L’apprentissage informel

December 22, 2010

An artifact from Learning Day at the European Commission. My keynote was titled “The Impact and Inevitability of Informal Learning.”

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Mash-up of Michael Wesch & Santa Claus

December 22, 2010

Social media Christmas circa 1 AD. Thanks to Marc Rosenberg for tipping me off to this one.

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Send large files with WeTransfer

December 20, 2010

For several years, I’ve used YouSendIt to send large files over the net for free. Yesterday I tried to send a 1.25 gig movie to a colleague. YouSendIt said I’d need to sign up for the pro version to send a file that big. I clicked the okay button and was charged $110 for a […]

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Buy some inspiration before the year ends

December 19, 2010

Amazon just dropped the price of Informal Learning to $28.96. The Kindle edition is $26.06. You can buy a giant (4′ x 2′), durable, grommeted Informal Learning poster in the Internet Time Store. The Store also offers an online, read-only version of The Working Smarter Fieldbook for $12. Got money you have to spend before year-end? […]

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Evolution of learning software

November 24, 2010

From classroom scheduling to nose counting to connecting people. Time for a change in emphasis.

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Best of informal learning since September 1, 2010…

November 18, 2010

Informal Learning Flow Next month, a new aggregator on Working Smarter from Internet Time Alliance, sponsored by Xyleme, will replace Informal Learning Flow. Here’s what’s probably the swan song, the end of a great run. September 1 to November 18, 2010 The state of mapping APIs- OReilly Radar, September 7, 2010 Welcome to the Decade of Games- HarvardBusiness.org, […]

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A quiz for enterprise learning movers & shakers…

November 16, 2010

Shuffle through Mary Meeker’s phenomenal research report on the state of the internet economy. (Thanks for the pointer, George Siemens.) Be amazed. Here’s the Quiz Question: Name a single trend Mary Meeker describes that won’t have a major impact on your workscape. Which trend can a director of human resources, CLO, or chief information officer […]

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Can You Hear Me Now?

November 16, 2010

Conversation has long been the most important learning technology. Unfortunately, not everyone is a born conversationalist. From an article in today’s Wall Street Journal, She Talks a Lot, He Listens a Little, tips on conversing: Set aside a time to talk. Taylor Keeney, a pilot, and his wife plan to speak for the first 20 […]

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Socialcast

November 12, 2010

Today I visited a very cool company in the South Park neighborhood of San Francisco. These guys have developed what looks to be an ideal enterprise social learning platform. Internet Time Alliance will soon have an instance of the software for you to play with. South Park is an old neighborhood by San Francisco standards, […]

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Reflections on DevLearn 2010

November 9, 2010

“Evaluation sheets, be sure to hand in your evaluation sheets.” I refuse to fill them out. It takes a while for the important lessons to emerge. What people blurt out 30 seconds after hearing a presentation bears little relationship to what’s going to stick. After the LearnTrends conferences, I wait six weeks until I send […]

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