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The Emerging Data Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The Economist’ s May 6 issue referred to data in its cover as the world’s most valuable resource.

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MWL Newsletter No 14

Jane Hart

News and articles about Modern Workplace Learning (MWL) selected by Jane Hart for the week 14-20 May 2017. Social learning

the uncertain future of training

Harold Jarche

Training courses are artifacts of a time when resources were scarce and connections were few. That time has passed. The roots of training are to get a lot of people to do the same thing competently. The Roman army trained soldiers for battle and many other duties, like building roads.

Peering into a Confusing, Paradoxical Future

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Every four years since 1997, the US National Intelligence Council has been publishing a Global Trends report on the key trends that will shape the world over the following twenty years.

When it’s just so obvious no training is needed, it hurts to watch.

Jane Hart

New article in the MWL Magazine by Charles Jennings … Training is a certain and unquestioned component of every business strategy and plan, particularly when faced with the rollout of new systems and processes. Rolling out a new Finance or Business Suite, or a new CRM system?

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Globalization at a Crossroads

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Earlier this year I wrote about the future of global firms , based on two recent articles on the subject, - The retreat of the global company in The Economist , and The Global Enterprise: Where to Now? in Foreign Affairs by IBM’s former CEO Sam Palmisano.

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False dichotomies, reality avoidance

Dave Snowden

In my keynote on Friday at Agile Maine I opened by suggesting that there was a schizophrenic dichotomy in the Agile movement between highly structured, harmful, all encompassing frameworks on the one hand, and mostly harmless, but inconsequential methods based on happiness and the like.

Some new elearning companies ;)

Clark Quinn

As I continue to track what’s happening, I get the opportunity to review a wide number of products and services. While tracking them all would be a full-time job, occasionally some offer new ideas. Here’s a collection of those that have piqued my interest of late: Sisters eLearning: these folks are taking a kinder, gentler approach to their products and marketing their services. Their signature offering is a suite of templates for your elearning featuring cooperative play.

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the missing half of training

Harold Jarche

The training industry is based on models that were developed for the military. The Systems Approach to Training includes the ADDIE [analysis, design, development, implementation, evaluation] model, with variations used throughout industry.

MWL Newsletter No 13

Jane Hart

This week’s newsletter is packed with great articles from the week 7-13 May. Social learning

… and nearer to the Dust

Dave Snowden

One of the deeply negative aspects of the knowledge management period of a decade or more ago was the gross confusion of information with knowledge. One of the drivers was a quote now attributed to Bill Gates “ The inventory, the value of your company, walks out the door every evening. ”

Designing Microlearning

Clark Quinn

Yesterday, I clarified what I meant about microlearning. Earlier, I wrote about designing microlearning, but what I was really talking about was the design of spaced learning. So how should you design the type of microlearning I really feel is valuable? To set the stage, here’re we’re talking about layering learning on performance in a context. However, it’s more than just performance support.

beta conversation 2017-05-18

Harold Jarche

I will be hosting the next Beta Conversation on Thursday, May 18th at 15:00 UTC [08:00 Pacific, 11:00 Eastern, 16:00 BST, 17:00 CET]. The subject will be understanding the effects of technology.

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Different Ways Nonprofits Are Using Design Thinking to Solve Problems and Achieve Impact

Beth Kanter

Note from Beth: Several years ago, I was got trained in design thinking facilitation methods using Luma and have incorporated these techniques into my consulting and training practice.

L&D Needs to Get In The Time Saving Business

Jane Hart

New article: L&D Needs to Get In The Time Saving Business by Mark Britz Uber and Lyft aren’t popular because they are cheaper than a taxi or cleaner or even that they are better at getting around a city. They are successful because they save you time and make time … Social learning

The trust word

Dave Snowden

A weapon is defined by the Oxford English Dictionary either as A thing designed or used for inflicting bodily harm or physical damage or as A means of gaining an advantage or defending oneself in a conflict or contest.

To LMS or not to LMS

Clark Quinn

A colleague recently asked (in general, not me specifically) whether there’s a role for LMS functions. Her query was about the value of having a place to see (recommended) courses, to track your development, etc. And that led me to ponder, and here’s my thinking: My question is where to draw the line. Should you do social learning in the LMS version of that, or have a separate system?

knowledge-sharing, post-technology

Harold Jarche

Your organization just implemented an enterprise collaboration platform. Now what? Most large organizations today have some kind of knowledge-sharing platform. The recent announcement of Jive’s purchase shows that this field is consolidating with a few large players dominating.

Can You Measure the Impact of Capacity Building for Nonprofits?

Beth Kanter

Capacity building is about improving organizational (or network) effectiveness. Capacity building includes both money (grants), consultants/technical assistance, peer learning/communities of practice, and collaboration.

I am Bailey. I am a Modern Professional Learner.

Jane Hart

Meet Bailey, a Modern Professional Learner. This is how she wants to learn at work. How can you support her in the modern workplace? You’ll find some suggestions in this slideset below. Social learning

When to stick?

Dave Snowden

I should probably have watched out for today’s Gaping Void cartoon before mentioning humility in yesterday’s post! In the text that accompanied this cartoon we get: Thought leadership should be about giving. It’s about taking what you know and using it to help people around you. To innovate.

Clarifying Microlearning

Clark Quinn

I was honored to learn that a respected professor of educational technology liked my definition of micro-learning, such that he presented it as a recent conference. He asked if I still agreed with it, and I looked back at what I’d written more recently. What I found was that I’d suggested some alternate interpretations, so I thought it worthwhile to be absolutely clear about it.

future hedging

Harold Jarche

“The future of work will be based on hacking uncertainty and hedging risks through post-blockchain smart contracts, learning and social capital.

One Year Later Is Purpose Winning?

Dan Pontefract

It was a year ago today that my second book, THE PURPOSE EFFECT: Building Meaning in Yourself, Your Role and Your Organization published. I have.

Building digital confidence at Cancer Research UK

Jane Hart

New article in the MWL Magazine: Building digital confidence at Cancer Research UK ‘When our digital team works with another team at CRUK in a ‘spoke’, we help them deliver a digital outcome. Like increase their digital presence or the performance of their pages.

Building Relationships within A Cause-Centered Community: Jeffersonian Dinners

Beth Kanter

A cause-centered community is a group of people who share a common passion for a cause. They could be a group of people who support a particular nonprofit’s social change agenda or a group of people from different organizations united around a common challenge, idea, or cause.

Disruptive Innovation

Clark Quinn

I recently came across a document (PDF) about disruptive innovation based upon Clayton Christensen’s models, which I’d heard about but hadn’t really penetrated. This one was presented around higher education innovation (a topic I’ve some familiarity with ;), so it provided a good basis for me to explore the story. It had some interesting features that are worth portraying, and then some implications for my thoughts on innovation, so I thought I’d share.

owning your data

Harold Jarche

I was recently interviewed for an article in Forbes magazine and asked what I thought about ‘The Cloud’ There was a typographical error in my response, so here it is corrected. I cannot see why any organization would put all of its data online.

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the right Promethean fire

Dave Snowden

Love is one of those words which has so many meanings in differencing contexts that any exposition on the subject has to start with definitions. The greeks distinguished kinship, romantic desire, friendship and divine love.

Modernising training – a first step towards Modern Workplace Learning

Jane Hart

My 10-year survey of learning tools shows how many individuals are now using the Web to take charge of their own self-improvement – from addressing their performance problems to organising and managing their own professional development. Whilst many organisations are not yet ready for their L&D teams to move away from … Social learning

What I Learned About Online Donor Engagement from Fundraisers in Brasil

Beth Kanter

Last week, I was in Sao Paolo for the ABCR Festival, the leading conference in Brasil for fundraising for nonprofit organizations. This was my third visit to the country. I delivered a keynote for Social Good Brasil in 2012 and for a conference on volunteering hosted by Fundação Telefônica in 2014.

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A ‘Critical Friend’?

Clark Quinn

I’m participating in an engagement, and they were struggling to define my role. Someone mentioned that I’m serving as a ‘critical friend’, and the others cottoned on to it. I hadn’t heard that term so I explored, and liked what I found. Thought I’d share it. So, ‘ critical friend ‘ is a term that originated in the education sector.

meaning and failure

Harold Jarche

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. “Hire character. Train skill.” ” — Peter Schutz, former CEO of Porsche via @2080strategyex.

The sounds of silence

Dave Snowden

Not the easiest if cartoons today, its not a condition I often face! But silence is something I use a lot in facilitation. One of there basic techniques is to have say five groups working on the same issue in parallel.