The Chinese Test Example

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

It''s encouraging to see recent trends in math instruction trying to move beyond the "Old Way" - that hallowed, relentless focus on the process of performing calculations without ever helping students see what the calculations *mean*. 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.

eLearning Process Survey results!

Clark Quinn

So, a few weeks ago I ran a survey asking about elearning processes*, and it’s time to look at the results (I’ve closed it). eLearning process is something I’m suggesting is ripe for change, and I thought it appropriate to see what people thoughts.

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Job-Killing Processes

Martijn Linssen

I’ve been wrestling with a thought lately – if organizations are complex systems, and complex systems are continuously self-organizing, then why do we believe formal processes make these complex systems more efficient?

Innovation is not a repeatable process

Harold Jarche

Can innovation be promoted through better processes? I have not been able to find any regular correllation between well adopted innovation processes and actual innovation outcomes, and I’ve been looking pretty hard. I want every knowledge worker to discover his or her own processes.

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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Unlease Your Organizations Knowledge Sharing Processes

Beth Kanter

We are so focused on getting things done, checking it off the to do list and the forward momentum that it requires, that we miss an important opportunity to hit the pause button, reflect, and improve process.

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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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.

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. .

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

  (No interview process, no panel discussion.    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

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. Without such a documented process, decisions to purchase +$25 million simulators would continue to made on a best-guess basis.

Chief Learning Officer Job Description: Change Needed

Dan Pontefract

The use of emergent social software platforms as well as formal and informal competence exchange processes, between companies, partners and employees, to improve both productivity and business results. Health Care Example. Learnerprise is the combination of Enterprise 2.0

The Power of Reflection in an Ever-Changing World

Charles Jennings

Military after-action reviews (AARs) are tremendous structured processes that analyse what happened, why it happened and how it could be done better. The US military four-question AAR, for example, could serve as a template for any organisation to help embed a culture of reflection.

Flickr to Pro customers: no change

Doc Searls

For example, I use four different Flickr accounts, each with its own photo directory: Doc Searls. I could share the email exchange with the automated process there, but there’s no point. 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.

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.

Data Science and the Changing Nature of Research and Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Organizational structures and cultural attitudes are not keeping up with changing realities. While competitive pressures force companies to adjust to fast changing market realities, change comes slower to academic and government institutions.

Building Capacity for Social Change 2.0

Beth Kanter

Building Capacity for Social Change 2.0 Two oft-cited examples are the Strive network in Cincinnati, and the ReAmp network in the Midwest. Call this “social change 2.0”. just strategy, or just process facilitation, or just fundraising). Photo by Beth Kanter.

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.

Job-Killing Processes

Martijn Linssen

I’ve been wrestling with a thought lately – if organizations are complex systems, and complex systems are continuously self-organizing, then why do we believe formal processes make these complex systems more efficient?

The Mobilisation Journal: A Way To Spread Learning About Social Change Movements Innovative Use of Technology

Beth Kanter

This is an example of a nonprofit organization that has invested in building an internal learning and innovation network that will lead to improved results for Greenpeace’s environmental mission. We also embrace a decentralized, networked approach, allowing Greenpeace and its allies and supporters to be nimble, agile and react quickly to a constantly changing landscape. Systems Change :: advising global organisation, campaign teams, and NROs on new ways of working.

Reinventing management Part 7: Implementing the transition

Steve Denning

Among the most important changes being proposed are five basic shifts in management practice: Part 1: Overview. Set aside traditional change management. In one sense, all it takes is a change of heart.At 3. Do it quickly : The change happens quickly or not all.

Timing is Everything

Jay Cross

For example, I’m a future thinker. Learning has to bring customers and along the change journey. It has to build the platform to enable us to change the business.”. Making sound decisions The Future The process of Innovation Time

Examples of eLearning 2.0

Clark Quinn

internal processes on wiki starting to use wikis internally Moving faculty bookmarks to Delicious use wiki for learners to craft definition of 'seamless service' after searching orgs that proclaim to provide seamless service We hope to build wikis that our students can use to share information. strategy and worry about culture change, but should instead look for tactical implementations that just make sense.

Winds of change

Dave Snowden

The government of Nova Scotia are one of our long time users and have a project license for SenseMaker® They have done a series of interesting projects, the latest on attitudes to climate change and domestic violence. Change and continuity are well illustrated by the opening picture.

Changing the landscape of health

Dave Snowden

I need to be circumspect here as some of the ideas need to be in the patent process before we talk about them in any detail. To manage a complex system we need to changes the dispositions of populations and small level social interactions.

Emotionally intelligent magnet (and road rage antidote) | Daniel Pink

Dan Pink

Pink is the author of four provocative bestselling books about the changing world of work. Emotionally intelligent magnet (and road rage antidote) Patrick Burns sends this example of an emotionally intelligent magnet, which cyclists can use inform bad drivers of their sins. Dan Pink.

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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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.

Disruptive Innovations and Organizational Change

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The culture of the institution was not able to stretch enough to be able to implement the needed changes. Much as we often talk about embracing change as a positive experience, change is in fact very difficult, even painful for many people. Incremental changes are much easier, because you are essentially improving existing products and services while continuing to sell to and support a similar client base.

Disruptive Innovations and Organizational Change

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The culture of the institution was not able to stretch enough to be able to implement the needed changes. Much as we often talk about embracing change as a positive experience, change is in fact very difficult, even painful for many people. Incremental changes are much easier, because you are essentially improving existing products and services while continuing to sell to and support a similar client base.

Intervening in a complex domain

Dave Snowden

I've been teaching how to intervene in a complex system for years, developing and then using the ABIDE perspective question for example. Then we have three basic questions: (i) what can I change? (ii) So how to make those changes?

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.

Guest Post: Adejare Amoo on an Industrialist’s Role in eLearning in Africa

Nancy White

However these products and services form a core input in the industrialist’s production process system. The stakeholders desire innovation in the company’s products and services, and which innovation must come from all the inputs in the production process.

Global Trends and Business Strategy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

And, they will eventually change direction. Business opportunities are still considerable for those who understand the changing nature of globalization. It also is creating fresh opportunities to improve performance through supply-chain, product, process, and service improvements.

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.

The Simple, Economic Value of Artificial Intelligence

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In their opinion, “the best way to assess the impact of radical technological change is to ask a fundamental question: How does the technology reduce costs?

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The Future of Work and Learning 2: Chatbots

Jane Hart

Conversational or chat bots, often make use of artificial intelligence and natural language processing technologies, and they’ve been around for some time. Examples of their use might therefore be to.

Storytelling is Engagement

Dan Pontefract

Peter Bregman, author of 18 Minutes: Find Your Focus, Master Distraction, and Get the Right Things Done states that an easy way in which to begin changing an organization’s culture is by telling stories.