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Revisiting the Ecosystem

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I’ve tried to represent and share my thinking via diagrams (including here , here , and here ). That’s what I’ve captured here.

Learning Design Insights

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I attended a recent Meetup of the Bay Area Learning Design & Technology, and it led to some insights. Are you doing good learning design? design

Microdesign

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Or, at least, conceptually unclear. And I think that’s a problem. And it’s not trivial. But it’s not learning. (In Think about it.

The change is here

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For a number of years now (at least six ), I’ve been beating the drum about the need for organizations to be prepared to address change.

A ‘Field of Dreams’ Industry

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In the movie, Field of Dreams, the character played by Kevin Costner is told “If you build it, they will come.” social strategy

Organizational Learning Engineering

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We see practices that don’t make sense, and we’re not aligned with what we now know about how we think, work, and learn. Let’s go!

Because quality matters

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I was reflecting on some of the actions my colleagues and I take. These are, in particular, colleagues that have been contributing to the field for a long time, ones who know what they’re talking about and that I therefore respect. I retweeted one who called for being careful of the source in message. And it led me to wonder why. Why care?

Mobile Lesson

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I’m preparing my keynote for a mobile conference, and it’s caused an interesting reflection. What does this mean? Are you mobilizing?

Another model for support

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I was thinking about today’s post , wherein I was talking about a couple of packages that might help organizations move forward. I was reflecting back on some previous posts about engagement models, and was reminded of a more recent one. And I realized this has played out in a couple of ways. For each, my role was to lead the design.

Kaihan Krippendorff Keynote Mindmap

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At a private event, I had a chance to hear Kaihan Krippendorff talk about thinking differently about innovation. strategy

Diagram!

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One of the things that I feel is a really useful tool in my ongoing learning, in my ‘making sense of the world’ is diagramming.

70:20:10 and the Learning Curve

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My colleague Charles Jennings recently posted on the value of autonomous learning (worth reading!), Of course, it’s not quite this clean.

Where is Clark?

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So, where am I this spring? I was at ATD’s Techknowledge in January, and as this is published I’m on my way to Long Beach for their Core 4 event (sold out; if you’re one of the lucky ones there, say hi!). I’m taking the train (and a bus); look forward to watching the terrain roll by and writing. The post Where is Clark?

Tony DeRose #DevLearn Keynote Mindmap

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Tony DeRose opened the second day of DevLearn with a geeky (and intriguing) presentation on the links between math and story in making animation.

Employee Experience

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And this is a ‘good thing’! I’ve participated in the efforts of an organization to achieve it, and can see the real benefits.

Cultural Alignment

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I was thinking about the ways in which organizations can support performance. We can also provide policies about things we’re supposed to do.

Rahaf Harfoush #ATDTK Keynote Mindmap

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Rahaf Haroush opened the second day of the 2017 ATD TechKnowledge conference. She made clear some important points about the potential for technology.

Penn Jillette #DevLearn Keynote Mindmap

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Magician Penn Jillette opened the DevLearn conference with a fascinating presentation on storytelling, telling his story and unpacking magic for us.

A Cognitive Audit?

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In the recent Chief Learning Officer magazine, I wrote an article on the basics of the cognitive science of learning. But there’s more.

Tackling the tough stuff

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And it’s not unconscious, but instead principled, even if it arises somewhat implicitly. Certainly for innovation and creative work.

Top down or bottom up strategy?

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In a recent discussion around HR strategy, the question arose about where to start. That is, if you’ve bought into moving into the digital age, where do you begin. But then they got serious, and responded that you shouldn’t be reactive to people’s stated needs, and you needed data to identify what problems are crucial.

What’s Your Learning Tool Stack?

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I woke up this morning thinking about the tools we use at various levels. Yeah, my life is exciting ;). So, of course, I created a diagram.

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Activities for Integrating Learning

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It’s an interesting integration, and I drafted a pedagogy that I believe accomplishes the task. For your consideration.

Demoing Out Loud (#wolweek and #DevLearn)

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Demoing is a form of working out loud, right? So I recently was involved in a project with Learnnovators where we designed some demo elearning (on the workplace of the future), and documented the thinking behind it. The posts, published by Learning Solutions, are aggregated here.) And now there’s be a chance to see it!

How to learn and learn-to-learn

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I was asked by a colleague to answer some questions for a project on how to learn. I naturally decided to answer in a blog post ;). I read, a lot.

Silo APIs?

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I was in a conversation with my colleague Charles Jennings about organizational innovation, and one of the topics that arose was that of barriers to successful organizational function. And I think the problem is bigger. Now, separation of functions can be useful. In fact, that’s not atypical. Yet it’s problematic in human terms.

Errors and misconceptions

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When I was a grad student, my advisor looked a lot at error. HIs particular focus was to prevent it through good interface design. design

Diagramming

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So yesterday I talked about the value of diagrams , but I thought I’d add a bit about the process of actually creating diagrams.

‘Cooking up’ some learning

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So, I like to cook (not bake, but cook). And possibly the first thing I ever really mastered was enchiladas. With some extra across the top.

Learning Through the Wild

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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.

Reconciling Activity and Decisions

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On the one hand I talk about using decisions as a basis for design, and on the other I refer to activity -based learning. Does it make sense to you?

xAPI conceptualized

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A couple of weeks ago, I had the pleasure of attending the xAPI Base Camp, to present on content strategy. And, of course, I had to take a stab at it.

Mick Ebeling ATD TechKnowledge Keynote Mindmap

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Mick Ebeling, of Not Impossible Labs, opened the TechKnowledge conference with an inspiring keynote. meta-learning social strategy

Wild thinking

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Our everyday lives are decreasingly connected to nature. We’re increasingly separated from the context we evolved in. Is that a good thing?

China is mobile!

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I’ve had the fortune to be hear in China speaking on mlearning. For one, while mobile is everywhere like many places, it’s more here.

The Inaugural Jay Cross Memorial Award winner is…

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Recipients champion workplace and social learning practices inside their organisation and/or on the wider stage. It’s wider than that. social strateg

The Grail of Effective and Engaging Learning Experiences

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There’s a considerable gap between what we can be doing, and what we are doing. Too much elearning resides there. drama and/or humor. design

Learning Strategy Issues

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The other thing that I was involved in at Online Educa in Berlin was a session on The Flexible Worker. Three of us presented, each addressing one particular topic. A second presentation was on providing tools to trainers to devolve content development locally, addressing a problem with centrally-developed content. user-generated content).

Learning in context

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Naturally, I had to diagram it, so let me talk through it, and you let me know what you think. E.g. medicine, transportation. Shouldn’t we do so?

Coherent Implications

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One of the things to do with models is use them as the basis to explain and predict. How does this model map to choices you make in the organization?