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The Social Network Is the Computer

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

This ecosystem has been designed to stimulate and manipulate the human psyche, “to draw us in and persuade us to change how we shop, vote, and exercise, and even who we love.” The Social Network Is the Computer. It simply said The Social Network Is the Computer.

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. His recent post, Toward a Pattern Language for Enterprise 2.0 , details two sorts of patterns for optimal enterprise 2.0 Both sets of patterns apply to Learnscapes, which are in essence a subset of enterprise 2.0 (a Patterns Where 2.0 Users navigate via search. Patterns Where 2.0

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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. Then touch suddenly brought in the centuries-old influence of industrial design. JJG: Like you, I have always seen design through the lens of storytelling.

Introduction to Social Networking

Harold Jarche

Introduction to Social Networking. Online social networks facilitate connections between people based on shared interests, values, membership in particular groups (i.e., They make it easier for people to find and communicate with individuals who are in their networks using the Web as the interface. Note you can learn more about the concept of ego-centric vs object-centric networks here ). You will also find that different people are active in these different networks.

[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. 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. She came back from Japan trying to design a more useful display.

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Beyond Institutions Personal Learning in a Networked World

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

The talk is called "Beyond Institutions Personal Learning in a Networked World" and I want to begin with a story that came across the wires recently and I thought was very appropriate for this venue. Thinking in Models: for Design, for Learning… A large part of this talk is about that change. When you look at that, basically it''s like they have this model or design in their head of how we could rebuild the university system, wipe it all out, start over, and we''ll have a new model.

Beyond Assessment ? Recognizing Achievement in a Networked World

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

It''s the basis for instructional design. You start with what you want them to learn, design an experience, cause them to learn it, build in some checks, and see that this has all happened in the end. ALT, the Association for Learning Technology, in Britain, is designing and creating badges as part of its ocTEL MOOC. The Achievement Standards Network is offering “open access to machine?readable You look and you search and you search. It''s a pattern?recognition

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

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Firefox 3 not loved by Corp. 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. IT, Not that it matters. Main | Get Social, Get Game and Get Learning!

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.”

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

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « "The Name of the Game Is Work" (Business Week) | Main | Someone buy me this poster » August 28, 2007 Wikipatterns: A How-To Site on Driving the Adoption of Wikis Within Your Organization What a great resource. 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. 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. Now take it in the context of how people are using social media in disaster preparedness and response with Gustav.

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. Based on my understanding of creating and sustaining networks and communities online, small and slow are what people really need (as opposed to what they think they need or what they end up with).

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?

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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 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! Is there a similar noticing of threads and patterns between all the topics, or within individual topics?

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Machine Learning and Knowledge Discovery

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Machine learning grew out of decades old research on neural networks , a method for having machines learn from data that’s loosely modeled on the way a biological brain , - composed of large clusters of highly connected neurons, - learns to solve problems. As new data is ingested, the system rewires itself based on whatever new patterns it now finds. But, as has often been the case with AI, the capabilities of those early neural networks were way overhyped.

Need Your Feedback on my Triangulating Thinking

Nancy White

Lilia has written about it to help me, but now I need my network to help me sharpen my thinking. Triangulating for Success: a practitioner’s experience using external networks to leverage learning and outcomes within organizations and institutions. This pattern has three phases: support and personal validation, connection to a community and/or network for practice and learning and finally, external validation. Phase 2: A community of practice, a network of learning.

How I use social media

Nancy White

I figured it would be good to exercise my memory a bit and unearth some of the key stories that led me to to my social media use today, and perhaps surface some of my patterns. These roots are significant because our patterns of use, our ways of embracing or rejecting technology are grounded in this history. Over the years, this initial online learning experience formed the roots of my practice as a designer and facilitator of online learning events. So what are the patterns?

Social Physics - Reinventing Analytics to Better Predict Human Behaviors

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

T hey eventually discovered that all event-data representing human activity contain a special set of social activity patterns regardless of what the data is about. These patterns are common across all human activities and demographics, and can be used to detect emerging behavioral trends before they can be observed by any other technique. .

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.

More on community management (part 3 or “what’s in a name”) | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Home About Full Circle Contact Resources Wiki Full Circus Full Circle Associates connections for a changing world, online and offline… Apr 29 2008 More on community management (part 3 or “what’s in a name&# ) Published by Nancy White at 6:57 am under community , facilitation , networks , online facilitation , online interaction , social media photo credit: os?to It is is about being connective tissue between an organization and the world/network it lives within.

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In praise of Texture

Dave Snowden

“I search for the realness, the real feeling of a subject, all the texture around it… I always want to see the third dimension of something… I want to come alive with the subject” – Andrew Wyeth, Artist. Policy and governance has often been designed on a belief in generalisability, symmetry and an evenness of experience; welfare is provided for those who fall outside the norm. Patterns and texture .

Need Your Feedback on my Triangulating Thinking | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Home About Full Circle Contact Resources Wiki Full Circus Full Circle Associates connections for a changing world, online and offline… Nov 29 2009 Need Your Feedback on my Triangulating Thinking Published by Nancy White at 2:21 pm under collaboration , communities of practice , community , knowledge sharing , networks , non profits/ngos , reflection , social media , triangulation OK, I need your help. Only with our networks can we filter that flood.

Liminal Cynefin & ‘control’

Dave Snowden

I was searching for my original known-unknown-unknowable matrix for today’s post and, as you do, came across a variation of Liminal Cynefin I used at and event to talk about the whole issue of control within organisations. I always emphasis that Cynefin was designed as a conflict resolution framework as much as for understanding decision making – all aspects of sense-making.

In praise of Texture

Dave Snowden

“I search for the realness, the real feeling of a subject, all the texture around it… I always want to see the third dimension of something… I want to come alive with the subject” – Andrew Wyeth, Artist. Policy and governance has often been designed on a belief in generalisability, symmetry and an evenness of experience; welfare is provided for those who fall outside the norm. Patterns and texture .

Musings on “community management” Part 1 | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

seeing the patterns of those posts then composing a response. A good community manager must be able to skip around, see patterns, scan the whole and then discern if and where to intervene in the system. Social network mapping and analysis skills. Today we are not often working in the confines of boundaried communities (see Post 2) so being able to see and understand the larger network is critical. Ditto for social network mapping and analysis.

More on community management (part 3 or “what’s in a name”) | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Home About Full Circle Contact Resources Wiki Full Circus Full Circle Associates connections for a changing world, online and offline… Apr 29 2008 More on community management (part 3 or “what’s in a name&# ) Published by Nancy White at 6:57 am under community , facilitation , networks , online facilitation , online interaction , social media photo credit: os?to It is is about being connective tissue between an organization and the world/network it lives within.

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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 Do you know how to do this on Google, Yahoo or Microsoft search? On the other hand, if you believe in the emergence of new patterns, complexity and the need to adapt to circumstances, then you are likely to embrace social media for development.

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. 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.

mastery and models

Harold Jarche

These disciplines have influenced my professional work which is based on individuals taking control of their learning and professional development and actively engaging in social networks and communities of practice. Building a diverse network of colleagues is helpful in this regard. Good curators become valued members of knowledge networks. Sharing includes exchanging resources, ideas, and experiences with our networks as well as collaborating with our colleagues.

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Educational Research in Learning Technology

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

I think the key point here is to note that not everything is designed to increase test scores. A wider search may reveal more such articles. Also aka 'design research', where proving something works is all that it takes) - what's wanted? After a period of time, a tool (like a word processor or LMS) is no longer novel to the teacher or the school, and so they settle into a 'more normal' pattern of usage for that tool. This is a common pattern for systematic reviews.

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.

Creating More Intelligent Organizations

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

It has identified a set of organizational genes or basic building blocks that apply to just about all of them, as well as a number of design patterns that come up over and over. And it is then searching for the genomes of collective intelligence , that is, the characteristic design patterns of organizations that seem to better harness the collective intelligence of their groups. How human societies and human networks work.

Complexity and Public Administration

Dave Snowden

They have their groundings in design thinking, group dynamics, and complexity theory. Additional concepts from complexity theory that are inherent in good lab process involve working with finely grained information, looking for patterns, using experiments, recognizing and even stimulating self organizing properties in the system and adopting an iterative approach. This blog is being posted on behalf of Thomas Townsend.

Cynefin St David’s Day (4 of 5)

Dave Snowden

It builds on previous lists such as this one , but I haven’t really had time to do a full search on all posts to check I have it all covered. In organisations informal networks matter more than formal systems as the linkages there are trust-based rather than role or function-based. Taking a one size fits all approach on budget cycles, organisational design etc.

The future of higher education and other imponderables

George Siemens

The patterns of change in higher education are surprisingly similar and global. As a result, they have not developed systemic capacity to function in a digital networked age. Not all countries are adopting the aggressive UK model, but tuition patterns internationally (.pdf) When MIT announced OCW, many educators responded by arguing that the real value of the university was in the teaching and in the networking that happens on a campus.

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. Locke’s approach seems almost comical in its intricacy, but it was a response to a specific set of design constraints: creating a functional index in only two pages that could be expanded as the commonplace book accumulated more quotes and observations.

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”. These managers inherit from the industrial economy a belief that, even where the world is not yet Gaussian, it can be made so through design. Searching for simplicity Besides extreme events, there’s another implication of the shift to a Paretian world. Here's to patterns that connect!

Dean Krafft on the Linked Data for Libraries project

David Weinberger

Cornell: Dean Krafft, Jon Corso-Rickert, Brian Lowe, Simeon Warner Stanford: Tom Cramer, Lynn McRae, Naomi Dushay, Philip Schreur Harvard: Paul Deschner, Paolo Ciccarese, me Aim: Create a Scholarly Resource Semantic Info Store model that works within and across institutions to create a network of Linked Open Data to capture the intellectual value that librarians and other domain experts add to info, patterns of usage, and more. It provides search results enhanced by what it knows.

Why do we need social business?

Harold Jarche

As I mentioned in leadership emerges from network culture , a Probe-Sense-Respond approach is necessary. We don’t do fail-safe design. Search engines give each worker more information and knowledge than any CEO had 10 years ago. Leaders and experts can easily emerge: It takes different leadership , or leadership for networks , to do the important work in complex work environments, which is to increase collaboration and support social learning in the workplace.

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

David Weinberger

He’s currently at Etsy , which is a fascinating and inspiring place to work, and is a professor interaction design, He continues to think about the possibilities for design and organization that led him to write about Paul Otlet who created what Alex has called an “analog search engine”: a catalog of facts expressed in millions of index cards. Alex now tells us about Paul Otlet , a Belgian who at the age of 15 started designing his own cataloging system.

Becoming MOOC

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

A student who cannot navigate complex websites, search for and assess resources, or make new friends through a social network may have difficulty navigating through a cMOOC. Not everyone is a part of the network. And in order to preserve and promote self-efficacy, design is important. Other writers refer to these criteria under the heading of flow, and trace its origin to game design. Cognitive Flow: The Psychology of Great Game Design.

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Artificial Intelligence for Good: A Few Good Articles To Read #AI4Good

Beth Kanter

Allison Fine, my co-author for the Networked Nonprofit , and I are actively researching the use of AI for Good, in particular to scale giving and spread generosity. It was almost ten years ago that we published the Networked Nonprofit during the early days of social media and networks. ” He is reminding of us of shiny object syndrome and to be skeptical of technology in search of solutions.