• MIND HACKS  |  SUNDAY, JULY 5, 2015
    [Information] Computation is a lens
    The idea that the mind and brain can be described in terms of information processing is the main contention of cognitive science but this raises a key but little asked question – is the brain a computer or is computation just a convenient way of describing its function? Here’s an example if the distinction isn’t clear.
  • DONALD CLARK PLAN B  |  FRIDAY, JULY 3, 2015
    [Information] Teachbots - are Robot Teachers are inevitable?
    Online learning, in the widest sense of the word, promises what Bloom called ‘one-to-one learning’, whether it’s through self-paced structured learning, scenario-based learning, simulations or informal learning. wrote a piece Robot teachers five years ago, and have been following to progress ever since. The lesson is clear. It’s hard-wired.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  FRIDAY, JULY 3, 2015
    [Information] friday’s finds #248
    ” @trishgreenhalgh – “ 2nd big message on NHS [National Health Service]  IT [information technology]:”ruthless standardisation” held back progress. Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. call these Friday’s Finds. prerequisite. Friday's Finds
  • CLARK QUINN  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 1, 2015
    [Information] Social Media Policy?
    While your systems may vary, your results should be sources for you to find information, present yourself in your various communities, and to share your thoughts. So what’s your social media policy?  It’s not something you should do lightly, or haphazardly, it seems to me. Let’s do this by platform. right). And do. social
  • ROSS DAWSON  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 1, 2015
    [Information] Understanding organizational change: Exceptional visualizations of evolving org charts
    have worked with many clients to apply Organizational Network Analysis to understand the informal (as opposed to formal) structure of their organizations. Org charts have long been used to show people the formal reporting lines in organizations, usually as a hierarchy with different levels. It’s well worth watching. Enterprise 2.0
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 30, 2015
    [Information] turmoil and transition
    We have connected the world so that data and information can flow in the  blink of an eye. There are fewer information asymmetries, as companies like Amazon bust down one industry after another. One of the greatest issues that will face Canada, and many developed countries in the next decade will be wealth distribution.
  • ROSS DAWSON  |  MONDAY, JUNE 29, 2015
    [Information] The future of law firms: new structures, virtualization, fluid talent, social media-driven reputation
    Finally, the big change for lawyers will be in how legal information is accessed. Dawson says that in the future he can see clients engaging an expert or broker to complement their online search for legal information. The article opens: Virtual firms, legal outsourcing. It’s the future, and it’s coming to your firm now.
  • DAVID WEINBERGER  |  SATURDAY, JUNE 27, 2015
    [Information] Does the moral universe arc?
    But, I believe that Parker was right that conscience — our sense of right and wrong — informs our intellect. “The arc of the moral universe is long but bends towards justice.” ” Does it? As it is, our President did him proud. The entire sermon (“Of Justice and the Conscience,” pp. ” (p. ” (p.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 26, 2015
    [Information] Personal processing
    Many of the things you can do at your desktop you can do with your mobile, even a wearable: answering calls, responding to texts.  Ok, so responding to email, looking up information, and more might require the phone for a keyboard (I confess to not being a big Siri user, mea culpa), but it’s still where/when/ever. What think you?
  • BETH KANTER  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 24, 2015
    [Information] 7 Social Media Toolsets for 2016 by @jeremycaplan
    stellar example of content curation :   Content curation is not aggregation or a big gigantic list of links.    A content curator v ets, filters, organizes, and presents information in a instructional way.   He has organized clusters of tools around different concepts of use that a social media professional might need. Tools and Tactics
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 24, 2015
    [Information] networked unmanagement
    For example, rewarding individuals for ideas, such as patent royalty sharing, means that sharing information could lead to another person benefiting from what you have shared. What are fundamental changes necessary to shift the dominant organizational model toward stronger networks and temporary, mutually negotiated hierarchies?
  • BETH KANTER  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 23, 2015
    [Information] What I Learned In London at the Future of Social Conference
    The first half of the conference featured talks from three platforms that discussed future trends for social good. The speakers included: Amanda Kelso,  Instagram. Charles Wells,  JustGiving. Kevin McSpadden,  Facebook. This post is a roundup of what I learned from the speakers at the conference  and some reflections on the workshops. Instagram.
  • IRVING WLADAWSKY-BERGER  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 23, 2015
    [Information] The Future of Financial Services
    Given its intangible character, it’s not surprising that advances in information and communication technologies (ICT) have in turn led to advances in the way we deal with money and payments, as well as with identity, trust and other key attributes of a well-functioning financial system.  Why include money in such an exhibit? 
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  MONDAY, JUNE 22, 2015
    [Information] time to start cooperating
    The more interesting or informative you are, the more connections you will get. These connections will increase your social reach and inform you of things you did not know, increasing the possibility of serendipitous encounters. Where do you get trusted information? In tribal societies, your family is your source of power.
  • BETH KANTER  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 19, 2015
    [Information] Future of Social: Gen Z
    I’m thrilled to be spending a few days in London where I am keynoting The Future of Social conference hosted by Social Misfits Media.  I’ll be talking about Gen Z donors and why nonprofits need to engage them in their fundraising and programs.   If you want to learn more about what I’ll be talking about, read this interview in the Guardian.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 18, 2015
    [Information] Why Work Out Loud? (for #wolweek)
    They can provide pointers to useful information, they can provide tips about what worked, and didn’t, for them, and they’re better prepared for what will be forthcoming. Why should one work out loud (aka Show Your Work )? Certainly, there are risks involved. You could be wrong. You could have to share a mistake. Those risks?
  • BETH KANTER  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 17, 2015
    [Information] Training Board Members As Brand Champions on Social and Beyond
    To help with this, I created a tool for them to use in conversations about their involvement with CFF. I’ve been calling this new tool a “business card for the Foundation.” It gives just enough information, honors brand language and encourages follow-up on our website or via phone. Guest Post By: Rachel Calderon. How are we involved?
  • IRVING WLADAWSKY-BERGER  |  MONDAY, JUNE 15, 2015
    [Information] Open Letter on the Digital Economy
    The second age machines  of our emerging digital economy are now making up for our cognitive limitations, augmenting our intelligence and our ability to process vast amounts of information.  While the economic pie is bigger than ever, wages for the median worker in America and other advanced nations have stagnated, increasing inequality. 
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  MONDAY, JUNE 15, 2015
    [Information] finding people who know
    Finding People “Who Know” Is Winning Over Finding “The Information I Need”. Organizations are prioritizing their efforts between finding information or finding people and the latter is the more frequent choice. Instead of top-down information flow, organizations should support bottom-up communication flow. PKM SocialLearning
  • DONALD CLARK PLAN B  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 11, 2015
    [Information] School Governors: confused, untrained, and unloved. What to do?
    What’s needed are informed, capable Governors who can truly understand the context, required responsibilities, decisions and actions. This cannot be left to accumulated experience, it must be informed by some decent training. Being a secondary school governor was one of the most discouraging experiences of my life. Induction is vital.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 11, 2015
    [Information] the literacy of the 21st century
    But the fact that learning is usually supported by an organizational department that has less influence than sales, marketing, operations, or information technology, shows that learning is not a priority in most enterprises. Work is learning, and learning is the work. It’s often bolted on after the major decisions have been made.
  • ROSS DAWSON  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 10, 2015
    [Information] Tech dangers: Will smart clothes make us obsessive about weight?
    That information can be used well as potentially poorly. Yesterday I was interviewed on the Channel 9 Mornings show about Google and Levi’s announcement that they are working on smart jeans that will provide a touch interface to digital devices and could include sensors to monitor weight gains and health. Some will use it very well.
  • BETH KANTER  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 9, 2015
    [Information] How Gen Z Donors Harness the Power of Online Giving
    Well-informed, constantly connected, and more tech-confident than your aunt Jan, they’re taking on the world’s problems, one online fundraiser at a time. How Gen Z Donors Harness the Power of Online Giving – Guest Post By Emily Hawkins,  VP of Communications, Crowdrise. Small Givers, Big Impact. Helping Your Teen Give Back.
  • ROSS DAWSON  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 9, 2015
    [Information] The real role of education is to teach us to play
    Imagine a world where computers support doctors’ decisions by scanning tens of thousands of articles to synthesise data, evidence, drug interactions and so on and then make a recommendation; the doctor’s specialisation and the computer’s complementary information, providing better, faster and more imaginative ways of solving problems.
  • IRVING WLADAWSKY-BERGER  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 9, 2015
    [Information] The Datafication of Business and Society
    Their 2013 Foreign Affairs article does a very good job of articulating why “big data marks the moment when the information society finally fulfills the promise implied by its name.”  These commercial applications dealt mostly with structured information in those early decades of computing. 
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  MONDAY, JUNE 8, 2015
    [Information] the keystone of the intelligent organization
    The intelligent enterprise has to be founded first and foremost on intelligent communication, which in the network era is much more than just passing information. PKM is one way to expand our literacy beyond the passage of information and toward co-creating knowledge and actively engaging in sense-making at work and beyond.
  • DAVID WEINBERGER  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 3, 2015
    [Information] [liveblog] Walter Bender
    Omitting key information. Walter Bender of SugarLabs begins by saying “What I’m all about is tools.” ” “The character of tools shapes what you can do.” ” He’s an advocate of “ software libre ” that lets the user be the shaper. NOTE: Live-blogging. Getting things wrong. Build a robot.
  • DAVID WEINBERGER  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 3, 2015
    [Information] [liveblog] Renee Hobbs on teachers as creators
    Omitting key information. Renee Hobbs from the Harrington School of Comm and Media is giving a talk about teachers as makers. 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. E.g. minecraft.
  • DAVID WEINBERGER  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 3, 2015
    [Information] [liveblog] Ronen Sofer from Intel
    Omitting key information. Ronen Sofer from Intel shows a video that is in favor of education. NOTE: Live-blogging. Getting things wrong. Missing points. Introducing artificial choppiness. Over-emphasizing small matters. Paraphrasing badly. Not running a spellpchecker. Mangling other people’s ideas and words. You are warned , people.
  • DAVID WEINBERGER  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 3, 2015
    [Information] [liveblog] Miriam Reiner on VR for learning
    Omitting key information. “Only 10% of information is conveyed through words.” Miriam Reiner is giving a tlk on virtual reality. Her lab collects info about brain activity under VR to create a model of optimal learning. NOTE: Live-blogging. Getting things wrong. Missing points. Introducing artificial choppiness.
  • DAVID WEINBERGER  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 3, 2015
    [Information] [livelbog] Avi Warshavski
    Omitting key information. Avi Warshavski begins with a stock image of young people smiling at a computer screen. He points out that they’re all smiling, as if in an ad. There’s racial and gender balance. And they’re all looking at a screen. Having one object on whih we all focus is an old idea. He shows an old Roman frieze.
  • DAVID WEINBERGER  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 2, 2015
    [Information] [liveblog] Shaping the future: Minister of Ed
    Omitting key information. I am at an event in Tel Aviv called “Shaping the Future,” put on by the Center for Educational Technology ; I’m on the advisory board. (I missed the ed tech hackathon that was held over the past two days because of a commitment to another event. I was very sorry to miss it. NOTE: Live-blogging.
  • BETH KANTER  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 2, 2015
    [Information] What I Learned From @nancylublin About #dataonpurpose
    They sent information about a rape crisis line, but didn’t hear back.   The data set has been stripped of personal information and now available on a creative commons license at Crisis Trends. What inspiring examples have you seen where nonprofits are data-informed or open data for social change? was all about data.  
  • IRVING WLADAWSKY-BERGER  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 2, 2015
    [Information] Game-Changing Basic Research: Benefits and Challenges
    Quantum Information Technologies - “The technological challenge is immense. In April, MIT released The Future Postponed: Why Declining Investment in Basic Research Threatens a U.S. Innovation Deficit , - a report on both the long term benefits of basic research and the impact on those benefits of declining federal investments.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  MONDAY, JUNE 1, 2015
    [Information] preparing for 2020
    The future of human work will require tacit knowledge and informal learning, and will create intangible value that cannot easily be turned into commodities. This has to be supported through widespread opportunities for informal learning and ways to share tacit knowledge. Informal Learning SocialLearningAutomation is eating jobs.
  • BETH KANTER  |  MONDAY, JUNE 1, 2015
    [Information] Social Media, Networks, and Data in Patient Healthcare Networks
    This post summarizes some of the insights related to the effective use of networks and data in healthcare information and patient advocacy. When you go online to find medical information, you find information that falls into one of three categories: scientific, practical/useful, or “snake oil.” This “Dr.
  • DAVID WEINBERGER  |  MONDAY, JUNE 1, 2015
    [Information] [misc][liveblog] Alex Wright: The secret history of hypertext
    Omitting key information. In the 18th century, the French started using playing cards to record information. “This is when the information explosion truly started.” People also need access to the information in the books. The various associations would be responsible for their discpline’s information.
  • JAY CROSS  |  SUNDAY, MAY 31, 2015
    [Information] Future of Education 2020 Summit
    True to form, the LMS vendor supporting the show twisted the definition of “informal learning” so it could claim to have some: What’s informal about purpose-built content? For the first couple of hours there was zero audience participation. Finally, Naturally, I was first in line. said I don’t get it. Oh yeah?
  • BETH KANTER  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 27, 2015
    [Information] Methods and Metrics for Assessing Civic Tech
    For example, if location information will prove useful in tracking place-based impacts, best to build this metric into registration from the start, rather than try to capture the information later. Methods and Metrics for Assessing Civic Tech, Guest post by Anne Whatley, Network Impact. Hone in on your true scope of influence.
  • JAY CROSS  |  TUESDAY, MAY 26, 2015
    [Information] Through the Workscape Looking Glass
    In the same vein, I talk about Working Smarter instead of informal learning, social learning, and so forth. Some people denigrate informal learning but nobody’s against Working Smarter. That’s where all the informal and social learning we hear about is taking place. Access to information. Let’s talk about performance.” .
  • BETH KANTER  |  TUESDAY, MAY 26, 2015
    [Information] The Art of Facilitating Virtual Meetings with Sticky Notes
    Like many organizations, I heard some of the same challenges to incorporating walking meetings: We often review digital information at our meetings so it is hard to walk. The serendipity of being able to have an informal conversation with a colleague that you might not normally run into if you sat at your desk. Design must comes first.
  • IRVING WLADAWSKY-BERGER  |  TUESDAY, MAY 26, 2015
    [Information] Reflections on Ten Years of Blogging
    Let me close with this paragraph from Andrew Sullivan ’s Why I Blog , which nicely captures the informal and ephemeral, as well as the empowering nature of blogs:  . The Internet era was born around 20 years ago, when Netscape went public in August of 1995 and caught the world by storm with its highly successful IPO. 
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  SUNDAY, MAY 24, 2015
    [Information] leading beyond automation
    With an informed perspective, they can propose changes and build consensus around suggested responses. As we enter the network era, we see that leadership is an emergent property of a network in balance and not some special property available to only the select few. Anyone can show leadership, not just managers or those with ‘high potential’.
  • BETH KANTER  |  THURSDAY, MAY 21, 2015
    [Information] My Most Engaged Follower On Twitter Is @JenniferPreston
    You can get all the details of their social footprint in a few clicks.   It also lets you export the information into a spreadsheet.     Further, you can filter the lists by geographic location, bio keyword, or organization.   And for now, it is free. That’s what I learned by using a new social analytics tool called SocialRank.
  • BETH KANTER  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 20, 2015
    [Information] What I Learned From @Sree Sreenivasan Chief Digital Officer of @MetMuseum
    Informative. Sree is authentic, humble, and always making connections. When I asked for a photo of him with the Fast Company magazine that includes the profile of him , he modestly posed behind the magazine cover. rauldemolina : These kids didn’t make @labanda ! So sad! jettsierra @AndresCotri9912 @iamvannymedina @vega_tweets. Useful.
  • DAVID WEINBERGER  |  TUESDAY, MAY 19, 2015
    [Information] John Kerry on the importance of an open-ish Internet
    Kerry tries to position the NSA’s data collection as an enlightened policy: Further, unlike many, we have taken steps to respect and safeguard the privacy of the citizens of other countries and to use the information that we do collect solely to address the very specific threat to the United States and to our allies. Sort of. Moving on.
  • BETH KANTER  |  TUESDAY, MAY 19, 2015
    [Information] Why Good Habit Formation Is Important for Nonprofits
    The project design includes smaller group coaching pods which will be essentially be an accountability group where participants will declare and share what skills they will practice to form better habits.   But, we have also gone a step further and set up accountability partners or pairs of participants who will work informally together.
  • TONY KARRER  |  MONDAY, MAY 18, 2015
    [Information] Micro-Learning Myth or Must
    This week on eLearning Learning , the top two articles were funny to see side-by-side: You can find them on the Weekly Edition. Both articles may be interesting to read, but it also highlights how hot Micro-Learning is right now. Lot’s more content can be found on Micro-Learning on eLearning Learning , including it’s Top Ten articles.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  SUNDAY, MAY 17, 2015
    [Information] social learning is personal
    Learning with others helps to ensure that it is not just my opinion that informs the other participants. Social learning is the process by which groups of people cooperate to learn with and from each other. It is as if Socrates has come back to put Plato’s academy in its place, but this time the public agora is global. Learning PKM
  • MIND HACKS  |  SATURDAY, MAY 16, 2015
    [Information] A less hysterical reaction
    If the patient was blind due to damage to the eye, retina or optic nerve, visual material wouldn’t cause an involuntary eye tracking response, because the visual information would never make it to the brain. People can experience profound blindness, for example, but have no detectable damage to their visual system. Togetherness
  • DAN PONTEFRACT  |  FRIDAY, MAY 15, 2015
    [Information] Did Zappos Just Ruin Their Culture Or Is It A Brilliant Org Redesign?
    When Tony Hsieh won the prestigious ACM Programming Contest in 1993, you just knew he was going to do something great with his life. Check out the  problem set  he and his two teammates had to solve, and you get an acute understanding of just how smart he is. Not too shabby. It’s called Zappos. In a word, it’s all about “ culture.”
  • CLARK QUINN  |  TUESDAY, MAY 12, 2015
    [Information] A new ‘turn to your neighbor’
    Now, to be fair, I didn’t have time to ask for all the output, instead I asked who had come up with ‘formal’ for a question on what supports optimal execution, and who came up with facilitating the flow of information as a solution for supporting innovation. Could it be improved upon? And they’re right!
  • IRVING WLADAWSKY-BERGER  |  TUESDAY, MAY 12, 2015
    [Information] Imagination as a Journey of Survival and Discovery
    While access to information and digital content of all sorts is very important and has continued to grow, a more profound kind of connectivity has evolved helping people interact with each other.  In addition, libraries play an important educational role as we transition from the industrial to our emerging information-based digital economy. The
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  MONDAY, MAY 11, 2015
    [Information] knowledge catalysts
    Most people have heard Clay Shirky’s quote that, “It’s not information overload, it’s filter failure.” Even with good information filters in place, we remain passive consumers of information. We can share our filtered information, which many do on social media, or over a coffee, but what value are we adding to it?
  • DONALD CLARK PLAN B  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 6, 2015
    [Information] Is the ‘closed’ mindset of the Open Educational Resources community its own worst enemy?
    Education (not information) wants to be free. The promise was of a future where Open Educational Resources would sweep the globe and those pesky publishers would be wiped away by a tsunami of high quality, free stuff. The successes have been those that bucked these trends. 1. This has been counterproductive. 2.
  • MIND HACKS  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 6, 2015
    [Information] Five minutes with Carolyn Mair
    completed my postdoc in the Department for Information Science, Computing and Maths at Brunel University and then took up a Senior Lectureship at Southampton Solent University. They are doing rigorous psychology as it applies to fashion, clothes and the beauty industry and I asked her to speak to Mind Hacks about herself and her work.
  • JAY CROSS  |  TUESDAY, MAY 5, 2015
    [Information] New Book from Jay. Almost.
    In Informal Learning , I told the story of a dog who would scatter his dinner all over the room so he’d have the thrill of hunting it down. If you’re struggling to learn with social and informal learning, this book was made for you. website for more information, sample graphics, and a substantial excerpt.
  • CHARLES JENNINGS  |  TUESDAY, MAY 5, 2015
    [Information] 70:20:10 - Beyond the Blend
    Although it may sometimes focus on extending learning into the ‘informal’ part of this diagram (and thus making it somewhat formal) the fact that the ‘blend’ is part of an overall designed programme, course or initiative makes ‘blended’ primarily fall into the formal/dependent category. University of Salford, UK. But it’s just a baby step.
  • BETH KANTER  |  TUESDAY, MAY 5, 2015
    [Information] Spotting the Human Side of Data at DoGoodData Conference
    Sheri Chaney Jones presented an excellent workshop on How To Turn Data Into Dollars which offered some approaches for nonprofits to become more data informed in their decision-making. “Problems don’t start with data, they start with people.” Plenty (@PlentyCo) May 1, 2015. Data As True North. ” #DoGoodData2015.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  TUESDAY, MAY 5, 2015
    [Information] Pushing back
    The technique is to drill in for more information under the guise of ensuring you’re making the  right  course. You want to keep away from the information that they think needs to be in the head, and focus in on what decisions people can make that they can’t make now. Jon Aleckson’s  MindMeld ). . Viva la Revolucion
  • IRVING WLADAWSKY-BERGER  |  TUESDAY, MAY 5, 2015
    [Information] Customer Service and Trust in the Internet Economy
    Customers are taking advantage of all the information at their disposal to search for the best possible values. The Internet may well be the most important technological innovation in my lifetime, the engine that’s been pulling the economy and society from the industrial age of the past 200 years to our 21st century digital age.
  • BETH KANTER  |  MONDAY, MAY 4, 2015
    [Information] DoGoodData Conference: Live Long and Prosper with Data for Good!
    Last week I attended the DoGoodData Conference in Chicago where I learned an incredible amount about the human side of data – themes like data visualization, data informed culture, using data for impact, and more. Alicia Schatteman (@aschatteman) May 1, 2015. Closing Keynote Plenary Session. Mark of a good conference? Data Measurement
  • STEPHEN DOWNES: HALF AN HOUR  |  SUNDAY, MAY 3, 2015
    [Information] The Study, and Other Stuff
    don't think it matters whether the investigation is informed by an educational theory - all I care about is that the studies contribute in a useful, relevant and credible way to the field. Though the latter two threads are of endless interest, I'd really rather only focus on the first, for today. That's why I cited work from the study itself.
  • JAY CROSS  |  SATURDAY, MAY 2, 2015
    [Information] Jay Changes Direction
    informal learning. Thought leader and chief proponent of informal learning. My book Aha! Learn for Yourself challenges readers to consider where they’ve been in their careers and where they’re headed. feel obligated to practice what I preach. My career in the learning business is at a turning point. Student. Coder. Next up.
  • STEPHEN DOWNES: HALF AN HOUR  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 30, 2015
    [Information] Non-Research Citations in the Siemens Research Study
    The non-research citations are as selective and ill-informed as the formal citations. Defending himself against my criticism of his recently released research study on distance and online learning, George Siemens tweets: Au contraire mon frère. Here they are, collected from the references at the end of the various articles: Allen, C. 2004).
  • BETH KANTER  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 30, 2015
    [Information] Transforming Nonprofit Staff Into Champions on Social
    Today I presented on a “featured session” at the United Way Community Leaders Conference in Grapevine, Texas. The conference theme was “Working Together in the Era of the Individual.” This post goes into more detail and provides some resources on planning and implementing an employee champion program. Nonprofit Examples.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 30, 2015
    [Information] the future is jobless
    The arrival of robotics, computing, and information technology has allowed for a large-scale automation of routine tasks. We show that over the past 40 years, structural change within the labor market has revealed itself during downturns and recoveries. – Third Way: Jobless recoveries. The Phenomena. We are moving to a post-job economy.
  • JAY CROSS  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 29, 2015
    [Information] Why Content Curation Should be in Your Skillset
    It can save millions, reduce frustration, and boost the velocity of information in your organization. Curating these items — selecting, organizing, evaluating, and sharing them widely — multiplies an organization’s return on information many times over. Curation can boost your profit and help your people grow. It starts in a gallery.
  • BETH KANTER  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 29, 2015
    [Information] Nepal Earthquake Roundup: Emergency Fundraising Attention Cycle
    Funding and other important information can be tracked here:  [link]. Image Source: ntegrity. PLEASE MAKE A RECURRING GIFT :   I’ve donated to the  GlobalGiving Earthquake Fund – the money will go to a vetted network of NGOS – and they have a donor who is matching all recurring gifts. have arrived in Geneva.
  • JAY CROSS  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 29, 2015
    [Information] Ten years after
    Excited about the new communication tool, we actually started our first blog somewhat ambitiously in 2002 as an experiment lead by informal learning guru Jay Cross and Learning Circuits editor Ryann Ellis. In 2002, ASTD and I introduced a blog, Learning Circuits Blog, about eLearning and networking. I was an early and frequent contributor.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 28, 2015
    [Information] Got Game?
    Their practices in terms of information collection (analysis), prototyping and refinement, and evaluation are advanced by the simple requirement that their output is such that people will actually pay for the experience. Why should you, as a learning designer, take a game design workshop? Clark Aldrich has written three, at least count.
  • IRVING WLADAWSKY-BERGER  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 28, 2015
    [Information] Managing Transformative Initiatives - Some Lessons Learned
    Anyone with a browser and an Internet connection was now able to access information and transactions of all sorts.  This is all part of what Joseph Schumpeter called creative destruction over 70 years ago, - the powerful force that rejuvenates the economy by replacing declining businesses with fast-growing startups.  . Valuable assets.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  MONDAY, APRIL 27, 2015
    [Information] hold space for complex problems
    ” Work informs much of our relationship with society. Understanding complexity must be part of any informed discussions on government policy or governance. Professor Lynda Gratton at the London Business School outlines five forces in The Shift: The Future of Work is Already Here , that will shape the future patterns of work.
  • BETH KANTER  |  SUNDAY, APRIL 26, 2015
    [Information] Please Donate to Help Nepal’s Earthquake Victims Now
    When comes to donations, I tend to contribute to charities that I’m already supporting that have a track record of disaster relief and also look for recommendations of vetted charities from colleagues (which tends to happen through social channels) as well as seek out opportunities to share information with my network on social channels.
  • DAN PONTEFRACT  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 23, 2015
    [Information] There Is Nothing Wrong With The Term ‘Company Culture’
    I nearly choked to death this morning, while chomping away on my cereal. The headline from  Harvard Business Review  read,  Why “Company Culture” Is a Misleading Term. While wiping off the milk from my iPad, I began to read on. “Organizational culture is assumed to be important to making sure that employees are happy and productivity is good.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 23, 2015
    [Information] Personal Mobile Mastery
    A conversation with a colleague prompted a reflection. The topic was personal learning, and in looking for my intersections (beyond my love of meta-learning ), I looked at my books. The Revolution isn’t an obvious match, nor is games (though trust me, I could make them work ;), but a more obvious match was mlearning. Is there more?
  • ROSS DAWSON  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 23, 2015
    [Information] The need for innovation across boundaries and the power of big data analytics
    I attended a very interesting lunch today hosted by EMC launching a study and report on Information Generation , drawing on a survey of 3,600 executives globally looking at what will drive their business in coming years. Source : EMC Information Generation. Source : EMC Information Generation.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 21, 2015
    [Information] cooperation makes us human
    In the near future, our relationships will be predominantly informal & networked, doing work that derives from opportunity-driven & cooperative connections. Automation of procedural  work is accelerating. What was considered knowledge work yesterday will be routine tomorrow, and workers will be replaced by software and machines.
  • BETH KANTER  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 21, 2015
    [Information] The Engaged Leader: A Strategy for Digital Transformation
    There are also a few other shifts — from talking at people to sharing with them; from infrequent reporting to continuous sharing; from formal to informal sharing; and from polished to imperfect. Technology has altered the way to connect and cultivate professional relationships and it is also transforming how leaders lead.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 21, 2015
    [Information] Why models matter
    Things are moving faster, competitors are able to counter your advances in months, there’s more information, and this isn’t decreasing. It was only at the top level where you used the basic principles of business to run your organization. That was then, this is now. These aren’t what are most valuable any more.
  • IRVING WLADAWSKY-BERGER  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 21, 2015
    [Information] Some Thoughts on The Future of Internet-Centric TV
    Consumers have more choices than ever in virtually every category of products and services as well as in the channels used to acquire them, and they are taking advantage of all the information they can now access to search for the best possible values. First is my personal experience with disruptive innovations in the IT industry. 
  • DAVID GURTEEN  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 21, 2015
    [Information] Blog Post: Cloudy with a hint of fog
    Someone remarked that there is a kind of trade-off between gaining increased machine help and losing our privacy and control over our own information. Until Edward Snowden enlightened us, how much did we understand about how those trade-off were handing vast amounts of information about us to the security organisations? Conrad Taylor.
  • DONALD CLARK PLAN B  |  SUNDAY, APRIL 19, 2015
    [Information] Does gamification play Pavlov with learners? DOs & DON'Ts
    It was fun and it lived up to its intended purpose, to allow couples to have some informative (at times edgy) fun in their relationship. The massive success of online games led many to suggest that games and gamification, could be used to turbo-charge online learning. But there’s pros and cons here, as it can both help and hinder learning.
  • DAN PONTEFRACT  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 17, 2015
    [Information] When Power Overthrows Common Sense
    The etymology informs us that nepotism is formed through a relationship, thus, there is a ‘relationship’ with the word nepotism to the English word ‘nephew’. I’ve witnessed it before. I’m certain I’ll witness it again. Someone is promoted to a senior leadership role. Deserved or not, everyone knew it was coming.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 15, 2015
    [Information] “proper citation will make you a star”
    It is best to be informed. I recently had one of my images used in article that was posted to LinkedIn and Academia.edu (one of the articles has since been removed) without giving proper attribution. What is ‘proper’ attribution? The license is simple and has stood the test of courts in many countries.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 15, 2015
    [Information] Cyborg Thinking: Cognition, Context, and Complementation
    That is, our brains are powerful pattern matchers, but have a hard time remembering rote information, particularly arbitrary or complicated details. I’m writing a chapter about mobile trends, and one of the things I’m concluding with are the different ways we need to think to take advantage of mobile. Consider chess.
  • DAVID WEINBERGER  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 14, 2015
    [Information] [shorenstein] Managing digital disruption in the newsroom
    Omitting key information. Really informative talk. ]. David Skok [twitter: dskok ] is giving a Shorenstein Center lunchtime talk on managing digital disruption in the newsroom. He was the digital advisor to the editor of the Boston Globe. Today he was announced as the new managing editor of digital at the Globe. Congrats!]. love print.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 14, 2015
    [Information] Defining Microlearning?
    Last week on the #chat2lrn twitter chat, the topic was microlearning. Another interpretation was little bits of components of learning (examples, practice) delivered over time. That is learning, but it’s not microlearning. Again, a good thing, but not (to me) microlearning. This is what Will Thalheimer calls subscription learning.
  • BETH KANTER  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 14, 2015
    [Information] Ahead of Give Local America, 7 trends in Giving Days
    At Knight Foundation , we’ve been providing insights on organizing successful Giving Days, and wanted to share the latest information we have gathered. Source: GiveMN A school principal rides a zipline as a way to bring attention to Give to the Max Day in Minnesota. Guest Post by Michelle Huttenhoff, Knight Foundation. Guest Post
  • IRVING WLADAWSKY-BERGER  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 14, 2015
    [Information] The Rise of the Digital Capital Economy
    These second age machines are being increasingly applied to activities requiring intelligence and cognitive capabilities that not long ago were viewed as the exclusive domain of humans, while enabling us to process vast amounts of information and tackle ever more complex problems.  . Internet-based Globalization. Assembled in China.”.
  • MIND HACKS  |  SATURDAY, APRIL 11, 2015
    [Information] Spike activity 10-04-2015
    MIT Tech Review reports an example of how the newly cloudified IBM AI system Watson will likely be applied more widely: focussed but free-form information provision at the human level. One of the few good, balanced pieces on the recent ‘genetics of sex offending’ study appeared in The Independent. Linkage
  • CLARK QUINN  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 8, 2015
    [Information] Starting from the end
    Having people able to access the information ‘in the head’ is an exercise in futility, and you’re better off putting the information ‘in the world’  (Which is why I want to change from Learning & Development to Performance & Development, it’s not about learning, it’s about doing!).
  • JAY CROSS  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 7, 2015
    [Information] Informal Learning in Belarus
    Belarus has gotten the word about informal learning. Informal Learning If they can do it, you can do it! ?? ?????? ???? ??????, ?????? 10–15 % ????????????? ?????? ???????? ?? ?????????? ??????????, ? ?????????
  • DAVID WEINBERGER  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 7, 2015
    [Information] [shorenstein][liveblog] Phillip Martin on reporting poverty, and Boston’s racist image
    Omitting key information. When experts interpret information, they often allow their expertise to be the proxy for how people are really feeling. Phillip Martin of WGBH is giving a Shorenstein Center lunch. He is a Boston-based investigative reporter who (says Alex Jones) “tries to explain the city to itself.”
  • CLARK QUINN  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 7, 2015
    [Information] Labeling 70:20:10
    If you ask people how they learned the things they know to do in the workplace, the responses suggest that somewhere around 10% came from formal learning, 20% from informal coaching and such, and about 70% from trial and error. Now, some people complain that the numbers can’t be right, no one gets perfect 10 measurements.
  • DONALD CLARK PLAN B  |  MONDAY, APRIL 6, 2015
    [Information] Don’t follow leaders. follow tweeters! Twitter as CPD
    Twitter feed provides a steady flow of contemporary and relevant tips, information and links. It’s no accident that twitter has soared, with hundreds if millions of users as our brains like small chunks of information, we like to keep in touch with people, share things, feel good when people respond. done, attended or simply spotted.
  • DAVE SNOWDEN  |  SUNDAY, APRIL 5, 2015
    [Information] Running SenseMaker® projects and Building signification frameworks - new courses announced
    We are also running these courses in-house - we realise that some organisations may want the skills provided by these courses, but applied in a specific environment dealing with sensitive or confidential information. Who are these for? It covers some of the key options and decisions needed for an effective project. Tailored courses.
  • JAY CROSS  |  SATURDAY, APRIL 4, 2015
    [Information] Where I’m coming from
    still hold to these, although now they’d be supplemented with newfound knowledge about complexity, mindfulness, informal learning, community, social media, and other topics. Information is valuable only to the extent that it will change decisions. Information is not instruction. Here’s how I saw it in 2001: PEOPLE.
  • STEPHEN DOWNES: HALF AN HOUR  |  SATURDAY, APRIL 4, 2015
    [Information] My Viva
    from the perspective of the employer seeking to address skills shortages it results in the shift from a formal class-based outcomes-based learning paradigm to an ongoing informal learning network, hands on support systems, and personal learning program. So how would I have answered these questions? Dunleavy''s post begs a response. 1. etc.).
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 3, 2015
    [Information] gatekeepers of truth
    RobinGood : You Can Be a Trusted Guide To The Most Relevant Information Online : Not Google. True information curators, of the expert kind, may indeed become in great demand in the near future. People were organized into technocratic systems in order to perform routinized information processing. call these Friday’s Finds.
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