network literacies

Harold Jarche

Distributed governance was part of the conversation at RESET18 in Helsinki last month, where I discussed networks, communities of practice, knowledge-sharing, and sense-making, in the context of the Finnish civil service. Civil servants using networks. Efficient networking.

Information foraging and social networks

George Siemens

But coherence is a personal thing – it’s about how *we* connect information elements and how we use artifacts and narratives to share that coherence. The information foraging model is one approach to consider – as detailed in this presentation: Information Foraging

Learn Informal Learning Informally

Jay Cross

Next month I’ll be offering an experiential workshop on Informal Learning through Jane Hart’s Social Learning Center. Network socially with Socialcast, Buddypress, GoToMeeting, Google+. review models, cases, archetypes of successful informal learning.

Social networked learning in complex information environments

George Siemens

The slides from my presentation are below: Social Networked Learning In mid-January I spent a wonderful day at American University learning about (and presenting on) the changing educational landscape, technology, and the practices and activities of learners.

Networked Knowing

Harold Jarche

The theme was on the changing nature of work as we enter the network era and how learning is becoming integral to individual and organizational success. One hundred years later and we are witnessing a similar shift, from the industrial economy to the network era and a creative economy.

the new networked norm

Harold Jarche

The network era began with the advent of electric communications, though it is by no means completely established. As we enter the network era we see companies like Apple dominating, often ignoring Wall Street pundits. But the nodes (people) in these networks have to dependable.

Loyalty in Social Networks

Luis Suarez

that was not triggered by you but by someone else in your social networks. cultivate and build informal trusted networks. ” [Emphasis mine]. Have I lost, along the way, my own loyalty to the social networking tools that once gave me birth ?

networked social capital

Harold Jarche

It is only with knowledge that we can examine data and turn it into information. These data required a subject matter network to make sense of them. As a society we have some more information but are still none the wiser in knowing what to do next.

Informal Learning – the other 80%

Jay Cross

The start-up stiffed me but the paper morphed into the Informal Learning book. I’ll be leading a series of master classes on informal learning and working smarter in Europe. Informal Learning – the other 80%. Informal learning is effective because it is personal.

Networks, Information, and Complex Adaptive Systems

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

The first part is designed to be very broad, as a "view of the universe as a self-organizing information system that can, in some sense, be seen to have knowledge and to change through co-adaptation of its parts." Let''s look at what is included in this sentence: It''s a ''view of the universe'' that is self-organizing that is an information system that can be seen to. The key turn in this sentence occurs in the next phrase, the one depicting the universe as an information system.

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Want Results? Champion the Informal

Jay Cross

We have an information explosion. I first heard about informal learning was at a conference in Orlando, Florida, a dozen years ago. The scientists discovered than over 80% of the way people learned their jobs was informal. Learning happens in social networks.

Can Facebook-informed algorithms know you better than your mother?

Ross Dawson

The post Can Facebook-informed algorithms know you better than your mother? appeared first on Trends in the Living Networks. Future of humanity Marketing Social media Social networks

network management protocols

Harold Jarche

My principle of network management is an update of the principle of scientific management put forth by F.W. Based on this format, I have proposed the following principle for work in a post-industrial network society.

Pulling informal learning

Harold Jarche

Informal learning is mostly Pull. They are also more in control of who Pushes to them, through social networks and other sources of online information. Networked sense-making frameworks like PKM can give more control over one’s learning. Informal Learning

the network era trinity

Harold Jarche

Governance, business, and learning models are moving from centralized control to network-centric foundations. For instance, coalition governments are increasing in frequency, businesses are organizing in value networks, and collaborative and connected learning is becoming widespread.

The role of informal social networks in building organizational creativity and innovation

Ross Dawson

For the last decade I have examined and applied social network analysis in and across organizations, for example in large professional firms , technology purchase decision-making , high-performance personal networks , and other applications. Social networks Uncategorized

principles of networked management

Harold Jarche

At Red Hat, the enterprise IT company, “managers focus on opportunities, not score-keeping” ‘We also rely on associates’ peers and communities to informally assess how people perform.

diverse networks, strong relationships

Harold Jarche

Being engaged with a diverse network of people who share their knowledge makes for more effective workers. Understanding how to do this becomes a key business skill in the network era. “We Sharing complex knowledge requires trusted professional relationships.

Network thinking

Harold Jarche

Tweet Curtis Ogden at The Interaction Institute provides a very good summary of the differences between network-centric and hierarchy-centric thinking, called Network Thinking : Adaptability instead of control.

creating resilient knowledge networks

Harold Jarche

Knowledge catalysts have diverse knowledge networks from which to seek knowledge. These networks are part of their filters. Catalysts can change the dynamics of a network. None of this happens quickly but over time we can create resilient knowledge networks, one role at a time.

Open Learning, Open Networks

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Adapted from a talk given March 9, 2017, at the State University of New York in Syracuse, this essay describes several key innovations shaping the future of open learning: distributed social networks, cloud infrastructures and virtualization, immersive reality, and personal learning environments.

Informal rule of thumb

Harold Jarche

Studies show that informal learning accounts for between 70 and 95% of workplace learning [USBLS: 70%; Raybould: 95%; EDC: 70%; CapitalWorks: 75%; OISE: 70%; eLG: 70%; Allen Tough: 80%]. According to Gary, as much as 95% of workplace learning is informal. Informal Learning

learning in the network era

Harold Jarche

Here are some thoughts on personal and social learning in the network era. By extending the borders of work, through communities of practice and social networks, we can support social learning. diverse networks, strong relationships. Informal Learning Learning NetworkedLearning

network learning cities

Harold Jarche

The network form, the fourth to mature, serves to connect dispersed groups and individuals so that they may coordinate and act conjointly. This is also bringing tensions between the old Tribal, Institutional, and Market forms against the emerging Network form. ” The Network Era.

organizing for the network era

Harold Jarche

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. The network era, with digital electric communications, changes this. Principle of Network Management.

Restoring the Network of Bloggers

David Weinberger

While social networking sites like Facebook maintain a centralized, closed network of people, FOAF enables open, decentralized social networks to emerge. Your FOAF file lists who you consider to be in your social network — your friends, family, colleagues, acquaintances, etc. It can also contain other information, such as your interests. This would make it easier for blogging aggregators to gather and present networks of bloggers.

networked unlearning

Harold Jarche

Today, we can easily connect to networks that offer diverse views. Social media can facilitate the sharing of tacit knowledge through conversations to inform the collaborative development of emergent work practices. There is no such thing as information overload.

Management in Networks

Harold Jarche

In networks, cooperation is more important than collaboration. They cannot see the potential of social networks for enabling sense-making and knowledge-sharing. But the new reality is that networks are the new companies. Knowledge networks differ from company hierarchies.

Networks, networks, networks

Harold Jarche

It is within this context that one has to consider the business value of social networks, and their impact in helping people better connect with each other, and build sustaining relationships that enhance knowledge flows and innovation. To conclude: a major reason why traditional intranets fail today’s knowledge workers is that all information they provide access to is produced with a push-based production model. A Man with a PhD: Natural selection: networks & diversity.

Organising Modern Learning & Networking Events

Jane Hart

This workshop looks at how to organise 4 different types of learning and networking events that use experiential, participative, collaborative and technology-supported approaches. Week 3: Networking Events. for more information.

networked knowledge triad

Harold Jarche

Informal Structure – Influence – Social Leadership. This model of structure, power, and leadership reflects how knowledge flows in a networked society and economy. If you have a large and diverse social (Connectivity) network, everything else will fall into place.

Network Era Fluency

Harold Jarche

Today, it’s all about networks, something you were most likely not taught about in school. What happens as we become a quadriform society (Tribes +Institutions +Markets +Networks)? Big data is also networked data. We need network fluency.

Network Learning

Harold Jarche

The big change is not the technology per se , but the underlying structure of web technologies: the network. However, they are quite different in a network. In a network, connections matter as much, if not more than content. Sharing knowledge produces network effects.

Network Learning: Working Smarter

Harold Jarche

Tweet “In the period ahead of us, more important than advances in computer design will be the advances we can make in our understanding of human information processing – of thinking, problem solving, and decision making…” ~ Herbert Simon, Economics Nobel-prize winner (1968).

a network perspective

Harold Jarche

The three overlapping circles of the network learning model – social networks, communities of practice, work teams – have been described by Patti Anklam as three network types – connectivity, alignment, productivity.

Informal learning, the 95% solution

Harold Jarche

Tweet Informal learning is not better than formal training; there is just a whole lot more of it. Supporting informal learning at work is not as clear-cut as something like ISD. Today there is no agreed-upon informal learning design methodology. Informal Learning

Network Era Skills

Harold Jarche

It is only through innovative and contextual methods, the self-selection of the most appropriate tools and work conditions, and willing cooperation, that more productive work can be assured in the network era. Developing these skills, like adding value to information, takes time and practice.

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network management update

Harold Jarche

You cannot manage a network. As networks become the dominant organizational form, the way we think about management has to change, as well as the way those in positions of authority try to influence others. Others need to see what we are contributing to the network.

Fuelled by Informal learning

Harold Jarche

This interconnected world sure makes it easy to learn informally though. Whether it’s news or education, we have the networks that can help us figure things out. Informal LearningTweet I’ve had a crash course in nuclear physics this week.

Social networks require ownership

Harold Jarche

So Gartner states that only 10% of social networking roll-outs succeed. Social media, and social networks, change the way we communicate. While people may say it’s not about the technology, unfortunately that’s where a large share of the budget goes in social network initiatives.

Digital Learning Research Network (dLRN)

George Siemens

I’m happy to announce the formation of the digital Learning Research Network (dLRN), funded by a $1.6m A second aspect of innovation for this grant will result in the development of a network of partner universities who are focused on increasing participation from sectors of society that currently are not entering higher education. Higher education is digitizing. All aspects of it, including administration, teaching/learning, and research.

The Untold Costs of Social Networking

Luis Suarez

Little did we know that, fast forward to 2016, all of those networking activities would come with a really high price tag: your own data in unwanted hands. We, human beings, have got an inner urge to wanting to belong to a group, a tribe, a team, a community, a network, you name it.

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Networked Professional Development

Harold Jarche

It can sometimes be difficult to see oneself as a node in multiple networks, as opposed to a more conventional position within an organizational hierarchy. But network thinking can fundamentally change our view of hierarchical relationships.