• JAY CROSS  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2015
    [Information] Real Learning
    The book is a natural sequel to Informal Learning. The earlier book talked about the importance of informal learning. “Those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.” ” –George Bernard Shaw. is becoming  Real Learning. The old name didn’t fit the book. ” Cool. DIY Learning Real Learnin
  • DONALD CLARK PLAN B  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2015
    [Information] 10 essential points on use of (recall not recognition) open-response questions
    You do have to either provide letter-by-letter reveals or eventually provide enough information for them to get the right answer or the answer itself Note that it may still be important for the learner to type that correct answer in, as this is an important act of reinforcement. They do not elicit full recall from memory. For example.
  • DOC SEARLS   |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2015
    [Information] Everything we know is provisional
    It is interesting to approach the subject of authority by looking at the noun information , which is derived from the verb inform , which in turn is derived from the verb to form. Dogs flew spaceships. The Aztecs invented the vacation. Men and women are the same sex. Our forefathers took drugs. Your brain is not the boss. Move a door.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2015
    [Information] always something to learn
    The way in which the information contained in a message is chunked depends on the person receiving the message: a pilot and ATCO are likely to chunk a message in rather different ways. In this inner core, multiple sources of meaningful, potentially highly structured information are combined by ultra-fast brain rhythms. Learning
  • DAVID WEINBERGER  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2015
    [Information] Is it time to start newsletters again?
    With mainstream web magazines providing a way to reach a lot of people with longer-form articles, blogs working for shorter and more informal pieces (or for anything you want), Facebook for quick personal posts, and everything else for everything else, the ecosystem might be ready for the next round of personal newsletters. It got me writing.
  • DONALD CLARK PLAN B  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 31, 2015
    [Information] 10 bloody good reasons for using much-maligned text in online learning
    Readers optimise their reading pace to extract meaning and often stop to repeat, reflect, skip and digest information. Text is flexible From the information perspective, a way at looking at the organisation of content’s structure, text is a powerful medium. In other words, information of many kinds is often best represented in text.
  • DOC SEARLS   |  SATURDAY, AUGUST 29, 2015
    [Information] Will Content Blocking push Apple into advertising’s wheat business?
    We don’t “monetize” the information you store on your iPhone or in iCloud. And we don’t read your email or your messages to get information to market to you. On 8 July 2010, Engadget published iAds uses iTunes history, location information to target advertising. Our software and services are designed to make our devices better.
  • CHARLES JENNINGS  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 27, 2015
    [Information] 70:20:10 Primer
    Research over the past 40 years has shown that informal and workplace learning is increasingly pervasive and central to learning in organisations. I have often been asked to explain the fundamentals of 70:20:10 as a strategic framework quickly and simply. wrote the one-page ‘primer’ below to serve that immediate purpose. Why the Numbers?
  • CHARLES JENNINGS  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 27, 2015
    [Information] 2015 Top Tools for Learning
    Like the brains of many professors, the information you’re looking for is usually in there somewhere, but sometimes difficult to pin down. For me Twitter gives access to smart people who provide an enormous wealth of information and insight through their commentary and links to research, articles and other resources.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 27, 2015
    [Information] top tools for 2015
    More information on why Slack is more than chat. 8 (new): Skype : I find I am using Skype more to stay in touch with people through conversations and text messaging. 7 (7): Apple Preview: is the productivity tool I use the most, so I can focus on learning, not fighting with applications. Voting closes on 18 September. Please add yours!
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 27, 2015
    [Information] it’s all about our data
    Many of us are leaving, or have left, the confines of hierarchical organizations of the industrial and information eras and are becoming mobile and global knowledge workers in a creative economy. Platform capitalism is the ability of a common internet exchange medium to enable easy commercial transactions. – Diginomica.
  • JAY CROSS  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 26, 2015
    [Information] Think for yourselves, plagiarists
    In 2006, Jossey-Bass published a book of mine on Informal Learning. The book describes informal learning as “the unofficial, unscheduled, impromptu way people learn to do their jobs” It compares formal learning to riding a bus and informal learning to riding a bicycle. ” Plagiarists. From her slides: . Shame.
  • DOC SEARLS   |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 26, 2015
    [Information] Apple’s content blocking is chemo for the cancer of adtech
    Safari converts the JSON to bytecode, which it applies efficiently to all resource loads without leaking information about the user’s browsing back to the app extension. The tide of popular sentiment is turning against tracking-based advertising — and Apple knows it. And Apple isn’t alone: New school publishers are avoiding adtech.
  • DAVID GURTEEN  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 26, 2015
    [Information] Blog Post: Knowledge Sciences Symposium: St. Bonaventure University October 8-9
    You will find more information in the press release and you can register here. By David Gurteen It is not very often I get invited to speak at a KM conference in the US. think the last time must have been KM World in 2007, so I am really delighted to be speaking at the Knowledge Sciences Symposium at St. hope to get to see a few old friends.
  • JAY CROSS  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 25, 2015
    [Information] Benchmarking Online Learning
    Contact Laura Overton at  benchmark@towardsmaturity.org  for more information. Fascinating data. WHAT KEEPS WORKERS FROM LEARNING ONLINE? 63% lack of time for self-study. 40% can’t find what they need. 41% find current online learning not relevant to their need. 28% lack of somewhere appropriate to study. 91% team collaboration. 50% mobile.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 25, 2015
    [Information] Aligning
    Particularly rote information. The trend to an  event comprised of information dump and knowledge test we know doesn’t work. I’m realizing that a major theme of my work and the revolution is that what we do in organizations, and what we do as L&D practitioners, is not aligned with how we think, work, and learn.
  • IRVING WLADAWSKY-BERGER  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 25, 2015
    [Information] The Digital Evolution Index
    The report introduces the Digital Evolution Index , which was created to quantify the unique digital journey being pursued by each of 50 advanced and developing countries, to measure the rate of change of their digital evolution, and to provide information-based insights to companies, investors and governments.  Neighborhoods matter. 
  • JOHN HAGEL  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 24, 2015
    [Information] The Real Unemployment Innovation Challenge
      For example, there are many jobs out there that go unfilled, even though there are people who have the ability to do the work, simply because of information imperfections. Otherwise, we may end up treating symptoms and, at best, providing temporary relief, rather than addressing the real issues in a more fundamental and permanent way.
  • JAY CROSS  |  SATURDAY, AUGUST 22, 2015
    [Information] 15 essentials for successful learning
    Make it drop-dead simple to access people in the know, the lessons of experience, how-to information, and performance support. “A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds.” ” Ralph Waldo Emerson, Self-Reliance. Most learning is self-directed. Give people the freedom to chart their course. People learn by doing.
  • JAY CROSS  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 20, 2015
    [Information] Meta-Learning
    Some are gaining information, others pick up new skills, and yet others are developing something deeper, beliefs. Clark Quinn mentioned The Meta-Learning Lab during #lrnchat today and it brought back a rush of memories. Our foundation beliefs were that… Everyone has the capacity to learn but most people can do a much better job of it.
  • BETH KANTER  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 20, 2015
    [Information] How Nonprofit Emerging Leaders Can Build Emotional Intelligence Skills: There’s An App for That!
    Innovation:  Being comfortable with new ideas, novel approaches and information. Emotional Intelligence and Emerging Leaders Training. Inside Out. The peer learning curriculum emphasizes practical emotional intelligence 2.0 skills. With regular intelligence,  you are generally as “smart” now as you ever are going to be.  Leadership
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 19, 2015
    [Information] network leadership = adapting to perpetual beta
    Open information and access to our common knowledge assets will be a required part of any new leadership model. In this post-information era, organizations need to really understand networks, manage for complexity, and work on building trust. Even five years ago it was not the norm to work at a distance. It becomes more trusting.
  • DAVID WEINBERGER  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 18, 2015
    [Information] Newton’s non-clockwork universe
    The analogy of the clockwork universe so often applied to Newton in popular science publications, some of them even written by scientists and scholars, turns out to be wholly unfitting for his biblically informed cosmology. — open access. William R. Stephen D. Kubrin’s paper is a great piece of work. Newton rejected it.
  • BETH KANTER  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 18, 2015
    [Information] Go Reboot Yourself: Get A Grip on Tech
    This interactive session will provide a roadmap for anyone seeking to gain more from technology with less intrusions on work, attention, and wellbeing. Learn how to develop and sustain healthy and balanced technology use habits and how to advocate for a healthier workplace. So, please take a moment to vote for our SXSW session.
  • IRVING WLADAWSKY-BERGER  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 18, 2015
    [Information] Technology and the Future of Media
    Most everyone will agree that advances in information and communication technologies (ICT) are radically transforming the business landscape.   But, how are these transformations playing out industry by industry?  Three major processes are part of the media value chain:  . Unilateral.  Distributed.  Inclusive.  The Fans. Passions. Brands.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 18, 2015
    [Information] a simpler approach to km
    A recent posting for a six-week knowledge management contract was posted by the UNDP. When it comes to requests for proposals, if you ask for something, you will definitely get offers to produce it. But is this what they need? The RFP is for a measurement framework that reflects current industry standards. This takes time and a safe place to share.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 17, 2015
    [Information] pkm infographic
    A key part of the Seek > Sense > Share framework for PKM is to find new ways to explain things, or add value to existing information. Metaphors help us understand new concepts, as do visuals. When the folks at Venngage asked if they could create an infographic on PKM I saw it as another opportunity to make sense of the framework.
  • STEPHEN DOWNES: HALF AN HOUR  |  SUNDAY, AUGUST 16, 2015
    [Information] Experts and Authority
    encountered his article today via Facebook; I'm not sure whether the source of this information had any impact on its veracity. On a question of factual interpretation or evaluation, it shouldn’t engender insecurity or anxiety to think that an expert’s view is likely to be better-informed than yours," he writes. How do I know all this?
  • BETH KANTER  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 14, 2015
    [Information] Reflections on a Decade of Designing and Facilitating Interactive Webinars
    Expert: This is content and information that is delivered by listening and questioning a subject matter expert. I’ve had the honor of facilitating an online peer learning exchange of Knight Grantees that are hosting Giving Days, applying and iterating on the Giving Day Playbook since 2013.  Three Ways to Think About Content.
  • DONALD CLARK PLAN B  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 14, 2015
    [Information] 7 ways women are ignored in education from Jane Roland Martin
    Learning happens everywhere Above all she reconceptualises education as something that is all-pervasive, often informal, through many agents in many different contexts. Above all she reconceptualises education as something that is all-pervasive, often informal, through many agents in many different contexts. Bibliography Martin, J. R.
  • DAVID WEINBERGER  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 13, 2015
    [Information] Back when tags were budding
    We are discovering that traditional knowledge hierarchies that have served us so well are unnecessarily restricted when it comes to organizing information in the digital world. In the real world, the person who owns the information generally also owns and controls the tree that organizes that information. The Three Orders.
  • DOC SEARLS   |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 12, 2015
    [Information] Separating advertising’s wheat and chaff
    These companies collect information about your activity – like the pages you visit – and use it to show you ads tailored to your interests; this practice is sometimes referred to as behavioral advertising. The top cause of concern there: “Companies collecting and sharing my personal information with other companies.”
  • CLARK QUINN  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 12, 2015
    [Information] Designing Learning Like Professionals
    For instance, there’re sound cognitive reasons why information dump and knowledge test won’t lead to learning. Information that’s not applied doesn’t stick, and application that’s not sufficient doesn’t stick. To truly design learning, we need to understand learning science. The list goes on.
  • ROSS DAWSON  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 10, 2015
    [Information] Launch of Creating the Future of PR – shaping an exceptional future for the industry
    Advanced Human Technologies Group has just launched Creating the Future of PR , a publication that looks at how the Public Relations industry can create an exceptional future for itself and its clients in a fast-changing world. The big question is: will the PR industry seize the immense opportunity before it?
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  SATURDAY, AUGUST 8, 2015
    [Information] serendipitous drip-fed learning
    While I am still not an expert, I feel better informed on GMO. If you want to learn something about a field you know little about, what do you do? There are many areas where I know very little, and learning about them in depth would be a major time commitment. Is there anything we can do do to make it easier? think so. Nobody can do it alone.
  • MIND HACKS  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 7, 2015
    [Information] Critical strategies for free will experiments
    Even in a freely choosing self, there will be timing delays as information on the clock time is ‘connected up’ with information on when the movement decision was made. For a simple experiment, Libet’s paradigm admits to a large number of interpretations, which I think is an important lesson. The timing criticism(s).
  • CLARK QUINN  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 6, 2015
    [Information] Meta-learn what?
    When we learn on our own, we need to address what information we want coming in and how we process it. Do you know how to make a good search string?  Do you know how to evaluate the quality of the responses you get?  I see too often that people aren’t critical enough in looking at purveyed information. What do you do with it?
  • DAVID WEINBERGER  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 4, 2015
    [Information] Posting to WordPress without WordPress
    24. ); We are eventually going to be sending all of the content information to WordPress via XMLRPC. This section packs an array (“$content”) with the information XMLRPC needs, attached to the keywords it loves. Line #44: If there is an error in the PHP, it will send back some information. know I do. Thanks!). 27. }.
  • DAVID WEINBERGER  |  SUNDAY, AUGUST 2, 2015
    [Information] [2b2k][liveblog] Wayne Wiegand: Libraries beyond information
    Omitting key information. For most of its history, library info science discourse has focused on what was “useful knowledge” in the 19th century, “best books” in the 20th century, or what we now call “information.” NOTE: Live-blogging. Getting things wrong. Missing points. Paraphrasing badly.
  • DAVID WEINBERGER  |  SATURDAY, AUGUST 1, 2015
    [Information] Restoring the Network of Bloggers
    It can also contain other information, such as your interests. And now we’re off and running in building a social network in which each person owns her own information in a literal and straightforward sense. (I know I haven’t done justice to FOAF, but I hope I haven’t been inaccurate in describing it.). Facebook did.
  • BETH KANTER  |  FRIDAY, JULY 31, 2015
    [Information] What I learned from the @Fitbit Community Manager at #octribe about Walking Communities
    shared my story about how I became addicted to walking and better health and the role that my fitbit has played in that.  I also shared some tips and information about integrating more standing and walking at nonprofit jobs, which tend to be desk jobs. This is crowdsourced motivation at its finest! More tips and examples on the FitBit blog.
  • STEPHEN DOWNES: HALF AN HOUR  |  THURSDAY, JULY 30, 2015
    [Information] What I've Learned From Philosophy
    It's not merely that sorting out corporate information might be simple after spending years teasing out the nuances in Wittgenstein , as the article suggests, though it's partially that. I posted an item in OLDaily today from Forbes touting the benefits of formerly 'useless' liberal arts degrees. That's a hard question to answer. Well, no.
  • JAY CROSS  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 29, 2015
    [Information] Conferences can be better, a whole lot better
    As in the workplace, informal learning at conferences has more impact than formal learning. The conference business is booming yet every participant has some major gripe about the way conferences are run. We all think we know better. It goes with the territory. In the beginning of the year, I looked into the future of conferences. Design
  • DAVID GURTEEN  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 29, 2015
    [Information] Blog Post: The Seven Ages of Information & Knowledge Management
    However, he has written up an interesting retrospective of two decades of IKM (Information and Knowledge Management) based on a presentation that he gave on the 21st anniversary of the UK networking group NetIKX. By David Gurteen David Skyrme retired some years ago and does not do any formal KM nowadays. You may be interested [link
  • DAVID GURTEEN  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 29, 2015
    [Information] Blog Post: Gurteen Knowledge Tweets: July 2015
    The Seven Ages of Information & Knowledge Management by David Skyrme [link]. By David Gurteen Here are some of my more popular recent tweets. Take a look, if you are not a Tweeter, you will get a good idea of how I use it by browsing the list of micro-posts. The Strategic Importance of Conversations [link]. Maybe better [link] /not so sure.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 29, 2015
    [Information] The future of libraries?
    They were some of the first to deal with the issues involved in content organization, leading to information science, and their insight into tagging and finding is still influencing content architecture and engineering. Now, as context, I’ve always been a fan of libraries and library science (and librarians). But it goes further.
  • BETH KANTER  |  TUESDAY, JULY 28, 2015
    [Information] Five Ways to Help Your Nonprofit Learn from Feedback (and Earn More Funding Too!)
    Learning is the ultimate result of being “ data informed ” that is using feedback data to improve results. Most organizations still use paper forms to collect information, and don’t have the time or resources to make that data useful in a digital format. Sounds obvious, right? Repeat. Try the free version.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  TUESDAY, JULY 28, 2015
    [Information] open and connected leadership
    Resources from the larger level (like learning) flow to the local level, and local resources (like information) flow to the larger level. The groups were fluid and information flowed easily from group to group and person to person, refining and anchoring the learning.” But it may be the winning strategy for the long-term.
  • IRVING WLADAWSKY-BERGER  |  TUESDAY, JULY 28, 2015
    [Information] Becoming a 21st Century Digital Tinkerer
    Learning systems today primarily push information to students.  However, the Internet now allows students to pull information and resources to them in the moment. Entrepreneurial learners will not only pull information from the web but also use it to connect and collaborate with other students and mentors across the world… ”  .
  • JAY CROSS  |  MONDAY, JULY 27, 2015
    [Information] Two types of knowledge
    Tacit knowledge doesn’t simply inform you, it makes you a better person. The higher you go in a hierarchy, the more likely you have to make decisions on the basis of incomplete information. Explicit Knowledge. #1 is explicit knowledge. By definition, explicit knowledge can be captured in words. It’s the facts. Challenge.
  • JAY CROSS  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 22, 2015
    [Information] New Book: Aha! 75 Ways to Work Smarter
    to have more impact than my previous book, Informal Learning. My new book, Aha!, is for all those people we’ve made responsible for their own learning. This is the missing manual. explains self-assessment, setting goals, dealing with feeds and flows, improving retention, curation, working out loud, social learning, and more. expect Aha!
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 22, 2015
    [Information] engineering our own serendipity
    Stepping outside our routines and looking at how we get information, and from whom, should be a regular reflective activity. The author, Greg Lindsay , concludes that social networks are the key. Serendipity is the process through which we discover unknown unknowns. Chance favours the connected mind, said Steven B.
  • CHARLES JENNINGS  |  TUESDAY, JULY 21, 2015
    [Information] The #Blimage Challenge
    When we look at a 2D rendering of our 3D world we often need additional information to make sense of it. Workplace learning is generally more effective than simulations which, in turn, are generally more effective than being provided with information using a traditional ‘knowledge transfer’ learning approach. Watch out.
  • IRVING WLADAWSKY-BERGER  |  TUESDAY, JULY 21, 2015
    [Information] The Continuing Evolution of the On-Demand Economy
    made lots of information accessible to individuals, but control remained mostly in the hands of institutions.  It was followed by the many-to-many Web 2.0 , where individuals could easily share content and opinions with each other.  Regardless of what we call it, this trend has captured the public’s imagination.  The one-to-many Web 1.0
  • DAN PONTEFRACT  |  MONDAY, JULY 20, 2015
    [Information] Humans Should Aim To Be The Next Us
    Chief Information Officer mandates a certain collaboration platform to be installed across the organization – because one of their CIO friends did the same a few months back – but doesn’t once contribute or participate. Time publisher John A. Pity those worthy humans who might have been in contention. It hasn’t got much better.
  • BETH KANTER  |  FRIDAY, JULY 17, 2015
    [Information] Five Tips for Nonprofits Data Visualization
    As a result, many well-intentioned organizations are making poor choices with their data visualizations — providing confusing or distorted information. But by understanding some of the basic principles of information design — and knowing what to avoid — even the most resource-strapped group can produce effective and accurate visualizations.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  THURSDAY, JULY 16, 2015
    [Information] no organization is an island
    These informal networks of communication he refers to as communities of practice and in larger organisations there are clusters of communities of practice. Organizations are alive when people can exert their autonomy in ethical practice. It takes more than a simple organizational structure to afford this relatedness. No Man is an Island.
  • ROSS DAWSON  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 15, 2015
    [Information] Consumer expectations continue to rise: advocacy reduces, antagonism rises, but trust enables value creation
    The following chart, provided to me by IBM in response to a request for more detailed information, shows that in all major countries advocates – those who actively advocate for their primary retailer – have decreased, while antagonists – those who would actively discredit their retailer – have increased. Source : IBM.
  • ADAPTIVE PATH  |  MONDAY, JULY 13, 2015
    [Information] UX Week Is On A Mission
    UX Week’s mission is to inform, educate, and inspire designers and managers with practical insights for creating great human experiences. We work to inform our audience by keeping them in touch with what’s going on in leading UX teams around the world. Each of those verbs is an important ingredient in the UX Week recipe.
  • ADAPTIVE PATH  |  MONDAY, JULY 13, 2015
    [Information] UX Week Is On A Mission
    UX Week’s mission is to inform, educate, and inspire designers and managers with practical insights for creating great human experiences. We work to inform our audience by keeping them in touch with what’s going on in leading UX teams around the world. Each of those verbs is an important ingredient in the UX Week recipe.
  • DAN PONTEFRACT  |  FRIDAY, JULY 10, 2015
    [Information] “Oh, you’re one of those. You want to work anywhere, anytime.”
    We utilize Aon Hewitt for our twice-annual engagement surveying, and the firm has informed us that our employee engagement score is “number one globally amongst organizations of similar size and composition.” My first few days as a team member at TELUS in November of 2008 were rather interesting. Would that be a problem?”. We saved 1.3
  • CLARK QUINN  |  TUESDAY, JULY 7, 2015
    [Information] 2015 top 10 tools for learning
    Not making the top 10 but useful tools include Google Maps for directions, Yelp for eating,  Good Reader as a way to read and annotate PDFs, and Safari, where I’ve bookmarked a number of sites I read every day like news (ABC and Google News), information on technology, and more. meta-learning technology
  • MIND HACKS  |  SUNDAY, JULY 5, 2015
    [Information] Computation is a lens
    The idea that the mind and brain can be described in terms of information processing is the main contention of cognitive science but this raises a key but little asked question – is the brain a computer or is computation just a convenient way of describing its function? Here’s an example if the distinction isn’t clear.
  • DONALD CLARK PLAN B  |  FRIDAY, JULY 3, 2015
    [Information] Teachbots - are Robot Teachers are inevitable?
    Online learning, in the widest sense of the word, promises what Bloom called ‘one-to-one learning’, whether it’s through self-paced structured learning, scenario-based learning, simulations or informal learning. wrote a piece Robot teachers five years ago, and have been following to progress ever since. The lesson is clear. It’s hard-wired.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  FRIDAY, JULY 3, 2015
    [Information] friday’s finds #248
    ” @trishgreenhalgh – “ 2nd big message on NHS [National Health Service]  IT [information technology]:”ruthless standardisation” held back progress. Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. call these Friday’s Finds. prerequisite. Friday's Finds
  • CLARK QUINN  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 1, 2015
    [Information] Social Media Policy?
    While your systems may vary, your results should be sources for you to find information, present yourself in your various communities, and to share your thoughts. So what’s your social media policy?  It’s not something you should do lightly, or haphazardly, it seems to me. Let’s do this by platform. right). And do. social
  • ROSS DAWSON  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 1, 2015
    [Information] Understanding organizational change: Exceptional visualizations of evolving org charts
    have worked with many clients to apply Organizational Network Analysis to understand the informal (as opposed to formal) structure of their organizations. Org charts have long been used to show people the formal reporting lines in organizations, usually as a hierarchy with different levels. It’s well worth watching. Enterprise 2.0
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 30, 2015
    [Information] turmoil and transition
    We have connected the world so that data and information can flow in the  blink of an eye. There are fewer information asymmetries, as companies like Amazon bust down one industry after another. One of the greatest issues that will face Canada, and many developed countries in the next decade will be wealth distribution.
  • ROSS DAWSON  |  MONDAY, JUNE 29, 2015
    [Information] The future of law firms: new structures, virtualization, fluid talent, social media-driven reputation
    Finally, the big change for lawyers will be in how legal information is accessed. Dawson says that in the future he can see clients engaging an expert or broker to complement their online search for legal information. The article opens: Virtual firms, legal outsourcing. It’s the future, and it’s coming to your firm now.
  • DAVID WEINBERGER  |  SATURDAY, JUNE 27, 2015
    [Information] Does the moral universe arc?
    But, I believe that Parker was right that conscience — our sense of right and wrong — informs our intellect. “The arc of the moral universe is long but bends towards justice.” ” Does it? As it is, our President did him proud. The entire sermon (“Of Justice and the Conscience,” pp. ” (p. ” (p.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 26, 2015
    [Information] Personal processing
    Many of the things you can do at your desktop you can do with your mobile, even a wearable: answering calls, responding to texts.  Ok, so responding to email, looking up information, and more might require the phone for a keyboard (I confess to not being a big Siri user, mea culpa), but it’s still where/when/ever. What think you?
  • BETH KANTER  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 24, 2015
    [Information] 7 Social Media Toolsets for 2016 by @jeremycaplan
    stellar example of content curation :   Content curation is not aggregation or a big gigantic list of links.    A content curator v ets, filters, organizes, and presents information in a instructional way.   He has organized clusters of tools around different concepts of use that a social media professional might need. Tools and Tactics
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 24, 2015
    [Information] networked unmanagement
    For example, rewarding individuals for ideas, such as patent royalty sharing, means that sharing information could lead to another person benefiting from what you have shared. What are fundamental changes necessary to shift the dominant organizational model toward stronger networks and temporary, mutually negotiated hierarchies?
  • BETH KANTER  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 23, 2015
    [Information] What I Learned In London at the Future of Social Conference
    The first half of the conference featured talks from three platforms that discussed future trends for social good. The speakers included: Amanda Kelso,  Instagram. Charles Wells,  JustGiving. Kevin McSpadden,  Facebook. This post is a roundup of what I learned from the speakers at the conference  and some reflections on the workshops. Instagram.
  • IRVING WLADAWSKY-BERGER  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 23, 2015
    [Information] The Future of Financial Services
    Given its intangible character, it’s not surprising that advances in information and communication technologies (ICT) have in turn led to advances in the way we deal with money and payments, as well as with identity, trust and other key attributes of a well-functioning financial system.  Why include money in such an exhibit? 
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  MONDAY, JUNE 22, 2015
    [Information] time to start cooperating
    The more interesting or informative you are, the more connections you will get. These connections will increase your social reach and inform you of things you did not know, increasing the possibility of serendipitous encounters. Where do you get trusted information? In tribal societies, your family is your source of power.
  • BETH KANTER  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 19, 2015
    [Information] Future of Social: Gen Z
    I’m thrilled to be spending a few days in London where I am keynoting The Future of Social conference hosted by Social Misfits Media.  I’ll be talking about Gen Z donors and why nonprofits need to engage them in their fundraising and programs.   If you want to learn more about what I’ll be talking about, read this interview in the Guardian.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 18, 2015
    [Information] Why Work Out Loud? (for #wolweek)
    They can provide pointers to useful information, they can provide tips about what worked, and didn’t, for them, and they’re better prepared for what will be forthcoming. Why should one work out loud (aka Show Your Work )? Certainly, there are risks involved. You could be wrong. You could have to share a mistake. Those risks?
  • BETH KANTER  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 17, 2015
    [Information] Training Board Members As Brand Champions on Social and Beyond
    To help with this, I created a tool for them to use in conversations about their involvement with CFF. I’ve been calling this new tool a “business card for the Foundation.” It gives just enough information, honors brand language and encourages follow-up on our website or via phone. Guest Post By: Rachel Calderon. How are we involved?
  • IRVING WLADAWSKY-BERGER  |  MONDAY, JUNE 15, 2015
    [Information] Open Letter on the Digital Economy
    The second age machines  of our emerging digital economy are now making up for our cognitive limitations, augmenting our intelligence and our ability to process vast amounts of information.  While the economic pie is bigger than ever, wages for the median worker in America and other advanced nations have stagnated, increasing inequality. 
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  MONDAY, JUNE 15, 2015
    [Information] finding people who know
    Finding People “Who Know” Is Winning Over Finding “The Information I Need”. Organizations are prioritizing their efforts between finding information or finding people and the latter is the more frequent choice. Instead of top-down information flow, organizations should support bottom-up communication flow. PKM SocialLearning
  • DONALD CLARK PLAN B  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 11, 2015
    [Information] School Governors: confused, untrained, and unloved. What to do?
    What’s needed are informed, capable Governors who can truly understand the context, required responsibilities, decisions and actions. This cannot be left to accumulated experience, it must be informed by some decent training. Being a secondary school governor was one of the most discouraging experiences of my life. Induction is vital.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 11, 2015
    [Information] the literacy of the 21st century
    But the fact that learning is usually supported by an organizational department that has less influence than sales, marketing, operations, or information technology, shows that learning is not a priority in most enterprises. Work is learning, and learning is the work. It’s often bolted on after the major decisions have been made.
  • ROSS DAWSON  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 10, 2015
    [Information] Tech dangers: Will smart clothes make us obsessive about weight?
    That information can be used well as potentially poorly. Yesterday I was interviewed on the Channel 9 Mornings show about Google and Levi’s announcement that they are working on smart jeans that will provide a touch interface to digital devices and could include sensors to monitor weight gains and health. Some will use it very well.
  • BETH KANTER  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 9, 2015
    [Information] How Gen Z Donors Harness the Power of Online Giving
    Well-informed, constantly connected, and more tech-confident than your aunt Jan, they’re taking on the world’s problems, one online fundraiser at a time. How Gen Z Donors Harness the Power of Online Giving – Guest Post By Emily Hawkins,  VP of Communications, Crowdrise. Small Givers, Big Impact. Helping Your Teen Give Back.
  • ROSS DAWSON  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 9, 2015
    [Information] The real role of education is to teach us to play
    Imagine a world where computers support doctors’ decisions by scanning tens of thousands of articles to synthesise data, evidence, drug interactions and so on and then make a recommendation; the doctor’s specialisation and the computer’s complementary information, providing better, faster and more imaginative ways of solving problems.
  • IRVING WLADAWSKY-BERGER  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 9, 2015
    [Information] The Datafication of Business and Society
    Their 2013 Foreign Affairs article does a very good job of articulating why “big data marks the moment when the information society finally fulfills the promise implied by its name.”  These commercial applications dealt mostly with structured information in those early decades of computing. 
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  MONDAY, JUNE 8, 2015
    [Information] the keystone of the intelligent organization
    The intelligent enterprise has to be founded first and foremost on intelligent communication, which in the network era is much more than just passing information. PKM is one way to expand our literacy beyond the passage of information and toward co-creating knowledge and actively engaging in sense-making at work and beyond.
  • DAVID WEINBERGER  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 3, 2015
    [Information] [liveblog] Walter Bender
    Omitting key information. Walter Bender of SugarLabs begins by saying “What I’m all about is tools.” ” “The character of tools shapes what you can do.” ” He’s an advocate of “ software libre ” that lets the user be the shaper. NOTE: Live-blogging. Getting things wrong. Build a robot.
  • DAVID WEINBERGER  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 3, 2015
    [Information] [liveblog] Renee Hobbs on teachers as creators
    Omitting key information. Renee Hobbs from the Harrington School of Comm and Media is giving a talk about teachers as makers. NOTE: Live-blogging. Getting things wrong. Missing points. Introducing artificial choppiness. Over-emphasizing small matters. Paraphrasing badly. Not running a spellpchecker. You are warned , people. E.g. minecraft.
  • DAVID WEINBERGER  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 3, 2015
    [Information] [liveblog] Ronen Sofer from Intel
    Omitting key information. Ronen Sofer from Intel shows a video that is in favor of education. NOTE: Live-blogging. Getting things wrong. Missing points. Introducing artificial choppiness. Over-emphasizing small matters. Paraphrasing badly. Not running a spellpchecker. Mangling other people’s ideas and words. You are warned , people.
  • DAVID WEINBERGER  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 3, 2015
    [Information] [liveblog] Miriam Reiner on VR for learning
    Omitting key information. “Only 10% of information is conveyed through words.” Miriam Reiner is giving a tlk on virtual reality. Her lab collects info about brain activity under VR to create a model of optimal learning. NOTE: Live-blogging. Getting things wrong. Missing points. Introducing artificial choppiness.
  • DAVID WEINBERGER  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 3, 2015
    [Information] [livelbog] Avi Warshavski
    Omitting key information. Avi Warshavski begins with a stock image of young people smiling at a computer screen. He points out that they’re all smiling, as if in an ad. There’s racial and gender balance. And they’re all looking at a screen. Having one object on whih we all focus is an old idea. He shows an old Roman frieze.
  • DAVID WEINBERGER  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 2, 2015
    [Information] [liveblog] Shaping the future: Minister of Ed
    Omitting key information. I am at an event in Tel Aviv called “Shaping the Future,” put on by the Center for Educational Technology ; I’m on the advisory board. (I missed the ed tech hackathon that was held over the past two days because of a commitment to another event. I was very sorry to miss it. NOTE: Live-blogging.
  • BETH KANTER  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 2, 2015
    [Information] What I Learned From @nancylublin About #dataonpurpose
    They sent information about a rape crisis line, but didn’t hear back.   The data set has been stripped of personal information and now available on a creative commons license at Crisis Trends. What inspiring examples have you seen where nonprofits are data-informed or open data for social change? was all about data.  
  • IRVING WLADAWSKY-BERGER  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 2, 2015
    [Information] Game-Changing Basic Research: Benefits and Challenges
    Quantum Information Technologies - “The technological challenge is immense. In April, MIT released The Future Postponed: Why Declining Investment in Basic Research Threatens a U.S. Innovation Deficit , - a report on both the long term benefits of basic research and the impact on those benefits of declining federal investments.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  MONDAY, JUNE 1, 2015
    [Information] preparing for 2020
    The future of human work will require tacit knowledge and informal learning, and will create intangible value that cannot easily be turned into commodities. This has to be supported through widespread opportunities for informal learning and ways to share tacit knowledge. Informal Learning SocialLearningAutomation is eating jobs.
  • BETH KANTER  |  MONDAY, JUNE 1, 2015
    [Information] Social Media, Networks, and Data in Patient Healthcare Networks
    This post summarizes some of the insights related to the effective use of networks and data in healthcare information and patient advocacy. When you go online to find medical information, you find information that falls into one of three categories: scientific, practical/useful, or “snake oil.” This “Dr.
  • DAVID WEINBERGER  |  MONDAY, JUNE 1, 2015
    [Information] [misc][liveblog] Alex Wright: The secret history of hypertext
    Omitting key information. In the 18th century, the French started using playing cards to record information. “This is when the information explosion truly started.” People also need access to the information in the books. The various associations would be responsible for their discpline’s information.
  • JAY CROSS  |  SUNDAY, MAY 31, 2015
    [Information] Future of Education 2020 Summit
    True to form, the LMS vendor supporting the show twisted the definition of “informal learning” so it could claim to have some: What’s informal about purpose-built content? For the first couple of hours there was zero audience participation. Finally, Naturally, I was first in line. said I don’t get it. Oh yeah?
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