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.

Search Inside Yourself with Chade-Meng Tan

Dan Pink

” As part of that mission, he developed a personal growth curriculum at Google called “Search Inside Yourself.” How did the Search Inside Yourself program come about? Search Inside Yourself takes an entirely different approach. Chade-Meng Tan is an amazing guy.

Trending Sources


Tony Karrer

This post likely will be quite a bit different because I'm convinced that most people have used different search tools enough that they are pretty comfortable with their current search behaviors. Yes, I personally use Google 95%+ for searching. Search.

Search Pidgin

David Weinberger

To give just one example, I can’t figure out how to see the frequency of the surnames Kumar and Weinberger compared side-by-side in WolframAlpha’s signature fashion. Search engines are easier because they have already trained us how to talk to them. We eventually learn that quoting a phrase searches for exactly that phrase. Google has enough dominance in the market that its syntax influences other search engines.

LMS Selection Process

Tony Karrer

So, first, what am I talking about: How to Conduct a Successful Learning Management Systems (LMS) Selection Process LMS Selection Background: I'm coming from a background of personally working and coaching on a bunch of LMS selection, installation and configuration projects and being heavily involved in the design and development of several custom LMS implementations. Most people only go through a few selection processes in their career. Getting agreement on strategy and process.


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). JSB and I have a strong sense that the focus on business performance is shifting from process to practice.

The Simple, Economic Value of Artificial Intelligence

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Only then can we really figure out how things might change.” For example, the semiconductor revolution can be viewed as being all about the dramatic reductions in the cost of arithmetic calculations.

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Google Brain: Inductive Thinking and Curiosity

Eide Neurolearning

In a Scientific American blog post Deep thought is dead, Long live deep thought , a bioinformatics analyst broods on the question, ‘Where are these jobs that will require such rapid “searching, browsing, assessing quality, and synthesizing the vast quantities of information?"

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Why Content Curation Should be in Your Skillset

Jay Cross

You expect the curator of an art gallery to know the collection and to: search out the best items. An example: How Jay Cross Curates Content. Here’s an example of a no-cost, one-person curation project. I set up a Google Search for daily news on the topic.

Peer Review vs. Search Engine Places - Quality of Information in a Web 2.0 Sources

Tony Karrer

that discusses whether: scholars would choose (1) to have their work published in the premier journal in their field or (2) to have that work regularly come up on the first screen in an appropriate Google search Having gone through a PhD process and having been in academia for 11 years where you needed to "publish" - this is a really interesting question to me. which comes up first in the Google search of eLearning 2.0. Interesting article from EDUCAUSE Review, vol. 41, no.

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. For example, on Father’s Day, Edutopia posted this quote about dads.

Rethinking John Wanamaker

Doc Searls

…or, from T he Economist in 2013, a wonderful article which draws attention to research which counters the common view about search engine advertising. . Again, while search ads are called ads, but they’re really direct marketing.

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The Datafication of Business and Society

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

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.

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Knowledge Management for Decision Memories

Harold Jarche

This is Big Knowledge Management , leveraging the power of enterprise software platforms to store decision, process, and event memories. Process and event memories, like project outputs, are relatively easy to capture and codify.

Design Thinking and the Workplace Experience

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

To help overcome the stiff resistance often encountered by disruptive innovations, - both within one’s own organization and in the marketplace, - the article proposed that design thinking should be applied to their actual introduction, - a process it calls intervention design.

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Figuring Out Content Strategy

Adaptive Path

They aren’t lone poets just winging it; it’s actually a very rigorous process around understanding the purpose and context of the product, and using natural language. Be as transparent and specific as possible about our approval process.

Using A Networked Approach To Build Nonprofit Boards: LinkedIn Board Connect Launches

Beth Kanter

Leveraging their own networks as well as their board members’ networks, nonprofit leaders now have free access to a premium LinkedIn feature that lets them search for and connect with professionals who meet the needs of their organization on LinkedIn.

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.

mastery and models

Harold Jarche

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.

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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? -

Top 35 Articles on eLearning Strategy

Tony Karrer

I went back and looked at what I had written before on eLearning Strategy and saw that I had said at the time: I've spent several hours this morning trying to find good resources on eLearning Strategy development and particularly looking for examples to use in this post. This time I had better luck and also had great luck searching for elearning strategy articles on eLearning Learning under the topic pages: eLearning Strategies , Learning Strategies and Strategy.

Workshop on Mass Collaboration - Day One

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

And what are the processes behind this? Examples of hotbed communities include Cremona, Hollywood and Silicon Valley. For example, scientific meetings like this foster interaction among scientists. This process, he writes, undermines existing hierarchy - eg., ''Voice of the Faithful'' - which responded to the Church''s suppression of the priests molesting young people - it is only something that happens in this particular communications world.

Checklist: transforming corporate learning

Jay Cross

position learning and development as on-going processes in the workplace. provide case studies and examples to help people become self-sufficient “pull” learners. recommend software for social networking, content management, video production, and multivariate search as well as fexible, simple systems to administer mandated training. Share responsibility for the process with business units. If you don’t get this, it will get you.

Lean Principles in the Digital Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Such methods include quality control of the processes involved in production; just-in-time production to reduce the costs associated with excess inventory; and continuous improvement involving everyone in the organization in the quest for new, easy to implement ideas. .

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On cryptocurrencies, blockchain and all that

Doc Searls

To help me get my head fully around all that’s going on behind that surge, or mania, or whatever it is, I’ve composed a lexicon-in-process that I’m publishing here so I can find it again. Chris Skinner’s blog (searches: crypto , blockchain ).

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.

EPortfolios and Badges Workshop - #OEB14

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Example of matrix (very detailed slide with tiny impossible-to-read text). We wanted to find specific examples of activities outside eportfolios themselves, and then look at them in eportfolios. We develop skills like uploading, downloading, search and so on.

Communication Nation: Coding and decoding

Dave Gray

We code and decode information all the time -- its part of the process of living. Coding -- or encoding -- is the process of making a concept or idea understandable to others. Decoding is the process of interpreting information that was coded by someone else.

sense-making with fridays finds

Harold Jarche

For instance, I regularly search my blog for posts I have written so that I can recall my thoughts. With Friday’s Finds , I can search the posts of others to see what they have to say on a certain topic. For example, I can search to see what others have to say on leadership.

Noticing some nice non-profit wiki work | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Peg “got&# that there was both an information architecture and a set of social processes associated with their use of a wiki as both a project communication tool and as a knowledge sharing tool. And it is a Technorati search, so I have to go to Technorati and THEN link back to your blog.

PKM as pre-curation

Harold Jarche

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.

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I’m Boycotting Mixtent, Here’s Why

Dan Pontefract

Voting itself is unfair (there does not seem to be any credible algorithm being applied when voting against colleague A or B — other than key word searching in the LinkedIn profile itself). What I am against is the process in which Mixtent operates.

Anticipating the Future of the IT Industry

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Let me share some of my personal impressions of this journey through the lens of three key areas, each of which has played a major role throughout IT’s history, and will continue to do so well into its future: data centers, transaction processing, and data analysis.

Reinventing Society in the Wake of Big Data

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

For example, Gartner’s Research director Svetlana Sicular recently observed that big data has already reached the peak of the hype cycle , and is now falling into the trough of disillusionment , a necessary step before (hopefully) moving on to the slope of enlightenment.

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The Seek > Sense > Share Framework

Harold Jarche

Personal knowledge management is a set of processes, individually constructed, to help each of us make sense of our world and work more effectively. It is the process by which we can connect what we learn outside the organization with what need to do inside.

Supporting our Brains

Clark Quinn

However, we can have calculators that can do such processing for us. Spreadsheets, outlines, and diagramming tools allow us to take our interim thoughts and record them for further processing. What we need are ways to look up that information, or search for it.

[eim] Alphabetical order explained in a mere 27,817 words

David Weinberger

This is one of the most amazing examples I’ve seen of the complexity of even simple organizational schemes. For example, in the familiar ASCII encoding, the letter “A” is represented in computers by the number 65. As the paper says, “Collation is the general term for the process and function of determining the sorting order of strings of characters” so that, for example, users can look them up on a list.

Reading styles: the sequel

Dave Snowden

For the more serious stuff, Stephen Donaldson's latest for example, I have found of recent years that I buy these in hardback, as reading in that context requires at least for me the tactile sensation.

Picking Winners

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

The idea is that the marketplace should determine which companies succeed or fail, and that government should not interfere in the process. A typical example of this argument can be found in a Financial Post article from last May. In the case of selecting which company to support, there is an evaluation process required, and this usually involves the weighing of one business case against another. This is an ad hoc process typically used for specific domains and purposes.