Divergent thinking typically comes out of annual SXSW conference. Earlier this month, the conference featured Bruce Sterling, a noted science fiction author, as a keynoter. Bruce used a phrase from his and Jon Lewbowsky’s State of the World 2012 post that he had previously used…and which got a bit of buzz: “The Future Is About… Read more 30 Day Challenge – Day 14 – Competing Fantasies
My 30-Day Challenge question for today was sparked by a post this weekend from Paolo Narcisco – “Knowledge Management As We Know It May Not Exist in 2020 (and here’s why)“. Paolo wrote: “…Consider this scenario. In 2020, over 60% of the workforce will be made up of Millennials. While I come from the Connected… Read more 30 Day Challenge – Day 13 – Yik Yak Accountability
In the Online Learning Insights weekly news this morning, there is a review of the Serious eLearning Manifesto, released last week by four e-learning “instigators.” These instigators suggest that most elearning is broken, and that a new set of standards are required to raise elearning to its potential. Quoting from the manifesto: Supporting Principles 1. … Read more 30 Day Challenge – Day 12 – Serious eLearning, Seriously?
The NMC Horizon Report Higher Education Edition for 2014 lists six challenges which the review panel believes are very likely to impede technology adoption over the next five years. These challenges are sorted into three categories defined by the nature of the challenge — solvable challenges are those that we both understand and know how… Read more 30 Day Challenge – Day 11 – Relevancy
Next week along with my colleague Jeff Nugent, I am leading our second learning path session on online teaching, looking at the evolution of elearning. Borrowing a page from Brian Lamb, I plan to take the participants on a bit of a historical journey. Mankind first formed social groups about 200,000 years ago Mankind became… Read more 30 Day Challenge – Day 10 – Linear or Exponential
Disclaimer – I have friends that work for Softchalk. One of their recent ads suggested that “If Content is King, shouldn’t it be RICH?” There seems to be this assumption that content is indeed king. Google “Content is King” and you get a bazillion returns. One I liked was from Socialmedia Today, which quoted Jonathan… Read more 30 Day Challenge – Day 9 – Student-Generated Textbook
I saw a tweet from my Vice Provost this weekend that got me thinking (not his intention I am sure). The Moody Blues were in town for a concert, and he tweeted: “Dad Rock”? Really? I mean, I was in high school when the Moody Blues were big…and my dad was more of a Glen… Read more 30 Day Challenge – Day 8 – Teaching Like Slash
Grant McCracken, in “The Corporation is at Odds with the Future,” noted: “Here is my present idea of the corporation, give or take. The corporation is a thing of people, processes, places, and products (give or take). And these 4 Ps are relatively well-defined, organized, boundaried, and anchored (more or less).“ In many ways, this describes… Read more 30 Day Challenge – Day 6 – A State of Surprise
Early mankind had a keen sense of place. Our ancestors knew their village, their area, and their limitations. Most of all, they knew – sensed – what was up and what was down. If they swung their feet to the ground, their feet stayed there. The concept of “upright” implies “right” as a premise. Over… Read more 30 Day Question Challenge – Day 4 – Which Way is Up?
Yesterday, Enoch Hale started us on a 30-Day Challenge to post an out-of-the-box question about teaching and learning each day for thirty days. I responded yesterday with a question about design and whether it was complicated or complex. My question today really dates back to a wonderful book by Tom Peters, who in 2003 published… Read more 30 Day Question Challenge – Day 2 – Hyperlinked Course