Sat.Sep 22, 2018 - Fri.Sep 28, 2018

The liminal nature of narrative

Dave Snowden

I’ve been delayed in getting this second post in the series of the role and nature of narrative published. Many things going on in Cognitive Edge at the moment and I’ve had to make a couple of big decisions and I’m dealing with the aftermath of one and the promise of another.

10 Trends for Digital Learning in 2018

Jane Hart

Today, Monday 24 September, I released the Top Tools for Learning 2018 , which I compiled from the results of the 12th Annual Digital Learning Tools Survey. Every vote was manually processed in order to get a picture of this year’s contributors (as well as mitigate gaming of the voting).

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The biggest insights and trends in digital transformation for 2019

Dion Hinchcliffe

Many organizations have embarked on the journey of digital transformation over the last several years to sustainably reinvent themselves in modern terms. The first crop of lessons learned should now be evident but have been challenging to isolate and capture until recently. It's also clear that those lessons learned have been hard won, so we must build on them. Here's what we know so far

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contradictions and creative desperation

Harold Jarche

In my last post on continuous learning for collaboration , I mentioned that one of the primary reasons to promote learning at work is because it is directly linked to innovation. Gary Klein examined 120 case studies and in, Seeing What Others Don’t , identified five ways that we gain insight.

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Context in narrative work

Dave Snowden

One quote from my contribution to the ‘StoryTheFuture’ event was picked up in social media. I’m not sure it really qualifies as going viral but it did have some impact. I said: Stop telling leaders to tell stories and (instead) get them to take actions that will generate stories.

MWL Newsletter No 83

Jane Hart

The purpose of business is learning, the key to surviving age of automation, ID for the modern workplace, and more. Modern Workplace Learning

Blog Post: It may sound corny but love is the answer

David Gurteen

By David Gurteen. It may seem corny, but love is the answer. I have long thought that to help cure many of the ills in the world that all we needed to do was "to care more." To care more about each other and to care more about our planet.

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Narratives of & by the Leader

Dave Snowden

I left the question of the role of the leader in story telling open in yesterday’s post. My contention remains that in anything involving change, actions generally speak louder than words. But there is a time and a place for story telling.

Designing E-Learning 3.0 in gRSShopper - 2

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

In the previous segment I decided to create a course with modules and sections, and set up the modules. I'll fill out the actual content of those modules over time. But now I need to stance face-to-face with something I've been dreading.

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ONE level of exaggeration

Clark Quinn

I’ve argued before that we should be thinking about exaggeration in our learning design. And I’ve noticed that it’s a dramatic trick in popular media. But you can easily think of ways it can go wrong. So what would be appropriate exaggeration?

continuous learning for collaboration

Harold Jarche

For the eleventh consecutive year, Jane Hart has polled thousands of respondents and asked what are their Top Tools for Learning. I contributed my own list of tools once again this year. In addition to the extensive list, complete with Jane’s observations and insights, she provides an interesting look at ten of the emerging trends. I find two of the trends of significant interest. Learning at work is becoming personal and continuous.

Design, value & constraint

Dave Snowden

The pictures here are from the first ever Cynefin Retreat in Snowdonia last year; our fourth retreat, the third of 2018 will be in the same location in a few weeks time. Last year we put together some interesting people and just let things happen; this year we have been more structured.

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Designing E-Learning 3.0 in gRSShopper - 1

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

One of the fun things about working with software I wrote myself is that I get to try new things. For example, instead of creating a course simply by filling in boxes in predefined forms, I can think about the structure and format ahead of time and design it exactly how I want.

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Wise technology?

Clark Quinn

At a recent event, they were talking about AI (artificial intelligence) and DI (decision intelligence). And, of course, I didn’t know what the latter was so it was of interest.

Cryptocurrencies and Blockchains - How Are They Doing After 10 Years?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Bitcoin was created about a decade ago, with the release of the original design paper, Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System , under the pen name of Satoshi Nakamoto.

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Blog Post: Future Caf�: the future of visual collaboration tools

David Gurteen

By David Gurteen One of the challenges I have in seeing the Knowledge Café more widely adopted is conveying its power as a "group thinking" or "group sensemaking" tool and how it can be adapted for a wide variety of purposes. To this in end, in my blook on Conversational Leadership, I have two chapters, the first describes the various Café applications and the second is a collection of stories of how the Café has been or is being used in practice.

from modernity to meta-modernity

Harold Jarche

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. “I should have followed Ni Kuang’s process for doing work. Get paid first, deliver on time but absolutely no rewrites. That’s your business. Genius.”

Training Industry Names Xyleme as a Top Learning Portal/LMS Companies 2018 Company to Watch


September 25th, 2018 (Denver, CO and Raleigh, NC) Training Industry released the 2018 Top Training Companies selections for the learning portal/LMS sector. Xyleme is pleased to be acknowledged on their Watchlist for this category.


Euen Semple

Most of the time I get excited about how interconnected we are becoming. The way technology helps us to realise that our actions have consequences to others as well as ourselves. A harsh word posted while in a bad mood sends out ripples that we can see coming back to us. We can choose to take responsibility for those consequences and adjust. But our interconnectedness can also have dire consequences.

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Blog Post: Would you like to learn how to design and run a Knowledge Caf�?

David Gurteen

By David Gurteen Would you like to learn how to design and run a Knowledge Café and how they can be applied? I'll be giving a Knowledge Café masterclass at CILIP in central London on Thursday 1st November 2018. The thing to note about my Knowledge Cafés is that they are more than just about sharing knowledge and building relationships. They can be applied in a wide variety of ways and at their best are a powerful sense-making tool.

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Blog Post: The Henley Forum Listening Project

David Gurteen

By David Gurteen The Henley Forum is researching Knowledgeable Practice for the next 10 years. They wish to understand how knowledge, learning and change practice might develop over the next 10 years. They are asking practitioners two key questions: What key qualities and skills have you relied on in doing your best work? What qualities and skills do you believe will be most useful and important for practitioners over the next 10 years? They have created a questionnaire to solicit some input.

Blog Post: We are what we think about all day long

David Gurteen

By David Gurteen. A man is what he thinks about all day long. Credit: Ralph Waldo Emerson. This is one of my favourite quotes. When I find my mind wandering to trivial matters or worrying over things I have no power to control, I think of this quote and consciously change what I am thinking about to something of value. The more I do it, the better I get at it. Oh, by the way, I am sure this applies to women too.

Blog Post: Gurteen Knowledge Tweets: September2018

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. A big difference maker is when participants in a network (or an organization, for that matter) embrace new ways of seeing, thinking, and doing. link] #ConversationalLeadership.

Blog Post: Updates to my blook on Conversational Leadership September 2018

David Gurteen

By David Gurteen I have made a number modifications and additions to my blook over the last month. One key new feature is the ability to see the most frequently visited pages. The three most popular pages of my blook over the last 30 days were: Shared meaning. The Enlightenment Coffeehouses. Benjamin Franklin's Junto Club. It's not so much that these pages are the more interesting but that Google gives them a high ranking.

Your phone doesn't have to be your enemy.

Euen Semple

It has been interesting using the beta of iOS 12 for the past month or so and the new functionality that allows me to keep a track of my phone usage. By far the greatest use of my phone is reading books, followed by activities related to managing my work, then general productivity, and only then social media. My phone allows me to: Read more books than ever before. Maintain a task list that allows me to keep track of all the things I have to do. Monitor my sleep patterns.