September, 2017

Data is the New Love

Doc Searls

Personal data, that is. Because it’s good to give away—but only if you mean it. And it’s bad to take it, even it seems to be there for the taking. I bring this up because a quarter million pages (so far) on the Web say it “data is the new oil.”

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10 Myths about Modern Workplace Learning

Jane Hart

Inspired by TeachThought’s 22 myths in modern academic learning, here are 10 misconceptions about Modern Workplace Learning (MWL). More to come in another post. 1 – MWL simply means modernising training. It is much more than modern training.

connections not things

Dave Snowden

Following last weeks highly successful Cynefin Retreat we had a Cognitive Edge management meeting at my home in Wiltshire.

[liveblog][PAIR] Rebecca Fiebrink on how machines can create new things

David Weinberger

At the PAIR symposium , Rebecca Fiebrink of Goldsmiths University of London asks how machines can create new things. NOTE: Live-blogging. Getting things wrong. Missing points. Omitting key information. Introducing artificial choppiness. Over-emphasizing small matters. Paraphrasing badly.

thinking about facebook

Harold Jarche

Facebook dominates online social networking. That one company has such global influence should be of concern to all of us. Our social networks define us, as Christakis & Fowler clearly showed in their 2011 book, Connected.

Learning Analytics Courses

George Siemens

After about a year of planning, we can finally announce the following courses on edX focusing on learning analytics. The intent of these courses is to eventually lead into a MicroMasters and then advance placement in an in-development Masters of Science in Learning Analytics at UTA. Each course runs about three weeks and we’ve tried to settle on prominent analytics tools for educational data so the experience is one where skills can immediately be applied.

Let’s get some things straight about publishing and advertising

Doc Searls

[Because it’s too @#$% hard to edit a long piece in WordPress (especially when one’s vision has not fully recovered from recent surgery), the latest edits of this are over here in Medium. Thanks.].

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The certification question

Dave Snowden

The vexed question of certification came up in conversation yesterday.

[bkc] Hate speech on Facebook

David Weinberger

I’m at a Very Special Harvard Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society Tuesday luncheon featuring Monika Bickert , Facebook’s Head of Global Policy Management in conversation with Jonathan Zittrain. Monika is in charge of what types of content can be shared on FB, how advertisers and developer interact with the site, and FB’s response to terrorist content.

30 Day Learning Challenges now available as Taskbooks to download

Jane Hart

It is up to everyone to take responsibility for their own self-improvement and self-development in the modern workplace. It is said that it takes 30 days to establish a new habit, so the 30 Day Learning Challenges are intended to help you kick-start modern learning habits that will last a lifetime. Each … Social learning

Blog Post: Peter Block on small group working

David Gurteen

By David Gurteen In reseaching for my blook on Conversational Leadership , I came across these words of wisdom in this short 90 second video clip from Peter Block about small group working. How do I get every voice in the room? How do I get people in the room who cross social distance levels?

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A dark review for United’s Boeing 787

Doc Searls

I’ve been wanting to fly on the Boeing 787 “Dreamliner” ever since I missed a chance to go on an inaugural junket aboard one before Boeing began delivery to the airlines. But three days ago I finally got my chance, aboard United Flight 935 from London to Los Angeles.

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Learning as Artifact Creation

George Siemens

Digitization is deceptive in that the deep impact isn’t readily observable. Remember when MOOCs were going to transform higher education? Or when personalized learning was going to do away with instructors? Going back about a century ago, audio, then video, was also going to disrupt education. All of these trends have been window dressing – a facade more reflective of the interests of those who advocate for them rather than a substantive departure from established norms.

The “R” words

Dave Snowden

I started to make some real progress on the development of constraint mapping when I realised the typology I was developing split into resilient and robust categories. Inevitably when you use those words the question arises as to Taleb’s anti-fragility and there are other issues.

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The digital transformation of learning: Social, informal, self-service, and enjoyable

Dion Hinchcliffe

Technology has long been used to improve how we learn, but today's digital advances, particularly with social media, have taken learning in powerful new -- and for some -- entirely unexpected directions

Who’s building the infrastructure for lifelong learning, When VR training makes the job look better, Why design thinking needs a rethink, and more

Jane Hart

News and articles about Modern Workplace Learning (MWL) selected by Jane Hart for the week 10-16 September 2017. Social learning

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[liveblog][PAIR] Hae Won Park on living with AI

David Weinberger

At the PAIR conference, Hae Won Park of the MIT Media Lab is talking abiut personal social robots for home. NOTE: Live-blogging. Getting things wrong. Missing points. Omitting key information. Introducing artificial choppiness. Over-emphasizing small matters. Paraphrasing badly.

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Minds and Machines

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

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Open Education: Please give

George Siemens

In about a month, David Wiley and I are teaching this course on edX: Introduction to Open Education. As we are both firm adherents to social and participatory pedagogical models (i.e. we like it when others do our work), we need some help. Specifically, we’d love to have faculty/researchers/practitioners provide short 3-5 minute reflections on one or more of the following topics: Week 1: Why Open Matters. Week 2: Copyright, The Public Domain, and The Commons.

Thoughts on doctrine & inclusion

Dave Snowden

Over the years I have had various emails, social media links and other links to various versions of the Cynefin framework, use of my work without attribution and the like. Often accompanied by suggestions that I issue a condemnation for heresy.

The Rise, Fall and Rise of Detroit and its Higher Purpose

Dan Pontefract

<Author’s Note: This is a long-form essay previously only available for purchase. It is now free and can be read in its entirety below or.

“people are for caring”

Harold Jarche

Christian Madsbjerg concludes in his book, Sensemaking : “What are people for? Algorithms can do many things, but they will never actually give a damn. People are for caring.”.

Blog Post: Are vague Ideas sometimes better than firm ones?

David Gurteen

By David Gurteen I rather like this thought about ideas from Pablo Picasso. We don't necessarily need a clear, crisp, sharp idea or vision. A hazy one, a sense of vague direction may sometimes be better as we are then more likely to explore along the journey and make serendipitous discoveries. Maybe vague ideas are at the heart of being creative. You have to have an idea of what you are going to do, but it should be a vague idea. Credit: Pablo Picasso

Artificial Intelligence is Ready for Business; Are Businesses Ready for AI?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

AI is now seemingly everywhere. In the past few years, the necessary ingredients have come together to propel AI beyond the research labs into the marketplace: powerful, inexpensive computer technologies; advanced algorithms and models; and most important, oceans and oceans of data.

Supporting Modern Social Learning in the Workplace (Workshop)

Jane Hart

Next public workshop runs: 9 October – 3 November Although “social learning” has become the latest industry buzzword, in the workplace it is not just about making people interact in courses, but helping teams and groups learn together as they work together as well as facilitating opportunities for employees to learn … Social learning

[liveblog][PAIR] Jess Holbrook

David Weinberger

I’m at the PAIR conference at Google. Jess Holbrook is UX lead for AI. He’s talking about human-centered machine learning. NOTE: Live-blogging. Getting things wrong. Missing points. Omitting key information. Introducing artificial choppiness. Over-emphasizing small matters.

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Sadly, The Importance Of Importance Is Now What’s Most Important

Dan Pontefract

In many cities, distracted driving is now the leading cause of both accidents and deaths on the road. It has taken over the number one spot previously. Dan's Related Posts: In 5 Minutes Louis C.K. Nailed Behavioural Malfunctions in a Connected World Is Your Corporate Culture The Root Cause Of Bad Meetings? The Anti-Social Social Dilemma The Volkswagen Commercial That Depicts a Backwards Workplace I Learned A Lot At My First-Ever F Up Nights.

hunters in the jungle

Harold Jarche

The challenge for workers in what is becoming a freelance & gig economy is to survive in the global jungle. Work is moving toward temporary, negotiated hierarchies. The challenge for the modern organization is to have a flexible enough structure to let people move in and out of the jungle.

Blog Post: Gurteen Knowledge Tweets: September 2017

David Gurteen

By David Gurteen Here are some of my more popular recent tweets. Take a look, if you are not a Tweeter, you will get a good idea of how I use it by browsing the list of micro-posts. Heuristic for epistemically humble adults: Try saying 'I disagree' at least 10x as often as you say 'I'm offended'. Humans May Be the Most Adaptive Species - Constant climate change may have given us our flexibility [link]. Rowling On People's Intolerance of Alternative Viewpoints [link] #FreeSpeech.

Blockchain and the Future of the Firm

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Last week I wrote about Machine, Platform, Crowd: Harnessing Our Digital Future , a recently published book by MIT’s Andy McAfee and Erik Brynjolfsson.

The trouble with compliance programs, metaphors for L&D, myths about coaching, modern academic learning and modern workplace learning, and more.

Jane Hart

News and articles about Modern Workplace Learning (MWL) selected by Jane Hart for the week 3 – 9 September 2017. Social learning

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[lliveblog][PAIR] Antonio Torralba on machine vision, human vision

David Weinberger

At the PAIR Symposium, Antonio Torralba asks why image identification has traditionally gone so wrong. NOTE: Live-blogging. Getting things wrong. Missing points. Omitting key information. Introducing artificial choppiness. Over-emphasizing small matters. Paraphrasing badly.

Why we need to get better at critiquing psychiatric diagnosis

Mind Hacks

This piece is based on my talk to the UCL conference ‘The Role of Diagnosis in Clinical Psychology’ It was aimed at an audience of clinical psychologists but should be of interest more widely.

Sensemaking and the power of the humanities

Harold Jarche

What is Sensemaking? Christian Madsbjerg, in Sensemaking: The Power of the Humanities in the Age of the Algorithm , describes sensemaking as an interaction with fellow humans in the real world. Sensemaking is practical wisdom grounded in the humanities.

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Blog Post: Upcoming Knowledge Events

David Gurteen

By David Gurteen. Here are some of the major KM events taking place around the world in the coming months and ones in which I am actively involved.

Five Leadership Tips For Uber’s New CEO

Dan Pontefract

After much debate and public intrigue, ride-sharing company Uber has selected Dara Khosrowshahi — the former chief executive officer of travel website Expedia — as the company’s next CEO. Dan's Related Posts: How To Build A Truly Purpose-Driven Company Through The Example Of Stocksy Rise of the Woman? Fifteen Years After My MBA Why I Removed A Recent Post Book Review of WORK RULES: Insights From Inside Google. CEO leadership Dara Khosrowshahi uber

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10 days left to vote for your Top Tools for Learning 2017

Jane Hart

The 1lth annual survey closes on Friday 22 September 2017. Social learning

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