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."
Digital Web: The Ideal Web TeamDigital Web: The Ideal Web Team
"So the ideal Web team consists of a maximum of seven people, all specialists in their own field, who are willing to listen to each other, to defer to each other
NY Times: Making Intelligence a Bit Less ArtificialNY Times: Making Intelligence a Bit Less Artificial
" To improve the recommendations, many software developers are doing an about-face from the mid-1990's, when they put their energy into getting computers to do all the work. Today they say that automated programs that look for patterns in customer data are not smart enough to detect a gaffe. Something more sophisticated is required: the human mind."
Darwin: By The Dashboard LightDarwin: By The Dashboard Light
"Companies have yet to fully appreciate the power the intranet holds in reshaping the organization. The interactive capability of intranet technology enables it to be more than simply a virtual warehouse for static and disconnected corporate information. When used to their full potential, intranets can enhance group collaboration, focus efforts on critical issues, manage change and reduce information overload."
Business 2.0: Don’t Believe the Hype About StrategyBusiness 2.0: Don't Believe the Hype About Strategy
"Ideo, winner of numerous design awards, takes do-what-works-now strategy as gospel. The product-development firm operates on the principle that enlightened trial and error outperforms the planning of flawless intellects. In other words, instead of sitting in meetings and producing fancy PowerPoint demonstrations, develop your strategy by using your company's best thinking at the time, learning, refining, and trying again. Under almost all conditions, fast learners are going to outperform even the most brilliant planners."
The Technology Source: Pedagogical Advantages of Ubiquitous Computing in a Wireless EnvironmentThe Technology Source: Pedagogical Advantages of Ubiquitous Computing in a Wireless Environment
"In the wireless project at MSU, the five participants applied their prior knowledge and skills to a new situation
Webby Awards: Nominees 2003Webby Awards: Nominees 2003
"The below list reflects the five best Web sites in 30 categories for 2003 as selected by members of the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences. These nominees exemplify the very best that the internet has to offer..."
InfoVis: Conceptual PresentationsInfoVis: Conceptual Presentations
"Presentations are becoming increasingly visual and less textual. Converting every concept into an image is the challenge and, at the same time, the solution... it can make the difference between delivering the message or showering the audience with difficult to assimilate words."
Intranet Journal: KM and Intranets: Putting People FirstIntranet Journal: KM and Intranets: Putting People First
"Experience shows that employees use an intranet primarily because it is of substantial benefit to them and helps them perform their jobs better, not because of its sheer availability or a company-dictated policy... Success depends on an ongoing process that has as much to do with people management as it does with the availability of an appropriate information-technology infrastructure."
Elearn Magazine: Hot on the Trail of an E-Learning CareerElearn Magazine: Hot on the Trail of an E-Learning Career
"There are jobs, although there's no denying the good ones are far from plentiful. Here's a quick look at some of the more available jobs in the e-learning field..."
Don Morrison: The Search for the Holy RecipeDon Morrison: The Search for the Holy Recipe
"I'll come clean. I hate the term 'blended learning'. I'm not alone. A number of people including several e-learning luminaries have shared their dirty little secret with me. I can't help reading 'blended learning' as 'we can
Harvard Working Knowledge: Take the Fat Out of Your WritingHarvard Working Knowledge: Take the Fat Out of Your Writing
"Clarity is far and away the most important attribute of tight writing. For if the purpose of writing is to communicate a particular message, then no matter how concise your writing, how impeccable your spelling and grammar, how interesting your topic
KM Magazine: Stealth KMKM Magazine: Stealth KM
"No company is going to allocate dedicated resources to knowledge management unless there is a real rather than perceived need. To convince senior management and refractory Boards that there is a need, and that you have the answer, is a function of talking in their terms -- and that means lightening up on the jargon, folding it in with organizational development [strategic planning] and emphasizing the deliverables. Think of them as customers, or end users -- spouting off about ontology, learning organizations, conversing companies, narrative repositories and communities of practice makes their eyes glaze over, their ears close and their cognitive systems to shut down."