How can e-Learning, or computer based training, be more effective? [Quora]

The question expanded was the following:

“Most of the people that I’ve met are not happy with eLearning / CBT applications. The only time an employee goes online is when something is mandated for appraisal, and that’s true especially for IT/Software companies. Any guesses why? How can eLearning, something that has been touted as a saviour, be really made somewhat and/or more effective?”

In my opinion, E-Learning, as a means for making educational resources accessible to learners, is still ripe with promise.

In practice, the complaints are generally around a devolution of something noble (learning) and how its been commoditized (the e-learning your people might be complaining about).

How Do Tweets Allow for Collective Intelligence? [Quora]

There are (likely) many ways in which tweets allow for collective intelligence. I will offer one example of how this works. Tweets are made up of text, with an invisible cachet of metadata — I say invisible but that’s not true at all. Geolocation, the source of a Tweet (i.e. the application that is the […]

Is post-secondary education in the technology sector still worth it? [Quora]

I’ve started to dive into Quora, answering questions where I believe I might be able to bring experience and knowledge to bear. This particular question went on to expand as such: “Technology is changing daily, it seems like post-secondary institutions are always a few steps behind with their material.” My short answer is “yes, it’s […]