July, 2019

The Transformative Power of Blockchain

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

“Blockchain matters because no business operates in isolation,” says Blockchain for Business , a recently published book by Jai Arun , Jerry Cuomo , and Nitin Gaur. “Multiple institutions can achieve more together than any single institution can alone.

Narratives to Drive Exponential Learning

John Hagel

In our Big Shift world, the imperative of scalable learning is becoming increasingly urgent. If we’re smart about it, we have the potential to unleash the potential of exponential learning.

Without aligning incentives, we can’t kill fake news or save journalism

Doc Searls

It’s time to move past the toxic and destructive business called adtech : surveillance-based advertising. Adtech is the Agent Smith of digital advertising: a rogue programmatic approach to digital advertising that rationalizes tracking people like marked animals.

metamodernity

Harold Jarche

To an older culture, a newer one often looks amoral, as morality guides older cultures. To a newer culture, older cultures appear to be primitive, lacking complexity. But each culture has its pros and cons.

Drink your own champagne?

Clark Quinn

I was talking with a vendor of a robust suite of tools. In the course of it, in my usual teasing way, I asked a question. And, while I wasn’t surprised at the answer, I was ‘concerned’ And so should you be.

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Building a culture of continuous learning: what it means

Jane Hart

We hear a lot about continuous learning. But what does it really mean? It doesn’t mean continuously taking courses – although studying can be part of an individual’s personal and professional continuous learning strategy.

Free-Market, Free-Trade Capitalism at a Crossroads

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The global economy has undergone considerable change over the past few decades. Results have been mixed. On the positive side, t he digital revolution has significantly improved the quality of life of billions around the world.

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Where journalism fails

Doc Searls

“What’s the story?” ” No question is asked more often by editors in newsrooms than that one. And for good reason: that’s what news is about: stories. I was just 22 when I got my first gig as a journalist, reporting for a daily newspaper in New Jersey.

confronting the post-truth machine

Harold Jarche

post-truth (adjective) Relating to or denoting circumstances in which objective facts are less influential in shaping public opinion than appeals to emotion and personal belief. Oxford Dictionaries. On Twitter, Tim Dickinson described four different types of distributed ‘fake news’.

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Dimensions of difficulty

Clark Quinn

As one of the things I talk about, I was exploring the dimensions of difficulty for performance that guide the solutions we should offer. What determines when we should use performance support , automate approaches, we need formal training, or a blend, or…?

Stop Hiding Behind Executive Assistants To Lead

Dan Pontefract

First off, let me be clear about something. Executive assistants are superheroes. They just don’t wear a cape. (In In fact, I’ve written about it – over here.) But that sentiment … Continue reading "Stop Hiding Behind Executive Assistants To Lead".

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The Business Value of Augmented Reality

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

I recently heard a very interesting presentation at the 2019 MIT CIO Symposium , - Why Companies Need an Augmented Reality Strategy , - by Harvard professor Michael Porter and James Heppelmann , CEO of PTC , an industrial consulting company.

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Giving up on LInkedIn

Euen Semple

I've been in there pretty much from the start (user number 1400 and something) but it always felt like a chore, something I "should" be doing rather than a pleasure. A combination of the design of the site and the people who tend to spend more time there than on the rest of the web. In recent years I have re-posted my blog posts there in an attempt to stimulate conversations and drum up business but to little effect in either regard.

Internet Time Alliance Jay Cross Memorial Award 2019

Charles Jennings

This post first appeared in Internet Time Alliance News on July 5, 2019 The Internet Time Alliance Award, in memory of Jay Cross, is presented to a workplace learning professional who has contributed in positive ways to the field of Informal Learning and is reflective of Jay’s lifetime of work.

the challenge of the network era

Harold Jarche

“There’s no room for argument about whether hate-filled internet message boards encourage real-world violence: they do, and none more so than 8chan. It normalises racism, misogyny, and extremism – and helps turn nightmarish, loud-mouthed talk of action into reality.”

Engaging Learning and the Serious eLearning Manifesto

Clark Quinn

Way back in ’05, my book on games for learning was published. At its core was an alignment between what made an effective education practice and what makes engaging experiences.

Dan Pontefract July 2019 Music Playlist (for lovers of hip-hop)

Dan Pontefract

It’s July of 2019 and I found myself thinking back to the summer of 1986 when I was 15. It was the year a certain album titled Licensed to Ill … Continue reading "Dan Pontefract July 2019 Music Playlist (for lovers of hip-hop)".

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From “Buy What We Have” to “Connected Customer Strategies”

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Adapting to the ongoing digitization of the economy is one of the key challenges faced by just about every company around the world.

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Getting about a bit

Euen Semple

I use a wonderful app called Day One to maintain a number of different journals. In one of them I dictate entries on my watch to keep a log of the various deliveries I do in my driving work.

Your Art, My Art

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

The New York Times today came out with a list of "the 25 works of art made after 1970 that define the contemporary age, by anyone, anywhere." What struck me as most significant was how little any of the works meant to me. Most of them I had never heard of.

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relatedness for knowledge sharing

Harold Jarche

In the HBR article Why Employees Don’t Share Knowledge with Each Other the authors find three main reasons [ research paper behind a paywall ]. First, people share knowledge when they are autonomously motivated, and not directed to do so, or pressured by peers.

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?

Getting past broken cookie notices

Doc Searls

Go to the Alan Turing Institute. If it’s a first time for you, a popover will appear: Among the many important things the Turing Institute is doing for us right now is highlighting with that notice exactly what’s wrong with the cookie system for remembering choices, and lack of them, for each of us using the Web.

Decision Making in Our Increasingly Complex Organizations

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

A couple of years ago I attend a seminar by University of Toronto professor Avi Goldfarb , who along with UoT colleagues has been conducting research on the economic value of AI.

Old dogs, new tricks, and competence.

Euen Semple

I don't want to go into too much detail online about my driving jobs but some days are hard. They test my limits both in terms of skill and psychology. I know that I will pass through the feelings of incompetence that something new brings, I almost always do, but the feelings are nonetheless uncomfortable while they are there. It may have been easier when I was younger, when everything was new and you were learning constantly, but I am not sure.

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How Not to Adopt an LCMS

Xyleme

Modern learning organizations understand that, in order to provide learners with the resources they expect (such as content personalization, mobile learning, microlearning, and just-in-time support) new technology tools are no longer a “nice to have” — they’re a necessity.

the dark side of communities

Harold Jarche

Communities play a significant role in how we relate to others and perceive ourselves. I am a member of several online communities and manage one myself — the perpetual beta coffee club. Communities are more than social networks.

Direct Instruction or Guided Discovery

Clark Quinn

Recently, colleague Jos Arets of the 70:20:10 institute wrote a post promoting evidence-based work. And I’m a big fan, both of his work and the post. In the post, however, he wrote one thing that bugs me.

Blog Post: Do you have the capacity to hold a good conversation?

David Gurteen

By David Gurteen In preparing for our Conversational Leadership workshop , Nancy Dixon , John Hovell and I keep coming back to the question " What is real conversation? " or "What makes a good conversation?" and the more we converse about it - the richer the picture that emerges.

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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.

Half full

Euen Semple

On a good day I believe that we are seeing a great falling apart of old ways of looking at the world and our place in it. Ideas like "the establishment", isms like Capitalism and Socialism, Nation States, "the media", assumptions about consumerism and even materialism, all past their sell by dates and struggling to maintain relevance. All developed nations will face the challenge of building a new world out of the debri.

How to Save 30% or More on Translation

Xyleme

Companies like Dell are saving 30%+ with Xyleme. In her 2017 article, The Holy Trifecta: The Secret to Faster, Better, & Cheaper Global Content , translation expert Val Swisher explains that structured content is one of the three factors driving efficiency into the globalization process.

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our learning blueprint

Harold Jarche

“Culture is an emergent property of human groups, a new property of the whole not manifested in the parts themselves. And it arises from humans having the brains and social systems that allow for retaining and exchanging ideas. Human culture also accumulates.

Direct Instruction and Learning Experience Design

Clark Quinn

After my previous article on direct instruction versus guided discovery, some discussion mentioned Engelmann’s Direct Instruction (DI). And, something again pointed me to the most comprehensive survey of educational effects.

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Blog Post: Promoting Knowledge Management activities through my website

David Gurteen

By David Gurteen I am always looking to help promote activities in the KM field. To this end you can: post events on my site. post jobs on my site. post news items on my site. In each case, the submission is held in a queue until I have checked it out and categorised it. This normally only takes a day or two. If the item is off-topic or I feel it is inappropriate for any other reason I reserve the right to delete it. The service is free

Manufacturing Training: How to Set Up a Successful Onboarding Training Program

TOPYX LMS

The primary reason most manufacturers invest in onboarding is to reduce time to productivity for new hires. However, the benefits of an onboarding program for manufacturing employees go beyond promoting productivity.

Being heard

Euen Semple

I try very hard when I write my blog posts to be as accurate as I can; to express the ideas that I hope to get across as simply and clearly as I know how. Over the years I have had a lot of practice at this, and have often been commended for my ability to get complex topics across simply. And yet sometimes when I read the comments on my posts I wonder why I bother.