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. The design challenge was: How do we come up with concrete tools, frameworks and methods for helping people better understand and adopt network systems leadership?

Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: Offshoring - The GE and McKinsey Connection

John Hagel

You often talk about module linking. Do you have some good sources for designing business processes in modular form?

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Identity switches also change the way we perceive the world, they create cognitive activation patterns that filter what we see. But, and this is more scary, the narrative patterns and feedback loops can have a profound effect on who we are, how we perceive the world and how we act in it. Now we get to one of the bigger changes to organisations design and understanding that distinguishes complexity thinking from most of the work that loosely self-labels itself as systems thinking.

A ship without sails: Why single source is integral to blended learning


The rapidly evolving and shifting environment and organizational patterns in learning and development have sent waves throughout the industry. Embracing blended learning modalities: Organizations leverage Web-based delivery through online modules and social collaboration resources through which peers, SMEs, and learners all connect. What''s your reaction when you hear about climate change? Is it a predictor of worldwide Armageddon?

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Single Question Interview: Matt Jones

Adaptive Path

Matt Jones: Well, we’ve become pretty obsessed with finding new ways to represent our user’s data that’ll let them reflect on the patterns it contains. Tags: Conversations Service Design

International Perspective: The MOOC and Campus-Based Learning

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

An example: a MOOC to you, a module to me: The students on campus now have co-learners to join them in that particular course model until that particular focus comes to a reasonable conclusion, the outside world’s perspective, which is the MOOC, concludes, while the on-campus student’s perspective continues. Summary of a presentation by Phillip D.

Smart Cities: A kind of 21st Century “Urban Electrification?”

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Among the various theories for urban design, two major approaches stand out: top-down, central planning; and bottom-up, grass-roots planning. A few basic engineering principles have emerged over the years, including the hierarchical decomposition of the system into relatively independent, functional modules and components; and the use of well defined processes for the assembly, testing, operation and continuous improvement of the overall system.

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How to Help Students Succeed by Taking Ownership of Their Learning Online Through Personal Learning

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

I organize it try to find patterns and regularities in what I read and then I use that I apply that in the different projects that I do making podcast doing online courses etc and then a document that and there's a feedback looping there this feedback loop is absolutely essential to me, you know, the the questions the comments the criticisms, etc. How to have module based schedules. So designing learning is to a large degree about finding those concepts.

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A grain of sand: Innovation diffusion

Dave Snowden

Key lesson of complexity based strategy, the shift from fail safe design to safe fail experimentation. Concluding I emphases the need for messy coherence, relaxing constraints to allow new patterns to emerge.

Introduction to Social Networking

Harold Jarche

tools are a form of social networking, but for this module we’re going to focus on “ego-centric&# social networks, those that are focused on individuals, as opposed to networks that build up around objects, such as Delicious, Flickr, Slideshare, etc. Each of these networks has its own unique style, functionality and patterns of usage.

Think anew, Act anew: Scenario Planning

Dave Snowden

The diversity of participants in the process is also an issue and there are inherent dangers of pattern entrainment in workshop processes. One of the key points I have made over the years is that complexity based approaches are inherently messy in nature, we are dealing with non-linear problems and we need multiple methods and tools operating in different ways from which patterns can emerge that allow us to think strategically. Within SenseMaker™ three modules interpret the data.

Module 148

A spook’s guide to the psychology of deception

Mind Hacks

When online, however, users’ attention doesn’t necessary flow in a predictable pattern because you can wander off from the screen, pause, grab screenshots and so on. In other words, individuals have better control over the flow of information because online interaction is designed for information control and therefore partial staggered attention.

The Rise of MOOCs

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

The software developed to support the course - called gRSShopper, written by myself - was designed to enable the use of open educational resources (OERs) and to aggregate student contributions nwritten using their own weblog environment (and later, discussion boards, Twitter, Facebook, Delicious, and more). Learning Objects, the Learning Management System, Learning Design specifications - there were all developed elsewhere.

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The 2016 Look at the Future of Online Learning

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Seven Key Technology Patterns 1. Five Key Features of Online Learning Which Technology Patterns Will Enable 1. We've been through this with learning objects, with learning design, and more: the problem of learning is not a search problem. It's nice to have a tool that will recognize patterns or divide things into clusters. The same people offering these programs will resist to the end the idea of the average (low-paying) student designing their own programmes.

Notes from Centre Jacques Cartier seminar on MOOCs, Lyon, France

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

FutureLearn students - it''s normal to see this pattern Tony Bates Making MOOCs really useful - drivers of change - new skills: - knowledge management - how to find, apply & use information - independent learning - critical thinking - IT skills embedded in subject (ie subject-specific IT) - modern communications skills - eg how to create a youtube video - team work - are we teaching to those skills?

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SADI Workshop

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

A query on the database is a graph-pattern with variables. Instead of retrieving websites, it retrieves sources where it finds that pattern. The description logics is a family of logics tailored for ontology development; they are concept-centric by design. Design patterns are needed (inspired by software design patterns). see slide module 3, 3.2.1

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E-Learning Generations

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Another key idea was the design of the gaming space itself.Early computer games (and many early arcade games) were designed likeprogrammed learning: they were like a flow chart, guiding you through a seriesof choices to a predetermined conclusion. You can begin to see a pattern developing here. Second, it created the idea that these content modules orchunks were sharable.

Tom Vander Wall Nails My Sharepoint Experience | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

When people say technology is value neutral, I say people have values and people build software, therefore the software carries the imprint of the designers’ values. That is, it seems, the basic design paradigm. Drupal’s taxonomy module does.

Tom Vander Wall Nails My Sharepoint Experience | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

When people say technology is value neutral, I say people have values and people build software, therefore the software carries the imprint of the designers’ values. That is, it seems, the basic design paradigm. Drupal’s taxonomy module does.

The Girl Effect – catalyzing positive change | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

The statistics around maternal and child health paint a compelling picture that war, occupation, and the patterns that trigger them are bad for women and children.

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The Future of Online Learning: Ten Years On

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Downes, 1998) At the time, I was working as a distance education and new media design specialist at Assiniboine Community College, and I wrote the essay to defend the work I was doing at the time. “We Computer programs are being designed to run in ‘virtual machines’ which can be carried from one hardware platform to another without adaptation. And specialized computer languages, such as Erlang, are designed to operate in multiple processor environments.

Ethical Codes and Learning Analytics

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

And, as he notes, ““There is one and only one social responsibility of business – to use it[s]resources and engage in activities designed to increase its profits so long as it stays within the rules of the game, which is to say, engages in open and free competition.” At the same time, it is argued that “Codes are not designed for ‘bad’ people, but for the persons who want to act ethically” (Ibid: 7). Pattern recognition, for example, is used for plagiarism detection Amigud, et.al.