Group cohesiveness & individual effort

Dave Snowden

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”. The post Group cohesiveness & individual effort appeared first on Cognitive Edge. I’ll never forget the first time I saw the murmuration of starlings.

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Grappling with Groups

Clark Quinn

However, in designing learning, working in groups has some real negative perceptions and realities. As my kids complained, on group projects some team members will reliably slack, letting the most driven student do the work. When I assigned group projects, I told my students I expected them to do equal work, and would grade accordingly. Another issue is support for working in groups. So I wrote up a little guide to doing group work, and those problems subsided.

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loosening group boundaries

Harold Jarche

“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.” ” Loosening these tight group boundaries means that people’s next-door neighbors may have different jobs or levels of education, but they may still have similar politics or recreational activities.

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Group KM

Harold Jarche

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. Group KM focuses on teams and projects sharing their work to ensure as much common understanding as possible. Group KM requires some type of social sharing platform, but many options are available (e.g.

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Have social networks replaced groups?

David Weinberger

But his comment, plus a discussion yesterday with Andrew Preater , a library technologist at the Imperial College of London, made me think how little progress we’ve in fact made in supporting groups on the Net. Since 2003, there are now services that bundle together these different modalities: Skype and Google Hangouts both let a group talk, video, chat, and share documents. What’s missing is the concept of a group. A group can be widely open.

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Group work advice for MOOC providers

George Siemens

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.

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Groups

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

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.

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Parents of Boys Group Forms

Nine Shift

We''re taking the effort for gender equality in education to those who understand it most: parents of boys. Over the last few weeks I''ve given talks before parents of boys in small towns in Wisconsin: Prescott, Frederic, Amery and by the end of March will have done them in 9 communities across the state. . The turnout has been gratifying. Because parents are so worried and the topic not an "upper," am trying to include four humorous stories in the hourlong presentation.

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Why Some Work Groups Thrive While Others Falter

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

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 The article devotes several paragraphs to the pioneering research on group performance by MIT professor Tom Malone , CMU professor Anita Woolley and their various collaborators over the past 8 years. Groups with more women outperformed groups with more men.

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The Power of 2: Marcia Conner & Altimeter Group

Dan Pontefract

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?

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Facebook Groups: their own Trojan Horse

Martijn Linssen

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? -

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Next Group to Oppose Gen Y: Liberals

Nine Shift

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.

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Group sync

Mind Hacks

The New Yorker has a fantastic article on how creativity and innovation spring from group structure and social interaction. A few years ago, Isaac Kohane , a researcher at Harvard Medical School, published a study that looked at scientific research conducted by groups in an attempt to determine the effect that physical proximity had on the quality of the research.

Group-centric work and training

Harold Jarche

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.

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Blog Post: Peter Block on small group working

David Gurteen

By David Gurteen In reseaching for my blook on Conversational Leadership , I came across these words of wisdom in this short 90 second video clip from Peter Block about small group working. How do I get every voice in the room? How do I get people in the room who cross social distance levels? How do I get people in the room who aren't like-minded? How do we structure our time together? As he concludes, all the methodologies he mentions are moronically simple.

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XPLANE joins Dachis Group

Dave Gray

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.

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Future of Conferences… and Group Graphics

Jay Cross

Example of Visual Journalist Eileen Clegg’s capture and replay of a conversation on a complex topic.

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Small Group Creation Ideas

Nancy White

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! And see if any of Karen’s challenges show up for you working with adults! Here is a tool I use in my classroom to “randomly&# partner my students up for activities.

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How to start a local rail group

Nine Shift

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

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What a Local Rail Group Does

Nine Shift

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.

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Relaunch of Advanced Human Technologies Group website and new blog

Trends in the Living Networks

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. Launching the new group website is also part of a increased focus on our ventures, including a series of new companies we are creating.

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Small Groups

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

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).

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Blog Post: Interactive Dialogue or Serial Monologue: The Influence of Group Size on conversation

David Gurteen

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.

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LinkedIn KM Groups

David Gurteen

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.

State of Enterprise 2.0 Collaboration Survey by Chess Media Group

Luis Suarez

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!,

Welcome to the new AHT Group website!

Ross Dawson

In a long overdue move, we have just relaunched the AHT Group website. While there are currently four companies in the Advanced Human Technologies group, until the relaunch this website focused only on the hub company Advanced Human Technologies, and offered an out-of-date view that focused more on services than ventures. Our business model (see forthcoming post) is designed around the complementary activities of the companies in the group.

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Launch of updated AHT Group Business Model Overview

Ross Dawson

In February 2011 we launched a Business Model Overview of AHT Group. At a high level we are focusing on AHT Group and Ross Dawson as the major brands. We will certainly be building awareness for each of the individual companies and brands to suit their needs, but across our activities we will most often promote the umbrella AHT Group brand. It was created to help me and others to understand the scope of what we are doing.

Open business: Sharing our group priorities for 2012 – Why not?

Trends in the Living Networks

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. It is not immediately apparent to anyone outside the group what each company does and how they relate, so it is useful to make that clearer.

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Advanced Human Technologies is now part of marketing, innovation and ventures group Rh7thm

Ross Dawson

The Advanced Human Technologies Group of companies has been integrated into the newly launched marketing, innovation and ventures group Rh7thm. For background please read the post on my personal blog, Phase transition: I am launching a new group of companies. Please visit the Rh7thm website to find out about the new group. Get in touch with Rh7thm if you are interested in any of the services or activities that were previously part of Advanced Human Technologies

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Five Learning Moments After a Year Working For Myself

Dan Pontefract

book 2019 review The Pontefract GroupToday in Ottawa I delivered my 33rd and final keynote of 2019.

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Don’t underestimate the knowledge of a motivated group

Jay Cross

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. Education is a self-organizing system and learning an emergent phenomenon. Just Jay

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10th Anniversary of the OnlineFacilitation Group

Nancy White

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.

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Adding Women Makes Your Group Smarter -- The Evidence Keeps Growing

Bob Sutton

" If you pair this with a very rigorous study done a couple years showing that groups that have a higher percentage of women have higher "collective intelligence" -- they perform better across an array of difficult tasks "that ranged from visual puzzles to negotiations, brainstorming, games and complex rule-based design assignments," as this summary from Science News reports.

Open Business: Updated Strategic Overview of AHT Group’s activities

Ross Dawson

Again the primary intent is to help me and the AHT Group team to understand the scope of our activities and planned projects, and to prioritize our time and energy. The Strategic Overview is complementary to the AHT Group Business Model. Processes : Establishment and definition of processes that support our group’s activities.

That Group Feeling

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

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.

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Blogs vs. Discussion Groups

Tony Karrer

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.

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Strategic overview of AHT Group: sharing our ventures, projects, and enablers

Trends in the Living Networks

Two years ago I shared our AHT Group Business Model Overview and a year later I published our 2012 Priorities , and found sharing these useful for ourselves and for others. To help me and our team to strategize and act effectively in 2013 and beyond, I have created an overview that describes the activities, projects, and current priorities across AHT Group, which currently comprises Advanced Human Technologies , Future Exploration Network , and The Insight Exchange.

Groups vs Networks: The Class Struggle Continues

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

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.

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Blog Post: Gurteen Knowledge Community Group on Linkedin

David Gurteen

By David Gurteen The Gurteen Knowledge Community Group on LinkedIn has grown from 2,076 members last month to 2,184 today and looks to be the most active of all the KM LinkedIn groups. You can join LinkedIn here: https://www.linkedin.com/reg/join and the Gurteen Knowledge Community Group here : [link

Blog Post: Gurteen Knowledge Community Group on Linkedin

David Gurteen

By David Gurteen I have made the Gurteen Knowledge Community Group on LinkedIn an open group. To contribute to the group, however, you still need to be a member. . Discussions created before the switch have automatically gone into a members-only, read-only Archive and cannot be seen by anyone who is not a member of the group. The bottom line though is that we should now have a far more useful place for group discussions that can be shared with the rest of the world.

Blog Post: Gurteen Knowledge Community Group on Linkedin

David Gurteen

By David Gurteen The Gurteen Knowledge Community Group on LinkedIn has grown by over 100 members from 2,184 members last month to 2,289 today and is still one most active of all the KM LinkedIn groups. You can join LinkedIn here: https://www.linkedin.com/reg/join and the Gurteen Knowledge Community Group here : [link

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Blog Post: Gurteen Knowledge Community Group on Linkedin goes OPEN

David Gurteen

By David Gurteen I have made the Gurteen Knowledge Community Group on LinkedIn an open group. To contribute to the group, however, you still need to be a member. . Discussions created before the switch have automatically gone into a members-only, read-only Archive and cannot be seen by anyone who is not a member of the group. The bottom line though is that we should now have a far more useful place for group discussions that can be shared with the rest of the world.