JULY 13, 2016
Group Knowledge Management (KM) takes PKMastery to the next level: getting things done. Group KM involves narrating your work, so that others in the group know what is happening, even when separated by time and space.
loosening group boundaries
JUNE 28, 2015
“When a society is too grouped, people do not have any social contact with people from other groups,” [University of Pennsylvania’s] Centola said. Their networks do not expand beyond that group.”
Group cohesiveness & individual effort
OCTOBER 1, 2016
The change in the behavioral state of one animal affects and is affected by that of all other animals in the group, no matter how large the group is. It turns out that “Interacting with six or seven neighbors optimizes the balance between group cohesiveness and individual effort”.
Group work advice for MOOC providers
MARCH 10, 2013
In order to move past this small chunk model of learning, MOOC providers will need to include problem based learning and group learning in their offerings. Which means that if you’re assigned to a group of 10 learners, by the end of the course, you’ll be the only one left. The large MOOCs can improve the quality of learning by creating a model for rapid creation/dissolution of groups. Due to high dropout rates, pre-planned groups will likely not work well.
Why Some Work Groups Thrive While Others Falter
APRIL 25, 2016
The article is focused on Project Aristotle , an initiative Google embarked on in 2012 that examined hundreds of Google teams in their quest to learn why some work groups thrive while others falter. . “[M]any Groups with more women outperformed groups with more men.
Why the Sharp Distinction Between "Individual" and "Group" Brainstorming is False in Real Teams
JANUARY 28, 2012
As I have been thinking about this research a bit more and of the brainstorming that Andy Hargadon and I studied at IDEO years ago, that I see at the Stanford d.school, and especially, that I've seen in recent weeks in some very skilled groups I have seen in action, something struck me: The comparison between group and individual brainstorming that underlines this research is false, or at least irrelevant, because both happen at once when skilled practioners do it.
Presentation to UNCTAD's Advisory Group on "Developing skills, knowledge and capacities through innovation: E-Learning, M-Learning, cloud-Learning"
Stephen Downes: Half an Hour
DECEMBER 12, 2013
Host communities may be online, or may be community based groups or a combination of both. Stephen Downes December 10, 2013 Access I''d like to begin with the issue of access. This is not where I usually begin a talk, because the main thing, I have to say, about issues of access is that''s, to be outside the scope of the areas that I work in. But from the perspective of the learner, the online learner, there are two major forms of access that need to be considered.
Small Group Creation Ideas
AUGUST 25, 2011
I believe in treating adults as adults. That doesn’t mean I, as a facilitator, cannot be inspired by techniques teachers use with children in their classrooms, right? Here are a few inspirations from Karen Moler of FlamingoFabulous in 2nd Grade. Facilitators, be inspired!
State of Enterprise 2.0 Collaboration Survey by Chess Media Group
MAY 4, 2011
This piece of research by the Chess Media Group is eventually sponsored by both the Enterprise 2.0 If you have been following the #e20 and #socbiz hash tags in Twitter over the last few days (You should!,
Open business: Sharing our group priorities for 2012 – Why not?
JANUARY 23, 2012
A year ago I shared a visualization of our AHT Group Business Model. Following that, I am now sharing our group 2012 Priorities. Our AHT Group business model specifically describes the relationship between the (currently) three companies in the group and what I do.
Trainer’s Notebook: Group Polling Techniques and Tools and Incorporating Movement
NOVEMBER 12, 2015
Help the participants narrow down topics to discuss or work in small group exercises (replaces sticky dot voting and visualize the vote technique). June facilitated a discussion about the network leadership qualities of the group. It was great fodder for a reflective discussion.
Making Facebook Groups Rock for Nonprofits – Guest Post by Miriam Brosseau
OCTOBER 7, 2011
Note from Beth: While many of us focus our attention on FB pages, Facebook groups can be a good platform for nonprofits to use for informal peer learning groups, getting feedback from your post passionate fans , or to cultivate and support a brand ambassadors group.
Using Facebook Groups for Deeper Engagement with Audience or Your Peers
JULY 6, 2012
Note from Beth: Facebook Groups can be used to help build communities and for deeper engagement and learning with your audience or peers. Facebook had recently revamped its Groups, and it seemed like the perfect place to take the conversation for a spin.
That Group Feeling
Stephen Downes: Half an Hour
OCTOBER 5, 2006
But that group feeling never left me – nor the memory of the price I would have to pay to join. With the computer operations team at GSI , until new managers were imported from Texas and all our groups broken up. With, even, the e-learning group here in Moncton, until it was dismantled. Recitation of the group mantra. For humans, being in a group is a survival tactic. We need the group – we need it to survive, we need it at a deep and primitive level.
Finally I have an answer when people ask what I do! Visualization of our group’s business model
JANUARY 31, 2011
AHT Group Business model (click on the image for full-size pdf). For the last 15 years of my life post-employment I have struggled when people ask me what I do. More recently I have managed to crystallize a simple description of myself: Futurist and Entrepreneur.
Blog Post: Interactive Dialogue or Serial Monologue: The Influence of Group Size on conversation
APRIL 27, 2015
By David Gurteen Over the years, in running my Knowledge Cafes, I have discovered through trial and error and careful observation that the ideal size of a group for interactive conversation is four people. Anything more than five and the conversation does not work so well: one or two people tend to dominate; the conversation breaks into two, even three; frequently one person is totally cut out of the interaction and there is little energy in the group.
Stephen Downes: Half an Hour
SEPTEMBER 26, 2006
Something that would be between the 'closed groups' and 'individuals in open networks'?" It will soon be noticed that a person can be both an individual (and hence a member of a network) *and* a member of a group. That they can belong to many networks and many groups. is about groups, web 2.0 is about groups, e-learning 2.0 The core of the issue is whether learning in general should be based on groups or networks. must be conducted in groups.
Relaunch of Advanced Human Technologies Group website and new blog
MAY 2, 2013
I am extremely happy that we have finally relaunched the website for Advanced Human Technologies Group. Over the last couple of years we have been repositioning our activities so that our major corporate brand is AHT Group, the group of companies, rather than the individual companies.
Parents of Boys Group Forms
FEBRUARY 26, 2015
We''re taking the effort for gender equality in education to those who understand it most: parents of boys.
Selling Learning Communities – Not Everyone Will or Wants a Group Hug
NOVEMBER 30, 2009
Jack Merklein from Xerox Global Services did a really great presentation at LearnTrends 2009 entitled - Common tools for Diverse Communities at Xerox Global Services. You can find the LearnTrends 2009 Recording including Jack’s presentation. A few follow-up thoughts.
XPLANE joins Dachis Group
APRIL 26, 2010
Effective this morning, XPLANE is joining the Dachis Group , the world’s leading social business consultancy, as a wholly-owned subsidiary. Initially, the only change employees and customers will notice is the Dachis Group logo on our home page. I have a big announcement to make today.
Facebook Groups: their own Trojan Horse
OCTOBER 7, 2010
why not both Home About Contact Thursday, 7 October 2010 Facebook Groups: their own Trojan Horse When Facebook announced their Facebook Groups yesterday, I had a funny feeling. Business or Pleasure? -
Next Group to Oppose Gen Y: Liberals
AUGUST 24, 2015
The next group to oppose the needs of Gen Y: liberals. The Tea Party has opposed the needs of Gen Y from the beginning. But coming soon will be a challenge to academic liberals and educators and the liberal educational belief system. A survey of Gen Y found that the biggest thing Gen Y wants to change is education. We're now seeing signs that the challenge to our outmoded obsolete education system is starting to gel around the needs of Gen Y. . First issue: testing.
Institutions, Confidence, and the News Crisis ? Clay Shirky
DECEMBER 2, 2011
Dean Starkman has written a lengthy piece in the Columbia Journalism Review, assessing the writings of a group of us he calls the “Future of News” movement. Putting aside any overall judgement between Starkman’s essay and those he has grouped under the FON label, I think this observation if yours is a cheap shot: “Tarbell was indeed a terrific reporter, but her byline has been somewhat scarce of late, given she’s been dead 70 years. Clay Shirky.
Stephen Downes: Half an Hour
MARCH 14, 2007
Perhaps it works with your audience, but if it were me, my first reaction is: I hate small groups, I hate small groups, I hate small groups. Although people say that small groups 'give everybody a chance to talk' what they *actually* do is serve to eliminate minority and dissenting opinion. But imagine that instead we split into three groups of 5. Now in each group, four people prefer (a) and one prefers (b). So the group moderator reports (a).
Networked Learning: Groups, Networks
APRIL 6, 2010
This time, Etienne Wenger starts the conversation by asking about the distinction between groups/communities/networks. The Networked Learning Conference 2010 is hosting another hot seat. The ensuing discussion will be a valuable resource for CCK10 this fall…
The Collapse of Complex Business Models ? Clay Shirky
APRIL 1, 2010
I gave a talk last year to a group of TV executives gathered for an annual conference. Every one of those groups had rich traditions, complex social structures, advanced technology, but despite their sophistication, they collapsed, impoverishing and scattering their citizens and leaving little but future archeological sites as evidence of previous greatness. Clay Shirky. « Secretary Clinton’s Internet Freedom Speech, Abridged.
Group-centric work and training
NOVEMBER 18, 2009
Groups of soldiers who will work together usually participate in “collective training and this typically follows some kind of cycle of preparing for operations, performing missions and coming back from missions. Not Group Think, but Think Groups. Individual Training.
The Power of 2: Marcia Conner & Altimeter Group
JUNE 9, 2010
Marcia Conner has now teamed up with the Altimeter Group. Which brings me to the Altimeter Group. More info via Altimeter Group here. altimeter group marcia conner Have you ever read the book Power of 2 by Wagner and Muller?
LinkedIn KM Groups
FEBRUARY 11, 2009
By David Gurteen There are a growing number of LinkedIn Groups many of them dedicated to KM. There is no KM directory but here are most of the Groups (in no particular order) that I have found: Gurteen Knowledge Community. Knowledge Management Group of Philadelphia. KM Practitioners Group. The Braintrust: Knowledge Management Group KM Forum. Network of Intellectual Capital Professionals. actKM. CKO (Chief Knowledge Officers) Forum. For Knowledge Persons.
The Power Of The Roles We Take: A Very Old Study And Related.
NOVEMBER 8, 2011
Brightsight Group. I recently had a rather painful meeting with a group of friends that I all admire. Sometimes this is a good thing, especially when we join a group composed of noble and skilled human-beings. Or, is the push/pull between the two groups inevitable, and possibly useful? Bob Sutton. About Subscribe to this blogs feed Email Me Follow Me @ work_matters. Book Me For A Speech. Search. 17 Things I Believe.
How to start a local rail group
JUNE 26, 2010
You can start a passenger train support group in your town. And/or start attending your state's passenger rail support association, or any other group meeting in your area. Photo: Me and mayor Don Richards at a public meeting our group hosted at the public library
What a Local Rail Group Does
JUNE 28, 2010
So what does a local passenger rail support group do? Three things: 1.PLAN. You plan on how to bring passenger rail service to your community. 2.ADVOCATE You communicate with local and s tate officials and try to get passenger rail service to your community in your state's rail plan.
Could a Super Bowl ad make us love the US Government?
JANUARY 16, 2011
Harper’s Magazine (February 2011) has the provocative idea of assembling a group of ad execs (today’s Mad Men) and asking them what they would do if the US Government asked them to do an Super Bowl ad that would “make us love our government”.
10th Anniversary of the OnlineFacilitation Group
AUGUST 14, 2009
When we started, there were very few places to talk about facilitating online groups and communities. Now there are groups springing up all over , and some steadfast old-timers as well. Last week I asked people to share some stories about their involvement with the group.
Blogs vs. Discussion Groups
FEBRUARY 20, 2007
The debate about blogs vs. discussion groups is heating up again between TrDev and Blogs vs. Listservs: Which is Better for Community Conversation? eLearning Discussions - An Attempt at Better Discussions in the Blogosphere Move from Discussion Groups to World of Blogs? Blogs vs. Discussion Groups or Mis-Understanding Blog Reading and.
The Leader's Guide to Radical Management: Please join our on-line.
DECEMBER 25, 2010
You can join the group by going to Google Groups at [link] revolutionizing-the-world-of-work. Join our on-line discussion group: "Revolutionizing the World of Work" Become curators of the human spirit!
Future of Conferences… and Group Graphics
NOVEMBER 13, 2010
Example of Visual Journalist Eileen Clegg’s capture and replay of a conversation on a complex topic.
Don’t underestimate the knowledge of a motivated group
JULY 17, 2012
In this 90-second excerpt from his TED talk on new experiments in self-teaching , Sugata Mitra describes how children in a remote village taught themselves bio-engineering using the net. Amazing! Imagine what adult learners could do if we encourage them and let them learn with one another.
Groups vs Networks: The Class Struggle Continues
Stephen Downes: Half an Hour
NOVEMBER 24, 2007
It's my first extended discussion of groups and networks. And basically what she says in her analysis of MySpace and in the group – in the workshop yesterday 4 we actually went to MySpace and looked around at the sites. Groups require coherence, networks require autonomy and so on.