Category Archives: The Future

Mobile is inevitable

You don’t have to be a futurist to see the way some things are headed. Take the Volkswagen as an example. As anyone who has driven an early Volkswagen can attest, the rear windows were very difficult to see out of.     Volkswagen printed one of their wonderful, sarcastic ads when they bowed to the […] Continue reading

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Technical Knowledge and Practical Knowledge

In a New York Times Op-Ed, David Brooks poses the ultimate higher-ed question: What is a university for? Brooks separates knowledge into technical knowledge and practical knowledge. Technical Knowledge enables us to understand a field. These are basics like statistics or fundamentals of biology. You can find it in books. The faculty teaches it. In […] Continue reading

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Free-form responses on MOOCs+Business

Free-form responses. n=20, Business+MOOCS Survey 2/25-26/2103 What is positive about MOOCs? Remote access to material/course heretofore unavailable 2/26/2013 3:48 PMView Responses I had access to professionally presented information that I otherwise would not. 2/26/2013 3:16 PMView Responses Available anytime and free. Ability to move at own pace. 2/26/2013 7:36 AM Access to content, arranged logically […] Continue reading

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Internet Time Alliance Predictions for 2013

Here is what the Principals of the Internet Time Alliance see ahead in 2013: Harold Jarche People who know nothing about connectivism or collaborative learning will profit from MOOC’s. Academics and instructional designers will tell anyone who wants to listen just how important formal training is, as it fades in relevance to both learners and businesses.The ITA […] Continue reading

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Don’t you see it?

Now You See It: How Technology and Brain Science Will Transform Schools and Business for the 21st Century by Cathy N. Davison, a polymath professor at Duke. 2011. 292 pages. $11.68 (paperback) on Amazon. Her blog.           I finished reading Cathy Davidson’s Now You See It yesterday afternoon. It is brilliant. […] Continue reading

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DevLearn Junto Timeline

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Great, intimate professional gathering on talent management and learning

When people ask me what conferences they should attend, I tell them that small, intensive, participatory events work best for me. Most of these are invitation-only affairs. One exception, assuming you’re astute in talent management or corporate learning, is the annual Future of Talent Retreat. This year will be the 8th Future of Talent Retreat. […] Continue reading

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Singularity Summit 12, Day 1

Today I attended the Singularity Summit in San Francisco. The opportunity to hear Temple Grandin, Stephen Pinker, and Daniel Kahneman was irrestible. We’re halfway through and I am disappointed. Temple Grandin was great but I had read and heard a much of her message before. Traditional learning styles are bunk except for autistic people who […] Continue reading

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Singularity Summit

The Singularity Summit, open to the public, is the premier event on robotics, artificial intelligence, brain-computer interfacing, and other emerging technologies including genomics and regenerative medicine. The event this October 13-14 will draw over 800 thought leaders to San Francisco for discussions on the most revolutionary technological advancements on the horizon. Program | Reading list […] Continue reading

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San Francisco, open your golden gate…

I cannot imagine missing the Singularity Summit. It will take me 45 minutes to get there from my house (thanks to public trans). October 13-14th, 2012 in San Francisco. Put this in your stash — mp3s of brilliant people selling inspirational ideas. That’s a recording of every Singularity Summit from the beginning, in 2006. I remember […] Continue reading

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