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Pattern Learning and the Brain

Eide Neurolearning

Expertise at pattern recognition is a very different brain-based process than expertise at rule-based learning or a motor skill.

Pattern Recognition as Skill

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Responding to John Martin : "However I am not sure that it (pattern recognition) is an innate feature as opposed to a learned skill." It is both. Because these connections are sensitive to input, they will reflect patterns in that input. This is not a conscious act; it is not the same as saying we are looking for patterns.

TNP 8. Associationism: Inferential Processes

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Associationism: Inferential Processes A. We produce abstractions by processing conscious input. This is not a rule-governed process.

Collective intelligence patterns

Clark Quinn

In his presentation on The Landscape of Collective Intelligence, he comes up with four characteristics of design patterns (or genes, as he calls them): What (strategy), Who (staffing), How (structure & process), & Why (incentives/alignment).  This is a really nice systematic breakdown into patterns tied to real examples.

A social interaction pattern language 2 of 2

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

We can support processes that empower people, or processes that prevent them from taking charge of their own lives. EXAMPLES.

Design ‘debt’ and quality process

Clark Quinn

Obviously, software design isn’t the same as learning design, though learning design could stand to benefit from what software engineers know about process and quality.  Similarly, refactoring to remove typical bad practices in programming could easily analogize to the reliable patterns we see in Broken ID. 

Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: Retailers and Customers

John Hagel

Almost a decade ago, I detected an intriguing pattern regarding the unbundling and rebundling of firms (purchase unfortunately required).

Toward a Pattern Language for Enterprise 2.0 : Andrew McAfee’s Blog

Andy McAfee

Andrew McAfee’s Blog The Business Impact of IT Home Home RSS Search Toward a Pattern Language for Enterprise 2.0 fashion I should open up this work early in the process by posting an initial set of patterns, seeing if they resonate with people, and asking for further contributions. I’m dividing my 2.0 vs. 1.0 vision.

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.

Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: Process versus Practice

John Hagel

Business processes were the primary focus of business performance and companies generated considerable cost savings from this focus.

Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: Patterns of Business Innovation in China and India

John Hagel

Open distribution - the first pattern of innovation In this respect, Business Week does a better job on the India front. Dont Count On It.

The Long Term Impact of AI on Jobs - Some Lessons from History

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Most jobs involve a number of tasks or processes.  The concerns surrounding AI’s long term impact may well be in a class by themselves. 

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Why Do We Need Data Science when We’ve Had Statistics for Centuries?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Unlike database querying, which asks What data satisfies this pattern (query)? discovery asks What patterns satisfy this data? ,” notes Dhar. 

On the Three or Four Problems of Connectivism

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

This paradox, first posed by Socrates (Plato, 2002), can be applied to connectivism as follows: How do you recognize a pattern if you do not already know that a specific configuration of connections is a pattern? But I would also argue that the requirement that this work be subject to (the traditional) peer review process is misplaced.

intangible value

Harold Jarche

Examples might be offering to provide political support to someone. You can’t plan networks or force fit them into any pattern.

always something to learn

Harold Jarche

Consciousness concerns itself only with the most meaningful mental constructions and is ever hungry to build new patterns over existing architectures.

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

How Autism can Influence Design: In conversation with Steve Silberman

Adaptive Path

“Imagine the whole creative process opening up before you where there has never been an outlet before. Can it be cured? SS: Sure.

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The Datafication of Business and Society

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Datafication is a fairly new concept associated with our recent data revolution.  They can tell you if you’re likely to get diabetes.”  .

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Network Era Skills

Harold Jarche

For example, just adding finished reports to a knowledge base does not help others understand how that report was developed.

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Data-Driven Decision Making: Promises and Limits

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

When can we embed decisions into well understood, automated processes?  They can tell you if you’re likely to get diabetes.” .

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Anticipating the Future of the IT Industry

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Transaction Processing → Distributed Ledgers (Blockchain), Cybersecurity. Data Centers → Cloud. Data Analysis → Data Science, Cognitive, AI.

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.

Harnessing the True Potential of Internet of Things Technology

John Hagel

What are some examples? An increasing amount of IoT technology is being deployed to monitor utilization of key inputs (for example, fuel or electricity) into large scale facilities like manufacturing plants or office buildings and adjusting these inputs in real-time to enhance efficiency. The Internet of Things space. Data to advice.

Where I’m coming from

Jay Cross

Our brains seek patterns, often finding one when it’s not intentionally there. Learning is an active process. Process is power.

If Your Enterprise Social Network Is a Ghost Town It’s Probably Due To Your Corporate Culture

Dan Pontefract

I was speaking at a conference recently, and a question was posed to me from someone in the audience near the tail end of the session.

Ask what value you can add

Harold Jarche

For example, I recently passed on a tagged collection of social bookmarks as a result of a conversation in an online community of practice.

The social enterprise?

George Siemens

We need better analytics that can reveal patterns and connections in information abundance that we may have missed. We need technologies that can automatically detect and raise the profile of interesting patterns within an information stream. An event collapses the information trail into a state of patterns that seem obvious.

Corporate Survival: Lessons from Biology

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

While beyond the scope of their study, the authors speculated that biological ecosystems are likely to shed valuable insights into their findings.

5 Infographics About Infographics To Master Basics in Five Minutes

Beth Kanter

Vision is our primary sense and we use it to differentiate and learn the nature of everything around us by recognizing patterns. Resources.

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A Slow Community Movement? | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

The Federation of Damanhur, for example, meets the kinds of observations that the “slow movement&# champions. Something resonated.

Connectivism as Epistemology

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

For example, I responded to criticisms from Heli Nurmi several times in this fashion. But the sort of environments that create learning vary greatly - the sort of environment that produces a modern information-age knowledge-worker for example varies greatly from one which would produce a skilled bow-maker in the middle ages.

PKM as pre-curation

Harold Jarche

Synthesis (describing patterns, trends or flows in large amounts of information). Their sense-making processes are already developed.

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What have we learned so far?

Harold Jarche

Personal Knowledge Mastery ( PKM ): A set of processes, individually constructed, to help each of us make sense of our world and work more effectively.

innovation means learning at work

Harold Jarche

This includes process improvement. Process improvement is a tool set, not an overarching or unifying concept for an organization. 

smart cities need smart citizens

Harold Jarche

Complex work requires multiple perspectives and non-linear processes. Here are the main points, in English. Smart cities need smart citizens.

Reinventing Society in the Wake of Big Data

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Connections Science is an example of the new data science disciplines being enabled by the advent of big data.  . But, is it worth it? 

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The ultimate in convenient banking: make payments by thinking

Ross Dawson

“The US Department of Energy, for example, is using our thought waves to identify people. The method uses brain wave data uniquely formed from an individual’s thought process. The transaction would be put in the system, for example in a store, and the customer would simply have to think ‘Yes’ to authorize the payment.

The Growing Value of Social Skills

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

But, as Autor points out , this explanation does not fit well with the patterns of IT investment since 2000.  These include:  .

Exception handling is complex work

Harold Jarche

As exceptions get addressed, some or all of the solution can get automated, and so the process evolves. Organizations do this all the time.