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MWL Newsletter No 69

Jane Hart

Posts, articles and news about Modern Workplace Learning (MWL) for the week 10-16 June 2018. Modern Workplace Learning

Leadership & integrity

Dave Snowden

I’ve got a lot more posts lined up in the Alice series, but I’m going to interrupt as the mood takes me and the overnight Gaping Void cartoon picked up well on my theme of yesterday; namely the need to actions that allow desirable culture or ‘mindsets’ to emerge over time.

Wanted: Online Pubs Doing Real (and therefore GDPR-compliant) Advertising

Doc Searls

This is what greets me when I go to the Washington Post site from here in Germany: So you can see it too, wherever you are, here’s the URL I’m redirected to on Chrome , on Firefox , on Safari and on Brave. All look the same except for Brave, which shows a blank page.

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Harnessing the Collective Intelligence of Humans and Machines

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

For over a decade, MIT professor Thomas Malone has been conducting pioneering research on the collective intelligence of groups. Malone is the founding director of the MIT Center for Collective Intelligence , and has authored and co-authored a number of seminal articles on the subject.

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Vote for the Top Tools for Learning 2018

Jane Hart

The Top 200 Tools for Learning 2018, the 12th Annual Learning Tools survey, is now open. Jane Hart will once again be compiling the list from the votes of contributors worldwide as well as 3 sub-lists: Top 100 Tools for Personal & Professional Learning 2018 – ie.

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MWL Newsletter No 68

Jane Hart

Posts, articles and news about Modern Workplace Learning (MWL) for the week 3 – 9 June 2018. Modern Workplace Learning

… and reduced the answer to shillings and pence

Dave Snowden

The picture is of a doctor wearing a plague mask. The mask is to protect him from the night air, or miasma which at the time was thought to be the way the disease spread.

Book Review: Friend of a Friend

Dan Pontefract

You're reading fresh content from Dan Pontefract at Brave New Org: Network. It can be such a loaded and overbearing term. On the one hand, it’s a noun. Among other definitions, it can denote a group. Dan's Related Posts: Did I Just Spam My Entire LinkedIn Network?

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ask the difficult questions

Harold Jarche

“Weak human + machine + better process was superior to a strong computer alone and, more remarkably, superior to a strong human + machine + inferior process.” Garry Kasparov. The future of work will be humans augmented by machines, and those with the best processes will succeed.

From Horseless Carriages to Driverless Vehicles

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Autonomous vehicles (AVs) may well be the quintessential symbol of our AI/robotics age. Cars are a major part of our daily lives. A self-driven car is a concept that requires little explanation, something we can all quickly grasp.

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Complexity, design and aesthetics

Dave Snowden

One of my better ideas last year was to put together the first Cynefin Centre Retreat in Snowdonia. By bringing together a trans-disciplinary faculty, interacting with experienced Cognitive Edge practitioners, we have an ideal generative approach to creating new thinking and new methods in key areas.

The Lost Trust Of Millennials With Big Business

Dan Pontefract

You're reading fresh content from Dan Pontefract at Brave New Org: In the most recent Deloitte Millennial Survey released May 15, 2018—where the firm surveyed 10,455 millennials and 1,844 Gen Z youth from around the globe—there is a. Dan's Related Posts: The Purpose Effect Scorecard. Evolution of the Chief Learning Officer. A Few Easy Steps For Entrepreneurs To Take To Enact A Higher Purpose. Corporate Social Responsibility Is Not Your Organization’s Purpose.

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Blog Post: We live in a hyperconnected, socio-technical world

David Gurteen

By David Gurteen As I write my blook on Conversational Leadership , I find myself capturing fragments of ideas that I know will get refined and fit in somewhere in due course. Here is one such fragment: We are not separate from the world. We are integrally connected. We are each a node of one huge global network. It is as if we are all attached by a large number of elastic bands to a multitude of other nodes: people, things, places, and history.

Designing a game

Clark Quinn

When I was a young academic in Australia, a colleague asked me if I would talk to some folks about a game. He knew that I had designed games before returning to grad school, and had subsequently done one on my thesis research.

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Continuous Learning & Development; more than just continuous training

Jane Hart

Lifelong learning is more important than ever. It is clear that companies now need to provide continuous learning opportunities, and ensure that they’re promoting lifelong learning within their organization. So what does this actually mean? First of all it is important to reiterate that continuous learning in the workplace is, … Modern Workplace Learning

Triage & trivia

Dave Snowden

For my generation one of the seminal television programmes was M.A.S.H, one of those cases where the spin off for the small screen was a better format than the original film.

fifteen years

Harold Jarche

Today marks fifteen years of self-employment. After two years I had noted that my business was good enough for some cheeses but still too young for most wines. Today I’m a very old chunk of cheese but a much better wine, I hope.

The Future of Advanced Manufacturing

Nine Shift

In my webinar recently on work and jobs in the 21st century, I got push-back from several participants. I assume they are with a community or technical college, and they cited the growth of Advanced Manufacturing as to why some students do not need a four year college degree.

Context is key

Clark Quinn

Workflow learning is one of the new buzzphrases. The notion is that you deliver learning to the point of need, instead of taking people away from the workflow. And I’m a fan. But it’s not as easy as it sounds! Context is a critical issue in making this work, and that’s non-trivial.

MWL Newsletter No 67

Jane Hart

Posts, articles and news about Modern Workplace Learning (MWL) for the week 27 May – 2 June 2018. Modern Workplace Learning

Dan Pontefract May 2018 Playlist

Dan Pontefract

You're reading fresh content from Dan Pontefract at Brave New Org: The month of May saw me play these tunes a few times as I crisscrossed North America four times. Part blues, part rock, part eclectic, Dan's Related Posts: Dan Pontefract February 2018 Playlist. Dan Pontefract April 2018 Playlist. 4-Minute Video Overview of OPEN to THINK. So It’s Been About Behaviour All This Time? Thanks for reading. visit the original at [link]. Music Dan's Music Playlist

network management protocols

Harold Jarche

My principle of network management is an update of the principle of scientific management put forth by F.W. Taylor in 1911.

Where Are the Girls? Working, Stupid

Nine Shift

So I get this email this week with the subject line, "Where are the Girls?" . The press release, from the Pittsburgh Aviation Institute - - which trains aviation mechanics, says that there is a huge retirement now of aviation mechanics and the solution (surprise) is filling the traditional male occupation with females. . This is the same solution to the shortage of airplane pilots, computer scientists, engineers, mathematicians, large animal veterinarians, physicists, and you name it. .

Game Results

Clark Quinn

The game we designed (as I talked about yesterday), Quest for Independence , was actually a fair bit of a hit. While we couldn’t talk to kids still, anecdotally we heard that the kids were playing it. And , as the design intended, it led them to talk to the Care counselors.

Continuous Learning & Development (Workshop)

Jane Hart

Next public workshop runs 11 June – 8 July 2018 Continuous learning and development in the workplace doesn’t mean continuous training or self-study. Whilst it is up to everyone to become a lifelong learner and keep up to date with what’s happening in their industry or profession to remain employable, … Modern Workplace Learning

How to Create a Content Strategy that Resonates with the Modern Learner


In this webinar, Xyleme Sr. Solutions Consultant, Mike Buoy , and Jennifer Rogers , Head of Learning at Anglo American, discussed how learning leaders need to rethink how to create, manage, and deliver content to meet the needs of the modern workforce.

human capital

Harold Jarche

“No, people are NOT capital. YOUR ‘human capital’ is what you’ve learned and not forgotten. It’s ‘capital’ each person ‘owns’ themselves; FAR more equally distributed than financial capital. Our economy needs institutions to make learning and earning better for those with less money.”

Advanced Manufacturing Goes Urban, Not Rural

Nine Shift

One of the reasons I think our community college friends are big on advanced manufacturing is that they think small cities and even rural areas are, or could, benefit. Not so. 1.Advanced manufacturing growth in big cities. Nearly seven times the manufacturing GDP growth in urban American than rural America since 2000.

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Nuances Matter

Clark Quinn

I’ve argued before that the differences between well-designed and well-produced learning, and just well-produced learning, are subtle. And, in general, nuances matter. So, in my recent book, the section on misconceptions spent a lot of time unpacking some terms.

Blog Post: Knowledge Management Matters: Creativity and Innovation

David Gurteen

By David Gurteen I mentioned a month or two back a new book Knowledge Management Matters: By Practitioners for Practitioners written by a number of well known KM practitioners and edited by John and JoAnn Girard. The book is free and you can download it from here. John Girard tells me that about 1000 people have downloaded a copy of the book already and that they are in the process of developing a series of companion videos, the first of which is now available on YouTube.

Why Nonprofit Workplaces Are Stressful and What To Do About It

Beth Kanter

In light of the recent high profile suicides by Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain, Vu Le wrote an excellent piece on what nonprofits need to know about mental illness. One of the points he brings up is the importance of creating an environment where life/work balance flourish.

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lifelong learners in a learning organization

Harold Jarche

The Learning Organization. The Fifth Discipline by Peter Senge, is one of the seminal management books of the previous 75 years. It is based on four interrelated disciplines unified by the fifth discipline: systems thinking. Personal Mastery. Mastery comes through deliberate practice.

Should Schools Stop Feeding Boys?

Nine Shift

S hould schools stop providing lunch to boys who don't behave well? A teacher in our Gender in the Classroom course noted that taking away recess from students who don't behave is the number #1 response. . All the research indicates that recess is critical to learning, especially for boys. Boys with more frequent motion learn more, especially reading and math, other studies show.

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The Optimistic View

Clark Quinn

In yesterday’s post , I quipped about how L&D wasn’t doing well, and I want to clarify my perspective. Because, you see, I’m an optimist! I really only complain to create improvement. And so let me wax philosophical about why we can and should be hopeful about L&D.