questioning technology

Harold Jarche

So the big question is: Did the same thing happen in pastoral societies?” Automation plus the current version of corporate capitalism is creating the perfect storm for those of us commonly known as labour.

The certification question

Dave Snowden

The vexed question of certification came up in conversation yesterday. Muti-choice questions can never validate learning. The post The certification question appeared first on Cognitive Edge.

Questions for the New Year

John Hagel

Reflect on questions OK, how do we do that? Well, it all begins with questions. What are your questions? Isn’t this a great time to step back and reflect on what are the big questions that would help us to achieve much greater impact in all parts of our lives? We’re under so much pressure to have answers during the year that we have little time to reflect on the questions that matter. We’re not used to asking questions. Questions are a sign of weakness.

Question: values?

Clark Quinn

The post Question: values? So, I’m wrestling with how to characterize useful changes in an organization. I’ve been compiling a list of different tactics (e.g.

ask the difficult questions

Harold Jarche

Humans are best at choosing questions.” ” If you are looking at how best to change our training and education systems to prepare for an augmented future, then ‘asking better questions’ should be at the top of the list.

Questioning things

Euen Semple

It feels painful at the moment but questioning things is good for us. Last night I watched a documentary about King George VI which contained lots of archive footage of political events and state occasions many of them during the war. It struck me that, despite the turmoil of the times, society, in terms of its attitudes to power and the establishment, was so much more trusting and compliant than the attitudes we are experiencing now.

keep asking questions

Harold Jarche

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds.

Summer questions

David Weinberger

Hummingbirds come to our capacious feeder, sip for a few seconds, and then leave. But why would they ever leave? Do they have something better to do? If I set a trigger so that every time a hummingbird lands on our feeder, it plays a sound, can I then use that sound to assemble a hummingbird army? I’ll let you know. Geese are monogamous, but can they be seduced? What would it take? I’m thinking snails would just be an insult. It’d probably take a flamingo

Quora: Questions & Opinions not Questions & Answers

Dan Pontefract

I’ve spent just over a month on Quora , the so-called site that hosts a “ continually improving collection of questions and answers created, edited, and organized by everyone who uses it.”. Opinions, not answers, to an open-ended question. It’s a Question and Opinion site.

A big question

David Weinberger

Why did the world shatter at the touch of a hyperlink?

Confused Professor Asks Great Question about Shift #7

Nine Shift

A confused university professor asked a great question about Shift #7, boys lead a change in values. And what her question prompted me to realize: It is over. The time for inventing the 21st century is over. It's now history.

Dorothy Parker quote question

Doc Searls

Art Quote Research QuestionSo I’d like to find authoritative sources for two Dorothy Parker quotes. Here’s the first: “I prefer the company of younger men. Their stories are shorter.&#. No idea where I got that one.

The Essential Creative Thinking Questions To Ask Yourself

Dan Pontefract

That’s not the question you should be asking yourself. The better questions. You're reading fresh content from Dan Pontefract at Brave New Org: How can I be more creative? Creativity can be stifled by several reasons.

Moral questions

Dave Snowden

An interesting ethical debate about to arise on Wikipedia (or it will do when I wake up). Is a system which kills people by indifference as bad as a system which kills people deliberately? So choose: your economic system privileges individual choice above all else and people die by neglect, or near genocide when their lands are taken away from them by dubious economic transactions, or provocations produce revolt which justifies pacification.

The magic question

Clark Quinn

By asking the ‘magic’ question, we ask ourselves to step outside what we’ve known and believe is possible, and consider the options we’d have if we didn’t have the technological limitations. So, are you ready to ask the ‘magic’ question? A number of years ago, I wrote a paper about design, some of the barriers our cognitive architecture provides, and some heuristics I used to get around them.

Some Puzzling Questions about Innovation in the Digital Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Teaching forces you to take a fresh look at the subjects you are covering, so I find myself revisiting questions I’ve long been thinking about: What is the essence of innovation in the digital economy and how does it differ from the industrial age innovation of the past two hundred years?

the problem is to know what questions to ask

Harold Jarche

The problem is to know what questions to ask.”. The question is: how do we shape our structures for tomorrow?

Any Questions?

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Seven questions for Chock Full o' Nuts

David Weinberger

[ IMAGE ]. Who buys this? Why did I buy it? Why would any major store give it shelf space? Can someone please get its lying jingle out of my head? (“Better coffee a millionaire’s money can’t buy.”). ”). Can someone please get its bitter tastelessness out of my mouth?

Geology questions for Montecito and Santa Barbara

Doc Searls

Meanwhile, to help us focus on the geology questions, here is the final post-mudslide damage inspection map of Montecito: I left out Carpinteria, because of the four structures flagged there, three were blue (affected) and one was yellow (minor), and none were orange (major) or red (destroyed).

Nine Tricky Questions And Nine Honest Answers Regarding Purpose

Dan Pontefract

A reader took the time to read “ The Purpose Effect ” and then asked me a few questions. I answered those questions, and have decided to post the responses in this space.

Questioning Pedagogy

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

I was given a reminder of the promises I made regarding my talk next week, which has to do with the pedagogical underpinning for personal learning. Probably others have a much greater base of knowledge regarding pedagogy particularly, so I hesitate to offer models for specific situations. I would imagine people in the field have those well in hand.

[2b2k] Back when not every question had an answer

David Weinberger

” So, it’s 1982 and you have a programming question. I left a message along the lines of “I’m a random stranger with a basic question about a programming language you probably never heard of, so would you mind calling me back?

Three Tough Questions Answered About Purpose

Dan Pontefract

How can employees further strengthen their personal purpose? Personal purpose, in essence, is a lifetime journey. Many individuals make the mistake of. believing once they “find themselves” there is no need to further develop or strengthen their. personal purpose.

New Answer to the Most Common Train Question

Nine Shift

The most common question I get asked about new passenger trains coming to the United States is, "Will it happen in my lifetime?". It is not just old people asking, people of all ages ask that question, We now have a new answer.

Five Key Questions

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

I was asked to provide some initial recommendations for that initiative, in the form of responses to five questions. In its 2010 Speech from the Throne , the Government of Ontario, Canada announced its intention to create an Ontario Online Institute (OOI) to support online learning in the province as part of the Open Ontario Plan. This is my response. ( PDF Version ) What is the biggest challenge facing online and distance learning in general today?

Blog Post: Are there any more questions?

David Gurteen

Nancy Dixon has ranted on A Rant on Are There Any Questions? I have suggested we dont give talks but hold conversations and like Nancy I have talked about Are There Any Questions? By David Gurteen. Johnnie Moore recently blogged that Q&A is not interaction.

Blog Post: What makes a powerful question?

David Gurteen

By David Gurteen A big thank you to everyone who has given me feedback on "What makes a powerful question?" But note, I realize now that I was not entirely clear in my question :-). Rather than ask "What makes a powerful question?", I meant to ask "In triggering a conversation to explore an issue - what makes a powerful question?". How would one design or wordsmith such a question?

In Answer To Your Questions About FLAT ARMY

Dan Pontefract

Recently I received a series of provocative questions from a reader, and I thought it might be fruitful to release those answers in this space. On occasion, I receive emails and requests to meet regarding the contents of FLAT ARMY. I try to answer those requests as best I can.

Strategy Made Simple - The 3 Core Strategy Questions

John Hagel

The option is to focus more than ever on three core strategy questions that can help provide us with focus and stability even as the turbulence increases around us – and help us to prioritize where we need to respond and where we don’t. That’s why it’s more critical than ever to be able to answer this question clearly and compellingly, for ourselves and the people we want to reach. This is a relatively new, but increasingly important, strategic question

10 mobile questions

Clark Quinn

As part of an initiative for ASTD’s upcoming International Conference and Exposition , I was filmed as I responded to 10 questions around mobile (if you’re there, hope to hear how it goes) from Tony Bingham (he came in via conference call).

A question.

Dave Snowden

When does being open minded , slip into being gullible ? Accepting creationism is clearly on the gullibility end of the scale, but an absolute rejection of any religion is a failure to be open minded (or at least that is my take, and it is Easter Sunday). Other examples?

Nine Shift Question: Are We Clueless?

Nine Shift

Are we clueless in 2013 about an impending crisis? In 1913 almost all of Europe was comfortable and complacent - - and clueless. Clueless about the impending world war in 1914 and the destruction of hierarchical monarchies and the fight for democracy and the rising working and middle classes.

Blog Post: What makes a powerful question?

David Gurteen

By David Gurteen In my work on Conversational Leadership I am researching and thinking about conversation and a big part of that work is about the power of questions to trigger meaningful conversations. So the question I have been asking myself is. What makes a powerful question?" There are everyday questions and then there are powerful questions. What is the purpose of a question? I have asked my question and received an answer.

Discussion question

David Weinberger

Could Joaquin Phoenix pass the Turing test?

Czech Course Followup Questions

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

I was asked the following questions after my presentation to CZ Course RVP_VT21 yesterday: (Elements of Coop.) Having said that - there is a subtext to this question which suggests that content needs to be organized, the best content selected, and a mechanism put in place to ensure that people follow and pay attention to this content. Finally, the question addresses the idea of a purpose of being to 'win some recognition'.

Course 140

A Reader’s OPEN TO THINK Question About Critical Thinking & Students

Dan Pontefract

You're reading fresh content from Dan Pontefract at Brave New Org: A reader reached out to me with a question. They are in the middle of the book, immersed in the section devoted to Critical Thinking. Dan's Related Posts: Effective Leaders Operate Like This. Trump Presidency Lesson Plan. Sadly, The Importance Of Importance Is Now What’s Most Important. Wow, Did I Ever Fail On This One. But I Learned A Lot, Too. Let’s N-Screen the Classroom. Thanks for reading.

To Dream is to Question

Martijn Linssen

To question status updates that may contain a hint of shift? To think is to be intentional about questioning our predictions. In all things, focus the mind on questioning its assumptions, its expectations. To think is to question. What do you question today

A Series of Questions

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

What is missing here is the answer to the question, "Is this all there is?" In Connectivism and Connective Knowledge, for example, we published assignment directions and questions, as well as rubrics for the assessment of these assignments, and stated that any external agency that wished to assess students (who in turn wished to be assessed) attending our course could do so. The second installment in my contribution to the iDC discussion.

The Question I’m Most Often Asked …

Dan Pontefract

The question I’m most often asked is how I fit everything into a 2.0 “How do I fit it in?”. lifestyle. What is my time management plan? Or, if you’re clever, what is my time danagement style?

The Most Important Question

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

I was asked, what are the most important questions that need to be resolved during, say, the next five or so years? There's only one: under what conditions can a learner manage his or her own learning? I know this may seem like I'm being glib (and it has been that kind of day) but I am being very serious. First of all, we are rapidly entering a period in which there will be a significant shrinkage in the public resources allocated to education.

How to Pitch Better: The Question Pitch

Dan Pink

Up first is The Question Pitch, which shows when you should use the interrogative to make your case (and when you should avoid it). Today we begin a new series of short videos based on Chapter 7 of To Sell is Human , wherein I reveal the 6 successors to the elevator pitch.

How to Pitch Better: The Question Pitch

Dan Pink

Up first is The Question Pitch, which shows when you should use the interrogative to make your case (and when you should avoid it). Today we begin a new series of short videos based on Chapter 7 of To Sell is Human , wherein I reveal the 6 successors to the elevator pitch.