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Nine Tricky Questions And Nine Honest Answers Regarding Purpose

Dan Pontefract

A reader took the time to read “ The Purpose Effect ” and then asked me a few questions. But that’s the key. She was miserable.

Deeper Design: Working out Loud and the Future of Work

Clark Quinn

Over the past year, I’ve been working on a project. After I wrote the Deeper eLearning series of 6 posts with Learnnovators , we wondered what to do next.  We decided to do a course together, free-to-air, and write about the process as well (a bit of Working Out Loud), with the intention was to try to do deep design on a pragmatic basis.

the neo-generalist

Harold Jarche

A neo-generalist is somewhere between a polymath and a hyperspecialist. If you just read all the books they mention, you would be much the wiser.

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Automation Technologies and the Future of Work

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Most jobs involve a number of different tasks or activities. million full time employees and an automation potential of 38%.

Jane’s Top 10 Tools for Learning 2016

Jane Hart

On Friday 23rd September, voting closes in the 10th Annual Survey of Learning Tool  – so it’s not too late to vote! Social learning

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Supporting Everyday Workplace Learning

Jane Hart

Next public online workshop runs: 19 SEPTEMBER – 11 NOVEMBER 2016. The workshop agenda is as follows: Part A: Personal Learning. Feedback.

Kaihan Krippendorff Keynote Mindmap

Clark Quinn


Apple is a clothing company

Doc Searls

Because the main things Apple makes are extensions of ourselves. That’s what our phones and laptops have become. Shirts, skirts and hats are stale too.

What's the organizing principle of today's digital workplace?

Dion Hinchcliffe

As companies increasingly seek to update and modernize their digital workplace, along with the supporting skills their workers, they frequently struggle to determine what an effective organizing principle should be

Coming September 27, An Addendum to The Purpose Effect

Dan Pontefract

The Rise, Fall and Rise of Purpose by Dan Pontefract. Not everything can fit into a book. having reported a sense of engagement at work.

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Voting for Top Tools for Learning 2016 closing soon

Jane Hart

Voting for the 2016 Top Tools for Learning – the 10th Annual Survey – closes. mid-day on Friday 23 September. Monday 3 October.

Non-profit business design: the human side has to come first  

Adaptive Path

Non-profits are in a really stomping mad, unfair place. Our nonprofit partner, Homebridge , has a design problem that is terribly, incredibly unfair: monetizing what they do to support the parts of their mission that will never be profitable. They don’t have the means to pay for services they desperately need. As designers, we solve problems.

Top 10 Tools for Learning 2016

Luis Suarez

Top 100 Tools for Education  – for use in schools, colleges, universities, adult ed . suppose better late than never, right? etc. . That powerful.

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top tools 2016

Harold Jarche

Jane Hart compiles a list every year of the Top 100 Tools for learning. This is the 10th year! Well done, Jane. Voting closes on 23 September 2016.

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Has Wells Fargo’s CEO Forgotten How To Lead?

Dan Pontefract

Photographer: Kimberly White/Bloomberg News. There were audible gasps. Incredulous looks of dismay. Bemused shrieks. It’s avoidable. It’s preventable.

In the salt marsh

Dave Snowden

I’m still working on the new use of coupling and boundary constraints for Cynefin so readers will have to wait a few days for that. pp 40-43.

Designing the welcome experience for GLIDE services

Adaptive Path

Written by Helen Kim. Finding your way in a new place for the first time can be intimidating and confusing for anyone. 

Why Don’t You Show Your Work?

Luis Suarez

Perhaps, the most typical example of how people would achieve such levels of commitment and involvement with the so-called Web 2.0 competitors as well.

My Watershed Moments

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

I'm following in the footgsteps of Dean Shareski, who originally posted the challenge , and Chris Kennedy, who posted a response of his own.

My Long Weekend Of Hope And Inspiration

Dan Pontefract

It started in Parksville, British Columbia. It was the beginning of a very hopeful and inspirational few hours. “What’s that?”

China is mobile!

Clark Quinn

I’ve had the fortune to be hear in China speaking on mlearning. But they’re all phones, I seem to see few tablets. mobile

Nonprofit Organizational Culture Eats Big Data for Lunch

Beth Kanter

Culture Eats Big Data for Lunch – Guest Post by Steve MacLaughlin. Why do some organizations struggle to manage their data? SECRETS TO SUCCESS.

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STEM Literacy and Jobs

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In the early days of the Industrial Revolution , it’s been estimated that around 12% of the world's population was literate. Every year U.S.

2016 Top Tools for Learning

Charles Jennings

Each year’s survey output is both extremely interesting and useful. Access to knowledge has already replaced retained knowledge as power.

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A Look Inside Letterman’s Staff Redefining Their Purpose After The Show Ended

Dan Pontefract

But what about all of the people behind the camera? The ones who produced, directed and wrote the show. Executive Producer Rob Burnett. Enjoy. Part I.

Augmenting AR for Learning

Clark Quinn

We’re hearing more and more about AR (Augmented Reality), and one of it’s core elements is layering information on top of the world. But in a conversation the other night, it occurred to me that we could push that information to be even more proactive in facilitating learning. And this comes from the use of models. design technology

Resource: The Social Media Toolkit for Nonprofits

Beth Kanter

There are many guides to digital and social media. From Dummies guides to video tutorials, it’s all out there. Search for courses here. Strategy

Institutions and Openness

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Setting Up the Discussion Let's be precise about what was claimed by Michael Caulfield in his paper Putting Student-Produced OER at the Heart of the Institution : People make things possible. Institutions make them last. His italics. His point is specifically that unless something is institutionalized, it does not last. Where do you set up policy?

plantations, rentals & politicians

Harold Jarche

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

Turing wins again

Doc Searls

Chevrolet asks, at ” I chose Twitter. You are solemn: you are generally serious and do not joke much. said No.

The Mindset of Work

Luis Suarez

We know it’s going to be impacted big time by technology, if not already!, Is work still a physical space or a mental state? Who decides? We all have.

Canadian Values

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Conservative leadership candidate Kellie Leitch has proposed that immigrants be subject to a test for their adherence to what she calls Canadian values. It's not intolerant to believe in a set of values we expect everyone to share," she says. Her intent is to protect Canada from what she has in the past called " barbaric cultural practices ".

workplace of the future

Harold Jarche

Clark Quinn , in collaboration with Learnnovators , has created a free and open course on the workplace of the future. Image: Workplace of the Future.

The Happy Healthy Social Change Activist: Passion for a Cause without Burnout

Beth Kanter

The next step was to whittle it down to 20 topics by voting using an applause meter. An applause meter is just what you think it is.