How to Emerge Stronger in the Post-Pandemic New Normal

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

But without a COVID-19 vaccine yet available, not much feels different, and the summer pause hasn’t done much to relieve fatigue.”. One priority, then, is to reenergize the organization - to act rather than react. Aim to raise the technology quotient of all employees.”.

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How to Learn Using Technology

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

It is defined in terms of skills or competencies, as how to achieve a certain outcome using technology as a tool. There’s a distinctive way to learn using technology. Identify what you are trying to do. What problem are you trying to solve? What project are you trying to complete? This could be anything from fixing a flat tire to building a web site. Can you inflate the tire to 600 kPa? How would you measure these?


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How To Lead Remote Employees In The Wake Of COVID-19

Dan Pontefract

Whether or not it receives such a … Continue reading "How To Lead Remote Employees In The Wake Of COVID-19". The post How To Lead Remote Employees In The Wake Of COVID-19 appeared first on Dan Pontefract. As of this writing, the World Health Organization (WHO) hasn’t declared COVID-19 (aka: coronavirus) a pandemic, but the likelihood grows by the hour.

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How to Create Culturally Responsive eLearning Courses Using an LMS


Workplaces that make it a priority to nurture cultural diversity reap benefits such as better productivity and employee performance, as well as incredible opportunities for professional and personal development. How to Use LMS eLearning LMS

How to Use Fastpages

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

This is a really interesting project that allows you to write posts in markdown, MS Word or Jupyter notebooks and publish them in a blog using GitHub pages. Login to GitHub. If you don't have a GitHub account, register for one, then login to it Click this link: [link] This gives you an option to create a new repository in your own GitHub account. Click on the link in the instructions: This link is specific to your repository.

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How to Survive and Thrive in a World of Disruption

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Looking back upon my long career , it’s frankly sobering how many once powerful IT companies are no longer around or are shadows of their former selves, e,g, Digital , Wang , Sun Microsystems , BlackBerry. Retail has undergone major changes with the rise of e-commerce, as has telecommunications with the transition to mobile phones. Is it that in spite of all their efforts in strategy formulation, their management was unable to anticipate them and were caught by surprise?

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How to Use Fastpages (2)

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Click here to read part one. Go to the GitHub repository, as illustrated below. It's a way to design web pages that is easier to use than HTML. Edit the Page Text Click on the page title to open the display window : Then click on the edit button (I've highlighted it) to enter the editing window. These won't appear on the page, but will tell GitHub how to process the page. Markdown I don't want to write a Markdown tutorial here.

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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. What has become very clear over the last 11 years is that many individuals are now using a wide selection of web-based resources, tools, and … Social learning

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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. Knowledge is a commodity, to be the smartest person in the room all you need is a smartphone.

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How to promote daily self-learning in the workplace

Jane Hart

In other words, they emphasise the need for continuous formal learning, and, in organisational terms, this implies providing more and more training or access to online course libraries. […]. There is, rightly, a lot of talk nowadays about “lifelong learning” and “continuous learning” but more often than not, articles focus on “lifelong education” or “continuous training”.

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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. There are four main ways: Do the same things but differently – update your existing approaches […]. Social learning

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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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How to be a world-class educational technologist

Clark Quinn

On LinkedIn, I was asked: “I would like to ask sir, how can I be a world-class educational technologist?” Of course, my immediate response should be “how should I know? ;) But I thought I’d do a bit better. First, I get requests about how to get started as an instructional designer (particularly offers to come work for me). As to skills, make sure you know the major authoring tools, e.g. Lectora, Captivate, and/or Storyline.

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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 become a Personal Learning Advisor

Jane Hart

This is the first in a series of three public social online workshop that introduce you to the key ways to promote continuous, everyday, learning in your organisation. The workshop will help you understand how to work […]. Last week I posted about the importance of supporting everyday workplace learning.

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How to Help Students Succeed by Taking Ownership of Their Learning Online Through Personal Learning

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Thank you very much Sarah and I'm still waiting for that invitation to speak in Antarctica. Welcome to our contact North online learning seminar. How to help students succeed by taking ownership of their learning online through personal learning? Trying to do something.

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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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Learning How to Learn

Kevin Wheeler

can say that Muad’Dib learned rapidly because his first training was in how to learn. It is shocking to find how many people do not believe they can learn, and how many more believe learning to be difficult.”. -Frank Herbert, Dune. Send to Facebook.

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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? how have you used intentional practice, learnt from failure, learnt from ambitious projects and/or used reflection). how have you learnt from project teams, mentors, coaches and/or broader social networks).

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How to Support the Widespread Adoption of AI

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

A number of studies agree that AI is the biggest commercial opportunity for companies and industries over the next 10-15 years. Two recent reports by McKinsey and PwC respectively concluded that AI has the potential to incrementally increase global economic output between now and 2030 by an additional $13 to $15 trillion. Surveys with thousands of executives, showed that most firms are only using AI in ad hoc pilots or applying it to a single business process.

How to Upskill Tech Employees Remotely Using an LXP


Some tech companies have faced a specific employee technology training challenge throughout the COVID-19 pandemic: they have struggled to keep workers upskilled.

How to get fans inside the NBA’s playoff bubble

Doc Searls

Sell tickets to attend online through Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Google Hangouts, Webex, GoToMeeting, Jitsi or whatever conferencing system can supply working tech to the NBA. That’s not much time to prepare, but there’s money in it for the NBA and the companies it hires to pull this off. Obviously Zoom is the one to beat (since so many of us already use it), but Microsoft Teams just said a bunch of stuff that makes me think they could pull this one off. (I’d

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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. Next public online workshop: 9 November – 4 December 2015 In the workplace, people learn continuously as a result of working in their teams.

How to Use a Nonprofit LMS to Increase Revenue


were unable to meet demand, per Stanford Social Innovation Review. Few have the resources they need to adapt to new economic realities. Instead, they keep trying to do more with less and maintain services for those in need.”. How to Use LMS LMS benefits NonprofitWhat many nonprofits need more than anything is money. In 2013, over half of all nonprofits in the U.S. 1 A contributor wrote, “Many nonprofits barely break even—even in the good years.

How to Save 30% or More on Translation


In her 2017 article, The Holy Trifecta: The Secret to Faster, Better, & Cheaper Global Content , translation expert Val Swisher explains that structured content is one of the three factors driving efficiency into the globalization process. Coupled with optimizing translation memory, a system that stores translated words for reuse, structured content is key to keeping translation costs down. It can be very costly to reformat documents to handle language expansion or contraction.

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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 Support a Successful Healthcare LMS Implementation


Healthcare training software is an invaluable asset to all healthcare companies. Implementing a healthcare LMS doesn’t have to be complicated.

Has Wells Fargo’s CEO Forgotten How To Lead?

Dan Pontefract

According to the CFPB , employees of Wells Fargo “secretly opened accounts and shifted funds from consumers’ existing accounts into these new accounts without their knowledge or permission to do so, often racking up fees or other charges.”. Furthermore, shareholders are now pushing the bank to investigate “whether the divestiture of all non-core banking business segments would enhance shareholder value, and whether it should divide into a number of independent firms.”

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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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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. AM = ante meridian or as I like to say, “aromatic meritage” By 10:00am she was on her third glass and by half past the hour the Chilean Sauvignon Blanc bottle was no more. 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? Her book spoke to me.

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How to Increase LMS Adoption for a Remote Workforce


Investing in learning technology such as a learning management system (LMS) is a must for companies that want to properly deliver training to a remote workforce.

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.

New Big Think Video: How To Stop Being So Busy

Dan Pontefract

5:29 in length) “How To Stop. Dan's Related Posts: The Essential Creative Thinking Questions To Ask Yourself. Word Cloud: OPEN TO THINK. Sneak Peek Audio Clip of OPEN TO THINK. Three Strategies To Improve Your Creative Thinking. book Open Thinking OPEN to THINKYou're reading fresh content from Dan Pontefract at Brave New Org: Check out one of the videos that recently released from my time with the great folks from Big Think. (5:29

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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. It will help you understand how to work with managers to foster a culture of continuous learning, as well help individuals become […].

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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. So to close out the week I’d like to offer a few tips on how to interact productively post-stage with someone who’s just given a talk or a presentation. Go ahead and give it to them.

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How to Transform a “Big, Old” Company into an Agile Digital Business

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

But, “the adoption of digital technologies in business doesn’t come as naturally,” - especially if you’re working in a big, old company. “Inserting digital technologies to enhance operations and create new value propositions has proven extremely challenging.”. While in our personal lives we’ve enthusiastically embraced digital technology advances, many corporations and institutions still struggle to do so. The IT unit is not positioned to design people and processes.

How to Accurately Measure the Effectiveness of Remote Training


Due to COVID-19, working from home has become the new normal for many employees. The Hartford Courant reported that a variety of major employers in Connecticut plan to keep employees working from home through 2020 during the coronavirus crisis.

How To Become A Centaur

Mind Hacks

In How To Become A Centaur Case gives blitz history of AI, and of its lesser known cousin IA – Intelligence Augmentation. The insight that digital technology could be a a ‘bicycle for the mind’ (Steve Jobs’ quote) gave us the modern computer, as shown in the 1968 Mother of All Demos which introduced the world to the mouse, hypertext, video conferencing and collaborative working. The article is too good to try to summarise.

3 Advantages to Shorter Corporate Training Courses and How to Trim Them


The length of a corporate training course can contribute to its success or to its failure because it can encourage or hinder learner engagement. That’s why it’s critical for L&D teams to carefully consider how long each online training course should be.

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. So we wanted to start a conversation about how to get America moving again.” As a result, the private sector is unable to provide a good living for its citizens.

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How To Support Learning From The Daily Work

Jane Hart

Although most L&D departments focus on training people to do their jobs, research tells us that most of what employees learn at work happens as they do their jobs. In fact, when team members work together closely, share reflections and resources on a regular basis, they continuously learn from each other. … Modern Workplace Learning

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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’. I teamed up with Denise to buy a new car) or you can use it as a noun. (eg. Inside an organization we’re constantly striving to find ways in which to improve a team. It’s over one billion.

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