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Top down implementation of social learning doesn’t work! (New article in the MWL Magazine)

Jane Hart

Now that social learning is a hot topic, many organizations are beginning to consider how they can implement or operationalize it. However, “social learning” is a very different type of learning from traditional training, because it is natural phenomenon (that takes place when people share and collaborate with one another) … Social learning

Machine Learning and Knowledge Discovery

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Machine learning , and related advances like deep learning , have played a major role in AI’s recent achievements.

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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The Future of the Globally Integrated Enterprise

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Global competition forced companies to become more agile and efficient by unbundling functions and re-engineering processes.  .

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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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.

New Research and a Welcome Surprise from Foundation CEOs

Beth Kanter

New Research and a Welcome Surprise from Foundation CEOs. By Lindsay Austin Louie. So, what answers did foundation CEOs give?

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!

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

Book Review: The Neo-Generalist

Dan Pontefract

I’ve had several roles in multiple organizations over my career. All of them have been rewarding. When I look back I can distinguish one particular.

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

Jane Hart

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.

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.

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

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

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

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.,

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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populism is the first refuge of a scoundrel

Harold Jarche

Why is populism so darned popular in many parts of the world today? Aaron Wherry , CBC 2017-02-26. Many of us want to be heard, but few of us listen.

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

One Simple Tip To Shift Your Nonprofit’s Workplace Culture from Outrage to Well Being

Beth Kanter

We’ve just finished two weeks on the road of book events for my new book,   Happy Healthy Nonprofit , co-authored with Aliza Sherman.

In uncertainty lies resilience

Dave Snowden

Ironically the search which produced this also throw up Rodin’s Le Penseur which has greater solidity. Now don’t get me wrong, this has utility.

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

Book Review: Joan Garry’s Guide to Nonprofit Leadership

Beth Kanter

You will notice that there is a trash can on the cover of her book with the tagline, “Because Nonprofits Are Messy.” Books

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Company training/e-learning is the least valued way of learning at work: what does this mean for L&D? (New article in the MWL Magazine)

Jane Hart

New article in the Modern Workplace Learning Magazine: Company training/e-learning is the least valued way of learning at work: what does this mean for L&D? In today’s article I look at the results of my 5-year Learning in the Workplace survey and consider what this means for L&D departments. I … Social learning

Saving High Mountain

Doc Searls

The hill is called High Mountain, and it is now home to the High Mountain Park Preserve in Wayne, New Jersey. And now in the U.S., Trail map.

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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).