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What is wrong with (higher) education?

Clark Quinn

I was having a conversation with a colleague, sparked by dropping enrollments in unis. Not surprisingly, we ended up talking about flaws in higher education. He suggested that they don’t get it, and I agreed. He was thinking that they get the tech, but not the learning.

cynefin and pkm

Harold Jarche

I am following up from thoughts on the cynefin framework and how it has informed my own work since 2009.

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The Social Network Is the Computer

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

“Human beings have always been a social species,” writes MIT professor Sinan Aral in the opening paragraph of The Hype Machine , his recently published book. “We’ve been communicating, cooperating, and coordinating with one another since we were hunting and gathering.”

Skills, competencies, and moving forward

Clark Quinn

I was asked, recently, about skills versus competencies. The context was an individual who saw orgs having competency frameworks, but only focusing on skill development. The question was where the focus should be. And I admit I had to look up the difference first!

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Yesterday I Did Three Things For The Very First Time…

Dan Pontefract

Yesterday, I did three things I’ve never done before. 1) I voted by mail. 2) I got a flu shot. 3) I visited a newly… The post Yesterday I Did Three Things For The Very First Time… appeared first on Pontefract Group. leadership

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Xyleme is Proud to Partner with Content Rules

Xyleme

Technology & Content Strategy Go Hand-in-Hand. We’re thrilled to announce a new partnership with Content Rules , the well-known leader in content strategy.

Time to unscrew subscriptions

Doc Searls

The goal here is to obsolesce this brilliant poster by Despair.com : I got launched on that path a couple months ago, when I got this email from The_New_Yorker at e-mail.condenast.com: Why did they “need” a “confirmation” to a subscription which, best I could recall, was last renewed early this year? So I looked at the links.

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Learning science again

Clark Quinn

In an earlier post, I made a defense of cognitive psychology (really, to me, cognitive science, a bigger umbrella). And, previously, the case for learning science. And I’m coming at learning science again, with a personal interest.

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How I Conduct Keynotes From Home

Dan Pontefract

Here’s how I have conducted keynotes since the beginning of May. Wall-mounted TV. Apple TV air playing slides from Mac 1 while Mac 2 has… The post How I Conduct Keynotes From Home appeared first on Pontefract Group. keynotes LEAD. leadership speaking

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revisiting cooperation

Harold Jarche

“collaboration means ‘working together’ That’s why you see it in market economies. markets are based on quantity and mass. cooperation means ‘sharing’ That’s why you see it in networks.

Higher education adrift

Doc Searls

In Your favorite cruise ship may never come back: 23 classic vessels that could be laid-up, sold or scrapped , Gene Sloan (aka @ThePointsGuy ) named the Carnival Fantasy as one those that might be headed for the heap.

The Real Business of Blockchain

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Personalized and adaptive learning

Clark Quinn

For reasons that are unclear even to me, I was thinking about personalized versus adaptive learning. They’re similar in some ways, but also different. And a way to distinguish them occurred to me.

Why I Wrote LEAD. CARE. WIN.

Dan Pontefract

Five years ago, I was coming off the stage from a keynote in the US when a woman approached me. She was mid-to-late 30’s and… The post Why I Wrote LEAD. appeared first on Pontefract Group. leadership Lead.

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when training is the wrong solution

Harold Jarche

Training is too often the proverbial hammer in search of nails. It’s an easy check mark to show that action has been taken, assuming that improving individual skills is the core issue that needs to be addressed. But training does not improve diversity.

A temporary suspension of service

Dave Snowden

Cognitive Edge is launching a new web site on Monday 5th October and we are in the process of porting material over. To make this easier I am suspending blog posts until next week.

May the Network Force Be With You

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

May the Force Be With You has become part of popular culture since the words were first uttered in the 1977 Star Wars film.

Learner-centered, or…

Clark Quinn

I saw a post the other day that talked about ’empathy’, and I’m strongly supportive. But along the way they cited another topic that I’ve had mixed feelings about. So I thought it was time to address it. I’m wondering about ‘learner-centered’, and it may seem churlish to suggest otherwise. However, let me make the case for an alternative.

My Music Playlist In Honour Of Eddie Van Halen

Dan Pontefract

I guess I was a closet Van Halen fan. The news of Eddie Van Halen’s passing this week shook me more than I thought it… The post My Music Playlist In Honour Of Eddie Van Halen appeared first on Pontefract Group. Music Dan's Music Playlist Eddie Van Halen music

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complexity rules

Harold Jarche

We live and work in a complex system. Simple, traditional linear models do not work in complex systems. Campbell’s Law is a real thing – people change their behavior to meet targets. These ‘corruption pressures’ often have unintended consequences.

Dave Snowden - Untitled Article

Dave Snowden

Cognitive Edge is launching a new web site on Monday 5th October and we are in the process of porting material over. To make this easier I am suspending blog posts until next week.

Reflections on the Later Stages of Our Careers

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

I recently read “ Your Professional Decline Is Coming (Much) Sooner Than You Think ,” an essay in The Atlantic by social scientist and author Arthur C. Brooks. Brooks essay is a personal reflection on professional careers.

In Defense of Cognitive Psychology

Clark Quinn

A recent Donald Clark post generated an extension from Stephen Downes. I respect both of these folks as people and as intellects, but while I largely agreed with one, I had a challenge with the other. So here’s a response, in defense of cognitive psychology. The caveat is that my Ph.D.

DAN READS! LESSON #9: Champion Others – LEAD. CARE. WIN. EXCERPT

Dan Pontefract

Watch Dan Pontefract read an excerpt of his 4th book, LEAD. There are 9 practical yet super helpful leadership lessons from Dan’s 4th… The post DAN READS! LESSON #9: Champion Others – LEAD. EXCERPT appeared first on Pontefract Group. leadership Lead.

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decision-making and trustworthiness

Harold Jarche

In the book Systems Thinking: Managing chaos and complexity , J. Gharajedaghi provides an example of decision-making by indigenous people of North America.

Content Personalization: What is it & Why is it so Hard at Scale?

Xyleme

Overcoming 3 Main Challenges to Personalization. According to eLearning Industry , 77% Of L&D Professionals Think Personalized Learning Is Vital To Employee Engagement and 94% Of Businesses Say Personalization Is Critical To Their Success. What is Content Personalization, anyway?

How early is digital life?

Doc Searls

Bits don’t leave a fossil record. Well, not quite. They do persist on magnetic, optical and other media, all easily degraded or erased. But how long will those last? Since I’ve already asked that question , I’ll set it aside and ask the one in the headline.

DAN READS! LESSON #8: Commit to Balance – LEAD. CARE. WIN. EXCERPT

Dan Pontefract

Watch Dan Pontefract read an excerpt of his 4th book, LEAD. There are 9 practical yet super helpful leadership lessons from Dan’s 4th… The post DAN READS! LESSON #8: Commit to Balance – LEAD. EXCERPT appeared first on Pontefract Group. leadership Lead.

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Around Asia with Cynefin – KM in India with Rudolf

Dave Snowden

Rudolf D’Souza ‘s journey with Cynefin started in 2004 with a KM Asia Conference in Singapore. He has been a practitioner of Knowledge Management since 2003. In this interview, learn more about how Rudolf uses gamification to stimulate knowledge sharing, and to stimulate dynamic flow between the Complex and Complicated. Rudolf has worked with Cognitive Edge to co-organise Executive Sessions with some of the largest Indian corporates. Learn more about our Executive Briefing sessions.

On KERI: a way not to reveal more personal info than you need to

Doc Searls

You don’t walk around wearing a name badge. Except maybe at a conference, or some other enclosed space where people need to share their names and affiliations with each other. But otherwise, no. Why is that?

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Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Responding to Donald Clark's excellent article, Let's move on from 'Unintelligible Intelligences' - IQ, Multiple Intelligences, Emotional Intelligence, Artificial Intelligence. Let’s take this idea further. Koch (2014) claimed that ALL networks are, to some degree ‘intelligent’." Not just Koch.

How To Lead Your Industry in Online Employee Training During the COVID-19 Pandemic

TOPYX LMS

Employee training has fallen by the wayside for many companies as they have scrambled to deal with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Others have continued to deliver robust remote training due to having a dispersed workforce.

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weird stuff

Harold Jarche

Fiction sometimes explains reality in a much better way. “Corvallis had asked the usual questions about job title and job description. Richard [CEO] had answered simply, “Weird stuff.”

Around Asia with Cynefin – Organisational Development & Coaching in Japan, with Yoichi and Chikako

Dave Snowden

We have taken a bit of a gander around South Asia and Southeast Asia, and now we will point our focus to North and East Asia. In today’s session, we go to Tokyo, Japan to meet with Yoichi Tamura and Chikako Moriyama to discuss how Cynefin has been applied and introduced into their work. Yoichi and I also co-authored a book on Cynefin for the Japanese market, with a focus on how this can be used in organisational development, personal coaching and consulting.

Remembering Gail Sheehy

Doc Searls

It bums me out that Gail Sheehy passed without much notice—meaning I only heard about it in passing.

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dwindling jobs

Harold Jarche

In Only Humans Need Apply , the authors note that one phenomenon of machine automation and augmentation is a decrease in entry-level jobs. “We seem to have automated away the first few rungs of the traditional career ladder.

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debunking handbook 2020

Harold Jarche

The Debunking Handbook 2020 has just been published and is an excellent free guide to address the mass amounts of misinformation, disinformation, and propaganda that flow through our digital communications everyday and then influence real life behaviours.