Sat.May 19, 2018 - Fri.May 25, 2018

Human-Machine Work Teams

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Will there be enough work in the future? What’s the likely impact of our continuing technology advances on jobs? How will they impact productivity? These are all-important questions to reflect on as our increasingly smart technologies are now being applied to activities that not long ago were viewed as the exclusive domain of humans.

Classroom training and E-Learning are the least valued ways of learning. This is what it means for L&D

Jane Hart

Although entries are still being accepted for the 7th Learning in the Workplace survey, here is a screenshot of the results as at 21 May (from 5.5K+ responses). What do these results mean for L&D? I think they mean THREE key things. Modern Workplace Learning

Scaling the Edge: Cynefin™ as a journey

Dave Snowden

For most of my life I’ve been working with various forms of symbiosis and synthesis. Bringing the natural sciences as an enabling constraint to understand social systems is the big idea behind Cognitive Edge.

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12 Deeper Tips for Great Public Speaking

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Steve Wheeler posted a nice article called 12 Tips for Great Speaking today.He's s had a lot of experience on the public speaking circuit and there's no doubt his tips hit the mark. I've also had some experience on the circuit, so I thought it would be useful to add to his remarks.

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Cognitive and Learning Sciences

Clark Quinn

You’ll see a lot of vendors/sessions/webinars touting neuroscience or brain-based. And you really shouldn’t believe it. Yes, our brains are composed of neurons, and we do care about what we know about brains. BUT, these aren’t the right terms!

MWL Newsletter No 65

Jane Hart

Posts, articles and news about Modern Workplace Learning (MWL) selected by Jane Hart for the week 13-19 May 2018. Modern Workplace Learning

making your education

Harold Jarche

When I first encountered the web I was certain it would change the world. Today there is little doubt that networked society is developing into a very different world than the pre-internet days.

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Mental models are the agents of learning

Clark Quinn

I was talking with my friend and colleague Harold Jarche about how he’s expanding his valuable Personal Knowledge Mastery to teams and at the organizational level. Walking through his diagram, what is critical, what is being exchanged, are mental models.

Julie Gets Hit On by a Russian Troll Bot

Nine Shift

It's the start of election season, according to the Russians. . This morning they sent a troll bot to try to engage Julie and switch or disrupt her voting perspective. We are in a swing state where the Russians turned the election in 2016. . Julie stumped the Russian computer, which had to take five minutes to respond to each of her questions; and when she said "You are a troll" it quit. . Will be "interesting" to see if American democracy survives.

no more email subscriptions

Harold Jarche

There are several ways to subscribe to this blog and I have just removed two: Feedburner (Google), and Webfish. This will be the last post you receive via email as I am cancelling subscriptions and deleting all subscribers in the next 24 hours. Why am I doing this?

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Human-Machine Work Teams

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Will there be enough work in the future? What’s the likely impact of our continuing technology advances on jobs? How will they impact productivity? These are all-important questions to reflect on as our increasingly smart technologies are now being applied to activities that not long ago were viewed as the exclusive domain of humans.

A Culture of Wellbeing as a New Nonprofit Strength: Building Capacity During a Time of Disruption

Beth Kanter

Note from Beth: In my recent book, The Happy, Healthy Nonprofit and leading workshops for nonprofits all over the world on this topic, I continue to be passionate about the need to build resilient and sustainable nonprofit leaders and organizations. This is true now more than ever.

China Attacks the U.S. - - with Birdseed

Nine Shift

World War III takes on a new level, as China actively supports Iran - - with birdseed. Yes, despite the U.S. sanctions against Iran, China is creating a whole new train line from China to Iran. The first shipment will contain birdseed. . So what will the U.S. Bomb the train tracks? Probably not, almost assuredly not. . Instead WWIII continues with economic, cyber, political, propaganda and regulatory (for example, trade war, internation trade pacts). . I just realized!

capitalist algorithms

Harold Jarche

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. “The Edge … There is no honest way to explain it because the only people who really know where it is are the ones who have gone over.” ” —Hunter S.

Driving change

Euen Semple

Every time I hear the word "driving" used in the context of business I wince. It reveals so many misconceptions: that the person using it is in charge; that people can be driven like cattle; that there aren't consequences to using the word. The false macho fools no one. The use of it distances those "being driven" and they disengage. And then to solve this problem you set up an "employee engagement programme"!

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Can Only Women Be Believed on Gender?

Nine Shift

. Can only women be believed on the science of gender? In the last month two articles, one in The New York Times, and one in The Washington Post, have chipped away at the false feminist beliefs regarding gender, citing the science and biology of gender that every scientist already knows is fact. Both people allowed in print are women. One female scientist told me that her work on gender receives criticism, but less so because she is a woman.

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Feminist Belief System Discounted by Another Woman

Nine Shift

Another female author is chipping away at the feminist false and harmful belief system. This book acknowledges the science of the brain and takes on specifically learning in girls and boys. Claire Shipman, co-author of a book on helping girls risk more and gain confidence, tip toes into science, gets a few things wrong, but nevertheless chips away at the false feminist belief system on gender. She was interviewed by the Washington Post.

Resist!

Euen Semple

I recently installed Windows 10 on my Mac. Don't ask, but it had to be done! This has meant me not only touching the Windows world for the first time in many years but also encountering Microsoft's attempt to design an operating system that works on both a touch devices and conventional computers. My initial reaction was to recoil in horror. Everything seemed harder than it had to be, logic appeared to be an alien concept to the interface designers, and everything looked so damn ugly!

Death

Euen Semple

I finally got around to reading Carlo Rovelli's Seven Brief Lessons On Physics. Wonderful, mind blowing book. In it though he expresses doubt that we will last as a species. Given how many species, including our own ancestors, have come and gone - and combined with our current self destructive activities - he's pessimistic.