1 - Don’t drink the informal learning snake oil - Jay Cross
While it took six years to arrive, informal learning has become L&D’s flavor of the day. Put on your crap detectors.
- A brief quiz tells you whether your organization needs to adopt formal or informal approaches. (That varies by what’s being learned, who’s doing the learning, and a lot of other factors. It’s not an organization-wide choice.)
- Some LMS vendors tell me they are measuring informal learning. (This is BS — unless they’ve incorporated business metrics.)
2 – Why companies must adopt the open source way – Dries Buytaert
Open source’s potential for delivering significant savings to the bottom line, resulting from the lack of software licence fees, has become recognised by organisations around the globe and validated by independent research.
3 - Curation in the Workplace – David Kelly, Sketchnotes by Me - Tracy Parish
So here is my first attempt at sketchnotes. I did have to pause the webinar during the first 30 minutes to get what I wanted down on the paper. Not the true idea of this type of note taking. However, as I went into the next 30 I had much less problem. I kept up with the conversation completely. I took notes freely and as I had learned from my reading and researching, embraced my mistakes as I went along. In the end I’m kind of proud of what I was able to capture. More surprising to me is I truly remember every moment of the webinar. I can recite all the points that were major to me and I don’t have to look at my notes at all. The act of adding the images to my page, also implanted them into my memory. I love technology and all that goes with it, but this pen to paper method has won me over to try at least a few more times.
4 – Finally! A Free App That Lets You Use Microsoft Office On Your iPad - Business Insider
CloudOn is a productivity app available for the iPad and Android tablets that features full Microsoft Office Support.