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Why Learning Through Social Networks Is The Future

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Students Need Professional Learning Networks, Too

Learning to create, manage and promote a professional learning network (PLN) will soon become, if it’s not already, one of the most necessary and sought after skills for a global citizen, and as such, must become a prominent feature of any school curriculum.

 


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The emergence of social networks impact is well-explained in this post.

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Ali Anani's curator insight, December 1, 2013 12:46 AM

If you care to be a global citizen, then reaf this and be an active learner on social networks platforms

Amanda Feliu's curator insight, December 2, 2013 4:55 AM

Un article molt interessant que parla sobre que els estudiants necessiten aprendre des de xarxes socials professionals.

Kim Flintoff's curator insight, July 8, 2014 1:27 AM

Collaboration can be both a formal structure for learning activity but also an underpinning framework for engagement and fostering life-long learning.  Learning networks are part the new learning ecosystem and should be recognised and supported.

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Great Managers Manage Thoughts

The graph below shows the interactions among thoughts actions and output (could become a habit and then behavior, if repeated frequently). Positive thoughts may lead to positive actions and behavior; in contrast are negative thoughts. The book Delivering Results by David Ulrich has an interesting quote concerning how our thoughts and actions relate:“People are much more likely to act their way into a new way of thinking, than think their way into a new way of acting.” It seems that there exists an acceptance that thoughts precede actions. However; there is more agreement
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As long as they focus on their own thoughts, its all good.

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Disruption with Purpose- Examples of

Disruption with Purpose- Examples of | Creative Writing | Scoop.it
The word disruption carries many negative impressions for the readers. The disruption of business and how chaotic it may go and thus unmanageable is just one example.This I seeing only one side of the coin. Focusing on the negative side may turn us blind to the positive sides of disruption. As there is no light without darkness, so there are no harms without associated benefits. Can there be positive aspects of disruption? Can disruption be purposeful? Let us explore this possibility.A clear example of purposeful disruption is disruptive coloration. Look at the stripes of zebra herd below and
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When disorder is superior to self-organizing? How to apply this to your business?

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Coexistence of Opposites

Visually see how differences coexist in nature. It is the unity in the duality that we must appreciate to feel the harmony within us.
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Doing the Right Thing- can be wrong

Two stories spring up in my mind that propel me to write this post.The first story is short. It is more than just a joke. A girl wanted to tell her boyfriend that she wasn't that kind of girl. Before she could, she was.The second story is about a man approaching a girl, but she wouldn't yield. If you do, I offer you one thousand dollar. The girl refused his offer bluntly. How about two thousand dollars? Surely not, the girl responded. Well, I offer five thousand dollars.  No, the girl replied mildly with an interrupted voice. The man then made what he assured it was his last offer- then
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The Reputation Capital

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The advancement of the internet has reshuffled the playing cards of the social capital. Shadow prime locations in which a person has a secondary location on the organizational structure may in effect have a prime location in terms of influence. A customer who might be secondary in terms of direct business might be in contact with potentially high paying customers and could be the influencer in changing those customers business direction.Customers have their Butterfly Effect in which a small action or word of those customers might generate powerful impact on a business. On the negative side, a
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The Iceberg of Habits and Storytelling

The Iceberg of Habits and Storytelling | Creative Writing | Scoop.it
Understanding habits is of paramount importance in marketing, storytelling and almost any researched field of human activities. Habit Marketing relates to understanding habitual behaviors so that we market products that don't negate habits; instead reinforce them.I like very much the quote of ― Mahatma Gandhi“Your beliefs become your thoughts,  Your thoughts become your words,  Your words become your actions,  Your actions become your habits,  Your habits become your values,  Your values become your destiny.” I pondered on habits and w
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Understanding "visualized habits may assist the author in making compelling stories

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New Insights to Employee Disengagement

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How not to disengage using two creative metaphors

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The Reverse Golden Circle and its Business Implications

It is amazing how doing business in inward-outward fashion may give different results than doing it in reverse: that is outward-inward fashion. A great example is the Golden Rule as shown in the image below.Should we start with what to analyze what we do to reach why and what purpose it satisfies? Or, should we start with why and move outwards to what? Does that make any difference? If yes, what implications on businesses our approach will have? Do we experience what I coin The Golden Circle Hysteresis, as I shall explain later?I like to expand the questions to emotions as it relates to Emoti
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Long-Tail Based Strategies

Successful businesses must develop a long tail of products to survive the great demands imposed on them and to push off competitors. The presentation explains …
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Turning of Days

Today, the big soccer match between Norwich City and  Middlesbrough ended in Norwich winning the game, the prize of promotion and financial gains that are reported worthy more than (130)  million Sterling Pounds. I found myself writing the losers' name as Middlesb-rough as it was rough indeed for the loser.On a personal level I am delighted. I graduated from the University of East Anglia in Norwich where I still keep great memories of my times there.  If we could extrapolate previous results to predict the future then Norwich should have lost. Norwich lost their two last games
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Creative and Challenging Perspectives on Employees' Disengagement

Paints disengage from their substrates. Leaves, skin and branches disengage from trees. Are these disengagements similar? And are they extensible for human disengagement, or at least would provide early indicators that employees' disengagement is nearing?As for the possible similarities of disengagement in paints and trees pictures speak louder than words.Paint Wrinkling and Paints WrinklingWinkles for when the top layer dries faster than the bottom layer or when top layer is applied on a contaminated surface.Is that strange to organizations? We may expect that in hierarchical organizations t
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I believe this post is challenging to its topic. I look forward to your feedback

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The Death of My Brother, but not his great lesson

My brother Eng. Azzam passed away fifteen years ago at the age of 47 suffering from brain cancer. I still remember him walking in my office shortly before his death walking in my office with a big smile on his face. He won a lucrative contract and he came to invite me to a celebrating dinner. My telephone rang and suddenly my brother started making noises and hitting the desk nervously. I could  hardly hear  the phone conversation. Suddenly, my brother fell down  and while falling making a big scream.  Later, he was diagnosed with brain cancer.It is amazing how happy momen
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Great Managers Manage Thoughts

The graph below shows the interactions among thoughts actions and output (could become a habit and then behavior, if repeated frequently). Positive thoughts may lead to positive actions and behavior; in contrast are negative thoughts. The book Delivering Results by David Ulrich has an interesting quote concerning how our thoughts and actions relate:“People are much more likely to act their way into a new way of thinking, than think their way into a new way of acting.” It seems that there exists an acceptance that thoughts precede actions. However; there is more agreement
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Combining Observations and Reflections- A Visual Approach

Combining Observations and Reflections- A Visual Approach | Creative Writing | Scoop.it
I wrote series of posts on the O.T.H.E.R Loop. Rod King, Ph.D is the inventor of this loop. A quick reminder of the loop is shown in the figure below.Observe and Reflect feedback each other directly. The question that clouded my mind is: isn't this the way we see. Objects reflect light and the eye then deals with these reflections. How our eyes do that and what lessons may we derive kept nagging me. How the eye sees, how the reader sees your story are they related? One question draws many others.In order to see, there must be light. Light reflects off an object and -- if one is looking a
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Trees Die Standing- or Not?

As I was looking over the balcony I saw a tree that fell on the road. Apparently it was hit by a car. Amazingly, the tree is still in part alive and in part dead.Do trees die standing? Here I see a tree lying on the street and still not dead. Is it  the pride of a tree not to die while not standing? Even a cowardly action will not make tree die in humiliation.I see life and death meeting in one place. Humans are alive or dead. However; the tree is still alive hanging to life and refuses to die in whole. The part that touches the ground is dead, but not the part that is still hanging in t
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Intangible Capitals

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How reputation capital may allow a child to run a multi billion dollar company? with two cases

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Selected thoughts

A collection of modern business ideas and their applications using creative metaphors
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6 Approaches to Storytelling

Stories attract attention in proportion to the conflict embedded in them. I have written many presentations on this subject that I feel it worthy to summarize my main approaches.Storytelling Is like a Chemical ReactionYou want to convert your readers to become new persons, to buy your product, to adopt a view or whatever your purpose is. Like a chemical reaction it needs to reach an exited state before converting to a product, so is your story. It needs to excite the reader to convert to a new person.Avoid side stories in your story as they are like undesired byproducts. Focus to excite. Orie
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The Reverse Golden Circle and its Business Implications

It is amazing how doing business in inward-outward fashion may give different results than doing it in reverse: that is outward-inward fashion. A great example is the Golden Rule as shown in the image below.Should we start with what to analyze what we do to reach why and what purpose it satisfies? Or, should we start with why and move outwards to what? Does that make any difference? If yes, what implications on businesses our approach will have? Do we experience what I coin The Golden Circle Hysteresis, as I shall explain later?I like to expand the questions to emotions as it relates to Emoti
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The Story of Two Friends- which is yours?

The Story of Two Friends- which is yours? | Creative Writing | Scoop.it
There were two friends who shared many things with misery of poverty standing out. They were poorer than clayey soil that was deprived of water for long times. Like clay fractures when dry, so were the two friends. So, they decided that the only way out of poverty is leaving to promising lands separately. They believed they negatively affected each other's good fortune and the best way for them was to migrate to two different places.They did. One of them started working in trade and his business turned into smiles. The other one continued with his misery. He struggled for years and then decid
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Social network Structures and Polymers Network Structures- Great Managerial Analogies

Social network Structures and Polymers Network Structures- Great Managerial Analogies | Creative Writing | Scoop.it
I dedicate this post to a dear and thoughtful friend- Dr. Vincenzo de Florio.Just have a look at a social network structure and a polymer network structure- your eyes may depict some similarities between them. Both structures have weak and strong ties and varying graph densities,  just to give two examples. This finding is not surprising as both are built by accumulation. Things that develop their organization by new parts being added  to existing ones, develop accumulative designs that become harder to change over time.We discuss polymer hardness, which The
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Maslow's Pyramid in Storytelling

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Coupling Mislow's Pyramid of Needs with Reation-Building Pyramid paves the way to novel storytelling approaches

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Creative and Challenging Perspectives on Employees' Disengagement

Paints disengage from their substrates. Leaves, skin and branches disengage from trees. Are these disengagements similar? And are they extensible for human disengagement, or at least would provide early indicators that employees' disengagement is nearing?As for the possible similarities of disengagement in paints and trees pictures speak louder than words.Paint Wrinkling and Paints WrinklingWinkles for when the top layer dries faster than the bottom layer or when top layer is applied on a contaminated surface.Is that strange to organizations? We may expect that in hierarchical organizations t
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