A Competent Competency Process
NOVEMBER 4, 2015
In the process of looking at ways to improve the design of courses, the starting point is good objectives. SO drilling in the exact meanings of words is valuable, as an example. We then need good processes, so I’ve talked to a couple of educational institutions doing competencies, to see what could be learned. And it’s clear that while there’s no turnkey approach, what’s emerging is a process with some specific elements.
Richard Feynman On The Folly Of Crafting Precise Definitions - Bob.
SEPTEMBER 28, 2011
WSJ CareerJournal | Though Now Routine, Bosses Still Stumble During the Layoff Process. Adopting The No Asshole Rule: Dont Bother If The Words Are Hollow » Richard Feynman On The Folly Of Crafting Precise Definitions. It is easier, and probably more useful, to give examples of formal organizations than to define them." Listed below are links to weblogs that reference Richard Feynman On The Folly Of Crafting Precise Definitions : Comments. Bob Sutton.
Problems with Bargh’s definition of unconscious
SEPTEMBER 19, 2014
I have a new paper out in Frontiers in Psychology: The perspectival shift: how experiments on unconscious processing don’t justify the claims made for them. Specifically, I argue that (1) a widely employed definition of unconscious processing, promoted by John Bargh is incoherent (2) many experiments involve a perspectival sleight of hand taking factors identified from comparison of average group performance and inappropriately ascribing them to the reasoning of individual participants.
Emotionally intelligent signage on a box | Daniel Pink
APRIL 7, 2011
Emotionally intelligent signage on a box Devotees of emotionally intelligent signage (yes, both of you) will recall that the original definition of the term hinged largely on empathy. Hello Dan, This is an example of motive tied to emotion. Dan Pink. Contact. Follow Dan on Twitter.
A Simple Definition of Knowledge?
Stephen Downes: Half an Hour
JUNE 7, 2007
Responding to George Siemens's A Simple Definition of Knowledge. Taking an information-theoretic approach, for example (cf Dretske) we might want to limit our attention to neural states that are reflective of (caused by, representative of) states of affairs in the world. The traditional definition of knowledge is 'justified true belief'. If not, what process distinguishes some recognitions of emergent properties from others?
Referral Relationships and Selection Process
MARCH 12, 2007
where he says that: I've witnessed more than one example of e-Learning and LMS consultants who are hired by an organization to help select a vendor and create a deployment strategy. I have to agree with him that there's a definite conflict of interest if you are simultaneously advising on selection and have any kind of paid relationship with that vendor. Having been involved in this process for many years, I can't imagine how a consultant can do this.
Social Formal – it’s the processing!
AUGUST 17, 2010
In thinking about the benefits of adding social to formal learning for a presentation I’ll be giving, I realized that the main reason to extend social activities into formal learning is for the additional processing it provides. While there is processing individually, social interaction provides more opportunities. The types of learning processing that matter for learning are personalizing, elaborating, and applying. There are additional processing benefits here.
70:20:10 - Beyond the Blend
MAY 5, 2015
There are many other examples of ‘blending’ learning stretching back into the past, too. Blended is invariably ‘Push’ Learning There are many definitions of blended learning. Most people would recognise that definition in what we see as blended programmes today.
Introducing the Digital Learning Quadrants
OCTOBER 20, 2011
This is the follow-up post and answer to “ The Fallacy of Digital Natives “ Let us agree, therefore, that regardless of age or situation, the learning process is one in which any learner can utilize formal, informal and social means to actually learn.
mLearning more than mobile elearning?
FEBRUARY 25, 2015
I was worried about whether that fit some operational aspects like IT and manufacturing processes, but I think I’ve got that sorted. UI folks would work on external products, and any internal software development, but around that, helping folks use tools and processes belongs to those of us who facilitate organizational performance and development. And I also laud Roger Schank ‘s views, such as the value (or not) of the binomial theorem as a classic example.
Coaching Should Be An Expectation Of All Connected Leaders
OCTOBER 8, 2013
Coaching is not a formulaic process when demonstrating the connected leader attributes. My hypothesis is that the definition of coaching is misconstrued by both sides of the equation. He was (and still is) the example connected leaders should be striving for.
Nine Tricky Questions And Nine Honest Answers Regarding Purpose
SEPTEMBER 19, 2016
Perhaps it’s a different definition of the ‘sweet spot.’ For example, there are very few realtors who set out to become realtors in their teens. Many airlines, for example, have low engagement scores particularly of flight attendants.
APRIL 14, 2010
Sense-making – The process by which individuals (or organizations) create an understanding so that they can act in a principled and informed manner … Source-linked sensemaking – In conventional media, a document about a topic may cite a list of references.
JANUARY 9, 2017
So lets look at the four main boundaries, ignoring for the moment the ones to disorder: Obvi ous to Chaos This is the complacency boundary, the imposition of inappropriate imposition of best practice or standard process regardless of consequence.
Ask what value you can add
DECEMBER 2, 2013
For example, I recently passed on a tagged collection of social bookmarks as a result of a conversation in an online community of practice. Maria Popova at brainpickings.org gives an excellent example of adding value. Robin Good is another fine example of curating, using scoop.it
Content and continuous learning: The cornerstones of a learning architecture
AUGUST 8, 2014
The Learning Architecture is a "detailed definition of the basic scope of L&D," Bersin wrote, and content plays a key role in the learning architecture components of core processes and disciplines of L&D.
The domain of disorder (iii)
DECEMBER 3, 2016
You simply take the existing process and run parallel, contained safe-to-fail experiments to test alternatives. The process has become entrained and cannot easily be disrupted. I’ve used the Longitude problem to illustrate this in the past and that is still a good example.
Enterprise 2.0, Where Art Thou?
SEPTEMBER 17, 2015
Let’s have a look into Andy’s original definition for Enterprise 2.0 “ A key word, to me, from that short, but rather thoughtful definition is no other than within. Tools) and Social Business (Processes AND People).
Birgit Mager and the Evolution of Service Design
NOVEMBER 10, 2015
After sleeping on it for one night, I thought, “Well, that’s really interesting–to bring design into this challenge of creating organizations and processes and interactions that are customer oriented.” For example, former students of mine are running a successful service design company in Cologne: “Minds and Makers”. They started to work with a big European energy provider, initially to redesign the process of invoicing.
AUGUST 11, 2015
They use content management systems, carefully articulated with tight definitions and associated tags, and rules that pull together those content elements by definition into the resulting site. First, being tighter around content definitions provides a greater opportunity to be scientific about the role the content plays. We’re too lax in our content, so that beyond a good objective, we don’t specify what makes a good example, etc.
LinkedIn Skills – Useful or Useless?
APRIL 28, 2014
It’s definitely cool. There are countless articles and posts by others helping you with the skills itemizing and selection process. LinkedIn Skills. Useful or useless? First off, what are they?
ICTs in Higher Education Systems of Arab States: Promises and Effective Practices - A Summary Report
Stephen Downes: Half an Hour
DECEMBER 19, 2016
El Hassan made the same observation with respect to the American University of Beirut, pointing to the use of ICTs in monitoring and assessment of processes and outcomes. offered as an example the Global Campus student information and campus management application. For example, Prof.
How Autism can Influence Design: In conversation with Steve Silberman
AUGUST 3, 2016
SS: I think that’s definitely true. “Imagine the whole creative process opening up before you where there has never been an outlet before. For example, there’s a funny thing about accommodations for disabled people.
PR’s problems, 20 years later
JANUARY 22, 2012
It took me about seven seconds to find an example: a Lance Morrow essay in which he says Serbia has “the biggest public relations problem since Pol Pot went into politics.” I have read just about every definition of this word since Trout & Ries coined it in 1969, and I am convinced that a “position” is nothing other than an identity. Definition No. Definition No. The magazine Upside has been erased.
Platforms Are Not Created Equal: Harnessing the Full Potential of Platforms
AUGUST 4, 2014
In fact, the definition they offer of business platforms is: “a nexus of rules and infrastructure that facilitate interactions among network users” or, alternatively, “a published standard, together with a governance model, that facilitates third party participation.” For the purpose of this posting, though, I’ll defer to my hosts and use the term "platform" since it’s clear from their definition that they are talking about roughly the same domains.
Learning by Osmosis
JUNE 24, 2013
The Oxford definition of osmosis can help us: Biology & Chemistry a process by which molecules of a solvent tends to pass through a semipermeable membrane from a less concentrated solution into a more concentrated one. It can be a scientific process methodically laid out (i.e.
Business or Pleasure? - why not both: Semantic Web - a tech fix.
JUNE 7, 2010
In a then following Twitter conversation with Peter Evans Greenwood , it became clear that we could "dance around" the definition of semantic itself - so how could we ever achieve a Semantic Web? If you look at the sindice.com example, it searches for semantic data on the web.
PKM in the Summer
MAY 25, 2016
I’m definitely thinking out loud here, so forgive me, but I’m trying to articulate the key insights I’ve taken away, hoping that it will help you frame this program with future participants. This is the third year of conducting my Personal Knowledge Mastery 40-day online workshops.
Stephen Downes: Half an Hour
JANUARY 16, 2015
The idea is that the marketplace should determine which companies succeed or fail, and that government should not interfere in the process. A typical example of this argument can be found in a Financial Post article from last May. In the case of selecting which company to support, there is an evaluation process required, and this usually involves the weighing of one business case against another. This is an ad hoc process typically used for specific domains and purposes.
Work is learning and learning is the work
JUNE 17, 2012
In programming, this has meant a move from waterfall to agile methods, for example. Transparent work processes foster innovation. If learning is everywhere , it should definitely be where the work is getting done.
Great is the power of steady misrepresentation
DECEMBER 10, 2013
Now there is no overall agreement in the literature as to terms so everyone has to say what definition they are using. I am here using the constraint based definition, which means this is an unconstrained space, or a random one. I promised yesterday to clarify some aspects of Cynefin.
I’m Showing My Work … My Next Book Is Postponed
JUNE 25, 2015
” John Stepper is another fabulous example of mastering the “work out loud” nascent meme. I recognized through more research, interviews, and personal reflections that purpose is in fact a two-fold process.
The necessity of partial constraint
MAY 7, 2011
At LSSC11 I used the constraint based definition of different system types: Ordered, highly constrained; Chaotic, no constraints; Complex, partial constraints, coevolution of constraint with agent behaviour.
Dear C-Suite: We Don’t Do Training Anymore
NOVEMBER 4, 2013
But it is my argument learning professionals must help the C-Suite understand that training is merely an event and that learning must now be defined as a connected, collaborative and continuous process. In 2012, Peter Aceto, the President and CEO of ING DIRECT – a Canadian bank with 1.78
Making a Movement: Narratives and Creation Spaces
SEPTEMBER 1, 2014
But, like many definitions, this one has limitations. For example, by this definition, all corporations would have to be considered movements – they’re all working to promote an end, whether it be shareholder value increase or enhancing the delight of the customers they’re seeking to address. Once they grow beyond 10 to 20 participants, they tend to fragment and weaken the deep trust-based relationships that are so critical to driving the learning process.
Does Your Nonprofit Have A Social Media Work Flow?
SEPTEMBER 4, 2012
Owyang’s post points to some terrific examples including a diagram from Socialfish helped facilitate for ASCE and the class diagram from the Airforce. Image from Steve Heye.
Overcoming the Course and Control mindset hurdles
MAY 20, 2012
broadening the definition of learning to include formal and informal learning. trying to control the whole learning process.
Zipcar at MX 2014: Obsessing About The Member Experience
FEBRUARY 19, 2014
For example, we have a fleet team and their responsibility is to make sure the cars are well maintained and select the right vehicles for customers. For example, take fueling of the car. LM : We definitely took charge of vision setting.
More (somewhat) emotionally intelligent signage in a parking lot.
SEPTEMBER 8, 2011
” And he included this example from the parking lot of a nearby Chili’s restaurant: Tweet. They definitely invoke (humor), I would say, in most driver’s who see this. Dan Pink. Contact. Follow Dan on Twitter. About Dan. Speaking Engagements. Video. Articles.
AI and Public Policy
JANUARY 23, 2017
For example, while self-driving cars may be safer than human-driven cars, there will be serious accidents which will definitely attract considerable attention.