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Innovation is a network activity

Harold Jarche

If your number of minds working on the problem gets small enough, you can actually begin to lose information. There’s a steady state level of information that depends on the size of your population and the interconnectedness.

Activate your knowledge

Harold Jarche

PKM is much more than processing information. 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.

Informal Learning Research Report

Jane Hart

Inthis new E-Learning Guild Survey Research Report,Informal Learning Takes Off, Iexamine the results of a survey about informal learning in the workplace. The main informal learning activities […].

Informal Learning – the other 80%

Jay Cross

The start-up stiffed me but the paper morphed into the Informal Learning book. I’ll be leading a series of master classes on informal learning and working smarter in Europe. Informal Learning – the other 80%. Informal learning is effective because it is personal.

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. Information Overload?

Types and proportions of learning activities?

Clark Quinn

And largely unnecessary if people can look it up, e.g. the information is in the world (or can be). 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.

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Information: What am I missing?

George Siemens

What can we do now with information that we could not do in the past? In this case, the “something new&# is the ways in which new tools allow us to mess around with information. What can we do with information that I’ve overlooked? Create information and easily. information. Pull together information from. Augmented reality, information. integrated with other information sources. Activity stream. Information splicing.

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Spike activity 20-11-2015

Mind Hacks

BoingBoing covers a fascinating game where you play a blind girl and the game world is dynamically constructed through other senses and memory and shifts with new sensory information. 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.

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.

How to evaluate social and informal learning

Jay Cross

Social network analysis provides another level of sophistication in analyzing network activity. Value network analysis could yield economic information that social network analysis fails to cover.

Social networked learning in complex information environments

George Siemens

In mid-January I spent a wonderful day at American University learning about (and presenting on) the changing educational landscape, technology, and the practices and activities of learners.

Active sense-making

Harold Jarche

In my Seek>Sense><Share model, seeking and annotating information is important but cannot stand on its own. Seeking information is an important foundation to PKM online but it’s of little use without action. Sense-making is an activity, a regular practice.

Information, Money and Related Subjects

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Given this intangible character of money, it is not surprising that major advances in information technologies have in turn led to major advances in the way we deal with money and payments. Money is continuing its centuries old transformation from being embodied in objects with intrinsic value, like gold and silver, to being nothing more than information in the digital wallets of our mobile devices as well as in our digital accounts someplace out there in the cloud.

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Beyond GDP - Measuring Value in a Service-oriented, Information-based, Digital Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Most measures of economic performance used by government officials to inform their policies and decisions are based on GDP figures. Nor does it reflect important economic activity beyond production, such as income, consumption and living standards. .

The Information Diet: Not Just A Book, A Movement For Conscious Consumption of Information

Beth Kanter

I’ve been curating resources and teaching workshops on the topic of information coping skills for a couple of years. This was in the era before Facebook and there was far less information available compared today. (My To encourage consumption of local information.

Allen Tough, informal learning pioneer

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

And the other 80% was informal. Tags: Informal Learning innovation Allen Tough, a brief talk at the 3rd New Approaches to Lifelong Learning (NALL) Conference. Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada. February 19, 1999.

Can Facebook-informed algorithms know you better than your mother?

Ross Dawson

The post Can Facebook-informed algorithms know you better than your mother? This morning I was interviewed on the national breakfast program Sunrise about whether algorithms can assess our personality better than those who are closest to us. Click on the image below to view the segment.

Why Data Informed VS Data Driven?

Beth Kanter

One of the questions I was asked, ”Why Data Informed? ” Being data-informed is something very different from a data-driven culture. Data-informed cultures are not slaves to their data. Too often organizations chose KPIs that simply reflect activity.

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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. Information Overload?

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 It’s not taking knowledge tests (if it absolutely has to be known cold ‘in the head’, you’ve got the excuse for a tarted-up drill-and-kill, but make sure it absolutely does), but processing information in meaningful ways.

An example of informal learning from Europe

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Harm told me about his team’s experience with informal learning in an engagement with Sara Lee. When finished this individual brainstorm, we plenary discussed the results, what resulted in the following list of learning activities: - Experiences on the job.

learn like a gamer

Harold Jarche

By not being active learners we lose the agility to react quickly to changing situations. As an active computer gamer, he was comfortable being given a problem with no evident solution. There are many other ways to keep up, but active learning in social networks is no longer a luxury.

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Notes from Information Technology Based Higher Education and Training ITHET 2013, Antalya

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

then - and only then - do I look at the resouces Supporting scaaffolding - get them to explain why they deisgned they activity they did - and what learning opportunity this affords - how can students evaluate their learning from the activity? - how will the activity impact on their reality - how does it help them see their world differently?

strategic transformation of workplace learning

Harold Jarche

Learning is mostly social and often informal. Informal learning is learning without instruction and is personally directed or done in collaboration with others. Studies show that informal learning accounts for between 70% and 95% of workplace learning.

2011-03-19 Spike activity

Mind Hacks

The New York Times has a brief but informative piece on the biological basis of left-handedness. 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.&#

Pick of the Month: June 2012 – Informal learning, Yammer, collab platforms, change, and keep learning

Jane Hart

1 – Informal Learning. Informal Learning continued to be a dominant theme through June. Clark Quinn, (6 June) started us off with a post: Getting pragmatic about informal. “The L&D group has to start facilitating the sharing of information between folks.

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

Harold Jarche

The low visibility activities link directly to personal knowledge management (PKM) skills, based on the process of Seeking information & knowledge; making Sense of it; and Sharing higher value information with others. Constant analysis of activity data.

Social and Informal Learning : Pt 3 of the Four Greatest Challenges Series

Nigel Paine

In some ways, social and informal learning can almost be seen like that. Social and informal learning is not the greatest challenge facing learning leaders because they now have to implement it, it is the greatest challenge because leveraging social and informal learning massively increases the impact of any formal programs and is a fundamental building block to developing a learning culture and a learning organisation.

Building institutional memory, one story at a time

Harold Jarche

While seeking and sense-making are mostly individual activities and people should be allowed to use what’s best for them, the organization can overtly support knowledge sharing. Communities Informal Learning NetworkedLearning PKM

Enterprise microblogging: measuring true value "is relative"

Martijn Linssen

why not both Home About Contact Friday, 14 January 2011 Enterprise microblogging: measuring true value "is relative" Yammer announced a new feature yesterday : Leaderboards Leaderboards gives users access to statistics about their network activity. Business or Pleasure? -

Learning in the workplace

Harold Jarche

Notice that these are all informal. It’s amazing how many Learning & Development departments do not get involved in these types of activities. Not supporting active, informal workplace learning will just make the formal training function even less relevant.

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50 suggestions for implementing 70-20-10

Jay Cross

Charles Jennings made 70:20:10 a guiding philosophy of learning during his eight-year tenure as Chief Learning Officer at Reuters, the world’s largest information company. It organizes itself, buzzes with activity and produces honey for the markets.

Getting Pragmatic About Informal

Clark Quinn

In my post on reconciling informal and informal, I suggested that there are practical things L&D groups can do about informal learning. It’s wrapping support around activities that aren’t content generated by the L&D group. So, the L&D group has to start facilitating the sharing of information between folks. Start supporting activity, not controlling it, and you will likely find it liberating, not threatening.

sense-making with social media

Harold Jarche

However, low utility activities like retrieval and archiving can provide the fodder for higher utility sense-making skills such as generation and elaboration. Informal Learning“Tweeting during a conference helps me consolidate my thoughts and capture key insights.

Experience, Exposure, Education

Harold Jarche

Charles describes workplace learning as based on four key activities: Exposure to new and rich experiences. Making time to reflect on new observations, information, experiences, etc. Books Informal Learning InternetTime Learning Performance Improvement SocialLearning

2013-12-20 Spike activity

Mind Hacks

Quick links from the past week in mind and brain news: The New York Times reports that information overlords Google acquire creature-inspired military robot outfit Boston Dynamics.

How to Replace Top-Down Training with Collaborative Learning (3)

Jay Cross

In its place enters social and informal learning hubs like on-demand content, live online discussions, wikis and forums, and searchable content archives. Activity streams, like Twitter, so I know what’s going on and what people are talking about. Third post in a series.

New Technology Supporting Informal Learning

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

This work, in turn, is suggesting and supporting the model of learning described in the first section, that of a course network supporting and informing an ever-shifting set of course episodes. This is the basis for the models and strategies that characterize what has come to be called informal learning. Cuciz, 2004) This model informs the design of learning experiences as well. Informal Learning: Rediscovering the Natural Pathways that Inspire Innovation and Performance.

Finding the time for networked learning

Harold Jarche

Find information. Approximately 14 percent of SMB Knowledge Workers’ time is spent: Duplicating information (e.g. These activities are important but obviously they take too much time. Informal Learning NetworkedLearning PKM SocialLearning

Networked Knowing

Harold Jarche

I noted how the period of 1900 to 1920 saw a significant shift in the American economy, with manufacturing replacing farming as the dominant economic activity. Informal learning, often with peers, is how how creative workers have learned through the ages.