Three Principles for Net Work

Harold Jarche

The same applies to computer chip designers, loan officers and tax accountants. For knowledge workers, there is diminishing value in standardized work, as it will be either automated or outsourced over time. Standardized work usually falls into simple or complicated knowledge domains.

Exception handling is complex work

Harold Jarche

Let’s look at a knowledge worker and how things can get done in such an interconnected environment. This information can be mapped, and frameworks such as knowledge management (KM) help us to map it. This is how simple and complicated knowledge continuously gets automated.

Researching open online courses

George Siemens

I’m not aware of many networks that exist only online and that take advantage of this medium to develop international research programs, with researchers, academics, and students all participating and advancing their knowledge or research methods. What are the habits and patterns of learner self-organization in open online courses? What principles or models of instructional design are most effective in developing MOOCs?

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Ensuring knowledge flow through narration

Harold Jarche

As with knowledge artisans , many learners now own their knowledge-sharing networks. Narration is turning one’s tacit knowledge — what you know — into explicit knowledge — what you can share. The narration of work, is basically knowledge sharing on a regular basis.

Bringing the smart.fm Experience to the iPhone

Adaptive Path

You’ve heard about the web-based learning applications offered by smart.fm Well, it’s coming and Adaptive Path is both designing and developing the app. Adaptive Path is just thrilled to be able to design in the open like this.

Notes from: MOOCs for Development

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

my bias - MOOCs have a contribution to make, but there are reasons to be careful - MOOCs essentially a response to the emerging knowledge society - the value of knowledge increases - people used to value wealth but now they value knowledge - poor man''s version of MOOCs - mssive - nobody has defined this; - open - a new phenomenon; - online - this is where I deviate - in my time we had ''on air'' for farmers - eg.

Introduction to Social Networking

Harold Jarche

Online social networks facilitate connections between people based on shared interests, values, membership in particular groups (i.e., 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. With almost 2,000 posts on this blog, these data are becoming quite important to me as my knowledge base.

The Diminishment of Don Draper

Andy McAfee

The presentations I heard and data I saw indicated to me that the era of Don Draper – of wholehearted and unquestioning trust in business oracles — might well be coming to an end To explain why this is, let me first present a strawman of the oracle-based mode of making important business decisions, then describe some alternatives, or at least complements, to it. Watching him, I was reminded of Cayce Pollard, the heroine of William Gibson ‘s novel Pattern Recognition.

[from gminks] Social Learning Measurement : eLearning Technology

Tony Karrer

In this, Eric suggests the following minimum measures: Networking patterns - the relationship between people and content categories, the network make up or profile (business unit, job, level, etc), key brokers and influencers by content category, and the degree of networking across silos. Contribution patterns - most active contributors and methods of contribution, busiest days and times for contributing, frequency and amount of contributions by job, level, business unit, etc.

Please, Hamel, Don't Hurt 'Em

Andy McAfee

Of course, few if any organizations are actually going to do this, and based on my conversations with Gary I don’t think this is what he’s advocating. It's about patterns, habits, customs, and people fearing change. In almost all instances the dominant factor is knowledge, which is arranged in hierarchical semantic scales, as in your boss knows more than you, and her boss knows more than her, and so on.

Free Learning and Control Learning: On the So-Called Failure of Constructivist, Discovery, Problem-Based, Experiential, and Inquiry-Based Teaching

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Clark, which describes the “failure of constructivist discovery problem-based experiential and inquiry based teaching.” For those of you who are familiar with my work you’ll know that a great deal of the work that I’ve done is constructivist discovery problem-based experiential inquiry based teaching. To learn on that theory is therefore to acquire that pattern of organization. We know that people learn using problem based learning and inquiry based learning.

eLearning Conferences 2010

Tony Karrer

Clayton publishes this as a Word document but does not publish it as a web page and so we’ve somewhat established a pattern of published in here. link] December 3-4, 2009 International LAMS and Learning Design Conference, 4 th , MacQuarie University, Sydney, Australia.

Kirschner, Sweller, Clark (2006) - Summary

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

these are my notes on Kirschner, Sweller and Clark's paper Why Minimal Guidance During Instruction Does Not Work: An Analysis of the Failure of Constructivist, Discovery, Problem-Based, Experiential, and Inquiry-Based Teaching. They challenge students to solve "authentic" problems or acquire knowledge in information-rich settings based on the assumption that having learners construct their own solutions leads to the most effective learning experience."

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Kirschner, Sweller, Clark (2006) - Readings

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

These are my notes on Kirschner, Sweller and Clark's paper Why Minimal Guidance During Instruction Does Not Work: An Analysis of the Failure of Constructivist, Discovery, Problem-Based, Experiential, and Inquiry-Based Teaching. Why minimal guidance during instruction does not work: An analysis of the failure of constructivist, discovery, problem-based, experiential, and inquiry based teaching. Explicit knowledge can be verbalised and can be transferred more easily.