Pattern Learning and the Brain
JANUARY 16, 2012
The brain is a pattern-recognition machine, after all, and when focused properly, it can quickly deepen a person’s grasp of a principle, new studies suggest. Expertise at pattern recognition is a very different brain-based process than expertise at rule-based learning or a motor skill.
Pattern Recognition as Skill
Stephen Downes: Half an Hour
FEBRUARY 10, 2007
Responding to John Martin : "However I am not sure that it (pattern recognition) is an innate feature as opposed to a learned skill." Because these connections are sensitive to input, they will reflect patterns in that input. This is not a conscious act; it is not the same as saying we are looking for patterns. After a certain period of time, this process results in a base of pre-existing patterns of connectivity in the mind.
TNP 8. Associationism: Inferential Processes
Stephen Downes: Half an Hour
MARCH 21, 2009
Associationism: Inferential Processes A. Such systems, I have noted, automatically, via various learning mechanisms, perform various associative tasks, for example, generalization. We produce abstractions by processing conscious input. This is not a rule-governed process.
Collective intelligence patterns
DECEMBER 10, 2008
In his presentation on The Landscape of Collective Intelligence, he comes up with four characteristics of design patterns (or genes, as he calls them): What (strategy), Who (staffing), How (structure & process), & Why (incentives/alignment). This is a really nice systematic breakdown into patterns tied to real examples. I had the good fortune to get to meet Tom Malone way back when he was working on what makes computer games fun (cited in my book ).
A social interaction pattern language 2 of 2
Jay Cross's Informal Learning
FEBRUARY 8, 2010
We can support processes that empower people, or processes that prevent them from taking charge of their own lives. We can spread skills for solid group process as deeply and broadly as possible, or we can horde knowledge. I spent part of yesterday and today writing patterns.
Intervening in a complex domain
OCTOBER 5, 2014
I've been teaching how to intervene in a complex system for years, developing and then using the ABIDE perspective question for example. As he talked I started to see a pattern here which matched some other things we teach on the accreditation courses.
Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: Process versus Practice
MAY 7, 2005
In the course of his announcement, Ken made some observations that touch on some broader patterns emerging in the enterprise software business: When I sat down with Joe to talk about JotSpot, I was a bit skeptical of serving the enterprise.
Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: Patterns of Business Innovation in China and India
AUGUST 21, 2005
From a strategist’s viewpoint, though, what I miss in such coverage is any deep analysis of the patterns of business innovation that might help to explain the explosive growth in both economies or the implications for Western companies.
Engaging Knowledge Artisans
SEPTEMBER 24, 2014
For example, working and learning out loud in online social networks significantly change the flow of knowledge and influence power structures. Pattern sensing becomes all important.
What have we learned so far?
APRIL 29, 2014
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.
Toward a Pattern Language for Enterprise 2.0 : Andrew McAfee’s Blog
JUNE 11, 2009
Andrew McAfee’s Blog The Business Impact of IT Home Home RSS Search Toward a Pattern Language for Enterprise 2.0 June 10 2009 Comments to this post A Pattern Language , published in 1979 by Christopher Alexander and his colleagues, was a landmark book in architecture that also became a landmark in other fields like computer science ; one review called it “The decade’s best candidate for a permanently important book. First is a set of patterns where 2.0
Why Do We Need Data Science when We’ve Had Statistics for Centuries?
APRIL 30, 2014
This year, for example, NYU is offering two new degrees, - a general Master in Data Science , and a more domain-specific Master in Applied Urban Science and Informatics. . Unlike database querying, which asks What data satisfies this pattern (query)?
always something to learn
SEPTEMBER 1, 2015
Consciousness concerns itself only with the most meaningful mental constructions and is ever hungry to build new patterns over existing architectures. These three examples show only a small part of the wonders of human memory and learning.
a new business ideology
OCTOBER 25, 2016
Intangible knowledge exchanges include strategic information, planning knowledge, process knowledge, technical know-how, collaborative design, policy development, etc., Examples might be offering to provide political support to someone. “Ideas lead technology.
Network Era Skills
MAY 28, 2014
For example, just adding finished reports to a knowledge base does not help others understand how that report was developed. People can see the flow of sense-making in small bits that over time become patterns.
JANUARY 27, 2016
At a neural level, we’re generating patterns of activation in conjunction, which strengthens the relationships between these patterns, increasing the likelihood that they’ll get activated when relevant. Recontextualization : here we’re showing another example. To process it, you’re reactivating the concept representation, comprehending the context, and observing how the concept was used to generate a solution to this situation.
On the Three or Four Problems of Connectivism
Stephen Downes: Half an Hour
OCTOBER 3, 2013
This paradox, first posed by Socrates (Plato, 2002), can be applied to connectivism as follows: How do you recognize a pattern if you do not already know that a specific configuration of connections is a pattern? if a concept consists of a specific pattern of associations, how can it be explained that the concept develops but the pattern of associations remains the same? Internally, we can appear to examples of self-organization. For example, consider J.J.
gamers, artists, and citizens
MARCH 4, 2017
Personal computers are just one example. They learn from these mistakes and look for patterns. 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.
The social enterprise?
MAY 31, 2011
We need better analytics that can reveal patterns and connections in information abundance that we may have missed. We need technologies that can automatically detect and raise the profile of interesting patterns within an information stream. An event collapses the information trail into a state of patterns that seem obvious. Next week, I’ll be at the Social Business Forum. I’m looking forward to meeting up again with the innovative folks at Open Knowledge.
Social innovation labs, initial thoughts
DECEMBER 15, 2016
But then as success was reported (I am using that word with care) imitators emerged and have a growing number of examples of that modern disease, the industrialisation of an artisan capability through commoditisation into a set of simplistic recipes.
The Datafication of Business and Society
JUNE 9, 2015
In contrast to digitalisation, which enabled productivity improvements and efficiency gains on already existing processes, datafication promises to completely redefine nearly every aspect of our existence as humans on this planet.
DECEMBER 16, 2015
Intangible knowledge exchanges include strategic information, planning knowledge, process knowledge, technical know-how, collaborative design, policy development, etc., Examples might be offering to provide political support to someone.
Why Content Curation Should be in Your Skillset
APRIL 29, 2015
An example: How Jay Cross Curates Content. Here’s an example of a no-cost, one-person curation project. Sorting through posts made me think critically and see patterns. The basic process I followed is the standard for curation.
The Long Term Impact of AI on Jobs - Some Lessons from History
JULY 26, 2016
Most jobs involve a number of tasks or processes. The advent of automated teller machines (ATMs) in the 1970s is another, more recent example. The June 25 issue of The Economist includes a special report on artificial intelligence.
5 Infographics About Infographics To Master Basics in Five Minutes
SEPTEMBER 18, 2012
In my forthcoming book, “ Measuring the Networked Nonprofit ,” co-authored with KD Paine, my favorite chapter was about the sense-making process of measurement – called “Measurement and the Aha! Source: Hot Button Studio.
Ask what value you can add
DECEMBER 2, 2013
For example, I recently passed on a tagged collection of social bookmarks as a result of a conversation in an online community of practice. Maria Popova at brainpickings.org gives an excellent example of adding value. Robin Good is another fine example of curating, using scoop.it
Where I’m coming from
APRIL 4, 2015
Our brains seek patterns, often finding one when it’s not intentionally there. Learning is an active process. Process is power. One person’s process is another person’s content. Seek patterns. examples: $/hour, academic grades, IQ.
Data-Driven Decision Making: Promises and Limits
SEPTEMBER 25, 2013
Equally succinctly, they view data science “as the connective tissue between data-processing technologies (including those for big data ) and data-driven decision making.”. When can we embed decisions into well understood, automated processes?
Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: Retailers and Customers
JANUARY 13, 2007
Almost a decade ago, I detected an intriguing pattern regarding the unbundling and rebundling of firms (purchase unfortunately required). Of course, the pace and trajectory of unbundling (and related rebundling) differs across industries and geographies – the patterns are complex and fractal.
If Your Enterprise Social Network Is a Ghost Town It’s Probably Due To Your Corporate Culture
MAY 29, 2015
They’re windowless and the carpets look as though designers around the world have colluded with one another to see who can come up with the most bizarre patterns possible.
The domain of disorder (iii)
DECEMBER 3, 2016
A shift f rom ordered to complicated should be able to be achieved directly, but if you have entrained patterns of thinking, a refusal to accept some variation then a disruptive approach may be needed. The process has become entrained and cannot easily be disrupted.
Connectivism as Epistemology
Stephen Downes: Half an Hour
JUNE 17, 2012
For example, I responded to criticisms from Heli Nurmi several times in this fashion. But the sort of environments that create learning vary greatly - the sort of environment that produces a modern information-age knowledge-worker for example varies greatly from one which would produce a skilled bow-maker in the middle ages. Additionally, networks exhibit patterns or regularities. In my own work I often use examples like 'facves on a TV screen' or on the surface of Mars.
PKM as pre-curation
JULY 12, 2012
The process of seeking out information sources, making sense of them through some actions, and then sharing with others to confirm or accelerate our knowledge are interlinked activities from which knowledge (often slowly) emerges. Their sense-making processes are already developed.
Corporate Survival: Lessons from Biology
JANUARY 26, 2016
Humans, bacteria, advanced microprocessors, modern airplanes, global enterprises, urban environments and national economies are all examples of complex systems exhibiting these massive, heterogeneous, intricate characteristics.
Getting to Social
FEBRUARY 12, 2012
This is the real change process enabled by social business; people will start thinking differently. Patterns emerge over time. New patterns and dynamics emerge from interconnected people and interlinked information flows, and these will bypass established structures and services.
How Autism can Influence Design: In conversation with Steve Silberman
AUGUST 3, 2016
What are some of the successes that you have seen in reshaping the way that the world works to better accommodate people who are not in the middle of the bell curve in terms of their neurological patterns? For example, there’s a funny thing about accommodations for disabled people.
mastery and models
MARCH 1, 2017
It is an individual, disciplined process by which we make sense of information and our interactions with people and ideas. It is an enabling process that helps to distribute power and knowledge. Three related KM processes are required. Personal Knowledge Mastery.
Anticipating the Future of the IT Industry
MARCH 22, 2016
While there’s no guarantee that historical patterns will continue to apply going forward, they might well be our most important guides as we peer into an otherwise unpredictable future. Transaction Processing → Distributed Ledgers (Blockchain), Cybersecurity.
Harnessing the True Potential of Internet of Things Technology
MAY 4, 2016
What are some examples? An increasing amount of IoT technology is being deployed to monitor utilization of key inputs (for example, fuel or electricity) into large scale facilities like manufacturing plants or office buildings and adjusting these inputs in real-time to enhance efficiency. Well, what if you offered to charge the customer based on usage of the product, rather than requiring them to make large upfront payments for the product regardless of usage patterns down the road?
Exception handling is complex work
DECEMBER 5, 2011
As exceptions get addressed, some or all of the solution can get automated, and so the process evolves. For example, just adding finished reports to a knowledge base does not help others understand how that report was developed. We humans are very good at pattern recognition.