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e-learning isn't working... but it could be so good! This is a guest post written by Sarah Horrigan-Fullard and was originally posted here. Sarah works for the University of Sheffield leading the e-learning and digital media team and part time for the Open University as an associate lecturer. e-learning isn’t working…. Okay. That’s a bit controversial… right? And, to be honest, if I didn’t believe in the power and potential of learning in new and non-traditional ways (see how I skirt around calling it ‘e-learning’?) Royal Pingdom ? The blog platforms of choice among the top 100 blogs Posted in Tech blog on January 15th, 2009 by Pingdom We all know that WordPress is popular among bloggers, and Movable Type as well. But HOW popular? And what other platforms are being used? To find out, we went through the Technorati top 100 blogs and investigated what blog platforms they are using. It turned out to be a highly interesting survey with plenty of surprises along the way.

25 Top UK Startups The London startup scene is well-documented. But the UK innovation ecosystem is not confined to the city. All types of companies are emerging from surrounding places, in Cambridge, Edinburgh, Brighton, Manchester, Birmingham, small Welsh villages, an island in the English Channel. Here is a list of the top 25, although we could've easily named 125. Nominate some of your own picks in the comments below. Mobile Internet trends 2014 by Mary Meeker 21 Internet trends from the annual KPCB trends report For anybody that doesn’t know, Mary Meeker is rightly famed for her intelligent selection and presentation of the key trends of digital business, so today we’re sharing a summary of her latest report with what we’ve jumped out to us from a marketing perspective – it’s hot off the press this week. The full deck is 164 slides, I found I needed two coffees… Our summary

Salman Rushdie and Facebook’s pseudonym policy This article arises from Future Tense, a collaboration among Arizona State University, the New America Foundation, and Slate. Future Tense explores the ways emerging technologies affect society, policy, and culture. To read more, visit the Future Tense blog and the Future Tense home page. You can also follow us on Twitter. What would George Orwell make of Facebook?

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Mastering digital marketing Few business functions have been as profoundly disrupted by digitization as marketing. The era of expensive campaigns pushing products through mass media has been upended, as consumers, empowered by information, are demanding more and more from the companies they choose to form relationships with. In this interview with McKinsey’s Luke Collins, David Edelman, coleader of McKinsey’s global digital marketing strategy group, explains the state of digital marketing, what companies get wrong and what they should be doing, and the role of senior leaders in pushing their organizations to master the art of digital marketing. An edited transcript of Edelman’s remarks follows. Interview transcript

The Dropout Economy - 10 Ideas for the Next 10 Years Middle-class kids are taught from an early age that they should work hard and finish school. Yet 3 out of 10 students dropped out of high school as recently as 2006, and less than a third of young people have finished college. Many economists attribute the sluggish wage growth in the U.S. to educational stagnation, which is one reason politicians of every stripe call for doubling or tripling the number of college graduates. But what if the millions of so-called dropouts are onto something? As conventional high schools and colleges prepare the next generation for jobs that won't exist, we're on the cusp of a dropout revolution, one that will spark an era of experimentation in new ways to learn and new ways to live. Scott's eLearning Library It’s that time of year again when thoughts turn to planning the annual learning resources conference in order to offer some blue-sky thinking and fresh ideas on how to reinvigorate the library service, so I thought I’d take the opportunity to share a quick blog post about some of the developments I’ve been working on with fellow librarians and RSC colleagues lately. Continue reading I can’t claim the credit for this one, the idea’s adapted from a post in Doug’s blog (via my eagle-eyed friend Merv Stapleton ), but makes for such a neat little activity to do with learners to check their digital footprints I had to share.

Study Hacks - Decoding Patterns of Success - Cal Newport The Opposite of the Open Office October 19th, 2016 · 12 comments The Bionic Office A couple weeks ago, I wrote about Joel Spolsky’s claim that Facebook’s massive open office is scaring away talent. The comments on the post added many interesting follow ups; e.g., a pointer to a recent podcast episode where a Facebook developer claims the office is rarely more than a third full as people have learned to stay home if they want to produce anything deep.

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