May, 2020

Where are we going most wrong?

Clark Quinn

…and what’s most important to fix? I was a co-conspirator on the Serious eLearning Manifesto , and we identified 8 values that separated typical elearning from serious elearning. However, I suspect that not all are as important, nor hard to fix.

COVID-19 The Future of Society

Dave Snowden

This key post in our COVID series has been written by our long term partner and friend Wendy Schultz a major thought leader in the Futures Community. It describes the critical importance of starting to think about the future now, not once the crisis is over. The site is now open for public capture, but we have an additional option for organisations. If you want to distribute this link to your own networks or community we can create a unique URL so you can look at that data as a distinct set.

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Why “The Techlash” Is a Threat to Growth and Progress

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

A few months ago, the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF) published A Policymaker’s Guide to the “Techlash” - What It Is and Why It’s a Threat to Growth and Progress. “Does information technology (IT) solve problems and make our lives easier, allowing us to do more with less?,”

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a trusted space for learning

Harold Jarche

In 2006 I proposed that we should develop an educational system of small schools, loosely joined : With access to the Internet a one-room school would have to reach out to the rest of the world and not be wrapped in the confines of the industrial school.

On Pandemic Politics, Pedagogies and Practices

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Will our digital lives leave a fossil record?

Doc Searls

In the library of Earth’s history, there are missing books, and within books there are missing chapters, written in rock that is now gone. The greatest example of “gone” rock is what John Wesley Powell discovered in 1869, on his expedition by boat through the Grand Canyon. Floating down the Colorado river, he saw the canyon’s mile-thick layers of reddish sedimentary rock resting on a basement of gray non-sedimentary rock.

Experimenting with conference design

Clark Quinn

As part of coping in this time of upheaval, I’m trying different things. Which isn’t new, but there seem to be more innovations to tap into. In addition to teaching a course on mobile learning, I’m one of the speakers at a new online event. And, what’s nice, is that they’re experimenting with conference design, not just moving straight online.

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The Urgent Need to Strengthen the Nation’s Resilience

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Following World War II and the onset of the Cold War with the Soviet Union, the US undertook a series of measures to strengthen the resilience of the country. These included a significant expansion of government support for scientific research in universities and R&D labs, leading to product innovations from the private sector and better weapons from the defense industry, - and making the US the most prosperous and secure nation in the world.

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zoom is not the problem — meetings are

Harold Jarche

When all you have is Zoom, every work-from-home office looks like an endless face-to-face video call. I have been working remotely since 2003. Video calls have been a regular part of my work and I have used pretty well every platform available. In the early days my favourite platform was Marratech , until they were bought by Google and some of the technology created Hangouts. But video communication was only part of my work.

Test Announcement

Xyleme

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Reality 2020.05.08

Doc Searls

In The Web and the New Reality , which I posted on December 1, 1995 (and again a few days ago ), I called that date “Reality 1.995.12,” and made twelve predictions. In this post I’ll visit how those have played out over the quarter century since then. As more customers come into direct contact with suppliers, markets for suppliers will change from target populations to conversations. Well, both.

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Points of inflection

Clark Quinn

In a conversation the other day, I was asked about what’s needed, and what’s missing, in making the L&D revolution come to life. I’ve previously opined about the changes I think are necessary, but I realized that for folks making the change, there are hurdles. It occurred to me that there are some points of inflection that could make a difference. As I had previously suggested, it’s idiosyncratic.

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Introducing MWL Daily

Jane Hart

From Monday 18 May you can get a daily dose of Modern Workplace Learning.

An Increasingly Digital “New Normal”

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

About a dozen years ago, I attended a conference where I was interviewed on stage by then WSJ technology columnist Walter Mossberg. He started out by asking me about IBM’s near-death experience in the early 1990s, and the subsequent technical and cultural transformation that made it possible for IBM to reinvent itself and survive, while many other IT companies didn’t make it.

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prebunking the conspiracy theorists

Harold Jarche

In confronting the post-truth machines I looked at different types of fake news and what could be done to counter them — Propaganda, Disinformation, Clickbait, and Conspiracy Theories. I mentioned that the researcher danah boyd defines agnotology as — “the strategic and purposeful production of ignorance”. Today, as ever, many forces are at play promoting agnotology — from governments, to corporations, to social movements. This ignorance in our society can easily lead to conspiracy theories.

Centralized v. Decentralized Content Management

Xyleme

Pros, Cons & Getting the Best of Both Worlds. Regardless of the type of content being created, the debate over the benefits of centralization versus decentralization is a pervasive one. On the one hand, centralization can provides consistency and visibility across the organization. Decentralization, on the other hand, can enable departments to be more agile and respond quickly in a changing environment.

Free Micro-Learning Video Lesson On Empathy

Dan Pontefract

I’m in the process of launching a series of online courses associated with the release of LEAD. WIN., my 4th book that will hit the shelves on September 29th. … Continue reading "Free Micro-Learning Video Lesson On Empathy". The post Free Micro-Learning Video Lesson On Empathy appeared first on Dan Pontefract. Dr. Bonnie Henry empathy Jacinda Ardern Lead. leadership Satya Nadella

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Will we still need L&D?

Clark Quinn

In a document shared with me recently, there was this statement: “The assumption that there will always be a managed learning function” I find that interesting to contemplate. If we ever get better about developing self-learning skills in school or university (ideally the former), could we eliminate the need for organizational courses? E.g. will we still need L&D? The notion is that once folks are better at self-learning, the reason for organized courses could fade.

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COVID-19 The Future of Society

Dave Snowden

This key post in our COVID series has been written by our long term partner and friend Wendy Schultz a major thought leader in the Futures Community. It describes the critical importance of starting to think about the future now, not once the crisis is over. The site is now open for public capture, but we have an additional option for organisations. If you want to distribute this link to your own networks or community we can create a unique URL so you can look at that data as a distinct set.

What History Tells Us About the Accelerating AI Revolution

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

A few weeks before our lives were turned upside down by Covid-19, I read Technology at Work v4.0 , the fourth report in the Technology at Work Series developed by Citigroup in collaboration with Oxford University. The report includes an excellent chapter on What History Tells Us About the Coming AI Revolution by Oxford professor Carl Benedikt Frey based on his 2019 book The Technology Trap.

art, reality, and truth

Harold Jarche

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. “We have art so that we shall not die of reality.” ” —Friedrich Nietzsche, via @AnthonyMartinFaria.

The Pros & Cons of Content Silos: Getting the Best of Both Worlds

Xyleme

David Dye. Solution Consultant. It’s not uncommon for content creation and management functions to become “siloed” in different departments. Particularly in large, dispersed organizations, silos allow a level of control and focused expertise that’s hard to duplicate with a single, centralized content team. It’s easy to understand the appeal!

How can employers support online learning? Think differently!

Jane Hart

Here is the text of a short talk I gave to the Institute of Learning & Management‘s Virtual Conference, Online Learning: Challenges and Solutions on Friday 22 May. Modern Workplace Learning

NOT Learning Engineering

Clark Quinn

I recently wrote about two different interpretations of the term ‘learning engineering’ So when I saw another article on the topic, I was keen to read it. Except, after reading it, I thought what it was talking about was not learning engineering, or, at least, not all of it. So what do I mean? I think this article goes wrong right from the title: Learning Engineering Is Learning About Learning. We Need That Now More Than Ever. And I’m a big fan of learning about learning!

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The GDPR’s biggest fail

Doc Searls

If the GDPR did what it promised to do, we’d be celebrating Privmas today. Two years after the GDPR became enforceable, privacy would be the norm rather than the exception in the online world. That hasn’t happened, but it’s not because the GDPR is poorly enforced. It’s because it’s too easy to claim compliance to the letter of GDPR while violating its spirit. Want to see how easy? Try searching for GDPR+compliance+consent : [link].

Even When Plans Are Useless, Planning Is Indispensable

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

“As scientists race to develop a cure for the coronavirus, businesses are trying to assess the impact of the outbreak on their own enterprises,” wrote MIT professor Yossi Sheffi in a February 18 article in the Wall Street Journal. “Just as scientists are confronting an unknown enemy, corporate executives are largely working blind because the coronavirus could cause supply-chain disruptions that are unlike anything we have seen in the past 70 years.”.

the reality of missing out

Harold Jarche

When Tim Berners-Lee invented the Worldwide Web he made it free and open source, so others could build upon it. In the early days it was quite open with individuals sharing knowledge through blogging and collectively building knowledge with wikis, the largest being Wikipedia. But as more people joined the web two things happened. Commercial forces found ways to monetize their audiences. They built attractive ways for people to get online as easily as possible.

Bruno de Pierro Interview

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Note: I received a request for responses to some questions in my email. The questions were quite involved and it would take me quite a while to type answers. But also, in relation to a work-related question, I had been looking at AI-based transcription. And also, my new Audio-Technica microphone arrived today. So as an experiment, I used Otter.ai to transcribe by answer. I was speaking off the top of my head, without notes.

Prepare for Workplace Learning in the New Normal (Online workshop)

Jane Hart

One week pop-up online workshop 1 – 5 June 2020 Lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic has meant that the world of work has rapidly changed. Together with other forces it means a new normal for both organisations and for individuals. The implications for L&D teams are immense: their work will need to change to support new […]. Modern Workplace Learning

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Why You Should Create a BYOD Culture for Your Employees (and How to Do It)

TOPYX LMS

Over the past couple of years, BYOD has become a major trend in the corporate sector.

Choose One

Doc Searls

A few days ago, in Figuring the Future , I sourced an Arnold Kling blog post that posed an interesting pair of angles toward outlook: a 2×2 with Fragile <—> Robust on one axis and Essential <—> Inessential on the other. In his sort, essential + fragile are hospitals and airlines. Inessential + fragile are cruise ships and movie theaters. Robust + essential are tech giants. Inessential + robust are sports and entertainment conglomerates, plus major restaurant chains.

Tips To Make Online Meetings Less Exhausting

Beth Kanter

Recently I facilitated an online session about how to get better at online meetings for Lightful in the UK where I am a Senior Advisor at Lightful, among other activities, facilitate online master classes for their BRIDGE programme. Here’s an overview the tips and resources I shared. Don’t wing it alone. It’s easy to wing meetings with no formalised planning or an agenda. According to Beth, a good meeting is based on good design.

jupiter aligns with mars

Harold Jarche

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. qcroll — “The century of the speaker is over: Once, we did everything for the speaker’s convenience, gathering in one place. Now, we do everything for the community, because speakers, sponsors, and the audience trust us to gather the best people.”

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lockdown

Harold Jarche

Every fortnight — now known as a decade — I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. “The greatest danger in times of turbulence is not the turbulence, it is to act with yesterday’s logic.” ” — Peter Drucker. But in our knowledge economy, says Drucker , “if you haven’t learned how to learn, you’ll have a hard time. Knowing how to learn is partly curiosity. But it’s also a discipline.”

Figuring the future

Doc Searls

The weekend of March 7-8, on our drive to Baltimore (where we would visit the grandkids one last time before the lockdown came), we tried to talk about the likely cascading effects that would come if large parts of the economy shut down. For example, if people weren’t going to theaters and sporting events, or traveling at all, what would that do to the businesses involved, especially if one looked at all the dependencies between different kinds of businesses?

4 Simple Ways to Increase Employee Engagement within a Remote Workforce

TOPYX LMS

Fifty-seven percent of employees are now working from home in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to Gallup. 1 Remote work can negatively impact employee engagement within organizations, especially if individuals are new to remote work or if they strongly prefer to work from the office. Related Reading: Does an Online LMS Increase Employees Engagement?

3 Tips for Developing Employees Quickly, Even if They Work Remotely

TOPYX LMS

It’s more critical than ever for companies to take the initiative to develop their employees. Fifty percent of employers have put a freeze on hiring new workers to cut costs in response to the COVID-19 crisis, per FacilityExecutive.com. 1 This statistic shows how important it is that companies make the most of the talent they already have.

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