July, 2019

Narratives to Drive Exponential Learning

John Hagel

In our Big Shift world, the imperative of scalable learning is becoming increasingly urgent. If we’re smart about it, we have the potential to unleash the potential of exponential learning.

The Business Value of Augmented Reality

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

I recently heard a very interesting presentation at the 2019 MIT CIO Symposium , - Why Companies Need an Augmented Reality Strategy , - by Harvard professor Michael Porter and James Heppelmann , CEO of PTC , an industrial consulting company.

Without aligning incentives, we can’t kill fake news or save journalism

Doc Searls

It’s time to move past the toxic and destructive business called adtech : surveillance-based advertising. Adtech is the Agent Smith of digital advertising: a rogue programmatic approach to digital advertising that rationalizes tracking people like marked animals.

The 4th Annual Internet Time Alliance Jay Cross Memorial Award goes to Michelle Ockers

Jane Hart

The Internet Time Alliance Award, in memory of Jay Cross, is presented to a workplace learning professional who has contributed in positive ways to the field of Informal Learning and is reflective of Jay’s lifetime of work.

metamodernity

Harold Jarche

To an older culture, a newer one often looks amoral, as morality guides older cultures. To a newer culture, older cultures appear to be primitive, lacking complexity. But each culture has its pros and cons.

Dimensions of difficulty

Clark Quinn

As one of the things I talk about, I was exploring the dimensions of difficulty for performance that guide the solutions we should offer. What determines when we should use performance support , automate approaches, we need formal training, or a blend, or…?

Internet Time Alliance Jay Cross Memorial Award 2019

Charles Jennings

This post first appeared in Internet Time Alliance News on July 5, 2019 The Internet Time Alliance Award, in memory of Jay Cross, is presented to a workplace learning professional who has contributed in positive ways to the field of Informal Learning and is reflective of Jay’s lifetime of work.

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Your Art, My Art

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

The New York Times today came out with a list of "the 25 works of art made after 1970 that define the contemporary age, by anyone, anywhere." What struck me as most significant was how little any of the works meant to me. Most of them I had never heard of.

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Getting about a bit

Euen Semple

I use a wonderful app called Day One to maintain a number of different journals. In one of them I dictate entries on my watch to keep a log of the various deliveries I do in my driving work.

the challenge of the network era

Harold Jarche

“There’s no room for argument about whether hate-filled internet message boards encourage real-world violence: they do, and none more so than 8chan. It normalises racism, misogyny, and extremism – and helps turn nightmarish, loud-mouthed talk of action into reality.”

Theory or Research?

Clark Quinn

There’s a lot of call for evidence-based methods (as mentioned yesterday ): L&D, learning design, and more. And this is a good thing. But…do you want to be basing your steps on a particular empirical study, or the framework within which that study emerged?

Artificial Intelligence for Good: A Few Good Articles To Read #AI4Good

Beth Kanter

Allison Fine, my co-author for the Networked Nonprofit , and I are actively researching the use of AI for Good, in particular to scale giving and spread generosity. It was almost ten years ago that we published the Networked Nonprofit during the early days of social media and networks.

Decision Making in Our Increasingly Complex Organizations

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

A couple of years ago I attend a seminar by University of Toronto professor Avi Goldfarb , who along with UoT colleagues has been conducting research on the economic value of AI.

Manufacturing Training: How to Set Up a Successful Onboarding Training Program

TOPYX LMS

The primary reason most manufacturers invest in onboarding is to reduce time to productivity for new hires. However, the benefits of an onboarding program for manufacturing employees go beyond promoting productivity.

Body Politic

Euen Semple

Each day we get the bus along the packed beach here in Poetto. People board that bus in all sorts of beach wear. Never having had a problem with her attire before Hannah got on the bus in shorts and her bikini top. In front of the whole bus the driver decided to berate her and insist that she cover up. Seeking a riposte which would express my irritation the first word that came out of my mouth was fascist. Sign of the times I guess

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the dark side of communities

Harold Jarche

Communities play a significant role in how we relate to others and perceive ourselves. I am a member of several online communities and manage one myself — the perpetual beta coffee club. Communities are more than social networks.

Engaging Learning and the Serious eLearning Manifesto

Clark Quinn

Way back in ’05, my book on games for learning was published. At its core was an alignment between what made an effective education practice and what makes engaging experiences.

Just One Good Tip To Address Nonprofit Workload Stress

Beth Kanter

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Creating Happiness

21 Days to Happiness

Creativity or Problem-solving One of the amazing things about humans is our constant endeavor to create or improve things. When we are inspired to create something, we demonstrate our passions or talents. When we run into a problem, we want to fix it and come up with a solution.

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How LMS Training Increases Volunteer Productivity for Associations

TOPYX LMS

Volunteers are critical to the success of an association. Associations that fully utilize volunteers can operate at nearly half the average budget of those that don’t.¹ To make better use of your own volunteers, use an association LMS to deliver online volunteer training, that increases productivity.

It is Never Too Early to be Thinking About Learn ing Culture

Nigel Paine

Learning culture has become a big deal. From being a phrase barely mentioned for over 20 years, it seems to be on the lips of everyone involved in talent development and learning. This is very gratifying. Seeing that trend emerging was one of the motivations for writing my book on learning culture called: Workplace Learning: How to Build a Culture of Continuous Employee Development. That doesn’t mean, though, that it is all plain sailing from now on.

our learning blueprint

Harold Jarche

“Culture is an emergent property of human groups, a new property of the whole not manifested in the parts themselves. And it arises from humans having the brains and social systems that allow for retaining and exchanging ideas. Human culture also accumulates.

Direct Instruction or Guided Discovery

Clark Quinn

Recently, colleague Jos Arets of the 70:20:10 institute wrote a post promoting evidence-based work. And I’m a big fan, both of his work and the post. In the post, however, he wrote one thing that bugs me.

SalesForce.Org Study: 40% of Nonprofits Planning To Integrate AI for Marketing

Beth Kanter

SalesForce.Org recently presented a webinar where they shared a research report on marketing and engagement tools, channels, and strategies for nonprofit organizations. I was curious to see if they were tracking current or future uses of AI. .

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Internet Time Alliance Award 2019

Harold Jarche

The Internet Time Alliance Award, in memory of Jay Cross , is presented to a workplace learning professional who has contributed in positive ways to the field of Informal Learning and is reflective of Jay’s lifetime of work.

Contexts By Cognitions

Clark Quinn

So, in my last post , I talked about exploring the links between cognitions on the one hand (situated, distributed, social), and contexts (aligning with how we think, work, & learn).

the silo effect

Harold Jarche

“Silos are cultural phenomena, which arise out of the systems we use to classify and organize the world,” states Gillian Tett in The Silo Effect. Silos are bounded hierarchies that define specialized work or areas of knowledge.

beyond a binary society

Harold Jarche

Binary thinking is a lower level form of cognitive understanding, as put forward by Kieran Egan , which he calls Mythic Thinking. More complex forms of thinking are: Romantic, Philosophic, and Ironic. But binary, or mythic thinking, is an easy sell.

mediated perceptions

Harold Jarche

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. For years, a small hand lettered sign hung on the West wall of McLuhan’s Centre for Culture and Technology at the University of Toronto.

The ITA Jay Cross Memorial Award for 2019: Michelle Ockers

Clark Quinn

Over a decade ago, my friend Jay Cross invited me to join the Internet Time Alliance. He had been touting the value of Informal Learning, and realized he was doing it alone.

Reconciling Cognitions and Contexts

Clark Quinn

In my past two posts, I first looked at cognitions (situated, distributed, social) by contexts (think, work, and learn), and then the reverse. And, having filled out the matrixes anew, they weren’t quite the same. And that, I think, is the benefit of the exercise, a chance to think anew.

How to Train Your Customers Using an Extended Enterprise LMS Training System

TOPYX LMS

Customers are the heartbeat of your company. They keep organizations afloat by purchasing products and services, as well as by referring new customers. But customers only continue purchasing from a company and referring new customers if they’re satisfied with their experience.

#AI4Good: Augmenting Human Interaction

Beth Kanter

Allison Fine, my co-author for the Networked Nonprofit , and I are actively researching the use of AI for Good, in particular to scale giving and to spread generosity. We are particularly interested in the human side of AI and how it will augment the work of fundraisers and support donors.

3 Signs You're Making a Mistake Purchasing that New Learning Management System

TOPYX LMS

Interested in switching to a new learning management system? If so, you’re not alone. Twenty-six percent of companies aren’t happy with their current LMS.

6 Effective eLearning Techniques for Large Enterprises

TOPYX LMS

Creating functional, valuable eLearning courses can be a challenge, particularly in a large enterprise.

How Small L&D Teams Can Reach Thousands of Learners with an LMS

TOPYX LMS

Instructor-led classes account for 78 percent of training that companies offer.¹ This can be very limiting for small L&D teams, as instructor-led classes aren’t scalable for larger learner bases.

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