[Information] Ten Years, Ten Thoughts
    The mainstream application of knowledge management and learning management over the past few decades was mostly wrong; we over-managed information, knowledge and learning because it was easy to do. Stories are the glue, holding information together in some semblance of order, for our brains to process into knowledge. Books
    [Information] Learning is the Work
    If you are not already familiar with their work, you will learn a lot about online collaboration, knowledge management, informal learning, and networks by following them. Jane Hart: Jane has been blogging for many years and writes about informal and workplace learning. You can find a storify of the curated tweets and links here.
    [Information] Knowledge sharing paradox revisited
    For example, I use a combination of my blog, bookmarks, and tweets to inform my outboard brain so I can retrieve contextual knowledge as I interact with my clients and colleagues. 'The knowledge sharing paradox is that enterprise social tools can constrain what they are supposed to enhance. – Dave Pollard (2005). Pair of Docks.
    [Information] Learning the New: Learning to Survive and Thrive in the Networked Age (Workshop)
    Week 2: Building your professional resource base  - A knowledgeable networker makes use of a lot of information resources, so in the second week we look at where to discover and search for resources, as well as how to receive a constant drip feed of new ideas and resources  from the Web of relevance to you. About the Workshop. For education.
  • MIND HACKS  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 15, 2014
    [Information] The biases of pop psychology
    'I just found this great piece at Scientific American that makes a fascinating point about how pop psychology books that inform us about our biases tend not to inform us about our most important bias – the effect of making things into stories – despite the fact that they rely on it to get their message across. Theory
    [Information] Measuring MOOC Media
    'Here''s the information I sent Steve Kolowich for his Chronicle article on the (possible?) decline of MOOC mentions in the media: My data measures news articles from selected (and reasonably representative) sources (including Google News) and counts instances of the term ‘MOOC’ in title or descriptions. education;research;elearning.;distance
  • CLARK QUINN  |  MONDAY, APRIL 14, 2014
    [Information] How do we mLearn?
    This has impact on where on the screen you put information and interaction elements. Another point is the importance of the center for information and the periphery for interaction, yet users are more accurate at the center, so you need to make your periphery targets larger and easier to hit. And the results are important.
    [Information] Seeking perpetual Beta
    Organizations have to become more networked, not just with information technology, but in how workers create, use, and share knowledge. 'ebook. After 10 years of blogging here, I have compiled my best posts into an ebook. It’s called Seeking perpetual Beta: a guidebook for the network era. The latter is suitable for printing. Colophon.
    [Information] Small steps towards a social business school
    The outcome of applying the framework and diagnostic questions, informed by the content in the ebook, is the bones of a  personalised action / learning plan. ” 2) Learning, leading and Spartacus moments – “I’m trying, in a very small way, to kick off a sort of social business school. ” High-performance work systems.
    [Information] Medicine, Mistakes and the Reptilian Brain
    For more information, visit FewerErrors.com. 'Pasteur said that discovery favoured the prepared mind. diagnosis, also a discovery, must favour the prepared mind. – JMM. Dr. John Mary Meagher has over 40 years experience as an emergency physician. While focused on physicians, there are many lessons that anyone can take from this book.
  • DOC SEARLS   |  SATURDAY, APRIL 12, 2014
    [Information] Earth to Mozilla: Come back home
    They were boards we rode to surf from site to site across oceans of data, and cars we drove down the information superhighway. Information wants to be free, but value wants to be paid for. We need to find our soul and our spirit.” ” That spirit is embodied in the Mozilla Manifesto. Chrome’s too. Stop it. Own it.
    [Information] This is how stigma works
    He was due back the same afternoon but has so far failed to return. There are concerns for Jason’s welfare as he has mental health problems, and police advise that he is not approached by members of the public. Amazing really – (via @ Sectioned_ ). Togetherness
    [Information] Notes from: MOOCs for Development
    'Welcoming Intro Ezekiel Emmanue l - MOOCs ''democratizing'' education? socializing'') - but - access, language, etc - MOOCs - equalize opportunity for elites in developing countries - may widen inequality in developing countries - more for elites, nothing for the rest - issues of quality - eg. 15% going to university Cooperative Model?
    [Information] The Mobilisation Journal: A Way To Spread Learning About Social Change Movements Innovative Use of Technology
    Assessments and Review :: evaluating past performance to inform future mobilisation efforts. In other words, they will provide news and information that will help support and strengthen social change campaigners use of technology and networked strategies. It’s open for comments and feedback right now – or “applause.”
    [Information] The Second Machine Age Comes to DC This Week
    If you’re nearby please do come; I can promise you an informative, informed, and lively discussion. 'Just a quick note to let Washingtonians know about two happenings in their city this week. find them interesting not because I’m speaking at them, but rather because of the people I’m speaking with.
    [Information] [shorenstein] Andy Revkin on communicating climate science
    Omitting key information. He references Chris Messina , its inventor, and points to how useful it is for separating and gathering strands of information, including at NASA’s Asteroid Watch. Ezra Klein just did a piece that says that information doesn’t matter. Awesome! ]. NOTE: Live-blogging. Getting things wrong.
    [Information] Data Science: from Half-Baked Ideas to Data-Driven Insights
    These digital tools are enabling us to collect massive amounts of information on who we are, what we do and how we interact as individuals, communities and institutions. Its  data part deals with acquiring, ingesting, transforming, storing and retrieving vast volumes and varieties of information. Everyone is guessing. Absolutely. 
    [Information] Informal Learning in the Workplace Survey
    'I am working with the E-Learning Guild on a research project about the current state of informal learning in the workplace. What types of informal learning are going on inside your organization? Please share your insight by completing the Informal Learning in the Workplace survey.
    [Information] Informal Learning in the Workplace Survey
    'I am working with the E-Learning Guild on a research project about the current state of informal learning in the workplace. What types of informal learning are going on inside your organization? Please share your insight by completing the Informal Learning in the Workplace survey.
    [Information] Informal Learning in the Workplace Survey
    'I am working with the E-Learning Guild on a research project about the current state of informal learning in the workplace. What types of informal learning are going on inside your organization? Please share your insight by completing the Informal Learning in the Workplace survey. Social learning
  • DOC SEARLS   |  TUESDAY, APRIL 8, 2014
    [Information] Cars as crucibles for personal autonomy
    That’s what Mosaic and Netscape Navigator were: cars on the “information superhighway” we called it back then. 'From Merriam-Webster : cru·ci·ble. noun ?krü-s?-b?l. krü-s?-b?l. a pot in which metals or other substances are heated to a very high temperature or melted. a difficult test or challenge. They can change.)
  • TED  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 8, 2014
    [Information] How data constellations tell a story: MAPPing the TED Fellows network and the conflict in Syria
    For example, in the TED Fellows collaboration network, each node can contain people’s bios, images, videos and so on, and each link can display multimedia information about that specific collaboration. 'What’s this galaxy-like cluster of dots and lines? It allows anyone to make shareable, interactive network visualizations. What is MAPPR?
    [Information] Waking up.
    ’ They are realizing that humans are not resources, information is not knowledge, and processes are fundamentally flawed guesses about the future. Just as problematic, and difficult to uproot: their information technology has been solving the wrong problem. 'I think we are waking up. One caveat before I go further.
    [Information] Enterprise knowledge sharing requires trusted relationships
    These are developed through time, with experience, and most often informally. But the major barrier to encouraging informal social relationships at work often comes down to a question of control. This speeds connection-making and the development of those important informal relationships that are directly linked to business performance.
  • DOC SEARLS   |  SUNDAY, APRIL 6, 2014
    [Information] My Top Ten Talk Radio Hosts of All Time
    He was funny (among other things, like me, he was a sucker for puns), wickedly smart, hugely informed, and deeply interested in big issues of many kinds. 'Here is my short list: Larry Josephson. Howard Stern. Bob Grant. Bob & Ray. Barry Gray. Bob Fass. Steve Post. Rush Limbaugh. Alex Bennett. Allan Handelman. There’s nobody close.
  • TED  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 2, 2014
    [Information] Internet access is a basic human right: A Q&A with Keren Elazari
    In her talk, Elazari said that hackers play an essential role in giving power, or free access to information, back to the people when governments try to take it away. Social media and the web — open access to information — are tools and the scaffolding that allows this to happen, and allows the world to know. an [NB: Erdo?an
    [Information] Organizational Amnesia, Accountability Buddies, and Other Things I learned at the Grant Managers Network Conference
    ” She references a paper from 2001 why organizational memory is important from  Dr. Jeff Conklin from the CogNexus Institute and describes organizational memory into two types: formal and informal knowledge. This understanding allows employees to seek out the right peers for information in the future. Organizational Amnesia.
    [Information] It’s (almost) out!
    'My latest tome, Revolutionize Learning & Development: Performance and Innovation Strategy for the Information Age is out. Well, sort of. What I mean is that it’s now available on Amazon for pre-order. table of contents, sample pages, and more. Ok, so I’m excited! what it would look like if we were doing it right. Forewarned!
    [Information] Innovation Hubs in the Global Digital Economy
    Smart cities , - the application of digital technologies and information-based services to improve the quality of life in cities, - has emerged as another exciting and important innovation area.  a paper by UC Berkeley professor John Zysman.  It creates opportunities and challenges.”  . Others have tried to become the Next Silicon Valley. 
    [Information] Does the unconscious know when you’re being lied to?
    We can’t say that people “knew” who was lying, when the evidence shows that they didn’t or couldn’t use this information to make correct judgements. 'The headlines. BBC: Truth or lie – trust your instinct, says research. British Psychological Society: Our subconscious mind may detect liars. The Story. What they actually did. Tom’s take.
  • ANDY MCAFEE  |  MONDAY, MARCH 31, 2014
    [Information] The Second Machine Age Comes to New York this Friday
    Sinan Aral , PhD ’07, David Austin Professor of Management, Associate Professor of Information Technology and Marketing, MIT Sloan School of Management. 'Just a quick note to let New Yorkers know that the MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy is coming to your city this Friday, April 4. Hope to see you there! Agenda. 12:00 p.m. 12:30 p.m.
  • BETH KANTER  |  MONDAY, MARCH 31, 2014
    [Information] Nonprofits Who are Making A Difference Through Play
    This software includes assessment tools for evaluating students’ ability to problem solve, explain the relationships in complex systems, and comprehend informational texts and diagrams. 'Note from Beth: I’ve been a fan of the Games for Change Festival since I first attended in 2006. You can register here. In Education. In Health.
  • TED  |  MONDAY, MARCH 31, 2014
    [Information] How should we talk about transgender issues?
    Says Stone, this suggests that when you find out a person is transgender, the first thing you should rush to do is dig up information about their past. 'Geena Rocero on stage at TED2014 / Photo: James Duncan Davidson. Geena Rocero did a pretty bold thing at TED2014: She came out. Don’t conflate sex and gender. It sounds horrible.”
    [Information] Futurelearn’s Web Science MOOC - likes, dislikes
    It was challenging, informative and relevant. 'I like MOOCs. ve taken quite a few, finished some, not all, and that’s the way it should be. m a dropin not a dropout and have grown weary of sneers from those who see this as a weakness. This is one MOOC – Web Science’ that I finished and these are my impressions of the course.
  • PSYBLOG  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 28, 2014
    [Information] Autism Begins During Pregnancy
    Intense World: Autistic Brains Create 42% More Information at Rest. 'Arrows show areas of disorganised neurons in the brains of autistic children. ? Dr Jeremy Dean is a psychologist and author of PsyBlog. His latest book is "Making Habits, Breaking Habits: How to Make Changes That Stick". Related articles: Autism: 10 Facts You Should Know.
    [Information] The Humanity of the Web: Reflections of a Social Computing Evangelist
    It’s become so integral to how we share information, stay in touch, get work done, etc. mean, could you possibly imagine a Life Without the WWW today ? The title of the article / book chapter is “ The Humanity of the Web: Reflections of a Social Computing Evangelist ” and you would be able to find it as well over here. What happened then?
    [Information] Manifesting in practice extremis
    Maybe it’s process information you’re working on. If you’re given information on workplace behavior problems? 'Yesterday, I posted about what we might like to see from folks, by role, in terms of the Manifesto. Let me take a worst-case scenario and try to take a very practical approach. How would they use that?
    [Information] The CEO will be the next CLO
    However, more time and effort is put into collective training that emphasizes social and informal learning. Informal Learning SocialLearning 'Chief Learning Officers will be the next CEO’s say John Hagel and John Seely Brown, in this short video from Deloitte. well-rounded CEO can more easily become the CLO than vice versa.
    [Information] Cloud, Services and the Transformation of Production
    It will undoubtedly transform the information technology (IT) industry, but it will also profoundly change the way people work and companies operate.  'Ever since cloud computing first appeared in the IT world, people have struggled to define what it is and why it’s so important. like the way The Economist put it. 
    [Information] The MOOC of One
    What we''ve done, very deliberately, in our open online courses, is to create this kind of network structure, so that the promotion of information, the distribution of content, is a very, very minimal part of what the online course is. 'I want to talk about the MOOC of one. I''m one of the people who designed the concept originally in 2008.
    [Information] Content as firestarter
    Nick says: “Where we already care deeply about something, our aim is merely to satisfy the hunger of learners who ‘pull’ the information. But But where learners are not (yet) concerned about something, we have to supply both the information and the affective context (the hunger).” Content as kindling. Why not?
  • TED  |  MONDAY, MARCH 24, 2014
    [Information] What will blow our minds in the *next* 30 years?
    “One of the things about learning how to read — we have been doing a lot of consuming of information through our eyes and so on — that may be a very inefficient channel. So my prediction is that we’re going to ingest information. 'Predictions are a mug’s game. ” Laurel Braitman , writer, TED Fellow.
  • TED  |  MONDAY, MARCH 24, 2014
    [Information] What will be the most important driver of change in the future?
    “What happens when every precocious 13-year-old in the world has access to every bit of information they could ever want?” Photo: Bret Hartman. One of the installations at TED this year challenged attendees to vote on ten potential drivers of change in the next 30 years. And what do you think? Climate Crisis. Rising Inequality.
  • BETH KANTER  |  MONDAY, MARCH 24, 2014
    [Information] How Nonprofits Can Leverage Crowdfunding: Best Practices and Data
    share information and tools, earlier and more easily. 'I’m at the AFP Conference where I will be on a plenary session about “ Social Media for Social Change ” moderated by Social Media 4 Nonprofit leaders Darian Rodriguez and Ritu Sharma, along with Carolyn Miles, Save the Children and Ben Rattray, Change.Org. Fundraising
  • TED  |  MONDAY, MARCH 24, 2014
    [Information] What it will mean to live on a legible planet
    We can see the flow of people, resources, materials, goods, information, money, pollution, and more — from beneath the surface of the earth to the stratosphere, and from the microscopic to the global. Thanks to the falling price of genetic testing and sequencing, more people are now able to see their own genetic information.
  • JOHN HAGEL  |  MONDAY, MARCH 24, 2014
    [Information] Expanding Horizons Through Corporate Narratives
    information and applications) with us to do whatever needs to be done. 'I’ve become increasingly interested in the role that corporate narratives can play in driving business success in more competitive markets - something that I've written about here and here.  The defining elements of a narrative. What can we accomplish?
    [Information] Absorbing complexity with PKM
    The process of seeking out people and information sources, making sense of them by taking some action, and then sharing with others to confirm or accelerate our knowledge, are those activities from which we can build our knowledge. 'Have you ever heard of the Law of Requisite Variety ? Our need to learn and be socially connected are profound.
    [Information] [wef] Web Tourism
    Omitting key information. 'I’m at the first Web Economy Forum , in Cesena , Italy. It is, unfortunately, terribly under-attended, which is a shame since the first session I’ve gone to was quite good. But it’s being webcast , so we can hope that there are people listening who are not in the room. NOTE: Live-blogging.
  • TED  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 21, 2014
    [Information] Instead of futurists, let’s be now-ists: Joi Ito at TED2014
    ” Ito wasn’t hearing useful information on the news. There, Ito found others concerned, with bold technological ideas about how to get information out to the people about the situation in Japan. 'Joi Ito. Photo: Photo: James Duncan Davidson. My wife and family were in Japan,” he says. Remember before the internet?
  • TED  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 21, 2014
    [Information] Multiple personalities take the stage: Sarah Jones at TED2014
    The TED audience buckles up for a whizz-bang creative tour de force, including characters like the old lady who won’t wear Google Glass because even putting on her regular glasses gives her too much information. 'Sarah Jones. Photo: Ryan Lash. “That was one of my characters,” she says. ” Sarah Jones. Photo: Ryan Lash.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 21, 2014
    [Information] Cathy Davidson #LSCon Keynote Mindmap
    'Cathy Davidson gave us an informative, engaging, and inspirational talk talking about how we’re mismatching industrial approaches in an information era. She gave us data about how we work and why much of what we do isn’t aligned, along with the simple and effective approach of think-pair-share. Very worthwhile.
    [Information] Management is for suckers
    ” “ When my information changes, I alter my conclusions. '@nilofer: “In the industrial era, what created scale was more resources. In the social era, what creates scale is trust.” What do you do, sir?” ” – John Maynard Keynes – via @flowchainsensei. Work hard and be nice,” says Shapiro.
  • TED  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 20, 2014
    [Information] Taking pictures of the entire planet, every day: Will Marshall at TED2014
    The information is old, and he says, “We can’t fix what we can’t see.” “In short,” he says, “the goal is to democratize access to information about our planet.” 'Will Marshall. Photo: James Duncan Davidson. Will Marshall. Photo: James Duncan Davidson. He pulls one out.
  • TED  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 20, 2014
    [Information] Jimmy Wales’ latest venture? A telephone company that doesn’t advertise
    And we wanted to know more about this unusual phone company, and how the open-information technologist got involved. 'Jimmy Wales speaks in 2005 about the birth of Wikipedia. Advertising for telephone companies is all around us. In the United States, AT&T commands us to “Rethink possible,” Verizon loves to ask “Can you hear me now?,”
  • TED  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 20, 2014
    [Information] Using serious math to answer weird questions: Randall Munroe at TED2014
    question Munroe couldn’t just Google, he set off on an information scavenger hunt. Google has released numbers on its average power use, he found, so with that, paired with information on Google’s spending, things got easier. 'Randall Munroe. Photo: James Duncan Davidson. he’s got you covered. Next, he moved to electricity. kilometers.
  • TED  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 20, 2014
    [Information] What we can learn from the Anternet: Deborah Gordon at TED2014
    When they touch antennae with another ant, they receive quite a bit of information—including if an ant is from their colony and what task it’s been doing. Gordon wonders if this information could be helpful in treating cancer. 'Deborah Gordon. Photo: James Duncan Davidson. Ants use their antennae to smell and interact.
  • TED  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 20, 2014
    [Information] The NSA responds to Edward Snowden’s interview at TED
    think a lot of things have come up since Mr. Snowden started disclosing classified information. It’s important to be informed, and we want to inform with facts, not conjecture and misinformation. So you’re saying that your access to information has been closed down. Photo: Bret Hartman. They actually do.
  • TED  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 20, 2014
    [Information] Some hackers are bad. But a lot are good: Keren Elazari at TED2014
    The power hackers yield is great and is one of information, Elazari says, and right now, in the digital age, “access to information is a critical currency of power.” So, she says, “I think we need them to do just that, for after all, it’s not just information that wants to be free. 'Keren Elazari. she asks.
  • TED  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 20, 2014
    [Information] Tiny and beautiful worlds: Talking molecular animation with TED2014 Fellow Janet Iwasa
    When I was in graduate school, I realized that the way we visualize hypotheses — typically using simple stick-figure like drawings, didn’t capture all of the information we had about how processes occur. Iwasa spent years learning the 3D software that allows her to model these processes. What are we seeing in this video?
  • TED  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 20, 2014
    [Information] In case you missed it: Day 3 at TED2014
    Ledgett is the former leader of the NSA Media Leaks Task Force up until this January, and was responsible for overseeing the NSA’s efforts “surrounding the unauthorized disclosures of classified information by a former NSA affiliate.” 'Day 3 at TED2014 was dense with science, design, conversation. They took him up on it.
  • TED  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 20, 2014
    [Information] What we know about autism: Wendy Chung at TED2014
    Genetic information comes in 46 volumes and, in some cases, a single volume is missing. Much more research is needed — and information sharing. 'Wendy Chung. Photo: James Duncan Davidson. “Autism isn’t a single condition. It’s actually a spectrum of disorders,” says Chung. So, what are these genes?
  • TED  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 19, 2014
    [Information] Power poses, idea technologies and the Internet’s birthday: A recap of “Where are we now?” All-Stars Session 3 at TED2014
    On that Web, people can find education, commerce, government, health information, and ways to connect with those they care about. 'Sir Tim Berners-Lee. Photo: Bret Hartman. By Liz Jacobs and Ben Lillie. And at TED2014: The Next Chapter we’re doing plenty of both. Let’s turn access to this knowledge into a fundamental human right.
  • TED  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 19, 2014
    [Information] You’ve given me my body back: A Q&A with Hugh Herr
    We’re trying to understand how to link to nerves to communicate motor information and sensory feedback out of and into the nervous system, and we continue to build exoskeletal and prosthetic synthetic limbs that augment human physicality. Ed focuses on getting information in and out of the brain, as well as strategies for mapping the brain.
  • TED  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 19, 2014
    [Information] Stronger better faster football — with AR: Chris Kluwe at TED2014
    With cameras around a stadium and helmet sensors, a tremendous amount of data could be generated to help a player improve, and give them information in the moment to make fast decisions. 'Chris Kluwe. Photo: James Duncan Davidson. What does augmented reality—and football—have to do with empathy? I think adult diaper sales might surge.”.
  • TED  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 19, 2014
    [Information] A first dance, on a next-generation bionic limb: Hugh Herr and Adrianne Haslet-Davis at TED2014
    They use this information, on which muscles are doing what and how they’re being controlled by the brain, to create limbs that work like natural ones. 'Hugh Herr talks about the new prosthetics his team is creating at the MIT Media Lab. This is a highly personal talk, as Herr both creates and uses these limbs. Technology is inadequate.
  • TED  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 19, 2014
    [Information] Computing is still too clunky: Charlie Rose and Larry Page in conversation
    Larry Page: The mission that we defined a long time ago was to organize the world’s information and make it usable and accessible. To really understand what you want, to really understand the world’s information — we’re still very much at the early stages of that. '(L-R) Charlie Rose and Larry Page. Very close.
  • TED  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 19, 2014
    [Information] How to keep 5 million Twitter users safe: Del Harvey at TED2014
    That one message sent to thousands of users could be a bot sending spam, or a notification from NASA informing a user when the International Space Station will pass over their town. If Twitter simply banned every account sending out mass tweets, thousands of users could lose the opportunity to access important information, Harvey says.
  • TED  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 19, 2014
    [Information] The hard problem of consciousness: David Chalmers at TED2014
    ” But also, he goes on, a simple way to link consciousness to fundamental laws is to link it to information processing. It’s possible that wherever information is being processed, there is some consciousness. Now a neuroscientist, Giulio Tononi, has created a measure, phi, that counts the amount of information integration.
  • TED  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 19, 2014
    [Information] Want to prevent genetic disease? Study the healthy … right now: Stephen Friend at TED2014
    With enough information, the Resilience Project could possibly discover the “genetic decoder ring” to understanding and preventing genetic disorders, Friend suggests. All they need to start to lock in the pieces of a genetic decoder ring is “information and [people] with a willingness to say, ‘What’s inside me?’”. Data is key.
  • TED  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 19, 2014
    [Information] The brain is a Swiss Army knife: Nancy Kanwisher at TED2014
    So, how do we process all the other information? 'Nancy Kanwisher. Photo: James Duncan Davidson. ” Imagine, she says, walking into a daycare center and suddenly realizing you can’t recognize any of the children, including your own. This isn’t a strange fantasy. It’s called prosopagnosia, and it happens to people.
    [Information] Bigger is Not Necessarily Better in Our Information-Rich Digital Economy
    But, according to Maney, another mass-related concept became a hallmark of the second half of the 20th century, - the hotel chain.   “Hotel chains grew out of a lack of information,” he explains. Travel guides, like Mobil’s , popped up in the 1950s, but for the most part information remained scarce.”  . truly hope he’s right. 
    [Information] Heuristics needed not booklets
    Now I knew from on line reading that had to stop but I was simply overwhelmed by the information provided, there was simply too much to absorb. Better than rules, better than overloaded information. The day I got the diagnosis I flew back to Berlin to complete the week with the final two performances of the Ring Cycle. Diabetes
  • TED  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 18, 2014
    [Information] A scandal of epic proportions hidden in plain sight: TED Prize winner Charmian Gooch reveals her wish at TED2014
    “In an age when there is so much information out there in the open, why should this crucial information about company ownership stay locked away? 'Charmian Gooch. Photo: James Duncan Davidson. “TED Prize winners are heroes,” says longtime TEDster Jeff Skoll, as he introduces  this year’s TED Prize winner.
  • TED  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 18, 2014
    [Information] China’s pollution problem, everyone’s problem: Peggy Liu at TED2014
    By surrounding key people with information, Liu’s organization— JUCCCE —helped pave the way for $7 billion to build  a smart grid. . 'Peggy Liu. Photo: James Duncan Davidson. “I am so happy to be here, because I can actually breathe the air,” says Peggy Liu, who lives in China, as she steps on the TED2014 stage.
  • TED  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 18, 2014
    [Information] Preview the School in the Cloud documentary — and a new web platform for learning
    He called this utopian world School in the Cloud, a Self Organized Learning Environment (SOLE), or simply put, a place where children could tap into their innate sense of wonder by connecting with information online. 'By Natasha Scripture. Sugata Mitra thinks big. At last year’s TED, he unveiled his dream to transform primary education.
    [Information] Dean Krafft on the Linked Data for Libraries project
    Omitting key information. Dean had lots of information and a lot on the slides. 'Dean Krafft , Chief Technology Strategist for Cornell University Library, is at Harvard to talk about the Mellon-funded Linked Data for Libraries (LD4L) project he leads. I provide nominal leadership for the Harvard team working on this.). Missing points.
  • TED  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 18, 2014
    [Information] A deconstructed glass house: Bob Greenberg at TED2014
    The two adopted this idea, and created a design for a “deconstructed house” made of four smaller units—one for eating, one for exercising, a main house and a guest house—each informed by the design of the Airstream trailer that they lived in during construction. The 'Bob Greenberg. Photo: James Duncan Davidson.
    [Information] Learning and Emergent Leadership at Google
    It’s the ability to pull together disparate bits of information.”. 'Two themes I have discussed here for a number of years are: 1) work is learning and learning is the work; and 2) leadership is an emergent property of networks. Helping people work on complex problems in networks is one of our management challenges for this decade.
    [Information] Learning, leading and Spartacus moments
    Through a combination of leadership philosophy that is systemically sewn into everything the company does, including performance measures, and learning treated not as an event but as continuous, connected, collaborative, formal, informal and social. It’s a belated follow-on from the Enterprise 2.0 Whole systems of learning and leadership.
    [Information] Towards the social business school
    He sets the scene for what’s coming by saying: “The transformations of corporations discussed in the preceding chapters clearly require informed, if not inspired, leadership. Open online conversations nurture  21st century skills  by: Extending the informal relationships that people have always needed for fun, social support and learning.
    [Information] Why your network is your life support system
    Systems thinking skills  to sense patterns, to appreciate the complexities of relationship dynamics, and to understand how interacting systems (for example information, physical and online workplaces, learning, leadership and technologies) influence performance. It’s a follow-on post from my last one,  Complexity Yourself – And Others.
    [Information] Complexify yourself – and others
    formal, informal, familiar, new and perhaps unsettling? 'Two things prompted me to publish this post. summarise nine high-performance principles in the ebook, one of which is  Complexity yourself – and others. d like to spend a minute thinking about complexity before saying what I mean by ‘complexify yourself and others’. COMPLEXITY.
    [Information] Taking stock of the future of work
    They also say that “the trend toward control without participation is deeply disquieting” and conclude that “automatically-generated control information will lead management to over-emphasise ‘control by numbers’ of a particularly narrow type.”. In an information-rich world, we need to be able to ask better questions. Same thing.
    [Information] Calling All Instigators! – part two
    This is about organising work to increase the chances of bumping into people – for information, knowledge and inspiration. 'We’ve scanned management literature and research going back decades, and drawn on our own research and business experience to identify nine high performance principles. And here they are: Organise for Customer Focus.
  • TED  |  MONDAY, MARCH 17, 2014
    [Information] From 3D animated molecules to tethered kite-copters: A recap of the TED2014 Fellows Talks, Session 1
    Not only is molecular animation a powerful way to illustrate ideas and convey information to general audiences, it’s also a powerful tools for inspiring new research. 'Janet Iwasa. Photo: Ryan Lash. It’s the fifth-anniversary edition of TED Fellows talks, live from Vancouver, and here’s what happened in Session 1.
  • TED  |  MONDAY, MARCH 17, 2014
    [Information] In case you missed it: Day 1 of TED2014
    He said: “My prediction is that we are going to ingest information—we’re going to swallow a pill and know English and swallow a pill and know Shakespeare.” ( Read more.). 'Photo: James Duncan Davidson. So what happened in day one? Below, some highlights. Nicholas Negroponte predicts: knowledge pills. Eman Mohammed gets a standing ovation.
  • TED  |  MONDAY, MARCH 17, 2014
    [Information] Back to tech’s future: Nicholas Negroponte at TED2014
    “My prediction is that we are going to ingest information—we’re going to swallow a pill and know English and swallow a pill and know Shakespeare,” he says. “It will go through the bloodstream and it will know when it’s in the brain and, in the right places, it deposits the information.”
    [Information] Personal Knowledge Mastery
    They are also informed by insights we have gained through our own practice and shared ideas from others.I 'PKM for me was initially a way to keep my professional development costs as low as possible. wanted to use the open web in the best way to stay current in my field. must say that my posts in the early years were not very good.
  • MIND HACKS  |  SUNDAY, MARCH 16, 2014
    [Information] How to win wars by influencing people
    In other words, overwhelming firepower no longer guarantees victory… Mackay and Tatham argue that researching what motivates people within specific groups and deploying informed, testable interventions on the ground will be central to managing modern conflict.
  • TED  |  SATURDAY, MARCH 15, 2014
    [Information] Brothers in arms: TED Fellow Ed Ou shares photos of the unrest in Ukraine
    So I find that Instagramming photos of international news events — whether it be conflict, political unrest or social issues — can reach people who would otherwise not seek this kind of information out. 21, 2014. Ed Ou/Reportage by Getty Images). Below, Ou answers a few of our questions. The second video looks at Crimean Tatars.
    [Information] It’s the 25th anniversary of the Web, not the Internet. It’s important to remember the difference.
    about how information will be sliced up, sent over whatever media the inter-networked networks use, and reassembled when it gets there. The World Wide Web uses the Internet to move information around. 'I just posted at Medium.com about why it’s important to remember the difference between the Net and the Web. agreements?—?about
  • TED  |  SATURDAY, MARCH 15, 2014
    [Information] A School in the Cloud among the mangrove trees: Sugata Mitra opens his first independent learning lab in India
    At School in the Cloud learning labs, children embark on intellectual adventures by engaging and connecting with information. Mitra designed this learning platform to include a Granny Cloud, a consortium of teachers who are available over Skype from a remote location to help mentor the children as they explore information.
    [Information] Gang-of-four’s Serious eLearning manifesto – all a bit melodramatic?
    didn’t hear much on more open forms of learning or open source, curation and the genuine revolution in learning that has taken place through informal techniques and social media. A ‘manifesto’ suggests something new and radical, not a rehash of ideas that have been around for many, many years. It was all a bit ‘is the Pope a Catholic’.
  • TED  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 14, 2014
    [Information] Ads Worth Spreading: 10 great ads from 2014 that communicate ideas
    Virgin Air redefines the safety video with this nonstop, foot-tapping piece, which moves through genres, decades and styles while delivering the safety information passengers need. For four years running, TED has honored 10 commercials that operate on this higher level, offering up bold ideas, real emotions and inspiring visions. Brand: IBM.
    [Information] Smarts: content or system?
    Simple adaptation could be built in, but it would be hard to revise them if you had new information. Having  well-defined content and letting the system use contextual information to choose the content is the typical system used in the industry. Which is the best way to adapt? Now the obvious answer is the system. strategy technology
    [Information] Loving you is easy because you’re beautiful
    Estimated information transfer between brain regions is visualized as pulses of light flowing along the fiber tracts connecting the regions. Each color represents source power and connectivity in a different frequency band (theta, alpha, beta, gamma) and the golden lines are white matter anatomical fiber tracts. But honestly, who cares?
    [Information] some useful models
    Organizations have to become more networked, not just with information technology, but in how workers create, use, and share knowledge. 'Unless we test new work models now, we will not be ready for the demands of the future. Trying out new management structures while we have time is better than trying to make a quick shift during a crisis.
    [Information] University of Texas at Arlington
    My research to date has focused on the social and technological learning, sensemaking and wayfinding activities of individuals in digital information environments and how these actions inform the design of learning, curriculum and ultimately institutions. At the core of this research is how people interact with information.
    [Information] Non-Technologists Agree: It’s the Technology
    It was published last year in the American Economic Review and called “ The Growth of Low-Skill Service Jobs and the Polarization of the US Labor Market ,” which is an admirably informative title. 'Two papers came out last year that examined important issues around jobs and wages. Both are in top journals.
    [Information] Aligning with us
    'The main complaint I think I have about the things L&D does isn’t so much that it’s still mired in the industrial age of plan, prepare, and execute, but that it’s just not aligned with how we think, learn, and perform, certainly not for information age organizations. Shall we? design social strategy
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