• BETH KANTER  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 18, 2018
    [Information] Small, But Mighty: A Resource for Small Nonprofit Leaders
    Currently, all the staff collects and uses information to manage the social enterprise and support the youths’ progress. Note from Beth: I’m honored to be a member of the Leap Ambassadors Community , a group of people in the nonprofit sector who care deeply about high performance. A recent work product from this community includes “ Small, But Mighty ,” created by a small group led by Debra Natenshon and Karen Walker, the guest post authors.
  • EUEN SEMPLE  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 17, 2018
    [Information] Awash in a sea of truth
    It is so easy to be overwhelmed by the amount of information that we are bombarded with these days. I still maintain that a well managed combination of social networks can help to filter this incoming information but within those networks people can slog it out between polarised views and working out "the truth" about the various complex issues affecting us these days doesn't get easier.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 17, 2018
    [Information] coffee, communities, and condescension
    These include: self-organizing systems, platforms that enable self-organization, how to better share and filter knowledge and information. Last month I started a coffee club so that subscribers to this blog could purchase the equivalent of a cup of coffee for me each month. This week we had our first online video conference with five participants. As a result we decided that this would be a good place to have deeper and more meaningful monthly conversations on topics that interest us.
  • BETH KANTER  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 17, 2018
    [Information] Nonprofit Book Review: Social Startup Success – A Must Read for 2018
    She not only shares many compelling and inspiring stories of how passionate social change leaders have built and scaled effective nonprofits, but distills the lessons into useful principles and actionable information.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 16, 2018
    [Information] Listening
    We finally did, relatively informally, but still got valuable feedback that changed our design somewhat. Listening, as I mentioned, in this case to Guy Wallace. As one of the premier promoters of evidence-based design, he responded to my question about what to post on with: Any “How Tos” using methods, tools and techniques that you’ve found to work in L&D and Performance Improvement. Since I am a fan of Guy’s work, I thought I should answer!
  • IRVING WLADAWSKY-BERGER  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 15, 2018
    [Information] Cloud Computing and the Supply Chain of Services
    The strategy, which is spreading despite added costs and headaches, in part reflects a shifting view of the cloud from a more efficient, cost-cutting tool, to a source of business innovation and new revenue, chief information officers and industry analysts say.”. They are quietly doing their highly disciplined work of generating and transmitting their services and information to users and IoT devices out there.
  • NINE SHIFT  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 15, 2018
    [Information] NYT Starts Off New Year Attacking Men - - Again
    The New York Times and its "gender" (yes, that's her title) editor Claire Miller, writing about the 13% representation of men in the field of nursing , both screamed sex discrimination and provided lots of mis-information. . Mis-information: Jobs that are disappearing are male jobs, jobs that are growing are female jobs. The New York Times continued its attack on men in its first gender article of the new year.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  SUNDAY, JANUARY 14, 2018
    [Information] a vision for learning
    Learning faster is not about taking more courses or consuming more information. Harvard Business Review described The Fifth Discipline by Peter Senge, as one of the seminal management books of the previous 75 years. The five disciplines necessary for a learning organisation are: Personal Mastery. Mental Models. Shared Vision. Team Learning. Systems Thinking (which integrates the other four).
  • BETH KANTER  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 9, 2018
    [Information] AI and Nonprofits: Will Bots Make Transition from Functional to Friendship?
    If you consider recent research that has found our use of social media and smartphones isolates us and contributes to loneliness, it isn’t hard to imagine how a relationship with a chat bot might go deeper than simply delivering basic information. The next disruptive technology phase is already upon here and it includes a technology designed to emulate human conversation – chatbots programmed with artificial intelligence.
  • IRVING WLADAWSKY-BERGER  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 8, 2018
    [Information] AI and the Productivity Paradox
    Perez replied that our digital revolution is the deepest transformation of everyday life, as well as the most global. “Even after 40 years, the information and communications technology (ICT) revolution is far from complete. AI is being successfully applied to tasks that not long ago were viewed as the exclusive domain of humans, matching or surpassing human level performance in more and more domains.
  • DAVE SNOWDEN  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 5, 2018
    [Information] It’s a wrap, for now …
    Now the main point of this series of posts was to be informed by complexity theory in its most common forms, but also to realise that the uniquesness of humans requires trans-disciplinary work. This was brought home to me in social media discussions and disputes which continued to inform, test and frustrate me over the holiday period.
  • BETH KANTER  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 5, 2018
    [Information] 3 New Year’s Rituals for Nonprofit Professionals To Begin 2018 with Clarity
    I wish you a very happy and healthy 2018! I used my holiday break as an opportunity for a brief digital detox and time for family, travel and fun. During the first week of January , I use the quiet time for three New Year’s rituals that help me prepare for the year ahead and identify professional growth areas. I’ve used these rituals for over a decade and found them helpful.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 3, 2018
    [Information] 2018 Trajectories
    Informed, of course, by a true understanding of how we think, work, and learn. Given my reflections on the past year, it’s worth thinking about the implications. What trajectories can we expect if the trends are extended? These are not predictions (as has been said, “never predict anything, particularly the future”). Instead, these are musings, and perhaps wishes for what could (even should ) occur. I mentioned an interest in AR and VR.
  • MIND HACKS  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 2, 2018
    [Information] The backfire effect is elusive
    Across all statements, and all experiments, they found that showing people corrections moved their beliefs away from the false information. The backfire effect is when correcting misinformation hardens, rather than corrects, someone’s mistaken belief. It’s a relative of so called ‘attitude polarisation’ whereby people’s views on politically controversial topics can get more, not less, extreme when they are exposed to counter-arguments.
  • IRVING WLADAWSKY-BERGER  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 2, 2018
    [Information] Blockchain and the Music Industry: Turning Pennies into Dollars
    A major part of the problem is that the industry has a serious information gap, namely, keeping track of who helped create a song, so they can get the proper attribution and royalty payments. “Publishers might keep track of who wrote the underlying composition of a song, or the session drummer on a recording, but that information doesn't always show up in a digital file’s metadata. Just about every industry has been significantly transformed in the past few decades.
  • DAVE SNOWDEN  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 1, 2018
    [Information] Conflict
    The former increases information taken into account before a decision, the latter reduces it. You see conflict and care in all systems but humans are pretty unique in allowing both to exist outside kinship growth and for abstract ideas and values. Not only that we create rituals around both, we train people in rhetoric, we see conflict as an essential part of a good story.
  • DAVID GURTEEN  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 28, 2017
    [Information] Blog Post: Gurteen Knowledge Tweets: December 2017
    Employees come for information, but they stay for the conversation [link] #KM #KMers #Conversations. By David Gurteen Here are some of my more popular recent tweets. Take a look, if you are not a Tweeter, you will get a good idea of how I use it by browsing the list of micro-posts. How can groups make good decisions? Mariano Sigman and Dan Ariely [link]. We're focusing on the wrong thing. Focusing on skills betrays a static view of the world. link]. What happens without conversation?
  • DAVE SNOWDEN  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 25, 2017
    [Information] Xmas 2017: I Introduction
    The interactions do not have to be physical; they can also be thought of as the transference of information. OK information systems analysis is different here as the whole thing is explicit, its more like the ants nest where the genetically encoded response to various phrenome ttraces are known and can be similated. The interactions usually have a fairly short range, i.e. information is received primarily from immediate neighbours.
  • MIND HACKS  |  SATURDAY, DECEMBER 23, 2017
    [Information] Conspiracy theories as maladaptive coping
    People presented with pro-conspiracy theory information about vaccines or climate change felt a reduced sense of control and increased disillusion with politics and distrust of government. A review called ‘ The Psychology of Conspiracy Theories ‘ sets out a theory of why individuals end up believing Elvis is alive, NASA faked the moon landings or 9/11 was an inside job.
  • JOHN HAGEL  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 20, 2017
    [Information] The Hidden Dimension of the Learning Pyramid
    That’s exactly why classrooms are less and less relevant to learning, especially if you’re just sitting there passively listening to a teacher, taking good notes and then memorizing the information you need to pass the exam. My learning pyramid has been challenged! My recent post on the learning pyramid received some great coverage, but a number of you reached out to challenge me: is it really a pyramid or just a triangle?
  • BETH KANTER  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2017
    [Information] Holiday Vacation Exit Strategy: How To Take A Break
    You will find useful research, resources , and other information to help you make the case for taking your vacation time. The holidays are almost here. It should be a time where nonprofits and their hard working employees welcome some much needed downtime. 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.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2017
    [Information] perpetual beta 2017
    Three aspects of this effect are: 1) access to almost unlimited information, 2) the ability for almost anyone to self-publish, and 3) limitless opportunities for “ridiculously easy group-forming” The desire to relate is what drives people to support global social movements on one hand and to take shelter in tribal identity politics on the other. In politics, social media extend participation but also make information manipulation by small motivated groups much easier.
  • JANE HART  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2017
    [Information] 4 Exciting Recruiting Trends In 2018 [Infographic]
    Just like today’s consumers, candidates want immediate, real-time updates and access to information about their job applications. Candidates are open to communicating using alternative methods if that means speeding up the job search process and having access to more information. In terms of recruiting trends, 2017 was the year of AI and automation technologies , unconscious bias and workplace diversity, and candidate experience in recruiting.
  • BETH KANTER  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2017
    [Information] Do Capacity Building Programs Help Nonprofits Achieve Better Results?
    Thanks to the Hewlett Foundation team and their colleagues at Informing Change for putting together an amazing list of all the tools they could find. Note from Beth: My long-time colleague, Teresa Crawford, Executive Director, Social Sector Accelerator, shares some thoughts about nonprofit capacity building programs based on extensive research. Her answer to the question about capacity building programs leading to better impact will surprise you.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  SUNDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2017
    [Information] connecting work, learning, and life
    Informal Learning Performance Improvement WorkThe 70:20:10 reference model states that, in general, what we learn at work comes 70% from experience, 20% from exposure to new work, and 10% from formal education. At the 70:20:10 Institute [disclosure: I am a service partner], the basic approach is to start with the 70 (experience) because this is where learning and working are most connected.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2017
    [Information] friday’s neutral finds
    bandwidth (the amount of information conveyed per minute), and. Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. US Net Neutrality Debacle will Impact People in Canada. “It’s time to clearly and directly call for Canada’s big telecoms to be split apart so that our telecom networks can be open to a range of independent providers and community-based solutions, operating in a decentralized market. The U.K.
  • DOC SEARLS   |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2017
    [Information] The real problem is Decoy News (and decoy content of all kinds)—and the platforms can’t fix it
    ” To be viably commercial today, all media need to be in the content production business, paid for by adtech, which is entirely driven by algorithms informed by surveillance-gathered personal data. The term “ fake news ” was a casual phrase until it became clear to news media that a flood of it had been deployed during last year’s presidential election in the U.S.
  • JOHN HAGEL  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2017
    [Information] Never Under-Estimate the Immune System
    There’s a lot more information here about how to scale the edge as a way to drive transformation. Every large and successful institution has an immune system – a collection of individuals who are prepared to mobilize at the slightest sign of any “outside” ideas or people in order to ensure that these foreign bodies are neutralized and that the existing institution survives intact and can continue on course.
  • DOC SEARLS   |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2017
    [Information] Bad and dead air
    All the links in the list go to the technical information for each station, including exact transmitter locations and facilities, rather than to the stations themselves. That was yesterday. Hard to tell from just looking at it, but that’s a 180° shot, panning from east to west across California’s South Coast, most of which is masked by smoke from the Thomas Fire. We weren’t in the smoke then, but we are now, so there’s not much to shoot.
  • BETH KANTER  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2017
    [Information] Facebook Live-A-Thon for @ASPCA Raises Over $50,000 on Giving Tuesday
    In addition, shared information on their blog and website as well as including it in their weekly email newsletter to more than 2 million subscribers. Last week, nonprofits in 42 countries celebrated the sixth Giving Tuesday ,a global movement to inspire giving. According to the Giving Tuesday report , $275 million was raised in addition the countless hours of volunteer time and in-kind contributions.
  • IRVING WLADAWSKY-BERGER  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2017
    [Information] A Historical Perspective on the Digital Economy
    Even after 40 years, the information and communications technology (ICT) revolution is far from complete. Their efforts, hopefully supported by business and society, could be the basis for the global golden age of the information economy.”. A few months ago, the magazine strategy+business (s+b) published a roundtable discussion between s+b editor-in-chief Art Kleiner , economic historian Carlota Perez , and PwC UK partner Leo Johnson.
  • IRVING WLADAWSKY-BERGER  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 2017
    [Information] Human-AI Decision Systems
    In modern societies, decision systems provide a leader the ability to make informed and timely decisions, supported by a complex enterprise of distributed information and communication systems that provide situational awareness. Thus, by building AI systems that are compatible with human behavior, and specifically AI systems which leverage the manner in which humans use social information, we can build human-AI decision systems that extend human intelligence capabilities.”.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2017
    [Information] Solutions for Tight Cycles of Assessment
    Which means retrieving the information, mapping it to the context, and then choosing the best answer. In general, in a learning experience stretching out over days (as spaced learning would suggest), learners want to regularly get feedback about how they’re doing. As a consequence, you want regular cycles of assessment. However, there’s a conflict. In workplace performance we produce complex outputs (RFPs, product specs, sales proposals, strategies, etc).
  • CLARK QUINN  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2017
    [Information] My Professional Learner’s Toolkit
    A personal information system : I use both Notability and Notes to take notes. Reflection: this overlaps with the personal information system. My colleague, Harold Jarche, recently posted about his professional learning toolkit, reflecting our colleague Jane Hart’s post about a Modern Learner’s Toolkit. It’s a different cut through the top 10 tools. So I thought I’d share mine, and my reflections.
  • IRVING WLADAWSKY-BERGER  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2017
    [Information] Where is Technology Taking the Economy
    Then came the second era in the 1990s and 2000s, which enabled us to link computers together, share information, and connect digital processes. “Everything suddenly was in conversation with everything else,” giving rise to “the virtual economy of interconnected machines, software, and processes…, where physical actions now could be executed digitally.”. Suddenly, the advent of the printing press made it possible to externalize all that information.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2017
    [Information] trust emerges
    5 Openness of information : trust emerges through openness and transparency, in my opinion. #6 Paul Zak discovered eight key factors, or principles, in promoting trust in the workplace. In The Neuroscience of Trust he describes the research over several years that yielded these insights and gives examples of companies who implement these principles. The return on investment is more energy and greater productivity.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2017
    [Information] #AECT17 Reflections
    The topic was the use of neuroscience in learning, and the panel were all people using scans and other neuroscience data to inform learning design. Ok, so I was an academic for a brief and remarkably good period of time (a long time ago). Mind you, I’ve kept my hand in: reviewing journal and conference submissions, writing the occasional book chapter, contributing to some research, even playing a small role in some grant-funded projects.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2017
    [Information] professional learner’s toolkit
    Personal Information System : My blog is my main personal information system, hence this post. Jane Hart describes a Modern Professional Learner’s Toolkit as having several components: resources, networks, devices, etc. I have used Jane’s framework to look at my own practice. Browser & Search Engine: I use three browsers (Firefox, Safari, Chrome) and two search engines ( StartPage & DuckDuckGo ).
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2017
    [Information] perspectives on new work – synopsis
    Information is becoming a process of continuous iteration and networked negotiation. the management functions of a traditional corporation are being augmented or replaced by distributed communication and information sharing” —Vint Cerf. Perspectives on new work: Exploring emerging conceptualizations , edited by Esko Kilpi , was released by The Finnish Innovation Fund Sitra in August 2016. I received a copy last week and found it a comprehensive read on the future of work.
  • STEPHEN DOWNES: HALF AN HOUR  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2017
    [Information] Consciousness
    Our perceptions are informed not only by the input of the senses going in one direction, but also by the backward-propagation of activations going in the other direction. Consciousness seems to be mysterious to most people. How does subjective experience arise?
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2017
    [Information] how we learn – review
    Forgetting enables and deepens learning, by filtering out distracting information and by allowing some breakdown that, after reuse, drives retrieval and storage strength higher than they were originally.’. It is stimulus-oriented, with the goal of extracting and reducing the information simulation.” How We Learn by Benedict Carey is focused mostly on memory and learning for recall but it is a good read and there is likely something new about learning here for anyone.
  • IRVING WLADAWSKY-BERGER  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2017
    [Information] The Top Ten Emerging Technologies of 2017
    Deep learning for visual tasks is making some of its broadest inroads in medicine, where it can speed experts’ interpretation of scans and pathology slides and provide critical information in places that lack professionals trained to read the images - be it for screening, diagnosis, or monitoring of disease progression or response to therapy.”.
  • MIND HACKS  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2017
    [Information] Open Science Essentials: pre-registration
    you can visit AsPredicted.org which provides a form to complete, which will help you structure your pre-registration (making sure you include all relevant information). Open Science essentials in 2 minutes, part 1. The Problem. As a scholarly community we allowed ourselves to forget the distinction between exploratory vs confirmatory research, presenting exploratory results as confirmatory, presenting post-hoc rationales as predictions.
  • IRVING WLADAWSKY-BERGER  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2017
    [Information] The MIT 2017 Inclusive Innovation Challenge
    Runners Up : Hogaru - “Ninety percent of the 30 million cleaning workers in Latin America work informally - without a contract and usually for low wages. Its service provides point of sale and enterprise management software to informal merchants, helping them grow their business.”. The MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy (IDE) was organized in 2013 by Erik Brynjolfsson and Andy McAfee to examine the impact of digital technologies on the world.
  • IRVING WLADAWSKY-BERGER  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2017
    [Information] A Novel Approach for Measuring the True Impact of the Digital Economy
    Gross domestic product (GDP) , the basic measure of a country’s overall economic output, is generally used by governments to inform their policies and decisions. “What we measure affects what we do; and if our measurements are flawed, decisions may be distorted,” noted a 2009 Commission convened to look at the adequacy of GDP as an indicator of economic performance, - which was led by Nobel-prize winning economists Joseph Stiglitz and Amartya Sen.
  • DOC SEARLS   |  SUNDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2017
    [Information] Revolutions take time
    Because my mind is neither sufficiently informed nor made up.) The original version of this ran as a comment under Francine Hardaway ‘s Medium post titled Have we progressed at all in the last fifty years? My short answer is “Yes, but not much, and not evenly.” ” This is my longer answer. In your case and mine, it has taken the better part of a century to see how some revolutions take generations to play out.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  SUNDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2017
    [Information] democracy, data, and intelligence
    This would have to guarantee informational self-determination, not only theoretically, but also practically, because it is a precondition for us to lead our lives in a self-determined and responsible manner.” Social media platforms may extend global participation and can be a force for better understanding but often emotions trump reason in an online world of constant outrage.
  • DAVE SNOWDEN  |  SATURDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2017
    [Information] Initial working on identity
    Authority and power based entities both formal and informal. One of my best ever Opera experiences was back in 1986 when I went to what looks to have been the only production of Harrison Birtwhistle’s brilliant Mask of Orpheus. I didn’t know about complexity theory at the time and IBM was a decade away on the horizon.
  • STEPHEN DOWNES: HALF AN HOUR  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2017
    [Information] Let's Take the Digital License Quiz
    You can easily accrue extra charges on your phone bill, run up credit card debts, lose your personal information, accidentally sign up for repeated billing, and more. The options provided in this question have little or nothing to do with addition, which suggests that the content informing the question was simply made up, and not based on any research or evidence at all. Because, unless the messaging app actually has the information, you can't use any of these things.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2017
    [Information] systems thinking
    Interconnectedness : Set up diverse sources of information. Leyla Acaroglu has an excellent post on Tools for Systems Thinkers: The 6 Fundamental Concepts of Systems Thinking. “In
  • CLARK QUINN  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2017
    [Information] Acknowledging Changes
    We’re seeing changes in the information flow, in technology, and in what we know about ourselves. We’re being overwhelmed with information, and that rate is accelerating. On the other hand, our tools to manage the information flow are also advancing. They can also partner with us, providing information based upon who we are, what we’re doing, and what else is going on. Informal and social learning is the work.
  • IRVING WLADAWSKY-BERGER  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2017
    [Information] The Evolution Toward Digital Supply Chains
    But, these supply chains were quite fragmented, with limited interactions and information sharing among their various functions and steps. Information sharing and transparency enhance the capacity to see and address risks in a digital supply chain, including cyber attacks, IP theft, and compliance issues. Two years ago, a group of leading CEOs from around the world met in China to discuss the major issues facing their companies in the global marketplace.
  • STEPHEN DOWNES: HALF AN HOUR  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2017
    [Information] Working Memory and Object Permanence
    According to Wikipedia, working memory is "a cognitive system with a limited capacity that is responsible for temporarily holding information available for processing." This theory is based on an information-processing view of cognition and memory. Here's a summary I read today (consistent with previous accounts I've seen, and which motivated the current post): Long-term memory acts as an information repository or archive.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2017
    [Information] myths, markets, & mistakes
    “The European Commission would like to make trading easier for yogurt manufacturers, whilst ensuring consumers are properly informed, but no official proposals have been drawn up. Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. “Data will lead you wrong if you pay attention to that and don’t pay attention to people. ” — Bozoma St John via @MarkFederman.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2017
    [Information] cities and the future of work
    Enabled by the digital information-technology revolution, this form is only now coming into its own, so far strengthening civil society more than other realms.”. Connectivity Network (social network) – “Weaving — Helping people make connections, increase ease of sharing information”. Note: This post is based on several earlier ones.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2017
    [Information] Stay Curious
    You want to look at many sources of information, track tangential fields, and be open to new ideas. One of my ongoing recommendations to people grew out of a toss-off line, playing off an advertisement. Someone asked about a strategy for continuing to learn (if memory serves), and I quipped “stay curious, my friends” However, as I ponder it, I think more and more that such an approach is key.
  • STEPHEN DOWNES: HALF AN HOUR  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2017
    [Information] Exploring the Potential: Innovating Uses of Technology in Teaching and Learning
    I hate seeing a video with information I could read in ten seconds. Don McIntosh An Old Curmudgeon’s View of Technology in Education I put together a director of vendors of online learning products and services - more than 2000 products there, including hundreds of LMSs. It’s on teachonline.ca I’m inspired by the people at this conference - I don’t want to rain on the parade, but I want to share some pet peeves. For context: I believe that online learning can be better than classrooms.
  • STEPHEN DOWNES: HALF AN HOUR  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2017
    [Information] The Future Isn't What It Used To Be
    We are getting funneled information. John Daniel Open Education in a Closing World The end of WWII marked the emergence of a new world order maked by the universal declaration of human rights. By the end of the 20th century they were more deeply embedded than ever. But today this consensus is breaking down in ‘the post-truth era’. And post-truth societies tend to become post-trust societies.
  • STEPHEN DOWNES: HALF AN HOUR  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2017
    [Information] Technology, Resources and Innovation
    Finally, the improvement stage involves the gathering of data to revise, expand the program and inform progress. David Porter, Lena Patterson, Chris Fernlund eCampus Ontario - Rethinking eCampus Ontario - owned by 45 universities and colleges in Ontario, funded by the provincial government As we move forward, tech and learning will be forever inter-related. You won’t be able to get away from that idea.
  • STEPHEN DOWNES: HALF AN HOUR  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2017
    [Information] World Conference in Online Learning - Opening Plenary
    What we’ve seen is we can get personalized pathway information for students, we can help them stay. But at the same time, we’re seeing the increasing commodification of information. Opening Plenary Laura Czerniewicz Changing Pedagogies Two short stories about pedagogy: 1. There have been protests recently in South African universities. Interestingly, some of these have been about pedagogy.
  • BETH KANTER  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2017
    [Information] A New Approach for Nonprofit Professional Development: Micro-Learning
    work in an information jungle, spending a lot of time seeking and looking for information and we are constantly facing a deluge of information, emails, texts, and more. Recently, a nonprofit professional said to me, “I don’t have time to learn anything new because I have too much work to do.” ” Indeed, she had a calendar full of meetings, an endless to do list, and an inbox that was anything but zeroed out.
  • STEPHEN DOWNES: HALF AN HOUR  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2017
    [Information] Pedagogical Principles of Design for Active, Reflective and Self-Regulated Learning
    The information is already there. Session summaries from the World Conference on Online Learning , Toronto Maureen Andrade - Self-Regulated Learning, Course Design, and Pedagogy: A Model for Learner Success Practical ideas to help students succeed in an online course. The focus is on self-regulated learning, defined as “the ability to control the factors and conditions that affect learning.” Dembo, Junge & Lynch, 2006) But they may not know how.
  • BETH KANTER  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2017
    [Information] The Surprising Truth About Donor Fatigue And What Nonprofits Can Do To Avoid It
    GlobalGiving and our partners have been focusing on these three strategies: 1:Keep information emotionally manageable: The identifiable victim effect is important to remember. Photo by Fuel Relief Fund on GlobalGiving. Note from Beth: With the hurricanes, gun violence, and fires, I gave generously, including donations to Global Giving funds. I surpassed my giving budget for disaster relief giving.
  • IRVING WLADAWSKY-BERGER  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2017
    [Information] Jobs, Skills and Education
    In technologically advanced economies like the US, large numbers of mid-skill jobs, mid-wage jobs, - where a high school education previously sufficed, - have been automated by information technologies or have moved to less expensive regions around the world.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  SUNDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2017
    [Information] distributing power for the network era
    The rationale is that better informed employees are more motivated and perform better. Hierarchical power, which has informed most of our organizational design for the past century is actually debilitating. “Power, the research says, primes our brain to screen out peripheral information. A certain amount of command and control, exercised through a hierarchy is often necessary to get work done.
  • DAVID WEINBERGER  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2017
    [Information] [liveblog][bkc] Algorithmic fairness
    Omitting key information. I’m at a special Berkman Klein Center Tuesday lunch, a panel on “Programming the Future of AI: Ethics, Governance, and Justice” with Cynthia Dwork , Christopher L. Griffin , Margo I. Seltzer , and Jonathan L. Zittrain , in a discussion moderated by Chris Bavitz. NOTE: Live-blogging. Getting things wrong. Missing points. Introducing artificial choppiness. Over-emphasizing small matters. Paraphrasing badly. Not running a spellpchecker.
  • BETH KANTER  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2017
    [Information] The Perils of Fake News, Coordinated Misinformation, and Social Media Addiction
    We can become more intentional about not being so hooked to our social media and mobile apps and more critical consumers of information, especially before we share it. Broadly speaking, the philanthropic initiatives mentioned in the post and that will be explored in the webinars seek to intervene at one of three points in the information system: on the production of politically relevant information, on its distribution, or on its consumption.
  • DAVE SNOWDEN  |  SUNDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2017
    [Information] In the Tricotocon …
    The silent listening technique means that you present and then listen to people discussing what you have said without the ability to clarify or explain; net result you listen better and improve communication, at a group level we radically reduce first respondent bias and increase the range of information scanned during situational assessment. Over the years I’ve developed a range of facilitation and workshop techniques based on the underlying principles anthro-complexity.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  SUNDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2017
    [Information] the future of work is perpetual beta
    They will have to be continuously learning, socially and informally. Automation is a force that is continuously changing the nature of human work. First it replaced brute force with powerful machines, changing the nature of agriculture, mining, construction, and other fields of human activity. Then automated programs replaced simple work like withdrawing money from a bank account.
  • STEPHEN DOWNES: HALF AN HOUR  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2017
    [Information] Elements of a Successful Panel
    It's to elicit different perspectives or points of view on some problem or issue, and to do so in such a way that the participants' understandings are informed by each others'. Congrats, you have an all male panel ! Follow the #allmalepanel hashtag on Twitter and you'll find that there's no end to the creation of bad panels and the commentators that justifiably criticize them. The Brian Savage cartoon above from the New Yorker was around and popular back in my activist days in the 1980s.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2017
    [Information] radical ideas
    “The main contradiction today is between the possibility of free, abundant goods and information; and a system of monopolies, banks and governments trying to keep things private, scarce and commercial. Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. holden : “So a radical idea — maybe instead of teaching learners to code we should teach coders to learn: sociology, history, policy.”
  • CLARK QUINN  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2017
    [Information] So I was, at least partly, wrong
    That is, causing learners to search for information they don’t have somehow makes the memory traces more susceptible to successful learning subsequently. A number of years ago, I wrote that pre-testing learners was user abusive (with a caveat). My argument was sensible, qualified, but apparently wrong. Now that I’ve more of the story, it’s time to rectify my mistake. Of course, there are still remaining questions ;).
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2017
    [Information] creating resilient knowledge networks
    Catalysts ensure that environmental scans are done, connect and converse with other members, commit to ongoing questioning, make suggestions, and help to develop new information tools (e.g. The personal knowledge mastery framework is a combination of seeking knowledge, making sense of it, and sharing it with others.
  • IRVING WLADAWSKY-BERGER  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2017
    [Information] The True State of Globalization
    Its most recent report , released in November, 2016, “shows that global connectedness, measured by cross-border flows of trade, capital, information and people, surpassed its 2007 pre-crisis peak during 2014. Currently available evidence… suggests that the world was about 8% more connected in 2015 than in 2005.” Information flows, - measured by international internet traffic, telephone call minutes and trade in printed publications - has grown over 60% over this ten year period.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2017
    [Information] adapting to life in perpetual beta
    Twenty years ago I was finishing my Master’s thesis on learning in the information technology workplace. A significant part of my research relied on the work of Marshall McLuhan, especially his laws of media. My job at the time was the development of all training related to a fleet of helicopters employed in tactical aviation: from pilots, to technicians, and including flight simulation and computer based training. The web was a new thing in 1997.
  • DAVID WEINBERGER  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2017
    [Information] [liveblog][pair] Blaise Agüera y Arcas on the source of bias
    Omitting key information. At the PAIR Symposium, Google’s Blaise Agüera y Arcas is providing some intellectual and historical perspective on AI issues. NOTE: Live-blogging. Getting things wrong. Missing points. Introducing artificial choppiness. Over-emphasizing small matters. Paraphrasing badly. Not running a spellpchecker. Mangling other people’s ideas and words. You are warned , people.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2017
    [Information] thinking about facebook
    “The reason Facebook is important, in a way that TV ads are not, is that it’s a place that you interact with your social networks and information from your own information sources, plus pay-for-play stuff. Facebook dominates online social networking. That one company has such global influence should be of concern to all of us. Our social networks define us, as Christakis & Fowler clearly showed in their 2011 book, Connected.
  • DAVID WEINBERGER  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2017
    [Information] [liveblog][pair] Golan Levin
    Omitting key information. At the PAIR Symposium , Golan Levin of CMU is talking about ML and art. NOTE: Live-blogging. Getting things wrong. Missing points. Introducing artificial choppiness. Over-emphasizing small matters. Paraphrasing badly. Not running a spellpchecker. Mangling other people’s ideas and words. You are warned , people. The use of computers for serendipitous creativity has been a theme of computer science since its beginning, Golan says.
  • DAVID WEINBERGER  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2017
    [Information] [liveblog][PAIR] Rebecca Fiebrink on how machines can create new things
    Omitting key information. At the PAIR symposium , Rebecca Fiebrink of Goldsmiths University of London asks how machines can create new things. NOTE: Live-blogging. Getting things wrong. Missing points. Introducing artificial choppiness. Over-emphasizing small matters. Paraphrasing badly. Not running a spellpchecker. Mangling other people’s ideas and words. You are warned , people. She works with sensors.
  • DAVID WEINBERGER  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2017
    [Information] [liveblog][PAIR] Doug Eck on creativity
    Omitting key information. At the PAIR Symposium , Doug Eck , a research scientist at Google Magenta , begins by playing a video: Douglas Eck – Transforming Technology into Art from Future Of StoryTelling on Vimeo. Magenta is part of Google Brain that explores creativity. By the way: NOTE: Live-blogging. Getting things wrong. Missing points. Introducing artificial choppiness. Over-emphasizing small matters. Paraphrasing badly. Not running a spellpchecker.
  • DAVID WEINBERGER  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2017
    [Information] [lliveblog][PAIR] Antonio Torralba on machine vision, human vision
    Omitting key information. “All the information is gone!” At the PAIR Symposium, Antonio Torralba asks why image identification has traditionally gone so wrong. NOTE: Live-blogging. Getting things wrong. Missing points. Introducing artificial choppiness. Over-emphasizing small matters. Paraphrasing badly. Not running a spellpchecker. Mangling other people’s ideas and words. You are warned , people.
  • DAVID WEINBERGER  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2017
    [Information] [liveblog][PAIR] Maya Gupta on controlling machine learning
    Omitting key information. At the PAIR symposium. Maya Gupta runs Glass Box at Google, which looks at black box issues. She is talking about how we can control machine learning to do what we want. NOTE: Live-blogging. Getting things wrong. Missing points. Introducing artificial choppiness. Over-emphasizing small matters. Paraphrasing badly. Not running a spellpchecker. Mangling other people’s ideas and words. You are warned , people.
  • DAVID WEINBERGER  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2017
    [Information] [liveblog][PAIR] Hae Won Park on living with AI
    Omitting key information. At the PAIR conference, Hae Won Park of the MIT Media Lab is talking abiut personal social robots for home. NOTE: Live-blogging. Getting things wrong. Missing points. Introducing artificial choppiness. Over-emphasizing small matters. Paraphrasing badly. Not running a spellpchecker. Mangling other people’s ideas and words. You are warned , people. Home robots no longer look like R2D2. She shows a 2014 Jibo video.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2017
    [Information] Organizational terms
    Here, Wikipedia defines it as an offshoot of org development, with a focus on information processing. Listening to a talk last week led me to ponder the different terms for what it is I lobby for. The goal is to make organizations accomplish their goals, and to continue to be able to do so. In the course of my inquiry, I explored and uncovered several different ‘organizational’ terms. I thought I should lay them out here for my (and your) thoughts.
  • DAVID WEINBERGER  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2017
    [Information] [liveblog][PAIR] Karrie Karahalios
    This is an information-rich talk, and Karrie talks quickly, so this post is extra special unreliable. Omitting key information. Today, she says, people want to understand how the information they see comes to them. At the Google PAIR conference, Karrie Karahalios is going to talk about how people make sense of their world and lives online. Sorry. But she’s great. Google her work.). NOTE: Live-blogging. Getting things wrong. Missing points.
  • DAVID WEINBERGER  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2017
    [Information] [liveblog][PAIR] Jess Holbrook
    Omitting key information. I’m at the PAIR conference at Google. Jess Holbrook is UX lead for AI. He’s talking about human-centered machine learning. NOTE: Live-blogging. Getting things wrong. Missing points. Introducing artificial choppiness. Over-emphasizing small matters. Paraphrasing badly. Not running a spellpchecker. Mangling other people’s ideas and words. You are warned , people. “We want to put AI into the maker toolkit, to help you solve real problems.”
  • DAVID WEINBERGER  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2017
    [Information] [liveblog] Google AI Conference
    Omitting key information. I am, surprisingly, at the first PAIR (People + AI Research) conference at Google, in Cambridge. There are about 100 people here, maybe half from Google. The official topic is: “How do humans and AI work together? How can AI benefit everyone?” ” I’ve already had three eye-opening conversations and the conference hasn’t even begun yet. The conference seems admirably gender-balanced in audience and speakers.). NOTE: Live-blogging.
  • DAVID GURTEEN  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2017
    [Information] Blog Post: Upcoming Knowledge Events
    You will find a full list on my website where you can also subscribe to both regional e-mail alerts and RSS feeds which will keep you informed of new and upcoming events. By David Gurteen. Here are some of the major KM events taking place around the world in the coming months and ones in which I am actively involved. G-LINK Summit 2017. 04 - 06 Oct 2017, Bangkok, Thailand. World Values Virtual Knowledge Café Tue 10 Oct 2017, Online.
  • BETH KANTER  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2017
    [Information] Stop Days: The Secret To Nonprofit Productivity
    For many nonprofit professionals, interactions with colleagues in meetings or informally can be very productive, but various interruptions by colleagues can not only be an obstacle to productivity, but also cause stress. The NTEN Book Club, organized by Lauren McKown and Kai Williams, hosted a video chat this week.This month they have been reading The Happy Healthy Nonprofit: Strategies for Impact without Burnout and discussing it in the NTEN online community.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2017
    [Information] our collective learnscape
    These new disseminators of news and information should, absent good reasons for exclusion, be subject to the same laws as established media outlets. Information manipulation is becoming widespread, driving identity politics. make information easier to use. validate information. filter information. aggregate information and knowledge. give actionable information.
  • IRVING WLADAWSKY-BERGER  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2017
    [Information] Minds and Machines
    It suppresses complexity and information that might contradict its coherent story, unless System 2 intervenes because it realizes that something doesn’t quite feel right. Machines lack common sense , that is, the ordinary, pragmatic, comprehensive understanding of the world that we get from all the information we’re constantly taking in.
  • GEORGE SIEMENS  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2017
    [Information] Learning as Artifact Creation
    Education is an idea/information-based process. How information is accessed, created, and shared is revealing about the future of learning. Essentially, follow information in order to understand the future of higher education. Today, information is networked and digital. This process reflects my earlier point: big trends unfold behind the scenes over time and in education, they map and mirror to what people do with information that is digital and networked.
  • BETH KANTER  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2017
    [Information] 8 Fantastic Facilitation Playbooks for Designing Productive Nonprofit Meetings
    Meetings are a big part of our work week, whether it is a recurring staff, team, or board meeting or informal check-in. Our meetings are face-to-face, virtually, and a combination of the two known as “hybrid” meetings. Many times our meetings are highly productive, but sometimes meetings can be boring, frustrating, and a complete waste of time. Whether our meeting is useless or valuable depends on how we design, facilitate, and follow up.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2017
    [Information] Why AR
    I’m sure there’s lots more that could be done (there were some great games), but I’m focusing on simple information that I would like to see. This is the type of information I might want while viewing the flower through the screen (or glasses). The point is that we can get information around the particular thing we’re viewing. And, perhaps, with some additional incidental information on the periphery of my interests, for serendipity.
  • IRVING WLADAWSKY-BERGER  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2017
    [Information] Artificial Intelligence is Ready for Business; Are Businesses Ready for AI?
    Reliably forecasting demand is a way to use AI’s ability to digest disparate data and automatically adjust to new information. AI is now seemingly everywhere. In the past few years, the necessary ingredients have come together to propel AI beyond the research labs into the marketplace: powerful, inexpensive computer technologies; advanced algorithms and models; and most important, oceans and oceans of data.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2017
    [Information] hunters in the jungle
    Workers can also find short-term informal communities which can function like game preserves to develop skills necessary for the jungle, but in a safer environment. The current organizational model, as attractive prison, is an artifact of a time when information was scarce and hard to share, and when external connections were difficult to make. The challenge for workers in what is becoming a freelance & gig economy is to survive in the global jungle.
  • BETH KANTER  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2017
    [Information] Mindful News Consumption Tips for Nonprofit Professionals
    This recent article from Mindful, “Three Ways to Unhook from the News and Stay Informed” has some really useful information. How are you balancing your need to be informed, take action, and practice self-care? This week I was honored to teach a Happy Healthy Nonprofit Workshop at the 1440 Multiversity Nonprofit Service Week.
  • DION HINCHCLIFFE  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2017
    [Information] The digital transformation of learning: Social, informal, self-service, and enjoyable
    Technology has long been used to improve how we learn, but today's digital advances, particularly with social media, have taken learning in powerful new -- and for some -- entirely unexpected directions
  • EUEN SEMPLE  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2017
    [Information] Good intentions.
    I can cope with marketing if the intention is to help me make better informed decisions about the things I want to buy. If your intention here is to have interesting and informed conversations that help us work out together how to make the world a better place then I’m up for it - even if I disagree with you. If the intention is to interrupt what I am doing to shout at me about s**t I don’t remotely need my brain is getting better at filtering it out and not even noticing it.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2017
    [Information] Sensemaking and the power of the humanities
    We can think of sense making as as the exact opposite of algorithmic thinking: it is entirely situated in the concrete, while algorithmic thinking exists in a no-man’s land of information stripped of its specificity. What is Sensemaking? Christian Madsbjerg, in Sensemaking: The Power of the Humanities in the Age of the Algorithm , describes sensemaking as an interaction with fellow humans in the real world. Sensemaking is practical wisdom grounded in the humanities.
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