Web 2.0, Tufte, Design, & Talent Management

Web 2.0 Backlash - elearnspace
I haven't read Andrew Keen's new book - The Cult of the Amateur. But I will. I've been following his blog for about a month - not because I agree with what he's saying, but because I believe we need to be intentionally diverse in our information habits. We have an unprecedented ability to filter ideas...the diverse perspectives of a newspaper can now be recreated in mono-voice blog reading habits.

Quality and Web 2.0 - eLearning Technology
The publishers and peer review assured the quality of what is produced. In Web 2.0, quality theoretically comes from public review and scrutiny. This is exactly the issue many of us face in the development of training. We are the experts. We validate the quality of the content. Without us in the mix, how do we know that the content being created by learners is accurate, of high quality, appropriate, etc.

The Minister of Information - New York
Tufte envisions Beautiful Evidence as the fourth book in a five-volume series, and I ask him what No. 5 might be. "No more staring at pixels on the screen. More staring at ... what's going into Real-land." In other words, that new book may not be a book at all. "Movies, books, DVDs-I don't know. It's called 'walking, seeing, and constructing,' and it's now in Spaceland. No more representations. Instead of designing with Adobe Illustrator, I'm designing with a Komatsu excavator." The beginning of that change in focus appears at the end of Beautiful Evidence, in a digression about the display of fine art, including photos of his own sculptures. He says his ultimate goal is "to try to help people see better and more intensely. Seeing intensely" - probing the intersection where art and science and philosophy all meet. Off the printed page altogether, getting out of Flatland for good.

Design Shouldn't Always Mean Instructional Design - Tom Werner
We think that instructional design is always the most useful type of design for helping people learn. But instructional design doesn't help much in some types of learning situations.

Talent Management is Key in War For Talent - Lucas Group
Senior level leaders are more and more looking at people development, job competencies, organizational structure and retention of key talent.