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valued work is not standardized

Harold Jarche

Does automation result in job loss? “Consider, for example, the effect of the automated teller machine (ATM) on bank tellers. This is social.


How Clinton Can Still Win Big

Nine Shift

Here's how Mrs. Clinton can still win big. Gen Y would rush to his rallies, and Gen Y would be voting for Bernie, for themselves.  . Gen Y got Pres.


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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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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Vanity Killed the Social Media Star

Luis Suarez

And I guess, after all of this time, I am now ready to put together this article to explain why not and what I am doing instead. Yikes! times? You see?

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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.

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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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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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. 

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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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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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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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

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.

Whatever Happened to Critical Thinking?

Luis Suarez

Remember them ? They were, and still are!, one of the core founding elements of the so-called Web 2.0 Whatever happened to it? etc.). Yikes!

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.

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.

How curiosity can save you from political tribalism

Mind Hacks

Neither intelligence nor education can stop you from forming prejudiced opinions – but an inquisitive attitude may help you make wiser judgements. Ask a left-wing Brit what they believe about the safety of nuclear power, and you can guess their answer. The political lens. Wrong. They developed two scales. The second scale was more innovative.

2016 – The Year I Went Mobile Only with My iPad Pro

Luis Suarez

Because that’s what freelancers do, right? Well, I think I may have found my own: The iPad Pro. It still works. Perfectly. Indeed, I was and still am!

The Happy Healthy Nonprofit Book: Upcoming Activities and Early Reviews

Beth Kanter

Credit: Rob Cottingham. Here’s some of the takeaways shared on Twitter. Well, just a few more weeks. Upcoming Happy Healthy Book Events.

Global Science Excellence in Canada

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

The Government of Canada, has been accepting proposals from the public on how to promote global science excellence. This is a subject of interest to me; I co-signed a submission from NRC researchers on the subject, and have been reading the other submissions. This post summarizes and comments on some of those other submissions. The answer is design.

Greenwashing Your Way To Employee Disengagement

Dan Pontefract

The term whitewashing is defined as “a coordinated attempt to hide unpleasant facts, especially in a political context.”

#40BetterHours: The Art of Single Tasking

Beth Kanter

“Batch Concepts” – If you are working on five different stories, don’t jump around. Happy Healthy Nonprofit

Why Are We Stuck in a World of Slow Economic Growth? Nobody Seems to Know

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Over the past few centuries, the natural sciences , - e.g. physics, chemistry, biology, - have developed a variety of principles and models.