What We Can Learn From Data

While reading the book, Big Data, I was reminded of an article in Forbes that was published a few years ago that described how Target discovered that a young girl might be pregnant. The result was a very shocked father who didn’t know! The Big Data movement is growing exponentially and is shaping the way ...

Peer-to-Peer Learning Arrives

Peer-to-peer learning is still a new concept for many. The potential is amazing and thanks to the creativity and innovation of some (and the accessibility of the internet), it is becoming a reality. Check out P2PU! You can create your own course, create badges, and learn from a community of peers. Very exciting stuff!

Learning Redesigned

I found a fantastic article on Learning and the use of badges. It is a very insightful essay on the potential for gamifacation in the learning space for kids.

Gratitude

As my second child heads off to college at the end of this summer, I am reminded that there are many others chasing the “American Dream” that are attempting to deal with the frightening costs of higher education of our future generations. It is painfully ironic that those who are contributing to this unbelievably high ...

How to Reinvent College

Need more evidence that our university system is facing dramatic changes in the next 2-5 years? Check out this article from the Daily Beast titled, “How to Reinvent College“. It is a real eye-opener (just in case it wasn’t already). There are some staggering statistics quoted from a new book on the topic. looks like ...

Job Transitions

Getting thrust into a new position or role involves some big changes – and new learning opportunities. Change and learning pretty much goes hand-in-hand.  I’ve recently been re-reading The First 90 Days, Michael Watkins awesome book on the process on changes in a leadership role for those that are going through them. At it’s core, ...

A Framework for Learning Collaboration 1

I’m re-posting an entry from Monday Morning Musing on the exploration of the changing role of Learning and Development organizations, titled Strategically Social is Tactically Terrific!  Getting the enterprise to start having the conversation is essential to the next generation of workers. A great place to start is to start thinking about how we can ...

Imagining the Possibilities of 3D Printing

I’m always fascinated by destructive technologies that change the way we view the world before us: 3D printing is one of them! This PBS video is well worth the 8 minutes to fuel your imagination. Will 3D Printing Change the World?

How We Learn

I am rapidly becoming a huge fan of TED Talks. If you haven’t been to this site, it is worth every minute spent there. They’ve now created a themed series around the topic of How We Learn. This is a wonderful series of talks! What is even more exciting is that the TED site (like ...

The Rise of Enterprise Social Media

Here is a wonderful infographic that maps the progress of social media tools in the enterprise. Further evidence regarding how much has changed in the last 5 years and how dramatic changes are still coming!