The social Web before social networks: a report from 2003

David Weinberger

In 2003 it was becoming clear that we needed?—?and That was the theme of Clay Shirky ’s 2003 keynote at the ETech conference, the most important gathering of Web developers of its time. Clay’s 2003 analysis of the situation is awesome. ” The Web was getting very very big by 2003 and Clay points says that “we blew past” the “interesting scale of small groups.” ” But now (2003) we’re fully into the fully social web.

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Harold Jarche » LearnNB President calls for Humility

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Harold Jarche » Your valued opinion on work and life in the 21st Century

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Before Facebook, there was DeanSpace

David Weinberger

Here’s a four-minute video from July 13, 2003, of Zack Rosen describing the social networking tool he and his group were building for the Howard Dean campaign. The talk itself was part of iLaw 2003, an event put on every couple of years or so by the Berkman Center and Harvard Law. (I

Harold Jarche » SmartDraw 2007

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workplace learning — yesterday, today, tomorrow

Harold Jarche

When I became a freelancer in 2003, remote work was not the norm but being located in rural Atlantic Canada I had little choice unless I wanted to move to a metropolitan area. My situation in 2003 has become the norm.

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The Current State of Open Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

He’s credited with coining the term open innovation in his 2003 book of the same title. In January, UC Berkeley professor Henry Chesbrough published Open Innovation Results : Going Beyond the Hype and Getting Down to Business, his fourth book on innovation in the last two decades.

Reserve your place for the webinar: Jane Hart in conversation with Jane Bozarth

Jane Hart

Required: Windows® 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server. Date: Wednesday, February 22, 2012. Time: 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM GMT | 1.30-2.30 PM ET | 10.30-11.30 AM PT. Reserve your seat for the webinar now – there are 100 places available - https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/511613190. After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar. System Requirements. PC-based attendees. Macintosh®-based attendees. Required: Mac OS® X 10.5 or newer.

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keep it simple

Harold Jarche

It is informative to have your work reflected back by others who have interpreted it in their own ways. This feedback gets integrated into my own continuing development of my sensemaking frameworks.

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The Transformative Power of Analytics - The Houston Astros: a Case Study

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Oakland then began to achieve success, reaching the playoffs from 2000 to 2003. In 2003, only four or five clubs had analytics people on their staff, and they weren’t always listened to.

working smarter

Harold Jarche

strong interpersonal relationships that allowed discussion, questions, and feedback were an essential aspect of the transfer of complex knowledge” — Hinds & Pfeffer (2003). For the past several centuries we have used human labour to do what machines cannot.

Yes, We Predicted the Decline of Suburbs

Nine Shift

Well, yes, we not only imagined it, we published it in 2003 in the NineShift book and it was covered by BBC radio worldwide. . " Nobody imagined it, really. " Writes Aaron Wiener this week i n the Washington Post about the decline in suburbs, and the rise in urban population. . I was surprised he wrote that. I thought, as a futurist, that he would have written that EVERYBODY had predicted it, not that no one had predicted it. Wiener is a senior editor at Mother Jones.

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70:20:10 - Beyond the Blend

Charles Jennings

In 2003 the UK Department of Education and Training defined it as “ learning which combines online and face-to-face approaches ”.

Today Historic Day for America and Trains in the 21st Century

Nine Shift

We predicted this day in our NineShift book in 2003. Today is an historic day for America in the 21st Century. Today is groundbreaking day for the California High Speed Rail System. Now it has come true. .

Confirmed: Business Investment in Gear is Higher Than Ever

Andy McAfee

She found a vintage series that tracked investment in gear through 2003, using a somewhat different calculation than the current series does.

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Have social networks replaced groups?

David Weinberger

Maxim Weinstein responded in an email to my post about what the social structure of the Internet looked like before Facebook, making the insightful point that Facebook meets the four criteria Clay Shirky listed for social software in his 2003 keynote at eTech. For example, Clay’s post from 2003 marvels at a “broadband conversation” in which the participants communicated simultaneously by conference call, through a wiki, and through a chat, each from a different source.

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One of the Best

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

He was inducted in the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in 2003 as an Expo. Gary Edmund Carter (April 8, 1954 – February 16, 2012) (nickname "The Kid" ) was an American former Major League Baseball catcher.

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Learning in a connected enterprise

Harold Jarche

In 2003 I was suddenly unemployed, jettisoned shortly before the learning technology company where I was CLO went bankrupt. My network in 2003 was quite small and mostly Canadian.

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Nailed! How managers develop proficiency

Jay Cross

4, Winter 2003) . Informal Learning and the Transfer of Learning: How Managers Develop Proficiency.

Embedding Learning in Work: The Benefits and Challenges

Charles Jennings

'(a version of this article was originally written as background for an #OzLearn chat held on Twitter, 11th November 2014) The Power of Embedded Learning A common finding that has emerged from study after study over the past few years is that learning which is embedded in work seems to be more effective than learning away from work. If people learn as part of the workflow then this learning is more likely to impact performance in a positive way. The Research A 2009 study by the Learning & Development Roundtable, a division of the Corporate Executive Board, reported that on-the-job learning had three times the impact on performance improvement over formal training programs. The same study found employees with high exposure to on-the-job learning activities were 262% more engaged than those who had no exposure to on-the-job learning. ‘High exposure’ in this study was defined as being engaged in ‘11 or more on-the-job learning activities during the last month’. A further 2010 study of manager development activities by Casebow and Ferguson at GoodPractice in Edinburgh, Scotland reported that informal chats with colleagues was both the most frequently used development activity and was also seen as the most effective by the majority of managers. Yet another study by Bersin & Associates (now Bersin by Deloitte) published in March 2012 reported that “ Organizations with strong informal learning capabilities, including the adoption and use of social learning tools, are 300% more likely to excel at global talent development than organizations without those competencies.” By their very nature informal and social learning is embedded in the daily workflow. An earlier study 2003 by the Corporate Leadership Council identified 15 leader-led activities that improve performance and found that learning through workplace experience was at least three times more effective than simply ensuring that workers had the necessary knowledge and skills to do their jobs. There are many other studies with similar findings, and more being published on a regular basis. Learning in Context These findings are not at all surprising. As long ago as 1885 Dr Hermann Ebbinghaus published his treatise Über das Gedächtnis ( On Memory ) that suggested context was critical for effective learning. Although Ebbinghaus’ experimental research was limited, his theory and results indicated that context and the spacing effect are key contributors to effective retention, learning and performance improvement. It could be argued that context is best provided by embedding learning in work. Recent brain science work is filling in the gaps and we now know a lot more about the way the brain modifies itself in the light of experience and both the neural and behavioural differences between people who approach learning with ‘open’ or ‘fixed’ mindsets. The work by Carol Dweck , a professor of psychology at Stanford University, has enhanced our understanding about learning, context and mindset considerably. Dweck’s research suggests that experience and practice combined with a growth mindset are critical ingredients for effective learning and development. Each of these is more powerfully experienced in the context of the workflow rather in the more sterile atmosphere of a classroom. The benefits are clear, but what are the challenges of embedded learning in work for L&D departments? The Challenges One of the major challenges is the fact that until recently L&D professionals have seen their primary role as instructional designers and creators of learning content and experiences where this content and these learning experiences are separate from work. ADDIE (or some other instructional design approach) ruled. The learning needed to be designed, managed and measured. Of course some effective learning experiences can be designed, managed and measured, but they tend to be in the minority. The majority of learning occurs naturally as part of the workflow. This type of learning is ‘designed’ by the individual (sometimes with input from their manager), it is self-managed, and the measurement is in terms of outputs – not by passing a test or some form of certification but by demonstrating the ability to do work better, faster, more accurately, with greater agility and levels of innovation if needed. The challenge for L&D professionals is to develop ways to support, encourage and facilitate these ‘90’ types of learning (through the 70:20:10 lens) that occur as part of the daily workflow. This learning can’t be ‘managed’ by HR, L&D or by any of the processes and technology systems they put in place. It can, however, be supported, facilitated, encouraged, exposed and shared by HR and L&D with the outcome of improving not only individual performance, but team and organisational performance as well. A second significant challenge (and blind spot for many L&D departments) has been the provision performance support. The lack of understanding and failure to use performance support approaches and tools has created a significant barrier for supporting the learning that is embedded in work. Performance support is a sleeping giant that has only recently been nervously prodded by some L&D departments, despite the fact that ePSS has been around for at least 25 years, and other non-technology supported performance support approaches for eons. Gloria Gery published her seminal ‘Electronic Performance Support Systems’ book in 1991, yet these powerful systems and approaches have only marginally entered L&D’s mindset. This will no doubt change in one respect as the ‘rise and rise’ of social learning further impinges on organisational learning cultures and people turn to online communities and expert location tools to help them improve their work and to learn more effectively in the workplace. Together with ‘point-of-need’ performance support solutions (Bob Mosher and Conrad Gottfredson at ApplySynergies are doing a great job on this, as are companies such as Australian organisation Panviva and others in Europe) the whole gamut of performance support opportunities are an open goal if only L&D can evolve from ‘course’ to ‘resource’ thinking. A final challenge facing many L&D professionals is that embedding learning in work almost always requires the active support of executives, business managers and team leaders. This means L&D needs to engage these groups and work closely with them. This inevitably requires the provision of a clear set of business imperatives for embedding learning in work delivered in a way that is meaningful and compelling to these busy stakeholders. L&D professionals need to step up to the plate with their consulting and interpersonal skills if they are to enrol the critical support from these groups. This can be a big challenge but it is one where success is critical if learning is to be effectively embedded in the workflow. #itashare'

Innovation and National Security in the 21st Century

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The costs of sequencing the human genome have declined from hundreds of millions of dollars when the genome was first sequenced in 2003 to under $1,000 now.

Revenge is not sweet

Mind Hacks

Empirical research by Crombag, Rassin, and Horselenberg (2003) showed that most people do not actually take revenge but merely have thoughts, feelings, and fantasies about it (see also Crombag, 2003).

70:20:10 – Above All Else It’s a Change Agent

Charles Jennings

As Jay Cross pointed out back in 2003: “At work we learn more in the break room than in the classroom. “Progress is impossible without change; and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.”

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The Internet is an agreement

David Weinberger

It links out to the World of Ends post that Doc Searls and I wrote in 2003, which was aimed at explaining the Internet to legislators. Jaap van Till has posted an aggregation of thoughts and links to remind us of what it seems we have so much trouble remembering: The Internet is not a thing but an agreement. An internet, network of networks, is a voluntary agreement among network operators to exchange traffic for their mutual benefit. The Internet is a prototype internet.)

finding community

Harold Jarche

Being motivated to share what you know with others requires trust — not only trusting those others (something that is diminished with competition), but also trusting the larger institution within which the sharing of expertise is occurring.” — Hinds & Pfeffer (2003).

Origins of the Term 'Personal Learning Network'

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

link] Milton Ramirez (tonnet) uses the term on June 10, 2003. link] The first reference from George Siemens I find is September 30, 2003. link] He follows up October 17, 2003. "A I intended this to be a comment to Dave Warlick's post on the subject, but his comment system won't accept my submission. I think that this post shows the futility of anyone trying to claim credit for the term.

The Transformative Power of Analytics - The Houston Astros: a Case Study

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Oakland then began to achieve success, reaching the playoffs from 2000 to 2003. Beane’s use of sabermetrics was popularized by Michael Lewis in his 2003 bestseller Moneyball , - later turned into a film in 2011, - which helped explain the growing importance of data analytics to a wide, non-technical audience. In 2003, only four or five clubs had analytics people on their staff, and they weren’t always listened to.

Work Shift

Harold Jarche

It’s the result of a study by the research group at the Dallas Fed in 2003, entitled, The Evolution of Work.&#. This should have been a wake-up call to our training and education institutions in 2003.

we are dependent on human connection

Harold Jarche

strong interpersonal relationships that allowed discussion, questions, and feedback were an essential aspect of the transfer of complex knowledge” — Hinds & Pfeffer (2003). What we do not know. Our networks are great places for serendipitous connections.

#ForTheWeb

Harold Jarche

In 2003 I started freelancing, working from here in Sackville , New Brunswick, Canada — population 5,000. In 2003 my professional network was comprised of my ex-military connections, a few university ones, and some professionals in our rural region.

expectations

Harold Jarche

My company is called Jarche Consulting , a term I chose in 2003 that would allow me to change my lines of business without requiring a name change. I am a different kind of consultant now than I was in 2003. I have worked as an external ‘consultant’ for the past 20 years.

Future: Another Nine Shift prediction comes true!

Nine Shift

When we wrote NineShift in 2003, some 6 years ago, we predicted the rich would become poorer. Yes, yes yes! Another Nine Shift prediction has come true. Shift Number Six.

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I Have Glimpsed the Future of Commercial Aviation. There Were Fewer Workers There.

Andy McAfee

Even though it seems Lufthansa has had its ‘Quick Boarding’ gates up and running since 2003, today was the first time I experienced one.

reflecting on the future of knowledge

Harold Jarche

I started my independent consulting practice in 2003 and one of the first books I purchased was — The Future of Knowledge: Increasing Prosperity through Value Networks by Verna Allee (2002) Butterworth-Heinemann (ISBN: 0750675918).

working collaboratively and learning cooperatively

Harold Jarche

Improving Organizational Performance. Organizational performance improvement is comprised of reducing errors and increasing insights, according to Gary Klein.

Social Media for Professional Development: Workshop and Webinar

Jane Hart

PC-based attendees: Required: Windows® 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server. Workshop runs 1 – 31 October 2012. Led by Jane Hart. In this online workshop at the Social Learning Centre, we will be looking at how to use a number of different social media tools for your own professional development purposes. This online workshop is suitable for those working both in workplace learning as well as in education.

seek, sense, share globally

Harold Jarche

Being able to connect so easily with others who have similar interests is incredibly powerful, and this was very difficult even when I started as a freelancer in 2003. When I started writing this blog almost a dozen years ago, I was pretty excited to connect with people in other countries.

ten years

Harold Jarche

On 21 April 2003, jarche.com went online. In 2003 social media were primarily blogs. In 2003 Twitter did not exist and WordPress was only released in May of that year.

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Reserve your seat for my webinar with Jay Cross

Jane Hart

PC-based attendees: Required: Windows® 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server. My next guest in my In conversation with … webinar series is Jay Cross.

Reserve a seat for my webinar: In conversation with Harold Jarche

Jane Hart

PC-based attendees: Required: Windows® 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server. My guest in my next In conversation with … webinar is my Internet Time Alliance colleague, Harold Jarche.

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diverse networks, strong relationships

Harold Jarche

strong interpersonal relationships that allowed discussion, questions, and feedback were an essential aspect of the transfer of complex knowledge” – Hinds & Pfeffer (2003). Sharing complex knowledge requires trusted professional relationships.

I need some help

George Siemens

In 2003 I posted a few articles online on open source movements and learning: Open source p.I , Open Source p.II , and Why we should share learning material. On February 8, I’ll be delivering a talk at TEDxEdmonton’s event Rethinking Open Source Culture. I have benefitted enormously from open learning. Open online courses in particular have been among the most significant learning experiences in my life. I’m not a programmer.

Coaching Should Be An Expectation Of All Connected Leaders

Dan Pontefract

Between 1993 and 2003, David Galloway was the vice president of customer care at Crystal Decisions—the original makers of Crystal Reports software—a company I used to work at until it was acquired by Business Objects in 2003.