eLearning Process Survey results!

Clark Quinn

So, a few weeks ago I ran a survey asking about elearning processes*, and it’s time to look at the results (I’ve closed it). eLearning process is something I’m suggesting is ripe for change, and I thought it appropriate to see what people thoughts.

networked knowledge creates value

Harold Jarche

As we enter the network era, the dominant technology is the internet and working knowledge is distributed through professional communities. In the network era, business is changing. These networks are the modern equivalents of degrees and certificates.

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Negating the learner in the learning process

George Siemens

But why did Coursera have to try and extinquish the networks and shared work we created by pulling the plug on the forums with no notice? It makes for a messier, and sometimes chaotic, course, but it mirrors the structure of the web: distributed, networked, individualized, personal. Yesterday, a Coursera course was closed after the first week of delivery. 40,000 students were left somewhat confused. I posted a few thoughts on this on our xeducation site.

Job-Killing Processes

Martijn Linssen

I’ve been wrestling with a thought lately – if organizations are complex systems, and complex systems are continuously self-organizing, then why do we believe formal processes make these complex systems more efficient?

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 core competency for network era work

Harold Jarche

While most organizational ‘digital transformation’ initiatives focus on technology, tools, and processes, only lip service is paid to individual capability. I have learned that it takes time to build a knowledge-sharing network and develop a sense-making discipline.

network leadership = adapting to perpetual beta

Harold Jarche

A similar approach can be developed for today’s networked organizations. Leadership is an emergent property of a network in balance. In this post-information era, organizations need to really understand networks, manage for complexity, and work on building trust.

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.

What Universities Must Learn About Social Networks

Jay Cross

What Universities Must Learning About Social Networks. THE ISSUE IS NOT whether you are going to become a socially networked university but how soon. IBM describes socially networked corporations as the next step in the overall evolution of business. Networks Social Learning

Build trust, embrace networks, manage complexity

Harold Jarche

Hierarchies, simple branching networks, are obsolete. A connected enterprise starts by building a foundation of trust, embracing networks, and then managing complexity. Networks. This is why everyone, from an individual contributor to the CEO, has to understand networks.

Design the process, not the outcome

Dave Snowden

We don't design the outcome, we design the processes of interaction and monitor for emergence. Merging informal networks post merger or re-organisation. A non-narrative technique, s ocial network stimulation creates self-organising merged communities across silos.

If Your Enterprise Social Network Is a Ghost Town It’s Probably Due To Your Corporate Culture

Dan Pontefract

We deployed our enterprise social network last year, but it’s a ghost town. In part, it’s why enterprise social networks haven’t fully become a crucial component to an organization’s operating practice. enterprise social networks leadership esn

Everything’s Coming Up Networks (except learning)

Jay Cross

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.

Six roles of network management

Harold Jarche

If helping the network make better decisions is a primary role of management in the emerging economy, how does one get there? Also, the network does not have a marketing department, as everyone is responsible for connecting with our markets.

Digital Learning Research Network (dLRN)

George Siemens

The process of becoming digital has important implications for how learning occurs and how research happens and how it is shared. 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.

How Social Networking Tools Enable Heutagogy in Learning Organisations

Luis Suarez

our networks) we would want to learn with / from. Hope you enjoy the presentation, just as much as I did back then, and I still do today, as a self-empowered lifelong learner through applying heutagogy’s principles and making extensive use of social networking tools.

The Power of Networks in a Complex (Business) World

Luis Suarez

To them, social networking is just a complete waste of time. And since they are all incredibly busy and hectic processing 4 to 5 hours of email they just can’t seem to go beyond their own eyes.

[2b2k] MOOCs as networks

David Weinberger

2B2K’s answer (such as it is) is that you make a room smart by enabling its inhabitants to create a knowledge network. Such a network would at a minimum connect all the participants laterally, as well as involving the teacher It would encourage discussion of course topics, but be pleased about discussions that go off topic and engage students socially. It would encourage links within and outside of the course network.

Network walking

Harold Jarche

Tweet In Network Thinking I said that as we learn in digital networks, stock (content) loses significance, while flow (conversation) becomes more important – the challenge becomes how to continuously weave the many bits of information and knowledge that pass by us each day.

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).

Power, Networks & Freedom

Harold Jarche

You Are Not the Product: The Coming Revolution in Social Networks – by @gideonro. This idea that we are just products for advertisers pops up in lots of online conversations, a reflection of the current state of our advertising-driven social networks.

Beyond Institutions Personal Learning in a Networked World

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

The talk is called "Beyond Institutions Personal Learning in a Networked World" and I want to begin with a story that came across the wires recently and I thought was very appropriate for this venue. Here''s a model (Figure 1) of a workflow-processed employee to assist LMS selection.

The new artisans of the network era

Harold Jarche

Are knowledge workers the new artisans of the network era? An artisan is a skilled worker in a particular craft, using specialized processes, tools, and machinery. Augmented by technology, they rely on their networks and skills to solve complex problems and test new ideas.

How Do I Make Sense of Social Networking Tools

Luis Suarez

and while I will be answering the first part over the course of time with the various blog entries I’m currently drafting along, I thought for today I’d focus on trying to answer the second part: how do I make sense of social networking tools today?

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Networks and Systems

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Both of these points suggests that he doesn''t see connectivism as a network theory at all, but as something quite different. To use his own words, he sees at least some networks as systems. And systems are very different from networks. A system''s structure and behavior may be decomposed via subsystems and sub-processes to elementary parts and process steps. In a network, the nature of the part does not matter and it does not play a specific role.

Beyond Free ? Open Learning in a Networked World

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

I want to talk to you about the concept of free, the concept of open learning, the concept of networked learning in a networked world and the concept of the institution. Watters, 2014) This is a patent for setting up a regional network in the south western United States.

Using network perspectives to visualize changing culture and meaning

Ross Dawson

I’m a big fan of Tim Stock ‘s work, which weaves together a deep network perspective with a rich view of how culture is changing informed by semiotic analysis. The slides to his presentation at SXSW today on Culture Networks and the codes that drive them are available below.

a collective networked perspective

Harold Jarche

A network society needs networked models for organizing and for learning. Large scale cooperation should be the dominant model in the network era, if not we may revert back to a tribal era.

Learning to breathe in the network era

Harold Jarche

The networked workplace is the new reality. As these exceptions get addressed, some or all of the solution can get automated, and so the process evolves. Exception-handling is becoming the primary work for people in the networked workplace. PKM helps negotiate the network era.

A Few Good Tools To Manage Your Online Professional Network Connections

Beth Kanter

The last two posts I published on professional networking, “ Smart Professional Networking Online ” and “ Tidying Your Online Connections ” prompted some great discussion when I shared on Facebook. Professional Networking Flickr Image: Myles Grant.

The Power of Our Collective Professional Networks and Transdisciplinarity Learning

Beth Kanter

It was a great learning experience from both a process and content perspective. Once we mapped the network on the wall before our eyes, we reflected on the following questions: * What are the points of connection? There are two different lens to think about network mapping.

How large professional service firms are shifting to networked services and open innovation

Ross Dawson

During the evening I had a very interesting conversation with one of the regional directors about how professional service firms are tapping external networks. For over a decade I have written and spoken about the rise of networked professional services, looking at the trend for independent professionals to collaborate in order to compete with large firms. Another is that large firms need to shift both culture and processes to become better at external networks.

Business transformation: an ongoing process of shifting to more open organizations

Ross Dawson

The article opens: Transformation isn’t so much a process as a modus operandi for successful businesses in the digital age, according to Australian futurist and digital strategist Ross Dawson. However that must be deeply considered and carefully executed, creating an ongoing and, realistically, unending process of organization change. The post Business transformation: an ongoing process of shifting to more open organizations appeared first on Trends in the Living Networks.

Enterprise Social Networking Tips by Luis Suarez

Luis Suarez

Over the course of the last few years there has been one particular aspect of social networking for business that I still haven’t come to terms with throughout all of that time. Perhaps the most vocal one being one of my favourite social networking tools: Google Plus.

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[2b2k] The commoditizing and networking of facts

David Weinberger

In Wikidata you will be able to enter that information in a way that makes it processable by the computer. On the other hand, because Wikidata is doing this commoditizing in a networked space, its facts are themselves links — “referenceable facts” are both facts that can be referenced, and simultaneously facts that come with links to their own references. This is what Too Big to Know calls “networked facts.”

Why Building Resilient Networks Matter

Beth Kanter

Note from Beth: I’ve wrote about the importance of building resilience in networks given the complex and connected environment we live in today. Lessons Learned About Resilient Networks from Super Storm Sandy by Pat Brandes, Executive Director, the Barr Foundation. Networks

Thriving in networks that are smarter and faster than you are

Harold Jarche

As they grew to their current size, control processes were put in place to create efficiencies. Typical strategies of optimizing current business processes or reducing costs only marginally influence the organization’s overall performance.

Growing a Bigger Brain with a Larger Social Network

Eide Neurolearning

Monday, January 31, 2011 Growing a Bigger Brain with a Larger Social Network The bigger your social network, the bigger your brain - well, at least your amygdala. To calculate your social network, fill out the Social Network Index here.

What the network saw

Harold Jarche

As our work environments become more complex due to the speed of information transmission via ubiquitous networks, we need to adopt more flexible and less mechanistic processes to get work done.

Beyond Assessment ? Recognizing Achievement in a Networked World

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Outcomes and Process The problem is we''re confusing the outcomes of education, the test results, et cetera, with the process of education. In Europe, the European Commission has the VM Pass , a validation process based on a combination of peer review and crowd sourcing. The Achievement Standards Network is offering “open access to machine?readable They actually go through a process of selection, where real people sit down and talk to job candidates.