Posts Categorized: Friday’s Finds

With a little help from my friends

Here are some of the interesting things I learned on Twitter. This week I’m featuring my colleagues at the Internet Time Alliance. — I remarked earlier in the week that “crowds don’t need wise contributors, but diverse & independent ones; it’s like evolution: simple mechanisms create complexity.” — We learn through idle chatter, so it… Read more »

Teaching and Controlling

Some of the interesting things I found on Twitter this past week. How we teach: “Any teacher who can be replaced by a computer …. should be!” — Arthur C. Clarke. via @charlesjennings @moehlert: “My son, the not-so-excited about math, won’t quit playing carrotsticks.com” Video: “Most schooling is training for stupidity & conformity” ~ Noam… Read more »

Learning socially and being social

Some of the interesting things I found on Twitter this past week. Diffusion By Learning. Innovation by Social Learning. via @charlesjennings 3. Social learning. People adopt once they see enough empirical evidence to convince them that the innovation is worth adopting, where the evidence is generated by the outcomes among prior adopters. Individuals may adopt… Read more »

Learning is the Work

Here are some of the interesting things I found on Twitter this past week. Learning & Development is still stuck in the course paradigm [multi-way discussion]. via @c4lpt Are instructional designers like buggy whips? Courses are buggies; obsolete learning vehicles for the Internet. Back-to-front e-learning via @BFChirpy The situation in the workplace is even worse… Read more »

Complexity and change

Interesting things I learned on Twitter this past week. Complexity The State of Social Learning Today & Some Thoughts for the Future of Learning & Development (L&D) in 2010 via @c4lpt If it seems too complex for L&D to take on the “responsibility” for enabling learning across the organisation, then bear in mind that this… Read more »

Choose with care in 2010

This is the first Friday’s Finds post of 2010, highlighting some of the things I learned on Twitter this past week. It follows 32 continuous weeks of Twitter summaries for 2009. I’ve decided to stop numbering these posts and will provide a title that highlights each week. Friday’s Finds posts will remain in the same… Read more »

Friday’s Finds #32 – the Christmas Edition

Lots of interesting things on Twitter this past week: Learning Keith Lyons always illustrates his blog posts with great pictures, and this photo of a classroom outdoors (not sure where) resonated with many folks on Twitter and showed how happy we should be for what we have. I was wrong: games ARE an alternative vision… Read more »

Friday’s Finds #31

What I learned this past week on Twitter: — The return on investment (ROI) on social learning consists of getting stuff done in networks & knowing who to contact. It requires trusted relationships which are social & take time to develop. Social Learning leads to Social Intelligence which leads to Success. Why “Academic Excellence” No… Read more »

Friday’s Finds #30

What I learned this past week on Twitter: Dale Arseneault: 8 things you need to know about collaboration. [I like #3 – Collaboration is a human process – throwing technology at people won’t magically/automatically create collaboration] “I rated a YouTube video (5 out of 5 stars) — OPEN (episode 3).” via @euan [I followed the… Read more »

Friday’s Finds #29

Weekly review of items of interest found on Twitter: “As of today I will try to no longer use the word “copyright” but instead call it what it is, ‘Use Monopoly‘” @sleslie Thinking clearly sometimes requires unbraiding our language. The word “copyright” may eventually seem as dubious in its embedded purposes as “family values,” “globalization,”… Read more »