Teaching in the Digital Age: Guidelines for Designing Teaching and Learning

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

You need good course design, empathy, competence (which is where professors excel), and the imagination to create context. At AU, we use people who have that expertise help us with course design, so experts don’t have to do this as well as their own discipline.

7 guidelines for managing open networks

Harold Jarche

Rule 5: Adopt simple rules to design and implement strategy. Ed Morrison , Advisor for the Purdue Center for Regional Development, says that many of the familiar approaches to management no longer apply, and goes on to provide 7 keys to guiding an open network.

Design Readings

Clark Quinn

Another book on design crossed my radar when I was at a retreat and in the stack of one of the other guests was Julie Dirksen’s book Design for How People Learn and Susan Weinschenk’s 100 Things Every Designer Needs to Know About People. Dr. Weinschenk’s book systematically goes through categories of important design considerations: How People See. This includes much of the research I talk about when I discuss deeper Instructional Design, and more.

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Evidence-based Design

Clark Quinn

In my last post , I asserted that we need evidence-based design for what we do. There are several good books out (and I believer that there is at least one more on the way) that summarize the implications of research design. Julie Dirksen’s Design for How People Learn is another good one. Michael Allen’s work on design is also recommended, e.g. Guide to eLearning. A number of people run workshops on deeper design. design

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Designing Social Processing

Clark Quinn

There are some design principles involved. First, the assignment itself needs to be designed to involve valuable processing activities. I’m glad they did, as I was able to develop a set of guidelines for them that subsequently smoothed the process. Social learning does provide richer processing (next to an individual Socratic tutor, but that’s not very scalable), but it takes careful design as well. Tags: design social

Team Guidelines From A New Boss: How Can He Make Sure.

Bob Sutton

Design school project teaches bike safety - The Stanford Daily Online. Tim Brown: Change by Design: How Design Thinking Transforms Organizations and Inspires Innovation. Bill Moggridge: Designing Interactions. A Great Pixar Story: Alvy Ray Smith and Ed Catmull Serve as Human Shields » Team Guidelines From A New Boss: How Can He Make Sure People Live Them? The guidelines would probably be even better if the team worked on them. Bob Sutton.

Increased complexity needs simplified design

Harold Jarche

Given the above, here are some guidelines for what informal learning development could look like: Spend less time on design and more on ongoing evaluation to allow emergent practices to be developed.

Using Design Thinking for A Foundation’s Investment Strategy

Beth Kanter

Grantees, Experts, and Partners at the end of the Brainerd Foundation’s 21st Century Advocacy Design Lab. What if they used a design thinking process to not only get feedback from grantees but as a way to develop a more agile way of working?

Design research as the fourth estate

Adaptive Path

In preparation for teaching the Design Research day of our upcoming UX Intensive in San Francisco, from June 15-18, I’ve been reflecting on the different roles that design research plays in the design process and in the organizations we work with. It seems to me that organizations seeking to evolve their products and services, or even revolutionize their offerings, can benefit greatly from something like a fourth estate for design.

Wise technology?

Clark Quinn

We can provide guidelines about good decisions, provide support through the process, etc. design meta-learning strategyAt a recent event, they were talking about AI (artificial intelligence) and DI (decision intelligence).

The Grail of Effective and Engaging Learning Experiences

Clark Quinn

For one, there are guidelines about Videos of experts and documents are available as resources, to support the learner in getting the best outcome. While it’s low on fancy visual design, it’s effective because it’s closely aligned to the needed skills post-learning.

Trainer’s Notebook: Making Accommodations In Workshops

Beth Kanter

Their space is designed for local nonprofits to connect, share ideas and develop solutions together. They have built an authentic community through cultivated conversations and events designed to build trust, deepen relationships and set the stage for collective impact.

Shades of grey

Clark Quinn

In looking across several instances of training in official procedures, I regularly see that, despite bunches of regulations and guidelines, that things are not black and white, but that there are myriad shades of grey. design

Templates and tools

Clark Quinn

And this can be useful when you’ve got well-designed activities but want to easily develop them. But they’re not a substitute for good design, and can make it easy to do bad design too. Whether the guidelines are in a template or a process tool like a checklist, it helps to have cognitive facilitation. design strategy

Types of meaningful processing

Clark Quinn

Another task that I faced earlier was the situation where people had to interpret guidelines to make a decision. design In an previous post , I argued for different types and ratios for worthwhile learning activities. I’ve been thinking about this (and working on it) quite a bit lately. I know there are other resources that I should know about (pointers welcome), but I’m currently wrestling with several types of situations and wanted to share my thinking.

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learning myths & superstitions

Harold Jarche

In Millennials, Goldfish & other Training Misconceptions my colleague Clark Quinn has written a handy guide for every training shop or L&D department.

Assessing Evidence in CPD: Meeting Standards and Missing Goals

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Designing & Seeing What We Want 3. Designing & Seeing What We Want So: coffee is good for you, coffee is bad for you. Then we design research to show that. This comes into play with respect to guidelines a lot.

Thoughts on privacy

Doc Searls

Some examples: Privacy by Design is a policy and code development movement led by Ann Cavoukian , the Information & Privacy Commissioner of Ontario. Many developers, enterprises and governments are now following her guidelines. Books Business Cluetrain Future history Internet Links News Past Personal Personal clouds problems Technology VRM Fourth Amendment internet privacy privacy by design In Here Is New York , E.B.

Don’t Be So Precious: Tips & Tricks to Help Creativity Flourish

Adaptive Path

As the discussion unfolded, we came up with an interesting set of guidelines that enable creativity to flourish. Tags: Adaptive Path Staff Creativity Idealism (Uncensored) Management Methods People You Should Know Perspective Podcasts Product Management Project Management Tips & Tricks Visual Design design film pablo picasso process scott berkun tea with teresa the mystery of picasso tips tricks An interview with Scott Berkun , author and public speaker on.

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Start with the 70. Plan for the 100.

Charles Jennings

Task lists, models, guidelines. The ‘10’ has primarily involved designing, developing and implementing structured training and development interventions. Plan for the 100 The key for effective 70:20:10 design is to plan for the 100.

Training Board Members As Brand Champions on Social and Beyond

Beth Kanter

I was able to reiterate how the brand guidelines drive everything we do at the Foundation and how to use each of the components. Leadership Networked Nonprofit Networks Organizational Culture Training Design

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.

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Of artisanship

Dave Snowden

I was talking with the kitchen designer this morning about some of the details of the project which is about to destroy the kitchen I built with my own hands twenty years ago. Now they are heavily constrained by guidelines designed for the centre of the bell curve.

in an increasingly complex world

Harold Jarche

This is a good set of guidelines (via David Hodgson ) and useful for conversations around organizational change. Values: transparent organizations are better at sharing values but the initial design influences everything.

Blockchain’s Potential for Environmental Applications

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

But, the hype surrounding blockchain , can tempt solution designers to try to use it for applications that it’s not suitable for. Clean air : “Around 91% of the world’s people live in places that fail to meet World Health Organization (WHO) air-quality guidelines.”

Stockholm syndrome in strategy

Dave Snowden

One of the ways this currently manifests is the abuse of design thinking by many a major consultancy firm who have discovered a new way to sell the tail of their bench by parachuting under utilised staff into temporary highly controlled workshops.

Rules is rules

Dave Snowden

However calling all rules guidelines or seeking to remove them is throwing the proverbial baby out with the bathwater. This is where heuristics come into play, and they have a longer pedigree in human systems than guidelines.

The Nonprofit’s Guide To Inclusive Walking Meetings: Strolling Meetings

Beth Kanter

Meetings can not only be a waste of time if they are not well designed, but can also zap our energy. When you are hosting the actual meeting, share the guidelines about “slowest pace sets the pace for the group and the activity is not a race.”

The Evolution of the Internet of Very Smart Things

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The centrally managed, highly scalable, attractively priced cloud platforms were now being designed to support a variety of mobile devices, - e.g. smartphones, tablets, e-readers and laptops.

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Social leadership

Harold Jarche

Working on the business means working on how the organization is designed. The initial design of the work environment, organization, or business influences everything else. 7 Guidelines for Managing Open Networks. What is social leadership?

Tests for coherence

Dave Snowden

As I say I am not sure, as an experiment is designed to explore so there may be no necessary conditions. We cannot use our limited understanding of past cases to create deterministic recipes as to future action, but we can use them as a guideline to what may be a legitimate experiment.

Organize for Complexity

Harold Jarche

The book simplifies years of research and management practice and presents a lucid set of working examples, guidelines, and models that can be understood by all.

Games do teach

Clark Quinn

As Raph Koster’s fun and valuable book A Theory of Fun for Game Design aptly points out, the reason games succeed is that they do require learning. So the real point Ruth is making is that research doesn’t show the value of games for learning, and that there are no guidelines from research for design. And principles for design? Going further, I believe that there are sound principles for design (heck, I wrote a book about it).

Nonprofits Are Adding Bots to their Social Media Teams

Beth Kanter

While easy to set up, designing an effective bot for a nonprofit from scratch can be daunting. It is also important to consider the ethical guidelines for designing chatbots. While easy to set up, designing an effective bot for a nonprofit from scratch can be daunting.

Using Social Media Effectively and Powerful Tactics Workshop

Beth Kanter

The session was designed a mix of strategy with a deep dive into content, measurement, Facebook, and Twitter. Practical frameworks and guidelines for effectively developing an integrated content strategy and measurement practice. Networked Nonprofit Training Design

3 reasons to change your learning content management strategy now

Xyleme

It improves the speed of design and the amount of reuse," May indicated. Going further, designers and trainers weren''t able to isolate the translated versions. Have legacy systems handcuffed your enterprise?

Report: Insights from the Google AI Impact Challenge

Beth Kanter

One valuable section of the report is a catalog of common project designs across different sub-areas of the social change sector, including: Crisis Response, Economic Empowerment, Education, Environment, Equality and Inclusion, Health, and Public Sector.

Signposts for the Week Ending June 24

Adaptive Path

What would happen if architecture became better friends with interaction design? Nokia releases UX Guidelines for their new N9 smartphone. 5 fake sounds designed to help humans. Conference Alert: Word on the street is that Jasper van Kuijk's User-Centered Design – A Reality Check talk was the hit of CHI-Sparks and YOU can bring down the house with your brilliant ideas as the Service Design Global Conference opens up their call for submissions.

Signposts for the Week Ending June 24

Adaptive Path

What would happen if architecture became better friends with interaction design? Nokia releases UX Guidelines for their new N9 smartphone. 5 fake sounds designed to help humans. Conference Alert: Word on the street is that Jasper van Kuijk's User-Centered Design – A Reality Check talk was the hit of CHI-Sparks and YOU can bring down the house with your brilliant ideas as the Service Design Global Conference opens up their call for submissions.

From Horseless Carriages to Driverless Vehicles

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Moreover, safety is the highest design priority for AVs, because to succeed they will have to be almost infallible. They should work closely with AV firms to develop new safety standards, issue guidelines, and permit limited testing on public roads.

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The Art of the Ask

Seb Paquet

A Social Experience Design Challenge. These musings connect to a social experience design challenge that I keep coming back to. And the Product Design Guild (cofounded by Xianhang Zhang , one of my favorite thinkers on social experience design), follows a similar formula.

Workshop content: Creating results using social media – the HR perspective

Ross Dawson

Establishing social media governance, guidelines and policies. Designing external social media initiatives to maximise benefits and manage risks. Tomorrow is the Australian Human Resources Institute HR Technology conference.

A New Symphony for the next CLO Symposium

Dan Pontefract

Imagine you had the opportunity to design a conference from scratch, without ever having attended a conference in the past, without knowledge of what a conference actually is, without a clue as to what the expectations are of attendees at <ahem> the conference.