Friday Fave: Are digital devices altering our brains?

Time for some myth busting from a reliable source (not #fakenews). The summary at the beginning of this article provides just a glimpse at some of the topics that have been reviewed, in detail: Research shows that by constantly distracting us, the Internet affects cognitive performance but does not radically alter our brains. The findings…

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Friday Fave: The return of the robots

Source  I haven’t written about robots for a while – however – that doesn’t mean I’m not following all things robot-related! In addition, the annual Disrupt Sydney conference is a little over a month away (Friday 21 September) and this year’s theme is: Robots Against the Machine? What chance do we have of ‘raging against the machine’ if we…

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Augmented reality – how far have we come?

  A recent article in Wired got me a tad excited – have we finally hit the tipping point with augmented reality (AR) and shifted across into the pragmatic, valuable use of AR in the workplace? The product highlighted in the article is the “smart helmet” – the description reminded me of Superman – being…

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Event: Digital capability for improved employee performance

Upcoming webinar hosted by Citrix GoTo Training. Date: Tuesday, 9 February, 2016 Time: 1 PM Australian AEDT 3 PM NZ, 10 AM HK, 7:30 AM IND Providing employees with the necessary tools and skills is essential to working in a digital workplace, but how do you determine the  digital capabilities required for employee effectiveness? We will discuss:…

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The future of work and learning

Transforming learning in the digital workplace This week I will be presenting and running a workshop at the LearnTech Asia 2015 conference in Singapore (3-5 November) alongside an impressive line-up of reputable learning professionals such as Laura Overton (Towards Maturity, UK http://towardsmaturity.org/), Charles Jennings (70:20:10, Internet Time Alliance, UK http://internettimealliance.com/), Steve Wheeler (Plymouth Uni, UK), Clark Quinn…

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Mentoring Revisited

7 tips for effective mentoring relationships Mentoring, as a professional development strategy, is experiencing a resurgence. In a recent article, published in AITD’s Training & Development magazine – linked below – I discussed some of the traditional models of mentoring, then explored the changing approaches to current practices. I believe it is time to revisit…

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Vacancy: Postgrad Scholarship on social technology at work

At the Ripple Effect Group, we’re serious about contributing research that extends our practices in social technologies and the future of work.  That’s why we’ve partnered with the University of Sydney Business School to offer a PhD scholarship to work on a joint project in the fields of workplace application of social technologies and the future…

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Learning in the workplace of the future

Slides from my opening keynote presentation at the AITD (Australian Institute of Training & Development) National Conference in Sydney, Australia, 13 – 15 May 2015.

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The New Normal: the future of workplace learning

Emerging trends in 2015. In 2000 I started researching how social technologies were impacting both the way we approach learning and how we were using these technologies to learn. Since then, a lot has changed and not much has changed at all! A quick glance through the technology options provides a perspective of how enormous advances…

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