Patterns & significance

Dave Snowden

Another with a colleague frustrated by people talking about the validity of statistical patterns for low volume datasets and not realising that simple visualisation can enable an intelligent person who make sufficient sense to act. So let me put forward some simple statements, just short of a round dozen: The purpose of statistics is to inform human decision making.

Informal learning patterns

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Learnscaping describes a dozen learning patterns, e.g. processes that organizations are using to improve performance through networked informal learning. patterns. Both sets of patterns apply to Learnscapes, which are in essence a subset of enterprise 2.0 (a

hyper-connected pattern seeking

Harold Jarche

Workers have to be able to recognize patterns in complexity and chaos and be empowered to do something with their observations and insights. Innovative and contextual methods mean that standard processes do not work for exception-handling or identifying new patterns.

Making pretty patterns

Euen Semple

For the last few years any time anyone has asked me to predict what will be interesting in the future of the social web I have said "seeing patterns, and what we do with the patterns that we see". I have also argued consistently over the years that what matters is the ownership and interpretation of the data and patterns that we generate. If our tools create patterns that are visible to us all of us then we all learn and are able to make better decisions.

Share Best Practices - Patterns

Tony Karrer

Dodged that bullet. :) Patterns and Knowledge Work I understand the concern that when you share best practices, you may come out with very different results. Making sense generates cues and allows one to recognize patterns, both in the nature of the problem and response.

Patterns of Emergent Cities: 1. The Founder - EMERGENT CITIES

Seb Paquet

Patterns of Emergent Cities: 1. This is the first in a series of posts describing patterns that help understand the experience of building something really new, together. Next pattern: 2. social patterns. Posterous theme by Cory Watilo. EMERGENT CITIES.

Informal Learning Blog » Recognizing patterns

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Idiots, Networks and Patterns

Harold Jarche

The Physics of Finance: The more chaotic our environment & less control we have, the more we see non-existent simple patterns , or as Valdis Krebs pointed out, seeing fictitious patterns in random data is called “ apophenia &#. Igoe and Mota point out that digital manufacturing is beginning to do to manufacturing what the Internet has done to information-based goods and services. Tweet Here are some interesting things that were shared via Twitter this past week.

Informing the peace makers

Dave Snowden

One of the principles of managing a complex adaptive system is the need for fast feedback loops. In my second posting on narrative and conflict management I want to address that in the context of negotiation.

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Blog Post Updates - Effective Pattern?

Tony Karrer

Now I've got a couple of additional things to add to this information, and it raises a question that I often face: What do you do when you have an update to a prior post? Just go back and update the original post with the additional information and create a post to say to go look at that for the information. If you want information on that there's only one place to go. And my belief is that they will not click unless the information is really valuable.

Wikipatterns - A Pattern to Emulate

Tony Karrer

Found this via a post on EdTechPost: Wikipatterns It provides patterns for various roles and adoption patterns. What's great beyond just finding out about Wikis is the beauty of how the information is presented - as patterns. FAQs are a great tool, patterns applied like this is also a good tool

Collective intelligence patterns

Clark Quinn

In his presentation on The Landscape of Collective Intelligence, he comes up with four characteristics of design patterns (or genes, as he calls them): What (strategy), Who (staffing), How (structure & process), & Why (incentives/alignment). This is a really nice systematic breakdown into patterns tied to real examples. The implications for informal learning are obvious, I’ll have to think more about formal learning.

How to support informal learning

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Cross is a champion of informal learning, Web 2.0, They are currently refining informal/web 2.0 His published works include Informal Learning : Rediscovering the Natural Pathways that Inspire Innovation and Performance as well as other books and countless articles. Interview.

Information fertiliser

Euen Semple

Thought you might enjoy this paragraph from the chapter in my book exhorting people to resist tidying up their information: Finding the good stuff is one of the functions of bloggers. Information rag and bone men who curate the weak signal and the long tail. Seeing patterns in the small, the marginal, the messy. Why not apply this to information and knowledge?

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The Science of Information-based Predictions

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Silver, on the another hand, views information-based predictions, including political forecasting, as a scientific discipline. The exponential growth in information is sometime seen as a cure-all, as computers were in the 1970s.

Allen Tough, informal learning pioneer

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

And the other 80% was informal. Tags: Informal Learning innovation Allen Tough, a brief talk at the 3rd New Approaches to Lifelong Learning (NALL) Conference. Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada. February 19, 1999.

Information ecologies

Dave Snowden

I was part of a small but select group discussing the information ecology of crisis management. Agencies appear to help, the military (local and/or foreign) will be involved but never on a common pattern. There was a general recognition that the old style information centric knowledge management approach would not work (although many government agencies are going down that path). An interesting day yesterday in New York.

Information shadows and spimes

Dave Gray

Information shadows and spimes , originally uploaded by dgray_xplane. In his book Smart Things , Mike Kuniavsky talks about the information shadow as an essential element of a smart thing.

The right information is not enough

Harold Jarche

There is quite a bit of research on the significant value of making the right information available to the right person at the right time – and quite a bit of research shows clearly that Enterprise Search has a direct impact on the success of organizations.

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Toward a Pattern Language for Enterprise 2.0 : Andrew McAfee’s Blog

Andy McAfee

Andrew McAfee’s Blog The Business Impact of IT Home Home RSS Search Toward a Pattern Language for Enterprise 2.0 June 10 2009 Comments to this post A Pattern Language , published in 1979 by Christopher Alexander and his colleagues, was a landmark book in architecture that also became a landmark in other fields like computer science ; one review called it “The decade’s best candidate for a permanently important book.&# First is a set of patterns where 2.0

Informal, Social, Wirearchical Business

Harold Jarche

The shift can be seen in daily events and in the ways peoples’ working lives and behaviours are changing, in the ways they are becoming more or less well-informed, and in consumption patterns for much of what they are buying and using. In a networked, information-based environment, shareholders value brand, reputation, ideas, relationships and know-how. Our thinking comes from experience, critical observation and forward-thinking assumptions based on patterns and trends.

Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: Patterns of Business Innovation in China and India

John Hagel

From a strategist’s viewpoint, though, what I miss in such coverage is any deep analysis of the patterns of business innovation that might help to explain the explosive growth in both economies or the implications for Western companies.

New Tools Beget Revolutions: Big Data and the 21st Century Information-based Society

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The third panelist, Professor of Finance Andrew Lo , is looking at data from banks, hedge funds, insurance companies, sovereign funds and other financial institutions to see if he can detect patterns that could alerts us to the potential for another financial crisis.

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Interesting Information via eLearning Learning

Tony Karrer

Again, I'll be curious to see if people find patterns in this information. David Fair - Learning Journeys Talk to him about graphics ( PNG , JPG ) and staying organized ( Tagging , Information Overload ). We've implemented a few features in the eLearning Learning Community. You can see the first feature by visiting the site and clicking around on terms.

Contents of the informal cloud book

Jay Cross

Work Smarter: Informal Learning Enters the Cloud. Informal Learning , 2, 6, 33, 41, 97, 98, 103, 104, 126, 127, 129, 179, 183, 187. patterns, 26, 27, 60, 68, 70, 72, 125, 174, 182. 19.95. Index. ADDIE, 22, 23, 102, 106. Allen Interactions, 106. Andrew McAfee, 121.

Jay’s latest book focuses on social & informal learning in the cloud

Jay Cross

Subtitled Informal Learning in the Cloud , this edition focuses on social learning and implementing web 2.0 What can we do to improve this informal learning?…23. Techniques and Patterns…24. Informal Learning …36. Genesis of the Informal Learning Poster …37. Techniques and Patterns …174. Informal Learning Popular Web 2.0The January 2010 Edition of Working Smarter was released today.

Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: Retailers and Customers

John Hagel

Almost a decade ago, I detected an intriguing pattern regarding the unbundling and rebundling of firms (purchase unfortunately required). Of course, the pace and trajectory of unbundling (and related rebundling) differs across industries and geographies – the patterns are complex and fractal.

The Information Diet: Not Just A Book, A Movement For Conscious Consumption of Information

Beth Kanter

I’ve been curating resources and teaching workshops on the topic of information coping skills for a couple of years. This was in the era before Facebook and there was far less information available compared today. (My To encourage consumption of local information.

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An informal chat about hard data

Mind Hacks

It’s a remarkably comprehensive analysis that looks not only at science publication but how it relates to our regular patterns of social communication.

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Bad titles and the need for theory to inform practice

Dave Snowden

On the other hand if the first person writes their guess on the wipe board by the side of the jar then subsequent individuals will start to bracket the first guess, and you will get an emergent dominant pattern and almost certainly the wrong answer. Theory should always inform practice. The question of surveys, and employee engagement has been buzzing around the ActKM listserv and more recently the use of Wisdom of Crowds came up. Both positive and negative comments ensued.

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The Form of Informal - 2

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Responding to Tony Karrer, More on the Form of Informal What do you think the meaning of the word 'dictating' is? Patterns are repeated in the shapes of the trees, the shapes of the leaves. Rather, some types of structure tend toward 'informal', while other types of structure tend toward 'formal'. And some very informal instruction - such as a 'how-to' manual - can be a job aid. Some types of structure are formal, others are informal.

Notes from Information Technology Based Higher Education and Training ITHET 2013, Antalya

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Camtasia - problem is it destroys the object-base of presented media & symbolic information VCR recording - done in background through projector - you don''t need software on the presentation computer - eg. matterhorn open source lecture capture - object information is lost Object-based - object remains intact, can be searched, etc - but you need dedicated recording and replay software - eg.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): "Understanding individual human mobility patterns" (nature article)

Mark Oehlert

eLearning Guilds Summer Seminar Series » June 19, 2008 "Understanding individual human mobility patterns" (nature article) ( link ) Cautionary Note: Id like to read this article but dont really want to drop $32 for the privilege. This inherent similarity in travel patterns could impact all phenomena driven by human mobility, from epidemic prevention to emergency response, urban planning and agent-based modelling."

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Wikipatterns: A How-To Site on Driving the Adoption of Wikis Within Your Organization

Mark Oehlert

A collection of patterns and anti-patterns (or actually resistance patterns) for moving forward with Wikis within your organization.

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A Slow Community Movement? | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

A good community manager must be able to skip around, see patterns, scan the whole and then discern if and where to intervene in the system. If you are looking for information about me or my company, click on the "About Full Circle" tab at the top of the site.

Experimentation: chocolate cakes and communicators | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

What gets us moving beyond our customary habits and patterns? Viv McWaters on 29 Sep 2008 at 8:48 pm Hi Nancy Synchronicity does it for me every time – wakes me up when I start seeing a pattern.

Wayne Sutton: how people use social media | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Same pattern, methinks. If you are looking for information about me or my company, click on the "About Full Circle" tab at the top of the site. Home About Full Circle Contact Resources Wiki Full Circus Full Circle Associates connections for a changing world, online and offline… Aug 31 2008 Wayne Sutton: how people use social media Published by Nancy White at 3:42 pm under events , social media Good quote.

deliberate practice

Harold Jarche

In this way, new patterns can be sensed, especially through exposure to external social networks. To promote deliberate practice, the organization has to reduce barriers to sharing tacit ( implicit ) knowledge and encourage informal learning while working.

Ask Idealware: Solutions for Tagging and Archiving a Discussion List | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

It also made me realize that this was yet another thing contributing to my recent pattern of “not getting to blogging.&# Will people go back and use the archived and tagged material, or will they follow the age old pattern of just asking again? If you are looking for information about me or my company, click on the "About Full Circle" tab at the top of the site.

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learn like a gamer

Harold Jarche

They learn from these mistakes and look for patterns. Informal Learning WorkLearning is the new literacy. Personal computers are just one example. We buy new ones every few years. Operating systems change. Programs change, get replaced, or become obsolete.

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Sense-making

Harold Jarche

The term personal knowledge management (PKM) isn’t about management in a business sense but rather how we can manage to make sense of information and experience in our electronic surround. Knowledge – connecting information to experience (know what, know who, know how).

Critical thinking in the organization

Harold Jarche

Tags: Informal Learning Wirearchy Work PKM

Network Learning

Harold Jarche

As Stephen Downes wrote, “In a chaotic environment, knowledge is nothing more than pattern recognition.&#. Network learning helps with pattern recognition and we need to develop shared mental models of networks to get out of our command & control organizational mindsets.