Top 10 tools that empower learners to develop themselves

Learning Pool

One main reason for the shift to learner-centric learning and development is the unprecedented access to information that modern learners have. And if the answer you want isn’t returned in the list of search results, you can use social media apps to ask someone else for what you need.

The 21st Century Curator

ID Reflections

Curation today takes on a new meaning in the context oftechnological affordance, information abundance, diminishing attention, hungerfor contextual and timely information, and constantly shifting, globally linkedlandscape. Aggregation : Aggregation is the act of curating the most relevant information abouta particular topic into asingle location. Curators are focused on information flows withoutthinking they’re leading or managing any community. If Web 1.0

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Why Content Curation Should be in Your Skillset

Jay Cross

It can save millions, reduce frustration, and boost the velocity of information in your organization. You expect the curator of an art gallery to know the collection and to: search out the best items. Curating these items — selecting, organizing, evaluating, and sharing them widely — multiplies an organization’s return on information many times over. I set up a Google Search for daily news on the topic. and put in search terms and authorities to listen to.

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GE TV: An Coppens on Engaging the Brain with Gamification

Growth Engineering

The way our brain makes sense of information is that we need stimulus in our brain to make connections, and the connections are what make us remember information. What games and gamification do very well is encourage us to attach that new information to information that we have already, and to create new connections and applications. ‘Oh, The more you can build on old information and make new connections, the better it will stick.

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More on cultural differences and ICT

The Learning Circuits

I'm making this a new post even though I started it as a comment on George's post about Informalization of everything. First, the "informalization of everything" is important. They can hardly "Google" to find the answer to a question because receiving a Google results page takes 10 minutes - an average Google "full search" typically takes 90 minutes.