Modern Professional Learning: Guidelines & Resources

Jane Hart

Modern Professional Learning: Guidelines and Resources to survive and thrive in the modern workplace. New article in the MWL Magazine. Social learning

Notes On "Global Guidelines: Ethics in Learning Analytics"

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

In my post referencing the ICDE's Global Guidelines: Ethics in Learning Analytics yesterday I said: This document summarizes the considerations of an ICDE working group on learning analytics. Regular communications to staff should help ensure that they understand the approach: the underlying values linked to the institution’s mission and strategy; the anticipated benefits for students; the limitations of data and its interpretation; guidelines for ethical practice.

7 guidelines for managing open networks

Harold Jarche

Ed Morrison , Advisor for the Purdue Center for Regional Development, says that many of the familiar approaches to management no longer apply, and goes on to provide 7 keys to guiding an open network. I have added my images and one other that support this excellent set of rules.

Social Computing Guidelines and Why You Would Still Need Them

Luis Suarez

I know what you are thinking, here we are, already passed through 2015, and we still need guidelines? We no longer talk about rules, but guidelines. Now, let’s have a look into what it would be like not having those social guidelines in place.

Computer Use Guidelines

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Responding to Alfred Thompson's Ten Commandments of Computer Ethics : Leaving aside the questionable wisdom of framing generic advice within a construct specific to a certain religion. The commandments say, essentially, "don't take or use other people's stuff without permission," which is OK in itself, but the way it is repeated over and over reveals an unhealthy fixation on property rights, to the exclusion of almost all else.

Teaching in the Digital Age: Guidelines for Designing Teaching and Learning

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Summary notes from the Tony Bates presentation at the World Conference on Online Learning , Toronto. Building an Effective Learning Environment What is knowledge, and how does learning occur. Analogy: coal.

How Fun and Creativity Can Shape Your Own Social Computing Guidelines and Policy

Luis Suarez

I remember the day when IBM was first facing that very same issue , on whether to put together a social computing policy and guidelines or not.

Team Guidelines From A New Boss: How Can He Make Sure.

Bob Sutton

A Great Pixar Story: Alvy Ray Smith and Ed Catmull Serve as Human Shields » Team Guidelines From A New Boss: How Can He Make Sure People Live Them?   Guidelines like these are great when they are drive and reflect behavior, but when they are consistently violated, they are worse than having no guidelines at all because the stench of hypocrisy fills the air.  The guidelines would probably be even better if the team worked on them. Bob Sutton.

First School District to Stop Penalizing for Late Work!

Nine Shift

The new guidelines for Denton, Texas, Independent School District, clearly outline there is to be no penalty for late work. Thanks to NineShifter Djuna Forrester for telling us about the first school district to stop penalizing students for late work.

#3 Story of the Year

Nine Shift

BUT since that data enters Europe, it must meet the European guidelines, even though you may never go to Europe. . The 'Data Subject' privacy law passed by Europe protects Americans. Europe is leading the way in passing legislation to make society work in the 21st century. The 'Data Subject' privacy law says that an individual's data (you and I are 'data subjects') is subject to protection by law. . And it includes Americans!

Paid content needs REALLY BIG metadata

David Weinberger

HBR.com has just put up a post of mine about some new guidelines for “paid content.” ” The guidelines come from the PR and marketing communications company Edelman, which creates and places paid content for its clients. Short version: Edelman paid for a day of consulting on the guidelines. And, no, that didn’t include me agreeing to write about the guidelines).

Culture: the subject

Dave Snowden

The idea creating a painting will provide scaffolding for this series; it will draw on various guidelines on how to paint a picture.

Confused Reader Disputes E.U. Law

Nine Shift

We had to file a statement regarding privacy that met the guidelines in the E.U. A confused reader disputed our post on July 23 that Americans would be protected under the new European Union law. .

Assessing Evidence in CPD: Meeting Standards and Missing Goals

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

This comes into play with respect to guidelines a lot. Guidelines are like sausages - we don; want to see how they're made. Evidence-based guidelines: Level 1 evidence - 10-15% of all recommendations in guidelines.

meetings, bloody meetings

Harold Jarche

The related Meetings Wiki provides good guidelines from several companies. My introduction to organizing meetings was in the military, where different types of meetings had standard structures. The Orders Format was something any officer could recite from memory.

learning myths & superstitions

Harold Jarche

In Millennials, Goldfish & other Training Misconceptions my colleague Clark Quinn has written a handy guide for every training shop or L&D department.

Autonomy and Value in Social and Workplace Learning

Charles Jennings

My colleague Jane Hart recently shared the diagram below on her blog. It shows the relationship between relative value and relative autonomy as they relate to different approaches to learning in the modern workplace.

Corporate Policies on Web 2.0

Tony Karrer

use of Web 2.0 / social media for work and learning) is that organizations often have not established their policies or guidelines around the use of these tools. And most corporate guidelines out there around social media are fairly similar. I think IBM's policy is a pretty good starting point: IBM Social Computing Guidelines Other company policies or discussions of guidelines I've seen around blogging, social media, web 2.0:

Some basic rules for napkin-sketching

Dave Gray

minutes) video with a few guidelines for making better napkin sketches: 1. Here is a short (3.5 Ground line 2. Center(s) of gravity 3. Connect figure to ground 4. Big-to-little 5. Draw through and over I hope you enjoy it

Violate copyright? No Facebook for you!

David Weinberger

I’m not a lawyer, but I’m pretty sure that if Net Neutrality means that access providers don’t get to block access to sites, then this grotesquely violates the FCC’s Net Neutrality guidelines According to TorrentFreak , a leaked AT&T training doc indicates that starting on Nov.

creative economy entrepreneurs

Harold Jarche

Guidelines and considerations are provided for each. The co-founders of Creative Startups have published a book that is a guide for anyone interested in the creative economy at any level — Creative Economy Entrepreneurs.

New criteria for academic recognition

David Weinberger

The University of Maine has approved new guidelines for tenuring and promoting academics. The new guidelines allow crediting an academic for contributing to social media. This the right thing to do not only because it is a more realistic assessment of an academic’s worth. It’s also the right thing to do because it helps to build the value of the network.

Culture 5 of 7: Colouring in

Dave Snowden

Having some guidelines on what colours go well with others but allowing the odd ‘art movie’ that breaks the rule makes a lot more sense. The big issues are now behind us in this series and in the final three posts (with the promised twist on the 7th) are all about fine tuning the work.

Wise technology?

Clark Quinn

We can provide guidelines about good decisions, provide support through the process, etc. At a recent event, they were talking about AI (artificial intelligence) and DI (decision intelligence). And, of course, I didn’t know what the latter was so it was of interest.

Math in the Brain: Change from 2nd to 3rd Grade

Eide Neurolearning

As the developmental steps for problem solving become clearer, expect more developmental guidelines guiding curriculum. From Stanford comes this study looking at the difference in brain fMRI patterns of 2nd vs. 3rd graders working on arithmetic.

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enough training

Harold Jarche

Usually an industry association, with training specialists, develops the guidelines. Unclear expectations (such as policies & guidelines). In a recent CBC News story, a railway conductor lost her job following a derailment. She claimed she was not adequately trained.

7 essential facets for enterprise knowledge sharing

Harold Jarche

Note that this is a guideline and not a recipe. Most large organizations today have some suite of social tools to share information and knowledge. But how do they know if they have the optimum tools for their context?

Start with the 70. Plan for the 100.

Charles Jennings

Task lists, models, guidelines. This article draws on ideas and supporting material from a new book published for the first time in English last week.

Real photographs

David Weinberger

Unfortunately, the NYT removed all of the photos, rather than keeping them up with the metadata that the digital manipulation had gone beyond editorial guidelines, and without telling us what those guidelines are. Wouldn’t it be interesting to see what the NYT’s guidelines are and then hold a contest to see who can create the most deceptive photo while staying within those guidelines?

Becoming a Successful Socially Integrated Enterprise – The Long Journey

Luis Suarez

Social Computing Guidelines and why you would still need them. From there onwards, we get to define, jointly with the knowledge (Web) workers themselves, what are the potential constraints, guidelines, policies, etc.

The Challenges of Executing a Transformational Strategy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The 2018 MIT CIO Symposium will take place on May 23. This year’s Symposium will be focused on the challenges of executing a digital transformation strategy. It’s no longer enough to have formulated a digital strategy for the business.

Perspectives on work and learning

Harold Jarche

Principles and values are often more resilient as guidelines than complicated rules and regulations, especially in dealing with complex issues.

listening and learning

Harold Jarche

But when hospital staff no longer can see the use in filling out forms, going through guidelines and standards and they seek a different and less difficult way of improving quality, then of course I’ll listen.

we need more debunking

Harold Jarche

“Although there is a great deal of psychological research on misinformation, there’s no summary of the literature that offers practical guidelines on the most effective ways of reducing the influence of myths.

The Nonprofit’s Guide To Inclusive Walking Meetings: Strolling Meetings

Beth Kanter

When you are hosting the actual meeting, share the guidelines about “slowest pace sets the pace for the group and the activity is not a race.” As noted earlier, being the meeting with sharing your guidelines, most importantly about pacing and inclusivity.

Of artisanship

Dave Snowden

Now they are heavily constrained by guidelines designed for the centre of the bell curve. A couple of years ago at the Hay Festival there was a debate on the relationship between art and craft.

Rules is rules

Dave Snowden

However calling all rules guidelines or seeking to remove them is throwing the proverbial baby out with the bathwater. This is where heuristics come into play, and they have a longer pedigree in human systems than guidelines.

Stockholm syndrome in strategy

Dave Snowden

You may know that a conventional solution has never worked in the past, that a few small specialist consultancy firms could do a better job, that your managers do not need to be constrained by a set of rigid guidelines etc.

in an increasingly complex world

Harold Jarche

This is a good set of guidelines (via David Hodgson ) and useful for conversations around organizational change.

Restructuring budgets for social learning

George Siemens

In his article Learning with and from others: Restructuring budgets for social learning , provides some guidelines for organizations to consider in implementing social learning. Late 2010, I finally had the opportunity to meet Dan Pontefract when he joined us for a discussion on elearning in Edmonton.

Roots determine routes?

Dave Snowden

This type of research is key in public health to allow us to combine biological data with statistics before creating crude guidelines. Each individual causal pathway creates a prescriptive guideline. 10: Trying to get to a single causal line of reasoning.

What is your PKM routine?

Harold Jarche

I do not have a secret formula, only some general guidelines developed through experience, plus a lot of ideas and suggested areas to explore. The most important aspect of PKM is that it is personal. In order to stick with a routine over time, people have to find what works for them.

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Signposts for the Week Ending March 9

Adaptive Path

Could Pixar's secret story guidelines work for your team? If you're not going to SXSW and all those tweets are making you regret it (or are just annoying you), you're in luck! Lanyrd can help you hide them from your Twitter feed. But if you are attending, go see our pals and former colleagues tear it up at their panel. Whether you went to Interaction 12 or not, the keynotes are up ! Why are we so afraid of creativity? Simon Beck's snow art is crazy amazing!