A Competent Competency Process

Clark Quinn

In the process of looking at ways to improve the design of courses, the starting point is good objectives. SO drilling in the exact meanings of words is valuable, as an example. We then need good processes, so I’ve talked to a couple of educational institutions doing competencies, to see what could be learned. And it’s clear that while there’s no turnkey approach, what’s emerging is a process with some specific elements.

Types of meaningful processing

Clark Quinn

In an previous post , I argued for different types and ratios for worthwhile learning activities. What I’m looking for is ways to get learners to do processing in ways that will assist their ability to do. It has learners monitor the process, and then they can turn that on themselves to become self-monitoring. This processing of the rules in context exposes the underlying issues in important ways.

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It’s the process, silly!

Clark Quinn

And part of it is in the knowledge and skills of the designers, but it’s also in the process. ADDIE isn’t inherently linear, certainly as it has evolved, but in many ways it makes it easy to make it a one-pass process. It should be easy to create animations that help illustrate models (for the concept) and tell stories (for examples). And they should support contextualizing the practice activity.

Nature Conservancy Instagram Contest and Other Examples

Beth Kanter

The post summarized why it may be important, best practices, and a few nonprofit examples. One of my blog readers, Sarah Mowry, Outreach Director for the Deschutes Land Trust pointed me to Nature Conservancy’s Instagram contest , an image scavenger hunt.

Activating Latent Knowledge Capacity

George Siemens

The one draw back to networked learning is that while we have managed to advance conversation on the fragmentation of learning so that it is not a cohesive whole created solely by the instructor, we have not yet advanced the process of centring or stitching together fragmented parts into cohesive wholes for individuals. Facebook allowed anyone to start sharing images, ideas, and form social networks and to do so in a single tool with similar functionality across different activities.

Types and proportions of learning activities?

Clark Quinn

There are times when fact remembering is needed, such as medical vocabulary (my go-to example). You need to process the models to help them be comprehended, and use them in context to make decisions with the consequences providing feedback. Yes, there likely will be some content presentation, but it’s not everything , and instead is the core model with examples of how it plays out in context.

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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!

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.

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 So, for example, if learners arelooking at types of hacking attacks, I ask them to create a defense plan as a pre-class task. The point was to rebel against the usual content-based curriculum, and push us to more meaningful learning.

IT Doesn’t Matter. Business processes do

Jay Cross

Consultants Howard Smith and Peter Fingar shot back a month later with a paperback retort entitled IT Doesn’t Matter – Business Processes Do. In 120 pages, Smith and Fingar skewer Carr, show why IT will matter more than ever, and explain how business process management creates riches.

5 Reasons Why Activity Streams Will Save Your 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!

TNP 8. Associationism: Inferential Processes

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Associationism: Inferential Processes A. The system consists of interconnected units which are activated or inactivated according to external input and input via connections to each other. This input consists in the activation of what I have called real input units.

stories connect knowledge

Harold Jarche

This starts with the discipline of personal knowledge mastery ( PKM ): a set of processes, individually constructed, to help each of us make sense of our world and work more effectively. The Ritz-Carlton provides an excellent example with Stories that Stay with You.

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Automation Technologies and the Future of Work

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Most jobs involve a number of different tasks or activities. Some of these activities are more amenable to automation than others. But just because some of the activities have been automated, does not imply that the whole job has disappeared.

Social Formal – it’s the processing!

Clark Quinn

In thinking about the benefits of adding social to formal learning for a presentation I’ll be giving, I realized that the main reason to extend social activities into formal learning is for the additional processing it provides. While there is processing individually, social interaction provides more opportunities. The types of learning processing that matter for learning are personalizing, elaborating, and applying. There are additional processing benefits here.

Intensive and Extensive Processing: Making Formal Stickier

Clark Quinn

These things include activating emotional and cognitive relevance, presenting the associated concepts, showing examples that link concept to context, having learners apply concept to context, and wrapping up the experience. Several things, however, facilitate the depth and persistence of the learning: intensive processing, and extensive processing. By extensive processing, I mean extending the learning experience. Ok, have you processed that?


“you simply can’t train people to be social!”

Harold Jarche

I have also learned that changing work routines can be a messy process that requires significant time, much of it dedicated to modelling behaviours. . These individual activities are not a single skill-set that can be trained in a classroom. Constant analysis of activity data.

knowledge catalysts add value

Harold Jarche

The knowledge gained from PKM is an emergent property of all its activities. For example, merely tagging an article in a system like Diigo , does not create knowledge.

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The Simple, Economic Value of Artificial Intelligence

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Only then can we really figure out how things might change.” For example, the semiconductor revolution can be viewed as being all about the dramatic reductions in the cost of arithmetic calculations. Decisions typically involves two main activities: predictions and judgement.

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A Playbook for Improving Customer Journeys

Adaptive Path

For example, GE Healthcare redesigned their medical imaging equipment so that children would find the experience less scary. For example, some services work to give you tangible evidence of what they did for you as a final point of uplift.

Sense-making Skills

Harold Jarche

Of these 10 activities, focused on academic success in learning from formal instruction, there are a few that are pertinent to PKM. Examples include the use of tools like Scoop.it Dave Pollard has a good description of this process in more detail.

The Knowledge and Learning Transfer Problem

Charles Jennings

The ‘knowledge transfer’ model doesn’t even work between organisations in industries with relatively standardised process. There is no ‘best practice’ where there are different environments and processes. Learning is a highly contextual activity.

networked knowledge creates value

Harold Jarche

Here is my own example, after working on a long-term project with a client. In my PKM Workshops , the first activity is to map your network. Consider that 43% of senior executives have the ‘ robotic automation of processes ‘ as their priority for 2017.

Thriving in networks that are smarter and faster than you are

Harold Jarche

As they grew to their current size, control processes were put in place to create efficiencies. Typical strategies of optimizing current business processes or reducing costs only marginally influence the organization’s overall performance.

Business Practice Redesign

John Hagel

In the world of scalable efficiency, processes rule. Businesses around the world are well into their third decade of “business process reengineering”, massive initiatives designed to create more and more tightly integrated and standardized business processes to squeeze out the inefficiency that lurks when people don’t follow instructions to the letter. It turns out that we’re spending more and more of our time outside processes.

Workplace Learning: Adding, Embedding & Extracting

Charles Jennings

Typically, adding learning involves integrating structured away-from-work learning (courses, classes, and eLearning modules) with learning activities within the workflow. The two activities are viewed as separate.

Tacit Knowledge Not Included

Harold Jarche

It’s rather interesting to hear from the same company that 1) their situation is unique, and 2) they are looking for examples of best practices in their industry. This means looking for examples of best practices and applying them after they have been proven.

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Three types of KM

Harold Jarche

For example, knowledge management is not a software system, but really three processes that are conducted in parallel and support each other; namely Big KM , Little KM and PKM [ Patti Anklam ].

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the literacy of the 21st century

Harold Jarche

The writing is on the wall, as this report on how innovation happens today shows, with examples from: Adobe – “the challenge of creating a culture that supports experimentation” Etsy – “Innovation is a process of continuous learning and improvement.”

What have we learned so far?

Harold Jarche

Personal Knowledge Mastery ( PKM ): A set of processes, individually constructed, to help each of us make sense of our world and work more effectively. PKM workshops have helped people develop their own process of seeking, sense-making, and sharing.

The Future of HR

Harold Jarche

As they grew to their current size, control processes were put in place to create efficiencies. Typical strategies of optimizing current business processes or reducing costs only marginally influence the organization’s overall performance.

Automation and Employment in the 21st Century

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In the 1810s, for example, the so-called Luddites smashed the new machines that were threatening their textile jobs. Its overriding conclusion is succinctly captured in this paragraph: “ Many workers will have to change , and we expect business processes to be transformed.

Instructional design: from “packaging” to “scaffolding”

Jane Hart

It usually refers to the process of extracting knowledge from Subject Matter Experts, and presenting this content in a logical order for individuals to study. And although there is no teacher present, it is essentially a “sage on the stage”, information-dumping activity.

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Reactivating Learning

Clark Quinn

At a neural level, we’re generating patterns of activation in conjunction, which strengthens the relationships between these patterns, increasing the likelihood that they’ll get activated when relevant. Particularly if the learners have had some meaningful activity from your initial learning or through their work, showing a different way of thinking about the problem is helpful. Recontextualization : here we’re showing another example.

Ask what value you can add

Harold Jarche

But posting your latest collection of webpages in an activity stream is sharing. For example, I recently passed on a tagged collection of social bookmarks as a result of a conversation in an online community of practice. Robin Good is another fine example of curating, using scoop.it

Why Content Curation Should be in Your Skillset

Jay Cross

An example: How Jay Cross Curates Content. Here’s an example of a no-cost, one-person curation project. The basic process I followed is the standard for curation. Continuously seeking, sense-making, and sharing become the process of work, not some activity on the side.

engineering our own serendipity

Harold Jarche

Serendipity is the process through which we discover unknown unknowns. Stepping outside our routines and looking at how we get information, and from whom, should be a regular reflective activity. For example, I often take public transport when traveling.

Supporting the Social Workplace Learning Continuum

Jane Hart

Key features of such social tools and platforms are things like user profiling, activity streams for real-time updates and commenting, notifications, and the facility to build dedicated group spaces – which can be used for collaborative working and/or learning.

My pick of the best posts of June 2016

Jane Hart

Charles Jennings compares learning to drive a car to other skills acquisition processes. And, interestingly enough, more and more of us are taking direct responsibility for this process and doing it ourselves (DIY). Leaders need to play an active role in making that happen.”.

Engaging Knowledge Artisans

Harold Jarche

For example, working and learning out loud in online social networks significantly change the flow of knowledge and influence power structures. It a process of seeking knowledge, active sense-making, and discerning when and with whom to share knowledge.