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Education As We Know It Is Finished

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As authors of Disrupting Class, a useful manifesto on how innovation will change "the way the world learns". My hope is that the opportunity is grabbed to more deeply re-think how we use learning technology to. So says Clayton M. Christensen and Michael B. Horn in Forbes magazine. There is a growing head of steam around changes to education systems around the world, largely driven by budget cuts.

Upbeat Learning Technologies 2008

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I spent last week in London at Learning Technologies Exhibition and Conference. The general mood amongst the vendors and attendees I felt demonstrated a confidence in the future at odds with the wider economic gloom that the media and city types would have us believe. While the longer term impact of globalisation and an overstretched financial sector will clearly affect us all, I wonder if we

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Blog of the Week - Learning Technologies

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So it's nice to find that this blog was selected as a Blog of the Week by the Learning Technologies team. Well, just over six months in, and I'm still here, albeit with a backlog of ideas/thoughts that really should be up here by now. A useful little motivator to step things up a little

Kraken awakes.slowly

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Well I awake from a blogging slumber in time for what should be one of the most vibrant Learning Technologies Conference and Exhibitions. The world appears also to have finally awoken fully to the benefits technology can bring to learning and training. Particularly when you take a more fundamental step in redesigning the whole experience so that the technology is atiBook Author 3D version?

Use Chaos to Build a Stronger Organization

Speaker: Stacey Harris, Chief Research Officer & Managing Partner at Sapient Insights Group

As we look to tomorrow, it is time to ask ourselves what lessons have we learned and how do we create flexible organizations that can survive what the future holds. Stacey Harris, Chief Research Officer for Sapient Insights Group, will share insights, data, and tools that are helping organizations adapt and even thrive in this difficult environment. She’ll discuss the emerging trends in the Learning technology market, and how these exciting new approaches to creating micro, adaptive, and personalized content is changing the face of workforce development while creating strong connections to business outcomes.

LSG 2010 - Elvis comes to mind

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While there was much enthusiasm demonstrated with regards to the future potential of simulations, the shifts in informal/formal learning provision and a welcome emphasis on long term. Tags: LSG Learning Technologies As the King put it: "A little less conversation, a little more action please" That pretty much summed up the reactions to many of the sessions during what was a vibrant and buzzy event this Tuesday in London.

Get Real: Mission Critical E-learning

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Here's an article published in Learning Technologies magazine this week. But I'd welcome your comments on what you think mission critical e-learning means to your organisation or the organisations you work with. Tags: mission critical agile e-learning Learning Technologies last word I wrote it some time back (old world printing deadlines) failing to fully forward plan for some events, like Obama moving from Elect to Active president status last week.

Memory pills on the way

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Black Swans - Barriers to Effective Learning

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Here's an article I wrote a few weeks back for Learning Technologies magazine which has just been published. It's a fairly long post but if you make it to the end I would welcome your comments. == When unpredictable change becomes the only constant, learning on your own terms is an essential survival skill in these turbulent times, says Lars Hyland.

E-induction

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Here's an article I've written for publication covering the benefits learning technology offers in bringing new employees up to speed. E-induction: Save time, reduce costs and improve quality with e-learning While the headlines are dominated by job losses and uncertainty, it's easy to forget. Tags: e-learning induction e-induction Your comments are welcome, especially on the ideas around making use of the pre-joining period. =

The Ins and Outs of Connecting Technologies in a Modern Learning Ecosystem

Speaker: TJ Seabrooks, former CEO at Rustici Software

Have you ended up with a collection of content inputs and data outputs that might be hard to wrangle? If your organization uses multiple LMSs and has content coming from many different places, or you’re heading in this direction, this webinar is for you.

Applying Social Networking in the Workplace

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I wrote this article back in November for Learning Technologies magazine. I'm placing it here as a matter of record and to note that social networking tools are clearly important to accelerating the (effective) learning process. We are social animals by nature, so any technology that allows us to connect more efficiently and effectively with others will flourish

Learning as you like it

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This week will be the Learning Technologies 2008 show in London. I'll be there for both days (30/31 January), delivering a seminar on "Less Learning More Often" which covers some of the ground described in my earlier article on the theme. I've also written the Last Word for the Learning Technologies magazine which as a sneak preview I've reproduced below.