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 seems (via @shareski):



“if it’s social & engaged there is no us & them, only we”

“It’s not the channel that empowers or dis-empowers the learner. It’s the presence or absence of the ‘course and curriculum’ chains”

“True knowledge exists in knowing that you know nothing” – Socrates

@c4lpt (Jane Hart)

The Changing Face of Learning & Development

Leapfrog to the Future


“I think of crowd sourcing as tapping the wisdom of the crowd, not getting one idea by asking a large group.”

Go straight to the finish line

Jay’s book on working/learning smarter in the cloud

@Quinnovator (Clark Quinn)

Innovation’s Long Gestation

“lesson from Twitter (for web, mobile design), you don’t *need* full sentences, you DO need to communicate”

“as my colleague @hjarche says, “increasingly, work is learning and learning is work” [yes, I already knew that]


The HR Problem: the traditional organization is a machine and we are human

The Problem with the Data-Information-Knowledge-Wisdom Hierarchy

The temporary and flexible hierarchies of Fishnet Organizations

and I also learned that “eMail Is Where Knowledge Goes to Die” via @elsua

One Response to “With a little help from my friends”

  1. Karyn Romeis

    I first encountered Charles Jennings at one of the Learning Technologies UK conferences. I took an instant liking to the man, and try to attend whenever he presents at any events I attend. He talks such frank good sense (I think the ‘frank’ bit has to do with being Australian – we southern hemisphere types seem to have that in common).

    The first of his contributions that you have listed has been my Big Issue for the past year or so. I’m so sick of the ‘us and them’ attitude to learning, that I could just scream! I’m also fed to the back teeth with the compulsion to treat employees like recalcitrant children instead of talented adults.

    It’s high time that we stopped being so precious about learning. Perhaps it’s time we got over ourselves.


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