• 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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. 
  • 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.
  • 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. 
  • ADAPTIVE PATH  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 23, 2016
    [Information] Shaping a Generation’s First Experience with Star Wars
    When I finally had my own company and was the one who got to make decisions, I never made them based on committee, but rather based on the information I had and the confidence that I knew how to make a decision. To hear him speak at our upcoming MX Conference, register here. Well, first, we live in a world that’s really screwed up. Honestly.
  • DOC SEARLS   |  TUESDAY, MARCH 22, 2016
    [Information] Tabs by the dozens, part 1
    The information age traffics in speed. Reconsideration: Eye to Eye, Squint to Squint, and Thoughts on Who is Photographing Who. And then leave the rest un-sorted, since I need to sleep and get on a plane early tomorrow. If I get a chance, I’ll sort them later. If not, enjoy anyway: Why Espressos in America are not Good? Medium. Medium.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 22, 2016
    [Information] Aligning with us
    think alignment is a big thing, both from the Coherent Organization perspective of having our flows of information aligned , and in processes that help us move forward, but with, well, our humanity. And, of course, there still persists this model that information dump and knowledge test will lead to new capabilities.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 22, 2016
    [Information] sense-making with social media
    Informal Learning“Tweeting during a conference helps me consolidate my thoughts and capture key insights. Facebook helps me share resources. LinkedIn is a useful professional tool. Generation. Elaboration. Retrieval. Interleaved and varied practice. Spaced practice. Imagery. Archiving” – Donald Clark. But a word of caution.
  • IRVING WLADAWSKY-BERGER  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 22, 2016
    [Information] Anticipating the Future of the IT Industry
    The information was generally collected in data warehouses , and a variety of business intelligence tools were developed to analyze the data and generate the appropriate management reports. These early analytics applications dealt mostly with structured information.  Data Centers → Cloud. Data Analysis → Data Science, Cognitive, AI.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  SUNDAY, MARCH 20, 2016
    [Information] social learning for complex work
    Complicated systems and the training for them can be controlled and information organized for reference. The information-based business, which is most organizations today, needs to improve the overall flow of sense-making and intangible value creation. “Carnegie Mellon’s Robert E. 1997: 15-20%. 2006: 8-10% estimated.
  • JANE HART  |  SUNDAY, MARCH 20, 2016
    [Information] Supporting all the ways people learn at work
    Coordinating informal (learning) events:  This involves bringing people together to share their projects and passions with others in a casual, relaxed environment, like a learning lounge.  In my previous post I showed how people learn at work in a multitude of ways. Enabling flexible (and social) internal content.  More in my MWL book here.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 15, 2016
    [Information] Context Rules
    Augmented Reality layers  information on top  of your current context. And I was watching a blab  (a video chat tool) about the upcoming FocusOn Learning, a new event from the eLearning Guild. This conference combines their previous mLearnCon and Performance Support Symposium with the addition of video. The unifying element to me is context.
  • IRVING WLADAWSKY-BERGER  |  MONDAY, MARCH 14, 2016
    [Information] The MIT Inclusive Innovation Competition
    The machines of the digital economy are now making up for our cognitive limitations, augmenting our intelligence and our ability to process vast amounts of information.  The future of work and jobs is one of the major areas being addressed by IDE. What will the workforce of the future look like?; Where will jobs come from in the coming years?;
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  MONDAY, MARCH 14, 2016
    [Information] the future of human work
    It provides a map to get away from standardized learning outcomes and information dissemination. People can never be better at computing than computers. We cannot become more efficient than machines. All we can do is be more curious, more creative, more empathetic. Service delivery will gradually improve as machines take it over.
  • DOC SEARLS   |  FRIDAY, MARCH 11, 2016
    [Information] Friday Linklings
    All of his posts are informed, challenging, and in alignment with no politics or tech other than John;s own. Googling Is Believing: Trumping the Informed Citizen – The New York Times. Also, quit putting slashes through the @ when @-handles are copied and pasted in Visual mode from @Twitter. Example: @ nzn. Thanks.). 03/10/2016.
  • ADAPTIVE PATH  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 9, 2016
    [Information] Grand Unified Theory of Service Design, Systems Design, and Organization Design
    The thing about feedback is that if you don’t get information back, it’s not feedback. Jeff Sussna is an internationally-recognized systems thinker and IT expert, combining engineering expertise with an ability to bridge business, creative, and technical perspectives. What intrigues you about the MX Conference? couple of things intrigue me.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 9, 2016
    [Information] What is connected leadership?
    They have an attitude of perpetual beta when it comes to the mental models that inform their actions. Connected leadership is an emergent property of a network in balance and not some special property available to only the select few. This requires leadership from an intelligent and engaged workforce learning with each other. Leadership
  • BETH KANTER  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 8, 2016
    [Information] International Women’s Day: Using Technology to Empower Women and Girls
    Advisors will contribute to related volunteer projects and will meet with gender experts and local organizations to learn and share resources and information. Here’s the application and more information. March 8th is International Women’s Day. 2016 is the year that real money and reforms must start to right these wrongs.
  • IRVING WLADAWSKY-BERGER  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 8, 2016
    [Information] The Coming Robotics Revolution
    Hi, Robot: Work and Life in the Age of Automation , reads the Hamlet-inspired cover of the July, 2105 issue of Foreign Affairs.  The clever cover highlights the issue’s main theme, artificial intelligence and robotics, - a set of technologies that some fear could one day threaten our very existence.  . Why is robotics such a hot discipline? 
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 8, 2016
    [Information] temporary, negotiated hierarchies
    Hierarchies work well when information flows mostly in one direction: down. Once people can decide where and how they work, they can make informed decisions on what they will work on, as nurses at Buurtzorg do. Initially published on Medium.com, the following is based on several previous blog posts. Post-Job Economy. Autonomy at Work.
  • BETH KANTER  |  MONDAY, MARCH 7, 2016
    [Information] Take the 2016 Nonprofits, Leadership and Race Survey
    The 2016 Nonprofits, Leadership and Race Survey will provide valuable information about the current components impacting leadership in the nonprofit sector. All of this information will help BMP tell the important story of how various identities are shaping the experiences of aspiring and current leaders in the nonprofit sector.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  MONDAY, MARCH 7, 2016
    [Information] strategic transformation of workplace learning
    Learning is mostly social and often informal. Informal learning is learning without instruction and is personally directed or done in collaboration with others. Studies show that informal learning accounts for between 70% and 95% of workplace learning. Informal Learning Performance Improvement SocialLearning20%: Exposure.
  • DAVID WEINBERGER  |  SATURDAY, MARCH 5, 2016
    [Information] Informed consent for human sensors
    Friend (CEO at that same outfit) write about a project in which users of a health monitoring app have given informed consent to have their data made available to other researchers. How to get informed consent via an app? The post Informed consent for human sensors appeared first on Joho the Blog
  • BETH KANTER  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 4, 2016
    [Information] Reboot Yourself: Take A Digital Detox Day
    Over the years, I have experienced the ill effects of staring at screen or sitting in a chair and pounding the keyboard for hours and hours.     I’ve learned to take screen less breaks to calibrate my mind and body. One easy way to take screen break everyday is to give your device a curfew, say good night Iphone several hours before bedtime.
  • STEPHEN DOWNES: HALF AN HOUR  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 4, 2016
    [Information] The 2016 Look at the Future of Online Learning
    In my own work, I am trying to develop systems where the exchange of information - whether they be performance results, test results, environment and infrastructure, or any other personal data, is genuinely voluntary and based on a fair exchange for services, not denial of employment, insurance, or other necessities for life. 5. Fair enough.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 3, 2016
    [Information] Mindmapping
    Still, mindmaps capture structural information in a visual way, that supports tapping into our powerful visual processing system. You can add information to them; as a visual tool, you can add extra graphical information, like tables or charts, to augment the map. Mindmaps are a visual way of representing knowledge.
  • MIND HACKS  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 2, 2016
    [Information] 3 salvoes in the reproducibility crisis
    Etz and Joachim Vandekerckhove have now upgraded the analysis to a paper, which is available (open access, natch) in PLoS One : “ A Bayesian Perspective on the Reproducibility Project: Psychology “ And their interpretation of the reliability of psychology, as informed by the reproducibility project? Despair. Don’t panic!
  • CLARK QUINN  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 2, 2016
    [Information] Content isn’t a silo
    Truly, if you want to be part of the strategic picture going forward, you have to work with information tools. Our silos are breaking down. To wit: Here I was trying to think of activities that cross silos.  So, of course, the overall role of the business aligns and integrates the separate actions of sales, marketing, IT, etc.
  • DAVID WEINBERGER  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 1, 2016
    [Information] [berkman] Dries Buytaert
    Omitting key information. But these walled gardens also do some important good things: bringing millions of people online, helping human rights and liberties, and democratizing the sharing of information. Information is siloed. We used to go to sites and get the information we want. Now information is coming to us.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 1, 2016
    [Information] network management update
    Managers must loosen the filters through which information and knowledge pass in the organization and increase the organizational willpower to act on these insights. You cannot manage a network. In a network society, we influence through reputation, based on our previous actions. Others need to see what we are contributing to the network.
  • DOC SEARLS   |  TUESDAY, MARCH 1, 2016
    [Information] Free Money!
    In my case it told me my social security number was wrong, and then jumped me to a page that said “Your information has been sent to the state” before I could go back and re-try. (It either wants or doesn’t want dashes in the social security number. I’d like to find a way to say “You may be owed money!” that
  • IRVING WLADAWSKY-BERGER  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 1, 2016
    [Information] What’s the Value of a Liberal Arts Education in Our 21st Century Digital Economy?
    Preparation to continuously evolve and stay current as informed and intelligent citizens of a democracy.”. More specifically, they needed to learn how to approach problems from many perspectives and to combine various approaches to find innovative solutions.”. In other words, a good education should include soft as well as hard competencies. 
  • ADAPTIVE PATH  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2016
    [Information] Figuring Out Content Strategy
    We were a few months into designing the Capital One Home Loans website; we had already done our generative research around what type of information people need and had some idea about how to get it to them. Provide information and tools for people to understand their specific context around credit and loan-readiness. Design Research.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2016
    [Information] Black Box Thinking Review
    “The evolutionary process cannot function without information about what is working , and what is not. The information can come from many sources, depending on the context (patients, consumers, experiments, whistleblowers, etc.). When things go wrong, people have a tendency to want to blame someone, often as soon as possible.
  • IRVING WLADAWSKY-BERGER  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2016
    [Information] The Fourth Industrial Revolution
    Now a Fourth Industrial Revolution is building on the Third, the digital revolution that has been occurring since the middle of the last century,” he noted.   “It is characterized by a fusion of technologies that is blurring the lines between the physical, digital, and biological spheres.”. Impact on Business. Impact on Government.
  • JANE HART  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2016
    [Information] How many hours do you spend learning a week?
    But how much time would you say you spend learning – in planned ways  – every week – in any way or format, formal or informal? You have probably seen this article in the New York Times, Gearing Up for the Cloud, AT&T Tells Its Workers: Adapt, or Else  in which the AT&T CEO is reported as saying. Social learning
  • BETH KANTER  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2016
    [Information] Crisis Text Line Opens Nation’s Largest Set of Crisis Data for Limited Research
    ” For the first time, researchers will have access to a large-scale crisis data, which will hopefully lead to more-informed policies, journalism, and interventions across the crisis and mental health space. This has already informed journalism, local policy makers, and community groups taking action to help people in crisis.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2016
    [Information] Beyond Consulting
    So I’d put someone high on the theory/information side as an academic or researcher, whether they’re in an institution or not. I was at a retreat this weekend, consorting with colleagues. As part of the solution, I found Robert Middleton , who is basically a consultant to help other consultants market themselves. Reliably.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2016
    [Information] seeking and sense-making
    Many of us subscribe to newspapers, magazines, web feeds, blogs, and other forms of push information. How do you make sense of your work? The key is to subscribe to a diverse assortment of perspectives and opinions. read a lot of books and write reviews to share with others. Over time, my blog connects it all together.
  • IRVING WLADAWSKY-BERGER  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2016
    [Information] Shaping the Future of the Internet
    The Internet was born in 1983,” write Benkler and Clark in the Introduction. That year saw the adoption of TCP/IP , - the communications protocol that defines the Internet to this day.  Its technical directions and overall culture have been largely determined by the academic and research communities, who were also its early users. Actionable Data.
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