Friday, December 17, 2004

Best you might've missed

I've been catching up on my reading slowly but surely. To make up for last week's short list, here's a super duper list of articles and resources that I found most interesting or useful recently.

Traditional business/training

"The Six Myths of Creativity." Findings from a ground-breaking study, published in Fast Company.

The World's Ten Greatest Innovators. Good content from Dave Pollard yet again.

Staff want their employers to "disorganize." SmartMobs reports that "employees want more human organisations with greater autonomy and flexibility."

"The Plight of Middle Managers." An excerpt in Harvard Business School's Working Knowledge publication from the book Top Down.

Emergent learning

"Connectivism: A Learning Theory for the Digital Age." A good article by George Siemens of elearnspace.

"The Business Singularity." A reprint on his Website of Jay Cross's article in CLO magazine. Discusses the convergence of networks of people and businesses.

The Two-Punch Power of Weblogs in Education. The two-punch is 1) support for organic, personalized, collaborative learning networks and 2)campus community.

Learning Objects, Metadata, Blogs And RSS: The Future Of Online Education According To Stephen Downes. An interview of the learning technology guru by collaboration guru Robin Good. (Note: this is an audio recording.)

Interview with Ray Ozzie. Gartner fellow Tom Austin interviews the founder of Groove about the future of technology and collaboration.


Beyond the Administrative Core: Creating Web-based Student Services for Online Learners. A partnership project developed by several colleges and universities.

Promoting E-Learning Research and Application Scenarios in Europe. A paper discussing the Network of Excellence in professional learning (PROLEARN).

"E-Learning: The Hype and the Reality." A paper from the School of Education at the United Kingdom's University of Southhampton.

"A Typology of Virtual Communities: A Multi-Disciplinary Foundation for Future Research." A recent article from the Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication.

E-Learning as a Narrative Technique: Yeah! A nice dialogue between Maish Nichani of elearningpost and Amy Gahran of Contentious.


"Always 'Talking': When Three Days Without a Word is an Eternity." Today's teens and future workers expect constant and ubiquitous communication. Employers take note.

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