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Making learning meaningful?

Clark Quinn

So, last week, I asked the musical question: where are we going most wrong? I followed that up asking what most would help. I also suggested that I had my own answers. So I have answers for each. My answer for the first part, where we’re going wrong, is somewhat complex.

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Why “The Techlash” Is a Threat to Growth and Progress

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

A few months ago, the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF) published A Policymaker’s Guide to the “Techlash” - What It Is and Why It’s a Threat to Growth and Progress. “Does information technology (IT) solve problems and make our lives easier, allowing us to do more with less?,”

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COVID-19 The Future of Society

Dave Snowden

This key post in our COVID series has been written by our long term partner and friend Wendy Schultz a major thought leader in the Futures Community. It describes the critical importance of starting to think about the future now, not once the crisis is over.

Where are we going most wrong…

Clark Quinn

…and what’s most important to fix? I was a co-conspirator on the Serious eLearning Manifesto , and we identified 8 values that separated typical elearning from serious elearning. However, I suspect that not all are as important, nor hard to fix.

The Urgent Need to Strengthen the Nation’s Resilience

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Following World War II and the onset of the Cold War with the Soviet Union, the US undertook a series of measures to strengthen the resilience of the country.

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How can employers support online learning? Think differently!

Jane Hart

Here is the text of a short talk I gave to the Institute of Learning & Management‘s Virtual Conference, Online Learning: Challenges and Solutions on Friday 22 May. Modern Workplace Learning

zoom is not the problem — meetings are

Harold Jarche

When all you have is Zoom, every work-from-home office looks like an endless face-to-face video call. I have been working remotely since 2003. Video calls have been a regular part of my work and I have used pretty well every platform available.

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Experimenting with conference design

Clark Quinn

As part of coping in this time of upheaval, I’m trying different things. Which isn’t new, but there seem to be more innovations to tap into. In addition to teaching a course on mobile learning, I’m one of the speakers at a new online event.

An Increasingly Digital “New Normal”

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

About a dozen years ago, I attended a conference where I was interviewed on stage by then WSJ technology columnist Walter Mossberg.

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L&D in Lockdown: What’s taking place?

Jane Hart

There’s been a lot written about schools having to adapt almost overnight to a digital world when lockdown was thrust upon them. And from conversations with family and friends, schools seem to have taken very different approaches to this.

beyond civil society, governments, and markets

Harold Jarche

Binary thinking is an easy sell. It appeals to our emotions which we developed as children. Binary thinking blinds us. It’s not black and white, or right and wrong, or even Left and Right. Human society is many shades along various spectra.

Bad $20

Doc Searls

I once tried to pass a counterfeit $20 bill. Actually, twice. The first was when I paid for a lunch at Barney Greengrass in New York, about two years ago. After exposing the $20 to a gizmo at the cash register, the cashier handed it back to me, saying it was counterfeit.

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Points of inflection

Clark Quinn

In a conversation the other day, I was asked about what’s needed, and what’s missing, in making the L&D revolution come to life. I’ve previously opined about the changes I think are necessary, but I realized that for folks making the change, there are hurdles.

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Where Do Blog Post Ideas Come From?

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Someone asked me by email, do you have any advice on how to come up with blog post ideas?

a trusted space for learning

Harold Jarche

In 2006 I proposed that we should develop an educational system of small schools, loosely joined : With access to the Internet a one-room school would have to reach out to the rest of the world and not be wrapped in the confines of the industrial school.

Introducing MWL Daily

Jane Hart

From Monday 18 May you can get a daily dose of Modern Workplace Learning. A daily weekday post will provide a useful resource (video, podcast, article or something else) to take a look at – these might recent posts or older, influential posts a question to think about relating to the resource the opportunity to […]. Modern Workplace Learning

Will we still need L&D?

Clark Quinn

In a document shared with me recently, there was this statement: “The assumption that there will always be a managed learning function” I find that interesting to contemplate.

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What History Tells Us About the Accelerating AI Revolution

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

A few weeks before our lives were turned upside down by Covid-19, I read Technology at Work v4.0 , the fourth report in the Technology at Work Series developed by Citigroup in collaboration with Oxford University.

Will our digital lives leave a fossil record?

Doc Searls

In the library of Earth’s history, there are missing books, and within books there are missing chapters, written in rock that is now gone. The greatest example of “gone” rock is what John Wesley Powell discovered in 1869, on his expedition by boat through the Grand Canyon.

prebunking the conspiracy theorists

Harold Jarche

In confronting the post-truth machines I looked at different types of fake news and what could be done to counter them — Propaganda, Disinformation, Clickbait, and Conspiracy Theories.

Prepare for Workplace Learning in the New Normal (Online workshop)

Jane Hart

One week pop-up online workshop 1 – 5 June 2020 Lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic has meant that the world of work has rapidly changed. Together with other forces it means a new normal for both organisations and for individuals.

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A mlearning course?

Clark Quinn

As I mentioned in my last post , yes, I’ll be running a course on mobile learning. And I can understand if you’re thinking “a mlearning course?” ” So I thought I’d lay out the thinking a bit, and see if I can help you see why I’m doing this.

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Even When Plans Are Useless, Planning Is Indispensable

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Free Micro-Learning Video Lesson On Empathy

Dan Pontefract

I’m in the process of launching a series of online courses associated with the release of LEAD. WIN., my 4th book that will hit the shelves on September 29th. … Continue reading "Free Micro-Learning Video Lesson On Empathy".

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On Pandemic Politics, Pedagogies and Practices

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Reality 2020.05.08

Doc Searls

In The Web and the New Reality , which I posted on December 1, 1995 (and again a few days ago ), I called that date “Reality 1.995.12,” and made twelve predictions. In this post I’ll visit how those have played out over the quarter century since then.

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NOT Learning Engineering

Clark Quinn

I recently wrote about two different interpretations of the term ‘learning engineering’ So when I saw another article on the topic, I was keen to read it. Except, after reading it, I thought what it was talking about was not learning engineering, or, at least, not all of it.

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the reality of missing out

Harold Jarche

When Tim Berners-Lee invented the Worldwide Web he made it free and open source, so others could build upon it. In the early days it was quite open with individuals sharing knowledge through blogging and collectively building knowledge with wikis, the largest being Wikipedia.

Distributed Work in Exceptional Times

Luis Suarez

We live in truly exceptional times, literally. There is not a single doubt about it. The current COVID-19 pandemic has changed our daily lives for good to the point where we know now we will never be the same again. No matter how much we may try to hide it all in that so-called new-normal.

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Test Announcement

Xyleme

The post Test Announcement appeared first on Xyleme. Announcements

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The GDPR’s biggest fail

Doc Searls

If the GDPR did what it promised to do, we’d be celebrating Privmas today. Two years after the GDPR became enforceable, privacy would be the norm rather than the exception in the online world. That hasn’t happened, but it’s not because the GDPR is poorly enforced.

jupiter aligns with mars

Harold Jarche

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. qcroll — “The century of the speaker is over: Once, we did everything for the speaker’s convenience, gathering in one place.

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Bruno de Pierro Interview

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Note: I received a request for responses to some questions in my email. The questions were quite involved and it would take me quite a while to type answers. But also, in relation to a work-related question, I had been looking at AI-based transcription.

Centralized v. Decentralized Content Management

Xyleme

Pros, Cons & Getting the Best of Both Worlds. Regardless of the type of content being created, the debate over the benefits of centralization versus decentralization is a pervasive one. On the one hand, centralization can provides consistency and visibility across the organization.

Choose One

Doc Searls

A few days ago, in Figuring the Future , I sourced an Arnold Kling blog post that posed an interesting pair of angles toward outlook: a 2×2 with Fragile <—> Robust on one axis and Essential <—> Inessential on the other.

Five Tips for Nonprofits to Avoid Virtual Fatigue

Beth Kanter

Dance Off Energizer on Zoom.

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art, reality, and truth

Harold Jarche

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. “We have art so that we shall not die of reality.” ” —Friedrich Nietzsche, via @AnthonyMartinFaria.