June, 2019

Cynefin & Theory of Constraints – Webinar II

Dave Snowden

This week CE hosted an open webinar on the topic of Cynefin & Theory of Constraints. This webinar featured CE practitioners and TOC experts, Steve Holt, Jabe Bloom, Greg Brougham, and Hilbert Robinson.

10 reasons why you don’t need “learning technologies” to enable learning at work

Jane Hart

Here are 10 reasons why you don’t need dedicated learning technologies to enable and support learning at work. Modern Workplace Learning

The Paradox of Connection

John Hagel

We are becoming more connected with each other and less connected with each other at the same time. The Big Shift that we're experiencing on a global scale is full of paradox – this is just one of many, but a particularly important paradox to acknowledge and address.

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hybrid sailors

Harold Jarche

According to The Atlantic 2019-07 , the US Navy has been piloting a new way of manning its Littoral Combat class ships, which are modular by design. The crew are all multi-purpose, with several roles onboard and always learning new tasks. They operate with one-fifth the crew size of a regular ship.

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Labels for what we do

Clark Quinn

Of late there’s been a resurrection of a long term problem. While it’s true for our field as a whole, it’s also true for the specific job of those who design formal learning. I opined about the problem of labels for what we do half a year ago, but it has raised its head again.

Whence the Virtue of Open

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

The word 'whence' means " from what place, source, or cause", and that is the question I would like to address with respect to the virtue of 'open'. The question is raised in the context of Heather Morrison's recent comments on The Dialectic of Open.

Climate Change, Waste & Festivals: a collective fight needing a common understanding

Dave Snowden

Social media feeds in Summer 2018 here in the UK were, for those of us who work in the festival industry, awash with turtles trapped in plastic and discarded tents on no man’s land-esque muddy festival fields on a Monday morning. It was emotionally overwhelming and we were all fearful of how our own actions might be contributing, but not always sure how to help in a meaningful way, beyond giving a story a “like” or pleading with someone not to leave their tent behind. .

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Dear @WashingtonPost

Doc Searls

This is wrong: Because I’m not blocking ads. I’m blocking tracking. In fact I welcome ads—especially ones that sponsor The Washington Post and other fine publishers. I’ll also be glad to subscribe to the Post once it stops trying to track me off their site. Same goes for The New York Times , The Wall Street Journal and other papers I value and to which I no longer subscribe.

The Economic Value of Digital Identity

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Identity plays a major role in our everyday life. It’s the key that determines the particular transactions in which we can rightfully participate as well as the information we’re entitled to access.

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Stephanie Llamas #Realities360 Keynote Mindmap

Clark Quinn

Stephanie Llamas kicked off the Realities 360 conference by providing an overview of VR & AR industry. As a market researcher, she made the case for both VR and AR/MR. With trend data and analysis she made a case for growth and real uses. She also suggested that you need to use it correctly.

Blog Post: Leadership is a practice not a position of authority

David Gurteen

By David Gurteen I have been thinking and reading about leadership for some years now, especially leadership in the context of Conversational Leadership but only recently learned of the work of Ronald Heifetz at Harvard and discovered that his views on leadership were remarkably similar to mine.

Housing 2019

Dave Snowden

This is a holding post. I will summarise the talk with links and details of the possible collaborative project tonight or more likely early tomorrow morning. In the meantime this is a longer lecture with some of the material in it.

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How to promote daily self-learning in the workplace

Jane Hart

There is, rightly, a lot of talk nowadays about “lifelong learning” and “continuous learning” but more often than not, articles focus on “lifelong education” or “continuous training”. In other words, they emphasise the need for continuous formal learning, and, in organisational terms, this implies providing more and more training or access to online course libraries. […]. Modern Workplace Learning

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Book Review: Winners Take All

Dan Pontefract

It is quite possibly one of the most important books I’ve read in a while. Anand Giridharadas has crafted a compelling investigation into current day class systems. Winners Take All: The … Continue reading "Book Review: Winners Take All".

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I heard the news today …

Harold Jarche

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. “A A great many people think they are thinking when they are merely rearranging their prejudices.” David Bohm, via @cogden.

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A very insightful framework

Clark Quinn

Jane Hart has just come up with something new and, to me, intriguing. Ok, so she’s a colleague from the Internet Time Alliance , and I’ve been a fan of her work for a while, but I think this is particularly good.

Is the Digital Revolution At Last Shaking Up Banking?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Digital transformations have generally followed three distinct stages. First comes the use of IT to improve the productivity and quality of back- and front-end processes.

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The Failure of Reason

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

During yesterday's Future Trends Forum conversation featuring Kathleen Fitzpatrick - the author of Generous Thinking and proponent of reasoned debate between opposing parties - I asked a question that went roughly along the following lines: What if reason is what's at fault here?

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Blog Post: Gurteen Knowledge Tweets: June 2019

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. The 20th World Knowledge Forum in Seoul in September this year has an interesting theme: Knowledge Revolution 5.0: Perspicacity Towards Prosperity for All. wkforum [link]. Sustainability is not enough: we need regenerative cultures by @DrDCWahl [link].

Dan Pontefract June 2019 Playlist (for myself, it’s my birthday!)

Dan Pontefract

I am in the midst of a social media break. It’s so weird. Ever since Twitter, Facebook and its ilk came into the picture more than a decade ago I … Continue reading "Dan Pontefract June 2019 Playlist (for myself, it’s my birthday!)". The post Dan Pontefract June 2019 Playlist (for myself, it’s my birthday!) appeared first on Dan Pontefract. Music Dan's Music Playlist

sixteen years

Harold Jarche

You load sixteen tons, what do you get? Another day older and deeper in debt. Saint Peter, don’t you call me ’cause I can’t go. I owe my soul to the company store. Sixteen Tons. Last week marked sixteen years as a freelancer.

Cognitions By Contexts

Clark Quinn

I have, in the past, talked about the three cognitions: situated , distributed , and social. Similarly, I talk about aligning with the contexts: how we think, work, and learn. I then wondered about how they interacted. Naturally, I diagrammed it (surprise, right?).

The Puzzling Personal Productivity Paradox

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The past 10-15 years have seen a number of technology advances, from smartphones to machine learning. Yet, despite these impressive advances, for most of this period economies around the world have been stuck in an era of slow productivity growth.

#1 Progressives Transform America This Month

Nine Shift

Last week was the clincher: progressives have transformed America for the rest of the century. The New York state legislature joined California and Europe in leading us in creating the societal infrastructure for this century.

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Blog Post: The Henley Forum 2020 Awards

David Gurteen

By David Gurteen Just a reminder about the Henley Forum 2020 Awards. The awards recognise those who are advancing organisational practice. The Henley Forum would like to hear from people who are working to develop dynamic capability though knowledge, learning, change and innovation work. For example, by: enabling knowledge to flow. fostering organisational learning. facilitating organisational change and development. cultivating innovation. and collaborating across boundaries.

5 Defining Characteristics of a “Next Gen” LCMS

Xyleme

Learning organizations understand that they must evolve with the rapidly changing modern learning ecosystem.

liberating meetings

Harold Jarche

In meetings, bloody meetings I covered some common issues with how meetings are conducted and also provided some ways to address these. Another form is the silent meeting , put forth by David Gasca at Twitter and used at Amazon as well. These meetings are based on the common phenomena that most attendees do not read material in advance and that a slideshow is not the best way to convey complex information.

Graham Roberts #Realities360 Keynote Mindmap

Clark Quinn

Graham Roberts kicked off the 2nd day of the Realities 360 conference talking about the Future of Immersive Storytelling. He told about their experiences and lessons building an ongoing suite of experiences. From the first efforts through to the most recent it was insightful.

Wittgenstein and Connectivism

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

NB This is only a very preliminary sketch of what should really be a longer treatment. I was asked: 1) Today I found a great idea in your work that I've been thinking about a lot recently.

#4 Is Your City Too Expensive To Save From Climate Change?

Nine Shift

B anks, governments and companies are now calculating in dollars the cost of various responses to climate change.

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Blog Post: To have a conversation, you have to be comfortable being human

David Gurteen

By David Gurteen I have long been a huge fan of David Weinberger. Read more about him here and watch the video. He is such an amazing thinker. In particular, I love his insights into conversation such as the one below. To have a conversation, you have to be comfortable being human - acknowledging you don't have all the answers, being eager to learn from someone else and to build new ideas together. You can only have a conversation if you're not afraid of being wrong.

The Evolution of Work in Urban Labor Markets

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

A few weeks ago I heard a very interesting keynote by MIT economist David Autor at the annual conference of MIT’s Initiative on the Digital Economy. The talk was based on his recently published paper Work of the Past, Work of the Future.

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mindful 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. “A A writer ought not to be an opinion-machine … The job of the writer is to make us see the world as it is, full of many different claims and parts and experiences.” — Susan Sontag.

The ARG experience

Clark Quinn

In preparing a couple of presentation for the Realities 360 conference coming up late this month, I got thinking about ARGs again. ARGs (alternate reality games) were going to be the thing, but some colleagues suggest that the costs were problematic.

WEB Network: The Well-Being and Equity Bridging Network

Beth Kanter

I have been working on an exciting project along with dream team of network thinkers and people who are excited about the idea of how collective action drives health in our communities. I want to share it with you.

To see a world in a grain of sand

Euen Semple

Yesterday as I was filling my truck with diesel at the end of the day I looked down at the ground and started noticing the concrete surface of the petrol station forecourt. It wasn't just concrete, there were tiny flecks of stone in it. Differently shaped bits, varying in colour and likely origin. It was raining heavily so the surface was wet. It was glistening under the bright lights of the canopy above me.

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Blog Post: Calling all Oracy advocates

David Gurteen

By David Gurteen Calling all Oracy advocates in the UK, if you have any evidence as to the impact of oracy in your setting - written or video - please submit it to the Oracy APPG (Oracy All-Party Parliamentary Group). The deadline for written evidence is 9th August 2019. Numeracy: the ability to understand and work with numbers. Literacy: the ability to read and write. Oracy: the ability to express oneself in and understand spoken language.