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The Chinese Test Example

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

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

Harold Jarche

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.

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The training world is changing

Harold Jarche

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

Beth Kanter

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

Adaptive Path

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.

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Changing the mechanistic mindset

Harold Jarche

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

Harold Jarche

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

Ross Dawson

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

Beth Kanter

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

Dan Pontefract

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

Harold Jarche

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

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

Harold Jarche

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

Harold Jarche

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

Luis Suarez

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?

Charles Jennings

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?

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The changing role of L&D: from “packaging” to “scaffolding” plus “social capability building”

Jane Hart

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

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

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

Harold Jarche

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

Dan Pontefract

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

Bob Sutton

  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

David Weinberger

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.

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How tablets are changing how we use tech

Ross Dawson

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

Mark Oehlert

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

Dan Pontefract

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

Dan Pink

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

Charles Jennings

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

Beth Kanter

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

Clark Quinn

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

Beth Kanter

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

Ross Dawson

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

Beth Kanter

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

Beth Kanter

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

Dan Pink

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

Doc Searls

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?

Clark Quinn

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

Beth Kanter

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

Beth Kanter

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

Mind Hacks

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 ).

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Book Review: Cause for Change

Beth Kanter

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.