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A Competent Competency Process

Clark Quinn

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.

Bob Sutton

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

Mind Hacks

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

Dan Pink

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

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

Tony Karrer

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!

Clark Quinn

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

Charles Jennings

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

Dan Pontefract

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?

Clark Quinn

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

Dan Pontefract

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

Dan Pontefract

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.

Sense-making glossary

Harold Jarche

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.

Boundary conditions

Dave Snowden

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

Harold Jarche

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 gives an excellent example of adding value. Robin Good is another fine example of curating, using

Content and continuous learning: The cornerstones of a learning architecture


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)

Dave Snowden

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?

Luis Suarez

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

Adaptive Path

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.

Content engineering

Clark Quinn

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?

Dan Pontefract

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

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

Adaptive Path

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.

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PR’s problems, 20 years later

Doc Searls

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

John Hagel

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

Dan Pontefract

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.

Martijn Linssen

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 example, it searches for semantic data on the web.

PKM in the Summer

Harold Jarche

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.

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Picking Winners

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

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

Harold Jarche

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

Dave Snowden

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

Dan Pontefract

” 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

Dave Snowden

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

Dan Pontefract

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

John Hagel

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.

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Does Your Nonprofit Have A Social Media Work Flow?

Beth Kanter

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

Jane Hart

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

Adaptive Path

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.

Dan Pink

” 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

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

For example, while self-driving cars may be safer than human-driven cars, there will be serious accidents which will definitely attract considerable attention.