• 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.
  • MIND HACKS  |  SUNDAY, JULY 13, 2014
    [Information] Spike activity 11-07-2014
    Adults, like children, have a tendency to think vision is more informative than it is. 'Quick links from the past week in mind and brain news: Your Brain Is On the Brink of Chaos. Nautilus has an interesting piece on chaos the and the brain. There’s an open-access special issue on epilepsy in the latest edition of Nature. Linkage
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  SUNDAY, JULY 13, 2014
    [Information] Four Basic Skills for 2020
    look for experts who share their knowledge or act as human-powered content aggregators, selecting quality information and discarding the crap. 'In 2011, The Institute for the Future and the University of Phoenix published a report that looked at Future Work Skills 2020 (PDF). The report identified six drivers of change.
  • ELLEN WAGNER  |  THURSDAY, JULY 10, 2014
    [Information] When I realized how easy is was to get started with learning analytics, I laughed out loud
    What information do you need? 'I''ve always wanted to write a headline like that.  . If you are like me, any link suggesting that learning analytics can be easy is worth a quick look. Even if only to sneer at the temerity of whoever would say that. So, So, thank you for being curious enough to click. Now that I have your attention.
  • ADAPTIVE PATH  |  THURSDAY, JULY 10, 2014
    [Information] UX Week Keynote Speaker Amanda Dameron on Making Design More Human
    There’s great choice out there, but I think that people also have more information than ever before to make responsible choices. People who can think about architecture and design and information design and city layout for people that are using a wheelchair, for example. All of those things go into the way that we talk about design.
  • TED  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 9, 2014
    [Information] An ode to lunch ladies, a park underneath the streets of New York, and an attempt to put the ‘awe’ back in ‘awesome’: A recap of TED@NYC
    Armed with this information, the ways to slow time down are actually quite simple. 'Sally Kohn opens TED@NYC with a plea for us to think of each tweet we write and each headline we click on as an act of media creation. Photo: Ryan Lash. TED@NYC is not your usual TED event. We are the new editors,” she stresses. he visited his dad at work.
  • GEORGE SIEMENS  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 9, 2014
    [Information] Congrats to Paul-Olivier Dehaye: MassiveTeaching
    Is the university so poorly informed about online learning that simply giving a faculty member keys to the kingdom without some guidance and direction was assumed to be a good approach? 'In a previous post , I commented on the Massive Teaching course at Coursera and that something odd was happening. It now appears to be primarily the latter.
  • TED  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 9, 2014
    [Information] How TEDxLuanda is helping to rewrite Angola’s next chapter, from civil war-torn state to innovation hub
    As he began holding informal design events, he noticed how foreign the concept of design was to his community. 'TEDxLuanda is the only TEDx event in Angola and its theme always hinges on the country’s future. Organizer Januario Jano (on the right) co-hosts in 2013, introducing speakers on the theme “Connect the Dots.”
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 9, 2014
    [Information] Seeking feedback on PKM
    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. 'We are just finishing the second PKM in 40 Days online workshop this year. am realising the benefits of practicing what the PKM concept preaches…. – Chemene Sinson.
  • IRVING WLADAWSKY-BERGER  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 9, 2014
    [Information] Disruptive Innovation Revisited
    This was followed by the age of steam and coal, iron and railways starting in 1829; steel, electricity and heavy engineering in 1875; the age of oil, the automobile, and mass production in 1908; and our present age of digital technologies, information and telecommunications which Perez pegs as starting in 1971.  . Today, the largest U.S.
  • GEORGE SIEMENS  |  TUESDAY, JULY 8, 2014
    [Information] I was wrong
    The sessions were generally one-way information flow (from the presenter). I’m not sure if this was due to corporate interests in preserving and not sharing information or if we just didn’t hit on the right topics. Recently, with CorpU and Reda Sadki , I ran an open online conference on corporate MOOCs.
  • ROSS DAWSON  |  TUESDAY, JULY 8, 2014
    [Information] Will the Respect Network enable us to take back control of our data and our lives?
    The vision of individuals controlling their own data was clearly articulated by John Hagel and Jeffrey Rayport in a 1997 Harvard Business Review article The Coming Battle for Customer Information. They played this video, narrated by John Hurt, who starred in the film 1984. Take Back Control from Respect Network on Vimeo.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  TUESDAY, JULY 8, 2014
    [Information] Owning our data
    Meanwhile, the IoE is seen by some active players in the field as a way to trade data for information. While companies may freely trade data for information, the line may be fuzzier with individuals. Our challenge is to understand the limitations and potential of the IoE and make informed decisions. ” – Fast Coexist.
  • TED  |  MONDAY, JULY 7, 2014
    [Information] Meet Latgalian and Tatar, the 104th and 105th languages on TED.com
    I’ve found that there is a big lack of information about self-development in Tatar. 'The 104th and 105th languages on TED.com come from Latgale in Latvia and the Republic of Tartarstan in Russia. And two new languages just joined our library: Latgalian and Tatar. Latgalian is officially the 104th language on TED.com.
  • DAVE SNOWDEN  |  MONDAY, JULY 7, 2014
    [Information] Things go wrong, but.
    They could have told us before we left London about the likely delays so an informed decision could be made. 'Today was meant to be a relaxed day, catching up with some papers and email. have to be in Paris for one client on Thursday and Bonn for another tomorrow and Wednesday. However it was not enough. However it was not that simple.
  • DOC SEARLS   |  SUNDAY, JULY 6, 2014
    [Information] Thinking outside the pipes
    This by far is the most serious threat to sharing information on the Net, because it undermines and sidelines the Net’s heterogeneous and distributed system for supporting everybody and everything, and biases the whole thing to favor a few vertically-integrated ‘content’ industries. I’m with him on that. Content” is the wrong focus here.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  SUNDAY, JULY 6, 2014
    [Information] Mastering a discipline for transformation
    Seeking’ is about finding things out and keeping up to date; pulling’ information, but also having it ‘pushed’ to us by trusted sources. Sensing’ is about making sense and meaning of information, reflecting and putting into practice what we have learned and plugging information into our own mental models and turning it into knowledge.
  • GEORGE SIEMENS  |  SATURDAY, JULY 5, 2014
    [Information] Activating Latent Knowledge Capacity
    Historically, society has created knowledge institutions that mirror what is done with information in a particular era – see McNeely & Wolverton. In this line of reasoning, we can best understand the future of education by understanding what is being done with information today. We aren’t connecting. Latent Capacity.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  THURSDAY, JULY 3, 2014
    [Information] Resources before courses
    Too often, we’re making courses trying to get knowledge into people’s heads, which usually isn’t a good idea, since our brains aren’t good at remembering rote information. 'In the course of answering a question in an interview, I realized a third quip to complement two recent ones. So what’s this new one?
  • DAVE SNOWDEN  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 2, 2014
    [Information] Safety zero?
    'An interesting day at the Summer Institute which ended gloriously with a long evening of discussion and story telling with Vernon Cronen and John Shotter at the conference dinner. It was the sort of enriching conversation that is increasingly difficult to get at events and that worries me. Now this was interesting and not without controversy.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  MONDAY, JUNE 30, 2014
    [Information] A compass for the Big Shift
    Learning faster is not about taking more courses or consuming more information. 'Participation in knowledge flows can generate new insights and practices and improve performance in ways that also yield learning and new capabilities. This thinking extends from the individual up into the organization and beyond, into the ecosystem.
  • DAVID WEINBERGER  |  SUNDAY, JUNE 29, 2014
    [Information] [aif] Re-imagining public libraries
    Omitting key information. On the other side, as the world of information changes, we’ve been experimenting with learning through experience. It’s moderated by Sommer Mathis (editor of CityLab.com. NOTE: Live-blogging. Getting things wrong. Missing points. Introducing artificial choppiness. Over-emphasizing small matters.
  • DAVID WEINBERGER  |  SATURDAY, JUNE 28, 2014
    [Information] [AIF] Beau Willimon on “House of Cards”
    Omitting key information. 'At the Aspen Ideas Festival, Michael Eisner is interviewing the creator of House of Cards, Beau Willimon. I’m not going to attempt to do comprehensive live-blogging. NOTE: Live-blogging. Getting things wrong. Missing points. Introducing artificial choppiness. Over-emphasizing small matters. Paraphrasing badly.
  • DAVID WEINBERGER  |  SATURDAY, JUNE 28, 2014
    [Information] Julie Taymor’s Midsummer film
    For example, Titania’s lasciviousness with the donkey-headed Bottom helps reveal her character and informs her loving relationship with Oberon. 'I’m at the Aspen Ideas Festival. I suppose that makes this the first review of it!) But, because Taymor filmed it using the repertoire of movies — close-ups, controlled focus, etc.
  • MIND HACKS  |  SATURDAY, JUNE 28, 2014
    [Information] A spook’s guide to the psychology of deception
    In other words, individuals have better control over the flow of information because online interaction is designed for information control and therefore partial staggered attention. This post will look at how they’re piecing together the science that forms the basis for these online operations. and so on. Link to copy of slides.
  • DAWN OF LEARNING  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 26, 2014
    [Information] Five Steps to Making Your Content Mobile Ready
    But that is not to say that Information Builders isn''t getting their learning content mobile ready—they are, in a big way. According to Pew Research , 86% of smartphone owners use their phones to acquire “Just-in-Time” information. Collecting basic information about learners. hours per day on mobile device 1.
  • TED  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 26, 2014
    [Information] Happy 8th anniversary, TED.com! A throwback look at the early days
    It was all very informal for something that felt like it was turning into something. 'Behold, what TED.com looked like on day one. Step with me for a minute into an internet time machine. The date: June 27, 2006. The event: the first six TED Talks being posted online. The idea was to post a new talk every week. I was like, “Yeah, yeah.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 26, 2014
    [Information] The skills gap is a learning gap
    Learning would be exceedingly laborious, not to mention hazardous, if people had to rely solely on the effects of their own actions to inform them what to do. 'Continuous learning, lifelong learning, learning organizations, and constant learning – terms we hear every day about the changing nature of the workplace. It can be painful.
  • ROSS DAWSON  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 25, 2014
    [Information] The death of news-on-paper is the rebirth of news organizations
    However the impending demise of news-on-paper is an opportunity for news organizations to be reborn, and to create a future of news which informs us better, is more participatory, and involves far fewer dead trees. Many commentators on my framework seem to equate newspapers with newspaper companies. That is completely incorrect. Mobile first.
  • IRVING WLADAWSKY-BERGER  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 25, 2014
    [Information] The Complex Nature of Cloud-based Innovation
    And, the transition to an information-based, service-intensive digital economy truly started when the Internet and World Wide Web took off in the mid 1990s, - a short time ago in historical terms. 'By now, most will agree that  cloud computing is a major transformational force in the world of IT. agree with these points. Let me explain.
  • TED  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 24, 2014
    [Information] 7 fascinating things I learned at the TEDSalon Berlin
    Photographer  Adam Magyar  creates images by capturing single vertical lines of information, one after the other—each line representing a fraction of a second. 'Thomas Piketty talks to the TEDSalon Berlin audience about economic inequality. Photo: James Duncan Davidson. They often appear relaxed and lost in thought as they go by on screen.
  • BETH KANTER  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 24, 2014
    [Information] How Your Organization’s CEO Can Use Social Media for Thought Leadership
    Responder: Responds to questions from target audience – this can done be informally as part of how they use Twitter or in “Twitter Chats.”   Helen Clarke, UNDP, is an example of responder. 'If your nonprofit’s executive director or CEO a thought leader? They are the respected voices who others turn to understand sector social change issues.
  • TED  |  MONDAY, JUNE 23, 2014
    [Information] A fractal film noir uses a dark narrative to help teach math
    lot of our thinking was informed by what we felt worked with that one, because it also used really bizarre, mind-blowing geometry. think a good story—and good characters—can help get you in and give you an empathetic, intuitive sense of the subject more than if it was just pure information. Why did you want to cover fractals?
  • PSYBLOG  |  MONDAY, JUNE 23, 2014
    [Information] Musical Training Increases Executive Brain Function in Children and Adults
    'People with musical training make better choices and their brains process information more efficiently. Advertisement: ? Please participate in a PSYCHOMETRIC TEST on CIVIC BEAUTY at [link]. Related articles: New Study of Improvising Jazz Pianists Shows Similar Brain Circuits Used for Music and Language.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  SUNDAY, JUNE 22, 2014
    [Information] Learning to breathe in the network era
    Known problems require access to the right information to solve them. This information can be mapped, and frameworks such as knowledge management can help us map it. 'The networked workplace is the new reality. It’s always on and globally connected. Some won’t make it. It may even be chaotic. But opportunities are found in chaos.
  • TED  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 20, 2014
    [Information] “It’s like climbing a mountain—you take one step at a time”: TED Prize winner Charmian Gooch talks campaigning to end anonymous companies
    The London-based organization has spent five years making a case to end anonymous companies—structures which shield information about who ultimately owns and benefits from a company, thus creating the perfect breeding ground for corruption. Information like this was hard to come by before the uprising this year. It’s been amazing.
  • DAVE SNOWDEN  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 20, 2014
    [Information] Thinking simply, in context
    If you want the essence then it falls into three groups of three types of theory informed action: In its essence: In any situation, what can we change? 'One of the common social media comments post a Cognitive Edge course (especially when I run it) is that people'r brains hurt; it's normally a compliment. So why the opening picture?
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