Online Communication, Learning, Long Tail, & Change

Big Dog, Little Dog

Virtual Slide Rule - ENGCOM. Good News, Bad News about Facebook Application Market: Long Tail Rules - O'Reilly. If you are interested in Chris Anderson's the Long Tail , be sure to read the comments in the article. The Future of the Future Overcoming resistance to change - KM World. Online communication is not second best - Clive on Learning.

Mirror Neurons, Virtual training, Crowds, Misunderstanding, Long Tail, & Copyright

Big Dog, Little Dog

Virtual training at Fort Benning. While much of a recruit's introduction to the Army is the same as it has always been--firing ranges, long marches, obstacle courses, and the like--the Army is increasingly utilizing new technologies to help soldiers learn their jobs. This suggests that the brain is constantly creating hypotheses about the world and checking them against reality. Cognisco, the world's leading intelligent employee assessment specialist.


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Top 9 Posts You May Have Missed

Tony Karrer

A long, lost blog post that needs to be revisited. 5 - LinkedIn Connection Approach Rethought Take my vacation as an opportunity to walk up to me and introduce yourself in the biggest networking cocktail party in the world. 6 - Corporate Learning Long Tail and Attention Crisis Newspapers are failing by the day. The fat end of the long tail and the loss of attention is a critical issue that I'm not sure we are really ready to come to grips with.

PWLE 100

Summer Reading List 2008

Kapp Notes

One book that compliments Wikinomics and Inside the Tornado is The Long Tail which describes a new economic process involving a sale of a few things but all the time. Finally, a book that provides a unique look into virtual worlds and paints a broad picture of how they will impact society is Synthetic Worlds by Edward Castronova. He approaches virtual worlds from the aspect of an economist which provides a unique perspective.

Clive’s columns vol2

Clive on Learning

Here’s what you’ll find: Mixed messages from the market Learning for real in virtual worlds Three tiers in the content pyramid Statistics are like a bikini There’s life in Kirkpatrick yet CIPD survey paints a confusing picture Tough times bring opportunities as well as threats Training’s long tail Learning 2.0 I’ve assembled another collection of my columns, this time from e.learning age and IT Training magazines and written over the past two years.

eLearning Startup Opportunities

Tony Karrer

Technology's Impact on Learning and Education is Greatly Underestimated We tend to overestimate the effect of a technology in the short run and underestimate the effect in the long run. I've talked before about a world in which the Best Lecture is available to us anywhere. Agreed, but you can't tell me that the high school and college lectures going on around the world is the best way to educate students.

Some Questions and Answers

Kapp Notes

Finally, I see a movement, not just in e-learning but in business as well, toward virtual worlds for collaborative learning, design and transactions. People are naturally attracted to 3D environments and many people are beginning to scratch the surface on what is possible in virtual worlds. If we look at the world in terms of cost of travel, risk associated with travel, time lost and other factors, I think business need and want e-learning more than ever.

2008 2009

Tony Karrer

for Learning Professionals Ten Predictions for eLearning 2008 Test SCORM Courses with an LMS Request for Proposal (RFP) Samples Training Method Trends Corporate Learning Long Tail and Attention Crisis SCORM Test Web 2.0 Corporate Access (6) LinkedIn for Finding Expertise (6) Social Learning (6) Long Tail Learning - Size and Shape (6) As a side note, I used this as an opportunity to update my Blog Guide. world.

Mzinga 100

100 eLearning Articles and White Papers

Tony Karrer

There are some very interesting changes going on in the world of e-learning that seem to have crept up on practitioners. Innovate: Moving from Theory to Real-World Experiences in an e-Learning Community 15. re a new brEEd Still new on campus, social software tools can support students and staff beyond the classroom, reaching around the world for learning and communication 17. Minds on Fire: Open Education, the Long Tail, and Learning 2.0

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Day 4 - Man.Im just getting warmed up! (and a shocker!)

Mark Oehlert

found via an article in the Wall Street Journal) turns out that a Harvard professor has found out that the arguments put forward by WIRED editor Chris Anderson in The Long Tail, might not be exactly spot on. Anderson does post a response and Elberse responds to that but be warned, this gets quickly into such exciting territory as defining what is the "head" versus the "tail." That must change how we view the head versus the tail. **I

Top 10 eLearning Predictions for 2010

Tony Karrer

If you are interested in this, I will be doing a Virtual Presentation – Ten eLearning Predictions for 2010 that will be closely aligned with this post. Organizations will need you to shift a it towards Corporate Learning Long Tail and Attention Crisis and Long Tail Learning - Size and Shape. If you want to optimize total learner hours, then you make long courses aimed at lots of employees.

Internet culture

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

To prosper in this world, forget command and control. The long tail : When it comes to learning opportunities, small businesses, esoteric specialists and fast-moving teams traditionally have been short-changed. Learning leaders will seek out ways to increase the throughput of personal network connections with instant messages, higher bandwidth, searchable directories, optimized organizational channels and easily accessible watercoolers, both virtual and real.

Hot Topics in eLearning for 2009

eLearning Learning Posts

With all that is going on in terms of long tail learning and the business of learning , not to mention social and informal learning, there’s no surprise that there’s a lot of discussion around changes in design and instructional design as well as lots of discussion about new roles in this new world. Long live ADDIE! Hot Topic #8 – Webinars and Virtual Classrooms. About a year ago webinars and virtual classrooms as a delivery model reached a tipping point.

How to Build an Internet Company Teaching English to Spanish Speakers Online with Marcus Carter


Cut a long story short, met my wife and the rest is history as far as living in Spain is concerned. I did franchise a method, but I couldn’t find the best of both worlds that fitted with the society in which I live. It’s like the long tail, isn’t it?

The Future Business of Learning for Suppliers

Charles Jennings

The world has changed, and it will keep changing rather than returning to previous states. I don’t know what the ‘learning industry’ will be called in the future, but its focus will certainly be a lot wider than what is generally seen in today’s world as ‘learning and development’, let alone ‘training'. Learning Tree is a perfect example of a ‘traditional’ training company that has not altered its business model in light of a world changing around it.

Listen: Discover Financial Services’ Jon Kaplan on tuition assistance programs and the importance of building trust among your learning team

CLO Magazine

there was a ton of focus on AI and virtual reality training and augmented reality. Which I think like a lot of folks who have been in learning and development have come from the world of education, whether that’s higher education or public education. Walk us through that moment where you started to move from what you thought you were going to be doing and then this whole world of corporate education came about. Like many bosses, Jon Kaplan thought he was a good leader.