Beth Kanter's Blog - Part 130

How Helpful is Teaching Nonprofits How to Fish?

Training Design

Flickr Photo by Minarae

Note from Beth: I was thrilled that Paul Connolly agreed to write a  guest post sharing some of the  public learning taking place through the OE Goldmine Project on the Packard Foundation OE Wiki.  As a technology trainer,  capacity builder, and consultant working with nonprofits,  I always ask the fishing question, especially since I work in the area of emerging technologies that often falls prey to Shiny Object Syndrome — (Google + anyone?

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Can You Experiment Your Way Out of the Filter Bubble?

Content, Experimentation, Strategy

One of the books in my summer reading pile is Eli Pariser’s  The Filter Bubble:  What the Internet is Hiding From You.      Last week, my Networked Nonprofit co-author Alison Fine recently interviewed the author on her monthly  Chroncile of Philanthropy podcast.  … Read More

Are You Going To Adopt Google+ for Professional Learning/Networking? Why or Why Not?

Google

What we’re witnessing with the hype and geek love swirling around Google+ follows  a well established pattern identified by Gartner analysts called “hype cycles.”     It begins with a technology trigger, followed by the peak of inflated expectations and punditry.     … Read More

What is Your Plan For Google + Experimentation and Exploration?

Google

What a day!   The platform war between Facebook and Google + officially launched with a press conference at Facebook announcing the new “awesome” features including one click skype/Facebook integration for video chat.   I watched live stream on Facebook and the real time snarky reactions coming across Google +. … Read More

Google+ – Yi-Tan Call Notes

Google

Yi-Tan Community hosts a weekly 40-minute conference call about navigating change in technology and society.  Jerry Michalski is the moderator.  I used to participate in the calls way back in 2005 in the early days of blogging and always found the calls informative.… Read More