2017

The Knowledge and Learning Transfer Problem

Charles Jennings

During a meeting at Cambridge University around 30 years ago I was thoroughly chastised by a Cambridge academic. I’d used the phrase ‘learning delivery’ when describing computer-supported collaborative learning ( CSCL ) approaches.

A Blueprint for Supporting Modern Professional Learning: Part 1 Rationale

Jane Hart

This is the first of a 3-part series looking at how to support Modern Professional Learners. In Part I look at why the current L&D (training/knowledge transfer) model is no longer appropriate and why a new model (or blueprint) is necessary. Social learning

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AI, Automation and the US Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

On December 20, the White House released Artificial Intelligence, Automation, and the Economy , a new report that investigates how AI will likely transform job markets over time, and recommends policy responses to address AI’s impact on the US economy.

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Systems thinking & complexity

Dave Snowden

A recent post by Sonja caused some reaction in social media and I promised to write something to clarify my position the subject. Now I should say up front that a lot of this is finding labels for things that are different, not the denigration of other methods and tools.

How True Advertising Can Save Journalism From Drowning in a Sea of Content

Doc Searls

Journalism is in a world of hurt because it has been marginalized by a new business model that requires maximizing “content” instead. That model is calle d adtech. We can see adtech’s effects in The New York Times ’ In New Jersey, Only a Few Media Watchdogs Are Left , by David Chen.

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The Beginning of a New Work Adventure – Joining panagenda!

Luis Suarez

. On January 20th, it will mark the 20th year anniversary since I started working in the IT industry. A lot has happened over the course of the last two decades both on a personal and work levels, as you can imagine, and, yet, it feels as if it was just yesterday.

Revisiting the Ecosystem

Clark Quinn

One of the keys to the L&D revolution is recognizing the full performance ecosystem and the ways technology can support performance and development. I’ve tried to represent and share my thinking via diagrams (including here , here , and here ).

[liveblog] AI Advance opening: Jonathan Zittrain and lightning talks

David Weinberger

I’m at a day-long conference/meet-up put on by the Berkman Klein Center ‘s and MIT Media Lab ‘s “ AI for the Common Good ” project. NOTE: Live-blogging. Getting things wrong. Missing points. Omitting key information. Introducing artificial choppiness. Over-emphasizing small matters. Paraphrasing badly. Not running a spellpchecker. Mangling other people’s ideas and words. You are warned , people. Jonathan Zittrain gives an opening talk.

70-20-10: Origin, Research, Purpose

Charles Jennings

This is a re-post of an article by Cal Wick of Fort Hill. The original is on the 70-20 Blog site. There are a few observations from me at the bottom. first published August 2016). Calhoun Wick Cal is deeply experienced and knowledgeable in the area of workplace learning.

Voting for the Top 200 Tools for Learning 2017 is now open

Jane Hart

The 11th Annual Learning Tools survey is taking place in 2017, and Jane Hart will once again be compiling an overall Top 200 Tools for Learning 2017 as well as 3 sub-lists: Social learning

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The Simple, Economic Value of Artificial Intelligence

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

I recently attended a very interesting talk , - Exploring the Impact of Artificial Intelligence: Prediction versus Judgment, - by University of Toronto professor Avi Goldfarb. The talk was based on recent research conducted with his UoT colleagues Ajay Agrawal and Joshua Gans.

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Pragmatism requires knowledge

Dave Snowden

I’m half thinking of using the daily Gaping Void download to stimulate my posts this month. I may not keep it up, but today’s works well as it also picks up on yesterday’s post.

Brands need to fire adtech

Doc Searls

Two days ago, the New York Times said AT&T and Johnson & Johnson are pulling their ads from YouTube. They’re concerned that “Google is not doing enough to prevent brands from appearing next to offensive material, like hate speech.” ” Yesterday, Business Insider said “more than 250” advertisers were bailing as well.

The Future of the Gig Economy

John Hagel

The “gig economy” has become an ever-expanding meme, clocking over 500,000 citations on Google. It’s also become an interesting barometer of sentiment. Some people, especially techies, love the concept and can’t wait until the gig economy frees everyone from working as employees for large, bureaucratic organizations. Others, especially “progressives,” worry that this is the latest form of labor exploitation that will surely consume all of us, driving us into the pits of poverty.

soft skills are permanent skills

Harold Jarche

Are soft skills the new hard skills? I asked this question six years ago. I would suggest that hard skills are really temporary skills. They come and go according to the economy and the state of technology. Today, we need very few people who know how to shoe a horse. Soft skills are permanent ones.

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An Engaged Culture Improves Performance, Not The Other Way Around

Dan Pontefract

A vice-president approached me one day after I finished delivering a keynote. The talk was focused on organizational culture. He was friendly, but rather cocky. The first.

A Few More Tips for Nonprofit Professionals To Avoid Getting Overwhelmed

Beth Kanter

Flickr Photo by Real Blades, Creative Common License. This year, I was really looking forward to taking a holiday break and not feel stressed about deadlines, tasks, or the never ending parade of meeting requests and emails. I’m overwhelmed getting back into the daily grind, how about you?

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Learning Design Insights

Clark Quinn

I attended a recent Meetup of the Bay Area Learning Design & Technology, and it led to some insights. As context, this is a group that meets in the evening maybe once or every other month or so. It’s composed of students or new graduates as well as experienced-practitioners.

Today's customer experience mandate: Avoid '50 first dates'

Dion Hinchcliffe

These days, digital channel proliferation is making it more complex than ever to connect with and satisfy customers, whose own expectations of service are growing rapidly. Maintaining a coherent digital experience appears to be an essential element of the solution

[liveblog] Ed tech hackathon

David Weinberger

I’m at an education technology hackathon — “Shaping the Future” — put on by MindCET , an ed tech accelerator created by the Center for Educational Technology in Israel. MindCET’s headquarters are in Yeruham in the Negev, a small-ish town that’s been growing as tech companies migrate there. NOTE: Live-blogging. Getting things wrong. Missing points. Omitting key information. Introducing artificial choppiness. Over-emphasizing small matters. Paraphrasing badly.

5 Stages of Workplace Learning (Revisited in 2017)

Jane Hart

New article in the Modern Workplace Learning Magazine “In this article I take a look at how workplace learning has changed over the last 10+ years and its necessary future direction.

Peering into a Confusing, Paradoxical Future

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Every four years since 1997, the US National Intelligence Council has been publishing a Global Trends report on the key trends that will shape the world over the following twenty years.

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In uncertainty lies resilience

Dave Snowden

This post is illustrated with Body of Knowledge , a steel sculpture created in 2010 by Jaume Plensa, located at the Westend Campus of Goethe University Frankfurt.

On cryptocurrencies, blockchain and all that

Doc Searls

Take a look at this chart : CryptoCurrency Market Capitalizations. As Neo said , Whoa. To help me get my head fully around all that’s going on behind that surge, or mania, or whatever it is, I’ve composed a lexicon-in-process that I’m publishing here so I can find it again.

The Big Shift From Engagement to Passion

John Hagel

For decades now, companies have been relentlessly tracking levels of employee engagement. Every large company I know has an employee engagement survey it regularly administers. Is it possible that they’re tracking the wrong thing? I’ve come to believe that engagement is a distraction from the real issue – the lack of worker passion. Let me explain. Employee engagement. Employee engagement is a concept that is used widely and somewhat loosely.

the uncertain future of training

Harold Jarche

Training courses are artifacts of a time when resources were scarce and connections were few. That time has passed. The roots of training are to get a lot of people to do the same thing competently. The Roman army trained soldiers for battle and many other duties, like building roads.

Rotman Management Magazine Interview

Dan Pontefract

I was recently interviewed by Rotman Management Magazine and the very talented Editor-in-Chief, Karen Christensen.

SUNY Initiatives Supporting Online Learning Panel

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Live notes from the SUNY OpenCOTE Conterence, Syracuse, NY. SUNY Goal: 150K graduates by 2015 (up from 95K this year) SUNY ACSIE Framework - Access, Completion, Success, Inquiry, Engagement 500+ Online programs from 43 campuses Roles: - Leadership - eg.

Microdesign

Clark Quinn

There’s been a lot of talk about microlearning of late – definitions , calls for clarity , value propositions, etc – and I have to say that I’m afraid some of it (not what I’ve linked to) is a wee bit facile. Or, at least, conceptually unclear.

Five emerging technologies for rapid digital transformation

Dion Hinchcliffe

The enterprise world of technology is finally catching up with the consumer world. Here are some representative examples of new enabling products for faster digital change

New Project: Digitizing Higher Education

George Siemens

In fall, I’ll be running a course on edX with a few colleagues on Digitizing Higher Education. This course is part of a larger initiative that I’ll be rolling out later this month focused on helping universities transition into digital systems: University Networks. Here’s the pitch: Higher education faces tremendous change pressure and the resulting structures that are now being formed will alter the role of universities in society for the next several generations.

A Blueprint for supporting Modern Professional Learning: Part 2 Overview

Jane Hart

The Emerging Data Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The Economist’ s May 6 issue referred to data in its cover as the world’s most valuable resource.

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False dichotomies, reality avoidance

Dave Snowden

In my keynote on Friday at Agile Maine I opened by suggesting that there was a schizophrenic dichotomy in the Agile movement between highly structured, harmful, all encompassing frameworks on the one hand, and mostly harmless, but inconsequential methods based on happiness and the like.