December, 2016

Trending Sources

working to learn

Harold Jarche

This is an extract from Learning to work and working to learn by Ronald Barnett, published in 1999. It is even more relevant seventeen years later.


United We Stand, Divided We Fall

John Hagel

I love paradox and today we’re living through one of the biggest paradoxes of all: at a time when we seem more divided than ever, we’re actually more united than ever. What do I mean by that? All you have to do is take a cursory look through our media or our conversations when we come together as groups to see that we’re deeply polarized. We not only disagree with the views of the other side, but dismiss the people articulating those views as evil, sick or ignorant beyond belief.

This IBM Employee Quit Her Job. I Commend Her For Doing So.

Dan Pontefract

Elizabeth Wood used to work at IBM. She recently resigned from her position as senior content strategist, a job she held for the previous two.

Becoming a Data-Driven Business: Challenges and Opportunities

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

A few weeks ago, McKinsey published The age of analytics: Competing in a data-driven world , a comprehensive report on the state of big data, and in particular, on the challenges and opportunities a company faces as it strives to become a data-driven business.

Data 87

What do the 24 #C2Xmas resources tell us about how to design modern content and learning experiences?

Jane Hart

In my Countdown to Xmas, I offered a series of 24 daily posts in the form of a different learning resource. So what do these 24 resources tell us about how to design content and learning experiences for the modern workplace? Here they are in one list – with my thoughts about what each one tells us about content and learning experience design. The Blood Typing Game – an interactive simulation might be just the ticket.

More Trending

Magnanimous: The Word of 2017

Dan Pontefract

As he was leaving office on January 20, 1993, President George H. Bush left a letter on the desk of the oval office addressed. Dan's Related Posts: This IBM Employee Quit Her Job. I Commend Her For Doing So. Rise of the Woman? The Hierarchy of Education Ya, I Cry at Work. Do You?

The Transformative Power of Cloud Computing

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

I was recently involved in two different meetings, each convened by an IT research organization focused on providing strategic advice to CIOs. My participation in each of the CIO meetings was in the form of a fireside chat with a senior analyst of the organization.

Data 86

Stop Blaming the Tools when Collaboration Fails

Luis Suarez

. We, human beings, seem to always be very keen on blaming the tools (and technology, in general, for that matter) whenever things just don’t work out all right , specially, in the collaboration space. Apparently, it is way easier to blame them (or others!),

The SAP platform and digital transformation

Dion Hinchcliffe

I had the opportunity to attend SAP TechEd in Barcelona recently in order to assess the software giant's latest enhancements to their platform. In the process, I also gauged its readiness to fully support that urgent IT priority of our time, digital transformation

closing the learning-knowledge loop

Harold Jarche

For 10 years Jane McConnell has been researching organizations in the digital age. The latest report surveyed 311 people from 27 countries, representing a variety of global companies from 18 market sectors. Participants responded to an in-depth online survey of over 100 questions.

A return to constraints

Dave Snowden

I’m getting increasingly excited about the work I am doing on constraints. I first posted on this with an initial taxonomy back in September. Since then I have been working the ideas into a series of keynote speeches and more recently workshop exercises.

No Carrie Fisher, Don’t Rest In Peace

Dan Pontefract

Like the rain in England and the heat in Tunisia, death is both unavoidable and inevitable. The rash of celebrity deaths in 2016 seems to. Dan's Related Posts: In Progress Trump Presidency Lesson Plan We Are All Boston When Breath Becomes Air: Required Reading For People Seeking Purpose Goodbye Team of Five Years. education humanism learning parenting carrie fisher

Capital One’s Year In Review

Adaptive Path

“What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.” Jane Goodall. During the earliest day of dot-org, I borrowed this quote to succinctly express what I hoped dot-org would become in the world. This past year, we’ve made strides to clarify what and how we operate. We started the year working with Glide to pilot a new service, Glide Goods.

My Top 5 iOS Apps of the Week – Week #13

Luis Suarez

bit over a week ago, Ben Evans posted a tweet where he was pointing to a recent presentation he put together as well under the rather thought-provoking title ‘ Mobile is eating the world ’.

Feed 56

Detecting Fake News

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

After the spate of fake news in circulation over the last year or so numerous guides have been published to help you spot fake news. Unfortunately, few of them are effective. The reason for this - which you can spot for yourself as you look at them - is that they tend to focus on whether or not the source is authoritative. But to spot fake news, you need to focus on whether the news is authoritative. The reason for this - and again, you can verify this for yourself - is that the authorities lie.

News 52

understanding our tools

Harold Jarche

“We become what we behold.

Tools 64

to illuminate a small field

Dave Snowden

Anyone who has ever been walking in the hills will have had the experience of a sudden shaft of light illumining a previously unnoticed aspect of the landscape.

Price 54

Employee Experience

Clark Quinn

One of the recent trends has been about ‘customer experience’, focusing the organization on a consistent and coherent customer experience from first exposure through to ongoing product or service use. And this is a ‘good thing’!

#C2Xmas: Day 5 – Periodic videos

Jane Hart

Day 5 of the Countdown to Xmas continues here . Tables charting the chemical elements have been around since the 19th century – but this modern version has a short video about each one. link]. Can you update an old training artefact with videos? Social learning

Video 48

6 Insights The Sharing Economy Tells Us About The Future Of Fundraising

Beth Kanter

Note from Beth: December is a time when start to reflect on the past year and future online trends for fundraising.

Buy 44

The 2016 MIT Inclusive Innovation Awards

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Several months ago, MIT’s Initiative on the Digital Economy launched its first annual Inclusive Innovation Competition (IIC). MIT is one of the world’s top research universities, renowned as well for its entrepreneurial culture. But the objectives of the IIC are quite different and unique.

friday’s factual 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. “Purposeful play. Play equals trust. A space where we can take risks. Only by taking risks do we get to learn about ourselves & each other.” ” —@ImSporticus “Most metrics ignore: Collaboration, Relationship-building, Capacity-building, Knowledge. Read more » Friday's Finds

The domain of disorder (iii)

Dave Snowden

I made the point yesterday that the disordered domain within Cynefin is one of false confidence, assuming you know how to act without first making an ontological assessment.

Cultural Alignment

Clark Quinn

I was thinking about the ways in which organizations can support performance. That is, we can and should be aligning with how we think, work, and learn.

My Workflow

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

I was thinking about working openly recently and decided to document my workflow, such as it is. As you can see I need to devise a way to make my projects and courses more transparent. There's also a PowerPoint version of the image with working links. No HTML version, sorry

#C2Xmas Day 2: Samuel Pepys Diary

Jane Hart

Day 2 of my Countdown to Xmas #C2Xmas continues here. Samuel Pepys lived in London in the 17th century and is most famous for the diary he kept for a decade as a young man which is considered to be one of the most important sources about the English Restoration period. THE DIARY OF SAMUEL PEPYS.

RSS 39

How Will AI Likely Impact How We Work, Live and Play?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

A few weeks ago I discussed whether AI is finally reaching a tipping point, mostly based on a recently published report, - Artificial Intelligence and Life in 2030.

best finds of 2016

Harold Jarche

Every second Friday I review what I’ve noted on social media and post a wrap-up of what caught my eye. I do this as a reflective thinking process and to put what I’ve learned on a platform I control: this blog. Here are what I consider the best of Friday’s Finds for 2016. Quotes.

News 38

Social innovation labs, initial thoughts

Dave Snowden

For one reason or another I’ve ended up talking about various social innovation labs in multiple locations over the last couple of weeks and I’ve got a call on the subject tomorrow. Labs have become a little bit of a fashion item of recent years.

Learning Strategy Issues

Clark Quinn

The other thing that I was involved in at Online Educa in Berlin was a session on The Flexible Worker. Three of us presented, each addressing one particular topic. One presentation was on collaborating to produce an elearning course on sleeping better, with the presenter’s firm demonstrating expertise in elearning, while the other firm had the subject matter expertise on sleep health.

On Teaching Critical Thinking

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

As someone who was teaching critical thinking for a living well before anyone thought to call it a '21st century skill' it bothers me to no end to read articles like this arguing that we should not be teaching critical thinking in schools. It feels to me that the critics of critical thinking do not understand what critical thinking is, nor why we would teach it.

#C2Xmas: Day 6 – Histography

Jane Hart

Day 6 of the Countdown to Xmas continues here. Histography: Where every dot is an historical event – plotted along a timeline. link]. Interactive timelines are always fun to use. Nowadays there are lots of tools to help create your own. Do you have any to share? Social learning

Tools 35

Video: The Purpose Mindset of Gord Downie

Dan Pontefract

I recently had the opportunity to deliver a 10-minute keynote at a conference in Toronto where I used the time to speak about both personal.

Video 30

no shortcuts to mastery

Harold Jarche

“Teaching and coaching are fundamentally about helping making other people better. Learning to do this can’t be done via shortcuts. It requires a willingness to be patient, to take your time and have a deep desire to develop your craft.”

PKM 29
PKM 29