April, 2021

A word or two about words …

Dave Snowden

In some ways this post is a follow up to a point I made yesterday about the dangers of creating a coat of rhinestones on something rotten at the heart and by way or warning it is polemical in nature.

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Andragogy vs Pedagogy

Clark Quinn

Asked about why I used the word pedagogy instead of andragogy, I think it’s worth elaborating (since I already had in my reply ;) and sharing. In short, I think it’s a false dichotomy. So here’s my analysis of andragogy vs pedagogy. Looking at Knowles’ andragogy, I think it’s misconstrued.

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Management Musings: Episode 4 – Two Alarming Workplace Trends

Dan Pontefract

In Episode 4 of “Management Musings,” I’m highlighting two alarming trends happening in the workplace as a result of the pandemic. First, there is a… The post Management Musings: Episode 4 – Two Alarming Workplace Trends appeared first on Pontefract Group.

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The Increasing Economic Value of Digital Capital

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

A firm’s financial statement comprises two distinct types of assets. Tangible assets are mostly physical in nature, and include vehicles, land, plants, equipment, and furniture, as well as financial assets like stocks, bonds, account receivables, and cash which have a concrete contractual value.

four hundred finds

Harold Jarche

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. This is #400. “We can succeed only by concert. It is not ‘can any of us imagine better?’ ’ but, ‘can we all do better?’

What Does it Mean to Enrol in a Course?

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

I guess the answer seems pretty obvious: you provide your personal contact information, maybe pay some money, maybe show you've satisfied a prerequisite, such as admission to an institution, and provided there's room in the course, you're registered.

Course 213

The Woozle effect

Dave Snowden

I talked yesterday about metaphor-based languages and used Winnie the Pooh as an illustration. That was part of a loose set of posts starting to develop and codify a more general theory of leadership from a sense-making and anthro-complexity perspective.

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On Corporate Language

Dan Pontefract

Having spent two decades fighting the battle of corporate language from within at two huge organizations, I learned this: First, new language that is abnormal… The post On Corporate Language appeared first on Pontefract Group. Behaviour communication Culture corporate culture Writing

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The Intriguing Nature of Non-Fungible Tokens

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The blockchain first came to light in 2008 as the digital ledger for bitcoin transactions. The blockchain creator’s original vision was limited to enabling peer-to-peer bitcoin transactions with no need for a bank or government agency to certify the validity of the transactions.

Buy 161

yes, all models are wrong

Harold Jarche

“Remember that all models are wrong; the practical question is how wrong do they have to be to not be useful.” — George Box. So how do we know when a model — particularly one of our preferred mental models — is wrong?

System 219

Sympathy for the Devil: Criticizing and Criticalizing the Media

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

These are notes taken during Shirley Steinberg's CNIE keynote, Sympathy for the Devil: Criticizing and Criticalizing the Media: Rolling Stones - Sympathy for the Devil - accomplishments of the devil, listeners as audience are complicit in these accomplishments.

News 204

To curate or be curated?

Dave Snowden

From time to time someone, knowing my interest in narrative sends me a link to yet another website collecting people’s stories. One popped up in slack as I was writing this offering a “magic formula” to change the world. It has some powerful stories all carefully curated by the design team.

Evaluating soft skills

Clark Quinn

As has become a pattern, someone recently asked me how to evaluate soft skills. And without being an expert on soft skill or evaluation, I tried to answer on principle. So I thought about the types of observable data you should expect to find. And that yielded an initial answer.

Skills 176

What is a Component Content Management System?

Xyleme

A Component Content Management System (CCMS) is transformational for organizations with large-scale content creation and maintenance needs. But before we discuss why you need it, let’s explain what it is. Balancing Content Needs with Creative Constraints. Organizational learning is evolving.

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The Post-Pandemic Outlook for Technology, Jobs, and Skills

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

“The COVID-19 pandemic-induced lockdowns and related global recession of 2020 have created a highly uncertain outlook for the labour market,” said the World Economic Forum (WEF) in The Future of Jobs Report 2020.

Skills 157

we need simulation!

Harold Jarche

The background to this story, explaining the difficulties I had in trying to establish a methodology to select simulation in the support of training programs is here — L&D Outside the Box. That story started in 1994 and ended in 2013.

Future Learning Environments

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

This is an unedited AI transcript of a conversation I had with a group of people at Nazarbayev University, Kazakhstan. Please note that the AI does not distinguish between speakers; in all, sever different speakers spoke. To hear the audio please see [link] Sure.

Darmok and Jalad at Tanagra

Dave Snowden

You may be asking what connects the events on stardate 45047.2,

Levels of LXD Design

Clark Quinn

I stumbled across the Elements of UX diagram again, and happened to wonder if it would map to LXD. Here’s my stab: And the text, as usual. In a justifiably well-known image (PDF), Jesse James Garrett (JJG) detailed the elements of (web) user experience.

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Stop Creating Content Landfills – Reuse & Recycle Content to Improve Sustainability

Xyleme

On Earth Day, with familiar calls to “Reduce, reuse, recycle,” we look for ways to improve sustainability and reduce unnecessary waste. But have you ever considered applying these tried-and-true measures to your proprietary content?

A New Contract with the Middle Class

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

“The U.S. is a middle-class nation,” says the opening sentence of A New Contract with the Middle Class , an essay by Richard Reeves and Isabel Sawhill that was recently published by the Brookings Institution.

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distributed work

Harold Jarche

I have been working remotely and doing distributed work since 2003. It’s remote work because I live ‘far from the madding crowd’, in a town of 5,000 people, with lots of cows within town limits, many pheasants, and a few coyotes.

Skills 163

Connectivism

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Unedited AI-generated transcript of a talk given online April 27, 2021. So, hello everyone. As was stated in the introduction, my name is Stephen Downes and it's a pleasure to be here. It's April 27 for me April 28th for you in Malaysia and this presentation is simply called ‘Connectivism’.

I will lift up my eyes …

Dave Snowden

I grew up in and around the hills of North Wales, walking most weekends when were were not dinghy sailing. Rather than a birthday party when I was young I managed to persuade my parents to book a caravan in Snowdonia and took a couple of friends.

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How to Choose the Best LMS for Healthcare Training

TOPYX LMS

The value of healthcare training became more obvious than ever in 2020. The coronavirus pandemic necessitated more and different training than prior years did.

Start Small to Drive Value Quickly with Xyleme

Xyleme

Bringing in a CCMS and moving to a reuse-driven content strategy is no small undertaking — but that doesn’t mean you can’t start small.

ROI 130

A word or two about words … (2/2)

Dave Snowden

In yesterday’s post, I was concerned about both the abuse of power, and the effectiveness of confessional use of language. The desire to compel people to put into words (generally the words of power in the facilitator’s culture and/or ideology) learning is problematic to say the least.

Looking back at the Acorn Study; Part 9: Seedlings

Dave Snowden

After a couple of weeks of hiatus (early spring is definitely Bank Holiday season here in Cyprus), this blog series returns for its final look back at the Acorn Study. To extend the metaphor, it is time to look at the forest floor and examine the new growth.

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…fraught with moral peril

Dave Snowden

That aspect of the modern crisis which is bemoaned as a “wave of materialism’ is related to what is called the “crisis of authority.”

Starting Small to Drive Big Value with Xyleme

Xyleme

Bringing in a CCMS and moving to a reuse-driven content strategy is no small undertaking — but that doesn’t mean you can’t start small.

ROI 130

Webinar: Building an Adaptable Learning Ecosystem

Xyleme

As your organization’s scope increases to address new audiences, constantly-evolving business priorities, and learners’ continued demands for better experiences, learning management leaders must rethink and extend learning ecosystems in order to keep up.

Driving a 75% Reduction in Translation Costs at Ford Motor Company

Xyleme

CUSTOMER STORIES. Driving a 75% Reduction in Translation Costs at Ford Motor Company. Ford Motor Company’s Finance Division partnered with Xyleme in late 2018 to improve & streamline content creation & translation management for more than 5,000 learners and five languages. .

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stop doing dumb s**t

Harold Jarche

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. “Stop doing dumb s**t and I’ll stop being negative.” ” — @Fisman.

detective work

Harold Jarche

For the past couple of months I have been engaged in a couple of programs that focus on organizational performance improvement. In the Performance-based Learning program we ask — What is the performance gap and what are the influencing factors? This is part of the Performance Detective role.

leadership has a price

Harold Jarche

I served for 23 years in the Canadian Army. As a young infantry officer, the concept of leadership by example was drilled into us. One event remains in my memory from almost 40 years ago. A fellow junior officer had just joined the regiment.

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leave standard methods to the machines

Harold Jarche

Any situation at work can first be looked at from the perspective of — is this a known problem or not? If it’s known, then the answer can be looked up or the correct person found to deal with it. Known problems require access to the right information to solve them.

good friday finds 2021

Harold Jarche

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. “The day life got better was the day I stopped arguing with people who don’t read.” ” — @MrErnestOwens. “COVID Haiku: Coffee in morning.