Monthly Archives: July 2010

Don't try too hard

People who are told a story is controversial remember it better than those who are told it is fact. I chalk this up to my belief that “Uncertainty challenges the mind.” This delightful article from the July 2010 Scientific American … Continue reading

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Don't try too hard

People who are told a story is controversial remember it better than those who are told it is fact. I chalk this up to my belief that “Uncertainty challenges the mind.” This delightful article from the July 2010 Scientific American … Continue reading

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July 2010 Best of Informal Learning Flow

Best of Informal Learning Flow July 1, 2010 to July 30, 2010 A few minutes ago, we inadvertently posted June’s articles by mistake. My goof. Please overlook it. Here’s the right stuff. Featured Sources The following are the top items from … Continue reading

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New Kodak better than Flipcam

I’ve been a tremendous fan of Flipcams, the $150 pocket-sized video cameras with an interface even a first grader can figure out. The one downside was sound. Audio is more important than picture when shooting video. Flipcams have no jack … Continue reading

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Conversation, not presentation

When Jane Hart and I shared our thoughts on social learning at the Irish Learning Showcase in Dublin last week, a formal presentation would have run counter to our message. Instead, Jane and I had an informal conversation in the … Continue reading

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It's all relative

CLO magazine Published June 2010 When you talk to businesspeople, you must speak as they do. Executives only care about training as it relates to execution. Their interest is in moving the corporation forward. You should share that interest. That … Continue reading

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Time is all we have

Effectiveness – Jay Cross Published April 2008 Time Is All We Have Networks arise when isolated entities link to one another. Improvements in communications technology (e.g., the invention of language, writing, printing, mass communication, computer networks) encourage connections. The denser … Continue reading

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SpacedEd: simple, free, formal, worthwhile

In the beginning of the year, I decided to experiment with a simple learning technology developed at Harvard Medical School. Called SpacedEd, the free, cloud-based software doles out a couple of questions at a time every other day. Two minutes … Continue reading

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Web x or n or 4+

The University of Plymouth’s Steve Wheeler is sharp as a tack. I enjoyed this dive into the deeper future. Web 3.0: The way forward? View more presentations from Steve Wheeler.

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Internet Time Alliance quaffs Guiness

is hosting the European Premier of The Working Smarter Fieldbook | June 2010 Edition Authors Jane Hart, Charles Jennings, & Jay Cross will sign books 2:00 – 3:00 pm, Thursday, July 22, 2010 at the Guiness Storehouse

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