Find Full length Video Lectures on Any topic

01 January 2011 Categories: Internet tools

Recorded lectures are one of the most valuable learning tools available online. The web is full of them – starting from universities that publish full courses (see YouTube – Education – YouTube EDU), through recorded conferences (see for example Semantic Universe on Vimeo), to privately made tutorials. Here is a way to easily find lots of full length videos on any topic that interest you. [Update 1/14/2010] There's a bookmarklet for that.



Video – Building Innovation Teams – What is Your Learning Type?

04 April 2009 Categories: Innovation

A great video about learning, innovation,  and the combination of the two to create innovation teams. The video, created by Roger H. Shealy, is based on a paper by Sara L. Beckman and Michael Barry. Read the full paper here: PDF iconInnovation as a Learning Process: Embedding Design Thinking

Innovation as a Learning Process from Roger H. Shealy on Vimeo.

Via The Content Economy


How to Use Checklists to Deliver High Quality Outputs

30 December 2008 Categories: Effectiveness

checklist Checklists help to deliver high quality outputs by recognizing routine procedures and must-have attributes of these outputs. Checklists have several more benefits and they are easy to create and use. Here is how to get going:

What is a checklist

Checklist is a list of items (names, characteristics, tasks etc.) you check or consult when performing a task. It is used to make sure that the output is complete and consist, that no mandatory attributes has been forgotten. For example, you can use a checklist of activities you must take before publishing new content in your website. This might include spellchecking, review by others, adding tags, adding picture, writing an extract and so on.

Some Benefits

Using a checklist provides these benefits:

  • Standardization – it helps keep outputs standard when more than one person is involved or when one person produces many items over time (for example, blog posts).
  • Prevent cognitive overload – it frees your mind from the the routines so that you could think about the main activities and process innovations.
  • Continues improvement – as new insights, activities, and attributes are added to the checklist, your outputs will improves.
  • Collective learning – people who are new to the process can use the checklist to learn it and to avoid reinventing the wheel. […]
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Inspiring Video – “Did You Know 2.0”

27 November 2008 Categories: Innovation

I found the following video, which presents some incredible figures about our world today and in the future, to be very inspiring.

It raises the question – what are the skills that are relevant today and in the near future?

I do not think that the traditional way of education could last much longer. Nowadays, ideas can be spread world-wide at the same day that they were thought of using blogs and other internet technologies (compared to textbooks, which take years to be written and published). I also think that two of these skills are information seeking and self-learning. This is since, while the internet does offer tremendous amount of usable information, one has to find and learn it by oneself.