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 Technology appears to have been designed for the user.

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. Making sense generates cues and allows one to recognize patterns, both in the nature of the problem and response. Also Known As: Other names for the pattern.

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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.

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. 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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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. When I first wrote about the broader unbundling pattern in the late 1990s – there was one big anomaly that many people kept pointing out to me – the Gap.

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."

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. The site also includes people patterns and forms (anti-patterns) that resistance can take, like " Manager Lockdown " "This pattern refers to the situation where a manager takes ownership ofcertain wiki content which is particularly visible and unintentionallydiscourages people from changing their content.

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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. 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.

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.

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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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.”

Consulting in the Time of Corona (virus)

Dave Snowden

Emergency measures, however, seem to have forced new realities along – with China’s carbon footprint reported to have been cut by 25% due to a change in patterns of commute and industry, and companies rethinking how digital technology can be used to replace travel, this event might just nudge us along in how we rethink the future of work in general. When we interpret the data, we start from the patterns.

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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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. .

Machine Learning and Knowledge Discovery

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

As new data is ingested, the system rewires itself based on whatever new patterns it now finds. One-layer neural networks, - pretty much what was possible with the then available computers, - could only find simple patterns in the data, which was insufficient to address real world machine learning problems. To automate the process, the host can then use machine learning to discover common patterns or features among all the guests.

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.

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 .

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 .

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.

Information shadows and spimes

Dave Gray

Information shadows allow designers to make objects simpler, to reduce the size of interfaces and reduce the display requirements of an object. This is part of a project called Ubicomp Sketchbook that I initiated with user experience designer Peter Morville , author of Ambient Findability and Search Patterns , in order to explore and explain the ideas aand implications of ubiquitous computing, sometimes called the "internet of things."


Dave Snowden

Nancy Dixon, in response to my keynote yesterday, expressed a preference for getting people together to talk about things rather than gathering narrative into a database which "spits out the patterns". She argued that Appreciate Inquiry and Future Search, both workshop focused, were techniques able to deal with multiple ontologies. Now both of those techniques are about increasing diversity, avoiding pattern entrainment, increasing scanning range.

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.

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. Imagine a pile of Legos on the table in front of you, and think about how you would inspect, then sift and sort the pieces in search of particular ones or to categorize them into groups. Tags: Technology Interaction Design Futures

AI - the Creation of a Human-Centric Engineering Discipline

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Machine and deep learning are the latest examples of tools like the World Wide Web, search and analytics that are helping us cope with and take advantage of the huge amounts of information all around us. Practices, building blocks and tools have started to emerge, as have a number of sophisticated mathematical techniques such as those underlying deep learning. “What we’re missing is an engineering discipline with its principles of analysis and design…”, notes Jordan.

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. Pentland disagrees, because what people post in social media sites or what they search for on the Web is relatively transient information that changes from day to day if not week to week. There are patterns in those individual transactions that are not just averages, they’re the things that are responsible for the flash crash and the Arab spring.

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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. And to me, these are principles for design: So, for instance, our senses capture incoming signals in a sensory store. What we need are ways to look up that information, or search for it.

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.

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.”. I recently read Where is Technology Taking the Economy? , an article in McKinsey Quarterly by W.

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 an operating theatre, the act of scrubbing up is not only about hygiene it is also an identity shift, changing the response pattern and allowing radically different and professional behaviour for a period of time. Taking a one size fits all approach on budget cycles, organisational design etc.

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.

Workshop on Mass Collaboration - Day One

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Can we design mass collaboration? sofwtare engineers, LAN designers, etc. It was designed to help companies know what they know. SD - and then there are a series of mechanisms designed to move participants up one level of participation). before the accident, there''s a small ''accidentss'' section, after te event, there was a large selection of design issues and risks (mostly from data that existed before the event). And this creates a search for antecedents.

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.

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.

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.

Why is it so Difficult to Make Long-Term Predictions?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Much effort will be put into the designing of vehicles with Robot-brains vehicles that can be set for particular destinations and that will then proceed there without interference by the slow reflexes of a human driver.” . Once they reached a good-enough stage, leading edge innovators and investors moved on to search for the next big thing. It’s not clear if the waves in our ICT age will be similar to those of the industrial age or if they will start a whole new pattern.

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Big Data Takes Center Stage

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In 2000, only one-quarter of the world’s stored information was digital and therefore subject to search and analysis. Sampling requires anticipating how the data will be used so you can design the proper sample. Or, at least it’s good enough in the early stages of an empirical science, when we are looking for patterns that will help us predict future events and behaviors without necessarily having a good model or theory of why they happen.

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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) The MOOCs that I’ve been involved with are designed to reflect the distributed, global, and networked structure of the web. Higher education is searching for a new value point, a new narrative that communicates what it offers learners and society.

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!

New Tools Beget Revolutions: Big Data and the 21st Century Information-based Society

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Big data is such a measurement revolution made possible by the new digital tools all around us, including location data transmitted by our mobile phones; searches, web links and social media interactions; payments and transactions; the myriads of smart sensors keeping track of the physical world; and so on. 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

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Beyond Institutions Personal Learning in a Networked World

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

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. Models of how to do learning, learning design patterns: Grainne Conole has done a lot on this. In these models, these designs are being implemented as educational technology.