Voting for the Top 200 Tools for Learning 2017 is now open

Jane Hart

The 11th Annual Learning Tools survey is taking place in 2017, and Jane Hart will once again be compiling an overall Top 200 Tools for Learning 2017 as well as 3 sub-lists: Social learning

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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.

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Jay Cross Memorial Award 2017

Harold Jarche

The Internet Time Alliance Jay Cross Memorial Award for 2017 is presented to Marcia Conner.

Announcing the Jay Cross Memorial Award for 2017

Jane Hart

The Internet Time Alliance Jay Cross Memorial Award is presented to a workplace learning professional who has contributed in positive ways to the field of Real Learning and is reflective of Jay’s lifetime of work.

The Knowledge and Learning Transfer Problem

Charles Jennings

During a meeting at Cambridge University around 30 years ago I was thoroughly chastised by a Cambridge academic. I’d used the phrase ‘learning delivery’ when describing computer-supported collaborative learning ( CSCL ) approaches.

Jane’s Personal Top 10 Tools for Learning in 2017

Jane Hart

My 2017 (11th annual) survey of Top tools for Learning is open for voting here, and there have already been a few hundred entries, so I thought I’d share my personal top 10 tools for this year. If you’d like to share your own 10 favourite learning tools here, then please … Social learning

The Connection Between Narrative and Purpose

John Hagel

Narrative and purpose. These are two widely used words in business and life, yet they’re often loosely used. They’re really important words, so I want to at least clarify how I use them, because I think meaning matters. Defining terms. I’ve been exploring narrative for years, but I have a very specific meaning for the word. As those who have followed me know, I make a key distinction between stories and narratives that I’ve explored  here and  here.

Systems thinking & complexity

Dave Snowden

A recent post by Sonja caused some reaction in social media and I promised to write something to clarify my position the subject. Now I should say up front that a lot of this is finding labels for things that are different, not the denigration of other methods and tools.

The Emerging Data Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Their profits are surging: they collectively racked up over $25bn in net profit in the first quarter of 2017. The Economist’ s May 6 issue referred to data in its cover as the world’s most valuable resource.

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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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Peering into a Confusing, Paradoxical Future

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Every four years since 1997, the US National Intelligence Council has been publishing a Global Trends report on the key trends that will shape the world over the following twenty years.

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soft skills are permanent skills

Harold Jarche

Are soft skills the new hard skills? I asked this question six years ago. I would suggest that hard skills are really temporary skills. They come and go according to the economy and the state of technology. Today, we need very few people who know how to shoe a horse. Soft skills are permanent ones.

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On the Governance of Blockchain: Lessons from the Internet

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

beta conversation 2017-07-20

Harold Jarche

I will be hosting the next Beta Conversation this Thursday, July 20th at 14:00 UTC [07:00 PDT, 10:00 EDT, 15:00 BST, 16:00 CEDT]. The subject will be Personal Knowledge Mastery ( PKM ) and leadership.

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Magnanimous: The Word of 2017

Dan Pontefract

As he was leaving office on January 20, 1993, President George H. Bush left a letter on the desk of the oval office addressed. Dan's Related Posts: This IBM Employee Quit Her Job. I Commend Her For Doing So. Rise of the Woman? The Hierarchy of Education Ya, I Cry at Work. Do You?

AI, Automation and the US Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

On December 20, the White House released Artificial Intelligence, Automation, and the Economy , a new report that investigates how AI will likely transform job markets over time, and recommends policy responses to address AI’s impact on the US economy.

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The Growing Value of a Dual-Track Education

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

A few weeks ago I read a very interesting article in The Chronicle of Higher Education , - Why Colleges Need to Embrace the Apprenticeship.

Pragmatism requires knowledge

Dave Snowden

I’m half thinking of using the daily Gaping Void download to stimulate my posts this month. I may not keep it up, but today’s works well as it also picks up on yesterday’s post.

The Big Shift From Engagement to Passion

John Hagel

For decades now, companies have been relentlessly tracking levels of employee engagement. Every large company I know has an employee engagement survey it regularly administers. Is it possible that they’re tracking the wrong thing? I’ve come to believe that engagement is a distraction from the real issue – the lack of worker passion. Let me explain. Employee engagement. Employee engagement is a concept that is used widely and somewhat loosely.

Is Blockchain the Major Next Step in the Evolution of the Internet

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In the Fall of 1995, IBM made the decision to embrace the Internet and make it the centerpiece of its strategic directions. As the general manager of the newly formed IBM Internet Division , I spent a lot of time thinking how to best articulate the promise of the Internet.

How True Advertising Can Save Journalism From Drowning in a Sea of Content

Doc Searls

… The original version of this post was published in Medium on 23 January 2017. Journalism is in a world of hurt because it has been marginalized by a new business model that requires maximizing “content” instead. That model is calle d adtech.

Power of the facilitator

Dave Snowden

I’m picking up on my earlier posts on experts and professionalism by addressing the more controversial issue of workshops in modern practice. Now before anyone gets paranoid or over reacts I’m not arguing against workshops per se.

Why I Removed A Recent Post

Dan Pontefract

On March 9, 2017, I wrote and published a post that outlined various missteps, difficulties and issues that had recently taken over a particular American. Dan's Related Posts: Free Download of Chapter 1 – The Purpose Effect And The Winners Of A Free Book Are … Why I Wrote “The Purpose Effect” Book Download Chapter 1 of “The Purpose Effect” For Free Win A Signed Copy Of “THE PURPOSE EFFECT” personal Purpose purpose

Globalization at a Crossroads

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Earlier this year I wrote about the future of global firms , based on two recent articles on the subject, - The retreat of the global company in The Economist , and The Global Enterprise: Where to Now? in Foreign Affairs by IBM’s former CEO Sam Palmisano.

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Serious AI Challenges that Require Our Attention

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Earlier this year, the World Economic Forum published Global Risks Report 2017 , its 12th annual study of major global risks. Several weeks ago Vanity Fair published and article by NY Times columnist Maureen Dowd , - Elon Musk’s Billion-Dollar Crusade to Stop the AI Apocalypse.

Who supports non-designed learning experiences?

Jane Hart

But who supports the non-designed learning experiences? They clearly don’t need to be designed or developed. Nor do they need to be managed in a learning platform or LMS. They simply need to be encouraged and enabled.

the uncertain future of training

Harold Jarche

Training courses are artifacts of a time when resources were scarce and connections were few. That time has passed. The roots of training are to get a lot of people to do the same thing competently. The Roman army trained soldiers for battle and many other duties, like building roads.

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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An Engaged Culture Improves Performance, Not The Other Way Around

Dan Pontefract

A vice-president approached me one day after I finished delivering a keynote. The talk was focused on organizational culture. He was friendly, but rather cocky. The first.

Global Trends and Business Strategy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

McKinsey recently published an article on the long-term trends that are reshaping the business environment. T he article reminds us that the trend is your friend is an old adage that applies to business strategy as well as to investing.

cities as learning platforms

Harold Jarche

In 2008, CEO’s for Cities recommended a more inclusive way of supporting learning in the community. Basically, the city becomes the learning platform, not just for schooling but for other community support activities, such as policing and heath care.

simply PKM

Harold Jarche

Watch a video of a 2017 presentation. 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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organizing for the network era

Harold Jarche

In my last post I noted that many organizations today are nothing more than attractive prisons. The current organizational tyranny was a response to a linear, print-based world.

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

networked knowledge creates value

Harold Jarche

Consider that 43% of senior executives have the ‘ robotic automation of processes ‘ as their priority for 2017. As we enter the network era, the dominant technology is the internet and working knowledge is distributed through professional communities.

The Future of the Gig Economy

John Hagel

The “gig economy” has become an ever-expanding meme, clocking over 500,000 citations on Google. It’s also become an interesting barometer of sentiment. Some people, especially techies, love the concept and can’t wait until the gig economy frees everyone from working as employees for large, bureaucratic organizations. Others, especially “progressives,” worry that this is the latest form of labor exploitation that will surely consume all of us, driving us into the pits of poverty.

Follow the Data to Find the Money

John Hagel

The perennial question here in Silicon Valley is: where’s the money? Given the techie culture here, this question usually gets translated into: what’s the next breakthrough technology? Let me suggest that’s the wrong way to frame the question. If you want to know where’s the money, then follow the data and don’t get distracted by the technology.

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False dichotomies, reality avoidance

Dave Snowden

In my keynote on Friday at Agile Maine I opened by suggesting that there was a schizophrenic dichotomy in the Agile movement between highly structured, harmful, all encompassing frameworks on the one hand, and mostly harmless, but inconsequential methods based on happiness and the like.

Liminal Cynefin: first revision

Dave Snowden

I posted an early version of the liminal variant to Cynefin a few days ago, then presented it a few times. Last week in Tallin I ran through it in a masterclass and realised I had over complicated things. If you look at the learlier post I had added liminal boundary zones everywhere.

the world needs knowledge catalysts

Harold Jarche

“We live in a society absolutely dependent on science and technology and yet have cleverly arranged things so that almost no one understands science and technology. That’s a clear prescription for disaster.” — Carl Sagan. When people are presented with a problem the first urge is to resolve it.

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