We’re launching a Citizen Engagement & Democratic Innovation Programme White Paper

Dave Snowden

Now The Cynefin Company is proud to announce we’re launching a white paper to explain the theory and thinking that underpins the programme. Or if you want to dive straight in, you can download the white paper here. .

Yes, I write white papers.

Jay Cross

A friend of ten years asked, “You write white papers? I didn’t know you wrote white papers.” “This paper offers a vision of how management — with the help of learning and development (L&D) professionals — can make learning from experience and conversation more effective, complementing formal learning to make the whole program more powerful. White papers from Jay Cross. Just Jay White Papers


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Learnlets » New White Paper: Mobile Devices

Clark Quinn

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100 eLearning Articles and White Papers

Tony Karrer

My collection of eLearning Articles, White Papers, Blog Posts, etc. Mzinga : White Paper Series : eLearning 2.0 & Podcasting and education - White Paper 74. Reflective Learning Future Thinking (pdf Object) This paper summarises the results of the Reflective Learning, Future Thinking research seminar jointly held by ALT, SURF and ILTA at Trinity College Dublin. just reached 100. Thought I'd share. No particular order to these.

Informal Learning – the other 80%

Jay Cross

Years ago a start-up commissioned me to write a white paper that would help put them on the map. I wrote the paper that follows. The start-up stiffed me but the paper morphed into the Informal Learning book. This paper addresses how organizations, particularly business organizations, can get more done. IBM white paper by Rob Cross. He is the author of numerous articles and white papers on eLearning and business effectiveness.

A Solution to the College Crisis

Jay Cross

Assess learning through demonstrating the skill in lieu of paper and pencil testing. Just Jay MOOCs White PapersCorporate colleges. Higher education in the United States is broken. Costs are ouf of control. Students are dissatisfied. Graduates can’t get jobs. Says MIT’s Andy McAfee , “What’s going on is halfway between a bubble and a scandal.”. I propose we put higher ed back on track by founding Corporate Colleges.

Emerging Views on Diversity and Inclusion | Over the Seas

Kevin Wheeler

Each year we conduct research into one or two areas that are suggested by our members, work with clients to help them uncover trends unique to their sectors or industries, commission white papers, and hold an annual retreat. So, we asked him to pen a white paper for us on diversity and what is happening to the concept and practice as we head into this century.

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e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Does anyone else see "Student Records" in "Data Portability"?

Mark Oehlert

White Paper Solicitation and I came to this section of items that would be valuable to have addressed by submitted white papers: "Collaboration and Community. If I was evaluating the white papers and Im not, I would really look for one that included a process for investigating and evaluating how all of this other work might integrate with the search for SCORM 2.0. That white paper would be a prize itself.

AI and Meaningful Practice

Clark Quinn

That is, we’ll write a white paper, and an AI will parse it, then present it, and drill it. Again, a video of an idea I want to talk about. This time about AI and Meaningful Practice (just around 2 minutes). I welcome your thoughts.

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A framework for the social enterprise

Harold Jarche

Please feel free to share this 18 page white paper as I hope it will encourage more conversations on how we can integrate learning and working, a key part of enabling Enterprise 2.0. Social Enterprise White Paper (PDF). Tweet I have put together two of the major articles on social learning in the enterprise that were posted here this year.

unity, not uniformity

Harold Jarche

The recently published MirrorMirror white paper states that alignment is “a shared understanding between people” and that alignment leads to engagement, collaboration, and effectiveness.

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let’s stop the war of words

Harold Jarche

Experts and health professionals can arm themselves with white papers, peer reviewed studies, and symposia; but if these are our only weapons, we will only ever get so far.

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How Can Blockchain Become a Truly Transformative Technology?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

According to a recent WEF white paper, Bridging the Governance Gap , a critical part of the answer is to integrate blockchain and DLT solutions with legacy IT systems.

Bringing the human element and complexity thinking to rebuilding resilience in Puerto Rico

Dave Snowden

The development of a white paper to contemplate how an integrated definition of Resilience looks through multiple disciplinary lenses is now underway. Cognitive Edge, through the Cynefin Centre, is part of an exciting project team funded by a United States National Science Foundation grant. This project focuses on the rebuilding of Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria and provides us with an opportunity to collaborate on the real-time decisions being made around the reconstruction.

The Blockchain Value Framework

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In July, 2019, the World Economic Forum and Accenture released Building Value with Blockchain Technology , a white paper aimed at helping organizations evaluate blockchain’s benefits and build an effective business case. The white paper is based on a global survey of 550 individuals across 13 industries, including automotive, banking, and retail; interviews with CEOs and public sector leaders; and a detailed analysis of 79 blockchain projects.

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a labour of love

Harold Jarche

I have been paid to write white papers and some blog posts but even that line of business has dried-up in the past five years. I have mentioned over the years that you have to own your data and that many online platforms are set up for crowd-milking.

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Living in the future

Euen Semple

I then sat down to dictate a fifteen hundred word contribution to a conference white paper that I had to write. As I was getting dressed this morning I realised that I could do with some new T-shirts. I called Hey Siri remind me to get some new T-shirts" across the room in the general direction of my phone, confident in the knowledge that this would be added to my to-do list.

Redesigning Learning Design

Clark Quinn

I’ve provided many resources about better learning design, from my 7 step program white paper to my deeper elearning series for Learnnovators. And I’ve a white paper about redesigning as well. Of late, a lot of my work has been designing learning design. Helping orgs transition their existing design processes to ones that will actually have an impact. That is, someone’s got a learning design process, but they want to improve it.

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Separate content from description

Clark Quinn

You can have different heading ones for a book than for a white paper. Once again facing folks who aren’t using styles, I was triggered to think more deeply about the underlying principle. That is, to separate content from description.

in spite of the stupid

Harold Jarche

Experts and health professionals can arm themselves with white papers, peer reviewed studies, and symposia; but if these are our only weapons, we will only ever get so far. I have frequently said that leadership today is helping make our networks smarter.

4 Things That Should Be on Your Corporate LMS Checklist


According to the white paper Unhappy with Your LMS? In a study conducted in 2007 it was found that 81 percent of LMS users were dissatisfied with learning management system reporting features.¹ Unfortunately, one ineffective LMS function can ruin a user’s experience with the platform and increase the chances of a company switching to a new LMS. You’re Not Alone, “44 percent of companies are actively looking to replace their current learning management systems.”²

Introduction to Linda

Dave Snowden

With The Cynefin Centre, I’m writing a white paper about the vector theory of change which draws on the idea of behavioural nudges and how they can be used to create small shifts in the direction of a desired outcome but also to be responsive and adaptive to changing to a dynamic context.

Six characteristics supporting excellence in service delivery innovation

Ross Dawson

I have just recalled that eight years ago I co-authored a white paper for SAP titled Service Delivery Innovation: Creating Client Value and Enhancing Profitability. While it is not recent, the issues I covered are still completely relevant today, so I thought I’d share a section from the white paper here: Characteristics of Successful Service Delivery Innovation. You can read the full white paper here.

Open presentations on MOOCs and MOOC Research Initiative

George Siemens

This session is part of a white paper and video project on what is known about online learning through a review of literature that is generally accepted by academics in online/distance learning and how that knowledge relates to MOOCs. Several presentations this next week that might be of interest to readers: 1. Open Access Week at Athabasca University. Daily presentations starting Oct 21 on MOOCs, OERs, open access, libraries, and more.

What Might Work Look Like in 2030?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Let me now discuss Eight Futures of Work Scenarios and their Implications , a white paper published in January, 2018 by the World Economic Forum (WEF) in collaboration with the Boston Consulting Group (BCG). The two possible outcomes are: Steady : change proceeds at the current (or slower) pace, with large-scale automation of blue- and white-collar routine tasks, but higher skilled tasks remain relatively untouched.

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human engagement counters misinformation

Harold Jarche

Experts and health professionals can arm themselves with white papers, peer reviewed studies, and symposia; but if these are our only weapons, we will only ever get so far.

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…the eye was bewildered

Dave Snowden

I think XXX must have read a lot of stuff, swallowed the articles or books whole and the blurted her crappy output on to paper. ‘”I liked white better,” I said. ‘”White!” White cloth may be dyed.

finding and sharing information

Harold Jarche

Self-published works, like blogs, can contribute to official documents like white papers and brochures. One of the challenges we face in our professional and personal lives is making sense of the flow of information that passes by us each day and then aligning that with our current priorities and challenges. The seek > sense > share framework of personal knowledge mastery is a simple method to help us stay focused in our sensemaking.

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filter failure is not acceptable

Harold Jarche

Self-published works, like blogs, can contribute to official documents like white papers and brochures. Fake news. PR hype. Content marketing. Advertorials. Click bait. Propaganda. Doublespeak. Newspeak. Yellow journalism. Shock jocks. Post-truth. Phishing. Digital information comes from all directions, and much of it from dubious sources or with the intent to misinform. Today, it is just too easy to create, replicate, and share digital information.

Learning Without Training

Jay Cross

For a less murky version of this post, visit the white paper on the Internet Time Alliance site from which this was excepted. Successful businesses insure that software and tools are available for such things as bookmarking reference information, collaborating on tasks, searching organizational content, recording knowledge for peer learning, reinforcing of key concepts, locating experts, accessing outside information, and connecting with customers and partners.

Flash cookies know where you’ve been

David Weinberger

Fernando writes: the white paper concludes “that companies making inappropriate or irresponsible use of the Flash technology are very likely asking for trouble (and potentially putting the rest of the online industry at risk of additional government regulation)&#. I had not heard of Flash cookies until Fernando Bermejo’s Berkman talk last week. Now he’s inaugurated his new blog (well, it’s his second post) with a posting about a new study.

Tech-savvy children are driving the future of education

Trends in the Living Networks

There is much I want to share from my presentation and the fantastic discussion at the Roundtable, but for now I’d just like to point to the excellent Telstra White Paper launched at the event, titled Personalised Learning. The White Paper itself is the outcome of an Education Roundtable held a year earlier, and interviews with a variety of Australian senior educators and government officials.

Time for the Patent Office to move off of TIFF?

David Weinberger

Look up a patent at the US Patent Office site, click on “Images” to see the image, and the chances are very good that you’ll get the sense that people are patenting white paper over and over and over again. The images generally do not show up. Example ). A little exploration (which you shouldn’t have to do) explains that this is knowingly broken: These full-page images are not directly viewable using most Web browsers.They are in 300 d.p.i.

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Collaborative Enterprise launches

Harold Jarche

Our first White Paper on Social Learning has contributors from both sides of the Atlantic and is available in French and English, linking two linguistic communities. Networked people and technology are showing that markets really are conversations while collaboration in the workplace is becoming critical for business success. Today, Frédéric Domon and I launched Entreprise Collaborative , a cross-cultural idea laboratory to exchange perspectives with experts and practitioners.

The latest in changing higher education

Nine Shift

This post is from our new 10 page White Paper, "MOOCs and Other Fads." Higher education has entered a new phase in being transformed. Three people within a week sent me an article about the latest idea for changing higher education. Three is a trend.


Clark Quinn

A white paper talks about this. Another white paper talks about this. In addition to books, I write white papers, blog posts, and articles for others. From time to time, it’s worth a reminder that Quinnovation (the firm behind the blog) is available to help you. Here are the services you can look to from me, in case you want to accelerate your success.

Small countries, big ideas

Dave Snowden

However for the next stage of our development we need to have a more controlled, less ad hoc approach along with proper research and papers describing what happens and also what needs to be changed. I can't really add much to the description in the paper that I produced for this with the help of Jules and others. For the last year with Bangor University and the Welsh Audit Office I've been working on our Small Countries Big Ideas initiative.

The training world is changing

Harold Jarche

For a more in-depth list of near-term trends that should be taken into consideration during the next year, download [read] the white paper: https://www.slideshare.net/GoToTraining/whats-working-and-whats-not-in-online-training. From the Citrix GoTo Blog : Open online courses, talent management, social collaboration: The training world is changing. Traditional training structures, based on institutions, programs, courses and classes, are under pressure.

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Requisite conflict …

Dave Snowden

There is another way, using the MassSense capability we developed with SenseMaker® (I haven’t inked as we are creating a new web site around this at the moment, but there is a white paper I’m happy to provide on request). Probably the key phrase in my post yesterday was “ Start not with what things should be, not how they came to be, but instead take a deeply realist perspective on describing how things are and where we can act for change.

learning in the complex domain

Harold Jarche

UK National Health Service White Paper: The new era of thinking and practice in change and transformation.

Working Smarter Field Guide

Harold Jarche

Self-published works, like blogs, can contribute to official documents like white papers and brochures. Note: The Working Smarter with PKM Field Guide is available as a PDF. Here it is as a web page. CC-BY-NC-SA. Working Smarter with Personal Knowledge Mastery.

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Jay Cross Memorial Award - 2017

Charles Jennings

As a Senior Manager at Microsoft, she developed new training practices and wrote an accessible white paper on the deeper aspects of learning design. The Internet Time Alliance Jay Cross Memorial Award is presented to a workplace learning professional who has contributed in positive ways to the field of Real Learning and is reflective of Jay’s lifetime of work. Recipients champion workplace and social learning practices inside their organization and/or on the wider stage.

Weak signal detection

Dave Snowden

Now writing something brief is hard and I realised that I had never laid out the full capability before so I decided I would start by writing the long summary as a white paper. Yesterday was a frustrating one in many ways. I had to write a brief summary of SenseMaker® and its capability for weak signal detection for a key business partnership that has occupied much of my time over the holiday period.