• CLARK QUINN  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 22, 2017
    [Information] Where is Clark?
    If you’re here in the Bay Area, it should be fun and informative. So, where am I this spring? I was at ATD’s Techknowledge in January, and as this is published I’m on my way to Long Beach for their Core 4 event (sold out; if you’re one of the lucky ones there, say hi!). Again, if you’re going, say hello!
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 22, 2017
    [Information] digital literacy for the arts
    I learned much from the participants and the artists I interviewed to inform my workshop: Simon Heath , Doug Shaw , Stephen Scott , Jon Claytor , as well as my wife Andrea who is graduating with her Bachelor of Fine Arts this Spring. Last week I attended the Arts in a Digital World Summit in Montréal. This is something I can help with.
  • BETH KANTER  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 21, 2017
    [Information] Tech Wellness in the Nonprofit Workplace: Tips for Avoiding Collaborative Overload
    Most of this information could be better captured in a dashboard, project document or an email update. However, sometimes people tune out during meetings and start scanning their mobile phones and looking at unrelated information. ” If you are attending the NTC, please join us. Beth). Aisha). Gina). PLANNING. Sound familiar?
  • JOHN HAGEL  |  MONDAY, MARCH 20, 2017
    [Information] Exploring Business Types and Business Models
    The key capability required for this business type is an ability to read individual customer contexts in great detail and, based on this information, to be able to anticipate and address customer needs. OK, I’ve created some confusion. I’ve been writing a lot recently about business models, including here and here. Tying it all together.
  • IRVING WLADAWSKY-BERGER  |  MONDAY, MARCH 20, 2017
    [Information] Should the US Slowly Phase Out the $100 Bill?
    If you can’t prove who you are, you can’t open a bank account or get a loan or insurance; you are doomed to be part of the informal economy - whose members live in the shadows and don’t pay taxes.” He then described some of the key steps taken by the Indian government to address this problem. billion people.”. There’s a record $1.4
  • BETH KANTER  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 17, 2017
    [Information] Trainer’s Notebook: Tips for Good Openings
    I should also mention that there are “bad,” openers that include sharing too much personal information or touching. I’ve just returned from a two-week trip to Guatemala hosted by Wake. This work is very inspiring because you are able share knowledge and learn about their work in protecting women’s rights. Learn More .
  • IRVING WLADAWSKY-BERGER  |  MONDAY, MARCH 13, 2017
    [Information] The Growing Importance of Storytelling in the Business World
    Over the past decades, we’ve been moving to a world where information of all kinds is increasingly digital, and where many different kinds of online transactions are now taking place between people, institutions, and things. Communications have played a major role in my work over the past few decades. He noted that “most migrant workers (i.e.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  SUNDAY, MARCH 12, 2017
    [Information] networked knowledge triad
    Informal Structure – Influence – Social Leadership. There are three structures that exist in all organizations, with three different sources of power, and three types of leadership required for each structure. This is the thesis that Niels Pflaeging puts forth in Organizational Physics. Image: Niels Pflaeging.
  • STEPHEN DOWNES: HALF AN HOUR  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 8, 2017
    [Information] SUNY Initiatives Supporting Online Learning Panel
    The first version of the tool will not auto-populate course information, won't scrub addresses, won't have an SIS data stream. Live notes from the SUNY OpenCOTE Conterence, Syracuse, NY. The intent was follow up on a previously successful mentor-campus format. This was a new model of a shared service. uploading and retrieval of transcripts.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  SUNDAY, MARCH 5, 2017
    [Information] gaining insight through social and informal learning
    These five triggers can be enhanced through informal and social learning. Instead, systems and structures are needed to support social and informal learning in work teams, communities of practice, and social networks. It interfered with insights.” ” — Gary Klein. But what if we don’t know what work needs to be done?
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 1, 2017
    [Information] mastery and models
    It is an individual, disciplined process by which we make sense of information and our interactions with people and ideas. It not only allows us to ‘pull’ information, but also have it ‘pushed’ to us by trusted sources. Sensing is how we personalize information and use it. Personal Knowledge Mastery. Mental Models.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 1, 2017
    [Information] The change is here
    They are a wee bit old-school, however, as while they do discuss innovation throughout, it isn’t a core focus and their definition of learning doesn’t include informal learning. For a number of years now (at least six ), I’ve been beating the drum about the need for organizations to be prepared to address change.
  • JOHN HAGEL  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 1, 2017
    [Information] The Future of the Gig Economy
    While some of these workers will continue to collaborate informally, the imperative to learn faster forever will drive the gig economy towards more sustained collaboration. The “gig economy” has become an ever-expanding meme, clocking over 500,000 citations on Google. It’s also become an interesting barometer of sentiment. Routine tasks.
  • DAVID WEINBERGER  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2017
    [Information] [berkman-klein][liveblog] Five global challenges and the role of the university
    “ “Education is not mere information transfer” Education is not mere information transfer.” Juan Carlos De Martin is giving a lunchtime talk called “Five global challenges and the role of the university,” with Charles Nesson. These are two of my favorite people. which is now a reality. Why five? Democracy.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2017
    [Information] Revisiting the Ecosystem
    Similarly, we use social elements like coaching, mentoring, and informal learning to develop ourselves and our organizations over time. One of the keys to the L&D revolution is recognizing the full performance ecosystem and the ways technology can support performance and development. That’s what I’ve captured here.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2017
    [Information] populism is the first refuge of a scoundrel
    Information manipulation is becoming widespread, driving identity politics. Why is populism so darned popular in many parts of the world today? ” … “Populism presents a Manichean outlook, in which there are only friends and foes,” Mudde has written. Aaron Wherry , CBC 2017-02-26. Democracy Learning
  • DAVE SNOWDEN  |  SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2017
    [Information] Early onset adulthood?
    If you think about a modern childhood with the early exposure to tablets and television, education as information provision, the the physically of a normal childhood is too easily lost, or rendered a minor part of the experience with maketh the (wo)man. Now science fiction has a remarkable record of prediction but this one was scary. Polemi
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2017
    [Information] pkm à montréal
    Introduction aux stratégies de gestion de l’information pour vaincre l’infobésité. Il devient de plus en plus évident que plusieurs de nos structures organisationnelles actuelles et leurs approches de leadership sont inadéquates pour un monde où les réseaux fluides ont remplacé les hiérarchies rigides du passé. Inscription: [link]. PKMaster
  • DAVID GURTEEN  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2017
    [Information] Blog Post: Zoom as a platform for virtual Knowledge Caf?s
    If you would like to be kept informed about them then please sign-up to my Virtual Café mailing list. By David Gurteen I mentioned last month that I was experimenting with a potential virtual Knowledge Café platform - Zoom Meetings. I have written up why it is viable and how it works - take a look.
  • DAVID GURTEEN  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2017
    [Information] Blog Post: Exploring the relationship between space, collaboration and knowledge transfer
    By David Gurteen A few years ago Paul Corney asked a number of Knowledge & Information Management (KIM) professionals about the environment in which they worked. He believes that creating the right environment is one of the core requirements to nurturing a culture where people are willing to share.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2017
    [Information] friday’s finds #292
    “What we have still not understood is that people need to have access to information that no one could predict they would want to know. When information is transparent, different people see different things and new interdependencies are created, thus changing the organization. I call these Friday’s Finds. Simone Weil.
  • BETH KANTER  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2017
    [Information] New Research and a Welcome Surprise from Foundation CEOs
    One food bank participating in Listen for Good began the project with all sorts of “predetermined” ideas about how they could augment their food program to better serve clients – maybe menus, cooking classes, or improved nutritional information. New Research and a Welcome Surprise from Foundation CEOs. By Lindsay Austin Louie.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2017
    [Information] Tackling the tough stuff
    We learn through designed action and guided reflection, not information dump and knowledge test. I was reflecting a wee bit on my books (and writings in general), and realized that there’s somewhat of a gap when I talk about games, and mobile, and more. And so I focus on tackling what I think is the tough stuff. These will change.
  • EUEN SEMPLE  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2017
    [Information] Volume Control On Mob Rule (reprise)
    I don't feel at risk of missing out on information that is truly important to me, confident that stuff that matters will get to me through a network which I spend considerable time and effort trying to ensure isn't an echo chamber and is made up of a group of people thoughtful and astute about what they generate and share.
  • DAVE SNOWDEN  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2017
    [Information] James 2:24 & Cyborgs
    The reason for the connection with faith works is along linked to the degree of social and physical connectivity we have and the nature of the information flows involved. An odd combination of things came together for this post. Faith v Works (feel free to skip). Now of course things have moved on since those times. Polemic Reflections
  • IRVING WLADAWSKY-BERGER  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2017
    [Information] The Future of the Globally Integrated Enterprise
    At the same time, the explosive growth of the Internet accelerated the ability to integrate business processes, information and workforce around the world, leading companies to outsource production and services operations to global supply chain partners. . But now, “The biggest business idea of the past three decades is in deep trouble.”.
  • DAVE SNOWDEN  |  SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2017
    [Information] The perils of the simplistic
    For those not familiar with the term, apophelia has come to mean the human tendency to see patterns in random or unconnected information. I was catching up on episodes of Melvyn Bragg’s In our Time in the car today and listened twice to the topical episode on Hannah Arendt who famously coined the phrase The banality of evil. Reflections
  • DAVE SNOWDEN  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2017
    [Information] Divination & perspective shift
    It was worth going for his suggestion in the discussion section that spirits are vectors not entities which is going to stay with me and inform reading for some time. I was struck on a key difference between modern anthropology and philosophy which has wider implications. Thus much of the method focuses on on that process.
  • DOC SEARLS   |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2017
    [Information] Defibrillating a dead horse
    Broadcasters will be able to provide advanced emergency alerts with more information, more tailored to a viewer’s particular location. Before we start, let me explain that ATSC 1.0 is the HDTV standard, and defines what you get from HDTV stations over the air and cable. It dates from the last millennium. But actual 4k video looks better.
  • IRVING WLADAWSKY-BERGER  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2017
    [Information] The Emerging, Unpredictable Age of AI
    In a 1930 essay, Economic Possibilities for our Grandchildren , English economist John Maynard Keynes wrote about the onset of “a new disease” which he called technological unemployment , that is “unemployment due to our discovery of means of economising the use of labour outrunning the pace at which we can find new uses for labour.”.
  • MIND HACKS  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2017
    [Information] How to overcome bias
    The bias doesn’t exist because we only believe what we want to believe, but instead because we fail to ask the correct questions about new information and our own beliefs. How do you persuade somebody of the facts? Asking them to be fair, impartial and unbiased is not enough. This matters when we want to make better decisions.
  • MIND HACKS  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2017
    [Information] How to overcome bias
    The bias doesn’t exist because we only believe what we want to believe, but instead because we fail to ask the correct questions about new information and our own beliefs. How do you persuade somebody of the facts? Asking them to be fair, impartial and unbiased is not enough. This matters when we want to make better decisions.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2017
    [Information] chaos & cooperation
    ” @dabeard : “ No science, no evidence, no truth, no democracy ” @SwiftonSecurity : “Trust me – modern information systems are a panopticon you are not qualified to defeat alone. Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2017
    [Information] Other writings
    Revolutionize Learning & Development: Performance and Information Strategy for the Information Age. It occurs to me to mention some of the other places you can find my writings besides here (and how they differ ;). Designing mLearning: Tapping Into the Mobile Revolution for Organizational Performance. Learning Solutions.
  • IRVING WLADAWSKY-BERGER  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 31, 2017
    [Information] The Competitive Value of Data: From Analytics to Machine Learning
    When experts investigate catastrophic events, be they airline crashes, financial crises, or terrorist attacks, they often find that we failed to anticipate them even when the needed information was present because the data was spread across different organizations and was never properly brought together. This is now coming to pass.
  • DAVID GURTEEN  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 27, 2017
    [Information] Blog Post: Upcoming Knowledge Events
    You will find a full list on my website where you can also subscribe to both regional e-mail alerts and RSS feeds which will keep you informed of new and upcoming events. By David Gurteen Here are some of the major KM events taking place around the world in the coming months and ones in which I am actively involved. The AIIM Conference 2017.
  • BETH KANTER  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 26, 2017
    [Information] The Happy Healthy Nonprofit Book Tour: You Are Invited To Join Us
    For more information on Cabot, visit: [link]. Aliza Sherman and I never dreamed that our book, The Happy Healthy Nonprofit: Strategies for Impact without Burnout , would be such a needed resource in the nonprofit field when we started writing it last year. Won’t you join us? Here’s our schedule. ➳ Tue Jan 31 – OAKLAND 6pm-8pm. link].
  • CHARLES JENNINGS  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 24, 2017
    [Information] Heading towards high performance
    I’m a great believer that access to information is a human right almost as much as access to clean water and healthy food” A personalised social learning experience Today’s L&D technology requirements are vastly different from how they started out. This article was initially published on the Totara website on 4th January 2017.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 24, 2017
    [Information] tribal values are not democratic
    TIMN implies that malignant tribalization will make our society far more vulnerable to information warfare. The ultimate goal of strategic information warfare at the societal level, whether waged by foreign or domestic actors, is to tribalize a society, the better to divide and conquer it. ” — David Ronfeldt. 4, 1777.
  • IRVING WLADAWSKY-BERGER  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 23, 2017
    [Information] AI and Public Policy
    AI was reborn in the 1990s by embracing our current data-driven paradigm based on analyzing vast amounts of information with powerful computers and sophisticated algorithms. Over the past several weeks I’ve discussed the first and second sections. Throughout history, humans have both shaped and adapted to new technologies. Hype vs reality.
  • BETH KANTER  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 19, 2017
    [Information] Trainer’s Tip: Your Room Set Up Can Make or Break the Learning Experience
    It also provided a nice transition between sections, giving people a little brain break to digest the information. Yesterday, I spent a day facilitating leadership workshops for arts leaders attending the Art House Convergence Conference near Park City, Utah. If you are trying to do an interactive lecture, it stops group interaction.
  • IRVING WLADAWSKY-BERGER  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 17, 2017
    [Information] The Internet, Blockchain, and the Evolution of Foundational Innovations
    Users could now easily get whatever information they wanted any time, day or night. Last year, a panel of global experts convened by the World Economic Forum selected blockchain as one of the Top Ten Emerging Technologies for 2016, based on its potential to fundamentally change the way economies work. ask Iansiti and Lakhani.
  • JOHN HAGEL  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 17, 2017
    [Information] The Big Shift in Platform Business Models
    Yes, because participants want to share more of themselves to deepen and enrich social relationships, but they want to do it in a safe environment, one where they know the platform owner will not seek to share this personal information with commercial entities in ways that might ultimately be detrimental to participant. I’m skeptical.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 13, 2017
    [Information] mediated relatedness
    Three aspects of this effect are access to almost unlimited information, the ability for almost anyone to self-publish, and limitless opportunities for ridiculously easy group-forming. In politics, social media extend participation but also make information manipulation by small motivated groups much easier. It is political.
  • DAVID WEINBERGER  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 11, 2017
    [Information] [liveblog][bkc] Kishonna Gray
    Omitting key information. Berkman. Kishonna Gray [# KishonnaGray ] is giving a Berkman-Klein [# BKCHarvard ] Tuesday lunch talk. She’s an ass’t prof and ML King Scholar at MIT as well as being a fellow at BKC and the author of Race, Gender and Deviance in Xbox Live. NOTE: Live-blogging. Getting things wrong. Missing points.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 9, 2017
    [Information] the learning loop
    “Decision makers gather information (observe), form hypotheses about customer activity and the intentions of competitors (orient), make decisions, and act on them. John Boyd’s OODA loop (Observe, Orient, Decide, Act) was developed as a framework to help pilots make better decisions in battle. The cycle is repeated continuously.
  • DAVE SNOWDEN  |  SUNDAY, JANUARY 8, 2017
    [Information] Common meaning?
    We also have a belt and braces web site rather than a brochure that should be up next week which will provide more information and a chance to volunteer or sign up for the programme as a whole or individual components. We don’t want to constantly have to make each choice anew, we strive to reduce the need to process information.
  • DAVE SNOWDEN  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 6, 2017
    [Information] Epiphany
    Now in that programme we are looking to explore how meaning is created and sustained in a world too often mediated by information, the echo-chamber effect of algorithmically dominated virtual space. Anyone who has already registered interest will get long in details. More to follow …. Post script …. Musings News
  • JOHN HAGEL  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 5, 2017
    [Information] Business Practice Redesign
    In the world of scalable efficiency, processes rule. And, it’s not just companies – all of our institutions have caught the process religion, whether it’s schools, governments or even NGO’s. Maybe they’re actually becoming a barrier to performance improvement rather than a prerequisite for performance improvement. Where do workers spend their time?
  • JANE HART  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 5, 2017
    [Information] New Book: Learning in the Modern Workplace 2017
    for further information. Support informal mentoring. Now available to purchase. Traditionally, the primary focus of a Learning & Development (L&D) Department has been on training people to do their jobs – either in the classroom or online – and making sure they do it. The book is available as a Paperback or PDF. PRICE.
  • BETH KANTER  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 4, 2017
    [Information] 3 New Year’s Rituals for Nonprofits That Can Boost Professional Success
    Stay tuned for more information in 2017, but I will be very busy writing facilitator process guides based on my decades of experience as a trainer and sharing that on this blog. I would like to wish all my readers, colleagues, and friends a happy new year! How about you? I call it my “ To Do, To Done, Don’t Do, Reflection List.”
  • IRVING WLADAWSKY-BERGER  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 2, 2017
    [Information] Securing the Foundations of our Digital Economy
    As the world becomes more immersed in and dependent on the information revolution, the pace of intrusions, disruptions, manipulations, and thefts also quickens. These are: Protect, defend, and secure today’s information infrastructure and digital networks. At the same time, Internet threats have been growing. Trust is fundamental.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 30, 2016
    [Information] best finds of 2016
    Today, the main contradiction in modern capitalism is between the possibility of free, abundant socially produced goods, and a system of monopolies, banks, and governments struggling to maintain control over power and information,” Mason says. Here are what I consider the best of Friday’s Finds for 2016. Quotes. Mencken, via @normsmusic.
  • STEPHEN DOWNES: HALF AN HOUR  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 29, 2016
    [Information] Detecting Fake News
    They get the same information from multiple sources, and don't publish it unless they have multiple sources. After the spate of fake news in circulation over the last year or so numerous guides have been published to help you spot fake news. Unfortunately, few of them are effective. They want you to believe them. So how do you cope? evidence.
  • DAVID GURTEEN  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 28, 2016
    [Information] Blog Post: Upcoming Knowledge Events
    You will find a full list on my website where you can also subscribe to both regional e-mail alerts and RSS feeds which will keep you informed of new and upcoming events. By David Gurteen Here are some of the major KM events taking place around the world in the coming months and ones in which I am actively involved. KM Legal Europe 2017.
  • DAVE SNOWDEN  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 27, 2016
    [Information] to illuminate a small field
    A key complexity message here, we are informed by the past but we act in the present. Anyone who has ever been walking in the hills will have had the experience of a sudden shaft of light illumining a previously unnoticed aspect of the landscape. So to the poem which I quote in full. But there is something more fundamental here.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 26, 2016
    [Information] the secret of freedom
    I think there is probably more only because there are more sources of information. Propaganda: “ Information, especially of a biased or misleading nature, used to promote a political cause or point of view.” Democracy Informal LearningMaximilien Robespierre (1758 – 1794). Be specific. B) Disinformation.
  • DAVE SNOWDEN  |  SATURDAY, DECEMBER 24, 2016
    [Information] Dum Spiro, spero
    The play is based on Caravaggio’s masterpiece and astute readers will have realised I was looking to that performance to inform my final post. The political process is too divorced from people’s capacity to process information or relate to those who represent them. That reflection will have to wait for the January rebooking.
  • DAVID WEINBERGER  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2016
    [Information] Pushing back against Trump: The techie meetup
    Omitting key information. ” Support ActSecure , helping activists learn how to secure their information and communication. I’m at an open meeting held by Maciej Ceglowski for techies to get together to think about how we can ameliorate the Trump Effect. It’s being held under the Chatham House Rule. As usual. Not yet.”
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2016
    [Information] pkm 2016
    The PKM framework shows the need to develop a knowledge network and connect with mechanical and human filters, curators, and aggregators of information. From this diverse source of information and knowledge each person must develop appropriate sense-making methods. ” —Albert Einstein. PKM puts us in charge of our learning.
  • DAVID WEINBERGER  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 20, 2016
    [Information] Obama's legacy: A defining president
    Informed. JFK for my generation — I was 13 when he was murdered — set the image of what a president should be. Whether or not he actually embodied those virtues doesn’t matter as much as the archetype he created. President Obama has done that for the millennials. That should be a source of hope for us all. Engaged. Smart. Emotional.
  • IRVING WLADAWSKY-BERGER  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2016
    [Information] Becoming a Data-Driven Business: Challenges and Opportunities
    Big data ,- including analytics , data science , artificial intelligence and related information-based technologies - are now everywhere. “Is Big data has been rising rapidly for the simple reason that there’s so much more digital information than ever before. Is big data all hype?,” A lot was happening at the time.
  • DAVE SNOWDEN  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2016
    [Information] Have we ever been post-fact?
    To my mind the universally of the internet as currently envisaged is a part of the problem not the solution, a information centric manifestation of neoliberal globalisation that got us here in the first place. The more I have thought about the more I think that is an inaccurate distinction. I’m not sure we ever had a fact/truth society.
  • STEPHEN DOWNES: HALF AN HOUR  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2016
    [Information] ICTs in Higher Education Systems of Arab States: Promises and Effective Practices - A Summary Report
    offered as an example the Global Campus student information and campus management application. For more information on this project, please contact Dakmara Georgescu (d.georgescu@unesco.org) or Dr. Pierre Gedeon (pierregedeon@yahoo.fr Prof. Dr. P. Consultant Dr. A.M.M. Dr. H.A. Mr. I. Mr. S. Dr. W. Dr. Z. Dr. K. Mr. M. Oueidat (et.al.)
  • DAVE SNOWDEN  |  SUNDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2016
    [Information] Unarticulated needs:directions
    Four or five rounds of that and you are scanning significantly more information that on the first round. In my last two posts I have emphasised the need to get behind surface statements of requirement(s) to unarticulated needs. I’m arguing that in the context of innovation rather than the hygiene needs of say an accounting system.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  SATURDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2016
    [Information] understanding our tools
    Information literacy is improved by connecting to a diversity of networks. “We become what we behold. We choose our tools, and then they take is in a certain direction, of which we may not be conscious. Knowing which tool to select becomes critical, especially in communications. Email can be terse, while Twitter is short and lacks nuance.
  • ADAPTIVE PATH  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2016
    [Information] Capital One’s AdaptivePath.org Year In Review
    For more information on what we did in 2016, please check out AdaptivePath.org Annual Report “What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.” Jane Goodall. During the earliest day of dot-org, I borrowed this quote to succinctly express what I hoped dot-org would become in the world.
  • STEPHEN DOWNES: HALF AN HOUR  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2016
    [Information] On Teaching Critical Thinking
    Invalid syllogisms, misrepresentation of information, distortion of data - all these are errors in all disciplines, and can be spotted by amateurs and experts alike. It feels to me that the critics of critical thinking do not understand what critical thinking is, nor why we would teach it. That's not what critical thinking is. Fair enough.
  • DAVE SNOWDEN  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2016
    [Information] It never troubles the wolf how many the sheep may be
    I talked today about imposing league tables on educational achievement based on models of coaching and information retrieval being potentially dangerous, while focusing on the generalist, liberal humanities tradition of the UK and Canada could be beneficial, something we have lost to our great detriment in my view. Polemic
  • MIND HACKS  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2016
    [Information] echo chambers: old psych, new tech
    Another factor that drives the echo chamber is our psychological tendency to seek information that confirms what we already know – often called confirmation bias. News as information and identity. Echo chambers are a problem, and not just because it means some people make incorrect predictions about political events. Built-in bias.
  • MIND HACKS  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2016
    [Information] echo chambers: old psych, new tech
    Another factor that drives the echo chamber is our psychological tendency to seek information that confirms what we already know – often called confirmation bias. News as information and identity. Echo chambers are a problem, and not just because it means some people make incorrect predictions about political events. Built-in bias.
  • IRVING WLADAWSKY-BERGER  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2016
    [Information] The Transformative Power of Cloud Computing
    This kind of information-based intelligence is helping make companies, industries, organizations and economies more efficient, productive and responsive. I was recently involved in two different meetings, each convened by an IT research organization focused on providing strategic advice to CIOs. IT-as-a-Service. Application innovation.
  • CHARLES JENNINGS  |  SATURDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2016
    [Information] Will the App Become the New Classroom?
    (this article first appeared in the Spring 2016 Edition of Training Industry Quarterly) Classroom education emerged in a world of information paucity. We now live in a world of information abundance. Technology offers huge opportunities for social learning, peer feedback, and access to information at the point of need.
  • LUIS SUAREZ  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2016
    [Information] My Top 5 iOS Apps of the Week – Week #12
    Overall, I quite like the user interface, the ability to access weather related information directly from the app, the fact I can integrate multiple calendars in the same space or the lovely option to show visuals AND colours to distinguish how busy your work days may well be for that week, month, or year. Nice ! Will that be forever?
  • MIND HACKS  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2016
    [Information] Is psychosis an ‘immune disorder’?
    Receptors are what receive neurotransmitters – the brain’s chemical signals – and allow information to be transferred around the nervous system, so disruption to these can cause brain disturbances. It also chimes with a growing debate about the role of the immune system in mental health. It’s likely, but not certain.
  • MIND HACKS  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2016
    [Information] Is psychosis an ‘immune disorder’?
    Receptors are what receive neurotransmitters – the brain’s chemical signals – and allow information to be transferred around the nervous system, so disruption to these can cause brain disturbances. It also chimes with a growing debate about the role of the immune system in mental health. It’s likely, but not certain.
  • DAVE SNOWDEN  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2016
    [Information] Curmudgeon, cynic and contrarian
    Instead I argue for an approach constrained by natural science, informed by practice. The American writer Jon Winokur defined a Curmudgeon as Anyone who hates hypocrisy and pretence and has the temerity to say so; anyone with the habit of pointing out unpleasant facts in an engaging and humorous manner. I was less tactful the next day ….
  • BETH KANTER  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2016
    [Information] New Resource for Nonprofits: The Data Playbook – Practices for Purpose-Driven Work
    It includes an excellent primer on storytelling with data based on the principles of good storytelling. In thinking about the purpose of the report, the Playbook offers up the distinction between: Informational: Conveying “nice to know” information. The field has grown exponentially. How to collect data? Making meaning.
  • DAVID WEINBERGER  |  SATURDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2016
    [Information] [liveblog] Stephanie Mendoza: Web VR
    Omitting key information. Stephanie Mendoza [twitter: @_liooil ] [Github: SAM-liooil] is giving a talk at the Web 1.0 conference. She’s a Unity developer. NOTE: Live-blogging. Getting things wrong. Missing points. Introducing artificial choppiness. Over-emphasizing small matters. Paraphrasing badly. Not running a spellpchecker.
  • DAVID WEINBERGER  |  SATURDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2016
    [Information] [liveblog] Paul Frazee on the Beaker Browser
    Omitting key information. At the Web 1.0 conference , Paul Frazee. is talking about a browser — a Chrome fork — he’s been writing to browse the distributed Web. NOTE: Live-blogging. Getting things wrong. Missing points. Introducing artificial choppiness. Over-emphasizing small matters. Paraphrasing badly. Not running a spellpchecker.
  • DAVID WEINBERGER  |  SATURDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2016
    [Information] [liveblog] Kyle Drake: Making the Web Fun again
    Omitting key information. Kyle Drake , CEO of Neocities , is talking at the Web 1.0 conference. His topic is how to “bring back the spirit of geocities for the modern web.” ” The talk is on his “derpy” Web site. NOTE: Live-blogging. Getting things wrong. Missing points. Introducing artificial choppiness. No ads.
  • DAVID WEINBERGER  |  SATURDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2016
    [Information] [liveblog] Amber Case on making the Web fun again
    Omitting key information. I’m at the Web 1.0 conference , at the MIT Media Lab , organized by Amber Case [ @caseorganic ]. It’s a celebration of sites that can be built by a single person, she explains. NOTE: Live-blogging. Getting things wrong. Missing points. Introducing artificial choppiness. Over-emphasizing small matters.
  • DAVE SNOWDEN  |  SATURDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2016
    [Information] The domain of disorder (iii)
    Informal networks are having to work harder and harder to make the system work despite itself. I made the point yesterday that the disordered domain within Cynefin is one of false confidence, assuming you know how to act without first making an ontological assessment. Relaxing constraints will shift from Complicated to Complex.
  • JANE HART  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2016
    [Information] #C2Xmas Day 2: Samuel Pepys Diary
    This site contains the full text of his diary, along with several letters sent or received by Pepys, plus thousands of pages of further information about the people, places and things in his world. Day 2 of my Countdown to Xmas #C2Xmas continues here. THE DIARY OF SAMUEL PEPYS. You don’t have to read it all in one go! Social learning
  • BETH KANTER  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2016
    [Information] 6 Insights The Sharing Economy Tells Us About The Future Of Fundraising
    Personalize all communications, even if it’s an informal email. Note from Beth: December is a time when start to reflect on the past year and future online trends for fundraising. I think of GivingTuesday as a great example of a sharing economy fundraiser. Naturally, our buying behaviors have radically changed as a result of this trend.
  • DAVE SNOWDEN  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2016
    [Information] The domain of disorder (i)
    Any questions or comments to inform those posts are welcome. I’m out to Milan tomorrow and I am starting to feel like a Typhoid Mary for the unexpected having been in the UK for Brexit and California for Trump. The rapid onset of crude (in all senses of the word) populism is not something I expected to be living through in the modern age.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2016
    [Information] perpetual beta working model
    I have developed several models that inform my professional practice, such as the network learning model that shows how work and learning have to be connected. The perpetual beta working model is just that: a working model about working. The triple operating system describes how organizations can connect three types of networks. All of these.
  • LUIS SUAREZ  |  SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 2016
    [Information] Gran Canaria – A Mini-Continent to Rediscover
    So my intent with these posts is to keep it very informal , very down to earth, nothing fancy, nor too complicated, just blog weekly about a place, or an activity, to go / do and include a couple of items as to why I’d be recommending it based on my own experience living here and then share some additional pictures I may have taken as well.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 2016
    [Information] open, transparent & diverse
    Read more » Communities Informal LearningThere is a lot of talk about being in a post-truth (lying) era and the amount of fake news displayed on social media. Because of this, many well-known people have left social media platforms, with public announcements of course.
  • BETH KANTER  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2016
    [Information] Creating Healthy Nonprofits in Silicon Valley
    Silicon Valley’s newly wealthy philanthropists and community based organizations lack information about one another, don’t use the same language or models, and don’t move in the same circles, leading to an empathy gap. Creating Healthy Nonprofits in Silicon Valley. Guest Post By Heather McLeod Grant. What we learned is surprising.
  • DAVID WEINBERGER  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2016
    [Information] [liveblog][bkc] Scott Bradner: IANA: Important, but not for what they do"
    Omitting key information. IANA started with a need to coordinate information, not to control it, he says. I’m at a Berkman Klein [twitter: BKCHarvard ] talk by Scott Bradner about IANA , the Internet Assigned Names Authority. Scott is one of the people responsible for giving us the Internet. So, thanks for that, Scott! The Dept.
  • ADAPTIVE PATH  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2016
    [Information] How To Custom Mobile App Development Something For Small Businesses ProAppsTraining com
    Software provide whole lot direct admittance to usually the information this a targeted visitor is further likely to finally need whilst on a busy schedule. Situations are everyday people can complain, people can aquire information or it may be they present feedback. Next, it will become submitted for the Instance Store as approval.
  • STEPHEN DOWNES: HALF AN HOUR  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2016
    [Information] Post-Truth and Fake News
    As Jessi Hempel writes , "In the past, the sources of accurate information were recognizable enough that phony news was relatively easy for a discerning reader to identify and discredit. Yes, by all means, do something about the fake news that is propagating through Facebook and Twitter. No, it's not the ABC network. Anniversaries. and so on.
  • DOC SEARLS   |  SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2016
    [Information] Uber’s pending sale of your personal data
    Uber has new terms for you : User Provided Content. Any User Content provided by you remains your property. The emphasis is mine. Interesting legal hack there: you own your data, but you license it to them, on terms that grant you nothing and grant them everything. Talk about a deal breaker. Here’s the prior (and still current) version.
  • DAVID GURTEEN  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2016
    [Information] Blog Post: Knowledge is not the power. So what is power?
    I can give you perfect information, I can give you perfect knowledge and it won't change your behavior one iota. By David Gurteen. It is often said that knowledge is power , but this is a misperception. Knowledge is knowledge. Power is power. Michael Schrage puts it well here: I think "knowledge management" is a b t issue. Power is power.
  • DAVID GURTEEN  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2016
    [Information] Blog Post: Upcoming Knowledge Events
    You will find a full list on my website where you can also subscribe to both regional e-mail alerts and RSS feeds which will keep you informed of new and upcoming events. By David Gurteen Here are some of the major KM events taking place around the world in the coming months and ones in which I am actively involved. KM Asia 2016. OEB 2016.
  • DAVID WEINBERGER  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2016
    [Information] [liveblog][bkc] Aaron Perzanowski: The End of Ownership
    Omitting key information. I’m at a Berkman Klein Center lunchtime talk. Aaron Perzanowski is talking about “The End of Ownership,” the topic of his new book of the same name, written with Jason Schultz. Aaron is a law professor at Case Western Reserve Law School. NOTE: Live-blogging. Getting things wrong. Missing points.
  • IRVING WLADAWSKY-BERGER  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2016
    [Information] Towards a Trusted Framework for Identity and Data Sharing
    Whether physical or digital in nature, identity is a collection of information or attributes associated with a specific entity. I recently participated in a Treasury Identity Forum organized by the US Treasury Department in Washington, DC. Let me summarize the points I made in my introductory remarks. Universal Access. The U.S.
  • MIND HACKS  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2016
    [Information] How liars create the illusion of truth
    The answer is to do with the effort it takes to being rigidly logical about every piece of information you hear. Repetition makes a fact seem more true, regardless of whether it is or not. Understanding this effect can help you avoid falling for propaganda, says psychologist Tom Stafford. One obstacle is what you already know. Reasoning
  • MIND HACKS  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2016
    [Information] How liars create the illusion of truth
    The answer is to do with the effort it takes to being rigidly logical about every piece of information you hear. Repetition makes a fact seem more true, regardless of whether it is or not. Understanding this effect can help you avoid falling for propaganda, says psychologist Tom Stafford. One obstacle is what you already know. Reasoning
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