How to become a Modern Professional Learner

Jane Hart

On 2 October 2017, I released the results of the 11th Annual Learning Tools survey in the form of the Top 200 Tools for Learning 2017 list.

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How to Write a Letter

Nine Shift

And yes, even Baby Boomers don't know how to write a letter. . He used carbon paper (look it up) while typing them to get five copies. So when my son expressed interest (subtly of course, but he tells his mother he reads every one of my letters) in getting letters, I looked back to my father's letters to see how he did it. And nothing to worry your child. They knew how to write a letter. Yes, writing a letter is an art.

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Learning How to Learn

Kevin Wheeler

can say that Muad’Dib learned rapidly because his first training was in how to learn. This quote from the well-known science fiction novel Dune underlines the difficulty anyone in the corporate university, education, or training arena has to face. One that comes to mind is Apple.

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How to rescue radio

Doc Searls

Radio used to be wireless audio on a broadcast band. What used to be called Radio (iTunes’ collection of webcasting radio stations), which had already been pushed down one directory level to “Music,” is now available only under a new button called “Internet.” Worse, it won’t appear unless you open preferences in iTunes and check a box to turn it on. For stations, networks and chains: Normalize to the Net.

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How to build a learning worker mindset

Jane Hart

In a previous post here, From “knowledge worker” to “learning worker”: what this means for an organisation I’ve written about the concept of a “learning worker” that Jacob Morgan believes is one of the 7 principles of the future employee.

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How to Twitter: the infographic

Jane Hart

Good summary of twitter for those yet to explore it. Just found this! Source: Uploaded by user via David on Pinterest. Twitter

How to learn and learn-to-learn

Clark Quinn

I was asked by a colleague to answer some questions for a project on how to learn. I naturally decided to answer in a blog post ;). In your working life, how have you learnt effectively from experience, please provide an example if possible?

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How to modernize workplace learning

Jane Hart

So what can you do to bring workplace more in line with modern day personal, independent learning? In the last 10 years there has been a big change in the way that many people now learn – I’ve written about the 6 key features here.

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Blog Post: How to quickly and easily capture ideas

David Gurteen

By David Gurteen I was asked recently how I capture ideas during a conversation without unduly interrupting the flow of the conversation. During a conversation to avoid taking lengthy notes and disrupting the flow of the conversation I write just a word or two on the card to remind me of an idea or insight I have had. I use an app called Captio to quickly and easily capture my dictation and translate it into text.

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#C2Xmas Day 21 – How to make a wooden Christmas tree

Jane Hart

Day 21 of the Countdown to Xmas continues here – a daily treat in the form of a learning resource. Instructables provides a place to share what you make in the form of text and graphics guides. HOW TO MAKE A WOODEN CHRISTMAS TREE.

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How to Talk to Your Keynote Speaker

Andy McAfee

With this flow, it’s natural for the speaker to come offstage and talk to people during the break. They’re a chance to keep talking about the ideas that brought us to the event in the first place, which is great. Go ahead and give it to them.

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How to talk like Hannibal

David Weinberger

We found a standard formula of how to talk like Hannibal. “Tell me, Will…” Dramatic question about how this random thing relates to Will. For instance, last weekend we went to a potluck and couldn’t stop cracking each other up. “A potluck is an event in which individuals bring a cherished part of themselves to a communal table. Tell me, Will…what will you bring to the table?”

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How to write

David Weinberger

I spent some time this morning happily browsing advice from famous writers on how to write, thanks to Maria Popova’s [twitter: Brain Pickings ] own writings on those writers writing about writing. piece that also contains links to famous writers on said topic. Some of these pieces were familiar, some not, but all convinced me of one thing: writers should re-label their advice on how to write as “How I Write.” Welcome to my blog.)

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How to overcome bias

Mind Hacks

How do you persuade somebody of the facts? Asking them to be fair, impartial and unbiased is not enough. To explain why, psychologist Tom Stafford analyses a classic scientific study. One of the tricks our mind plays is to highlight evidence which confirms what we already believe. This matters when we want to make better decisions. How we should to protect our decisions from confirmation bias depends on why, psychologically, confirmation bias happens.

How to overcome bias

Mind Hacks

How do you persuade somebody of the facts? Asking them to be fair, impartial and unbiased is not enough. To explain why, psychologist Tom Stafford analyses a classic scientific study. One of the tricks our mind plays is to highlight evidence which confirms what we already believe. This matters when we want to make better decisions. How we should to protect our decisions from confirmation bias depends on why, psychologically, confirmation bias happens.

How to become a Collaboration Consultant

Jane Hart

The advent of social technologies brings huge benefits to a work team, including the facility to improve communication, enhance continuous learning and performance improvement and capture organisational knowledge.

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How to Make STEM Right For Girls

Nine Shift

It's easy to make STEM right for girls. Just change the letters in STEM. Last week a new test on technology and engineering had girls scoring higher than boys. Does this mean girls will go into technology and engineering?

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How to Work With Me

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

How can people earn an extra gold star with you? The next set of questions were more focused on how we interact with others: How do you coach people to do their best work and develop their talents? What’s the best way to communicate with you? What’s the best way to convince you to do something? How do you like to give feedback? How do you like to get feedback

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How to become a Personal Learning Advisor (Online Workshop)

Jane Hart

Next public online workshop runs: 15 JUNE – 10 JULY This 4-week online workshop introduces you to some of the key areas of the role of a Personal Learning Adviser in the workplace.

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Holiday Vacation Exit Strategy: How To Take A Break

Beth Kanter

Vu Lee in a recent guest post on the Guidestar blog has issued a call to inaction suggesting that nonprofits should give the week off to staff. Joan Garry also talks about the importance of time off for hard working nonprofit staff or else it is the express train to burnout.

How To Build A Truly Purpose-Driven Company Through The Example Of Stocksy

Dan Pontefract

The latter is an online marketplace for people to list and/or book accommodations. It claims to have 50,000 renters every night. Eckhardt and Fleura Bardhi who made a strong case against using the term “sharing economy” when it comes to firms like Uber and AirBnB.

A Review of “How To Be Interesting” While Sitting Beside a Drunk on an Airplane

Dan Pontefract

It wasn’t long into a trip from Vancouver to Washington, DC when my female seatmate asked the flight attendant for a glass of white wine. I also wondered if I might have to perform CPR or at least donate my ‘sickness bag’ But where would I spit out my gum?

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How to Create a Content Strategy that Resonates with the Modern Learner

Xyleme

Solutions Consultant, Mike Buoy , and Jennifer Rogers , Head of Learning at Anglo American, discussed how learning leaders need to rethink how to create, manage, and deliver content to meet the needs of the modern workforce. In this webinar, Xyleme Sr.

How to autograph an e-book

David Weinberger

I went to see To Be Takei last night, and George himself was there for an interview afterwards. It occurred to me that I’d like him to autograph his book Oh Myyy , but I only have a copy on my Kindle. So, here’s a proposal for the Kindle, the Nook, and for any other DRM-ed ebook reader: Allow us to embed one and only one photo into our copy of an ebook. PS: To Be Takei was really enjoyable.

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Blog Post: How to run your first Knowledge Caf?

David Gurteen

I am often asked how to get started designing and running Knowledge Cafés. Given that the outcomes of the Knowledge Café are sometimes seen as “soft” by more hard-nosed, business focused managers, and by those working under time pressure, you may have difficulty convincing people of their value, and so it is essential to think carefully about how to get started. By David Gurteen.

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How to ‘Take One for the Team’

Dan Pontefract

How many you ask? I ventured over to Bing and repeated the exercise. I’ve no idea why there is a gap of 400 million search terms between Google and Microsoft, but either way there are a lot of opinions and there is a lot of content out there related to the term ’team’.

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PBS: How to fix America? First, diagnose the problem right.

Steve Denning

Start with the heart » December 21, 2010 PBS: How to fix America? PBS has an interesting site entitled “ How to Fix America ” The introduction reads: “Not to overstate the obvious, but America is having a pretty tough go of it these days.

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How to Make STEM Right for Girls - - Part 2

Nine Shift

It's easy to make STEM right for girls. Now a professor is proposing to take out the M (math) because "algebra is just too hard." . Just change the letters in STEM. . We are now into year 2 of putting Arts into STEM, producing STEAM. .

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How To Avoid Becoming Addicted To Your Mobile Phone

Beth Kanter

The book is about our behavioral addictions to our smartphones, video games, social media, and email and how to break them. Recently, 60 Minutes did a piece on Brain Hacking or intentionally designing apps so you feel the need to to check in constantly.

How to learn a language in 10 days

Jane Hart

Having started my career, many many years ago as a German teacher, I realise how learning a language requires more than just studying it on a course – you need to immerse yourself in the language in many different ways. So I really like this infographic from Thomas Cook, which I found in a post […]. Social learning

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The Leader's Guide to Radical Management: HBR on How to Fix.

Steve Denning

» January 06, 2011 HBR on How to Fix Capitalism: A Bandage on a Cancer Michael Porter, strategy guru extraordinaire , and Mark Kramer have an article in the January 2011 issue of Harvard Business Review entitled How To Fix Capitalism.

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We need to learn how to connect

Harold Jarche

From danah boyd’s presentation at ASTD TechKnowledge 2013 , on the future of work: But if you want to prepare people not just for the next job, but for the one after that, you need to help them think through the relationships they have and what they learn from the people around them.

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How to work in the creative economy

Harold Jarche

Gary Hamel says that we are moving from an Industrial to a Creative Economy , which requires more independent workers with initiative, creativity, and passion. The underlying technology that enables work: from centralized factories to distributed and dynamic workplaces.

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How to Survive Air Travel - For Real

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

First, accept that it takes a certain amount of time to travel half way across the country or around the world. Eight hours to get to Denver? Compared to the two-day drive it would otherwise take. Seventeen hours to Istanbul? It''s a six hour trip, door to door.

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How to set up and run an online community (online workshop)

Jane Hart

In this online workshop we look at how to plan and launch an online community as well as keep the members engaged once the first flush of enthusiasm has died off. Next public online workshop runs: 1 – 26 June Setting up and running an online community takes time and effort.

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How to Cut College Tuition

Nine Shift

Here's how to cut out-of-reach and out-of-reason high college tuition. Colleges reduce or eliminate costs that have nothing to do with learning. Nine Shift has predicted we need to cut tuition in half.

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Communication Nation: How to Draw an Eye, with Karl Gude

Dave Gray

As individuals and as a species, I believe we will be happier and more productive if we can improve our ability to communicate. This blog is dedicated to that effort. 08 February 2008 How to Draw an Eye, with Karl Gude Karl Gude demonstrates how to draw an eye.

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How To Stop Your Nonprofit’s After Hours Email Habit

Beth Kanter

One of the workshops was focused on technology wellness in the nonprofit workplace , more specifically how to avoid collaboration overload. Part of the reason is that technology has blurred the lines between work time and time off according to research.

How to fix the WordFence wordfence-waf.php problem

David Weinberger

My site has been down while I’ve tried to figure out (i.e., google someone else’s solution) to a crash caused by WordFence, an excellent utility that, ironically, protects your WordPress blog from various maladies. You’ll see the same message when you try to open your WordPress site as administrator. ” Helpful, except my php.ini file doesn’t have any reference to this. (I And now you have to find those files.

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How to support informal learning

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

His calling is to help business people improve their performance on the job and satisfaction in life. He has challenged conventional wisdom about how adults learn since designing the first business degree program offered by the University of Phoenix three decades ago. Interview.