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

Share Best Practices - Patterns

Tony Karrer

So, the first thing I did was to quickly search my blog for any mention of "best practice" – whew, I don't use the term much. 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.

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.

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

[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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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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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.

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.

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."

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.

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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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.&# And remind people of the power of search. 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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The World Cafe Community – Virtual Cafes? | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Truly, I’d love a month to research this sort of thing and things like useful patterns and practices in online events… and so many other things. Amy Lenzo on 24 Oct 2008 at 12:58 pm Obviously my search algorithms suck because I’m just finding this post!

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e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Semi-Daily Quote/Lyric/Words of Others

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Map of the Blogosphere | Main | Semi-Daily Quote/Lyric/Words of Others » March 27, 2008 Semi-Daily Quote/Lyric/Words of Others “Common to most anthropologists is a contrarian readiness to search out diverse, improbable kinds of patterning, to be skeptical of commonly accepted categories or boundaries, and to employ varying temporal and geographic scales as tools of inquiry.”

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

Three Mobile User Experience Trends to Watch in 2009

Adaptive Path

Design decisions were largely based on product design; user interface was an afterthought. Whether the cleverness of parallax sliding on of the Android G1 UI, the whimsical transitions of the HTC Diamond, or the “gosh that’s cool” response to applications like Koi Pond and Urban Spoon , these interfaces introduced UI design that was clever, creative and intuitive. 2009 will be the year inspired mobile UI design goes mainstream.

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Sense-making with PKM

Harold Jarche

We constantly go through a process of looking at bits of information and trying to make sense of them by adding to our existing knowledge or testing out new patterns in our sense-making efforts. Exchanging: We exchange and note ideas and information all of the time.

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Introduction to Social Networking

Harold Jarche

Each of these networks has its own unique style, functionality and patterns of usage. LinkedIn is primarily a professional network, designed to facilitate linkages between people who are wanting to connect for work-related purposes. Because LinkedIn is designed for professional networking, there’s a greater emphasis on building a reputation and connecting to employment and business opportunities. More information on owning your data on this site.

Skills for Learning Professionals…Part 2 | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

The five minute questions would be to ask 1) What are your daily information scanning practices? In other words, how do you keep from getting stuck in a particular information rut?) But at this skill level, I’m talking about connecting people and information.

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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. Do a search to see who has linked to that post? (Do

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.

Library as starting point

David Weinberger

The survey confirms that many libraries have responded to this by moving to a single-search-box strategy, mimicking Google. You just type in a couple of words about what you’re looking for and it searches across every type of item and every type of system for managing those items: images, archival files, books, maps, museum artifacts, faculty biographies, syllabi, databases, biological specimens… Just like Google.

Single Question Interview: David Merrill of Tacolab on Siftables

Adaptive Path

The motivation for Siftables was a realization that there was no human-computer interface that simultaneously leveraged our visual search/pattern-matching capabilities and our manual dexterity for handling collections of objects. Tags: Technology Interaction Design Futures

AI - the Creation of a Human-Centric Engineering Discipline

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Similarly, the machines of the 21st century digital economy are making up for our cognitive limitations, - augmenting our intelligence, problem solving capabilities and ability to process vast amounts of information. AI is rapidly becoming one of the most important technologies of our era.

Complexity and Public Administration

Dave Snowden

This has brought attention to approaches informed by complexity science for working with intractable problems as well as a way to square the circle of making localization workable and relevant. They have their groundings in design thinking, group dynamics, and complexity theory.

Where is Technology Taking the Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

From mainframe and supercomputers to PCs and workstation, IT was now being used in a wide variety of applications, from financial services and oil exploration, to computer-aided design and office systems. “The economy for the first time had serious computational assistance.”.

Reinventing Society in the Wake of Big Data

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Most people think that big data is about what people do online, like posts on Facebook or searches on Google. I believe that the power of Big Data is that it’s information about people’s behavior - it’s about customers, employees, and prospects for your new business,” he says.

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Does God Exist?

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

The complexity of our planet points to a deliberate Designer who not only created our universe, but sustains it today. When we look at random things, we see patterns in them. Human brains are essentially pattern-recognition devices. So it's no surprise that we recognize patterns.

The Glass Box And The Commonplace Book

Steven Berlin Johnson

there is any number that directs me to the page designed for words that begin with an E and whose first vowel after the initial letter is I, I must then write under the word Epistola in that page what I have to remark. What happens to that information?

[misc][liveblog] Alex Wright: The secret history of hypertext

David Weinberger

Omitting key information. In the 18th century, the French started using playing cards to record information. “This is when the information explosion truly started.” People also need access to the information in the books. He went deep into designing it.

Workshop on Mass Collaboration - Day One

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Can we design mass collaboration? Marshall''s theory of hot spots: these areas exist for three reasons: - pooled resources - workers and firms are drawn to these places - specialized products and services - for example, hairdressers and agents in Hollywood - ''ideas in the air'' - information and skills flow easily between people Brown and Duguid on Silicon Valley - ''The Social Life of Information'' - there are these ''networks of practice'' across firms, eg.

The future of higher education and other imponderables

George Siemens

Students, in contrast, suddenly had new tools of democratic information access (and distraction) at their fingertips. The patterns of change in higher education are surprisingly similar and global. And, badges can help account for formal and informal learning in a variety of settings.

Bring on The Live Web

Doc Searls

For example, we could search in real time, but search engine indexes were essentially archives, no matter how often they were updated. Technorati , IceRocket , PubSub and other live RSS-fed search engines came along to address that issue, as did Google Blogsearch as well.

No Sweat DIY Infographics

Beth Kanter

Therefore, we want an end product that looks good, professional, and captures attention and if we lack graphic design chops we turn to in-house graphic designers or hire professional designers. I couldn’t agree more!

Dummy's Guide to Standardisation

Martijn Linssen

design patterns for XML schemas. Apparently theres a trade-off between designers and developers in the way a schema is organised, and there isnt a winner yet. Choosing the appropriate pattern is a critical step in the design phase of schemas.

Working Smarter: Most popular posts of 2011

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 Summify – the answer to information overload? Information (3751).

Big Data Takes Center Stage

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Cukeir and Mayer-Schönberger explain that big data has risen rapidly to the center stage position it now occupies for the simple reason that there is so much more digital information now floating around than ever before.

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Why do we need social business?

Harold Jarche

We don’t do fail-safe design. Democratization of information: User-generated content is is ubiquitous and much of it is very useful. Search engines give each worker more information and knowledge than any CEO had 10 years ago.

Automagically discover best content every day

Jay Cross

It’s also a dynamite research tool; you can search articles by topic, author, and/or timeframe. Jay Cross’s Informal Learning. Working smarter draws upon design thinking, network optimization, brain science, user experience design, learning theory, organizational development, social business, technology, collaboration, web 2.0 patterns, social psychology, value network analysis, anthropology, and complexity theory.

Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: The Power of Power Laws

John Hagel

In many respects, the history of Western business in the twentieth century represents an effort to build scalable operations through standardization designed to serve “average consumers”. The problem is that most of our analytical tools are designed to understand Gaussian worlds.

Working Smarter eFieldbook $12

Jay Cross

Point your smart phone at a QR code, and you’ll be led to a location on the net with more information. A major part of modern instructional design is actually workscape design. Workscape designers, like landscape designers, start with the existing environment.

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