Wed.Jul 17, 2019

Theory or Research?

Clark Quinn

There’s a lot of call for evidence-based methods (as mentioned yesterday ): L&D, learning design, and more. And this is a good thing. But…do you want to be basing your steps on a particular empirical study, or the framework within which that study emerged? Let me make the case for one approach. My answer to theory or research is theory. Here’s why. Most research experiments are done in the context of a theoretical framework.

#AI4Good: Augmenting Human Interaction

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 to spread generosity. We are particularly interested in the human side of AI and how it will augment the work of fundraisers and support donors. This week I interviewed long-time blog reader, Alison Lowndes who I first met via my blog as a regular commenter. We reconnected, of course, through a recent blog comment.