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The World is Facing a Period of Digital Disorder

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

“Geopolitical competition and government regulations are poised to remake the digital economy,” notes the global consulting firm A.T

paying for online freedom

Harold Jarche

Back in 2007 I suggested that the first step to take in online sensemaking is to free your bookmarks. Social bookmarks reside online, not in your browser, so they can be accessed from multiple devices and easily shared.

Separated by a common language?

Dave Snowden

From time to time in social media I resist the temptation to respond when people talk about the Stacy Matrix; if they conflate the two I generally put up something mild along the lines of They are very different you know and Stacy himself deprecates its use.

The Blockchain Value Framework

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In July, 2019, the World Economic Forum and Accenture released Building Value with Blockchain Technology , a white paper aimed at helping organizations evaluate blockchain’s benefits and build an effective business case.

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from training to learning

Harold Jarche

Digital Learning 4.0: How to Guarantee Measurable Learner Impact Where Others Have Failed

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Summary of: Digital Learning 4.0: How to Guarantee Measurable Learner Impact Where Others Have Failed Paul Hunter Director Digital Learning, IMD Business School IMD is a business school based in Switzerland.

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Business Models and Trust

John Hagel

Three years ago I sketched out three dimensions of business model evolution in response to the mounting performance pressure of the Big Shift. In this blog post, I want to highlight the role of this business model evolution in restoring trust in our corporations.

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filter success

Harold Jarche

Clay Shirky’s statement — “ It’s not information overload, it’s filter failure ” — is an oft-quoted line when discussing online sensemaking.

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The Gen Z Learning Journey From Higher Education To The Workplace

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Summary of a presentation: The Gen Z Learning Journey From Higher Education To The Workplace Giselle Kovary, M.A., President n-gen People Performance Inc. I want to cover research on Gen Z, especially from a Canadian context. They're more 1996 than 2012.

Last NineShift Presentation Streamed Live! Thurs Nov 21

Nine Shift

REMEMBER, the last NineShift presentation, the Grand Finale, will be streamed online Live! and Free from Paradise Point Resort in San Diego on Thursday, November 21. No registration needed. Just go to www.lern.org to view it. Noon ET; 11 am CT; 10 am MT; 9 am PT

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mycorrhiza: abstraction & codification

Dave Snowden

In 2002 I published Complex Acts of Knowing , the first major article to include Cynefin in its near current form; if we ignore the words the only difference with the current version is the lack of liminality.

How We Learned to Prosper Using Fewer Resources

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

“We have finally learned how to tread more lightly on our planet. It’s about time,” writes Andrew McAfee in the Introduction to his new book, More from Less : The Surprising Story of How We Learned to Prosper Using Fewer Resources - and What Happens Next.

change takes time and effort

Harold Jarche

The idea that generalists and soft skills are needed in the modern workplace seems to be hitting the mainstream of HR, L&D, etc. I have written about these for the past decade or more, and I think it’s necessary to clarify some of the discussion. Wicked problems need neo-generalists.

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The 2019 National Survey of Online Learning in Canadian Post-secondary Education: Preliminary Results and Implications

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Summary of the presentation The 2019 National Survey of Online Learning in Canadian Post-secondary Education: Preliminary Results and Implications. Moderated by Tony Bates. This is a follow-up from the first survey from 2017.

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#3 Organizational Structures Have Changed

Nine Shift

The Org Chart is dead. Leaders are now befuddled about being inbetween the organizational pyramid of the last century and the organizational network of this century. Organizational structures have been flattened, dispersed, contracted out. The org chart is dead. What business leaders report is that the network is faster, more productive and more profitable than the pyramid. At LERN we have not done an org chart for 25 years, since we went virtual. We predicted this as Shift Three.

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mycorrhiza: Introduction

Dave Snowden

A mycorrhiza ia a symbiosis between a fungus and a green plant. The plant captures and transmits the energy of the sun to the fungus which reciprocates with water and various nutrients.

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How to Transform a “Big, Old” Company into an Agile Digital Business

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

“As consumers, we take digital technologies for granted… We don’t wonder why these things are possible; we simply expect them,” said Designed for Digital a recently published book by Jeanne Ross , Cynthia Beath , and Martin Mocker in its Preface.

countering populism

Harold Jarche

I would say that populism is the first refuge of a scoundrel and a literate, engaged, and networked citizenry gives no such refuge. But education alone is not the answer to the constant outrage we are witnessing as many societies polarize on political lines.

Hearables

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Summary of the talk "Hearables" by Rory McGreal Photo: Nobuko Fujita - What are they – Hunn 2014 – speaker-microphone in-ear with AI - Progressive development from earphones, hearing aids, etc - Can monitor: Blood pressure – stress, excitement Etc.

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#2 Virtual Office Tools Everywhere

Nine Shift

You probably don’t realize just how many ‘virtual office’ tools you use. Dispersed workers are just about in every large organization these days. They communicate and work together with others from a distance using online tools and software that just keeps getting better, with more of them. You can think of GotoMeeting as one popular tool. Just in our LERN organization, we use over 10 virtual office tools.

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Building Trust

Clark Quinn

Some months ago, I talked about I was working virtually in a couple of instances. Using distributed tools, we’re able to coordinate and collaborate. One team got together physically last week to get work done.

Leveraging AI to Transform Government

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

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Educating the Next Generation Workforce: Preparing Students to Meet Employers’ Expectations

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Summary of 'Educating the Next Generation Workforce: Preparing Students to Meet Employers’ Expectations' by Susan Aldridge, President (ret), Drexel University There are new types of jobs for students gradauating today, and new learning opportunities in igital labs, etc.

#1 Telecommuting Keeps Growing

Nine Shift

The numbers on people and companies and hours spent working from home all keep growing. There’s no sign telecommuting will stop or even plateau. This is the silent revolution driving the changes in work, life and education in society right now. Not everyone will work from home, but 25% to 50% of people will. And those people are the ones most likely to be most productive and generating income for their work organizations.

About face

Doc Searls

We can know more than we can tell. That one-liner from Michael Polanyi has been waiting half a century for a proper controversy, which it now has with facial recognition.

The MIT Work of the Future Report

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

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mapping healthcare

Harold Jarche

This past year my wife and I have spent a fair bit of time in hospitals and doctors’ offices, helping friends navigate the healthcare system. One thing we have noticed is the siloed nature of medicine here.

From Anxiety to Opportunity - The next 20 years of learning innovation

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Summary of 'From Anxiety to Opportunity - The next 20 years of learning innovation', John Baker, CEO, D2L. To look at the future it's helpful to understand the present and where we've been in the past. It's 20 years since D2L started - it has been a bit of a blur.

Top Stories of October 2019

Nine Shift

NEWS: the last NineShift presentation, the Grand Finale, will be streamed online LIVE! and FREE from San Diego on Thursday, November 21. No registration needed. Just go to www.lern.org to view it. Noon ET; 11 am CT; 10 am MT; 9 am PT. Now here’s the top 3 stories for October 2019.

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Templates for good

Clark Quinn

In terms of the various ways in which we can support the gaps in our cognition, one of the terms is ‘templates’ And it’s worth discussing what a template is, and considering them at a variety of levels. I want to suggest we should have templates for good. What is a template?

Mobile Learning: Anytime, Anywhere

Xyleme

Mobile learning, also called M-learning, is any type of content that is developed or consumed on mobile devices, such as on smartphones and tablets. This can be anything from podcasts to taking a full eLearning course.

from tweets to the blog

Harold Jarche

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. When Francis Harwood, anthropologist, asked a Sioux elder why people tell stories, he answered, “In order to become human beings.”

Teaching and Learning in the Digital Age for Indigenous Learners

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

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Expanding Our Horizons

John Hagel

I’ve written about the paradox of the Big Shift – the forces reshaping our global economy are simultaneously creating exponentially expanding opportunity and mounting performance pressure. Here’s the challenge.

Kate O’Neill #DevLearn Keynote Mindmap

Clark Quinn

Kate O’Neill closed the DevLearn conference with a keynote on tech humanism. With a humorous but insightful presentation, she inspired us to strive for good. The post Kate O’Neill #DevLearn Keynote Mindmap appeared first on Learnlets. mindmap

Moving my blog

Euen Semple

Although [link] will continue to be my business site I am moving my blog to its own new domain at [link]. Those of you who subscribe by RSS or email might like to resubscribe using the links at the new location. I certainly hope so! I will do another reminder post in a few weeks

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reflecting on the future of knowledge

Harold Jarche

I started my independent consulting practice in 2003 and one of the first books I purchased was — The Future of Knowledge: Increasing Prosperity through Value Networks by Verna Allee (2002) Butterworth-Heinemann (ISBN: 0750675918).