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A new common tragedy?

Clark Quinn

Recently, my kids (heh, in their 20s) let me know that they don’t use Yelp. That actually surprised and puzzled me. Not specifically because of Yelp, but instead because there’s a societal benefit that’s possibly being undermined or abandoned.

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4 Benefits of Social Learning for Enterprises

TOPYX LMS

The terms “ learning management system (LMS) ” and “social learning platform” are often used interchangeably. For the 70 percent of L&D departments in North America that are using a learning management system, this is good news as social learning is highly beneficial for enterprises.

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The Post-Pandemic Future of Work: An Optimistic Outlook

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

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Dave Snowden

Unless this is the first time you have stumbled across this blog by accident, you might have come across the idea of “the Wiki”.

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There's No One Thing Called Ethics

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

I wrote this in OLDaily today: There's a lesson here anyone interested in the ethics of AI or education or whatever should heed. There are no simple solutions, because there will never be unanimous agreement on highly contested issues.

ITA Jay Cross Award 2021

Harold Jarche

The Internet Time Alliance Award, in memory of Jay Cross, is presented to a workplace learning professional who has contributed in positive ways to the field of Informal Learning and is reflective of Jay’s lifetime of work.

The Three Types of AI: Artificial, Authentic, and Augmented Intelligence

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

“The history of work - particularly since the Industrial Revolution - is the history of people outsourcing their labor to machines,” notes a recent article in the Harvard Business Review, - AI Should Augment Human Intelligence, Not Replace It , - by National University of Singapore professor David De Cremer and chess grandmaster Garry Kasparov.

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Siphonophorae not hybrid (1 of 2)

Dave Snowden

I am indulging myself a little with the title to this post. For those who don’t know it describes a type marine entity which, while it appears to be a single organism is in fact a colony of different zooids that are different morphologically and are functionally specialised.

Speaking of character

Doc Searls

It seems fitting that among old medical records I found this portrait of Doctor Dave , my comic persona on radio and in print back in North Carolina, forty-five years ago. The artist is Alex Funk, whose nickname at the time was Czuko (pronounced “Chuck-o”).

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50 Songs For My 50 Years Of Life

Dan Pontefract

It’s weird turning 50. As a kid, I thought it was the marker of old age. At this stage in my life, I don’t think… The post 50 Songs For My 50 Years Of Life appeared first on Pontefract Group. Music personal 50 music

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What Musical Mindsets Can Teach Us About Business Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In their recently published book, Two Beats Ahead: What Musical Minds Teach Us About Innovation , Panos Panay and R. Michael Hendrix argue that “the mindsets developed by musicians make them good entrepreneurs.”

My ‘Man on the Moon’ Project

Clark Quinn

There have been a variety of proposals for the next ‘man on the moon’ project since JFK first inspired us. This includes going to Mars, infrastructure revitalization, and more. And I’m sympathetic to them. I’d like us to commit to manufacturing and installing solar panels over all parking lots, both to stimulate jobs and the economy, and transform our energy infrastructure, for instance.

Pleaches, Liggers & the ‘C’ words

Dave Snowden

Two interesting sets of interactions on social media triggered today’s post. One was a distinction made between cutting down a tree and trimming a hedge. That one came from a tweet by Sonja in which she said “ I liked the analogy of hedge trimming vs tree felling.

Webinar: Optimizing Content Operations: Reimagining Your Learning Content Lifecycle

Xyleme

Content is a vital competitive advantage, but it’s rarely treated as such. For customer learning content, the push toward a 100% digital experience is creating challenges—and opportunities—for your education services team.

Management Musings: Episode 8 – My Draft Manifesto

Dan Pontefract

In Episode 8 of “Management Musings,” I’m asking for your assistance. I’m hoping to gather feedback from you on a draft version of my manifesto.… … The post Management Musings: Episode 8 – My Draft Manifesto appeared first on Pontefract Group.

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The Transformation of Logistics in the Retail Industry

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In the spring of 2018, MIT launched the Work of the Future Task Force to understand the impact of our increasingly intelligent machines on the future of work, and how to best harness these technological innovations for social benefit.

Jay Cross Memorial Award 2021: Sahana Chattopadhyay

Clark Quinn

Jay Cross was a deep thinker and a man of many talents, never resting on his past accomplishments. Following his death in November 2015, the partners of the Internet Time Alliance — Jane Hart, Charles Jennings, Harold Jarche, and myself — resolved to continue Jay’s work.

Too fast, too soon?

Dave Snowden

This post picks up on the idea of shallow monogamy in my post of a few days ago looking at some of the obstacles to the adoption of complexity thinking.

leadership in a distributed workplace

Harold Jarche

Distributed, remote, and even hybrid work have one similar quality — they expose cracks in the system that could be covered over in face-to-face settings. They make dysfunctional workplaces transparently obvious. Distributed work, like online teaching, has to be much more explicit.

Webinar: 3 Ways Your Content is Holding You Back

Xyleme

Content is a vital competitive advantage, but it’s rarely treated as such.

Cloud's Trillion Dollars 2030 Potential

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

“Thanks in part to cloud, Moderna was able to deliver the first clinical batch of its vaccine candidate (mRNA-1273) to the US National Institute of Health for phase one trials just 42 days after the initial sequencing of the virus,” wrote the authors of a recent McKinsey article, - Cloud’s trillion dollar prize is up for grabs.

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2021 Top 10 Tools for Learning

Clark Quinn

As always, I like to participate in my Internet Time Alliance colleague Jane Hart’s Top 10 Tools for Learning survey. However, in reviewing last year’s list , things haven’t changed much. Still, it’s worth getting out there.

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15 years on

Dave Snowden

So on this day, 15 years ago I wrote my first ever blog post. I was just settling into staff accommodation at Nanyang University (The banner picture I grabbed from Google Street View but I can’t remember exactly which one) for a three-month sabbatical.

it’s science

Harold Jarche

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. @A_AMilne

Xyleme CCMS Announces Integration with Congree Language Technologies, Inc.

Xyleme

Congree Language Check & Terminology Extraction now available within Xyleme’s Content Authoring Interface. DENVER, June 26 , 2021 — Xyleme, Inc., announced today an integration with Congree Language Technologies, Inc. ,

What Might the World Be Like in 2040?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The mission of the National Intelligence Council (NIC) is to lead intelligence integration and long-term strategic thinking across a wide variety of sources, including the US Intelligence Community , policy makers, and experts in academia and the private sector.

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Misaligned expectations

Clark Quinn

As part of the Learning Development Conference that’s going on for the next five weeks (not too late to join in!), there have already been events. Given that the focus is on evidence-based approaches, a group set up a separate discussion room for learning science.

Spotting anomalies

Dave Snowden

From time to time I get very frustrated at the ability of consultants and academics to correctly diagnose reasons for failure or success with the benefit of hindsight but fail to realise why the diagnosis of itself is not enough to make a difference the next time round.

battling elves and building civilizations

Harold Jarche

Why do we follow others? Because we trust them for their knowledge, advice, support, vision, etc. “We follow others for various reasons, some because of their knowledge, some because of their vision, some because of their inspiration, and all for the confidence we place in them.

Webinar: How Allina Health Cut Content Development Time by 66%

Xyleme

Watch our webinar featuring leaders from Allina Health to learn how they have been able to cut content development time by 66% and achieve an 84% reuse rate across content created in Xyleme.

Leveraging Cloud Computing to Enhance the Nation’s Cybersecurity

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

There’s clearly an urgent need to significantly improve the security and resilience of IT systems and applications in light of the growing threat of cyberattacks, which FBI director Christopher Wray recently compared to addressing the challenge of global terrorism following the 9/11 attack.

Doing Gamification Wrong

Clark Quinn

As I’ve said before , I’m not a fan of ‘gamification’ Certainly for formal learning, where I think intrinsic motivation is a better area to focus on than extrinsic.

Maps or charts?

Dave Snowden

I’ve always talked a lot about maps and the importance of managing the evolutionary potential of the present. I’ve also emphasised the importance of starting journeys with a sense of direction rather than having goals, and by the way, talking about how things should be is a form of goal.

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returning

Harold Jarche

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. “Always urgent, but never specific. That should get the result you want.” ” — @MeetingBoy.

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How Omni-Channel Publishing Makes Your Job Easier

Xyleme

Learning content doesn’t just live in an instructor-led training (ILT) , virtual instructor-led training (v ILT) , or eLearning bubble anymore. If you’re developing content, you have to deliver lots of different experiences to different audiences.

The Transformation of Digital Spaces and Digital Life

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Responding to a survey: Please tell us how you imagine this transformation of digital spaces and digital life will take place: What reforms or initiatives may have the biggest impact? What beneficial role do you see tech leaders and/or politicians and/or public audiences playing in this evolution?

Exploring Exploration

Clark Quinn

Learning, I suggest, is action and reflection. And instruction should be designed action and guided reflection.) What that action typically ends up being is some sort of exploration (aka experimentation). Thus, in my mind, exploration is a critical concept for learning.