Sliced PLEs and Soft Peer review

I read about soft peer reviews on George Siemens' blog and immediately went on to read more about the concept. I am very intrigued because of a discussion I had not long ago with an academician at a prominent university in India about the feasibility of starting an online journal based on intellectual property originating from within... Continue Reading →

Enterprise software training in a 2.0 world

Enterprise-wide software training solutions need to be re-evaluated in a 2.0 world. As the definitions of the learner and the learning experience change with elearning 2.0 and Web 2.0, we must look at the state and sophistication of available solutions that help rapid development and deployment of software training enterprise-wide. There are many automated tool-sets available... Continue Reading →

e-learning 2.0 challenges for organizations

Organizations and institutions that follow the traditional system of knowledge sharing and instruction understand the limitations of this system in terms of building effective resource pools and leveraging organizational knowledge and skills. A system driven in majority by rote learning, page turners and curriculum-centricity rather than focusing on the learner and growth through harnessing collective... Continue Reading →

The strategic inflection point

Only the paranoid survive. Andrew Grove's 2003 book by the same name reflects on the strategic inflection point when something in the environment changes in a fundamental way that is not so apparent in our daily chaos of survival. Andrew writes of how a 10X change in any one force (following Porter’s classical competitive strategy... Continue Reading →

The Race for X.0

Well, the rush is on to futurecast the next generation of everything! The pundits are exhaling everything related to community, content, social learning, commerce, technology, change, collaboration, virtualization, personalization, ubiquity, context, search, faceted classification et al into new versions and avatars of the web and learning. The race is on getting the next version X.0... Continue Reading →

Collaborative Learning Styles

As we move from traditional learning to what it means to collaborate and share, we need to focus on what would make this an effective way to learn, and how can technology help make this possible in a structured form. We need to be able to: identify the pre-conditions for collaboration to occur effectively  identify... Continue Reading →

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