2018

Emerging Online Learning Tools Research Session Mindmap

Clark Quinn

At AECT18, I dropped in on a session summarizing research on emerging technologies for online learning. There were experts in each area, so names like Vanessa Dennan on social media, Curt Bonk in MOOCs, Florence Martin on synchronous Learning, and David Wiley on Open Education Research. And I apparently missed the nuances in the description, it was more meta-research, e.g. research on the research!

Culture: the subject

Dave Snowden

The Oxford English Dictionary defines culture as “The arts and other manifestations of human intellectual achievement regarded collectively” and “The ideas, customs, and social behaviour of a particular people or society”. The origin is in the Latin colere meaning tend or cultivate and in the early 16th Century the meaning developed from an agricultural context to meaning the cultivation of the mind and manners.

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The Threat and Opportunity of Lifelong Learning

John Hagel

Our conversations and media are increasingly consumed by the topic of the “future of work.” And, within this topic, one of the buzzwords that has emerged and acquired increasing prominence is “lifelong learning.” The message is that, in a more rapidly changing world, we’re all going to have to abandon the traditional notion of going to school to learn and then going into a career to apply the learning we’ve received.

The Economic Value of Artificial Intelligence

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

PwC recently released a report on the potential economic value of AI to different regions and industry sectors around the world.

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Employees Have Become So Busy They Have Given Up On Learning

Dan Pontefract

You're reading fresh content from Dan Pontefract at Brave New Org: In today’s organization, speed has become a weapon against learning. Time to market, time to innovate, and time to exploit are now bullets in the. Dan's Related Posts: Docking Employee Pay to Improve Their Skills is Dubious if not Dumb. Q&A on the Future of Social, Mobile and eLearning. Dear CEO. Artificial Intelligence Might Help Both Employees And Employers. Evolution of the Chief Learning Officer. Thanks for reading.

saving democracy

Harold Jarche

Why do younger people generally think it is less essential to live in a democracy? Perhaps it’s because the times are changing. The first democracies (USA, France, and gradually the UK) emerged about 300 years after the invention of the printing press. A free press was a cornerstone of American democracy. All of these are representative democracies, electing people to go to a central location and represent a constituency. Maybe they are no longer suitable for a network era society.

GDPR will pop the adtech bubble

Doc Searls

In The Big Short , investor Michael Burry says “One hallmark of mania is the rapid rise in the incidence and complexity of fraud.” ” (Burry shorted the mania- and fraud-filled subprime mortgage market and made a mint in the process.). One would be equally smart to bet against the mania for the tracking-based form of advertising called adtech.

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Books I Read In 2018

David Gurteen

Not gonna lie. All those “Books of 2017” posts made me kinda wishing I kept a list of my own. No way for me to go back and figure out what I read last year (I give away most books once I’ve completed them) so instead will make this a living post, where I add as I finish. If we generously start 2018 on 12/26/2017, here’s what I’ve read so far in reverse-chron order: 4) Finding Flow – Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi [non-fiction].

Employee Centred Learning & Development: A Model for the Modern Workplace

Jane Hart

The traditional, top down, command-and-control approach to workplace learning – which organizations have been using for more than 100 years – is just not up to the new world of work. What it requires is a new workplace learning model. Social learning

Big Brother is Here: Thanks Google

Nine Shift

I had no idea Google listens in and records your in-person face-to-face conversations. In the ongoing uncovering of big tech's bad influence on society, my brilliant co-author assures me Big Brother is here, and it is Google. Two days ago she was talking with a young friend in-person about some beads made in India. The next day she got an ad on her cell phone for those very beads made in India. Her cell phone was not on during her conversation, just nearby. .

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Reading List?

Clark Quinn

I saw another query about ‘reading list recommendations’ (e.g. as an addition to Millennials, Goldfish, Other Training Misconceptions ;), and I thought I’d weigh in, with a different spin. What qualifies what books should you read? Maybe your level of expertise? So, here is a reading list for what books should you read depending on where you are as a designer. Note, this is a relatively personal list, and not the mainstream ID texts.

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The landscape of narrative

Dave Snowden

Back in 2014 I wrote the entry on organisational story telling for the Sage Handbook on Action Research. I wasn’t wild about the title at the time as I felt that was only one aspect of the field. However I got away with writing something more general in a limited word count and blogged some of my reflections at the time. As a part of that I produced a three way triangle to get a better understanding of the field and I’m going to assume familiarity with the basics of that in this post.

Mindset and Heartset

John Hagel

Is mindset all there is? I recently attended a gathering of senior executives seeking to drive change in their organizations and was struck by how much mindset dominated the conversation. It was all about the assumptions and beliefs of the people in their organizations. They wanted to know what kind of evidence and reasoning would help to change these assumptions and beliefs. The key assumption in the room was that it was all about the mind.

Automation and the Changing Demand for Workforce Skills

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In 2015, the McKinsey Global Institute launched a multi-year study to explore the potential impact of automation technologies on jobs, organizations and the future of work. In the intervening three years, the study has published a number of report on the subject.

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Big News! I’m Leaving TELUS (sorta) And Going Solo

Dan Pontefract

You're reading fresh content from Dan Pontefract at Brave New Org: Just a few weeks ago I passed my 10-year service anniversary at TELUS. What a blast. What a decade. I remember working with some team. Dan's Related Posts: Fifteen Years After My MBA. My Next Role Is … Sheri Quit Her Job And Regained Her Purpose Sweet Spot. Three Tough Questions Answered About Purpose. Download Chapter 1 of “The Purpose Effect” For Free. Thanks for reading. visit the original at [link].

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soft skills are human skills

Harold Jarche

Creative people are at all levels of an organization, including the janitor , and are not ‘human resources’ but individuals who have the capability of gaining wisdom. What are often referred to as ‘soft skills’ are becoming more important than traditional hard skills. Why is this? First of all, work in networks requires different skills than in controlled hierarchies. Information and knowledge flow faster and new connections are constantly being made.

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Facebook’s Cambridge Analytica problems are nothing compared to what’s coming for all of online publishing

Doc Searls

Let’s start with Facebook’s Surveillance Machine , by Zeynep Tufekci in last Monday’s New York Times. Among other things (all correct), Zeynep explains that “Facebook makes money, in other words, by profiling us and then selling our attention to advertisers, political actors and others. These are Facebook’s true customers, whom it works hard to please.”

Approaching E-Learning 3.0

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Who is this course for? If you're reading this, then this course is for you. You've demonstrated the main criterion: some degree of interest in the subject matter of the course. You might be thinking: this course looks too difficult, too technical, or too high level. This will be true for everyone, even me. But the course is structured so you can focus on what's interesting and accessible for you, and you can ignore the rest. Read on. you'll see what I mean. What's the Course About?

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It’s Time to Cross That Bridge: Building Learning in a Highly Regulated or Compliance-Driven Industry

Xyleme

We all have used the phrase, “ we will cross that bridge when we get there ”, but what happens when you get “ there ” and you don’t have a strategy in place to get across the bridge, or… there is no bridge? Learning and development teams within highly regulated and compliance driven industries have unique challenges when it comes to developing and delivering their content.

Modern Workplace Learning Is A Collaboration Between L&D, Managers And Individuals

Jane Hart

Modern Workplace Learning is therefore not just about delivering modern training; it recognises that individuals learn all the time as an integral part of daily work – whether they realise it or not – and that constant independent planned learning is of importance too. Although many modern professionals recognise they … Social learning

What enterprises will focus on for digital transformation in 2018

Dion Hinchcliffe

Up until this year, organizations could often afford to overlook the bigger picture for various digital upgrades, improvements, and modernization. In 2018, these threads will now become so connected that increasingly holistic digital transformation efforts will focus on more customer and worker-centric models for better organizing how they function to avoid disruption while creating value faster and more effectively

Microlearning Malarkey

Clark Quinn

Someone pointed me to a microlearning post, wondering if I agreed with their somewhat skeptical take on the article. And I did agree with the skepticism. Further, it referenced another site with worse implications. And I think it’s instructive to take these apart. They are emblematic of the type of thing we see too often, and it’s worth digging in. We need to stop this sort of malarkey.

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Can we start again?

Dave Snowden

One of the major issues in virtually any change initiative in organisations is the constant assumption that one can start from scratch. I addressed the issue of setting goals and targets in a series of four posts earlier this month which starts here. I realised over the last few days of short coastal walks that I hadn’t addressed the impact of history on how we understand the here and now.

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Navigating From the Industrial Age to the Contextual Age

John Hagel

In the Industrial Age, scalable efficiency drove value creation. The bargain of the Industrial Age was that, if consumers wanted affordable products and services, we would have to settle for standardized products and services – one size fits all. You can have any color as long as it’s black. It’s a bargain that drove the growth of mass consumer societies in developed and developing economies.

Redefining Work - Leveraging Human Capabilities in a Future of Expanding Automation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

How will labor markets evolve in our 21st century digital economy? What’s the likely future of jobs, given that our increasingly smart machines are now being applied to activities requiring intelligence and cognitive capabilities that not long ago were viewed as the exclusive domain of humans? How will AI, robotics and other advanced technologies transform the very nature of work? Over the past few years, a number of papers , reports and books have addressed these very important questions.

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Dan Pontefract

You're reading fresh content from Dan Pontefract at Brave New Org: If you’d like to win one of five signed copies of Dan’s latest book, OPEN TO THINK: Slow Down, Think Creatively and Make Better Decisions, Dan's Related Posts: Win A Signed Copy Of “THE PURPOSE EFFECT” Dan’s Latest Irregular Newsletter (with free goodies).

automation + capitalism = a perfect storm

Harold Jarche

I have often discussed the automation of work here and how we need to focus our development and education efforts on developing human competencies that cannot be done by software or machines. But is automation really the major cause of workplace disruption? For example, in Sweden automation is welcomed by workers who have state support systems for unemployment and retraining. But these supports are not available in many developed countries like Canada or the USA.

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What’s wrong with bots is they’re not ours

Doc Searls

In Chatbots were the next big thing: what happened? Justin Lee ( @justinleejw ) nicely unpacks how chatbots were overhyped to begin with and continue to fail their Turing tests , especially since humans in nearly all cases would rather talk to humans than to mechanical substitutes. There’s also a bigger and more fundamental reason why bots still aren’t a big thing: we don’t have them.

Blogging equals thinking

Euen Semple

Well, writing equals thinking. I can't remember who it was that said "I don't know what I think until I start writing " but certainly for me it has always rung true. I've not been writing much for a while, and it feels like I've not been thinking. Sure, ideas flit through my head and I can ruminate endlessly as we all do, but by not writing I've not focussed my thinking.

Connectivism and Language Learning

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

This is in response to the following question from a student in Iran: I am going to start an academic project on the application of connectivism in the context of foreign language acquisition. I was just wondering that since learning a foreign language is basically mastering some language skills practically rather than acquiring knowledge, to what extent it can be taught and learnt in a connectivistic manner.

Become a Modern Professional Learner – in 60 Days

Jane Hart

Sign up for the Challenge starting 1 May. Modern Workplace Learning

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Blog Post: Is conversation action?

David Gurteen

By David Gurteen I am often asked how to turn conversation into action. It's a crazy question as conversation is action. Let me justify that. It is evident that conversation does not change the physical world. Conversation, however, changes the wiring of our brains. It transforms our minds. It changes what we think about, and it shapes how we think. Conversation creates the conditions, in which actions and changes we would like to see in the world become possible.

SMEs for Design

Clark Quinn

In thinking through my design checklist, I was pondering how information comes from SMEs, and the role it plays in learning design. And it occurred to me visually, so of course I diagrammed it. The problem with getting design guidance from SMEs is that they literally can’t tell us what they do! The way our brains work, our expertise gets compiled away. While they can tell us what they know (and they do!), it’s hard to get what really needs to be understood. So we need a process.

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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. But one of the things that makes is human is the ability to remember the past and imagine the future so it is all part of the rich tapestry of life.

Ode to Trees

John Hagel

I stand in awe of trees. They bend with the wind But they stand their ground. They stand tall Yet constantly reach for the sky Branching in so many directions, Searching for the sun and stars While firmly rooted in one place. They can stand alone, But they seek out each other And live longer together. They appear silent But they actively communicate Not only with each other But with many other living things In the ground. Their energy Comes from connection.

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The Impact of AI on the World Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

A few weeks ago I wrote about the economic value of AI based on a recently published report by PwC. The report’s overriding finding was that AI technologies and applications will increase global GDP by up to 14% between now and 2030, the equivalent of an additional $15.7 trillion contribution to the world’s economy. According to PwC, AI is the biggest economic opportunity over the next 10-15 years.

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“Fail Fast, Fail Often” Often Fails, Fast

Dan Pontefract

You're reading fresh content from Dan Pontefract at Brave New Org: The head of human resources said to me, “We need to become more agile. We’re not lean enough. I want to see our culture shift. Dan's Related Posts: Wow, Did I Ever Fail On This One. But I Learned A Lot, Too. Steve Denning Nails It on Forbes: Paradigm Shift in Leadership and Management. How to ‘Take One for the Team’ It’s Not So Hard To Be A Little More Cooperative.