• TED  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2014
    [Information] 25+ apps to make your everyday life easier
    You scan the barcode, and it shares information about potentially harmful ingredients (and gives alternatives, if you want them). Kyle Shearer of our Events Workgroup says, “It helps me to make informed choices on products that I am bringing home.”. We asked the TED staff what apps they can’t live without. Sunrise. KeyMe. Think Dirty.
  • TED  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2014
    [Information] 25+ apps that the TED staff swears make their everyday lives just a little bit easier
    You scan the barcode, and it shares information about potentially harmful ingredients (and gives alternatives, if you want them). Kyle Shearer of our Events Workgroup says, “It helps me to make informed choices on products that I am bringing home.”. We asked the TED staff what apps they can’t live without. Sunrise. KeyMe. Think Dirty.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2014
    [Information] Learning in 2024 #LRN2024
    The ability to stay more tightly coupled with colleagues, sharing information and collaborating, has really become mainstream in our lives, and is going to have a big impact on our organizations. The most significant change is the status quo: the belief that an information oriented event model has any relationship to meaningful outcomes.
  • IRVING WLADAWSKY-BERGER  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2014
    [Information] On the Complex Evolution toward Mobile Digital Payments
    'On September 9, Apple announced Apple Pay , an easy, secure way to make mobile payments using their latest devices , - the iPhone 6’s and Apple Watch.  The reaction to the announcement has been mostly positive : “[F]or now, at least, analysts believe if there is any company to persuade consumers of the mobile wallet’s value, it is Apple.” 
  • STEPHEN DOWNES: HALF AN HOUR  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2014
    [Information] Bader A. Alsaleh - September 17, Riyadh - Summary Notes
    The types of information should be linked together. This type of information actually exists in the mind of others. Denver - importance of information. 'Bader A. Alsaleh (Professor, Instructional Design and Technology, King Saud University) @ba_alsaleh On 40 minutes, will present a number of ideas. It does not lead anywhere.
  • STEPHEN DOWNES: HALF AN HOUR  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2014
    [Information] Steve Wheeler - September 17, Riyadh - Notes
    Infrastructure, interface, tools, interaction) Nova Spivak: graph, degree of social connectivity, degree of information connectivity. High social, high information = Web x.0 - the metaweb. 'The Mayflower Steps. When we talk about the future, we step out into the unknown. Macy''s, in New York. It was like magic. telephone. Films.
  • STEPHEN DOWNES: HALF AN HOUR  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2014
    [Information] Diego Leal - September 12, Pereira - Notes
    'Diego Leal - Creating online learning networks Think of networks = nides + connections + signals - related to what I said yesterday How to make possible cooperation in online learning environments? en Linea - to create large intercommunitty network - when TRAL disappeared the connections were still there How does it Work?
  • DAVID WEINBERGER  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2014
    [Information] [liveblog] Hendrik Hertzberg on the quick fix for our Constitutional morass
    Omitting key information. 'I’m at a Shorenstein lunch talk where Hendrik Hertzberg of the New Yorker is talking about the difficulty of electing a government with the infrastructure we have. The place is packed. HH was one of the very first Shorenstein fellows. When he was here he was covering the 1988 presidential campaign. John Koza.)
  • BETH KANTER  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2014
    [Information] Does Rigorous Data Analysis Thwart Effective Storytelling by Non-Profits?
    professionals should be concentrating on how we can deliver training (and other forms of capacity building) that will assist them in telling their stories with valid, reliable information that will withstand scrutiny. Our track was one of three where participants could take a deep dive into a topic and learn from peers through dialogue. 
  • DOC SEARLS   |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2014
    [Information] Giving respect to brand advertising
    'I wrote the first half of the following two years ago for a name-brand Web magazine that decided not to run it. You can guess why. later turned it into a shorter piece for Wharton ‘s Future of Advertising collection. For this post I took out some cruft and added a new second half. As usual, if I had more time, I could have made it shorter.
  • THE SMART WORK COMPANY  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2014
    [Information] Should we stay or should we go?
    Using biased and incomplete information, or statistics produced using models where assumptions are not made explicit, I’ve thought about options and tried to weigh relative risks and possibilities in the face of great uncertainty and unknown consequences (complexity). '@simonheath1 drew the image for me. Should we stay or should we go?
  • BETH KANTER  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2014
    [Information] How To Train Your Attention and Be Effective When Working Online
    It’s no surprise attention spans have been decreasing over the past decade with the increase in external stimulation – social media, mobile phones, and the flood of online information. This infographic summarizes how much information is generated online by users in a minute. 'Photo by BirgerKing. Take a guess. Be honest.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2014
    [Information] Cooking out loud
    Some of the recipes are popular, or especially good during certain seasons, so recipes are informally published. Weekly reports from community leaders would be collated by the chef’s staff, reviewed by the chef, and would inform the next week’s menu planning. It takes too long to make decisions or try new things out.
  • DAN PONTEFRACT  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2014
    [Information] Apple CEO Tim Cook and his Moment of Open Culture
    After checking in with Amazon though, they informed me I’d have to wear leather pants and a scarf for a year, so that’s out, for now. No it wasn’t what the Internet is referring to as Apple Scarf Guy. Although according to Zara, male scarves are now sold out, literally, across the planet.). I may have rounded up.).
  • CLARK QUINN  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2014
    [Information] Learning Engineering
    This includes doing a suitable job of creating aligned outcomes through processes of working with SMEs, identifying misconceptions to be addressed, ensuring activities are designed that have learners appropriately processing and applying information, appropriate spread of examples, and more. For one, the value of models in learning. design
  • IRVING WLADAWSKY-BERGER  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2014
    [Information] A Useful Framework for Analyzing the Impact of Technology on Jobs
    They include blue-collar manual activities such as manufacturing and other forms of production, as well as white-collar, information-based activities like accounting, record keeping, dealing with simple customer service questions, and many kinds of administrative tasks.  The expert’s responses to this question where divided down the middle. .
  • DAVID WEINBERGER  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2014
    [Information] [liveblog] Robin Sproul, ABC News
    Omitting key information. 'I’m at a Shorenstein Center brownbag talk. Robin Sproul is talking about journalism in the changing media landscape. She’s been Washington Bureau Chief of ABC News for 20 years, and now is VP of Public Affairs for that network. Her last name rhymes with “owl,” by the way.). Missing points.
  • BETH KANTER  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2014
    [Information] A Guide to Evaluating Networks
    The guide consists of a  “State of Network Evaluation” framing paper about network evaluation and an accompanying network evaluation casebook to gather and share information about evaluation approaches, methodologies, and tools that are particularly suited to the assessment of networks. captured it in this blog post. Real network examples.
  • DONALD CLARK PLAN B  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2014
    [Information] Jeff Haywood: stunning analysis of the future of online in HE (MOOCs etc)
    Conclusion Information technology has been extremely consequential in HE over the last 25 years but principally in ‘output enhancing’ ways that do not show up in the usual measures of either productivity or cost per student. This is only one strand of a strategy that looks towards 2025. Spot on. This is also true within your institution.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2014
    [Information] Create space for sense-making
    It requires a common language, some shared experiences, and a willingness to think critically and abandon some very comfortable assumptions that inform our understanding of ourselves and our work. It seems that as soon as you identify with a system, whether it is good for you or not, then it becomes the only frame of reference. Complexity
  • MIND HACKS  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2014
    [Information] Taste illusions
    According to Green, all of the sensory information is localized in the mouth in order that we associate this information with the food being consumed, in the same way that we typically use both touch and vision to localize a point on our bodies. This is one of my favourites. Link to journal hosted locked article. pdf of full text.
  • DAVE SNOWDEN  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2014
    [Information] Engagement in emergence
    Now the use of SenseMaker® to gather stories about the past and to inform negotiators (described in my last two blogs) create a database of learning. 'In my final post (for the moment on conflict) I want to talk about how we engage people in creating a sustainable solution. It allows them to do small things early. Narrative
  • GEORGE SIEMENS  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2014
    [Information] LINK Research Lab: Fall Speaker Series
    If you’d like to be informed of event details, recordings, and links to live sessions, please register The full schedule is here. We will be streaming the events online and are exploring options for asynchronous interaction as well.
  • ANDY MCAFEE  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2014
    [Information] Technology Spending Is On Its Way Down. Or It Isn’t. Or It Doesn’t Matter.
    Information processing equipment is simply a vehicle for software, in much the same way that a bottle of 5-hour energy is a delivery system for caffeine. I’ll say more later about his paper, which was one of the highlights of the event for me (sighting this moose was another one). And this is what Autor believes. As he writes. Will yo
  • IRVING WLADAWSKY-BERGER  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2014
    [Information] AI, Robotics, and the Future of Jobs
    And, as they generate gigantic amounts of information every second of every hour of every day, we are now asking our computers to help us make sense of all this data.  'The Pew Research Center has been marking the 25th anniversary of the World Wide Web with a series of reports on the Internet and our digital lives.  Reasons to be hopeful :  .
  • DAVE SNOWDEN  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2014
    [Information] Informing the peace makers
    'One of the principles of managing a complex adaptive system is the need for fast feedback loops. In my second posting on narrative and conflict management I want to address that in the context of negotiation. During negotiations it is easy for people from both sides to get into entrained positions or loose connection with those they represent.
  • DAN PONTEFRACT  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2014
    [Information] How B Corps Just Might Eliminate the Foolishness of Maximizing Shareholder Return
    Roger Martin, Academic Director of the Martin Prosperity Institute at the Rotman School of Management, informed us in Harvard Business Review that , “After Michael C. 'I absolutely love reading (and throw in writing, for that matter) non-fiction leadership books. ” This seems to run through the heart of a B Corp. What is a B Corp?
  • JOHN HAGEL  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2014
    [Information] Making a Movement: Narratives and Creation Spaces
    'What better day than Labor Day in the US to explore movements and narratives? Labor Day emerged directly from the powerful labor movement in the US. Throughout history, we’ve had a lot of movements that have shaped our economic, social and political arenas. believe we’re on the cusp of a new wave of movements. What is a movement? What happened?
  • DAVE SNOWDEN  |  SUNDAY, AUGUST 31, 2014
    [Information] Complexity and Public Administration
    This has brought attention to approaches informed by complexity science for working with intractable problems as well as a way to square the circle of making localization workable and relevant. 'This blog is being posted on behalf of Thomas Townsend. That has changed. So what is applying complexity thinking to public policy really all about?
  • TED  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 29, 2014
    [Information] Need help? Ask Aunt Bertha! Erine Gray helps people in need find social services in their area
    We figured out pretty quickly that this information was stored in the system, so our team redesigned the menu, allowing much more self-service. The system saves the information so that if you apply to anything else in the future, any redundant questions get filled in automatically. How did you find and aggregate so much information?
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 29, 2014
    [Information] Small thoughts, loosely joined
    Meanwhile, inside the organization, information remains in silos, unable to cross artificial boundaries, slowing down knowledge flow. But increasing access to information with the installation of an enterprise social network to replace the aging intranet will not address the new cognitive load of most knowledge workers. Complexity
  • EUEN SEMPLE  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 29, 2014
    [Information] Rigour
    Keeping a lot of information in your head like that takes effort and matters. 'I had a conversation with my Dad about education this week. He is a fan of the changes made by Gove, and of the view that we need to return to "proper" fact based learning. But it left me wondering why such conversations get to me. We need rigour.
  • DAN PONTEFRACT  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 27, 2014
    [Information] Rethinking Approaches to Corporate Learning
    Pontefract :  You have to make a judgment call as to what type of relationship you have with a particular contractor when you decide who should have access to your training programs and whatever informal or social learning opportunities people have internally. encourage you to download it. it’s free) My specific responses are below.
  • THE SMART WORK COMPANY  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 27, 2014
    [Information] Adidas gets fit for the future
    Yes, there are new developments like the increasingly critical roles of physical workplaces and social technologies in co-creating connected, informal knowledge. And why wouldn’t any business want to capitalise on our ‘yearning for (informal) learning’ ? Are they formal or informal? Creating the Next Wave.
  • BETH KANTER  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 27, 2014
    [Information] Personal Health Data: It’s Amazing Potential and Privacy Perils
    The value to an individual is that they are able to track their health and can change their behavior to a healthier lifestyle.     Now, researchers are interested in using this data to better inform public health research, but there are some thorny issues to navigate to make this a reality. It opens up the question:  Who owns our data?
  • CLARK QUINN  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 27, 2014
    [Information] Vale Joe Miller
    He ended up at SportVision, where he was beginning to help them understand they were not about information, but insight. Unfortunately, 'This is a name you’re not likely to know, but I can’t let his passing go without comment. I was brought on board to lead the latter initiative. got to know Joe slowly. Apple) peripherals.
  • TED  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 26, 2014
    [Information] How teachers can best use TED Talks in class, from the perspective of a student
    TED Talks aren’t like Wikipedia articles—yes, they contain information, but at their best, they actually spark a conversation. 'What happens when a teacher mixes Madame Bovary and a TED Talk? Good things, actually. Photo: iStockphoto. By Olivia Cucinotta. For those of you who have not read it, please skip to paragraph two. Spoiler alert!)
  • ELLEN WAGNER  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 25, 2014
    [Information] What an earthquake taught me about Twitter
    But what I learned in those first moments, when immediacy mattered most, was that in case of emergency, when WE needed targeted information, Twitter was where we turned first. .  .  .  .  . 'We were rudely awakened this past Sunday morning when an earthquake threw us out of bed at 3:20 am. It was a big one. We live in Northern California.
  • STEPHEN DOWNES: HALF AN HOUR  |  SUNDAY, AUGUST 24, 2014
    [Information] Beyond Institutions Personal Learning in a Networked World
    We have information overload. An information system is an extension of the mind. 'by Stephen Downes Introduction: What learners Need Sorry, I forgot to turn on the audio recording. That''s how you start a broadcast, with dead air. Thank you very much it''s a pleasure to be here. Quick mike check. Mike check, everything good? million."
  • DAVID WEINBERGER  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 22, 2014
    [Information] The social Web before social networks: a report from 2003
    gave an informal talk later at that same conference. 'The Web was social before it had social networking software. It just hadn’t yet evolved a pervasive layer of software specifically designed to help us be social. In 2003 it was becoming clear that we needed?—?and and were getting?—?a But what sort of sociality were we looking for?
  • DOC SEARLS   |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 22, 2014
    [Information] Link pile
    Scott Adams : Information is the Cure for Privacy. 'Closing some tabs here… Tech. Libby Clark in Linux.com :  Cars should be open source hardware. Privacy and all that. Tim Walsh of SAP in LinkedIn : Big Data — The New Tobacco. Steven Tweedie in Business Insider : Use This Trick To See A Map Of Everywhere Google Knows You’ve Been.
  • MIND HACKS  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 21, 2014
    [Information] How to speak the language of thought
    If, in the future, a paraplegic wants to control a robot arm, or even another person , via a brain interface, then it will rely on the same techniques to decode information and translate it into action. 'We are now beginning to crack the brain’s code, which allows us to answer such bizarre questions as “what is the speed of thought?”.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 21, 2014
    [Information] Rethinking Design: Curriculum
    We’re more likely to remember information we’ve had to process rather than information we’ve just been presented with. 'In addition to yesterday’s post about pedagogy , I also mentioned the need to get deeper on curriculum as well. There’re more details required to fully flesh out the process here. desig
  • CHARLES JENNINGS  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 20, 2014
    [Information] It’s Only 65% !
    The term ‘informal training’ for example is meaningless. Whereas the term ‘informal learning’ as Jay Cross describes it, is extremely meaningful: “. Informal learning is like riding a bicycle: the rider chooses the destination and the route. " Jay wrote the seminal book on Informal Learning. Learning ? Most isn’t.
  • LUIS SUAREZ  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 20, 2014
    [Information] #LeadWithRespect Meme: a Challenge for 21st Century Management
    'I can’t remember the last time that I participated on a blog carnival or meme blog series for that matter. guess the only way is up, right? . asked Cecil through Twitter whether we would, eventually, need to read the book before  participating on the meme invitation and he confirmed that was not the case. cecil dijoux (@cecildjx) August 19, 2014.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 20, 2014
    [Information] Rethinking Design: Pedagogy
    In typical approaches, you’d be presenting conceptual information (e.g. Here, I’m looking to make the task of processing the information to generate  something,  whether a document, presentation, or whatever,  and that the processing is close to the way the information will be used. Am I making sense here? design
  • BETH KANTER  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 20, 2014
    [Information] Basic Facilitation Techniques for Nonprofits
    Some formats are playful and incorporate informality, movement, and fun. There are a lot different styles, philosophies, and techniques for facilitating groups of people.    Check out the International Association of Facilitator’s Method database which contains more than 500 entries. Here’s just a few: Instructional. Scribing.
  • IRVING WLADAWSKY-BERGER  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 20, 2014
    [Information] The “Recombinant” Nature of Digital Innovations
    The universal reach and connectivity of the Internet were enabling access to information of all sorts for anyone with a browser and an Internet connection.  . Digitization makes available massive bodies of data relevant to almost any situation, and this information can be infinitely reproduced and reused because it is non-rival. 
  • ADAPTIVE PATH  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 19, 2014
    [Information] Making it Real
    With the kit we built kiosks, information towers, marketing backdrops and furniture. 'As a result of software eating the world , physical products and environments are smart and connected. Prototyping has become a way to ensure teams are designing and building the right system of interdependent touchpoints. And, it’s a lot of fun.
  • EUEN SEMPLE  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 19, 2014
    [Information] Social tools and the filter problem
    As soon as we get "improved" information systems we are exposed to too much information, feel swamped, and feel the need to improve signal and reduce noise. 'I just saw someone comment that "Twitter would be improved by better list functionality". We are then faced with the problem of classification. It''s a bit like "real life".
  • TED  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 14, 2014
    [Information] What can the American and British education systems learn from classrooms in the developing world?
    That can actually lead to better retention and synthesis of information. 'Students in Karakati, India, research the answer to a big question at a location of Sugata Mitra’s School in the Cloud. Adam Braun went to school in the US and now runs a nonprofit that builds schools in Ghana, Laos, Nicaragua and Guatemala. and U.K.
  • JANE HART  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 13, 2014
    [Information] Informal Learning Research Report
    'Inthis new E-Learning Guild Survey Research Report,Informal Learning Takes Off, Iexamine the results of a survey about informal learning in the workplace. The main informal learning activities […]. Social learning
  • CHARLES JENNINGS  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 13, 2014
    [Information] Learning in the Collaboration Age
    In November of that year British computer scientist Tim Berners-Lee together with his Belgian colleague Robert Cailliau proposed a project to develop the use of hypertext  to link and access information of various kinds as a web of nodes in which the user can browse at will. . This type of information is better familiarised.
  • IRVING WLADAWSKY-BERGER  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 13, 2014
    [Information] What���s the Key Economic Challenge of the Future?
    The machines of the emerging digital economy, are now making up for our cognitive limitations, augmenting our intelligence and our ability to process vast amounts of information.  We will need their equivalent if we are to meet the needs of the information age.. Few scholarly books have received this kind of attention.
  • MIND HACKS  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 13, 2014
    [Information] One death too many
    It is entirely possible to report on suicide and self-harm in a way that informs us, communicates the tragedy of the situation, and leaves us better off as a result of making these events more comprehensible. In other words, sensationalist and simplistic coverage of suicides, particularly celebrity suicides, regularly leads to more deaths.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 12, 2014
    [Information] Deeper activities
    It’s not taking knowledge tests (if it absolutely has to be known cold ‘in the head’, you’ve got the excuse for a tarted-up drill-and-kill, but make sure it absolutely does), but processing information in meaningful ways. 'A while ago, I argued for an activity-based curriculum. And revisit the knowledge several times.
  • JANE HART  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 12, 2014
    [Information] Guided Social Learning Experience Design (Online Workshop)
    'Online workshop runs 18 August – 12 September Most e-learning design is about gathering a comprehensive set of material, storyboarding the content, developing screens of information and adding in interactivity and quizzes to test understanding. It is not […]. Social learning
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 12, 2014
    [Information] Sense-making Skills
    Elaborative learning is useful for proficient learners because it allows them to apply their prior knowledge effectively to process new information. Synthesizing information is combined with drawing inferences, forming tentative opinions, and challenging arguments. Also, some techniques (e.g., which is how I came across it.
  • DAWN OF LEARNING  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 8, 2014
    [Information] Content and continuous learning: The cornerstones of a learning architecture
    Speaking to this point, the research highlights the fact that 68 percent of L&D organizations believe that the overwhelming volume of information makes it difficult to keep track of useful information. At the same time, informal learning approaches, including social learning, are finding inroads in HILOs. paradigm shift.
  • MIND HACKS  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 8, 2014
    [Information] Drugs in space and sleepless in the shuttle
    Information on stimulant use by astronauts is hidden in the appendix but caffeine was widely used in space, but less than when on the ground – although possibly due to coffee shortages, and modafinil was used occasionally. Zaleplon use was reported on 45 (11%) of 413 nights. Link to locked Lancet study on sleep in astronauts.
  • ANDY MCAFEE  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 7, 2014
    [Information] When Using Your Smartphone Can Be the Best Thing for Your Mental Health
    With informed consent and in accordance with privacy rules, PRIORI collects the patients’ sides of their smartphone calls, then analyzes these sound files using machine learning techniques to figure out which characteristics of speech are most strongly related to the onset of a manic episode. This might well be enough.
  • DOC SEARLS   |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 7, 2014
    [Information] What do sites need from social login buttons?
    If a site has one of these… … what is the least  information they need from the user? By using the Connect feature, you permit us to access your facebook.com profile, including without limitation,  information about you, your friends and privacy settings. 'Not want. But too often liberties are taken with them.
  • ADAPTIVE PATH  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 7, 2014
    [Information] UX Week 2014 Keynote Josh Clark on the Future of Digital Product Design
    One is social between devices, where network gadgets can start to share information and buzz about information and make corrections based on their own systems. 'Josh Clark’s particular mix of practical realism and thoughtful reflection is an ideal match for UX Week. It’s funny. So I really jumped in with both feet.
  • THE SMART WORK COMPANY  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 7, 2014
    [Information] Becoming fit for the future
    ‘Orchestrate serendipity’ is about how to create conditions for informal learning opportunities through chance encounters and conversation. Performance support systems – information, rewards, rules, procedures etc. 'Image by the wonderful Simon Heath (@SimonHeath1). Becoming fit for the future. diagnostic framework. People.
  • IRVING WLADAWSKY-BERGER  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 6, 2014
    [Information] Lean Principles in the Digital Economy
    Customers are taking advantage of all the information they can now access to search for the best possible values. 'Lean principles is the name given to a group of production techniques developed by Japanese manufacturing companies around the 1970s-1980s to maximize customer value while reducing wasteful resource. 
  • STEPHEN DOWNES: HALF AN HOUR  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 5, 2014
    [Information] No Paradox Here
    We are informed by knowledge, but we are driven by the passions. 'John Spencer thinks that education is filled with paradox, and lists a number of sources. couldn''t help but notice that I didn''t see the paradox in any item on his list. So, here''s his list, with my take on it, resolving the paradox. There are only relationships.
  • BETH KANTER  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 4, 2014
    [Information] Kids and Kickstarter: The Rise of PhilanthroKids and Kid Crowdfunding!
    Meet Charlotte, the teen daughter of one of my colleagues, Tom Subak , who is Chief Information Officer for a national charity and knows a thing or two about engaging young people and fundraising online.    Charlotte started riding horses when she was 5 years old. Crowdfunding in general has raised more than 5.1 Well, Braeden is one of them.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 4, 2014
    [Information] What does the Internet of Everything mean to you?
    The Internet of Everything is the next step in the evolution of smart objects—interconnected things in which the line between the physical object and digital information about that object is blurred. – Cisco on Slideshare. Here is how the Internet of Everything is viewed from multiple perspectives. What do you think?
  • THE SMART WORK COMPANY  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 4, 2014
    [Information] Stories from the home front
    Of course things happen that disrupt service and she appreciates that – so long as she is kept informed. 'Stories from the home front. Well it’s time to write another blog post. I’ve been quiet lately because of domestic distractions but in truth my silence is more than that. That’s a rhetorical question, by the way.
  • ADAPTIVE PATH  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 1, 2014
    [Information] Designing E.T.’s Experience: Interview with UX Week Speaker Doug Vakoch of SETI Institute
    Another example that informs our work is that also focuses on communicating with future generations. We talk with one another here on earth, we’re used to this free back and forth exchange of information; if we don’t understand, we can ask for clarification. 'Images sourced from SETI.org. Again, this ties into user experience.
  • DAVE SNOWDEN  |  THURSDAY, JULY 31, 2014
    [Information] Amsterdam Two-Day SenseMaker® Design: Only a week left to take advantage of Early Bird Discount!
    Email SenseGuide if you have questions or would like further information. 'There are still seats available at the Two Day SenseMaker® Design course in Amsterdam held over 16-17 September 2014. Enjoy EUR200 off the course fees if you sign up before 8 August 2014. Amsterdam, 16 and 17 September 2014.
  • DAWN OF LEARNING  |  THURSDAY, JULY 31, 2014
    [Information] Challenge the Status Quo
    As HR is evolving into a more strategic function responsible for aligning people’s behaviors, skills, and motivations, applying many different learning strategies, modalities, and technologies, you must take a hard look at your organizations learning content strategy and make informed decisions about future directions. How do you respond?
  • DAVE SNOWDEN  |  THURSDAY, JULY 31, 2014
    [Information] Amsterdam Two-Day SenseMaker® Design: Only a week left to take advantage of Early Bird Discount!
    Email SenseGuide if you have questions or would like further information 'There are still seats available at the Two Day SenseMaker® Design course in Amsterdam held over 16-17 September 2014. Enjoy EUR200 off the course fees if you sign up before 8 August 2014. Amsterdam, 16 and 17 September 2014.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  THURSDAY, JULY 31, 2014
    [Information] A Swiss Army Knife for the Network Era
    Here is what Domino’s Pizza, a company operating in over 50 countries, learned about implementing PKM practices , after their pilot project: Finally, as learning practitioners, we’re awash in information about social tools and technology-enabled learning. 'PKM: A Swiss Army knife for the Network Era. Eric Kammerer. – Brent MacKinnon.
  • STEPHEN DOWNES: HALF AN HOUR  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 30, 2014
    [Information] Beyond Free ? Open Learning in a Networked World
    It''s always going to be the case," he continues, "that the kids who have need are going to have been denied a lot of the academic preparation and opportunities for the information that the affluent kids are given. It''s a phenomenon taking place in the information revolution. It shouldn''t be allowed. That''s not secondary. guess not.
  • IRVING WLADAWSKY-BERGER  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 30, 2014
    [Information] What Will Digital Life Be Like in 2025?
    Information sharing over the Internet will be so effortlessly interwoven into daily life that it will become invisible, flowing like electricity, often through machine intermediaries.”  Survey respondents worried that most Internet users will mindlessly exchange personal information for near-term benefits and convenience. 
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  TUESDAY, JULY 29, 2014
    [Information] Sense-making and sharing
    If you only seek new information and knowledge for yourself, without spending time to make it personal, you will not advance your own growth (bottom left). 'The Seek > Sense > Share framework is a very simple model with many layers, which you discover as you develop personal knowledge mastery. For me it’s blogging.
  • DAWN OF LEARNING  |  MONDAY, JULY 28, 2014
    [Information] LMS vs. LCMS
    Buzz words in the industry include e-learning, mobile learning, cloud delivery, bite-sized learning, informal learning, learning record store, and single-source content development. The eLearning Guild says that informal learning forms up to 80% of all workplace learning. Learning Record Store (xAPI) – Informal Tracking. ?. ?.
  • DONALD CLARK PLAN B  |  MONDAY, JULY 28, 2014
    [Information] 10 counter-intuitive, researched tips on use of video in learning
    Meyer and Moreno have researched this area in detail and found that cognitive overload and dissonance can often occur when too much information is being presented. They much prefer more informal, personal and, above all, enthusiastic performances by their teachers. But the evidence suggests otherwise. Lesson: More YouTube than TV.
  • DAVE SNOWDEN  |  MONDAY, JULY 28, 2014
    [Information] Passing through Wellington
    always like working with uniformed personal as they get complexity pretty fast, they often welcome it as common sense informed by science while they have had to endure too much uncommon sense backed up my consultancy lead management fads. got some good photos though, to add to my many of Wellington Harbour over the years.
  • DOC SEARLS   |  SUNDAY, JULY 27, 2014
    [Information] Time for digital emancipation
    Every Member promises to respect the right of every other Member to control the Member Information they share within the network and the communications they receive within the network. As part of this promise, every Member agrees to provide reasonable protection for the privacy and security of Member Information shared with that Member.
  • MIND HACKS  |  SUNDAY, JULY 27, 2014
    [Information] Seeing ourselves through the eyes of the machine
    'I’ve got an article in The Observer about how our inventions have profoundly shaped how we view ourselves because we’ve traditionally looked to technology for metaphors of human nature. The idea that these are metaphors sometimes gets lost which, in some ways, is quite worrying. You can read my full article at the link below.
  • MIND HACKS  |  SATURDAY, JULY 26, 2014
    [Information] Awaiting a theory of neural weather
    An example is the discovery of DNA, which allowed us to understand how genetic information could be represented and replicated in a physical structure. 'In a recent New York Times editorial , psychologist Gary Marcus noted that neuroscience is still awaiting a ‘bridging’ theory that elegantly connects neuroscience with psychology.
  • STEPHEN DOWNES: HALF AN HOUR  |  SATURDAY, JULY 26, 2014
    [Information] How to Survive Air Travel - For Real
    If you can''t find a sign, find an information desk or security and ask. 'Photo: Wikipedia I''ve travelled quite a bit by air, I enjoy the travel, but agree it can get uncomfortable and frustrating at times. That said, Craig Mod''s advice on Medium just isn''t realistic, so I have a few tips. Eight hours to get to Denver? ask "Air Canada?"
  • DAVID WEINBERGER  |  SATURDAY, JULY 26, 2014
    [Information] Municipal nets, municipal electric power, and learning from history
    'The debate over whether municipalities should be allowed to provide Internet access has been heating up. Twenty states ban it. Tom Wheeler, the chair of the FCC, has said he wants to “ preempt ” those laws. Congress is maneuvering to extend the ban nationwide. ” Click image to enlarge. Learn from history? Repeat it?
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  FRIDAY, JULY 25, 2014
    [Information] Knowledge and Wisdom
    We had to change our culture about information. We ” What we did was we changed the idea of information, instead of knowledge is power, to one where sharing is power. It 'Here are some observations and insights that were shared on social media this past fortnight. call these Friday’s Finds. We never speak of this.
  • ELLEN WAGNER  |  THURSDAY, JULY 24, 2014
    [Information] Driving the #LearnerAnalytics Bus
    'The message emerging from this week''s University of Maryland University College (UMUC) Learner Analytics Summit  (#innovatelearning) was explicit and to the point: Forward thinking instititutions are stepping up to opportunities for improving post-secondary experiences for students using data to inform proactive, evidence-based decision-making. .
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  THURSDAY, JULY 24, 2014
    [Information] Build trust, embrace networks, manage complexity
    They work well when information flows mostly in one direction: down. Enterprise social network platforms can help, letting anyone connect to another colleague, where the default permission to get access to information is public. 'Hierarchies. new model for work is required. Hierarchies, simple branching networks, are obsolete.
  • BETH KANTER  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 23, 2014
    [Information] Explore Impact Leadership at NTEN’s Leading Change Summit: Free Registration Giveaway
    Early bird registration ends on July 31 and scholarship information is here. 'I’m giving away a free registration to NTEN’s Leading Social Change Summit. I’ll pick a winner by July 3oth. NTEN is hosting the “ Leading Change Summit ” in San Francisco from September 3-6th. Conferences
  • IRVING WLADAWSKY-BERGER  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 23, 2014
    [Information] How Has the Internet Worked Out So Far?
    In a recent Social Progress Index which measured and compared countries around the world in a number of categories, the US ranked 23 in access to information and communications, even though it’s second in GDP per capita behind only Norway.  . The original concepts that led to the Web where first proposed in a 1989 paper by Tim Berners-Lee.
  • BETH KANTER  |  TUESDAY, JULY 22, 2014
    [Information] Can My Fitbit Data Make Health Care Better?
    After some results from routine tests during my annual physical,  my doctor informed me that my cholesterol was high.    ”Start exercising more and stop eating bacon cheese burgers ” were the doctor’s orders and we’ll retest in 6 months. Would you be willing to share your personal health information with researchers?
  • DAVE SNOWDEN  |  MONDAY, JULY 21, 2014
    [Information] Scaling: of gaps and things
    Those three elements form a triad as shown below and the sides of the triad give us three common moves, or dynamics that inform and define organisational identity and practice. 'Yesterday I promised to move on the How do you scale success? For those interested and able to get to Sydney this link will give you a third off the full price.
  • ELLEN WAGNER  |  FRIDAY, JULY 18, 2014
    [Information] PAR Framework: Learning Analytics as a Service for Higher Ed
    Member institutions also receive a cademic models for their institution that include detailed student level data to create watch lists, structure interventions and inform local decisions about the factors identified as having the greatest impact on student success. higher education to inform practice and policy. Financial aid factors.
  • BETH KANTER  |  FRIDAY, JULY 18, 2014
    [Information] Markets for Good Post: Design A Better Dashboard
    Whether you are using data to inform a digital content strategy or to build a philanthropic movement, it is important to remember that effective measurement begins with people. 'Flickr Photo by PetitPlat - Stephanie Kilgast. ” How Human-Centered Design Methods Can Help You Design A Better Dashboard. Tracking for Impact and Learning.
  • NINE SHIFT  |  THURSDAY, JULY 17, 2014
    [Information] The Changing Workplace: Virtual Offices
    Many companies have intranets, where lots of information is posted.  What this does is create accountability, plus also help solve problems as others with a need to know, or desire to know, can help solve problems with this information.  'So how do we communicate at work when we are in difference places, at different times?
  • CLARK QUINN  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 16, 2014
    [Information] Models for learning
    And in both cases, learners will remember better, and perform more robustly (particularly in environments with changes), if they have the model that explains what to do as well as the information. While this might seem like  more  information, it’s really not, as the model minimizes the amount of arbitrary information you present.
  • IRVING WLADAWSKY-BERGER  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 16, 2014
    [Information] From Mass Production to Mass Individualism
    In the first phase, the Web offered lots of information to individuals, but control remained in the hands of institutions.  a many-to-many model where new social media platforms and tools empowered individuals to publish information, and to easily share content and opinions with each other.  But I was clearly wrong,” he writes.  Web 1.0
  • CLARK QUINN  |  TUESDAY, JULY 15, 2014
    [Information] Click to learn less
    The point being that information is available but not directly. People aren’t good at remembering large bits of information. think it comes from the fact that Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) don’t have access to most of what they actually do, but they do have access to all they know, so they tend to put out information. design
  • ADAPTIVE PATH  |  MONDAY, JULY 14, 2014
    [Information] UX Week 2014 Twitter Contest!
    Contest Information: Tweet as much as you want. Winners will receive additional information on logistics leading up to UX Week. 'Hello UX Week attendees, friends, and community! We are thrilled to announce the first ever UX Week 2014 Twitter Contest! If you haven’t registered for UX Week yet, do so here so you can Tweet to win.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  MONDAY, JULY 14, 2014
    [Information] Not all innovation is disruptive
    This would be one where, “ The chef informs each customer what he bought that day … the diner selects the desired food items and the chef creates a dish from them, specifically for each customer.” 'Given all the talk about disruptive innovation lately, I thought I’d dust off several posts I have written on the subject and update them.
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