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