October, 2018

Toward no longer running naked through the digital world

Doc Searls

We live in two worlds now: the natural one where we have bodies that obey the laws of gravity and space/time, and the virtual one where there is no gravity or distance (though there is time).

Effective Leaders Operate Like This

Dan Pontefract

You're reading fresh content from Dan Pontefract at Brave New Org: I was five minutes early for the meeting. I could see through the glass wall the individual I was set to meet was on a. Dan's Related Posts: My TEDx Talk on The Purpose Effect.

Emerging Online Learning Tools Research Session Mindmap

Clark Quinn

At AECT18, I dropped in on a session summarizing research on emerging technologies for online learning. There were experts in each area, so names like Vanessa Dennan on social media, Curt Bonk in MOOCs, Florence Martin on synchronous Learning, and David Wiley on Open Education Research.

Blogging equals thinking

Euen Semple

Well, writing equals thinking. I can't remember who it was that said "I don't know what I think until I start writing " but certainly for me it has always rung true. I've not been writing much for a while, and it feels like I've not been thinking. Sure, ideas flit through my head and I can ruminate endlessly as we all do, but by not writing I've not focussed my thinking.

Automation and the Changing Demand for Workforce Skills

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In 2015, the McKinsey Global Institute launched a multi-year study to explore the potential impact of automation technologies on jobs, organizations and the future of work. In the intervening three years, the study has published a number of report on the subject.

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first we kill the jobs

Harold Jarche

Donald Clark shows how WildFire , a machine-augmented instructional content development system, saved significant time and money to develop a global training program. “We used an AI tool to deliver a project to a large multinational (TUI) with £16 billion in revenue.

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Is this a turning point for publishing?

Doc Searls

Publishing and advertising both need to bend back toward where they came from, and what works. I see hope for that in the news today.

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Why Myths Matter

Clark Quinn

I’ve called out a number of myths (and superstitions, and misconceptions) in my latest tome , and I’m grateful people appear to be interested. I take this as a sign that folks are beginning to really pay attention to things like good learning design. And that’s important.

The three Cs

Euen Semple

I recently wrote a post about the potential for systems to be self organising and the way that we compromise this ability by attempting to exercise control over the world around us. In order for systems to become self organising the networks that make them up have to be comprised of healthy cells. It occurred to me yesterday that in order to become healthy the cells need to be encouraged to work on the following three characteristics. Curiosity. Wondering why things are the way they are.

The Economic Value of Artificial Intelligence

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

PwC recently released a report on the potential economic value of AI to different regions and industry sectors around the world.

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understanding the shift

Harold Jarche

“If you want a natively digital nation, or a state, or a city, or whatever, my message today is you actually need to be bold enough to create some new institutions; institutions that are of the internet, not on the internet.” ” — Making Government as a Platform Real.

E-Learning 3.0 Course Synopsis

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Getting Ready Connectivism is based on the idea that knowledge is essentially the set of connections in a network, and that learning therefore is the process of creating and shaping those networks.

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Dan Pontefract October 2018 Playlist (for Gord Downie)

Dan Pontefract

You're reading fresh content from Dan Pontefract at Brave New Org: August 1991. It was the first time I saw the Tragically Hip perform live. A small venue in Montreal, I was hooked from the very. Dan's Related Posts: Video: The Purpose Mindset of Gord Downie. That Time I Was Ambushed By Gord Downie.

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Jessica Kriegel #DevLearn Keynote Mindmap

Clark Quinn

Jessica Kriegel closed DevLearn with a witty and wise presentation taking apart the ‘generations’ and ‘millennial’ myths. In short, it’s basically age discrimination. Don’t do it! The post Jessica Kriegel #DevLearn Keynote Mindmap appeared first on Learnlets

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Sticking our oars in

Euen Semple

Most systems have the potential to be self organising. With the right feedback and thoughtful, aware, tolerant, adaptive individual cells it is amazing what is possible. Just look at nature and the incredible complexity, and adaptability, that it achieves. Look at what our unbelievably sophisticated bodies achieve every day, often in spite of our attempts to derail them! So why do we get it so wrong?

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Serverless Computing - An Innovative Approach to Software Development

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

I n October of 2008, The Economist published a special report on a then relatively new, rapidly growing IT development, - cloud computing.

a conversation on leadership in the network era

Harold Jarche

I write about leadership frequently, especially how leadership in a network requires different skills and abilities than positional leadership provided by the inherent power structure of an organization or institution. In networks, influence comes through reputation.

Designing E-Learning 3.0 in gRSShopper - 5

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

We launched the course this week and I did a bunch of things to get ready. This summarizes them in no particular order (except that they were all done in the last few days in a frantic rush). Videos Videos are an important part of any MOOC and these MOOCs are no exception.

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Win 1 Of 5 Signed Copies Of OPEN TO THINK

Dan Pontefract

You're reading fresh content from Dan Pontefract at Brave New Org: If you’d like to win one of five signed copies of Dan’s latest book, OPEN TO THINK: Slow Down, Think Creatively and Make Better Decisions, Dan's Related Posts: Win A Signed Copy Of “THE PURPOSE EFFECT” Dan’s Latest Irregular Newsletter (with free goodies).

Protected: Cynefin Retreats in 2018: Design, resilience & value

Dave Snowden

To start setting up your contract, please enter the password sent to you below: The post Protected: Cynefin Retreats in 2018: Design, resilience & value appeared first on Cognitive Edge. Blogs resilience Retreats

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On not having a job

Euen Semple

When we dropped Mollie off in Cambridge for the start of term I got to meet her best friend's parents for the first time. As the dad and I started chatting it became apparent that we actually worked in very similar, or at least related, fields. We hadn't realised this until we met and it occurred to us that neither of our daughters had been able to explain to the other what we did! People not being able to describe what I do is not new. I face that all the time.

Social Physics and Cybercrime Detection

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

A few weeks ago I wrote about social physics, a new discipline that aims to help us better understand and predict the behavior of human groups.

helping make the network smarter

Harold Jarche

In what is likely the best example of my mantra that ‘work is learning and learning is the work’, Nokia’s CEO Risto Siilasmaa describes how he learned about machine learning because everyone was talking about it but he still did not understand it enough to describe it.

Why Engaging Learning?

Clark Quinn

Someone asked me what I would say about my first book, Engaging Learning. And, coincidentally, my client just gave some copies to their client as part of our engagement, so I guess there’s still value in it!

The Critical Importance Of Being Focused With High Energy

Dan Pontefract

You're reading fresh content from Dan Pontefract at Brave New Org: Have you ever wondered why some employees always accomplish their goals? How about those who do so way ahead of schedule? And then there are. Dan's Related Posts: Distractedness Is Quickly Becoming The Organization’s Top Issue.

Designing E-Learning 3.0 in gRSShopper - 6

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Ethics I've just finished sending off the ethics review board (REB) documents for research ethics review. This is something I should have done in August, not October, and something that was done in all our previous MOOCs, but by someone else more competent than me.

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Being places

Euen Semple

I never take for granted the opportunities I have had to be places. Interesting places, different places. One of the appeals of truck driving is the opportunity to be lots of new places. But I am always reminded of Jon Kabat Zinn's "Wherever you go, there you are."

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It's All About the Business Model, - Not the Technology

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In Reinvent Your Business Model , his recently published book, Mark Johnson argues that digital transformation and business model innovation are not the same thing. New technology alone, - no matter how transformative, - is not enough to propel a business into the future.

creative economy entrepreneurs

Harold Jarche

The co-founders of Creative Startups have published a book that is a guide for anyone interested in the creative economy at any level — Creative Economy Entrepreneurs. This book is a good read but it is more of text book, sprinkled with anecdotes and data, than a single narrative.

Another Day Another Myth-Ridden Hype Piece

Clark Quinn

Some days, it feels like I’m playing whack-a-mole. I got an email blast from an org (need to unsubscribe) that included a link that just reeked of being a myth -ridden piece of hype. So I clicked, and sure enough! And, as part of my commitment to showing my thinking, I’m taking it down.

New Big Think Video: How To Stop Being So Busy

Dan Pontefract

You're reading fresh content from Dan Pontefract at Brave New Org: Check out one of the videos that recently released from my time with the great folks from Big Think. (5:29 5:29 in length) “How To Stop. Dan's Related Posts: The Essential Creative Thinking Questions To Ask Yourself.

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Designing E-Learning 3.0 in gRSShopper - 4

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Activities Each week of the course will feature some events. These are mostly live video conferences with guests. I also want to be able to show slides and to include the activity feed. I've been creating these using xSplit and then broadcasting the entire screen, but it's a bit unreliable.

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Discomfort

Euen Semple

We naturally tend to avoid discomfort but without it we never learn or grow. If we are to change in any way we have to get out of our comfort zone. There are so many elements of freelance truck driving that are unfamiliar to me. In some ways the driving is the easy bit. Relating to agents and clients. learning the unwritten rules of what's expected and what's not. grasping the when and where of refuelling. I feel like I should be wearing a massive L plate on my back!

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MWL Newsletter No 87

Jane Hart

Articles and news about Modern Workplace Learning (MWL) for the week 14-20 October 2018 (Forget banning phones in meetings, why most data analytics projects are misleading, the need for a new model of workplace learning and more). Modern Workplace Learning

adapting to constant change

Harold Jarche

Perpetual Beta. The future of [human] work is perpetual beta : adapting to constant change while still getting things done. “Basically: technological innovation and artificial intelligence are going to accelerate at a pace we’ve yet to really comprehend.

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Competencies and Innovation?

Clark Quinn

This may seem like an odd pairing, so bear with me. I believe that we want to find ways to support organizations moving in the direction of innovation and learning cultures. Of course, I’ve been on a pretty continuous campaign for this, but I’m wondering what other levers we have.

Technology Was Supposed To Save Us. It Hasn’t.

Dan Pontefract

You're reading fresh content from Dan Pontefract at Brave New Org: I’m GenX, born in 1971. I grew up with a black-and-white television. When our first color TV came into the home as I was approaching. Dan's Related Posts: The Lost Trust Of Millennials With Big Business. Five Essential Tips to Effectively Work from Home. What John Lennon Taught Me About Thinking. Can Humanism Replace Capitalism? Sadly, The Importance Of Importance Is Now What’s Most Important. Thanks for reading.