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Metacognitive Activity?

Clark Quinn

That is, not only what activity might mean learning, but what mean meta-learning? I started wondering about a vocabulary, but realized that you’d have to have activity that you could actually detect was evidence of meta-learning.

Activities for Integrating Learning

Clark Quinn

It draws heavily on the notion of activity -based learning. The learning process is broken up into a series of activities. Each activity starts with giving the learning teams a deliverable they have to create, with a deadline an appropriate distance out.

Innovation is a network activity

Harold Jarche

In business, attention is paid to innovative individuals, especially those who go on to become captains of industry. But of more importance is the ability of the network (society, organization, company) to stay connected to its collective knowledge in order to keep innovating.

Reconciling Activity and Decisions

Clark Quinn

On the one hand I talk about using decisions as a basis for design, and on the other I refer to activity -based learning. What was necessary was reconciling activity and decisions. That’s my reconciliation of activity and decisions.

Activate your knowledge

Harold Jarche

It is a framework that helps move from an awareness of knowledge to activation of its use in the context of getting work done. Activation of knowledge happens in the context of tasks and so the cycle continues. PKM is much more than processing information.

Internet Activities Do NOT Affect Adolescence Development

Dan Pontefract

Mills states: Current evidence suggests that typical Internet activities do not impair social development during adolescence.

Collaboration and activation: the nub of the merger of physical and digital retail

Ross Dawson

Retail strategies for merging physical and digital are best envisaged and implemented on a large scale, tapping collaboration and activating buyers. The post Collaboration and activation: the nub of the merger of physical and digital retail appeared first on Trends in the Living Networks.

Leadership Thoughts: Master the Art of Active Listening

Luis Suarez

Well, I keep going back to basics and refer to what I think is the number one activity that not only managers, but also knowledge workers in general, should master before embarking into blasting out messages out there for everyone to digest and be exposed to it. And here we are!

Types and proportions of learning activities?

Clark Quinn

I’ve been on quite the roll of late, calling out some bad practices and calling for learning science. And it occurs to me that there could be some pushback. So let me be clear, I strongly suggest that the types of learning that are needed are not info dump and knowledge test, by and large. What does that mean? Let’s break it down. First, let me suggest that what’s going to make a difference to organizations is not better fact-remembering.

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5 Reasons Why Activity Streams Will Save You From Information Overload

Luis Suarez

I heart Activity Streams. Have a look and read through “ If You Thought Your Inbox Was Overloaded, Wait Until Activity Streams &# to see where Craig is coming from. Now, I do realise that Activity Streams is no perfect world out there. I mean, I * love* them to bits!

Active Listening – When Shutting Up Matters

Luis Suarez

After all, you are your (social) networks, and the networks are you, so we better start paying more attention to them, keep quiet and listen both actively and carefully. There is a lot that the business world can learn from NGOs in general. And vice versa, I am sure. We all know that.

Spike activity 12-09-2014

Mind Hacks

Quick links from the past week in mind and brain news: New Scientist reports that sleeping brains can process and respond to words. Forward directly to boss. Cyranoids” – Stanley Milgram’s Creepiest Experiment. Neuroskeptic covers the science behind a little known Milgram experiment and a curiously common TV trope. The Neurocritic reports on a case of mistakenly garnishing your dish with hallucinogenic flowers. America’s New Bedlam.

Spike activity 19-12-2014

Mind Hacks

Quick links from the past week in mind and brain news: MIT Tech Review has an interesting piece about ‘troll hunters’ – a new wave of internet abuse vigilantes. ABC All in the Mind has a good edition asking whether mirror neurons have been oversold. Spoiler alert: yes, they have. The New York Magazine’s Science of Us section has an interesting piece on whether terrorists can be rehabilitated.

Patent Activity and the State of US Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

A few weeks ago, the Brookings Institution released a study that looks in detail at patenting activity in the US from 1980 to 2012 - Patenting Prosperity: Invention and Economic Performance in the United States and its Metropolitan Areas.

Spike activity 20-11-2015

Mind Hacks

Quick links from the past week in mind and brain news: Wired has a good brief piece on the history of biodigital brain implants. Why are conspiracy theories so attractive? Good discussion on the Science Weekly podcast. The Wilson Quarterly has a piece on the mystery behind Japan’s high child suicide rate. The Dream Life of Driverless Cars. Wonderful piece in The New York Times. Don’t miss the video.

Spike activity 01-05-2015

Mind Hacks

Quick links from the past week in mind and brain news: IT News reports on a serious proposal to have Australian kids exams marked by artificial intelligence. First results from psychology’s largest reproducibility project according to Nature. Maybe bad news, maybe not-so-bad news – read the full piece for the devil and the detail.

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Spike activity 12-06-2015

Mind Hacks

Quick links from the past week in mind and brain news: The New York Times has a fascinating piece about the three waves of ancient peoples who arrived in Europe to found the modern population. I am shocked, shocked I tell you, that the UK Government are deliberately side-lining their own scientific advisors to implement an unworkable ban on psychoactive substances. Reported by BBC News.

Spike activity 20-02-2015

Mind Hacks

Quick links from the past week in mind and brain news: Interesting social mapping using subway journey data from Beijing reproted in New Scientist. BPS Research Digest has compiled a comprehensive list of mind, brain and behaviour podcasts. That study finding a surge of p values just below 0.05 in psychology, probably not a sign of bad science, reports Daniel Lakens with a new analysis.

Yammer and why activity streams are a key foundation for integrated applications and organizations

Ross Dawson

I was particularly interested in talking with them about Yammer’s shift to activity streams. In the massive convergence of enterprise social platforms that we’ve seen over the last years, one of the major emerging spaces is activity streams. Last year I wrote about activity streams in the context of Tibbr’s launch. Employees are able to follow their colleagues and they can also follow updates on any activity, including events, projects, or even invoices.

Spike activity 06-03-2015

Mind Hacks

Quick links from the past week in mind and brain news: The strange world of felt presences. Great piece in The Guardian. Nature reports that the Human Brain Project has voted for a change of leadership. But read carefully, it’s not clear how much will change in practice. Surely the worst ‘neuroscience of’ article ever written? “The Neuroscience of ISIS” from The Daily Beast. Ruthlessly, it’s the first in a series.

Spike activity 16-05-2014

Mind Hacks

Quick links from the past week in mind and brain news: Motherboard on a legal rights framework for biohacking the brain. Caveat hax0r no? There Is a Doppelganger Inside All Our Heads. Interesting piece in Nautilus. Discover Magazine covers the latest study on using electrical stimulation to increase the chance of lucid dreaming. The seductive allure of a brain scanner made out of an old hair dryer. The mighty Neurocritic covers a curious study.

Spike activity 09-05-2014

Mind Hacks

Quick links from the past week in mind and brain news: Slate has an in-depth piece on the ‘real story’ of Phineas Gage. Perhaps not such a revelation to some but beautifully told nonetheless. There’s an extensive piece on the latest developments with neuromorphic chips in MIT Tech Review. Foreign Policy magazine has ‘The Case Against Killer Robots ‘ Wasn’t this made way back in the early 80s ? Things You Cannot Unsee (and What That Says About Your Brain).

Spike activity 30-05-2014

Mind Hacks

Quick links from the past week in mind and brain news: If you’ve not been keeping up with the internet, there’s been a replication crisis hoedown and everyone’s had a go on the violin. Political Science Replication had a good summary. Schnall’s reply , the rise of ‘negative psychology’ and a pointed response. Military Plans To Test Brain Implants To Fight Mental Disorders reports NPR.

Spike activity 05-06-2015

Mind Hacks

Quick links from the past week in mind and brain news: Fusion has an oddly fascinating piece on the AI of dick pic detection which turns out to be a surprisingly hard problem (matron). Uber poaches 40 people from Carnegie Mellon’s robotics researcher community wanting to boost their autonomous car technology according to the Market Watch. Brain Metrics has an excellent primer on a key neuroscience technique: What does MEG measure?

2013-03-08 Spike activity

Mind Hacks

Quick links from the past week in mind and brain news: Brain freeze from a slurpee was blamed for a five car pile up in Texas according to Jalopnik. Salon takes a nuanced look at hook-up culture. It’s a culture? I thought it was a hobby.

Active Training: To Get Nonprofit Audiences Engaged, Keep Them Moving

Beth Kanter

Energizers are activities designed to awaken a sleeping audience or activate a jaded one. Next week, I headed to Seattle for a couple of days of events around my book, “ Measuring the Networked Nonprofit ,” co-authored with KD Paine.

Spike activity 02-05-2014

Mind Hacks

Quick links from the past week in mind and brain news: All the amazing Dwayne Goodwin and Jorge Cham brain comics are collated in this one fantastic tumblr. Not Exactly Rocket Science covers a fascinating study on how randomly distributed initial benefits can lead to long-term gains. You Neanderthal! Why thank you madam. New Scientist on how there’s no good evidence that Neanderthals were any less intelligent than us. The Lancet Psychiatry journal launches today.

Spike activity 25-09-2015

Mind Hacks

Quick links from the past week in mind and brain news: Science has a fascinating piece on how cultures developed words for numbers – many languages don’t have words for numbers above five. The majority illusion. The social illusion covered by Tech Review where something can seem socially common despite being rare in the overall group. Wired has a thought-provoking piece on the potential role of the internet in hastening the demise of dying languages.

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Active sense-making

Harold Jarche

Sense-making is an activity, a regular practice. I added a sense-making activity about a year ago when I realized I was losing track of what I was finding on Twitter. The activity of reading, writing and perhaps commenting helps to internalize some of the knowledge.

Global insights into fear of failure, entrepreneurial activity, and gender balance in entrepreneurs

Ross Dawson

One of the interesting issues I have been looking at is how varying fear of failure impacts entrepreneurial activity, as shown in the table below. China is the standout in terms of entrepreneurial activity, however this is significantly driven by necessity.

Deeper activities

Clark Quinn

A while ago, I argued for an activity-based curriculum. The In trying to move beyond good, albeittraditional, elearning, I’ve been working hard on the notion of what a meaningful activity (read: practice, task, etc) would be. As The point was to rebel against the usual content-based curriculum, and push us to more meaningful learning. And, of late, I’ve had a chance to reexamine both the curriculum ideas, and the pedagogical implications.

5 Ways to Build and Activate a Community for Your Crowdfunding Campaign

Beth Kanter

5 Ways to Build and Activate a Community for Your Crowdfunding Campaign guest post by Sourabh Sharma. We’ve learned a great deal in the past four years but one of the greatest lessons we’ve learned is summed up into five ways to build and activate a community for your cause.

Spike activity 28-03-2014

Mind Hacks

Quick links from the past week in mind and brain news: Can charisma and leadership be taught ? Matter looks at the history of ‘charm consultants’ Mental health stigma: where’s my cheesecake? A piece on the Brain Flapping discusses how people react when you’re depressed.

Spike activity 13-02-2015

Mind Hacks

Quick links from the past week in mind and brain news: US Governor proposes that welfare recipients should be drug screened and have negative results as a condition for a payment. A fascinating Washington Post piece looks at past data on similar schemes. BPS Research Digest launches the PsychCrunch podcast. First episode: evidence-based dating. The brain, interrupted: neurodevelopment and the pre-term baby. Excellent Nature piece.

2012-01-18 Spike activity

Mind Hacks

Quick links from the past week in mind and brain news: Yes, it’s the return of Spike Activity. As I no longer spend time in the jungle (no not that one ) and 140 characters are just not enough for respectable levels of sarcasm, the weekly roundup is back.

2013-05-31 Spike activity

Mind Hacks

Quick links from the past week in mind and brain news: A video of a brain surgery patient playing guitar during the procedure. Theatre nurse on drums.

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2013-01-25 Spike activity

Mind Hacks

Quick links from the past week in mind and brain news: The interesting concept of a ‘possession trance disorder’ diagnosis is discussed by Neurocritic. BBC News video reports on how Brazil is considering a law to forcibly remove crack addicts from the street into rehab.

Reimagined Learning: Activities elaborated

Clark Quinn

In this case, I want to elaborate on the notion of activities, and some associated properties. First, I think it’s important to recognize that gradually, learners will take more and more ownership of choosing activities. Finally, activities can be individual or social.

2011-03-19 Spike activity

Mind Hacks

Quick links from the past week in mind and brain news: The Boston Globe has a fascinating piece on the psychological benefits of solitude. “What we do better without other people around.&# No smirking now. The colour of depression.

Spike activity 18-09-2015

Mind Hacks

Quick links from the past week in mind and brain news: GlaxoSmithKline straight-up lied about teen suicide attempts in a trial that was used to convince regulators that Paxil was safe for kids. In-depth from the BMJ. Good summary from The Atlantic. The New York Times on basically the same s**t from Johnson & Johnson over Risperdal. Jaw-dropping punchline: the profits were worth more than any financial blow-back in fines and law suits.