Learning TRENDS by Elliott Masie - August 2, 2012.
#734 - Updates on Learning, Business & Technology.
55,774 Readers - www.masie.com - twitter: emasie - The MASIE Center.
Host, Learning 2012 - Oct 21 to 24, Orlando, FL - www.learning2012.com
1. Social, Not Stupid!
2. A Mobile “GPS” for Learning.
3. Reminder - “Learning Marketplace Shifts” Conference Call.
1. Social, Not Stupid! My theme this week is “Social, Not Stupid!” Several of my colleagues/friends, in their love of instant and widely published bursts of Tweets, Facebook and More - have done some “Stupid” things that they almost instantly have regretted.
It is so simple to grab that smart phone or tablet and type 140 characters of instant emotion, thought or “aha”. It is so simple to post it to a Twitter account that might resonate with hundreds, thousands or even more readers.
Recently, an actress from a Broadway show saw a preview of a new play. She didn’t like it (totally natural). And, she tweeted her instant reaction (hmmm). It became an instant and viral storm about her “process” rather than her comment. Eventually, she had to issue a press release regretting the timing and format of her comments.
A friend posted a note on Facebook about his reaction to a restaurant he frequented and the chef called him up to ask why he didn’t tell him directly to his face, rather than publish it for the world to read.
And, even this author has been known to write a blog - without checking for typos - only to regret publishing a typo across the web.
As our mobile devices and social networks allow for instant and gut-level publishing, take a second to ask if you are being Social or Stupid? Take an extra moment to see if Twitter or a blog is the best way to provide feedback or if a personal, face-to-face conversation might be more appropriate. Remember, you can’t erase social “stuff”. Perhaps it is time to have a conversation on “Social, Not Stupid” at your organization. Just because we CAN publish something in an instant from our phone, is it really always the best way to communicate and collaborate?
2. A Mobile “GPS” for Learning: We are very excited to be creating a Mobile “GPS” for Learning at our annual event. Our “GPS”, which will work on any mobile device or from any browser, will provide Real-Time content and context for all of the sessions, attendees, sponsors and resources. As we add 15% of our sessions in Real-Time, our “GPS” will provide updates on just-formulated discussions, dialogues or coffee-table-top benchmarking. See a glance at: http://www.learning2012.com/item/mobile-guide.html
3. Reminder - “Learning Marketplace Shifts” Conference Call:
The Learning Marketplace is shifting as organizations are changing the type and style of learning content, systems and services. We have organized a no-charge, 45 minute briefing on Learning Marketplace Shifts for our colleagues who are learning vendors, suppliers or consultants:
The Changing Learning Marketplace: Shifts, Hype and Expectations!
Hosted: Elliott Masie - The Learning CONSORTIUM.
Thursday, August 16, 2012, 11 am (EDT) - 1 hour - No Charge.
To Register for this call, go to: www.masie.com/MarketplaceCall
Yours in learning,
MASIE Center Seminars, Events and Services:
* Learning 2012 - Oct 21 - 24, 2012 - Orlando, Florida.
* Membership in The Learning CONSORTIUM
Info and Registration: http://www.masie.com - twitter: emasie