"On Jan. 17 George Siemens and I will launch the third offering of our online course called 'Connectivism and Connective Knowledge' -- or CCK11. We use the term 'connectivism' to describe a network-based pedagogy. The course itself uses connectivist principles and is therefore an instantiation of the philosophy of teaching and learning we both espouse....... Continue Reading →
"Many of us who have been following social media since the early 90s are very sensitive to today’s exponential growth in usage of the sharing web. "Inspired by other cool real time counters, Social Media Industry Head, Laurel Papworth, my own Rise & Rise of Social Media presentations and various ‘cool’ videos (you know the ones)... Continue Reading →
"My guess is we’ll see more of this theme of advertising as the “Born after 90′s” generation matures. Gone are the gold gilded lifestyles promoted in the past ... perhaps we’re seeing the first signs of a maturation of mindset; past monetary status seeking to transcendental self awareness? Someone call Buddha, he’s gonna love this."
Two distinguished British epidemiologists, Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett ... argue that gross inequality tears at the human psyche, creating anxiety, distrust and an array of mental and physical ailments.
"On Quora you can subscribe to topics, specific answers or people. You’re alerted when people follow you, when the create new questions in your topic area and when new people have answered the questions you’re following. And the system is really quite smart. First, it has DIGG like voting mechanism where you can vote up... Continue Reading →
"To be in the News business now means you must run your business as Digital First. And that means Print Last. Print Last because that is how this new world works. Print is a slow medium and digital is fast. Atoms will never beat bits.... "Digital First strategy is centered on the cost effective creation... Continue Reading →
"At a minimum, Twitter is an extension of each one of us. It feeds our senses and amplifies our voice. We’re connecting to one another through shared experiences creating a hybrid social network and information exchange tied by emotion and interest. "While Twitter provides the technology foundation, it is we who make Twitter so unique... Continue Reading →
"McKinsey’s new survey research finds that companies using the Web intensively gain greater market share and higher margins."
"The internet has caused an economic shift every bit as important as the Industrial or Agricultural Revolutions. Thousands of bottom-up solutions are leveraging mobile and social media, open-source values, collective intelligence and other emerging patterns. These crowd-driven innovations are combining – symbiotically — into a truly novel way of living and doing business."
Our global society faces the challenge of moving from an industrial-growth society to a life-sustaining society. This shift is often referred to as 'The Great Turning.'