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Mark Britz
Works at Systems Made Simple
Attended Syracuse University
Lives in Syracuse, NY
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The inconvenience of connecting with our network was never so great to dismiss them. We work at what brings us value.
Social networking is not always convenient. Our networks can be large, small, and many are in niche areas of interest but in all we've historically driven for miles, run in groups, flown to new cities, met in questionable ven...
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You want to change organizational behavior? Hit 'em in the wallet!
Ah the tentative marriage of Democracy and Capitalism. When times are financially good, incumbents win. When times are tough, the public moves to "throw the bums out!" In many organizations L&D is the long serving incumbent a...
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Render unto L&D that which is formal and to the entire business, render that which is social
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+Guy W Wallace Right, ultimate responsibility falls on the individual with support through management and augmented by L&D.... when necessary. Thanks for reading Guy!

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Social networks are complex and complexity requires flexible strategies of support. 
We strove from the onset to make the technical part of social networking as easy as possible and really modified our ESN platform to focus on the basic elements of social; community, collaboration and sharing. No frills, no u...
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we instinctively require security, the security that comes from contact and support of another.
When it senses it is falling, a human baby will instinctively put out its arms and cry. As babies being carried may lose their balance and unconsciously grab on to their mothers. This is known today as the Moro Reflex and it ...
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Interesting angle +Ryan Tracey and I agree there is a prevailing old world belief that F2F/bricks and mortar trump online programs.  As traditional Universities try to bolt on online programs from their ridged classroom models, they stumble and put more energy as opponents of non-traditional approaches.  I read this article today http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/news/universities-risk-only-social-elite-having-key-knowledge/2017487.article which deserves more probing but I suspect has some truth. Even traditional universities starting to be exposed as degree mills??  On that note...+Jane Bozarth +Helen Blunden , +Rachel Burnham,  I and others will be leading a #lrnbk  - we will be reading Don't Go Back to School by Kio Stark more here: https://plus.google.com/103756034501909719783/posts/79YrhbWwo3T
“If the doors of perception were cleansed every thing would appear to man as it is, Infinite. For man has closed himself up, till he sees all things thro' narrow chinks of his cavern.” - William Blake, The Marriage of Heaven...
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Hmm.. interested in your thoughts on that article, Mark.
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An organization that starts and remains connected is at a great advantage to stave off the unnecessary and demoralizing.
In the late 1980's the R.J. Reynold's tobacco company used a cartoon Joe Camel character to market it's cigarettes. The company received heavy criticism for what was seen as an insidious effort to get children to start smokin...
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Today information comes at us so fast... we consume so quickly that the lines can blur between what is ours and what is others.
Have you seen the movie Inception? It's a fantastic sci-fi film where people infiltrate other people's subconscious while they sleep and remove information or, in the case of the title, plant an idea. When the person awakens,...
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Maybe the way to overcome the complicated is to simply take it head on.
Today when we encounter a little white rectangle on a screen, we instinctively know what to do don't we?  Keyboard + interface with a text box = type.  We also know through experience that selecting publish, send...
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Kick-Starting Your Personal and Organizational Social Learning Journey
James Tyer and I co-authored this post to share that we are hosting a workshop in Orlando on March 24th at the eLearning Guild's Learning Solutions 2015 conference 'Kick-start Your Personal and Organizational Social Learning ...
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It's a great read thus far. Looking forward to sharing thoughts with everyone.
 
Reminder! #lrnbk book chat returns January 19 with Stark's "Don't Go Back to School". See http://lrnbk.blogspot.com/ 
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Actors, Marketers and Makers - a new 90-9-1. 
"Twitter is for morons and b-level actors."  I remember reading this in a Newsweek article in 2009. Funny thing is five years later I find many still believe this, and why not? Traditional media and late night talk show hos...
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Thanks +Helen Blunden. With the 90-9-1 model for social networks the goal has been to move those 90% lurkers to the 9% contributors. I think the 90% actors will come to greater understanding on their own or by the likes of us.  The marketers I fear... are lost. ;)
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Current: Manager of Learning and Development
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Encouraging social and informal learning
Employment
  • Systems Made Simple
    Manager, Learning and Development, 2012 - present
  • Aspen Dental Management Inc
    Manager of Learning Solutions, 2011 - 2012
  • Aspen Dental Management Inc.
    ISD, 2008 - 2011
  • SmartForce
    Sr. elearning Developer, 2000 - 2002
  • Pearson Digital Learning
    Curriculum Specialist, 2002 - 2004
  • Maricopa County Educational Services
    Curriculum Specialist, 2004 - 2006
  • SUNY Research Foundation
    2006 - 2008
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Syracuse, NY
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Fredonia, NY - Cape Cod, MA - Gilbert, AZ - Glenville, NY
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Learning is a part of work not apart from it
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Pragmatic learning professional focused on social & informal learning to increase productivity and help organizations get "smaller"
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Climate adaptation expert: Buffalo to Phoenix to Syracuse to...
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  • Syracuse University
  • Oswego State University
  • UMass Boston
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