2021

Learning: an anthro-complexity perspective

Dave Snowden

If you go back in time then two books could be considered to have laid the foundation for what I have termed the ‘systems thinking’ era which runs from the 1990s and is now (hopefully) starting to run out of steam while leaving much of value.

The Evolution of Shopping in the Digital Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Earlier this year, The Economist published a special report on The Future of Shopping , with nine articles on the subject.

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How to be an elearning expert

Clark Quinn

I was asked (and have been a time or two before): “What’s the one most important thing you’d like to tell to be successful Ed Tech industry leader?” Of course there wasn’t just one ;).

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Management Musings: Episode 4 – Two Alarming Workplace Trends

Dan Pontefract

In Episode 4 of “Management Musings,” I’m highlighting two alarming trends happening in the workplace as a result of the pandemic. First, there is a… The post Management Musings: Episode 4 – Two Alarming Workplace Trends appeared first on Pontefract Group.

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leadership in a distributed workplace

Harold Jarche

Distributed, remote, and even hybrid work have one similar quality — they expose cracks in the system that could be covered over in face-to-face settings. They make dysfunctional workplaces transparently obvious. Distributed work, like online teaching, has to be much more explicit.

MWL 2021: New roles and responsibilities

Jane Hart

In MWL 2021 Back to Basics we looked at the 3 key strands of work: (1) Promoting continuous self-learning, (2) Supporting continuous learning from the work, and (3) Modern Training. But this will not be the sole responsibility of the L&D function.

Recommendations for Good Practice Using AI in Learning

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Image: Forbes General Design for Humans The application of AI should be based on a human-centered approach. This means that the design should be based on actual human use, and not an idealized model.

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ATD 2021: 3 Ways Your Content Strategy is Holding You Back

Xyleme

Content is a vital competitive advantage, but it’s rarely treated as such.

How to Design Engaging eLearning Content

TOPYX LMS

Organizations cannot thrive without training their employees. According to Indeed.com, employee training promotes knowledge, skills, and compliance. These motivators cause companies to spend millions of dollars each year on L&D programs. LMS remote training engaging learning content TOPYX LMS

Pandemonium’s friendly demons

Mind Hacks

Oliver Selfridge was an early pioneer of artificial intelligence, and in 1959 wrote a classic paper outlining a system by which simple units, each carrying out a specialised function, could be connected together to perform complex, cognitive tasks.

A word or two about words …

Dave Snowden

In some ways this post is a follow up to a point I made yesterday about the dangers of creating a coat of rhinestones on something rotten at the heart and by way or warning it is polemical in nature.

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The Three Types of AI: Artificial, Authentic, and Augmented Intelligence

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

“The history of work - particularly since the Industrial Revolution - is the history of people outsourcing their labor to machines,” notes a recent article in the Harvard Business Review, - AI Should Augment Human Intelligence, Not Replace It , - by National University of Singapore professor David De Cremer and chess grandmaster Garry Kasparov.

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Concept Maps and Learning

Clark Quinn

Once again, someone notified me of something they wanted me to look at. In this case, a suite of concept maps, with a claim that this could be the future of education.

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I Still Can’t Believe I Travelled Week of March 8, 2020

Dan Pontefract

The week of March 8, 2020, still feels surreal to me. Even a year later. My youngest turned 13 that day. A teenager! Naturally, we… The post I Still Can’t Believe I Travelled Week of March 8, 2020 appeared first on Pontefract Group. humour Pandemic pandemic Toronto

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overcome by events

Harold Jarche

I wrote the following in 2009 —. Workplace learning in 2019. Much of the workforce will be distributed in time & space as well as in engagement (part-time, full-time, contract mix). More learning will be do-it-yourself and gathered from online digital resources available for free and fee.

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Top Tools for Learning 2021

Jane Hart

The Top Tools for Learning lists have now been published. 2021 was the YEAR OF DISRUPTION! There were a substantial number of new tools nominated this year so the main list has now been extended to 300 tools to accommodate them, and each of the 3 sub-lists has been increased to 150 tools.

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RSS and the Browser As Social Network

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Google Reader - source Responding to Mark Berthelemy. RSS was essentially disappeared because there wasn't a good business model for commercialization. Centralized social networks work much better for user tracking and link promotion. But they lose this advantage if they support RSS.

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Speaking of character

Doc Searls

It seems fitting that among old medical records I found this portrait of Doctor Dave , my comic persona on radio and in print back in North Carolina, forty-five years ago. The artist is Alex Funk, whose nickname at the time was Czuko (pronounced “Chuck-o”).

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Webinar: Optimizing Content Operations: Reimagining Your Learning Content Lifecycle

Xyleme

Content is a vital competitive advantage, but it’s rarely treated as such. For customer learning content, the push toward a 100% digital experience is creating challenges—and opportunities—for your education services team.

How Nonprofits Can Benefit from an LMS System in 2021

TOPYX LMS

A wide variety of organizations, including nonprofit associations, can benefit from an LMS system this year and beyond. Organizational leaders who are striving to grow their nonprofit or recover from financial damage caused by the recent economic recession will find a solution in an LMS system.

5 Ways a Daily Mindfulness Practice Will Increase Your Happiness

KCC Business Psychology

5 Ways a Daily Mindfulness Practice Will Increase Your Happiness. One of the most effective ways to increase your happiness and reduce your stress level is to engage in a daily mindfulness or meditative practice.

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Coherence and ‘truth’

Dave Snowden

So I’m back at the desk in my study, driven home from two weeks walking and cycling in the Lake District by Atlantic storms a day early. I’ve found a perfect self-catering location that is reasonably priced and within 90 minutes of the bulk of the walks.

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The Post-Pandemic Future of Work: An Optimistic Outlook

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

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2021 Top 10 Tools for Learning

Clark Quinn

As always, I like to participate in my Internet Time Alliance colleague Jane Hart’s Top 10 Tools for Learning survey. However, in reviewing last year’s list , things haven’t changed much. Still, it’s worth getting out there.

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Management Musings: Episode 8 – My Draft Manifesto

Dan Pontefract

In Episode 8 of “Management Musings,” I’m asking for your assistance. I’m hoping to gather feedback from you on a draft version of my manifesto.… … The post Management Musings: Episode 8 – My Draft Manifesto appeared first on Pontefract Group.

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What skills shortage?

Harold Jarche

Has an enormous skills gap developed since 2016? Researchers Dave Swenson and Liesl Eathington identified several factors contributing to hiring challenges, but a widespread lack of skilled workers was not one them … The Iowa researchers’ conclusion?

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MWL Daily has a new look

Jane Hart

Join our new MWL Daily Telegram channel for daily curated posts and articles about learning in the modern workplace. Modern Workplace Learning

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What Does it Mean to Enrol in a Course?

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

I guess the answer seems pretty obvious: you provide your personal contact information, maybe pay some money, maybe show you've satisfied a prerequisite, such as admission to an institution, and provided there's room in the course, you're registered.

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Trend of the Day: NFT

Doc Searls

NFTs—Non-Fungible Tokens —are hot s**t. Wikipedia explains (at that link), A non-fungible token ( NFT ) is a special type of cryptographic token that represents something unique.

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Webinar: 3 Ways Your Content is Holding You Back

Xyleme

Content is a vital competitive advantage, but it’s rarely treated as such.

The Case For Blended Learning

TOPYX LMS

How to Implement Blended Learning as Employees Return to Work. LMS eLearning LMS Blended Learning

5 Tips for More Effective Meetings

KCC Business Psychology

5 Tips for More Effective Meetings. Meetings: people seem to love them or hate them. Some see meetings as a time waster, while others thrive on the collaborative energy that comes from regular check-ins or stand-ups.

How the elephant got his trunk: what evolution can teach us about complexity

Dave Snowden

I’m going to assume that everyone who frequents this blog and is a regular reader of Dave’s work is very familiar with general concepts of evolution, both as a biological fact and as a metaphor.

What Musical Mindsets Can Teach Us About Business Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In their recently published book, Two Beats Ahead: What Musical Minds Teach Us About Innovation , Panos Panay and R. Michael Hendrix argue that “the mindsets developed by musicians make them good entrepreneurs.”

Andragogy vs Pedagogy

Clark Quinn

Asked about why I used the word pedagogy instead of andragogy, I think it’s worth elaborating (since I already had in my reply ;) and sharing. In short, I think it’s a false dichotomy. So here’s my analysis of andragogy vs pedagogy. Looking at Knowles’ andragogy, I think it’s misconstrued.

50 Songs For My 50 Years Of Life

Dan Pontefract

It’s weird turning 50. As a kid, I thought it was the marker of old age. At this stage in my life, I don’t think… The post 50 Songs For My 50 Years Of Life appeared first on Pontefract Group. Music personal 50 music

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battling elves and building civilizations

Harold Jarche

Why do we follow others? Because we trust them for their knowledge, advice, support, vision, etc. “We follow others for various reasons, some because of their knowledge, some because of their vision, some because of their inspiration, and all for the confidence we place in them.