Early this morning I was reflecting on how different today’s world is from the world I grew up in.
You see, I was born during World War II. Complexity had not been discovered. Computers had not been invented. Frederick Taylor was revered. It was a tidier world. Everything was logical. A simpler time.
Thirty years ago things began to get fuzzy. We realized that everything in the universe is connected to everything else. The future’s unpredictable. Networks rule. Shit happens.
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Congratulations! Here is the certificate you earned through your participation in Power Searching with Google. Below are your assessment scores. Mid-class assessment score: 90% Post-class assessment score: 74% You can print out the attached certificate and hang it on your wall. We hope you enjoyed the class! Cheers, Power Searching with Google course staff
Today I completed Google’s Power Searching Course. Do I know any more about search than I did ten days ago? Yes. Capitalization makes no difference but word order does. You can narrow a search by date. Google Earth has a lot more detail than I remember from previous visits. Also, I learned dozens of other little tricks that I’ll probably forget if I don’t put them to use in the next few days.
Previously I approached Google searches much like looking something up in an encyclopedia or dictionary. Continue reading Musing on Google’s Power Searching Course and marketing
In this 90-second excerpt from his TED talk on new experiments in self-teaching, Sugata Mitra describes how children in a remote village taught themselves bio-engineering using the net. Amazing!
Imagine what adult learners could do if we encourage them and let them learn with one another.
Education is a self-organizing system and learning an emergent phenomenon.
Executive Summary 3
Where Corporate Learning Came From 3
Corporate Learning Today 5
Training is not the same as learning 6
Corporate Training Is Broken 7
Senior managers are dissatisfied 7
Chief Learning Officers know training is not working 7
Managers feel training has scant impact 8
Real learning takes place elsewhere 8
Workers are disgruntled 10
Training is out of sync with the times 11
The Collaborative Organization Continue reading Why Corporate Training is Broken And How to Fix It