• IRVING WLADAWSKY-BERGER  |  TUESDAY, MAY 26, 2015
    [Information] Reflections on Ten Years of Blogging
    Let me close with this paragraph from Andrew Sullivan ’s Why I Blog , which nicely captures the informal and ephemeral, as well as the empowering nature of blogs:  . The Internet era was born around 20 years ago, when Netscape went public in August of 1995 and caught the world by storm with its highly successful IPO. 
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  SUNDAY, MAY 24, 2015
    [Information] leading beyond automation
    With an informed perspective, they can propose changes and build consensus around suggested responses. As we enter the network era, we see that leadership is an emergent property of a network in balance and not some special property available to only the select few. Anyone can show leadership, not just managers or those with ‘high potential’.
  • BETH KANTER  |  THURSDAY, MAY 21, 2015
    [Information] My Most Engaged Follower On Twitter Is @JenniferPreston
    You can get all the details of their social footprint in a few clicks.   It also lets you export the information into a spreadsheet.     Further, you can filter the lists by geographic location, bio keyword, or organization.   And for now, it is free. That’s what I learned by using a new social analytics tool called SocialRank.
  • BETH KANTER  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 20, 2015
    [Information] What I Learned From @Sree Sreenivasan Chief Digital Officer of @MetMuseum
    Informative. Sree is authentic, humble, and always making connections. When I asked for a photo of him with the Fast Company magazine that includes the profile of him , he modestly posed behind the magazine cover. rauldemolina : These kids didn’t make @labanda ! So sad! jettsierra @AndresCotri9912 @iamvannymedina @vega_tweets. Useful.
  • DAVID WEINBERGER  |  TUESDAY, MAY 19, 2015
    [Information] John Kerry on the importance of an open-ish Internet
    Kerry tries to position the NSA’s data collection as an enlightened policy: Further, unlike many, we have taken steps to respect and safeguard the privacy of the citizens of other countries and to use the information that we do collect solely to address the very specific threat to the United States and to our allies. Sort of. Moving on.
  • BETH KANTER  |  TUESDAY, MAY 19, 2015
    [Information] Why Good Habit Formation Is Important for Nonprofits
    The project design includes smaller group coaching pods which will be essentially be an accountability group where participants will declare and share what skills they will practice to form better habits.   But, we have also gone a step further and set up accountability partners or pairs of participants who will work informally together.
  • TONY KARRER  |  MONDAY, MAY 18, 2015
    [Information] Micro-Learning Myth or Must
    This week on eLearning Learning , the top two articles were funny to see side-by-side: You can find them on the Weekly Edition. Both articles may be interesting to read, but it also highlights how hot Micro-Learning is right now. Lot’s more content can be found on Micro-Learning on eLearning Learning , including it’s Top Ten articles.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  SUNDAY, MAY 17, 2015
    [Information] social learning is personal
    Learning with others helps to ensure that it is not just my opinion that informs the other participants. Social learning is the process by which groups of people cooperate to learn with and from each other. It is as if Socrates has come back to put Plato’s academy in its place, but this time the public agora is global. Learning PKM
  • MIND HACKS  |  SATURDAY, MAY 16, 2015
    [Information] A less hysterical reaction
    If the patient was blind due to damage to the eye, retina or optic nerve, visual material wouldn’t cause an involuntary eye tracking response, because the visual information would never make it to the brain. People can experience profound blindness, for example, but have no detectable damage to their visual system. Togetherness
  • DAN PONTEFRACT  |  FRIDAY, MAY 15, 2015
    [Information] Did Zappos Just Ruin Their Culture Or Is It A Brilliant Org Redesign?
    When Tony Hsieh won the prestigious ACM Programming Contest in 1993, you just knew he was going to do something great with his life. Check out the  problem set  he and his two teammates had to solve, and you get an acute understanding of just how smart he is. Not too shabby. It’s called Zappos. In a word, it’s all about “ culture.”
  • CLARK QUINN  |  TUESDAY, MAY 12, 2015
    [Information] A new ‘turn to your neighbor’
    Now, to be fair, I didn’t have time to ask for all the output, instead I asked who had come up with ‘formal’ for a question on what supports optimal execution, and who came up with facilitating the flow of information as a solution for supporting innovation. Could it be improved upon? And they’re right!
  • IRVING WLADAWSKY-BERGER  |  TUESDAY, MAY 12, 2015
    [Information] Imagination as a Journey of Survival and Discovery
    While access to information and digital content of all sorts is very important and has continued to grow, a more profound kind of connectivity has evolved helping people interact with each other.  In addition, libraries play an important educational role as we transition from the industrial to our emerging information-based digital economy. The
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  MONDAY, MAY 11, 2015
    [Information] knowledge catalysts
    Most people have heard Clay Shirky’s quote that, “It’s not information overload, it’s filter failure.” Even with good information filters in place, we remain passive consumers of information. We can share our filtered information, which many do on social media, or over a coffee, but what value are we adding to it?
  • DONALD CLARK PLAN B  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 6, 2015
    [Information] Is the ‘closed’ mindset of the Open Educational Resources community its own worst enemy?
    Education (not information) wants to be free. The promise was of a future where Open Educational Resources would sweep the globe and those pesky publishers would be wiped away by a tsunami of high quality, free stuff. The successes have been those that bucked these trends. 1. This has been counterproductive. 2.
  • MIND HACKS  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 6, 2015
    [Information] Five minutes with Carolyn Mair
    completed my postdoc in the Department for Information Science, Computing and Maths at Brunel University and then took up a Senior Lectureship at Southampton Solent University. They are doing rigorous psychology as it applies to fashion, clothes and the beauty industry and I asked her to speak to Mind Hacks about herself and her work.
  • JAY CROSS  |  TUESDAY, MAY 5, 2015
    [Information] New Book from Jay. Almost.
    In Informal Learning , I told the story of a dog who would scatter his dinner all over the room so he’d have the thrill of hunting it down. If you’re struggling to learn with social and informal learning, this book was made for you. website for more information, sample graphics, and a substantial excerpt.
  • CHARLES JENNINGS  |  TUESDAY, MAY 5, 2015
    [Information] 70:20:10 - Beyond the Blend
    Although it may sometimes focus on extending learning into the ‘informal’ part of this diagram (and thus making it somewhat formal) the fact that the ‘blend’ is part of an overall designed programme, course or initiative makes ‘blended’ primarily fall into the formal/dependent category. University of Salford, UK. But it’s just a baby step.
  • BETH KANTER  |  TUESDAY, MAY 5, 2015
    [Information] Spotting the Human Side of Data at DoGoodData Conference
    Sheri Chaney Jones presented an excellent workshop on How To Turn Data Into Dollars which offered some approaches for nonprofits to become more data informed in their decision-making. “Problems don’t start with data, they start with people.” Plenty (@PlentyCo) May 1, 2015. Data As True North. ” #DoGoodData2015.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  TUESDAY, MAY 5, 2015
    [Information] Pushing back
    The technique is to drill in for more information under the guise of ensuring you’re making the  right  course. You want to keep away from the information that they think needs to be in the head, and focus in on what decisions people can make that they can’t make now. Jon Aleckson’s  MindMeld ). . Viva la Revolucion
  • IRVING WLADAWSKY-BERGER  |  TUESDAY, MAY 5, 2015
    [Information] Customer Service and Trust in the Internet Economy
    Customers are taking advantage of all the information at their disposal to search for the best possible values. The Internet may well be the most important technological innovation in my lifetime, the engine that’s been pulling the economy and society from the industrial age of the past 200 years to our 21st century digital age.
  • BETH KANTER  |  MONDAY, MAY 4, 2015
    [Information] DoGoodData Conference: Live Long and Prosper with Data for Good!
    Last week I attended the DoGoodData Conference in Chicago where I learned an incredible amount about the human side of data – themes like data visualization, data informed culture, using data for impact, and more. Alicia Schatteman (@aschatteman) May 1, 2015. Closing Keynote Plenary Session. Mark of a good conference? Data Measurement
  • STEPHEN DOWNES: HALF AN HOUR  |  SUNDAY, MAY 3, 2015
    [Information] The Study, and Other Stuff
    don't think it matters whether the investigation is informed by an educational theory - all I care about is that the studies contribute in a useful, relevant and credible way to the field. Though the latter two threads are of endless interest, I'd really rather only focus on the first, for today. That's why I cited work from the study itself.
  • JAY CROSS  |  SATURDAY, MAY 2, 2015
    [Information] Jay Changes Direction
    informal learning. Thought leader and chief proponent of informal learning. My book Aha! Learn for Yourself challenges readers to consider where they’ve been in their careers and where they’re headed. feel obligated to practice what I preach. My career in the learning business is at a turning point. Student. Coder. Next up.
  • STEPHEN DOWNES: HALF AN HOUR  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 30, 2015
    [Information] Non-Research Citations in the Siemens Research Study
    The non-research citations are as selective and ill-informed as the formal citations. Defending himself against my criticism of his recently released research study on distance and online learning, George Siemens tweets: Au contraire mon frère. Here they are, collected from the references at the end of the various articles: Allen, C. 2004).
  • BETH KANTER  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 30, 2015
    [Information] Transforming Nonprofit Staff Into Champions on Social
    Today I presented on a “featured session” at the United Way Community Leaders Conference in Grapevine, Texas. The conference theme was “Working Together in the Era of the Individual.” This post goes into more detail and provides some resources on planning and implementing an employee champion program. Nonprofit Examples.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 30, 2015
    [Information] the future is jobless
    The arrival of robotics, computing, and information technology has allowed for a large-scale automation of routine tasks. We show that over the past 40 years, structural change within the labor market has revealed itself during downturns and recoveries. – Third Way: Jobless recoveries. The Phenomena. We are moving to a post-job economy.
  • JAY CROSS  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 29, 2015
    [Information] Why Content Curation Should be in Your Skillset
    It can save millions, reduce frustration, and boost the velocity of information in your organization. Curating these items — selecting, organizing, evaluating, and sharing them widely — multiplies an organization’s return on information many times over. Curation can boost your profit and help your people grow. It starts in a gallery.
  • BETH KANTER  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 29, 2015
    [Information] Nepal Earthquake Roundup: Emergency Fundraising Attention Cycle
    Funding and other important information can be tracked here:  [link]. Image Source: ntegrity. PLEASE MAKE A RECURRING GIFT :   I’ve donated to the  GlobalGiving Earthquake Fund – the money will go to a vetted network of NGOS – and they have a donor who is matching all recurring gifts. have arrived in Geneva.
  • JAY CROSS  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 29, 2015
    [Information] Ten years after
    Excited about the new communication tool, we actually started our first blog somewhat ambitiously in 2002 as an experiment lead by informal learning guru Jay Cross and Learning Circuits editor Ryann Ellis. In 2002, ASTD and I introduced a blog, Learning Circuits Blog, about eLearning and networking. I was an early and frequent contributor.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 28, 2015
    [Information] Got Game?
    Their practices in terms of information collection (analysis), prototyping and refinement, and evaluation are advanced by the simple requirement that their output is such that people will actually pay for the experience. Why should you, as a learning designer, take a game design workshop? Clark Aldrich has written three, at least count.
  • IRVING WLADAWSKY-BERGER  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 28, 2015
    [Information] Managing Transformative Initiatives - Some Lessons Learned
    Anyone with a browser and an Internet connection was now able to access information and transactions of all sorts.  This is all part of what Joseph Schumpeter called creative destruction over 70 years ago, - the powerful force that rejuvenates the economy by replacing declining businesses with fast-growing startups.  . Valuable assets.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  MONDAY, APRIL 27, 2015
    [Information] hold space for complex problems
    ” Work informs much of our relationship with society. Understanding complexity must be part of any informed discussions on government policy or governance. Professor Lynda Gratton at the London Business School outlines five forces in The Shift: The Future of Work is Already Here , that will shape the future patterns of work.
  • BETH KANTER  |  SUNDAY, APRIL 26, 2015
    [Information] Please Donate to Help Nepal’s Earthquake Victims Now
    When comes to donations, I tend to contribute to charities that I’m already supporting that have a track record of disaster relief and also look for recommendations of vetted charities from colleagues (which tends to happen through social channels) as well as seek out opportunities to share information with my network on social channels.
  • DAN PONTEFRACT  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 23, 2015
    [Information] There Is Nothing Wrong With The Term ‘Company Culture’
    I nearly choked to death this morning, while chomping away on my cereal. The headline from  Harvard Business Review  read,  Why “Company Culture” Is a Misleading Term. While wiping off the milk from my iPad, I began to read on. “Organizational culture is assumed to be important to making sure that employees are happy and productivity is good.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 23, 2015
    [Information] Personal Mobile Mastery
    A conversation with a colleague prompted a reflection. The topic was personal learning, and in looking for my intersections (beyond my love of meta-learning ), I looked at my books. The Revolution isn’t an obvious match, nor is games (though trust me, I could make them work ;), but a more obvious match was mlearning. Is there more?
  • ROSS DAWSON  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 23, 2015
    [Information] The need for innovation across boundaries and the power of big data analytics
    I attended a very interesting lunch today hosted by EMC launching a study and report on Information Generation , drawing on a survey of 3,600 executives globally looking at what will drive their business in coming years. Source : EMC Information Generation. Source : EMC Information Generation.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 21, 2015
    [Information] cooperation makes us human
    In the near future, our relationships will be predominantly informal & networked, doing work that derives from opportunity-driven & cooperative connections. Automation of procedural  work is accelerating. What was considered knowledge work yesterday will be routine tomorrow, and workers will be replaced by software and machines.
  • BETH KANTER  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 21, 2015
    [Information] The Engaged Leader: A Strategy for Digital Transformation
    There are also a few other shifts — from talking at people to sharing with them; from infrequent reporting to continuous sharing; from formal to informal sharing; and from polished to imperfect. Technology has altered the way to connect and cultivate professional relationships and it is also transforming how leaders lead.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 21, 2015
    [Information] Why models matter
    Things are moving faster, competitors are able to counter your advances in months, there’s more information, and this isn’t decreasing. It was only at the top level where you used the basic principles of business to run your organization. That was then, this is now. These aren’t what are most valuable any more.
  • IRVING WLADAWSKY-BERGER  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 21, 2015
    [Information] Some Thoughts on The Future of Internet-Centric TV
    Consumers have more choices than ever in virtually every category of products and services as well as in the channels used to acquire them, and they are taking advantage of all the information they can now access to search for the best possible values. First is my personal experience with disruptive innovations in the IT industry. 
  • DAVID GURTEEN  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 21, 2015
    [Information] Blog Post: Cloudy with a hint of fog
    Someone remarked that there is a kind of trade-off between gaining increased machine help and losing our privacy and control over our own information. Until Edward Snowden enlightened us, how much did we understand about how those trade-off were handing vast amounts of information about us to the security organisations? Conrad Taylor.
  • 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!]. love print.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 14, 2015
    [Information] Defining Microlearning?
    Last week on the #chat2lrn twitter chat, the topic was microlearning. Another interpretation was little bits of components of learning (examples, practice) delivered over time. That is learning, but it’s not microlearning. Again, a good thing, but not (to me) microlearning. This is what Will Thalheimer calls subscription learning.
  • 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. Now, some people complain that the numbers can’t be right, no one gets perfect 10 measurements.
  • 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? It covers some of the key options and decisions needed for an effective project. Tailored courses.
  • 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. 1. etc.).
  • 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. Can you help?”
  • BETH KANTER  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 1, 2015
    [Information] Creating A Culture of Continuous Improvement Based On Data
    Our organization ensures that staff have the information and skills they need to successfully engage with data for program improvement (e.g., Our organization has staff who are experienced in data collection, data use, and different stakeholders’ information needs. Senior leaders model the skill that Edgar H. Cultural Indicators.
  • BETH KANTER  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 31, 2015
    [Information] How An Informal Nonprofit Employee Champion Program Can Benefit A One-Person Communications Dept.
    Your most valuable resource, your time, is a finite resource – even if you forgo getting enough sleep which you know doesn’t work to your advantage.    Gerard decided to do just one that dramatically changed his capacity to deliver a robust integrated social media strategy.   He created an informal employee champion program.
  • 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.  It is a process that will change not just how cars are used but also the relationship between a car and its driver.  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
    Targeted advertising is aiming at the commercial fulfillment of “intention” These are the agents that will understand what people want. I do understand the walled garden problem, and the monopoly risk of only one company having all of this intent information. In the other corner sits the rest of the world. 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 Work
  • 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. As Pres.
  • 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.  The movie is famous for its novel plot device.  Near Kyoto, a samurai has been killed, but it’s not clear why or by whom.  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. 3. 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.
  • DOC SEARLS   |  TUESDAY, MARCH 17, 2015
    [Information] A blast from the independent past
    And more importantly, as Doc suggests, the world is a better place if big corporations begin to take advantage of this information to figure out what people think is important, whose thoughts and observations matter, and how to better understand what is going on in the world. ” What happened, he adds, was silos. It’s theirs.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 17, 2015
    [Information] Making Sense of Research
    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.  As part of that discussion was a brief mention of sensor nets, how aggregating all this data could be of interest too. So, smartphones have lots of sensors. Now  that is impact.
  • ROSS DAWSON  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 17, 2015
    [Information] The future of events: technology to make presentations interactive and social
    Unconferences create unparalleled opportunities to meet and engage with like-minded people.”. …. “In a world awash with information, it is critical to be exposed to many diverse perspectives and insights,” says Mr Dawson. “A very few speakers and presentations merit 45 minutes. It needn’t be this way.
  • IRVING WLADAWSKY-BERGER  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 17, 2015
    [Information] The Promise and Challenges of Health Analytics
    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. On February 24 I attended a workshop in MIT on the Future of Health Analytics.  What are phenotypes?  How can that be? 
  • 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. Hence some reflections on Netflix.
  • 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.
  • DONALD CLARK PLAN B  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 13, 2015
    [Information] BBC’s Micro Bit gadget is bizarrely misguided
    Small bit’ doesn’t make any sense. A 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. We Brits love coming up with little bits of crap tech, something that looks as though it was designed by someone in a shed.
  • 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
    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. 3. Noise to Signal Cartoon. Taking long walks is good for you in many ways as this blog post from Canva points out.  It summarizes a lot of recent research on the benefits. What worked?
  • 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.  asks The Economist. 
  • 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?
    cautioned an author recently that he better put his message in those first nine pages if he wants everyone to read it. I’ve been thinking about writing the sequel to Informal Learning. Informal Learning 2.0 ? How many pages does the typical business reader read before quitting? 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! Photo by Jim Nickerson. Repeat. Walking or running together is not racing.
  • 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. Ready to start YOUR data science journey?
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