best finds of 2019

Harold Jarche

Here are some of the best for 2019. Ultimately, it’s my belief that social networks are systems that can be intentionally designed, and intelligently managed, to ensure that their primary impact is a positive one for the people who use them, and for the world.

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Cynefin St Davids Day 2019 (2 of 5)

Dave Snowden

Exaptation is something I have blogged on before, most notably in this series of three posts back in 2012 (like 2019 a Grand Slam Year for Wales). The post Cynefin St Davids Day 2019 (2 of 5) appeared first on Cognitive Edge.

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Dan Pontefract April 2019 Playlist (for the weirdos)

Dan Pontefract

” Be it the artists, poets, designers or musicians. Dan's Related Posts: Dan Pontefract February 2019 Playlist (for the lovers). Dan Pontefract March 2019 Playlist (for Claire and Cate). Dan Pontefract January 2019 Playlist (homage to Peaky Blinders).

Thinking about design ‘thinking’

Dave Snowden

I’ve been thinking about the whole approach we are adopting to design thinking as the Whistler retreat approaches. I’ve designated this as ‘industrialised’ given IDEO’s latest approach to training and certification.

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Redesigning Learning Design

Clark Quinn

Of late, a lot of my work has been designing learning design. Helping orgs transition their existing design processes to ones that will actually have an impact. That is, someone’s got a learning design process, but they want to improve it. design strategy

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Direct Instruction and Learning Experience Design

Clark Quinn

So it’s time to think a bit deeper about Direct Instruction and Learning Experience Design. And, of course, this is pretty much everything I argue for as being key to successful learning experience design.

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first finds of 2019

Harold Jarche

” The lost philosophy for design by @Acuity_Design. “In the end, these lost elements of philosophy mean that not merely is design unable to fully accommodate human experience but also unable to have meaningful ethical discussions.

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The roots of LXD

Clark Quinn

Instructional design, as is well documented, has it roots in meeting the needs for training in WWII. User experience (UX) came from the Human Computer Interaction (HCI) revolution towards User Centered Design. All items that now are incorporated in design thinking.

Digital Learning Survey 2019 – Most Tech Doesn’t Stack Up


While the modern learning ecosystem continues to focus efforts on digital learning, 50% of respondents to Fosway Group’s Digital Learning Realities 2019 survey say their learning content platforms don’t have what it takes to meet the needs of the modern learner.

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What new trends and technologies can we use to design and deliver modern training experiences?

Jane Hart

This is the question Jo Cook asked me in today’s TJ Talks. Here is my longer answer. Modern Workplace Learning

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Labels for what we do

Clark Quinn

While it’s true for our field as a whole, it’s also true for the specific job of those who design formal learning. He goes through the usual candidates of labels for what we do – instructional designer, learning designer, learner experience designer – and finds flaws.

On the Edge of a New Decade

John Hagel

We’re becoming increasingly aware that our institutions are designed to serve their own interests, rather than our interests. These networks will be explicitly designed to help small action-oriented groups learn faster by connecting them with each other.

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The Increasing Demand for Hybrid, “T-Shaped” Workers

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

After discussing various features of its advanced design, the article noted that the ship’s most futuristic aspect is its crew. “It

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How do you drive yourself?

Clark Quinn

This was part of the driver of the thinking that showed up in Designing mLearning , how to complement cognition. How do I drive myself? I was asked that in a coaching session. The question is asking how I keep learning.

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Dimensions of difficulty

Clark Quinn

design strategyAs one of the things I talk about, I was exploring the dimensions of difficulty for performance that guide the solutions we should offer. What determines when we should use performance support , automate approaches, we need formal training, or a blend, or…?

Engaging Learning and the Serious eLearning Manifesto

Clark Quinn

The alignment (EEA: Effectiveness-Engagement Alignment) I found in Engaging Learning was based upon research I did on designing games for learning. So, really, the goals are implicit in the SeM; you shouldn’t be designing learning unless you have some learning goals!

… from little acorns grow

Dave Snowden

Last week I was in Nairobi ase the keynote at a panel discussion on Behavioural Insights for Environment Impact for UNEP sandwiched between two pretty hellish flights. Jules was also on the panel and had done the work to set the event up.

Content systems not content packages

Clark Quinn

That we should start designing our content into smaller chunks. design strategy technologyIn a conversation last week (ok, an engagement), the topic of content systems came up. Now this is something I’ve argued for before , in several ways.

The Paradox of Leadership

John Hagel

Most of us experience the mounting performance pressure first and foremost because we reside in institutions and communities that were designed for an earlier era. They can play a key role in designing environments that help to accelerate learning and performance improvement.

The State of AI in the Enterprise

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In contrast, low hanging fruit projects are modest, invisible , and generally CIO-driven, designed to improve operations, customer satisfaction and financial returns.

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Theory or Research?

Clark Quinn

There’s a lot of call for evidence-based methods (as mentioned yesterday ): L&D, learning design, and more. The approach I discuss in things like my Learning Experience Design workshops is a synthesis of theories as well. design meta-learning social strategy

Trends for 2019?

Clark Quinn

What, on your opinion, are the main Digital Learning (DL) trends for 2019? When we don’t really understand learning, we can be swayed by well-designed distractors. I think our design discipline needs to be smart about when to use each, and how they complement each other.

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Using Agile Processes to Develop AI-Based Solutions

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In the waterfall development model , a project is broken down into a set of sequential phases, - e.g., conception, analysis, design, construction, testing, deployment, maintenance, - each dependent on the completion of the previous phase.

Direct Instruction or Guided Discovery

Clark Quinn

design meta-learningRecently, colleague Jos Arets of the 70:20:10 institute wrote a post promoting evidence-based work. And I’m a big fan, both of his work and the post. In the post, however, he wrote one thing that bugs me.

Graham Roberts #Realities360 Keynote Mindmap

Clark Quinn

design mobile technologyGraham Roberts kicked off the 2nd day of the Realities 360 conference talking about the Future of Immersive Storytelling. He told about their experiences and lessons building an ongoing suite of experiences.

Level of polish?

Clark Quinn

So, my first concern is the quality of the design. My mantra on design states that it has to be right first. But let’s assume that the design’s right. Perhaps the serious eLearning Design Manifesto? :) We can do better. Gilded bad design is still bad design.

How to Transform a “Big, Old” Company into an Agile Digital Business

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

“As consumers, we take digital technologies for granted… We don’t wonder why these things are possible; we simply expect them,” said Designed for Digital a recently published book by Jeanne Ross , Cynthia Beath , and Martin Mocker in its Preface. What does designed for digital mean?

Unpacking some nuances

Clark Quinn

Here’s to nuanced design! designIn my book Engaging Learning , I had a suite of elements for both effective education practice and engaging experiences. Of course, the point was that they perfectly aligned.

LXD Strategy

Clark Quinn

And I’ve come up with the phrase: Learning Experience Design (LXD) Strategist. Here I’m thinking about helping orgs restructure their design processes, and their org structure, to support delivering learning experience designs. design strategy

Tools for LXD?

Clark Quinn

How do you use external resources to keep your design on track? Our cognitive architecture is designed to do this; to help us adapt to the first-level world we evolved in. And, in particular, for design. You might be using templates for good design.

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The Transformative Power of Blockchain

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

InternetOne was designed to be a relatively simple, highly flexible, general purpose data network that would support a wide variety of applications in the InternetTwo layer.

Working with you

Clark Quinn

design strategyI was talking with my better half, who’s now working at a nursery. Over time, she has related stories of folks coming to ask for assistance. And the variety is both interesting and instructive. There’s a vast difference of how people can be working with you.

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workplace learning — yesterday, today, tomorrow

Harold Jarche

Ten years ago — workplace learning in 10 years — I wrote that in 2019 much of the workforce will be distributed in time & space as well as in engagement. If I were a young instructional designer today, I would start developing community management and support skills.

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Linkages matter

Dave Snowden

Another reason is the rapid, and to my mind mistaken, growth of psychometric testing that was an intimate part of the systems dynamics driven change on organisational design of which the likes of Senge were initiators, or rather perpetrators.

Cognition external

Clark Quinn

We should be designing for cognition external. design meta-learning socialI was thinking a bit about distributed cognition, and recognized that there as a potentially important way to tease that apart. And I’ll talk it out first here, and maybe a diagram will emerge. Or not.

The Business Value of Augmented Reality

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

I recently heard a very interesting presentation at the 2019 MIT CIO Symposium , - Why Companies Need an Augmented Reality Strategy , - by Harvard professor Michael Porter and James Heppelmann , CEO of PTC , an industrial consulting company.

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Learning from Experimentation

Clark Quinn

You should have designed the experiments to answer a question, and the experimental design should have been appropriate (an A-B study, or comparing to baseline, or…).

Liminal Cynefin & ‘control’

Dave Snowden

I always emphasis that Cynefin was designed as a conflict resolution framework as much as for understanding decision making – all aspects of sense-making. Something that MassSense was designed to handle on a near real time basis by shifting to the liminal aspect of the chaotic domain.

Curriculum or pedagogy?

Clark Quinn

design strategyIn a conversation today, I mentioned that previously I’ve thought that perhaps the best next ‘man in the moon’ project would be to put an entire K12 curriculum up online.

Clear about the concept

Clark Quinn

It got interesting when the speaker decided to link CBE to Universal Design for Learning (UDL). design meta-learningI went to hear a talk the other day. It was about competency-based education (CBE) for organizations. Ostensibly.

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Passion and Learning

Clark Quinn

And, of course, cognition, learning, engagement, and design. Which is related to the task of finding the intrinsic interest for designing learning. My better half recently got a sample of special butter.

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Play to Learn

Clark Quinn

Thinking more about Friston’s Free Energy Principle and the implications for learning design prompted me to think about play. Design learning experiences, not just ‘instruction’ The post Play to Learn appeared first on Learnlets. design meta-learning

Blockchain - the Networked Ecosystem is the Business

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

We’ve observed that organizations that launch their journeys by first designing and testing minimally viable ecosystems (MVE), rather than minimum viable products (MVP), have a greater chance to be successful.”.