Posts Categorized: SocialLearning

PKM and MOOC

Workplace training and education too often resemble modern playgrounds: safe, repeatable, easily constructed from component parts, requiring that the child bring little of their own to the experience – Johnnie Moore When adults design for children they have a tendency to dumb things down. Perhaps the notion that there is no such thing as writing… Read more »

Lessons from an early MOOC

In September 2008, Michele Martin, Tony Karrer and I hosted a 6-week open professional development program on social media. We did this for the eLearning Guild as a run-up to the annual DevLearn conference. It was an asynchronous (no time-scheduled activities) program. We developed all activities for three levels of participation: Spectator; Joiner; and Creator,… Read more »

Structures, skills and tools

In a complex economy, the way to think about the future is this: We can’t predict the future. But we can learn about the patterns from which the future will emerge. In fact, while we can’t control the future, we can influence it. The best way to influence the future is by innovating through experiments…. Read more »

Old dogs, new tricks

Senior folks have seen technology hucksterism too many times before to fall for hard sell, but equally more and more of them are becoming aware that, partly thanks to the internet, things are changing as never before. They know that they need to get their heads around what is happening – even if they decide… Read more »

Make it relevant

John Stepper describes his recent experiences in discussing working out loud in Berlin. The recommendations are those many of us are familiar with: Make it simple. Just changing someone’s home page can make the platform seem much more accessible. And curated suggestions of people, groups, and content relevant to a person’s division and location make… Read more »

Learning is the work week

It’s Learn @ Work week in Canada. A related article in the HuffPo states that, “Simply put, a culture of learning is nothing more than workplace leaders providing opportunities for learning in a supportive environment.” Is that really it? For me, it’s never “Learn @ Work” week. It’s always, “Learning is the Work” week. Thinking… Read more »

The Mobile Enterprise

Work is becoming predominantly social, collaborative & mobile. This mobile work requires mobile learning and a mobile workforce needs more flexible approaches in supporting learning. At the same time, a mobile workforce should have physical spaces that encourage conversations when nomadic workers do get together. With a mobile workforce, we cannot take for granted the… Read more »