Knowledge and Learning In The News - 11/27/2005

The Brain - An Orchestra without a Conductor - Max Planck People cannot really get into their heads just what goes on in their heads: billions of nerve cells work on their individual tasks in separate areas of the cerebral cortex with absolutely no coordinating supervision – and nevertheless convey coherent perceptions of the world as discerned by our senses. Tag: Lifelong-Learning Support by M-learning: Example Scenarios - eLearn Magazine It is often emphasized, that the main advantage of e-learning is independence of both location and time. However, in traditional e-learning the minimum requirement is still a personal computer (PC) - consequently an absolute independence in location is not provided. Tag: Are We Really Becoming Better Communicators? - CLO For years, managers and employees alike have gone to amazing ends to avoid certain controversial, touchy or possibly frightening conversations. For example, how do you tell a co-worker that he has persistent and noxious body odor? Tag: LCMS Market to Grow 30 Percent - LTi Bersin and Associates estimates the Learning Content Management Systems market at approximately $60 million in vendor revenues today, and predicts it will grow by 30 percent over the next year. Tag: Project Management Graphics (or Gantt Charts) - Edward Tufte A quite interesting thread that has been running for four years on excellent visual diagram for project management. Tags: The Day His World Stood Still - Brain Connection (editor's choice of past stories) When twenty-seven year old Henry M. entered the hospital in 1953 for radical brain surgery that was supposed to cure his epilepsy, he was hopeful that the procedure would change his life for the better. Instead, it trapped him in a mental time warp where TV is always a new invention and Truman is forever president.


Knowledge and Learning In The News - 11/26/2005

Mash Up The News - Business Week If you've got a little technical flair, you can use the Post's RSS feeds to create new, noncommercial applications that let you remix the news. Tag: Nobody Really Cares About the Creative Class - Dave Pollard Nobody really cares about the creative class. They are underpaid, underemployed and underappreciated, and pretty well always have been, right back to the days when you if you were an artist or musician you needed a rich and titled sponsor underwriting your work if you didn't want to starve. Tags: and On Being Radical - Stephen Downes Opening keynote at the Saskatchewan Association for Computers in Education conference in Regina. Available online are PowerPoint slides and the MP3 audio of the talk. Tag: Engaging Learning - new book by Clark Quinn The goal now for training is to target and improve the key performance indicators of the organization. Tag: The Ideal Collaborative Team - Dave Pollard A recent survey conducted jointly by Mitch Ditkoff and Tim Moore of Idea Champions, Carolyn Allen of Innovation Solution Center and Dave Pollard of Meeting of Minds reveals that most people would rather have inexperienced people with a positive attitude than highly experienced people who lack enthusiasm, candor or commitment, on a collaborative work team. Tag: Peter F. Drucker - Forbes Drucker died of natural causes at his home in Claremont, east of Los Angeles. It was there last year, on the occasion of his 95th birthday, that Drucker spoke with Forbes publisher Rich Karlgaard. In tribute to Drucker, we republish that interview, Peter Drucker on Leadership here. Tag: Ten Must-Read Tech Stories - Forbes Fascinating, weird and wacky stories on the Web this week.


Knowledge and Learning In The News

Business guru Peter Drucker dies - CNN Peter F. Drucker, revered as the father of modern management for his numerous books and articles stressing innovation, entrepreneurship and strategies for dealing with a changing world, died Friday, a spokesman for Claremont Graduate University said. He was 95. Tag: Search Literacy - Karl Nelson In an age where the knowledge of mankind is increasingly at our fingertips through the services of Internet search, we must teach our children critical thinking. One can never have all the answers, but if prepared, one can always ask the right question, and from that creative act, learn to find his or her own answer. Tags: Rapid E-Learning - Line56 How a new paradigm in e-learning is solving common training problems Tag: Eventually, our entire day will consist of interruptions - San Jose Mercury News Interruptions at work waste 28 percent of the day and cost U.S. businesses a staggering $588 billion a year. Tag: Learning Chinese The Next Rage? - CBS The fourth-graders at Chicago's McCormick Elementary School don't know Mandarin is supposed to be hard to learn. Tag: Don't Blame Trade For U.S. Job Losses - Forbes The U.S. recession officially ended in late 2001, and ever since, despite recent gains, aggregate job creation has been extremely weak--weaker even than during the "jobless recovery" that followed the 1990 to 1991 recession. Tag:


Knowledge and Learning In The News - 11/06/2005

Characteristics of Formal and Informal Learning Episodes - Learning Circuits Tough discovered that within each informal learning episode (where the primary motivation is to gain and retain certain knowledge and skill on a task or thing), the average learner interacts with an average of 10 people. Tag: The End Of Management? - Time You show up for work, boot up your computer and log onto your company's Intranet to make a few trades before getting down to work. You see how your stocks did the day before and then execute a few new orders. Tag: Leadership Lessons From Gettysburg - Training magazine Experiential training programs offer metaphors that are more interesting than the daily grind of work. But the measure of a metaphor is whether it provides a deeper understanding of that work. Tags: The Cult of iPod - Playlist One of the most remarkable things about the iPod is its almost universal appeal. It’s been embraced not just by West-coast urban techno-ravers, nor just teenagers in general. Everyone’s got one, from pious parish vicars to impious punk rockers. Tag:


Knowledge and Learning In The News - 11/02/2005

Improving Learning and Cutting Costs - Inside Higher Ed There is now proof that colleges and universities can improve student learning while reducing instructional costs. Tags: Visualizing Better Human-Computer Interaction - UCLA When computers and people communicate, something is often lost in the translation. Essentially, computers don't know how we think. UC Berkeley computer scientist Maneesh Agrawala is helping bridge the gap. Tags: Complex Systems - The Northwestern Institute Complex systems can be identified by what they do - display organization without a central organizing principle Tag: The True Meaning Of Leadership - The Day Rosa Parks' single act of courage and commitment shows us that the best form of leadership can come from within. Tags The Social Networking Landscape - Dave Pollard Because they are so easy to build, there is a temptation to design Social Software to provide many Social Networking and Knowledge Management functions in a single tool. The consequence, often, is an over-engineered, unintuitive, overwhelming product. Tag: