Processing

Clark Quinn

I’ve been thinking a lot about processing in learning of late; what processing matters, when, and why. This is my processing! :). We know processing is useful. You can consider Craik & Lockhart’s Levels of Processing model, or look to the importance of retrieval practice as highlighted in Brown, Roediger, and McDaniel’s Make it Stick. One of the questions is “what sort of retrieval (or processing)?”

insights over processes

Harold Jarche

Process improvement, like Six Sigma, stifles innovation. Process improvement is a tool set, not an overarching or unifying concept for an organization. Process improvement is a means — for certain contexts like manufacturing — and not an end in itself. The fundamental problem with all process improvement methodologies is that you get myopic. “But simply following the steps of a process is no longer a guarantee of success, if it ever was.

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Competencies for L&D Processes?

Clark Quinn

And it made me wonder, should there be competencies for processes as well? That is, should your survey validation process, or your design process, also meet some minimum standards? So does it make sense to have processes meet minimum standards? One of the things I do is help orgs fine-tune their design processes. It’s not about trying to get folks to totally revamp their processes (which is a path to failure). Processes in education.

Images processed 60K faster? No! And more…

Clark Quinn

Recently, I’ve run into the claim that images are processed 60K times faster than text. Just search on “images processed 60K times faster than text” You’ll get lots of citations, and a few debunkings. In use, words are practiced enough to be recognized as a whole, serving as icons; they’re not repeatedly processed from letters into words. The post Images processed 60K faster?

Personal processing

Clark Quinn

I was thinking about a talk on mobile I’m going to be giving, and realized that mobile is really about personal processing. So the question then became “what doesn’t make sense on a mobile” And my thought was that industrial strength processing doesn’t make sense on a mobile. So, for instance, while word processing isn’t really CPU intensive, for some reason mobile word processors don’t seamlessly integrate outlining.

Reflections on the Whistler process

Dave Snowden

The theme of design was always there from the intiail conception, but the increasing comodisation of design into the linera process of much design thinking creating a context for the programme. We need to look at a non-linear process, one which engages a wider group of people. But I ended up a little frustrated that a fiarly open process didn’t lead to to methods there and then, although it did lay the ground rules.

Blockchain and Business Process Transformation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

One of the most important such lenses is the impact of IT on business processes, that is, on how work is actually done across the various functions of an organization. . Examining the impact of IT over the past several decades through a process point of view, one can identify three distinct phases: first came process automation in the early years of IT, followed around the 1990s by enterprise-wide process reengineering and management. Business process automation.

A Competent Competency Process

Clark Quinn

In the process of looking at ways to improve the design of courses, the starting point is good objectives. We then need good processes, so I’ve talked to a couple of educational institutions doing competencies, to see what could be learned. And it’s clear that while there’s no turnkey approach, what’s emerging is a process with some specific elements.

Social Cognitive Processing

Clark Quinn

In an earlier post , I tried to convey the advantages of social activities in formal learning from the cognitive processing perspective, but my diagram apparently didn’t work for everyone. And you do some processing to generate that product. Then, if someone actually reads it, they do some processing. If they write a response, they do more processing to crystalize their thoughts. Then, the author, when reading it, also does some more processing.

Meaningful processing

Clark Quinn

I’ve talked previously about social processing, so I’m going to focus specifically on individual processing. So, for instance, coloring a poster with the associated words doesn’t do the necessary processing, you need to activate the necessary concepts with connections to relevant things. You need to semantically process the terms again and again. So can we start focusing on learning activities that generate meaningful processing?

Blockchain and Business Process Transformation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

One of the most important such lenses is the impact of IT on business processes, that is, on how work is actually done across the various functions of an organization. . Examining the impact of IT over the past several decades through a process point of view, one can identify three distinct phases: first came process automation in the early years of IT, followed around the 1990s by enterprise-wide process reengineering and management. Business process automation.

Types of meaningful processing

Clark Quinn

What I’m looking for is ways to get learners to do processing in ways that will assist their ability to do. It has learners monitor the process, and then they can turn that on themselves to become self-monitoring. This processing of the rules in context exposes the underlying issues in important ways. Rather than present them with the models, I’m again looking for more meaningful processing.

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Explicating process

Clark Quinn

I think supporting performance is important, and that we don’t do enough with models in formal learning. To me, another interesting opportunity that’s being missed is the intersection of the two. Gloria Gery’s original vision of electronic performance support systems was that not only would they help you perform but they’d also develop your understanding so you’d need them less and less. I’ve never seen that in practice, sad to say.

Editing, process, topics, and other reflections

Clark Quinn

Process. The post Editing, process, topics, and other reflections appeared first on Learnlets. My lass let me know there was a typo in my recent post on Transformation. I’m thrilled that she’s reading them (!), but she triggered many thoughts about my writing approach. I thought I’d share how I deal with blogging, articles, and writing in general, as a ‘ show your work ‘ effort.

An Agile, Incremental Approach to Business Process Automation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

I was reminded of IBM’s e-business strategy when recently reading about Robotic Process Automation (RPA), a technology for automating business processes based on emulating the manual actions of a human at a keyboard. RPA aims to improve the operational efficiency of office and service workers by automating tedious, repetitive, tasks, such as those associated with widely used horizontal processes in HR, Finance & Accounting and IT services.

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. taking orders), ‘getting from SMEs’, and ‘using a process’ These are clearly in ascending order of appropriateness.

The Quinnovation eLearning Process Survey

Clark Quinn

My interest is in finding out about the processes used in designing and delivering elearning. In the interests of understanding where the market is, I’m looking to benchmark where organizations are. Sure, there are other data points, but I have my own questions I would like to get answered. So I’ve created a quick survey of seven questions (thanks, SurveyMonkey) I’d love for you to fill out.

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It’s the process, silly!

Clark Quinn

And part of it is in the knowledge and skills of the designers, but it’s also in the process. ADDIE isn’t inherently linear, certainly as it has evolved, but in many ways it makes it easy to make it a one-pass process. Putting in place processes that only use formal learning when it makes sense, and then doing it right when it does make sense, is key to putting L&D on a path to relevancy.

ABIDE - overview of process

Dave Snowden

Picking up on yesterdays post on ABIDE. As I suspected forcing myself to teach the idea produced some innovation and resolution of problems. Thinking back nearly everything original I have developed (including the various Cynefin representations) have been achieved on my feet in front of an audience. Some people are visual thinkers, some written, I think I reflect the oral tradition I come from, the interaction with an audience opens up new channels of thinking.

Negating the learner in the learning process

George Siemens

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. The interesting stuff is in the comments and that’s what I’d like to emphasize here.

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? Worse, when an organization is in need, why do we engage in process improvement – when what may be needed is process reduction or elimination? This is not the first paragraph to question process improvement, this is not some original Eureka moment.

Design the process, not the outcome

Dave Snowden

We don't design the outcome, we design the processes of interaction and monitor for emergence. Coevolution in biology occurs when two parties exert selective evolutionary pressures on each other as a result of which they are changed. Once that change happens, it cannot be reversed and there are many examples in nature. Birds and flowers (illustrated), host and symbiote and so on.

Tools & Process v Networked Human Judgement

Dave Snowden

What are the implications of having an overwhelming array of tools and processes to help manage an overwhelming volume of tasks / activities? Unfortunately an all too common excessive obsession with efficiency, a desire to engineer all processes, and a wish to eliminate all uncertainty and complexity is not only burning out human resources but it's introducing risks into operating environments.

Slow Processing Speed.Video Game Therapy?

Eide Neurolearning

And it was only then that I started to do well." - Roger Penrose, mathematical physicist On the WISC-IV, the most commonly used general ability or IQ test here in the US, the processing speed index is comprised from Symbol Search (a visual search task) and Coding (a visual symbol copying task). If all the other parts of the IQ test are high, but the processing speed index is low, there will almost always be significant problems keeping up with work demands in the classroom.

IT Doesn’t Matter. Business processes do

Jay Cross

Consultants Howard Smith and Peter Fingar shot back a month later with a paperback retort entitled IT Doesn’t Matter – Business Processes Do. In 120 pages, Smith and Fingar skewer Carr, show why IT will matter more than ever, and explain how business process management creates riches. As long as there’s innovation, there’s room for making processes better. To optimize a process, the right hand must know what the left is doing.

Designing Social Processing

Clark Quinn

In reflecting on the presentation I gave earlier this week, I realize that I didn’t make it clear that just making it social will make activities lead to better processing. First, the assignment itself needs to be designed to involve valuable processing activities. I’m glad they did, as I was able to develop a set of guidelines for them that subsequently smoothed the process.

Mind the SME (and process)

Clark Quinn

Along the way, it provides useful coverage of topics like shared representations, process, and the value of project management. At the recent Distance Teaching & Learning Conference I keynoted at, I met up with Jon Aleckson who, among other things, provided me a copy of his new book MindMeld. As the subtitle tells you, the book is about “micro collaboration between elearning designers and instructor experts&#.

Thinking Context in the Design Process

Clark Quinn

I was talking to the ADL Mobile folks about mobile design processes, and as usual I was going on about how mobile is not the sweet spot for courses (augmenting yes, full delivery no). When tablets are acting more like a laptop, sure, but otherwise. I had suggested that the real mobile opportunities are using sensors to do contextual things, and and I also opined that we really don’t have an instructional design model that adequately addresses taking context into account.

Design, processes, and ADDIE

Clark Quinn

In reading another post pointed to by Cammy Bean, I see a cogent discussion of how processes can be stifling or supportive. The point being, that the processes we learn are scaffolds for performance. Used inappropriately, we pay lip service to the stages, doing the same cookie-cutter process we butcher when we do bad ID. I come to check briefly on what’s happening, late on an evening, and find a flurry of discussion that prompts reflection.

Advice as process

David Weinberger

And that larger sense of advice seems to me not to be a self-contained activity, but a process and a social interaction. Marginal Revolution has a terrific post about giving advice. I find myself conflicted about the topic. Although I am an occasional consultant and adviser, I don’t think of myself as giving advice.

Sensory Processing and School Underachievement

Eide Neurolearning

Disabilities that occur often without obvious physical signs, like sensory processing disorders or dyslexia, are often harder to 'prove', harder to qualify for accommodations, and often faulted as being due to laziness, poor effort or motivation, or retardation. But sensory processing difficulties contribute to much more. Tags: motor "time blindness" "sensory processing" dyslexia underachievement

Innovation is not a repeatable process

Harold Jarche

Can innovation be promoted through better processes? I have not been able to find any regular correllation between well adopted innovation processes and actual innovation outcomes, and I’ve been looking pretty hard. I want every knowledge worker to discover his or her own processes. Empowering knowledge artisans to use their own cognitive tools creates an environment of experimentation, instead of adherence to established processes.

The Process

Dave Gray

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? Worse, when an organization is in need, why do we engage in process improvement – when what may be needed is process reduction or elimination? This is not the first paragraph to question process improvement, this is not some original Eureka moment.

Other PKM processes

Harold Jarche

It seems that Stephen Downes isn’t enamoured with my PKM process : My first thought was, do I do it this way? And, of course, I don’t – my process is much too haphazard to be dignified with the term ‘method’ But then I thought, what does the concept of a ‘method’ here imply? Take what you need, as there are no “best practices&# for complex and personal learning processes.

A procession of dementia

Mind Hacks

The June issue of the neuroscience journal Brain has an amazing cover showing “increasingly bizarre and menacing caricatures by an artist with frontotemporal lobar degeneration during the course of his illness” The caption reads: From left, the first picture drawn many years before his illness; the middle pair in the first 2 years of dementia; and that on the right at least 3 years into the illness.

Visual Processing & "Fixing My Gaze"

Eide Neurolearning

Like many with visual processing disorders, Dr. Barry heard the old saw that she was past the critical period for retraining her vision, and that nothing could be done to recover it, but frustrated by increasing vision problems in her 40's, she went to see a behavioral optometrist. Tags: dyslexia vision therapy rehabilitation visual processing

News, process, webs and networks

David Weinberger

This one is on the news as a process — never done, never entirely right. Terry’s process view of the news is helpful because it reminds us that a news story is messily spread over time, with many hands touching, and thus contradicts the ol’ writing-boom-published timeline of yore. Nah, the news is always in process. The river of news as it flows past us is part of a continuing process, which has shape and some persistence because it is a network.

Social Formal – it’s the processing!

Clark Quinn

In thinking about the benefits of adding social to formal learning for a presentation I’ll be giving, I realized that the main reason to extend social activities into formal learning is for the additional processing it provides. While there is processing individually, social interaction provides more opportunities. The types of learning processing that matter for learning are personalizing, elaborating, and applying. There are additional processing benefits here.

Design ‘debt’ and quality process

Clark Quinn

Obviously, software design isn’t the same as learning design, though learning design could stand to benefit from what software engineers know about process and quality. For example, the Personal Software Process ‘ focus on quality review and data-driven improvement could do wonders for improving individual and team learning design. There are mistakes reliably made, and yet we don’t identify them nor have processes to systematically remedy them.

Monday Broken ID Series: Process

Clark Quinn

We’ve been talking about lots of ways instructional design can be wrong, but if that’s the case, the process we’re using must be broken too. And it’s not following the processes that are widely promoted and taught. I was given a chance to look at an organizations documentation of their design process. It was full of taxonomies, and process, and all the ID elements. Previous Series Post.

The Biology of Auditory Processing - Sound Sensitivity

Eide Neurolearning

Tags: sound sensitivity fMRI auditory processing

Creating your PKM processes

Harold Jarche

In Sense-making with PKM I described some personal knowledge management processes using various web tools. The overall process consists of four internal actions (Sort, Categorize, Retrieve, Make Explicit) and three externally focused ones (Connect, Contribute, Exchange). The power of this process is realized after many iterations when you have created a personally contextualized knowledge base. Critical Thinking Process.