The New Nerd

Tom Spiglanin

So I think the nerd effect is a real consideration with the adoption and acceptance of wearable smart objects. While Glass definitely had some design issues, both in outward appearance and usability for the wearer, the nerd effect may still have doomed it.

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I Believe in the Value of Sharing

Tom Spiglanin

I’m not talking about the monetary value of a social share (which business people are keen on doing ), but rather the less tangible value that comes from sharing knowledge, making an individual more productive, effective, and efficient.

I Believe in the Value of Working out Loud

Tom Spiglanin

In many other subjects, term papers were effectively show-your-work products that described a train of thought, taking the reader from preliminary premises to the conclusion. They are incentivized by a sense of importance and job security.

PKM 204

Video for learning: Today and tomorrow

Learning with e's

There are many platforms that offer free access to video content, but not so many that do so in an ad-free, safe and secure manner. They need to find resources quickly and effectively, so navigation of content must be quick and simple.

Video 82

Just for me learning

Learning with e's

Clearly there are security and privacy issues to be addressed, but another trend is that learning is now becoming more untethered and we are witnessing a decline in the use of training rooms.

Learning and the Changing Workplace – Part 2

Tom Spiglanin

They’re looking to decommission their behind-the-firewall server farms, applications, services, and platforms by migrating to more cost-effective cloud-based infrastructures that are also “elastic,” able to be expanded and contracted as needed.

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Generation next

Learning with e's

Nearly two decades into the third millennium, we need to question the effectiveness of this process, and ask whether a degree from a university still equips people for higher level work.

The road is open

Learning with e's

Max Woodtli was more pedagogical in his focus, talking about the most effective approaches to securing good learning outcomes. Image source by Stephan Rinke The road is open by Steve Wheeler is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0

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A fine balance

Learning with e's

Perhaps the biggest objection traditional educators have about learners taking control is the argument that students don't really now what they want, so can't effectively direct their own learning. It will require effective management of expectations - of both students and teachers.

Our digital future 4: Pervasive computing

Learning with e's

Because of the growing power of networks and telecommunication systems, and the ever decreasing size of digital technology, we can now embed small (micro) computers into just about any object in common use, and they will communicate with each other, and with your personal technology.

Travel, tracking and Twitter

Learning with e's

So I arrived at Schipol Airport and was whisked away by bus to pass through the obligatory security and passport control checks, before then dashing back across the airport concourse to catch my onward connecting flight to Cologne.

Track 84

How to Choose the Right Sales Trainer


Remember please that effective sales training is not picking one subject for this year’s sales kickoff meeting and then another subject for next year’s. Most sales training companies have a desire to secure large, long-term training assignments—many with large corporations.

Sales 81

The Only Person Who Behaves Sensibly Is My Tailor

Performance Learning Productivity

Effective Metrics for Learning and Development I wonder what Shaw would think if he saw the way learning and development is predominantly measured in organisations today. " The study reported that mandatory training sometimes has a positive effect, but overall has a negative effect.

The survival of Higher Education (5): Recommendations

Learning with e's

Recommendations Ultimately, to ensure that technologies are successfully adopted, institutions need to demonstrate that each is relevant and can be used effectively to support, enhance and extend learning beyond what is currently possible.

Teacher Voices: Megan Douglas

Learning with e's

When she found out it would be a specialised STEM primary school she was even more interested, and after a long application and interview process she secured her first teaching post at the school.

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Has the Recession Permanently Scarred Gen Y?


A second study, from O2, which I recently noted in a blog post at the Brazen Careerist , found workers “of all generations… feel they have to demonstrate long hours in the office to secure their jobs.”. Of course, not everyone is all gloom and doom about the long-term effects of the recession.

Shaping the future

Learning with e's

As a community, how much can we invest into our present to secure a better future for ourselves and our children? What we certainly don't know is what effects new technology will have on learning, on our professional practice, on our daily lives. Welcome to the future?

Watch your back!

Learning with e's

I'm always asking myself the question - what do my students need to know to be able to use the web effectively? Watch your back by Steve Wheeler is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0

Gamification: A Good Idea … Sometimes


The proceedings were captured on the New School of Information Security blog , including details of a talk by Ross Smith, Microsoft’s Director of Test. If you want employees to develop these skills, it can be far more effective than traditional training.”.

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Free L&D webinars for August 2018

Limestone Learning

And it would be ideal for just-in-time learning, if only it could be effectively searched. Once you and your organization develop a mindset for change, unconscious and reactionary decisions will slowly evolve into creative and intentional decisions.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: e-Learning Guild Synchronous Learning Systems

Learning Visions

Cammy at Learning Solutions #ls2010 Audio Interview with Will Thalheimer on Common Des. Wendy Wickham This work by Cammy Bean is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0