Once again, I will be attending Online Educa in Berlin at the end of November. Andrew Keen will be playing the role of keynote fool that I so deftly filled last year. He is author of The Cult of the Amateur: How Today’s Internet is Killing Our Culture and is a complete wacko. Not so the other speakers, Continue reading
The audience at the closing presentation was probably more impressed that a $200 camera, smaller than a pack of non-filter Camels, could shoot two hours of decent quality video. (My $1200 Sony mini-cam resides in a drawer somewhere.)
Twenty seconds into an online conference I was leading for consultants, Latte began barking ferociously out in front. I put the phone on mute, ran outdoors, and signed for a FedEx package. Inside were five copies of 20, An Anthology Celebrating the Twentieth Anniversary of the Higher Colleges of Technology, Continue reading
This question came up in an online seminar this morning. “How can I demonstrate the value of Informal Learning?”
First of all, understand that you’re not buying informal learning. It’s already going on in your organization. In fact, three-quarters of the learning on and about how to do one’s Continue reading
The CEO of Tomoye is explaining his take on informal learning in a session here at the Innovations in Learning Conference. About 400 of us have convened in Santa Clara for the first Brandon Hall conference.
The slide on screen is a webpage with sample postings and comments. Since it’s a dummy slide, Continue reading
Placeshout is a nifty, minimalist way to share your restaurant and shopping discoveries.
Daniel Pink’s A Whole New Mind says stories will be increasingly important. Here’s Placeshout’s:
Sometimes, you just want a quick suggestion
When Andre and I are looking for a hole-in-the-wall Mexican restaurant Continue reading
At its user conference in San Francisco this week, Salesforce.com shared its plan for conquering the world.
Salesforce has made a name for itself by offering sales management and CRM applications over the web. I’ve used it for groups as small as three or four people. Some corporations use it to serve Continue reading
The Informal Learning blog (informl.com) is down and may be so for some time. I do not understand what’s going on at all. My ISP wrote me:
Unfortunately, I’ve had to disable the index.php file on your domain
“informl.com” as it was causing the server you’re on to crash. I’m not
sure what it’s Continue reading
late yesterday afternoon, we pulled into the driveway in berkeley, ending a two-week car and ferry road trip from fairbanks, alaska. the journey was chock full of staggering scenery, immense emptiness, and cultural oddities. and no phone calls, few newspapers, no need to get up early. our seven-year Continue reading
Snapshots of Alaska and British Columbia