Time’s Up – Learning Will Forever Be Part Formal, Part Informal and Part Social

Originally posted to Chief Learning Officer Magazine, February 2011 Edition. Reprinted here with permission. (original link here) By Dan Pontefract The magnetic vortex known as the Four Levels of Evaluation, utilized pervasively and at times blindly within the learning industry, has run its course and is in need of an update, if not a replacement. Since 1959, […]

The Collaboration Curve

Now that I’m on a mission to merge the terms Social Business and Enterprise 2.0 and rephrase as Collaboration, I thought it would be a good time to introduce “The Collaboration Curve”.   Over a period of time, and as collaboration methods between citizens increase (employee to employee, employee to customer, student to faculty, etc.), […]

Call it Collaboration, Not Enterprise 2.0 or Social Business

Colin Powell once said: “Great leaders are almost always great simplifiers, who can cut through argument, debate and doubt, to offer a solution everybody can understand.” Background The meme forest fire of Enterprise 2.0 and Social Business is blazing wildly across all geographies of opinion. We’ve got Enterprise 2.0 in one corner with no shortage […]

Quora: Questions & Opinions not Questions & Answers

I’ve spent just over a month on Quora, the so-called site that hosts a “continually improving collection of questions and answers created, edited, and organized by everyone who uses it.” So far I’ve answered a few questions, with both short and somewhat long answers, and I’ve reviewed in and around 50 different topics or threads. […]

Learning is Lurking (Part 2 of 2)

For those of you who caught the first instalment, yes, the order has been changed this time around. As much as I believe that lurkers are in fact learning while they lurk, there is something to be said about those who need to lurk a little more. Let me explain. I read with intrigue via […]