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The Social LMS

Written by: Bill Sherman on Wednesday, 10 March 2010, 6:30 PM

In the March 2010 issue of Chief Learning Officer, I explore the future of the social learning management system. As a result, I’ve been having a number of excellent conversations with people who have been thinking about the future of learning and development. The traditional design methodologies of ADDIE and ISD need re-envisioning in the […]

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Expanding Your Ability to Find Answers through LinkedIn

Written by: Bill Sherman on Tuesday, 16 June 2009, 8:37 PM

Tony Karrer makes a very interesting post about finding expert answers within the extended social network of LinkedIn. If you use LinkedIn, it’s a worthwhile read, and it may change how you use LinkedIn. As my father (a reference librarian) used to say, “You don’t need to know the answer yourself. You just need to […]

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Tweeting the American Revolution

Written by: Bill Sherman on Monday, 15 June 2009, 2:05 AM

Yesterday, I wrote about the impact of social network technology on the Iranian protests. It’s interesting to compare this past week’s events with other protests: Ukraine’s Orange Revolution (2004-05) China’s Tianamen Square Protests (1989) Czechosolovakia’s Velvet Revolution (1989) Poland’s Solidarity Movement (1980) Would Poland’s change have occured quicker if the union members and organizers had […]

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Swapping IMs in Milgram’s Ever-Shrinking Small World

Written by: Bill Sherman on Friday, 8 August 2008, 3:07 PM

Here’s an interesting question. Let’s say you use an instant messanger at least once-a-month. How far are you removed from any other person who sent an IM across the network that month? Leskovec and Horvitz, two researchers at Microsoft, conducted a planetary-wide study of MSN Messenger traffic for a single month (over 180 million users). […]

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