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The Transformative Power of Blockchain

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

“Blockchain matters because no business operates in isolation,” says Blockchain for Business , a recently published book by Jai Arun , Jerry Cuomo , and Nitin Gaur. “Multiple institutions can achieve more together than any single institution can alone.

confronting the post-truth machine

Harold Jarche

post-truth (adjective) Relating to or denoting circumstances in which objective facts are less influential in shaping public opinion than appeals to emotion and personal belief. Oxford Dictionaries. On Twitter, Tim Dickinson described four different types of distributed ‘fake news’.

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Direct Instruction and Learning Experience Design

Clark Quinn

After my previous article on direct instruction versus guided discovery, some discussion mentioned Engelmann’s Direct Instruction (DI). And, something again pointed me to the most comprehensive survey of educational effects.

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How Not to Adopt an LCMS


Modern learning organizations understand that, in order to provide learners with the resources they expect (such as content personalization, mobile learning, microlearning, and just-in-time support) new technology tools are no longer a “nice to have” — they’re a necessity.

Building a culture of continuous learning: what it means

Jane Hart

We hear a lot about continuous learning. But what does it really mean? It doesn’t mean continuously taking courses – although studying can be part of an individual’s personal and professional continuous learning strategy.

PKM in action. Part 1

Harold Jarche

Getting started with a sensemaking practice can be daunting. While the Seek > Sense > Share framework is simple to understand, putting it into an everyday context can be difficult. Let’s get some advice from people who have been using the personal knowledge mastery conceptual model.

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#1 New World Leader Rattles U.S.

Nine Shift

We predicted young people would take on one more big battle before 2020, and here it is: saving the planet. Saving the planet clearly the top story this month. The leader to save the planet is Greta Thunberg, a 16 year old Swedish girl. She started a movement in Europe for people to switch from planes to trains, and the airlines noticed. This month she rattled the U.S. with two moves. Greta’s success prompted KLM to run a full page ad in NYTimes supporting environmental friendly travel.

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Getting past broken cookie notices

Doc Searls

Go to the Alan Turing Institute. If it’s a first time for you, a popover will appear: Among the many important things the Turing Institute is doing for us right now is highlighting with that notice exactly what’s wrong with the cookie system for remembering choices, and lack of them, for each of us using the Web.

trusted filters

Harold Jarche

A recent study of over 5,000 US college students — Across the Great Divide — examined how they engage with news media. Not surprisingly, Facebook is a major social media source of news and conservative-leaning students prefer Fox News while liberal-leaning students prefer the New York Times.

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#2 NineShift Exclusive: Answer to Big City Crowding

Nine Shift

A McKinsey report this month noted the trend of people moving and crowding into as few as 25 big cities in the country. Reasonably priced housing is now scarce, creating an urban crisis. NineShift has predicted the solution. Here it is again: trains. Train routes will be built from smaller cities and areas into the big cities, allowing workers to live in more reasonably priced housing in small towns.

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The 4 Biggest Employee Training Problems eLearning Solves for Enterprises


Employee training is a top priority for many companies. Last year, enterprises spent between $1,075 and $1,886 per learner on training and development. 1 But while employee training is critical to a company’s success, it comes with its fair share of complications.

#AI4Good: What Your Nonprofit Needs To Know About AI

Beth Kanter

Allison Fine, my co-author for the Networked Nonprofit , and I are actively researching the use of AI for Good, in particular to scale giving and to spread generosity.

#3 Millennials Take Down A Government

Nine Shift

Peacefully but forcefully, millennials took down the government of Puerto Rico this month. Puerto Rico is part of the U.S. Of NineShift’s two millennial friends on the island, one protested for the first time, reporting to us: “I would dare say ninety percent of the people there were millennial, my generation. We grew up in chaos, always having corruption in our system. It’s been amazing to be part of that change. We made history.

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July 2019 Top NineShift Stories

Nine Shift

Only 5 more months to go to the Roaring Twenties. And to the full total start of the Knowledge Society, the end of our story. Here’s the top NineShift stories for July 2019. #4 4 What’s Your Moon Shot? The End of Big Visioning. The 50 th anniversary of the moon landing this month also coincides with the end of big visioning. One of the best new economy leadership vision questions of the last 20 years, “What’s Your Moon Shot?”.

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What Features Do Technology Companies Need in eLearning Software?


Forward-thinking technology companies understand that both employee and customer training is vital to increased productivity and a healthy bottom line. Many choose eLearning software to help them train their workforce.