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lucky 13

Harold Jarche

Today marks 13 years of blogging here, with 2,901 posts. Here are a few of my thoughts on blogging over the years. Communities

The Fourth Industrial Revolution - Risks and Benefits

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Artificial intelligences and robotics stood out, getting the highest risk scores, as well as one of the highest benefits scores.

Don’t prescribe sainthood

Dave Snowden

One of the many things that has always frustrated me about too many organisational change theories and practices is the assumption of sainthood.

On Being Human

Dan Pontefract

“If you want to know what being Canadian is, it’s being part of the human race, allowing yourself to be vulnerable.” ” ~Gord Downie Of everything. humanism personal Gord Downie

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Reordering the Serious eLearning Manifesto

Clark Quinn

And I believe it’s a good thing. But it needs an update. He came up with the idea of a manifesto, and we agreed to work with him on it. design

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Supporting Manager-Led Learning (Online Workshop)

Jane Hart

Next public workshops run as follows: Intro to MWL: 27 Feb – 10 March Supporting MLL: 13 March – 17 April 2017 When it comes to manager-led learning, there is a huge opportunity to work with managers to help them recognise, value, encourage and support the learning that takes place … Social learning

Diagram!

Clark Quinn

And yet it doesn’t feel like diagramming gets enough respect.  So I want to make a case for the diagram. Language is good. The post Diagram!

only humans need apply – review

Harold Jarche

In Only Humans Need Apply , the authors identify five ways that people can adapt to automation and intelligent machines. Books Work

The Social Priming Studies in “Thinking Fast and Slow” are not very replicable

Mind Hacks

In that book, published in 2011, Kahneman writes “disbelief is not an option” about these results. Is it a blogpost? Who knows?!).

The Emerging, Unpredictable Age of AI

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

There’s a broad consensus that AI will have a major impact on jobs and the very nature of work, but it’s much less clear what that impact will be.

5 factors driving Modern Workplace Learning (new article in the MWL Magazine)

Jane Hart

Diagramming

Clark Quinn

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

one person at a time

Harold Jarche

Are networks the new companies ? Can our markets shift from capitalism to cooperativism ? Can our institutions become networks? In real time.

Sex differences in brain size

Mind Hacks

Next time someone asks you “Are men and women’s brains different?”, But is this difference in brain volume a lot? gender

On energy gradients

Dave Snowden

Now bear with me on this as I am thinking aloud …. The simple answer to this is that it chaos is not a stable state. Cynefin Musings

Some Ideas To Inspire Your Business to Consider Learning in the Workplace (New article in the MWL Magazine)

Jane Hart

New article in the Modern Workplace Learning Magazine, by Helen Blunden, Activate Learning Solutions. Social learning

Tackling the tough stuff

Clark Quinn

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

beta conversation 2017-03-01

Harold Jarche

I will be hosting the next Beta Conversation on Wednesday, March 1st at 16:00 GMT/UTC (08:00 Pacific, 11:00 Eastern, 17:00 CET). Open discussion.

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How to overcome bias

Mind Hacks

How do you persuade somebody of the facts? Asking them to be fair, impartial and unbiased is not enough. To explain why, psychologist Tom Stafford analyses a classic scientific study. One of the tricks our mind plays is to highlight evidence which confirms what we already believe. This matters when we want to make better decisions. Reasoning

We Are Not Agreed

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

A few days ago University Ventures authored a piece in response to a post from the New America Foundation comparing Republicans who defend for-profit colleges to climate change deniers. The unattributed University Ventures article argues "this piece re-fights yesterday’s war. Bipartisanship is of course a U.S. phenomenon. Nonsense. In the U.S.,

The tyranny of the explicit

Dave Snowden

It is a particular manifestation of the engineering metaphor of the last few decades. They had all claimed a taxi fare for a training course. Polemic

Meta-Learning Tools?

Clark Quinn

I wrote an article for Jane Hart’s Modern Workplace Learning magazine, triggered by my thought that in her tools survey, I didn’t see a lot about a certain set of reflection (c.f. last weeks posts on diagramming) and experimentation tools: meta-learning tools. And Jane commented to me that she knew of one, and I was reminded of more.

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chaos & cooperation

Harold Jarche

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. umairh : “ Fascism counts on you.

Why women don’t report sexual harassment

Mind Hacks

Julie A. The three sexually harassing questions were (1) Do you have a boyfriend? (2) Do people find you desirable? 2001). gender Other People

An Ethics Primer

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Many readers will find this section unnecessary, but for many others the range and variety of ethical theories extant may be new to them. It is my objective here to show that a significant number of questions and assumptions in dialogue around ethics are open for discussion. But what is a virtue? It’s self-indulgent, at the very least. Stevenson.

Beyond Training – The importance of Workwide Learning (New article in the Modern Workplace Learning Magazine)

Jane Hart

My new article in the MWL Magazine is here: Beyond Training – The importance of workwide learning “There is a lot of talk about lifelong learning – but most of it focuses on lifelong education – that is continuously taking courses throughout your life … but lifelong education is only … Social learning

Support for moving forward

Clark Quinn

I have to admit I’ve been a bit surprised to see that movements towards improving elearning and learning strategy  haven’t had more impact. On the learning design side, e.g. the Serious eLearning Manifesto  and our Future of Work  project, it still seems there’s a focus on content presentation. And my question is: “why not?”

a collective networked perspective

Harold Jarche

A network society needs networked models for organizing and for learning. We could all be bounced back into the 19th century.”

Why women don’t report sexual harassment

Mind Hacks

Julie A. The three sexually harassing questions were (1) Do you have a boyfriend? (2) Do people find you desirable? 2001). gender Other People

Third time lucky

Dave Snowden

They have a deep hobbit obsession at Wellington Airport as you can see from the picture. But we made it, just …. Trivia

The Modern Professional Learner’s Toolkit (New article in the MWL Magazine)

Jane Hart

My new article in the Modern Workplace Learning Magazine: The Modern Professional Learner’s Toolkit. Social learning

Other writings

Clark Quinn

Designing mLearning: Tapping Into the Mobile Revolution for Organizational Performance. The Mobile Academy: mLearning For Higher Education. Revolutionize Learning &  Development: Performance and Information Strategy for the Information Age. These tend to be longer than an article, with a pretty thorough coverage of whatever topic is on tap.

the arts in perpetual beta

Harold Jarche

Next month I will be facilitating a workshop at The Arts in a Digital World Summit , hosted in Montreal by the Canada Council for the Arts.

Sex differences in cognition are small

Mind Hacks

Lately I’ve been thinking about sex differences in brain and cognition. Most, but maybe not all. But these differences are small. 2017). 2000).