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Games worth paying for
brainysmurf, Connecting the dots, Feb 01, 2013
I’m an amateur gamer from way back in the days of Atari, pong and Duck Hunter.  I’m not the biggest app fanatic, though.  I think I’ve bought two dozen at most over the past two years?  Among them are a handful of games (some socially connected) that offer a combination of gorgeous, high-def graphics, simple and [...] Fri, 01 Feb 2013 22:32:50 +0000 [Comment]

F3.15 Friday’s Favourite Finds
brainysmurf, Connecting the dots, Jan 28, 2013
Investing more time in reviewing the knowledge of my network has paid off this week!  1. Every working day, I am reminded of the exhausting battle to simplify processes rather than give into the habits of complication and non-cooperation.  Even a process that seeks to simplify copyright can get a bit confusing.  Check out this [...] Mon, 28 Jan 2013 16:40:26 +0000 [Comment]

F3.14 Friday’s Favourite Finds
brainysmurf, Connecting the dots, Jan 18, 2013
Last week, a colleague and I recorded an informal webconference in which I demonstrated the actions that I take to keep my inbox clean on a daily basis.  It was quite enlightening for me to articulate those practices and to have my colleague point out other aspects of my behaviour that I had taken for granted, such [...] Fri, 18 Jan 2013 18:13:57 +0000 [Comment]

F3.4 Friday’s Favourite Finds
brainysmurf, Connecting the dots, Jan 16, 2013
Continuing to leap over hurdles of resistance,  this is my fourth week of F3.  Feel free to share with others who are outside of #oped12 and #cfhe12 as you wish.  Enjoy! Covey asks “Are you leading or managing?” in an upcoming learning event on building trust Nov. 14, 1:00pm EDT   Gretchen Rubin, author of The Happiness Project [...] Fri, 02 Nov 2012 19:31:02 +0000 [Comment]

F3.13 Friday’s Favourite Finds
brainysmurf, Connecting the dots, Jan 15, 2013
Better late than never!  My favourite find last week was a documentary called Craigslist Joe, the story of a young man who travelled across the United States for 31 days using only Craigslist to find food, shelter, transportation and companionship.  He did not take any credit cards, cash or known cell phone contacts with him.  His journey portrays the [...] Tue, 15 Jan 2013 14:34:20 +0000 [Comment]

F3.12 Friday’s Favourite Finds
brainysmurf, Connecting the dots, Jan 10, 2013
The serendipitous value of networked learning continues to astound me.  The very first link that I found on Working Smarter Daily today led me to a SlideShare by Harold Jarche on tools and competencies for the social enterprise.  His presentation was immediately relevant to a desk aid that I am producing to compare communication tools against business requirements…I’ll share [...] Fri, 04 Jan 2013 19:20:37 +0000 [Comment]

F3.5 Friday’s Favourite Finds
brainysmurf, Connecting the dots, Jan 10, 2013
This week’s summary is a little early.  Enjoy! Nilofer Merchant, author of “The New Work” humbly reflects on her less-than-perfect TED talk, with obvious links to the work of Brené Brown on vulnerability. Innovation labs as valuable ways to manage complexity and cross-functional design and thinking  (thanks, Joe!) Jane Hart’s pick of the month for [...] Wed, 07 Nov 2012 17:30:43 +0000 [Comment]

F3.6 Friday’s Favourite Finds
brainysmurf, Connecting the dots, Jan 10, 2013
This week, I am reflecting on what it takes to become a real learning organization, with foundations that include knowledge and information management, communications, competency development and well-designed, well-maintained platforms for sharing.  Among my messy notes are these gems from Harold Jarche:   “In my experience, these three indicators would suggest a true learning organization: People [...] Fri, 16 Nov 2012 20:03:58 +0000 [Comment]

F3.7 Friday’s Favourite Finds
brainysmurf, Connecting the dots, Jan 10, 2013
A fruitful week for my seventh F3!  Enjoy and feel free to share widely. Clark Quinn modeling the ability to ‘think out loud’ as he refines the model of a coherent organization.  Speed of Trust™ Video -  2.5 minutes from Stephen M. R. Covey on trust as a key variable in ‘white water’ times.  This was a [...] Fri, 23 Nov 2012 19:55:42 +0000 [Comment]

F3.8 Friday’s Favourite Finds
brainysmurf, Connecting the dots, Jan 10, 2013
This week, I (re)discovered enchantment with the little things. On Monday, I noticed that I feel a sense of recognition and relief every time I read Jane Hart’s work.  It’s as though a burden is being been lifted from my professional shoulders, one blog post at a time.  The best way for me to describe my [...] Wed, 28 Nov 2012 20:51:37 +0000 [Comment]

F3.9 Friday’s Favourite Finds
brainysmurf, Connecting the dots, Jan 10, 2013
This week’s theme is simplicity. I just finished reading Isaacson’s lengthy biography of Steve Jobs as I’m working on a project proposal about networked learning.  Jobs wanted the iPad and iPhone to focus on the multi-touch screen so he only allowed a minimal frame to be designed around each.  That makes me wonder: What is [...] Sat, 08 Dec 2012 15:08:52 +0000 [Comment]

F3.10 Friday’s Favourite Finds
brainysmurf, Connecting the dots, Jan 10, 2013
I was having a hard time coming up with content and a theme this time , which seems to go hand in hand with not having read much outside my corporate walls this week.  That alone is worth pondering, n’est-ce pas? Here are three goodies: Though infographics are quite popular and eye-catching, motion graphics are even [...] Fri, 14 Dec 2012 16:02:03 +0000 [Comment]

F3.11 Friday’s Favourite Finds
brainysmurf, Connecting the dots, Jan 10, 2013
After a year and a half of dabbling with various platforms for networked knowledge sharing, I have concluded that LinkedIn and Working Smarter Daily are my two favourite sources of social learning and inspiration.  Through these channels, I am linked to a network of intelligent learning professionals, fellow public servants and world-class authors with relevant [...] Thu, 20 Dec 2012 15:32:28 +0000 [Comment]

F3.3 Friday’s Favourite Finds
brainysmurf1234, Connecting the dots, Oct 27, 2012
Two gems for this week: feel free to share with others who are outside of #oped12 and #cfhe12 as you wish. What’s working and what’s not in online training (Harold Jarche) – ‘knowledge artisans’ seek and share information in ‘guilds’.  I had previously enjoyed the term ‘knowmad’ and am adopting knowledge artisan now. Enterprise learners [...] Sat, 27 Oct 2012 12:13:00 +0000 [Comment]

F3.2 Friday’s Favourite Finds
brainysmurf1234, Connecting the dots, Oct 19, 2012
My second week of F3: feel free to share with others who are outside of #oped12 and #cfhe12 as you wish. Brené Brown’s Leadership Manifesto and Engagement checklist Do you really want to 'break down' the silos? (hat tip to @AlisonSeaman!) Covey on Trusting Difficult People (free webinar Oct. 25, 2012) Enjoy! “Work for change or change your [...] Fri, 19 Oct 2012 18:56:08 +0000 [Comment]

More of that prickly, uncomfortable stuff: being open to vulnerability and daring greatly
brainysmurf1234, Connecting the dots, Oct 17, 2012
One of the most significant books that I have made time to read this year is Daring Greatly: How the Courage to be Vulnerable Transforms the Way we Live, Love, Parent and Lead by Brené Brown, Ph.D.  If you’re busy with other resources from #cfhe12,  #oped12, #fslt12, #ds106, #change11 or #cck12 and don't make time for the [...] Wed, 17 Oct 2012 18:08:00 +0000 [Comment]

Owning the advice, not the decision
brainysmurf1234, Connecting the dots, Oct 15, 2012
It must be the full moon.  And the fact that I have been out of the company of like-minded #change11, #cck12, #ds106 and #fslt12 moocers for too long now.  Perhaps #oped12 and #cfhe12 will appreciate this as well… This week has been one headache after another as I attempt to share what I consider to be [...] Thu, 30 Aug 2012 17:58:51 +0000 [Comment]

Hurray, it’s time for two new moocs! #oped12 and #cfhe12
brainysmurf1234, Connecting the dots, Oct 15, 2012
I wonder if the alumni of #change11, #cck12, #ds106 and #fslt12 are looking for new opportunities to interact with international networks of learning professionals?  If so, check out these two new moocs: 1. New this week through to the end of November (12 weeks) is Openness in Education #oped12  - see  http://open.mooc.ca/  2. Starting October 8 to mid-November (six-weeks) is Current/Future [...] Mon, 10 Sep 2012 14:47:06 +0000 [Comment]

F3.1 Friday’s Favourite Finds
brainysmurf1234, Connecting the dots, Oct 15, 2012
Today, I’m celebrating my 50th blog post with a new weekly habit.  Feel free to share with others who are outside of #oped12 and #cfhe12 as you wish. F3.1 – Friday’s Favourite Finds On my Kindle: Daring Greatly by Brené Brown, expert on vulnerability and shame resilience. The Busy Trap – an eye-opener about chronic busy-ness with [...] Fri, 12 Oct 2012 19:19:13 +0000 [Comment]


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