The Chinese Test Example
Stephen Downes: Half an Hour
AUGUST 3, 2014
That''s a really interesting use of the Chinese Room example (it is well known as such to philosophers). link] The example was originally intended as a response to the ''Turing Test'' model for evaluating artificial intelligence. One response to the example suggests that a machine could not actually succeed in responding without actually understanding. Another, related, response is that the example appears to an intuition that has not itself been validated.
Embracing change from both sides
NOVEMBER 27, 2011
Consultants, and even key internal staff, can often identify the problem (at the time) but then they move on to the next problem before much change has happened. Changing to a social business is complex. But you cannot directly change it or implement it.
The training world is changing
NOVEMBER 12, 2012
From the Citrix GoTo Blog : Open online courses, talent management, social collaboration: The training world is changing. One of the biggest changes we are seeing in online training is that the content-delivery model is being replaced by social and collaborative frameworks.
Nonprofits and Instagram: The Ultimate Curated Collection of Best Practices, Examples, and Tips
SEPTEMBER 24, 2015
Here’s the basics: Instagram is a free application for iPhone or Android that lets people take photos, apply filters to change the look of the photos and then share them. Nonprofit Examples and Getting Started or Rebooting A Strategic Approach.
Behavior Change as Value Proposition
APRIL 19, 2012
There's a lot of academic research around the areas of persuasive technology and design for behavior change. We can see lots of examples of products that don't utilize data that are designed to influence behavior. It's a good example of persuasive design.
Changing the mechanistic mindset
FEBRUARY 28, 2011
Without fail, in the past five years every new client I have been engaged by has specified one of two things they really wanted to see change in their organizations culture. Work is changing as we get more connected. Visualization is a powerful change agent.
Solo change agents set you free
NOVEMBER 6, 2013
Here is what Domino’s Pizza learned about implementing personal knowledge management practices , after their recent pilot project: First, learners want some guidance about the changing boundaries of professional development.
Economic structural change is NOT industry compositional change
MAY 16, 2013
In preliminary conversations with one group I encountered a very common and deeply misleading view of how business is changing today. We engaged in discussions on “economic structural change”, that were in fact only about changes in industry composition.
Nonprofits and Instagram: The Ultimate Curated Collection of Best Practices, Examples, and Tips
APRIL 23, 2014
Here’s the basics if you are getting the C-Suite up to speed: Instagram is a free application for iPhone or Android that lets people take photos, apply filters to change the look of the photos and then share them. Nonprofit Examples and Getting Started or Rebooting A Strategic Approach. Nonprofits That Get Instagram (2014) by Kerri Karvesti – an excellent Pinterest board of great examples.
Reflecting on the State of Enterprise 2.0 as an Organizational Culture Change Agent
FEBRUARY 17, 2014
to solely be defined as a technology change and not a behavioural change for our organizations. from many attendees) came through an example at the hands of a keynote delivered by Ross Mayfield. not implementing technology as the antidote for culture change). I know.
Learning, changing and thinking
OCTOBER 21, 2011
It also appears they were unaware of another simple truth – that continuous learning is the only sustainable asset in a world of constant change. Tweet Here are some of the observations and insights shared via Twitter this past week. .
Change or die
Jay Cross's Informal Learning
JANUARY 13, 2011
This is a total phase change. There are some companies that haven’t changed their core philosophies and management practices in 100 years and they never will. There are others that are hiring new kinds of leaders, and they are changing in a big way. Change Informal Learning
an unstoppable force for change
OCTOBER 20, 2015
Societies change their basic organizing structures when the primary mode of communication changes [T+I+M+N]: from oral, to writing, to print, and now to electric (digital). As we shift our dominant communications medium from print to electric, our organizing methods must change as well.
If you want to foster change, stay out of training
JULY 16, 2014
For example, teaching start-up and shut-down sequences does not require a full-motion simulator, as the actual task occurs while the aircraft is on the ground. Nothing had changed. If you want to change the world, or just your organization, stay out of the training department.
Enabling Early Adopters to Lead Your Change Initiatives
OCTOBER 24, 2016
You can call them whatever you would want to: ambassadors, champions, advocates, evangelists, connectors, change agents, etc.
Learning is Behaviour Change: why is it often so hard to help it happen?
FEBRUARY 3, 2014
Alan Deutschman, the author of ‘ Change or Die ’ makes a pretty stark statement about people’s reluctance to change: “What if a well-informed, trusted authority figure said you had to make difficult and enduring changes in the way you think and act?
The changing role of L&D: from “packaging” to “scaffolding” plus “social capability building”
FEBRUARY 21, 2013
Behind each of the coloured areas there is obviously much more detail, illustrated by case studies and examples – which I’ll talk more about in subsequent posts.
Cloud and “Game Changing” Business Innovation
MAY 23, 2012
According to the report “cloud empowers six potentially game changing business enablers”: . market adaptability - rapid prototyping and innovation to quickly respond to rapidly changing market conditions; . Netflix's use of cloud computing for their rapidly growing video streaming service is one of the best examples in this category. e-books is another widely used, game changing cloud application that is already transforming the book publishing industry.
Some fundamental changes
DECEMBER 3, 2013
And, forgive me, even Quora is an example of that.) – Doc Searls: Answering “Why has the empowered employee predicted in the Cluetrain Manifesto not emerged?” You cannot read the rest of Doc’s answer unless you log into Quora, which is a pretty good example that most social media companies are just as control-oriented as any industrial organization was. Participation in a networked market changes people fundamentally. #11.
To Really Drive Enterprise 2.0 Forward We Need A Behaviour Change
NOVEMBER 28, 2011
One key line struck me: Whether using new or traditional technologies, the key to digital transformation is re-envisioning and driving change in how the company operates. At the beginning of the year, on January 2 in fact, I wrote about reciprocity.
A Perfect Example of a Bad Boss: A Middle School Principal
APRIL 6, 2012
She then changed the schedule, the teams, the grades we are teaching – essentially, she disassembled the school and rebuilt it from the ground up. One example: we no longer retain students who flunk more than two major classes in grades 7 or 8. We’re not really sure – she’s never officially discussed or even informed us of this policy change.
The invisible change in the news
NOVEMBER 10, 2014
It’s now so ordinary that it sometimes leads us to underestimate the magnitude of the change we’ve already lived through. For example, he ends that first chapter with stories from Sept. The first chapter of Dan Gillmor ‘s 2005 book, We the Media [ pdf ], is a terrific, brief history of journalism from the US Colonial era up through Sept. And in 2014 it has a different lesson to teach us as well.
How tablets are changing how we use tech
MAY 5, 2011
Nielsen has come out with some interesting research on tablet usage in the US and associated changes in the use of other devices. It seems that some of the data may simply reflect changes in usage rather than the direct impact of the use of tablets.
A Great Example of "Being" Social vs "Doing" Social
JULY 22, 2013
Well its not true, to become social means to change any number of things about how you think about your business. The point to this rambling post though is that I have one really good example of how far down this has to go.
Chief Learning Officer Job Description: Change Needed
APRIL 25, 2010
Some of those searches involve Chief Learning Officer titles and at this point in time, I still believe some change is needed to augment the new intent of the 2010 CLO. Health Care Example. This cultural change is predicated on the CCLO being able to fluently speak both Enterprise 2.0
The power of habits — and the power to change them
MARCH 6, 2012
And how can we change them? And give an example. In the last 15 years, as we’ve learned how habits work and how they can be changed, scientists have explained that every habit is made up of a cue, a routine and a reward. Habits can be ignored, changed, or replaced.
The Power of Reflection in an Ever-Changing World
JULY 28, 2016
The US military four-question AAR, for example, could serve as a template for any organisation to help embed a culture of reflection. (I wrote the original piece this article is based on for Training Industry Quarterly in Winter, 2012.
Everyday People Are Heroes: Using Big Data to Engage New Agents of Change Online
AUGUST 26, 2016
Everyday People Are Heroes: Using Big Data to Engage New Agents of Change Online Guest Post by Cheryl Contee. Everyday people are the most powerful agents of change. The culture of the web has changed. Photo by CogdogBlog.
Yes, you do have to change
MARCH 18, 2013
And we’ve known it for decades (just because MOOCs are new doesn’t mean their pedagogies are): clear models, annotated examples, and most importantly deep and meaningful practice focused on significant skill shifts (let alone addressing the emotional side of the equation). The industry is going to have to change. And that means you will have to change. The best way to change is to take that first step. Of late, I’ve seen a disturbing trend.
4 Lessons on Building Games for Change
JUNE 15, 2012
I’ve been following the Games for Change Festival since 2005 and now that more nonprofits are incorporating gaming strategies in their marketing approaches, this article share some valuable insights. 4 Lessons on Building Games for Change – Guest Post by Josh Spiro.
It is the structure of social networks that shapes influence… and the structure is changing
FEBRUARY 5, 2011
The structure of a social network — for example, whether it is made up of close friends and colleagues or of like-minded strangers who follow Lady Gaga — can have more influence than the size of a group, researchers say. Beyond that point the key topic becomes how this structure is changing.
Next Generation Evaluation: Embracing Complexity, Connectivity, and Change
SEPTEMBER 25, 2013
Game-changing approaches: What are the most promising methods and examples of how social sector players are practicing evaluation in light of these new trends? Three game-changing approaches will be discussed in detail: Developmental Evaluation , Shared Measurement , and Big Data.
Book Review: Connecting to Change the World
OCTOBER 23, 2014
Almost tend years ago, they co-wrote “Net Gains,” one of the first practical handbooks on building and working in networks for social change. They have joined forces and along with John Cleveland, have written “ Connecting to Change the World.”
Textbook example of emotionally intelligent signage
APRIL 13, 2012
The concept has widened a bit since then, particularly with examples of signs using humor to make their point. Hard to say for sure whether this sort of sign will change behavior, but I’m guessing it just might. Back in the old days, when an international team of Ph.D.
Flickr to Pro customers: no change
MAY 20, 2013
For example, I use four different Flickr accounts, each with its own photo directory: Doc Searls. Flickr has updated its service. For me, this appears in the form of index page copy that begins, Dear Doc, as a Pro member continue to enjoy the benefits of unlimited space, an ad free experience and stats. For non-paying users, there is this, from the index page as it appears on a browser that doesn’t know I’m a Pro member: Smile. Everyone gets a free terabyte. Biggr.
Mobile Changes Everything?
MAY 15, 2012
So why is this game-changing? For example, I’ll suggest that you’re not likely to want to take a full course on a pocketable device, however on a tablet that’d be quite feasible.
NTEN Leading Change Summit #14lcs: Reflection
SEPTEMBER 8, 2014
Last week I facilitated the “ Impact Leadership Track ” at the NTEN Leading Change Summit with John Kenyon, Elissa Perry, and Londell Jackson. The Leading Change Summit was more intimate (several hundred people), participatory and interactive, intense, and stimulating.
International Organizations and Social Media: News, Engagement, and Social Data for Policy Change
JANUARY 14, 2014
This increased ubiquity may result in some changes to the specific demographic bases of individual platforms, but even if people’s habits are changing, it appears that people are moving from one social platform to another, rather than deserting social media in its entirety.
Berlin Plan #1: The Change Blindess Experiment
JUNE 8, 2012
The aim will be to show how our perception works, using examples from city life. The experiment is a demonstration of change blindness – a phenomenon where we don’t notice changes in something we’re supposed to be watching. Here’s Richard Wiseman with a short video showing off the effect: The Colour-changing Card Trick. I’m giving a talk and leading an ‘experience treasure hunt’ in Berlin on July 11th (see here ).
Book Review: Cause for Change
MAY 22, 2013
I’m getting a jump on my summer reading! Colleagues Kari Dunn Saratovsky and Derrick Feldmann have published a new book called Cause for Change: The Why and How of Nonprofit Millennial Engagement.