… … The post Management Musings: Episode 8 – My Draft Manifesto appeared first on Pontefract Group.

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RSS and the Browser As Social Network

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Google Reader - source Responding to Mark Berthelemy. RSS was essentially disappeared because there wasn't a good business model for commercialization. Centralized social networks work much better for user tracking and link promotion. But they lose this advantage if they support RSS.

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not remotely working

Harold Jarche

Watching the return-to-office efforts starting around the world is a fascinating exercise. Not everyone wants a return to the old normal. “But as office returns accelerate, some employees may want different options. A May survey of 1,000 U.S.

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New recommended readings

Clark Quinn

Of late, I’ve been reading quite a lot, and I’m finding some very interesting books. Not all have immediate take homes, but I want to introduce a few to you with some notes. Not all will be relevant, but all are interesting and even important. I’ll also update my list of recommended readings.

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The Emergence of Central Bank Digital Currencies

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Bitcoin was created in October of 2008 with the release of Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System , the original design paper which also introduced the blockchain architecture.

Management Musings: Episode 7 – My Four Most Loathed Terms at Work

Dan Pontefract

In Episode 7 of “Management Musings,” the crux of the insight centers on four terms that are commonplace in our organizations yet need to be… The post Management Musings: Episode 7 – My Four Most Loathed Terms at Work appeared first on Pontefract Group.

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My Meaning and the Parrot's

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Image: Quotes A while back I read an article titled ' My words have meaning, your parrot’s do not.

driving blind

Harold Jarche

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. “I do admin exactly like I clean vomit: Hold breath, enter without looking, do something, retreat, retch, wipe eyes, breathe, repeat.” ” — @ChristoMove.

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The case for model answers (and a rubric)

Clark Quinn

As I’ve been developing online workshops, I’ve been thinking more about the type of assessment I want. Previously, I made the case for gated submissions. Now I find another type of interaction I’d like to have. So here’s the case for model answers (and a rubric).

4 Things to Love About Social and Peer Based Learning


4 Things to Love About Social. and Peer Based Learning. There are many reasons to love social and peer based learning , especially in todays world. Understanding social learning is key to appreciating, implementing, and ultimately benefiting from it.