December, 2016

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working to learn

Harold Jarche

This is an extract from Learning to work and working to learn by Ronald Barnett, published in 1999. It is even more relevant seventeen years later.


United We Stand, Divided We Fall

John Hagel

I love paradox and today we’re living through one of the biggest paradoxes of all: at a time when we seem more divided than ever, we’re actually more united than ever. What do I mean by that? All you have to do is take a cursory look through our media or our conversations when we come together as groups to see that we’re deeply polarized.

This IBM Employee Quit Her Job. I Commend Her For Doing So.

Dan Pontefract

Elizabeth Wood used to work at IBM. She recently resigned from her position as senior content strategist, a job she held for the previous two.

The Transformative Power of Cloud Computing

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

I was recently involved in two different meetings, each convened by an IT research organization focused on providing strategic advice to CIOs.

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What do the 24 #C2Xmas resources tell us about how to design modern content and learning experiences?

Jane Hart

In my Countdown to Xmas, I offered a series of 24 daily posts in the form of a different learning resource. So what do these 24 resources tell us about how to design content and learning experiences for the modern workplace? Here they are in one list – with my thoughts about what each one tells us about content and learning experience design.

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Magnanimous: The Word of 2017

Dan Pontefract

As he was leaving office on January 20, 1993, President George H. Bush left a letter on the desk of the oval office addressed. Rise of the Woman?

Becoming a Data-Driven Business: Challenges and Opportunities

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Big data ,- including analytics , data science , artificial intelligence and related information-based technologies - are now everywhere. “Is

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Stop Blaming the Tools when Collaboration Fails

Luis Suarez

Apparently, it is way easier to blame them (or others!), Seriously, why do we keep doing that? We will just go ahead and keep blaming the tools. Again.

The SAP platform and digital transformation

Dion Hinchcliffe

I had the opportunity to attend SAP TechEd in Barcelona recently in order to assess the software giant's latest enhancements to their platform. In the process, I also gauged its readiness to fully support that urgent IT priority of our time, digital transformation

closing the learning-knowledge loop

Harold Jarche

For 10 years Jane McConnell has been researching organizations in the digital age. I was a member of the Advisory Board. I would like to.

A return to constraints

Dave Snowden

I’m getting increasingly excited about the work I am doing on constraints. I first posted on this with an initial taxonomy back in September.

No Carrie Fisher, Don’t Rest In Peace

Dan Pontefract

Like the rain in England and the heat in Tunisia, death is both unavoidable and inevitable. The rash of celebrity deaths in 2016 seems to. Dan's Related Posts: In Progress Trump Presidency Lesson Plan We Are All Boston When Breath Becomes Air: Required Reading For People Seeking Purpose Goodbye Team of Five Years.

Capital One’s Year In Review

Adaptive Path

“What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.” Jane Goodall. During the earliest day of dot-org, I borrowed this quote to succinctly express what I hoped dot-org would become in the world. This past year, we’ve made strides to clarify what and how we operate. Alida Draudt. Rachel Posman.

My Top 5 iOS Apps of the Week – Week #13

Luis Suarez

If that deck doesn’t convince otherwise, I don’t know what would, frankly. Really good work! . Thus without much further ado, let’s get down to it:

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Detecting Fake News

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

After the spate of fake news in circulation over the last year or so numerous guides have been published to help you spot fake news. Unfortunately, few of them are effective. The reason for this - which you can spot for yourself as you look at them - is that they tend to focus on whether or not the source is authoritative. So how do you cope? trust.

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understanding our tools

Harold Jarche

“We become what we behold. We choose our tools, and then they take is in a certain direction, of which we may not be conscious. Tweets spread fast.

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to illuminate a small field

Dave Snowden

The history of innovation is generally one of not only noticing an anomaly, but also paying attention and realising the significance.

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Employee Experience

Clark Quinn

And this is a ‘good thing’! I’ve participated in the efforts of an organization to achieve it, and can see the real benefits.

#C2Xmas: Day 5 – Periodic videos

Jane Hart

Day 5 of the Countdown to Xmas continues here . link]. Can you update an old training artefact with videos? Social learning

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6 Insights The Sharing Economy Tells Us About The Future Of Fundraising

Beth Kanter

Note from Beth: December is a time when start to reflect on the past year and future online trends for fundraising. 1: Relationships Matter.

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The 2016 MIT Inclusive Innovation Awards

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Several months ago, MIT’s Initiative on the Digital Economy launched its first annual Inclusive Innovation Competition (IIC). Examples abound.

friday’s factual finds

Harold Jarche

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. “Purposeful play. Play equals trust. A space where we can take risks. Only by taking risks do we get to learn about ourselves & each other.” Read more » Friday's Finds

The domain of disorder (iii)

Dave Snowden

It is the opposite of chaos in terms of the individual response as to the decision maker nothing seems to be other than as expected.

Cultural Alignment

Clark Quinn

I was thinking about the ways in which organizations can support performance. We can also provide policies about things we’re supposed to do.

My Workflow

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

I was thinking about working openly recently and decided to document my workflow, such as it is. No HTML version, sorry

#C2Xmas Day 2: Samuel Pepys Diary

Jane Hart

Day 2 of my Countdown to Xmas #C2Xmas continues here. THE DIARY OF SAMUEL PEPYS. You don’t have to read it all in one go! Social learning

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How Will AI Likely Impact How We Work, Live and Play?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The report is organized into three main sections. My previous discussion was primarily focused on Section I. Transportation. million people.

best finds of 2016

Harold Jarche

Every second Friday I review what I’ve noted on social media and post a wrap-up of what caught my eye. Quotes. Mencken, via @normsmusic. Learning.

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Social innovation labs, initial thoughts

Dave Snowden

Labs have become a little bit of a fashion item of recent years. As I suggest this is a common pattern over many a field. Musings

Learning Strategy Issues

Clark Quinn

The other thing that I was involved in at Online Educa in Berlin was a session on The Flexible Worker. Three of us presented, each addressing one particular topic. A second presentation was on providing tools to trainers to devolve content development locally, addressing a problem with centrally-developed content. user-generated content).

On Teaching Critical Thinking

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

As someone who was teaching critical thinking for a living well before anyone thought to call it a '21st century skill' it bothers me to no end to read articles like this arguing that we should not be teaching critical thinking in schools. That's not what critical thinking is. And it's irrelevant whether they are lauded by business leaders. Exactly!

#C2Xmas: Day 6 – Histography

Jane Hart

Day 6 of the Countdown to Xmas continues here. Histography: Where every dot is an historical event – plotted along a timeline. link].

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Video: The Purpose Mindset of Gord Downie

Dan Pontefract

I recently had the opportunity to deliver a 10-minute keynote at a conference in Toronto where I used the time to speak about both personal.

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no shortcuts to mastery

Harold Jarche

“Teaching and coaching are fundamentally about helping making other people better. Learning to do this can’t be done via shortcuts.

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