New Computer – 2014 vs. 2018

Michael Sampson - Currents

I like services that create some separation between a device and its contents; while content can be stored on a device, being authoritatively and solely stored there is a recipe for problems in the case of a failed hard drive, lost machine, or even a successful ransomware attack.

2018 116

Digital Badges as Recognition of Success

Jenny Connected

MOOC, on how the distributed web can change the way in which learning success is recognised, will answer the questions and concerns I had back in 2012. I also tried to work with the API, with much less success).

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Links of the Quarter: December 2018

How to Save the World

Even large media organizations can be cowed by threats of legal action by many successful cults’ armies of lawyers. Na Pali coast, Kaua’i — photo by me, taken two weeks ago. Although it isn’t real, doesn’t really exist, my self is giving me a hard time these days.

2018 76

Security, identity, voice, opportunity and agency on the distributed web

Jenny Connected

They described the success of the work they have done thus far and their aspirations for future work. What we learn, and what makes learning successful, depends on why we learn. The topic for the final week of the E-Learning 3.0 course is Agency.

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Truth in a Post-Truth Age

Jenny Connected

Given this background of success, it is perhaps surprising to find how often scepticism about truth and about our capacities has reared its head in the history of human thought…” So where does this series of podcasts leave us.

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There are No Things. There are patterns.

Jenny Connected

As we can see from his website, Iain McGilchrist, author of The Master and his Emissary.

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Four Things to Remember When "Planning"

Evolving Web

Unless you are limiting your work in process and understand how much work you have on your plate (perhaps using a Personal Kanban ), your new project is going to be as successful as the annual Hades Snowball Fight. In 1989 I received my degree in Urban Planning.

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Digital badges and the purpose of education

Jenny Connected

Meanwhile the rest of us were exploring how to create a badge in Badgr or similar sites, with greater or lesser degrees of success. It has all felt a bit detached from the learner – a mechanism for determining at scale ‘what counts as success’ and how we measure that success.

2018 148

Creativity and experience on the distributed web

Jenny Connected

New technology is beginning to combine the ability of teachers and role models to model and demonstrate successful practice and the need for learners to practice and reflect on their learning in that environment. The topic for the penultimate week in the E-Learning 3.0

2018 148

You can stimulate curiosity for self directed learning

Joitske Hulsebosch

This morning I cycled in the sun to a school for higher eduction to a look back at a fun and successful project. A team of teachers and staff have organized a SPOC (Small Private Online Course), supported by me and Sibrenne from Ennuonline.

2018 169

How to stimulate creativity in online teams: A 100% online process to design a blended learning trajectory

Joitske Hulsebosch

I used the book Creativity in Virtual Teams Key components for Success van Nemiro , though the book is writing for semi-permanent teams and we were just a temporary team my experiences were quite similar. Joehoe!

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Links of the Quarter: March 2018

How to Save the World

…and Why That Drudgery Arose: Umair Haque describes the brutal world that leads to this drudgery as a predator society , in which the only ‘successful’ young workers are those who emulate the brutal predation of corporate oligopolies on people, resources and nations.

2018 46

Lessons on learning analytics from a taxi driver

Joitske Hulsebosch

For example, a taxi driver can turn on the radio 5 times in succession for 30 seconds and in between put his hands on the wheel to avoid a lower score. I've been on a surprise strip. You book a trip for three day but without having a clear where you are going to. Very exciting!

2018 141

Why No Lessons Learned Microsoft?

Michael Sampson - Currents

So today, I’m excited to share a new set of step-by-step deployment plans based on the best practices we’ve learned from working with thousands of customers to successfully roll-out Azure AD. Last week saw the first major service disruption to Office 365 in several years.

2018 116

(Microlearning) tool of the month: Guidiance

Joitske Hulsebosch

During the program Guidiance helps you to create a successful scalable training product. Microlearning is a trend in online learning, so the tool of the month is a microlearning tool: Guidiance. Microlearning originated from the idea of learning on the fly, via your mobile.

2018 130

Losing Yourself in Awesome

Evolving Web

Two years ago, Toni and I decided to be more picky about clients - work to ensure success, find companies that are willing to do the hard work of building a culture - not ones that simply want to by a box of Agile or someone else's canned Lean journey. You can lose yourself in awesome.

2018 130

Four Things to Remember When "Planning"

Evolving Web

Unless you are limiting your work in process and understand how much work you have on your plate (perhaps using a Personal Kanban ), your new project is going to be as successful as the annual Hades Snowball Fight. In 1989 I received my degree in Urban Planning.

2018 130

Workplace Analytics for Teams

Michael Sampson - Currents

Measure and improve — Make sure your change programs are successful by measuring progress against goals over time.

2018 116

Who Switched the Drawers?

Michael Sampson - Currents

Now I’m opening each drawer in quick succession to find the object I’m looking for. I have 21 drawers by my office desk.

2018 116

Smartphones use outside work hours cause exhaustion: the case against mobile learning?

Joitske Hulsebosch

In this study 69 smartphone users completed a dairy questionnaire for 5 successive working days. Last Friday I had a dinner with 3 colleagues, our yearly dinner. We talked about the storm on Thursday which caused the complete halt of the train system in the Netherlands.

2018 130

From Changing Tools to Making Progress – Improving Amenability

Michael Sampson - Currents

Start modelling the new behaviours that will be required for the change to be successful. In Part 1, I introduced the three slices of the existing setting , and asked how far a change of some defined kind would go when introduced.

2018 116

How to Create Live Maps of Conference Connections

Partnering Resources

Have you ever been frustrated trying to find the person you needed at a busy conference? I recently use a new tool called sumApp to map conference connections in real time. sumApp’s founder, Christine Capra , interviewed me about the experience.

2018 141

Networking Myths Busted!

Partnering Resources

Networking Myth #2: Lots of Business Cards –> Lots of Success. Do you measure your success based on the number of business cards you collect at a networking event? Our second video busts the business card myth and tells you what you really need to do to be successful.

2018 152

Hierarchy is the Enemy of Learning

How to Save the World

As I explained in my book Finding the Sweet Spot , (yes, sadly, it’s now out of print) organizations that routinely do that are much more successful and resilient workplaces, and much more fun places to work. drawing by hugh macleod at gaping void .

2018 92

Do You Have a Productive Partnership or a Tug of War?

Partnering Resources

What can people do to set up their partnership for success? They’re supposed to be your ally. Your co-conspirator. Your partner. But instead it feels like every conversation is a struggle. This isn’t how it is supposed to be.

2018 141

The Fortune-Teller

How to Save the World

The word fortune has nothing to do with seeing the future, or with success or failure. This is a work of fiction. Image from Max Pixel , cc0. Photoshopped with ‘watercolour’ effect. I had noticed the lemonade stand each time I had passed, but I hadn’t had time to stop before.

2018 77

Seeing Around the Corner

Michael Sampson - Currents

Successful new concepts emerging in those industries are likely to soon affect yours. A post from Outthinker outlines a strategic planning method for being able to “see around the corner.”

2018 89

Towards the idea that complexity IS a theory of change

Chris Corrigan

But in addition to monitoring for success, you have to also monitor for emergent side effects. In the world of non-profits, social change, and philanthropy it seems essential that change agents provide funders with a theory of change.

2018 102

AI Use Cases For Communities & Networks

Online Community Strategy

From the Wikipedia entry on AI: “In computer science AI research is defined as the study of “ intelligent agents “: any device that perceives its environment and takes actions that maximize its chance of successfully achieving its goals. [1]

2018 51

Risky Business

How to Save the World

My guess would be that leaders, such as the attendees at Davos, have been sufficiently successful in their PR propaganda campaign to convince the rest of the population that their illness, and their poverty (and hence inability to pay for even minimal chronic health care) is somehow their own fault.

2018 69

Non-Duality Dude: A One-Act Play

How to Save the World

SEVILLE: Remember when your brother took that Fear of Flying course and made it through one flight before the fear returned, and the pilot who ran the course admitted their success rate was next to zero? image from Pixabay, CC0. Scene One: Mid-afternoon, summer.

2018 57

The Death of Truth: A World Where Lying Pays

How to Save the World

T he character that is not me lies in the sun on the warm tropical beach, listening to the roar of the surf. It has no choice in this — it is conditioned to prefer warmth and sun and surf over cold and wet and concrete, no matter how masterfully constructed and adorned the latter may be. ‘I’

2018 51

Love Story

How to Save the World

A story in which the narrator is loved, admired, listened to, appreciated, and, by the narrator’s standards, very successful, and in which the narrator’s beliefs and actions are validated by the Other. H umans are obsessed with stories. Most of our communications are stories.

2018 57

Michael Pollan Has Lost His Mind

How to Save the World

Painting by Cristobal Ortega Maila CC0 from pxhere.com. M ichael Pollan, famous for his books on cooking, food and nutrition (“Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.”), is about (May 15th) to release his latest book How to Change Your Mind: What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us.

2018 61

How Our Bodies Sense the World, and How ‘We’ Misinterpret It

How to Save the World

It cannot be successfully described, argued, empirically defended, demonstrated or proved. Las Vegas street mural “sensory perception” by Jef Logan ; flickr photo taken by wiredforlego CC BY-NC 2.0.

2018 51

On Gratefulness: A Self-Enquiry

How to Save the World

But the success rate is apparently abysmal, and it often doesn’t last. photo by geralt at pixabay CC0.

2018 46

All The Things I Thought I Knew

How to Save the World

” “You were a big success in business, so you must know something “, she replied. ” “My apparent success in business had nothing to do with me. Image from wikipedia. This is a work of fiction.

2018 51

Plus Ça Change

How to Save the World

As John Gray has written “We act in the belief that we are all of one piece, but we are able to cope with things only because we are a succession of fragments. photo by the author. “Everything had changed, but nothing seemed different” — Meg Hutchinson, True North.

2018 46

What Happens in Vagus…

How to Save the World

This is an autonomic ‘decision’ based on the body’s subconscious assessment of which strategy has the greater chance of success (for its own survival and that of the tribe and the balance of life in the community as a whole). E volution is a precarious process.

2018 46

On the Shoulders of Giants

How to Save the World

And then predict the future will see the emergence of a ‘multicultural extelligence’ of humans collectively and successfully stewarding the planet and the stars for everyone’s mutual benefit! This is the third and final story in a trilogy about a father and daughter.

2018 46

The limits of certainty

Chris Corrigan

Social scientists have been working on problems like these for decades, with varying degrees of success. An interesting review essay by John Quiggan looks at a new book by Ellen Broad called Made by Humans: The Ai Condition.

2018 52

How complexity principles can inform participatory process design

Chris Corrigan

You need to understand that there are factors outside your control that are affecting the success or failure of your strategy. Sonja Blignault has been blogging some terrific stuff on Paul Cilliers’ work on complexity.

2018 46

Boston E20 Notes: Got Numbers? Community Metrics and Analysis

Portals and KM

As a member of marketing, communications, support, or whoever the community is run by, you’re probably accustom to being asked for a variety of metrics and ways to prove success, profitability, and efficiency. There will be 190,000 data analysts needed by 2018. I am pleased to be back for my sixth Enterprise 2.0 conference in Boston. Here is a link to a summary of last year’s notes. This is another of my notes for this year. There will be more to follow.

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