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. Both sets of patterns apply to Learnscapes, which are in essence a subset of enterprise 2.0 (a

Making pretty patterns

Euen Semple

For the last few years any time anyone has asked me to predict what will be interesting in the future of the social web I have said "seeing patterns, and what we do with the patterns that we see". I have also argued consistently over the years that what matters is the ownership and interpretation of the data and patterns that we generate. If our tools create patterns that are visible to us all of us then we all learn and are able to make better decisions.

hyper-connected pattern seeking

Harold Jarche

From a recent post by the BBC : Crucial in surviving all of these unpredictable variables is the use of network design tools – software suites that can simulate what happens at the point of disaster. Here is more confirmation that work is learning, and learning is the work.

Share Best Practices - Patterns

Tony Karrer

Dodged that bullet. :) Patterns and Knowledge Work I understand the concern that when you share best practices, you may come out with very different results. Making sense generates cues and allows one to recognize patterns, both in the nature of the problem and response.

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. Next pattern: 2. social patterns. Posterous theme by Cory Watilo. EMERGENT CITIES.

Designing outside your comfort zone

Adaptive Path

That’s what we tell ourselves because as designers we often rely on tried and tested tools, methods and standards to help us arrive at a solution that should work. They may sound like best practices for just being a good designer, and they are. “Trust the process!”.

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Idiots, Networks and Patterns

Harold Jarche

The Physics of Finance: The more chaotic our environment & less control we have, the more we see non-existent simple patterns , or as Valdis Krebs pointed out, seeing fictitious patterns in random data is called “ apophenia &#. Igoe and Mota point out that digital manufacturing is beginning to do to manufacturing what the Internet has done to information-based goods and services. Tweet Here are some interesting things that were shared via Twitter this past week.

How to support informal learning

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Cross is a champion of informal learning, Web 2.0, He has challenged conventional wisdom about how adults learn since designing the first business degree program offered by the University of Phoenix three decades ago. They are currently refining informal/web 2.0 Interview.

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.

Information shadows and spimes

Dave Gray

Information shadows and spimes , originally uploaded by dgray_xplane. In his book Smart Things , Mike Kuniavsky talks about the information shadow as an essential element of a smart thing.

UX Week 2014 Keynote Josh Clark on the Future of Digital Product Design

Adaptive Path

Josh is the author of the book Tapworthy: Designing Great iPhone Apps, and frequently gives workshops and talks at conferences around the world. In this interview, Josh and I talk about the current trends in digital product design, and where those trends might be heading.

UX Week Keynote Speaker Amanda Dameron on Making Design More Human

Adaptive Path

If you’re a fan of Dwell magazine, you’re familiar with its unique take on modern architecture and design in the home. Dwell editor-in-chief Amanda Dameron is a passionate advocate for the philosophy of design exemplified by the homes, decor, and furnishings showcased in Dwell.

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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.&# First is a set of patterns where 2.0

The evolution of design to amplify flow

John Hagel

If we want to understand the importance of flows in our world, the new book Design in Nature released this week by Adrian Bejan and J.   By pulling back from individual disciplines, it identifies patterns that were either missed or misunderstood in more narrow contexts. There is an imperative here:  “The constructal law is a shout from the rooftops: Everything that flows and moves generates designs that evolve  to survive (to live).

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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. What do you think is the future of neurodiversity in design, and in the workplace?

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The Science of Information-based Predictions

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Silver, on the another hand, views information-based predictions, including political forecasting, as a scientific discipline. The exponential growth in information is sometime seen as a cure-all, as computers were in the 1970s.

[liveblog] Judith Donath on designing for sociality (“Social Machines”)

David Weinberger

I read it this weekend and it is a rich work that explores the ways in which good design can improve our online sociality. Omitting key information. Judith begins by saying that the theme of the book is the importance of online social interaction and designing for it. She uses a Mark Twain story [" Was the World Made for Man? "] about an oyster’s point of view to remind us that online design isn’t really all that evolved.

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Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: Patterns of Business Innovation in China and India

John Hagel

From a strategist’s viewpoint, though, what I miss in such coverage is any deep analysis of the patterns of business innovation that might help to explain the explosive growth in both economies or the implications for Western companies.

Informal, Social, Wirearchical Business

Harold Jarche

The shift can be seen in daily events and in the ways peoples’ working lives and behaviours are changing, in the ways they are becoming more or less well-informed, and in consumption patterns for much of what they are buying and using. In a networked, information-based environment, shareholders value brand, reputation, ideas, relationships and know-how. Our thinking comes from experience, critical observation and forward-thinking assumptions based on patterns and trends.

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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Interesting Information via eLearning Learning

Tony Karrer

Again, I'll be curious to see if people find patterns in this information. David Fair - Learning Journeys Talk to him about graphics ( PNG , JPG ) and staying organized ( Tagging , Information Overload ). We've implemented a few features in the eLearning Learning Community. You can see the first feature by visiting the site and clicking around on terms.

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. From what parents have told me, it’s been really important for them because there’s so much confusing information about autism out there, like is it an epidemic? What do you think is the future of neurodiversity in design, and in the workplace?

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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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Learning Design in a Nut Shell

Tony Karrer

I've recently updated my mental model of how I go about Learning Design, so I thought I'd share. Update: Sep 14 - Lee Kraus posted Learning and Technology: Learning Design about this and asked an interesting question - "Does this apply to both formal and informal learning?"

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New Tools Beget Revolutions: Big Data and the 21st Century Information-based Society

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In 2012, he published a paper with his students, An Analytics Approach to Designing Clinical Trials for Cancer , which he dedicated to the memory of his father. . “We We believe that our approach to apply analytics to the design of clinical trials has the potential to signi?cantly

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Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: Retailers and Customers

John Hagel

Almost a decade ago, I detected an intriguing pattern regarding the unbundling and rebundling of firms (purchase unfortunately required). Of course, the pace and trajectory of unbundling (and related rebundling) differs across industries and geographies – the patterns are complex and fractal.

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.

The Form of Informal - 2

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Responding to Tony Karrer, More on the Form of Informal What do you think the meaning of the word 'dictating' is? Patterns are repeated in the shapes of the trees, the shapes of the leaves. Rather, some types of structure tend toward 'informal', while other types of structure tend toward 'formal'. A 'God' of the training room 'design', if you will. And some very informal instruction - such as a 'how-to' manual - can be a job aid.

Notes from Information Technology Based Higher Education and Training ITHET 2013, Antalya

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

leads to questions about designing learning for the future - reference to the old ''cranking ifo into students'' heads diagram - claims about the future: - work at own time, place, etc - computers will revolutionize learning - along came MOOCs - investment in MOOCs: $100M - will take time but will have a major impact - why things will change. Sangiovanni-Vincentelli, ''Designing Platform Based Design'', EEDesign, Feb.

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.

The Paucity of Intelligent Design

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Re: Why Intelligent Design Is Going to Win This must be comedy Friday at Tech Central Station. intelligent design people! intelligent design people! The point is, intelligent design is a religion-driven anti-intellectual position adhered to (and directed toward) mostly uneducated people, and it is Not Science. Asserting this does not make an opponent of intellectual design a loser, merely untactful in stating the truth. Intelligent design and all, you know?

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e-Clippings (Learning As Art): "Understanding individual human mobility patterns" (nature article)

Mark Oehlert

eLearning Guilds Summer Seminar Series » June 19, 2008 "Understanding individual human mobility patterns" (nature article) ( link ) Cautionary Note: Id like to read this article but dont really want to drop $32 for the privilege. This inherent similarity in travel patterns could impact all phenomena driven by human mobility, from epidemic prevention to emergency response, urban planning and agent-based modelling."

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Wikipatterns: A How-To Site on Driving the Adoption of Wikis Within Your Organization

Mark Oehlert

A collection of patterns and anti-patterns (or actually resistance patterns) for moving forward with Wikis within your organization.

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

Nancy White

Same pattern, methinks. If you are looking for information about me or my company, click on the "About Full Circle" tab at the top of the site. 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.

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.&# Will people go back and use the archived and tagged material, or will they follow the age old pattern of just asking again? If you are looking for information about me or my company, click on the "About Full Circle" tab at the top of the site.

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Why Organizations Don’t Learn

Jay Cross

People in the Real Learning Project learn to learn socially, experientially, and informally. pattern recognition. design thinking. Design Networks Real Learning StoosWhere organic, bottom-up meets corporate top-down.

Supporting our Brains

Clark Quinn

One of the ways I’ve been thinking about the role mobile can play in design is thinking about how our brains work, and don’t. Technology, for instance, is bad at pattern-matching and meaning-making, two things we’re really pretty good at. design meta-learning mobil

Cyborg Thinking: Cognition, Context, and Complementation

Clark Quinn

That is, our brains are powerful pattern matchers, but have a hard time remembering rote information, particularly arbitrary or complicated details. The sheer computational ability eventually trumped the familiar pattern approach. Now map this to mobile: we want to design the best complement for our cognition. It’s maybe only a slight shift in perspective, but it is a different view than designing to be, say, easy to use. design mobile

Why models matter

Clark Quinn

Things are moving faster, competitors are able to counter your advances in months, there’s more information, and this isn’t decreasing. Our brains are pattern matchers, and the more we observe a pattern, the more likely it will remind us of something, a model. Consequently, it’s also one of the things I push as a key improvement to learning design. It’s a good basis for design, for problem-solving, and for learning.

Emergent & Semantic Learning

Clark Quinn

However, as you track outcomes, e.g. success on practice, and start looking at that by doing data analytics, you can start trolling for emergent patterns (again, made up). design meta-learning strategy technology

Augmented Reality Lives!

Clark Quinn

And we’ve traded off detail for pattern-matching. And, technology is the opposite: it’s hard to get technology to do pattern matching, but it’s really good at rote. design mobile technology

Integrating Meta-learning

Clark Quinn

You could choose many characteristics, e.g. from the SCANS competencies (using information technology, reasoning), that the task entails. design meta-learning

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Performance Support Second?

Clark Quinn

Frankly, the learner ideally gets the minimal amount of help to get past their current gap, and if it’s a bit of information or decision support help, why would you make a course if you can avoid it? Another way to look at it is to think that we’d rather put as much information in the world as possible. We don’t want to try to put information into people’s heads if we can avoid it. design strategy

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