• JANE HART  |  SATURDAY, JULY 23, 2016
    [Information] Organising Modern Learning & Networking Events
    For payment by inter-bank transfer or invoice,   c ontact Jane.Hart@C4LPT.co.uk for more information. Next public social online workshop runs: 1 – 26 August 2016. It’s just they will look very different from traditional training! Week 1: World Cafes, Knowledge Cafes and Learning Cafes. Week 3: Networking Events. Social learning
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 20, 2016
    [Information] principles and models for the network era
    One theory that has informed my own work is David Ronfeldt’s TIMN (Tribes-Institutions-Markets-Networks) Theory showing that all four of these forms will co-exist as we enter the next evolution of society, but networks will dominate. The End of the Market Era. Image: David Ronfeldt. Three Organizing Principles.
  • ADAPTIVE PATH  |  TUESDAY, JULY 19, 2016
    [Information] Designing for Better Sex: In conversation with Cindy Gallop
    When you have a world that is equally informed, influenced, designed, managed, led, and driven by women just as much as men, you have world in which men are far happier, just as women will be, too. Iran and Allison Huang, our Design intern, talked to Cindy. Iran Narges: How do you define sextech? People use a lot of black.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  TUESDAY, JULY 19, 2016
    [Information] ‘Form’ing learning
    They are fans of Make It Stick (mentioned in my Deeper eLearning reading list ), so it was easy to help them recognize that good activities require learners retrieve the information  in context , so each formative evaluation should be a situation requiring a decision. Substantially. Then we moved on to more hands-on work. design
  • IRVING WLADAWSKY-BERGER  |  TUESDAY, JULY 19, 2016
    [Information] The Continuing Evolution of Service Science
    Software and information are increasingly being delivered as industrial-scale online services, while the Internet and wireless networks connect more and more devices to such offerings. This blind spot threatens to hinder the development of effective innovation policies and the development of new business models and practices…”.
  • JANE HART  |  SUNDAY, JULY 17, 2016
    [Information] 100 Twitter accounts for Philomaths (Lovers of Learning)
    About World Languages :  @aboutworldlangs  Providing information and cultural awareness about languages around the world. Get informed with 5 new amazing topics, delivered daily. Learn Everyday : @coolestlifehack  Posting mind blowing information. Wikipedia). Suggestions welcome for additions to the list. Nostalgia.
  • DAVE SNOWDEN  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 13, 2016
    [Information] Understand backwards; live forwards
    Owning up to failures, resourcefulness under pressure, risk taking and loyalty all inform the narrative thread. The headline of this post comes from Søren Kierkegaard’s famous quote “Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.” It came to mind in a Facebook exchange prompted by Sonja Blignaut.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 13, 2016
    [Information] Group KM
    One critical component of work narration is the capture of how exceptions are handled in order to get this information to anyone who may need it in the future. PKMastery is an essential discipline, especially for knowledge artisans. However, practising PKMastery is not going to get work done. There are many roles that can be done.
  • STEPHEN DOWNES: HALF AN HOUR  |  TUESDAY, JULY 12, 2016
    [Information] How the Internet May Evolve
    For example, you don't see the discussions I have on my Facebook feed or on Twitter with interesting and informed participants. It's a lot like people's perception of crime rates when they are informed by mass media. And it feels like less trust, But we trust all of those voices, and the overall dolidity of our information, more.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  TUESDAY, JULY 12, 2016
    [Information] Web trust
    I get asked to view a lot of things. And sometimes, particularly when there’s a potential tangible relationship, I will actually go visit sites. BTW, I tend to avoid what comes unsolicited, and instead trust to what comes through my social network.) And one of my strategies often fails, and that, to me, is a warning sign. And why them?
  • DAN PONTEFRACT  |  MONDAY, JULY 11, 2016
    [Information] Evolution of the Chief Learning Officer
    have discovered there are three types of purpose: Personal Purpose: What motivates someone in life; their “why.” An individual’s values, experience and beliefs inform personal decisions and actions. An organization’s principles, ethics and culture inform its ways of operating. ” I asked. Career Mindset. Purpose Mindset.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  SUNDAY, JULY 10, 2016
    [Information] from knowledge worker to master artisan
    Engaging with other people, especially those different from us, is the key to making sense of information. Each person and organization has to find its own path by seeking out information, making sense of it, and sharing it. Today we have almost too many machine filters to help us seek information. A Foundation for Modern Work.
  • DAN PONTEFRACT  |  SATURDAY, JULY 9, 2016
    [Information] Download Chapter 1 of “The Purpose Effect” For Free
    More information on the micro-site. . Click here to download the Introduction and Chapter 1 of my new book  The Purpose Effect. Click here to order the book on Amazon. Reviews. With The Purpose Effect , we can add a new dynamic to move the conversation forward about the shared ownership for engagement.” ” – 800-CEO-READ.
  • STEPHEN DOWNES: HALF AN HOUR  |  FRIDAY, JULY 8, 2016
    [Information] On Immigration
    The following is a set of questions and my responses to a Canadian government request for feedback the future of immigration in Canada (it would be nice if these surveys had a 'blog this' button; in the mean time they advise that the results will eventually be posted on Open.Canada.ca , which of course I support. No we do not.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  FRIDAY, JULY 8, 2016
    [Information] impact of the network era
    “Today, the main contradiction in modern capitalism is between the possibility of free, abundant socially produced goods, and a system of monopolies, banks, and governments struggling to maintain control over power and information,” Mason says. call these Friday’s Finds. “[Hierarchy] Uber rides on a brutal hierarchy.
  • BETH KANTER  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 6, 2016
    [Information] Curiosity Kills Bad Work Habits
    The topic of habit change is something that Aliza Sherman and I researched and experimented with as we wrote “ The Happy Healthy Nonprofit: Impact without Burnout ” over the last year. Habit change research was one of our favorite rabbit holes to explore. The get out of jail free card is bringing curiosity in the moment to our routines.
  • EUEN SEMPLE  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 6, 2016
    [Information] The truth
    In a recent article Emily Bell wrote: "Tweaking an algorithm to favour “family and friends” is the engineering equivalent of “people have had enough of experts”, in that it acknowledges that how people feel is a better driver of activity than what people think.". Bollocks. They have thought about what they are linking to and why.
  • BETH KANTER  |  TUESDAY, JULY 5, 2016
    [Information] New and Improved Data Visualization Tool: Maps for Media Funding
    Journalism News and Information. Click to See Visualization. Location : Global, country, region, state and city. Subject Area: View the distribution of a specific organization’s funding by subject areas, including an “and/or” search function. List: View and sort foundation, recipients and grants data in table form.
  • STEPHEN DOWNES: HALF AN HOUR  |  MONDAY, JULY 4, 2016
    [Information] The importance of faculty in the higher education experience
    The mantra used to be that “information wants to be free” but what happens when the information in question is your bank account? Information about what we’ve actually done will feed directly into employment or project support tools, and instead of ‘grades’ you’ll get job offers. Presentation page. 1. For example.
  • DAVE SNOWDEN  |  SUNDAY, JULY 3, 2016
    [Information] Of ideation, power & service (1 of 2)
    I knew just over a week ago that I would have to write something or rather several things on the disaster that is Brexit. But I didn’t want to react at the time, neither did I want to say anything until I had something in place with the potential to achieve some redemption (by which I mean both understanding and potentially reversal). Politics
  • JANE HART  |  FRIDAY, JULY 1, 2016
    [Information] My pick of the best posts of June 2016
    Charles Jennings compares learning to drive a car to other skills acquisition processes. “We develop capability through experience, practice, and reflection (individual and shared) over time. Often this capability-building is carried out with others. At other times it is done alone. We all want to be in charge and in the driver’s seat.”
  • BETH KANTER  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 30, 2016
    [Information] How the Nonprofit Sector Can Share What We Learn and Why We Should
    Over at Creative Commons , they have developed a new strategic vision and plan, encapsulated in a video, whose key message is “When we share, everyone wins.” In January Guidestar unveiled a platform intended to help institutions tell their story and win more supporters by sharing more information. Guest Post By Gabriela Fitz and Lisa Brooks.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 30, 2016
    [Information] tensions of modern learning
    As much as possible, information should be in the world. Smart workers need ways to enhance their experience-performance-reflection processes, not have more information dumped into the pipeline. Hierarchies work well when information flows mostly in one direction: down. Image: Clark Quinn. Are we impacting business metrics?
  • BETH KANTER  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 29, 2016
    [Information] How to Be a Wizard at Tech Training Design and Delivery
    Adults tend to interpret information received in a training based on existing knowledge in their brains and then integrate it with previous experiences. How to Be a Wizard at Tech Training Design and Delivery guest post by Cindy Leonard and Jeanne Allen. Andrea Berry had moved onto another job by then, and so Jeanne Allen took her place.
  • BETH KANTER  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 28, 2016
    [Information] Reflections from Arts Leaders Workshop: Resilient Leaders from the Inside/Out
    The gesture that prompted quite a bit of discussion and debate was someone on their mobile phone during a meeting.    The debate boiled down to – “Just because someone is on their mobile phone does not mean they are not paying attention, they could be looking up information versus checking out.” The session had two parts.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 28, 2016
    [Information] Organizational Learning Engineering
    That’s not being seen often enough.  It’s time for organizational learning to move into the information age, and start performing like professionals. We see practices that don’t make sense, and we’re not aligned with what we now know about how we think, work, and learn. And this is a problem for organizational success.
  • BETH KANTER  |  MONDAY, JUNE 27, 2016
    [Information] How Are You Taking A Summer Break from Your Tech?
    Your mobile phone is an Internet and information appliance that you may depend on to navigate through your daily life. Face Down During Meetings: I leave my phone in my purse and only use it when I need to check information as part of the meeting. ART X SMART by Kim Dong-kyu. That task required a screen! Set Your iPhone to 1995 Mode.
  • IRVING WLADAWSKY-BERGER  |  MONDAY, JUNE 27, 2016
    [Information] Virtual Work Interactions, Context, and Related Subjects
    In a 2015 Harvard Business Review article , Sobel-Lokeski wrote that “today’s workforce has more than enough tools to send information back and forth to people all over the world.   But those tools - and the use of them - do not necessarily constitute collaboration.  But if you’re not a gamer and you’re not looking for a new kitchen, V.R.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 23, 2016
    [Information] Ambiguity Denial Syndrome?
    Instead we see one-shot development of information dumps and knowledge tests, which aren’t going to help organizations. Too many processes I see reflect industrial age thinking, and we’re in an information age. And I’m retrospectively making up what we were talking about, but it’s an interesting idea to me.
  • EUEN SEMPLE  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 22, 2016
    [Information] Critical Thinking
    His response was "Surely, instead of banning Wikipedia, we should be teaching kids critical thinking and how to check the veracity of sources of information.". If they are sufficiently careless to do that what other dodgy bits of information are they accepting uncritically? Someone was daft enough to accept a friend request from Olga.
  • IRVING WLADAWSKY-BERGER  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 21, 2016
    [Information] FinTech and Financial Inclusion
    It’s thus not surprising that entrepreneurs see a business opportunity in providing financial services to the large fraction of the working population in Mexico’s informal economy who are not officially involved with financial institutions or monitored by government agencies.  billion unbanked adults in 2011.
  • JANE HART  |  SUNDAY, JUNE 19, 2016
    [Information] Designing Learning Campaigns and Learning Challenges
    Contact Jane.Hart@C4LPT.co.uk for more information. Next public online workshop runs: 4 – 29 JULY 2016. Many believe that traditional classroom training as well as “click-next” e-learning courses are both ineffective and unappealing. Week 2: How to design a learning campaign or challenge. About this workshop. Feedback.
  • DAVE SNOWDEN  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 16, 2016
    [Information] Cognitive Edge announces training courses for 2016 – Working with Complex Problems
    We also realise that some organisations may want the skills provided by these courses, but applied in a specific environment dealing with sensitive or confidential information. As we head into the Northern Summer/Southern Winter (delete as applicable), we’re announcing our timetable of new courses for the second half of 2016. innovation.
  • DAVE SNOWDEN  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 15, 2016
    [Information] Cognitive Edge announces training courses for 2016 – SenseMaker® courses
    We also realise that some organisations may want the skills provided by these courses, but applied in a specific environment dealing with sensitive or confidential information. As we head into the Northern Summer/Southern Winter (delete as applicable), we’re announcing our timetable of new courses for the second half of 2016. Register here.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 14, 2016
    [Information] What’s Your Learning Tool Stack?
    So this is how you represent your own understandings, and manipulate information, for your own purposes. These are to manage communication and information sharing between teams. I woke up this morning thinking about the tools we use at various levels. Yeah, my life is exciting ;). Or, of course, the ones others use in your org.
  • IRVING WLADAWSKY-BERGER  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 14, 2016
    [Information] Platforms and the New Rules of Strategy
    Their chief assets are information and interactions, which together are also the source of value they create and their competitive advantage.”. Val Alstyne started out his presentation by noting that back in 2007, seven firms controlled 99% of handset profits: Nokia, Samsung, Ericsson, Motorola, LG, RIM and HTC. bargaining power of buyers.
  • DAVE SNOWDEN  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 14, 2016
    [Information] Cognitive Edge announces training courses for 2016 – Cynefin and Sense-Making courses
    We also realise that some organisations may want the skills provided by these courses, but applied in a specific environment dealing with sensitive or confidential information. As we head into the Northern Summer/Southern Winter (delete as applicable), we’re announcing our timetable of new training courses for the second half of 2016.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  MONDAY, JUNE 13, 2016
    [Information] ideas in perpetual beta
    We are already over 150 years into the electrification of information and the foreshadowing words of Marshall McLuhan and others are becoming evident. I was discussing my work with a friend and was asked what were the main themes I talked about when I was on the stage. If not, a major paper will have to be developed. Nobody has the answers.
  • DAVID WEINBERGER  |  SUNDAY, JUNE 12, 2016
    [Information] Beyond bricolage
    As you move up the stack, you start to lose this interoperability: Microsoft Word can’t make sense of the data output by Pages, and a graphics program may not be able to make sense of the layer information output by Photoshop. It has to do with thinking with one’s hands, putting together new things by repurposing old things.
  • JANE HART  |  SUNDAY, JUNE 12, 2016
    [Information] The Evolution of Workplace Learning in a SlideShare Timeline
    Jane talking about informal learning at the e-Learning Innovations Symposium held at George Mason University, Washington in June 2012. I am often asked about the keynotes, presentations and workshops I give at different events around the world – either in person or online. Want to find out more about my speaking engagements?
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 9, 2016
    [Information] knowledge catalysts add value
    The process of seeking out information sources, making sense of them through some actions, and then sharing with others to confirm or accelerate our knowledge are interlinked activities from which knowledge slowly emerges. Group 2: People writing about group 1 in clear, concise, accessible language. Groups 5+: And downward…. checklists).
  • MIND HACKS  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 7, 2016
    [Information] Twenty years, one Saturday
    You can buy tickets online but if you’re not walking through central London trying to pipe energy drinks directly into your bloodstream at 9.30am on Saturday, you can watch it via a livestream which is being hosted on the information superhighway. Can’t wait. Link to Mind the Brain conference details.
  • MIND HACKS  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 7, 2016
    [Information] Twenty years, one Saturday
    You can buy tickets online but if you’re not walking through central London trying to pipe energy drinks directly into your bloodstream at 9.30am on Saturday, you can watch it via a livestream which is being hosted on the information superhighway. Can’t wait. Link to Mind the Brain conference details.
  • DAN PONTEFRACT  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 2, 2016
    [Information] How I Nearly Ruined My Personal Purpose
    This decision set off a series of conversations, not the least of which was the one Denise had with her Head of School in the middle of December, 2013, informing him of her resignation, set for June, 2014. The Head of School indicated he would inform the staff and faculty of our departure on January 6, 2014. This is personal story.
  • JANE HART  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 1, 2016
    [Information] My pick of the best of May 2016
    “In this post I share some approaches and resources that I have used to help others to get started with Twitter.  I have run informal group sessions inside my organisation, and a pre-Conference ‘learning lounge’ at the 2016 Australian Institute of Training and Development Conference. It would be useful if more of us did this.
  • ADAPTIVE PATH  |  TUESDAY, MAY 31, 2016
    [Information] Designing outside your comfort zone
    Even something as simple as asking clients for feedback on the products we offered was hugely informative. Knowing this allowed us to make more informed inventory choices before launching the service. “Trust the process!”. They certainly helped me! People with whom he has nothing in common. Do the things that make you uncomfortable.
  • BETH KANTER  |  TUESDAY, MAY 31, 2016
    [Information] Four Early Lessons Learned in the Quest to Improve Feedback Loops in Philanthropy
    These examples are just a few of our very early lessons and we hope you’ve found them informative. Photo by LIFT. Note from Beth:   I’ve just returned from an amazing training project in Cambodia and will be sharing more about that this coming week. That’s why I’m honored to share this guest post from Melinda T.
  • IRVING WLADAWSKY-BERGER  |  TUESDAY, MAY 31, 2016
    [Information] The Prosperity Puzzle
    Thousands of new information goods and services are introduced each year.  Don’t we have access to more information than ever before?”. The April 30 issue of The Economist includes a special briefing on The Prosperity Puzzle. The History of Lighting Suggests Not. How is this possible? 
  • JANE HART  |  SUNDAY, MAY 29, 2016
    [Information] Curating & coordinating learning opportunities for the workplace
    Contact Jane.Hart@C4LPT.co.uk for more information. Next public online workshop runs: 6 JUNE – 1 JULY 2016. Agenda. Curation: the why, what and how. Presenting curated resources: usability and relevance. Ongoing curation in learning flows. Coordinating live events (in a Learning Lounge or Learning Network). About this workshop. Feedback.
  • JANE HART  |  SUNDAY, MAY 29, 2016
    [Information] Curating & coordinating learning opportunities for the workplace
    Contact Jane.Hart@C4LPT.co.uk for more information. Next public online workshop runs: 6 JUNE – 1 JULY 2016. Agenda. Curation: the why, what and how. Presenting curated resources: usability and relevance. Ongoing curation in learning flows. Coordinating live events (in a Learning Lounge or Learning Network). About this workshop. Feedback.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  THURSDAY, MAY 26, 2016
    [Information] Heading in the right direction
    What I see in schools, classrooms, and corporations are information presentation and knowledge testing. Most of our educational approaches – K12, Higher Ed, and organizational – are fundamentally wrong. Which isn’t bad in and of itself, except that it won’t lead to new abilities to  do ! And this bothers me.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  THURSDAY, MAY 26, 2016
    [Information] collecting broken images
    Do you remember that piece of research that informed your thesis 18 years ago? I do, it’s called the SPATIAL model and is no longer online, except on this blog (part of it). I was asked by a friend if I could recommend some online resources for students to help with research and studying. As Stephen B. ” – Dave Gray.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 25, 2016
    [Information] A richer suite of support
    While it’s easy to say that the role of formal learning wanes, and the role of informal learning ramps up, what are the types of support we might look to? The underlying point is that as individuals gather expertise the value of formal learning drops, and the value of informal learning increases.  Ok, but what does that  mean ?
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 25, 2016
    [Information] PKM in the Summer
    The trick is to learn how to store the ‘useful later’ stuff so that I can get back to it, and this has been a key ‘take away’ for me. I’ve particularly enjoyed learning about this … Learning about how to organise information was a key reason I signed up for this program, so I’m a happy customer. 3. Who is this workshop for? Chemene Sinson.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  TUESDAY, MAY 24, 2016
    [Information] improvise for complexity
    Focused listening is a crucial skill. 4) Add information. The premise of A Useful Idea is that improvisation acting principles can help with the creation of something new, and perhaps innovative. The five principles are: Assume complexity and only control process choices, not the outcome. Tap into source [ half-baked ideas ]. Complexity
  • IRVING WLADAWSKY-BERGER  |  MONDAY, MAY 23, 2016
    [Information] The President’s Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity
    So we have to enable the entities that monitor blockchain transactions to verify that contracts are being fulfilled but without revealing confidential information to them.”. The Commission is composed of twelve individuals from the world of business, technology and academia. Gold coins were first developed around 2,500 years in Asia Minor. 
  • GEORGE SIEMENS  |  SUNDAY, MAY 22, 2016
    [Information] What does it mean to be human in a digital age?
    We’ll provide more information on this soon, in particular a conference that we are organizing at Stanford on this in November. 8. This post summarizes some of our current research and other activities in the lab. We, as a lab, have had a busy few years in terms of events. Finding our Identity. Who are we? What do we care about?
  • JANE HART  |  SUNDAY, MAY 22, 2016
    [Information] L&D in the Modern Workplace Challenge starts Monday 30 May
    You need to shape and support modern workplace learning – informal, social, beyond the course and LMS. This is just a reminder that the next L&D in the Modern Workplace Challenge takes place over 12 weeks from 30 May – 19 August. This Challenge consists of 12 Activities (some of which contain more than one task).
  • GEORGE SIEMENS  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 18, 2016
    [Information] The Godfather: Gardner Campbell
    In true higher education fashion, very little information is forthcoming. Gardner Campbell looms large in educational technology. People who have met him in person know what I mean. He is brilliant. Compassionate. Passionate. And a rare visionary. He gives more than he takes in interactions with people. He is also a quiet innovator.
  • JANE HART  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 18, 2016
    [Information] Online Community Management (Workshop)
    Contact Jane.Hart@C4LPT.co.uk for more information. Next public online workshop runs: 30 MAY – 24 JUNE. Setting up and running an online community takes time and effort. In this online workshop we look at how to support the planning, launch and running of an online community. Agenda. Launching the community. Encouraging engagement.
  • BETH KANTER  |  TUESDAY, MAY 17, 2016
    [Information] Why I Love @Canva for Nonprofits and Why You Should Too
    The tool is easy to use, includes templates, and lots of useful how-to information. I am in Cambodia as part of Tech2Empower , an initiative of Wake. traveled with a team of Advisers to conduct an interactive “Tech2Empower” workshop for leaders of anti-trafficking and women’s rights NGOs. Cambodia Visual
  • IRVING WLADAWSKY-BERGER  |  TUESDAY, MAY 17, 2016
    [Information] Can AI Help Translate Technological Advances into Strategic Advantage?
    This has been a particular issue with information technologies in general, including the Internet and AI. But it’s getting harder for our smart machines to truly impress us.  Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic,” is one of the most memorable quotes of science fiction writer Arthur C.
  • ROSS DAWSON  |  MONDAY, MAY 16, 2016
    [Information] Launch: Timeline for the future structure of the legal services industry
    Standalone automated legal services (based on information technology and artificial intelligence such as Lex Machina and KIM). 5. Our shared passion for the future of professional services has led George Beaton and I to collaborate on projects over many years. Types of Legal Services Provider. For more details see the original post.
  • JANE HART  |  SUNDAY, MAY 15, 2016
    [Information] The Future of Work and Learning 2: Chatbots
    Why chatbots? First a bit of background: two things have happened recently that are considered to be big turning points. Firstly, use of mobile devices has now exceeded use of desktop machines to access the Internet, and secondly, people are now spending more time in messaging apps than in social networks. Take for instance,  Alice and Evie.
  • MIND HACKS  |  FRIDAY, MAY 13, 2016
    [Information] Good tests make children fail – here’s why
    If we started the school sports day high jump with the bar at two metres high (close to the world record), then we’d finish sports day with everybody getting the same – zero successful jumps – and no information about how good anyone is at the high jump. If everybody gets everything right then again we don’t get any information from the test.
  • MIND HACKS  |  THURSDAY, MAY 12, 2016
    [Information] information theory and psychology
    I have read a good deal more about information theory and psychology than I can or care to remember. Piece’s 1961 An introduction to information theory: symbols, signals and noise. Much of it was a mere association of new terms with old and vague ideas. From: John R. Plus ça change. Linkage
  • MIND HACKS  |  THURSDAY, MAY 12, 2016
    [Information] information theory and psychology
    I have read a good deal more about information theory and psychology than I can or care to remember. Piece’s 1961 An introduction to information theory: symbols, signals and noise. Much of it was a mere association of new terms with old and vague ideas. From: John R. Plus ça change. Linkage
  • BETH KANTER  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 11, 2016
    [Information] Measuring Nonprofit Performance at Scale
    The guest post is by Jacob Harold , the president and chief executive at GuideStar, the world’s largest source of information about nonprofits. Note from Beth:    I am honored to be a member of Leap Ambassadors Community , a private community of nonprofit thought leaders and practitioners. Social change is hard. We want to support learning. So
  • MIND HACKS  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 11, 2016
    [Information] The two word games that trick almost everyone
    This seemingly banal fact reveals something about how our minds organise information. Playing two classic schoolyard games can help us understand everything from sexism to the power of advertising. There’s a word game we used to play at my school, or a sort of trick, and it works like this. What’s five plus two?!”. Name a vegetable?!”.
  • MIND HACKS  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 11, 2016
    [Information] The two word games that trick almost everyone
    This seemingly banal fact reveals something about how our minds organise information. Playing two classic schoolyard games can help us understand everything from sexism to the power of advertising. There’s a word game we used to play at my school, or a sort of trick, and it works like this. What’s five plus two?!”. Name a vegetable?!”.
  • IRVING WLADAWSKY-BERGER  |  MONDAY, MAY 9, 2016
    [Information] The Public Face of Science
    How well informed is the general public on science-related issues?   84% of scientists feel that the public’s limited knowledge is a major problem for science in general, and is the result of four main reasons: Not enough K-12 STEM education - 75%. In its Summary of Findings, the report highlights four major results.
  • DAVE SNOWDEN  |  SUNDAY, MAY 8, 2016
    [Information] The hound calls
    As such portfolio management rules include the introduction of informed naiveté (someone with deep expertise who has never used that expertise on the problem area) and obliquity as well as the need for contradiction within the portfolio; if some succeed others must fail otherwise you are not looking wide enough. So why the Hound? Reflection
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 4, 2016
    [Information] self-organization is the future
    Hierarchies work well when information flows mostly in one direction: down. If we as a society think it is important that citizens are engaged, people are passionate about their work, and that we all contribute to making a better world, then we need to enable self-organization. ” – Isaac Asimov.
  • JOHN HAGEL  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 4, 2016
    [Information] Harnessing the True Potential of Internet of Things Technology
    Of course, the customers have to be willing to share this information with you. Despite all the hype, businesses are still significantly under-estimating the business impact of Internet of Things (IoT) technology. In my last blog post , I explored at a high level the likely evolution of business models in the Big Shift. Data to advice.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 4, 2016
    [Information] Learning in Context
    We can have a rich model of learning around a system, so a detailed competency map, and then with a rich profile of the learner we can know what they know and don’t, and then when they’re at a point where there’s a gap between their knowledge and the desired, we can trigger some additional information. How could we know?
  • IRVING WLADAWSKY-BERGER  |  MONDAY, MAY 2, 2016
    [Information] The Analog Foundations of the Digital Revolution
    Institutions that are capable and accountable : Empowering citizens through digital platforms and information, e-government services, digital citizen engagements, increased incentives for good governance both in public sector and private firms, …  . Promoting economic development. Digital Dividends. Risks and challenges. Analog Foundations.
  • GEORGE SIEMENS  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 28, 2016
    [Information] Reflecting on Learning Analytics and SoLAR
    This was informed by Shane’s thinking on paying an annual fee to be involved in groups such as NMC or EDUCAUSE. The technical complexity of this nascent field is paralleled by a transition within the full spectrum of learning (education, work place learning, informal learning) to social, networked learning. How we got started.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 27, 2016
    [Information] Moving forward
    And, of course, we want that innovation to be fueled by data, information in the world being made available to support making these decisions. A few weeks ago, I posted about laying out activities in a space dividing the execution side from the innovation side, and in the head from in the world. And at least one idea came to mind.
  • MIND HACKS  |  MONDAY, APRIL 25, 2016
    [Information] The Devil’s Wager: when a wrong choice isn’t an error
    Similarly, when psychologists find that people will pay more to keep something than they’d pay to obtain it or are influenced by irrelevant information in the judgements of risk , there’s no profit to labelling this “irrationality” and leaving it at that. The Devil looks you in the eyes and offers you a bet. Reasonin
  • JANE HART  |  MONDAY, APRIL 25, 2016
    [Information] The difference between social learning and social collaboration
    improved communication through faster access to information. First published 25 March 2015. Social learning , is of course, not a new concept or a new term; we’ve always learned socially – from our parents, siblings, friends and from our colleagues at work. So why is there a need to focus on social collaboration ? Social learning
  • MIND HACKS  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 20, 2016
    [Information] A brief hallucinatory twilight
    More recently, a spate of studies has come out showing some genuine mainstream interest in understanding hypnagogia as an interesting source of information about how consciousness is deconstructed as we enter sleep. There is a brief time, between waking and sleep, when reality begins to warp. Inside the Brain Theory
  • MIND HACKS  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 20, 2016
    [Information] A brief hallucinatory twilight
    More recently, a spate of studies has come out showing some genuine mainstream interest in understanding hypnagogia as an interesting source of information about how consciousness is deconstructed as we enter sleep. There is a brief time, between waking and sleep, when reality begins to warp. Inside the Brain Theory
  • JANE HART  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 20, 2016
    [Information] 20 ways to prepare yourself for modern workplace learning
    Click here for more information. You have developed a range of filters to help you avoid information overload from the multitude of sources you use, in order to isolate the “gems” 11. How many can you check off? If it’s not more than a handful, then you might find the upcoming  L&D CHALLENGE  useful. PERSONALLY.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 19, 2016
    [Information] Revolution Reading List
    We should not forget some classics, e.g. Jay Cross’s game-changing book on  Informal Learning , which really altered the way we think about workplace learning. I’m still a book guy (whether print or ebook), and have been reading a number of tomes of late. strategy
  • IRVING WLADAWSKY-BERGER  |  MONDAY, APRIL 18, 2016
    [Information] Could Blockchain Prove to Be “The Next Big Thing”?
    Rather, to achieve the promise of IT, it was necessary to fundamentally redesign their operations, examine closely the flow of work across the organization, and eliminate legacy processes that no longer added value to the business. Last week I discussed some of the highlights of Citi’s excellent FinTech report. 
  • EUEN SEMPLE  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 14, 2016
    [Information] Intentional marketing
    have no problem with being better informed, in a timely and appropriate fashion, about products or services I might be interested in. I am going to buy stuff, I might as well make better informed decisions about it. I am increasingly asked to work with marketing departments and run workshops for them on social media or "digital".
  • ELLEN WAGNER  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 14, 2016
    [Information] Big Data, Learner Analytics and Reflections on Student Success, Redux
    have come to understand that prediction is the first step in a virtuous cycle of evidence-informed decision-making. This blog was first published at https://wcetblog.wordpress.com/2014/11/06/par1/.  . It Begins With Big Data. This  Big Data Landscape 3.0 The explanation for this apparent oversight is a simple one.  Learner Analytics.
  • DOC SEARLS   |  THURSDAY, APRIL 14, 2016
    [Information] TV Viewers to Madison Avenue: Please quit driving drunk on digital
    Because voter data includes actual names and addresses, the same information the TV providers have for billing purposes, they readily can match up the lists. That list is matched against each provider’s customer database and ads are served to the matching households. The feedback has been loud and clear. Make it opt-in.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 13, 2016
    [Information] story skepticism
    Read more » Informal Learning SocialLearningI have been thinking about storytelling lately as a lot of people are talking about it as essential for business, leadership, and whatever ails you. have discussed it a few times over the years and have reviewed these thoughts.
  • DAN PONTEFRACT  |  MONDAY, APRIL 11, 2016
    [Information] A 72,000 Word Cloud
    For more information about the book, please visit the book micro-site. On May 10, 2016, my next book, “ The Purpose Effect: Building Meaning in Yourself, Your Role and Your Organization ” is finally released. pre-order here ). The book is roughly 72,000 words in length. book The Purpose Effect word cloud wordle
  • IRVING WLADAWSKY-BERGER  |  MONDAY, APRIL 11, 2016
    [Information] Is FinTech Forcing Banking to a Tipping Point?
    How about the banking industry, which has long been a major user of information technologies, - including back- and front-office automation, ATM’s, Internet banking, data-driven risk management, fraud detection, and mobile financial apps? Beyond IT, few industries have felt the impact of digital forces like media.  Banks will look like Uber.
  • DAVE SNOWDEN  |  MONDAY, APRIL 11, 2016
    [Information] Catharsis
    month short of the third anniversary of that day in Auschwitz-Birkenau when an email informed me that I had Type Two Diabetes. This picture was taken two weeks ago on Easter Monday when the trekking party of which Eleanor and I were a part made Annapurna Base Camp. frantic week and lots to occupy this blog over the next few weeks.
  • DOC SEARLS   |  SATURDAY, APRIL 9, 2016
    [Information] The Data Bubble redux
    Meanwhile I have money ready to spend on about eight things, right now, that I’d be glad to let the right sellers know, provided that information is confined to my relationship with those sellers, and that it doesn’t feed into anybody’s guesswork mill. I’m ready to share that information on exactly those conditions. First in a series.
  • JANE HART  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 7, 2016
    [Information] What would happen if there were no L&D department?
    Bring on more informal and experiential learning!” Managers would manage and provide workers with the skills, information, knowledge and environment they need in order to succeed. This was the question I asked last week on Twitter: What would happen if there were no Training/L&D department? Quotes will be cited. Jecca  .
  • DAVID WEINBERGER  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 6, 2016
    [Information] In defense of personalization
    And those entities have a massive incentive—exercised by companies like Facebook—to personalize the flow of information toward users as consumers rather than as persons. Mills Baker defends personalization on the right grounds. Digression: This is at the heart of our cultural fear of echo chambers, in my opinion. think.
  • IRVING WLADAWSKY-BERGER  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 5, 2016
    [Information] Computing Beyond Moore’s Law
    All these data is now enabling us to better understand many aspects of the world that have never been quantified before.   A whole new round of tools and applications has been emerging to augment our intelligence by analyzing vast amounts of information.  But this all started to change about 20-25 years ago. Software. Cloud computing.
  • JOHN HAGEL  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 1, 2016
    [Information] The Big Shift in Business Models
    We are even finding ways to connect our customers with each other so that they can offer information and advice to each other. In the Big Shift , we are all experiencing mounting performance pressure. So, what is a business model? Everyone has their own definition, so let me offer mine. It’s ultimately all about money. Payment. Participants.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 30, 2016
    [Information] Socially Acceptable
    Social learning is: not about (just) formal: as suggested above, social extends from formal out to informal to being an essential part of how business gets done. Good social learning is: communicating by pointing to relevant new information. So I thought I’d take another shot at it. Then, let’s clarify what it’s  not.
  • DAN PONTEFRACT  |  MONDAY, MARCH 28, 2016
    [Information] The CEO That Was Out Of Touch
    But the manner in which employees were informed about the exit was another matter. The first role I held outside of academia was incredibly enlightening. It was a high-tech start-up that had the funkiest culture you could imagine. Maybe start-up is the wrong term seeing as there were close to 2,000 employees by the time I joined in 2002.
  • IRVING WLADAWSKY-BERGER  |  MONDAY, MARCH 28, 2016
    [Information] How is the Real America Doing?
    Moreover, the amplifying effects of social networks and 24/7 information channels make it even harder to find common ground and get anything done. But for the last several years, the apocalyptic sentiments are coming not only from most on the right but from many on the left as well. Yet there is also another America, where things work. 
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