Category Archives: Web 2.0



The Peeragogy Handbook.

How to Use this Handbook.

Working together is how things get done. This free, open, crowd-sourced wiki-book shows us the best ways to get there. I’m glad I was on the team that created it.

Intro: If you want to learn how to fix a pipe, solve a partial differential equation, write software, you are seconds away from know-how via YouTube, Wikipedia and search engines. Access to technology and access to knowledge, however, isn’t enough. Learning is a social, active, Continue reading Peeragogy

The skinny on MOOCs in 11 minutes

PBS report on MOOCs with Spencer Michaels. 11 minutes.


Coursea, Udacity, edX, Kahn Academy. Balanced report. Where are the peers? Meeting on their own in a local bar.

The reporter says getting colleges to accept online learning for credit is a big problem. I disagree. Once employers and regulators accept online portfolios of learning experiences, degrees will cease to be important outside of academia.


How to Replace Top-Down Training with Collaborative Learning (3)

Third post in a series. In case you missed it, here are the first and second.

Technological infrastructure for social learning

Work and learning are converging, and as this change happens, the infrastructure of the old corporate learning must go – things like traditional one-size-fit-all in-person training seminars. In its place enters social and informal learning hubs like on-demand content, live online discussions, wikis and forums, and searchable content archives. The Continue reading How to Replace Top-Down Training with Collaborative Learning (3)

Well-being and corporate learning

My presentation on Well-being and Corporate Learning to the Learning and Skills Group.

Happy employees are 31% more productive on the job and make 37% more sales. They are 200% more creative than their sad peers. Happiness is but one aspect of well being. Researchers have correlated well being with academic performance.

Join Jay to talk about the notion of well being and its importance on the job. We’ll look at what makes people happy, how this impacts working and learning, and what you and Continue reading Well-being and corporate learning

Web 2.0 Expo

May 3-5. San Francisco. Internet Time Alliance will be there. For the free part. Exhibits, unconference, and keynotes. Register here.

Since this is half an O’Reilly gig, I wonder why it still has the Web 2.0 monitor. Didn’t Tim O’Reilly tell us it was morphing into Web Squared?

Jay’s latest book focuses on social & informal learning in the cloud

The January 2010 Edition of Working Smarter was released today. Subtitled Informal Learning in the Cloud, this edition focuses on social learning and implementing web 2.0 technology.

The hardcopy version of Working Smarter costs $19.98. Believe me, I’m not trying to fool you with trick pricing. Continue reading Jay’s latest book focuses on social & informal learning in the cloud