• BETH KANTER  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 30, 2016
    [Information] Inside Goodwill’s #LaborofLove Campaign
    We also train people to work in a variety of fields such as automotive services, construction, health care, information technology, manufacturing, hospitality and retail. We’re approaching Labor Day Weekend. The Labor Day holiday is more than just the signal to the end of summer and a relaxing three-day weekend. According to the U.S.
  • JOHN HAGEL  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 29, 2016
    [Information] The Demise of Advertising Business Models
    Growing power is simple – as consumers, we have far more choice regarding products and vendors, more information about those choices and more ability to switch from one vendor to another if we don’t feel that our needs are being met. Some more metrics - return on information (ROI) and return on skills (ROS). What do I mean? And ROS?
  • IRVING WLADAWSKY-BERGER  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 29, 2016
    [Information] Digital Identity - the Key to Privacy and Security in the Digital World
    Why is identity important?,” the primer starts out by asking.   “In an increasingly borderless and digital world, privacy and security cannot be ensured through the construction of walls around sensitive information. Identity plays a major role in everyday life.  Let me summarize some of what I learned. What is identity?
  • BETH KANTER  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 26, 2016
    [Information] Everyday People Are Heroes: Using Big Data to Engage New Agents of Change Online
    When social listening data informs a campaign’s have more chances of being positioned in ways to drive and sustain an energized movement. Photo by CogdogBlog. Note from Beth:   I was lucky enough to get an advanced copy of Data Driven Nonprofits by Steve Maclaughlin (launching Sept. Did you miss it? This is awesome news for nonprofits!
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 26, 2016
    [Information] popular posts
    Feedly also provides information on how popular a post is, though it does not disclose how this is determined. Even after having written almost three thousand blog posts here, I am still fascinated by what interests readers and what does not. read other blogs through a feed reader, the current one being Feedly. Communities
  • BETH KANTER  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 25, 2016
    [Information] Why the Nonprofit Work Ethic Is Outdated and Needs to Change
    This information was given to artist Paulina Correa who created a visual from the interview which was presented to us upon our departure from Israel. P re-Order my next book, The Happy Healthy Nonprofit: Strategies for Impact without Burnout. talked about hoping to find spiritual (not necessarily religious) meaning from the experience.
  • IRVING WLADAWSKY-BERGER  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 22, 2016
    [Information] Blockchain - Once Again, the Technological Genie Has Been Unleashed from its Bottle
    Integrity is encoded in every step of the process and distributed, not vested in any single member… For the first time ever, we have a platform that ensures trust in transactions and much recorded information no matter how the other party acts.”. But, it’s come at a price: it’s good-enough but not optimal for any one application. Period.
  • DAVID WEINBERGER  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 22, 2016
    [Information] Why do so many baby words start with B?
    Now that’s how you design a language! (It’s also possible that research at Harvard during WWII that led to the development of the NATO phonetic alphabet influenced the development of Information Theory what with that theory’s differentiating of signal from noise.). What’s wrong with English? Being a baby is tough.
  • JANE HART  |  SUNDAY, AUGUST 21, 2016
    [Information] The Modern Workplace Learning Challenge
    You need to shape and support modern workplace learning – informal, social, beyond the course and LMS. Challenge Road Sign with dramatic clouds and sky. THE PUBLIC CHALLENGE RUNS 5 SEPTEMBER – 25 NOVEMBER. (or email Jane.Hart@C4LPT.co.uk to organise a private, bespoke challenge for your team). Introduction to MWL. CHALLENGE FEE.
  • LUIS SUAREZ  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 17, 2016
    [Information] The Untold Costs of Social Networking
    Even in school you should be aware of the information you make public #privacy pic.twitter.com/6z1FaPbFKR. Little did we know that, fast forward to 2016, all of those networking activities would come with a really high price tag: your own data in unwanted hands. It’s in our genes. It’s how we’ve evolved into what we are today. On purpose.
  • STEPHEN DOWNES: HALF AN HOUR  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 16, 2016
    [Information] In Defense of Ascent
    So I don't think I'm "old fashioned, out of touch and ill informed." I've actually spent quite a bit of time with Facebook, not just a user but also as a developer, working with the Facebook Graph. There's a lot that's really innovative about Facebook ( React , for example). But hey, I don't have grey hair for nothing. Ah, if only.
  • LUIS SUAREZ  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 16, 2016
    [Information] The Home You Never Left
    That online space, that is, your blog, where you no longer feel like you are being butchered left and right by multiple social spaces that only care about how much data and information I can keep feeding them with without asking for pretty much anything in return. Your home. At least, not yet. No masks. No b t. Well done to all of us!
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 16, 2016
    [Information] a network perspective
    The three overlapping circles of the network learning model – social networks, communities of practice, work teams – have been described by Patti Anklam as three network types – connectivity, alignment, productivity. It puts too much power in the hands of individuals and blocks human networks from realizing their potential.
  • DAVID WEINBERGER  |  SUNDAY, AUGUST 14, 2016
    [Information] The World According to TED
    Keep in mind that I am grossly incompetent at this , so I’ve included the SQL queries I used to derive this information so you can see how wrong I’ve gone and can laugh and laugh. How art, technology and design inform creative lea… 988724  . Number of unique tags. 378 of ’em. technology. science. culture. music.
  • CHARLES JENNINGS  |  SATURDAY, AUGUST 13, 2016
    [Information] 70-20-10: Origin, Research, Purpose
    The challenge is how can L&D activate and support informal and social learning in an intentional, high impact way that builds a vibrant learning culture? Jay Cross, a friend and colleague in the Internet Time Alliance , spent the last years of his life raising awareness of the importance of ‘informal learning’ across the world.
  • STEPHEN DOWNES: HALF AN HOUR  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 11, 2016
    [Information] Ascent from Social Media
    So not only is my personal information being bought and sold by Facebook applications, it is being sold to these guys. The sad part is, most of you won't read this message. Not because you don't want to. You probably do. You actually followed me just for that purpose. But because your social network is lying to you. So I blocked it.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 11, 2016
    [Information] implementing a triple operating system
    Organizations cannot control communities but they need their competitive knowledge to inform organizational actions. This is informed collaboration, between self-governing individuals who have agreed upon temporary hierarchies in order to get work done. A triple operating system aligns work and learning and has a network perspective.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 10, 2016
    [Information] Learning Through the Wild
    Similarly, the staff at the camps also do a good job of advocating for the wilderness (as they would), and there are guidebooks available for perusal to learn more, as well as information around the dining rooms (and  great food!). So last week I was in the wilderness for some more time, this time with family. meta-learning
  • BETH KANTER  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 10, 2016
    [Information] Giving Days and Beyond the Dollars: What Have We Learned?
    The group requests that local nonprofits wait until they hear from GiveMN before blasting out information to their audiences if a major event occurs.  Click to Download Report. ET Sept. 1. They sought a host of answers. For its part, Kimbia, the tech platform for Give Local America, conducted a forensic analysis of its system.  Looking Ahead.
  • BETH KANTER  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 9, 2016
    [Information] Designing Professional Development for the Distracted Learner
    recently read an excellent post on this topic with some highly practical information called “ The Two Things That Killing Your Ability To Focus and How To Fix It ” which was an excellent summary of recent research and practical tips. Bersin by Deloitte’s infographic “Meet the Modern Learner”. Zentangle Pens and Pencils. Thank you.
  • JANE HART  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 8, 2016
    [Information] Empowering Employee-Led Learning
    It means helping them to identify what internal or external, formal or informal, resources, activities or people they can make use of – to achieve their goals. And recently there have been a number of other studies that have concurred with my findings! Why is ELL necessary? So what does it mean to support ELL? Social learning
  • BETH KANTER  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 5, 2016
    [Information] Taking a Break from Work: It Is Called A Vacation!
    You will find useful research, resources , and other information to help you make the case for taking your vacation time. Breaks from work can come in all shapes and sizes and at any time of the workday. Sometimes, you need a longer break from work. It’s called a vacation! Not all time off or vacations are equal. Don’t be a work martyr.
  • ADAPTIVE PATH  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 3, 2016
    [Information] How Autism can Influence Design: In conversation with Steve Silberman
    From what parents have told me, it’s been really important for them because there’s so much confusing information about autism out there, like is it an epidemic? Ahead of his talk at UX Week 2016, Steve talked with Adaptive Path Chief Creative Officer and UX Week host Jesse James Garrett. Can it be cured? SS: Sure. SS: Sure.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 2, 2016
    [Information] Being clear on collaboration
    And it can happen asynchronously as well, with people adding, elaborating, editing whenever they have time, and the information evolves. The other one went a wee bit further, and supported annotating shared information. Twice recently, I’ve been confronted with systems that claim to be collaboration platforms. What do you think?
  • IRVING WLADAWSKY-BERGER  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 2, 2016
    [Information] Is the Blockchain Now Reaching a Tipping Point?
    Just sending an e-mail or exchanging information across systems based on different vendors’ networks and applications was quite a chore.   By the late 1980s, the IT industry was facing a serious problem in integrating the expanding number of proprietary products from different vendors, a problem that threatened the continued growth of the industry.
  • DAVID WEINBERGER  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 1, 2016
    [Information] Why can't the Americans learn to pun?
    Sure, the definition is in them, which should make them easier, but that information becomes noise because with a good clue, you can’t tell which is the definition and which is the hint. (Prepare for the most first worldly of all problems.). The New York Times Puns and Anagrams puzzles are a national embarrassment. Ok, good point
  • JANE HART  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 1, 2016
    [Information] Radically rethinking the role of L&D
    In July 2016 I read a number of blog posts and articles that argued the case for a radical rethink of the role of L&D in today’s workplace. Here are just three. The first one,  It’s the Company’s Job to Help Employees Learn  written by Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic and Mara Swan (HBR 18 July) made a number of significant points. Here
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  THURSDAY, JULY 28, 2016
    [Information] holistic technology
    As informed citizens we have to start asking ourselves how we can cast away these prescriptive technologies and master holistic ones between engaged artisans. Corporations will be of no assistance and most of our governing bodies are inadequately informed to be of much help. But gaming the system means buying into it. Technology
  • CHARLES JENNINGS  |  THURSDAY, JULY 28, 2016
    [Information] The Power of Reflection in an Ever-Changing World
    Qualcomm, the global mobile technology company, uses its successful ’52 weeks’ program to encourage employees to use structured storytelling for reflection and to share information, attitudes and behaviours across the company. (I wrote the original piece this article is based on for Training Industry Quarterly in Winter, 2012.
  • ADAPTIVE PATH  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 27, 2016
    [Information] Designing for Better Sex: In Conversation with Cindy Gallop Pt. 2
    At the Cannes Lions International Advertising Festival, I said that because we don’t talk about sex, we don’t understand how much it could be informing every single area of product, brand, marketing. Allison Huang, our Design intern, and I talked to Cindy. CG: No, it literally is that simple. Diversity drives innovation.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  TUESDAY, JULY 26, 2016
    [Information] we are the media
    Each citizen has to be informed through active engagement in a digitally-mediated society. As we shift from a market-dominated to a network-dominated society, we do not lose our previous tribal, institutional, and market organizational forms. However, their relationships between each other changes. We trust people we know. So what can we do?
  • JANE HART  |  SATURDAY, JULY 23, 2016
    [Information] Organising Modern Learning & Networking Events
    For payment by inter-bank transfer or invoice,   c ontact Jane.Hart@C4LPT.co.uk for more information. Next public social online workshop runs: 1 – 26 August 2016. It’s just they will look very different from traditional training! Week 1: World Cafes, Knowledge Cafes and Learning Cafes. Week 3: Networking Events. Social learning
  • JANE HART  |  SATURDAY, JULY 23, 2016
    [Information] Organising Modern Learning & Networking Events
    For payment by inter-bank transfer or invoice,   c ontact Jane.Hart@C4LPT.co.uk for more information. Next public social online workshop runs: 1 – 26 August 2016. It’s just they will look very different from traditional training! Week 1: World Cafes, Knowledge Cafes and Learning Cafes. Week 3: Networking Events. Social learning
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 20, 2016
    [Information] principles and models for the network era
    One theory that has informed my own work is David Ronfeldt’s TIMN (Tribes-Institutions-Markets-Networks) Theory showing that all four of these forms will co-exist as we enter the next evolution of society, but networks will dominate. The End of the Market Era. Image: David Ronfeldt. Three Organizing Principles.
  • ADAPTIVE PATH  |  TUESDAY, JULY 19, 2016
    [Information] Designing for Better Sex: In conversation with Cindy Gallop
    When you have a world that is equally informed, influenced, designed, managed, led, and driven by women just as much as men, you have world in which men are far happier, just as women will be, too. Iran and Allison Huang, our Design intern, talked to Cindy. Iran Narges: How do you define sextech? People use a lot of black.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  TUESDAY, JULY 19, 2016
    [Information] ‘Form’ing learning
    They are fans of Make It Stick (mentioned in my Deeper eLearning reading list ), so it was easy to help them recognize that good activities require learners retrieve the information  in context , so each formative evaluation should be a situation requiring a decision. Substantially. Then we moved on to more hands-on work. design
  • IRVING WLADAWSKY-BERGER  |  TUESDAY, JULY 19, 2016
    [Information] The Continuing Evolution of Service Science
    Software and information are increasingly being delivered as industrial-scale online services, while the Internet and wireless networks connect more and more devices to such offerings. This blind spot threatens to hinder the development of effective innovation policies and the development of new business models and practices…”.
  • JANE HART  |  SUNDAY, JULY 17, 2016
    [Information] 100 Twitter accounts for Philomaths (Lovers of Learning)
    About World Languages :  @aboutworldlangs  Providing information and cultural awareness about languages around the world. Get informed with 5 new amazing topics, delivered daily. Learn Everyday : @coolestlifehack  Posting mind blowing information. Wikipedia). Suggestions welcome for additions to the list. Nostalgia.
  • DAVE SNOWDEN  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 13, 2016
    [Information] Understand backwards; live forwards
    Owning up to failures, resourcefulness under pressure, risk taking and loyalty all inform the narrative thread. The headline of this post comes from Søren Kierkegaard’s famous quote “Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.” It came to mind in a Facebook exchange prompted by Sonja Blignaut.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 13, 2016
    [Information] Group KM
    One critical component of work narration is the capture of how exceptions are handled in order to get this information to anyone who may need it in the future. PKMastery is an essential discipline, especially for knowledge artisans. However, practising PKMastery is not going to get work done. There are many roles that can be done.
  • STEPHEN DOWNES: HALF AN HOUR  |  TUESDAY, JULY 12, 2016
    [Information] How the Internet May Evolve
    For example, you don't see the discussions I have on my Facebook feed or on Twitter with interesting and informed participants. It's a lot like people's perception of crime rates when they are informed by mass media. And it feels like less trust, But we trust all of those voices, and the overall dolidity of our information, more.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  TUESDAY, JULY 12, 2016
    [Information] Web trust
    I get asked to view a lot of things. And sometimes, particularly when there’s a potential tangible relationship, I will actually go visit sites. BTW, I tend to avoid what comes unsolicited, and instead trust to what comes through my social network.) And one of my strategies often fails, and that, to me, is a warning sign. And why them?
  • DAN PONTEFRACT  |  MONDAY, JULY 11, 2016
    [Information] Evolution of the Chief Learning Officer
    have discovered there are three types of purpose: Personal Purpose: What motivates someone in life; their “why.” An individual’s values, experience and beliefs inform personal decisions and actions. An organization’s principles, ethics and culture inform its ways of operating. ” I asked. Career Mindset. Purpose Mindset.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  SUNDAY, JULY 10, 2016
    [Information] from knowledge worker to master artisan
    Engaging with other people, especially those different from us, is the key to making sense of information. Each person and organization has to find its own path by seeking out information, making sense of it, and sharing it. Today we have almost too many machine filters to help us seek information. A Foundation for Modern Work.
  • DAN PONTEFRACT  |  SATURDAY, JULY 9, 2016
    [Information] Download Chapter 1 of “The Purpose Effect” For Free
    More information on the micro-site. . Click here to download the Introduction and Chapter 1 of my new book  The Purpose Effect. Click here to order the book on Amazon. Reviews. With The Purpose Effect , we can add a new dynamic to move the conversation forward about the shared ownership for engagement.” ” – 800-CEO-READ.
  • STEPHEN DOWNES: HALF AN HOUR  |  FRIDAY, JULY 8, 2016
    [Information] On Immigration
    The following is a set of questions and my responses to a Canadian government request for feedback the future of immigration in Canada (it would be nice if these surveys had a 'blog this' button; in the mean time they advise that the results will eventually be posted on Open.Canada.ca , which of course I support. No we do not.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  FRIDAY, JULY 8, 2016
    [Information] impact of the network era
    “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. call these Friday’s Finds. “[Hierarchy] Uber rides on a brutal hierarchy.
  • BETH KANTER  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 6, 2016
    [Information] Curiosity Kills Bad Work Habits
    The topic of habit change is something that Aliza Sherman and I researched and experimented with as we wrote “ The Happy Healthy Nonprofit: Impact without Burnout ” over the last year. Habit change research was one of our favorite rabbit holes to explore. The get out of jail free card is bringing curiosity in the moment to our routines.
  • EUEN SEMPLE  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 6, 2016
    [Information] The truth
    In a recent article Emily Bell wrote: "Tweaking an algorithm to favour “family and friends” is the engineering equivalent of “people have had enough of experts”, in that it acknowledges that how people feel is a better driver of activity than what people think.". Bollocks. They have thought about what they are linking to and why.
  • BETH KANTER  |  TUESDAY, JULY 5, 2016
    [Information] New and Improved Data Visualization Tool: Maps for Media Funding
    Journalism News and Information. Click to See Visualization. Location : Global, country, region, state and city. Subject Area: View the distribution of a specific organization’s funding by subject areas, including an “and/or” search function. List: View and sort foundation, recipients and grants data in table form.
  • STEPHEN DOWNES: HALF AN HOUR  |  MONDAY, JULY 4, 2016
    [Information] The importance of faculty in the higher education experience
    The mantra used to be that “information wants to be free” but what happens when the information in question is your bank account? Information about what we’ve actually done will feed directly into employment or project support tools, and instead of ‘grades’ you’ll get job offers. Presentation page. 1. For example.
  • DAVE SNOWDEN  |  SUNDAY, JULY 3, 2016
    [Information] Of ideation, power & service (1 of 2)
    I knew just over a week ago that I would have to write something or rather several things on the disaster that is Brexit. But I didn’t want to react at the time, neither did I want to say anything until I had something in place with the potential to achieve some redemption (by which I mean both understanding and potentially reversal). Politics
  • JANE HART  |  FRIDAY, JULY 1, 2016
    [Information] My pick of the best posts of June 2016
    Charles Jennings compares learning to drive a car to other skills acquisition processes. “We develop capability through experience, practice, and reflection (individual and shared) over time. Often this capability-building is carried out with others. At other times it is done alone. We all want to be in charge and in the driver’s seat.”
  • BETH KANTER  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 30, 2016
    [Information] How the Nonprofit Sector Can Share What We Learn and Why We Should
    Over at Creative Commons , they have developed a new strategic vision and plan, encapsulated in a video, whose key message is “When we share, everyone wins.” In January Guidestar unveiled a platform intended to help institutions tell their story and win more supporters by sharing more information. Guest Post By Gabriela Fitz and Lisa Brooks.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 30, 2016
    [Information] tensions of modern learning
    As much as possible, information should be in the world. Smart workers need ways to enhance their experience-performance-reflection processes, not have more information dumped into the pipeline. Hierarchies work well when information flows mostly in one direction: down. Image: Clark Quinn. Are we impacting business metrics?
  • BETH KANTER  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 29, 2016
    [Information] How to Be a Wizard at Tech Training Design and Delivery
    Adults tend to interpret information received in a training based on existing knowledge in their brains and then integrate it with previous experiences. How to Be a Wizard at Tech Training Design and Delivery guest post by Cindy Leonard and Jeanne Allen. Andrea Berry had moved onto another job by then, and so Jeanne Allen took her place.
  • BETH KANTER  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 28, 2016
    [Information] Reflections from Arts Leaders Workshop: Resilient Leaders from the Inside/Out
    The gesture that prompted quite a bit of discussion and debate was someone on their mobile phone during a meeting.    The debate boiled down to – “Just because someone is on their mobile phone does not mean they are not paying attention, they could be looking up information versus checking out.” The session had two parts.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 28, 2016
    [Information] Organizational Learning Engineering
    That’s not being seen often enough.  It’s time for organizational learning to move into the information age, and start performing like professionals. We see practices that don’t make sense, and we’re not aligned with what we now know about how we think, work, and learn. And this is a problem for organizational success.
  • BETH KANTER  |  MONDAY, JUNE 27, 2016
    [Information] How Are You Taking A Summer Break from Your Tech?
    Your mobile phone is an Internet and information appliance that you may depend on to navigate through your daily life. Face Down During Meetings: I leave my phone in my purse and only use it when I need to check information as part of the meeting. ART X SMART by Kim Dong-kyu. That task required a screen! Set Your iPhone to 1995 Mode.
  • IRVING WLADAWSKY-BERGER  |  MONDAY, JUNE 27, 2016
    [Information] Virtual Work Interactions, Context, and Related Subjects
    In a 2015 Harvard Business Review article , Sobel-Lokeski wrote that “today’s workforce has more than enough tools to send information back and forth to people all over the world.   But those tools - and the use of them - do not necessarily constitute collaboration.  But if you’re not a gamer and you’re not looking for a new kitchen, V.R.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 23, 2016
    [Information] Ambiguity Denial Syndrome?
    Instead we see one-shot development of information dumps and knowledge tests, which aren’t going to help organizations. Too many processes I see reflect industrial age thinking, and we’re in an information age. And I’m retrospectively making up what we were talking about, but it’s an interesting idea to me.
  • EUEN SEMPLE  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 22, 2016
    [Information] Critical Thinking
    His response was "Surely, instead of banning Wikipedia, we should be teaching kids critical thinking and how to check the veracity of sources of information.". If they are sufficiently careless to do that what other dodgy bits of information are they accepting uncritically? Someone was daft enough to accept a friend request from Olga.
  • IRVING WLADAWSKY-BERGER  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 21, 2016
    [Information] FinTech and Financial Inclusion
    It’s thus not surprising that entrepreneurs see a business opportunity in providing financial services to the large fraction of the working population in Mexico’s informal economy who are not officially involved with financial institutions or monitored by government agencies.  billion unbanked adults in 2011.
  • JANE HART  |  SUNDAY, JUNE 19, 2016
    [Information] Designing Learning Campaigns and Learning Challenges
    Contact Jane.Hart@C4LPT.co.uk for more information. Next public online workshop runs: 4 – 29 JULY 2016. Many believe that traditional classroom training as well as “click-next” e-learning courses are both ineffective and unappealing. Week 2: How to design a learning campaign or challenge. About this workshop. Feedback.
  • DAVE SNOWDEN  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 16, 2016
    [Information] Cognitive Edge announces training courses for 2016 – Working with Complex Problems
    We also realise that some organisations may want the skills provided by these courses, but applied in a specific environment dealing with sensitive or confidential information. As we head into the Northern Summer/Southern Winter (delete as applicable), we’re announcing our timetable of new courses for the second half of 2016. innovation.
  • DAVE SNOWDEN  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 15, 2016
    [Information] Cognitive Edge announces training courses for 2016 – SenseMaker® courses
    We also realise that some organisations may want the skills provided by these courses, but applied in a specific environment dealing with sensitive or confidential information. As we head into the Northern Summer/Southern Winter (delete as applicable), we’re announcing our timetable of new courses for the second half of 2016. Register here.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 14, 2016
    [Information] What’s Your Learning Tool Stack?
    So this is how you represent your own understandings, and manipulate information, for your own purposes. These are to manage communication and information sharing between teams. I woke up this morning thinking about the tools we use at various levels. Yeah, my life is exciting ;). Or, of course, the ones others use in your org.
  • IRVING WLADAWSKY-BERGER  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 14, 2016
    [Information] Platforms and the New Rules of Strategy
    Their chief assets are information and interactions, which together are also the source of value they create and their competitive advantage.”. Val Alstyne started out his presentation by noting that back in 2007, seven firms controlled 99% of handset profits: Nokia, Samsung, Ericsson, Motorola, LG, RIM and HTC. bargaining power of buyers.
  • DAVE SNOWDEN  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 14, 2016
    [Information] Cognitive Edge announces training courses for 2016 – Cynefin and Sense-Making courses
    We also realise that some organisations may want the skills provided by these courses, but applied in a specific environment dealing with sensitive or confidential information. As we head into the Northern Summer/Southern Winter (delete as applicable), we’re announcing our timetable of new training courses for the second half of 2016.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  MONDAY, JUNE 13, 2016
    [Information] ideas in perpetual beta
    We are already over 150 years into the electrification of information and the foreshadowing words of Marshall McLuhan and others are becoming evident. I was discussing my work with a friend and was asked what were the main themes I talked about when I was on the stage. If not, a major paper will have to be developed. Nobody has the answers.
  • DAVID WEINBERGER  |  SUNDAY, JUNE 12, 2016
    [Information] Beyond bricolage
    As you move up the stack, you start to lose this interoperability: Microsoft Word can’t make sense of the data output by Pages, and a graphics program may not be able to make sense of the layer information output by Photoshop. It has to do with thinking with one’s hands, putting together new things by repurposing old things.
  • JANE HART  |  SUNDAY, JUNE 12, 2016
    [Information] The Evolution of Workplace Learning in a SlideShare Timeline
    Jane talking about informal learning at the e-Learning Innovations Symposium held at George Mason University, Washington in June 2012. I am often asked about the keynotes, presentations and workshops I give at different events around the world – either in person or online. Want to find out more about my speaking engagements?
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 9, 2016
    [Information] knowledge catalysts add value
    The process of seeking out information sources, making sense of them through some actions, and then sharing with others to confirm or accelerate our knowledge are interlinked activities from which knowledge slowly emerges. Group 2: People writing about group 1 in clear, concise, accessible language. Groups 5+: And downward…. checklists).
  • MIND HACKS  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 7, 2016
    [Information] Twenty years, one Saturday
    You can buy tickets online but if you’re not walking through central London trying to pipe energy drinks directly into your bloodstream at 9.30am on Saturday, you can watch it via a livestream which is being hosted on the information superhighway. Can’t wait. Link to Mind the Brain conference details.
  • MIND HACKS  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 7, 2016
    [Information] Twenty years, one Saturday
    You can buy tickets online but if you’re not walking through central London trying to pipe energy drinks directly into your bloodstream at 9.30am on Saturday, you can watch it via a livestream which is being hosted on the information superhighway. Can’t wait. Link to Mind the Brain conference details.
  • DAN PONTEFRACT  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 2, 2016
    [Information] How I Nearly Ruined My Personal Purpose
    This decision set off a series of conversations, not the least of which was the one Denise had with her Head of School in the middle of December, 2013, informing him of her resignation, set for June, 2014. The Head of School indicated he would inform the staff and faculty of our departure on January 6, 2014. This is personal story.
  • JANE HART  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 1, 2016
    [Information] My pick of the best of May 2016
    “In this post I share some approaches and resources that I have used to help others to get started with Twitter.  I have run informal group sessions inside my organisation, and a pre-Conference ‘learning lounge’ at the 2016 Australian Institute of Training and Development Conference. It would be useful if more of us did this.
  • ADAPTIVE PATH  |  TUESDAY, MAY 31, 2016
    [Information] Designing outside your comfort zone
    Even something as simple as asking clients for feedback on the products we offered was hugely informative. Knowing this allowed us to make more informed inventory choices before launching the service. “Trust the process!”. They certainly helped me! People with whom he has nothing in common. Do the things that make you uncomfortable.
  • BETH KANTER  |  TUESDAY, MAY 31, 2016
    [Information] Four Early Lessons Learned in the Quest to Improve Feedback Loops in Philanthropy
    These examples are just a few of our very early lessons and we hope you’ve found them informative. Photo by LIFT. Note from Beth:   I’ve just returned from an amazing training project in Cambodia and will be sharing more about that this coming week. That’s why I’m honored to share this guest post from Melinda T.
  • IRVING WLADAWSKY-BERGER  |  TUESDAY, MAY 31, 2016
    [Information] The Prosperity Puzzle
    Thousands of new information goods and services are introduced each year.  Don’t we have access to more information than ever before?”. The April 30 issue of The Economist includes a special briefing on The Prosperity Puzzle. The History of Lighting Suggests Not. How is this possible? 
  • JANE HART  |  SUNDAY, MAY 29, 2016
    [Information] Curating & coordinating learning opportunities for the workplace
    Contact Jane.Hart@C4LPT.co.uk for more information. Next public online workshop runs: 6 JUNE – 1 JULY 2016. Agenda. Curation: the why, what and how. Presenting curated resources: usability and relevance. Ongoing curation in learning flows. Coordinating live events (in a Learning Lounge or Learning Network). About this workshop. Feedback.
  • JANE HART  |  SUNDAY, MAY 29, 2016
    [Information] Curating & coordinating learning opportunities for the workplace
    Contact Jane.Hart@C4LPT.co.uk for more information. Next public online workshop runs: 6 JUNE – 1 JULY 2016. Agenda. Curation: the why, what and how. Presenting curated resources: usability and relevance. Ongoing curation in learning flows. Coordinating live events (in a Learning Lounge or Learning Network). About this workshop. Feedback.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  THURSDAY, MAY 26, 2016
    [Information] Heading in the right direction
    What I see in schools, classrooms, and corporations are information presentation and knowledge testing. Most of our educational approaches – K12, Higher Ed, and organizational – are fundamentally wrong. Which isn’t bad in and of itself, except that it won’t lead to new abilities to  do ! And this bothers me.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  THURSDAY, MAY 26, 2016
    [Information] collecting broken images
    Do you remember that piece of research that informed your thesis 18 years ago? I do, it’s called the SPATIAL model and is no longer online, except on this blog (part of it). I was asked by a friend if I could recommend some online resources for students to help with research and studying. As Stephen B. ” – Dave Gray.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 25, 2016
    [Information] A richer suite of support
    While it’s easy to say that the role of formal learning wanes, and the role of informal learning ramps up, what are the types of support we might look to? The underlying point is that as individuals gather expertise the value of formal learning drops, and the value of informal learning increases.  Ok, but what does that  mean ?
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 25, 2016
    [Information] PKM in the Summer
    The trick is to learn how to store the ‘useful later’ stuff so that I can get back to it, and this has been a key ‘take away’ for me. I’ve particularly enjoyed learning about this … Learning about how to organise information was a key reason I signed up for this program, so I’m a happy customer. 3. Who is this workshop for? Chemene Sinson.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  TUESDAY, MAY 24, 2016
    [Information] improvise for complexity
    Focused listening is a crucial skill. 4) Add information. The premise of A Useful Idea is that improvisation acting principles can help with the creation of something new, and perhaps innovative. The five principles are: Assume complexity and only control process choices, not the outcome. Tap into source [ half-baked ideas ]. Complexity
  • IRVING WLADAWSKY-BERGER  |  MONDAY, MAY 23, 2016
    [Information] The President’s Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity
    So we have to enable the entities that monitor blockchain transactions to verify that contracts are being fulfilled but without revealing confidential information to them.”. The Commission is composed of twelve individuals from the world of business, technology and academia. Gold coins were first developed around 2,500 years in Asia Minor. 
  • GEORGE SIEMENS  |  SUNDAY, MAY 22, 2016
    [Information] What does it mean to be human in a digital age?
    We’ll provide more information on this soon, in particular a conference that we are organizing at Stanford on this in November. 8. This post summarizes some of our current research and other activities in the lab. We, as a lab, have had a busy few years in terms of events. Finding our Identity. Who are we? What do we care about?
  • JANE HART  |  SUNDAY, MAY 22, 2016
    [Information] L&D in the Modern Workplace Challenge starts Monday 30 May
    You need to shape and support modern workplace learning – informal, social, beyond the course and LMS. This is just a reminder that the next L&D in the Modern Workplace Challenge takes place over 12 weeks from 30 May – 19 August. This Challenge consists of 12 Activities (some of which contain more than one task).
  • GEORGE SIEMENS  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 18, 2016
    [Information] The Godfather: Gardner Campbell
    In true higher education fashion, very little information is forthcoming. Gardner Campbell looms large in educational technology. People who have met him in person know what I mean. He is brilliant. Compassionate. Passionate. And a rare visionary. He gives more than he takes in interactions with people. He is also a quiet innovator.
  • JANE HART  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 18, 2016
    [Information] Online Community Management (Workshop)
    Contact Jane.Hart@C4LPT.co.uk for more information. Next public online workshop runs: 30 MAY – 24 JUNE. Setting up and running an online community takes time and effort. In this online workshop we look at how to support the planning, launch and running of an online community. Agenda. Launching the community. Encouraging engagement.
  • BETH KANTER  |  TUESDAY, MAY 17, 2016
    [Information] Why I Love @Canva for Nonprofits and Why You Should Too
    The tool is easy to use, includes templates, and lots of useful how-to information. I am in Cambodia as part of Tech2Empower , an initiative of Wake. traveled with a team of Advisers to conduct an interactive “Tech2Empower” workshop for leaders of anti-trafficking and women’s rights NGOs. Cambodia Visual
  • IRVING WLADAWSKY-BERGER  |  TUESDAY, MAY 17, 2016
    [Information] Can AI Help Translate Technological Advances into Strategic Advantage?
    This has been a particular issue with information technologies in general, including the Internet and AI. But it’s getting harder for our smart machines to truly impress us.  Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic,” is one of the most memorable quotes of science fiction writer Arthur C.
  • ROSS DAWSON  |  MONDAY, MAY 16, 2016
    [Information] Launch: Timeline for the future structure of the legal services industry
    Standalone automated legal services (based on information technology and artificial intelligence such as Lex Machina and KIM). 5. Our shared passion for the future of professional services has led George Beaton and I to collaborate on projects over many years. Types of Legal Services Provider. For more details see the original post.
  • JANE HART  |  SUNDAY, MAY 15, 2016
    [Information] The Future of Work and Learning 2: Chatbots
    Why chatbots? First a bit of background: two things have happened recently that are considered to be big turning points. Firstly, use of mobile devices has now exceeded use of desktop machines to access the Internet, and secondly, people are now spending more time in messaging apps than in social networks. Take for instance,  Alice and Evie.
  • MIND HACKS  |  FRIDAY, MAY 13, 2016
    [Information] Good tests make children fail – here’s why
    If we started the school sports day high jump with the bar at two metres high (close to the world record), then we’d finish sports day with everybody getting the same – zero successful jumps – and no information about how good anyone is at the high jump. If everybody gets everything right then again we don’t get any information from the test.
  • MIND HACKS  |  THURSDAY, MAY 12, 2016
    [Information] information theory and psychology
    I have read a good deal more about information theory and psychology than I can or care to remember. Piece’s 1961 An introduction to information theory: symbols, signals and noise. Much of it was a mere association of new terms with old and vague ideas. From: John R. Plus ça change. Linkage
  • MIND HACKS  |  THURSDAY, MAY 12, 2016
    [Information] information theory and psychology
    I have read a good deal more about information theory and psychology than I can or care to remember. Piece’s 1961 An introduction to information theory: symbols, signals and noise. Much of it was a mere association of new terms with old and vague ideas. From: John R. Plus ça change. Linkage
  • BETH KANTER  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 11, 2016
    [Information] Measuring Nonprofit Performance at Scale
    The guest post is by Jacob Harold , the president and chief executive at GuideStar, the world’s largest source of information about nonprofits. Note from Beth:    I am honored to be a member of Leap Ambassadors Community , a private community of nonprofit thought leaders and practitioners. Social change is hard. We want to support learning. So
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