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New for you. THE WORLD QUESTION CENTER 2010— Page 1. KEVIN KELLY Editor-At-Large, Wired; Author, New Rules for the New Economy AN INTERMEDIA WITH 2 BILLION SCREENS PEERING INTO IT We already know that our use of technology changes how our brains work.


Reading and writing are cognitive tools that, once acquired, change the way in which the brain processes information. When psychologists use neuroimaging technology, like MRI, to compare the brains of literates and illiterates working on a task, they find many differences, and not just when the subjects are reading. Researcher Alexandre Castro-Caldas discovered that processing between the hemispheres of the brain was different between those who could read and those who could not. A key part of the corpus callosum was thicker in literates, and "the occipital lobe processed information more slowly in individuals who learned to read as adults compared to those who learned at the usual age.



Platform. Crowdsourcing. Projectmanagement. Acting. Audio. Flowr. Real-time Collaboration, knowledge exchange and smart inf. Workscape evolution. This morning Jane Hart posted this 5-stage model of the evolution of workplace learning in an organization.

Workscape evolution

I’ve re-worked the model to show: my domain is the workscape (the merger of work and learning, the learning ecosystem)overarching issue is who controls the curriculumlearning is a mix of formal and informal, not one or the other The further you go to the right in these models, the less the support provided by L&D. I advocate filling the gap with support of social and informal learning. LMS have their place: opening up and tracking performance of formal and compliance training. ..: Sironta :.. Cooperate, Collaborate, Share. Democrasoft - Social Collaboration & Voting Platforms for Bu. Doorway: People. We Know Human Capital. Radical Inclusion. Think Out of the Inbox. 100 Web Tools to Enhance Collaboration (Part 3)

GovWin. Educational Collaborators - Because those who can, teach! - Home. Managing Mass Collaboration. The 10 Best Collaborative Web Tools for Business. This is a blog post by Drea Knufken.

The 10 Best Collaborative Web Tools for Business

Desktop software may soon be a thing of the past. This is especially true in collaboration applications–the kind project managers and work groups use. Web-based solutions from SaaS (Software-as-a-Service) providers are quickly replacing networked office servers. 15 Free Tools for Web-based Collaboration. No man (or woman) is an island – and this statement can’t be any truer if you’re a designer or developer.

15 Free Tools for Web-based Collaboration

Virtual Requirements for Collaboration. 9 Great Document Collaboration Tools for Teams. This post originally appeared on the American Express OPEN Forum, where Mashable regularly contributes articles about leveraging social media and technology in small business. With cloud computing continuing its reach into areas once dominated by desktop applications, it's a great time to consider how your business could benefit from online collaboration tools for producing great documents. Whether it's a proposal, press release, manual, or other type of communication or documentation, there are some great and relatively easy to use tools out there to help your team prepare it. We've looked at the bigger picture in team collaboration tools before, including everything from private group messaging to shared contacts to project management.

10 Team Collaboration Techniques for 2010. Dec Ivana Taylor, consultant and author of the marketing blog, Strategy Stew, presented 10 Must-Do Marketing Tips for 2010 in the OPEN Forum Idea Hub for Innovation.

10 Team Collaboration Techniques for 2010

Reading through Ivana’s tips, I stopped at “Productize Your Services: It’s much easier to understand and purchase something that looks like a product.” This task has been on my list for a while, but now I feel compelled to tackle it sooner rather than later. During 2009, I focused on researching, analyzing and blogging about social networking sites and social media paradigms. However, I’ve already formulated some key objectives for 2010, which include closer collaboration with peers. 8 Things You Need to Know About Collaboration. Online Collaboration Suite: Integrated Web Collaboration Softwar. Google aims to "connect" users with shared interests. Google is improving its service aimed at providing websites with social networking features by making it easier for users with shared interests to connect with one another.

Google aims to "connect" users with shared interests

The company has announced a number of new features for its Google Friend Connect that center on collecting and utilizing information about a site users' interests. The new features start off with a several ways to poll users for information about their particular interests. From your Friend Connect account, you can create a poll to ask your users site-relevant questions about what they are into. Then, you can have users answer the poll when they sign in to your site, via a poll gadget embedded in the site, or using the Friend Connect API. These interests are linked to users' profiles, and other users can use the information to find those with similar interests to, well, connect. Global 500 pharmaceutical company boosts retention of MBA candid. We have another client on the record.

Global 500 pharmaceutical company boosts retention of MBA candid

Here's our latest case study detailing a project that a global 500 pharmaceutical company launched with ProtoSphere. We don't have permission (yet) to use their name, so we scrubbed the case study of all identifying elements. Other than that, everything documented here is real and in the customer's own words. We have a nice graphically designed version coming, too, but we wanted to share the data with you now. McKinsey: What Matters: Using technology to improve workforce co.