ELC 064: How to Create Meaning From A Torrent of Information

The eLearning Coach

Every day, we engage in sense-making from a torrent of information. Information is ubiquitous and complex. In this episode, we discuss ways to create understanding from raw information. And we attempt to help others construct meaning in the learning experiences we design and provide.

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E-learning Uncovered

With Ana Torrent, Fele Martínez, Eduardo Noriega, Xabier Elorriaga. Directed by Alejandro Amenábar. While doing a thesis about violence, Ángela finds a snuff video


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E-learning Uncovered

With Ana Torrent, Fele Martínez, Eduardo Noriega, Xabier Elorriaga. Directed by Alejandro Amenábar. While doing a thesis about violence, Ángela finds a snuff video

Workday Fires A Cannon Into The HR Technology Market

Josh Bersin on Enterprise Learning

Not only did Jerry Seinfeld remind us that “we’ve lost interest in life, now we’re only interested in battery life,” but Workday unleashed a torrent of new talent applications, many of which are going. This week was Workday Rising, the annual confab of 14,000+ Workday customers, partners, and fans. And as always, it met expectations.

Summify – the answer to information overload?

Jane Hart

“Summify distills the social web, boiling down the torrent of daily information into a summary of the top five or ten most important and relevant stories each day.&#. Information overload? No – it’s a case of filter failure, said Clay Shirky. So is Summify, which has just launched, a possible solution? Summify is a service that creates a periodic summary of the most relevant news stories, from all of your social networks, and delivers it by email and on the web.

Workday Fires A Cannon Into The HR Technology Market

Josh Bersin on Enterprise Learning

Not only did Jerry Seinfeld remind us that “we’ve lost interest in life, now we’re only interested in battery life,” but Workday unleashed a torrent of new talent applications, many of which are going. This week was Workday Rising, the annual confab of 14,000+ Workday customers, partners, and fans. And as always, it met expectations.

Why Millennials Love Microlearning


They expect information to arrive not in big bundles, but in a torrent of small morsels. Across the business landscape, a new generation of worker is taking over. Over 75% of the labor force will be millennials by 2019. Grooming these employees for leadership positions will be L&D’s biggest challenge of the coming decade. “In In the next 10 to 15 years, we’re going to have the greatest transfer of knowledge that’s ever taken place,” researcher Chip Espinoza told Bloomberg News.

Virtual Objects That Can Be Touched – The New Era in AR/VR?


It is primarily known for unleashing a torrent of experiences with fully immersive virtual environments. Virtual reality has been in the news for its immense value proposition that can deliver stellar outcomes to businesses across various industry verticals. However what happens when users get the chance to ‘touch’ and ‘feel’ the virtual objects? It will herald a totally new chapter in VR history. This is exactly what the team at ETH Zurich and EPFL are trying to accomplish.

Infographic: The Content Discovery Problem Solved


In that 1% of time, employees have to wade through a torrent of materials to hopefully […]. Employees are drowning in content but starving for knowledge that can improve their performance today. For the average work week, employees have only 1% of time available to focus on development and training, according to research conducted by Bersin by Deloitte. The post Infographic: The Content Discovery Problem Solved appeared first on EdCast.

Pokémon whoa!

E-Learning Provocateur

Predictably, Pokémon Go has provoked a torrent of criticism from non-players, and I say some of it is warranted. When I was a teenager I was addicted to video games. Not stay-awake-for-three-days-and-die-of-starvation kind of addicted, but I would spend every conceivable moment playing. While I enjoyed car games and classic shoot’em ups, my favourites were the more strategic kinds of games in which you could explore, think, and discover.

The top two reasons why brainstorming sessions fail


All of a sudden, the team produces a torrent of creative ideas. When brainstorming fails, one of these reasons is usually why. The good news? They are easy to fix. . Reason #1: Most teams don’t follow the directions. . Think about this analogy.

Could e-learning content be the key to solving your corporate learning challenges?


Partnerships in business are a delicate dance. They give us the opportunity to break into new markets, generate more sales, and target new customers. Their success is quite literally your success and their loyalty to your organization is solely dependent on the experience they have with it.

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Writing & Grammar: Answers to Last Week's Comma Challenge on Compound Sentences Versus Compound Predicates

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

We could see the branches of all the trees in the woods surrounding the house whipping horizontally although the tree trunks were nearly invisible for the torrents of rain. by Jennie Ruby    Correct answers to  last week's challenge  came in from nine readers (including a number of first responders--thanks for joining us!) 

Using Video to Reach the Distracted Millennial Man

KZO Innovations

The endless torrent of posts across social channels can help people discover – or rediscover – that video. Millennial males spend 2 hours and 15 minutes a week watching videos online, according to Nielsen, which is more than any other demographic. If you’re marketing to younger men, a robust online video strategy should definitely be part of the plan. Reaching the distracted millennial male means running videos that stand out amid the clutter.

How to replace top-down training with collaborative learning (1)

Jay Cross

They have to keep up with a torrent of new products and services, not just their own but also their competitors’. The Twenty-First Century Corporation. Businesses around the world are transforming into extended enterprise networks but their training departments are stuck in the previous century. In the pursuit of trying to ?x x what’s broken, let’s imagine what ideal corporate learning would look like if we could start over from scratch.

Are we tired of resilience?


Introduced by Boris Cyrulnik, the concept of resilience states that it is possible to overcome a traumatic event, to draw strength from one’s misfortunes, and to “navigate through the torrents” (Boris C). It’s perfect timing.

How do I talk to my IT department?

Trajectory IQ

Assume that they don’t have time to listen — this is quite often the case because someone is ALWAYS troubleshooting a “critical security issue” or maybe they’re busy downloading an illegal torrent file (true story). Chip the IT Guy — Source: [link] Dumpster fire. Train wreck. Nightmare. These are just some of the words that our clients use to describe their working relationship with their IT department.


Wonderful Brain

How do we pluck just the right information we need from this torrent of bits? In this article I want to explore 3 connected ideas. The first is about big data, the phenomenon that now makes available enormous, staggering, volumes of information almost instantaneously. The second is a condition that says information already known to us can limit how big data can be used because there are other types of knowing to expand thinking.

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Agile Learning Gives Wholesalers and Advisors “Something to Talk About”


Today there is a torrent of information. Today’s post is by Joseph D. Kringdon, Principal, Kringdon & Associates/HMC. Joe spent several decades in the Wealth and Asset Management business, managing and leading both Advisors and Wholesaler Investment Consultants. Bonnie Raitt once sang, “Let’s give them something to talk about.” ” This is the dilemma that most client-facing personnel face when walking into a meeting with either a current or prospective client.

Why Online Employee Orientation is important?


If you wouldn’t want employees to send personal emails from their work account, or turn their office PC into a torrent server, don’t just let it to their common sense: put it in writing. Online Employee orientation ? introducing new hires to their new environment and giving them the basic information the need to start being productive ? is an important part of human resource management, and an ideal fit for an e-learning solution.

Disorienting Dilemmas, Eye-Opening Openings, and Inspirational Closings: Online Training 101


It was a dark and stormy night; the rain fell in torrents, except at occasional intervals, when it was checked by a violent gust of wind which swept up the streets (for it is in London that our scene lies), rattling along the house-tops, and fiercely agitating the scanty flame of the lamps that struggled against the darkness.” “All children, except one, grow up.” Barrie, Peter Pan (1911).

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The Sixth Rule of LAN Party is Wear Deodorant


All torrent clients must be turned off at all times. I work for a technology company, which means that I’m surrounded by genius software developers who actually wear “There is no place like″ ″ shirts.

10 Elearning Trends That Research Says You’ll See in 2018


With performance needs constantly changing and a torrent of content available both outside (TED talks, YouTube, blogs, etc.) Investment in workplace learning and development is set to rise yet again next year, with the growth of the global elearning industry expected to increase 11% by 2020. But with employees switching roles around 15 times in their career and skills having a shelf life of just 5 years, where is the investment from L&D and training departments likely to go?

Turn Training into a Profit Center – Here’s How

eLearning 24-7

Like I said about iTunes, Apple came out of the gate charging 99 cents per MP4, whereas the competition was multiple dollars and those who weren’t paying and going via Torrents, were staying clear. L&D. Training. Two departments known at most companies as dollars spent, show me the ROI. Yet we all know that ROI in hard numbers isn’t an easy task.

Electronic Learning System: Which one is best?

Ed App

Few people can absorb a torrent of information in a single course or lesson but breaking it down into smaller parts is clinically proven to make it absorbed more efficiently. Traditional learning and corporate training has always revolved around gathering students together, in one space, and talking at them before quizzing them to see how much information was absorbed.

The Proof of Gamification

Growth Engineering

If you want to send a torrent of dopamine coursing through your learners’ brains then astound them with unbelievably exciting training. Gamification has taken the world by storm. Ten years ago, it was a little-known approach used by a select group of forward-thinking pioneers. Today, companies all around the world are taking the features you love about videogames and applying them to boring tasks.

The silos start to tumble.

Learning with e's

I have visions of midnight raids on unsuspecting farms and torrents of grain falling down from monstrously huge (and protected) storage areas. There will be a special blog for the EDEN conference this week in Lisbon, and I will be contributing toward the content. I'm actually quite looking forward to the conference this year, as it promises to be memorable for all the right reasons.

Sun, Elite, and the future

Jay Cross

They’re adept at keeping up with torrents of information, volatile situations, extreme flexibility, and real-time responsiveness. College kids are different these days. Awash in multiple distractions, most have the attention spans of gnats. They lack the discipline to put in the hard work to learn things the way you and I did when we were in school. Ye Gods, most of them don’t read email any more, much less books.

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Keen as mustard?

Learning with e's

No, I am not making it up - but I thought, how very appropriate, given the wintry torrents of rain outside. I'm back safely on British soil again, courtesy of British Airways , who always get you there in the end. I'm worried about National Express though. They seem to be incapable of joined-up-thinking. They got me from Gatwick to Heathrow OK, but then I sat waiting for an eternity at Heathrow central bus station for the 500 service to Plymouth.

Weapon of mass detraction

Learning with e's

Very quickly the harsh comments began to pop up on the Twitter stream, and very soon they became a torrent of abuse, disparaging remarks that took on a more and more personal hue, turning the event into a 'car crash keynote'. It became a phenomenon in 2009. No, not Twitter. I'm talking about the use of Twitter as a weapon of mass detraction - as a means of heckling keynote speakers at conferences.

Let's go ahead and solve the future of publishing right now.

Mark Oehlert

Turns out that there is this site, Textbook Torrents, that is using BitTorrent to distribute free copies of expensive textbooks. So I was reading this post on Slashdot about a Chronicle of Higher Ed article on the growing piracy of textbooks. Also turns out that right now the site is down and/or removed from its host but that is not really the point.

Jay Cross's Informal Learning - Untitled Article

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Textbook torrents a-crashin’ - Abject Learning , September 11, 2009. Here are the top sites from Informal Learning Flow for September 2009. Featured Sources. The following are the top items from featured sources based on social signals. The Awesomeness Manifesto - HarvardBusiness.org , September 16, 2009. An Operating System for the Mind - Half an Hour , September 19, 2009. RSS never blocks you or goes down: why social networks need to be decentralized - OReilly Radar , September 14, 2009.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): The Tool Kit Edition

Mark Oehlert

Design (via CSS Juice ) GoWare (personal mobile portal) Article on Bitlet (Bit Torrent extension for Firefox) via Webware Animoto looks very cool. e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Mindmapping Mindmaps by Using a Mindmap (and additional aliterations) | Main | Live from Adaptive Paths UX » August 12, 2007 The Tool Kit Edition Alright.lets clear out those tabs Ive been holding on to for too long now.

Friday Finds: The Best of Learning, Design & Technology | October 16, 2020

Mike Taylor

Here are three podcast episodes from this week that are worth a listen: How to Create Meaning From A Torrent of Information with Karl Fast on the Elearning Coach podcast. “A wise man can learn more from a foolish question than a fool can learn from a wise answer.” — Bruce Lee. Happy Friday!

70 years on and still relevant: The Sabre-Toothed Future

Charles Jennings

It is something that endures through changing conditions like a solid rock, standing firmly in the middle of a raging torrent.” This first post is a long one. I certainly expect my regular jottings to be more succinct. But I thought it a good starting point for a new blog about performance, learning and productivity. In early 1939 McGraw-Hill published a profound little book that should be on the reading list of everyone involved in learning and training today.


Jay Cross

Now, the torrent of information generated by the ever increasing stream of new developments has rendered this impossible. Feeling lost? William James described infants’ earliest perceptions of the world as a “blooming, buzzing, confusion,” speculating that babies perceive the visual world as an unrelated, disorganized series of images rather than, as is the case for adults, a structured world composed of discrete objects and events.