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Why Millennials Love Microlearning

Grovo

They expect information to arrive not in big bundles, but in a torrent of small morsels. Across the business landscape, a new generation of worker is taking over. Over 75% of the labor force will be millennials by 2019. Grooming these employees for leadership positions will be L&D’s biggest challenge of the coming decade. “In Here’s why: Short content speaks to distracted learners.

Infographic: The Content Discovery Problem Solved

EdCast

In that 1% of time, employees have to wade through a torrent of materials to hopefully […]. Employees are drowning in content but starving for knowledge that can improve their performance today. For the average work week, employees have only 1% of time available to focus on development and training, according to research conducted by Bersin by Deloitte. The post Infographic: The Content Discovery Problem Solved appeared first on EdCast.

Pokémon whoa!

E-Learning Provocateur

Predictably, Pokémon Go has provoked a torrent of criticism from non-players, and I say some of it is warranted. When I was a teenager I was addicted to video games. Not stay-awake-for-three-days-and-die-of-starvation kind of addicted, but I would spend every conceivable moment playing. There was always somewhere else to reach, something fascinating to find, another stratagem to try.

Summify – the answer to information overload?

Jane Hart

“Summify distills the social web, boiling down the torrent of daily information into a summary of the top five or ten most important and relevant stories each day.&#. Information overload? No – it’s a case of filter failure, said Clay Shirky. So is Summify, which has just launched, a possible solution? Link: Summify. Tools

Disorienting Dilemmas, Eye-Opening Openings, and Inspirational Closings: Online Training 101

Mindflash

It was a dark and stormy night; the rain fell in torrents, except at occasional intervals, when it was checked by a violent gust of wind which swept up the streets (for it is in London that our scene lies), rattling along the house-tops, and fiercely agitating the scanty flame of the lamps that struggled against the darkness.” “All children, except one, grow up.” Barrie, Peter Pan (1911).

How to replace top-down training with collaborative learning (1)

Jay Cross

They have to keep up with a torrent of new products and services, not just their own but also their competitors’. The Twenty-First Century Corporation. Businesses around the world are transforming into extended enterprise networks but their training departments are stuck in the previous century. In the pursuit of trying to ?x Workers were mere cogs in those machines. Twenty-?rst

BIG DATA, GOOD INFORMATION & A WAY FOR YOU TO USE IT

Wonderful Brain

How do we pluck just the right information we need from this torrent of bits? In this article I want to explore 3 connected ideas. The first is about big data, the phenomenon that now makes available enormous, staggering, volumes of information almost instantaneously. So the era of big data is here. It would be impossible to know it all.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Lets go ahead and solve the future of publishing right now.

Mark Oehlert

Turns out that there is this site, Textbook Torrents, that is using BitTorrent to distribute free copies of expensive textbooks. Posted by: boete hypotheek | March 16, 2009 at 01:50 AM I predict an outcome similar to Napster for sites like Textbook Torrent. e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Day 3 - Forecasting the Future: Predicition Markets and MMOGs | Main | SCORM and the Whole 2.0 Thing Again. » July 16, 2008 Lets go ahead and solve the future of publishing right now. " I find that amusing. Thats awesome. Really?

Weapon of mass detraction

Learning with e's

Very quickly the harsh comments began to pop up on the Twitter stream, and very soon they became a torrent of abuse, disparaging remarks that took on a more and more personal hue, turning the event into a 'car crash keynote'. It became a phenomenon in 2009. No, not Twitter. As a way to vent your spleen when you feel that the speaker you paid to come to hear is missing the mark.

Why I don't like Twitter

Learning Rocks

It's a shame because I really only follow people who use it wisely - I stick to the "tell-me-about-your-coffee-and-you're-unfollowed" credo - but occasionally I find myself flirting with the unfollow button because the torrent of decontextualised sound bites. Let me start by making one thing really clear. I like Twitter very much. I find it very useful and it has probably become my number one personal learning tool over the last year*. Perhaps this is because there are lots more conferences in the learning tech arena, perhaps not. The concept is familiar enough. And it works okay.

Sun, Elite, and the future

Jay Cross

They’re adept at keeping up with torrents of information, volatile situations, extreme flexibility, and real-time responsiveness. College kids are different these days. Awash in multiple distractions, most have the attention spans of gnats. They lack the discipline to put in the hard work to learn things the way you and I did when we were in school. Her reply: “Sucks.” Why?

A cure for the page/slide hangover?

Learning Rocks

Thanks to Jane Hart for the Prezi link, lost in the torrent of good stuff on her PotD. One of the example demos for online presentation tool Prezi makes a very valid point: slides are a side effect of an old unused technology, slide projectors. Still, all presentation software today relies on slides. Likewise, most e-learning (asynchronous courseware) still exhibits features of its flat/linear predecessors. This isn't necessarily a bad thing as some very good stuff has been done using those earlier technologies, but the computer screen is not a page or a slide.

The silos start to tumble.

Learning with e's

I have visions of midnight raids on unsuspecting farms and torrents of grain falling down from monstrously huge (and protected) storage areas. There will be a special blog for the EDEN conference this week in Lisbon, and I will be contributing toward the content. I'm actually quite looking forward to the conference this year, as it promises to be memorable for all the right reasons. The city itself is new to me - I have never visited Portugal, and have heard a lot of good things about Lisbon. The one that really gets my attention though is entitled 'breaking down the sectoral silos'.

70 years on and still relevant: The Sabre-Toothed Future

Performance Learning Productivity

It is something that endures through changing conditions like a solid rock, standing firmly in the middle of a raging torrent.” This first post is a long one. I certainly expect my regular jottings to be more succinct. But I thought it a good starting point for a new blog about performance, learning and productivity. Copies can still be found in dusty bookstores and even on Amazon at times.

Keen as mustard?

Learning with e's

No, I am not making it up - but I thought, how very appropriate, given the wintry torrents of rain outside. I'm back safely on British soil again, courtesy of British Airways , who always get you there in the end. I'm worried about National Express though. They seem to be incapable of joined-up-thinking. It was delayed by over two hours due to 'traffic congestion' in London. (So

Let's go ahead and solve the future of publishing right now.

Mark Oehlert

Turns out that there is this site, Textbook Torrents, that is using BitTorrent to distribute free copies of expensive textbooks. So I was reading this post on Slashdot about a Chronicle of Higher Ed article on the growing piracy of textbooks. Also turns out that right now the site is down and/or removed from its host but that is not really the point. I find that amusing. That's awesome.

A cure for the page/slide hangover?

Learning Rocks

Thanks to Jane Hart for the Prezi link, lost in the torrent of good stuff on her PotD. One of the example demos for online presentation tool Prezi makes a very valid point: slides are a side effect of an old unused technology, slide projectors. Still, all presentation software today relies on slides. In fact, it can be so much more. I find this novel approach quite exciting.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): The Tool Kit Edition

Mark Oehlert

Design (via CSS Juice ) GoWare (personal mobile portal) Article on Bitlet (Bit Torrent extension for Firefox) via Webware Animoto looks very cool. 100 websites you should know and use (via the TED Blog ) 13 Online Generators for Web 2.0 " Of course its in stupid ole private beta.fortunately there is InviteShare - there may be the hope of an invite there. del.icio.us books futures Web 2.0

Re-orientation

Jay Cross

Now, the torrent of information generated by the ever increasing stream of new developments has rendered this impossible. Feeling lost? William James described infants’ earliest perceptions of the world as a “blooming, buzzing, confusion,” speculating that babies perceive the visual world as an unrelated, disorganized series of images rather than, as is the case for adults, a structured world composed of discrete objects and events. Alas, we are all babes in the woods of the world wide web. Volume. The stacks of unread magazines and books in my office grow higher every day. Location.

Jay Cross's Informal Learning - Untitled Article

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Textbook torrents a-crashin’ - Abject Learning , September 11, 2009. Here are the top sites from Informal Learning Flow for September 2009. Featured Sources. The following are the top items from featured sources based on social signals. The Awesomeness Manifesto - HarvardBusiness.org , September 16, 2009. An Operating System for the Mind - Half an Hour , September 19, 2009. RSS never blocks you or goes down: why social networks need to be decentralized - OReilly Radar , September 14, 2009. Rapid Prototyping Tools Revisited - Adaptive Path , September 16, 2009. From Nothing To Something.

My 10 Ten Tools for Learning

Learning Rocks

Google Search (Personal) Despite the never ending torrent of brilliantly useful stuff that the Big G churns out, it still is barely necessary to append "search" to their name to be clear what you mean when you say Google is a vital tool. I've been giving this some consideration lately as I've found myself populating and repopulating a couple of machines at home and work with all that I require to keep me happy. So, here they are: 1. I have Google on almost permanent standby, especially so now (see 10). I'm also a fan of it's capabilities for laying out eBooks for publishing to PDF.

My 10 Ten Tools for Learning

Learning Rocks

Google Search (Personal) Despite the never ending torrent of brilliantly useful stuff that the Big G churns out, it still is barely necessary to append "search" to their name to be clear what you mean when you say Google is a vital tool. I've been giving this some consideration lately as I've found myself populating and repopulating a couple of machines at home and work with all that I require to keep me happy. So, here they are: 1. I have Google on almost permanent standby, especially so now (see 10). I'm also a fan of it's capabilities for laying out eBooks for publishing to PDF.