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The 21st Century Curator

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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.

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Revisiting My Learning Journey on Social Media

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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.

Trending Sources

Myth of the "Relevant Experience"

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As Gary Hamel pointed out in 2009, the Knowledge Economy requires Creativity, Initiative and Passion.

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Data, Information, Insight.A Fine Balance!

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"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!"

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Love-Hate Theory, Learner Motivation, Connectivism and Other Such Thoughts.

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Preamble I missed IDCI session yesterday but am thankful for the tweets from @gargamit100 and @sreyadutta. These followed by Sreya’s post gave me some idea of the discussion. You can read the post here: Business-driven Learning and LH Theory (Love-Hate Theory). The post set me thinking about when do we use “Love vs. Hate” to design a training program.

Mobile Learning: e-learningnext

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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 ).

Quotes and excerpts on the need for Learning 2.0 from the Best of T+D: 2007-2009

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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.

Learning in 2009: My Story

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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.

2009 Top Posts and Topics : eLearning Technology

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2009 Top Posts and Topics : eLearning TechnologyThe list of posts from Tony Karrer.

Posts that Influenced Me in 2009

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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. As my thoughts surfaced from the subconscious to the conscious this morning when I woke up, I found myself thinking about Semantic Web and Homophily.

10 Posts of 2009: Turning Points in My Learning and Personal Development

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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

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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.

In Response: Accidental Instructional Designers #dl09--Part II

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Mulling over the comment by Brent Schlenker: "I see New ID as being more about aggregating and monitoring the existing content streams.

Serenity

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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.

Dealing with Ambiguity!

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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.

Is a Consultant a Project Manager?

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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.

In Response: Signs of Authority-Important Presentation Traits

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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.

In Response to "My Take on the Typical E-learning Project"

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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.

Training Must Be Inconsistent!!!

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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.

Formal vs. Informal Learning: Gathering My Thoughts Post Learnchat Session Today

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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.

Application Training Programs: What's the Big Deal?

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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.

The World has a New Mania: The "Learn English" Mania

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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.

Social Networking: As Easy as Pie

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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.

Penny Pinching but Valuable Client and a Unique, Challenging Project

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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?

New Skills for Learning Professionals

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This month's Big Question from LCB has received a huge response. I have pasted the question here: "In a Learning 2.0

Malcolm Gladwell: All about Spaghetti Sauce and Dosas

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As I listened and watched Malcolm Gladwell's video, the truth of what he was saying hit me with an almost blinding flash.

Informal Learning Part 1 from Jay Cross

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Informal Learning Part 2 from Jay Cross: Informal learning is like a bicycle ride

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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.

Informal Learning Part 3 from Jay Cross

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Sugata Mitra shows how kids teach themselves: Social learning at its best

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A post from Guy Kawasaki on the Hole in the Wall experiment.

We participate and therefore we are

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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.

e-Learning must become social learning!

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social learning informal learning adult learning

Fun does not mean effective!

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The Big Question: Stuck? Getting Unstuck.

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There's really quite a bit to this question. I’ll begin by quoting something I read in Tony Karrer’s blog, eLearning Technology.