Monthly Archives: June 2009

Connecting ideas with communities

I use the chasm model to explain my professional work of 1) seeing what is ready to cross the chasm by 2) staying connected to the innovators & being an early adopter so that 3) I can help mainstream organizations. It’s a good graphic summary of my consulting practice. Five years ago I looked at… Read more »

Management Rewired – Review

Management Rewired: Why feedback doesn’t work and other surprising lessons from the latest brain science by Charles Jacobs covers many of the areas discussed here, such as learning, management models and democracy in the workplace. Jacobs covers a variety of studies in science and management but this book is not a dry academic treatise but… Read more »

Friday’s Finds #6

It seems that Twitter has been the only subject discussed here this week, so I promise to broaden the subject matter next week. Here’s my synthesis of some of what I learned on Twitter: Business A Good Way to Change a Corporate Culture via @johnt John Hegel’s Shift Happens Redux via @jalam1001 “Just heard of… Read more »

Learning and micro-blogging

I’m presenting on Twitter and its uses for education and learning later today, as I noted in my last post. During the past few weeks I’ve been looking at my own uses of Twitter and compiling a list of resources on the subject. There are lots of how-to presentations on Twitter, and I would recommend… Read more »

Twitter for Faculty

Image by Matt Hamm I’m giving a presentation on Twitter for Faculty in collaboration with the Learning Resources Network (LERN) on Wednesday 24 June at 3:00 PM EST (cost $35): Discover new Twitter tips for faculty in research, networking, and professional development. Whether you are on Twitter or not, you’ll discover new ways of communicating… Read more »

Friday’s Finds #5

From the Twitter files: The big news this week was the Iranian election and almost all of the news was via social media, as the broadcast media were shown to be powerless against the Iranian state, but not the people: “This feels like Tiananmen. They fight for democracy, we watch, they die, we change the… Read more »

Barriers to Collaboration

In Why Businesses Don’t Collaborate, Stewart Mader and Scott Abel ask 523 workers about their information sharing habits. In reading through the responses and sample comments, it becomes obvious that there are two technologies that limit workplace collaboration – e-mail & meetings. Both can do certain tasks well but these “technologies” have become overused and… Read more »

Integrating Learning and Work

Tom Gram discusses the integration of learning and work (my professional passion) and gives a list of ten strategies for integration, of which three are discussed in detail in Part 1 (I’m already looking forward to Part 2): 1. Understand the job 2. Link Learning to business process 3. Build a performance support system Of… Read more »

Friday’s Finds #4

This week marked six years as a free-agent. I announced it on Twitter and received many kind words – thank you. Once again, my weekly sense-making from the Twitter files: @ellenfweber “Since brains integrate knowledge naturally, while humans falsely separate facts artificially, integration is central to great learning.” via @1ernesto1 – 50 Ways to Use… Read more »


Scott Leslie has put together a number of media resources on the concept of the educator as disc jockey (DJ), including: Open Educator as DJ Wiki OE as DJ on Prezi (cool) Metamedia Links & Comments I like Scott’s diagram that looks at the flow of being an open educator. Flow is the operative term,… Read more »