- Tim O’Reilly Explains the "Internet of Things" – Marshall Kirkpatrick shares two great videos (one from Tim O'Reilly) about the Internet of Things. The other video from IBM provides a great illustration of moving from data to wisdom.
- eLearning Innovation 2010 – Top 30 : eLearning Technology – Nice summary piece by Tony Karrer on some of the more interesting things going on in the elearning realm these days.
Posts Tagged Internet
- AOL: People Like It Now More Than Ever – ReadWriteWeb – The once and future king?
- YouTube EDU – Free College Lectures – YouTube has just released a new sub-site called YouTube EDU, aggregating thousands of free lectures from over a hundred universities across the country, including MIT, Yale, Harvard, Stanford, and many more.
- Workplace Learning Professionals Next Job – Management Consultant : eLearning Technology – Tony Karrer pulls together thoughts and responses to the question of what workplace learning will look like in 10 years. I agree that the work will move to "management consultant" (though I would have selected "performance consultant"). But I don't agree there will be continued need for "Enterprise 2.0" and "Knowledge Management". I think those ideas will become as much of an anachronisms as "desktop publishing"or "information technologies" as the tools become as much a part of the way we work as phones, electricity of language. Less and less formalized learning will be needed and the real role of learning professionals will be in process improvement consulting.
- Newspapers and Thinking the Unthinkable « Clay Shirky – The always enlightening Clay Shirky chimes in with a meandering piece that finally resolves into the very wise observation that we should not be trying to figure out how to save newspapers, we should be trying to figure out how to save journalism.
The always insightful Clay Shirky in a great interview with Joshua-Michéle Ross:
- Set in Our Ways: Why Change Is So Hard: Scientific American – A great article from Scientific American on the biology/psychology of why people are naturally resistant to change. Interestingly, it claims people are more tolerant of change during their 20s and then again after 60.
- Pew Internet: Future of the Internet – Pew Internet research releases the results of its survey on the future of the Internet. Much as expected, with the exception of one finding that surprised me: "The transparency of people and organizations will increase, but that will not necessarily yield more personal integrity, social tolerance, or forgiveness." I think we may see more tolerance overall as everyone moves to "wearing a transparent kimono."
- Is Stupid Making Us Google? – James Bowman wanders and ponders on how technology is effecting intelligence. He does not seem to have a central point to make, but his wandering does present numerous ideas (and associated links) on the topic.
- Further musings on the network effect and the cloud – The Nicholas Carr – Tim O'Reilly back-and-forth continues…
- Getting Web 2.0 right: The hard stuff vs. the harder stuff – Josh Ross shares yet another example of how technology is often the easiest part of the the Enterprise 2.0 Three Legged Stool. It is the other two legs (processes and culture) that require additional attention in order for the implementation to succeed.
- GigaOM White Paper: The Facts & Fiction of Bandwidth Caps – GigaOM – Om Malik rails against bandwidth caps from Internet providers. This trend is the beginning to the shift of bandwidth as commodity. Soon this will be like all utilities and we will pay per use (just like kilowatt hours or gallons of water). The difference should be choice. I can’t choose my water or electricity provider, but I do have choice for my Internet provider. And the competition should help keep per MB pricing low.