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. His recent post, Toward a Pattern Language for Enterprise 2.0 , details two sorts of patterns for optimal enterprise 2.0 Both sets of patterns apply to Learnscapes, which are in essence a subset of enterprise 2.0 (a Patterns Where 2.0 Users navigate via search. Patterns Where 2.0

Share Best Practices - Patterns

Tony Karrer

So, the first thing I did was to quickly search my blog for any mention of "best practice" – whew, I don't use the term much. 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. Also Known As: Other names for the pattern.

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Blog Post Updates - Effective Pattern?

Tony Karrer

The other disadvantage that is completely self-serving is that each post I create has a chance to serve as bait for organic search traffic in the future. My gut tells me that this is not nearly as satisfying for search visitors. Is there another Effective Pattern ? Which option would you say is best for me (not too much work) and my subscribers and my search visitors? As part of the Tools Set 2009 series, my first post was Browser Keyboard Shortcut Basics.

Reduce Searching Start Talking

Tony Karrer

It may even call into question sharing of Effective Patterns. However, my findings indicate that using Data Driven approaches ensures that you arrive at effective sharing, but it's certainly different to share patterns as opposed to sharing additional codified knowledge. The research would seem to suggest that it's more than just an uneasy feeling after searching, but the reality is that you likely are missing things.

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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

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. When I first wrote about the broader unbundling pattern in the late 1990s – there was one big anomaly that many people kept pointing out to me – the Gap.

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): 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.”

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. The site also includes people patterns and forms (anti-patterns) that resistance can take, like " Manager Lockdown " "This pattern refers to the situation where a manager takes ownership ofcertain wiki content which is particularly visible and unintentionallydiscourages people from changing their content.

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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. Ah, i still dream of Slow Community.). [.] # LaDonna Coy on 28 Apr 2008 at 6:34 pm Nancy, your post comes at a time when I am preparing contracts for a new fiscal year and your comments about skipping, seeing patterns, scanning and discerning interventions strikes home.

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

Nancy White

Same pattern, methinks. 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. Now take it in the context of how people are using social media in disaster preparedness and response with Gustav.

Research Goes Asian

Kevin Wheeler

Home About Future of Talent Subscribe Over the Seas Thoughts on Recruiting, Learning and Other Things as I Ramble around the World Research Goes Asian by Kevin Wheeler on August 6, 2009 Fusionopolis- Singapore The future of scientific research is moving global, and especially toward Asia, in the search for talented, skilled people.

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.&# And remind people of the power of search. Will people go back and use the archived and tagged material, or will they follow the age old pattern of just asking again?

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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.

The World Cafe Community – Virtual Cafes? | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Truly, I’d love a month to research this sort of thing and things like useful patterns and practices in online events… and so many other things. Amy Lenzo on 24 Oct 2008 at 12:58 pm Obviously my search algorithms suck because I’m just finding this post! Is there a similar noticing of threads and patterns between all the topics, or within individual topics?

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Social Physics and Cybercrime Detection

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Social physics is based on the premise that all event-data representing human activity, - e,g,, phone call records, credit card purchases, taxi rides, web activity, - contain a special set of group behavior patterns. These patterns can be used to detect emerging behavioral trends before they can be observed by other data analytics techniques. It’s not surprising that evolutionary biology and natural selection have led to similar universal patterns in the behavior of human crowds.

The Social Network Is the Computer

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

“Human beings have always been a social species,” writes MIT professor Sinan Aral in the opening paragraph of The Hype Machine , his recently published book. “We’ve been communicating, cooperating, and coordinating with one another since we were hunting and gathering.”

Consulting in the Time of Corona (virus)

Dave Snowden

Emergency measures, however, seem to have forced new realities along – with China’s carbon footprint reported to have been cut by 25% due to a change in patterns of commute and industry, and companies rethinking how digital technology can be used to replace travel, this event might just nudge us along in how we rethink the future of work in general. When we interpret the data, we start from the patterns.

Transcend II: Learning and ritual

Dave Snowden

People always get this wrong, they think lessons learned is a drains up search for the truth. Narrative databases disclose complex patterns of meaning over time and allow serendipitous encounters with material you didn’t expect to find. I’ve never really been a player of games.

Beyond Machine Learning: Capturing Cause-and-Effect Relationships

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Deep learning is a powerful statistical technique for classifying patterns using large training data sets and multi-layer AI neural networks. Machine learning is a statistical modelling technique, like data mining and business analytics , which finds and correlates patterns between inputs and outputs without necessarily capturing their cause-and-effect relationships. Why are there such universal human activity patterns?

Narrative as abductive acts of knowing

Dave Snowden

Searching by story or by document and discovering those links provides a richer working environment than the traditional knowledge management approach of text with search engines and taxonomies. We can hold narratives in common and as tropes they can pattern our responses and beliefs. They can enable action or confine us to tight patterns of intolerance.

Machine Learning and Knowledge Discovery

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

As new data is ingested, the system rewires itself based on whatever new patterns it now finds. One-layer neural networks, - pretty much what was possible with the then available computers, - could only find simple patterns in the data, which was insufficient to address real world machine learning problems. To automate the process, the host can then use machine learning to discover common patterns or features among all the guests.

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. These patterns are common across all human activities and demographics, and can be used to detect emerging behavioral trends before they can be observed by any other technique. .

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. So enterprise search platforms must include social capabilities to tap into powerful ways to find the information that employees need more quickly and accurately.

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Where Do Blog Post Ideas Come From?

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

This may happen for any number of reasons: It may be motivated by my work (as a researcher at NRC I currently have projects related to VR, Data Literacy, Ethics, etc) It may be motivated by something I'm responding to -- if something I read tweaks my interests, I will very often follow up with a search for key terms I follow links in articles, to see what the author is reading and quoting Sometimes, I'm just curious (that's how I've learned about things like Stirling engines , bikepacking, etc.)

Capital T Truth

Euen Semple

I have just started reading The Patterning Instinct by Jeremy Lent, described as "A cognitive history of man's search for meaning." " - Right up my street! Reading the opening chapters on how language developed, how communal thinking came to be a thing, and the anthropological approaches currently being combined with recent advances in neuroscience, made me realise yet again what a malleable thing the truth is.

Keeping the faith?

Dave Snowden

You might want to do a search on ‘Mending Walls’ both on this blog and the wider internet if you want more of the background. As I dropped out of the cloud to the east of Winder the evening sun provided warmth that was spiritual as well as physical and the pattern of light on the pasture at the valley floor gave hope. Just as a warning, this is a rather rambling post. The overall theme is about constraints and is another theme I will be posting about over the next month or so.

The Most Creative Brains are Slow

Eide Neurolearning

The classic picture is on the WISC-IV is very high verbal and perceptual reasoning and slow processing times (Coding and Symbol Search). This thinner prefrontal cortex pattern has also been seen in gifted kids (see The Blessings and Burdens of High IQ ), ADHD, and Dyslexia. ".One study of 65 subjects suggests that creativity prefers to take a slower, more meandering path than intelligence.

Library as starting point

David Weinberger

The survey confirms that many libraries have responded to this by moving to a single-search-box strategy, mimicking Google. You just type in a couple of words about what you’re looking for and it searches across every type of item and every type of system for managing those items: images, archival files, books, maps, museum artifacts, faculty biographies, syllabi, databases, biological specimens… Just like Google.

The Future of Work in the US: A Tale of Multiple Americas

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Overall, the study found that while in aggregate the country is doing well, there are actually multiple Americas, each with widely different economic patterns and on sharply different trajectories, some of which are doing quite well and face an exciting future, while others are not in good shape and risk falling further behind. The US economy looks good by almost any measure.

Are we in for perpetual innovation?

David Weinberger

So, will the Internet’s navigation systems follow the same pattern? Even within particular functional areas, say, search engines? Or, will some systems become settled — say, search engines with text entry boxes (and their oral equivalent) and lists of results — while there is wild innovation in other areas? The Net may be the exception to the pattern because of its scale, its complexity, and the ease with which anyone can innovate.

Whose voice?

Dave Snowden

I normally contrast this with longitudinal research and computer based search (such as sentiment analysis). With computer search engines the text is interpreted and patterns sought. Given that the primary meaning is quantitative, the explanatory narrative will only need to be translated or seen to provide an explanation for a statistical pattern. Another too long day with an early morning flight to Amsterdam.

How to Learn Using Technology

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

If you can’t, search for videos. Look for patterns that can be applied. Learning with technology is different from learning with textbooks or learning with classroom instruction. In these, the focus is on understanding and remembering. It is content based. The learning objective is defined as mastery of this body of knowledge. Learning with technology, by contrast, is outcome based.

Artificial Intelligence or Intelligence Augmentation

Clark Quinn

In the meantime, I agree with Roger Schank (I think he was at the retreat too) that most of what we’re seeing, e.g. Watson, is just fast search, or pattern-learning. It’s not really intelligent, even if it’s doing it like we do (the pattern learning). We still haven’t achieved the integration of separate pattern-matching, and exception handling, that our own cognitive processor provides.

In praise of Texture

Dave Snowden

“I search for the realness, the real feeling of a subject, all the texture around it… I always want to see the third dimension of something… I want to come alive with the subject” – Andrew Wyeth, Artist. Patterns and texture . It will be interesting when we start collection of COVID-19 stories to see how the patterns shift. I love this cartoon by Shannon Wheeler , that was posted by the New Yorker.

Open Syllabus Project goes live—Yay for open platforms!

David Weinberger

At the beta version of their search site you can do plain old searches, or filter by a number of factors. We can see unintended patterns that may express wisdom or bias. The Open Syllabus Project has just gone live with a terrific beta Web site and a front page article about it by two of the main people on the project. (I’m I’m proud to be an advisor to the group.). The OSP is an open platform that so far has aggregated over a million syllabi.

In praise of Texture

Dave Snowden

“I search for the realness, the real feeling of a subject, all the texture around it… I always want to see the third dimension of something… I want to come alive with the subject” – Andrew Wyeth, Artist. Patterns and texture . It will be interesting when we start collection of COVID-19 stories to see how the patterns shift. I love this cartoon by Shannon Wheeler , that was posted by the New Yorker.

Breaking the forest cycle

Dave Snowden

To be frank that chaperons would be a fail grade on any 101 Philosophy course at any respectable university. They also suggest the the whole simple-complex-chaotic distinction is a co-creation of myself and Stacy which again is simply wrong and the most elementary of literature searches would have told them that. Youth, resilient and diverse stable with multiple varying pathways and patterns of relationships and power sharing balanced.

Narrative as abductive acts of knowing

Dave Snowden

Searching by story or by document and discovering those links provides a richer working environment than the traditional knowledge management approach of text with search engines and taxonomies. We can hold narratives in common and as tropes they can pattern our responses and beliefs. They can enable action or confine us to tight patterns of intolerance.

Learning Without Training

Jay Cross

Successful businesses insure that software and tools are available for such things as bookmarking reference information, collaborating on tasks, searching organizational content, recording knowledge for peer learning, reinforcing of key concepts, locating experts, accessing outside information, and connecting with customers and partners. My next post on this topic will discuss how to shift from the traditional pattern to the network model.

Personal Learning: Taking Ownership of Learning Online: Part One

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

I'm trying to find patterns whatever they are that's some people call these hypotheses, but I you know, I I don't I just say here's something I think happens here's a regularity up there. But the first and most important principle is can you search your own learning?

Liminal Cynefin & ‘control’

Dave Snowden

I was searching for my original known-unknown-unknowable matrix for today’s post and, as you do, came across a variation of Liminal Cynefin I used at and event to talk about the whole issue of control within organisations. I think it was one of those slides that I put together at a conference where I am getting irritated with a preceding speaker who is either peddling snake oil and/or is fatally naive.

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

Charles Jennings

The characteristics that helped us reach our dominant position on planet earth are intimately linked with our search for understanding and our social nature. 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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