The growing trend of supporting the activities and strategic objectives of a business through digital communities continued to mature and gain refinements this year. Better integration across the board and real measures of ROI are a hallmark.
...cutting-edge learning environments that allow learners to be self-directed are where it is at. I sense a mountain of resentment when I'm told to learn something, to use ONE technology (e.g. paper-n-pencil, computer, iPad, whatever) but when I'm invited to explore, to make my own connections with a text, with ideas, I'm inclined to blog it, to curate content, to do more with various devices.
“Proper questioning has become a lost art. The curious four-year-old asks a lot of questions — incessant streams of “Why?” and “Why not?” might sound familiar — but as we grow older, our questioning decreases.”
There are as many definitions of the digital workplace as there are organizations. But in light of this month's focus on the digital workplace, it could be useful to look at what a digital workplace is, and clarify some of the things that it is not.
The human ingenuity within any organisation are it's greatest competitive advantage. Yet according to the latest statistics, over half of todays workers are disengaged . When leaders are committed and actively working to engage, inspire and embolden – they unleash untapped potential and raise the bar not just on productivity, but on the value their organization contributes to all stakeholders.
Personalization is one of those big, broad terms that can mean different things to different people. I'm a big fan of how Richard Culatta from the US Department of Education defines it. He says personalization is the sum of three factors: adjusting the pace (individualization), adjusting the approach (differentiation), and connecting those to the learner's interests and experiences.
The World Digital Library provides free access to manuscripts, rare books, maps, photographs, and other important cultural documents from all countries and cultures, in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish.
Increasingly, educators are turning to Open Educational Resources (OERs) as teaching tools. OERs are free publicly available educational resources that anyone can copy, use, adapt, and re-share. Numerous OERs exist for teachers, but ever wondered if you could create your own? Do-it-yourself OER is n
The rapid emergence of airbnb, uber et Al has sent regulators into a spin. But the hottest debates are between the evangelists of the sharing economy and those critics who argue it is returning workers to 19th century conditions. The words ‘sharing economy’ evoke a paradise of community connectedness. They suggest the opposite of the world of dog-eat-dog capitalism and social isolation. There is an instant emotional appeal to left wingers and Green Party members. It’s true major aspects of the s
The role of the marketing team within SaaS has stretched from simply engendering awareness and creating interest, to guiding customers much deeper into the funnel. Steve Patrizi created the schematic above that illustrates the idea beautifully.
What's most important for the success of your project? Is it the team? Funding? Timing? Idea? Business model? Recently I heard Bill Gross, one of of the most brilliant entrepreneurs of this century, offer a compelling answer—one that changes my views on the formula for success.
This blog is a summary of Bill Gross's excellent talk.
5 Key Success Factors
Bill investigated how 5 key factors affected the success of the 125 companies in his portfolio at Idealab and 125 companies outside of his portfolio.
The factors he considered were:
The Idea: How new is it? Is there a unique truth in the idea? Are there competitive moats you can build around it?The Team and the Execution: How efficient is the team? How effective is it? How adaptable?The Business Model: Do you have a clear path to revenues?The Funding: Can companies that can out money-raise others succeed where the others would fail?The Timing: Are you too early? Just early? Too late. Right on time? Did that matter a lot?
Of these 250 companies, Bill picked 10 in each category: five companies that turned into billion-dollar companies, and five that everyone thought would be billion-dollar companies but failed.
The question: Which variables accounted more for successes?
The educator becomes a connected educator and through sharing, is an active participant and contributor to the connected educator movement.
Being a connected educator means connecting with other teachers to exchange ideas, improve your teaching practice, and in turn, make a change in education. It is only through being connected that we can collaborate and help to foster learning for the 21st century and beyond. (Being a Connected Educator)
Sharing your scoops to your social media accounts is a must to distribute your curated content. Not only will it drive traffic and leads through your content, but it will help show your expertise with your followers.
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Distributing your curated content through a newsletter is a great way to nurture and engage your email subscribers will developing your traffic and visibility.
Creating engaging newsletters with your curated content is really easy.