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Does this Slideshare resemble an organisation you’ve worked for?

If it does, now would be a good time reverse the process to the point where the Ant began the journey… welcome to the 21st Century way of working – #KISS (Keep It Simple Stupid)

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Webinar: QR Codes, mTagging and Learning

Webinar: QR Codes, mTagging and Learning

the Learning and Skills Group

26 May 2011, 10:00 UK Time GMT+1

QR Codes, mobile tagging and learning
Paul Simbeck-Hampson, Internet Time Alliance

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A Gardener’s Delight

After reading this article ( I was initially surprised to hear the reality of today’s organisational uptake even though it is considered a relatively new vein of learning and collaboration. But then I had a flash back to a conversation with @BarrySampson (@onlignment) a couple of months ago. He encouraged me to consider that in-fact the core group of adopters and supporters could actually be far smaller than perhaps appears externally and in (e.g. twitter) reality, a prediction that is qualified by this article.

We discussed that within our small group of excited evangelists the fever is running high, but that did not necessarily mean that everyone else was getting it yet. From my own perspective, someone supplying consultancy services ( within this field, it gives me great inspiration to know that the global market is not even “on the radar” yet. FYI, I just completed the first “leap frogging” for a client. No pilot schemes, no long winded lengthy processes, just do it (as Nike would say).

The architectural blueprint of their new ecosystem I designed from scratch with 100% of it based on free web2.0 software (may change as time goes on), yes I did say free. Their process of gardening has started, instantly in-fact, now comes the hard work to maintain the garden, spread the seeds and nurture all the life forms within. To succeed in the goal this process must never stop, a new consciousness for many, although explained in gardening terms, its quite amazing how quickly people get the concept :-)

Over the coming months I’ll be posting updates on how this first garden is developing including adoption issues, tweeks and any teething problems that turn up (greenfly perhaps) :-) Finally, I also totally agree with Jay’s point at the end of the article, “In the end, these human elements of innovation are likely to make the most important difference between success and failure.” And I would add, it is so important to begin the process of change at the very very top, only by their adoption and enthusiasm does the change stand a real chance of becoming an effective process adopted by everyone. This principal is the foundation of my consultancy, if I don’t get a resounding YES WE CAN from the number 1 (2 or 3), then I will get up and walk away regardless of contract size and $$, and you can quote me on that.

Thank you to @JayCross for posting this, and thank you to the Internet Time Alliance team for just existing :-)

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Go straight to the finish line

However, in our debrief yesterday, both Jane and Charles reported that many attendees are only just starting to shift to delivering some eLearning. Social and informal learning are not on their radar.

Opportunities are being left on the table. Today, there is little evidence of collaborative and user-centered approaches in corporate and government settings, though there are suggestions of influence to come in the future. It is the same for mobile devices, ranked last in reported current practice, and jumping closer to the top of the list as practitioners look forward. The virtual classroom and blended learning were also less prevalent in reported practice than anticipated.

There are many reasons why disruptive innovations fail
They fail because proper attention was not paid to the organizational and cultural changes
In the end, these human elements of innovation are likely to make the most important difference between success and failure.Read more at
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