The 21st Century Curator
FEBRUARY 5, 2012
In the September of 2009, Rohit Bhargave wrote a post calledthe ManifestoFor The Content Curator: The Next Big Social Media Job Of The Future? If Web 1.0 was aboutonline access and Web 2.0 is about social nets, Web 3.0 will be coring down tocontent that really matters. wrote Martin Smith in the post, Curation- The Next Web Revolution. But I digress. Istumbled across this quite recently.
Revisiting My Learning Journey on Social Media
SEPTEMBER 12, 2014
It was the March of 2009, and I have completed 5 years of blogging this year. On my way to office today, I was pondering about my evolving use of social media. Six years have passed since I joined Twitter in 2008, when twitter was in its infancy, and I was clueless about its use. In hindsight I realize how immensely lucky I was to have stumbled onto the learning network I did.
Myth of the "Relevant Experience"
NOVEMBER 9, 2014
As Gary Hamel pointed out in 2009, the Knowledge Economy requires Creativity, Initiative and Passion. During my daily twitter stream reading, I came across this snippet from Stowe Boyd: "A formal hierarchy overweights experience and underweights new thinking , and in doing so perpetuates the past. By Gary Hamel, Bureaucracy Must Die ( The bold highlights are mine.) It does. Only experience.
Data, Information, Insight.A Fine Balance!
OCTOBER 27, 2009
"Data is raw material! Analyzed data lead to assumptions. Assumptions can lead to mistakes. Don't assume.know! Don't settle for information, demand insight!" I don't know who is the originator of the quote above, but it appears on almost every wall here in the form of posters, banners, wall stickers, table stands. Jones: I Finally Get It – Why Social Networking is So Important. moment today.
Mobile Learning: e-learningnext
AUGUST 6, 2010
Fast forward to 2009: The result of a research conducted by RBC Capital Market speaks for itself ( Smartphone sales to beat PC sales by 2011 ). Why Mobile Learning The strongest Value Proposition for mobile learning comes from connecting people with ideas, information, and each other—anytime, anywhere! Ten years back, Clark Quinn’s statement about mobile learning seemed wishful thinking.
Quotes and excerpts on the need for Learning 2.0 from the Best of T+D: 2007-2009
AUGUST 1, 2010
Excerpts from the Best of T+D | 2007 - 2009 Harold Jarche in Skills 2.0 : As knowledge workers, we are like actors--only as good as our last performance. Professionals are anyone who does work that cannot be standardized easily and who continuously welcomes challenges at the cutting edge of his or her expertise. David W. Shaffer in How Computer Games Help Children Learn (quoted by Harold Jarche in T+D) Creativity is a conversation--a tension--between individuals working on individual problems, and the professional communities they belong to. David W. David Wilkins in Learning 2.0
Learning in 2009: My Story
DECEMBER 19, 2009
b) it forced me to think of what I have learned and done differently in 2009. I have not been a regular responder to the LCB's Big Question of the month. However, I do read the responses that flow in each month from varied bloggers. This month's question prodded me out of my lethargy because. a) it is that last question of the year, and.
2009 Top Posts and Topics : eLearning Technology
DECEMBER 1, 2009
2009 Top Posts and Topics : eLearning TechnologyThe list of posts from Tony Karrer.
Posts that Influenced Me in 2009
JANUARY 1, 2010
That pondering took me back to all the blog posts by various bloggers that have most influenced my thought process and my posts in 2009. Understanding Homophily on the Web (Bamboo Project: this blog was also my discovery of 2009) What did I learn: The Internet encourages the coming together of like minds. But, I had not planned for it. What is Informal Learning? and Cynefin 13.
10 Posts of 2009: Turning Points in My Learning and Personal Development
DECEMBER 19, 2009
I spent this weekend sifting through my posts and here is my list of top 10 posts of 2009. The exercise itself proved to be very interesting and beneficial for me. I realized that I had forgotten a lot of what I had written in the earlier part of the year. Also, I now feel more confident about answering a number of questions I had raised in my earlier posts. This is, for me, one of my biggest.
In Response: Innovation in Indian Learning Industry
DECEMBER 11, 2009
Preamble: This is going to be a bit of a rambling blog post. One of those where I am seeking internal clarity and "talking" to myself. The last week has seen me completely mired in work. While physically tired, I however enjoy it because of the challenges, the interaction with team members (I work with a great team I can laugh with, work with, chat with), and the need to be on my "mental toes".
In Response: Accidental Instructional Designers #dl09--Part II
NOVEMBER 30, 2009
Mulling over the comment by Brent Schlenker: "I see New ID as being more about aggregating and monitoring the existing content streams. And identifying the critical information, highlighting it, and improving upon the media that explains or clarifies the content" in Cammy Bean's post: Accidental Instructional Designers #dl09. Training programs may go the Conde Nast way.
NOVEMBER 1, 2009
I had planned to write on topics like how not to turn a course into a content dump, about rapid authoring tools, and how performance outcome is related to course design, and other such matters of import to an instructional designer. It was a gloomy day with the clouds threatening to burst into a shower any moment. The magic word beach did the trick. Chalker Beach defied all notions of a beach.
Dealing with Ambiguity!
OCTOBER 21, 2009
Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what's going to happen next. Delicious ambiguity! Gilda Radner I have just written a short post on life being in a state of perennial beta. And the importance of dealing with ambiguity. Why is ambiguity important? Ambiguity is not to be confused with lack of planning. Lack of planning is chaos.
Is a Consultant a Project Manager?
OCTOBER 20, 2009
I have been caught in a dilemma, and have been debating with myself. Contending with the self in the form of a monologue can be quite stressful. I have been playing the devil’s advocate to myself and couldn’t quite decide which self should win. The topic of the debate was this—a little fuzzier being self to self—but I will try to clarify. Or, is an approach change required? It is my hypothesis.
In Response: Signs of Authority-Important Presentation Traits
OCTOBER 17, 2009
The post, Signs of Authority-Important Presentation Traits , appealed to me at various levels, and the comment from Mr. Govindarajan raised a point that struck a chord. Like him, I have been a classroom lecturer facing students and using the "chalk and talk" method of communication. For many reasons, this has remained my favorite mode of engaging with the audience. Or the message. I think not!
About Declarative and Procedural Knowledge and the Expert-Novice Divide
OCTOBER 17, 2009
I have been reading the book Telling Ain’t Training by Harold D. Stolovitch and Erica J. Keeps, a combined ASTD and ISPI publication. This is a must read for all trainers, performance analysts, and learners. This is a short, seemingly easy read but packed with practical advice, analytical insights and great suggestions from these experienced trainers. This is a uniquely human skill.
In Response to "My Take on the Typical E-learning Project"
SEPTEMBER 20, 2009
This post is triggered by Sumeet Moghe’s My Take on the “Typical E-learning Projects”. You have to see his post first. Why what happens happens the way it does? The customer is typically in a hurry to have the project delivered. Timeline is always crunched. The key reasons are: 1. Rapid change of content around which the training is being designed 2. What ensues? What gets sacrificed? Still good.
Training Must Be Inconsistent!!!
AUGUST 29, 2009
Consistency in training is one of the advantages of e-learning, we claim, as opposed to a human facilitator who could be tired, irritable, not in the mood, or just not well versed with the subject s/he is conducting the training on. It will behave in the same way even if you click the Next button at wee hours of the night. It is always blessedly consistent. Let's take the questions one by one.
Formal vs. Informal Learning: Gathering My Thoughts Post Learnchat Session Today
AUGUST 14, 2009
Preamble Today's #learnchat question revolved around formal and informal learning. The initial part of the session was spent on trying to pin down the meanings—denotation as well as connotation—of formal and informal. This led to some interesting Derridean debate bordering on Deconstruction in a bid to unravel the layers of meanings and possibilities encompassed by the two words. Scheduled 4.
Application Training Programs: What's the Big Deal?
JULY 28, 2009
Preamble The following para from Karl Kapp’s post called Yes, We Should Keep ADDIE, HPT and ISD Models is the trigger for my post. His post is an old one—almost 3 years old—yet extremely relevant in our situation today. I have pasted the para below: “Products typically aren’t designed, built and marketed in a day. Why should training for that product be designed, built and marketed in one day?
The World has a New Mania: The "Learn English" Mania
JULY 22, 2009
Came across this TED talk in a friend's blog--someone whose intellect, passion and creativity I admire. Mountains of Molehills A wonderful talk by Jay Walker on the English Learning mania that is sweeping across the world--2 billion worldwide are trying to learn English.most of all in China. China will become the world's largest English speaking country! English--the language of problem solving.a
Social Networking: As Easy as Pie
JULY 18, 2009
While we all know it is imperative today to network in order to keep up with the changing trends and shifting paradigms, to a new comer into the arena of social networking and the virtual world, the reality can hit hard. The sheer number of options can be overwhelming. The best example is of course the way Twitter is used today. The feeling of a new comer as I see it.for a lighter touch! :).
Penny Pinching but Valuable Client and a Unique, Challenging Project
JULY 17, 2009
How would you convince a "penny-pinching but valuable prospect" (a phrase from Cathy Moore’s blog: [link] ) the need for a training program you are recommending? As you talk to the client, you realize the training is much needed and has a huge potential—both for you and the client i.e., business wise as well as true value addition. 5) What did we do?
New Skills for Learning Professionals
JULY 16, 2009
This month's Big Question from LCB has received a huge response. I have pasted the question here: "In a Learning 2.0 world, where learning and performance solutions take on a wider variety of forms and where churn happens at a much more rapid pace, what new skills and knowledge are required for learning professionals?" As I read the rest, I intend to add to this list. Learning Skills.
Malcolm Gladwell: All about Spaghetti Sauce and Dosas
JUNE 29, 2009
As I listened and watched Malcolm Gladwell's video, the truth of what he was saying hit me with an almost blinding flash. Now, I am certain none of these dosawallas have heard Gladwell speak or know about the history of Howard and the Spaghetti sauce. But they have tapped into the essential lessons on choice and on delivering customer delight--stuff that we pay lakhs to learn in MBA schools.
Informal Learning Part 1 from Jay Cross
JUNE 5, 2009
Informal Learning Part 2 from Jay Cross: Informal learning is like a bicycle ride
JUNE 5, 2009
Jay Cross compares formal learning to a bus ride--where everyone is travelling together, in almost the same direction, and will, on an average, reach the same destination at around the same time. This is great for novice learners. Informal learnign, on the other hand, is like a solo bicycle ride. I can change my own direction, go where I want, stop when I want to and take a break. A great simile.
Informal Learning Part 3 from Jay Cross
JUNE 5, 2009
Sugata Mitra shows how kids teach themselves: Social learning at its best
JUNE 3, 2009
A post from Guy Kawasaki on the Hole in the Wall experiment.
We participate and therefore we are
JUNE 2, 2009
As John Seely Brown says, ~Instead of “ I think therefore I am ”, it is “We participate and therefore we are” ~ Social learning has always been around. And has probably been one of the most effective means of learning as Bandura and Vygotsky had said long back. We turned toward our colleague or friend to ask for help when stuck. Recession 2. Decreased training budget 3. Features of Web 2.0
e-Learning must become social learning!
MAY 28, 2009
social learning informal learning adult learning
Fun does not mean effective!
MAY 27, 2009
The Big Question: Stuck? Getting Unstuck.
APRIL 25, 2009
There's really quite a bit to this question. I’ll begin by quoting something I read in Tony Karrer’s blog, eLearning Technology. In the post, What Clients Want: eLearning Technology , he writes: Stunning: Even after all the hot air expelled ink spilled and electrons excited in the last 10 years regarding how we ought to be measuring business results, nobody is doing it !!!!!!!!! Not at all!