• JAY CROSS  |  SATURDAY, MARCH 28, 2015
    [Information] My life as a sysop
    Anthem hadn’t bothered to encrypt any of this information. There was nothing I could do to protect the information in the hands of Anthem or Chase or Target or the others who are sharing my personal data with Russian hackers. 'I love the internet. detest the amount of maintenance that’s required just to keep things running.
  • JAY CROSS  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 27, 2015
    [Information] Informal Learning on Google Books FREE
    'Informal Learning is available via Google Books. Informal Learning Just Jay Read a couple of chapters for free.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 27, 2015
    [Information] democratizing distribution
    As manufacturing moved offshore or became automated, those who left would find jobs in information processing and the knowledge economy. 'One of the greatest issues that will face Canada in the next decade will be wealth distribution. While it is currently not a major problem, the disparity between rich and poor will increase. Democracy Wor
  • DAN PONTEFRACT  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 26, 2015
    [Information] Waxing Lyrical On Leadership, Engagement, Purpose & Innovation
    They possess the requirement to define what it means to have a formal, informal and social learning model. 'The fine folks at Learnnovators conducted an interview with me recently, where I spouted off on aspects of leadership, engagement, purpose and innovation. The results can be found below: 1. What are the challenges ahead? repeat).  .
  • STEPHEN DOWNES: HALF AN HOUR  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 26, 2015
    [Information] The Power of Reuse: Wikipedia in Action
    funny statistic from Pew, from February: 90 percent of AP and National Writing teachers find information online for their classes; 90 percent use Google, 87% use Wikipedia, but they discourage their students from using it. 'Summary of a panel at the Hewlette Grantees'' Conference. Errors are again my own. So there is this contradiction.
  • DAVID WEINBERGER  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 25, 2015
    [Information] [shorenstein] Farnaz Fassihi on Reporting from the Middle East
    Omitting key information. 'I’m at a Shorenstein lunchtime talk where Farnaz Fassihi is giving a talk titled “Reporting from the Middle East.” ” Farnaz writes for the Wall Street Journal. NOTE: Live-blogging. Getting things wrong. Missing points. Introducing artificial choppiness. Over-emphasizing small matters. Are we?
  • MIND HACKS  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 25, 2015
    [Information] How is the brain relevant in mental disorder?
    dysfunctional negative schemata); low-level constructs such as negative information processing biases (also important in anxiety); and disrupted transmission in neurotransmitter systems such as serotonin. It is full of useful ways of thinking about how neuroscience fits into our view of mental distress. Inside the Brain Togetherness
  • BETH KANTER  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 24, 2015
    [Information] Case Study: How Human Rights Watch Leverages Employee Personal Brands on Twitter
    With almost 200 staff members engaging authentically on Twitter or curating news and information on their topics from different sources,  it forms the backbone of a robust content curation strategy.  'There are no better champions for your organization’s communication’s strategy than your staff. Many tweets lead to press calls.”.
  • ROSS DAWSON  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 24, 2015
    [Information] Building richer mental models is the heart of strategy – the role of scenario planning
    Our Mental Models shape how we filter information from the world around us and the decisions we make as a result. Yet it is possible for us to use that input of information to actually change and improve our Mental Model of how the world works. 'Strategy is an intrinsically human task. Scenarios Uncategorized
  • IRVING WLADAWSKY-BERGER  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 24, 2015
    [Information] Complex Systems and the “Rashomon Effect”
    Using classical mechanics and all relevant information, the meteorologist should be able to make an exact forecast since predicting the weather is a deterministic process.  'I recently read a very interesting NY Times column, The Reality of Quantum Weirdness , by UC Berkeley professor Edward Frenkel.  where he wrote:  .
  • BETH KANTER  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 20, 2015
    [Information] A Few Good Tools To Manage Your Online Professional Network Connections
    Also, more complete information is stored in your email address book. 'Flickr Image: Myles Grant. The last two posts I published on professional networking, “ Smart Professional Networking Online ” and “ Tidying Your Online Connections ” prompted some great discussion when I shared on Facebook. Professional Networkin
  • DOC SEARLS   |  TUESDAY, MARCH 17, 2015
    [Information] A blast from the independent past
    Mitch responds  to the “connections” item below with, I’m a little surprised that Doc’s take on the information is that people have “jumped to conclusions based on what one guy said,” since that is the very essence of blogging: A single correspondent reported something that would have otherwise been ignored.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 17, 2015
    [Information] Making Sense of Research
    Having devices that are with you and capable of capturing a variety of information gives the opportunity to mine that data for expected, and unexpected, outcomes. 'A couple of weeks ago, I was riffing on sensors: how mobile devices are getting equipped with all sorts of new sensors and the potential for more and what they might bring.
  • ROSS DAWSON  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 17, 2015
    [Information] The future of events: technology to make presentations interactive and social
    in 2009 quoted me extensively on the future of events (the original story has been taken down but the quotes are still available online here ): “In a world of instant access to information and videos of the world’s best speakers, it makes no sense to sit in a darkened room and watch a series of talking heads all day,” says Mr Dawson.
  • IRVING WLADAWSKY-BERGER  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 17, 2015
    [Information] The Promise and Challenges of Health Analytics
    It further adds that whereas the genotype is an organism’s full hereditary information, the phenotype is what that heredity actually produces. The digital revolution, including all the various mobile devices and associated software and apps that enable us to collect huge amounts of information about an individual’s actual behavior.
  • BETH KANTER  |  MONDAY, MARCH 16, 2015
    [Information] The Talent Development Pipeline: Putting People First in Social Change Organizations
    Terry and Rusty Stahl have just published a new book, “ The Talent Development Platform ,” that provides strategic and practical information to help nonprofits guide, nurture, and strengthen the next generation of nonprofit leaders. 'Click To Get Your Copy Now! Heather Carpenter and Tera Wozniak Qualls, along with Alexis S. Agreed upon plan.
  • DONALD CLARK PLAN B  |  MONDAY, MARCH 16, 2015
    [Information] What does ‘learning’ have to learn from Netflix?
    This data informs subsequent programme choices, even scene construction. 'Education and training, in terms of delivery, is close to TV – essentially a broadcast enterprise, run by overseeing, scheduling managers (even worse groupthink politicians confusing demagogy with pedagogy). We’re all tired. Education has to learn from this.
  • DAVE SNOWDEN  |  SATURDAY, MARCH 14, 2015
    [Information] Tools & Process v Networked Human Judgement
    The challenge is not to make the informal formal, or the formal entirely informal, the challenge is to better negotiate and establish a means to manage the boundary between the two. 'Late in April, Gary Wong and I will be delivering our complexity and safety training course in Houston. I'll respond to any comments upon my return
  • DONALD CLARK PLAN B  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 13, 2015
    [Information] BBC’s Micro Bit gadget is bizarrely misguided
    bit is a fixed unit of information, and small is what linguists call a ‘gradable antonym’, it scales. 'When the Year of Code was launched I likened Coding to the new Latin. Originally led by the hapless Lottie Dexter (dumped after her car crash appearance on Newsnight), has got a little more organised but ever more bizarre. Grand Theft Auto!
  • DAVID WEINBERGER  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 12, 2015
    [Information] Corrections metadata
    The corrected text might include the same sort of information. 'It’s certain that this has already been suggested many times, and it’s highly likely it’s been implemented at least several times. It’s also a visible display of humility. But strikethrough text is a visual cue of a structural meaning. Who made it.
  • BETH KANTER  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 10, 2015
    [Information] If the Ancient Greeks Had iPhone Separation Anxiety: Fitbippides
    As a heavy mobile phone users, I found this study and information quite eye-opening and have been trying a few techniques break free of mobile phone separation anxiety: 1. Face Down During Meetings: I leave my phone in my purse or face down on the table and only use it when I need to check information as part of the meeting.
  • IRVING WLADAWSKY-BERGER  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 10, 2015
    [Information] The Rise of the On-Demand Economy
    Advances in information and communication technologies are having a huge impact on the structure of companies.  'The Industrial Revolution led to the creation of many large and mid-size companies in which people worked together to produce goods and/or deliver services.  Having a good job meant working for one such company. 
  • JANE HART  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 10, 2015
    [Information] The Modern L&D Dept requires other skills than instructional design
    We learn in many different ways – from information, from working with our teams as well as through our own experiences in doing our jobs. 'Instructional Design is for designing instruction. But in the workplace we don’t just learn from instruction, i.e. by being taught in classroom training or online courses. Social learning
  • BETH KANTER  |  MONDAY, MARCH 9, 2015
    [Information] Book Review: When Millennials Take Over and the Fluid Workplace
    This often means shifting power to those who have best access to information or are closest to the customer, rather than always relying on senior managers at headquarters who have experience and tenure but maybe not the context-specific information or perspective necessary to take the right action at the right time.
  • JAY CROSS  |  SUNDAY, MARCH 8, 2015
    [Information] How many pages of that new book did you read?
    I’ve been thinking about writing the sequel to Informal Learning. Informal Learning 2.0 ? 'According to Business Insider , readers of Capital in the Twenty-first Century made it through just 2.1% of the book on average, with the last highlighted section appearing on page 26. believe the answer was  nine pages!
  • JAY CROSS  |  SUNDAY, MARCH 8, 2015
    [Information] Falling behind
    It’s more than informal or social learning. '72% of eighteen Fortune 100 CLOs told me their people are not growing fast enough to keep up with the needs of the business. . That’s the job, right? If what you’re doing isn’t working, you need to do something else. call the package Enterprise Learning.
  • ROSS DAWSON  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 6, 2015
    [Information] Shazam will recognize objects as well as music: the implications for retail and design
    Reuters reports: The next phase of development will be to enable phone users to Shazam actual objects, said Riley, such as a cereal packet in the grocery store to get more nutritional information or a DVD case at home to buy the movie soundtrack. Contextual information and reputation. Design. What will this mean for designers?
  • BETH KANTER  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 6, 2015
    [Information] Reflections from #15ntc Session Walking As Work and 20/8/2 Rule
    It also leads to better application of the information.     During our session, colleague Susan Tenby stepped out for a conference call during the session. 'Photo by Jim Nickerson. just returned from my 15 consecutive Nonprofit Technology Conference hosted by NTEN! The slides and resources from the session can be found here. Repeat. 15ntc.
  • DONALD CLARK PLAN B  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 5, 2015
    [Information] Forget 21st Century skills - revive 18th Century skills
    Pushing rounded, sophisticated, informal skills into a square, subject-defined environment is not the answer. 'A mantra (that has now turned into an empty trope) among educators who need a serious sounding phrase to rattle around in conferences and reports is ‘21st Century Skills’. Can the real world really be that alliterative? Whiteboards?
  • MIND HACKS  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 5, 2015
    [Information] Radical embodied cognition: an interview with Andrew Wilson
    We try and understand the mind using the metaphors of information processing and the storage and retrieval of representations. Andrew Wilson is on a mission to remind us that there is an alternative – a radical, non-representational, non-information processing take on what cognition is. sent him a few questions by email.
  • BETH KANTER  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 4, 2015
    [Information] Driving Toward Impact With Data Science #15ntc
    Companies like LinkedIn, Netflix and Amazon use this information to better serve their customers in an efficient way and nonprofits are now starting to do the same thing. Data science is the art of turning the massive amount of data out there into actionable information. 'Photo by Lee Haywood. at anytime, to receive support.
  • STEPHEN DOWNES: HALF AN HOUR  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 4, 2015
    [Information] Design Elements in a Personal Learning Environment
    In a sense, it functions like the syndicated content (RSS) readers of old, but is designed to access and manage many different forms of content, including calendar information and modern Javascript-based (JSON) descriptions of courses and programs. The program draws on NRC''s research in other fields, such as machine learning and analytics.
  • STEPHEN DOWNES: HALF AN HOUR  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 4, 2015
    [Information] Notes from ELI 2015 Riyadh - Day One
    Research questions: wat do they use, what is their value, informal media, etc? leadership - are leaders supporting and demonstrating effective technology use? A: it depemds on the language we use - ''what does it really mean''? very few empirical studies supporting the claims of Tapscott, Presnky, etc - so what are these studients doing?
  • JAY CROSS  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 3, 2015
    [Information] Enterprise Learning & Digital Transformation
    Adopting a policy of free information access and communication. 'Enterprise Learning takes learning beyond the training department into the overall extended enterprise, the “Workscape.” ” It’s a breakout that’s happening throughout organizations as they embrace digital technology. What do you think?
  • DAVID WEINBERGER  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 3, 2015
    [Information] [liveblog] David Sanger on cybersecurity. And Netanyahu
    Omitting key information. 'David Sanger of the NY Times is giving a Shorenstein Center lunchtime talk about covering security. 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. ” 3.
  • BETH KANTER  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 3, 2015
    [Information] Captivology: The Science of Capturing People’s Attention
    The point is not to ditch the statistics, but to give your potential donors enough information so they can have empathy with your cause or the story you are telling. The book shares how and why our mind pays attention to some events, ideas, or people and not others. Reputation: Uses experts or the crowd to instill trust and capture attention.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 3, 2015
    [Information] innovation means learning at work
    Here are some questions that the practice of PKM can address: How do I keep track of all of this information? Self-selection of tools puts workers in control of what they use, like knowledge artisans whose distinguishing characteristic is seeking and sharing information to complete tasks. Innovation is continuous. How can we cooperate?
  • JANE HART  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 3, 2015
    [Information] Guided Social Learning (Online Workshop)
    'More information at Modern Workplace Learning This 5-week online workshop looks at how to scaffold a framework for social learning to take place – either in the classroom or online. Social learning
  • CLARK QUINN  |  MONDAY, MARCH 2, 2015
    [Information] Thinking ‘out loud’
    This contributes to the success of the ‘ coherent organization ‘, where information flows in ways that are aligned with the goals of the organization. But I want to extend it a bit. Let me use an analogy: remember when your teacher asked you to ‘show your work’? and new people can avoid having a team revisit decisions.
  • MIND HACKS  |  MONDAY, MARCH 2, 2015
    [Information] The scientist as problem solver
    Complex information processing: The impact of Herbert A. 'Start the week with one of the founding fathers of cognitive science: in ‘ The scientist as problem solver ‘, Herb Simon (1916-2001) gives a short retrospective of his scientific career. Did this mean they were worthless, he asks. REFERENCE. Simon, H. 1989). Simon, 375-398.
  • DONALD CLARK PLAN B  |  SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2015
    [Information] What can we learn from the Million dollar teacher?
    What Richard is doing here is linking semantic information ‘words, concepts and processes’ to songs and dances that act as cues for recalling that semantic knowledge. 'Richard Spencer is a science teacher from Middlesburgh, who teaches biology using dance, songs, games and so on. He’s up for a $1 million Global Teacher of the year Award.
  • BETH KANTER  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2015
    [Information] Two Must Read Reports on Nonprofit Capacity Building
    The report offers a useful section called “Lenses to Focus and Inform Grantmaking.” It recommends four-step approach: Start with baseline information. This post summarizes gems from both reports. Supporting Grantee Capacity:  Strengthening Effectiveness Together. This is “meeting the organizations where they are it.”
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2015
    [Information] my pkm story
    Organizations over-managed information because it was easy to do. Organizations are still enamoured with information technology. However, the ubiquitous information surround of the Web may put a stop to this. More and more workers were finding their own sources of information and knowledge, outside the organization.
  • DAVID WEINBERGER  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2015
    [Information] [liveblog] Data & Technology in Government
    Omitting key information. That means that the products of the teams being described are a new form of information that in the hands of entrepreneurs and innovators can be transformative. 'I’m at a discussion at the Harvard Kennedy School listening to an awesome panel of Obama administration technologists. of Commerce. FitBit).
  • DAVID WEINBERGER  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2015
    [Information] [shorenstein] CNN Digital’s New Rules for Modern Journalists
    Omitting key information. 'Meredith Artley , editor in chief of CNN Digital, is s giving a Shorenstein Center talk on “new rules for modern journalists.” ” [Disclosure: I sometimes write for CNN.com. don’t know Meredith and she doesn’t know me.]. NOTE: Live-blogging. Getting things wrong. Missing points.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2015
    [Information] Making ‘sense’
    'I recently wrote about wearables , where I focused on form factor and information channels. We can open up the world in powerful ways to support being more informed and more productive. The topic is  sensors. ” That’s pretty amazing, chemical spectrometry on the fly. It made me think about all the senses we could augment.
  • IRVING WLADAWSKY-BERGER  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2015
    [Information] Technology, Marketing and Storytelling
    It’s what happens when people are not merely informed or entertained but actually slip into a manufactured reality…” writes Rose.  'I’ve been involved in a number of interesting projects in my long career, but perhaps none more so than IBM’s Internet initiative in the mid-late 1990s.  At the time , a lot was happening around the Internet. 
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2015
    [Information] digital workforce skills
    But when complex work, the driver of the creative economy, gets a stream of new ideas that have been developed in trusted communities of practice, which are informed by even broader social networks, then we have the foundation for a true digital workplace. Dion Hinchcliffe asks What Are the Required Skills for Today’s Digital Workforce?
  • MIND HACKS  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2015
    [Information] The smart unconscious
    Ran Hassin and colleagues used a neat visual trick called Continuous Flash Suppression to put information into participants’ minds without them becoming consciously aware of it. It is a common misconception that we know our own minds. As I move around the world, walking and talking, I experience myself thinking thoughts. The original is here.
  • STEPHEN DOWNES: HALF AN HOUR  |  SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2015
    [Information] Ten Key Takeaways from Tony Bates
    Online learning allows for informal conversation, videos, simulations, interactive learning, games, and a host of other models that can be attempted imperfectly at best in a traditional classroom. Understanding, for example, the role informal learning can play is key to understanding the distinction between in-class and online learning.
  • BETH KANTER  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2015
    [Information] 5 Games Supporting Nonprofits’s Missions, from Low-Tech to High-Tech
    By placing players squarely in the middle of the issues at-hand, games for social impact allow them to experience the nuances of these challenges in a way that is often as transformative and it is informative. 'Note from Beth: I went to my first Games for Change Festival ten years ago, in 2005 and have been a fan and supporter ever since.
  • MIND HACKS  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2015
    [Information] Anti-vax: wrong but not irrational
    driver of this is a process psychologists have called “biased assimilation” – we all regard new information in the light of what we already believe. Some studies have even shown that people can react to information which is meant to persuade them out of their beliefs by becoming more hardline – the exact opposite of the persuasive intent.
  • DAVE SNOWDEN  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2015
    [Information] Lines in the sands of time
    Experience derived theory or theory informed practice? 'Up to Hull today to deliver my first lecture tomorrow in what I hope will be a long term relationship. Yasmin Merali has moved there from Warwick and my loyalties have moved with her, although I am still to lecture on their MBA programme this year. Yasmin is an old and loyal friend.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2015
    [Information] adapting to perpetual beta
    Given all this information, it is an easy next step to let people experiment, as long as they share what they are doing. In an age when information is no longer scarce and connections are many, organizations have to let all workers actively share their knowledge. 'There is no such thing as a social business strategy. Social Learning.
  • DAN PONTEFRACT  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2015
    [Information] Stack Ranking the Robots
    Robots can supplement services by performing tasks that our human workers can’t, such as 24-hour banking and multilingual communication,” said Takuma Nomoto, the chief manager of information technology at the company. It needs to provide data to the organization’s human capital information system. few of them are actually enjoying it.
  • DAVID WEINBERGER  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2015
    [Information] [shorenstein][2b2k] Wesley Lowery on covering Ferguson and the effect of social media on the reporting ecosystem
    Omitting key information. Wesley’s aim was seek out local people who could inform him about the reality of the place. There are places that really need someone to come in, notice that things are really messed up, make some information requests, etc. Afterwards: It was great.]. NOTE: Live-blogging. Getting things wrong.
  • IRVING WLADAWSKY-BERGER  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2015
    [Information] The Slow, Steady March Towards Digital Money
    Emerging : Challenged by factors including a sizable informal economy, limited enforcement of existing regulations, lack of ICT beyond urban centers, and consumer preference for cash. . 'On January 27, Citi and Imperial College held their third annual Digital Money Symposium in London.  The results were not surprising.  it asks. 
  • JAY CROSS  |  SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2015
    [Information] Be a humanist
    'An intimate group of Fortune 50 CLOs invited me to talk with them about how to make the most of informal learning. Jane, Charles, Clark, Harold and I chatted at length. We came up with twenty-four suggestions which I’ll soon walk the CLOs through. One piece of advice stood out for me as the crux of it all. Meta-Learning Psychology
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2015
    [Information] our future of work
    Jon Husband has described  wirearchy as, “ an interconnected hyperlinked structure of negotiated (either implicit or explicit) agreements based upon accessible information and knowledge, credibility, trust, and results. Capitalism does not have to be corporatism. This is far more than a social change. EthosVO is different.
  • ADAPTIVE PATH  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2015
    [Information] Considering the Consideration Funnel
    At no time up to this point should the customer have been asked for payment information, or anything that makes them feel committed on some level. Only through interacting with your customers in observations and interviews, can you understand what way they should interact with this information. 'The transaction funnel. Paint a picture.
  • STEPHEN DOWNES: HALF AN HOUR  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2015
    [Information] Becoming MOOC
    This is an environment which changes at a much greater pace than in previous years, where there is a constant flow of information, where connectivity with people worldwide is part of our everyday reality, and where jobs that existed ten years ago have disappeared, and new ones have taken their place. 'There are two types of MOOCs. Baron, S.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2015
    [Information] Rethinking Redux
    We’re using industrial age tools in an information age. 'Last week I wrote about Rethinking , how we might want and need to revise our approaches, and showed a few examples of folks thinking out of the box and upending our cherished viewpoints. Among the things touted was that much of our thinking about feedback appears to be wrong.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2015
    [Information] enough training
    Allison Rossett states that “ … performance support is a repository for information, processes, and perspectives that inform and guide planning and action. When performance depends on a large body of information. When performance is dependent on knowledge or information that changes frequently. Image: Pixabay.
  • BETH KANTER  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2015
    [Information] Does Your Nonprofit Suffer from a Culture of Sitting? How To Change It
    It is, however, the go-to suggestion for one-on-one meetings, status updates, brainstorming sessions and more informal gatherings of small groups. There is also research about how walking or even standing up at work can increase you and your team’s creativity. Many things says experts who detailed a chain of problems from head to toe.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2015
    [Information] The Grail of Effective and Engaging Learning Experiences
    model-based guidance: the best guide for practice is a conceptual basis (not rote information). 'There’s a considerable gap between what we can be doing, and what we are doing. When you look at what’s out there, we see that there are several way in which we fall short of the mark. Too much elearning resides there. And we can.
  • MIND HACKS  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2015
    [Information] You can’t play 20 questions with nature and win
    Visual Information Processing: Proceedings of the Eighth Annual Carnegie Symposium on Cognition , Held at the Carnegie-Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, May 19, 1972. '“ You can’t play 20 questions with nature and win ” is the title of Allen Newell ‘s 1973 paper, a classic in cognitive science. in Chase, W.
  • DAVID WEINBERGER  |  SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2015
    [Information] Libraries as community centers…of meaning
    Of course, much of this information is private, but there are ways to use it without violating anyone’s privacy. 'Well, it’s snowing in Boston and I’m in Florence. Italy. I’m SO sorry, Ann!) I’m here to keynote an OCLC EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Africa) conference about libraries. The idea is simple. No one.
  • DAVE SNOWDEN  |  SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2015
    [Information] Anthropology in schools?
    remember actively encouraging my daughter to withdraw from it at age 16 when her text book suggested that the fundamental principle of the subject was that the human brain was a limited capacity information processing device. By the age of 18 people could then make an informed decision about what to study. Reflections
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2015
    [Information] the machines and us
    With companies such as Amazon able to collect and control information on the entire experience of a customer, the math house now can focus on each customer as an individual. 'Every fortnight I collate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. call these Friday’s Finds.
  • EUEN SEMPLE  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2015
    [Information] Telling stories.
    'Present a human being with disparate bits information and we will try to make sense of them, to give them meaning, to get them to tell a story. We can''t help ourselves and do it all the time. We also try to get the world to fit our pre-existing stories. Those we learned from our families, our colleagues, our neighbours.
  • STEPHEN DOWNES: HALF AN HOUR  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2015
    [Information] Education Technology Strategies - Day Two
    Q: Ontario student ID - anything at the federal level that would integrate information exchange between the provinces? Also, what technology has blown up the idea of information for us. showing C)2 levels in a classroom in the UK (finding 4K ppm - concentration is impacted!) innovators of today") Q: are we looking at ways to. From 68%.
  • BETH KANTER  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2015
    [Information] Healthy and Productive Meetings: Free Guidestar Webinar on Feb. 12th
    The  Feet First site suggests that these tasks are perfect for walking meetings: Educate and inform: Educate about things in the environment while experiencing and demonstrating them. Problem solve: Problem solving can be enhanced by the physical activity of walking (“thinking on your feet”), as well as informal interactions among people.
  • STEPHEN DOWNES: HALF AN HOUR  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2015
    [Information] Ontario Education Minister Liz Sandals
    Q: Ontario student ID - anything at the federal level that would integrate information exchange between the provinces? 'Honourable Liz Sandals Minister of Education Ontario Ministry of Education This is a paraphrase summary, not direct quotes (though often quoted words are used). Sorry about spelling mistakes. How do we build on this?
  • STEPHEN DOWNES: HALF AN HOUR  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2015
    [Information] Education Technology Strategies - Day One
    better) information Using technology to have students share (but not collaborate in problem solving) What if we made thinking the foundation rather than the pinnacle of learning? the Macbook, Android - web-based applications, eg. CERN ? A: not really, but we''re working with OU in the UK Q: do you have students visit the labs? Which 6?"
  • DAVID WEINBERGER  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2015
    [Information] [liveblog][shorenstein] Peter Hart on the Presidential Race
    Omitting key information. Younger voters have a much wider sphere of getting information. 'Peter Hart is giving a lunchtime talk at the Shorenstein Center titled “The Mood of America & the Presidential Race 20016.” ” Peter is a pollster. NOTE: Live-blogging. Getting things wrong. Missing points. Top priorities?
  • CLARK QUINN  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2015
    [Information] Rethinking
    Patti Shank recently wrote about the burden of having an informed opinion, and I think we need to take ownership of our beliefs, and I think that’s right. '(in the future). Dr. Melik: You mean there was no deep fat? No steak or cream pies? Or hot fudge? She was, they argued, a victim. It has reduced sex trafficking, for one outcome.
  • BETH KANTER  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2015
    [Information] Nonprofit Blog Carnival: Personal Productivity Tips for Nonprofits
    In his  post ,  he suggests finding ways to be more focused, consume less information and make the time spent on line more fruitful. 'The first   Nonprofit Blog Carnival of 2015 is on the theme is personal productivity. But maintaining productivity, especially online, can be challenging. What is  personal productivity? Here’s a summary.
  • IRVING WLADAWSKY-BERGER  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2015
    [Information] The Big Data Era Is Here
    Big data and related information-based disciplines, - e.g., data science , artificial intelligence , - are everywhere.  Big data is now central to so many areas for the simple reason that there is so much more digital information than ever before.  I was one of three panelists invited to the session.  Why are we so excited about them? 
  • DAN PONTEFRACT  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2015
    [Information] The Real Beauty In Leadership Happens By Going Above And Beyond
    Coaching is an ongoing informal conversation with the employee that focuses on providing the following: counsel on current objectives and actions to categorically improve the result; feedback concerning their progress or improvements on Flat Army habits; and. Laurens van der Post. Measuring. Adapting. Exploring. Bettering. Coaching. But how?
  • MIND HACKS  |  SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2015
    [Information] A refocus of military influence
    You can read the document online (warning it’s a 50Mb plus pdf ) but here’s a crucial section from page 121 onwards: Our potential adversaries and partners are increasingly blurring the lines between regular and irregular and between military, political, economic and information activities.
  • DAVE SNOWDEN  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 30, 2015
    [Information] On the dangers of transparency
    However as the process management movement gained momentum and computer based information processing more pervasive my actually authority and in consequence my freedom to experiment and make mistakes was limited. That meant I was happy to take a few risky decisions. We too often laud transparency without thinking about its consequence.
  • BETH KANTER  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 29, 2015
    [Information] Smarter Nonprofit Networking: Building A Professional Network That Works for You
    People who offer them new information or expertise, who share best practices; and contacts in other industries. He suggest these categories: information and learning. '“You are not ever a genius all by yourself. Your ideas are a function of the people you are connected with…” – Carol Dweck, Author, Mindset.
  • DAVE SNOWDEN  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 29, 2015
    [Information] Humans are messy
    Proximity, informal flow and the like are far more influential on individuals that some implied inner qualities. 'Day three of the Cynefin and Sense-making course focuses on new forms or organisation and the various aspects of cognitive science and anthropology that we have brought into play in both methods and theories. Reflections
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 29, 2015
    [Information] L&D outside the box
    Imagine a research intensive organisation where scientists should be sharing what they learn, and the official company policy is to share information and expertise among public and private partners. 'This article appeared in Inside Learning Technologies & Skills Magazine, January 2015. We had just purchased 100 helicopters.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 28, 2015
    [Information] What I do, don’t do, and why
    This crosses formal learning, mobile learning, serious games, performance support, content systems, social and informal learning, and more. 'My background is in learning technology design, leveraging a deep background (read: Ph.D.) in cognition, and long experience with technology. like to think I’m pretty good at it, and I am for hire.
  • DOC SEARLS   |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 27, 2015
    [Information] Blogging the #BlizzardOf2015 in #NYC that wasn’t
    As more cords get cut, and more of us inform each other directly, new and better forms of aggregation and intermediation will emerge. Who has the information I want, now? 'The blizzard hit coastal New England, not New York City. In fact, it’s still hitting. Wish I was there, because I love snow. No big deal. At least here.
  • DOC SEARLS   |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 27, 2015
    [Information] Giant Snow Fail Link Sale
    brief sketch of the “full stack” (intellectually speaking…) news and information company. Envision a Future Where Your Personal Information Is Digital Currency | WIRED. 'Somebody at The New Yorker calls office junk (the kind you save until you toss because you’re moving) “accretions of intention.”
  • CLARK QUINN  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 27, 2015
    [Information] 70:20:10 and the Learning Curve
    Note that this  assumes a good formal learning design,  not rote information and knowledge test!) 'My colleague Charles Jennings recently posted on the value of autonomous learning (worth reading!), sparked by a diagram provided by another ITA colleague, Jane Hart (that I also thought was insightful). Hence the revolution. :). itashare.
  • IRVING WLADAWSKY-BERGER  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 27, 2015
    [Information] Skills and Jobs in the Digital Economy
    Computers have significantly complemented and increased the productivity of high-skill, information-intensive jobs, enabling them to address many new kinds of problems.  . 'Few subjects are as important, - or as challenging to predict, - as the future of jobs in our emerging digital economy. or 17.4 million people. 
  • DAN PONTEFRACT  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 26, 2015
    [Information] The Strength Of A Leader Comes From The Tree Trunk
    'Employee engagement research recently surfaced by Answers – a company that empowers consumers, brands and organizations by connecting them with the information they need to make better informed decisions – suggests only 27% of employees are engaged at work, whereas 45% of employees find themselves in the middle of the pack of engagement.
  • DAVE SNOWDEN  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 26, 2015
    [Information] On fragments and lessons learning
    It also enables peer-to-peer information flow, unmediated by agency which is critical in the development sector. Summarisation into formal documents has value, but only when the use of the core information stabilises. 'A transition through Bonn today to spend time with the German Development Agency before moving onto Zurich.
  • DOC SEARLS   |  SUNDAY, JANUARY 25, 2015
    [Information] #Deflategate needs facts
    Presumably that’s an informed opinion, but it’s still just an opinion. 'Check out this map : This isn’t new. Way back in 2008, after the Patriots’ undefeated season ended with a Super Bowl loss to the Giants, The Onion wrote Patriots Season Perfect for Rest of Nation. It’s easy to hate an overdog. No facts there.
  • DAVID WEINBERGER  |  SUNDAY, JANUARY 25, 2015
    [Information] [2b2k] Inside.com’s updates: A new rhetorical form for journalism?
    It’s an interesting exercise: If you had the opportunity to design a new rhetorical form that will fit news onto a mobile device — that’s where people will read most of their news, Jason is convinced — and will do the best job possible of conveying information without sensationalizing it, what would you come up with? But does it work?
  • DAVE SNOWDEN  |  SATURDAY, JANUARY 24, 2015
    [Information] The evolution of culture
    Now there is nothing new in the idea that the informal culture of an organisation is important. 'One of the tasks I have to complete over the next day or so is supporting material for a range of Cognitive Edge employee engagement tools and offerings. So culture is a lot more nuanced that implied by the stock taking idea.
  • BETH KANTER  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 22, 2015
    [Information] Talking Shop with Network Designers and Weavers for Social Change
    Flisrand , who is a network weaver for sustainability networks, was in town and he was organizing an informal gathering. 'We learn so much about professional practice from having honest and candid conversations. So, when he sent around an email that Janne K. Next, Eugene facilitated a fishbowl conversation with Janne.
  • MIND HACKS  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 21, 2015
    [Information] pwned by a self-learning AI
    It’s an AI that worked out its environment, its actions, and what it needs to do to ‘survive’, without any prior information. The key here is ‘without any prior training’ as the system was not ‘told’ anything about the games. It worked out how to play them, and how to win them, entirely on its own.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 21, 2015
    [Information] Wearables?
    I am accustomed to having information on my wrist, and while I wear glasses, I want them to be invisible to me. Of course, the real issue is whether there’s sufficient information available through the watch that it makes a value proposition. I’m contemplating the iWatch but don’t have enough information as of yet.
  • IRVING WLADAWSKY-BERGER  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 21, 2015
    [Information] As Big Data and AI Take Hold, What Will It Take to Be an Effective Executive?
    Many of these jobs, - which include blue-collar production activities as well as information-based white-collar ones, - are based on well understood procedures that can be described by a set of rules that machines can then follow.  . 'Big data , powerful analytics and AI are everywhere.  Mid-skill jobs have been particularly threatened. 
  • DAVE SNOWDEN  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 20, 2015
    [Information] Some thinking about decisions
    One thing I want to tackle in more depth (which I didn't mention in yesterday's post) is the difference between design thinking as it is popularly understood and complexity informed design thinking. 'I'm still working through possible material for next weeks training programme in Zurich. Remember that no action is also a decision.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 20, 2015
    [Information] Getting strategic means getting scientific
    And it occurs to me that getting our processes structured to align with how we work is part of a bigger picture of how our strategies have to similarly be informed. And performance support similarly needs to reflect how we process information, and, importantly, things we don’t do well and need support for. Time to get to work.
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