The idea of a "personal" approach to knowledge management has been a focus of my work for more than 10 years now. Originally there were very few of us writing about this topic (Pollard, Skyrme, Cope, Frand, Dorsey, etc) while the idea had some vocal criti
Our two keynotes are Harold Jarche and Scott Leslie. We look forward to hearing from them on their varied and rich experiences with online teaching and learning and online communications technologies. Topics and bios will be posted on the conference websi
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If you have joined us over the last seven weeks you have been taken on a Social Media & Networking journey – learning some of the basics.
Mohawk Valley Cowork is a start-up venture - the first step toward establishing a coworking location in the Mohawk Valley.
If there’s anyone out there left who says you can’t measure social media, here are a hundred answers.
At most of the events I’ve been to lately, measurement continues to be a hot topic. The first question that comes up is, “What can I measure?” That’s wh
So here I am, watching the astonishing spectacle of a beautiful, cultured nation turning itself into a corrupt petrostate. Canada is slipping down the development ladder, retreating from a complex, diverse economy towards dependence on a single primary re
I’ve watched the demand for online community managers (CM) build tempo this past year. Perhaps it follows last year’s frequent request from clients and others for “facebook in a box” for their organization. Now they need someone to make it work. I wonder
Classroom instruction is complex but do we treat it as such? Is “sensing” a priority of teacher education? How would an instructor who waits for “patterns to emerge” be viewed by their supervisor? As laid back? Aloof? And does outcome-based education (uni
Growing a community is not just adding new members. It requires adding both people and relationships -- nodes AND links. Node counts are important in social networks, but it's the relationships -- and the patterns they create -- that are key! A community
Training (formal learning) takes place in controlled environs that can include classroom (face-to-face and virtual distance learning) and/or asynchronous on-line, self-paced events. Nothing wrong with any of these methods. Unfortunately, these formal even
I have been stimulated to take some of this book’s ideas and create the following graphical representation of how an upstart company should look at the “Signals of Change”, especially from non-market conditions. Upstarts should use their asymmetrical swor
Tom thinks that the value of a diploma will decrease because knowledge in one field will not be enough for a generation facing multiple job changes and that the economies of scale offered by physical institutions will no longer be as obvious as they were
There are two components at interplay here: the network and us. The way they interact and entangle is what is increasingly both interesting and important to the knowledge economy. This is especially true of a distinct and burgeoning part of it I’m called
I think that it will be difficult for training and education to be heard above the clamour for scarce resources and investments. Much of the e-learning market is still courses online and it’s hard to give a direct measure of value per course in times when