The Chinese Test Example

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

I''m going to quote at some length from David Wiley''s Facebook page to set this up (so you don''t have to go get a Facebook account to read this), and then offer my comments below. It''s encouraging to see recent trends in math instruction trying to move beyond the "Old Way" - that hallowed, relentless focus on the process of performing calculations without ever helping students see what the calculations *mean*.

Nature Conservancy Instagram Contest and Other Examples

Beth Kanter

The post summarized why it may be important, best practices, and a few nonprofit examples. One of my blog readers, Sarah Mowry, Outreach Director for the Deschutes Land Trust pointed me to Nature Conservancy’s Instagram contest , an image scavenger hunt.

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How To Use Facebook Metrics To Give Your Audience the Content They Want Most

Beth Kanter

I found this wonderful infographic that takes you through the process of setting goals, making them measurable, picking your metrics, and making decisions based on your data. Here’s some tips on providing powerful content for your Facebook channel that you can improve with measurement.

Message It: How to Make the Most of Your New Facebook Page

Beth Kanter

Note from Beth: I’ve been working with John Haydon over the past week to get my Facebook Page ready to go (and it’s gonna rock can’t wait to show it off!). As part of the process, I’ve been looking at what other nonprofits have done to get ideas.

Getting Insight from Facebook Insight Requires Sense Making Skills

Beth Kanter

Design mindset: ability to represent and develop tasks and work processes for desired outcomes. Let’s dissect an act of sense-making using Facebook Insights. Your Facebook Insights analytics programs is most likely going to give you some “associated metrics.”

Getting More Value from Your Social Media

Kevin Wheeler

Home About Future of Talent Subscribe Over the Seas Thoughts on Recruiting, Learning and Other Things as I Ramble around the World Getting More Value from Your Social Media by Kevin Wheeler on November 24, 2010 Platforms such as Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and a variety of proprietary platforms are becoming core to successful recruiting, learning, relationship building, and marketing. To assume that everyone is connected, has a Facebook profile and uses LinkedIn is flawed.

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The Future of Work and Learning 2: Chatbots

Jane Hart

Conversational or chat bots, often make use of artificial intelligence and natural language processing technologies, and they’ve been around for some time. Examples of their use might therefore be to.

Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: Process versus Practice

John Hagel

Ive spent the better part of my career building applications that help people connect to each other and share knowledge (search is the best example of that). Business processes were the primary focus of business performance and companies generated considerable cost savings from this focus.

turmoil and transition

Harold Jarche

PayPal is an example of facilitating small financial transactions between parties in different countries because the banks were terrible at it. Facebook has achieved this for social networking; Amazon is getting there for online retail sales; and Google controls online advertising.

What have we learned so far?

Harold Jarche

Personal Knowledge Mastery ( PKM ): A set of processes, individually constructed, to help each of us make sense of our world and work more effectively. PKM workshops have helped people develop their own process of seeking, sense-making, and sharing.

More on replacing business travel from Jessica Lipnack | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Then I saw this post on Facebook by NetTeams wizardess, Jessica Lipnack. Her emphasis on the social processes resonates.

Why Content Curation Should be in Your Skillset

Jay Cross

An example: How Jay Cross Curates Content. Here’s an example of a no-cost, one-person curation project. and gets reposted to my Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn and Twitter feeds. The basic process I followed is the standard for curation.

The Nature of the Future – Review

Harold Jarche

Foresight Engine : How would you reinvent the process of medical discovery? Dedicated chapters cover money, education, science, governance, and health, with interesting future scenarios supported by current examples. What will the future look like? Here are some glimpses.

The Competitive Value of Data: From Analytics to Machine Learning

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

As a result, data is now raising competitive concerns especially in Europe, given data’s growing role in creating and shaping markets, led by America’s digital platform giants , - e.g., Google, Facebook, Amazon, Apple and Microsoft.

7 Tips for Using Quotes for Your Nonprofit’s Content Strategy

Beth Kanter

Integrate Into Your Editorial Process: Your organization no doubt has an editorial process where you brainstorm, plan, and produce content for various channels each month. Facebook Post from Edutopia. For example, on Father’s Day, Edutopia posted this quote about dads.

Digital Identity - the Key to Privacy and Security in the Digital World

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

From time immemorial, our identity systems have been based on face-to-face interactions and on physical documents and processes. Let’s illustrate how an identity system works using passports as an example.

What I Learned About Online Donor Engagement from Fundraisers in Brasil

Beth Kanter

Some points and examples we shared in response to questions: Fundraisers need to be experts in transmedia storytelling techniques and exploring new possibilities for sharing stories. The UN Global Report is also using Facebook Messenger bots to engage young people around different issues.

LinkedIn Skills – Useful or Useless?

Dan Pontefract

There are countless articles and posts by others helping you with the skills itemizing and selection process. For example, if you’re reviewing someone for a role, the number of endorsements related to their various skills may help you distinguish one candidate over another.

A new way to work

Harold Jarche

For example, the open source model has shown that software can be developed faster and cheaper (and many would say better) without a corporate, hierarchical structure.

Why mastering personal knowledge is critical to success

Harold Jarche

Examples include lawyers replaced by software, bank staff replaced by websites, travel agents replaced by apps, and soon drivers will be replaced by robots. You would not manage a project on Facebook, and would probably not organize your family and love life using project management software.

gamers, artists, and citizens

Harold Jarche

Personal computers are just one example. Facebook makes this very easy. For example, my Personal Knowledge Mastery framework was developed from the necessity to develop skills to be competitive in the consulting market. Gamers. Learning is the new literacy.

Getting to Social

Harold Jarche

This is the real change process enabled by social business; people will start thinking differently. Even the ubiquitous Facebook changes how we react to being apart from friends. Setting the Example. From Facebook?

Social Media: An Interview

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

I started using ICQ ( [link] ) for example in 1997 (My ICQ number: 1287181) well before it was acquired by AOL. RSS is to this day the technology I use to keep in touch with the network (I just channel Twitter, Facebook and other feeds through my RSS reader) and one of the major ways I keep in contact with others. For photos, I process images from my cameras on my computer using Adobe Photoshop Elements (PC) or iPhoto (Mac).

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Social Customer Service - proving you failed?

Martijn Linssen

A great comment by Guy Letts to my previous post on Acquisition versus Retention made me write this one - the comment is only half an hour old but blew my mind: Theres another example of how ridiculous is the pursuit of NEW rather than getting the basics right. Business or Pleasure? -

6 Fundraising Platforms That Have Disrupted Charitable Giving Forever

Beth Kanter

For example, we haven’t been raising money with the Internet for very long,” I said. Disruptor: Facebook. Fundraising with social media (particularly Facebook) means under- standing that donors don’t separate liking, sharing, or pledging, from donating,” explained John.

Activating Latent Knowledge Capacity

George Siemens

The one draw back to networked learning is that while we have managed to advance conversation on the fragmentation of learning so that it is not a cohesive whole created solely by the instructor, we have not yet advanced the process of centring or stitching together fragmented parts into cohesive wholes for individuals. In many ways, this is where computing was in two separate phases: pre-Microsoft Office and pre-Facebook.

McGeveran’s Law of Friction

David Weinberger

” For example: …mainstream news websites, including the Washington Post, offer “social reading” applications (“apps”) in Facebook. After a one- time authorization, these apps send routine messages through Facebook to users’ friends identifying articles the users view. In other words, frictionless sharing can wrench individuals’ actions from one context to another, undermining their privacy expectations in the process.

Platforms Are Not Created Equal: Harnessing the Full Potential of Platforms

John Hagel

Social platforms These are similar to aggregation platforms in the sense of aggregating a lot of people – think of all the broad-based social platforms we’ve come to know and love: Facebook, Twitter, etc.    There are also “process network” platforms that bring together participants in extended business processes like supply networks or distribution operations that help to select and orchestrate participants who need to collaborate in flexible ways over time. 

Assessment in MOOCs

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

There''s a really good essay describing the process here: [link] Here''s another article: [link] - another form of automated assessment is based on task-completion or success-based metrics. The best example of this is Codeacademy. Here''s an example: [link] And the fact of being graded by peers often spurs people to greater accomplishment.

Do You Work for A Nonprofit That Promotes A Culture of Wellbeing in the Workplace?

Beth Kanter

When I shared this article on my Facebook Page , it resonated with a lot of people. Gabriela Schneider, Chief Communications Officer at Issue One.

What if Flickr fails?

Doc Searls

That’s a lot of scratch, but does that alone justify the kinds of valuations that Facebook and Google are getting these days? A case can be made, but that case is a lot weaker if Facebook and Google remain mostly in the advertising business. Flickr Fan being one example.

In Honour of Ada Lovelace

Dan Pontefract

Well, when he was actually blogging and not centralizing his blogging world to Facebook.). hashtag # nerdfamily ) What we’re trying to do somewhat surreptitiously is to improve the creativity processes and imagination habits of a wee mind. A couple of examples come to mind.

More Reflections on SharePoint and Picking Technology | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Thanks for helping us along Adrian Adrian Gnägi Knowledge and Learning Processes Being on the US West Coast, my other KM4Dev colleagues had already provided some great responses (again, see the thread !) For example, a wiki is a tool. These are examples of features.

Content Curation: The Art and Science of Spotting Awesome

Beth Kanter

Content curation – the process of finding, organizing, and sharing topical, relevant content for your audience that supports your nonprofit’s engagement or campaign goals (or your professional learning) begins with “ Spotting the Awesome.” Flickr Photo by Soyignatius.

Tips and Tools for Integrating Social Media Into Your Nonprofit Event Marketing Plan

Beth Kanter

Here’s a summary of tips, tools, examples, and resources for getting the most of our your nonprofit event with social media. (Here’s a curated link list used to create this post). John Haydon also notes that EventBrite can be integrated into your Facebook Brand Page.

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AI and Public Policy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

For example, while self-driving cars may be safer than human-driven cars, there will be serious accidents which will definitely attract considerable attention.


Andy McAfee

It kept telling me that Mom already had one song after another, and refusing to let me complete the gifting process until I removed the duplicate song from the playlist. After I did this three or four times I gave up, complaining to my girlfriend how clunky the process was.

Innovators, imitators and idiots

Harold Jarche

For example, my research found that, on average, people made up one third of the participants (the nodes illustrated by person thumbnails in the networks illustrated above) of a serendipity story, where the remaining participants were deemed to be either information or physical objects.

Vancouver is Home to Several ‘Social’ Rock Stars

Dan Pontefract

Perhaps a competitor of Zite, Summify takes content, streams and data from the social web (Facebook, Twitter, etc) and distills it into a summary of the top five or ten most important stories for the day. book ) is a great example of a social work-based collaboration application at its best.

The Language of Success

Kevin Wheeler

For example, CEOs instinctively move toward the action that will maximize profits and minimize costs or expenses. For example, I might hear a recruiter say, “I felt that the extra time spent with that candidate was worth it because they will now say nicer things about us to other potential candidates.” They focus on improving business processes and finding ways to cut costs. What would an absolutely first rate, 100% “defect free” recruiting process look like?