August, 2016

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How Autism can Influence Design: In conversation with Steve Silberman

Adaptive Path

Ahead of his talk at UX Week 2016, Steve talked with Adaptive Path Chief Creative Officer and UX Week host Jesse James Garrett. Can it be cured?

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implementing network learning

Harold Jarche

In the network era , developing the skills of a master artisan in every field of work will be critical for success. Experience. Ideas. Opinions. Value.

Empowering Employee-Led Learning

Jane Hart

And recently there have been a number of other studies that have concurred with my findings! Why is ELL necessary? So what does it mean to support ELL?

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The Top Ten Emerging Technologies of 2016

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The technologies on the list are not new. Artificial Intelligence. The Internet of Things. The Internet of Things (IoT) has also been long in coming. 

The Untold Costs of Social Networking

Luis Suarez

We, human beings, have got an inner urge to wanting to belong to a group, a tribe, a team, a community, a network, you name it. It’s in our genes.

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Modern Professional Learning (MPL) meets Modern Workplace Learning (MWL)

Jane Hart

large part of it happens, of course, outside of their organisation – primarily on the Web. This is Employee-Led Learning (ELL). Social learning

Is There a STEM Crisis or a STEM Surplus?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

still struggle to find employment as many companies, including Boeing, IBM , and Symantec , continue to lay off thousands of STEM workers.”. workforce.

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Raising the Community Roof

Adaptive Path

When I think about my decision to pursue design as a career, an intrinsic desire to change the world for the better was at the core of that. It still is. like to think that this is what makes a lot of designers tick: our incessant drive to make a difference and leave the world better than how we found it. As designers, we all do our part.

Robots Can Restore Our Humanity

John Hagel

Red alert! Robots are getting more versatile and artificial intelligence (AI) is getting exponentially smarter! Our jobs are in jeopardy and no one is safe! We’ve all seen the headlines. Some respond that this is simply a resurfacing of a Luddite fear of new technology that has erupted every time new technology breakthroughs occur. What do I mean?

70-20-10: Origin, Research, Purpose

Charles Jennings

This is a re-post of an article by Cal Wick of Fort Hill. The original is on the 70-20 Blog site. There are a few observations from me at the bottom.

we are the experts

Harold Jarche

If work is learning, and learning is the work, why do we need experts responsible for managing it? Do we need learning experts in the network era?

What it means to transform workplace learning

Jane Hart

This is a re-work of a previous post. There is a lot of talk about transforming workplace learning. But what does it actually mean? OPERATIONAL MODEL.

Nobody else owns our experiences

Doc Searls

Who Owns the Mobile Experience? is a report by Unlockd on mobile advertising in the U.K. To clarify the way toward an answer, the report adds, “mobile operators or advertisers?” ” The correct answer is neither. Nobody’s experience is “owned” by somebody else. But causing isn’t the same as owning.

The probability of wasting money

Clark Quinn

Designing learning is a probability game.  To paraphrase Dorothy Parker, you can lead a learner to learning, but you can’t make them think. This is the point of learning engineering, applying learning science to the design of learning experiences. designing sufficient contextualized practice. developing emotional engagement. and so on.

Gord Downie May Be The Best High School Teacher I Never Had

Dan Pontefract

It’s been some time since I patrolled the jaundice-colored halls of my high school. Those were awkward days. And I mean ever. What subjects you ask?

Designing for Bright Spots

Adaptive Path

Wall Mural by Brendan Murphy. The Magic of Family House. It was clear that the House truly provides a home away from home (vs.

connected curiosity

Harold Jarche

Some people seem to be naturally curious. Others work at it, while some just lack interest in learning. You can notice this when traveling.

Radically rethinking the role of L&D

Jane Hart

In July 2016 I read a number of blog posts and articles that argued the case for a radical rethink of the role of L&D in today’s workplace. Here are just three. The first one,  It’s the Company’s Job to Help Employees Learn  written by Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic and Mara Swan (HBR 18 July) made a number of significant points. Here

Ascent from Social Media

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

The sad part is, most of you won't read this message. Not because you don't want to. You probably do. You actually followed me just for that purpose. But because your social network is lying to you. As of today my Facebook page OLDaily has 638 'likes'. This mean s 638 people think they are following the page. They're just inserted into my feed.

Is the Blockchain Now Reaching a Tipping Point?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

agree with this comparison and find it useful to help us understand how blockchains might evolve over the years. Emerging technology solutions.

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The Key to Great Year-End Fundraising? Your Brand.

Beth Kanter

Flickr photo by Mallix. The key to great year-end fundraising? Your brand. By By Dan Gunderman, Creative Director, Big Duck. It’s your biggest asset.

Want to Design for Impact?

Adaptive Path

Looking to make an impact in the San Francisco community but only have a weekend to spare? Look no further, BarnRaise is just around the corner.

sense-making tools

Harold Jarche

Daniel Dennett’s Intuition Pumps and Other Tools for Thinking begins by presenting a number of tested approaches to sense-making. To be continued ….

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The rise of the MWL Intrapreneur

Jane Hart

I recently read a powerful blog post by Helen Blunden called  Learning & Development need to get their groove back. Social learning

That Time I Was Ambushed By Gord Downie

Dan Pontefract

It happened to me in October of 2006. Apparently, Denise’s application was too good. My profile won the contest. How do you feel?”. But we didn’t.

Blockchain - Once Again, the Technological Genie Has Been Unleashed from its Bottle

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Blockchain Revolution , his 16th book, now explains “How The Blockchain Will Transform Everything From Banking To Government To Our Identities.”.

Designing Professional Development for the Distracted Learner

Beth Kanter

Bersin by Deloitte’s infographic “Meet the Modern Learner”. This infographic is an insightful profile of the way people learn in the modern workplace.

The World According to TED

David Weinberger

Here’s some info about the 2,200 TED Talks based largely on the tags that TED supplies on its Web site; the data are a few months old. Keep in mind that I am grossly incompetent at this , so I’ve included the SQL queries I used to derive this information so you can see how wrong I’ve gone and can laugh and laugh. 378 of ’em.

a network perspective

Harold Jarche

have noted before that positional leadership in hierarchies is a master-servant, parent-child, teacher-student, employer-employee relationship.

The Modern Workplace Learning Challenge

Jane Hart

Challenge Road Sign with dramatic clouds and sky. The agenda for the 12 week challenge is is as follows. Introduction to MWL. Drip-feed training.

Why I’m Currently Only Writing About Gord and the Hip

Dan Pontefract

life partner. When news broke in late May of Gord Downie’s terminal brain cancer diagnosis, hearts broke everywhere. Our friend.


Clark Quinn

I recently wrote about serious comics , and realized there’s a form I hadn’t addressed yet has some valuable insights. The value in looking at other approaches is that it provides lateral insight (I’m currently reading Stephen Johnson’s Where Good Ideas Come From ) that we may be able to transfer. design meta-learning

Taking a Break from Work: It Is Called A Vacation!

Beth Kanter

Breaks from work can come in all shapes and sizes and at any time of the workday. Sometimes, you need a longer break from work. It’s called a vacation!

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In Defense of Ascent

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

I've actually spent quite a bit of time with Facebook, not just a user but also as a developer, working with the Facebook Graph. There's a lot that's really innovative about Facebook ( React , for example). So I don't think I'm "old fashioned, out of touch and ill informed." But hey, I don't have grey hair for nothing. Ah, if only. My feed is cool.