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MWL Newsletter No 70

Jane Hart

Posts, articles and news about Modern Workplace Learning (MWL) for the week 17-23 June 2018. Modern Workplace Learning

A solid education platform

Clark Quinn

In the past couple of days, I’ve come across two different initiatives to improve education. And certainly our education system can stand improvement. However, each one had the same major flaw, and leaves open an opportunity for improvement not to occur.

What’s wrong with bots is they’re not ours

Doc Searls

In Chatbots were the next big thing: what happened? Justin Lee ( @justinleejw ) nicely unpacks how chatbots were overhyped to begin with and continue to fail their Turing tests , especially since humans in nearly all cases would rather talk to humans than to mechanical substitutes.

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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The Impact of AI on R&D and Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

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.

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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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.

The 2018 Inclusive Internet Index

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Earlier this year, the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) published the Inclusive Internet Index 2018.

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5 steps towards Modern Workplace Learning

Jane Hart

How do you begin to move forward, and implement a modern workplace learning approach? I believe this involves 5 key steps.: Modern Workplace Learning


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.

Now What?

Dan Pontefract

You're reading fresh content from Dan Pontefract at Brave New Org: “Now what?” It’s an expression many of us use. Perhaps you have employed it yourself whether contemplatively when at the crossroads of a potential change at work. Dan's Related Posts: The Easiest Ways To Create Disengaged Employees. The Roots of Becoming a More Effective Leader. The Three Attributes President Obama Wants You To Demonstrate. How Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups Explains Culture, Purpose & Employee Engagement.

work & place

Harold Jarche

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. “The better the state is established, the fainter is humanity.” ” —Nietzsche, Notes, 1874, via @sureallyno.

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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.

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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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.

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.

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

Actionable Outcomes

Euen Semple

I often quote the inversion "don't just do something stand there" There is such a strong tendency, indeed cultural pressure, to be seen to be doing something in business. We used to joke at the BBC that when someone was promoted to a senior role they couldn't just look around and say "Everything looks fine to me I'll leave it alone." " They got more brownie points for screwing things up than for doing nothing.

A good publisher

Clark Quinn

I shot this short little video because, well, I have to say that my experience with ATD has been excellent. They’ve done what I’ve needed: listening when they should, arguing with me when they should, responding to my questions, and executing on their responsibilities professionally.

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DC Schools Say Sitting in Chair More Important Than Learning

Nine Shift

The Washington DC City Council has passed an emergency one time bill to allow 26 students to graduate high school this month. . These students have been absent for more than 120 days, but have met all other academic requirements. . This move is vigorously opposed by the DC Schools, the superintendent of which apparently believes sitting in a chair is more important than learning. And that keep these 26 smart students out of college is also a good thing. .

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.

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


Euen Semple

I marvel at the extent to which communication in the workplace has become about shuffling slide decks instead of talking to each other. Or writing good prose for that matter. Rather than engaging directly with people to convey the power of our ideas we hide behind the apparent professionalism of a polished presentation - or we clog up our IT systems sending each other bloated files rather than writing well crafted and effective emails.

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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.

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. .

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.

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

What to do?

Euen Semple

There are probably two main themes to the conversations I have with people in organisations - how to deal with complexity, and what to do about staff who are increasingly disengaged. The two are inextricably linked. As work life becomes faster changing, less stable, more unpredictable, many managers attempt to exercise greater control. They do this by doing more of what they know, what they are comfortable with. More meetings, more communication campaigns, more technology.

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.

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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top tools 2018

Harold Jarche

Once again, Jane Hart is asking what are your top tools for learning ? You can fill out the survey, write a blog post, or email Jane your list. Check out the link and submit your vote before 21 September. All of my tools are used for personal/professional development as well as workplace learning.

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