October, 2016

The Top 200 Tools for Learning 2016 is announced

Jane Hart

It was in 2007 that I compiled the first Top 100 Tools for Learning from the votes of learning professionals worldwide and have done so every year since then. This year to mark the 10th anniversary I have compiled the TOP 200 TOOLS FOR LEARNING 2016.

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Scaling Learning in an Exponential World

John Hagel

What does scalable learning really mean? I’ve been writing and talking about this for a while now including here , making the case that this will be a key driver of institutional success in the years ahead. In the course of conversations, I’ve discovered a lot of misunderstandings regarding what I really mean by scalable learning, so let me take this opportunity to clarify my perspective. Why is scalable learning so important?

Trending Sources

The problem for people isn’t advertising, and the problem for advertising isn’t blocking. The problem for both is tracking.

Doc Searls

In Google Has Quietly Dropped Ban on Personally Identifiable Web Tracking , @JuliaAngwin and @ProPublica unpack what the subhead says well enough: “Google is the latest tech company to drop the longstanding wall between anonymous online ad tracking and user’s names.”

Is Design Thinking the “New Liberal Arts”?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Design thinking has become an increasingly popular topic of discussion over the past decade. It was featured in the September, 2015 issue of the Harvard Business Review with several articles on the subject.

a need for empathy

Dave Snowden

There was a wonderful, if depressing, tweet from J.K.Rowling yesterday: If we all hit ctrl-alt-del simultaneously and pray, perhaps we can force 2016 to reboot.

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a new business ideology

Harold Jarche

“Ideas lead technology. Technology leads organizations. Organizations lead institutions. Then ideology brings up the rear, lagging all the rest—that’s when things really get set in concrete.” – Charles Green.

Has AI (Finally) Reached a Tipping Point?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

After many years of promise and hype, AI seems to be finally reaching a tipping point of market acceptance. Artificial intelligence is suddenly everywhere… it is proliferating like mad.” So starts a Vanity Fair article published around two years ago by author and radio host Kurt Andersen.

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[liveblog] Bas Nieland, Datatrix, on predicting customer behavior

David Weinberger

At the PAPis conference Bas Nieland , CEO and Co-Founder of Datatrics , is talking about how to predict the color of shoes your customer is going to buy. The company tries to “make data science marketeer-proof for marketing teams of all sizes.” ” IT ties to create 360-degree customer profiles by bringing together info from all the data silos. NOTE: Live-blogging. Getting things wrong. Missing points. Omitting key information. Introducing artificial choppiness.

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The Illusion of Control

Luis Suarez

Because quality matters

Clark Quinn

I was reflecting on some of the actions my colleagues and I take. These are, in particular, colleagues that have been contributing to the field for a long time, ones who know what they’re talking about and that I therefore respect. I retweeted one who called for being careful of the source in message. I’ve supported another who has been on a crusade against myths. And I joined with some others to promote quality elearning. And it led me to wonder why. Why care?

The Unmet Need for Trusted Talent Advisors

John Hagel

In a world that’s changing ever more rapidly, we all need trusted advisors. It’s a significant unmet need that creates a very attractive business opportunity. This has been a central part of my research and writing for almost 20 years since I published a book on the topic, Net Worth. Most recently, I returned to this subject in a blog post. Today I want to make an important distinction between two major trusted advisor opportunities.

working in perpetual beta

Harold Jarche

Working in Perpetual Beta is the latest volume in the perpetual beta series. It began with Seeking Perpetual Beta , a synthesis of 10 years of blogging. The next volume, Finding Perpetual Beta , specifically focused on personal knowledge mastery.

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Competing Against “Digital Invaders”

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Our New Head of Service Design: On the state of the industry, its value, and why Capital One

Adaptive Path

Hey, there’s someone we’d like you to meet. It’s Kendra Shimmell, who we’re excited to introduce as the new head of the Service Design practice for Adaptive Path at Capital One. Kendra comes to us via the venerable Cooper design team, but prior to that was a part of Adaptive Path , which makes for a good kind of déjà vu. Beyond being a service design leader, she’s a speaker, an educator, and a dancer.

Becoming a Successful Socially Integrated Enterprise – The Long Journey

Luis Suarez

How To Build A Truly Purpose-Driven Company Through The Example Of Stocksy

Dan Pontefract

You are undoubtedly familiar with so-called “sharing economy” titans such as Uber and AirBnB. The latter is an online marketplace for people to list and/or book accommodations. It might be a room, a home or a castle. AirBnB is a prime example of disruption in the hotel industry.

Group cohesiveness & individual effort

Dave Snowden

I’ll never forget the first time I saw the murmuration of starlings. I’d arrived at the Hilton in Rome which overlooks St Peters. The family were joining me later for a weekend’s holiday which would include a Welsh defeat of the Italians in the Six Nations.

enabling self-governing teams

Harold Jarche

“All forms of governance are failing their citizens — dictatorships and communism failed in the last part of the 20th century, and in this century democracies are not meeting citizen expectations. No matter which leaders are chosen, the systems themselves are failing.”

Reconciling Activity and Decisions

Clark Quinn

In preparing to work with a client on developing their learning science understanding, I realized that I was using two representations about meaningful learner interaction that could be seen to be conflicting.

What's top of mind for the CIO in 2016

Dion Hinchcliffe

As technology rapidly changes and the push for digital transformation reaches an all-time high, CIOs are increasingly focusing on bringing their entire organizations into the digital future, all while preventing even the smallest hiccup in operations. It's a tall order

Can IBM Watson Workspace Save Our Productivity?

Luis Suarez

Apparently, our productivity as employees has been plummeting since the mid 70s. Yes, indeed, you are reading it right, since the mid 70s ! And yet we seem to be working more hours nowadays than ever before with a rather horrifying effect on us all for that matter.

650,000 Words Later

Dan Pontefract

A rough count of the number of words I have written and made publicly available since 2007 sits at ~650,000 words … between books, articles, posts and essays. CC Dan Allison. I had not thought to count them before. Sometimes I wonder if those words are actually making a difference.

Agency: privilege & complexity

Dave Snowden

The daily email from Gaping Void is saving me the effort of searching the internet for images before posting.

the problem is to know what questions to ask

Harold Jarche

“As we move to driverless cars and machine learning and an economy in which any action that is repeated can be automated, let’s spare a thought for the kids who only get Cs in school. What will become of them? What do you mean you have no idea? That’s your job!

What’s Your Personal Craziness Index? Identify, Take Action, and Avoid Nonprofit Burnout

Beth Kanter

In my newest book, The Happy Healthy Nonprofit: Strategies for Impact without Burnout , the first half of the book addresses how nonprofit professionals can assess and become more self-aware about the symptoms of burnout and begin to practice self-care to avoid burnout.

Assessing Salesforce's platform and ecosystem

Dion Hinchcliffe

The ambitious tech company's cloud offerings have expanded in numerous dimensions over the last few years, from community and analytics to Internet of Things and most recently artificial intelligence. Where will the Salesforce platform and ecosystem ultimately end up taking its customers

Never Underestimate the Power of Education and Enablement

Luis Suarez

Next book?

Clark Quinn

The time has come to ask: what should be my next book? I’ve written four so far: Engaging Learning was something I felt was needed because people had written about the importance of games but no one was writing about how to design them, and I could. Then, while I wanted to write about elearning strategy, my publisher wanted a book on mobile and I realized one was needed and the other likely candidates deferred. Hence, Designing mLearning.

Some Thoughts on the Development of Implementable, Winning Strategies

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

I recently read an article by strategy consultant and writer Ken Favaro which nicely explained how to best think about strategy in today’s business environment.

life in the gig economy

Harold Jarche

I’m in my 14th year of operating solo and have watched as several of my colleagues have gone independent and I have learned from others who have been freelancing longer than me.

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The Value of Taking Mini-Breaks During the Nonprofit Work Day

Beth Kanter

Last week, I was in London teaching social media strategy workshops for London NGOs organized by Social Media Misfits and keynoted Institute of Fundraising’s Future of Fundraising Conference.

So long, app silos: And welcome to the digital workplace hub

Dion Hinchcliffe

Organizations are finally waking up to the need to foster better integration and improved usability by connecting business applications together into a more collaborative and coherent digital workplace. Now a new twist is emerging

Enabling Early Adopters to Lead Your Change Initiatives

Luis Suarez

Infrastructure and integration

Clark Quinn

When I wrote the L&D Revolution book, I created a chart that documented the different stages that L&D could go through on the way. I look at it again, and I see that I got (at least) one thing slightly off, as I talked about content and it’s more, it’s about integration and infrastructure. And I reckon I should share my thinking, then and now. The premise of the chart was that there are stages of maturity across the major categories of areas L&D should be aware of.