Friday, January 07, 2005

Best you might've missed

Here are the articles and resources that I found most interesting or intriguing recently. It's a super-duper list this week!


Predictions for 2005. From eLearn magazine, featuring the usual cast of characters (Elliot Masie, Stephen Downes, Allison Rossett, Margaret Driscoll, etc) as well as some new voices.

Predictions for 2005. Forecasts from writers at Business 2.0 magazine.

"Top Ten Trends for 2005." From Red Herring magazine.


Experience as a Distance Learning Teacher Makes You a Better Classroom Teacher. A post on the e-Literate blog details a faculty study with these findings. (Note: the study is from 2001)

"E-Learning and Economic Development." A paper from the Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education.

Emerging Learning

Designing Online Collaboration Systems For The Large Organization: Understanding Social Processes Is The Key Requirement. Collaboration guru Robin Good adds his thoughts to a research paper.

"Folksonomy - more collective classification." The SmartMobs blog looks at the "practice of collaborative categorization using simple tags in a flat namespace" and what effect folksonomy will have on knowledge management.


"More Than Human." CIO magazine looks at the coming practice of transhumanism (enhancing people through technology), saying that when this stuff comes, "no corporation could ignore the competitive potential of a neurotech-enhanced workforce for long."

Traditional Training/Business

How to Avoid Losing a Great Hire. "A great hire is most likely to be lost in one of two places: the interview process itself and the follow-up that occurs--or doesn't occur--after the interview."

Creative Problem-Solving Process. Dave Pollard integrates innovation processes from the likes of Peter Drucker and himself to come up with a twelve-step process.

"Homely Solution to the Offshore Exodus." An article from the Guardian on how telecommuting in the United Kingdom could help stem the flow of jobs overseas.

Near Death by PowerPoint. Good PowerPoint tips to remember, from the Fast Company blog.

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