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The game of course

Jay Cross

The largest obstacle holding L&D professionals back from taking advantage of network technologies, distributed networks, social connections, peer interaction, and informal learning may be their bedrock belief that learning = courses. What’s a course? Design Meta-Learning

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Stop creating, selling, and buying garbage!

Clark Quinn

One of the causes is unenlightened designers. You know, it’s not like one dreams of being an instructional designer as a kid. This is not to touch on their commitment, but even if they did have courses, they’d likely still not be exposed to much about the emotional side, for instance. Good learning design is not something you pick up in a one week course, sadly. Because their organizations largely view learning as a commodity. design strateg

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Are Instructional Designers Making Themselves Irrelevant?

Xyleme

So what does that mean for the poor instructional designer when over 70% of the learning they create delivers poor customer experiences? The easy thing for an instructional designer to do is to rely on simple instinct and maintain the status quo.

Design 275

Designing Learning Campaigns and Learning Challenges

Jane Hart

Many believe that traditional classroom training as well as “click-next” e-learning courses are both ineffective and unappealing. In this four week workshop we will look at the different aspects of planning, designing and running a learning campaign or challenge, and you will have the opportunity to start the design of your own challenge or campaign, and share it with the other participants. Week 2: How to design a learning campaign or challenge.

Design 109

From workplace courses to global conversations

Nancy White

Home About Full Circle Contact Resources Wiki Full Circus Full Circle Associates connections for a changing world, online and offline… Aug 27 2008 From courses to community: Josien Kapma and Nancy White Published by Nancy White at 6:42 am under communities of practice , learning This is an article that Josien Kapma and I wrote for the Dutch journal, “Leren in Organisaties&#. In the process, I learn a lot; about the content of the event, and about design of learning events.

Course 100

Do you want to DO design thinking? Start with the d.School's.

Bob Sutton

Financial sector: however good the pay, it doesnt buy results | Business | The Observer. Design school project teaches bike safety - The Stanford Daily Online. Center for Work, Technology and Organization. Thomas Kelley: The Ten Faces of Innovation: IDEOs Strategies for Defeating the Devils Advocate and Driving Creativity Throughout Your Organization. Robert Hogan: Personality and the Fate of Organizations. James March: Decisions and Organizations.

Guy Kawasaki Makes an Enchanting Offer: Buy One, Get One Free.

Bob Sutton

Financial sector: however good the pay, it doesnt buy results | Business | The Observer. Design school project teaches bike safety - The Stanford Daily Online. Center for Work, Technology and Organization. Thomas Kelley: The Ten Faces of Innovation: IDEOs Strategies for Defeating the Devils Advocate and Driving Creativity Throughout Your Organization. Robert Hogan: Personality and the Fate of Organizations. James March: Decisions and Organizations.

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About Nancy White | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Technology steward, designer and builder of online interaction spaces (events, teams, learning groups). tools and approaches and community and instructional design. Strong emphasis on the design, deployment and evaluation of productive online interaction spaces. Design, implement and moderate/facilitate online communities and workgroups. Please keep me posted about your next Online Facilitation Course and sign me in to buy a copy of Digital Habitats.

Working with you

Clark Quinn

I related this (of course ;), to L&D. ” Of course, that’s rare. Instead you get “I need a course on X.” JD Dillon tweeted “…But in real life they can’t just say NO to the people who run the organization. design strategy

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Interview with Margret Schmidt, VP of User Experience Design and Research at TiVo (Part 1)

Adaptive Path

Her extensive experience heading up design at TiVo has given her a deep understanding of what it takes to deliver a great experience in a high technology product. Of course, you can register for MX 2009 using the promotional code BLOG and get 10% off. The most common problem being overwhelming interfaces offering too many features, a symptom of an organization where departments don’t work together, and throw in a lot of functionality simply because they can.

From courses to community: Josien Kapma and Nancy White | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Home About Full Circle Contact Resources Wiki Full Circus Full Circle Associates connections for a changing world, online and offline… Aug 27 2008 From courses to community: Josien Kapma and Nancy White Published by Nancy White at 6:42 am under communities of practice , learning This is an article that Josien Kapma and I wrote for the Dutch journal, “Leren in Organisaties&#. In the process, I learn a lot; about the content of the event, and about design of learning events.

Course 100

Adopting The No Asshole Rule: Don't Bother If The Words Are.

Bob Sutton

Financial sector: however good the pay, it doesnt buy results | Business | The Observer. Design school project teaches bike safety - The Stanford Daily Online. Center for Work, Technology and Organization. Thomas Kelley: The Ten Faces of Innovation: IDEOs Strategies for Defeating the Devils Advocate and Driving Creativity Throughout Your Organization. Robert Hogan: Personality and the Fate of Organizations. James March: Decisions and Organizations.

The Better By Design Summit: Cool Things I Heard in New Zealand.

Bob Sutton

Financial sector: however good the pay, it doesnt buy results | Business | The Observer. Design school project teaches bike safety - The Stanford Daily Online. Center for Work, Technology and Organization. Thomas Kelley: The Ten Faces of Innovation: IDEOs Strategies for Defeating the Devils Advocate and Driving Creativity Throughout Your Organization. Robert Hogan: Personality and the Fate of Organizations. James March: Decisions and Organizations.

Is It Sometimes Rational to Select Leaders Randomly? A Cool Old.

Bob Sutton

Financial sector: however good the pay, it doesnt buy results | Business | The Observer. Design school project teaches bike safety - The Stanford Daily Online. Center for Work, Technology and Organization. Thomas Kelley: The Ten Faces of Innovation: IDEOs Strategies for Defeating the Devils Advocate and Driving Creativity Throughout Your Organization. Robert Hogan: Personality and the Fate of Organizations. James March: Decisions and Organizations.

P&D Strategies

Clark Quinn

He lists 3 examples, and talks about how your strategies need to change depending on where you are in relation to the organization. So, one of the ones he cited isn’t unique to UX, of course. design strategy

The latest in 3D printing trends: guns, ears, body parts, and now in your local store

Ross Dawson

The gun is designed to fire standard handgun rounds, using interchangeable barrels for different calibers of ammunition. Of course, Defcad’s users may not adhere to so many rules. These printers use computer-assisted design to conceive of objects as arrays of thin slices.

Trends 247

The Genius Hour: How 60 minutes a week can electrify your job.

Dan Pink

Design (52). Design (52). Lots of people believe that a single individual can’t make a difference in an organization. Of course, an hour a week for every employee isn’t much time. In most organizations what gets scheduled gets done. Dan Pink. Contact.

Irving Wladawsky-Berger: Leadership and Management Skills in the Knowledge Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In this course, I will examine how to leverage emerging, disruptive technologies to significantly transform a business or even a whole industry. The course will cover in detail the key areas involved in bringing complex technologies like the Internet to market, including strategy formulation and execution as well as organizational and cultural issues. But first of all you need the right organization where everybody is positioned where they should be, doing what they should be.

Skills 100

Musings on “community management” Part 2 | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

He speaks of outreach, of reputation of an organization in the world, and of mechanisms of learn from and with groups of people and even the wider world. It is about spawning connections, not keeping existing connections organized.

Online Facilitation Workshop | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Instructor: Nancy White , Full Circle Associates Tuition: $750 (10% discount for groups of 5 or more or members of 501(C)3 non profit or international NGO organizations.) The workshop will provide you with the initial skills to guide you through planning, process design and facilitation of online group interactions. Nancy has presented this course to over 450 individuals from all around the globe since 1999. Will you be organizing a course in early 2009?

Carrying forward

Clark Quinn

During my presentation in Minneapolis on future-looking applications of technology to learning, the usual and completely understandable question came up about how to change an organization to buy-in to this new way of acting in the world: to start focusing on performance outcomes and not courses. I suggested making small changes in what was being done now: push back a bit on the immediate request for a course, and start really diving into the real performance problem.

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SCoPE: Managing Multimembership in Social Networks: Oct 27-Nov 9, 2008 | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

When you do find yourself becoming disconnected from your networks and organized activities, how do you return to the fray? This seminar is organized as part of the Facilitating Online Communities course mini-conference.

What's Coming Out of the Wall?

Andy McAfee

Monday was a Center for Digital Business workshop on IT-fueled business experimentation organized by Michael Schrage and Erik Brynjolfsson (with a tiny bit of help from me). Of course, most hands went up. Don’t you want to change?&# “Of course I do, but I want a BIG say in defining the changes this organization signs up for, and I also want to lead them. The last characteristic of this store: you don’t own what you buy, you just lease it.

CoP Series #3: Community – without people? | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Social interaction is neither linear, nor is it always neat and within the confines of structured things like “courses.&# Courses end? And of course, learning in a community of practice is not limited to novices.

Groups 130

Learning Experience Portals?

Clark Quinn

Of course, they’re organized by the business unit offering them. What does make sense is to have a place to go for thing organized by people’s roles and membership in different groups. A user-centered way of organizing portals makes sense then. And I buy that.

The top 10 opportunity costs for single source content strategy

Xyleme

eLearning Courses? Bersin defines High Impact Learning Organizations as those organizations that distinguish themselves by very effectively and efficiently providing learning solutions that support key business objectives.

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Reflections on ISPI 2010

Clark Quinn

The ISPI organization gave each chapter a free registration to their international conference, which happens to be in San Francisco this year (just a Bart trip away), and I won! Given that I just won a copy of GPS software for my iPhone (after seemingly never winning anything), I reckon I should buy a lottery ticket! There are a couple of things to like, including that they start by analyzing the performance gaps and causes, and are willing to consider approaches other than courses.

Social Media Planning and Evaluation for NGOs | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

As people responsible for getting things done in your organization, you know the value of having a clear strategy and a way of evaluating if your strategy is working. Organizations working with limited bandwidth want to block applications to prioritize internet use.

The Croatian No Asshole Cover: One of the Most Funny - Bob Sutton

Bob Sutton

Financial sector: however good the pay, it doesnt buy results | Business | The Observer. Design school project teaches bike safety - The Stanford Daily Online. Center for Work, Technology and Organization. Robert Hogan: Personality and the Fate of Organizations.

Marketing and learning are the same

Harold Jarche

Google’s power-searching course is an excellent example of marketing integrated with learning. Other out-of-pocket costs are employee time to design and create the course, and a little more time tending the Google+ sessions and answering questions.

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How Will AI Likely Impact How We Work, Live and Play?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The report is organized into three main sections. Hardware platforms remain challenging to build, and there are few applications that people want enough to buy.

System 264

Data-Driven Decision Making: Promises and Limits

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Decision making , - how individuals, groups and organizations go about selecting a course of action among several alternative scenarios, - has long been a subject of study.

Data 256

Why and How Rituals Build Resilience in the Nonprofit Workplace

Beth Kanter

If you think about it, our nonprofit organizations already have rituals — from the boring everyday activities like coffee breaks to larger events such as annual meetings and holiday parties. One organization has a silly banana statue that they give to the “Top Banana” for the month.

Leadership’s #1 Challenge: Transforming Management

Steve Denning

Leaders focus on vision, buy-in, motivation, culture, and people. Of course management is important. Leaders inspire people, spark change and strengthen the culture, while managers organize, control work, measure outputs and get things done.

The Power of Observing and Talking to Real Humans - Bob Sutton

Bob Sutton

Financial sector: however good the pay, it doesnt buy results | Business | The Observer. Design school project teaches bike safety - The Stanford Daily Online. Center for Work, Technology and Organization. Thomas Kelley: The Ten Faces of Innovation: IDEOs Strategies for Defeating the Devils Advocate and Driving Creativity Throughout Your Organization. Robert Hogan: Personality and the Fate of Organizations. James March: Decisions and Organizations.

5 Disruptive Trends That Will Alter Your Mobile Strategy

Xyleme

” Stacey and Mark pulled no punches in their discussion of what it’s going to take for learning organizations to launched successful mobile learning initiatives and discussed a number of disruptive trends that are making organizations rethink their entire mobile content strategy. This is of course different from the previous way of thinking that implies just having the content out there and accessible is enough.

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What's Right About Being Wrong: A Sweet Little Essay by Larry.

Bob Sutton

Financial sector: however good the pay, it doesnt buy results | Business | The Observer. Design school project teaches bike safety - The Stanford Daily Online. Center for Work, Technology and Organization. Thomas Kelley: The Ten Faces of Innovation: IDEOs Strategies for Defeating the Devils Advocate and Driving Creativity Throughout Your Organization. Robert Hogan: Personality and the Fate of Organizations. James March: Decisions and Organizations.

Should Knowledge Workers have E2.0 Ratings, Part 3

Andy McAfee

Many of the comments I received relate to the eternal debate over optimal incentive design, and whether it’s desirable (or even possible) to measure and reward effort vs. activities vs. outcomes. And they work in concert with the goals of the organization, not at cross purposes. Instead, the organization’s leaders can guide Enterprise 2.0 could be justified and reconciled with the mission and vision of the organization.

Stanford Magazine Story on the d.School: David Kelley as Founder.

Bob Sutton

Financial sector: however good the pay, it doesnt buy results | Business | The Observer. Design school project teaches bike safety - The Stanford Daily Online. Center for Work, Technology and Organization. Thomas Kelley: The Ten Faces of Innovation: IDEOs Strategies for Defeating the Devils Advocate and Driving Creativity Throughout Your Organization. Robert Hogan: Personality and the Fate of Organizations. James March: Decisions and Organizations.

General or specific change

Clark Quinn

I was reflecting on the two books I recently wrote about, Scaling Up and Changing the Game , versus the cultural approach of the Learning Organization I wrote about years ago (and refer to regularly). If an organization is in need of a shakeup, so that a particular unit is underperforming, or a significant shift in the game has been signaled by new competition or a technology/policy/social change, the targeted change makes sense.

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Blackboard’s identity crisis, Desire2Learn’s optimism, and Instructure’s coolness

George Siemens

Their move to synchronous tools, their tactics of buying competing company to eliminate competition (Elluminate and Wimba), acquisitions of iStrategy, etc., Disclaimer: They have been generous in allowing us to continue using their Collaborate tool (formerly Elluminate) for open online courses). The problem, of course, is that higher education has not yet signaled, broadly, that they need or want this. designed for the cloud, using openness as a lever, and VC-backed.

Beyond Free ? Open Learning in a Networked World

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

They are however designed to be standalone talks as well so hopefully you will not be as unfulfilled after the talk as you might be afraid of being. She challenges the concept of the Massive Open Online Course by asking, "What is the problem that MOOCs appear to have solved?"

Plans

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Courses Offering online courses allows me to test my ideas in the real world, both in terms of the course design and software itself, as well as in terms of the ideas presented through the course. course was an excellent example of this. I have a rough plan to offer three courses in 2019: Connectivism and Learning , reprising the content of the course I developed in Naples a couple years ago, but modified for delivery via gRSShopper in a cMOOC format.