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The 9 kinds of context that will define contextual search

Ross Dawson

One of the many topics I discussed was the rise of contextual search. Looking back over the last decade, I think it’s fair to say that the search experience has not evolved much. Country, town, and proximity to points of interest including shops, informing what is accessible.

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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. By the close of the workshop, you will be able to… understand what informal learning is, how it works, why it’s important. Informal Learning Just Jay

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.

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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Musing on Google’s Power Searching Course and marketing

Jay Cross

Today I completed Google’s Power Searching Course. Do I know any more about search than I did ten days ago? You can narrow a search by date. Previously I approached Google searches much like looking something up in an encyclopedia or dictionary.

[2b2k] [berkman] Alison Head on how students seek information

David Weinberger

Alison Head, who is at the Berkman Center and the Library Information Lab this year, but who is normally based at U of Washington’s Info School, is giving a talk called “Modeling the Information-Seeking Process of College Students.” Omitting key information.

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

Ross Dawson

Search the relationship networks in your organization to find future creative leaders.

How to evaluate social and informal learning

Jay Cross

Profiles enable members of the community to search for answers to questions, to expertise, and to the wisdom of experience. Value network analysis could yield economic information that social network analysis fails to cover.

5 Reasons Why Activity Streams Will Save You From Information Overload

Luis Suarez

Over at Gartner , Craig Roth put together, just recently, a rather thought provoking blog post where he is questioning whether Activity Streams are heading in the very same direction as our Inboxes have been heading over the course of time; that one of Information Overload.

Information, Money and Related Subjects

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Given this intangible character of money, it is not surprising that major advances in information technologies have in turn led to major advances in the way we deal with money and payments. Money is continuing its centuries old transformation from being embodied in objects with intrinsic value, like gold and silver, to being nothing more than information in the digital wallets of our mobile devices as well as in our digital accounts someplace out there in the cloud.

Search

Tony Karrer

This post likely will be quite a bit different because I'm convinced that most people have used different search tools enough that they are pretty comfortable with their current search behaviors. Yes, I personally use Google 95%+ for searching. Search.

Informal Learning Center

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

People acquire the skills they use at work informally — talking, observing others, trial-and-error, and simply working with people in the know. Order the Informal Learning book or read a summary or download the Informal Learning Poster. What is Informal Learning?

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

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Our new big data tools have the potential to usher an information-based scientific revolution in healthcare, finance, management and a number of other human endeavors. On May 22 I attended the 2013 MIT Sloan CIO Symposium.

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[liveblog][act-tiac] A federal portal in the age of search?

David Weinberger

Federal Citizen Information Center, GSA., “In a world where everyone can search and has apps, is a web portal relevant?,” Omitting key information. Now people arrive through search. USA.gov is a platform that offers a full suite of bilingual products, built around a single structured API: information, contacts, social media, etc. Someone has a general idea, but not informed enough to search. Sarah Crane , Dir.,

Too Much Information or a Skills Gap

Tony Karrer

Too Much Information) (found via Stephen Downes ). Information Overload and Learning.” Jonah Lehrer suggests the danger of too much information is “it can actually interfere with understanding.” Wesley Fryer discusses How are you dealing with TMI?

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

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

turns a perfect event into time- and space- independent mode - make optimal use of current technology for recording, storage, distribution, etc - provide added value: replay, searching, browsing, etc. 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.

Learning in the workplace

Harold Jarche

Notice that these are all informal. Search the Social Web using search engines (solve problems). Put together resources on how to search. You may be surprised how few people know how to search effectively. Informal Learning

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Price of Real Learning going from $2.99 to $6.99

Jay Cross

Becoming a search ninja. Real Learning diy DIY learning informal learning jay cross real learning social learningThe price of the pdf version of Real Learning will increase from $2.99 to $6.99 on October 25th, a week from today. Buy enough for your team now. At $2.99

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Organizational Learning in the Network Era

Harold Jarche

Searching the Web and social media. ConnectedEnterprise Informal Learning SocialLearning

Conversation Searches

Tony Karrer

What are Conversation Searches? I often present around my Information Radar tools and methods, particularly my use of an RSS Reader. During those presentations, I'll mention what are sometimes called "vanity searches." These searches look for any mention of your name, company, URLs across blogs and other sites. For me, these searches primarily allow me to see what people are saying in response to something that I've put out there.

[internet librarian] Search tools

David Weinberger

Gary Price from Infodocket is moderating a panel on what’s new in search. Omitting key information. The first speaker is from Blekko.com , which he says “is thought of as the third search engine” in the US market. “You don’t want your health information to come from some blog.” ” When you search for “kate spade” you get authenticated Kate Spade fashion stuff.

Visual Aids for Search

Harold Jarche

It’s a quick way to get an understanding of what makes up a field of practice or a subject area and here are two examples: Tags: Informal Learning Just when you think you know what you’re doing on the Web, along comes another tool.

Twitter as Search Engine or Community Seed

Nancy White

Twitter as a search engine. But I never really conceptualized it as search. First, I searched for something for me. But you have to have a question in mind to make the search meaningful beyond curiosity. On the information side I found: SavingEveryday : Off to work!

In Defense of Data Centrism

Martijn Linssen

Home About Complexity Reading List Knowledge Management Reading List In Defense of Data Centrism John 0 comments Education System Dec 23 In the never ending search to know “what works,” we have a few choices. Yes, we can do both, but levers must be informed and confirmed by data.

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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).

Awareness

Harold Jarche

Information search. Expert Search. Formal & Informal Learning. Information organization. Service search. Informal Learning PKM WirearchyTweet Part of Personal Knowledge Management is seeking sources of knowledge (Seek-Sense-Share).

Meatware based search

Euen Semple

One the most powerful uses of the large forum we had within the BBC was as a way of finding information. Being able to ask tens of thousands of staff where to find the information you needed and say why you needed it and then having people suggest documents which from their perspective met your need and point to them with a URL was very powerful. Contextual colour and human interpretation trump technology based search every time.

We need more sandboxes

Harold Jarche

Informal learning environments tolerate failure better than schools. For that, we have a robust informal learning system that eschews grades, takes all comers, and is available even on holidays and weekends. Courses were available on how to write a resume or how to search for a job.

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Design for Search

Tony Karrer

Most of our activity is looking up information, so the most common use case is search, evaluate, keep, organize. The rest search and get straight there. Interesting post by Donald Clark that points to a BCC article - Web users 'getting more selfish'. The article is a bit over the top in terms of headline, but it's main point is: people are becoming much less patient when they go online.

5 Reasons Why Activity Streams Will Save Your From Information Overload

Luis Suarez

Over at Gartner , Craig Roth put together, just recently, a rather thought provoking blog post where he is questioning whether Activity Streams are heading in the very same direction as our Inboxes have been heading over the course of time; that one of Information Overload.

Peeragogy

Jay Cross

Intro: If you want to learn how to fix a pipe, solve a partial differential equation, write software, you are seconds away from know-how via YouTube, Wikipedia and search engines. Informal Learning Web 2.0The Peeragogy Handbook. How to Use this Handbook.

Beyond Search - REAP

Tony Karrer

via Jack Vinson's post Knowledge workers do more than search , found the article: Beyond Search is REAP. The point is that searching is really just the beginning for most activities. From the post: Beyond Search is REAP - Retrieve, Extract, Arrange, Present. We're still not there with the deeper tools and the whole experience we desire for truly reaping the value from all that's available to us on the Internet.

Learning is (still) conversation

Harold Jarche

Other top-rated methods include the use of (external) search engines; trial & error; informal on-the-job instruction; and professional reading. Here’s a quote from Jay’s book on Informal Learning : Conversations. Tags: Informal Learning InternetTime

Information Radar

Tony Karrer

You need information radar that continuously scans for new, quality information that you should be aware of. Information Addiction Let me start this topic with a word of caution. This reaction causes you to seek more information.

Search - Implications on Knowledge Work

Tony Karrer

This post was sparked by a couple of recent articles: Babson Knowledge: How Google Plans to Change the Scope of Googling (And Why Information and Knowledge Workers Should Care). InfoWorld: Reinventing the Intranet These articles point out what we already know: It is generally easier to find stuff that is in the mass of public information than it is to find stuff inside our own corporations. But, likely, you are at fault as well, after all, What desktop search are you using?

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.

This blog is closing…

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

I started this blog when Informal Learning was released, November 10, 2006. The informal learning meme has gone mainstream. Informal learning is more important than ever. The Internet Time Search box will continue to cover both blogs. Informal Learning

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Searching for Expertise - LinkedIn Answers

Clark Quinn

I need information faster than that. Yesterday I created a screen cast on LinkedIn for Finding Expertise. Today, I saw a post on our Free - Web 2.0 for Learning Professionals where someone said: I am currently trying to find a SME experienced with Moodle (a CMS/LMS) and WizIQ (synchronous web class technology). I posted a query about this to several of the groups that I've joined on LinkedIn and have received about a dozen responses so far.

Mark Zuckerberg no longer a social norm

Martijn Linssen

What kind of information do they want to share more, and of course, what kind do they want to share less? Business or Pleasure? -

Peer Review vs. Search Engine Places - Quality of Information in a Web 2.0 Sources

Tony Karrer

that discusses whether: scholars would choose (1) to have their work published in the premier journal in their field or (2) to have that work regularly come up on the first screen in an appropriate Google search Having gone through a PhD process and having been in academia for 11 years where you needed to "publish" - this is a really interesting question to me. which comes up first in the Google search of eLearning 2.0. Interesting article from EDUCAUSE Review, vol. 41, no.