2016

5 steps towards Modern Workplace Learning

Jane Hart

Following my two previous posts on change in 2016, Rethinking Workplace Learning and Rethinking CPD, I have been asked? “What are the steps for taking this forward in my organisation?”

Is the online advertising bubble finally starting to pop?

Doc Searls

I started calling online advertising a bubble in 2008. I made “ The Advertising Bubble” a chapter in The Intention Economy in 2012. I’ve been unpacking what I figure ought to be obvious (but isn’t) in 52 posts and articles (so far) in the Adblock War Series.

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Trending Sources

The Long Term Impact of AI on Jobs - Some Lessons from History

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The June 25 issue of The Economist includes a special report on artificial intelligence. AI has been making extraordinary progress in the past few years.

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The Big Shift in Business Models

John Hagel

In the Big Shift , we are all experiencing mounting performance pressure. Our response to that pressure so far has been failing, as revealed by our analysis of the collapse in return on assets for all public companies in the US since 1965.

Data 136

So What is a UX Manager Now?

Adaptive Path

Four years ago I strove to answer ‘ Just What is a UX Manager? ’ But times have changed and so has the role. So ahead of this year’s MX Conference , let’s talk about the role today. Yes, there’s plenty who have the title , but UX Manager isn’t always a discrete title or clear role.

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Rey & Finn of Star Wars Docked 40% On Year-End Performance Review

Dan Pontefract

With her eyes gazing over a table littered with papers, blue milk and holograms, General Leia Organa warned her team, “I’ve got a bad feeling about this.” ” It was time for the Rebellion’s annual calibration exercise. What joy!

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learn like a gamer

Harold Jarche

Learning is the new literacy. Personal computers are just one example. We buy new ones every few years. Operating systems change. Programs change, get replaced, or become obsolete. But we often continue with the same habits until something goes wrong.

PKM 148

The Untold Costs of Social Networking

Luis Suarez

Cost 96

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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Rethinking John Wanamaker

Doc Searls

He didn’t say it, but let’s look at why it’s wrong anyway. This is an improved edit of a post I made to a list I’m on. Rather than let it scroll off to oblivion, I decided to put it here as well. The other parties are in italics. I’m in plain text.

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Corporate Survival: Lessons from Biology

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Having lived through IBM’s near-death experience in the early 1990s, respect for the forces of the marketplace is edged deep in my psyche. It’s frankly sobering how many once powerful IT companies are no longer around or are shadows of their former selves.

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?

How Autism can Influence Design: In conversation with Steve Silberman

Adaptive Path

Steve Silberman’s book, NeuroTribes: The Legacy of Autism and How to Think Smarter About People Who Think Differently, won Britain’s prestigious Samuel Johnson Prize for non-fiction writing last year.

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Things a leader can do

Dave Snowden

Just over a week ago I posted at the end of day one of the Helsinki think tank on Leadership. I planned to post the next day on one of the sessions I was involved in but events and travel overtook me.

From Courses to Campaigns : using the 70:20:10 approach

Charles Jennings

One of the major strategic objectives for many HR and L&D departments in 2016 and beyond will be to extend their focus and services beyond courses and out into the workplace. There are many reasons why this objective makes good sense.

Course 100

Being Human in a Digital Age

George Siemens

I’m exploring what it means to be human in a digital age and what role universities play in developing learners for this experience. Against the backdrop of everything is changing , we aren’t paying enough attention to what we are becoming. The Becoming is the central role of education in a machine learning, artificial intelligence era. It’s great to see people like Michael Wesch exploring the formative aspect of education.

If There Is No Trust Or Joy At Work There Is A Low Chance For Purpose

Dan Pontefract

The day after delivering a keynote presentation, I received an email from Candice who kindly agreed to share her story. She wrote: Dear Dan, I was at the conference you spoke at yesterday; I have to say it inspired me. I wanted to take a moment to say, “Thank You!”

social media: an unrealized opportunity

Harold Jarche

“The difference between a community and a network is that you belong to a community, but a network belongs to you. You feel in control. You can add friends if you wish, you can delete them if you wish. You are in control of the important people to whom you relate.

PKM 141

Vanity Killed the Social Media Star

Luis Suarez

Tools 95

Supporting Everyday Workplace Learning

Jane Hart

Next public online workshop runs: 19 SEPTEMBER – 11 NOVEMBER 2016. This 8-week workshop introduces you to some of the key ways to promote and support personal and team learning in the workplace.

Yammer 148

The Giant Zero

Doc Searls

The world of distance. Fort Lee is the New Jersey town where my father grew up. It’s at the west end of the George Washington Bridge , which he also helped build. At the other end is Manhattan.

Cost 112

The Rise of the Platform Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

What do we mean by a platform ?

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What's the Future of Jobs?

John Hagel

What better time to reflect on the future of work and jobs than Labor Day? I’ve written about this extensively with my latest foray on a recent blog post. Is STEM our future? Today, I want to be a contrarian. The conventional wisdom is that the best way to prepare students for the future of work is through a STEM education (science, technology, engineering and math), although a few might recommend STEAM (adding art as a token concession to the quantitative basket).

Designing outside your comfort zone

Adaptive Path

“Trust the process!”. That’s what we tell ourselves because as designers we often rely on tried and tested tools, methods and standards to help us arrive at a solution that should work.

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Shooting the Sacred Cows of OD

Dave Snowden

Yesterday I referenced a tweet from the Welsh Academy session at which I was a keynote Thursday. A frantic couple of days really.

The 2016 Look at the Future of Online Learning

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

When I wrote The Future of Online Learning in 1998, I took into account three major sets of factors. The first was the obvious basis in technology. Internet and digital systems were advancing rapidly, in ways that could be known. The second was human nature. Here I refer not only to the inherent conservatism in society, but also in the infallible human inclination to use new things in new and unexpected ways.

The Future of Learning: Digital, Distributed, Data-Driven

George Siemens

Yesterday as I was traveling (with free wifi from the good folks at Norwegian Air, I might add), I caught this tweet from Jim Groom: @dkernohan @cogdog @mweller A worthwhile think piece for sure, almost up there with "China is My Analytics Co-Pilot" — Jim Groom (@jimgroom) May 11, 2016. The comment was in response to my previous post where I detailed my interest in understanding how learning analytics were progressing in Chinese education.

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Defining A Leader’s Duty Of Care

Dan Pontefract

To have purpose in one’s work is to achieve what we might coin “workplace actualization”. You may be familiar with Abraham Maslow’s “Hierarchy of Needs,” where at the top of society’s (arguably) most famous triangle rests the level known as self-actualization.

deliberate practice

Harold Jarche

The key to developing expertise is deliberate practice. While some of this can happen during formal instruction, expertise has to be developed outside the classroom, as that is where most of us spend our time.

Is Twitter Where Connections Go to Die? – The Unfollowing Experiment – The Follow-Up

Luis Suarez

The Modern Workplace Learning Challenge

Jane Hart

Challenge Road Sign with dramatic clouds and sky. THE PUBLIC CHALLENGE RUNS 5 SEPTEMBER – 25 NOVEMBER. (or or email Jane.Hart@C4LPT.co.uk to organise a private, bespoke challenge for your team).

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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.”

Automation Technologies and the Future of Work

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Last year, McKinsey launched a multi-year study to explore the potential impact of automation technologies on jobs, organizations and the future of work. “Can we look forward to vast improvements in productivity, freedom from boring work, and improved quality of life?,”

United We Stand, Divided We Fall

John Hagel

I love paradox and today we’re living through one of the biggest paradoxes of all: at a time when we seem more divided than ever, we’re actually more united than ever. What do I mean by that? All you have to do is take a cursory look through our media or our conversations when we come together as groups to see that we’re deeply polarized. We not only disagree with the views of the other side, but dismiss the people articulating those views as evil, sick or ignorant beyond belief.