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A Blueprint for Supporting Modern Professional Learning: Part 1 Rationale

Jane Hart

This is the first of a 3-part series looking at how to support Modern Professional Learners. In Part I look at why the current L&D (training/knowledge transfer) model is no longer appropriate and why a new model (or blueprint) is necessary. Social learning

The Simple, Economic Value of Artificial Intelligence

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

I recently attended a very interesting talk , - Exploring the Impact of Artificial Intelligence: Prediction versus Judgment, - by University of Toronto professor Avi Goldfarb. The talk was based on recent research conducted with his UoT colleagues Ajay Agrawal and Joshua Gans.

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stories connect knowledge

Harold Jarche

“Perhaps the most central thrust in KM [knowledge management] is to capture and make available, so it can be used by others in the organization, the information and knowledge that is in people’s heads as it were, and that has never been explicitly set down.” — KM World.

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Fifteen Years After My MBA

Dan Pontefract

Fifteen years ago in 2002 I graduated with my MBA from Royal Roads University. The university recently caught up with me to conduct an interview. Dan's Related Posts: “Oh, you’re one of those. You want to work anywhere, anytime.” After Five Years In My Role We’re Hiring My Replacement. Are You Interested? My Next Role Is … Great Work Interview – Flat Army & Michael Bungay Stanier If You Stop Learning You Lose The Chance To Be Entrepreneurial.

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Workplace of the Future video

Clark Quinn

Someone asked for a video on the Workplace of the Future project , so I created one. Thought I’d share it with you, too. Just a walkthrough with some narration, talking about some of the design decisions. One learning for me (that I’m sure you knew): a script really helps!

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The A **e Survival Guide: My Next Book

Bob Sutton

The No A **e Rule was published 10 years ago. It focused on building civilized workplaces. Yet the most frequent question that it provoked were variations of "Help. I am dealing with an a **e (or a bunch of them), what do I do?"

Human Learning is Not About to Change Forever

Clark Quinn

In my inbox was an announcement about a new white paper with the intriguing title Human Learning is About to Change Forever. So naturally I gave up my personal details to download a copy. There are nine claims in the paper, from the obvious to the ridiculous. So I thought I’d have some fun. First, let’s get clear. Our learning runs on our brain, our wetware. And that’s not changing in any fundamental way in the near future.

simply PKM

Harold Jarche

PKM = personal knowledge mastery. Why is PKM necessary? Most of us work with others. We cannot do everything alone. We need advice and guidance on complex matters. This requires a knowledge network. We most readily take advice from people we trust.

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5 Stages of Workplace Learning (Revisited in 2017)

Jane Hart

New article in the Modern Workplace Learning Magazine “In this article I take a look at how workplace learning has changed over the last 10+ years and its necessary future direction.

How To Focus When You Work in An Open Office Space

Beth Kanter

In the Happy Healthy Nonprofit: Strategies for Impact without Burnout , my co-author Aliza Sherman and I share a framework to think more broadly about creating a culture of wellbeing in the workplace.

Being human vs. rating people

Doc Searls

I’ve hated rating people ever since I first encountered the practice. That was where everybody else does too: in school. Because rating people is what schools do, with tests and teachers’ evaluations. They do it because they need to sort students into castes.

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What you learn not as important as how you learn!

Clark Quinn

I’m going a bit out on a limb here, with a somewhat heretical statement: what you learn is more important than how you learn ! (You You could say pedagogy supersedes curricula, but that’s just being pedantic. ;) And I’m pushing the boundaries of the concept a bit, but I think it’s worth floating as an idea. It’s meta-learning, of course, learning how to learn! The important point is to focus on what’s being developed. And I mean this at two levels.

training > performance > social

Harold Jarche

Thank Goodness It’s Monday! This is my second TGIM post. Mondays for freelancers mean new opportunities. Weekends are often times to get work done when it’s quiet. Mondays are good days to take a day to reflect, as clients are usually busy going through their inboxes and catching up.

A Blueprint for supporting Modern Professional Learning: Part 2 Overview

Jane Hart

Trainer’s Notebook: Online Interaction Tools To Engage Your Audience in the Room and Beyond

Beth Kanter

This past month I’ve done several workshops where I experimented with different audience online interaction tools to engage people in the room as well as a remote audience tuning in through a live video stream. These were workshops at Cause Camp , Global Giving , and the Hartford Foundation.

How We Know

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

In my view, knowledge is a subjective feel, but there's a nice story behind it. The subjective feel appears circular: I say that I know when I can't not know. The story lies in the cause of this subjective feel: to know is to recognize. Recognition is involuntary, hence the modality of 'can't not know'. It is also non-grounded. The subjective feel is the knowledge. It's like recognizing a person. Your mother walks through the train station and you pick her out of the crowd.

Classical and Rigorous

Clark Quinn

A recent twitter spat led me to some reflections, and I thought I’d share. In short, an individual I do not know attacked one of my colleague Harold’s diagrams , and said that they stood against “everything classical and rigorous” My somewhat flip comment was that “the classical and rigorous is also outdated and increasingly irrelevant. Time for some new thinking” Which then led to me being accused of spreading BS.

simplifying the complexity

Harold Jarche

Complex Problems. I like complex problem-solving. Perhaps my most interesting project was when a client gave me a statement of work to ‘simplify the complexity’ I did not have a solution but felt that with my extended networked I would be able to solve their problem.

Technology, Capitalism and “The American Way of Life”

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Much has been written about our digital technology revolution and its impact on economies, societies and individuals.

How To Avoid Becoming Addicted To Your Mobile Phone

Beth Kanter

I have been reading Irresistible: The Rise of Addictive Technology and the Business of Keeping Us Hooked by Adam Alter, a professor of marketing at NYU. The book is about our behavioral addictions to our smartphones, video games, social media, and email and how to break them.

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The CluePlane Manifesto

David Weinberger

( An unauthorized, unapproved homage to The Cluetrain Manifesto ). A powerful global reaccommodation has begun. Corporations are rediscovering themselves in their muscular masculinity. For we are the makers, the takers, and above all else, we are the winners.

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Top 10 Tools for @C4LPT 2017

Clark Quinn

Jane Hart is running her annual Top 100 Tools for Learning poll (you can vote too), and here’s my contribution for this year. These are my personal learning tools, and are ordered according to Harold Jarche’s Seek-Sense-Share models, as ways to find answers, to process them, and to share for feedback: Google Search is my go-to tool when I come across something I haven’t heard of.

humility is the new smart

Harold Jarche

In Humility is the New Smart , the authors put forth a new mental model and management framework, based on extensive research on what the ‘smart machine age’ (SMA) will look like. “We

Modernising Training & E-Learning (Online Workshop)

Jane Hart

Next public workshop runs: 8 May – 2 June 2017 There will always be a need for organisational training, but this just needs more relevant and appealing for appealing for today’s workforce. This 4-week online workshop will help you to consider a number off ways to organise modern content and learning … Social learning

How To Facilitate Leadership Development In Your Nonprofit As Part of Doing the Work

Beth Kanter

Register now! One of the biggest challenges that many nonprofits face is the finding time and resources for professional development activities. People are so busy doing the work that they don’t have time to go off-site to take a class or sign up for an online course.

Where the nickname came from

Doc Searls

My given name is David. Family members still call me that. Everybody else calls me Doc. Since people often ask me where that nickname came from, and since apparently I haven’t answered it anywhere I can now find online, here’s the story.

Artificial Intelligence or Intelligence Augmentation

Clark Quinn

In one of my networks, a recent conversation has been on Artificial Intelligence (AI) vs Intelligence Augmentation (IA). I’m a fan of both, but my focus is more on the IA side.

the innovation imperative

Harold Jarche

“It turns out that to develop a ‘cumulative culture’ – technology that constantly ratchets up in complexity and diversity – a species needs to be able to share information very accurately.

Blog Post: The Mehrabian Myth - another persistent myth

David Gurteen

By David Gurteen Recently, I pointed out that although the Hawthorne Effect was real - the research that it was based on was flawed - yet we still call it the Hawthorne Effect. So in some ways it is a bit of a myth. Here is another persistent myth - the Mehrabian Myth.

Annual M&R Benchmarks Study Released

Beth Kanter

Mail from Xpeditr

David Weinberger

Xpeditr has really overestimated the size of my wine cellar. The post Mail from Xpeditr appeared first on Joho the Blog

Innovation Thoughts

Clark Quinn

So I presented on innovation to the local ATD chapter a few weeks ago, and they did an interesting and nice thing: they got the attendees to document their takeaways. And I promised to write a blog post about it, and I’ve finally received the list of thoughts, so here are my reflections.

leave the hierarchies to the algorithms

Harold Jarche

What happens when you connect unthinking computer programs with a culture of obedience and compliance? Algorithms run much of society and business today, from applying for a mortgage to determining which passengers to eject from an overbooked aircraft.

Blog Post: Decisions Are Emotional, Not Logical

David Gurteen

By David Gurteen If a big part of Knowledge Management is about improving decision making then we should take more notice of fascinating research such as this: Decisions Are Emotional - Not Logical: The Neuroscience behind Decision Making. Are You Easily Disgusted? You May Be a Conservative. Scientists Discover An Environmental Message That Resonates With Conservatives. This isn't about liberal verses conservative thinking. It is about how we all think and make decisions.