Group cohesiveness & individual effort

Dave Snowden

The change in the behavioral state of one animal affects and is affected by that of all other animals in the group, no matter how large the group is. It turns out that “Interacting with six or seven neighbors optimizes the balance between group cohesiveness and individual effort”.

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Informal learning patterns

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Learnscaping describes a dozen learning patterns, e.g. processes that organizations are using to improve performance through networked informal learning. patterns. His recent post, Toward a Pattern Language for Enterprise 2.0 , details two sorts of patterns for optimal enterprise 2.0

Patterns of Emergent Cities: 1. The Founder - EMERGENT CITIES

Seb Paquet

Patterns of Emergent Cities: 1. This is the first in a series of posts describing patterns that help understand the experience of building something really new, together. Now, Cats wouldn’t be caught dead in a group. Next pattern: 2. social patterns.

Group-centric work and training

Harold Jarche

A lot of resources are put into preparing individuals for duty and the system is designed for large numbers. Military Instructional Systems Design (ISD) has greatly informed and inspired civilian training. Not Group Think, but Think Groups. Individual Training.

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Patterns of Emergent Cities: 2. The Fellowship - EMERGENT CITIES

Seb Paquet

Patterns of Emergent Cities: 2. Now this grouping will morph into a Fellowship. - It is an experience of coliberation or group flow. Upcoming pattern: 3. group coherence. Posterous theme by Cory Watilo. EMERGENT CITIES. BuilderShips · ImagineNations.

Collective intelligence patterns

Clark Quinn

In his presentation on The Landscape of Collective Intelligence, he comes up with four characteristics of design patterns (or genes, as he calls them): What (strategy), Who (staffing), How (structure & process), & Why (incentives/alignment). This is a really nice systematic breakdown into patterns tied to real examples. The latter two work out to a nice little matrix with collection, collaboration, many-to-many, and group decision.

A social interaction pattern language 2 of 2

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

At best, those group actions serve the well-being of the whole: not just the whole of a particular organization, but the whole of life. However, as we well know, many group actions are not life-serving. People who convene formal group conversations—facilitators, meeting planners, et al.

Training Design

Tony Karrer

I've been struggling a bit to capture a concept that I believe represents a fairly fundamental shift in how we need to think about Training Design. Oh, and I called it Learning Design in the diagrams, but I'm afraid that it's really more about Training Design.

All Social is Learning | Organizational Knowledge Design

Martijn Linssen

And before she understands that she belongs to the same animal group as her parents and siblings, she can discern individual faces among primate s. If they do not, we reconsider our pattern assessment logic. All Social is Learning | Organizational Knowledge Design [.]

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Toward a Pattern Language for Enterprise 2.0 : Andrew McAfee’s Blog

Andy McAfee

Andrew McAfee’s Blog The Business Impact of IT Home Home RSS Search Toward a Pattern Language for Enterprise 2.0 June 10 2009 Comments to this post A Pattern Language , published in 1979 by Christopher Alexander and his colleagues, was a landmark book in architecture that also became a landmark in other fields like computer science ; one review called it “The decade’s best candidate for a permanently important book.&# comparisons into two groups. patterns.

How Autism can Influence Design: In conversation with Steve Silberman

Adaptive Path

The book, a sweeping history of autism in both science and society, contains some powerful implications about designing for human cognition and what “normal” really means. What do you think is the future of neurodiversity in design, and in the workplace?

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A Crash Course in Design Thinking for Network Leadership Skills

Beth Kanter

Last month, I participated in a Design Thinking Lab with network leadership practitioners convened by the Leadership Learning Community. The session was an introduction to design thinking methods and to generate ideas for instructional modules for networked leadership development.

Skills 101

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

Only after this, do we move into the idea, of learning design and pedagogy, which is drawn primarily from the field of distance learning, where courses are rounded up as packages, or what we might call program texts, designed to lead the student through a course of instruction. You begin to think in course packages complete with content, learning design, everything you need for an online course. It is, in many ways, an unbundling of this traditional course design.

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Using Design Thinking to ReThink Our Nonprofit or Community Foundation Work

Beth Kanter

To facilitate the lab, I used human centered design techniques (for a good overview see Jen Bokoff’s terrific overview post here ) and more specifically the Luma Institute methods (for more, see my post here.). Each team got to present their idea to the group.

Learning Design Tools (Demonstrations)

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

TELOS - Gilbert Paquette IMS Learning Design (IMS-LD) is a bridge between design and delivery. And you need repositories of LD patterns. It is designed to address various needs, for example, K-12 lesson plans, higher education learning patterns, or workplace training. TELOS isn't exactly an LD designer and player, it's an educational modeling designer and player that exports to IMS-LD. So we got new tools for running learning designs.

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How Autism can Influence Design: In conversation with Steve Silberman

Adaptive Path

The book, a sweeping history of autism in both science and society, contains some powerful implications about designing for human cognition and what “normal” really means. So it’s actually better science not to automatically pathologize a group of people because it helps you look at your data in a more unbiased way. JJG: This notion of building a better world for autistic people is where the work that we do as user experience designers really comes into play.

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The Future IMS Learning Design

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

The Future IMS Learning Design What is the future of learning design? Joel Greenberg My own personal view: maybe the world is moving on, and maybe the idea of 'design' is a bit old fashioned. Instead of trying to systematize, to sequence, a more appropriate approach is based around patterns and connections. The idea is to lead academics to a lightweight narrative, and having them design around it. So, what is the future of learning design?

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How to Use Design Thinking to Improve Your Nonprofit’s Digital Strategy

Beth Kanter

We used some Human Centered Design techniques from their “ Innovating for People ” design methods recipe book. It was the most stimulating web platform strategy session that I have ever experienced! What is Human Centered Design? Our group generated 100 ideas!

A Slow Community Movement? | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

The article talks about the work of communities in Oaxaca who are eschewing schools and centrally designed learning experiences to take learning back into the hands of the community – on it’s own time, terms and tempo.

Experimentation: chocolate cakes and communicators | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

What gets us moving beyond our customary habits and patterns? Viv McWaters on 29 Sep 2008 at 8:48 pm Hi Nancy Synchronicity does it for me every time – wakes me up when I start seeing a pattern.

Wayne Sutton: how people use social media | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Same pattern, methinks. Home About Full Circle Contact Resources Wiki Full Circus Full Circle Associates connections for a changing world, online and offline… Aug 31 2008 Wayne Sutton: how people use social media Published by Nancy White at 3:42 pm under events , social media Good quote. Now take it in the context of how people are using social media in disaster preparedness and response with Gustav.

Ask Idealware: Solutions for Tagging and Archiving a Discussion List | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

It also made me realize that this was yet another thing contributing to my recent pattern of “not getting to blogging.&# Melanie asks: I’m working with a group of public radio station fundraisers who want a way to communicate regularly online to share tips and tests they have done in conjunction with project we are working on together to increase the number of donors to public radio nation-wide. The consensus of this group is they would like to do this via listserv.

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The year’s top posts on Working Smarter

Jay Cross

Working smarter draws upon ideas from design thinking, network optimization, brain science, user experience design, learning theory, organizational development, social business, technology, collaboration, web 2.0 Group work advice for MOOC providers.

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Farming the meatware

Euen Semple

When I am asked what the next big thing on the web will be I say patterns. We have increasingly been opening up and sharing stuff, which is in itself useful and interesting, but the real benefits start to come when we make sense of the patterns that this activity shows us. We know that Facebook makes its money out of the information we share and the patterns that that information makes. There is clearly huge benefit in seeing these patterns but huge risks as well.

Narrative: paying the piper

Dave Snowden

Each of the three members of the faculty face peer review by two colleagues and then have to listen to the reflections on their exchange by a wider group – without the opportunity to correct or clarify.

NTEN Leading Change Summit #14lcs: Reflection

Beth Kanter

The team’s first planning session should be one of learning about each’s other trade craft versus diving into the design of the session. Next, of course, is diving into the design task of identifying goals and framing for the session and specific roles. Orienting the Group.

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Social Physics - Reinventing Analytics to Better Predict Human Behaviors

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

We were now able to reliably predict how large groups of people make decisions by analyzing how information and ideas flow from person to person. The book was the result of over a decade’s worth of research in the Human Dynamics group at MIT’s Media Lab.

My path to ITA

Clark Quinn

I started out seeing the connection between computers and learning as an undergraduate, and designed my own degree. My first job out of college was designing and programming educational computer games, which led me back to graduate school and a Ph.D.

Liminal Cynefin & ‘control’

Dave Snowden

I always emphasis that Cynefin was designed as a conflict resolution framework as much as for understanding decision making – all aspects of sense-making. Something that MassSense was designed to handle on a near real time basis by shifting to the liminal aspect of the chaotic domain.

Blueprints for Networked Cocreation: 1. Intentcasting - EMERGENT.

Seb Paquet

Interest brings groups together, but intent is what brings teams together to actually get things done. There must be other people or groups out there who resonate with the intent and can get excited enough to connect. group-forming. Posterous theme by Cory Watilo.

Culture 7 of 7: Completion

Dave Snowden

Her powerful armament contributed to what was already a top heavy design and her life span was limited to some 1,500 meters of sailing. That engagement is at the level of the groups capability to act in the short term – its not about talking about what other people should do.

Culture 3 of 7: Identify the big shapes

Dave Snowden

Mapping of course should show up the existing patterns and with those patterns the range what is possible at what effort. I remember in one IBM project we gave a group of consultants a full time bookkeeper to manage their expenses and timesheets.

Wikipedia’s 10th

Jay Cross

Ward is also a leader in the Agile Software movement and the thought leader in Software Patterns. When I brought up instructional design, forty faces went blank. I don’t sense the group was very interested in people learning things beyond their initial exposure.

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Creating More Intelligent Organizations

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In particular, it is studying the various ways that groups of people are now. From time immemorial, groups of people working together have acted in ways that seem intelligent. Malone and his colleagues wondered if a similar definition of intelligence could apply to groups of people.

Twelvetide 18:07

Dave Snowden

During my time in IBM I gained a reputation in the field of Knowledge Management that didn’t go down well with those in the consultancy group who thought it was their bailiwick. You can however design for them.

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a need for empathy

Dave Snowden

In South Wales a few weeks ago a group of us discussed how, in the past, MPs came from their constituencies they were not parachuted into safe seats by those in power.

Working Smarter Cracker Barrel

Clark Quinn

Each Principal of the Internet Time Alliance has three topics of 20 minutes to be discussed in small groups. design mobile social strategyMy Internet Time Alliance colleague Harold Jarche is a clever guy. In preparation for an event, he makes a blog post to organize his thoughts.

Social Media Planning and Evaluation for NGOs | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

This topic is designed to give you some tools and ideas for including social media appropriately in your overall organizational strategic plan and to measure its effectiveness. and more specialised groups like ICCO and Euforic in the Netherlands.

structures and data

Harold Jarche

“The journey to knowledge is as important as the moment of realization, learning design has collapsed the journey into the moment, lessening the experience by depriving us of the collateral learning along the way.”

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Culture 6 of 7: Adjustments

Dave Snowden

An initiative is designed to start a journey rather than complete a goal. The infrastructure that supports extreme sports involves training, peer group interaction, technology developments and apprentice type practices that cannot be designed but only understood with the benefit of hindsight.

New Ways of Visualizing the Customer Journey Map

Adaptive Path

As the field of service design evolves so do the tools. At Adaptive Path we often find ourselves debating the form and definition of service design artifacts. I was curious to see how a new crop of interaction designers might interpret the journey map.

The social Web before social networks: a report from 2003

David Weinberger

It just hadn’t yet evolved a pervasive layer of software specifically designed to help us be social. Clay gave a brilliant talk,“ A Group Is Its Own Worst Enemy ,” in which he pointed to an important dynamic of online groups. I replied to him at the same conference (“ The Unspoken of Groups ”). Here’s what for me was the take-away from these two talks: The Web was designed to connect pages. People, being people, quickly created ways for groups to form.

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The Vital Role of Culture in Business

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Culture expresses goals through values and beliefs and guides activity through shared assumptions and group norms.”. At the other end are interdependent leaning cultures, which emphasize integration, relationships and group collaborations.