Informal learning patterns

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

It’s a 160-page unbook , a continuing work in progress but containing enough meat to justify the price, I think. Learnscaping describes a dozen learning patterns, e.g. processes that organizations are using to improve performance through networked informal learning. patterns.

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 &#. Food prices are soaring, gas prices are making it hard for people to get to low paying jobs, and the amount of suffering because of lack of access to medical care is dire. [US

UX Week 2009 – Register today for the discounted price!

Adaptive Path

Today is the last day to register for UX Week 2009 and receive the discounted early bird price. Erin McKean, CEO of Wordnik and lexicographer extraordinaire (see her talk at TED… notice a pattern?). Dr. Temple Grandin, animal facilities designer and author on books about living with Autism (see her talk about her latest book). Michal Migurski and Tom Carden of Stamen Design (see Mike’s talk from last year’s UX Week). Quick note.

The UX of Money: How Interaction Design Can Help

Adaptive Path

This is where interaction design can help. For anyone designing for consumer finance — banking, investing, billpay, money management tools, insurance providers or any business selling “savings&# as a value proposition (as a consultant, I’ve learned a lot through having had opportunities to touch all of these areas) — here are some design principles you can employ to make saving a little easier for us all: Create perceptions that motivate.

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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.

UX Week 2014: Meet the Keynotes

Adaptive Path

Every year, when we set about the task of choosing speakers for UX Week , we look for people who can bring a broad perspective to the challenges facing experience designers today. Register now before prices go up on May 1, 2014!

Local Bookstores, Social Hubs, and Mutualization ? Clay Shirky

Clay Shirky

Last month, the American Booksellers Association published an open letter to the Justice Department , asking Justice to investigate Wal-Mart, Target, and Amazon after they lowered prices of best-selling books to under $10. Lower prices will lead to higher prices, and cheap books threaten to reduce the range of ideas in circulation. If commercial space does follow the warehouse-and-loft pattern, then we’ll need to find ways to re-purpose those spaces. Clay Shirky.

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Artificial Intelligence is Ready for Business; Are Businesses Ready for AI?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Demand forecasting, supply chain optimization, and improved product design and productivity. “ Organizations need to constantly anticipate the future to gain competitive advantage. AI allows businesses to provide better forecasts for their supply chain and design better offerings.

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The 12 key elements of iPad media strategy

Ross Dawson

Pricing and multi-platform pricing. There are a wide variety of possible pricing structures, including one-time app purchase, subscription, in-app purchase of selected content, and free. Design and navigation.

[liveblog] PAPIs: Cynthia Rudin on Regulating Greed

David Weinberger

The competition was to design a better algorithm for Yahoo’s recommendation of articles. E.g., in England, on Boxing Day you should be done exploring and just put your best prices on things — not too high, not too low. “Life has patterns.” ” The Multiarm Bandit techniques don’t know about these patterns. I’m at the PAPIs (Predictive Applications and APIS) [twitter: papistotio ] conference at the NERD Center in Cambridge.

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.”.

Using Computers to Cure Medicine’s Pathologies

Andy McAfee

I’d wager that a well-designed study would show that C-Path beats the average well-trained and experienced human pathologist at diagnosing breast cancer if the same sets of slides are presented to both the computer and the person.

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hold space for complex problems

Harold Jarche

Professor Lynda Gratton at the London Business School outlines five forces in The Shift: The Future of Work is Already Here , that will shape the future patterns of work. But our organizations are not designed for complexity.

meaning and failure

Harold Jarche

Much has been made in the last 20 years, glorifying organising systems, but, what happens over time is that these systems self-organise into structural conflicts, which lead to oscillating patterns.

[liveblog][PAIR] Karrie Karahalios

David Weinberger

He looked at their usage patterns. But someone found out that if you use a Mac, your prices were higher. People started using designs that shows the seams. Another control panel UI, built by Eric Gilbert, uses design to expose the algorithms. At the Google PAIR conference, Karrie Karahalios is going to talk about how people make sense of their world and lives online. This is an information-rich talk, and Karrie talks quickly, so this post is extra special unreliable.

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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.

Exploring Business Types and Business Models

John Hagel

As I suggested in a blog post last year, business models focus on the specific form of value delivered to customers and the economics (revenue, expenses and assets) required to deliver that value to the marketplace so that customers feel they are paying a fair price and the owner of the business earns a decent return. In short, on the payment dimension, infrastructure management businesses are most suited for usage based pricing models. OK, I’ve created some confusion.

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There isn’t enough money to keep educating adults the way we’re doing it

Clay Shirky

Interest in using the internet to slash the price of higher education is being driven in part by hope for new methods of teaching, but also by frustration with the existing system. For 30 wonderful years, we were unusually flush, and we got used to it, re-designing our institutions to assume unending increases in subsidized demand. One obvious way to improve life for the new student majority is to raise the quality of the education without raising the price.

Artificial Intelligence is Ready for Business; Are Businesses Ready for AI?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Demand forecasting, supply chain optimization, and improved product design and productivity. “ Organizations need to constantly anticipate the future to gain competitive advantage. AI allows businesses to provide better forecasts for their supply chain and design better offerings. It can discern trends and patterns that can be acted on.”. AI is now seemingly everywhere.

Alone Together - An Important New Book by Sherry Turkle

John Hagel

I think Sherry is right to point out that the explanation for our particular usage patterns of communication technology must begin with our own individual needs and vulnerabilities.    But I would have liked her to go further in exploring how these patterns emerge and get reinforced by our broader social and economic contexts.   Push programs, designed to mobilize people and resources in advance to meet forecasted demand, have many interesting consequences.

The future of higher education and other imponderables

George Siemens

The patterns of change in higher education are surprisingly similar and global. Not all countries are adopting the aggressive UK model, but tuition patterns internationally (.pdf) New entrants such as New Charter University and StraighterLine are competing on price.

Five Ways People Adopt And Love Change

Adaptive Path

Price is one barrier and the freemium model removes that barrier so people can try out the value of the experience and worry about the pay barrier later. Oh dear Lord. The new experience. You’ve spent months redesigning it and now you’re in the homestretch.

Virtual Seminar: Attracting and Retaining New Users

Adaptive Path

When you’re designing a community-driven website, you WANT people to like it that much! In both relationships and web design, getting people to fall in love with you is never easy. You’ll take away both: Practical relationship advice, illustrated by concrete patterns from the Web 2.0 Register with the promo code BLOG and get 10% off the $129 price. Do you remember the last time you had a crush? My last crush was on the guy who’s now my husband.

Rapid Prototyping Tools

Adaptive Path

Prototypes as a design deliverable are on the rise, and for good reason. I am strong believer that prototyping helps us to design better experiences. The experiences we design are interactive, responsive, and have emotion. Prototypes allow us to articulate the feeling and function of a design in a way that a wireframe does not. The best prototypes are ones that slipstream right into our design process. Look for the parts of your design that have of complexity.

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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.

Napster, Udacity, and the Academy

Clay Shirky

Once you see this pattern—a new story rearranging people’s sense of the possible, with the incumbents the last to know—you see it everywhere. Seeing this, he quit and founded Udacity, an educational institution designed to offer MOOCs. An organization with cost disease can use lower paid workers, increase the number of consumers per worker, subsidize production, or increase price.

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Make imperfect copies

Harold Jarche

Meanwhile, Yammer started making some headway in business micro-blogging, but it’s a proprietary platform that could go the way of Ning and suddenly change its pricing model. Copying is an underrated business skill says Drake Bennett in Boston Globe’s The Imitation Economy.

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Friday’s Finds #170

Harold Jarche

He doesn’t seem to know that the cost of living, the price of beans, of flour, of rent, of medicines, all depend on political decisions. What would often be much better is a complete break in the pattern.

The Future Isn't What It Used To Be

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

It’s the ability to see developments before they become trends, to recognize patterns before they emerge, and grasp the fatures of social currents likely to have an impact (Rohrbeck & Schwartz). Contextual includes: geo-political, energy prices, social values, etc. Growth varies: in some countries is consistent, in others it’s rapid, in others fluctuating or even in design.

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.”. So when we replace priced physical services with free virtual ones, GDP falls. I recently read Where is Technology Taking the Economy? , an article in McKinsey Quarterly by W.

Working Smarter eFieldbook $12

Jay Cross

We just cut the price of the eBook to $12. A major part of modern instructional design is actually workscape design. Workscape designers, like landscape designers, start with the existing environment. Techniques and Patterns 56. Instructional Design 2.0.

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Dendrology with a twist

Dave Snowden

I'm staying in my favourite conference hotel , one of the very few which designs bedrooms for professionals and I am looking forward to meeting old friends and to interesting conversations. That starts to create an entrained pattern that is difficult to shift.

Strata Conference Wrap Up: Big Data, Big Opportunities

George Siemens

Universities are attempting to put a price on professors to determine where resources should be allocated. Statistician – perhaps I’m projecting my weakness, but any reasonable size data team will require a statistician to make sense of the patterns evident in large data sets.

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Strategy and Execution in an Increasingly Complex World

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Once upon a time, design and manufacturing were quite distinct steps in the development of products. But, as development cycles start to shrink, we saw the rise of design for manufacturability , that is, the close collaboration between engineering design and manufacturing so that products are as easy as possible to manufacture.

A Kind of Digital “Perfect Storm”

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Yet, their stories have certain patterns in common, not only with present companies but with others that are no longer with us.

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A Year in Photos

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Organizations aren’t thinking about the ‘networked individual’ – the networking choices and patterns of individual Internet users. In the MOOC part I outlined the history of our work with MOOCs, and then appealed to connectivism to inform the design principle underlying them.

Social Business in the Age of the Customer

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

But, many companies also became overly focused on raising the price of their stock through short term profits and financial engineering practices, a likely result of putting shareholders over customers. . As the line between products and services blurs into holistic customer experiences, companies are finding that their past focus on optimizing labor costs through automation and outsourcing finds them ill-equipped to design and build the required end-to-end customer experiences. .

Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: Bra Blowback

John Hagel

These trade agreements give preferential treatment to higher priced items – this makes sense if the goal is to protect Western manufacturers from lower priced apparel items. Top Form has already made a lot of progress in rapidly improving its design and production processes.

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Notes from: MOOCs for Development

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

intended for massive numbers, but doesn''t prevent designing programs for the needs of a specific group - add that the blend no matter where allows for a collective learning experience - what kind of pedagogy? Welcoming Intro Ezekiel Emmanue l - MOOCs ''democratizing'' education? (vs?

[liveblog] Noam Chomsky and Bart Gellman at Engaging Data

David Weinberger

The chapter was on Intellectual Property rights, which means higher prices for less access to pharmaceuticals, and rams through what SOPA tried to do, restricting use of the Net and access to data. The more we know, the more we can design policies to keep power in place. And now hardware in computers is being designed to detect your every keystroke, leading some Americans to be wary of Chinese-made computers, but the US manufacturers are probably doing it better.

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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. What it means - beyond lower prices, which is a given - is that traditional standards and expectations of a university education will be waived.

The IT-based Transformation of Services

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In a series of talks and panel discussions , the workshop first reviewed the historical patterns of technology innovations and economic cycles, and then looked at the future of work economics in three key areas: technologies and societal infrastructure; skills and jobs; and careers and quality-of-life measures. How can you differentiate your market offerings to avoid the commodity trap where you have to compete based solely on price against similar such offerings from competitors?

Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: BenQ and Siemens - Western Envy

John Hagel

Well, the BenQ acquisition was certainly an exception to these patterns. It operates as a contract manufacturer making, and in many cases designing, consumer electronics products for other companies.