• IRVING WLADAWSKY-BERGER  |  MONDAY, MAY 2, 2016
    [Information] The Analog Foundations of the Digital Revolution
    Institutions that are capable and accountable : Empowering citizens through digital platforms and information, e-government services, digital citizen engagements, increased incentives for good governance both in public sector and private firms, …  . Promoting economic development. Digital Dividends. Risks and challenges. Analog Foundations.
  • GEORGE SIEMENS  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 28, 2016
    [Information] Reflecting on Learning Analytics and SoLAR
    This was informed by Shane’s thinking on paying an annual fee to be involved in groups such as NMC or EDUCAUSE. The technical complexity of this nascent field is paralleled by a transition within the full spectrum of learning (education, work place learning, informal learning) to social, networked learning. How we got started.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 27, 2016
    [Information] Moving forward
    And, of course, we want that innovation to be fueled by data, information in the world being made available to support making these decisions. A few weeks ago, I posted about laying out activities in a space dividing the execution side from the innovation side, and in the head from in the world. And at least one idea came to mind.
  • MIND HACKS  |  MONDAY, APRIL 25, 2016
    [Information] The Devil’s Wager: when a wrong choice isn’t an error
    Similarly, when psychologists find that people will pay more to keep something than they’d pay to obtain it or are influenced by irrelevant information in the judgements of risk , there’s no profit to labelling this “irrationality” and leaving it at that. The Devil looks you in the eyes and offers you a bet. Reasonin
  • JANE HART  |  MONDAY, APRIL 25, 2016
    [Information] The difference between social learning and social collaboration
    improved communication through faster access to information. First published 25 March 2015. Social learning , is of course, not a new concept or a new term; we’ve always learned socially – from our parents, siblings, friends and from our colleagues at work. So why is there a need to focus on social collaboration ? Social learning
  • MIND HACKS  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 20, 2016
    [Information] A brief hallucinatory twilight
    More recently, a spate of studies has come out showing some genuine mainstream interest in understanding hypnagogia as an interesting source of information about how consciousness is deconstructed as we enter sleep. There is a brief time, between waking and sleep, when reality begins to warp. Inside the Brain Theory
  • MIND HACKS  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 20, 2016
    [Information] A brief hallucinatory twilight
    More recently, a spate of studies has come out showing some genuine mainstream interest in understanding hypnagogia as an interesting source of information about how consciousness is deconstructed as we enter sleep. There is a brief time, between waking and sleep, when reality begins to warp. Inside the Brain Theory
  • JANE HART  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 20, 2016
    [Information] 20 ways to prepare yourself for modern workplace learning
    Click here for more information. You have developed a range of filters to help you avoid information overload from the multitude of sources you use, in order to isolate the “gems” 11. How many can you check off? If it’s not more than a handful, then you might find the upcoming  L&D CHALLENGE  useful. PERSONALLY.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 19, 2016
    [Information] Revolution Reading List
    We should not forget some classics, e.g. Jay Cross’s game-changing book on  Informal Learning , which really altered the way we think about workplace learning. I’m still a book guy (whether print or ebook), and have been reading a number of tomes of late. strategy
  • IRVING WLADAWSKY-BERGER  |  MONDAY, APRIL 18, 2016
    [Information] Could Blockchain Prove to Be “The Next Big Thing”?
    Rather, to achieve the promise of IT, it was necessary to fundamentally redesign their operations, examine closely the flow of work across the organization, and eliminate legacy processes that no longer added value to the business. Last week I discussed some of the highlights of Citi’s excellent FinTech report. 
  • ELLEN WAGNER  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 14, 2016
    [Information] Big Data, Learner Analytics and Reflections on Student Success, Redux
    have come to understand that prediction is the first step in a virtuous cycle of evidence-informed decision-making. This blog was first published at https://wcetblog.wordpress.com/2014/11/06/par1/.  . It Begins With Big Data. This  Big Data Landscape 3.0 The explanation for this apparent oversight is a simple one.  Learner Analytics.
  • DOC SEARLS   |  THURSDAY, APRIL 14, 2016
    [Information] TV Viewers to Madison Avenue: Please quit driving drunk on digital
    Because voter data includes actual names and addresses, the same information the TV providers have for billing purposes, they readily can match up the lists. That list is matched against each provider’s customer database and ads are served to the matching households. The feedback has been loud and clear. Make it opt-in.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 13, 2016
    [Information] story skepticism
    Read more » Informal Learning SocialLearningI have been thinking about storytelling lately as a lot of people are talking about it as essential for business, leadership, and whatever ails you. have discussed it a few times over the years and have reviewed these thoughts.
  • DAN PONTEFRACT  |  MONDAY, APRIL 11, 2016
    [Information] A 72,000 Word Cloud
    For more information about the book, please visit the book micro-site. On May 10, 2016, my next book, “ The Purpose Effect: Building Meaning in Yourself, Your Role and Your Organization ” is finally released. pre-order here ). The book is roughly 72,000 words in length. book The Purpose Effect word cloud wordle
  • IRVING WLADAWSKY-BERGER  |  MONDAY, APRIL 11, 2016
    [Information] Is FinTech Forcing Banking to a Tipping Point?
    How about the banking industry, which has long been a major user of information technologies, - including back- and front-office automation, ATM’s, Internet banking, data-driven risk management, fraud detection, and mobile financial apps? Beyond IT, few industries have felt the impact of digital forces like media.  Banks will look like Uber.
  • DOC SEARLS   |  SATURDAY, APRIL 9, 2016
    [Information] The Data Bubble redux
    Meanwhile I have money ready to spend on about eight things, right now, that I’d be glad to let the right sellers know, provided that information is confined to my relationship with those sellers, and that it doesn’t feed into anybody’s guesswork mill. I’m ready to share that information on exactly those conditions. First in a series.
  • JANE HART  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 7, 2016
    [Information] What would happen if there were no L&D department?
    Bring on more informal and experiential learning!” Managers would manage and provide workers with the skills, information, knowledge and environment they need in order to succeed. This was the question I asked last week on Twitter: What would happen if there were no Training/L&D department? Quotes will be cited. Jecca  .
  • DAVID WEINBERGER  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 6, 2016
    [Information] In defense of personalization
    And those entities have a massive incentive—exercised by companies like Facebook—to personalize the flow of information toward users as consumers rather than as persons. Mills Baker defends personalization on the right grounds. Digression: This is at the heart of our cultural fear of echo chambers, in my opinion. think.
  • IRVING WLADAWSKY-BERGER  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 5, 2016
    [Information] Computing Beyond Moore’s Law
    All these data is now enabling us to better understand many aspects of the world that have never been quantified before.   A whole new round of tools and applications has been emerging to augment our intelligence by analyzing vast amounts of information.  But this all started to change about 20-25 years ago. Software. Cloud computing.
  • JOHN HAGEL  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 1, 2016
    [Information] The Big Shift in Business Models
    We are even finding ways to connect our customers with each other so that they can offer information and advice to each other. In the Big Shift , we are all experiencing mounting performance pressure. So, what is a business model? Everyone has their own definition, so let me offer mine. It’s ultimately all about money. Payment. Participants.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 30, 2016
    [Information] Socially Acceptable
    Social learning is: not about (just) formal: as suggested above, social extends from formal out to informal to being an essential part of how business gets done. Good social learning is: communicating by pointing to relevant new information. So I thought I’d take another shot at it. Then, let’s clarify what it’s  not.
  • DAN PONTEFRACT  |  MONDAY, MARCH 28, 2016
    [Information] The CEO That Was Out Of Touch
    But the manner in which employees were informed about the exit was another matter. The first role I held outside of academia was incredibly enlightening. It was a high-tech start-up that had the funkiest culture you could imagine. Maybe start-up is the wrong term seeing as there were close to 2,000 employees by the time I joined in 2002.
  • IRVING WLADAWSKY-BERGER  |  MONDAY, MARCH 28, 2016
    [Information] How is the Real America Doing?
    Moreover, the amplifying effects of social networks and 24/7 information channels make it even harder to find common ground and get anything done. But for the last several years, the apocalyptic sentiments are coming not only from most on the right but from many on the left as well. Yet there is also another America, where things work. 
  • ADAPTIVE PATH  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 23, 2016
    [Information] Shaping a Generation’s First Experience with Star Wars
    When I finally had my own company and was the one who got to make decisions, I never made them based on committee, but rather based on the information I had and the confidence that I knew how to make a decision. To hear him speak at our upcoming MX Conference, register here. Well, first, we live in a world that’s really screwed up. Honestly.
  • DOC SEARLS   |  TUESDAY, MARCH 22, 2016
    [Information] Tabs by the dozens, part 1
    The information age traffics in speed. Reconsideration: Eye to Eye, Squint to Squint, and Thoughts on Who is Photographing Who. And then leave the rest un-sorted, since I need to sleep and get on a plane early tomorrow. If I get a chance, I’ll sort them later. If not, enjoy anyway: Why Espressos in America are not Good? Medium. Medium.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 22, 2016
    [Information] Aligning with us
    think alignment is a big thing, both from the Coherent Organization perspective of having our flows of information aligned , and in processes that help us move forward, but with, well, our humanity. And, of course, there still persists this model that information dump and knowledge test will lead to new capabilities.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 22, 2016
    [Information] sense-making with social media
    Informal Learning“Tweeting during a conference helps me consolidate my thoughts and capture key insights. Facebook helps me share resources. LinkedIn is a useful professional tool. Generation. Elaboration. Retrieval. Interleaved and varied practice. Spaced practice. Imagery. Archiving” – Donald Clark. But a word of caution.
  • IRVING WLADAWSKY-BERGER  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 22, 2016
    [Information] Anticipating the Future of the IT Industry
    The information was generally collected in data warehouses , and a variety of business intelligence tools were developed to analyze the data and generate the appropriate management reports. These early analytics applications dealt mostly with structured information.  Data Centers → Cloud. Data Analysis → Data Science, Cognitive, AI.
  • DONALD CLARK PLAN B  |  SUNDAY, MARCH 20, 2016
    [Information] Social media as powerful method of learning – the evidence
    Varied practice, another well researched method of improving learning, is also likely as many who use social media, use its different forms, varying the way information is expressed. These items preserve valuable information and links, almost like an on-going e-portfolio. Facebook helps me share resources. Reflection 2. Generation 3.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  SUNDAY, MARCH 20, 2016
    [Information] social learning for complex work
    Complicated systems and the training for them can be controlled and information organized for reference. The information-based business, which is most organizations today, needs to improve the overall flow of sense-making and intangible value creation. “Carnegie Mellon’s Robert E. 1997: 15-20%. 2006: 8-10% estimated.
  • JANE HART  |  SUNDAY, MARCH 20, 2016
    [Information] Supporting all the ways people learn at work
    Coordinating informal (learning) events:  This involves bringing people together to share their projects and passions with others in a casual, relaxed environment, like a learning lounge.  In my previous post I showed how people learn at work in a multitude of ways. Enabling flexible (and social) internal content.  More in my MWL book here.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 15, 2016
    [Information] Context Rules
    Augmented Reality layers  information on top  of your current context. And I was watching a blab  (a video chat tool) about the upcoming FocusOn Learning, a new event from the eLearning Guild. This conference combines their previous mLearnCon and Performance Support Symposium with the addition of video. The unifying element to me is context.
  • IRVING WLADAWSKY-BERGER  |  MONDAY, MARCH 14, 2016
    [Information] The MIT Inclusive Innovation Competition
    The machines of the digital economy are now making up for our cognitive limitations, augmenting our intelligence and our ability to process vast amounts of information.  The future of work and jobs is one of the major areas being addressed by IDE. What will the workforce of the future look like?; Where will jobs come from in the coming years?;
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  MONDAY, MARCH 14, 2016
    [Information] the future of human work
    It provides a map to get away from standardized learning outcomes and information dissemination. People can never be better at computing than computers. We cannot become more efficient than machines. All we can do is be more curious, more creative, more empathetic. Service delivery will gradually improve as machines take it over.
  • DONALD CLARK PLAN B  |  SATURDAY, MARCH 12, 2016
    [Information] Remember this date – 12 02 2012 - the day our species lost to AI - but won
    Well, isn’t it about time we looked for the sort of solutions that gave us the industrial and information revolutions of the past? This is worried look of Lee Sedol and he was in the match of his life - he lost. But it wasn't Lee who lost, it was us all or is it really a win for us, the certaors of AlphaGo? In less than 2.5 Why not?
  • DOC SEARLS   |  FRIDAY, MARCH 11, 2016
    [Information] Friday Linklings
    All of his posts are informed, challenging, and in alignment with no politics or tech other than John;s own. Googling Is Believing: Trumping the Informed Citizen – The New York Times. Also, quit putting slashes through the @ when @-handles are copied and pasted in Visual mode from @Twitter. Example: @ nzn. Thanks.). 03/10/2016.
  • ADAPTIVE PATH  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 9, 2016
    [Information] Grand Unified Theory of Service Design, Systems Design, and Organization Design
    The thing about feedback is that if you don’t get information back, it’s not feedback. Jeff Sussna is an internationally-recognized systems thinker and IT expert, combining engineering expertise with an ability to bridge business, creative, and technical perspectives. What intrigues you about the MX Conference? couple of things intrigue me.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 9, 2016
    [Information] What is connected leadership?
    They have an attitude of perpetual beta when it comes to the mental models that inform their actions. Connected leadership is an emergent property of a network in balance and not some special property available to only the select few. This requires leadership from an intelligent and engaged workforce learning with each other. Leadership
  • BETH KANTER  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 8, 2016
    [Information] International Women’s Day: Using Technology to Empower Women and Girls
    Advisors will contribute to related volunteer projects and will meet with gender experts and local organizations to learn and share resources and information. Here’s the application and more information. March 8th is International Women’s Day. 2016 is the year that real money and reforms must start to right these wrongs.
  • IRVING WLADAWSKY-BERGER  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 8, 2016
    [Information] The Coming Robotics Revolution
    Hi, Robot: Work and Life in the Age of Automation , reads the Hamlet-inspired cover of the July, 2105 issue of Foreign Affairs.  The clever cover highlights the issue’s main theme, artificial intelligence and robotics, - a set of technologies that some fear could one day threaten our very existence.  . Why is robotics such a hot discipline? 
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 8, 2016
    [Information] temporary, negotiated hierarchies
    Hierarchies work well when information flows mostly in one direction: down. Once people can decide where and how they work, they can make informed decisions on what they will work on, as nurses at Buurtzorg do. Initially published on Medium.com, the following is based on several previous blog posts. Post-Job Economy. Autonomy at Work.
  • BETH KANTER  |  MONDAY, MARCH 7, 2016
    [Information] Take the 2016 Nonprofits, Leadership and Race Survey
    The 2016 Nonprofits, Leadership and Race Survey will provide valuable information about the current components impacting leadership in the nonprofit sector. All of this information will help BMP tell the important story of how various identities are shaping the experiences of aspiring and current leaders in the nonprofit sector.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  MONDAY, MARCH 7, 2016
    [Information] strategic transformation of workplace learning
    Learning is mostly social and often informal. Informal learning is learning without instruction and is personally directed or done in collaboration with others. Studies show that informal learning accounts for between 70% and 95% of workplace learning. Informal Learning Performance Improvement SocialLearning20%: Exposure.
  • DAVID WEINBERGER  |  SATURDAY, MARCH 5, 2016
    [Information] Informed consent for human sensors
    Friend (CEO at that same outfit) write about a project in which users of a health monitoring app have given informed consent to have their data made available to other researchers. How to get informed consent via an app? The post Informed consent for human sensors appeared first on Joho the Blog
  • DONALD CLARK PLAN B  |  SATURDAY, MARCH 5, 2016
    [Information] The LMS is dead, long live the LMS! (10 pros & 10 cons)
    There are the formal courses that most organisations need to some degree, informal learning (often with a social dimension) and performance support (rarely done well from a LMS). The LMS is dead, long live the LMS! Swap out LMS with VLE if you wish.) Some love them, some hate them. Some love to hate them. Me? I see downsides and upsides.
  • BETH KANTER  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 4, 2016
    [Information] Reboot Yourself: Take A Digital Detox Day
    Over the years, I have experienced the ill effects of staring at screen or sitting in a chair and pounding the keyboard for hours and hours.     I’ve learned to take screen less breaks to calibrate my mind and body. One easy way to take screen break everyday is to give your device a curfew, say good night Iphone several hours before bedtime.
  • STEPHEN DOWNES: HALF AN HOUR  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 4, 2016
    [Information] The 2016 Look at the Future of Online Learning
    In my own work, I am trying to develop systems where the exchange of information - whether they be performance results, test results, environment and infrastructure, or any other personal data, is genuinely voluntary and based on a fair exchange for services, not denial of employment, insurance, or other necessities for life. 5. Fair enough.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 3, 2016
    [Information] Mindmapping
    Still, mindmaps capture structural information in a visual way, that supports tapping into our powerful visual processing system. You can add information to them; as a visual tool, you can add extra graphical information, like tables or charts, to augment the map. Mindmaps are a visual way of representing knowledge.
  • MIND HACKS  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 2, 2016
    [Information] 3 salvoes in the reproducibility crisis
    Etz and Joachim Vandekerckhove have now upgraded the analysis to a paper, which is available (open access, natch) in PLoS One : “ A Bayesian Perspective on the Reproducibility Project: Psychology “ And their interpretation of the reliability of psychology, as informed by the reproducibility project? Despair. Don’t panic!
  • CLARK QUINN  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 2, 2016
    [Information] Content isn’t a silo
    Truly, if you want to be part of the strategic picture going forward, you have to work with information tools. Our silos are breaking down. To wit: Here I was trying to think of activities that cross silos.  So, of course, the overall role of the business aligns and integrates the separate actions of sales, marketing, IT, etc.
  • DAVID WEINBERGER  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 1, 2016
    [Information] [berkman] Dries Buytaert
    Omitting key information. But these walled gardens also do some important good things: bringing millions of people online, helping human rights and liberties, and democratizing the sharing of information. Information is siloed. We used to go to sites and get the information we want. Now information is coming to us.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 1, 2016
    [Information] network management update
    Managers must loosen the filters through which information and knowledge pass in the organization and increase the organizational willpower to act on these insights. You cannot manage a network. In a network society, we influence through reputation, based on our previous actions. Others need to see what we are contributing to the network.
  • DOC SEARLS   |  TUESDAY, MARCH 1, 2016
    [Information] Free Money!
    In my case it told me my social security number was wrong, and then jumped me to a page that said “Your information has been sent to the state” before I could go back and re-try. (It either wants or doesn’t want dashes in the social security number. I’d like to find a way to say “You may be owed money!” that
  • IRVING WLADAWSKY-BERGER  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 1, 2016
    [Information] What’s the Value of a Liberal Arts Education in Our 21st Century Digital Economy?
    Preparation to continuously evolve and stay current as informed and intelligent citizens of a democracy.”. More specifically, they needed to learn how to approach problems from many perspectives and to combine various approaches to find innovative solutions.”. In other words, a good education should include soft as well as hard competencies. 
  • ADAPTIVE PATH  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2016
    [Information] Figuring Out Content Strategy
    We were a few months into designing the Capital One Home Loans website; we had already done our generative research around what type of information people need and had some idea about how to get it to them. Provide information and tools for people to understand their specific context around credit and loan-readiness. Design Research.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2016
    [Information] Black Box Thinking Review
    “The evolutionary process cannot function without information about what is working , and what is not. The information can come from many sources, depending on the context (patients, consumers, experiments, whistleblowers, etc.). When things go wrong, people have a tendency to want to blame someone, often as soon as possible.
  • IRVING WLADAWSKY-BERGER  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2016
    [Information] The Fourth Industrial Revolution
    Now a Fourth Industrial Revolution is building on the Third, the digital revolution that has been occurring since the middle of the last century,” he noted.   “It is characterized by a fusion of technologies that is blurring the lines between the physical, digital, and biological spheres.”. Impact on Business. Impact on Government.
  • JANE HART  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2016
    [Information] How many hours do you spend learning a week?
    But how much time would you say you spend learning – in planned ways  – every week – in any way or format, formal or informal? You have probably seen this article in the New York Times, Gearing Up for the Cloud, AT&T Tells Its Workers: Adapt, or Else  in which the AT&T CEO is reported as saying. Social learning
  • BETH KANTER  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2016
    [Information] Crisis Text Line Opens Nation’s Largest Set of Crisis Data for Limited Research
    ” For the first time, researchers will have access to a large-scale crisis data, which will hopefully lead to more-informed policies, journalism, and interventions across the crisis and mental health space. This has already informed journalism, local policy makers, and community groups taking action to help people in crisis.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2016
    [Information] Beyond Consulting
    So I’d put someone high on the theory/information side as an academic or researcher, whether they’re in an institution or not. I was at a retreat this weekend, consorting with colleagues. As part of the solution, I found Robert Middleton , who is basically a consultant to help other consultants market themselves. Reliably.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2016
    [Information] seeking and sense-making
    Many of us subscribe to newspapers, magazines, web feeds, blogs, and other forms of push information. How do you make sense of your work? The key is to subscribe to a diverse assortment of perspectives and opinions. read a lot of books and write reviews to share with others. Over time, my blog connects it all together.
  • IRVING WLADAWSKY-BERGER  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2016
    [Information] Shaping the Future of the Internet
    The Internet was born in 1983,” write Benkler and Clark in the Introduction. That year saw the adoption of TCP/IP , - the communications protocol that defines the Internet to this day.  Its technical directions and overall culture have been largely determined by the academic and research communities, who were also its early users. Actionable Data.
  • ROSS DAWSON  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2016
    [Information] The future of healthcare: big data, tele-health, community care and more
    One of the major challenges the healthcare sector faces in achieving this, is privacy, both from a regulatory and individual perspective and the attitudes towards how information is shared. In the lead-up to the conference, an article Healthcare 2020: what will the future of healthcare look like in Australia? On community care.
  • DAN PONTEFRACT  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2016
    [Information] I Learned A Lot At My First-Ever F Up Nights
    Eventually, Mark had to inform his customers that they were unable to ship products, too. Don’t shoot the messenger! didn’t make up the group name. In his book, The Secret of Staying in Love , author John Powell wrote, “The only real mistake is the one from which we learn nothing.”. Image courtesy Ian Chisholm. Todd Dunlop.
  • ROSS DAWSON  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2016
    [Information] The evolution of the CIO – the transformation of the role of the Chief Information Officer
    The Chief Information Officer used to be a functional support role. The post The evolution of the CIO – the transformation of the role of the Chief Information Officer appeared first on Trends in the Living Networks. In the podcast Mark asked me to delve into the details of my Future of the CIO framework , shown below.
  • DOC SEARLS   |  SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2016
    [Information] Bag ‘o tabs
    The portion of his readership that uses ad blockers are likely to be receptive to a discussion about their  responsibility to support the businesses they rely on for  information online, McClusky said. Samsung wants customers not to discuss personal information in front of smart TVs , in The Week. Stuff I’ve said. Science. Simon.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2016
    [Information] learn like a gamer
    Informal Learning WorkLearning is the new literacy. Personal computers are just one example. We buy new ones every few years. Operating systems change. Programs change, get replaced, or become obsolete. But we often continue with the same habits until something goes wrong. Few us do the equivalent of ‘looking under the hood’.
  • DONALD CLARK PLAN B  |  SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2016
    [Information] 10 ways MOOCs have forced Universities into a rethink
    There was and is a huge range of online learning approaches from search, reference, informal, e-learning, collaborative, adaptive, simulations and so on. MOOCs have made us think. Rethink demand MOOCs have uncovered huge demand beyond what the traditional University system has to offer. suspect that both of these are true.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2016
    [Information] learning responsibly
    Informal knowledge sharing alone will create employable workforces – via @C4LPT [I can’t really disagree with this]. Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. call these Friday’s Finds. “Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.”
  • BETH KANTER  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2016
    [Information] How To Squeeze Social Media Into Your Day When It Isn’t A Full-Time Job
    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. That means we must practice mindful consumption and sharing of information.   And, we have to understand and apply a little brain science.
  • MIND HACKS  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2016
    [Information] A quartet of complementary brain books
    Last night I taught a two hour class called ‘Navigating Neuroscience’ for the Guardian Masterclass series and I had the interesting challenge of coming up with a two hour course on some key concepts to help people make better sense of brain science, how it’s discussed, and its changing place in society. by Sally Satel and Scott O.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2016
    [Information] deliberate practice
    To promote deliberate practice, the organization has to reduce barriers to sharing tacit ( implicit ) knowledge and encourage informal learning while working. Informal Learning Learning SocialLearningThe key to developing expertise is deliberate practice. Practice & Development of Expertise: Part 1 – Part 2 – Part 3.
  • DONALD CLARK PLAN B  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2016
    [Information] Race against the machine in learning ‘jobs’
    While the optimistic replacement of jobs may have been true in the industrial era, many argue that it is no longer true in the information age, where fewer people design technology that replaces large numbers of blue collar, and now white collar, workers. and incresed productivity. It was a major theme at Davos in 2015. Is education the cure?
  • DONALD CLARK PLAN B  |  SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2016
    [Information] Unified theory of ‘learning’ emerges – and it’s mind blowing
    Leslie Valiant won the Turing Prize (Nobel Prize in Computing) in 1984 when he identified the conditions under which a machine ‘learns’ new information. But there may be a new kid on the block that transcends all of this. This is a computational ‘learning’ theory., fed by a confluence of biology, computer acience and maths. Watch this space.
  • DAN PONTEFRACT  |  SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2016
    [Information] If There Is No Trust Or Joy At Work There Is A Low Chance For Purpose
    They are not simply passive recipients of environmental stimuli (or information). The day after delivering a keynote presentation, I received an email from Candice who kindly agreed to share her story. She wrote: Dear Dan, I was at the conference you spoke at yesterday; I have to say it inspired me. applaud you. Yes, an emoticon. Hang Cheers.
  • DOC SEARLS   |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2016
    [Information] The Giant Zero
    Studying all this has also been my focus for a decade as a fellow with the Center for Information Technology and Society at UCSB. The world of distance. Fort Lee is the New Jersey town where my father grew up. It’s at the west end of the George Washington Bridge , which he also helped build. At the other end is Manhattan. Even today. sphere.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2016
    [Information] Organizational Knowledge Mastery?
    It’s about flows of information, which can’t happen if you’re in a Miranda Organization. But I  must be missing something, because unless I’m mistaken, big data can’t give you the type of insights you  really need. Ok, I get it. And I’m all for this. How can such a process detect the disruptive influences?
  • DONALD CLARK PLAN B  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2016
    [Information] Is this the best piece of online learning ever?
    In many ways it runs against the tide of informal, social, collaborative, micro-learning; as it is an AI-driven, scenario and simulation-based, performance tool. I’ve designed, developed and delivered lots of online learning solutions, for well over 30 years, but this morning I saw one of the best I’ve ever seen. What I saw blew my mind.
  • IRVING WLADAWSKY-BERGER  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2016
    [Information] Leadership in a Changing World
    Fearlessness & Knowing :   Key here is to avoid hubris and overconfidence by encouraging a diversity of views and open debate, and strongly challenging the information and advice they’ve been given to make sure it stands up to scrutiny. What are the critical competencies needed to lead in our fast-changing business environment?
  • BETH KANTER  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 29, 2016
    [Information] DoGoodData Conference 2016: Early Bird Registration Ends 1/31
    Are you constantly thinking about how to gain the information you need to improve your program? Do you believe data can help make the world a better place? Are you wondering how your organization can more effectively harness and gain value from your data? The early registration pricing will go away on 1/31, so don’t delay!
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 29, 2016
    [Information] friday’s finds #264
    Informal knowledge sharing alone will create employable workforces via @C4LPT. “I am convinced that any corporate culture must place value on informal learning and reward informal learning achievements. Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. Friday's Finds
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 26, 2016
    [Information] social media: an unrealized opportunity
    Communities of practice help to inform our work and life, some of our learning and observations creating new ideas or practices. “The difference between a community and a network is that you belong to a community, but a network belongs to you. You feel in control. You can add friends if you wish, you can delete them if you wish.
  • IRVING WLADAWSKY-BERGER  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 26, 2016
    [Information] Corporate Survival: Lessons from Biology
    Within a company, integration across business units or geographical regions can enhance information flows, efficiency gains, and innovation.   So can integration with other business stakeholders in the broader ecosystem. That’s six times the delisting rate of companies 40 years ago.  What does this mean for business leaders?
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 25, 2016
    [Information] 70:20:10 – towards 100% performance
    The book is big, in number of pages, size, and content. I was amazed at how much practical information the authors were able to put into it, and how accessible it is. Many books provide a good read and then go on the shelf, where they stay. The book consists of 100 practitioner-focused  articles, many of which provide checklists and examples.
  • STEPHEN DOWNES: HALF AN HOUR  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 22, 2016
    [Information] What I Learned Using Paypal
    Informed opinion. - "A little bit of personality goes a long way." Doug Belshaw wrote an item this week called 3 things I’ve learned from 200 weeks of sending out an email newsletter which made me smile and think "newbie" to myself. That's not even four years! He draws three lessons: - "You are the most important audience". So how did I do?
  • BETH KANTER  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 20, 2016
    [Information] Guest Post: Introducing the New GuideStar Nonprofit Profile
    Using this framework, here are some of the major updates we’ve made: Enhanced presentation and clarity of information. We begin with a summary and then group your information into three categories: Programs and Results . This structure ensures that decision makers get the most important information about nonprofits quickly and easily.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 19, 2016
    [Information] Performance Detective
    Too often, some well-intentioned but under-aware designers wants to put some arbitrary information in their heads. I was on a case. I’m a performance detective, and that’s what I do. Someone wasn’t performing they way they were supposed to, and it was my job to figure out why. My client thought he knew. They always do.
  • IRVING WLADAWSKY-BERGER  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 19, 2016
    [Information] The (Uneven) Digitization of the US Economy
    similar conclusion was reached by  Erik Brynjolfsson and Adam Saunders in their 2009 book Wired for Innovation: How Information Technology is Reshaping the Economy.  Digital technologies are all around us, - increasingly ubiquitous and commoditized.   But, are they a major source of competitive differentiation ?  Redefine customer engagement.
  • DAVID WEINBERGER  |  SATURDAY, JANUARY 16, 2016
    [Information] Getting the path from the Dropbox API
    Figuring out how to get that path information took me /for/ev/er. That function is passed information about the files that have been opened by the user in an array, but since I’m only allowing users to open one file at a time, the information is always going to be in the first and only element of that array. Someday.).
  • DAN PONTEFRACT  |  SATURDAY, JANUARY 16, 2016
    [Information] Rey & Finn of Star Wars Docked 40% On Year-End Performance Review
    “Now go arrange your one-on-one annual performance review meetings and inform everyone of their score.” wonder how Rey and Finn will feel when they are informed of their scores? ” It was time for the Rebellion’s annual calibration exercise. What joy! Indeed the force awakens in a perennial fashion everywhere.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 14, 2016
    [Information] implementing a useful model – 70:20:10
    PKM is the discipline of engaging with our professional networks and creating a diverse source of information, knowledge, ideas, and opinions. Informal Learning Learning PKM SocialLearningThe 70:20:10 framework is a useful model based on observations that generally, people learn 70% of what they need to do their job from experience.
  • STEPHEN DOWNES: HALF AN HOUR  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 13, 2016
    [Information] The Banality of Death
    It is the ultimate feedback mechanism informing a mechanism driven by the interplay between small things. Late last fall my cat Bart died, then Jay Cross died, and finally 130 people in Paris died, all within a few weeks of each other. They all felt about the same to me. It seems shameful to admit this. felt that way after 9-11 as well.
  • DONALD CLARK PLAN B  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 13, 2016
    [Information] 10 things you really need to know about reading on screen for effective online design
    Scrolling is a feature of screens not print When we access, say Wikipedia or most web pages for news and other information, we commonly scroll down the page. Ever get that feeling that when you’re reading on a screen it feels different, as you tend to scan and browse more than on paper? Here’s what you may want to consider. 1.
  • BETH KANTER  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 12, 2016
    [Information] Don’t Abuse Self-Care at Your Nonprofit
    And yes, this is a start up, a for-profit, and nonprofits could never afford many of the perks, like organic fruit in the break room, BaseCamp’s founder writes about the “informal policy” about not having employees over work themselves. Flickr Photo by Annamatic3000. There are three ways. David B.
  • DONALD CLARK PLAN B  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 12, 2016
    [Information] 10 reasons why 2015 is the year of the MOOC
    Stuart mentioned Citizens Maths , another project I’m proud to have helped fund, put forward by Seb Schmoller, a really informed practitioner and commentator on MOOCs. 2012 was heralded, largely by people who had never taken any, as the year of the MOOC. Here are his reasons for this last statement: 1. It really is worth a read. 3.
  • IRVING WLADAWSKY-BERGER  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 12, 2016
    [Information] The Blockchain and Open Innovation
    ARPANET was launched in 1969, and by the mid-1980s, it had grown and evolved into NSFNET , a network widely used in the academic and research communities.   And, the World Wide Web was first developed by Tim Berners-Lee at CERN in the late 1980s to facilitate the sharing of information among researchers around the world.  Let me explain.
  • DONALD CLARK PLAN B  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 7, 2016
    [Information] 7 things Blended Learning is NOT
    It had the promise to shake us out of the ‘classroom/lecture-obsessed’ straightjacket into a fully developed, new paradigm, where online, social, informal and many other forms of learning could be considered and implemented. What has ‘Blended Learning’ done for the world of learning? So what happened? 1. Blended baloney.
  • BETH KANTER  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 5, 2016
    [Information] Book Giveaway: Nonprofit Fundraising 101 by @dheyman
    Being a Happy, Healthy Nonprofit isn’t just about your physical health, it is also about enriching your knowledge and professional development.    What better way than to read a book that gives you the best practical information about an important nonprofit area – fundraising. Here’s the description. Corporate partnerships.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 5, 2016
    [Information] Meta-Learning Manifestations
    The reflection was that even in the future role, librarians are more than just the conduits to the information (or people or equipment ), but also demonstrating  how they served that role. I recently mentioned that one of my reflections on the past year was that learning to learn, aka meta-learning, is emerging. Are you ready?
  • BETH KANTER  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 4, 2016
    [Information] Happy, Healthy 2016: What’s Your Theme for the Year?
    Happy New Year !   I had a wonderful break – filled with fun, family, walking, hiking, reading, quiet, and reflection.   How about you? Last year, I decided that I didn’t need to wait until New Year’s to establish happy, healthy habits in my life.  also have New Year’s rituals that help me prepare for a new year.  Year in Review. My Three Words.
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