Wired: In Order to HaveWired: In Order to Have Your Advice
If you open an e-mail attachment, you're clueless. If you send an e-mail with an attachment, you're dumb, because only clueless people open them. That's Jon Rochmis' story, and he's sticking to it.
Technos: www.p2p.edu: Rip, Mix &Technos: www.p2p.edu: Rip, Mix & Burn Your Education It's not your father's school
ETR&D: A History of InstructionalETR&D: A History of Instructional Design and Technology: Part II: A History of Instructional Design This part of the article focuses on the history of instructional design. Starting with a description of the efforts to develop training programs during World War II, and continuing on through the publication of some of the first instructional design models in the 1960s and 1970s, major events in the development of the instructional design process are described. Factors that have affected the field of instructional design over the last two decades, including increasing interest in cognitive psychology, microcomputers, performance technology, and constructivism, are also described.
CNET: The Webification of TVCNET: The Webification of TV is happening
The times are indeed a-changin'. Mainstream consumers are learning to expect more from their media. They are becoming comfortable with rich interactivity and the collage of user-driven content from multiple sources the Net is so effective at delivering. And surprisingly, TV is helping to take them there.
NY Times: Professor Who OnceNY Times: Professor Who Once Found Isolation Online Has a Change of Heart
Three years ago, Robert Kraut, a professor at Carnegie Mellon University, released a shocking study of the Internet's impact. According to his findings, heavy Internet users reported increases in loneliness and depression and saw the size of their social networks decline over time... Now Dr. Kraut is causing a stir yet again. He has new data from a more recent survey that in many respects contradicts his original research.
Intranet Journal: Can an IntranetIntranet Journal: Can an Intranet Teach an Old Dog New Tricks? Turning Your Intranet into a Teacher
The concept of e-Learning has two hurdles: technology and attitude. In the past, potential e-Learning students were doubtful as to whether bandwidth would truly allow material to be broadcast in real-time. The images were choppy at best and the video media looked as though the instructor was moving in a giant jar of molasses in a drunken stupor. However, technological issues can always be overcome in one way or another...A more difficult boundary to overcome is how to change someone
CNET: Commentary: Reading online librariesCNET: Commentary: Reading online libraries
Gartner believes that success in distributing to students content normally published by university and academic publishers--and the large-scale penetration of the e-learner market--requires a formal, contractual relationship with libraries. Selling pages at 25 cents to individuals and without contracted membership fees does not seem a good way to ensure long-term business viability.
Intranet Journal: The Database andIntranet Journal: The Database and the Joke David Weinberger: While a database lets you find what you know is there, jokes are about discovering what you didn't expect. If we were only looking up what we knew was there, we wouldn't be so excited about the Web. It's the discovery promised in jokes that gives the Web its charge... The joke form of information -- discovery of links, human voices telling stories to delight one another -- draws us to the Web like a fire on a cold night. Without the joking form of information, the Web would just be a database.
- elearningpost: Serendipitous learning
Darwin Magazine: The Threads ofDarwin Magazine: The Threads of Conversation
David Weinberger: Web conversation is threaded differently than real world conversation. Because real world conversation occurs in real time, the threading is sequential, not simultaneous: a topic is pursued until another arises, one topic after another. The topics may reemerge and may shed light on one another, but they occur one thread at a time. And a new topic has to be something likely to be of interest to everyone in the group, because in the real world, we can
The Financial Gazette: Knowledge generationThe Financial Gazette: Knowledge generation within an organisation
Firms today compete increasingly on the basis of information. Whether their strategies call for excellence in research and development (R&D), in operational efficiency, or in "knowing the customer", the basis of competition comes down to their ability to acquire, share and use information wisely.
CNET: Web companies build onlineCNET: Web companies build online library Online research start-up Ebrary and the Learning Network, an e-learning company owned by Pearson, on Wednesday are launching a beta version of a virtual library...dubbed Ebrarian 1.0, will be available on a co-branded Web site, enabling people to scour business and economic titles for free. People will also have the option to buy materials in print form or photocopy the information for a fee.
The Sunday Times: Cyber-games makeThe Sunday Times: Cyber-games make children brighter
Computer games are giving a generation of young Britons a level of co-ordination and powers of concentration equivalent to those observed in top-level athletes, a government-funded study has shown.
Training Magazine: Here Come theTraining Magazine: Here Come the Millennials Ready or not here they come
KM World: KM and e-learning:KM World: KM and e-learning: a growing partnership Yes, e-learning saves travel time and is available 24/7, but those often-touted advantages of e-learning miss the point. Enterprises that use e-learning as a part of their training strategy can do things that are just not possible with classroom training. The real value of e-learning lies in its ability to integrate into enterprise business processes and to better leverage intellectual capital. Using e-learning, a company can automate training delivery and offer customized training. New software tools allow knowledge located throughout the enterprise to be more easily captured and distributed as e-learning modules.
The Chronicle: Army’s Portal CouldThe Chronicle: Army's Portal Could Benefit Other Distance-Education Projects An Internet "portal" where soldiers can register and enroll in online college courses has been declared fully operational by the U.S. Army and its contractor, PricewaterhouseCoopers. The portal is called eArmyU.
- eLearn Magazine: eArmyU.com
The Standard: The Size OfThe Standard: The Size Of Things Today we're never too proud to measure, count or otherwise take numerical stock of things. On the contrary, we take a technocrat's pride in hauling out one yardstick or another at every opportunity, translating the fluid, messy world around us into the comforting precision of numbers. We have embraced the carpenter's great credo, "measure twice, cut once." Yet it's a paradox of business life that the very act of measuring can change the reality we're trying to size up - with consequences we ignore at our peril.
SiliconValley.com: Ideo gives technology aSiliconValley.com: Ideo gives technology a human touch
Take the case of the Stanford Learning Lab. Ideo was asked to create an innovative space inside Wallenberg Hall for students and faculty that corresponds to the Learning Lab's mission of researching how people learn. Through research and prototyping, Ideo architect Fred Dust and his team designed a ``building within a building.'' ... Rooms can be instantly reconfigured with a system of movable walls.
BRW: Online training cuts costsBRW: Online training cuts costs For two hours every week, new managers at IBM Australia sit at their computers and work through courses on dispute resolution and morale improvement. The introduction of "e-learning" in 1999 has increased the content of their training courses fivefold over what was available in earlier face-to-face training. It has also cut the cost of training new managers by up to 30%. IBM's move to online learning is part of a trend in corporate Australia, as companies turn to the internet to reduce costs and increase the number of staff using in-house training...
The Chronicle: Harvard U. andThe Chronicle: Harvard U. and 3 Publishers Develop Experimental Online Archive The Harvard University Library and three major publishers of scholarly journals have joined forces to design an experimental archive for electronic journals. The aim is to find better ways to handle such challenges as long-term preservation and devising rules for access. Working with Harvard are Blackwell Publishing, John Wiley, and the University of Chicago Press.
Information Week: Virtual Classes ForInformation Week: Virtual Classes For Kids Through a three-way partnership with startup content provider Elrn Inc., infrastructure company Vobix Corp., and the state of Pennsylvania, Einstein Academy, an online public charter school, will open Sept. 11.
Useit.com: Tagline Blues: What’s theUseit.com: Tagline Blues: What's the Site About?
A website's tagline must explain what the company does and what makes it unique among competitors. Two questions can help you assess your own tagline: Would it work just as well for competitors? Would any company ever claim the opposite?