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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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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 Urgent Need for Wide-Scale Upskilling

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Few topics are as important as the future of work in our 21st century digital economy.

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A message to CxOs 2: about org learning myths

Clark Quinn

When I wrote my last post on a message to CxOs about L&D myths, I got some pushback. Which, for the record, is a good thing; one of us will learn something. As a counter to my claim that L&D often was it’s own worst enemy, there was a counter.

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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Recommendations for Good Practice Using AI in Learning

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Image: Forbes General Design for Humans The application of AI should be based on a human-centered approach. This means that the design should be based on actual human use, and not an idealized model.

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What skills shortage?

Harold Jarche

Has an enormous skills gap developed since 2016? Researchers Dave Swenson and Liesl Eathington identified several factors contributing to hiring challenges, but a widespread lack of skilled workers was not one them … The Iowa researchers’ conclusion?

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How to be an elearning expert

Clark Quinn

I was asked (and have been a time or two before): “What’s the one most important thing you’d like to tell to be successful Ed Tech industry leader?” Of course there wasn’t just one ;).

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How the elephant got his trunk: what evolution can teach us about complexity

Dave Snowden

I’m going to assume that everyone who frequents this blog and is a regular reader of Dave’s work is very familiar with general concepts of evolution, both as a biological fact and as a metaphor.

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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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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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.

How the cookie poisoned the Web

Doc Searls

Have you ever wondered why you have to consent to terms required by the websites of the world, rather than the other way around? Or why you have no record of your own of what you have accepted or agreed to? Blame the cookie.

RSS and the Browser As Social Network

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Google Reader - source Responding to Mark Berthelemy. RSS was essentially disappeared because there wasn't a good business model for commercialization. Centralized social networks work much better for user tracking and link promotion. But they lose this advantage if they support RSS.

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addressing wicked problems

Harold Jarche

Daniel Kahneman, winner of the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel, and author of the popular book, Thinking Fast, Thinking Slow , has recently published a new book — Noise: A flaw in human judgment. Noise in general is unwanted variability.

Can We Look Forward to a New Decade of Innovation?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Can we look forward to a new decade of innovation, asked The Economist in its January 16 issue. The 2010s were marked by pessimism about innovation,” notes the issue’s overview article.

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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Management Musings: Episode 6 – 4D Self Management Model

Dan Pontefract

In Episode 6 of “Management Musings,” I’m letting you in on a model I’ve been using for years, the 4D Self Management Model. I find… The post Management Musings: Episode 6 – 4D Self Management Model appeared first on Pontefract Group.

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Why is Content Personalization Challenging for Large Organizations?


Most organizations don’t have a problem with content personalization o n a small scale. W hen you try to scale it up, however, the maintenance becomes harder and harder to keep up with. .

not remotely working

Harold Jarche

Watching the return-to-office efforts starting around the world is a fascinating exercise. Not everyone wants a return to the old normal. “But as office returns accelerate, some employees may want different options. A May survey of 1,000 U.S.

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What about books | conferences?

Clark Quinn

Responding to a frequent question yet again , I decided to post an answer to the “what about books | conferences?” ” question. And, as usual, the transcript.

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.

How to Overcome Content Management Challenges at Scale


Every organization runs into content management challenges when they reach a certain size. And keeping up with maintenance, updates, and personalization for specific audiences can be too much without the right strategy and structure. . Content Backlogs & Bottlenecks.

focus on the system

Harold Jarche

I recently wrote that with increasing complexity and interconnectedness, we all need to be better detectives in order to make sense and understand our world. The field of human performance improvement is a systemic method of doing detective work to find out how people perform in an organization.

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The Emergence of Central Bank Digital Currencies

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Bitcoin was created in October of 2008 with the release of Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System , the original design paper which also introduced the blockchain architecture.

New recommended readings

Clark Quinn

Of late, I’ve been reading quite a lot, and I’m finding some very interesting books. Not all have immediate take homes, but I want to introduce a few to you with some notes. Not all will be relevant, but all are interesting and even important. I’ll also update my list of recommended readings.

Management Musings: Episode 7 – My Four Most Loathed Terms at Work

Dan Pontefract

In Episode 7 of “Management Musings,” the crux of the insight centers on four terms that are commonplace in our organizations yet need to be… The post Management Musings: Episode 7 – My Four Most Loathed Terms at Work appeared first on Pontefract Group.

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Xyleme Announces Majority Recapitalization with Software Growth Equity Fund


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.

PKM at seventeen

Harold Jarche

Seventeen years ago I was introduced to PKM by Lilia Efimova. To a great extent PKM is about shifting responsibility for learning and knowledge sharing from a company to individuals and this is the greatest challenge for both sides.

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A Biological Framework for the Study of Labor Market Resilience

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

I recently read Universal Resilience Patterns in Labor Markets , - an article published earlier this year in Nature Communications by members of MIT Connection Science and the Max Planck Institute for Human Development.

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The case for model answers (and a rubric)

Clark Quinn

As I’ve been developing online workshops, I’ve been thinking more about the type of assessment I want. Previously, I made the case for gated submissions. Now I find another type of interaction I’d like to have. So here’s the case for model answers (and a rubric).

Future Learning Environments

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

This is an unedited AI transcript of a conversation I had with a group of people at Nazarbayev University, Kazakhstan. Please note that the AI does not distinguish between speakers; in all, sever different speakers spoke. To hear the audio please see [link] Sure.

Making useful photographs

Doc Searls

I guess (though I don’t yet know) that we drive a bucket of lithium around in the battery our new hybrid Toyota.

the worst of both worlds

Harold Jarche

Some countries are slowly emerging into a post-pandemic mode. The nature of work, or at least where it is done, has changed for many people. Zoom, like Google before, has become a verb. The video conferencing company commissioned a report on the future of video communications.

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Utilities Provider Streamlines Content Management to Improve Efficiency, Accuracy & Consistency


This content is password protected. To view it please enter your password below: Password: The post Utilities Provider Streamlines Content Management to Improve Efficiency, Accuracy & Consistency appeared first on Xyleme | Content Management Solutions. Resources draft

Overworked IDs

Clark Quinn

I was asked a somewhat challenging question the other day, and it led me to reflect. As usual, I’m sharing that with you. The question was “How can IDs keep up with everything, feel competent and confident in our work?” It’s not a trivial question! So I’ll share my response to overworked IDs.

My Meaning and the Parrot's

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Image: Quotes A while back I read an article titled ' My words have meaning, your parrot’s do not.