perpetual beta 2017

Harold Jarche

What follows is a summary of some of my thoughts during 2017. The great work of our time is to design, build, and test new organizational models that reflect our democratic values and can function in an interconnected world. This is how I made sense of the world in 2017. Blogging is one way I make sense of the world. This past year I wrote about 120 posts on various topics.

Jay Cross Memorial Award 2017

Harold Jarche

The Internet Time Alliance Jay Cross Memorial Award for 2017 is presented to Marcia Conner. As a Senior Manager at Microsoft , she developed new training practices and wrote an accessible white paper on the deeper aspects of learning design. 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.

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The Top Ten Emerging Technologies of 2017

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Earlier this year, Scientific American , in collaboration with the World Economic Forum , published a special report on The Top Ten Emerging Technologies of 2017. Here are the 10 technologies comprising the 2017 list , along with the reasons cited in the report for their selection: Blood Tests Allow for Scalpel-Free Biopsies - “Ultrasensitive blood tests known as liquid biopsies promise to improve cancer diagnosis and care”.

The Top Ten Emerging Technologies of 2017

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Earlier this year, Scientific American , in collaboration with the World Economic Forum , published a special report on The Top Ten Emerging Technologies of 2017. Here are the 10 technologies comprising the 2017 list , along with the reasons cited in the report for their selection: Blood Tests Allow for Scalpel-Free Biopsies - “Ultrasensitive blood tests known as liquid biopsies promise to improve cancer diagnosis and care”.

The MIT 2017 Inclusive Innovation Challenge

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Now in its second year, the IIC introduced the winners of its 2017 competition at an event held on October 12 as part of Boston’s annual HUBweek. The 2017 IIC received around 300 applications from all over the world. The company designed an artificial intelligence-driven virtual assistant for these students to receive round-the-clock personalized support.”.

The MIT 2017 Inclusive Innovation Challenge

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Now in its second year, the IIC introduced the winners of its 2017 competition at an event held on October 12 as part of Boston’s annual HUBweek. The 2017 IIC received around 300 applications from all over the world. The company designed an artificial intelligence-driven virtual assistant for these students to receive round-the-clock personalized support.”.

Jay Cross Memorial Award - 2017

Charles Jennings

The Internet Time Alliance Jay Cross Memorial Award for 2017 is presented to Marcia Conner. As a Senior Manager at Microsoft, she developed new training practices and wrote an accessible white paper on the deeper aspects of learning design. 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.

Designing Microlearning

Clark Quinn

Earlier, I wrote about designing microlearning, but what I was really talking about was the design of spaced learning. So how should you design the type of microlearning I really feel is valuable? The design process, then, would be to identify the model guiding the performance (e.g. The post Designing Microlearning appeared first on Learnlets. design mobileYesterday, I clarified what I meant about microlearning.

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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. It seems that many (in L&D and elsewhere) are not interested in non-designed learning … Social learningNor do they need to be managed in a learning platform or LMS. They simply need to be encouraged and enabled.

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Designing, delivering and managing modern learning experiences

Jane Hart

But here I want to consider what it means for the design, delivery and management of organised and managed learning experiences – because this will of … Social learningIn other articles here I have written about the new work of L&D that is about supporting modern professional learning, as I call it.

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Learning Design Insights

Clark Quinn

I attended a recent Meetup of the Bay Area Learning Design & Technology, and it led to some insights. I was tapped to host the Learning Design conversation (there were three others: LMS, Measurement, and Social Learning), and that meant that a subset of the group sat in on the discussion. I’d chosen to start with 3 or four questions to prompt discussion: What is good learning design? Are you doing good learning design? design

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Who’s building the infrastructure for lifelong learning, When VR training makes the job look better, Why design thinking needs a rethink, and more

Jane Hart

News and articles about Modern Workplace Learning (MWL) selected by Jane Hart for the week 10-16 September 2017. Social learning

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Xyleme and Rogers Communications Together Win Brandon Hall’s 2017 Bronze Award in Best Advance in Learning Technology Implementation

Xyleme

Xyleme and Rogers Communications are proud to win the Brandon Hall 2017 Bronze Award in Best Advance in Learning Technology Implementation. Award entries are evaluated by a panel of veteran, independent senior industry experts, Brandon Hall Group analysts and executives based upon the following criteria: fit the need, design of the program, functionality, innovation, and overall measurable benefits. “We The awards were presented by Brandon Hall on September 7th 2017.

Adaptive or just good design?

Clark Quinn

And, of course, it occurred to me after a conversation that there might be another example of this ‘tech fix before smart fix’ problem: adaptive learning over good design. But I would posit that before you charge off for adaptive learning, you make sure you’re doing good learning design first. Adaptation on top of good learning design is likely to add some extra benefits, but adaptation on old learning design just doesn’t make sense.

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Reflections on 2017

Clark Quinn

The post Reflections on 2017 appeared first on Learnlets. design meta-learning strategyThe end of the calendar year, although arbitrary, becomes a time for reflection. I looked back at my calendar to see what I’d done this past year, and it was an interesting review. Places I’ve been and things I’ve done point to some common themes. Such are the nature of reflections. One of the things I did was speak at a number of events.

Teaching in the Digital Age: Guidelines for Designing Teaching and Learning

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

You need good course design, empathy, competence (which is where professors excel), and the imagination to create context. At AU, we use people who have that expertise help us with course design, so experts don’t have to do this as well as their own discipline. Is there an impact on campus design? Summary notes from the Tony Bates presentation at the World Conference on Online Learning , Toronto.

Sunday Selection: Measure what Matters, Design Less, Don’t Force Fun, and more

Jane Hart

51wluelZCR pic.twitter.com/ane075Ixdw — Jane Hart (@C4LPT) February 11, 2017 If You Want to Learn Faster, Overclock … Social learningHere are the articles and news I shared last week in my tweets and retweets. Big thanks to @markwschaefer for including me in his new book, Known. Here’s the link to find out more https://t.co/51wluelZCR

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Online Learning Trends Enhancing Employee Productivity in 2017

TOPYX LMS

2017 has been no exception. Various eLearning trends have marked 2017 as one of the most influential and evolutionary years in the history of online learning. Online learning enthusiasts as well as corporate leaders are interested in what 2017’s eLearning trends are. Read on to discover a few online learning trends that can bolster company culture and increase employee productivity in 2017. At least, as of 2017 it does.

Sunday Selection: Measure what Matters, Design Less, Don’t Force Fun, and more

Jane Hart

51wluelZCR pic.twitter.com/ane075Ixdw — Jane Hart (@C4LPT) February 11, 2017 If You Want to Learn Faster, Overclock … Social learningHere are the articles and news I shared last week in my tweets and retweets. Big thanks to @markwschaefer for including me in his new book, Known. Here’s the link to find out more https://t.co/51wluelZCR

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Designing, Delivering and Managing Modern Learning Experiences for the Workplace

Jane Hart

Online Workshop runs 6 November – 22 December There will always be a need for the L&D department to organise learning events and activities – but these just need to be more relevant and appealing for appealing for today’s workforce. This 7-week online workshop will help you consider a number … Social learning

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Systems thinking & complexity

Dave Snowden

It was a characteristic of that period of development that the complexity of system would be resolved by engineering design, often bottom up, or definition of specific outcomes. Zero based budgeting was around then and evolutionary approaches to organisational design which had been the de facto state were replaced with end point determined models that were then implemented.

Online Learning Trends Enhancing Employee Productivity in 2017

TOPYX LMS

2017 has been no exception. Various eLearning trends have marked 2017 as one of the most influential and evolutionary years in the history of online learning. Online learning enthusiasts as well as corporate leaders are interested in what 2017’s eLearning trends are. Read on to discover a few online learning trends that can bolster company culture and increase employee productivity in 2017. At least, as of 2017 it does.

Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read in 2018

John Hagel

A more perfect design. Everyone should do themselves a favor and check out “ The Design of Everyday Things “ by Don Norman. My colleague Sarah, a software designer, says that good design is the difference between a product that is just easy and a delight to use, and something that just clearly wasn’t thought all the way through. Luke, our graphic designer, says that “ Jurassic Park “ by Michael Crichton is worth a read for entrepreneurs.

Pedagogical Principles of Design for Active, Reflective and Self-Regulated Learning

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Session summaries from the World Conference on Online Learning , Toronto Maureen Andrade - Self-Regulated Learning, Course Design, and Pedagogy: A Model for Learner Success Practical ideas to help students succeed in an online course. There are three main stages in the diploma: self-reflection workshop, instructional design workshop, and then work in the classroom.

Scaling in complex systems

Dave Snowden

Alicia Juarrrero famously coined the phrase Like Bramble Bushes in a thicket to describe a complex adaptive system and it is a title Kurtz and I used in this paper on organisational design and networks. I wrote a series of posts about scaling over three year ago which in part addressed some of the perversities of methods focused on accreditation revenue to which I referred yesterday.

Learning Analytics Courses

George Siemens

Connecting Learning Data to Improve Instructional Design. After about a year of planning, we can finally announce the following courses on edX focusing on learning analytics. The intent of these courses is to eventually lead into a MicroMasters and then advance placement in an in-development Masters of Science in Learning Analytics at UTA.

Mastering the Learning Pyramid

John Hagel

If I’m right about the learning pyramid, our educational system will need to be re-thought and re-designed from the ground up. Our media and conversations are consumed by concerns over the spread of AI and what it will mean for jobs. I’ve noticed that the discussion quickly turns to what skills we will need to continue to be employable in the future, especially when the participants have children who are trying to prepare themselves for the world ahead. The static world of skills.

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Liminal Cynefin – image release

Dave Snowden

The final three days are mountain days and the date chosen is significant so I hope that Dylan Thomas’s designation of the mountain will not apply that day. I decided it would be a good idea to make the image of Cynefin available, if only to reduce the change of people drawing it as a two by two and adding a diamond to keep me happy. Typical Saxon tendency, reducing Celtic curves to straight lines.

Never Under-Estimate the Immune System

John Hagel

For me, transformation is about re-thinking everything, starting with the rationale for having an institution to begin with and leading to a re-design of all aspects of the institution – organization, operations, performance metrics, talent needs and infrastructure requirements – to support the new rationale.

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On Experts, expertise and power

Dave Snowden

In those cases an approach has evolved over time with some elements of design and management. Remember Nurse Ratched in One Flew over the Cookoo’s Nest ? Louise Fletcher won the Oscar for a brilliant portrayal of the emotionally and empathetically unconnected expert who always knows best. Last weekend I had the privilege of acting as native guide to Gary Klein and his wife Helen, starting with a walk in the Brecon Beacons and a day in Hay-on-Wye.

Learning as Artifact Creation

George Siemens

Details regarding cognitive processes, teacher actions, learner mindsets, design models, and social interaction remain rudimentary. What is a well-designed artifact? Digitization is deceptive in that the deep impact isn’t readily observable. Remember when MOOCs were going to transform higher education? Or when personalized learning was going to do away with instructors? Going back about a century ago, audio, then video, was also going to disrupt education.

The Future of the Gig Economy

John Hagel

This could come in the form of creative experience designers that help them to learn about things or people that matter to them or highly specialized wellness providers in such diverse arenas as massage, meditation and nutrition. 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.

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In the Tricotocon …

Dave Snowden

Expect this idea to pick up shortly linked to new work on a complexity based approach to design thinking where we may have a joint programme with Stanford and others. Designed for hospitals and prisons the latter use is notorious (as anyone who has visited the one in Port Arthur will know). Over the years I’ve developed a range of facilitation and workshop techniques based on the underlying principles anthro-complexity.

Liminal Cynefin: first revision

Dave Snowden

I’ve got an impressive faculty together and as well as liminality we will look at contraints, complexity based appraoches to design thinking and other subjects. 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.

Initial working on identity

Dave Snowden

Context triggered such as in a crisis where wholly different patterns of expectation and interaction form without design. What I will develop is a theory of organisational design and market understanding based on this, which will link with apex predator theory and liminal cynefin. One of my best ever Opera experiences was back in 1986 when I went to what looks to have been the only production of Harrison Birtwhistle’s brilliant Mask of Orpheus.

The Big Shift From Engagement to Passion

John Hagel

That’s why our school systems have been systematically designed to take students who are curious, creative and imaginative and train them to listen carefully, memorize what they’ve heard and repeat it back reliably on exams. I’ve written elsewhere about the need to redesign work environments with the primary design goal of accelerating learning and performance improvement. For decades now, companies have been relentlessly tracking levels of employee engagement.

Scale

Dave Snowden

The second temptation is more problematic but we can design for it. By breaking practices down and formally designed the input/output hooks we can enable a situation in which they will combine and a non-aggregative assembly of capability will emerge. The third aspect of anthro-complexity I want to discuss is the complex and problematic issue of scaling.

The making of meaning event (2)

Dave Snowden

Just to be clear (i) we know it needs a better design and (ii) the wording will need modification. Sometimes a little ambition is no bad thing, even if we start small. My post on Wednesday indicated that we were about there with an ambitious new programme on Meaning. This has been something that has been growing for some time as an idea, but the need has been accentuated by recent events on a world stage.

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Small actions to create meaning

Dave Snowden

A naive belief that it is possible to design a large scale human system in a context free way. The last few days have seen one of the periodic retweeting of a three year old post I wrote with the title SAFe the Infantilisation of Management. This in turn generated a more extensive debate on LinkedIn which saw a few SAFe trainers and coaches defend their position.

Human dampeners

Dave Snowden

My own line definition of a dampener is a thing that has a restraining or subduing effect with the rather interesting illustration: “television and booze, those twin dampeners of the revolutionary spirit”; a modern take on Marx’s famous (and to my mind dubious as a universal statement) designation of religion as “the sigh of the oppressed creature, the heart of a heartless world, and the soul of soulless conditions.

#AECT17 Conference Contributions

Clark Quinn

So, at the recent AECT 2017 conference, I participated in three ways that are worth noting. Here I was indicating specifics for each that could move from well-produced to well-designed. We talked about the processes for design, selling the concept, and more. design games mobileI had the honor of participating in two sessions based upon writings I’d contributed, and one based upon my own cogitations. I thought I’d share the thinking.

A Blueprint for Supporting Modern Professional Learning: Part 3 (A 5-Step Plan to Move Forward)

Jane Hart

In other words workplace learning … is NOT all about L&D designing/delivering/managing learning interventions FOR employees to learn from it IS more about enabling and supporting … Social learningThis new model requires a completely new organisational mindset about what workplace learning is all about and the role of L&D (and others within it).

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The Connection Between Narrative and Purpose

John Hagel

So, in this case, Apple’s purpose might have been to design and deliver digital technology that would help people to reclaim their uniqueness and achieve more of their potential. 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.