• ROSS DAWSON  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2014
    [Information] A positive view on the future of human work as intelligent machines rise
    With technology constantly evolving at a more rapid pace, informal learning will continue to be key in future, Dawson said. 'I recently delivered a keynote on the Future of Work and Jobs at the Youth in Technology conference organized by the Australian Computer Society. reviewed some of the highlights of Dawson’s speech.
  • DONALD CLARK PLAN B  |  SATURDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2014
    [Information] 7 digital vaccines used in Ebola crisis
    'All agree that a problem at the root of the Ebola problem is information and education. Trusted information provided free by the BBC, a respected brand in Africa, is now available on Whatsapp. Peter Horricks of the BBC is right when he states the simple but obvious fact that “Information will literally save lives.”
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2014
    [Information] Ideas, Experts and Data
    Managing the information overload is a real challenge. Our default faced with the overload is to actually what I call narrow-cast — to kind of hunker down and focus in on fewer sources than ever — you know, the analyst who we always got our information from, the newsletter that we always read. call these Friday’s Finds.
  • ADAPTIVE PATH  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2014
    [Information] Active Data Logging Doesn’t Work
    It was, and still is, very interesting and useful information for me and, with few exceptions, I’ve tracked my physical activity every day since. had figured that the more information I can collect about myself, the more conscious I would be about the decisions I was making. As soon as I turned it on, I was hooked! There’s Ginger.io
  • ROSS DAWSON  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2014
    [Information] Study: Decentralized organizations will win, especially in challenging times
    Centralized control is predicated not only having sufficient information to make decisions across a distributed organization, but also being able to make and enact effective decisions. 'For decades management theorists have argued over whether and when organizations should be centralized or decentralized. Business relationships Enterprise 2.0
  • ROSS DAWSON  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2014
    [Information] 5 uncertainties that will shape the future of wearable technology
    As the wearables landscape emerges there are 5 major uncertainties to consider: How fast and far will we shift how we access information? The rise of smartphones as an interface to information has been dramatic. 'The rise of wearables is one of the biggest emerging trends in consumer technology. What personal data will be captured?
  • IRVING WLADAWSKY-BERGER  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2014
    [Information] The Evolution of the Internet of Very Smart Things
    Both advertising and marketing data are affected by the unique quality of markets in information: the marginal cost of additional capacity (advertising) or incremental supply (user data) is zero.”  . 'I recently saw a very interesting  presentation , - From Cloud to Fog: The Internet of Things , - by Cisco executive Michael Enescu. 
  • CLARK QUINN  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2014
    [Information] Types of meaningful processing
    So before I have them engage in scenarios, I’ll ask them to use the models to create, say, a guide to how to use that information. '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. sanitation). Thoughts? design
  • DAVID WEINBERGER  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2014
    [Information] Library as starting point
    These are all straightforward ways to start record and use information about the items the community has voted for with its library cards. This then calls into question the expenditures libraries make to achieve that goal. Hat tip to Carl Straumsheim and Peter Suber.). The questioning is good. That’s the dream, anyway.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2014
    [Information] The future is self-management
    'Two late 19th century theorists still firmly inform management thinking. You don’t need a manager to find information. As managers lose control over information flow, their usefulness is decreasing. Henri Fayol’s functions of management pretty well sum up how many managers see their responsibilities today. To organize.
  • THE SMART WORK COMPANY  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2014
    [Information] Back at the beginning
    Could we design an information framework for the delivery of real-time operating information for their empowered teams on the shop floor? '“Business education as inclusive, community-led, personalised, self-determined, just-in-time, and on-the-go.” And that was what my PhD was about. They laughed at shared jokes.
  • DOC SEARLS   |  SATURDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2014
    [Information] Closed Tab Clearance Sale
    Websites Vary Prices, Deals Based on Users’ Information – WSJ. 'Music & broadcasting. Copyright land grab by The Turtles threatens digital music, will not help young musicians — Tech News and Analysis. What to Do About Pre-’72s? Future of Music Coalition. Sirius XM Radio (Guest Blog Post). Hiking the Uncanny Valley.
  • TED  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2014
    [Information] Our laws belong to us: Kimberley Motley live at TEDGlobal 2014
    The agreement was made at a jirga, an informal mediation in which elders and religious leaders make decisions by consensus. 'Kimberley Motley speaks at TEDGlobal 2014. Photo: James Duncan Davidson/TED. Mohammad was six years old. We may look at this story as another crushing blow to women’s rights,” says Motley. And Naghma Mohammad?
  • TED  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2014
    [Information] Embroidery for empowerment: A Q&A with Khalida Brohi that reveals much more of her incredible story
    And while these women gathered to learn and work, in a rare moment without male supervision, Brohi and her team offered up information about their rights along with instruction in this ancient art. 'Khalida Brohi speaks at TEDGlobal 2014. Photo: James Duncan Davidson/TED. She set her mind on starting a movement to stop these practices.
  • BETH KANTER  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2014
    [Information] 8 Reasons Why Bad Trainings Happen to Good Nonprofits
    While some trainings are informative and deeply enriching, others are…well, just down right boring. Denying participants a chance to test their knowledge is denying them a chance to truly fully absorb the information. 'Note from Beth: Last January, I put together a train the trainers session for nonprofit trainers. Wrong message.
  • ROSS DAWSON  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2014
    [Information] Mobile and design are shifting to the center of technology and work
    This accentuates the necessity for design and fantastic design, how do you get all of this ability to interface with complex information on a very small screen and make that intuitive, useful and easy, but also that there are different sets of skills, which are required in terms of the programming languages.’’. design Enterprise 2.0
  • TED  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2014
    [Information] Protests livestreamed, the web unplugged and robotic exoskeletons engaged: A recap of session 6 of TEDGlobal 2014
    And while the internet might seem like the modern-day analogy, it’s not quite the same thing, says  Syed Karim : The internet is merely a pathway that connects information that lives on computers. If we want to get information to everyone, we must bypass traditional pathways,” he says. 'Rodrigo Baggio speaks at TEDGlobal 2014. And 4.3
  • TED  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2014
    [Information] The urban canvas, splashed with color: A recap of session 5 at TEDGlobal 2014
    All in all, cities of the future will have greater information output, and less energy consumption. That all changed when they arrived in Rio de Janeiro 10 years ago and discovered the city’s favelas, where informal communities of migrants build their own homes in the city’s hills. 'Robert Muggah speaks at TEDGlobal 2014.
  • TED  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2014
    [Information] Charmian Gooch unveils the Great Ripoff Map, showing the impact of corruption
    She is not against businesses and corporations, she says, but against the anonymous corporate structures that shield information about who ultimately owns and benefits from a company. 'TED Prize winner Charmian Gooch speaking at TEDGlobal 2014. Photo: James Duncan Davidson/TED. Why focus on stories? Want to get involved?
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2014
    [Information] The Zeitgeist
    Given all this information, it is easy to let people experiment as long as they share what they are doing. 'The Zeitgeist (spirit of the age or spirit of the time) is the intellectual fashion or dominant school of thought that typifies and influences the culture of a particular period in time. Let people safely experiment. Technology Work
  • TED  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2014
    [Information] Our passports don’t define us: Taiye Selasi live at TEDGlobal 2014
    So now that we have this information, do we understand Selasi any better? 'Taiye Selasi speaking at TEDGlobal 2014. Photo: James Duncan Davidson/TED. How can I come from a nation? How can a human being come from a concept?” With these questions the majestic Taiye Selasi , author of Ghana Must Go , closes talks for Day 1 of TEDGlobal 2014.
  • TED  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2014
    [Information] How to create a killer timelapse, with Joe Capra
    He had a forum that people would go to and share information on how to do time-lapses, because it was still very new then. 'In this time-lapse of Rio de Janeiro, shown during session 1 of TEDGlobal 2014 , waves lap the shore of Copacabana Beach with a beautiful rhythm, and clothes on a line flap in the breeze in a favela. want to go do that.”
  • DOC SEARLS   |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2014
    [Information] How Radio Can Defend the Dashboard
    The Future Of Traffic Information Will real-time, customized traffic reports delivered through online connectivity and apps usurp radio’s role? 'Dash — “the connected car audiotainment™ conference” —  is happening next week in Detroit. This is a big deal for radio, since most listening happens in cars. Or to make one.
  • TED  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2014
    [Information] Data becomes art in Julie Freeman’s “We Need Us”
    We asked Freeman to tell us about what we can learn from experiencing data, rather than simply gleaning information from it. Traditional data visualization is about how we understand data and the information it contains. 'Artist Julie Freeman creates kinetic sculptures, compositions and animations from nature-generated data. Anything.
  • TED  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2014
    [Information] Boiling river of the Amazon: Andrés Ruzo at TEDGlobal 2014
    In this age where everything seems mapped, measured and studied, in this age of information, I remind you all that the discoveries are not just made in the black void of the unknown but the discoveries are made in the white noise of overwhelming data. 'Andres Ruzo speaking at TEDGlobal 2014. Photo by James Duncan Davidson/TED. Not quite.
  • TED  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2014
    [Information] Mapping where we meet: TED University at TEDGlobal 2014
    Diana Enriquez studies the informal economy. “And And when I tell people I study the informal economy, people assume I’m studying the black market — and sometimes, I totally am.” In India, some 72% of the economy is part of the informal economy — unregulated, untaxed labor and entrepreneurship. Photo: Ryan Lash/TED. Aww!).
  • GEORGE SIEMENS  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2014
    [Information] Innovation in open online courses
    DALMOOC has been designed to model a distributed information structure. Learning is a coherence forming process and knowledge is a state of connecting information pieces. We (Carolyn Rose, Dragan Gasevic, Ryan Baker, and I) have spent the last several months thinking through the course structure and format. Persistence. Adaptivity.
  • TED  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2014
    [Information] Save the whales (and the humans too): A recap of TED Fellows Session 1 at TEDGlobal 2014
    Did you know that in the United States, local police now have NSA-style surveillance equipment that allows police to amass vast quantities of private information about you? Even more chillingly, the federal government is working to compile this information into vast databases. Photo: Ryan Lash. Plus much, much more. But why?
  • TED  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2014
    [Information] Street art from election waste in Rio de Janeiro
    There’s no information on who these people are, or their main objectives. 'Mundano’s “Lixeira Eleitoral” (“Election Waste”) installation in Rio di Janeiro’s bustling Largo da Carioca neighborhood. Photo: Mundano. In a race between more than 10 candidates, President Dilma Rousseff emerged as the front-runner , taking 41.5% of the vote.
  • JANE HART'S PICK OF THE DAY  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2014
    [Information] 2014 Guidebook to the Top 100 Tools for Learning 2014
    'Completely revised and updated, the 2014 GUIDEBOOK provides you with even more information about each of the tools on the Top 100 Tools for Learning 2014 list – to help you make use of them for personal learning as well as for your professional practice. It includes. Find out more about the Guidebook here
  • JANE HART  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2014
    [Information] 2014 Guidebook to the Top 100 Tools for Learning
    'Completely revised and updated, the 2014 GUIDEBOOK provides you with even more information about each of the tools on the Top 100 Tools for Learning 2014 list – to help you make use of them for personal learning as well as for your professional practice. It includes basic information (website, cost, availability as well as […].
  • DONALD CLARK PLAN B  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2014
    [Information] 10 things that algorithms can do that teachers can't
    Personal reporting Such systems can produce reports that really do match personal attainment, through personal feedback for the learner than informs their motivation and progress through a course. 'Algorithms trump data Love them or hate them, you use them and algorithms are here to stay. What role for algorithms in learning?
  • BETH KANTER  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2014
    [Information] What can nonprofit technology trainers learn from the social work field to improve their training techniques?
    We covered the themes of data informed organizations , best practices in learning from your data , and failure. love teaching (and learning) and it was a pleasure to work with students, nonprofits, and faculty.   I also learned a lot working along side Nancy Smyth , Dean of the School of Social Work.  She was brilliant! Training Design
  • TED  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2014
    [Information] 10 research tips for finding answers that elude you
    When one of us can’t get our hands on a piece of information that we need, we turn to Danielle and — voila! Use tips #1, 2, and 3 while searching through the pages of a book, and a wealth of information will appear. Use multiple sources that APPEAR to offer the same information. — there it is. moments. Never give up.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2014
    [Information] Constructive vs instructive
    Yes, the tasks are designed, but they’re expected to take some responsibility for processing the information to produce outputs. 'A commenter on last week’s post asked an implicit question that caused me to think. However, a completely guided experience doesn’t ‘stick’ as well, either. Make sense? design
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2014
    [Information] Rising from the ashes of management
    If all the information about everything that’s going on is freely available, that helps everyone to feel completely on board with decisions. 'If you want to destroy the entrepreneurial nature of work, then make management part of the hierarchy. The effect of that is that individual work is looked down on,” he says.
  • TED  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2014
    [Information] A teenage chef, a planetary geologist and a wordnik walk into TEDYouth: A look at the speaker lineup
    Find a TEDxYouthDay event near you, or get more information about how to host an informal TEDYouth viewing party. 'TEDYouth is a free event just for middle and high school students. Check out the full TEDYouth 2014 speaker lineup ». Students in New York City, apply to attend. Applications close on October 12 at 11:59pm ET ».
  • CLARK QUINN  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2014
    [Information] Types and proportions of learning activities?
    And largely unnecessary if people can look it up, e.g. the information is  in the world  (or can be). '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. What does that mean? Let’s break it down. So what  is  useful? design
  • DAWN OF LEARNING  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2014
    [Information] A ship without sails: Why single source is integral to blended learning
    This hybrid offspring combines elements of both modalities in response to the demands of the modern workspace, where employees collaborate and share information both onsite/in-person and offsite. As a result, learners can absorb chunks of information through online videos for performance support and personalized coaching.
  • TED  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2014
    [Information] JR pastes up the past, a conference on the cybersecurity of medical devices, and the start of “space taxis”
    Goetz talks to The New York Times about how the service incorporates ratings on how people feel about the product, using information from Google Consumer Surveys. 'An image from JR’s “Unframed — Ellis Island.” ” Photo: Courtesy of JR. The past two weeks have been busy for the members of the TED community. ”).
  • TED  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2014
    [Information] 7 things learned from a day spent watching TEDxCERN
    TED-Ed explains it best in this enlightening lesson by CERN physicist Jasper Kirkby , member of the CLOUD experiment at CERN, which — appropriately — is searching out fantastic new information about our cumulus, cirrus and other cloud friends. You know, just a few minor things. We watched for you. Water is weird. Noise.
  • TED  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2014
    [Information] Invasion of the golden mussel: A TED Fellow wields genes to protect the Amazon
    native of Brazil, she’s sequencing the golden mussel’s genome for the first time; she tells the TED Blog how she hopes to use information gleaned from its molecular profile to stop current invasions and forecast future ones. Until it came out, there had been virtually no genetic information available for the golden mussel.
  • TED  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2014
    [Information] Inspiring words from TED@IBM: The best way to predict the future is to invent it.
    It’s time for us to learn how do this at work as well … Leaders today need to trust that their employees have the information, experience and good judgment to make decisions that in the past would have been sent ‘up the ladder.’”. 'The program guide for TED@IBM, themed “Reimagine our world.” ” Photo: Marla Aufmuth/TED.
  • ADAPTIVE PATH  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2014
    [Information] Conversations in the Kitchen: The Do’s and Don’ts of Debriefs
    Even though you want the conversation to have an informal feel, don’t just wing it. 'In our San Francisco studio we’re fortunate to have a large, open kitchen. Not unlike what you might experience at home, we often find ourselves migrating and gathering to this spot throughout the day. Maybe it’s the food. Or, maybe it’s the cold beer. DO: 1.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2014
    [Information] Engaging Knowledge Artisans
    PKM gives a structure to develop a network of people and sources of information that can be drawn upon daily. Initially, with good PKM practices, less time is spent on answering email or finding information, and more time focused on being a better knowledge worker. But what about our structures that organize how people work together?
  • CLARK QUINN  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2014
    [Information] Better Learning in the Real World
    We’ll switch the emphasis from knowledge test to mini- and branching-scenarios for practice tasks, or we’ll have them take information resources and use them to generate work products (charts, tables, analyses) as processing. 'I tout the value of learning science and good design. So how can we strike a balance? My claim is no.
  • IRVING WLADAWSKY-BERGER  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2014
    [Information] The MIT Second Machine Age Conference
    Astonishing progress in robotics, automation, and access to information presents major challenges for institutions from small businesses and communities to large corporations and governments, but it also creates opportunities to rethink how we live and work in profoundly positive ways.”  . It was quite an interesting event.  he added. 
  • MIND HACKS  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2014
    [Information] Why our faith in cramming is mistaken
    Recognition is strongly affected by the ease with which information passes through the sensory areas of our brain, such as the visual cortex if you are looking at notes. Far more important is reorganising the information so that it has a structure more likely to be retained in your memory. It’s good advice. The original is here.
  • TED  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2014
    [Information] How do you animate cosmic rays? The story behind a TEDxCERN TED-Ed lesson
    Not sure if I can say how any of these things directly influenced the animation, but they definitely informed it. 'On September 24, TEDxCERN will be hosted  by physicist Brian Cox (watch his TED Talk: “ CERN’s supercollider “), and the world is welcomed to watch for free. Cosmic rays. Active galactic nuclei. Nucleosynthesis.
  • STEPHEN DOWNES: HALF AN HOUR  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2014
    [Information] Beyond Assessment ? Recognizing Achievement in a Networked World
    This addresses the specific question of assessment in open learning and in informal learning. Here''s another question : today''s students leave a lot of data traces, as we''ve just heard, from demographic information to how they read and highlight eBooks, et cetera. But I do want to acknowledge it. It forms a third part of a set.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2014
    [Information] Design like a pro
    Among the things we know are that rote and abstract information isn’t retained, knowledge test doesn’t mean ability to do , getting it right once doesn’t mean it’s known, the list goes on. 'In other fields of endeavors, there is a science behind the approaches. In aviation, it’s aeronautical engineering. design
  • TED  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2014
    [Information] 25+ apps to make your everyday life easier
    You scan the barcode, and it shares information about potentially harmful ingredients (and gives alternatives, if you want them). Kyle Shearer of our Events Workgroup says, “It helps me to make informed choices on products that I am bringing home.”. We asked the TED staff what apps they can’t live without. Sunrise. KeyMe. Think Dirty.
  • TED  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2014
    [Information] 25+ apps that the TED staff swears make their everyday lives just a little bit easier
    You scan the barcode, and it shares information about potentially harmful ingredients (and gives alternatives, if you want them). Kyle Shearer of our Events Workgroup says, “It helps me to make informed choices on products that I am bringing home.”. We asked the TED staff what apps they can’t live without. Sunrise. KeyMe. Think Dirty.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2014
    [Information] Learning in 2024 #LRN2024
    The ability to stay more tightly coupled with colleagues, sharing information and collaborating, has really become mainstream in our lives, and is going to have a big impact on our organizations. The most significant change is the status quo: the belief that an information oriented event model has any relationship to meaningful outcomes.
  • IRVING WLADAWSKY-BERGER  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2014
    [Information] On the Complex Evolution toward Mobile Digital Payments
    'On September 9, Apple announced Apple Pay , an easy, secure way to make mobile payments using their latest devices , - the iPhone 6’s and Apple Watch.  The reaction to the announcement has been mostly positive : “[F]or now, at least, analysts believe if there is any company to persuade consumers of the mobile wallet’s value, it is Apple.” 
  • STEPHEN DOWNES: HALF AN HOUR  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2014
    [Information] Bader A. Alsaleh - September 17, Riyadh - Summary Notes
    The types of information should be linked together. This type of information actually exists in the mind of others. Denver - importance of information. 'Bader A. Alsaleh (Professor, Instructional Design and Technology, King Saud University) @ba_alsaleh On 40 minutes, will present a number of ideas. It does not lead anywhere.
  • STEPHEN DOWNES: HALF AN HOUR  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2014
    [Information] Steve Wheeler - September 17, Riyadh - Notes
    Infrastructure, interface, tools, interaction) Nova Spivak: graph, degree of social connectivity, degree of information connectivity. High social, high information = Web x.0 - the metaweb. 'The Mayflower Steps. When we talk about the future, we step out into the unknown. Macy''s, in New York. It was like magic. telephone. Films.
  • STEPHEN DOWNES: HALF AN HOUR  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2014
    [Information] Diego Leal - September 12, Pereira - Notes
    'Diego Leal - Creating online learning networks Think of networks = nides + connections + signals - related to what I said yesterday How to make possible cooperation in online learning environments? en Linea - to create large intercommunitty network - when TRAL disappeared the connections were still there How does it Work?
  • DAVID WEINBERGER  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2014
    [Information] [liveblog] Hendrik Hertzberg on the quick fix for our Constitutional morass
    Omitting key information. 'I’m at a Shorenstein lunch talk where Hendrik Hertzberg of the New Yorker is talking about the difficulty of electing a government with the infrastructure we have. The place is packed. HH was one of the very first Shorenstein fellows. When he was here he was covering the 1988 presidential campaign. John Koza.)
  • BETH KANTER  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2014
    [Information] Does Rigorous Data Analysis Thwart Effective Storytelling by Non-Profits?
    professionals should be concentrating on how we can deliver training (and other forms of capacity building) that will assist them in telling their stories with valid, reliable information that will withstand scrutiny. Our track was one of three where participants could take a deep dive into a topic and learn from peers through dialogue. 
  • DOC SEARLS   |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2014
    [Information] Giving respect to brand advertising
    'I wrote the first half of the following two years ago for a name-brand Web magazine that decided not to run it. You can guess why. later turned it into a shorter piece for Wharton ‘s Future of Advertising collection. For this post I took out some cruft and added a new second half. As usual, if I had more time, I could have made it shorter.
  • THE SMART WORK COMPANY  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2014
    [Information] Should we stay or should we go?
    Using biased and incomplete information, or statistics produced using models where assumptions are not made explicit, I’ve thought about options and tried to weigh relative risks and possibilities in the face of great uncertainty and unknown consequences (complexity). '@simonheath1 drew the image for me. Should we stay or should we go?
  • BETH KANTER  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2014
    [Information] How To Train Your Attention and Be Effective When Working Online
    It’s no surprise attention spans have been decreasing over the past decade with the increase in external stimulation – social media, mobile phones, and the flood of online information. This infographic summarizes how much information is generated online by users in a minute. 'Photo by BirgerKing. Take a guess. Be honest.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2014
    [Information] Cooking out loud
    Some of the recipes are popular, or especially good during certain seasons, so recipes are informally published. Weekly reports from community leaders would be collated by the chef’s staff, reviewed by the chef, and would inform the next week’s menu planning. It takes too long to make decisions or try new things out.
  • DAN PONTEFRACT  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2014
    [Information] Apple CEO Tim Cook and his Moment of Open Culture
    After checking in with Amazon though, they informed me I’d have to wear leather pants and a scarf for a year, so that’s out, for now. No it wasn’t what the Internet is referring to as Apple Scarf Guy. Although according to Zara, male scarves are now sold out, literally, across the planet.). I may have rounded up.).
  • CLARK QUINN  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2014
    [Information] Learning Engineering
    This includes doing a suitable job of creating aligned outcomes through processes of working with SMEs, identifying misconceptions to be addressed, ensuring activities are designed that have learners appropriately processing and applying information, appropriate spread of examples, and more. For one, the value of models in learning. design
  • IRVING WLADAWSKY-BERGER  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2014
    [Information] A Useful Framework for Analyzing the Impact of Technology on Jobs
    They include blue-collar manual activities such as manufacturing and other forms of production, as well as white-collar, information-based activities like accounting, record keeping, dealing with simple customer service questions, and many kinds of administrative tasks.  The expert’s responses to this question where divided down the middle. .
  • DAVID WEINBERGER  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2014
    [Information] [liveblog] Robin Sproul, ABC News
    Omitting key information. 'I’m at a Shorenstein Center brownbag talk. Robin Sproul is talking about journalism in the changing media landscape. She’s been Washington Bureau Chief of ABC News for 20 years, and now is VP of Public Affairs for that network. Her last name rhymes with “owl,” by the way.). Missing points.
  • BETH KANTER  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2014
    [Information] A Guide to Evaluating Networks
    The guide consists of a  “State of Network Evaluation” framing paper about network evaluation and an accompanying network evaluation casebook to gather and share information about evaluation approaches, methodologies, and tools that are particularly suited to the assessment of networks. captured it in this blog post. Real network examples.
  • DONALD CLARK PLAN B  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2014
    [Information] Jeff Haywood: stunning analysis of the future of online in HE (MOOCs etc)
    Conclusion Information technology has been extremely consequential in HE over the last 25 years but principally in ‘output enhancing’ ways that do not show up in the usual measures of either productivity or cost per student. This is only one strand of a strategy that looks towards 2025. Spot on. This is also true within your institution.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2014
    [Information] Create space for sense-making
    It requires a common language, some shared experiences, and a willingness to think critically and abandon some very comfortable assumptions that inform our understanding of ourselves and our work. It seems that as soon as you identify with a system, whether it is good for you or not, then it becomes the only frame of reference. Complexity
  • MIND HACKS  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2014
    [Information] Taste illusions
    According to Green, all of the sensory information is localized in the mouth in order that we associate this information with the food being consumed, in the same way that we typically use both touch and vision to localize a point on our bodies. This is one of my favourites. Link to journal hosted locked article. pdf of full text.
  • DAVE SNOWDEN  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2014
    [Information] Engagement in emergence
    Now the use of SenseMaker® to gather stories about the past and to inform negotiators (described in my last two blogs) create a database of learning. 'In my final post (for the moment on conflict) I want to talk about how we engage people in creating a sustainable solution. It allows them to do small things early. Narrative
  • GEORGE SIEMENS  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2014
    [Information] LINK Research Lab: Fall Speaker Series
    If you’d like to be informed of event details, recordings, and links to live sessions, please register The full schedule is here. We will be streaming the events online and are exploring options for asynchronous interaction as well.
  • ANDY MCAFEE  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2014
    [Information] Technology Spending Is On Its Way Down. Or It Isn’t. Or It Doesn’t Matter.
    Information processing equipment is simply a vehicle for software, in much the same way that a bottle of 5-hour energy is a delivery system for caffeine. I’ll say more later about his paper, which was one of the highlights of the event for me (sighting this moose was another one). And this is what Autor believes. As he writes. Will yo
  • IRVING WLADAWSKY-BERGER  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2014
    [Information] AI, Robotics, and the Future of Jobs
    And, as they generate gigantic amounts of information every second of every hour of every day, we are now asking our computers to help us make sense of all this data.  'The Pew Research Center has been marking the 25th anniversary of the World Wide Web with a series of reports on the Internet and our digital lives.  Reasons to be hopeful :  .
  • DAVE SNOWDEN  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2014
    [Information] Informing the peace makers
    'One of the principles of managing a complex adaptive system is the need for fast feedback loops. In my second posting on narrative and conflict management I want to address that in the context of negotiation. During negotiations it is easy for people from both sides to get into entrained positions or loose connection with those they represent.
  • DAN PONTEFRACT  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2014
    [Information] How B Corps Just Might Eliminate the Foolishness of Maximizing Shareholder Return
    Roger Martin, Academic Director of the Martin Prosperity Institute at the Rotman School of Management, informed us in Harvard Business Review that , “After Michael C. 'I absolutely love reading (and throw in writing, for that matter) non-fiction leadership books. ” This seems to run through the heart of a B Corp. What is a B Corp?
  • JOHN HAGEL  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2014
    [Information] Making a Movement: Narratives and Creation Spaces
    'What better day than Labor Day in the US to explore movements and narratives? Labor Day emerged directly from the powerful labor movement in the US. Throughout history, we’ve had a lot of movements that have shaped our economic, social and political arenas. believe we’re on the cusp of a new wave of movements. What is a movement? What happened?
  • DAVE SNOWDEN  |  SUNDAY, AUGUST 31, 2014
    [Information] Complexity and Public Administration
    This has brought attention to approaches informed by complexity science for working with intractable problems as well as a way to square the circle of making localization workable and relevant. 'This blog is being posted on behalf of Thomas Townsend. That has changed. So what is applying complexity thinking to public policy really all about?
  • TED  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 29, 2014
    [Information] Need help? Ask Aunt Bertha! Erine Gray helps people in need find social services in their area
    We figured out pretty quickly that this information was stored in the system, so our team redesigned the menu, allowing much more self-service. The system saves the information so that if you apply to anything else in the future, any redundant questions get filled in automatically. How did you find and aggregate so much information?
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 29, 2014
    [Information] Small thoughts, loosely joined
    Meanwhile, inside the organization, information remains in silos, unable to cross artificial boundaries, slowing down knowledge flow. But increasing access to information with the installation of an enterprise social network to replace the aging intranet will not address the new cognitive load of most knowledge workers. Complexity
  • EUEN SEMPLE  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 29, 2014
    [Information] Rigour
    Keeping a lot of information in your head like that takes effort and matters. 'I had a conversation with my Dad about education this week. He is a fan of the changes made by Gove, and of the view that we need to return to "proper" fact based learning. But it left me wondering why such conversations get to me. We need rigour.
  • DAN PONTEFRACT  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 27, 2014
    [Information] Rethinking Approaches to Corporate Learning
    Pontefract :  You have to make a judgment call as to what type of relationship you have with a particular contractor when you decide who should have access to your training programs and whatever informal or social learning opportunities people have internally. encourage you to download it. it’s free) My specific responses are below.
  • THE SMART WORK COMPANY  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 27, 2014
    [Information] Adidas gets fit for the future
    Yes, there are new developments like the increasingly critical roles of physical workplaces and social technologies in co-creating connected, informal knowledge. And why wouldn’t any business want to capitalise on our ‘yearning for (informal) learning’ ? Are they formal or informal? Creating the Next Wave.
  • BETH KANTER  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 27, 2014
    [Information] Personal Health Data: It’s Amazing Potential and Privacy Perils
    The value to an individual is that they are able to track their health and can change their behavior to a healthier lifestyle.     Now, researchers are interested in using this data to better inform public health research, but there are some thorny issues to navigate to make this a reality. It opens up the question:  Who owns our data?
  • CLARK QUINN  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 27, 2014
    [Information] Vale Joe Miller
    He ended up at SportVision, where he was beginning to help them understand they were not about information, but insight. Unfortunately, 'This is a name you’re not likely to know, but I can’t let his passing go without comment. I was brought on board to lead the latter initiative. got to know Joe slowly. Apple) peripherals.
  • TED  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 26, 2014
    [Information] How teachers can best use TED Talks in class, from the perspective of a student
    TED Talks aren’t like Wikipedia articles—yes, they contain information, but at their best, they actually spark a conversation. 'What happens when a teacher mixes Madame Bovary and a TED Talk? Good things, actually. Photo: iStockphoto. By Olivia Cucinotta. For those of you who have not read it, please skip to paragraph two. Spoiler alert!)
  • ELLEN WAGNER  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 25, 2014
    [Information] What an earthquake taught me about Twitter
    But what I learned in those first moments, when immediacy mattered most, was that in case of emergency, when WE needed targeted information, Twitter was where we turned first. .  .  .  .  . 'We were rudely awakened this past Sunday morning when an earthquake threw us out of bed at 3:20 am. It was a big one. We live in Northern California.
  • STEPHEN DOWNES: HALF AN HOUR  |  SUNDAY, AUGUST 24, 2014
    [Information] Beyond Institutions Personal Learning in a Networked World
    We have information overload. An information system is an extension of the mind. 'by Stephen Downes Introduction: What learners Need Sorry, I forgot to turn on the audio recording. That''s how you start a broadcast, with dead air. Thank you very much it''s a pleasure to be here. Quick mike check. Mike check, everything good? million."
  • DAVID WEINBERGER  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 22, 2014
    [Information] The social Web before social networks: a report from 2003
    gave an informal talk later at that same conference. 'The Web was social before it had social networking software. It just hadn’t yet evolved a pervasive layer of software specifically designed to help us be social. In 2003 it was becoming clear that we needed?—?and and were getting?—?a But what sort of sociality were we looking for?
  • DOC SEARLS   |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 22, 2014
    [Information] Link pile
    Scott Adams : Information is the Cure for Privacy. 'Closing some tabs here… Tech. Libby Clark in Linux.com :  Cars should be open source hardware. Privacy and all that. Tim Walsh of SAP in LinkedIn : Big Data — The New Tobacco. Steven Tweedie in Business Insider : Use This Trick To See A Map Of Everywhere Google Knows You’ve Been.
  • MIND HACKS  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 21, 2014
    [Information] How to speak the language of thought
    If, in the future, a paraplegic wants to control a robot arm, or even another person , via a brain interface, then it will rely on the same techniques to decode information and translate it into action. 'We are now beginning to crack the brain’s code, which allows us to answer such bizarre questions as “what is the speed of thought?”.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 21, 2014
    [Information] Rethinking Design: Curriculum
    We’re more likely to remember information we’ve had to process rather than information we’ve just been presented with. 'In addition to yesterday’s post about pedagogy , I also mentioned the need to get deeper on curriculum as well. There’re more details required to fully flesh out the process here. desig
  • CHARLES JENNINGS  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 20, 2014
    [Information] It’s Only 65% !
    The term ‘informal training’ for example is meaningless. Whereas the term ‘informal learning’ as Jay Cross describes it, is extremely meaningful: “. Informal learning is like riding a bicycle: the rider chooses the destination and the route. " Jay wrote the seminal book on Informal Learning. Learning ? Most isn’t.
  • LUIS SUAREZ  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 20, 2014
    [Information] #LeadWithRespect Meme: a Challenge for 21st Century Management
    'I can’t remember the last time that I participated on a blog carnival or meme blog series for that matter. guess the only way is up, right? . asked Cecil through Twitter whether we would, eventually, need to read the book before  participating on the meme invitation and he confirmed that was not the case. cecil dijoux (@cecildjx) August 19, 2014.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 20, 2014
    [Information] Rethinking Design: Pedagogy
    In typical approaches, you’d be presenting conceptual information (e.g. Here, I’m looking to make the task of processing the information to generate  something,  whether a document, presentation, or whatever,  and that the processing is close to the way the information will be used. Am I making sense here? design
  • BETH KANTER  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 20, 2014
    [Information] Basic Facilitation Techniques for Nonprofits
    Some formats are playful and incorporate informality, movement, and fun. There are a lot different styles, philosophies, and techniques for facilitating groups of people.    Check out the International Association of Facilitator’s Method database which contains more than 500 entries. Here’s just a few: Instructional. Scribing.
  • IRVING WLADAWSKY-BERGER  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 20, 2014
    [Information] The “Recombinant” Nature of Digital Innovations
    The universal reach and connectivity of the Internet were enabling access to information of all sorts for anyone with a browser and an Internet connection.  . Digitization makes available massive bodies of data relevant to almost any situation, and this information can be infinitely reproduced and reused because it is non-rival. 
  • ADAPTIVE PATH  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 19, 2014
    [Information] Making it Real
    With the kit we built kiosks, information towers, marketing backdrops and furniture. 'As a result of software eating the world , physical products and environments are smart and connected. Prototyping has become a way to ensure teams are designing and building the right system of interdependent touchpoints. And, it’s a lot of fun.
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