• DONALD CLARK PLAN B  |  SUNDAY, APRIL 19, 2015
    [Information] Does gamification play Pavlov with learners? DOs & DON'Ts
    It was fun and it lived up to its intended purpose, to allow couples to have some informative (at times edgy) fun in their relationship. 'The massive success of online games led many to suggest that games and gamification, could be used to turbo-charge online learning. But there’s pros and cons here, as it can both help and hinder learning.
  • DAN PONTEFRACT  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 17, 2015
    [Information] When Power Overthrows Common Sense
    The etymology informs us that nepotism is formed through a relationship, thus, there is a ‘relationship’ with the word nepotism to the English word ‘nephew’. 'I’ve witnessed it before. I’m certain I’ll witness it again. Someone is promoted to a senior leadership role. Deserved or not, everyone knew it was coming.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 15, 2015
    [Information] “proper citation will make you a star”
    It is best to be informed. 'I recently had one of my images used in article that was posted to LinkedIn and Academia.edu (one of the articles has since been removed) without giving proper attribution. What is ‘proper’ attribution? The license is simple and has stood the test of courts in many countries.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 15, 2015
    [Information] Cyborg Thinking: Cognition, Context, and Complementation
    That is, our brains are powerful pattern matchers, but have a hard time remembering rote information, particularly arbitrary or complicated details. 'I’m writing a chapter about mobile trends, and one of the things I’m concluding with are the different ways we need to think to take advantage of mobile. Consider chess.
  • DAVID WEINBERGER  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 14, 2015
    [Information] [shorenstein] Managing digital disruption in the newsroom
    Omitting key information. Really informative talk. ]. 'David Skok [twitter: dskok ] is giving a Shorenstein Center lunchtime talk on managing digital disruption in the newsroom. He was the digital advisor to the editor of the Boston Globe. Today he was announced as the new managing editor of digital at the Globe. Congrats!]. Q&A.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 14, 2015
    [Information] Defining Microlearning?
    Just like I can look up the specs on the resolution of my computer screen, use that information, but have to look it up again next time. 'Last week on the #chat2lrn twitter chat, the topic was microlearning. You could follow the steps and get the job done and yet need to access it again if you ever needed it. To explain, let me digress.
  • BETH KANTER  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 14, 2015
    [Information] Ahead of Give Local America, 7 trends in Giving Days
    At Knight Foundation , we’ve been providing insights on organizing successful Giving Days, and wanted to share the latest information we have gathered. 'Source: GiveMN A school principal rides a zipline as a way to bring attention to Give to the Max Day in Minnesota. Guest Post by Michelle Huttenhoff, Knight Foundation. Guest Post
  • IRVING WLADAWSKY-BERGER  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 14, 2015
    [Information] The Rise of the Digital Capital Economy
    These second age machines are being increasingly applied to activities requiring intelligence and cognitive capabilities that not long ago were viewed as the exclusive domain of humans, while enabling us to process vast amounts of information and tackle ever more complex problems.  . Internet-based Globalization. Assembled in China.”.
  • MIND HACKS  |  SATURDAY, APRIL 11, 2015
    [Information] Spike activity 10-04-2015
    MIT Tech Review reports an example of how the newly cloudified IBM AI system Watson will likely be applied more widely: focussed but free-form information provision at the human level. One of the few good, balanced pieces on the recent ‘genetics of sex offending’ study appeared in The Independent. Linkage
  • CLARK QUINN  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 8, 2015
    [Information] Starting from the end
    Having people able to access the information ‘in the head’ is an exercise in futility, and you’re better off putting the information ‘in the world’  (Which is why I want to change from Learning & Development to Performance & Development, it’s not about learning, it’s about doing!).
  • JAY CROSS  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 7, 2015
    [Information] Informal Learning in Belarus
    'Belarus has gotten the word about informal learning. Informal Learning If they can do it, you can do it! ?? ?????? ???? ??????, ?????? 10–15 % ????????????? ?????? ???????? ?? ?????????? ??????????, ? ?????????
  • DAVID WEINBERGER  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 7, 2015
    [Information] [shorenstein][liveblog] Phillip Martin on reporting poverty, and Boston’s racist image
    Omitting key information. When experts interpret information, they often allow their expertise to be the proxy for how people are really feeling. 'Phillip Martin of WGBH is giving a Shorenstein Center lunch. He is a Boston-based investigative reporter who (says Alex Jones) “tries to explain the city to itself.”
  • CLARK QUINN  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 7, 2015
    [Information] Labeling 70:20:10
    If you ask people how they learned the things they know to do in the workplace, the responses suggest that somewhere around 10% came from formal learning, 20% from informal coaching and such, and about 70% from trial and error. 'In the Debunker Club , a couple of folks went off on the 70:20:10 model, and it prompted some thoughts.
  • DONALD CLARK PLAN B  |  MONDAY, APRIL 6, 2015
    [Information] Don’t follow leaders. follow tweeters! Twitter as CPD
    Twitter feed provides a steady flow of contemporary and relevant tips, information and links. It’s no accident that twitter has soared, with hundreds if millions of users as our brains like small chunks of information, we like to keep in touch with people, share things, feel good when people respond. done, attended or simply spotted.
  • DAVE SNOWDEN  |  SUNDAY, APRIL 5, 2015
    [Information] Running SenseMaker® projects and Building signification frameworks - new courses announced
    We are also running these courses in-house - we realise that some organisations may want the skills provided by these courses, but applied in a specific environment dealing with sensitive or confidential information. Who are these for? An Introduction to Running SenseMaker® Projects. Copenhagen, Denmark - Monday 14th September 2015.
  • JAY CROSS  |  SATURDAY, APRIL 4, 2015
    [Information] Where I’m coming from
    still hold to these, although now they’d be supplemented with newfound knowledge about complexity, mindfulness, informal learning, community, social media, and other topics. Information is valuable only to the extent that it will change decisions. Information is not instruction. Here’s how I saw it in 2001: PEOPLE.
  • STEPHEN DOWNES: HALF AN HOUR  |  SATURDAY, APRIL 4, 2015
    [Information] My Viva
    from the perspective of the employer seeking to address skills shortages it results in the shift from a formal class-based outcomes-based learning paradigm to an ongoing informal learning network, hands on support systems, and personal learning program. So how would I have answered these questions? Dunleavy''s post begs a response. Perhaps.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 3, 2015
    [Information] gatekeepers of truth
    RobinGood : You Can Be a Trusted Guide To The Most Relevant Information Online : Not Google. True information curators, of the expert kind, may indeed become in great demand in the near future. People were organized into technocratic systems in order to perform routinized information processing. call these Friday’s Finds.
  • DAN PONTEFRACT  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 3, 2015
    [Information] Montreal’s Three Wise Men
    And I was lucky enough to spend some time with each of them.). Karl Moore  is Professor of Strategy and Organization at McGill University’s Desautels Faculty of Management, having done so since 2000. His specialties center around the business world, specifically globalization, leadership, CEO leadership, and strategy. But that’s Karl.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 2, 2015
    [Information] Measurement?
    In particular, for informal learning when we’ve got folks successfully developed as effective self-learners and a good culture, we don’t need to measure. 'Sorry for the lack of posts this week; Monday was shot while I migrated my old machine to a new one (yay)! Tuesday was shot with catching up. Great comments, too! We’ll
  • DAVID WEINBERGER  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 1, 2015
    [Information] [shorenstein][liveblog] Juliette Kayyem on communicating about security
    Omitting key information. 'Juliette Kayyem , a former Boston Globe columnist, a commentator, Homeland Security advisor to Gov. Deval Patrick, and a former candidate for governor of Massachusetts, is giving a Shorenstein Center talk about how to talk with the public about security issues. NOTE: Live-blogging. Getting things wrong. Q & A.
  • BETH KANTER  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 1, 2015
    [Information] Creating A Culture of Continuous Improvement Based On Data
    ” The reports offers up the metaphor of “ how shift from fighting fires to innovation ” The report also talks about an organization’s cultural readiness to switch to a culture of continuous improvement, using a blog post I wrote about being data-informed for inspiration. The term means learning culture. delivered).
  • BETH KANTER  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 31, 2015
    [Information] How An Informal Nonprofit Employee Champion Program Can Benefit A One-Person Communications Dept.
    He created an informal employee champion program. The answer was to create an informal employee champion program that was right-sized for his nonprofit.    He approached several staff members and trained them on how to set up a social media presence on platforms like Twitter and provided them with checklists and cheats sheets.
  • JOHN HAGEL  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 31, 2015
    [Information] Disruption by Trusted Advisors
    We don’t have to submit to detailed interviews or fill out endless questionnaires to provide this information.   The Big Shift is significantly expanding and rapidly evolving the array of options that are competing for our attention and money, and providing us with far more information about these options than we ever had before.
  • IRVING WLADAWSKY-BERGER  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 31, 2015
    [Information] The Evolving Automotive Ecosystem
    This is the coming together of communications technologies, information systems and safety devices to provide vehicles with an increasing level of sophistication and automation.  'Much as was once the case with electrification, digitization is now transforming industry after industry.  Autonomous vehicles are only part of the story. 
  • EUEN SEMPLE  |  SUNDAY, MARCH 29, 2015
    [Information] Staying sane. Well, maybe…
    'People often comment during my workshops about the increasing pressure to keep up with the amount of information coming into their lives and the pressure of an “always on” existence. For all the usefulness of our mobile devices they do expose us to constant interruptions from the outside world. We need to learn to defend ourselves.
  • JAY CROSS  |  SUNDAY, MARCH 29, 2015
    [Information] Summarizing Learn for Yourself
    Not only does it confirm the significant frequency of informal learning, it demonstrates that informal learning shows up in many ways: e-Learning, traditional book study, social learning, and experience.” Finally, here’s a summary of Informal Learning. In a few seconds, it reduced my 116-page manuscript to 10 items.
  • DOC SEARLS   |  SUNDAY, MARCH 29, 2015
    [Information] Captivity rules
    do understand the walled garden problem, and the monopoly risk of only one company having all of this intent information. While many don’t like surveillance and personal targeting, most programmatic marketing is in fact non-personal — it doesn’t use without personally identifiable information (PII). Or what seems like it.
  • 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.
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