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we are the experts

Harold Jarche

If work is learning, and learning is the work, why do we need experts responsible for managing it? Do we need learning experts in the network era?

The rise of the MWL Intrapreneur

Jane Hart

I recently read a powerful blog post by Helen Blunden called  Learning & Development need to get their groove back. Social learning

implementing network learning

Harold Jarche

In the network era , developing the skills of a master artisan in every field of work will be critical for success. Experience. Ideas. Opinions. Value.

Empowering Employee-Led Learning

Jane Hart

And recently there have been a number of other studies that have concurred with my findings! Why is ELL necessary? So what does it mean to support ELL?

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The Top Ten Emerging Technologies of 2016

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The technologies on the list are not new. Artificial Intelligence. The Internet of Things. The Internet of Things (IoT) has also been long in coming. 

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Modern Professional Learning (MPL) meets Modern Workplace Learning (MWL)

Jane Hart

large part of it happens, of course, outside of their organisation – primarily on the Web. This is Employee-Led Learning (ELL). Social learning

Is There a STEM Crisis or a STEM Surplus?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

still struggle to find employment as many companies, including Boeing, IBM , and Symantec , continue to lay off thousands of STEM workers.”. workforce.

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Raising the Community Roof

Adaptive Path

When I think about my decision to pursue design as a career, an intrinsic desire to change the world for the better was at the core of that. It still is. like to think that this is what makes a lot of designers tick: our incessant drive to make a difference and leave the world better than how we found it. As designers, we all do our part.

70-20-10: Origin, Research, Purpose

Charles Jennings

This is a re-post of an article by Cal Wick of Fort Hill. The original is on the 70-20 Blog site. There are a few observations from me at the bottom.

Gord Downie May Be The Best High School Teacher I Never Had

Dan Pontefract

It’s been some time since I patrolled the jaundice-colored halls of my high school. Those were awkward days. And I mean ever. What subjects you ask?

Robots Can Restore Our Humanity

John Hagel

Red alert! Robots are getting more versatile and artificial intelligence (AI) is getting exponentially smarter! Our jobs are in jeopardy and no one is safe! We’ve all seen the headlines. Some respond that this is simply a resurfacing of a Luddite fear of new technology that has erupted every time new technology breakthroughs occur. What do I mean?

Ascent from Social Media

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

The sad part is, most of you won't read this message. Not because you don't want to. You probably do. You actually followed me just for that purpose. But because your social network is lying to you. As of today my Facebook page OLDaily has 638 'likes'. This mean s 638 people think they are following the page. They're just inserted into my feed.

connected curiosity

Harold Jarche

Some people seem to be naturally curious. Others work at it, while some just lack interest in learning. You can notice this when traveling.

The Modern Workplace Learning Challenge

Jane Hart

Challenge Road Sign with dramatic clouds and sky. The agenda for the 12 week challenge is is as follows. Introduction to MWL. Drip-feed training.

Designing for Bright Spots

Adaptive Path

Wall Mural by Brendan Murphy. The Magic of Family House. It was clear that the House truly provides a home away from home (vs.

Learning Through the Wild

Clark Quinn

So last week I was in the wilderness for some more time, this time with family. And there were several learnings as an outcome that are worth sharing.

The Key to Great Year-End Fundraising? Your Brand.

Beth Kanter

Flickr photo by Mallix. The key to great year-end fundraising? Your brand. By By Dan Gunderman, Creative Director, Big Duck. It’s your biggest asset.

a network perspective

Harold Jarche

have noted before that positional leadership in hierarchies is a master-servant, parent-child, teacher-student, employer-employee relationship.

That Time I Was Ambushed By Gord Downie

Dan Pontefract

It happened to me in October of 2006. Apparently, Denise’s application was too good. My profile won the contest. How do you feel?”. But we didn’t.

Want to Design for Impact?

Adaptive Path

Looking to make an impact in the San Francisco community but only have a weekend to spare? Look no further, BarnRaise is just around the corner.

Trying out videos

Clark Quinn

And I thought I’d share. First, I created this one to promote my talk on eLearning Myths. design meta-learning strategy

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Designing Professional Development for the Distracted Learner

Beth Kanter

Bersin by Deloitte’s infographic “Meet the Modern Learner”. This infographic is an insightful profile of the way people learn in the modern workplace.

The World According to TED

David Weinberger

Here’s some info about the 2,200 TED Talks based largely on the tags that TED supplies on its Web site; the data are a few months old. Keep in mind that I am grossly incompetent at this , so I’ve included the SQL queries I used to derive this information so you can see how wrong I’ve gone and can laugh and laugh. 378 of ’em.

Blockchain - Once Again, the Technological Genie Has Been Unleashed from its Bottle

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Blockchain Revolution , his 16th book, now explains “How The Blockchain Will Transform Everything From Banking To Government To Our Identities.”.

Why I’m Currently Only Writing About Gord and the Hip

Dan Pontefract

life partner. When news broke in late May of Gord Downie’s terminal brain cancer diagnosis, hearts broke everywhere. Our friend.

popular posts

Harold Jarche

Even after having written almost three thousand blog posts here, I am still fascinated by what interests readers and what does not. Communities

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In Defense of Ascent

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

I've actually spent quite a bit of time with Facebook, not just a user but also as a developer, working with the Facebook Graph. There's a lot that's really innovative about Facebook ( React , for example). So I don't think I'm "old fashioned, out of touch and ill informed." But hey, I don't have grey hair for nothing. Ah, if only. My feed is cool.

The cash model of “customer experience”

Doc Searls

Here’s the handy thing about cash: it gives customers scale. It does that by working the same way for everybody, everywhere it’s accepted.


Clark Quinn

I recently wrote about serious comics , and realized there’s a form I hadn’t addressed yet has some valuable insights. The value in looking at other approaches is that it provides lateral insight (I’m currently reading Stephen Johnson’s Where Good Ideas Come From ) that we may be able to transfer. design meta-learning

“It’s a great time to be an artist, a poet, in this the decline of the human empire.”

Dan Pontefract

More audio from my conversation with Gord Downie in 2006. It was the beginning of something special … “ something on.”

The physicality of thought

Dave Snowden

For the last nine days I’ve been following this sign around the coast from St Dogmaels to Criccieth. You’ll see some of that in blog posts shortly.

Giving Days and Beyond the Dollars: What Have We Learned?

Beth Kanter

Click to Download Report. ET Sept. 1. They sought a host of answers. Our corporate partner, First Bank, does this sort of planning all the time.

Wonderland, the book (and podcast!)

Steven Berlin Johnson

I’m very excited to announce my next book — Wonderland: How Play Made The Modern World , to be published in November by my long-time publisher Riverhead Books. The book is in many ways a sequel to How We Got To Now, though it also has some thematic links that connect it back to Everything Bad Is Good For You.

friday’s finds #278

Harold Jarche

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. call these Friday’s Finds. Image via Paintsgalore.