Measuring the Effectiveness of Social Distancing Policies

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

A couple of weeks ago, the Atlas research group started to apply their geolocation data and methods to analyze the effectiveness of the social distancing policies adopted in the New York metropolitan area in response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

High School Leads with New Grading Policy

Nine Shift

A high school in Idaho is leading the way with a new grading policy. Rocky Mountain Principal Mike Hirano said the school already had the gears in motion to make these changes. The piece we changed on the retest was a student can’t be penalized for retesting,'” Hirano said. Of course the school board and school officials are meeting resistance from students and parents who have no idea about the research and evidence. But that's ok.

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HTLGI2013 Quack Policy

Dave Snowden

There is a lot of nonsense in so called evidence based policy but it will be be countered by libertarian (my judgement) nonsense in response. Looking at one piece of evidence based policy. Minimum alcohol pricing is considered as a perfect example of evidence based policy.

“Flexible Security”: A Sensible Social Policy for our Digital Age

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Or, do we also need social policies to promote job creation and assist workers who’ve lost their jobs? One of the Foreign Affairs articles, - The Next Safety Net: Social Policy for a Digital Age by Nicolas Colin and Bruno Palier , - offers some answers to these questions. “As

Wikipedia’s bio policy explained

David Weinberger

This system allows us to monitor changes to BLPs by reducing the number of diffs to check by comparing new edits to previously patrolled revision.&#. Does this mean that if you make a change to a living bio, it first has to be marked as approved before it will be posted? In fact, Jimmy Wales has said (on an email list I’m on) that the aim of this change is to use more efficient patrolling to enable some pages that have been locked to once again be editable by any user.

The Challenges of Automation in a Fast Changing Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The report is divided into two sections: The Case for Action , which explores how automation impacts the economic security and opportunity of American workers, and Policies for Shared Prosperity , which outlines a policy agenda for addressing automation’s challenges and opportunities.

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[berkman] Karim Lakhani on disclosure policies and innovation

David Weinberger

Karim Lakhani of Harvard Business School (and a Berkman associate, and a member of the Harvard Institute for Quantititative Social Science ) is giving a talk called “How disclosure policies impact search in open innovation, atopic he has researched with Kevin Boudreau of the London Business School. Whereas, if you changed the conditions, you’d likely get sushi-based innovation that the system otherwise inadvertently optimized against.

The Changing Workplace: Networks

Nine Shift

Moving one''s workplace organizational structure, and thinking, from a pyramid to a network is #3 of our Top 7 changes for a successful workplace in the 21st century.

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The Changing Workplace: Flextime

Nine Shift

With Boomers retiring soon and the workplace needs of Gen Y very different, flextime is #1 of #7 new workplace changes. Managers need to understand and then acquire the skills to develop flextime policies and administer them.

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Changing the world of work

Harold Jarche

Change Agents Worldwide has just released its first ebook featuring 21 views on the future of work. We believe change is coming fast to the enterprise. Setting out to “change the world of work” is an ambitious goal.

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Changing thinking, changing systems

Harold Jarche

“The challenge of the coming century is to change the value system of society. The following are the top items from featured sources based on social signals … Dear Internet: It’s No Longer OK to Not Know How Congress Works (tech can’t shape policy on tech if they don’t show up) @MelissaPierce [same in all democratic nations]. Tweet Here are some of the insights and observations that were shared on Twitter this past week.

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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). The thing is that both of the new books are about choosing either a very specific needed change, whether determined by fiat or based upon something already working well, whereas the earlier work identified general characteristics that make sense.

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The psychophysics of policy positions

Mind Hacks

My way of testing and tracking the difference in the stated policy positions of the parties would work like this: you take a standard public expression of party positions (election manifestos?) and sample policy statements (size of sample to be decided, somewhere between individual sentences and paragraphs). My psychophysics approach tests directly the ability of voters to discriminate between stated policy positions.

Changing where you work is changing your job

David Weinberger

But it seems clear to me that Marissa Mayer was sending a signal with this policy, for surely there are some people who were working productively from home. So, if the new policy is a signal and is not actually required to save Yahoo, then I think she has underestimated how disruptive a signal it is. [To has posted my op-ed about why where you work is not about the quality of your life so much as about the substance of it.

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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.

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Measuring the Forces of Long Term Change

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Intel co-founder Gordon Moore described what became known as Moore’s Law in a 1965 paper where he observed that the number of components in integrated circuits had doubled every year since their invention in 1958, and predicted that the trend would continue for at least ten years, a prediction he subsequently changed to a doubling every two years. The Foundation index has been growing at a ten percent CGR since 1993, and is the primary driver of all the other changes.

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Policy Change for the Better: Eligibility Requirements for Accommodations on the SAT

Eide Neurolearning

The reason for this was an elaborate requirement for 3-part documentation (including recent IQ testing), but the good news now is that the latest posted eligibility guidelines have changed, are much more reasonable and in line with ACT requirements, and posted here. The change may have occurred because the passage of the ADA Amendments Act late last year.

Changing times

Harold Jarche

There are 8 drivers for this change: 1. There is a strong imperative for continuous learning – the world is changing so fast that we need to continually update our knowledge, skills and productivity. Informal and social learning approaches fit this need better than staccato formal learning … via @ roundtrip – 10 ways the “world of work&# will change in the next 10 years @ Gartner_inc “non-routine&# work = adaptive innovative.

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International Organizations and Social Media: News, Engagement, and Social Data for Policy Change

Beth Kanter

Not every student in my class is focused on the same policy issue. They will be placed with organizations working on policies in these areas, many part of large international networks, nonprofits, and government. Citizen Digital Engagement in Policy Discussions and Action.

Harold Jarche » “Climate change is the result of a massive market failure” – LB

Harold Jarche

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The Changing Nature of Globalization in Our Hyperconnected, Knowledge-Intensive Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

To illustrate the incredibly fast pace of change, Friedman noted that in the short time-span since World is Flat was published, we were already transitioning from a connected to an increasingly hyperconnected world.

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Changing Nature of Work: The Labor Recession Will Outlast the.

Kevin Wheeler

Home About Future of Talent Subscribe Over the Seas Thoughts on Recruiting, Learning and Other Things as I Ramble around the World Changing Nature of Work: The Labor Recession Will Outlast the Economic Recession by Kevin Wheeler on February 28, 2010 Negotiating the conditions of employment, hedging one job with another, being wary of accepting full-time jobs that put at risk other work or that compromise skills — those are becoming the normal patterns for accomplished professionals.

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Transmedia — Making Change Across Mediums

Beth Kanter

Transmedia – Making Change Across Mediums by Danny Alpert, Executive Director, Kindling Group and Executive Producer, See3 Communications. I became a documentary filmmaker to tell meaningful stories that explore social issues and inspire change.

A Conversation with Brenda Laurel: It’s Not Enough to Change the Light Bulbs

Adaptive Path

The idea of Gaian IxD—or what Rob and I call Gaian Gardening—comes from our deep connection to the natural world and our desire to find ways to use our technology as a way to deal with climate change. It's not enough to change the light bulbs, although that helps.

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U.S. Land Use Changes Favor Trains

Nine Shift

Ostroff wrote a story on land use changes that support the coming dominance of trains. He writes: "The federal government’s coming transportation legislation will favor cities and states that adopt zoning policies aimed at reducing traffic congestion -- a philosophical shift that will bring about the most significant land use changes since the creation of the interstate highway system.

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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.”

The Girl Effect - catalyzing positive change

Nancy White

As some of you know, I have been a champion of the GiGis (Girl Geeks in service of the World Cafe community) and have long been a (prejudiced) champion of females in changing the world. Women who are catalyzing positive change.

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Wikipedia’s tactical change mistaken for strategic

David Weinberger

At the English language version of Wikipedia now, changes to articles about living people won’t be posted until a Wikipedian has reviewed it. This new change, which seems to me to be a reasonable approach worth a try, is just one more process, not a signal that Wikipedia has failed in its original intent to be completely open and democratic. The new policy is only surprising if you insist on thinking that Wikipedia has failed if it isn’t completely open and free.

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3 equations that can change your life | Daniel Pink

Dan Pink

Pink is the author of four provocative bestselling books about the changing world of work. 3 equations that can change your life Chip Conley is a rare bird. Comment Policy: First time comments are moderated. Dan Pink. Contact. Follow Dan on Twitter. About Dan.

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Does giving teachers bonuses improve student performance.

Dan Pink

Pink is the author of four provocative bestselling books about the changing world of work. One of the hottest ideas in education policy these days is tying teacher pay to student performance on standardized tests. It was fed by a policy that had nothing to do with education.

A post for parents and educators about the internet | 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… Mar 14 2008 A post for parents and educators about the internet Published by Nancy White at 6:32 am under learning , online interaction , social media As some of you know, I’ve adopted the edublogging community as a collective mentor. Janet on 05 May 2008 at 4:04 pm What is the policy for working with children online where you are?

Notes About Mobile, Digital Trends, and Social Media Leadership from Knight Digital Media Center Workshop

Beth Kanter

” He started off with the story of Chelsea Welch and Alois Bell to illustrate how civic life has changed in the last 5 years. He also talked about consumption trends and changes, particularly a rise of mobile traffic at bedtime when people check tomorrow’s news at night.

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The Girl Effect – catalyzing positive change | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

As some of you know, I have been a champion of the GiGis (Girl Geeks in service of the World Cafe community) and have long been a (prejudiced) champion of females in changing the world. Women who are catalyzing positive change. And the importance of change the world and start at home.

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A Call for Change at United: A Statement from Annie and Perry Klebahn

Bob Sutton

Annie and Perry have written a statement below and as you can see, they aren’t going to be doing any additional media and their focus is on persuading United to change its policies and procedures for handling unaccompanied minors.  We can only hope that making our story public will in some way make an impact by adding another voice to the many out there asking United to change. My last post was about how United Airlines lost Phoebe, my friend’s 10-year old daughter. 

The (slightly) surprising truth about family-friendly workplaces.

Dan Pink

Pink is the author of four provocative bestselling books about the changing world of work. The (slightly) surprising truth about family-friendly workplaces Do family-friendly policies like childcare subsidies and job sharing increase productivity and profits? Dan Pink. Contact.

How Facebook Changes Are Impacting Engagement on Brand Pages and What Nonprofits Should Do About It

Beth Kanter

I had some privacy concerns and also it felt like it would require feeding another channel – why bother when I already had a brand page. I’ve changed my mind. It wasn’t clear exactly whether it was a violation of FB policy as Mari Smith noted.


Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Open door policy? Tags: Change Today I visited a very cool company in the South Park neighborhood of San Francisco. These guys have developed what looks to be an ideal enterprise social learning platform.

Steven Berlin Johnson « | Main | » Theres a great letter to the editor in the Times today that asks a question that hadnt occurred to me before: what exactly is the Secret Services policy on hunting? My Books The Ghost Map The latest: the story of a terrifying outbreak of cholera in 1854 London 1854 that ended up changing the world.

TIBCO's Silver Fabric - a golden lining

Martijn Linssen

Runtime variables are set per Enabler, and inherited by the Component(s); typically these are paths, URLs, ports, etc After you've edited a Component, its status will change. Architecture change Cloud computing virtualisation

The Netherlands exit the rusty labour market

Martijn Linssen

The two parties that together form a majority, VVD and PvdA, have reached agreements on their mutual policies for the next four years. You'd try to change someone like that into an asset again, for his / her and your own sake. change financials stats

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

Nancy White

As for Adejare’s post I love this line: “The higher education institutions in Africa need to follow the industrialists’ innovation concept and good practice policy, whereby they start their projects on a clean slate, think big, start small, fail quickly, and scale fast, using ICT.

The R3 Lab Welcomes Adaptive Path

Adaptive Path

At the center of sustainable design is divergent thinking, expanding our frame of reference to include things that have not traditionally been a focus of design, such as: a deeper look at cities & infrastructure; wrapping our heads around politics & policy-making; a no BS approach to understanding how decisions are truly made in business; and at the core a belief that information has the power to make sense and make change, as much as it has the potential to mislead.

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The Third Wave of the Digital Economy - Promises and Challenges

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Countries can welcome it, prepare for it, and ride it to new heights of innovation and prosperity, or they can ignore the changing tide and miss the wave,” writes Robert Atkinson in The Task Ahead of Us. They need to make the next-wave digital evolution a central policy goal.

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