The TED of all Learning Conferences #LWF12

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On the dates of 25 January through 26 January, 2012, I had the opportunity to participate for the first time in the Learning Without Frontiers “Future of Learning Conference and Festival” held at Olympia in London, England. As the title of this post suggests, I believe it truly is the TED of all Learning Conferences. […]

Steer Clear of Organizational Leadership Turbulence

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Originally published to the January, 2012 Edition of T+D Magazine. Reprinted here with permission. by Dan Pontefract Frequent airplane passengers are likely to have read the following message prior to watching an in-flight movie: “the following film has been modified from its original version. it has been formatted to fit this screen.” for purposes of […]

My Thoughts: iBooks 2, iTunes U App & iBooks Author

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According to Philip Schiller, Apple’s Senior Vice-President of Worldwide Marketing and Eddy Cue, Apple’s Senior Vice-President of Internet Software and Services, there are: over 1.5 million iPads in use in education institutions over 1,000 one-to-one iPad deployments in K-12 schools over 700 million downloads at iTunes U over 500,000 audio or video offerings  available on […]

The Anti-Social Social Dilemma

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The problem I see on the horizon for leaders, teachers and parents is what I’m referring to as the anti-social social dilemma. I believe I am social media, social networking and social learning’s number one fan. I also strongly believe that IT, HR and Learning leaders should be experimenting with up and coming social sites […]

Dan’s Personal 2012 Goals

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I’m not exactly a religious guy, in fact, I’d probably argue that I’m a “Cafeteria Catholic” (oh, the blasphemy) but I’ve nonetheless always remembered a Mother Theresa quotation: Honesty and transparency make you vulnerable. Be honest and transparent anyway. As a leader of people for many years now, I hope my colleagues (former and current) […]