• JAY CROSS  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 3, 2015
    [Information] Enterprise Learning & Digital Transformation
    Adopting a policy of free information access and communication. 'Enterprise Learning takes learning beyond the training department into the overall extended enterprise, the “Workscape.” ” It’s a breakout that’s happening throughout organizations as they embrace digital technology. What do you think?
  • DAVID WEINBERGER  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 3, 2015
    [Information] [liveblog] David Sanger on cybersecurity. And Netanyahu
    Omitting key information. 'David Sanger of the NY Times is giving a Shorenstein Center lunchtime talk about covering security. NOTE: Live-blogging. Getting things wrong. Missing points. Introducing artificial choppiness. Over-emphasizing small matters. Paraphrasing badly. Not running a spellpchecker. You are warned , people. ” 3.
  • BETH KANTER  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 3, 2015
    [Information] Captivology: The Science of Capturing People’s Attention
    The point is not to ditch the statistics, but to give your potential donors enough information so they can have empathy with your cause or the story you are telling. The book shares how and why our mind pays attention to some events, ideas, or people and not others. Reputation: Uses experts or the crowd to instill trust and capture attention.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 3, 2015
    [Information] innovation means learning at work
    Here are some questions that the practice of PKM can address: How do I keep track of all of this information? Self-selection of tools puts workers in control of what they use, like knowledge artisans whose distinguishing characteristic is seeking and sharing information to complete tasks. Innovation is continuous. How can we cooperate?
  • CLARK QUINN  |  MONDAY, MARCH 2, 2015
    [Information] Thinking ‘out loud’
    This contributes to the success of the ‘ coherent organization ‘, where information flows in ways that are aligned with the goals of the organization. But I want to extend it a bit. Let me use an analogy: remember when your teacher asked you to ‘show your work’? and new people can avoid having a team revisit decisions.
  • MIND HACKS  |  MONDAY, MARCH 2, 2015
    [Information] The scientist as problem solver
    Complex information processing: The impact of Herbert A. 'Start the week with one of the founding fathers of cognitive science: in ‘ The scientist as problem solver ‘, Herb Simon (1916-2001) gives a short retrospective of his scientific career. Did this mean they were worthless, he asks. REFERENCE. Simon, H. 1989). Simon, 375-398.
  • DONALD CLARK PLAN B  |  SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2015
    [Information] What can we learn from the Million dollar teacher?
    What Richard is doing here is linking semantic information ‘words, concepts and processes’ to songs and dances that act as cues for recalling that semantic knowledge. 'Richard Spencer is a science teacher from Middlesburgh, who teaches biology using dance, songs, games and so on. He’s up for a $1 million Global Teacher of the year Award.
  • BETH KANTER  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2015
    [Information] Two Must Read Reports on Nonprofit Capacity Building
    The report offers a useful section called “Lenses to Focus and Inform Grantmaking.” It recommends four-step approach: Start with baseline information. This post summarizes gems from both reports. Supporting Grantee Capacity:  Strengthening Effectiveness Together. This is “meeting the organizations where they are it.”
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2015
    [Information] my pkm story
    Organizations over-managed information because it was easy to do. Organizations are still enamoured with information technology. However, the ubiquitous information surround of the Web may put a stop to this. More and more workers were finding their own sources of information and knowledge, outside the organization.
  • DAVID WEINBERGER  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2015
    [Information] [liveblog] Data & Technology in Government
    Omitting key information. That means that the products of the teams being described are a new form of information that in the hands of entrepreneurs and innovators can be transformative. 'I’m at a discussion at the Harvard Kennedy School listening to an awesome panel of Obama administration technologists. of Commerce. FitBit).
  • DAVID WEINBERGER  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2015
    [Information] [shorenstein] CNN Digital’s New Rules for Modern Journalists
    Omitting key information. 'Meredith Artley , editor in chief of CNN Digital, is s giving a Shorenstein Center talk on “new rules for modern journalists.” ” [Disclosure: I sometimes write for CNN.com. don’t know Meredith and she doesn’t know me.]. NOTE: Live-blogging. Getting things wrong. Missing points.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2015
    [Information] Making ‘sense’
    'I recently wrote about wearables , where I focused on form factor and information channels. We can open up the world in powerful ways to support being more informed and more productive. The topic is  sensors. ” That’s pretty amazing, chemical spectrometry on the fly. It made me think about all the senses we could augment.
  • IRVING WLADAWSKY-BERGER  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2015
    [Information] Technology, Marketing and Storytelling
    It’s what happens when people are not merely informed or entertained but actually slip into a manufactured reality…” writes Rose.  'I’ve been involved in a number of interesting projects in my long career, but perhaps none more so than IBM’s Internet initiative in the mid-late 1990s.  At the time , a lot was happening around the Internet. 
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2015
    [Information] digital workforce skills
    But when complex work, the driver of the creative economy, gets a stream of new ideas that have been developed in trusted communities of practice, which are informed by even broader social networks, then we have the foundation for a true digital workplace. Dion Hinchcliffe asks What Are the Required Skills for Today’s Digital Workforce?
  • TED  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2015
    [Information] Last night’s Academy Awards: The TED connection
    The film dives into the world of Edward Snowden ( watch his Q&A at TED2014 ), even showing him in the hotel room in Hong Kong where he first revealed his information to Greenwald. 'Journalist Glenn Greenwald stands stage center as Citizenfour gets the Oscar for Best Documentary. Side note:  Citizenfour debuts on HBO tonight.
  • TED  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2015
    [Information] Last night’s Academy Awards: The TED connection
    The film dives into the world of Edward Snowden ( watch his Q&A at TED2014 ), even showing him in the hotel room in Hong Kong where he first revealed his information to Greenwald. 'Journalist Glenn Greenwald stands stage center as Citizenfour gets the Oscar for Best Documentary. Side note:  Citizenfour debuts on HBO tonight.
  • MIND HACKS  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2015
    [Information] The smart unconscious
    Ran Hassin and colleagues used a neat visual trick called Continuous Flash Suppression to put information into participants’ minds without them becoming consciously aware of it. It is a common misconception that we know our own minds. As I move around the world, walking and talking, I experience myself thinking thoughts. The original is here.
  • STEPHEN DOWNES: HALF AN HOUR  |  SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2015
    [Information] Ten Key Takeaways from Tony Bates
    Online learning allows for informal conversation, videos, simulations, interactive learning, games, and a host of other models that can be attempted imperfectly at best in a traditional classroom. Understanding, for example, the role informal learning can play is key to understanding the distinction between in-class and online learning.
  • BETH KANTER  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2015
    [Information] 5 Games Supporting Nonprofits’s Missions, from Low-Tech to High-Tech
    By placing players squarely in the middle of the issues at-hand, games for social impact allow them to experience the nuances of these challenges in a way that is often as transformative and it is informative. 'Note from Beth: I went to my first Games for Change Festival ten years ago, in 2005 and have been a fan and supporter ever since.
  • MIND HACKS  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2015
    [Information] Anti-vax: wrong but not irrational
    driver of this is a process psychologists have called “biased assimilation” – we all regard new information in the light of what we already believe. Some studies have even shown that people can react to information which is meant to persuade them out of their beliefs by becoming more hardline – the exact opposite of the persuasive intent.
  • DAVE SNOWDEN  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2015
    [Information] Lines in the sands of time
    Experience derived theory or theory informed practice? 'Up to Hull today to deliver my first lecture tomorrow in what I hope will be a long term relationship. Yasmin Merali has moved there from Warwick and my loyalties have moved with her, although I am still to lecture on their MBA programme this year. Yasmin is an old and loyal friend.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2015
    [Information] adapting to perpetual beta
    Given all this information, it is an easy next step to let people experiment, as long as they share what they are doing. In an age when information is no longer scarce and connections are many, organizations have to let all workers actively share their knowledge. 'There is no such thing as a social business strategy. Social Learning.
  • DAN PONTEFRACT  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2015
    [Information] Stack Ranking the Robots
    Robots can supplement services by performing tasks that our human workers can’t, such as 24-hour banking and multilingual communication,” said Takuma Nomoto, the chief manager of information technology at the company. It needs to provide data to the organization’s human capital information system. few of them are actually enjoying it.
  • DAVID WEINBERGER  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2015
    [Information] [shorenstein][2b2k] Wesley Lowery on covering Ferguson and the effect of social media on the reporting ecosystem
    Omitting key information. Wesley’s aim was seek out local people who could inform him about the reality of the place. There are places that really need someone to come in, notice that things are really messed up, make some information requests, etc. Afterwards: It was great.]. NOTE: Live-blogging. Getting things wrong.
  • IRVING WLADAWSKY-BERGER  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2015
    [Information] The Slow, Steady March Towards Digital Money
    Emerging : Challenged by factors including a sizable informal economy, limited enforcement of existing regulations, lack of ICT beyond urban centers, and consumer preference for cash. . 'On January 27, Citi and Imperial College held their third annual Digital Money Symposium in London.  The results were not surprising.  it asks. 
  • TED  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2015
    [Information] What I learned from watching every TED-Ed Lesson
    ” I have learned countless bits of information. 'As a Production Intern at TED-Ed , a big part of my job has been to make sure none of our video files have any glitches. So for the past two months, I’ve watched every single TED-Ed Lesson — nearly 500 of them — at least twice. If TED-Ed were a menu, I’d have tried everything on it. If
  • TED  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2015
    [Information] What I learned from watching every TED-Ed Lesson
    ” I have learned countless bits of information. 'By Noah Tavlin. As a Production Intern at TED-Ed , a big part of my job has been to make sure none of our video files have any glitches. So for the past two months, I’ve watched every single TED-Ed Lesson — nearly 500 of them — at least twice. Not that I would ever do that, of course. .
  • JAY CROSS  |  SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2015
    [Information] Be a humanist
    'An intimate group of Fortune 50 CLOs invited me to talk with them about how to make the most of informal learning. Jane, Charles, Clark, Harold and I chatted at length. We came up with twenty-four suggestions which I’ll soon walk the CLOs through. One piece of advice stood out for me as the crux of it all. Meta-Learning Psychology
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2015
    [Information] our future of work
    Jon Husband has described  wirearchy as, “ an interconnected hyperlinked structure of negotiated (either implicit or explicit) agreements based upon accessible information and knowledge, credibility, trust, and results. Capitalism does not have to be corporatism. This is far more than a social change. EthosVO is different.
  • ADAPTIVE PATH  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2015
    [Information] Considering the Consideration Funnel
    At no time up to this point should the customer have been asked for payment information, or anything that makes them feel committed on some level. Only through interacting with your customers in observations and interviews, can you understand what way they should interact with this information. 'The transaction funnel. Paint a picture.
  • STEPHEN DOWNES: HALF AN HOUR  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2015
    [Information] Becoming MOOC
    This is an environment which changes at a much greater pace than in previous years, where there is a constant flow of information, where connectivity with people worldwide is part of our everyday reality, and where jobs that existed ten years ago have disappeared, and new ones have taken their place. 'There are two types of MOOCs. Baron, S.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2015
    [Information] Rethinking Redux
    We’re using industrial age tools in an information age. 'Last week I wrote about Rethinking , how we might want and need to revise our approaches, and showed a few examples of folks thinking out of the box and upending our cherished viewpoints. Among the things touted was that much of our thinking about feedback appears to be wrong.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2015
    [Information] enough training
    Allison Rossett states that “ … performance support is a repository for information, processes, and perspectives that inform and guide planning and action. When performance depends on a large body of information. When performance is dependent on knowledge or information that changes frequently. Image: Pixabay.
  • BETH KANTER  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2015
    [Information] Does Your Nonprofit Suffer from a Culture of Sitting? How To Change It
    It is, however, the go-to suggestion for one-on-one meetings, status updates, brainstorming sessions and more informal gatherings of small groups. There is also research about how walking or even standing up at work can increase you and your team’s creativity. Many things says experts who detailed a chain of problems from head to toe.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2015
    [Information] The Grail of Effective and Engaging Learning Experiences
    model-based guidance: the best guide for practice is a conceptual basis (not rote information). 'There’s a considerable gap between what we can be doing, and what we are doing. When you look at what’s out there, we see that there are several way in which we fall short of the mark. Too much elearning resides there. And we can.
  • MIND HACKS  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2015
    [Information] You can’t play 20 questions with nature and win
    Visual Information Processing: Proceedings of the Eighth Annual Carnegie Symposium on Cognition , Held at the Carnegie-Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, May 19, 1972. '“ You can’t play 20 questions with nature and win ” is the title of Allen Newell ‘s 1973 paper, a classic in cognitive science. in Chase, W.
  • DAVID WEINBERGER  |  SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2015
    [Information] Libraries as community centers…of meaning
    Of course, much of this information is private, but there are ways to use it without violating anyone’s privacy. 'Well, it’s snowing in Boston and I’m in Florence. Italy. I’m SO sorry, Ann!) I’m here to keynote an OCLC EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Africa) conference about libraries. The idea is simple. No one.
  • DAVE SNOWDEN  |  SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2015
    [Information] Anthropology in schools?
    remember actively encouraging my daughter to withdraw from it at age 16 when her text book suggested that the fundamental principle of the subject was that the human brain was a limited capacity information processing device. By the age of 18 people could then make an informed decision about what to study. Reflections
  • TED  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2015
    [Information] The architecture of death: TED Fellow Alison Killing rethinks design for the dying
    It’s useful to make that information visible, because then we can start to have proper conversations and develop better strategies. Tables in the foreground hold postcards with information about death-related spaces, covering 1914, 1948, 1981 and 2014. he asks us to consider: What might a good death experience mean today? laughs].
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2015
    [Information] the machines and us
    With companies such as Amazon able to collect and control information on the entire experience of a customer, the math house now can focus on each customer as an individual. 'Every fortnight I collate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. call these Friday’s Finds.
  • EUEN SEMPLE  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2015
    [Information] Telling stories.
    'Present a human being with disparate bits information and we will try to make sense of them, to give them meaning, to get them to tell a story. We can''t help ourselves and do it all the time. We also try to get the world to fit our pre-existing stories. Those we learned from our families, our colleagues, our neighbours.
  • STEPHEN DOWNES: HALF AN HOUR  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2015
    [Information] Education Technology Strategies - Day Two
    Q: Ontario student ID - anything at the federal level that would integrate information exchange between the provinces? Also, what technology has blown up the idea of information for us. showing C)2 levels in a classroom in the UK (finding 4K ppm - concentration is impacted!) innovators of today") Q: are we looking at ways to. From 68%.
  • BETH KANTER  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2015
    [Information] Healthy and Productive Meetings: Free Guidestar Webinar on Feb. 12th
    The  Feet First site suggests that these tasks are perfect for walking meetings: Educate and inform: Educate about things in the environment while experiencing and demonstrating them. Problem solve: Problem solving can be enhanced by the physical activity of walking (“thinking on your feet”), as well as informal interactions among people.
  • STEPHEN DOWNES: HALF AN HOUR  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2015
    [Information] Ontario Education Minister Liz Sandals
    Q: Ontario student ID - anything at the federal level that would integrate information exchange between the provinces? 'Honourable Liz Sandals Minister of Education Ontario Ministry of Education This is a paraphrase summary, not direct quotes (though often quoted words are used). Sorry about spelling mistakes. How do we build on this?
  • STEPHEN DOWNES: HALF AN HOUR  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2015
    [Information] Education Technology Strategies - Day One
    better) information Using technology to have students share (but not collaborate in problem solving) What if we made thinking the foundation rather than the pinnacle of learning? the Macbook, Android - web-based applications, eg. CERN ? A: not really, but we''re working with OU in the UK Q: do you have students visit the labs? Which 6?"
  • DAVID WEINBERGER  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2015
    [Information] [liveblog][shorenstein] Peter Hart on the Presidential Race
    Omitting key information. Younger voters have a much wider sphere of getting information. 'Peter Hart is giving a lunchtime talk at the Shorenstein Center titled “The Mood of America & the Presidential Race 20016.” ” Peter is a pollster. NOTE: Live-blogging. Getting things wrong. Missing points. Top priorities?
  • TED  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2015
    [Information] The TED2015 speaker lineup revealed
    Manuel Lima is interested in humanity’s long history of visualizing information — from the tree diagram’s development in the 12th century to the big data artists of today. She imagines and creates structures and objects that are inspired, informed and engineered by, for and with nature. They’re out there. Marina Abramovi?
  • CLARK QUINN  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2015
    [Information] Rethinking
    Patti Shank recently wrote about the burden of having an informed opinion, and I think we need to take ownership of our beliefs, and I think that’s right. '(in the future). Dr. Melik: You mean there was no deep fat? No steak or cream pies? Or hot fudge? She was, they argued, a victim. It has reduced sex trafficking, for one outcome.
  • BETH KANTER  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2015
    [Information] Nonprofit Blog Carnival: Personal Productivity Tips for Nonprofits
    In his  post ,  he suggests finding ways to be more focused, consume less information and make the time spent on line more fruitful. 'The first   Nonprofit Blog Carnival of 2015 is on the theme is personal productivity. But maintaining productivity, especially online, can be challenging. What is  personal productivity? Here’s a summary.
  • TED  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2015
    [Information] The math of love, from a TEDx speaker who loves math
    Fry’s idea for the book was to boil all the information she discovered in her research into one coherent narrative. 'Hannah Fry speaks at TEDxBinghamtonUniversity about ‘The Mathematics of Love.” ” The talk has become the latest TED Book. Photo: TEDxBinghamtonUniversity. I’ve gone through all of those things.”  .
  • IRVING WLADAWSKY-BERGER  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2015
    [Information] The Big Data Era Is Here
    Big data and related information-based disciplines, - e.g., data science , artificial intelligence , - are everywhere.  Big data is now central to so many areas for the simple reason that there is so much more digital information than ever before.  I was one of three panelists invited to the session.  Why are we so excited about them? 
  • DAN PONTEFRACT  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2015
    [Information] The Real Beauty In Leadership Happens By Going Above And Beyond
    Coaching is an ongoing informal conversation with the employee that focuses on providing the following: counsel on current objectives and actions to categorically improve the result; feedback concerning their progress or improvements on Flat Army habits; and. Laurens van der Post. Measuring. Adapting. Exploring. Bettering. Coaching. But how?
  • MIND HACKS  |  SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2015
    [Information] A refocus of military influence
    You can read the document online (warning it’s a 50Mb plus pdf ) but here’s a crucial section from page 121 onwards: Our potential adversaries and partners are increasingly blurring the lines between regular and irregular and between military, political, economic and information activities.
  • TED  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 30, 2015
    [Information] Life-hacks from Bill Nye, a letter to Mom on the universe, and a graphic novel from the “Aristotle of Comics”
    The book came about through a series of letters to Janna’s mother, which became an informal thesis on whether the universe is finite or infinite, and the double standard that exists in posing this question. 'The TED community has been busy in the past week. Below, a few TEDsters with news to share. Bill Nye’s life hacks. new kind of implant.
  • DAVE SNOWDEN  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 30, 2015
    [Information] On the dangers of transparency
    However as the process management movement gained momentum and computer based information processing more pervasive my actually authority and in consequence my freedom to experiment and make mistakes was limited. That meant I was happy to take a few risky decisions. We too often laud transparency without thinking about its consequence.
  • BETH KANTER  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 29, 2015
    [Information] Smarter Nonprofit Networking: Building A Professional Network That Works for You
    People who offer them new information or expertise, who share best practices; and contacts in other industries. He suggest these categories: information and learning. '“You are not ever a genius all by yourself. Your ideas are a function of the people you are connected with…” – Carol Dweck, Author, Mindset.
  • DAVE SNOWDEN  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 29, 2015
    [Information] Humans are messy
    Proximity, informal flow and the like are far more influential on individuals that some implied inner qualities. 'Day three of the Cynefin and Sense-making course focuses on new forms or organisation and the various aspects of cognitive science and anthropology that we have brought into play in both methods and theories. Reflections
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 29, 2015
    [Information] L&D outside the box
    Imagine a research intensive organisation where scientists should be sharing what they learn, and the official company policy is to share information and expertise among public and private partners. 'This article appeared in Inside Learning Technologies & Skills Magazine, January 2015. We had just purchased 100 helicopters.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 28, 2015
    [Information] What I do, don’t do, and why
    This crosses formal learning, mobile learning, serious games, performance support, content systems, social and informal learning, and more. 'My background is in learning technology design, leveraging a deep background (read: Ph.D.) in cognition, and long experience with technology. like to think I’m pretty good at it, and I am for hire.
  • DOC SEARLS   |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 27, 2015
    [Information] Blogging the #BlizzardOf2015 in #NYC that wasn’t
    As more cords get cut, and more of us inform each other directly, new and better forms of aggregation and intermediation will emerge. Who has the information I want, now? 'The blizzard hit coastal New England, not New York City. In fact, it’s still hitting. Wish I was there, because I love snow. No big deal. At least here.
  • DOC SEARLS   |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 27, 2015
    [Information] Giant Snow Fail Link Sale
    brief sketch of the “full stack” (intellectually speaking…) news and information company. Envision a Future Where Your Personal Information Is Digital Currency | WIRED. 'Somebody at The New Yorker calls office junk (the kind you save until you toss because you’re moving) “accretions of intention.”
  • TED  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 27, 2015
    [Information] An unusual investment company, inspired by honeybees (and TED)
    He talked about the business case for not hoarding information, and how you could actually have a much better business model by opening up intellectual property instead of closing it off.”. Then the scouts come back and they share the information, very openly,” she says. 'Katherine Collins named her investment firm: Honeybee Capital.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 27, 2015
    [Information] 70:20:10 and the Learning Curve
    Note that this  assumes a good formal learning design,  not rote information and knowledge test!) 'My colleague Charles Jennings recently posted on the value of autonomous learning (worth reading!), sparked by a diagram provided by another ITA colleague, Jane Hart (that I also thought was insightful). Hence the revolution. :). itashare.
  • IRVING WLADAWSKY-BERGER  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 27, 2015
    [Information] Skills and Jobs in the Digital Economy
    Computers have significantly complemented and increased the productivity of high-skill, information-intensive jobs, enabling them to address many new kinds of problems.  . 'Few subjects are as important, - or as challenging to predict, - as the future of jobs in our emerging digital economy. or 17.4 million people. 
  • DAN PONTEFRACT  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 26, 2015
    [Information] The Strength Of A Leader Comes From The Tree Trunk
    'Employee engagement research recently surfaced by Answers – a company that empowers consumers, brands and organizations by connecting them with the information they need to make better informed decisions – suggests only 27% of employees are engaged at work, whereas 45% of employees find themselves in the middle of the pack of engagement.
  • DAVE SNOWDEN  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 26, 2015
    [Information] On fragments and lessons learning
    It also enables peer-to-peer information flow, unmediated by agency which is critical in the development sector. Summarisation into formal documents has value, but only when the use of the core information stabilises. 'A transition through Bonn today to spend time with the German Development Agency before moving onto Zurich.
  • DOC SEARLS   |  SUNDAY, JANUARY 25, 2015
    [Information] #Deflategate needs facts
    Presumably that’s an informed opinion, but it’s still just an opinion. 'Check out this map : This isn’t new. Way back in 2008, after the Patriots’ undefeated season ended with a Super Bowl loss to the Giants, The Onion wrote Patriots Season Perfect for Rest of Nation. It’s easy to hate an overdog. No facts there.
  • DAVID WEINBERGER  |  SUNDAY, JANUARY 25, 2015
    [Information] [2b2k] Inside.com’s updates: A new rhetorical form for journalism?
    It’s an interesting exercise: If you had the opportunity to design a new rhetorical form that will fit news onto a mobile device — that’s where people will read most of their news, Jason is convinced — and will do the best job possible of conveying information without sensationalizing it, what would you come up with? But does it work?
  • DAVE SNOWDEN  |  SATURDAY, JANUARY 24, 2015
    [Information] The evolution of culture
    Now there is nothing new in the idea that the informal culture of an organisation is important. 'One of the tasks I have to complete over the next day or so is supporting material for a range of Cognitive Edge employee engagement tools and offerings. So culture is a lot more nuanced that implied by the stock taking idea.
  • BETH KANTER  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 22, 2015
    [Information] Talking Shop with Network Designers and Weavers for Social Change
    Flisrand , who is a network weaver for sustainability networks, was in town and he was organizing an informal gathering. 'We learn so much about professional practice from having honest and candid conversations. So, when he sent around an email that Janne K. Next, Eugene facilitated a fishbowl conversation with Janne.
  • TED  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 22, 2015
    [Information] How a TED Fellow’s mobile triage app could save lives around the world
    The paper-based version of the SATS offers no additional information, whereas a mobile app can. So digitizing systems offers more information as prompts for medical care depending on the score. At the moment, entering such information has to be manually based because we can’t afford the technology in our public hospitals.
  • MIND HACKS  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 21, 2015
    [Information] pwned by a self-learning AI
    It’s an AI that worked out its environment, its actions, and what it needs to do to ‘survive’, without any prior information. The key here is ‘without any prior training’ as the system was not ‘told’ anything about the games. It worked out how to play them, and how to win them, entirely on its own.
  • TED  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 21, 2015
    [Information] Could comets explain why there’s life on Earth? A lesson in chalk
    So it’s cool to pick these topics that have information in them that nobody has ever known before. 'When Justin Dowd worked as a food runner at a restaurant, he would sometimes doodle on the chalkboard in the kitchen. He had no idea that this skill — coupled with his ability to explain physics — would one day win him a trip to space.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 21, 2015
    [Information] Wearables?
    I am accustomed to having information on my wrist, and while I wear glasses, I want them to be invisible to me. Of course, the real issue is whether there’s sufficient information available through the watch that it makes a value proposition. I’m contemplating the iWatch but don’t have enough information as of yet.
  • IRVING WLADAWSKY-BERGER  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 21, 2015
    [Information] As Big Data and AI Take Hold, What Will It Take to Be an Effective Executive?
    Many of these jobs, - which include blue-collar production activities as well as information-based white-collar ones, - are based on well understood procedures that can be described by a set of rules that machines can then follow.  . 'Big data , powerful analytics and AI are everywhere.  Mid-skill jobs have been particularly threatened. 
  • DAVE SNOWDEN  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 20, 2015
    [Information] Some thinking about decisions
    One thing I want to tackle in more depth (which I didn't mention in yesterday's post) is the difference between design thinking as it is popularly understood and complexity informed design thinking. 'I'm still working through possible material for next weeks training programme in Zurich. Remember that no action is also a decision.
  • TED  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 20, 2015
    [Information] 40 brilliant idioms that simply can’t be translated literally
    What it means : “You are not well informed, and it shows.”. 'What does it mean to “have tomatoes on your eyes?” ” Find out below… By Helene Batt and Kate Torgovnick May. It’s a piece of cake. You can’t put lipstick on a pig. Why add fuel to the fire? The results are laugh-out-loud funny. If that were possible.”.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 20, 2015
    [Information] Getting strategic means getting scientific
    And it occurs to me that getting our processes structured to align with how we work is part of a bigger picture of how our strategies have to similarly be informed. And performance support similarly needs to reflect how we process information, and, importantly, things we don’t do well and need support for. Time to get to work.
  • CHARLES JENNINGS  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 20, 2015
    [Information] 70:20:10 – Above All Else It’s a Change Agent
    In other words, ‘informally’. Research over the past 40 years has shown that informal and workplace learning is increasingly pervasive and central to learning in organisations. '“Progress is impossible without change; and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.” In other words, they’re rocket scientists. itashare
  • JAY CROSS  |  SUNDAY, JANUARY 18, 2015
    [Information] Ebbinghaus was a pessimist
    wonder what the forgetting curve for tacit information looks like. 'More than a hundred years ago , Hermann Ebbinghaus formulated the forgetting curve, which describes the relationship between memory and time. But Ebbinghaus’s findings don’t really apply to most learning situations. This is explicit knowledge. Brain Science
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  SUNDAY, JANUARY 18, 2015
    [Information] a simpler approach to content management
    Referrals can be pushed, through something like a subscription service, or pulled from knowledge networks when there is an immediate need for information. People with more diverse and deep knowledge networks get better information. The best example of a CMS is the Web. There is relevant and irrelevant content. Not much.
  • STEPHEN DOWNES: HALF AN HOUR  |  SATURDAY, JANUARY 17, 2015
    [Information] I Am Not That Guy
    That''s why I wrote in my original post as follows: “There’s a certain cynicism informing this list, which I think is unavoidable if you stay in the business of covering the field long enough. This week, though, I said there was "a certain cynicism" in a recent list of articles by her and suddenly became one of those people. Emotional?
  • THE SMART WORK COMPANY  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 15, 2015
    [Information] Brave new world in a (long) nutshell
    And that required mutually supportive systems like physical workplace, IT (performance information), HR (particularly leadership and learning sewn into everything an enterprise does), governance and structures. couple of things became clear as I began to write. in the South East of England. It hasn’t been easy. Here goes. What to do?
  • CLARK QUINN  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 14, 2015
    [Information] It’s the process, silly!
    Another issue, to me, is to structure the format for your intermediate representations so that make it hard to do aught but come up with useful information. 'So yesterday, I went off on some of the subtleties in elearning that are being missed. This is tied to last weeks posts about how we’re not treating elearning seriously enough.
  • DAVID WEINBERGER  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 14, 2015
    [Information] Software that makes us freer
    People like Doc and me and you ought to be informing one another and the entire ecosystem about the freedom-increasing software we use. 'Dave Winer has a couple of related posts up, one addressed to Doc Searls and me, and the other broadening the point: we need to be doing more to support software that makes us, and the Internet, freer.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 13, 2015
    [Information] The subtleties
    They are about information or knowledge, not skill. People are expected to give a hoot about this information, but no one helps them understand why it’s important? Information focused or arbitrary content presentations. Yet too often I see arbitrary lists of information accompanied by a rote knowledge test. design
  • DONALD CLARK PLAN B  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 13, 2015
    [Information] Homework – 7 teacher & 7 learner strategies
    This is how you should store information as it makes it easier to recall. 'Homework (horrible industrial word) has long been an educational lightening rod. Teachers are suspicious and don’t like the marking, parents get stressed and learners have to endure what are sometimes dull, repetitive, even meaningless tasks. Don’t mark - encorage 6.
  • ROSS DAWSON  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 13, 2015
    [Information] Can Facebook-informed algorithms know you better than your mother?
    The post Can Facebook-informed algorithms know you better than your mother? 'This morning I was interviewed on the national breakfast program Sunrise about whether algorithms can assess our personality better than those who are closest to us. Click on the image below to view the segment. ” The potential implications are profound.
  • IRVING WLADAWSKY-BERGER  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 13, 2015
    [Information] “Soft” AI Is Suddenly Everywhere
    These are generally statistically oriented, computational intelligence methods for addressing complex problems based on the analysis of vast amounts of information using powerful computers and sophisticated algorithms, whose results exhibit qualities we tend to associate with human intelligence. It’s still what the experts call soft A.I.
  • DAVE SNOWDEN  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 12, 2015
    [Information] Systems? Day 1
    This is the practice v theory informed practice divide. 'An odd sort of day today, the first of two in a small session discussing system thinking, complexity and the like with people from very different traditions. friend in the US had started the process trying to get a diverse group of people together to secure funding for something.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 12, 2015
    [Information] the exposure economy
    But it seems we are entering a time when people expect to get whatever information they need for free and feel no obligation to support the people who create it. 'I wrote in the post, knowledge is personal , that pretty well everything  I have achieved professionally is a result of my sharing online, especially through this blog.
  • TED  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 9, 2015
    [Information] Are you being tracked? How law enforcement follows your movements, and why you should care
    You end up with what is essentially a massive tracking database that gathers information about innocent people. Allowing the government to collect massive quantities of information about everyone opens the door to abuse. But what could anyone really do with that information that would hurt us? ”). mounted on the trunk.
  • MIND HACKS  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 8, 2015
    [Information] Is public opinion rational?
    This looks like a problem for democracy, which supposes a rational and informed public opinion. 'There is no shortage of misconceptions. The British public believes that for every £100 spent on benefits, £24 is claimed fraudulently (the actual figure is £0.70). We think that 31% of the population are immigrants (actually its 13%). Reasoning
  • TED  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 7, 2015
    [Information] As libraries become cultural hubs, TEDx events bring the community in
    They are open to everyone and provide services that support formal and informal learning,” he says. To Lehnan, libraries exist to provide informational and recreational content, and the formats those come in are evolving rapidly. Libraries have long been that place for civic dialogue and access to information,” she says.
  • DOC SEARLS   |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 6, 2015
    [Information] Tabbing along late on a Monday
    long, somewhat informative volley of tweets follows. 'I’m not ready to tell you what I was working on today (There’s a tease, huh?), but I can share the tabs I had open: Andy Carvin (@acarvin) on Twitter: “Twitter will be @reportedly’s home base. We’re also on reddit at [link] FB at [link] medium @ reported.ly.”
  • JAY CROSS  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 6, 2015
    [Information] Future of Conferences: Why People Attend
    Gather information about products, techniques, trends. Form opinions on Big Data, informal learning, LMS, Open API, MOOCs, and other buzz-topics. 'I’m investigating the future of f2f conferences. Will conferences be disrupted à la newspaper business? Will successful events become communities instead of one-shot deals? Have fun!
  • BETH KANTER  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 6, 2015
    [Information] What Nonprofits Need To Do More in 2015: Embrace Stillness
    However, we live in a connected world where we have gotten so go at being in touch, informed, and connected, that we don’t know how to be alone and step away more regularly. 'The new year is always a popular time for all of us to take stock and see the big picture. It can drain your passion. Do practice stillness?
  • IRVING WLADAWSKY-BERGER  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 6, 2015
    [Information] The Startup Version of the Wealth Gap
    Because of the fast spread of information, technology users come to understand that a problem (bad taxi service) can be solved with a new service (Uber).  'Entrepreneurship has never been easier, but entrepreneurship is on the decline.  I first heard this surprising paradox a few months ago in a talk by MITs’s Andy McAfee. What’s going on? 
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 6, 2015
    [Information] are you prepared?
    As with agriculture last century, fewer people are needed to do manufacturing, information, or service work today. 'Major technological advances, like the printing press or the Internet, create economic volatility. This in turn changes the existing social contract. This is no longer the norm. We are entering a post-job economy.
  • STEPHEN DOWNES: HALF AN HOUR  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 5, 2015
    [Information] A Year in Photos
    They’re still focused on their own organizational information systems and traditional institutional networks. -- William H. In the MOOC part I outlined the history of our work with MOOCs, and then appealed to connectivism to inform the design principle underlying them. More on that as we progress. But there is no camera. Ah yes.
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