Ubiquity: From Thinkers to Clickers: The World Wide Web and the Transformation of the Essence of BeiUbiquity: From Thinkers to Clickers: The World Wide Web and the Transformation of the Essence of Being Human
"On the Web, it is an entirely different story, one where clicking dominates thinking. When someone reads a report and has a question related to what was just read, the answer is usually just a click away. The instantaneous nature of the Web makes it less conducive as a tool to facilitate thinking. Why should a person take the time to think when he or she can click his or her way to an instantaneous answer to a question that might otherwise have necessitated some thinking on the part of the person to get an answer."
BrainPOP: SARSBrainPOP: SARS
Real nice overview of the disease. Check it out.
CETIS: No one standard will suit allCETIS: No one standard will suit all
eLearning Results Conference, Sestri Levante, Italy: "Yet the overriding message of day one was remarkably clear: there is no one standard to rule them all, nor will there ever be. However seductive the vision of universal interoperability may be, each and every community has its own needs and wants that need to be addressed."
WIRED: Six Degrees of InterconnectionWIRED: Six Degrees of Interconnection
"Now that we're starting to understand network space, the implications of it are vast. Whether we're considering contagious diseases, cultural fads, or trends in the stock market, we need to start thinking in terms of networks. Sometimes they help us, and sometimes they hurt us - being connected can be good or bad. But either way, networks are always there. And when not just you but anyone can be connected to anyone else on earth in just six steps, what goes around comes around - faster than you think."
INC.: Taming the Savage GeniusINC.: Taming the Savage Genius
"Managers may talk about teamwork and collaboration. But most... will admit that the contribution of a single, exceptional individual often makes all the difference. That's especially the case in a knowledge-based economy, where a company's fortunes rise and fall with its collective brainpower."
INC.: Blogging for DollarsINC.: Blogging for Dollars
"blogging is perfect for small businesses -- a cheap and easy way to communicate directly with customers, partners, and clients, craft a strong, outspoken online personality, and escape the doldrums of static homepages."
Harvard Working Knowledge: Thanks for the (Corporate) MemoriesHarvard Working Knowledge: Thanks for the (Corporate) Memories
"If the idea sounds familiar, it should. Knowledge continuity management is an offshoot of the field of knowledge management. Where knowledge management concerns capturing and sharing know-how valuable to colleagues performing similar jobs throughout a company, knowledge continuity management focuses on passing critical knowledge from exiting employees to their replacements."
Gerry McGovern: A parable about a knowledge worker called GeorgeGerry McGovern: A parable about a knowledge worker called George
"The Web is a city. Half of it is derelict. There are countless abandoned building projects. People are constantly stuck in lifts. The street signs are poor. There's rubbish everywhere. Some of it spews from overturned bins. Some of it is packed in neat meaningless piles. Blame people like George."
CLO Magazine: The Value of Performance SimulationsCLO Magazine: The Value of Performance Simulations
"If the learning environment only focuses on background information, knowledge of terms and new concepts, the learner is likely to learn that basic information successfully. However, this basic knowledge may not be sufficient to enable the learner to successfully carry out the on-the-job tasks that require more than basic knowledge. Thus, the possibility of making real errors in the business environment is high. On the other hand, if the learning environment allows the learner to experience and learn from failures within a variety of situations similar to what they would experience in the
Guardian: Social climbersGuardian: Social climbers
"Is social software the next big thing, or just another piece of internet hype...
In the early days of online communications, the online and offline worlds were like two Hula Hoops that may have had little or no connection with one another. Users typically had groups of friends online, with whom they did online things such as chat and share files, and groups of friends offline, with whom they went to the pub, or whatever. Today, the Hula Hoops overlap, and offline groups will naturally develop online components."
Adaptive Path: Fifteen Tips for Remote CollaborationAdaptive Path: Fifteen Tips for Remote Collaboration
"It will always be easier to rally a group of people who work in the same building, but you can accomplish just as much (or more) with a motivated remote team. Getting team members motivated in the first place and holding their interest are your goals. Here are fifteen quick and useful tips to get you started."
MSNBC: How tornadoes formMSNBC: How tornadoes form
Another cool infographic from MSNBC. My observation on infographics is that there are certain types of content--complex concepts, procedures, or experiential stuff--that lead to good infographics. This means that the quality of the infographic--the ah-ha factor-- is related to the type of content that it represents --A case against the use of Flash to show org charts and the like.
Chris MacGregor: Introduction to SailingChris MacGregor: Introduction to Sailing
Chris's old classic still rocks. This Flash training/simulation not only teaches you the in's and out's of sailing, but also gives you an opportunity to try your hand at it.
Jay Cross: Informal LearningJay Cross: Informal Learning
Fastrak: The quest for qualityFastrak: The quest for quality
"Testing for usability and
Wired: Flexible E-Paper on Its WayWired: Flexible E-Paper on Its Way
"Inching closer to the dream of electronic newspapers and books, scientists have created an ultra-thin computer screen that can be bent, twisted and even rolled into a cylinder without losing its image quality. Its creators say it's the first flexible computer screen of its kind."
elearningpost: The Art of the Quick Referenceelearningpost: New Article: The Art of the Quick Reference
Tech Central Station: Social SoftwareTech Central Station: Social Software
"Perhaps the best way to explain the issues surrounding social software development is to describe the types of problems that such software might solve. These might be called the matching problem, the issue-resolution problem, and the classroom-management problem..."
University of Waterloo: About Learning ObjectsUniversity of Waterloo: About Learning Objects
"Currently, there are so many questions floating around about learning objects. Fortunately, and unfortunately, the recent attention being paid to learning objects means there is a lot of discussion, but very little agreement around the details and dynamics of learning objects... In this site, you will find information on learning objects. The purpose is to provide a look at the different definitions, the current state of standards, and other happenings in the area of learning objects."
Syllabus: And Now for Something Completely DifferentSyllabus: And Now for Something Completely Different
"I want to give you an update on one of the most critical issues of our time in technology and copyright, the move toward local legislation to regulate information exchange on the Internet. In addition, I want to feature two trends that you are likely to encounter sooner rather than later: browsers appearing in places other than computers, and the buzz word of the new century
Edge: Why Do Some Societies Make Disastrous Decisions?Edge: Why Do Some Societies Make Disastrous Decisions?
Jared Diamond: "First of all, a group may fail to anticipate a problem before the problem actually arrives. Secondly, when the problem arrives, the group may fail to perceive the problem. Then, after they perceive the problem, they may fail even to try to solve the problem. Finally, they may try to solve it but may fail in their attempts to do so. While all this talking about reasons for failure and collapses of society may seem pessimistic, the flip side is optimistic: namely, successful decision-making. Perhaps if we understand the reasons why groups make bad decisions, we can use that knowledge as a check list to help groups make good decisions."
KM World: Knowledge NewspeakKM World: Knowledge Newspeak
"Getting the balance between clarity and ambiguity right is essential for a KM system. Being ambiguous where clarity is required can be dangerous as well as wasteful. But being clear where ambiguity is requisite kills creativity and, in many instances, is motivated by a fear of losing control..."
ISKME: Knowledge Management in Education: Defining the LandscapeISKME: Knowledge Management in Education: Defining the Landscape
"This monograph describes the opportunities and challenges faced by those working to improve the use and sharing of information in education through practices that have come to be known as knowledge management."
StepTwo: e is the knowledge in a content management system?StepTwo: Where is the knowledge in a content management system?
"The knowledge in a content management system is not the words on the page. Instead, the knowledge is gained via the processes and opportunities used to capture organisational knowledge. This is further enhanced via the CMS's ability to support knowledge discovery, via the use of metadata, and deployment of effective navigation."
Headshift: Smarter, Simpler, SocialHeadshift: Smarter, Simpler, Social
"This paper aims to provide an overview of what is being called 'social software' or 'online social applications', tracing their roots in online community thinking and identifying some of their underlying features. It will also examine some of the emerging perspectives on social networks and online behaviour that might help us understand how to develop better online social applications, and it will suggest a methodology for creating meaningful online social applications around existing social networks and stakeholders."