The Pull of Narrative – In Search of Persistent Context

John Hagel

  The narratives of explorers emphasize the opportunity to learn and grow by constantly framing new questions and embarking on quests to gain new insight through action. We live in a world of ever more change and choice , a world where we have far more opportunity than ever to achieve our potential. That kind of world is enormously exciting, and full of options. But it is also highly disorienting, threatening to overwhelm us with sensory and mental overload. 

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Musing on Google’s Power Searching Course and marketing

Jay Cross

Today I completed Google’s Power Searching Course. Do I know any more about search than I did ten days ago? You can narrow a search by date. Previously I approached Google searches much like looking something up in an encyclopedia or dictionary.

Trending Sources

In search of invisible violence

Mind Hacks

The question was whether the students would see the fight, and under the conditions — nighttime — that most closely resembled [policemen] Conley’s experience.

How to find great talent: 4 questions for Bloomberg View's George.

Dan Pink

For the last couple of years, he’s tried to answer that question by hanging out with the best talent spotters in the world – the U.S. Everybody should be searching for resilience, and hardly anyone does. In 4 questions you got to the heart of the matter and the answers are worth GOLD.

The evolution of search will refine the spectrum of quality in media

Ross Dawson

Search is not getting better, or it certainly seems that way. In the evolutionary battle between search engines and search engine marketers, the search engines are not keeping ahead, and crap content is finding its way into the top of search results.

Kids Search

Tony Karrer

I've mentioned before the experience of the Ten Year Old Wikipedia Update and also my questioning of Cursive Writing. The most recent aha is the learning associated with kids search behavior.

[internet librarian] Search tools

David Weinberger

Gary Price from Infodocket is moderating a panel on what’s new in search. The first speaker is from , which he says “is thought of as the third search engine” in the US market. ” When you search for “kate spade” you get authenticated Kate Spade fashion stuff. At /webgrep you can ask questions about the corpus that if upvoted the techies at Blekko will answer.

Why acquisition beats retention

Martijn Linssen

change|growth| Newer Post Older Post Home Subscribe to: Post Comments (Atom) Search blog Loading. Business or Pleasure? -

Search Pidgin

David Weinberger

But over and over, I fail to guess the way WolframAlpha wants me to phrase the question. Search engines are easier because they have already trained us how to talk to them. and questions marks or not. We eventually learn that quoting a phrase searches for exactly that phrase. Google has enough dominance in the market that its syntax influences other search engines. Tags: search pidgin nlp natural_language_processing google everything_is_miscellaneous

Twitter as Search Engine or Community Seed

Nancy White

Twitter as a search engine. The question always comes up “why would we be interested in something like Twitter. But I never really conceptualized it as search. First, I searched for something for me. Do you use Twitter as a search engine?

In Defense of Data Centrism

Martijn Linssen

Home About Complexity Reading List Knowledge Management Reading List In Defense of Data Centrism John 0 comments Education System Dec 23 In the never ending search to know “what works,” we have a few choices.

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Steven Berlin Johnson

» Radical New Innovation at Search! Forgot to mention that we finally restored search to But we decided a few weeks ago to do a little mod of Google site search, which turns out to work very well. And Other Questions.

Business or Pleasure? - why not both: Integration: your place or.

Martijn Linssen

For the last 15 years, its been the central question in my working life: who will adopt, and who will have to adapt? Business or Pleasure? - why not both Home About Contact Wednesday, 22 December 2010 Integration: your place or mine?

What Are Good Things About Having A Lousy Boss? - Bob Sutton

Bob Sutton

Search. Learning to listen to others and to ask smart questions is more important. is not a very useful question. Rakesh Khurana: Searching for a Corporate Savior: The Irrational Quest for Charismatic CEOs. Rakesh Khurana: Searching for a Corporate Savior: The Irrational Quest for Charismatic CEOs. I have a weird question for Work Matters readers, one I've been fretting over for a couple weeks.  Interesting question. Bob Sutton.

Conversation Questions

Tony Karrer

A couple days ago I posted Reduce Searching Start Talking and I just saw a very interesting post by Nancy Dixon - What Do We Get From Conversation That We Can't Get Any Other Way? Search's Limit The limit of search and need for conversation is a common topic here and as part of Work Literacy. These are the questions that represent search's limit.

Doc Searls Weblog · Getting out of Live Search hell

Doc Searls

But afterwards her PC ran slower, and now insists on trying to run Live Search, no matter what, when she runs Internet Explorer. productKey=wllocal&ct=eformts On the right under frequently asked questions, click on “How do I turn on 3D hardware acceleration.&#

Top Ten Subliminal Searches

Tony Karrer

As I mentioned before more than half of the traffic to my blog comes from search engines. What's sometimes fun to do is take a look at various search terms that people use to find my blog. This morning I had a really good chuckle because I saw that the search: top 10 reasons not to do your homework Put me in position number 2 on Google (at least on the servers in the US that I used). Or if there's some hidden meaning that I somehow get found for these searches.


Catch up strategies in online courses | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Nancy White on 12 Sep 2008 at 4:56 am Ken, absolutely good suggestions and there is no question that we can include technological and “old fashioned&# strategies. I remembered your question and wondered … what if we could have an audio feed on a site?

Questions Before You Ask

Tony Karrer

Let me set this up a bit … I've said many times in presentations and on this blog that I really like to get questions. It's so much fun that I spend time on posts like Social Grid Follow-up just going through and answering the questions that came up during the presentation. Linked In Question Template One of the things that I mentioned in the Social Grid Follow-up post was a particular template for asking for help via LinkedIn: Hi , I'm hoping you'll be open to a brief conversation.

Searching for Expertise - LinkedIn Answers

Clark Quinn

Just yesterday (after having joined this ning as my first ning ever) I found a ning on the topic of Moodle, and I posted my question there. Yesterday I created a screen cast on LinkedIn for Finding Expertise. Today, I saw a post on our Free - Web 2.0 for Learning Professionals where someone said: I am currently trying to find a SME experienced with Moodle (a CMS/LMS) and WizIQ (synchronous web class technology).

Great Question From Peter Block’s Presentation at Nexus2 | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Look at the questions that are part of this “path.&# One reason people higher up in organizations have anxiety is because they believe they are supposed to know the solution to every problem and have the answers to all questions.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Alternative and Activist Search Engines

Mark Oehlert

wisdom » June 22, 2007 Alternative and Activist Search Engines So a post here lays out what it would be like to live for a day without using Google for searching. The value is that it lists 100+ alternative search engines that you may not even be aware of. This post lays out a number of search sites that will donate a portion of their ad revenues to charity.

Chinese netizen’s questions about and for Google

David Weinberger

It has sparked a lot of debate and soul searching about the extent to which their government is causing them to be isolated from the rest of the world.&#. It would be very helpful and non-evil if Google were to address these questions Rebecca MacKinnon posts about an open letter from some Chinese netizens who feel ignored in the struggle between China and Google. Says Rebecca: In a nutshell, it expresses the view that Chinese Internet users have been left in the dark.

April Big Question - Content Vendor Value

Tony Karrer

Since I'm likely not going to be blogging for about a week starting Friday, I thought I'd get an early jump on this month's Big Question from LCB - ILT and Off-the-Shelf Vendors - What Should They Do? There's really a lot at stake in this question in that it goes far beyond the question. One of the most important questions is: What's the added value provided by content providers over alternative information sources?

Peer Review vs. Search Engine Places - Quality of Information in a Web 2.0 Sources

Tony Karrer

that discusses whether: scholars would choose (1) to have their work published in the premier journal in their field or (2) to have that work regularly come up on the first screen in an appropriate Google search Having gone through a PhD process and having been in academia for 11 years where you needed to "publish" - this is a really interesting question to me. which comes up first in the Google search of eLearning 2.0. Interesting article from EDUCAUSE Review, vol. 41, no.

Single Question Interview: David Merrill of Tacolab on Siftables

Adaptive Path

The motivation for Siftables was a realization that there was no human-computer interface that simultaneously leveraged our visual search/pattern-matching capabilities and our manual dexterity for handling collections of objects. If you’re not familiar with Siftables, watch the TED Talk.

#C2Xmas Day 8 – A Google a Day

Jane Hart

Google asks a question. Put your search skills and Google’s tools to use. Day 8 of the Countdown to Xmas continues here . You find the answer. There’s no right way to solve it, but there’s only one right answer. A GOOGLE A DAY. Social learning

Action on Informal Learning - Leads to Great Questions

Tony Karrer

Obsessive attention to enterprise federated search, cross-linking, social tagging, content reuse strategies, etc. I would also suggest that each of these items suggest possible great questions for this month's Big Question - What Questions Should We be Asking? Great post by Ray Sims - What To Do On Behalf of Informal Learning? He provides a list of things he can do to help informal learning in his organization.

filter failure is not acceptable

Harold Jarche

The chats, questions, and conversations between employees can be collected and refined to inform organizational search engines. Fake news. PR hype. Content marketing. Advertorials. Click bait. Propaganda. Doublespeak. Newspeak. Yellow journalism. Shock jocks. Post-truth. Phishing.

Great Question From Peter Block’s Presentation at Nexus2 | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Look at the questions that are part of this “path.&# One reason people higher up in organizations have anxiety is because they believe they are supposed to know the solution to every problem and have the answers to all questions.

Five Myths of Social Learning


Home > Social Learning > Five Myths of Social Learning Five Myths of Social Learning December 3rd, 2009 Goto comments Leave a comment There is no question that the rise of social networks is creating a profound shift in the way training departments are delivering knowledge to their employees, partners, and customers. Home About Podcasts Videos Xyleme Inc.

LCB Question for December - Past Year, Present Challenges, Predictions

Tony Karrer

The Learning Circuits Blog Question for December has been posted. The questions this month are: What will you remember most about 2006? Answering this question is a bit more of a challenge for me. Discussion will emerge/increase around the next generation of LMS that focus on quick access to content, search, web 2.0 That's it for now, I'm sure I'm going to want to add to this as I read other responses to the questions Alexa (and Amazon) Let It All Hang Out

Steven Berlin Johnson « Hong Kong In Motion | Main | The Kids Are Crazy For Resource Management Strategies » Alexa (and Amazon) Let It All Hang Out Clearly this is a Big Deal : The Alexa Web Search Platform provides public access to the vast web crawl collected by Alexa Internet.

I Wrote a 90,000 Word Book Entirely in Evernote

Dan Pontefract

I used Evernote because of these key features : access, snippets, notebooks & layout and search. I searched the works of others that I store in Evernote as well. Why I Love Newsle The Question I’m Most Often Asked …. Take that Microsoft Word. Sorry Scrivener and Pages.

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The Big Shift in Influence

John Hagel

The greatest value in this kind of environment comes from questions, questions that no one had even thought to ask but that help to focus attention and effort on promising but previously ignored areas. Questions invite a different and more powerful form of participation. Framing the questions. In this context, not all questions are created equal. They are the questions that will keep a growing number of people occupied for many, many years.

Survey shows people take training as infrequently as they go to a conference; but they learn continuously in other ways

Jane Hart

Although there are probably few surprises in the responses to the four main questions themselves, it is when you view the amalgamated results that you can see the bigger picture. But, here first, are the responses to the four main questions. Search the Social Web (using Google.

The Future of Work and Learning 2: Chatbots

Jane Hart

Their purpose is also to learn from you as they chat with you so that they can provide you with better answers to your questions. search for relevant or customised content (or courses) on say YouTube, Wikipedia or Coursera.

The Simple, Economic Value of Artificial Intelligence

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In their opinion, “the best way to assess the impact of radical technological change is to ask a fundamental question: How does the technology reduce costs?

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e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Memory, Reconsolidation and Big Questions.

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « 100,000 iPhone SDK Downloads in First Four Days | Main | Daily Quote/Lyric/Words of Others » March 20, 2008 Memory, Reconsolidation and Big Questions. I am a big fan of big questions. I love the Learning Circuits Blog Big Question of the Month (BQOTM) and think that it has really spurred some insightful discussions that might not have occurred otherwise. Whats your question?

Metacognitive Activity?

Clark Quinn

So, for seek, we start with reading what comes into your fees, searching about particular topics, and asking questions of your network. For seeking, you can adjust your feeds of what you follow, you can try a different search mechanism, or you can follow new people.