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. implement coaching, show-your-work, support curation, etc), and want to map them to the changes you’ll get in the organization. I’ve wanted to tie them to another set of various outcomes: improved participation, innovation, etc.

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. Most companies and labour laws are structured around an industrial model of capital and labour. The innovation that will save human work will be new business and operating models.

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Questions on Assessment

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

The work being graded is the result of a longer association with peers online, rather than a one-time response to specific questions. What do you think of the impact of open questions and analysis? I like open questions, but I think they need to be constructed correctly. Le travail évalué est le résultat d'une association plus longue avec des pairs en ligne, plutôt que d'une réponse ponctuelle à des questions spécifiques. - Responding to an enquiry about assessment.

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. “Weak human + machine + better process was superior to a strong computer alone and, more remarkably, superior to a strong human + machine + inferior process.” Garry Kasparov.

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

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.

Question everything

Harold Jarche

The big question is: What do we do if and when our old mechanisms for coping with inequality break down? Pursuit of Everything: Question everything. Here are some of the observations and insights that were shared via social media during the past week or two. paulbogush : “ Needing to motivate a student is equivalent to jump starting a car. If you have to do it every day, something is wrong.” ” via @surreallyno.

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. The car gave to the democratic cavalier his horse & armor and haughty insolence in one package, transmogrifying the knight into a misguided missile … it has become the carapace, the protective & aggressive shell, of urban and suburban man.” Marshall McLuhan, via @grescoe. Computers are rubbish. They only give answers” —Picasso, via @alansmlxl.

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.

Questions for the New Year

Edge Perspectives

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.

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.”. So far I’ve answered a few questions, with both short and somewhat long answers, and I’ve reviewed in and around 50 different topics or threads. But where things are getting interesting to me is the fact it is billed as a Question and Answer platform and not an Question and Opinion platform.

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).

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.

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. It’s too right not to be real, but I can’t a source yet. That’s a job I’m giving ya’ll.). The second quote I memorized instantly while reading a Robert Hughes book, though I don’t remember which one. (I’m

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. Dan's Related Posts: Three Strategies To Improve Your Creative Thinking. Download And Share The OPEN TO THINK One-Page Book Promo. By 2020 You Better Be Able To Problem Solve, Act Creatively, And Think Critically. Why I Wrote My Third Book, OPEN TO THINK.

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?

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? Perhaps these fundamental differences between the industrial and digital economies can help shed light on a few of the confounding questions about innovation that we are wrestling with.

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. Dan's Related Posts: Lo-Tech Talk #4: The Sweet Spot of Purpose Download Chapter 1 of “The Purpose Effect” For Free Free Download of Chapter 1 – The Purpose Effect My TEDx Talk on The Purpose Effect Three Tough Questions Answered About Purpose.

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. We noted one of those new 21st century values boys first pioneered was collaboration. She cited a Harvard study saying women are better than collaboration than men. Which is true. But here's the deal, the new thing that most people don't understand.

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

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? In ten years when I am about to give it another try, would someone please send me a link to this post? WHERE ARE THE NUTS YOU PROMISED?

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?

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? “As we move to driverless cars and machine learning and an economy in which any action that is repeated can be automated, let’s spare a thought for the kids who only get Cs in school. What will become of them? What do you mean you have no idea? That’s your job!

Any Questions?

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

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. This is where a lot of trouble begins for people—where disengagement or. disaffection can creep in.

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?

Discussion question

David Weinberger

Could Joaquin Phoenix pass the Turing test?

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.

[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? For those of you who don’t know what it’s like to get a programming question answered in 2013, here are some pretty much random examples: Javascript tutorial: Code Academy.

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). So here are my questions, all subject to revision and correction. ” There is also this , which links to questions about the former report.

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'.

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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. It comes from Janice Rettman, citizen, county commissioner in Ramsey County, St. Paul, and Chair of the Minnesota High-Speed Rail Commission: "If you drive safely." . More passenger train routes are being planned than ever before.

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. If there is no morality in leadership – wherever in the world that question is asked – there is no trust, no loyalty, and certainly no hope for employee engagement. 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.

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? How often have you experienced the situation where he chairperson asks "We have time for just one long-winded self-indulgent question that relates to nothing we've been talking about." Lastly, you may find this little video amusing Chicken chicken chicken but see it through to the "Any questions?"

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 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.

Learnlets » Asking Good Questions

Clark Quinn

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. Just wondering. What do you think? In 1913 everyone, rich and not-so-rich danced the waltz. For the not-so-rich there were dance halls.

Blog Post: Questioning brainstorming

David Gurteen

So I would accept and go along with brainstorming as no one else seemed to question it. So I am so pleased to see in this Newsweek article (via an interesting post by Johnnie Moore ) that people are questioning the method. There is a lot of fundamental things that we have long taken for granted that need questioning By David Gurteen When I was in corporate life, many things were inflicted on me that I either hated or felt very uncomfortable with.

Some research questions

Doc Searls

Here’s some what I’m looking for right now. Any help is welcome. Topic 1: Advertising. Size of the advertising industry, both in the U.S. and worldwide. Sums of advertising of various types to which individuals are exposed every day. Breakouts and growth rates of advertising sectors. Online and mobile especially. Weaknesses and/or declines in advertising sectors. Hard numbers on click-through rates on various advertising types, and ratios to impressions. Trends as well.

Conversation Questions

Tony Karrer

These are the questions that represent search's limit. Conversation Questions With Nancy's categories and looking the the limit of search, it suggests to me that there is opportunity to better define the conversation questions that are important for concept work. I'm not quite sure that I quite know what these are, but it feels like there are a set of questions that we should commonly ask as part of these conversations that are central to our work.

In which I answer Andrius’s 12 (excellent) Questions

Jerry Michalski

He recently asked me his 12 Questions for Us to Know Each Other , which are thoughtful like the Proust Questionnaire , but more spiritual. Here’s a link to the video with my answers to all the the questions (the video quality is poor, so think of this as a podcast.). Andrius’s 12 Questions are short and simple, but I really appreciated his amplifications on each. More specifically: What is a question that you don’t know the answer to, but wish to answer?

A curious question

Dave Snowden

However the question pricked my interest. The question. An interesting email came in from my old friend Karl Wiig this evening. He is looking for a list of competence that nations need to acquire to be successful in the modern age. Now regular readers of this blog will know that I am very dubious about the whole idea of competence as it is currently interpreted. It links back to an earlier polemic on government to which I owe a more substantial follow up.