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A Competent Competency Process

Clark Quinn

In the process of looking at ways to improve the design of courses, the starting point is good objectives. SO drilling in the exact meanings of words is valuable, as an example. We then need good processes, so I’ve talked to a couple of educational institutions doing competencies, to see what could be learned. design strategy

Types of meaningful processing

Clark Quinn

In an previous post , I argued for different types and ratios for worthwhile learning activities. I’ve been thinking about this (and working on it) quite a bit lately. What I’m looking for is ways to get learners to do processing in ways that will assist their ability to  do. This is aside from scenarios/simulations (e.g.

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It’s the process, silly!

Clark Quinn

And part of it is in the knowledge and skills of the designers, but it’s also in the process. ADDIE isn’t inherently linear, certainly as it has evolved, but in many ways it makes it easy to make it a one-pass process. And they should support contextualizing the practice activity. So what  do I mean? design strateg

Nature Conservancy Instagram Contest and Other Examples

Beth Kanter

Go… Does your nonprofit have an institutionalized process for researching, piloting, and adopting energing technology? Caption Contest.

Activating Latent Knowledge Capacity

George Siemens

The one draw back to networked learning is that while we have managed to advance conversation on the fragmentation of learning so that it is not a cohesive whole created solely by the instructor, we have not yet advanced the process of centring or stitching together fragmented parts into cohesive wholes for individuals. Latent Capacity.

Types and proportions of learning activities?

Clark Quinn

There are times when fact remembering is needed, such as medical vocabulary (my go-to example). You need to process the models to help them be comprehended, and use them in context to make decisions with the consequences providing feedback. What does that mean? Let’s break it down. This comes from model-based reasoning. design

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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.

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.”.

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

IT Doesn’t Matter. Business processes do

Jay Cross

Consultants Howard Smith and Peter Fingar shot back a month later with a paperback retort entitled  IT Doesn’t Matter – Business Processes Do.

5 Reasons Why Activity Streams Will Save Your 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.

TNP 8. Associationism: Inferential Processes

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Associationism: Inferential Processes A. This input consists in the activation of what I have called real input units. See figure 18.

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%.

knowledge catalysts add value

Harold Jarche

The knowledge gained from PKM is an emergent property of all its activities. And here rests the line of b t demarcation…]. checklists).

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Social Formal – it’s the processing!

Clark Quinn

In thinking about the benefits of adding social to formal learning for a presentation I’ll be giving, I realized that the main reason to extend social activities into formal learning is for the additional processing it provides.  While there is processing individually, social interaction provides more opportunities.

Intensive and Extensive Processing: Making Formal Stickier

Clark Quinn

These things include activating emotional and cognitive relevance, presenting the associated concepts, showing examples that link concept to context, having learners apply concept to context, and wrapping up the experience.  The other area is increasing the depth of the processing. However, don’t forget the reflection! 


“you simply can’t train people to be social!”

Harold Jarche

have also learned that changing work routines can be a messy process that requires significant time, much of it dedicated to modelling behaviours. .

A Playbook for Improving Customer Journeys

Adaptive Path

For example, GE Healthcare redesigned their medical imaging equipment so that children would find the experience less scary. Early Solutions.

Sense-making Skills

Harold Jarche

Of these 10 activities, focused on academic success in learning from formal instruction, there are a few that are pertinent to PKM.

Thriving in networks that are smarter and faster than you are

Harold Jarche

As they grew to their current size, control processes were put in place to create efficiencies. Agility is almost non-existent. complexity

Workplace Learning: Adding, Embedding & Extracting

Charles Jennings

An example might be the creation of some workplace activities as part of, or immediately following, a leadership development programme.

Tacit Knowledge Not Included

Harold Jarche

This means looking for examples of best practices and applying them after they have been proven. You can’t. That’s tacit knowledge. Innovation

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the literacy of the 21st century

Harold Jarche

Organizations that do not actively support something like the PKM framework are seriously limiting new insights that feed innovation.

Three types of KM

Harold Jarche

Big KM is needed in larger organizations that have a lot of outputs, events and processes to keep track of.

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The Future of HR

Harold Jarche

As they grew to their current size, control processes were put in place to create efficiencies. But hierarchies are just centralized networks.

Reactivating Learning

Clark Quinn

At a neural level, we’re generating patterns of activation in conjunction, which strengthens the relationships between these patterns, increasing the likelihood that they’ll get activated when relevant. Recontextualization : here we’re showing another example. Reactivating learning is important. design mobile

My pick of the best posts of June 2016

Jane Hart

Charles Jennings compares learning to drive a car to other skills acquisition processes. Learning is a process. as happy in their work.

Why Content Curation Should be in Your Skillset

Jay Cross

An example: How Jay Cross Curates Content. Here’s an example of a no-cost, one-person curation project. It starts in a gallery. articles.

Instructional design: from “packaging” to “scaffolding”

Jane Hart

And although there is no teacher present, it is essentially a “sage on the stage”, information-dumping activity. Social learning

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Ask what value you can add

Harold Jarche

But posting your latest collection of webpages in an activity stream is sharing. Robin Good is another fine example of curating, using

engineering our own serendipity

Harold Jarche

Serendipity is the process through which we discover unknown unknowns. For example, I often take public transport when traveling.

tensions of modern learning

Harold Jarche

have appended these new practices with examples and elaborations of what Clark has presented. Learning is a process. Image: Clark Quinn.

Engaging Knowledge Artisans

Harold Jarche

For example, working and learning out loud in online social networks significantly change the flow of knowledge and influence power structures.

Design Thinking and the Workplace Experience

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

They were focused on process and workflow optimization rather than on employee’s journeys and experiences.  . Sensory and emotional engagement. 

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Supporting the Social Workplace Learning Continuum

Jane Hart

Some  examples of the different types of activities that might be undertaken along the Continuum are shown in the image above.

PKM as pre-curation

Harold Jarche

The most important part of  personal knowledge management  (PKM), in my opinion, is the need for active sense-making. Merely PKM SocialLearnin

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70:20:10 - Beyond the Blend

Charles Jennings

There are many other examples of ‘blending’ learning stretching back into the past, too. University of Salford, UK. But it’s just a baby step.

Introducing the Digital Learning Quadrants

Dan Pontefract

As a ‘willing participant’ they possess the enthusiasm to actively be a part of the learning process as often and as best they can.

Towards the Connected L&D Department

Jane Hart

There are many good reasons for this. There’s the fact that working is changing, and that organizational learning needs to change too.

Sense-making glossary

Harold Jarche

PARC offers a glossary of quite useful sense-making terms. Sense-making is what the second part of the Seek-Sense-Share PKM model is about.