50 best articles on Working Smarter for the first half of 2012

Curation saves your bacon.

If you haven’t had time to keep up with what’s going on in learning, design, social business, and intellectual capital this year, here’s a reprieve: the top 50 articles from the last six months. (Today’s round-up is here.)

January 1 – June 30, 2012

 

DOC SEARLS

MAY 23, 2012

After Facebook fails

Making the rounds is The Facebook Fallacy , a killer essay by Michael Wolff in MIT Technology Review. When I first wrote that, I said 2012. My God!

GEORGE SIEMENS

APRIL 19, 2012

Remaking education in the image of our desires

The current generation of students will witness the remaking of our education system. Education faces enormous pressure. It’s much, much bigger.

HAROLD JARCHE

JUNE 19, 2012

In networks, cooperation trumps collaboration

In networks, cooperation trumps collaboration. Cooperation is a driver of creativity. That’s why you see it in market economies. complexity Wirearchy

DAVID WEINBERGER

APRIL 24, 2012

[2b2k][everythingismisc]“Big data for books”: Harvard puts metadata for 12M library items into the public domain

(Here’s a version of the text of a submission I just made to BoingBong through their “Submitterator”). Harvard University has today put into the public domain (CC0) full bibliographic information about virtually all the 12M works in its 73 libraries. This is (I believe) the largest and most comprehensive such contribution.
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IRVING WLADAWSKY-BERGER | FRIDAY, APRIL 13, 2012

Design Principles for Complex, Unpredictable, People Oriented Systems

An IBM Global CEO Study conducted in 2010 concluded that complexity was the primary challenge emerging out of its conversations with 1,500 CEOs and senior government officials. CEOs told us they operate in a world that is substantially more volatile, uncertain and complex. CEOs now realize that creativity trumps other leadership characteristics. MORE >>

JANE HART | SUNDAY, MAY 20, 2012
My two recent Learning in the Workplace surveys showed that ( a ) people consider that informal learning is much more important, if not essential, to them than training, and ( b ) that they learn informally on a much more regular (if not continuous) basis than they learn formally. And this is undoubtedly where the problem lies. 1 – Course hurdle. MORE >>

JAY CROSS | TUESDAY, APRIL 17, 2012
Flipping Corporate Learning
Flipping learning is big in education. It will be big in corporate learning. Let’s not blow it. How do you flip learning? Khan Academy is the poster child for flipped learning. Sal Khan has produced more than 3,000 short videos on a variety of topics. Students watch the videos before coming to class. Millions of students are learning this way. MORE >>
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DAWN OF LEARNING | FRIDAY, APRIL 13, 2012
When the Learner is the Teacher, Do We Need Instructional Designers?
It’s a new world out there for the Instructional Designer. It’s an entirely different canvas, with new colors on the pallet. It’s no longer about producing 3-ring binders, or monolithic eLearning. It’s about harnessing the new ways of learning that are enabled by a new breed of technology, and a cultural shifts in how we use it. think not. MORE >>
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CLARK QUINN | THURSDAY, MARCH 8, 2012


Reimagining Learning
On the way to the recent Up To All Of Us un conference (#utaou), I hadn’t planned an agenda. However, I was growing through the diagrams that I’d created on my iPad, and discovered one that I’d frankly forgotten. Which was nice, because it allowed me to review it with fresh eyes, and it resonated. This unpacks. MORE >>
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