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Modern Workplace Learning Magazine is launched

Jane Hart

The articles will build a body of knowledge, experience and know-how for enabling and supporting learning in the modern workplace. We Social learning

The Internet, Blockchain, and the Evolution of Foundational Innovations

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Their article starts off with one of the best descriptions I’ve seen of the long-term promise of blockchain. They guide managerial and social action. 

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Learning in the Modern Workplace is much MORE than courses and resources

Jane Hart

Individuals learn in many ways for and at work; training or e-learning is only part of the picture as I show in the diagram below. This includes.

innovation in perpetual beta

Harold Jarche

We  seek, sense, and share knowledge in different social circumstances, sometimes with strangers and other times with close and trusted colleagues.

Make This the Best Year Ever

John Hagel

As we approach the New Year, it’s an opportunity to step back and reflect on our journey. Are we headed in the right direction? Are we making the kind of progress that we would like to see? For most of us, we approach this opportunity in a relatively granular and ad hoc way – we craft a set of resolutions for how we’re going to act in the New Year.

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Business Practice Redesign

John Hagel

In the world of scalable efficiency, processes rule. And, it’s not just companies – all of our institutions have caught the process religion, whether it’s schools, governments or even NGO’s. Maybe they’re actually becoming a barrier to performance improvement rather than a prerequisite for performance improvement. Where do workers spend their time?

Four Key Actions To Change Your Organization’s Purpose

Dan Pontefract

Purpose is more than a cause. It is a wholesome way of being and operating for any organization. As As I argue in my book, The Purpose. Purpose Marc Benioff purpose Salesforce Unilever

to illuminate a small field

Dave Snowden

The history of innovation is generally one of not only noticing an anomaly, but also paying attention and realising the significance.

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New Book: Learning in the Modern Workplace 2017

Jane Hart

Now available to purchase. In other words, it’s been all about organising and managing learning for people. The Table of Contents appears below. PRICE.

Detecting Fake News

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

After the spate of fake news in circulation over the last year or so numerous guides have been published to help you spot fake news. Unfortunately, few of them are effective. The reason for this - which you can spot for yourself as you look at them - is that they tend to focus on whether or not the source is authoritative. So how do you cope? trust.

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Mobile Lesson

Clark Quinn

And I’ve been speaking on both of late, but in some ways the persistent interest in mobile intrigues me. What does this mean? Are you mobilizing?

No Carrie Fisher, Don’t Rest In Peace

Dan Pontefract

Like the rain in England and the heat in Tunisia, death is both unavoidable and inevitable. The rash of celebrity deaths in 2016 seems to. Dan's Related Posts: In Progress  Trump Presidency Lesson Plan We Are All Boston When Breath Becomes Air: Required Reading For People Seeking Purpose Goodbye Team of Five Years.

AI, Automation and the US Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Harder still is predicting AI’s longer term economic and societal impact. That’s roughly where we are with AI today. Supervision. economy.

What do the 24 #C2Xmas resources tell us about how to design modern content and learning experiences?

Jane Hart

In my Countdown to Xmas, I offered a series of 24 daily posts in the form of a different learning resource.  So what do these 24 resources tell us about how to design content and learning experiences for the modern workplace? Here they are in one list – with my thoughts about what each one tells us about content and learning experience design.

best finds of 2016

Harold Jarche

Here are what I consider the best of Friday’s Finds for 2016. Quotes. Tom_Peters : “Presidents rarely get good advice. Mencken, via @normsmusic.

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A Cognitive Audit?

Clark Quinn

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

The Big Shift in Platform Business Models

John Hagel

Everywhere you look today, platform businesses are in the news. Most of the stories focus on what platforms do. Some highlight the value they provide in terms of ease and convenience in connecting with needed resources. Relatively few look beneath the surface to try to understand the business models that drive platform businesses. doubt it. Payment.

Empowering Employee-Led Learning (Online Workshop)

Jane Hart

Public Workshop runs 30 January – 24 February 2017. includes free place on Intro to MWL workshop. 16 – 27 January 2017]. AGENDA.

mediated relatedness

Harold Jarche

I gave a presentation on ‘Understanding Media for Learner Engagement’ to the UNL Extension network yesterday. It is political.

Rahaf Harfoush #ATDTK Keynote Mindmap

Clark Quinn

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

The written word

Euen Semple

For all its faults, and its inclination to distract us with images and memes, Facebook allows us to share words on a scale and at a speed as never before. This joined up writing has a power we are only now playing with. The power of connection and shared meaning. My knowledge of you comes through the words you choose and the order you place them in.

Securing the Foundations of our Digital Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

At the same time, Internet threats have been growing.  Large-scale fraud, data breaches, and identity thefts are becoming more common.

New #MWL Workshop series for 2017

Jane Hart

To complement and support my new book, Learning in the Modern Workplace 2017 I am offering a new series of public online workshops for 2017. These workshop will help you consider not only how to modernise training and e-learning, but how to broaden your work to support manager-led learning as well as empower employee-led learning. WORKSHOP DETAILS.

democracy anew

Harold Jarche

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. call these Friday’s Finds. ” —John Dewey (1916).

Cultural Alignment

Clark Quinn

I was thinking about the ways in which organizations can support performance. And that’s all good. How about you? meta-learning strategy

Lady Gaga Can Sing Like They Used To

Nine Shift

I guess you had to be there. There's something about living the times, being there, that gets lost when later generations try it.

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Options in uncertainty

Dave Snowden

This is the first time I have put together different capabilities within Cognitive Edge so bear with me here. More on all of that in future posts.

Blog Post: Freedom of speech is more than just a value

David Gurteen

By David Gurteen You may be familiar with the controversy going on in Canada over the views of Prof. Jordan B. Peterson at the University of Toronto.

The maximalist approach to removing Trump

David Weinberger

The list of ways Trump’s term might be cut short ranges from impeachment, to the invocation of the 25th Amendment , to personal blackmail, to a Fact Ex Machina that is so awful and indisputable that it picks him up by his ill-fitting suit and kicks him into the Loser’s Suite of his new DC hotel. Hint: The bear is Russia.).

Mick Ebeling ATD TechKnowledge Keynote Mindmap

Clark Quinn

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

Story of the Week: France First to Ban Late Night Emails

Nine Shift

Vive la France! . Navigating our way in the new workplace will take a few turns til we figure it out

Pathways with purpose?

Dave Snowden

I’ve done the ascent and descent of the path to Llyn Bochlywd at the base of Tryfan in North Wales many times over the years. Credit for the picture.

The need for vigilance.

Euen Semple

Yesterday I watched a moving special edition of The Antiques Roadshow focussed on relics of The Holocaust. One of the most chilling was a children's board game the object of which was to be the first to roundup and deport a set number of Jews. How do we do it? We are all fundamentally the same. Flesh and blood, hopes and fears, ups and downs.

My conspiracy theory

David Weinberger

My conspiracy theory: The purported dossier on Trump says the Russians have been cultivating him for five years. Suppose they were pressuring him to run. As a true patriot, Trump knew how disastrous it would be to have a Russian puppet as President. He just kept upping the ante. And then we elected him. The Manchurian Producers. No Puppet.