• This Week in MakingBetter (27 January, 2014)
    This Week in MakingBetter (27 January, 2014)

    Things to Think About “I am no longer accepting the things I cannot change. I am changing the things I cannot accept.” – Anonymous — John Hagel (@jhagel) January 22, 2014 Your Moment of Zen Links There is an incredibly fun and cheeky chart… of movie quotes… as charts. Jono Bacon, author of the… Read more

  • Dispatch from ASTD TechKnowledge 2014

    It’s been a busy couple of days in Las Vegas. Tuesday was active, starting with the announcement about IEEE. Reconnecting with colleagues in the learning space throughout Tuesday, we celebrated with many of our Up to All of Us friends also at TechKnowledge on Tuesday night. I worked with the ASTD TechKnowledge Program Committee early… Read more

  • Liquid Swords
    Liquid Swords

    The news in short: I’m officially chairing the very brand new IEEE xAPI Study Group, which is the first step towards the standardization of Experience API™ (aka “Tin Can”). Awwwww yeah. In just two short weeks, Megan & I have launched MakingBetter, an open source enterprise-ready Learning Record Store and now… moving the API from… Read more

  • This Week in MakingBetter (20 January, 2014)
    This Week in MakingBetter (20 January, 2014)

    Things to think about… AKA How likely are you to recommend our life to your friends & colleagues? AKA net promoter score for your life AKA happiness as a service. — Buster (@buster) January 18, 2014   This really should be the only thing you are referring to when you say, “Big Data”. —… Read more

  • Delivering on the Experience API
    Delivering on the Experience API

    …and by Experience API, I mean Tin Can (cough). That said, I wrote an article for Learning Technologies Magazine about what it will really take to make the movement around this new standard successful. The article is chock-full of the most exciting words on the internet, like “conformance” and, uh, “validators”. Jokes aside, we’ve come… Read more

  • The Things People Call "Community"
    The Things People Call "Community"

    I want to distinguish the kind of communities Megan and I champion from the things people call “community.” Community is Realizing a Shared Vision We describe community as how people gather around a shared vision and how they collectively act to realize that vision. Others swap the word community in for “things” that may have… Read more