- Blended Learning: Current Use, Challenges and Best Practice – There's currently a lot of hype around the topic, but what is the reality? How are organisations really using blended learning, and what results are they producing?
- Learning Tip Number 3: Why Storytelling Works – If you are not incorporating storytelling into your training or education programs, then this article should push you over the top
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- Gov 2.0 University – I'm very proud to announce the launch of this new joint venture with Hinchcliffe & Company and LMI. I was at EPA for the beginning of "Web 1.0" and helped launch one of the very first government Web sites. Ever since then, I continue to believe there is a fantastic opportunity for government agencies to use the Web to better serve their constituencies and revolutionize our democracy. The term "Gov 2.0" may smack of hyperbole, but that does not change the fact that there are great opportunities afoot for us to improve our great republic!
- The Dirty Little Secret About the "Wisdom of the Crowds" – There is No Crowd – Interesting article about Vassilis Kostakos research that shows that small, vocal groups can control the voice of the "crowd" and what some sites are doing to address it.
- SpeakerRate – For all you public speakers out there: SpeakerRate is designed to help you promote the talks you’re giving – and get that critical feedback you’re seeking.
- Six ways to make Web 2.0 work – The McKinsey Quarterly – More about Enterprise 2.0 than Web 2.0, McKinsey provides a great business primer on how business leaders can leverage social tools to improve company performance. It is telling that of the six ways, 3 address organization culture, 2 address processes, and one addressed technology. Supporting again my assertion that culture is the biggest challenge of the E2.0 3-legged stool.
- Web 2.0: The Future of Collaborative Government | Federal Government | State Government – Deloitte LLP – The high-level summary is still to come, but this page includes a 10 minute video and links to information about the speakers when "On June 3, 2008, Deloitte and the National Academy of Public Administration convened a group of government leaders, subject matter experts and forward thinkers to develop a road map to help the next administration navigate the work force and organization changes that need to occur to move to a more collaborative model of government."
- Gartner sees Hype Cycle for Social Software « Shepherd’s Pi – Nice summary post from Lewis Shepherd on Gartner's 2008 Hype Curve that shows )amongst many other things) that “Web 2.0 software” is falling from its “Peak of Inflated Expectations” and is on its way to a “Trough of Disillusionment.”
- The Amorality of Web 2.0 – Rough Type: Nicholas Carr’s Blog: – Nicholas Carr's 2005 post that postulates Web 2.0 social knowledge capture (Wikipedia fo instance) may have a net negative effect on society by displacing more expensive professional alternatives. (And boy is he right about blogosphere echolalia).
- Groundswell – Winning ia a World Transformed by Social Technologies – A great page supporting their Groundswell book, includes two ten-minute clips of Charlene Li and Josh Bernoff talking about how companies can use Web 2.0 technologies to empower people in their organizations (Enterprise 2.0).
These are my links for February 21st:
- Requirements of a PLE Framework (Mohamed Amine) – From Mohamed's blog on Technology Enhanced Learning, a brief but broad list of the attributes of a successful personal learning environment (PLE).
- e-Learning Reloaded: Top 50 Web 2.0 Tools for Info Junkies, Researchers & Students | OEDb – These are some of the best tools for organizing, citing, searching, and more online (according to Jessica Hupp).
- What is eLearning 2.0? : eLearning Technology – An older post from Tony Karrer where he provides his very e-learning focused view of what Learning 2.0 is. He touches on very good points. What's missing may be how learning behavior will change based on the new paradigm.
- Corporate Learning Long Tail and Attention Crisis : eLearning Technology – Another great thought provoker from Tony Karrer. He posits The Long Tail" with attention as the X-axis instead of sales. Then he discusses the challenge that corporate learning has in continuing to be relevant in this new attention economy.