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Metacognitive Activity?

Clark Quinn

So, as another outcome of the xAPI base camp a few weeks back, I was wondering about tracking not only learning , but meta-learning.

Activities for Integrating Learning

Clark Quinn

The learning process is broken up into a series of activities. For your consideration. As they work on the deliverable, they’re supported.

Reconciling Activity and Decisions

Clark Quinn

What was necessary was reconciling activity and decisions. That’s my reconciliation of activity and decisions. What did I miss?

Innovation is a network activity

Harold Jarche

In business, attention is paid to innovative individuals, especially those who go on to become captains of industry. What about an entire society?

Activate your knowledge

Harold Jarche

It is a framework that helps move from an awareness of knowledge to activation of its use in the context of getting work done.

Internet Activities Do NOT Affect Adolescence Development

Dan Pontefract

Mills states: Current evidence suggests that typical Internet activities do not impair social development during adolescence.

Collaboration and activation: the nub of the merger of physical and digital retail

Ross Dawson

Retail strategies for merging physical and digital are best envisaged and implemented on a large scale, tapping collaboration and activating buyers.

Leadership Thoughts: Master the Art of Active Listening

Luis Suarez

Of course, I am talking about Listening , or, better said, Active Listening. . And here we are! Yes, the best one there is out there still! .

Types and proportions of learning activities?

Clark Quinn

I’ve been on quite the roll of late, calling out some bad practices and calling for learning science. And it occurs to me that there could be some pushback.  So let me be clear, I strongly suggest that the types of learning that are needed are not info dump and knowledge test,  by and large. What does that mean? Let’s break it down.

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5 Reasons Why Activity Streams Will Save You From Information Overload

Luis Suarez

I heart Activity Streams. Now, I do realise that Activity Streams is no perfect world out there. mean, I * love* them to bits! live them.

Active Listening – When Shutting Up Matters

Luis Suarez

There is a lot that the business world can learn from NGOs in general. And vice versa, I am sure. We all know that. There is a lot to learn from NGOs.

Spike activity 12-09-2014

Mind Hacks

Quick links from the past week in mind and brain news: New Scientist reports that sleeping brains can process and respond to words. Forward directly to boss. Cyranoids” – Stanley Milgram’s Creepiest Experiment. Neuroskeptic covers the science behind a little known Milgram experiment and a curiously common TV trope. America’s New Bedlam.

Spike activity 19-12-2014

Mind Hacks

Quick links from the past week in mind and brain news: MIT Tech Review has an interesting piece about ‘troll hunters’ – a new wave of internet abuse vigilantes. ABC All in the Mind has a good edition asking whether mirror neurons have been oversold. Spoiler alert: yes, they have. Please note: other approaches are available.

Patent Activity and the State of US Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

This is a timely report given recent concerns that the US might be losing its innovation edge.  But, Has the Ideas Machine Broken Down? history.”.

Spike activity 20-11-2015

Mind Hacks

Quick links from the past week in mind and brain news: Wired has a good brief piece on the history of biodigital brain implants. Why are conspiracy theories so attractive? Good discussion on the Science Weekly podcast. The Wilson Quarterly has a piece on the mystery behind Japan’s high child suicide rate. The Dream Life of Driverless Cars.

Spike activity 01-05-2015

Mind Hacks

Quick links from the past week in mind and brain news: IT News reports on a serious proposal to have Australian kids exams marked by artificial intelligence. First results from psychology’s largest reproducibility project according to Nature. Maybe bad news, maybe not-so-bad news – read the full piece for the devil and the detail. Linkage

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Spike activity 12-06-2015

Mind Hacks

Reported by BBC News. Narratively has a gallery from a photographer covering an innovative treatment program for violent offenders to reintegrate into society. Injectable electronics holds promise for basic neuroscience, treatment of neuro-degenerative diseases. Coverage from PhysOrg. short history of medicalising stress. Good piece in The FT.

Spike activity 20-02-2015

Mind Hacks

Quick links from the past week in mind and brain news: Interesting social mapping using subway journey data from Beijing reproted in New Scientist. BPS Research Digest has compiled a comprehensive list of mind, brain and behaviour podcasts. Why do mirrors seem to reverse left and right but not up or down? Linkage

Spike activity 06-03-2015

Mind Hacks

Quick links from the past week in mind and brain news: The strange world of felt presences. Great piece in The Guardian. Nature reports that the Human Brain Project has voted for a change of leadership. But read carefully, it’s not clear how much will change in practice. Surely the worst ‘neuroscience of’ article ever written?

Yammer and why activity streams are a key foundation for integrated applications and organizations

Ross Dawson

I caught up with some of the Yammer team this morning, including Chief Customer Officer David Obrand, while they are in town for the Yammer on Tour series. . I was particularly interested in talking with them about Yammer’s shift to activity streams. Last year I wrote about activity streams in the context of Tibbr’s launch.

Spike activity 16-05-2014

Mind Hacks

Quick links from the past week in mind and brain news: Motherboard on a legal rights framework for biohacking the brain. Caveat hax0r no? There Is a Doppelganger Inside All Our Heads. Interesting piece in Nautilus. Discover Magazine covers the latest study on using electrical stimulation to increase the chance of lucid dreaming. Linkage

Spike activity 09-05-2014

Mind Hacks

Quick links from the past week in mind and brain news: Slate has an in-depth piece on the ‘real story’ of Phineas Gage. Perhaps not such a revelation to some but beautifully told nonetheless. There’s an extensive piece on the latest developments with neuromorphic chips in MIT Tech Review. short history of game panics. Linkage

Spike activity 30-05-2014

Mind Hacks

Quick links from the past week in mind and brain news: If you’ve not been keeping up with the internet, there’s been a replication crisis hoedown and everyone’s had a go on the violin. Political Science Replication had a good summary. Schnall’s reply , the rise of ‘negative psychology’ and a pointed response.

Spike activity 05-06-2015

Mind Hacks

Quick links from the past week in mind and brain news: Fusion has an oddly fascinating piece on the AI of dick pic detection which turns out to be a surprisingly hard problem (matron). Uber poaches 40 people from Carnegie Mellon’s robotics researcher community wanting to boost their autonomous car technology according to the Market Watch.

2013-03-08 Spike activity

Mind Hacks

Quick links from the past week in mind and brain news: Brain freeze from a slurpee was blamed for a five car pile up in Texas according to Jalopnik.

Active Training: To Get Nonprofit Audiences Engaged, Keep Them Moving

Beth Kanter

Energizers are activities designed to awaken a sleeping audience or activate a jaded one. And to make it more fun, I awarded prizes.

Spike activity 02-05-2014

Mind Hacks

Quick links from the past week in mind and brain news: All the amazing Dwayne Goodwin and Jorge Cham brain comics are collated in this one fantastic tumblr. Not Exactly Rocket Science covers a fascinating study on how randomly distributed initial benefits can lead to long-term gains. You Neanderthal! Why thank you madam. The trouble with sex.

Spike activity 25-09-2015

Mind Hacks

Quick links from the past week in mind and brain news: Science has a fascinating piece on how cultures developed words for numbers – many languages don’t have words for numbers above five. The majority illusion. The social illusion covered by Tech Review where something can seem socially common despite being rare in the overall group.

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Active sense-making

Harold Jarche

Sense-making is an activity, a regular practice. As I’ve said before, this blog is mostly for me.

Global insights into fear of failure, entrepreneurial activity, and gender balance in entrepreneurs

Ross Dawson

One of the interesting issues I have been looking at is how varying fear of failure impacts entrepreneurial activity, as shown in the table below.

Deeper activities

Clark Quinn

A while ago, I argued for an activity-based curriculum. The point was to rebel against the usual content-based curriculum, and push us to more meaningful learning. And, of late, I’ve had a chance to reexamine both the curriculum ideas, and the pedagogical implications. design

5 Ways to Build and Activate a Community for Your Crowdfunding Campaign

Beth Kanter

Ways to Build and Activate a Community for Your Crowdfunding Campaign guest post by  Sourabh Sharma. I can remember it like it was yesterday.

Spike activity 28-03-2014

Mind Hacks

Quick links from the past week in mind and brain news: Can charisma and leadership be taught ? sterling defence of fMRI in The Conversation. Linkage

Spike activity 13-02-2015

Mind Hacks

Quick links from the past week in mind and brain news: US Governor proposes that welfare recipients should be drug screened and have negative results as a condition for a payment. fascinating Washington Post piece looks at past data on similar schemes. BPS Research Digest launches the PsychCrunch podcast. First episode: evidence-based dating.

2012-01-18 Spike activity

Mind Hacks

Quick links from the past week in mind and brain news: Yes, it’s the return of Spike Activity. Thankfully the manual was finalised first.

2013-05-31 Spike activity

Mind Hacks

Quick links from the past week in mind and brain news: A video of a brain surgery patient playing guitar during the procedure. Theatre nurse on drums.

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2013-01-25 Spike activity

Mind Hacks

BBC News video reports on how Brazil is considering a law to forcibly remove crack addicts from the street into rehab. Have to be seen.

Reimagined Learning: Activities elaborated

Clark Quinn

Another important property of these activities is that they embed, possibly at multiple levels. Finally, activities can be individual or social.

2011-03-19 Spike activity

Mind Hacks

Quick links from the past week in mind and brain news: The Boston Globe has a fascinating piece on the psychological benefits of solitude. Linkage

Spike activity 18-09-2015

Mind Hacks

Quick links from the past week in mind and brain news: GlaxoSmithKline straight-up lied about teen suicide attempts in a trial that was used to convince regulators that Paxil was safe for kids. In-depth from the BMJ. Good summary from The Atlantic. The New York Times on basically the same s**t from Johnson & Johnson over Risperdal. Linkage