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Harold Jarche » Aliant connection speed – the saga continues

Learning and Working on the Web

I'm currently on hold with Bell Aliant technical support to complain about my very slow DSL connection speed, for which I pay $85.00 per month (plus tax), as part of a bundle that is called, “Value Package Ultra High Speed

So what do we do now?

In the Middle of the Curve

Since the eLearnDevCon 2006 conference, I have been thinking about how to structure our training programs to get the most "bang-for-the-buck". The shift is obvious. The application - not so much. I've read many blogs addressing Web 2.0, eLearning 2.0, Learning 2.0, Knowledge 2.0, and other 2.0(s). This is what I've gathered so far: - "2.0" = social interaction and group knowledge construction.

eLearning 1.0 vs. 2.0 - Help Needed

Tony Karrer

I want to try an experiment. think there's an interesting bit of content in here, but in exchange, I would ask that you maybe throw me a bone and answer a question or two in exchange. I'm still preparing for a couple of presentations at DevLearn and a presentation for ASTD Los Angeles - What's Next in eLearning? I'll explain that in a minute) and eLearning 2.0. That's not really the case.

The writings of Lee Kraus: "What is a Podcast." Correct.

Learning and Technology

My wife was just flipping throught the channels getting to Whose Line and when she passed Jeporady, Alex asked "Download a file and load it on an Ipod." and the lady said "What is a podcast." and Alex answered Correct

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Finding Answers and Power of Questions

Tony Karrer

I just saw a post by Mike Oehlert on the Power of Questions where he says: So then I read about how Yahoo! , MSN and another service called AnswerBag are valuing the question ( Google Answers is also in the mix along with AllExperts ). These folks are all offering services which allow you to post your question to a community and get answers. Some allow people to offer those answers to you for a small price (couple of dollars). This has been done for quite a while in corporate environments through a variety of mechanisms. What's interesting is that this maps nicely to part of how we learn.

Learnlets » Models, manuals, and more…

Clark Quinn

Jay Cross' Informal Learning Blog, InformL pointed me to this blog post about the need for manuals and the problems with them. The diagram says it all, really. My PhD work included mental models, and the research is robust: that with

Harvard Law goes Learning2.0 with courses in SecondLife

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

Law in the Court of Public Opinion is Harvard's try at using SecondLife as a learning platform. So cool! Well, if its good enough for Harvard, I suspect its good enough for the rest of us.wouldn't you say? discovered this via Joho the Blog.thanks David

How maleable is the model?

In the Middle of the Curve

I am beginning to wonder if the innovativeness change curve is more malleable than Rogers suggests. If individuals have a natural static disposition towards change, it stands to reason that some groups will be more willing to adopt a change than others. Academics, being academics, try to codify how this process works. What strategies do you use to work with the various groups

Transform Your Video Strategy for Enterprise Learning & Communication

We sat down with Tom Clancy, former CLO of EMC, to discuss the role of video in the future of enterprise learning and communication.

Defending the Status Quo - Seth Godin

Tony Karrer

A list that we all recognize posted by Seth Godin - Defending the Status Quo "That will never work." ". That said, the labor laws make it difficult for us to do a lot of the suggestions [you] put out. And we do live in a lawsuit oriented society."" "Can you show me some research that demonstrates that this will work?" Well, if you had some real-world experience, then you would understand." "I don't think our customers will go for that, and without them we'd never be able to afford to try this." There are government regulations and this won't be permitted." We'll let someone else prove it works.

elearningpost » The Innovation Sandbox


The Innovation Sandbox. CK Prahalad writes on how to innovate at the bottom of the pyramid: The process for designing both of these breakthrough innovations started with the identification of the following four conditions — all of which

What is Corporate eLearning Development all about?

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

The blog that is.this blog to be specific. recently had my 1 year blog birthday party (or was it aniversary?) and so now seemed like a good time to reflect on just what the heck this thing is all about. started Corporate eLearning Development in August of 2005. We affectionately refer to it as the year we lost control. ahead and scroll down on that link.see, told ya so. But I digress. What's MMO?


Individual Innovativeness Theory

In the Middle of the Curve

Rogers' (1995) Individual Innovativeness Theory suggests that individuals react differently to change based on a stable trait or predisposition. He developed the following categories to define the various groups. From what I've observed, members of these groups have a key question they ask when looking at a particular technology. Innovators - What is it? Late Majority - Does it work? And how well?)

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Harvard Extension Class in Second Life

Tony Karrer

Found this on Joho the Blog - but you almost have to go visit the class description just to see that - yeah that's Harvard Law and yep, they are using Second Life for real

Informal Learning Blog » The business environment of informal learning

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Informal learning is not some new option to toy with. Rather, it's a response to a new world of business, a new contract with workers, a new definition of knowledge, and an incredible philosophy and technological conglomerate known as

School Crash.made me think

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

This accident slowed traffic to a crawl while on my 60min commute to my teaching gig at the Art Institute. pulled out the ol' Treo650 and snapped this shot. Okay, so its not great, but it got me thinking for the remainder of my drive. Is that us, the web2.0 crowd, driving that car into the web2.0 car into the back of the traditional school system bus? mean seriously! The network will grow.

Implementing Moodle

In the Middle of the Curve

Ta, Gesine and I started our Moodle installation for our organization yesterday. We are doing a small 3 course installation on our old intranet test server. Once we get the settings just right and test out some items (LDAP authentication, reporting, test score imports), we will wipe out the old server and make the whole server our Moodle server. Thank goodness for leftover hardware. We did the Moodle + Apache + MySQL + PHP v.1.6.1 install. Because the machine we are using currently has a bunch of junk on it, we ran into a couple of issues with the installation. - The installation uses Port 80.

Skill based learning – How it drives an organization’s performance

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Better Discussion / Debate in Learning

Tony Karrer

Mark Oehlert post: I long for this kind of debate in our learning circles. talks about something that definitely stuck a chord for me. In particular, he laments that as he was reading a discussion in a different domain and "working on the team picking out sessions for the 2007 ASTD conference " he found himself wanting to have better discussion and debate in our world of learning. Mark - I do too! However, as I continued to read Mark's post, I realized that he and I may not want the same thing. We've all seen this. Then you sit around the table with little or no real dialog. Not about your LMS.

Informal Learning Blog » LMS, we hardly knew ye

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

After this, neither SumTotal,, Saba, nor Plateau will ever hire me for a consulting gig. Nonetheless, I must tell you that in informal learning, THE LMS EMPEROR HAS NO CLOTHES. Use learning management systems (LMS) for

Steve Irwin: "Education is all about.passion and enthusiasm"

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

I was awake at 1am (irrigating my property.its an Arizona thing) when I heard about the death of Steve Irwin the Crocodile Hunter. My kids call it Animal Chanimal, but Animal Planet is where my children have learned just about everything they know about animals. But its more than that. Educators like Steve engage kids with a passion that contagious. They simple want to learn more. No way!

Harold Jarche » Analysis for Informal Learning

Learning and Working on the Web

This is a follow-up to Informal Learning and Performance Technology. I've created this diagram to show a rather simplistic representation of how you would conduct an analysis to determine where informal learning might fit in to your

Seven Simple Secrets to Off-the-Shelf Course Success

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Goodbye LMS?

Tony Karrer

I had seen this paper ( Social software: E-learning beyond learning management systems ) before, but Jay Cross's take on the implications of the paper in LMS, we hardly knew ye is interesting: LMS create a walled garden in an era when walls are falling down. Why not use the real internet and real internet technology rather than some hokey oversimplification? Does a Learner WANT an LMS? Moving from One to Many - LMS Products are Two Generations Behind Tools for On-Demand Information - An LMS? Further, it causes us to think in LMS terms (course). Does a Learner WANT an LMS?

Informal Learning Blog » Get them to RTFM

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Kathy Sierra has a great post on making instruction manuals useful. Or even exciting. This is how performance support is supposed to work. If only manufacturers would do the math on the ROI of treating customers to a learning path

Free eBooks / Manuals - NorthStarNerd.Org


When I first learned of these eBooks via my partner in crime, Rafael from Really Simple Sidi, I was intrigued, but wanted to wait and see if their stuff was any good. FreeLoadPress now has their initial selection of manuals

Breakthrough eLearning: Making the Connection

Breakthrough eLearning

i recently came across a refreshingly frank article by david maister titled "why (most) training is useless." after years of experience as a trainer he has come to the conclusion that "the majority of business training

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