A look at some of the current and emerging trends around social media, social networks and collaborative technology. We’ve transitioned from the industrial paradigms of the 20th century to a new age full of opportunities for shared knowledge and learning. But it’s an increasingly complex world and we need to be able to adapt and change if we are to make the most of our opportunities.
Technology is no longer something to be feared or avoided – it’s part and parcel of how we live our lives in the 21st century, and it provides us with unprecedented opportunities to understand the world in which we live, and to tap into the collective wisdom of our fellow human beings. It's good to be alive!
"We can email, we can text, we can Facebook, we can tweet.But can we talk? Not so much, or so well, as we did not so long ago.To rework a famous movie line from pre-digital times: What we've got here..."
Young folks have few customer service skills. Social media is blamed as part of the problem.
The virtual office can be a big boon to your business. Find out what benefits you can gain by working without a fixed physical location. By the myBusiness techblog team The Cambridge University Press defines a virtual ...
A thoughtful article and highlights that KM is not mere dissemination as we not only need to capture knowledge we need to apply it and that takes change management and we need to curate and package the knowledge that people can use it within their flow of work.
Concepts from the gaming industry have become increasingly useful as a way of improving and optimizing how we get work accomplished for our businesses. While many in the enterprise world may not be ready to adopt these ideas yet, gamification increasingly looks to be an effective set of techniques that now has an entire cottage industry forming to make it easier to achieve results.
It’s an understandable perception: you hear the word gamification, and when pronounced correctly [gay-muh-fi-kay-shuhn], the word “game” slaps you right in the face. It must be about making games and playing and having fun, right?
When I visit companies, it's one of the most frequent complaints I hear: "I'm working on a project with people I've never met." Or: "This virtual team I'm on is a disaster — nobody really knows what the other is doing." Many of us have found...
Mind you, the following blog entry is not meant to be negative around the world of social computing and social networking for business (#socbiz), since both my enthusiasm and social evangelism efforts are still intact, just as ...
Men reached the moon in July 1969, and Woodstock began three weeks later. With the benefit of hindsight, we can see that this was when the hippies took over the country, and when the true cultural war over Progress was lost.
As a manager you may be willing to hire the best talent no matter where they're located, but how do you go about determining if a candidate is excellent not only at their job but also at working remotely?
Teleporting, flying cars and Back To The Future style hover-boards. These have all been promised to us within the next few years, but there is little hope of seeing them any time soon. These far-fetched technologies fill us with excitement about what the future may hold, inspiring generations of dreamers to learn math, science and engineering.
But what about the technologies that will help these aspiring inventors, scientists and engineers learn? What does the future hold for our classrooms, and what kinds of technologies will shape the minds of our children's children?
Here are five future technologies that will completely change the learning space and revolutionize the techniques we use within it.
Using social media to accomplish a meaningful purpose involves more than providing new technology and praying for success. Successful mass collaboration places new requirements on an organization, particularly its managers.