Dear Mr. Machado – A Few Connected Learning Options for You

Dear Mr. Machado, Your story is heart-warming. Thanks so much for taking the time to write the email, sharing your story, and posing your question about a ‘connected learning’ environment. In the spirit of collaboration, I’ve taken the liberty of responding to your request via this blog posting versus another email, but have kept you […]

Dear Mr. Pontefract – I Need a Connected Learning Platform

Dear Mr. Pontefract, I would like to know your opinion on a few problems I´m facing in my E-learning 2.0 project. I know that you are probably very busy at the moment and one thing you can do is to “delete” this e-mail but I will try to tell you a short story about me […]

Higher Education & Budgets: Collaborative or Not?

The organizational make-up of higher education institutions is one of the more intriguing constructs in society today. Although not necessarily uniform throughout the world, many of these institutions will employ a CIO (and her team) to drive a technology vision for students, faculty, administration and alumni. Ironically, the CIO may not hold all of the […]

Learning 2.0 is Dumb: Use ‘Connected Learning’ Instead

Going forward, and as best I can, I’ll use the term ‘Connected Learning’ to describe a knowledge ecosystem made up of formal, informal and social learning behaviours and modalities. It’s about time I (and perhaps you as well) retire the term Learning 2.0. There are a few reasons for this: Learning will forever be part […]

Why Don’t You Have an Internal YouTube Video Sharing Service?

A few facts about YouTube: 24 hours of content is uploaded every minute YouTube has more than 490 million unique users worldwide per month There are over 92 billion page views each month Users spend roughly 2.9 billion hours on YouTube in a month The average user spends 15 minutes each day viewing videos Clearly, […]