Author Archives: Reuben Tozman

Meaningfulness

I may have invented the word, but I’m not that literate to know whether I did or didn’t. Doesn’t matter really…does it? In any case, I have been researching brain physiology as of late because as far as I can … Continue reading

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Taking on Goliath

The question I have to answer every day to myself and to an array of clients, partners and advisors is can I take on Goliath? My Goliath you see is SlideShare.com. SlideShare is wonderfully successful and boasts incredible numbers for … Continue reading

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Applying robotics engineering into instructional design

At DevLearn this year, I gave a session on Advances in Robotics and How They Apply to Learning. I reviewed the participant feedback on the session and although mostly positive there was one main piece of feedback that I got … Continue reading

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Education Reform

Education reform doesn’t just mean  creating a new business model for distributing the same shit we’ve been distributing since time immemorial (looking at you MOOC’s). I’ve long said that ‘corporate education’ will never change as long as the ‘education’ our … Continue reading

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Closing remarks at DevLearn

Here is roughly what I said or wanted to say as closing remarks at this year’s DevLearn: ————————– Its been an absolute thrill for me having chaired this year’s DevLearn. Having been involved in the process, having met all the … Continue reading

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Opening Address at DevLearn

For all those who are interested, here is what I said at the opening general session at DevLearn. Glad the ‘Challenge Speakers’ caught on. At a recent conference, a fellow attendee referred to me as unprofessional and insulting when I … Continue reading

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Changing business models to match buying patterns of consumers

So in March of this year (2013) I began a new venture with my brother Mike called SlideJar. SlideJar is an offshoot of technology my previous company edCetra Training built, called Anancloud. The technology was initially conceived while working with … Continue reading

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Why LEGO at DevLearn?

So  last year the eLearning Guild decided that I was going to chair the 2013 DevLearn Conference and Expo. One of the discussion points I had with the Guild was that as an attendee who was more than up to … Continue reading

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The folder structure

We have been raised to organize information in file folders. They were great for trapping paper, they were pretty good in helping us ‘find’ documents, they weren’t so great helping us with version control and they were useless for finding … Continue reading

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You can’t measure subjective experiences objectively

In his book ‘The Singularity is Near‘, Ray Kurzweil has this excellent discussion about ‘consciousness’ as a subjective experience, of which we can only assert knowledge of our own. There are signs and indications of other people’s and other animal’s … Continue reading

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