Social networks and engineering serendipity in the workplace

Ross Dawson

and Google are doing in the space, the article continues: As Yahoo and Google see it, serendipity is largely a byproduct of social networks. As brought out in the New York Times article, this relates strongly to the domain of social networks, which I have been studying since the 1990s.

How Social Networking Tools Enable Heutagogy in Learning Organisations

Luis Suarez

To quote him: ‘ Let kids learn what they want to learn in curricula design by professionals’. our networks) we would want to learn with / from.

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10 resources that I found valuable in January 2013

Jane Hart

So here is my selection from January 2013. 1 - The dark side of the connected enterprise , Forbes, 9 January 2013. It’s partly a creature of collaborative technologies, such as email, instant messages, Web-based conferencing, internal social networks and so on.

eLearning Conferences 2013

Tony Karrer

link] December 2-5, 2012 Big Ideas Fest: Design, Innovate, Activate, 4 th , conference focused on innovation in education , Half Moon Bay, California, USA. link] December 5-6, 2012 Social Media Marketing , Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. link] January 27-28, 2013 Health 2.0 Clayton R.

Keys to innovation: Tapping communities of lead users

Ross Dawson

The rise of social media has made it far easier for the most discerning and sophisticated in their fields to discover like-minded people with whom they can share ideas and develop their expertise. Crowdsourcing design Future of business Innovation Social media Social networks

The More We DO, the Less Time We Have to REFLECT – Happy New Year 2013!

Luis Suarez

Yes, blogging is healthy, energising, inspiring, mind-blowing, in a way, if you would want to add, and perhaps what makes the Social Web unique, regardless of what other people out there keep telling you about the power of social networks.

Why your networks and collaboration are at the heart of the value you create

Ross Dawson

I was recently interviewed for an extended article Networked Business: The wealth in your connections written by Nick Saalfeld for the Microsoft Talking Business series. It’s a fallacy to think of networking as a sales tool.

The Service Design Conference Speaker Preview: Dave Gray

Adaptive Path

Why do you think a conference about service design and experience is relevant now? Social networks and mobile devices are dramatically changing what customers expect.

LinkedIn removes reply before accepting invitations, accelerating the devaluation of connections

Ross Dawson

” Sound advice, yet much of the design of the site suggests LinkedIn’s strategy is in fact to encourage new and in many cases meaningless connections. Business relationships Social media Social networks Uncategorized

Howard Rheingold #AECT Keynote Mindmap

Clark Quinn

Howard Rheingold gave a fast-paced and inspiring talk on social network skills. design social strategy With great examples and deep insight, he brought home powerful lessons on the power of people.

Notes from Information Technology Based Higher Education and Training ITHET 2013, Antalya

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

leads to questions about designing learning for the future - reference to the old ''cranking ifo into students'' heads diagram - claims about the future: - work at own time, place, etc - computers will revolutionize learning - along came MOOCs - investment in MOOCs: $100M - will take time but will have a major impact - why things will change. Sangiovanni-Vincentelli, ''Designing Platform Based Design'', EEDesign, Feb.

Social First!

Clark Quinn

And as an extreme version of this, let me start by saying we need to start thinking ‘social’ first. When we’re facing a performance problem in the organization, our first resort should be to ask: “would a social solution solve this”? Social solutions basically suggest that we either tap into user-generated solutions, or reach out to people on the fly. Or it just might be tossing it out to our network. design social strategy

Informal Learning – the other 80%

Jay Cross

People learn to build the right network of associates and the right level of expertise through informal, sometimes even accidental, learning that flies beneath the corporate radar. Learning is social. Know-how (creative skills, social practices, tacit knowing-as-doing, experience).

50 suggestions for implementing 70-20-10

Jay Cross

Social networks, both in-person and online, are democratizing the workplace, and workers have an increasing amount of say in what they learn and how they learn it. Traditionally, training departments were designed for mechanical work processes.

A Kind of Digital “Perfect Storm”

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

We seem to be heading toward a kind of digital perfect storm , where four major IT trends are each gathering speed while interacting with and amplifying each other: mobile devices, cloud computing, social networks and big data and analytics.

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Increasing our responsibility

Clark Quinn

And, as I’ve previously noted , what’s considered in/formal changes depending on if you’re the performer or designer.) We can be much more telegraphic to advanced performers, and the value of social networks starts kicking in here too. design strategy

Determinism, Best Practice, and the ‘Training Solution’

Charles Jennings

If a chemical engineer is looking to design a new process or parameters for distillation in a chemical plant she may be able to identify the volumes and sequences that produce the highest amount of pure distillate.

OMG, its culture change time

Dave Snowden

Such cultures are tacit in nature: networked, tribal and fluid. So it follows that cultural change is an evolutionary process from the present, not an idealised future state design. If in doubt, blame the culture seems to be a golden rule in consultancy and management alike.

50 suggestions for implementing 70-20-10

Jay Cross

Learning is social. Effective managers encourage their team members to buddy up on projects, to shadow others and to participate in professional social networks. A Community of Practice (CoP) is a social network of people who identify with one another professionally (e.g.

Life Without eMail – 5th Year Progress Report – The Community, The Movement

Luis Suarez

To design a new kind of work, a new mindset of work habits that would inspire each and everyone of us to become much more collaborative and keen on sharing our knowledge out there openly through digital tools, whatever those may well be. A social computing evangelist at heart.

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Five Ways People Adopt And Love Change

Adaptive Path

In a networked world, this becomes even more crucial. Compatibility goes beyond data interchange and into aesthetics, environments, social structures, and human psychology. Oh dear Lord. The new experience.

Ensuring knowledge flow through narration

Harold Jarche

As with knowledge artisans , many learners now own their knowledge-sharing networks. Today, content capture and creation tools let people tell their own stories and weave these together to share in their networks. Narration of work in social networks is flow.

Connected leadership

Harold Jarche

With life in perpetual Beta as a guiding perspective, networked organizations have to learn how to deal with ambiguity and complexity. The 21st century workplace is all about understanding networks, modelling network learning, and strengthening networks.

Enterprise Community Management: “joining up” learning and working

Jane Hart

they have designed, delivered, tracked and managed the whole process), then it is of little relevance or consequence to the L&D department, and view self-organised team learning as a “work” activity, and hence the sole responsibility of line managers. Social learning

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Learning is too important to be left to the professionals

Harold Jarche

In my presentation, from training to performance to social (slides 5-9), I show how the military lets training specialists and schools run individual training, but even more time and effort is put into collective training that emphasizes social and informal learning.

[liveblog] Noam Chomsky and Bart Gellman at Engaging Data

David Weinberger

I’m at the Engaging Data 2013 conference where Noam Chomsky and Pulitzer Prize winner (twice!) My phone tracks me and my social network. The more we know, the more we can design policies to keep power in place. And now hardware in computers is being designed to detect your every keystroke, leading some Americans to be wary of Chinese-made computers, but the US manufacturers are probably doing it better.

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Supporting self-managed team learning in the organisation

Jane Hart

So it will not involve designing a programme of instruction for a team, but rather will comprise a quite different set of “ scaffolding ” activities undertaken in conjunction with the team, which include: Understanding the sharing practices that are currently taking place - or not.

Connectivism and the Primal Scream

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

And it must be flexibly designed for, or we risk failure. Game designers and user experience interface artists know this principles well. And peer rewards, or the rewards of social engagement, are not considered to be the primary drivers of motivation."

14 Articles on MOOCs

Jay Cross

An online phenomenon gathering momentum over the past two years or so, a MOOC integrates the connectivity of social networking, the facilitation of an acknowledged expert in a ?eld link] (see also entire special issue on Emergent Learning, Connections, Designs for Learning: [link].

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Supporting Cognitive Performance

Clark Quinn

We can automate it if we totally understand it, but the best solution is to let technology (and design) do what it can, and let our brains fill in what we do best. We want to design a solution system, not just a course. So the preference should be to design either a really good support system that helps in characterization of the problem, and a dialog that helps determine what of the possible solutions matches up with the situation. design meta-learning strategy technology

The new artisans of the network era

Harold Jarche

Are knowledge workers the new artisans of the network era? Today, knowledge artisans of the network era are using the latest information and social tools in an interconnected economy. Knowledge artisans not only design the work, they can also do the work.

Google Plus – Who Owns the Filter Bubble?

Luis Suarez

For a good couple of years I have been a huge fan, and big advocate, of what I think is one of the most empowering and refreshing social networking tools out there: Google Plus. At least, it is not my design. . So why should social networking tools be different?

Becoming explicit

Harold Jarche

The dominant framework is moving from corporations to networks. As I explained in my presentation, knowledge networks are optimized when they are based on openness, which enables transparency, and in turn fosters diversity, thus reinforcing the basic principle of openness.

Keynote slides: The Power of Social Media including 8 shock-and-awe statistics

Ross Dawson

Tomorrow I am giving the closing keynote at Oracle Cloud Day Auckland on The Power of Social Media. The usual disclaimer applies: the slides are designed to accompany my keynote, not to be viewed as stand-alone slides, but may still be of some interest to those who have not attended my presentation. The Power of Social Media – Keynote slides from Ross Dawsn. The Power of Social Media – Keynote slides from Ross Dawsn.

Notes on social learning in business

Harold Jarche

We just finished a month-long workshop at the Social Learning Centre which involved over 50 participants from many countries. The core themes in this workshop were around social aspects of learning at work: narrating our work for others; communities of practice & understanding networks.

First structure the work system

Harold Jarche

Social (TIMN). Tribal + Institutional + Markets + Networks. On the other hand, innovation needs loose ties and a wide network to get diverse points of view. The problem is that in a TIMN world, one cannot focus only on networks and complexity and ignore the rest.

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Connected leadership is not the status quo

Harold Jarche

As organizations, markets, and society become networked, complexity in all human endeavors increases. The connected workplace is all about understanding networks, modelling networked learning, and strengthening networks. In networks, anyone can show leadership, not just those appointed by management. A guiding principle for connected organizational design is for loose hierarchies and strong networks. Better networks are better for business.

The Future of Open Business At Stake

Luis Suarez

and Social Business, the social evangelists, were starting to become rather scarce and very rare to be seen out there on the Social Web. It is only through understanding that evolution that one can design and justify a means of effectively changing it.

The Service Experience Conference Speaker Preview: Dave Gray

Adaptive Path

JH: Why do you think a conference about service design and experience is relevant now? DG: Social networks and mobile devices are dramatically changing what customers expect. Customer expectations are rising exponentially and service design is the only way that companies can meet these high expectations. I’m certain that service design is going to be one of the most important design disciplines in the coming decades. Events Service Design

Employee Access to Social Media in the Workplace Decreases

Dan Pontefract

You might find it odd for a law firm, but they’re really interested in social media too. The firm recently published the third version of its “Social Media in the Workplace Global Study” The first survey and research report was based on results from 2011.

World first!

Clark Quinn

A few weeks ago, I posted that we should think social first. What I’d suggested is that you should go to networks first, if the answer is out there. In some sense that’s the social network, but it might be that the L&D department, in the course of their continual self-learning (hint hint, nudge nudge), would’ve curated a relevant resource, so it could come either from a pointer to a resource, or a question of others. design social strategy

Social, Cooperative, Mobile

Harold Jarche

Are we social creatures? Social learning is for human work, I wrote in my last post. Staying connected while we move maintains our social networks. Many developers design first for mobile, and then for the web. Work is an activity, not a place. NineShift.

50 suggestions for implementing 70-20-10 (3)

Jay Cross

Learning is social. Effective managers encourage their team members to buddy up on projects, to shadow others and to participate in professional social networks. Companies need to take advantage of the social nature of learning. 50 suggestions for implementing 70-20-10.