• HAROLD JARCHE  |  THURSDAY, JULY 20, 2017
    [Information] more than mere digital transformation
    The Network Economy, and the digitization of all information, needs new models. Is the automation of what has traditionally been human work inevitable? I know what you’re thinking – there’s some things that robots can do well, but there’s a lot of things that they can’t, and it will be a long, long time before they can match or outperform humans in these tasks.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  THURSDAY, JULY 20, 2017
    [Information] Augmented Reality Lives!
    Which is why I like AR: it’s about annotating the world with information, which augments it to our benefit. Non-coordinated visual information, information that’s not overlaid visually, is presented as either graphics or text (think Yelp: maps and distances to nearby options). The devices – glasses with camera and projector that can present information on the glass – were available, but didn’t do much because of where you were looking.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  TUESDAY, JULY 18, 2017
    [Information] Accountability and Safety
    But it’s informal learning. In much of the discussion about tapping into the power of people via networks and communities, we hear about the learning culture we need. Items like psychological safety, valuing diversity, openness, and time for reflection are up front. And I’m as guilty of this as anyone!
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  TUESDAY, JULY 18, 2017
    [Information] filter failure is not acceptable
    Digital information comes from all directions, and much of it from dubious sources or with the intent to misinform. Today, it is just too easy to create, replicate, and share digital information. But neither is living in an information bubble. The challenge for any organization dependent on knowledge is to ensure that implicit knowledge from those closest to customers and the external world informs the explicit knowledge that is shared throughout the company.
  • BETH KANTER  |  MONDAY, JULY 17, 2017
    [Information] An Ingenious Texting Bot from @SFMOMA
    According to Jay Mollica is SFMOMA’s creative technologist, they asked the question, “In a world over saturated with information, we asked ourselves: how can we generate personal connections between a diverse cross section of people and the artworks in our collection? As we enter the age of automation, more and more nonprofits are using bots. If bots are designed well, they can have impact.
  • IRVING WLADAWSKY-BERGER  |  MONDAY, JULY 17, 2017
    [Information] Robocalypse Now? Technology, Productivity and Employment
    So do white-collar, information-based activities like accounting, record keeping, and different kinds of administrative tasks. Is the Robocalypse upon us?, asked MIT economist David Autor in his presentation at a recent Forum of European central bankers. His presentation was based on a paper co-written with Utrecht University economist Anna Salomons. “Is productivity growth inimical to employment?,”
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  TUESDAY, JULY 11, 2017
    [Information] freedom inc. review
    In addition, most of the organizations have transparent information flows for all to see. A complicated system, with a boss, information relays, [and] even with decisions delegated close to the field, would not be able to react so swiftly. In these times, can you afford to continue stifling the vast majority of your people instead of giving them a chance to help your business? Freedom Inc. If you liked the book Reinventing Organizations (2014) then you will like Freedom Inc.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  TUESDAY, JULY 11, 2017
    [Information] A Bad Tart
    accurate retention of information). Good learning requires a basis for intrinsic interest. The topic should be of interest to the learner, a priori or after the introduction. If the learner doesn’t ‘get’ why this learning is relevant to them, it doesn’t stick as well. And this isn’t what gamification does. So tarting up content is counter-productive. It’s a bad (s)tart! Ok, to be clear, there’re two types of gamification.
  • IRVING WLADAWSKY-BERGER  |  MONDAY, JULY 10, 2017
    [Information] On the Governance of Blockchain: Lessons from the Internet
    A few weeks ago, the World Economic Forum (WEF) released Realizing the Potential of Blockchain , a report by Don Tapscott and Alex Tapscott , authors of Blockchain Revolution which was published in May, 2016, and founders of the recently launched Blockchain Research Institute. “The last few decades brought us the internet of information. It illustrates the profound differences between managing information creation versus value creation activities.
  • CHARLES JENNINGS  |  MONDAY, JULY 10, 2017
    [Information] 70-20-10: Origin, Research, Purpose
    The challenge is how can L&D activate and support informal and social learning in an intentional, high impact way that builds a vibrant learning culture? Jay Cross, a friend and colleague in the Internet Time Alliance , spent the last years of his life raising awareness of the importance of ‘informal learning’ across the world. Jay talked about ‘the other 80%’, the informal learning that happens beyond the control, and often the sight, of the HR and L&D departments.
  • DAVE SNOWDEN  |  SUNDAY, JULY 9, 2017
    [Information] The first Cynefin retreat
    Sometimes eisteddfodau were held there, all part of a rich cultural tradition informed by discussion and debate not the vivsicitudes of the press and social media. I debated using images of a medaeval religious retreat to open this post, but then moved on to the Chapter House where disputes took place and matters were resolved. But then I realised there was a better image, using one aspect of Welsh Culture which has always intreagued me.
  • MIND HACKS  |  THURSDAY, JULY 6, 2017
    [Information] The Enigma of Reason (review)
    The niche of reasoning is in the highly social world of human cooperative groups, a niche where it is highly advantageous to be able to transfer information and trust between individuals who are not kin. The Enigma of Reason: A New Theory of Human Understanding , by Hugo Mercier and Dan Sperber was published in April, and I have a review in this week’s Times Higher Education. The books follows on and expands on their landmark ‘ Why do humans reason?
  • CHARLES JENNINGS  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 5, 2017
    [Information] Jay Cross Memorial Award - 2017
    She was subsequently the Information Futurist at PeopleSoft. The Internet Time Alliance Jay Cross Memorial Award is presented to a workplace learning professional who has contributed in positive ways to the field of Real Learning and is reflective of Jay’s lifetime of work. Recipients champion workplace and social learning practices inside their organization and/or on the wider stage. They share their work in public and often challenge conventional wisdom.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 5, 2017
    [Information] Jay Cross Memorial Award 2017: Marcia Conner
    She subsequently was the Information Futurist at PeopleSoft. The Internet Time Alliance Jay Cross Memorial Award is presented to a workplace learning professional who has contributed in positive ways to the field of Real Learning and is reflective of Jay’s lifetime of work. Recipients champion workplace and social learning practices inside their organization and/or on the wider stage. They share their work in public and often challenge conventional wisdom.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 5, 2017
    [Information] Jay Cross Memorial Award 2017
    She subsequently was the Information Futurist at PeopleSoft. The Internet Time Alliance Jay Cross Memorial Award is presented to a workplace learning professional who has contributed in positive ways to the field of Real Learning and is reflective of Jay’s lifetime of work. Recipients champion workplace and social learning practices inside their organization and/or on the wider stage. They share their work in public and often challenge conventional wisdom.
  • IRVING WLADAWSKY-BERGER  |  MONDAY, JULY 3, 2017
    [Information] The Growing Value of a Dual-Track Education
    Internships for example, are generally more informal and less rigorous than apprenticeships, and can be paid or unpaid. A few weeks ago I read a very interesting article in The Chronicle of Higher Education , - Why Colleges Need to Embrace the Apprenticeship.
  • DAVE SNOWDEN  |  SATURDAY, JULY 1, 2017
    [Information] Resonance in meaning
    Satire aside, and despite my love of Eliot’s Choruses from the Rock , I started to talk about shared knowledge allowing data to be informative. For the non accountant a set of financial reports is simple data, but for another accountant with a shared knowledge base it is information. A lot of work in many of the fields I am interested in use the idea of information transmission as a key element, IN a biological system I can see the point, but human systems are different.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 30, 2017
    [Information] our simply complex world
    ” But through dozens of interviews and an informal survey, NPR found that hundreds of drivers feel the company is not living up to that promise. Every fortnight (or thereabouts) I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. ScottSantens : “Our problem is not that jobs are going away thanks to technology.
  • DAVID GURTEEN  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 28, 2017
    [Information] Blog Post: Future Cyberwars
    Which is more serious, attacks on infrastructure or on sources of information? By David Gurteen This last week or so I have read two disturbing articles. Obama's secret struggle to punish Russia for Putin's election assault. How An Entire Nation Became Russia's Test Lab For Cyberwar. What concerns me is not the politics, but the increasing ability for anyone to conduct cyberwarfare. It could be a nation-state, a terrorist organization, or a 13 year old from their bedroom.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 27, 2017
    [Information] a liquid stream of facts
    We can no longer rely upon traditional gatekeepers of information and knowledge. First of all, I follow interesting people who share information of value to me. “Ironically, in an age of instant global connection, my certainty about anything has decreased. Rather than receiving truth from an authority, I am reduced to assembling my own certainty from the liquid stream of facts flowing through the web. Truth, with a capital T, becomes truths, plural.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  MONDAY, JUNE 26, 2017
    [Information] Antigonish 2.0
    “I want to focus on a different sort of poverty and disenfranchisement: our current, widespread incapacity to deal with our contemporary information ecosystem and what the web has become. There is a tradition of using public broadcasting for debate and public education in Canada. Two popular programmes on CBC radio in the 1930’s and 1940’s were the Citizens’ Forum and the Farm Radio Forum.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  MONDAY, JUNE 26, 2017
    [Information] the discerning mind
    The process of seeking out information sources, internally making sense of them, and then sharing with others to confirm or accelerate our knowledge are interlinked activities from which knowledge, often slowly, emerges. “I find that discussing an idea out loud is often the way to kill it stone dead.” ” —J.K. Rowling (attrib.). In the PKM framework of Seek > Sense > Share , the latter may seem easy but it does not always equate to helping others make sense.
  • IRVING WLADAWSKY-BERGER  |  MONDAY, JUNE 26, 2017
    [Information] Serious AI Challenges that Require Our Attention
    Vendors must provide transparency, and the police and other users of these systems must fully and publicly inform public officials, civil society, community stakeholders, and the broader public on each of these points. Several weeks ago Vanity Fair published and article by NY Times columnist Maureen Dowd , - Elon Musk’s Billion-Dollar Crusade to Stop the AI Apocalypse.
  • DAVE SNOWDEN  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 22, 2017
    [Information] On Experts, expertise and power
    This is a body of knowledge and we should not allow the term to be corrupted into an information system as it has been in project management and the absurdities of knowledge management accreditation schemes. Remember Nurse Ratched in One Flew over the Cookoo’s Nest ? Louise Fletcher won the Oscar for a brilliant portrayal of the emotionally and empathetically unconnected expert who always knows best.
  • IRVING WLADAWSKY-BERGER  |  MONDAY, JUNE 19, 2017
    [Information] Is Blockchain the Major Next Step in the Evolution of the Internet
    Over the past few decades, we’ve been moving to a world where information of all kinds is digital, and where many different kinds of online transactions are now taking place between people, institutions, and things. As explained in this excellent 2016 WEF report , identity is essentially a collection of information or attributes associated with a specific individual, institution or device.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  SATURDAY, JUNE 17, 2017
    [Information] network learning cities
    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.” “According to my review of history and theory, four forms of organization — and evidently only four — lie behind the governance and evolution of all societies across the ages: The tribal form was the first to emerge and mature, beginning thousands of years ago.
  • BETH KANTER  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 13, 2017
    [Information] 5 Ways Nonprofit Facebook Messenger Bots Can Deliver Impact
    Facebook Fans can ask the bot for information about the museum, such as opening times and where to buy tickets, or about Anne Frank herself and her history. Health Information Support and Counseling. After informing you that is not a human and to dial 911 in the event of an emergency and then encouraging your read the privacy policy, it does a mood assessment. My conversation with the Albert Einstein Bot.
  • IRVING WLADAWSKY-BERGER  |  MONDAY, JUNE 12, 2017
    [Information] Become a More Productive, Empathetic, Creative Person With the Help of AI-Based Tools
    As with Amazon, Google Maps, and Netflix, people receive actionable, data-driven recommendations informed by algorithms explicitly designed to create a desired self.” . “In Despite dramatic advances in technology, most of the world’s economies have been stuck in a long period of slow growth and slow productivity. This is one of the most serious challenges in our 21st century economy.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 9, 2017
    [Information] friday’s finds #300
    But in the extended phenotype perspective, that selection ultimately just works inward, to tweak the controlling information in the animal’s genome. It processes information and simplifies it.” Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. My initial post in this series was made in May 2009. The first three years of these posts were weekly. This is my 300th post of my Friday’s Finds.
  • GEORGE SIEMENS  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 8, 2017
    [Information] New Project: Digitizing Higher Education
    My goal is to bring on 30 universities and over a period of 4 years, rethink and redesign university operations to align with the modern information and knowledge ecosystem. to serve the advancement of science through modern universities that reflect the information age and the changing economy. We are hosting an information event on June 30. We’ll provide more information at that time about the project, getting involved, and our expectation of university partners.
  • STEPHEN DOWNES: HALF AN HOUR  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 7, 2017
    [Information] Open Learning, Open Networks
    In the last few years, they've adopted social and informal learning. This is not new technology; people who manage information technology (IT) for corporations and institutions have been using it for many years. Information Processing & Management.
  • DOC SEARLS   |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 7, 2017
    [Information] Daily Tab for 2016_06_07
    Apple contends that it still doesn’t want to see your information.” For today’s entries, I’m noting which linked pieces require you to turn off tracking protection, meaning tracking is required by those publishers. I’m also annotating entries with hashtags and organizing sections into bulleted lists. AdBlocking and #Advertising.
  • DAVID WEINBERGER  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 6, 2017
    [Information] [liveblog] metaLab
    Harvard metaLab is giving an informal Berkman Klein talk about their work on designing for ethical AI. Omitting key information. ” How can the experience be richer, more visual, and use more of the information and data that Harvard has? Similar principles guide a new project, AI Compass, that is the entry point for information about Berkman Klein’s work on the Ethics and Governance of AI project. The middle scale shows the content with more information.
  • BETH KANTER  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 6, 2017
    [Information] Nonprofits in the Autonomous World: Will the Bots Take Over?
    First, if you are not doing custom coding like the Einstein Bot , bots work best with close-choice questions that lead the user to more information or an action. Click to Check Out Beth Bot. What is the “autonomous world?” As Jeremiah Owyang , founder of Crowd Companies , describes it as drones, robots, chat bots, and AI. He should know, having tracked and observed the disruption caused by online technology over the past decade.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 6, 2017
    [Information] Evil design?
    Writing, diagrams, client files, lots of important information! This is a rant, but it’s coupled with lessons. . I’ve been away, and one side effect was a lack of internet bandwidth at the residence. In the first day I’d used up a fifth of the allocation for the whole time (> 5 days)! So, I determined to do all I could to cut my internet usage while away from the office.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  MONDAY, JUNE 5, 2017
    [Information] organizing for the network era
    These organizations are artifacts of a time when information was scarce and hard to share, and when connections with others were difficult to make and required command and control. Hierarchies work well when information flows mostly in one direction: down. The Principle of Network Management, adapted and amended from the last century’s Principles of Scientific Management which informed much management thinking, changes the 20th century relationship between workers and management.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  TUESDAY, MAY 30, 2017
    [Information] attractive prisons
    A principle of ‘ temporary, negotiated hierarchies ‘ should inform the organization of work if it is to enable people to address complex problems and work in creative ways. For example, enterprise social network platforms epitomize this, usually letting anyone connect to another colleague, and where the default permission to get access to information is open.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  SUNDAY, MAY 28, 2017
    [Information] the world needs knowledge catalysts
    “What an extraordinary situation for an entity that has power over information – there is no greater power really.” If experts do not do this they will become surrounded by less informed people over time. “We live in a society absolutely dependent on science and technology and yet have cleverly arranged things so that almost no one understands science and technology. That’s a clear prescription for disaster.” — Carl Sagan.
  • MIND HACKS  |  FRIDAY, MAY 26, 2017
    [Information] What triggers that feeling of being watched?
    Once information leaves our eyes it travels to at least 10 distinct brain areas, each with their own specialised functions. But other parts of our brain are also processing different pieces of information, and these can be working away even when we don’t – or can’t – consciously perceive something. Other visual brain areas are able to detect the light and provide information on the location, despite the lack of a visual cortex.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  THURSDAY, MAY 25, 2017
    [Information] life in the jungle
    Short-term informal communities can function as game preserves to develop skills necessary for the jungle, but in a safer environment. How can you survive in the jungle when you live in a zoo? “Our silos (I won’t even mention cubicles!), like the cages in the zoo, exist to control behaviour and reduce complexity by creating homogeneity and closed environments.
  • DAVID GURTEEN  |  THURSDAY, MAY 25, 2017
    [Information] Blog Post: Zoom virtual Knowledge Caf? update
    If you would like to be kept informed about them, please sign-up to my Virtual Café mailing list By David Gurteen I have talked in the past about Zoom and it's potential to host virtual Knowledge Cafés. Having run a few small experiments, I run a fully fledged virtual Café at the end of April with 20 participants from 6 different countries.
  • BETH KANTER  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 24, 2017
    [Information] The Convergence of Social Activism, Donations, and Social Media: Episodic Giving In A Post Truth World
    ” Trend watch summarizes key global trends that make this time in history seem uncertain, chaotic, and toxic beginning with online and the rising numbers that exist inside a filter bubble that serves them information, ideas and news (some of it fake!) How to capture attention for your organization’s cause given this backdrop of “post truth,” and transform their passion into informed action and consistent giving?
  • IRVING WLADAWSKY-BERGER  |  MONDAY, MAY 22, 2017
    [Information] The Emerging Data Economy
    Beyond their use in operations, the information generated by these various applications was collected in data warehouses , and a variety of business intelligence tools were used to analyze the data and generate management reports. These commercial applications dealt mostly with structured information in those early years of computing. The Economist’ s May 6 issue referred to data in its cover as the world’s most valuable resource.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  TUESDAY, MAY 16, 2017
    [Information] A ‘Critical Friend’?
    So what I’m doing is getting to know the situation, rapidly consuming lots of documents, interviewing people, and sitting in on other information gathering sessions, to get to know what’s up. I’m participating in an engagement, and they were struggling to define my role. Someone mentioned that I’m serving as a ‘critical friend’, and the others cottoned on to it. I hadn’t heard that term so I explored, and liked what I found.
  • DAVID WEINBERGER  |  MONDAY, MAY 15, 2017
    [Information] [liveblog][AI] AI and education lightning talks
    Omitting key information. Sara Watson, a BKC affiliate and a technology critic, is moderating a discussion at the Berkman Klein/Media Lab AI Advance. 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  |  MONDAY, MAY 15, 2017
    [Information] [liveblog][AI] Perspectives on community and AI
    Omitting key information. Chelsea Barabas is moderating a set of lightning talks at the AI Advance, aat Berkman Klein and MIT Media Lab. 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. Lionel Brossi recounts growing up in Argentina and the assumption that all boys care about football.
  • DAVID WEINBERGER  |  MONDAY, MAY 15, 2017
    [Information] [liveblog] AI Advance opening: Jonathan Zittrain and lightning talks
    Omitting key information. I’m at a day-long conference/meet-up put on by the Berkman Klein Center ‘s and MIT Media Lab ‘s “ AI for the Common Good ” project. 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. Jonathan Zittrain gives an opening talk.
  • IRVING WLADAWSKY-BERGER  |  MONDAY, MAY 15, 2017
    [Information] Peering into a Confusing, Paradoxical Future
    We are living a paradox : The achievements of the industrial and information ages are shaping a world to come that is both more dangerous and richer with opportunity than ever before… The progress of the past decades is historic - connecting people, empowering individuals, groups, and states, and lifting a billion people out of poverty in the process.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  MONDAY, MAY 15, 2017
    [Information] integrating personal knowledge mastery
    I developed the personal knowledge mastery (PKM) framework for myself, beginning in 2004, as a way to make sense of all the digital information flows around me and to connect with others to improve my practice. To avoid a backlog of blogs to read later, it’s better to create a plan to harness the information flow and actually learn something. If managed well, all that information can be empowering rather than overpowering.
  • DAVE SNOWDEN  |  SATURDAY, MAY 13, 2017
    [Information] … and nearer to the Dust
    One of the deeply negative aspects of the knowledge management period of a decade or more ago was the gross confusion of information with knowledge. Now I think it was meant to be a statement about the value of employees but it became a sort of iconic justification for the reduction of knowledge to information, a focus on documents, best practice, taxonomies and the like. Where is the knowledge we have lost in information?
  • BETH KANTER  |  FRIDAY, MAY 12, 2017
    [Information] Building Relationships within A Cause-Centered Community: Jeffersonian Dinners
    At the most recent gathering last November, there was a desire to meet on a regional basis, I was lucky enough to co-design an informal meeting with Jill Vialet who suggested we use the Jeffersonian Dinner model. A cause-centered community is a group of people who share a common passion for a cause.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 10, 2017
    [Information] the missing half of training
    Robert Gagne’s Nine Events of Instruction inform much of instructional design. Collective training is run by operators, not trainers, and is informal, social, with an emphasis on simulation. The training industry is based on models that were developed for the military. The Systems Approach to Training includes the ADDIE [analysis, design, development, implementation, evaluation] model, with variations used throughout industry.
  • IRVING WLADAWSKY-BERGER  |  MONDAY, MAY 8, 2017
    [Information] Globalization at a Crossroads
    Although the internet is a global network, it is used primarily to transmit information within national borders.”. Countries that are deeply connected to international information flows are less likely to view their cultures as superior. Earlier this year I wrote about the future of global firms , based on two recent articles on the subject, - The retreat of the global company in The Economist , and The Global Enterprise: Where to Now?
  • NINE SHIFT  |  MONDAY, MAY 8, 2017
    [Information] Anxiety and Depression Huge Among The Millennials
    I have asked her to write about it and will have more information for you then. My brilliant co-author and lead researcher for Nine Shift Julie Coates is reporting that anxiety and depression is huge among Gen Yers (millennials). She says that anxiety and depression is very common in this generation (born 1980-1999) and that both educators and managers in the workplace need to know more, and deal appropriately and supportively, with this phenomenon. . Stay tuned.
  • DAVID WEINBERGER  |  SUNDAY, MAY 7, 2017
    [Information] Predicting the tides based on purposefully false models
    It also printed out the information rather than requiring a human to transcribe it from dials. Newton showed that the tides are produced by the gravitational pull of the moon and the Sun.
  • DAVE SNOWDEN  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 3, 2017
    [Information] Pragmatism requires knowledge
    Seeing unexpected connections, sensing new and unplanned capabilities in existing technologies or even ways of thinking are all part of the rich pageant of human intelligence, but a capability that we are in danger of loosing in a generation of specialists and an education focus on information delivery and retrieval rather than the generation of wider intelligence. I’m half thinking of using the daily Gaping Void download to stimulate my posts this month.
  • BETH KANTER  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 3, 2017
    [Information] Listen Up: A New, National RFP Offers Nonprofits and Funders Tools to Survey Clients
    For more information about Listen for Good please visit our website and join the growing number of nonprofits and foundations that are listening to the people at the heart of our work. Note from Beth: Melinda T. Tuan, Managing Director, Fund for Shared Insight shares details about an incredible funding opportunity for nonprofits. Does your organization want to make meeting the needs of the people its serves a top priority?
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 3, 2017
    [Information] knowledge-sharing, post-technology
    But if information is not shared, it will never be found and knowledge will remain hidden. A workplace that provides psychological safety enables better collaboration to make informed decisions. Your organization just implemented an enterprise collaboration platform. Now what? Most large organizations today have some kind of knowledge-sharing platform. The recent announcement of Jive’s purchase shows that this field is consolidating with a few large players dominating.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 3, 2017
    [Information] To LMS or not to LMS
    When we start making a continuum between formal and informal learning, what’s the right suite of tools? A colleague recently asked (in general, not me specifically) whether there’s a role for LMS functions. Her query was about the value of having a place to see (recommended) courses, to track your development, etc. And that led me to ponder, and here’s my thinking: My question is where to draw the line.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  TUESDAY, MAY 2, 2017
    [Information] To show or not to show (and when)
    informal learning), we know that sharing before others have had their chance to think, it can color their output. At an event the other evening, showing various career technology tools, someone said something that I thought was just wrong. I asked afterwards, and then explained why I thought it was wrong. The response was “well, there can be different ways to go about it” And frankly, there really can’t.
  • CHARLES JENNINGS  |  TUESDAY, MAY 2, 2017
    [Information] The Knowledge and Learning Transfer Problem
    We transfer information. We can share information in the form of data and our own insights. If we package up the acquired data, information and practices in one organisation it’s extremely unlikely that they can be simply unpacked and used as-is with the same effect in another, no matter how closely aligned the organisations might be. Used with permission For more information about the 70:20:10 model and the 70:20:10 methodology, visit the 70:20:10 Institute site
  • CLARK QUINN  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 27, 2017
    [Information] Innovation Thoughts
    I made the point that when you’re innovating, designing, researching, trouble-shooting, etc, you don’t know the answer when you start, so they’re learning situations, though informal, not formal. And they heard me note that agility and adaptation are premised on informal learning of this sort, and that the opportunity is for L&D to take up the mantle to meed the increasing need.
  • DAVID GURTEEN  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 26, 2017
    [Information] Blog Post: Decisions Are Emotional, Not Logical
    In this graphic , they are organized into four categories: biases that arise from too much information, not enough meaning, the need to act quickly, and the limits of memory. By David Gurteen If a big part of Knowledge Management is about improving decision making then we should take more notice of fascinating research such as this: Decisions Are Emotional - Not Logical: The Neuroscience behind Decision Making. Are You Easily Disgusted? You May Be a Conservative.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 26, 2017
    [Information] simplifying the complexity
    This informed the overall learning strategy for a new national public service school. Action-based learning is how learning at work can be supported, formally and informally. For example, Carlsberg uses the PKM framework in its leadership development, and Bangor University uses it to inform the undergraduate Psychology curriculum. Complex Problems. I like complex problem-solving.
  • DAVID GURTEEN  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 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. 5th International Conference on Innovation and Entrepreneurship 2017. 26 - 27 Apr 2017, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. APQC's 2017 Knowledge Management Conference.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 25, 2017
    [Information] the innovation imperative
    “It turns out that to develop a ‘cumulative culture’ – technology that constantly ratchets up in complexity and diversity – a species needs to be able to share information very accurately. It doesn’t matter how much novel invention takes place, unless those inventions are replicated accurately then they die out before they can be built upon.” ” — Prof. Kevin Laland, University of St. Andrew’s.
  • IRVING WLADAWSKY-BERGER  |  MONDAY, APRIL 24, 2017
    [Information] The Simple, Economic Value of Artificial Intelligence
    Similarly, the economic value of the Internet revolution can be described as reducing the cost of communications and of search, thus enabling us to easily find and access all kinds of information, - including documents, pictures, music and videos. Whereas predictions are generally based on information, judgement is based on indescribable factors like intuition, unconscious feelings, or analogies with somewhat similar situations from our past.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  MONDAY, APRIL 17, 2017
    [Information] leave the hierarchies to the algorithms
    Since these algorithms are running many aspects of work and society, we had better get informed and find trusted sources of knowledge on machine learning and ‘artificial intelligence’ This is the core of PKM. What happens when you connect unthinking computer programs with a culture of obedience and compliance? Algorithms run much of society and business today, from applying for a mortgage to determining which passengers to eject from an overbooked aircraft.
  • IRVING WLADAWSKY-BERGER  |  MONDAY, APRIL 17, 2017
    [Information] What’s the Value of Blockchain?
    With blockchain, food products can be digitally tracked from an ecosystem of suppliers to store shelves and ultimately to consumers,” noted the IBM press release. “When applied to the food supply chain, digital product information such as farm origination details, batch numbers, factory and processing data, expiration dates, storage temperatures and shipping detail are digitally connected to food items and the information is entered into the blockchain along every step of the process.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 11, 2017
    [Information] 7 essential facets for enterprise knowledge sharing
    Most large organizations today have some suite of social tools to share information and knowledge. Cooperative aspects include: Curating information to add value, Communicating effectively in networks & communities, and Finding and engaging with knowledge networks. But how do they know if they have the optimum tools for their context? Too often the tools are selected and then the workers are left to figure out how to use them.
  • IRVING WLADAWSKY-BERGER  |  MONDAY, APRIL 10, 2017
    [Information] Technology, Capitalism and “The American Way of Life”
    Our present age of information and communication technologies (ICT), whose starting point she pegs at 1971, is the fifth such major revolution. But our current information era is only half way through its diffusion path. Much has been written about our digital technology revolution and its impact on economies, societies and individuals.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  SUNDAY, APRIL 9, 2017
    [Information] stories connect knowledge
    “Perhaps the most central thrust in KM [knowledge management] is to capture and make available, so it can be used by others in the organization, the information and knowledge that is in people’s heads as it were, and that has never been explicitly set down.” — KM World. PKM is an ongoing process of filtering information from our networks, creating knowledge individually and with our teams, and then discerning with whom and when to share the artifacts of our knowledge.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 4, 2017
    [Information] Continual Exploration
    The immediate benefits are that you can easily link information that was previously siloed, and track real time changes. I was reading about Digital Business Platforms, which is a move away from siloed IT systems to create a unified environment. Which, naturally, seems like a sensible thing to do. The benefits are about continual innovation, but I wonder if a more apt phrase is instead continual exploration.
  • IRVING WLADAWSKY-BERGER  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 4, 2017
    [Information] The State of American Jobs
    The report examined the skills requirements for different kinds of jobs using the US Department of Labor’s O*NET database which includes extensive information on more than 950 occupations. Last year, the Pew Research Center , - in association with the Markle Foundation , - conducted a survey about the state of American jobs to shed light on how people think about work and about the skills and training needed to get ahead in our fast changing digital economy.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  SATURDAY, APRIL 1, 2017
    [Information] online privacy and security
    And now American internet service provides can sell customer information to the highest bidder. I am not a programmer but I try to stay informed about information technology through my professional social networks. As the internet becomes an essential part of lives — enabling us to access government services, connect with friends, and earn a living — there are frustratingly few ways to maintain privacy or security online.
  • DAVID GURTEEN  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 30, 2017
    [Information] Blog Post: Why we never think alone
    We're constantly drawing on information and expertise stored outside our heads: in our bodies, our environment, our possessions, and the community with which we interact -- and usually we don't even realize we're doing it.
  • DAVID GURTEEN  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 29, 2017
    [Information] Blog Post: The Knowledge Caf? as a metaphor
    They are places where people, usually friends and sometimes strangers, meet in pairs or small groups to have informal conversations and to socialize. Cafés have a long and distinguished history as places of creativity and innovation where people meet to talk and exchange information going back to the. By David Gurteen I am often asked how the Knowledge Café got it's name.
  • DAVID WEINBERGER  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 29, 2017
    [Information] [liveblog] Ed tech hackathon
    Omitting key information. Our group created — in a demo hackathon-ish way — a tool that helps teachers create workgroups for collaborative learning based on information gleaned from machine learning about learning capabilities. I’m at an education technology hackathon — “Shaping the Future” — put on by MindCET , an ed tech accelerator created by the Center for Educational Technology in Israel.
  • DAVID GURTEEN  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 29, 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. Knowledge For Development, Global Partnership Conference 2017. 03 - 04 Apr 2017, Geneva, Switzerland. 9th European Conference on Intellectual Capital.
  • IRVING WLADAWSKY-BERGER  |  MONDAY, MARCH 27, 2017
    [Information] Open Innovation 2.0
    The Internet is not only a major proof point of the value of open innovation, but it’s become a highly effective platform for people from diverse institutions all around the world to collaborate in addressing problems of mutual interest. “Driven by plummeting communication costs and the ever increasing numbers of connected people and devices, it has never been so easy to exchange information and ideas,” wrote Curley in his article.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  MONDAY, MARCH 27, 2017
    [Information] TGIM #1
    “In its most customary form, ‘commonplacing,’ as it was called, involved transcribing interesting or inspirational passages from one’s reading, assembling a personalized encyclopedia of quotations … The rise in popularity of the commonplace book occurred during a point in the sixteenth century when the mass distribution of information catapulted an entire generation into a tizzy.” It’s more about people than information. Thank Goodness It’s Monday.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 22, 2017
    [Information] Where is Clark?
    If you’re here in the Bay Area, it should be fun and informative. So, where am I this spring? I was at ATD’s Techknowledge in January, and as this is published I’m on my way to Long Beach for their Core 4 event (sold out; if you’re one of the lucky ones there, say hi!). I’m taking the train (and a bus); look forward to watching the terrain roll by and writing. But there’re a couple more events this spring.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 22, 2017
    [Information] digital literacy for the arts
    I learned much from the participants and the artists I interviewed to inform my workshop: Simon Heath , Doug Shaw , Stephen Scott , Jon Claytor , as well as my wife Andrea who is graduating with her Bachelor of Fine Arts this Spring. Last week I attended the Arts in a Digital World Summit in Montréal. The event launched the four-year funding program of $88.5
  • BETH KANTER  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 21, 2017
    [Information] Tech Wellness in the Nonprofit Workplace: Tips for Avoiding Collaborative Overload
    Most of this information could be better captured in a dashboard, project document or an email update. However, sometimes people tune out during meetings and start scanning their mobile phones and looking at unrelated information. It is okay to check your mobile phone to find information to contribute the meeting, but it is another to use it to answer unrelated email.
  • JOHN HAGEL  |  MONDAY, MARCH 20, 2017
    [Information] Exploring Business Types and Business Models
    The key capability required for this business type is an ability to read individual customer contexts in great detail and, based on this information, to be able to anticipate and address customer needs. In order to do that, there must also be a capability to build and sustain deep trust so that the customer is comfortable in sharing more and more information about themselves. OK, I’ve created some confusion.
  • IRVING WLADAWSKY-BERGER  |  MONDAY, MARCH 20, 2017
    [Information] Should the US Slowly Phase Out the $100 Bill?
    If you can’t prove who you are, you can’t open a bank account or get a loan or insurance; you are doomed to be part of the informal economy - whose members live in the shadows and don’t pay taxes.” He then described some of the key steps taken by the Indian government to address this problem.
  • BETH KANTER  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 17, 2017
    [Information] Trainer’s Notebook: Tips for Good Openings
    I should also mention that there are “bad,” openers that include sharing too much personal information or touching. I’ve just returned from a two-week trip to Guatemala hosted by Wake.
  • IRVING WLADAWSKY-BERGER  |  MONDAY, MARCH 13, 2017
    [Information] The Growing Importance of Storytelling in the Business World
    Over the past decades, we’ve been moving to a world where information of all kinds is increasingly digital, and where many different kinds of online transactions are now taking place between people, institutions, and things. Communications have played a major role in my work over the past few decades. During this period, I was involved in organizing emerging business opportunities at IBM, including the Internet and Linux.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  SUNDAY, MARCH 12, 2017
    [Information] networked knowledge triad
    Informal Structure – Influence – Social Leadership. There are three structures that exist in all organizations, with three different sources of power, and three types of leadership required for each structure. This is the thesis that Niels Pflaeging puts forth in Organizational Physics. Formal Structure – Hierarchy – Compliance Leadership. Value Creation Structure – Reputation – Value Creation Leadership. Image: Niels Pflaeging.
  • STEPHEN DOWNES: HALF AN HOUR  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 8, 2017
    [Information] SUNY Initiatives Supporting Online Learning Panel
    The first version of the tool will not auto-populate course information, won't scrub addresses, won't have an SIS data stream. Live notes from the SUNY OpenCOTE Conterence, Syracuse, NY. SUNY Goal: 150K graduates by 2015 (up from 95K this year) SUNY ACSIE Framework - Access, Completion, Success, Inquiry, Engagement 500+ Online programs from 43 campuses Roles: - Leadership - eg.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  SUNDAY, MARCH 5, 2017
    [Information] gaining insight through social and informal learning
    These five triggers can be enhanced through informal and social learning. Instead, systems and structures are needed to support social and informal learning in work teams, communities of practice, and social networks. Organizational performance improvement is comprised of reducing errors and increasing insights, according to Gary Klein. For the past century, management practice has focused very much on error reduction, with practices such as Six Sigma , especially in manufacturing.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 1, 2017
    [Information] mastery and models
    It is an individual, disciplined process by which we make sense of information and our interactions with people and ideas. It not only allows us to ‘pull’ information, but also have it ‘pushed’ to us by trusted sources. Sensing is how we personalize information and use it. PKM is very much based on informal learning through communities of practice and professional social networks. Personal Knowledge Mastery.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 1, 2017
    [Information] The change is here
    They are a wee bit old-school, however, as while they do discuss innovation throughout, it isn’t a core focus and their definition of learning doesn’t include informal learning. For a number of years now (at least six ), I’ve been beating the drum about the need for organizations to be prepared to address change. I’ve argued that things are happening faster, and that organizations are going to have to become more agile.
  • JOHN HAGEL  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 1, 2017
    [Information] The Future of the Gig Economy
    While some of these workers will continue to collaborate informally, the imperative to learn faster forever will drive the gig economy towards more sustained collaboration. The “gig economy” has become an ever-expanding meme, clocking over 500,000 citations on Google. It’s also become an interesting barometer of sentiment. Some people, especially techies, love the concept and can’t wait until the gig economy frees everyone from working as employees for large, bureaucratic organizations.
  • DAVID WEINBERGER  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2017
    [Information] [berkman-klein][liveblog] Five global challenges and the role of the university
    “ “Education is not mere information transfer” Education is not mere information transfer.” Juan Carlos De Martin is giving a lunchtime talk called “Five global challenges and the role of the university,” with Charles Nesson. These are two of my favorite people. Juan Carlos is here to talk about his new book (in Italian), Università Futura – Tra Democrazia e Bit.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2017
    [Information] Revisiting the Ecosystem
    Similarly, we use social elements like coaching, mentoring, and informal learning to develop ourselves and our organizations over time. One of the keys to the L&D revolution is recognizing the full performance ecosystem and the ways technology can support performance and development. I’ve tried to represent and share my thinking via diagrams (including here , here , and here ). Prompted by a recent conversation, it was time to revisit the representation.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2017
    [Information] populism is the first refuge of a scoundrel
    Information manipulation is becoming widespread, driving identity politics. Why is populism so darned popular in many parts of the world today? In stark terms, Cas Mudde, a Dutch political scientist, has defined populism as “an ideology that considers society to be ultimately separated into two homogeneous and antagonistic groups, ‘the pure people’ versus ‘the corrupt elite.'”
  • DAVE SNOWDEN  |  SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2017
    [Information] Early onset adulthood?
    If you think about a modern childhood with the early exposure to tablets and television, education as information provision, the the physically of a normal childhood is too easily lost, or rendered a minor part of the experience with maketh the (wo)man. Reading up on the Borg for yesterday’s post (I’m a trekie but don’t have an eidetic memory) I was reminded of the maturation chambers used by the Bork to assimilate children.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2017
    [Information] pkm à montréal
    Introduction aux stratégies de gestion de l’information pour vaincre l’infobésité. Il devient de plus en plus évident que plusieurs de nos structures organisationnelles actuelles et leurs approches de leadership sont inadéquates pour un monde où les réseaux fluides ont remplacé les hiérarchies rigides du passé. Un nouveau paradigme de gestion émerge de cette nouvelle réalité.
  • DAVID GURTEEN  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2017
    [Information] Blog Post: Zoom as a platform for virtual Knowledge Caf?s
    If you would like to be kept informed about them then please sign-up to my Virtual Café mailing list. By David Gurteen I mentioned last month that I was experimenting with a potential virtual Knowledge Café platform - Zoom Meetings. Well I am delighted to say that the two experiments I ran clearly demonstrated that Zoom was more than up to the task.
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