Is Your Future Boss Horrible? A 10 Point Reference Check - Bob.

Bob Sutton

Tina Seelig: What I Wish I Knew When I Was 20: A Crash Course on Making Your Place in the World. A 10 Point Reference Check.    We developed ten "reference check"  questions that you can ask people who have worked with and for your prospective boss -- or perhaps had him or her as a client -- to help determine if you are at risk of going to work for an asshole. Downer : “What types of people find it difficult to work with the prospective boss?

Shift in eLearning from Pure Courseware towards Reference Hybrids

Tony Karrer

The shift I'm seeing is away from the design of pure "courseware" solutions and much more to "reference hybrid" solutions. Reference" is static content - meaning no interaction other than allowing the user to link from page-to-page and to search. It is normally a series of web pages, but can be PDF or other document types. Reference sometimes comes out as "job aids" or "online support" or "online help" or various other things.

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How to understand regret ? and 2 ways to avoid it | Daniel Pink

Dan Pink

How to understand regret — and 2 ways to avoid it Sometimes when I’m stuck on a course of action, I use two techniques to help me decide. Ie: Can you change it and use it to make better future decisions, change your course? Dan Pink. Contact. Follow Dan on Twitter.

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

Bob Sutton

Tina Seelig: What I Wish I Knew When I Was 20: A Crash Course on Making Your Place in the World.   Of course, this one of the broadest and most confusing topics on earth.    This is, of course, just a simulation of reality.  Listed below are links to weblogs that reference Is It Sometimes Rational to Select Leaders Randomly? Error type: Your comment has been saved. Bob Sutton.

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

Bob Sutton

Tina Seelig: What I Wish I Knew When I Was 20: A Crash Course on Making Your Place in the World. Last year, I wrote about the first Bootcamp Bootleg here, a compilation of materials and methods assembled by the team that teaches our introductory course on design thinking at the Stanford , which we call Bootcamp. Listed below are links to weblogs that reference Do you want to DO design thinking? Error type: Your comment has been saved. Bob Sutton.

The Moronic Leader: Stage 1 of 5 in the Leadership Tonic Scale

Dan Pontefract

The Leadership Tonic Scale identifies and defines five types of leadership styles found in today’s organization. This is the first of those five types. He of course delivers the letter to the CEO.

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The domain of disorder (ii)

Dave Snowden

I was also starting the realise the impact of inattentional blindness best illustrated by this famous reference from Drew, Vo & Wolfe (Psychol Sci. What about expert searchers who have spent years honing their ability to detect small abnormalities in specific types of image?

Supporting the Social Workplace Learning Continuum

Jane Hart

3 – Think “activities” not “courses” It’s also time to start using different terms to refer to the “learning-focused” work that L&D does in the organisation.

70-20-10: Origin, Research, Purpose

Charles Jennings

At the time in the late 1980s, Michael Lombardo and I were teaching a course at the Center called Tools for Developing Effective Executives. The course was basically a summary of the findings of The Lessons of Experience study done over a 13-year period at the Center and published in 1988.

Exploring passion – what kind of passion do you have?

John Hagel

  Often, reference is made to getting into the flow, in the sense that Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi so compellingly described – becoming fully absorbed in work and losing oneself in the task at hand.   Here is where it is important to pull apart different types of passion.

Open Education, MOOCs, and Opportunities

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

These systems were modeled on distance education resources such as programmed texts and course workbooks. Online courses were developed according to a protocol that developed over 20 years of experience. In addition to LOM, the consortium designed Content Packaging, to bundle sets of learning objects for storage and delivery, and sequencing and design specifications, to organize them into courses. To support this course an API between gRSShopper and D2L was developed.

Why your Enterprise Social Network is your most valuable social learning platform

Jane Hart

Using an ESN brings a number of other significant advantages: It means that your thinking about “learning” is not constrained by a dedicated learning platform that perpetuates the traditional course approach.

Sebastian Thrun confuses me: Thoughts on Udacity’s openness project

George Siemens

When Coursera and edX aggressively signed up university partners, he actually contracted Udacity’s university affiliation (dropping Dino 101) to focus on technology only courses. When the media went into a frenzy with the disappointing results of the SJSU pilot , Thrun continued with his “iterate rapidly, learn rapidly” model of course development. What confuses me is the lack of reference to or connection with the existing open education movement.

Defining A Leader’s Duty Of Care

Dan Pontefract

Before going further, I would also like to suggest that employees will depict one of three types of workplace mindsets in their roles; job, career or purpose. Therefore, the leader ought to exhibit what I refer to as a “duty of care” for the purpose mindset to manifest in the employee.

Social as a Weapon of Class Destruction

Dan Pontefract

We analyze people’s socioeconomic status including where they live, what type of work they perform, and even their title at work itself. That stated, when social is used as a weapon of class destruction we’re referring to those that believe learning only occurs in a class(room).

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Constructivism and Eliminative Materialism

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

We create meaning or sense in these representations by means of a semiotic system - a way of assigning meaning to individual symbols, phrases, groups of symbols, or entire models, sometimes by reference, sometimes by coherence, etc. Of course, animal consciousness is probably very different from human. And, some eliminative materialists working in the fields of cognitive psychology and neuroscience selectively refer to these examples to bolster their case.

Becoming MOOC

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

There are two types of MOOCs. On the one hand, there is the xMOOC - this is a formal course created in a site like Coursera or EdX. But there''s another type of MOOC, called the cMOOC, which is based on connection rather than content, which looks more like an online community than a course, and doesn''t have a defined curriculum or formal assignments. One major criticism of the cMOOC is based on the free-form nature of the course.

Ought and Is

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Experts are typically expert in two types of things: what is the case what ought to be the case And for that matter, we all have attitudes and beliefs regarding both types of statement. And - even more importantly - the references supporting each of these need to be of the right type. For example, the data may say "5 percent of the people finish the course." Nothing about the quality of course design follows from this.

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The Iconic Leader: Stage 4 of 5 in the Leadership Tonic Scale

Dan Pontefract

The Leadership Tonic Scale identifies and defines five types of leadership styles found in today’s organization. This is the fourth of those five types. In this case we’re not referring to religious paintings as it was first defined.

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Reactivating Learning

Clark Quinn

I like to think of three types, all different forms of reactivating learning. We’re showing how the concept plays out in a new context, and this gives a greater base upon which to abstract from and comprehend the underlying principle, and providing a new reference that might match a situation they could actually see. It might be as simple as a multiple-choice question, though a scenario in many instances would be better, and a sim/game would of course be outstanding.

Ensuring knowledge flow through narration

Harold Jarche

Organizational learning is no longer about courses, which are artifacts of a time when information was scarce and connections were few, because that era is over. Stock is organized for reference and does not change frequently. Courses are stock.

The future of higher education and other imponderables

George Siemens

We will be running an open online course from Oct 8-Nov 16 , 2012, addressing some of the concepts in this post. Initially, openness referred to giving anyone a chance to get a degree, not openness as is “free content” or free cost. CCK08 was a fully online course.

Group KM

Harold Jarche

A description of how the problem was handled is recorded and made available for future reference, so that emergent practices are developed. Group KM requires some type of social sharing platform, but many options are available (e.g.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Gorman and Keen Need a Bicycle Built for Two (but built only by certified, qualified, licensed bicycle experts of course)

Mark Oehlert

They learn fromexperience—the oldest and earliest type of learning—and they learn frompeople who know more than they do. e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « | Main | "Is Web 2.0 Safe?" (MSN

How Khan Academy Nike Training Club and SparkPeople Motivate Users Behavior

Tony Karrer

In this case, I tried typing in what I had for breakfast and it didn't come up with a reasonable choice. It took me a bunch of tries to find that I needed to type in the brand of cereal first. Of course, then you need to break it down into smaller goals.

The Smart Worker : recognises she learns to do her job as she does her job

Jane Hart

“Most people instinctively know that they become competent in their jobs through learning as they perform those jobs … and that through this process they acquire knowledge and skills which are so entwined with the job, that they are referred to as ‘tacit’ ”.

The TED of all Leadership Management Conferences – A Review of the Drucker Forum 2013

Dan Pontefract

” (And he wasn’t referring to profit being number one) Needless to say, he had me at hello. Don coins this “Global Solution Networks” There are ten different types which include: Knowledge Networks (Wikipedia, TED Talks, Galaxy Zoo).

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The magic question

Clark Quinn

I was reminded of one of the heuristics in a conversation, and had a slightly deeper realization that of course I wanted to share. As I mentioned in the post series, this approach asks what you’d design if you had magic (and referred to the famous Arthur C. A number of years ago, I wrote a paper about design, some of the barriers our cognitive architecture provides, and some heuristics I used to get around them. I wrote a summary of the paper as four posts, starting here.

iWitness Aims to Aggregate News By Time and Place

Adaptive Path

iWitness is a Web-based software tool that will enable individuals and news organizations to aggregate and cross-reference news events with user-generated online content related by time and place. If you know when and where something happened, iWitness will show you first-person photos, videos, and messages from people who were there, integrating diverse media types in a unified interface. Let's face it: The great promise of citizen media has not really been fulfilled.

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Learning in the Collaboration Age

Charles Jennings

We cant simply redesign content-rich courses and curricula and hope that changes will occur. This process is (still) generally referred to as knowledge transfer and is both overrated and totally inappropriate for the post-1990 world.

How To Focus When You Work in An Open Office Space

Beth Kanter

It includes our relationship with our physical environment and in the workplace that refers to the nonprofit’s physical office space. The seating includes a variety of chairs and couches and the room can be configured in different ways depending on the type of meeting.

Presentation to UNCTAD's Advisory Group on "Developing skills, knowledge and capacities through innovation: E-Learning, M-Learning, cloud-Learning"

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

We''ve discovered in recent offerings of online courses, people started out enthusiastically, but are unable to finish the course because they''ve run out of time. This is something that does not come from the online course, or even the online environment. Learning looks at the online course, as a course. What I mean by that is the traditional college/university course. learning in many respects begins as a set of course tools for web support.

Social Learning doesn’t mean what you think it does: PART TWO

Jane Hart

The traditional approach to measuring learning in the workplace, has been to monitor and track course attendance, or online test and course completions, and report success in quantitative terms – i.e. the number of courses each individual has taken and/or completed.

MOOC - The Resurgence of Community in Online Learning

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

In this presentation Stephen Downes addresses the question of how massive open online courses (MOOCs) will impact the future of distance education. slide 1 – MOOC Wordle] My objective in this talk is to address how the massive open online course (MOOC) will impact the future of distance education, and in particular, strategies and examples of the use of MOOCs to promote cultural and linguistic diversity. That gives us four terms: ‘massive’, ‘open’, ‘online’, and ‘course’.

The Smart Worker : relies on a trusted network of friends and colleagues

Jane Hart

Of course, this is not really new; this is what people have always done in the workplace. Of course in addition to these public networks there are also a myriad of specialised communities where people can meet with colleagues for more focused discussions and networking. Tweet.

as he sowed, some fell by the wayside

Dave Snowden

The parable of the good Samaritan is so much more powerful than a bald statement about empathy and action, due to its narrative form and its reference to hypocrisy, something that always attracts human attention. Fables are a long standing type of parable, but using animal proxies.

What I've Learned From Philosophy

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

x 11 memo with typed text. Another is to refer to something without a definite or indefinite article, for example, saying "Matter of importance is clarity," instead of " A matter of importance." Syntax and Semantics Syntax is the structure of something - its logic - while semantics refers to its meaning, truth or value. And that there are different types of things, and different types of types of things. One type of value system revolves around survival.

Research and Evidence

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

In this I refer not only to specific arguments advanced in the study, which to me seem empty and obvious, but also the focus and methodology, which seem to me to be hopelessly naive. But the Chronicle (of course) makes no such distinction.

On Teaching Critical Thinking

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

This is a type of very general knowledge that is applied in a wide range of domains. Of course you have to have some knowledge about physics to use mathematics in physics. In the first place, critical thinking is the application of the basic principles of logic, usually beginning with the propositional calculus and categorical syllogisms (if you took my course you'd know what those terms mean).

Beyond Free ? Open Learning in a Networked World

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

You may in certain sense think of this talk, together with the other talks, as a rebuttal to the way institutions are approaching Massive Open Online Courses and open learning generally today. Because the problem isn''t the way we design our courses.