holistic technology

I first came across the work of Ursula Franklin through her CBC Massey Lecture series on The Real World of Technology. Dr. Franklin died last week and I found this line from her obituary illuminating. “[Ursula Franklin] distinguished between the…
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The Power of Reflection in an Ever-Changing World

(I wrote the original article this is based on for Training Industry Quarterly in Winter, 2012 but feel it still speaks to a key issue for building high performance that has barely been touched by many L&D professionals). Reflective Practices…
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Serious Comics

I attended  ComicCon  again this year, and addition to the wild costumes, crowded exhibit hall, and over-priced food, there are a series of sessions. They cover television, movies, and print in a wide variety of markets.  And I like the…
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Quinnovation Fall 2016 Schedule

My fall schedule is coalescing, so I thought I’d provide pointers to when and where I’ll be out in public for the rest of this year: I’m doing two separate webinars for a government client, one at the end of August,…
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we are the media

As we shift from a market-dominated to a network-dominated society, we do not lose our previous tribal, institutional, and market organizational forms. However, their relationships between each other changes. For example, print-based media now operate at electric speed increasing the…
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Organising Modern Learning & Networking Events

Next public social online workshop runs: 1 – 26 August 2016 Although there is a focus on moving classroom training online, there is still a very good reason to offer in-person face to face events for knowledge building and sharing, collaborative…
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Organising Modern Learning & Networking Events

Next public social online workshop runs: 1 – 26 August 2016 Although there is a focus on moving classroom training online, there is still a very good reason to offer in-person face to face events for knowledge building and sharing, collaborative…
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humanity in beta

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. Stephen Downes – “Consciousness is, in other words, a community phenomenon, and not merely an individual phenomenon.” The (not…
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The wrong basis

Of late, I’ve been talking about the approach organizations take to learning.  It’s come up in presentations on learning design, measurement, and learning technology strategy.  And the point is simple: we’re not using the right basis. What we’re supposed to…
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principles and models for the network era

The End of the Market Era Capitalism today is the ultimate expression of a market dominated society, where money is made from nothing, as financial traders manipulate stocks, currencies, and whatever else they can. It’s final growth spurt was enabled…
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