Will chat replace email? Slack thinks so.

Obsidian Learning

” The app, called Slack , is intended to facilitate group discussion and collaboration, and it works across a wide range of devices. One particularly intriguing feature of Slack is that most chats are archived and available for searching. As Manjoo notes, some have expressed privacy concerns over Slack’s ability to archive employee chats. And we’ve also looked at using social learning to build communities of practice and personal learning networks.

Recommended Reading Summary: A Chapter of “Emerging Technologies for the Classroom”

Adobe Captivate

In October, I posted some recommended reading that complemented one of my classes on gamification. I’ve since started writing chapter summaries (here is the last article ) so people can “preview” some of the great books out there and hopefully end up reading them! Google Scholar features most of the chapter for free. Teaching and learning practices benefit from the collective knowledge that social technology provides.

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7 big opportunities that MOOCs offer corporates

E-Learning Provocateur

Hot on the heels of my 5 benefits of open badges for corporates , I now present my 7 big opportunities that MOOCs offer corporates. Regular readers of my blog will know that I’m quite the MOOC fan. If you can think of any others, please let me know… 1. Quality content, for free, from some of the world’s most respected educational institutions? Participating in a MOOC forms connections with people outside of your organisation.

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Yammer

Jay Cross

If you’re assembling a far-flung collaborative team or bringing together a community of practice, here’s a way to help people stay connected. Instead of Twitter’s question, “What are you doing?&# , Yammer asks “What are you working on?&#. The privacy of each network is ensured by limiting access to those with a valid company email address.

With Gratitude…

MakingBetter

2015 gave MakingBetter an amazing journey that was full of surprises. We launched an online journal, the xAPI Quarterly , kickstarting the publishing arm of our business, Connections Forum , and we ran our first events, xAPI Camps that each were co-created with our participants. We celebrated another amazing year with the amazing community, Up to All of Us , which will convene again in Sonoma County, February 12-15. Grateful for the xAPI Community.

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Top of Mind: Experimenting with Social Physics

CLO Magazine

Allison Horn is the managing director of learning and leadership development at Accenture. MIT professor Alex “Sandy” Pentland, often called the father of social physics, defines social physics in his 2015 book, “Social Physics: How Social Networks Can Make Us Smarter,” as “a quantitative social science that describes reliable, mathematical connections between information and idea flow on the one hand and people’s behavior on the other.”

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Windmills on the mind

Learning with e's

The dust has settled over the Bazaar 'Show that You Share' conference held this week at the University of Utrecht, Netherlands, and it's all been a bit of a whirl, so now I have some time to reflect, here are some of my thoughts on the proceedings: On the theme of social software, managing digital identities is a concern, with personal content on the web being both an asset and a liability.

Web 2.0 Applications in Learning

Tony Karrer

I discussed a bit of these issues in First Thoughts After ASTD Sessions. I'm writing this post for both attendees of the session to have some notes and for people who were not at the session to hopefully get value from the discussion that happened there. As such, I'm trying to: Report and discuss the results of an introductory survey that I conduct (thanks to the suggestion via Conference Breakout Sessions ). This was more of a prompt than it really was a true survey.

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How to Become a Learning Organization (An Interview with Michelle Ockers)

Convergence Training

We’ve written before about what a learning organization is and what are some of their traits, and we’ve even talked about how to integrate safety departments into learning organization efforts (see this Safety & Learning Organizations article or this recorded Integrating Safety into Learning Organizations ASSP webinar ). The video of the discussion is immediately below. Today we have a guest from the world of learning & development.

The future is not here yet

Learning with 'e's

I seem to be spending a lot of time lately travelling around talking about 'the future'. Does this make me a futurologist or some kind of prophet? If we did, most of us probably wouldn't dare stepping outside our homes. Does the evolution of learning still hold surprises for you? The biggest surprise for me so far has been social media: it is the biggest thing in the last ten years to hit the world of learning technology.

2018 Turkey Awards for E-Learning

eLearning 24-7

I have the most important shirt of the past four decades. The shirt that announced on that terrible day, the turkey drop of WKRP in Cincinnati. Who can forget the live feed of Les describing the ill-fated promotion. ” It should be a badge of honor, I mean not everyone is in the running here, and its just a select few per category. Feel free to hang out with Timmy, he likes to run at the sound of a dinner bell. Privacy issues?

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