April, 2018

Building Modern Independent Lifelong Learners

Jane Hart

Human + Machine: The Impact of AI on Business Transformation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Last week I wrote about the impact of blockchain technologies on business transformation.

Data 177

For privacy we need tech more than policy

Doc Searls

Nature and the Internet both came without privacy. The difference is that we’ve invented privacy tech in the natural world, starting with clothing and shelter, and we haven’t yet done the same in the digital world.

what they don’t teach at university, but should

Harold Jarche

Even after four years of study, many students leave their institutions of higher learning only to find themselves inadequately prepared for what is next. University graduates often go on to get a certificate in an applied area in hopes of getting a job.

PKM 212

It’s here!

Clark Quinn

So, as you ( should ) know, I’ve written a book debunking learning myths. Of course, writing it, and getting your mitts on it are two different things!

Price 192

More Trending

More Evidence Schools Cause School Shooters

Nine Shift

New York City mandated a decline in suspensions in its public schools. The result? A 21% increase in suspensions, a ccording to this NYT story. And one of those kids killed another student with a knife and badly injured another student. Yes, we need to abandon all-but-hunting-rifles.


PKM made simple

Harold Jarche

Here is a simple, but by no means only, method of putting personal knowledge master y into practice. It is based on the seek > sense > share model. Use a feed aggregator to collect all your online news and information resources in one place. I would suggest Feedly or Inoreader.

PKM 202

New and improved evaluation

Clark Quinn

A few years ago, I had a ‘debate’ with Will Thalheimer about the Kirkpatrick model (you can read it here ). In short, he didn’t like it, and I did, for different reasons. However, the situation has changed, and it’s worth revisiting the issue of evaluation.

Issues 192

Shaping Serendipity through Narrative

John Hagel

We all want to be lucky, but we generally feel there's little we can do about it. I’ve long challenged the conventional view that luck is just something that happens to us and that there’s little we can do other than be prepared for it when it happens. I believe that we can significantly alter the probabilities of luck through choices we make on a daily basis – something that I’ve called “shaping serendipity.”

MWL Newsletter No 60

Jane Hart

Posts, articles and news about Modern Workplace Learning (MWL) for the week 8-14 April 2018. Modern Workplace Learning

Blockchain and Business Process Transformation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

One can look at the transformational impact of IT on companies and industries through a variety of lenses, - e.g., products and services, revenue and profit, sales and support, market strategy.

Education Revolution Coming

Nine Shift

Between now and 2030 you will see a revolution in education. . Public support, and tax money, will return to both K-12 schools and higher education. College education will be recognized as the most important thing for economic prosperity, both for an individual and for communities and society.

soft skills are human skills

Harold Jarche

Creative people are at all levels of an organization, including the janitor , and are not ‘human resources’ but individuals who have the capability of gaining wisdom. What are often referred to as ‘soft skills’ are becoming more important than traditional hard skills.

Skills 195

Plagiarism and ethics

Clark Quinn

I recently wrote on the ethics of L&D, and I note that I didn’t address one issue. Yet, it’s very clear that it’s still a problem. In short, I’m talking about plagiarism and attribution. And it needs to be said.

The Sedin Twins Taught Us To Be Better Humans

Dan Pontefract

You're reading fresh content from Dan Pontefract at Brave New Org: From a dark, cold night, they would appear out of nowhere. Plying their trade in the dead of rainy Vancouver winters, these Swedish twins were. Dan's Related Posts: The Leadership Collapse of Manchester United. My Definition of Work and an Update on Book Two. The Collateral Damage of Selfish Leadership. Gord Downie and the New Marathon of Hope. Wow, Did I Ever Fail On This One. But I Learned A Lot, Too. Thanks for reading.

MWL Newsletter No 61

Jane Hart

Posts, articles and news about Modern Workplace Learning (MWL) selected by Jane Hart for the week 15-21 April 2018. Modern Workplace Learning

A Framework for the Safe Management of Digital Identities and Data

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Identity plays a major role in everyday life. Think about going to an office, getting on a plane, logging to a website or making an online purchase.

Data 136

Republicans and Democrats Starting to Come Together

Nine Shift

J ohn Boehner, the former speaker of the House and a leading Republican, this month endorsed legalizing marijuana, at least for medical purposes. That's a huge story. Because it shows the start of Republicans and Democrats coming together over the basic outlines of the 21st century. And legalizing marijuana is one of those bi-partisan fundamentals that Gen Y demands for this century. And this week Bernie Sanders spoke openly of a national law legalizing marijuana.


change the system, not the leader

Harold Jarche

Plus ça change, plus c’est pareil. It’s interesting to watch the latest shenanigans in Washington DC with Silicon Valley’s latest ‘crisis’ over privacy and the manipulation of the democratic process.

System 181

No all-singing all-dancing solution

Clark Quinn

I was pinged on LinkedIn by someone who used the entrée of hearing me speak in next week’s Learning Solutions conference to begin discussing LMS capabilities. Hint: they provide one.) And I thought I’d elaborate on my response, as the discussion prompted some reflections.

It’s Time to Cross That Bridge: Building Learning in a Highly Regulated or Compliance-Driven Industry


We all have used the phrase, “ we will cross that bridge when we get there ”, but what happens when you get “ there ” and you don’t have a strategy in place to get across the bridge, or… there is no bridge?

MWL Newsletter No 58

Jane Hart

Posts, articles and news about Modern Workplace Learning (MWL) for the week 25-31 March 2018. Social learning

The Nonprofit Book We’ve Been Waiting Four Years To Read Is Finally Here: New Power

Beth Kanter

Back in November, 2014, Henry Timms and Jeremy Heimans published an article about “New Power” in the Harvard Business Review that caught my eye.

NineShift Exclusive: How People Will Travel

Nine Shift

A nother NineShift prediction: here's how people will travel between 2040-2100 in the United States. The fundamental economic driver is that 80% of people will travel 80% of the time by light rail and trains, with the primary factor being work. By Number of Rides Per Year. Light Rail & Trains, 70% Cars (half Uber, half owned cars) 20% Bicycle, walking, segway, bus and other 5% Plane travel 1-2% Margin of Error 5% Total: 101%.

automation + capitalism = a perfect storm

Harold Jarche

I have often discussed the automation of work here and how we need to focus our development and education efforts on developing human competencies that cannot be done by software or machines. But is automation really the major cause of workplace disruption?

Skills 174

Tools and Design

Clark Quinn

I’ve often complained about how the tools we have make it easy to do bad design. They make it easy to put PPTs and PDFs on the screen and add a quiz. And not that that’s not so, but I decided to look at it from the other direction, and I found that instructive.

Design 152

The Morality of the More Powerful

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

My own sense of morality has always been from the perspective of the more powerful. This is not because I am the most powerful person in the world; far from it. Indeed, I am always sensitive to the actions (and frequent immorality) of those more powerful than I. But that does not change my perspective. As a result of my birth, and as a result of my upbringing, I have tremendous advantages over most people in the world. It's not just privilege, though it is certainly partially that.

MWL Newsletter No 59

Jane Hart

Here are posts, articles and news about Modern Workplace Learning (MWL) selected by Jane Hart for the week 1-7 April 2018. Social learning

The Facebook Scandal and What It Means for Your Nonprofit’s Digital Strategy

Beth Kanter

Source Facebook Blog – Click for Source.

Yes, We Predicted the Decline of Suburbs

Nine Shift

" Nobody imagined it, really. " Writes Aaron Wiener this week i n the Washington Post about the decline in suburbs, and the rise in urban population. . Well, yes, we not only imagined it, we published it in 2003 in the NineShift book and it was covered by BBC radio worldwide. . I was surprised he wrote that. I thought, as a futurist, that he would have written that EVERYBODY had predicted it, not that no one had predicted it. Wiener is a senior editor at Mother Jones.


out on the edge

Harold Jarche

Last month in Berlin I gave a keynote at the Landing Festival entitled, It’s your Network, Stupid. I explained that to find new ideas and information, loose social networks are best.

Least worst options

Euen Semple

I am aware that I can sometimes appear overly critical of large organisations. Because I am asked to help with things that are wrong with them it is easy for me to lose sight of what they achieve. I am also very aware of the constraints they place on the people who work for them, and the high price those people pay in return for the stability they seek.

Price 109

Did the Victorians have faster reactions?

Mind Hacks

Psychologists have been measuring reaction times since before psychology existed, and they are still a staple of cognitive psychology experiments today.

P&D Strategies

Clark Quinn

In an article , Jared Spool talks about the strategies he sees UX leaders using. He lists 3 examples, and talks about how your strategies need to change depending on where you are in relation to the organization. It made me think about what P&D strategies could and should be.