Pattern Learning and the Brain

Eide Neurolearning

The brain is a pattern-recognition machine, after all, and when focused properly, it can quickly deepen a person’s grasp of a principle, new studies suggest. Expertise at pattern recognition is a very different brain-based process than expertise at rule-based learning or a motor skill.

How We Learned to Prosper Using Fewer Resources

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

It’s about time,” writes Andrew McAfee in the Introduction to his new book, More from Less : The Surprising Story of How We Learned to Prosper Using Fewer Resources - and What Happens Next. In recent years we’ve seen a different pattern emerge: the pattern of more from less.”.

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Patterns emerge over time

Harold Jarche

The patience to watch patterns emerge over time is almost non-existent, though it’s what I’ve been able to do as a freelancer, and perhaps less engagement on a job site is part of the future of work.

Connective Knowledge and Open Resources

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

The CCK08 course and all the other courses we have developed since have been based on open educational resources (OERs). From your web & blog, we found you were a passionate advocate of OER, can you share with us your first experience about open online educational resource? I knew about open educational resources before anyone knew what the term meant. In another sense, the major elements are: - The course participants, including the instructor - Resources.

A social interaction pattern language 2 of 2

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

A group is working to develop a pattern language for group process. A Pattern Language is an attempt to express the deeper wisdom of what brings aliveness within a particular field of human endeavor, through a set of interconnected expressions arising from that wisdom. RESOURCES.

The Role of Open Educational Resources in Personal Learning

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

I have a challenging presentation ahead, one that I thinkwill make you think, I hope will make you think, and rethink just what it is that we’re up to when we take resources like this presentation, and thepictures and the words and all of that, and put them online or present them ina Connect workshop, what it is that’s happening there, what it is that we’re upto. So, the argument for open educational resources is simply:networks need openness in order to function.

New Resource for Nonprofits: The Data Playbook – Practices for Purpose-Driven Work

Beth Kanter

There are more and more resources and opportunities for nonprofit professionals seeking to learn about how to use measurement and data. You will also find a well-curated resource toolkit that includes articles, books, tools, and resources.

Innogive Conference Panel Resources: Mobile is the Needle, Social is the Thread

Beth Kanter

focusing on how information consumption patterns are changing in light of these two technological developments. They tracked the patterns of usage of the mobile site against donation volume data by location. Lots more resources on responsive web design: - [link].

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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Making Data Visualizations: A Survival Guide And Other Resources

Beth Kanter

This part of the measurement process is most the fun because it covers visualization, pattern recognition, and reflection. I wanted to take a deeper dive into resources out there that provide useful tips about how to do this step for folks who were not data scientists or data nerds.

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."

A Slow Community Movement? | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Home About Full Circle Contact Resources Wiki Full Circus Full Circle Associates connections for a changing world, online and offline… Apr 14 2008 A Slow Community Movement?

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

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. Same pattern, methinks.

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

Nancy White

Home About Full Circle Contact Resources Wiki Full Circus Full Circle Associates connections for a changing world, online and offline… Jun 03 2008 Ask Idealware: Solutions for Tagging and Archiving a Discussion List Published by Nancy White at 12:54 pm under social media , technology stewardship Laura Quinn asked me to contribute an answer towards Idealware’s Ask Idealware.

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More on community management (part 3 or “what’s in a name”) | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

It is about activation, listening, pattern seeking and then bringing that back into the current context of the organization – at whatever stage that organization is in becoming a network organization.

Wherefore, part the first

Dave Snowden

The process focuses on the identification of patterns and use of the CDE (Containers, Differences, Exchanges) to understand what is generating those patterns and the link to Plan-Do-Check-Act is made although it is not named as the Deming cycle.

learning from the external world

Harold Jarche

Jane has analyzed these results first from the perspective of how do people with different characteristics diverge from this overall pattern, and second from the perspective of learning from both internal and external work environments. What are the most valued ways of learning work?

mastering complexity

Harold Jarche

“Traditional problem solving depends on established patterns only. Problems are solved using pattern recognition. However, complex systems and their problems have both patterns and “no patterns.” “No

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Semi-Daily Quote/Lyric/Words of Others

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Map of the Blogosphere | Main | Semi-Daily Quote/Lyric/Words of Others » March 27, 2008 Semi-Daily Quote/Lyric/Words of Others “Common to most anthropologists is a contrarian readiness to search out diverse, improbable kinds of patterning, to be skeptical of commonly accepted categories or boundaries, and to employ varying temporal and geographic scales as tools of inquiry.”

Its getting personal …

Dave Snowden

If you get up at 0500 most days and start cooking a meal at 2030 (today’s pattern) you need a break. Last year was a difficult by any standards as I have previously recounted.

How to Survive and Thrive in a World of Disruption

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Execution dexterity, that is, the ability to make effective use of all the organization’s resource and capabilities as required by the circumstance at hand.

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Tools for LXD?

Clark Quinn

How do you use external resources to keep your design on track? We are pattern-matchers and meaning-makers, naturally making up explanations for things that happen.

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Breaking the forest cycle

Dave Snowden

As the forest matures it becomes more effective is using resources with increasing species differentiation and new plants get fewer and fewer niches to exploit. Youth, resilient and diverse stable with multiple varying pathways and patterns of relationships and power sharing balanced.

The Pace of Creative Destruction is Accelerating

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Changing c ustomer habits and behavior patterns can also be early warning signs that disruptive change is in the horizon.

Scaling the Heights of Language, its Learning, and its Teaching

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Complexity theory - scientists seek patterns and relations within systems. In complex systems you have systems made up of components which interact, and give rise to patterns at other levels of complexity. The interactions of people communicating creates patterns.

Dimensions of difficulty

Clark Quinn

Avoiding taxing our mental resources is good. Using our brains for complex pattern matching and decision making is likely better than remembering arbitrary and rote steps.

Social Physics - Reinventing Analytics to Better Predict Human Behaviors

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

T hey eventually discovered that all event-data representing human activity contain a special set of social activity patterns regardless of what the data is about.

Quip: learning & instruction

Clark Quinn

When we observe them, and reflect, we being to notice patterns. If we provide resources, and support the thinking afterwards, we increase the likelihood of learning outcomes. A critical feature of this statement is that the choices of action that we design, and the choices of resources to support reflection (content and representation tools), are critical. With resources and reflection facilitation, a performance requirement becomes a learning opportunity!

Language Learning - an Exemplar of the 70:20:10 Approach?

Charles Jennings

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.

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Cynefin St David’s Day (5 of 5)

Dave Snowden

There is, of course, much in common between the Aporetic, Confused and Chaotic domains but there are three key things we always need to do: Initiate an innovation program using resources not occupied in solving what appears (and therefore probably is) a crisis.

Has AI (Finally) Reached a Tipping Point?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

AI suffers from what’s become known as the AI effect : AI is whatever hasn’t been done yet, and as soon as an AI problem is successfully solved, the problem is no longer considered part of AI. “The same pattern will continue in the future,” notes the report. “

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Strategy Made Simple - The 3 Core Strategy Questions

John Hagel

adaptation in practice leads us to spread our resources way too thinly as we fall into a reactive mode , unable to prioritize or focus as we get bombarded with events occurring at a faster and faster rate. What I’m focusing on here is the ability to leverage our own resources by connecting and mobilizing complementary resources to deliver more and more value to the market. The resources already exist; the only question is how to most effectively connect and mobilize them. 

Can we start again?

Dave Snowden

The basic idea was that most budgeting simply followed on the pattern of previous years and it would be a good idea to start again from scratch, or at least that was how the latest batch of management consultants interpreted it.

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Infomediaries - A Significant Untapped Opportunity

John Hagel

We would increasingly value someone who knew us extremely well as an individual and whom we could trust to connect us with the resources that would be most valuable to us given our aspirations. We were focused on the broader value we would receive by connecting in a timely fashion with resources that really mattered to us. In a book I wrote 20 years ago, I identified an opportunity that has yet to be addressed, but is becoming more and more attractive.

Connectivism and Language Learning

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

They choose the subject of their conversations, the resources they will use to learn, and the structure and pacing of their own learning.

Peering into a Confusing, Paradoxical Future

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

To what extent will major state powers, as well as individuals and groups, craft new patterns or architectures of international cooperation and competition?”. “To

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Technology, Capitalism and “The American Way of Life”

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Critically, the American Way of Life of the last paradigm brought patterns of consumerism, disposability and profligate use of energy and materials that now confront the world with major environmental challenges, not least that of climate change.

A Framework for Building AI Capabilities

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Cognitive insight projects take AI to the next level, using machine learning and other advanced algorithms to detect patterns in vast volumes of data. After decades of promise and hype, artificial intelligence has finally reached a tipping point of market acceptance.

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Global Trends and Business Strategy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

With billions rising out of poverty and rapidly growing urban populations we can expect an increased demand for natural resources, - especially food, water and energy, - as well as for all kinds of new consumer products and services.

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The Emerging Data Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The Economist’ s May 6 issue referred to data in its cover as the world’s most valuable resource. Such dominance has prompted calls for the tech giants to be broken up, as Standard Oil was in the early 20th century,” when the resource then raising concerns was oil instead of data.

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

Dan Pontefract

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.

structures and data

Harold Jarche

The structure may be flexible; it may vary over time; it may evenly or unevenly distribute tasks, power and resources over the members of the group. Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds.

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