Joitske Hulsebosch

A wonderful way of looking at the often mentioned problem of 'information overload'. Clay Shirky is turning it around: the problem is not information overload, the problem is that people don't know how to filter. These networks may be formal as well as informal.

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Blog>> The Information Lifecycle

Green Chameleon

The base for this approach is to look at the ‘Information Lifecycle’, how is information created from first drafts to published final documents. In order to illustrate the steps above let me describe what I mean with an example of project information. Typically a project starts with the work of individuals; they write down drafts of project descriptions, collect relevant information, etc.

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Trending Sources

Theory-informed TEL and Connectivism

Jenny Connected

Liz Masterman interviewed academics in Higher Ed and asked them which theories informed their use of technology in their teaching.

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Organizational Entropy and Information Abuse

Evolving Web

My friend Jay Fienberg left a comment at the end of my Intellectual In-Breeding post that raised this point: I think this is an interesting idea, but either overstated or in need of more exploration: "Information is, by its very nature, subversive.

Stimulating informal learning in organisations

Joitske Hulsebosch

It is estimated that professionals learning informally for 80% or even 94%. As Harry Vos states in his dutch blog "more formal or workshop learning supports informal learning and not the other way around ". The European PILIP project has created a website about informal learning.

That Guys An Asshole Two Stories of Information Hoarding

Evolving Web

This is a companion piece to my 10 Principles of Social Media series. This post illustrates Principles 2 and 4. For quite some time, I was an urban planner. I worked for some agencies, but for most the time I was a consultant. I worked with all levels of government from tiny towns to the Feds.

Email Management = Top Information Management Pain Point

Michael Sampson - Currents

information, the research indicates that just 16 percent of organisations assigned the majority of their budget to addressing email management, despite being the UK’s top pain point. This inability to gain control over enterprise email at a time when information risk is escalating, will have costly repercussions to businesses in the long term.

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Innovation: Less Structure, More Informal Collaboration #collaboration #innovation #cycling

Michael Sampson - Currents

The breakthroughs came through informal / chance encounters: " In other words, innovation is less a product of structured processes and more a result of informal conversations. Carol comments on a recent MIT study that found that 80% of breakthrough innovations didn't occur in training sessions or formal meetings.

Informal volunteering continues to decline


We now have Citizenship survey figures for informal volunteering for the first half of the present year (April - September) and the decline ought to be of real concern to policy makers. Governance and participation Informal support Older people Social policy

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For Opelousas/Lafayette LA Tourist Information: St. Landry Parish Visitor Information Center

Portals and KM

Landry Parish Visitor Information Center. I have always enjoyed both cajun and zydeco music and the food that originates from the same Southwest Louisiana area but had never been there and have long wanted to go. On

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Inform 2015 in Melbourne – “My” Talk on IBM Connections in the Wild

Michael Sampson - Currents

See Inform 2015 Agenda. It’s still impossible to be in two places physically at the same time, and that causes issues when conferences are scheduled during the same week on opposites sides of the globe.

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Social networks and informal support: the big shift for policy


It’s obvious that informal support and social networks can be critical to the way society looks after its members. Ergo, we need to recognise and invest in informal support ; ergo, we need to emphasise and encourage social networks – especially at local level.

Monitoring informal learning with a Learning Record Store

Joitske Hulsebosch

The teacher may use this information to adapt his class teachings. Especially if you have the ambition to monitor both formal and informal activities of employees it might be useful. I wrote this blogpost last year with Saskia Tiggelaar and Lisan van der Lee.

How Our Narratives Inform Our Hopes for Change

How to Save the World

Eric’s point is that the markedly different positions staked out by well-meaning, informed people on this issue stem from their different worldviews — the way they see our human culture operating and functioning, how they perceive the world really works.

The Information Needs of Communities

Alchemy of Change

The report is called “The Information Needs of Communities: The Changing Media Landscape in a Broadband Age &# and it’s not your typical government bureaucracy report. What prompted the FCC’s interest in the information needs of communities?

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If Teaching is Relational, How Does That Inform Online Teaching?

Full Circle Associates

” I keep pointing to the importance of practice, context , reflection, informal learning. I was in my car the other day, thinking about all the workplace learning projects I’m currently involved in.

Information Hubs in SmartDraw 2012 - "Similar to Mind Maps"

Michael Sampson - Currents

SmartDraw added a way of creating information hubs in the 2012 release of its SmartDraw software: ". this new template because it is a great way to organize documents, visuals, links, and all types of complex information. Read more: All New Information Hubs in SmartDraw 2012.

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Overcoming Information Overload on the Web: Part 1: Too many sources, too many events.

Portals and KM

This is the first of a three part series on how the Darwin Awareness Engine ™ addresses some of the key problems generated by information overload on the Web.    As an information aggregator we target theme-specific sources through search and specific feeds.    Although accessible from on site edition, this body of information often remains overwhelming. 

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Informal support: I ask you


JRF has some fascinating work going on at the moment under the heading of ‘ Risk, trust and relationships in an ageing society ’, which includes a theme frequently covered on this blog, ‘everyday, informal support between neighbours, friends, and in communities.’.

Book Review: Practical SharePoint 2010 Information Architecture (by Ruven Gotz)

Michael Sampson - Currents

For the past couple of weeks I have been reading Ruven Gotz's new book, Practical SharePoint 2010 Information Architecture. Ruven and the publisher begin to set the context on the book like this: " Practical SharePoint 2010 Information Architecture is a guide and tool set for planning and documenting the scope, navigational taxonomy, document taxonomy, metadata, page layouts and workflows for a successful SharePoint 2010 project.

Overcoming Information Overload on the Web: Part 3: Organic Semantics

Portals and KM

This is the third of a three part series on how the Darwin Awareness Engine ™ addresses some of the key problems generated by information overload on the Web.   It does not claim to know the meaning of the information, but simply displays what is.    This concludes our three part series on combating information overload on the Web.

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Information Overload Can be a Misleading Term

Portals and KM

Nicholas Herold makes a nice point in the post, Information Overload?  The Darwin Awareness engine does not help with those simply overwhelmed with too much information. Instead it organizes information into patterns that help the knowledgeable person make sense of what is happening in their area of interest. In this sense having massive amounts of information is a good thing if you can process it effectively.

Two Concept definitions and distributed cognition in informal learning

Taming the spaces

At Learning Layers meeting we had the session for theory that guides the project’s technologies and approaches for informal learning at work. Tobias Ley explained with the figure how the two ways how the concept has been dealt with. The upper figure relates with the semantic systems that use top-down ontologies for providing support […]. distributed cognition learning layers workplace learning

We Are The Filter Bubble

Alchemy of Change

Emotionally Intelligent curation Facebook Google Information Networker Internet Filter Bubble social networks TwitterComputer algorithms aren't the only thing contributing to the "Internet Filter Bubble." Who we choose to connect with in our social networks deeply affects who is "curating" the content we consume. Here's why diversity in your social network matters.

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Twitter is Not a Social Network

Alchemy of Change

Why Twitter is an Information Network, not a Social Network So, back to Twitter. A “ real-time information network &# – that’s how the people at Twitter describe their own service. Why does that make Twitter an “information network&# ?

Facilitating informal learning


It’s always funny to realise how much the roots of what I’m doing today lay in the past : Looking back now I realised what got me into doing my PhD at the first place – fascination with formal/informal interplay in learning….

Sharing information

Viv Mcwaters

Increasingly, I’m being asked this question of face-to-face meetings: “How can we make sure people have received our information unless we do a presentation?” Those asking it do indeed have important information that they have for others.

Attensa on Reducing Information Overload - Pharma Client

Michael Sampson - Currents

I've written about Attensa before on this blog (see search: Attensa ), and have a long-standing high regard for its work in reducing information overload, highlighting organizational collaboration opportunities, and more. Information is easier to find and more actionable, saving the firm both time and money. ".

Informal networks save public money


I was struck by it partly because I’ve recently been writing about the interdependence of informal and formal care (this used to be called ‘interweaving’). The Neighbourhood Network schemes in Leeds have an enviable reputation.

Overcoming Information Overload on the Web: Part 2: Popularity Versus Temporal Correlation Ranking

Portals and KM

This is the second of a three part series on how the Darwin Awareness Engine™ addresses some of the key problems generated by information overload on the Web. Issue Two: Popularity versus temporal correlation ranking: Search engines operate on popularly ranking to deliver information.  where information existed in great quantity and had a longer shelf life.  explosion generates information that is often isolated and relevant for a short period of time.

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What Can You Do When Information Leaks from a Private Forum?

Managing Communities

Private forums are meant to be private – the information contained within is supposed to only be for the people who have access to that forum. But, people don’t always respect this fact and eventually, you may have someone leaking private information to people who shouldn’t have it. photo credit: Vivian Chen [???] The question [.]. Managing Staff Managing the Community

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The hidden wealth of informal activities


Having said that, semantic niceties aside, it does matter how local social connections give rise to informal and formal participation; and how they in turn relate to formal governance.   Governance and participation Informal support Social capital Social policy

IA Webinar: Real-time Working with Collaboration | Information Architected

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

Watch the Video archive of Webinar Is your Information Architected for Collaboration? T, accredited university degree | Uncategorized | Information about Careers on What is Information Governance? Information Technology Toolkit.

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Week in Review: May 21, 2012

Alchemy of Change

Mission & Outcomes Permeability & Networks Social Change Social Media & Information Technology contextual computing hybrid meaning mission mobile networks new economy philanthropySeven ideas on meaningful work, myth, mobile computing, philanthropy, and networks.

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“Big Data” vs. “Big Content” Complementary Sides of Information Overload

Portals and KM

Information Management published a useful article, Big Data is Scaling BI and Analytics , on how the information overload is changing the way organizations use business intelligence and analytics. They started by noting that IDC research on digital data indicates that the amount of digital information in the world reached beyond a zettabyte in size in 2010 and this equals one trillion gigabytes of information.

CSCW 2012 - Personal Information Management in a Socially Networked World

Michael Sampson - Currents

Nonetheless, this workshop caught my attention: Personal Information Management in a Socially Networked World (see PIM 2012 ): " The Sixth International Workshop on Personal Information Management (PIM 2012) will be held as part of CSCW 2012. Personal Information Management (PIM) is the practice and study of the activities people perform to acquire, organize, maintain, and retrieve personal information for everyday use.

Harnessing the power of informal employee networks

John Tropea - Delicious Community

The article Harnessing the power of informal employee networks has been sent to the following recipients: Harnessing the power of informal employee networks Formalizing a company’s ad hoc peer groups can spur collaboration and unlock value. Exhibit 2: Informal networks often have members who play such crucial roles that their departure would disrupt the network.

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Understanding Open Educational Resources: Information for Schools


The project has identified a gap in support and information for teachers relating to the use and creation of Open Educational Resources.

Lynda Moulton Lists Five Products to Reduce Information Overload

Portals and KM

 Lynda recently provided a useful post on:  Focused on Unifying Content to Reduce Information Overload.  Lynda Moulton is a consultant, an analyst with the Gilbane group, and runs the Boston KM Forum. I have attended it over the past several years. About a year ago we presented a prototype of the Darwin Awareness Engine there.

Facilitating informal learning: mindset, lifestyle and paying attention


A lot of learning in our lives is informal, embedded, implicit. The funny thing is that facilitation of informal learning is often also informal, embedded and implicit – we often don’t know what is there, how do we do it and what comes out of it.