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Coherence and ‘truth’

Dave Snowden

So I’m back at the desk in my study, driven home from two weeks walking and cycling in the Lake District by Atlantic storms a day early. I’ve found a perfect self-catering location that is reasonably priced and within 90 minutes of the bulk of the walks.

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A message to CxOs about L&D myths

Clark Quinn

If you’re a CEO, COO, CFO, and the like, are you holding L&D to account? Because what I see coming out of L&D doesn’t stand up to scrutiny. As I’ve cited in books and presentations, there’s evidence that L&D isn’t up to scratch. And I think you should know a few things that may be of interest to you. So here’re some L&D myths you might want to watch out for. If it looks like school, it must be learning.

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Andragogy vs Pedagogy

Clark Quinn

Asked about why I used the word pedagogy instead of andragogy, I think it’s worth elaborating (since I already had in my reply ;) and sharing. In short, I think it’s a false dichotomy. So here’s my analysis of andragogy vs pedagogy. Looking at Knowles’ andragogy, I think it’s misconstrued.

Will AI Ever Be Smarter Than a Baby?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

I recently listened to a fascinating podcast where NY Times columnist Ezra Klein interviewed Berkeley psychologist Aliston Gopney. Professor Gopney is best known for her research in cognitive science , particularly the study of children’s learning and development.

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Management Musings: Episode 5 – Workplace Personas

Dan Pontefract

In Episode 5 of “Management Musings,” I’m providing a high level overview of the three types of workplace personas – and how these definitions matter… The post Management Musings: Episode 5 – Workplace Personas appeared first on Pontefract Group.

four hundred finds

Harold Jarche

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. This is #400. “We can succeed only by concert. It is not ‘can any of us imagine better?’ ’ but, ‘can we all do better?’

A word or two about words …

Dave Snowden

In some ways this post is a follow up to a point I made yesterday about the dangers of creating a coat of rhinestones on something rotten at the heart and by way or warning it is polemical in nature.

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Management Musings: Episode 4 – Two Alarming Workplace Trends

Dan Pontefract

In Episode 4 of “Management Musings,” I’m highlighting two alarming trends happening in the workplace as a result of the pandemic. First, there is a… The post Management Musings: Episode 4 – Two Alarming Workplace Trends appeared first on Pontefract Group.

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yes, all models are wrong

Harold Jarche

“Remember that all models are wrong; the practical question is how wrong do they have to be to not be useful.” — George Box. So how do we know when a model — particularly one of our preferred mental models — is wrong?

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To curate or be curated?

Dave Snowden

From time to time someone, knowing my interest in narrative sends me a link to yet another website collecting people’s stories. One popped up in slack as I was writing this offering a “magic formula” to change the world. It has some powerful stories all carefully curated by the design team.

Deep learning and expertise

Clark Quinn

A colleague asked “is anyone talking about how deep learning requires time, attention, and focus?” He was concerned with “the trend that tells us everything must be short.” He asked if I’d written anything, and I realize I really haven’t.

The Intriguing Nature of Non-Fungible Tokens

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The blockchain first came to light in 2008 as the digital ledger for bitcoin transactions. The blockchain creator’s original vision was limited to enabling peer-to-peer bitcoin transactions with no need for a bank or government agency to certify the validity of the transactions.

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Xyleme Announces Majority Recapitalization with Software Growth Equity Fund

Xyleme

The investment from Bow River will enable the company to deliver on innovation aimed at modern learning and development experiences and to rapidly accelerate growth?. DENVER, May 5 , 2021/PRNewswire-PRWeb/— Xyleme Inc.

On Corporate Language

Dan Pontefract

Having spent two decades fighting the battle of corporate language from within at two huge organizations, I learned this: First, new language that is abnormal… The post On Corporate Language appeared first on Pontefract Group. Behaviour communication Culture corporate culture Writing

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Darmok and Jalad at Tanagra

Dave Snowden

You may be asking what connects the events on stardate 45047.2,

Evaluating soft skills

Clark Quinn

As has become a pattern, someone recently asked me how to evaluate soft skills. And without being an expert on soft skill or evaluation, I tried to answer on principle. So I thought about the types of observable data you should expect to find. And that yielded an initial answer.

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The Post-Pandemic Outlook for Technology, Jobs, and Skills

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

“The COVID-19 pandemic-induced lockdowns and related global recession of 2020 have created a highly uncertain outlook for the labour market,” said the World Economic Forum (WEF) in The Future of Jobs Report 2020.

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Sympathy for the Devil: Criticizing and Criticalizing the Media

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

These are notes taken during Shirley Steinberg's CNIE keynote, Sympathy for the Devil: Criticizing and Criticalizing the Media: Rolling Stones - Sympathy for the Devil - accomplishments of the devil, listeners as audience are complicit in these accomplishments.

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What is a Component Content Management System?

Xyleme

A Component Content Management System (CCMS) is transformational for organizations with large-scale content creation and maintenance needs. But before we discuss why you need it, let’s explain what it is. Balancing Content Needs with Creative Constraints. Organizational learning is evolving.

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I will lift up my eyes …

Dave Snowden

I grew up in and around the hills of North Wales, walking most weekends when were were not dinghy sailing. Rather than a birthday party when I was young I managed to persuade my parents to book a caravan in Snowdonia and took a couple of friends.

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Levels of LXD Design

Clark Quinn

I stumbled across the Elements of UX diagram again, and happened to wonder if it would map to LXD. Here’s my stab: And the text, as usual. In a justifiably well-known image (PDF), Jesse James Garrett (JJG) detailed the elements of (web) user experience.

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A New Contract with the Middle Class

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

“The U.S. is a middle-class nation,” says the opening sentence of A New Contract with the Middle Class , an essay by Richard Reeves and Isabel Sawhill that was recently published by the Brookings Institution.

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What Does it Mean to Enrol in a Course?

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

I guess the answer seems pretty obvious: you provide your personal contact information, maybe pay some money, maybe show you've satisfied a prerequisite, such as admission to an institution, and provided there's room in the course, you're registered.

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Stop Creating Content Landfills – Reuse & Recycle Content to Improve Sustainability

Xyleme

On Earth Day, with familiar calls to “Reduce, reuse, recycle,” we look for ways to improve sustainability and reduce unnecessary waste. But have you ever considered applying these tried-and-true measures to your proprietary content?

The Woozle effect

Dave Snowden

I talked yesterday about metaphor-based languages and used Winnie the Pooh as an illustration. That was part of a loose set of posts starting to develop and codify a more general theory of leadership from a sense-making and anthro-complexity perspective.

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distributed work

Harold Jarche

I have been working remotely and doing distributed work since 2003. It’s remote work because I live ‘far from the madding crowd’, in a town of 5,000 people, with lots of cows within town limits, many pheasants, and a few coyotes.

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My podcasts of choice

Doc Searls

As a follow-up to what I wrote earlier today, here are my own favorite podcasts, in the order they currently appear in my phone’s podcast apps: Radio Open Source (from itself). Bill Simmons (on The Ringer). Fresh Air (from WHYY via NPR). JJ Reddick & Tommy Alter (from ThreeFourTwo).

Connectivism

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Unedited AI-generated transcript of a talk given online April 27, 2021. So, hello everyone. As was stated in the introduction, my name is Stephen Downes and it's a pleasure to be here. It's April 27 for me April 28th for you in Malaysia and this presentation is simply called ‘Connectivism’.

Start Small to Drive Value Quickly with Xyleme

Xyleme

Bringing in a CCMS and moving to a reuse-driven content strategy is no small undertaking — but that doesn’t mean you can’t start small.

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A word or two about words … (2/2)

Dave Snowden

In yesterday’s post, I was concerned about both the abuse of power, and the effectiveness of confessional use of language. The desire to compel people to put into words (generally the words of power in the facilitator’s culture and/or ideology) learning is problematic to say the least.

stop doing dumb s**t

Harold Jarche

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. “Stop doing dumb s**t and I’ll stop being negative.” ” — @Fisman.

A half-century of NPR

Doc Searls

The antenna for KPCC/89.3. NPR, which turned 50 yesterday, used to mean National Public Radio. It still does, at least legally; but they quit calling it that in 2010. The reason given was “…most of our audience — more than 27 million listeners to NPR member stations and millions more who experience our content on NPR.org and through mobile or tablet devices — identify us as NPR.” ” Translation: We’re not just radio any more. And they aren’t.

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Supporting Everyday Learning

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

This is an unedited transcript of my workshop. There we go, so now I'm recording.

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Starting Small to Drive Big Value with Xyleme

Xyleme

Bringing in a CCMS and moving to a reuse-driven content strategy is no small undertaking — but that doesn’t mean you can’t start small.

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…fraught with moral peril

Dave Snowden

That aspect of the modern crisis which is bemoaned as a “wave of materialism’ is related to what is called the “crisis of authority.”

detective work

Harold Jarche

For the past couple of months I have been engaged in a couple of programs that focus on organizational performance improvement. In the Performance-based Learning program we ask — What is the performance gap and what are the influencing factors? This is part of the Performance Detective role.

On the persistence of KPIG

Doc Searls

On Quora , William Moser asked , Would the KPIG radio format of Americana—Folk, Blugrass, Delta to modern Blues, Blues-rock, trad. & & modern C&W, country & Southern Rock, jam-bands, singer/songwriters, some jazz, big-band & jazz-singers sell across markets in America?