Jane’s Pick of the Day: 12 December

1 - The Twitter Top 100: Education Technology Must-Follows – Kelly Meeker

Getting “on Twitter” is just the first step. To make the most of Twitter for professional development and learning, you need to build a network of people with shared interests, unique experience and insights to network with and learn from. If you’re interested in education technology and training, we’ve got your starter kit right here.

2 - Sparking a Revolution – Andrew R McIlvaine

When it comes to social media in the workplace, HR is just starting to learn to stop being the police — and to start joining in the charge toward change.

3 – The sound of learning - Dave Ferguson

 One of Jane’s insights in her comparison is that capturing tacit knowledge isn’t easy, in music or in the world of workplace learning. Yet it’s the tacit that raises music (or cognitive ability) above the merely routine. Or as Artur Schabel put it: The notes I handle no better than many pianists. But the pauses between the notes – ah, that is where the art resides.

4 - 12/12/12 Is Here: How to Celebrate the Century’s Last Repeating Date – Mashable

For those who like to get a bit nerdy with their numbers, one of the century’s most significant dates is approaching. Wednesday is 12/12/12, the last of the great repeating dates to occur in our lifetimes — unless you’re planning to live until Jan. 1, 2101, that is.

4 - Don’t do what monkey’s do… words on culture change – 12 August 2009

The next time you find yourself saying, “but it’s always been done that way”, or “because that is how it has always been done here”, think about what you just read.

5 – How to be a polymath – Keith Sawyer

In 2012, The New York Times reported on a UCLA student, Jeremy Gleick, who has a unique habit: every day he finds time for a “learning hour”—one hour devoted to learning something new. In 2012, he passed his 1,000th hour of self-study, most of it done online.  Gleick has logged every hour of learning in a spreadsheet.

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