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Are We Becoming a Decadent, Stagnating Society?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Earlier this year I read a very interesting essay, “ The Age of Decadence ”, by NY Times columnist Ross Douthat. The essay is adapted from his recently published book The Decadent Society - How We Became the Victims of Our Own Success.

Curious about Curiosity

Clark Quinn

When you’re looking into motivation, particularly for learning, certain elements get mentioned again and again. So I’ve heard ‘relevance’, ‘ meaningfulness ‘, consequences, and more. Friston suggests that we learn to minimize surprise.

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Mythless Learning Design

Clark Quinn

If I’m going to rail against myths in learning, it makes sense to be clear about what learning design without myths looks like. Let me lay out a little of what mythless learning design is, or should be. Learning with myths manifests in many ways.

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cynefin

Harold Jarche

This is a retrospective on how my work has been influenced by the Cynefin framework , which I first came across in late 2007, many years after it had been originally published in 1999 — the same year as The Cluetrain Manifesto.

Modern Workplace Learning Practitioner Programme

Jane Hart

The role of the Modern Workplace Learning Practitioner is to enable and support the 4 ways of learning at work (Didactics, Discovery, Doing and Discourse). The Modern Workplace Learning Practitioner Programme (MWLPP) will help you apply the new practices in your own organisation.

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Ask Dan: What Is The Right Leadership Balance Between Short-Term Crises And Our Long-Term Vision?

Dan Pontefract

Q: As leaders, how do we strike the right balance between providing the long-term vision for where we are going with the short-term immediacy of the crisis at hand? Isn’t that … Continue reading "Ask Dan: What Is The Right Leadership Balance Between Short-Term Crises And Our Long-Term Vision?".

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Losing our collective minds?

Clark Quinn

So, after that mess on Twitter, I next see on LinkedIn a recognized personage who proceeds to claim that learning styles are legit. And, the basis for this claim is fundamentally wrong. So I’m beginning to fear that we’re losing our collective minds!

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perpetual beta 2020

Harold Jarche

For 16 years my primary sensemaking medium has been this blog. This is where half-baked thoughts get tested, changed, and recombined. They reflect my interactions on social media, experiences through professional engagements, and conversations with colleagues around the world.

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How to Help Students Succeed by Taking Ownership of Their Learning Online Through Personal Learning

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

This is an unedited transcript created by the Google Sound Recording on the Pixel 4 (the main reason I bought this phone in fact) of the webinar I gave July 30, 2020. Thank you very much Sarah and I'm still waiting for that invitation to speak in Antarctica. Any time you're ready? I'm on a plane.

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Announcing Three Free Virtual Book Launch Events for LEAD. CARE. WIN.

Dan Pontefract

Given the chances of a face-to-face book and speaking tour in 2020 for LEAD. is as likely as me growing a full head of hair again, I am … Continue reading "Announcing Three Free Virtual Book Launch Events for LEAD. WIN.". The post Announcing Three Free Virtual Book Launch Events for LEAD.

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Thinking about reframing

Clark Quinn

I found something interesting, and wanted to share, but…I realize this is supposed to be about my learnings about learning. So, I’m framing it as thinking about reframing ;). Seriously, it’s about extant models and opportunities to rethink.

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Scenario Planning - Formulating Strategy in the Face of High Uncertainty

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

“How can we formulate strategy in the face of uncertainty?,” asks Learning from the Future , a recent Harvard Business Review article by Peter Scoblic , in its opening sentence.

stories for the network age

Harold Jarche

The TIMN model [Tribes + Institutions + Markets + Networks] developed by David Ronfeldt has influenced much of my own work in looking at how we are moving toward a network society and must create organizational forms that are beyond national governments and beyond markets.

Time for advertising to call off the dogs

Doc Searls

Is this the way you want your brand to look? Digital advertising needs to sniff its own stench, instead of everybody’s digital butts.

The Nonsense That Is Apple’s New Work From Home Video Ad

Dan Pontefract

I had to watch Apple’s latest “work from home” video several times to see if I was missing something. In the end, I determined that the video is a giant … Continue reading "The Nonsense That Is Apple’s New Work From Home Video Ad".

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Remote Work is Surprisingly Productive, But For Many… Something Is Missing

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

What If Working From Home Goes on … Forever? asks science and technology journalist Clive Thompson in the title of his June 9 NY Times Magazine article. “The coronavirus crisis is forcing white-collar America to reconsider nearly every aspect of office life.

Designing Ecosystems | A Learning Journey

Dave Snowden

On September 16, 2019, Cognitive Edge was invited to a Research Meeting convened by the Stanford Center for Design Research and the David Ramsey Map Center.

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The Internet Time Alliance Jay Cross Memorial Award 2020 is presented to Andrew Jacobs

Jane Hart

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.

Dan Reads! Lesson #1: Be Relatable – LEAD. CARE. WIN. Excerpt

Dan Pontefract

Dan reads from Chapter 1 of LEAD. his 4th book. The post Dan Reads! Lesson #1: Be Relatable – LEAD. Excerpt appeared first on Pontefract Group. leadership

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More Marketing Myths

Clark Quinn

The other day a tweet caught my eye that used a myth to get you to click a link. Worse, clicking the link led to another myth. These are folks I think are generally good, and it seems that their actual offering made sense, but the approach does not.

The Long-Term Impact of Early-Career Setbacks

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Fail fast, fail often is one of Silicon Valley’s best known mantras. Is there something to this belief that if you’re not failing fast and often you may be stuck in a stagnating endeavor?

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So far, privacy isn’t a debate

Doc Searls

Remember the dot com boom? Doesn’t matter if you don’t. What does matter is that it ended. All business manias do. That’s why we can expect the “platform economy” and “surveillance capitalism” to end.

non-violence + 3.5%

Harold Jarche

How many people does it take to change an organization or a society? Minority groups need 25% to influence the majority in a society. But it only takes 10% if the group is committed with unshakeable belief.

Misadventures in Content Production: Why “Rapid” Tool Aren’t Really Rapid

Xyleme

Let’s be honest — so-called “rapid” authoring tools aren’t really rapid at all. What you see is what you get” (WYSIWYG,) or “rapid” tools, apply styles that are hard-coded into the content, which means that the writing and designing are coupled together.

Practicing the Preach

Clark Quinn

I’m working on my next plan for global domination. And as I do, I’ve been developing my thinking, and there are some interesting outcomes. Including a realization that I wasn’t doing what I usually recommend.

Could AI Reshape the Global Balance of Power?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence (NSCAI) was established by the US Congress in Fiscal Year 2019 to “advance the development of artificial intelligence, machine learning, and associated technologies by the United States to comprehensively address the national security and defense needs of the United States.”

Coming From Every Here

Doc Searls

To answer the question Where are SiriusXM radio stations broadcasted from? , I replied, If you’re wondering where they transmit from, it’s a mix. SiriusXM transmits primarily from a number of satellites placed in geostationary orbit , 35,786 kilometres or 22,236 miles above the equator.

ITA Jay Cross Award 2020

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.

Responses to Pew on the Future and Ethics in AI

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

If you expect change, what do you think the “new normal” will be for the average person in 2025? What will have changed most? What will not change much at all?

Myths, publishers, and confusion

Clark Quinn

On twitter the other day, I was asked how I could on one hand rail against myths, and on the other work with orgs who either sell or promote DiSC and MBTI. The problem, it appears, was a perception that I’m deeply involved with orgs that perpetuate the problem.

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The Internet Time Alliance Jay Cross Memorial Award 2020

Charles Jennings

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.

How to get fans inside the NBA’s playoff bubble

Doc Searls

Sell tickets to attend online through Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Google Hangouts, Webex, GoToMeeting, Jitsi or whatever conferencing system can supply working tech to the NBA.

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hiatus

Harold Jarche

For the next few weeks I will be taking a break from blogging. I will still post my fortnightly Friday’s Finds but I will focus my writing on some offline projects and take some time off to reflect. In the meantime, if you are craving something to read, there are over 3,000 posts on this site.

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Who will win the epic battle for online meeting hegemony?

Dion Hinchcliffe's Web 2.0 Blog

The pandemic has focused much of the remote worker experience like a laser on the lowly online meeting, where many workers now spend so much of their work day now.

A little silliness

Clark Quinn

So, this was a little silliness I did in the 99 second presos at the Learning & Development Conference. It was the second one (the other was more aspirational). I’d put it together and then wasn’t sure, but there was time and space.

4 Steps to Create an Inclusivity and Diversity Training Program

TOPYX LMS

Diversity and inclusion have become vital, beneficial aspects of company culture. First and foremost, ensuring that organizational culture is diverse and inclusive is morally sound and proves to employees and customers that a company values its people highly. Second, it promotes a better bottom line.

The Future of Now

Doc Searls

There is latency to everything. Stub your toe and a second or two passes before the pain kicks in. The crack of a bat on a playing field takes half a second before it reaches the ears of the watching crowd. The sunlight we see on Earth is eight minutes old.