hyper-connected pattern seeking
DECEMBER 11, 2012
From a recent post by the BBC : Crucial in surviving all of these unpredictable variables is the use of network design tools – software suites that can simulate what happens at the point of disaster. The Principles of Networked Unmanagement provide an initial framework.
Network Era Skills
MAY 28, 2014
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. This is where enterprise social networks have helped organizational learning.
Principles of Networked Unmanagement
OCTOBER 14, 2012
In networks, cooperation trumps collaboration. As we shift to a networked economy, our organizational frameworks have to change. No one has the definitive answer any more but we can use the intelligence of our networks to make sense together and see how we can influence desired results.
If Your Enterprise Social Network Is a Ghost Town It’s Probably Due To Your Corporate Culture
MAY 29, 2015
We deployed our enterprise social network last year, but it’s a ghost town. They’re windowless and the carpets look as though designers around the world have colluded with one another to see who can come up with the most bizarre patterns possible.
Everything’s Coming Up Networks (except learning)
FEBRUARY 8, 2012
Sloan Management Review has a great interview with Andy McAfee on What Sells CEOs on Social Networking. ” They understand the power of weak ties in enterprise social networks. David describes leadership as an emergent property of an organizational network.
A Crash Course in Design Thinking for Network Leadership Skills
OCTOBER 7, 2014
Last month, I participated in a Design Thinking Lab with network leadership practitioners convened by the Leadership Learning Community. The session was an introduction to design thinking methods and to generate ideas for instructional modules for networked leadership development.
What Networks Have In Common
Stephen Downes: Half an Hour
MARCH 5, 2011
Jones ask s, "Does connectivism conflate or equate the knowledge/connections with these two levels (“neuronal” and “networked”)? knowledge of patterns, systems, ecologies, and other features that arise from the recognition of interactions of these entities with each other (There is an increasing effect of context-sensitivity across these three types of knowledge. Is 'networked knowledge' the same as 'public knowledge'? while networks are defined in terms of the interactions.
Informal learning patterns
Jay Cross's Informal Learning
JUNE 26, 2009
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
Human Sensor Networks… the ultimate executive coach
MARCH 5, 2013
As we provide her with feedback on the course one request that came from Dave was to include some information on what we are calling “human sensor networks” Now having an engineering background myself, I’m very comfortable with technical jargon and I often make references to human systems using terms more common in technical environments. The use of SenseMaker® is delivering valuable patterns of meta-data to make the lessons learning and culture programs effective.
Social Networking: The Benefits Outweigh the Constraints
AUGUST 24, 2012
If you sit in the average conference room with, say 40, executives from both the public and private sector and enthuse them about the power, speed and, indeed, empowerment of social networking, you have all the heads nodding in seconds. There are few people out there who think this is all a flash in the pan, and fewer still who fail to recognise the real shifts in communication patterns which are occurring. Social networking slots neatly into this model.
TNP 8. Associationism: Inferential Processes
Stephen Downes: Half an Hour
MARCH 21, 2009
Associationism: Inferential Processes A. This set of connections can be represented by a vector which displays the pattern of connectivity which activates the unit in question. We produce abstractions by processing conscious input. This is not a rule-governed process.
Collective intelligence patterns
DECEMBER 10, 2008
social networking can facilitate work, to actually analyze and distill some underlying principles. 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.
A social interaction pattern language 2 of 2
Jay Cross's Informal Learning
FEBRUARY 8, 2010
We can support processes that empower people, or processes that prevent them from taking charge of their own lives. We can spread skills for solid group process as deeply and broadly as possible, or we can horde knowledge. I spent part of yesterday and today writing patterns.
OCTOBER 6, 2010
Tweet I mentioned in my last post that the term “personal knowledge management ( PKM ) does not adequately describe the sense-making process that I attribute to it. The big change is not the technology per se , but the underlying structure of web technologies: the network.
How We Know
Stephen Downes: Half an Hour
APRIL 22, 2017
This recognition is not based on any particular rule or principle, not based on any essential features, not based on any inferential process. Recognition is a property of neural networks, and this is what explains why you recognize, why it's involuntary, and why it's not based on any rule or principle. Your previous experiences seeing your mother have over time resulted in the growth of an associated pattern of connectivity in your neural network (ie.,
Machine Learning and Knowledge Discovery
FEBRUARY 27, 2017
It’s enabled the construction of AI algorithms that can be trained with lots and lots of sample inputs, which are subsequently applied to difficult AI problems like language translation and natural language processing.
DECEMBER 16, 2015
It was her work on value network analysis [PDF] that particularly influenced my thinking. Only through the power of value networks can we address our complex issues – together – and create a more hopeful future.” – Verna Allee. “A Image: Value Network Analysis by Patti Anklam.
Play, Learn, Work
JULY 25, 2013
In my last post I mentioned Nollind Whachel’s sense-making process: Connect = producing content. Empower = making sense of content patterns. Inspire = leap of logic, the patterns form a story, you see the bigger picture.
Engaging Knowledge Artisans
SEPTEMBER 24, 2014
For example, working and learning out loud in online social networks significantly change the flow of knowledge and influence power structures. Pattern sensing becomes all important. A new language of working in digital networks and communities must be mastered.
a new business ideology
OCTOBER 25, 2016
The following table shows how ideas, technology, organizations, and institutions are changing as we enter a network economy. Intangible knowledge exchanges include strategic information, planning knowledge, process knowledge, technical know-how, collaborative design, policy development, etc.,
mastery and models
MARCH 1, 2017
These disciplines have influenced my professional work which is based on individuals taking control of their learning and professional development and actively engaging in social networks and communities of practice. Building a diverse network of colleagues is helpful in this regard.
gamers, artists, and citizens
MARCH 4, 2017
They learn from these mistakes and look for patterns. While we cannot all be computer geeks, we live in a computer-driven network age. It is learning through communities of practice and knowledge networks, which we have to engage with to make collective sense. Gamers.
What have we learned so far?
APRIL 29, 2014
Personal Knowledge Mastery ( PKM ): A set of processes, individually constructed, to help each of us make sense of our world and work more effectively. PKM workshops have helped people develop their own process of seeking, sense-making, and sharing.
All things to all people
JULY 24, 2013
In that post, Jeff Roach described G+ as “ a network that looks like Facebook (media rich) but functions more like twitter (streams etc) but is more friendly to conversations and sharing than both of them. One social network, mine, is enough for me.
Artificial Intelligence or Intelligence Augmentation
APRIL 12, 2017
In one of my networks, a recent conversation has been on Artificial Intelligence (AI) vs Intelligence Augmentation (IA). It triggered some thoughts that I penned to them and thought I’d share here [notes to clarify inserted with square brackets like this]: As context, I’m an AI ‘groupie’, and was a grad student at UCSD when Rumelhart and McClelland were coming up with PDP (parallel distributed processing, aka connectionist or neural networks).
innovation means learning at work
MARCH 3, 2015
Innovation has been described as a combination of observing; questioning; experimenting; and networking. The challenge for distributed teams and organizations is to find ways of understanding what is happening throughout the system and ensuring it is communicated within the network.
Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: Process versus Practice
MAY 7, 2005
In the course of his announcement, Ken made some observations that touch on some broader patterns emerging in the enterprise software business: When I sat down with Joe to talk about JotSpot, I was a bit skeptical of serving the enterprise.
Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: Patterns of Business Innovation in China and India
AUGUST 21, 2005
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.
Language Learning - an Exemplar of the 70:20:10 Approach?
JUNE 27, 2016
These also drive our learning patterns. This memory speeds up recognition of sounds in the learner's native language and can be detected as a pattern of brain waves, even in a sleeping baby. Humans are an incredibly inquisitive and extremely social species.
The Seek > Sense > Share Framework
FEBRUARY 10, 2014
Personal knowledge management is a set of processes, individually constructed, to help each of us make sense of our world and work more effectively. Building a network of colleagues is helpful in this regard. Good curators are valued members of knowledge networks.
Learning in the workplace – in less than four minutes
JUNE 22, 2011
At the International Conference on eLearning in the Workplace , I talked with Sid Slover, the founder of Learn It Live.
The transition to networked accountability
MAY 29, 2009
L&D strategically aligned = a collaborative member of (a) Network(s). It is evident that there is greater freedom either as a tribe or in a network, while institutions and markets restrict freedom.
always something to learn
SEPTEMBER 1, 2015
Consciousness concerns itself only with the most meaningful mental constructions and is ever hungry to build new patterns over existing architectures. This is the core network, incredibly densely connected together, both internally and across major regions throughout the brain.
Enterprise 2.0 transition
SEPTEMBER 27, 2012
The discussions focused on how and in what manner OD and HR can support adoption & transformation processes. Perhaps the largest obstacle for OD/HR at this time is that few in this field understand the nature of networks. transition process? transformation process?
Ensuring knowledge flow through narration
FEBRUARY 10, 2013
As with knowledge artisans , many learners now own their knowledge-sharing networks. Today, content capture and creation tools let people tell their own stories and weave these together to share in their networks. Narration of work in social networks is flow.
Learning as a Network
MAY 7, 2009
Mohamed Amine Chatti extends the framework on personal knowledge networks with his post on Learning as a Network (follow link for graphic): The Learning as a Network (LaaN) perspective draws together some of the concepts behind double-loop learning and connectivism. It starts from the learner and views learning as the continuous creation of a personal knowledge network (PKN).
a need for empathy
OCTOBER 8, 2016
About three years ago I sat in a house in Colombia taking with friends about the dangers to the peace process of the referendum being rejected. We have show the way in which patterns of meaning can emerge from that material and the persuasive power of narrative matched with numbers.
The social enterprise?
MAY 31, 2011
We need better analytics that can reveal patterns and connections in information abundance that we may have missed. We need technologies that can automatically detect and raise the profile of interesting patterns within an information stream. An event collapses the information trail into a state of patterns that seem obvious. Next week, I’ll be at the Social Business Forum. I’m looking forward to meeting up again with the innovative folks at Open Knowledge.
Connectivism as Epistemology
Stephen Downes: Half an Hour
JUNE 17, 2012
Networks have always learned. Humans have always been a network (at least, since graduating from single-celled organisms). At the deepest level, the principles for stable (dynamic, learning) networks - autonomy, diversity, etc - are probably reasonably constant over different types of networks. Additionally, with the development of technology, new types of networks have come into being. To 'recognize' is a property of a successful network.
Getting to Social
FEBRUARY 12, 2012
This is the real change process enabled by social business; people will start thinking differently. Patterns emerge over time. But we need to actually use social media to understand what it’s like to be a node in a social network.