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  2. 2. Objectives:  Exponential times - shift  State of information – pace of change  Connection – Edge Power  Why is connection important  Edgility – concept  Personal Learning Environment (PLE)  Smart mobs – new organization  Tools  Blueprint
  3. 3. We live in exponential times…
  4. 4. Some numbers… Flickr: gadl Flickr: Olivander
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  6. 6.  1 in 4 workers has been with their current employer less than one year  1 in 2 workers has been with their current employer less than five years U.S. Department of Labor
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  8. 8. Information (digital)…  Facebook – over 200 million visitors a month  Myspace – over 120 million visitors a month  Youtube – 100 million visitors a month  Every minute – ten hours of video is posted  Last quarter -Fastest grown demographic on Facebook 35 – 45 year of age
  9. 9. Experimentation…  Social engagement…  Student are having a go… Facebook…
  10. 10. Serious experimentation… New social patterns are emerging…  Flashmobs 
  11. 11. What is it all about?  Knowledge is growing exponentially.  In many fields the life of knowledge is now measured in months and years.  The “half-life of knowledge” is the time span from when knowledge is gained to when it becomes obsolete.  Our old ways of learning are too slow!  New ways of organizing are upon us now.
  12. 12. Example: Drupal  Taking this class…  Drupal is… Is a free and open source modular framework and Content  Management System (CMS) written in the programming language PHP. It is used as a quot;back endquot; system for many different types of Web  sites, ranging from small personal blogs to large corporate and political sites  The instructor says… „Yes, Drupal should be around for at least a few more years.‟  (next framework is python)  I was thinking – it will take me at least 6-months to learn to use it at  a fundamental level Why am I taking this three-week long class? 
  13. 13.  What is Edgility… Edgility is a principle that I have chosen to guide me as I rethink  learning, organizations, and processes in a new era of information abundance. Edgility is having the capability to leverage the power of networks  (Edge Power) to rapidly learn and innovate in order to compete globally for work Drupal example: if you are going to compete - you have to use an  open source learning community. 
  14. 14. Leadership  How does this relate to leadership?  1) If you want to stay current with leadership ideas – must rely on others.  2) If you are going to lead others in the future you must use collaborative technology. Leaders must work to increase their Edgility. This means experimenting with use of Edgility tools (such as those introduced in this class) – and learning how to engage others through their use.
  15. 15. The beginning of a solution…  PLC / E Defined:  quot;A Personal Learning Environment (PLE) is a collection of free, distributed, web-based tools, usually centered around a blog, linked together and aggregating content using RSS feeds and simple HTML scripts.quot; Sean Fitzgerald
  16. 16. The beginning of a solution…  PLC / E Defined:  quot;PLE are very personal both in the sense of being independent of the university or employer and in the sense of being hand- crafted. Even with a more ideal integrative application, PLE will still be highly customized to the needs and preferences of the learner.quot; Ray Sims-
  17. 17. The beginning of a solution…  PLC / E Defined:  “A definition for the term Personal Learning Environment (PLE), remains elusive. Conception about what should constitute a PLE depends on the perspective of the creator”  quot;a Personal Learning Environment is a facility for an individual to access, aggregate, configure and manipulate digital artifacts of their ongoing learning experiences.quot; Ron Lubensky_
  18. 18. Questions:  How many have developed a Personal Learning Community?  Would someone like to describe their PLE / C?
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  21. 21. Quick blueprint…  One blueprint on how to find conversation on any topic.  People new to social media are often frustrated when they are told to quot;join the conversation“ - because they aren't sure where to find the conversation.   Popularity isn't a perfect judge of quality by any means, but it's a place to start
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  23. 23. RSS feeds Engagement score based on… Interaction metrics based on Creating Critiquing Chatting Collecting Clicking
  24. 24. Contact information: Phone: 970-491-7823 Email: Or Email: Twitter: JimFolk Website: