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The Chinese Test Example

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

When they write a string to pass into the room, they understand it as a question. By following the rules, the person in the room produces expressions that other people can interpret as the answers to questions that they wrote and passed into the room. But the person in the room does not understand the meanings of either the questions or the answer." That''s a really interesting use of the Chinese Room example (it is well known as such to philosophers).

Nine Tricky Questions And Nine Honest Answers Regarding Purpose

Dan Pontefract

A reader took the time to read “ The Purpose Effect ” and then asked me a few questions. I answered those questions, and have decided to post the responses in this space. For example, there are very few realtors who set out to become realtors in their teens.

Text-to-Speech Examples

Tony Karrer

Javed Alam pointed me to a couple of Text-to-Speech eLearning Examples, so I thought I’d capture a few of the examples here. I would welcome pointers to additional examples! Example #1 - Introduction to Venice - Qwiki uses Text-to-Speech in really interesting ways.

Strategy Made Simple - The 3 Core Strategy Questions

John Hagel

The option is to focus more than ever on three core strategy questions that can help provide us with focus and stability even as the turbulence increases around us – and help us to prioritize where we need to respond and where we don’t. That’s why it’s more critical than ever to be able to answer this question clearly and compellingly, for ourselves and the people we want to reach. This is a relatively new, but increasingly important, strategic question

In Answer To Your Questions About FLAT ARMY

Dan Pontefract

Recently I received a series of provocative questions from a reader, and I thought it might be fruitful to release those answers in this space. If the first response from your example above was “Who is the CEO?”,

10 mobile questions

Clark Quinn

As part of an initiative for ASTD’s upcoming International Conference and Exposition , I was filmed as I responded to 10 questions around mobile (if you’re there, hope to hear how it goes) from Tony Bingham (he came in via conference call). Second, I think it has emphasized more granularity in design, separating out concepts from examples from practice activities, and that’s beneficial in terms of looking forward to adaptive and personalized systems.

Questions from students at Vancouver Island University

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

I received a flurry of questions on some articles on my website yesterday, questions from students at Vancouver Island University. So the question is, in all four scenarios, not how we can eliminate competition and foster an attitude of collaboration, but rather, what degree of competition is appropriate in such scenarios, and how does the practice of sharing resources reconcile with that degree of competition. So that's my first reaction to the question.

Quora: Questions & Opinions not Questions & Answers

Dan Pontefract

I’ve spent just over a month on Quora , the so-called site that hosts a “ continually improving collection of questions and answers created, edited, and organized by everyone who uses it.”. A couple of examples for you: What are the distinctions between Social Business and Enterprise 2.0.

Question everything

Harold Jarche

The big question is: What do we do if and when our old mechanisms for coping with inequality break down? Pursuit of Everything: Question everything. Here are some of the observations and insights that were shared via social media during the past week or two.

Some Puzzling Questions about Innovation in the Digital Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Teaching forces you to take a fresh look at the subjects you are covering, so I find myself revisiting questions I’ve long been thinking about: What is the essence of innovation in the digital economy and how does it differ from the industrial age innovation of the past two hundred years?

Why givers (often) succeed: 5 questions for Adam Grant

Dan Pink

Because I like this book so much, and because I’ve written about some of Grant’s other research in both Drive and To Sell is Human , I asked him to answer a few questions for Pink Blog readers. For a powerful example, see the Reciprocity Ring by Humax Networks.

Why givers (often) succeed: 5 questions for Adam Grant

Dan Pink

Because I like this book so much, and because I’ve written about some of Grant’s other research in both Drive and To Sell is Human , I asked him to answer a few questions for Pink Blog readers. For a powerful example, see the Reciprocity Ring by Humax Networks.

How to find great talent: 4 questions for Bloomberg View's George.

Dan Pink

For the last couple of years, he’s tried to answer that question by hanging out with the best talent spotters in the world – the U.S. Steve Jobs is a perfect example. Give us an example and explain why we should notice this expression of ability. Dan Pink. Contact.

The rise of social shopping in 2011: 7 examples of where it is going

Ross Dawson

ShopSocially combines sharing purchases and getting feedback from friends, with facilitating people being able to ask questions about shopping to their personal network. These 7 examples are in the vanguard of a far broader shift to true social shopping.

The Organization Needs to Ask Itself Tough Questions to Survive

Dan Pontefract

An example that comes to mind occurred roughly 50 years ago at NASA. Other questions to consider: Does the organization treat everyone as leaders, or, is it rife with command and control tendencies, using ‘managers’ as a basis to carry out top-down objectives?

A Perfect Example of a Bad Boss: A Middle School Principal

Bob Sutton

  One example:  we no longer retain students who flunk more than two major classes in grades 7 or 8.    She has no confidence, and completely shuts down if she proposes an idea and the staff offers logistical questions or pushback.  Last year, I wrote a post about how Justin Snider, who teaches education at Columbia, asserted that "the best principals are PRESENT, constantly interacting with teachers, students, and parents." 

Be mindful, meaningful, and masterly: 3 questions for Bruce Nussbaum

Dan Pink

Because his book is so interesting, I asked him to answer a few questions for Pink Blog readers. * * *. First we had IQ. Next came EQ. Now, Bruce Nussbaum introduces CQ — Creative Intelligence.

Be mindful, meaningful, and masterly: 3 questions for Bruce Nussbaum

Dan Pink

Because his book is so interesting, I asked him to answer a few questions for Pink Blog readers. * * *. First we had IQ. Next came EQ. Now, Bruce Nussbaum introduces CQ — Creative Intelligence.

10 lessons for Giving Days, and one question: How can we make them more sustainable?

Beth Kanter

10 lessons for Giving Days, and one question: How can we make them more sustainable? With those questions in mind, Knight commissioned the consulting firm Third Plateau to evaluate the 18 Giving Days the foundation supports. Click to see the full infographic.

How to move people with two irrational questions

Dan Pink

Lately I’ve been digging into this broad question of how of we move people and I consulted a fascinating book I’d read several months ago titled Instant Influence: How to Get Anyone to Do Anything – Fast! You probably respond with a perfectly rational question like, “Why not?” Unfortunately, I’ve learned that rational questions are ineffective for motivating resistant people. Instead I’ve found that irrational questions actually motivate people better.

Questions from and for the Digital Public Library of America workshop

David Weinberger

For example, the session opened with a discussion of public versus research libraries (with the “versus&# thrown into immediate question). See the next question.). Which brings me to the final question I left wondering about: How disruptive should the DPLA be? I got to attend the Digital Public Library of America ‘s first workshop yesterday. It was an amazing experience that left me with the best kind of headache: Too much to think about!

Questioning Pedagogy

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

We become, for example, more mentally agile by analyzing and creating arguments (as opposed to by remembering arguments). I was given a reminder of the promises I made regarding my talk next week, which has to do with the pedagogical underpinning for personal learning. Probably others have a much greater base of knowledge regarding pedagogy particularly, so I hesitate to offer models for specific situations. I would imagine people in the field have those well in hand.

Are meetings a force for good?: Some questions for the authors of The Org

Dan Pink

Because I thought Pink Blog readers would find the book intriguing, I asked Fisman (he teaches at Columbia) and Sullivan (he’s editorial director of Harvard Business Review Press) to answer some questions. * * *. This really builds on our answer to the third question.

Are meetings a force for good?: Some questions for the authors of The Org

Dan Pink

Because I thought Pink Blog readers would find the book intriguing, I asked Fisman (he teaches at Columbia) and Sullivan (he’s editorial director of Harvard Business Review Press) to answer some questions. * * *. This really builds on our answer to the third question.

Is your focus prevention or promotion? 5 questions for Halvorson & Higgins

Dan Pink

Because I know Pink Blog readers love the sort of actionable social science found in this book, I figured out Heidi Halvorson’s and Higgins’s approaches (they’re both promotion-focused) and convinced them they had a lot to gain from answering some questions. * * *.

Is your focus prevention or promotion? 5 questions for Halvorson & Higgins

Dan Pink

Because I know Pink Blog readers love the sort of actionable social science found in this book, I figured out Heidi Halvorson’s and Higgins’s approaches (they’re both promotion-focused) and convinced them they had a lot to gain from answering some questions. * * *.

The Storytelling Animal: 4 questions for Jonathan Gottschall

Dan Pink

My interest in the power of story goes back a long way, so of course I had a few questions for Jonathan about what he’s learned on the subject: You make a very convincing case about our species-wide addiction to stories. Have you heard the one about. ?

Capture Examples

Tony Karrer

The primary reasons for doing the eLearning Tour was that it is hard to see examples of what is being done by fellow eLearning professionals and get a sense of the patterns that exist. And while I believe that I gave a flavor of what's happening out there through the tour, my gut tells me that it would be helpful to capture more examples. So first question – after participating or viewing the videos for the event: Is it helpful to capture examples?

The Storytelling Animal: 4 questions for Jonathan Gottschall

Dan Pink

My interest in the power of story goes back a long way, so of course I had a few questions for Jonathan about what he’s learned on the subject: You make a very convincing case about our species-wide addiction to stories. Have you heard the one about. ?

eLearning Examples

Tony Karrer

She points to quite a few Where was this when we were doing the Big Question - What are the examples of eLearning? Which gave us links to the following: e-Learning Demos Examples of E-Learning Where are Examples of eLearning? exemplary elearning solutions what is a "good example"? LCB Big Q for June: Eg of e-Learning The Power of Three Where are the Examples of eLearning? Example of eLearning Designing e-learning Show Me the Examples!

More on Questions - the Edge and Your Cognitive Toolkit

Mark Oehlert

The occasion for all this is t he annual Question that the Edge asks its members to answer. Some of the past questions include " What was the most important invention in the past 2,000 years and why? No, not the U2's Edge.

Conference Wiki Examples

Tony Karrer

Someone asked me for an example of a conference using a Wiki both for organizers during planning, evaluating proposed sessions, etc. And we even had people pitch in to do things like adding calendar files, automatic time conversion, profiles and questions for sessions. There have to be lots of examples like this out there. and for attendees with session pages, participant lists, that kind of stuff. Certainly we did parts of this for Corporate Learning Trends 2007.

The Collapse of Complex Business Models ? Clay Shirky

Clay Shirky

From the Q&A after, it was clear that for them, the question wasn’t whether the internet was going to alter their business, but about the mode and tempo of that alteration. That kind of question comes up a lot. It’s a tough one to answer, not just because the answer is unlikely to make anybody happy, but because the premise is more important than the question itself. This is, as Tainter notes in his book, an open question. Clay Shirky.

A question.

Dave Snowden

Other examples? When does being open minded , slip into being gullible ? Accepting creationism is clearly on the gullibility end of the scale, but an absolute rejection of any religion is a failure to be open minded (or at least that is my take, and it is Easter Sunday).

Examples of eLearning 2.0

Clark Quinn

We use podcasts to release information on department updates wikis for SMEs to submit content/feedback project Wikis ; resource / tools sharing on wiki online reference for patient care using podcasts for our ASTD chapter to introduce upcoming speakers wikis, blogs, jing to capture best practices, conduct training and elearning resources virtual learning environment that encompasses social tools Use discussion boards and blogs for reflection and share learner experience A great list of examples.

Hosting a Day of Giving? The Knight Foundation Playbook Answers Your Questions

Beth Kanter

The engaged crowd on the webinar asked many smart questions of the presenters, who included Knight Foundation’s Bahia Ramos and GiveMN’s Dana Nelson , in addition to myself. Below is a summary of answers to some questions during the webinar and related resources on the Giving Day Playbook.

Catch up strategies in online courses | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Nancy White on 12 Sep 2008 at 4:56 am Ken, absolutely good suggestions and there is no question that we can include technological and “old fashioned&# strategies. I remembered your question and wondered … what if we could have an audio feed on a site?

A Series of Questions

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

What is missing here is the answer to the question, "Is this all there is?" In Connectivism and Connective Knowledge, for example, we published assignment directions and questions, as well as rubrics for the assessment of these assignments, and stated that any external agency that wished to assess students (who in turn wished to be assessed) attending our course could do so. The second installment in my contribution to the iDC discussion.

The case against passion | Daniel Pink

Dan Pink

The case against passion In this month’s Sunday Telegraph column , I discuss my least favorite question in the world: “What’s your passion?”. Seriously, I hate that question. What’s more, I think it’s not an especially useful question for finding one’s path. Dan Pink. Contact.

Models for Learning Questions

Tony Karrer

patterns that are emerging much along the lines of my previous post Examples of eLearning 2.0. Questions There were some great questions during the session. Avoid the Culture Question 3. Instead, you often don't quite know what content will be covered and accountability is more the end result – for example, a presentation might need to be created. Great question. We wrapped up our free elearning webinar on Models for Learning in a New World.