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Neil Movold

Neil Movold's Public Library

24 Apr 14

"Learning may be perceived as the acquisition of knowledge, as participation in a process, as creating knowledge and a progressive inquiry. (see Development of Learning Theories)  For me, it is not always simple to separate these models of learning. There is a place and time for each; each model taking on a different role and significance in the different stages of my learning process. It is with hindsight that I may later reflect, look back and attempt to pin-point what model of learning I was experiencing throughout a particular learning process."

  • a canvas whose colors increase in intensity as intellectual power grows (for learning is exponentially cumulative)
  • If I were asked which model of learning is most immediately significant to me today, without hesitation my reply would be collaborative learning. Learning for me does not make sense if it is merely a culmination of knowledge acquisition. Hence referring at the beginning of this post how I often failed “learning” which was repetitive, non-critical and non-participatory.
24 Apr 14

" In that space, he perfected his big "drip" technique of working with paint, with which he would become permanently identified."

Potential word to replace Knowledge Unit...

  • In that space, he perfected his big "drip" technique of working with paint, with which he would become permanently identified.
24 Apr 14

"The central aspect of connectivism is the metaphor of a network with nodes and connections"

24 Apr 14

"This is the blog for Scout, Enterprise-grade server monitoring without the bloat.
70+ plugins, realtime charts, alerts, and Chef/Puppet-friendly configuration.
Understanding Linux CPU Load - when should you be worried?

09 Apr 14

"Products can profoundly CHANGE OUR BEHAVIORS.
100’s of millions of users and 100’s of millions of dollars.
HABITS ARE BUILT UPON like the layers of a pearl.
Triggers come in two favors: EXTERNAL & INTERNAL
EXTERNAL TRIGGERS: The information for what to do next is within the trigger. Billboards SODA
INTERNAL TRIGGERS: The information for what to do next is informed through an association in the users Billboards SODA
People who are depressed check email more often
When we feel LONELY we use
When we feel UNSURE we use
When we are BORED we use
Do you know your customer’s INTERNAL TRIGGER?
What triggers make so habit-forming?
Fear of losing the moment. Solves the pain but it is also a social network.
The SIMPLEST BEHAVIOR in anticipation of a reward. "

08 Apr 14

"Arianna Huffington first made headlines over being a passionate proponent of getting a full night’s rest last fall when she called “multi-tasking a disease and sleep deprivation the root of all bad decisions” in an interview with The Telegraph.

This week the founder of The Huffington Post appeared on CNN’s morning show “New Day” to talk about her own personal wake-up call and to offer advice to people who are willing to achieve success at all costs. "

    • Types of memories and where they are stored in the brain include:

      • Semantic memory: General knowledge, trivia and facts are stored in the temporal lobe and the cortex.
      • Episodic memory: New data and recent events are stored in the prefrontal cortex and the temporal lobe.
      • Working memory: Information and knowledge required for daily life -- such as telephone numbers and learned skills like driving -- are stored in the prefrontal cortex.
      • Procedural memory: Secondhand skills, things we take for granted, such as walking and cycling, are stored in the cerebellum.
04 Apr 14

"What are the best productivity tools for entrepreneurs?
What are the best tools for entrepreneurs?
What software will help me start a business?"

in list: Startups

28 Mar 14

"A mind is a valuable thing to waste. You’ve heard the saying many times, but it truly does ring true. Your mind is your most valuable asset. You need to take care of it. "

27 Mar 14

"Social media is technology used to engage three or more people.
Social learning is participating with others to make sense of new ideas.
What’s new is how powerfully they work together."
As for the market, I'd equate that loosely with the LMS market, which runs at $1b right now. All LMS players have to (or are) shifting or augmenting to a social learning platform, (or they will perish) but what's interesting is the traditional 'collaboration' market too.

A report from IDC states that worldwide revenue for the social platforms market was US$369.7 million in 2009 with 55% growth year over year.
Thus, it was probably in the neighbourhood of $600m in 2010 ... so combine the two, (because many elements of social learning, if not all, are synonymous with social collaboration platforms) we're looking at a $1.6b play.
My two cents, so to say.

  • Social learning is the vicarious learning that happens through social exchanges that result from a knowledge negotiation
  • Social learning theory – Social learning theory implies that learning occurs through the observation of others in a social setting
  • To summarize Kelly Meeker, social learning is learning that occurs via peer-to-peer knowledge-sharing.
  • Broadly speaking, social learning is knowledge acquisition that occurs in communication between people: the act of communicating with peers, colleagues and the larger world to seek information. Incorporating social learning practices in school environments can help students make progress more efficiently.
  • Social learning does not require social media, but it can be accelerated with the use of social media.
27 Mar 14

"Are you looking for investors? How to pitch an angel (VC or others who have money). Inspired by Brian Cohen and Dave McClure."

26 Mar 14

"A famous professor in Organisational Behaviour at Case Western Reserve University in the US, David Kolb was the mastermind behind one of the most revolutionary learning models, which has influenced education considerably since it was launched in the early seventies.
Professor Kolb firmly believed that learning is the process whereby knowledge is created through the transformation of experience. His model proposes that experiential learning consists of six main characteristics:
Learning is a process, not a list of outcomes.
Learning is a continuous process grounded in experience.
Learning requires conflict resolution between opposing ideas and is essentially full of tension.
Learning is a holistic process of adaptation to the world.
Learning involves transactions between people and their environment.
Learning is the process of creating knowledge that is the result of the transaction between social knowledge and personal knowledge."

26 Mar 14

"The global youth unemployment crisis will not be solved by doing more of the same.

The formal education system is not meeting current workforce demands and this leads to a critical skills mismatch between the young job-seeker and the modern employer. With over 75 million youth unemployed worldwide, this mismatch has created a tremendous waste of the energy, passion and talent of young women and men.

The absence of 21st century workforce skills development underlies the disconnect between formal education systems and the needs of employers -- skills like communications, critical thinking, action research, project management, facilitation and working in teams -- and the self-empowerment that gives youth the confidence to apply these skills."

25 Mar 14

"One of the tough things in SaaS, a downside of the fact that it compounds, is that you’re always running on the Habitral.  That makes it really hard to see your moments of success, and perhaps even more importantly — really hard to see and internalize and process pre-success."

in list: Startups

25 Mar 14

"Let me try to answer the question from a SaaS perspective:

Never Quit If ... [these are basically in chronological order of the lifecycle of a SaaS company from $1k ARR to $10m ARR]:"

in list: Startups

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