October, 2019

Separated by a common language?

Dave Snowden

From time to time in social media I resist the temptation to respond when people talk about the Stacy Matrix; if they conflate the two I generally put up something mild along the lines of They are very different you know and Stacy himself deprecates its use.

Helen Papagiannis #DevLearn Keynote Mindmap

Clark Quinn

Helen Papagiannis kicked off the second day of the DevLearn conference. She explored the possibilities of AR with exceptional examples. She went through a variety of concepts, helping us comprehend new opportunities.

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connecting the curious

Harold Jarche

Why do students often ask — will this be on the test? It’s because they have figured out the game called education. They are told what to study, what is important, and for how long. Each school year they play the game anew.

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The Blockchain Value Framework

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In July, 2019, the World Economic Forum and Accenture released Building Value with Blockchain Technology , a white paper aimed at helping organizations evaluate blockchain’s benefits and build an effective business case.

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Business Models and Trust

John Hagel

Three years ago I sketched out three dimensions of business model evolution in response to the mounting performance pressure of the Big Shift. In this blog post, I want to highlight the role of this business model evolution in restoring trust in our corporations.

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Digital Learning 4.0: How to Guarantee Measurable Learner Impact Where Others Have Failed

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Summary of: Digital Learning 4.0: How to Guarantee Measurable Learner Impact Where Others Have Failed Paul Hunter Director Digital Learning, IMD Business School IMD is a business school based in Switzerland.

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Breaking the forest cycle

Dave Snowden

I’ve been meaning to write about the “forest cycle” or the supposed necessity of chaos for some time. Yesterday’s post on the different between the Cynefin framework and the Stacy Matrix reminded me of the need.

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we are dependent on human connection

Harold Jarche

What we do not know. Our networks are great places for serendipitous connections. But they are not safe places to have deeper conversations or to expose our points of view, I noted last year in coffee, communities, and condescension. The difference between an open social network (e.g.

The MIT Work of the Future Report

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

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About face

Doc Searls

We can know more than we can tell. That one-liner from Michael Polanyi has been waiting half a century for a proper controversy, which it now has with facial recognition.

The Electricity of Learning

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Summary of a talk at eLearning Africa given by Jef Staes. I'm going to tell a story of why education is failing. We have a design error. This is a battle of two groups of people. There was an information shortage. So industry started schools. But today everything has changed.

mycorrhiza: abstraction & codification

Dave Snowden

In 2002 I published Complex Acts of Knowing , the first major article to include Cynefin in its near current form; if we ignore the words the only difference with the current version is the lack of liminality.

Templates for good

Clark Quinn

In terms of the various ways in which we can support the gaps in our cognition, one of the terms is ‘templates’ And it’s worth discussing what a template is, and considering them at a variety of levels. I want to suggest we should have templates for good. What is a template?

from training to learning

Harold Jarche

While social learning may be one the currently hot new trends in the education and training fields, we have known for a while “why tried-and-true training methods don’t work anymore”, as discussed by Brigitte Jordan (1937-2016) in the mid-1990’s while working at the Institute for Research on Learning.

How We Learned to Prosper Using Fewer Resources

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

“We have finally learned how to tread more lightly on our planet. It’s about time,” writes Andrew McAfee in the Introduction to his new book, More from Less : The Surprising Story of How We Learned to Prosper Using Fewer Resources - and What Happens Next.

Last NineShift Presentation Streamed Live! Thurs Nov 21

Nine Shift

REMEMBER, the last NineShift presentation, the Grand Finale, will be streamed online Live! and Free from Paradise Point Resort in San Diego on Thursday, November 21. No registration needed. Just go to www.lern.org to view it. Noon ET; 11 am CT; 10 am MT; 9 am PT

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The Gen Z Learning Journey From Higher Education To The Workplace

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Summary of a presentation: The Gen Z Learning Journey From Higher Education To The Workplace Giselle Kovary, M.A., President n-gen People Performance Inc. I want to cover research on Gen Z, especially from a Canadian context. They're more 1996 than 2012.

mycorrhiza: Introduction

Dave Snowden

A mycorrhiza ia a symbiosis between a fungus and a green plant. The plant captures and transmits the energy of the sun to the fungus which reciprocates with water and various nutrients.

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Play to Learn

Clark Quinn

Thinking more about Friston’s Free Energy Principle and the implications for learning design prompted me to think about play. What drives us to learn, and then how do we learn? And play is the first answer, but does it extend? Can we play to learn beyond the natural?

making time for learning

Harold Jarche

For over a decade I have promoted the idea that work is learning & learning is the work.

Leveraging AI to Transform Government

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

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#3 Organizational Structures Have Changed

Nine Shift

The Org Chart is dead. Leaders are now befuddled about being inbetween the organizational pyramid of the last century and the organizational network of this century. Organizational structures have been flattened, dispersed, contracted out. The org chart is dead. What business leaders report is that the network is faster, more productive and more profitable than the pyramid. At LERN we have not done an org chart for 25 years, since we went virtual. We predicted this as Shift Three.

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The 2019 National Survey of Online Learning in Canadian Post-secondary Education: Preliminary Results and Implications

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Summary of the presentation The 2019 National Survey of Online Learning in Canadian Post-secondary Education: Preliminary Results and Implications. Moderated by Tony Bates. This is a follow-up from the first survey from 2017.

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Mobile Learning: Anytime, Anywhere

Xyleme

Mobile learning, also called M-learning, is any type of content that is developed or consumed on mobile devices, such as on smartphones and tablets. This can be anything from podcasts to taking a full eLearning course.

Kate O’Neill #DevLearn Keynote Mindmap

Clark Quinn

Kate O’Neill closed the DevLearn conference with a keynote on tech humanism. With a humorous but insightful presentation, she inspired us to strive for good. The post Kate O’Neill #DevLearn Keynote Mindmap appeared first on Learnlets. mindmap

reflecting on the future of knowledge

Harold Jarche

I started my independent consulting practice in 2003 and one of the first books I purchased was — The Future of Knowledge: Increasing Prosperity through Value Networks by Verna Allee (2002) Butterworth-Heinemann (ISBN: 0750675918).

Rubber necking life

Euen Semple

One consequence of driving every day is that I am seeing, and being affected by, many more road traffic incidents. Yesterday I was stuck for nearly an hour and a half when they closed the M25 after a bad crash. What is it about car crashes that holds such a morbid fascination? Why do people slow down so much to “rubber neck” that they block up the other side of motorways? Even though I really hate the idea of people being hurt I still get a strange thrill passing an incident.

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#2 Virtual Office Tools Everywhere

Nine Shift

You probably don’t realize just how many ‘virtual office’ tools you use. Dispersed workers are just about in every large organization these days. They communicate and work together with others from a distance using online tools and software that just keeps getting better, with more of them. You can think of GotoMeeting as one popular tool. Just in our LERN organization, we use over 10 virtual office tools.

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Hearables

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Summary of the talk "Hearables" by Rory McGreal Photo: Nobuko Fujita - What are they – Hunn 2014 – speaker-microphone in-ear with AI - Progressive development from earphones, hearing aids, etc - Can monitor: Blood pressure – stress, excitement Etc.

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Coming up on 21 years of Cluetrain

Doc Searls

I posted this Cluetrain retrospective at doc.blog last year. I’m putting it here now because it’s timely again. Dig: 1) The original site and book are online in full at [link] and [link]. 2) The 10th anniversary edition has new chapters by the four original authors, plus additional ones by JP Rangaswami , Dan Gillmor and Jake McKee. 3) David Weinberger and I posted an addendum to Cluetrain in 2015 called New Clues: [link].

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Sophia the Robot #DevLearn Keynote Mindmap

Clark Quinn

DevLearn opened with a keynote from Sophia the Robot. With an initially scripted presentation, and some scripted questions from host David Kelly, Sophia addresses the differences between AI and robots, with a bit of wit.

filter success

Harold Jarche

Clay Shirky’s statement — “ It’s not information overload, it’s filter failure ” — is an oft-quoted line when discussing online sensemaking.

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Moving my blog

Euen Semple

Although [link] will continue to be my business site I am moving my blog to its own new domain at [link]. Those of you who subscribe by RSS or email might like to resubscribe using the links at the new location. I certainly hope so! I will do another reminder post in a few weeks

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#1 Telecommuting Keeps Growing

Nine Shift

The numbers on people and companies and hours spent working from home all keep growing. There’s no sign telecommuting will stop or even plateau. This is the silent revolution driving the changes in work, life and education in society right now. Not everyone will work from home, but 25% to 50% of people will. And those people are the ones most likely to be most productive and generating income for their work organizations.

The impacts of Data Science, Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence on Learning and Development

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Summary of a talk by Alan Bostakian, Senior Analyst, TD Bank - Future Ready project Why? The field is moving extremely fast and very soon all professionals will need to have some level of understanding about them. These areas help is in upskilling, instructional design, instructon, coaching, more.

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Icebreakers for Online Meetings That Introverts Will Love

Beth Kanter

In my work as a trainer and facilitator, I make workshops and master classes as interactive as possible, incorporating peer discussion, movement, and creativity. I feel this makes a better learning experience. The same goes for in-person meetings.

Endorsements, rigor, & scrutability

Clark Quinn

I was recently asked to endorse two totally separate things. And it made me reflect on just what my principles for such an action might be. So here’s an gentrified version of my first thoughts on my principles for endorsements: First, my reputation is based on rigor in thought, and integrity in action. Thus, anyone I’d endorse both has to be scrutable both in quality of design and in effectiveness in execution. So, to establish those, I need to do several things.

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