• INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  FRIDAY, MAY 26, 2017
    [Collaboration] Collaborative Instructional Design
    A recording of the ACRL DLS Instruction Committee Spring Forum event Collaborative Instructional Design delivered by Joelle Pitts is available (embedded below). academic libraries academic sector Collaboration Pedagogy USAThere is also a recording of the ACRL Instruction Section Management & Leadership Committee's event Developing an Effective Mentoring Program at [link].
  • CLARK QUINN  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 24, 2017
    [Collaboration] Grappling with Groups
    If they’re working in a collaborative environment that tracks contributions via versioning or some other way, then there’s a trail of work that can be scrutinized. I’m a fan of the power of social learning. When people get together (and the process is managed right), the outcomes of a negotiated understanding can be powerful. However, in designing learning, working in groups has some real negative perceptions and realities. The open question is: what to do?
  • COLUMN TWO  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 10, 2017
    [Collaboration] 22 and a half reasons to enter the Intranet & Digital Workplace Awards
    Your entry can focus on just one aspect or feature and our four categories capture most types of project, from digital workplaces to collaboration tools, HR portals and beyond. There’s just over a week to enter the 2017 Intranet and Digital Workplace Awards , the annual global competition which closes on Friday May 19th (any timezone). The entries are coming in and we’ve already got some great submissions. Still considering whether to enter?
  • COLUMN TWO  |  TUESDAY, MAY 9, 2017
    [Collaboration] There’s a packed schedule at #Intranets2017, and just 3 weeks to go
    Leading-edge collaboration is explored, including the low-down on Workplace by Facebook, how to measure connections, and Accenture’s award-winning social bookmarking solution. There are now just three weeks to go until Intranets2017 — less than 21 sleeps! There are limited spots available , and every chance that we’ll sell out soon. Not sure yet whether you should attend?
  • CONVERSATION MATTERS  |  TUESDAY, MAY 9, 2017
    [Collaboration] Using Teams to Solve Hard Problems: A Book Review of Collaborative Intelligence By Richard Hackman
    The right mix includes 1) task expertise, 2) the ability to work collaboratively with others, while keeping the team 3) as small and 4) as diverse as possible. In terms of the second criteria, being able to work collaboratively with others, Hackman notes, “Even a single member who is a ‘team destroyer,’ someone whose behavior is egregiously disruptive and destructive, can cause a team to fail.”
  • DION HINCHCLIFFE'S WEB 2.0 BLOG  |  FRIDAY, MAY 5, 2017
    [Collaboration] When It Comes to Digital Transformation, Change Agents Matter Most
    For example, organizations have widely ( 25% of all orgs by some estimates) begun using cross-silo collaboration, such as devops, to break down the long-standing sclerosis that has built up through the accumulation of technology in the proverbial Legacy Mountain. What is the most important factor in realizing technology change today? Is it having the right technology or tools? Perhaps leadership support, as that is cited by so many (including myself) as a top success factor.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  FRIDAY, MAY 5, 2017
    [Collaboration] Using Interdisciplinary Faculty Learning Communities to Facilitate Real Talk about Information Literacy
    A Faculty Learning Community (FLC) is a “group of interdisciplinary faculty who engage in an active, collaborative, year-long program” in order to focus on “researching and testing a scholarly and pedagogical topic that is important to the larger academic community.” academic sector Collaboration IL frameworks Information Literacy USA
  • COLUMN TWO  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 3, 2017
    [Collaboration] Four weeks until the best #intranet speaker lineup in the southern hemisphere
    James Robertson is running a highly-interactive half-day workshop on planning collaboration and social projects , using the “pathway to social” methodology. Intranets2017 is the biggest intranet conference in the southern hemisphere , running in Sydney on 31 May-2 June 2017. It’s now just four weeks until it all kicks off! Read down for details, and then register online. Just a few of our outstanding speakers! At Step Two, we know intranets and digital workplaces.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 3, 2017
    [Collaboration] knowledge-sharing, post-technology
    Your organization just implemented an enterprise collaboration platform. Over many years of working with enterprise knowledge-sharing and collaboration tools I have learned that the hard work comes after the software has been installed and the initial training sessions are over. A multi-faceted approach to enterprise collaboration. Group collaboration is supported through practices like narrating your work.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 26, 2017
    [Collaboration] Human Learning is Not About to Change Forever
    People will learn collaboratively, no matter where they are. The possibilities in virtual worlds to collaboratively create in 3D I still think is potentially cool, but even as the technology limitations come down, the cognitive limitations remain. In my inbox was an announcement about a new white paper with the intriguing title Human Learning is About to Change Forever. So naturally I gave up my personal details to download a copy.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  MONDAY, APRIL 24, 2017
    [Collaboration] training > performance > social
    5) Learning might lead to collaborative works. Collaborating on purchasing (buying things that any one member could not justify). Collaborating on contracts (using the purchasing power of the community). + Thank Goodness It’s Monday! This is my second TGIM post. Mondays for freelancers mean new opportunities. Weekends are often times to get work done when it’s quiet.
  • COLUMN TWO  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 18, 2017
    [Collaboration] Build the skills and knowledge of your extended team (at Intranets2017)
    Evolve, create, collaborate. Every intranet and digital workplace team is supported by an extended team of content publishers, owners and site administrator. In many organisations, this numbers in the hundreds (or more!). So the question isn’t just: is your intranet effective and successful? It’s also: are you working effectively with your extended team, and are they doing what needs to be done? Intranets2017 will cover a broad range of topics.
  • COLUMN TWO  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 11, 2017
    [Collaboration] Meet the judges for the 2017 Intranet and Digital Workplace awards
    As president of Eloquor Consulting, Stacy helps clients in the US and around the world leverage their technology to improve employee communication, engagement and collaboration. Thomas Maeder has more than 15 years of experience with program/project, platform and people management in the area of intranet, digital workplace and social collaboration platforms.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 11, 2017
    [Collaboration] Classical and Rigorous
    Also, we get better results when we’re collaborating, not working independently. A recent twitter spat led me to some reflections, and I thought I’d share. In short, an individual I do not know attacked one of my colleague Harold’s diagrams , and said that they stood against “everything classical and rigorous” My somewhat flip comment was that “the classical and rigorous is also outdated and increasingly irrelevant.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 11, 2017
    [Collaboration] 7 essential facets for enterprise knowledge sharing
    These tools must enable both cooperative and collaborative aspects of knowledge work. Collaboration is working together for a common objective. Collaborative aspects include: Coordinating tasks 
with minimal time & effort, Finding people best suited to solve a problem, and Participating in meetings for maximum impact & minimum wasted effort. Most large organizations today have some suite of social tools to share information and knowledge.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  MONDAY, APRIL 10, 2017
    [Collaboration] Information and digital literacy provision at the University of Sheffield #lilac17
    Participatory Action Research is a collaborative methodology for change, it is undertaken with not on people. Collaboration is troublesome and rewarding. Pam McKinney continues from the LILAC conference : Pam writes: "I was very interested to hear Vicky Grant, Rosa Sadler, Kate Grigsby, and Sophie Carlson from the University of Sheffield present on their participatory action research project looking at Information and digital literacy provision at the university.
  • JOHN BATTELLE'S SEARCHBLOG  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 7, 2017
    [Collaboration] Pick Up the Phone and Call.
    I’d spend hours a day calling sources, collaborators, even employees down the hall — and as a result, we’d Get S**t Done.*. The post Pick Up the Phone and Call. appeared first on John Battelle's Search Blog. cross posted from NewCo Shift ). People in business who like to Get S**t Done fall in love with each version of The New. When I was a kid, new was the the Apple II. Then the IBM PC, digital phones and voice mail, the Mac — oh God, the Mac! — word
  • CLARK QUINN  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 5, 2017
    [Collaboration] Exploration Requirements
    Of course, some of it is within the organization, whether it’s the continual dialog around a collaborative venture, or ‘show your work’ (aka work out loud). In yesterday’s post, I talked about how new tools need to be coupled with practices to facilitate exploration. And I wanted to explore more (heh) about what’s required. The metaphor is old style exploration, and the requirements to succeed.
  • INFORMATION WANTS TO BE FREE  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 30, 2017
    [Collaboration] The dangers of the backchannel: my observations from the #ACRL2017 hashtag
    When I took my current job at PCC almost three years ago, I gained so many things: work I love, amazing engaged colleagues, a mission I identify with, terrific students, and great faculty collaborators. One of the things I lost was sufficient professional development funding. I haven’t attended an out-of-state conference in almost three years, and while I miss my professional community, I wouldn’t trade this job for anything.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 30, 2017
    [Collaboration] Registration open: From Teaching to Learning: Context and Collaboration
    Registration is open for the 16th Annual Information Literacy Summit, From Teaching to Learning: Context and Collaboration, taking place May 5, 2017, at DePaul University Library and Moraine Valley Community College Library, USA. The keynote speaker is Wendy Holliday , Head of Teaching, Learning, and Research Services at Cline Library, talking about Boundaries and sovereignties: Placing students at the center of information literacy.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 29, 2017
    [Collaboration] Reecent papers: training in teaching; IL concepts; kindergarten children
    Establishing a mutually understood and shared foundation of concepts is critical if we wish to collaborate successfully with these stakeholders on assessment projects and ultimately integrating information Literacy into campus learning outcomes and student success goals. academic libraries academic sector Collaboration Information Literacy Literacies schools sector USAGammons, R., Inge, L. & Carroll, A. 2017).
  • CLARK QUINN  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 29, 2017
    [Collaboration] Leveraging Technology
    developing ideas and approaches in collaboration (transparently, showing your work). collaborating to address the unexpected problems. I was listening to a tale recounting a time when an organization was going through a change, and had solicited help. And the story surprised me. The short story is that the initial approach being taken weren’t leveraging technology effectively. And it led me to wonder how many organizations are still doing things the old way.
  • COLUMN TWO  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 23, 2017
    [Collaboration] Heads up: the 2017 Intranet & Digital Workplace Awards open soon!
    Social, collaboration and communication. It’s going to be an action-packed next few months here at Step Two! While we put the finishing touches to our Intranets2017 conference, we’ll also be shortly announcing that the 2017 Intranet & Digital Workplace Awards will be open for entries. The Awards open on 5th April 2017 and will be accepting entries until Friday 19th May.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 22, 2017
    [Collaboration] digital literacy for the arts
    If any artists are interested in collaborating on such a project, please contact me. Last week I attended the Arts in a Digital World Summit in Montréal. The event launched the four-year funding program of $88.5 million aimed at amplifying “the quality, scale and sharing of Canadian art through digital technology” One aspect of this fund that gives me confidence is the desire to fund many small projects of around $10,000 and also the willingness to invest in risky projects.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 7, 2017
    [Collaboration] Learning Design Insights
    We also talked about the benefits of collaboration, and knowing your audience. It varied, but it seemed like there was some of that, there was also a fair bit of both collaboration at least at certain points, and some iterative testing. 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.
  • DION HINCHCLIFFE'S WEB 2.0 BLOG  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 2, 2017
    [Collaboration] What We Know About Making Enterprise Social Networks Successful Today
    Early makers of enterprise social networks such as Jive, Newsgator, and Socialtext blazed the trail initially, making it possible for workers to engage in truly open and self-organizing collaboration by adapting the social networking model that had worked so well in the consumer world to the enterprise. Thus, in the realm of digital collaboration, people come first and technology is second. Digital collaboration skill development.
  • COLUMN TWO  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 1, 2017
    [Collaboration] Welcome to Balsam, our new Sydney consultant
    She has a tremendous energy, and a superb focus on the people side of intranets and collaborative tools. Intranets are starting to really thrive, particularly in the context of the wider digital workplace. Step Two is therefore happily busy, and you’ll see us grow in size throughout 2017. The first dividend of our strategy is the hiring of Balsam Al-Dabbagh , who joins our Sydney office as a Senior Consultant.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 1, 2017
    [Collaboration] mastery and models
    Sharing includes exchanging resources, ideas, and experiences with our networks as well as collaborating with our colleagues. Notice on the model the use of two related terms: cooperation and collaboration. Collaboration is working together for a common purpose. The challenge for working in today’s networked economy is to connect cooperation and collaboration. When collaboration is required, then constraints are necessary to get work done.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 1, 2017
    [Collaboration] The change is here
    And here I mean more self-directed and collaborative learning conducted not formally, but facilitated. Important technologies are for communicating and collaborating, as well as tools to search and find resources. For a number of years now (at least six ), I’ve been beating the drum about the need for organizations to be prepared to address change. I’ve argued that things are happening faster, and that organizations are going to have to become more agile.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 1, 2017
    [Collaboration] #ACRL Intersections of Scholarly Communication and Information Literacy Webinars
    They are on: March 3 2017 ( Crossing Paths: An Introduction to the Intersections ); April 4 2017 ( Creating Learning Experiences at the Intersections of Scholarly Communication and Information Literacy ) and May 5 2017 ( Talking Points: Strategies for Building Collaborative Partnerships at the Intersections ). The UK's CILIP Information Literacy Group (ILG) has scheduled the ACRL Intersections of Scholarly Communication and Information Literacy Webcast Series.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2017
    [Collaboration] Revisiting the Ecosystem
    We also use courses, whether individual or collaborative, to develop people (particularly when they’re novices). Then we develop our ability to execute and the continue to learn through communicating and collaborating. 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 ).
  • COLUMN TWO  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2017
    [Collaboration] Your workshop choices at #Intranets2017
    James Robertson’s Workshop C (in the afternoon) tackles planning collaboration and social projects head-on, using a hands-on methodology that will keep everyone buzzing. Where are you headed on the journey from an intranet to a digital workplace ? Intranets201 7 (Sydney, May 31-June 2) will give you the support and insights you need at every step in this transformation. Deep-dive workshops!
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2017
    [Collaboration] New articles: Pedagogical practice; Coordination; Curriculum support; Student learning
    Donald Maclean, University of the Highlands and Islands - Embedding information literacy through critical skills, collaboration and a new curriculum. Adam Edwards, Middlesex University - Is it possible to teach and learn collaborative skills while still having fun? SCONUL Focus issue 68 (2017) has been published. This is an open access journal with short practice-based articles.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2017
    [Collaboration] Another model for support
    What happens, importantly, is that by working collaboratively, we learn together. I was thinking about today’s post , wherein I was talking about a couple of packages that might help organizations move forward. I was reflecting back on some previous posts about engagement models, and was reminded of a more recent one. And I realized this has played out in a couple of ways.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2017
    [Collaboration] Digital Labs
    Digital Labs is a 5 page article including readings, links and examples of "digital labs" (which are spaces with tech tools of various kinds, to support teaching, learning, collaboration etc.) There is a new Tips and Trends article from the ACRL Instruction Section, Instructional Technologies Committee.
  • COLUMN TWO  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2017
    [Collaboration] Meet our international speakers at #Intranets2017
    Our international lineup features speakers who are changing the shape of collaboration, networking, UX, design, technical platforms, SharePoint, content management and all things digital. Thomas is a subject matter expert in social collaboration and gamification, based in the USA. Filip has developed and delivered an award winning approach to helping knowledge workers collaborate, first at the Port of Antwerp, and then at the Green Party.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2017
    [Collaboration] the arts in perpetual beta
    seed collaborations within the arts community, and with other sectors. Next month I will be facilitating a workshop at The Arts in a Digital World Summit , hosted in Montreal by the Canada Council for the Arts. Among other things, the summit will be a chance to share knowledge, mobilize – and possibly even incubate projects. We’ll consider our digital reality as an opportunity to: develop innovative approaches. re-imagine how artists and arts organizations engage with citizens.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2017
    [Collaboration] one person at a time
    I have more faith that thousands of cooperating individuals, with all their inherent complexity, can create better structures than a group collaborating under the direction of a positional leader. Are networks the new companies ? Can our markets shift from capitalism to cooperativism ? Can our institutions become networks? Can any of us escape our tribal roots and become network era citizens of the world? We still lack good network models for organizing in society.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2017
    [Collaboration] Handbook for information literacy teaching
    also address emerging issues around the sustainability of IL teaching, such as achieving economies of scale through means such as collaborative teaching and moving some of our provision, such as library induction, into online formats. A recent discussion post reminded people that Cardiff University's Handbook for information literacy teaching was revised towards the end of last year (its 4th edition).
  • COLUMN TWO  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2017
    [Collaboration] Intranets2017 is open for registrations!
    James Robertson is running a highly-interactive half-day workshop on planning collaboration and social projects , using the “pathway to social” methodology. Intranets2017 is in its seventh year, and it continues to power on as the biggest intranet conference in the southern hemisphere , running in Sydney on 31 May-2 June 2017. Today we officially open for registrations , sharing details on the first of our international speakers.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 26, 2017
    [Collaboration] Silo APIs?
    Communication and collaboration is key! I was in a conversation with my colleague Charles Jennings about organizational innovation, and one of the topics that arose was that of barriers to successful organizational function. In particular, we were talking about how the division of responsibility between organizational development (OD), leadership development, and learning & development is a problem. And I think the problem is bigger.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 18, 2017
    [Collaboration] Cognitive Business
    And the fact that innovation is social, and an outcome of slow percolation, influences more than facilitating communication and collaboration. One of my mantras is that organizations need to align better with how we think, work, and learn. However, my focus has been specifically on what L&D can be doing (as that’s the folk I mostly talk to). But it occurs to me that it really goes farther.
  • BOXES AND ARROWS  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 17, 2017
    [Collaboration] How to Avoid UX Burnout
    That moment of breaking open the pens to fill up dry erase boards with ideas and collaborate with our fellow creatives brings an energy and spark to the work that we do. Use the power of collaboration to gain outside perspectives and new insights. Collaboration is a fantastic tool for refreshing ideas and seeing a new side of a problem, along with potential new solutions. As I watched the app go live in across the various app stores I felt exhausted.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 5, 2017
    [Collaboration] Mobile Lesson
    It’s about aligning with us, supporting our needs to communicate and collaborate. I’m preparing my keynote for a mobile conference, and it’s caused an interesting reflection. My mlearning books came out in 2011, and subsequently I’ve written on the revolution. And I’ve been speaking on both of late, but in some ways the persistent interest in mobile intrigues me.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 4, 2017
    [Collaboration] New articles: Infiltrating faculty; ADDIE model; Health sciences; Threshold concepts of Writing Studies; and more
    academic sector assessment Collaboration discipline - health IL frameworks infomation literacy Pedagogy research USAThe latest issue (vol 10 no 2) of the open-access journal Communications in Information Literacy has been published. It contains the following articles, plus book reviews and an editorial celebrating 10 years of CIL.
  • INFORMATION WANTS TO BE FREE  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 3, 2017
    [Collaboration] Holding to our values during difficult times
    I would also add to that list that we should support and collaborate with organizations that share our support for individual civil liberties, freedom of the press, and equal access to information. I write a lot in my American Libraries column about library values, particularly those around access and privacy.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  SUNDAY, JANUARY 1, 2017
    [Collaboration] innovation in perpetual beta
    This is what we hope to find in our collaborative work teams in order to get things done. The perpetual beta working model tries to show how work and learning are related as we negotiate various types of networks to get new ideas, test them out, and innovate how we work. We seek, sense, and share knowledge in different social circumstances, sometimes with strangers and other times with close and trusted colleagues. Our social networks can help us increase our awareness of new ideas.
  • INFORMATION WANTS TO BE FREE  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 29, 2016
    [Collaboration] 2016 wasn’t all bad
    The Pacific NW is full of amazing and collaborative librarians and I feel proud to be a part of this community. As I alluded to in my last post , this year was a difficult one for me personally that ended up turning out for the better. I know that many of us have felt dispirited and beaten down since the election and feel like 2016 was a flaming dumpster fire of a year, so I’ve decided to look back at the things I’m grateful for in 2016.
  • CONVERSATION MATTERS  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2016
    [Collaboration] 4 Great Ways to Conduct Peer Assists: Transferring Knowledge Effectively
    Collaboratively the two groups develop these criteria, gaining additional insight as they talk through each point. About three o’clock Helen says she would like to excuse herself and her team to give the Assist team a chance to talk through the response they want to make.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2016
    [Collaboration] Employee Experience
    collaborate. One of the recent trends has been about ‘customer experience’, focusing the organization on a consistent and coherent customer experience from first exposure through to ongoing product or service use. And this is a ‘good thing’! I’ve participated in the efforts of an organization to achieve it, and can see the real benefits. However, I want to suggest that just as important is the employee experience.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2016
    [Collaboration] Open-access preprint book: Information Literacy: Research and Collaboration across Disciplines
    Information Literacy: Research and Collaboration across Disciplines. Collaborating to Advance Programmatic Information Literacy. academic sector assessment Collaboration Information Literacy Pedagogy research USAThere is a pre-print open access version of: D'Angelo, B., Jamieson, S., Maid, B. and Walker, J. Eds) (2016). Fort Collins, Colorado: The WAC Clearinghouse and University Press of Colorado. link] There are 20 chapters divided into four sections: Part I.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2016
    [Collaboration] Improving design processes
    A second thing was that there was a bit of a ‘waterfall model’, and instead I suggest having collaboration at critical points along the way. In this case, they have moved to more collaboration at an important juncture point, with more roles involved to be more innovative on the possibilities. Recently, I had a chance to catch up with a client who’d used my services to review their design processes.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2016
    [Collaboration] New issue of Information Research: theory; doctoral students; autism spectrum disorders; engineers; makerspaces
    Meyer, Consulting engineers' social networks and their collaborative information behaviour - Frances Ryan, Peter Cruickshank, Hazel Hall and Alistair Lawson, Managing and evaluating personal reputations on the basis of information shared on social media: a Generation X perspective The issue is at [link] Photo by Sheila Webber: green tomato, Blackheath farmers' market, December 2016.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2016
    [Collaboration] friday’s factual finds
    ” —@ImSporticus “Most metrics ignore: Collaboration, Relationship-building, Capacity-building, Knowledge. Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. “Purposeful play. Play equals trust. A space where we can take risks. Only by taking risks do we get to learn about ourselves & each other.”
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2016
    [Collaboration] cfp Media is the Message: Critical Use of Video in the Digital Age #WLIC2017
    Driven by digital network technologies, we increasingly use new approaches, tools and media types to collaborate and share information. There is a call for Papers for the open session organised jointly by the Information Literacy, Audiovisual and Multimedia and School Libraries Sections of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA).
  • CLARK QUINN  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2016
    [Collaboration] Learning Strategy Issues
    One presentation was on collaborating to produce an elearning course on sleeping better, with the presenter’s firm demonstrating expertise in elearning, while the other firm had the subject matter expertise on sleep health. Suggestions included making the content editable for collaborative improvements, or using rankings, and scaffolding of improvement through the community. The other thing that I was involved in at Online Educa in Berlin was a session on The Flexible Worker.
  • LEVERAGING ORGANIZATIONAL KNOWLEDGE  |  SUNDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2016
    [Collaboration] How Bruno Kahne's "12 Deaf-Tips" relate to online communication
    The deaf teams always beating the hearing ones at the same tasks requiring good collaboration. He sent it to some of his deaf collaborators and they confirmed that these adaptations do relate to the way they communicate online. Many will argue (including myself) that asking questions is one of the raison d’être of any online collaboration tool. An online collaboration environment is also very well suited for using the story telling technique.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2016
    [Collaboration] How can libraries better serve refugees and asylum seekers? #libraries4refugees
    The input will be incorporated into a thought paper, that will be used to provide background for the 2-day collaborative learning space/meeting" Questions to projectwelcome01@gmail.com Photo by Sheila Webber: Sheffield, November 2016. Not strictly information literacy, but an interesting web discussion on: How can libraries better serve refugees and asylum seekers?
  • DION HINCHCLIFFE'S WEB 2.0 BLOG  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2016
    [Collaboration] Using Online Community for Digital Transformation
    Both of these activities are best realized using today’s modern digital communications and collaboration tools designed for very high scale, leverage, and asynchronicity: Online communities and enterprise social networks. This is an digital forum within which digital change agents will collaborate on and effect change, formulating plans, making joint decisions, and carrying out their efforts, often in very self-organized ways.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2016
    [Collaboration] Recent articles: nursing; IL job ads; credit class; paper activity
    Mapping Information Literacy and Written Communication Outcomes in an Undergraduate Nursing Curriculum: A Case Study in Librarian-Faculty Collaboration. Selected from journals of 3 ACRL chapters: Sproles, C. and Detmering, R. 2016). Working Information Literacy: The Instruction Librarian Specialty in Job Advertisements, 1973-2013. Codex: the Journal of the Louisiana Chapter of the ACRL, 3 (4), 10-32.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2016
    [Collaboration] Collaboration, Communication, and Cooperation
    In thinking about the Coherent Organization , the original proposal from my colleague Harold Jarche was that were two key attitudes: collaboration and cooperation. And I find myself talking about collaboration and communication. It’s time to try to reconcile those, and propose why I think collaboration is a new business watchword. So, Harold argues that there are two key ways of working, collaborating and cooperating.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2016
    [Collaboration] working out loud in perpetual beta
    Share a purpose Make a connection Make a contribution Share your progress Share a need Celebrate, Help Plan next steps These seven components can help make work teams more effective as they collaborate to achieve some purpose. So it’s international working out loud week and this year people are encouraged to follow a seven-day structure.
  • COLUMN TWO  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2016
    [Collaboration] One day to go for the Intranets2017 call for speakers: be inspired by two of this year’s presenters!
    Information executives Major Barry Byrne, Chief Information and Knowledge Management Officer at the Irish Defence Forces, and Rita Zonius, Head of Internal Digital Communication at ANZ, get together to discuss the ways in which successful organisations create a collaborative mindset. The deadline for submitting a talk idea for Intranets2017 is tomorrow ( November 4 ), but it’s not too late to be inspired!
  • CLARK QUINN  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2016
    [Collaboration] Measuring Culture Change
    Another indirect but more targeted measure might be the amount of collaboration happening (e.g. the use of collaboration tools) or even activity in social networks. Someone recently asked how you would go about measuring culture change, and I thought it’s an interesting question. I’ll think ‘out loud’ about what might be the possibilities.
  • GREEN CHAMELEON  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2016
    [Collaboration] Blog>> KM Practitioner Interview Series: Arief Amron
    We started a KM Practitioner Collaboration Session, where we hosted an introductory workshop on Knowledge Mapping. This will be in collaboration with our Data Management Department, who are working on knowledge discovery of capital markets data in the internet as well as internal, SC content. Arief Amron joined the Securities Commission (SC) Malaysia as Head of Knowledge Management in February 2014.
  • THEORIA CUM PRAXI  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2016
    [Collaboration] Digital Wiggle Room « Simon Terry
    … Employees will often push back on new digital practices like collaboration, design thinking, agile and experimentation. Many of the key practices and approaches that enable the transformation of organisation receive pushback from managers initially because they don’t fit into a traditional management mindset of task efficiency.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2016
    [Collaboration] a new business ideology
    Intangible knowledge exchanges include strategic information, planning knowledge, process knowledge, technical know-how, collaborative design, policy development, etc., They must support collaboration, communication, synthesis, pattern recognition, and creative tension, all within a trusting environment in order to be effective. In organizations focused on collaborating and coordinating, agility is almost non-existent. “Ideas lead technology. Technology leads organizations.
  • FUTURE OF WORK  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2016
    [Collaboration] Four Questions to Protect Yourself from Bad Meetings
    Corporate Conversations Current Newsletter Leadership Leading Change Making Meetings Matter Newsletter Archive People and Organizations bad meetings business business meetings collaboration David Grady leadership lousy meetings meeting invitations meeting leadership meeting productivity meetings The Future of WorkI’ve been writing about meetings and how to make them better for months.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2016
    [Collaboration] A New Look at Wikimedia, the World's Largest OER #OAweek
    He will be "considering whether Wikimedia has a role in Open Education and can be used in ways not previously considered - part repository, part VLE, part academic publishing and collaboration. This week is Open Access week and on 26 October 2016 (12.30-13.30
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  SUNDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2016
    [Collaboration] find your lumps
    ” As an individual practitioner, who sometimes collaborates with small teams of consultants, I have learned that all I have to sell is myself. I am a ‘strawberry jam’ consultant. My consulting has lumps that cannot be spread too thin. My work cannot be infinitely diluted, like grape jelly can be spread.
  • DION HINCHCLIFFE'S WEB 2.0 BLOG  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2016
    [Collaboration] In Digital Transformation, Culture Change Goes Hand in Hand with Tech Change
    By far, the most significant challenge is getting the organization to collaborate across functions and silos , given disparate priorities, timelines, and lack of mutual familiarity. I’ve spent a lot of time in the last few years identifying the best approaches for that urgent enterprise topic of our time, digital transformation. When I first started, I often looked to top examples of organizations that have started the transition and made good progress (see sample case studies below.)
  • INFORMATION WANTS TO BE FREE  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2016
    [Collaboration] Is the Framework Elitist? Is ACRL?
    Bombaro might call that elitist (because at most libraries collaborating with faculty is really hard to do), but I call it reality. Many of you who read my blog already know that I came to librarianship from social work, where I was a child and family psychotherapist. As a therapist, one of our major guiding documents (whether we liked it or not) was the DSM (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders).
  • FUTURE OF WORK  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2016
    [Collaboration] Making Your Meetings Better: The Business Case for a Fix
    Current Newsletter Innovation Leadership Leading Change Making Meetings Matter Newsletter Archive People and Organizations The Future of Work business collaboration leadership leadership training making meetings better meeting leadership meetings productivity ROI teams training training and developmentWhat is it worth to make your meetings both more efficient and more effective?
  • DION HINCHCLIFFE'S WEB 2.0 BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2016
    [Collaboration] Vital Trends in Digital Experience and Transformation in 2016
    Major new additions to the list include digital assistants/bots/chatbots , blockchain , omnichannel , workplace app integration , and collaborative EMRs, along with significant tweaks in a variety of the existing trends. This year I was invited again to come to Dreamforce in San Francisco and present on the latest developments in digital experience and digital transformation for the Emerging Tech Trends track.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  SUNDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2016
    [Collaboration] Critical information literacy unconference #ecil2016
    Another librarian used a “jigsaw” approach, with different groups of students being asked to research different aspects or different topics, and then having to collaborate to build up the whole picture. I'm in Prague for the European Conference on Informaation Literacy , and today there was an additional event: an unconference on critical information literacy. These notes are ones that I took at the time (for technical reasons I didn't liveblog them absolutely at once).
  • DION HINCHCLIFFE'S WEB 2.0 BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2016
    [Collaboration] Dreamforce 16: Live Blogging the Benioff Keynote #df16
    ” Talking about Salesforce Quip will make people collaborate better on spreadsheets, word documents, and put conversational. The annual main keynote session here at Dreamforce in San Francisco starts today at 1pm ET in Moscone Center. I’m onsite in the industry analyst section just 50 feet or so from the main stage, so I should get good photos as for the live blog.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2016
    [Collaboration] Recent articles: Faculty librarian collaboration; political science students; IB of students with visual impairment
    Fong, Minglu Wang, Krista White, Roberta Tipton - A Pragmatic and Flexible Approach to Information Literacy: Findings from a Three-Year Study of Faculty-Librarian Collaboration. academic libraries academic sector academics Collaboration discipline - politics Information Behaviour Information Literacy librarians research writingThe latest issue (volume 42, no.
  • CONVERSATION MATTERS  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2016
    [Collaboration] Please! No more Icebreakers: 5 Ways to Get a Group Connected Without Icebreakers
    Collaborative Intelligence: Using teams to solve hard problems , (San Francisco, Barrett-Koehler, 2011). I read a New York Times article a few days ago praising the benefit of icebreakers, while acknowledging that they are embarrassing and we all groan when someone from the podium announces, in a cherry voice, “Get ready, because we’re going to do an icebreaker.” We’ve all be subjected to, “Two truths and a lie” or “What would you be if you were an animal?”
  • FUTURE OF WORK  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2016
    [Collaboration] The Business Case for Making Your Meetings Matter (Part Three)
    Current Newsletter Leadership Leading Change Making Meetings Matter Newsletter Archive People and Organizations The Future of Work Work Design business collaboration conversations future futureofwork leadership Management meeting leadership meetings productivity teams Work Design Collaborative
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2016
    [Collaboration] Latest articles: Information Research: children's information behaviour/ practice; cancer information seeking; student collaboration
    Answers - Reijo Savolainen: Elaborating the conceptual space of information-seeking phenomena - Sarah Barriage: ‘Talk, talk and more talk': parental perceptions of young children's information practices related to their hobbies and interests - Chris Leeder and Chirag Shah: Strategies, obstacles, and attitudes: student collaboration in information seeking and synthesis projects The contents page is at [link] Photo by Sheila Webber: Big Ben at dusk, September 2016.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  SUNDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2016
    [Collaboration] working in perpetual beta
    We need to design our workplace structures and systems so that open collaboration can help each and every worker make critical decisions. Working in Perpetual Beta is the latest volume in the perpetual beta series. It began with Seeking Perpetual Beta , a synthesis of 10 years of blogging. The next volume, Finding Perpetual Beta , specifically focused on personal knowledge mastery. Adapting to Perpetual Beta , published one year later, was an examination of leadership in the network era.
  • THEORIA CUM PRAXI  |  SATURDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2016
    [Collaboration] 5 Leadership Attitudes From Flat Organizations
    Pound of Obscure automattic Business collaboration connected company flat organizations holacracy management wirearchyFirst of all, flat organizations aren’t strictly flat. In order to grow, allow communication to flow, and projects to move forward, certain principles start to emerge. The flat terminology isn’t about grouping or structure, it’s how the decisions flow inside the company, which is more peer-to-peer and less top-down. Source: 5 Leadership Attitudes From Flat Organizations.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2016
    [Collaboration] How to learn and learn-to-learn
    I’ve also learned from collaborative assignments, working and learning together. I was asked by a colleague to answer some questions for a project on how to learn. I naturally decided to answer in a blog post ;). In your working life, how have you learnt effectively from experience, please provide an example if possible? how have you used intentional practice, learnt from failure, learnt from ambitious projects and/or used reflection).
  • FUTURE OF WORK  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2016
    [Collaboration] The Business Case for Making Your Meetings Matter
    Corporate Conversations Current Newsletter Leadership Leading Change Making Meetings Matter Newsletter Archive People and Organizations The Future of Work Work Design business collaboration collaborative conversations conversations leadership meeting costs meeting leadership meeting outcomes meetings organizational meetings productivity ROI teamsAre you frustrated by all the time you waste in lousy, boring, unproductive meetings? Are you ready to do something about it?
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2016
    [Collaboration] cfp #LOEX2017 breakout sessions
    The tracks are: Pedagogy : Reaping and Sowing Transformative Teaching; Technology: Saddling Up; Leadership: Taking the Reins; Assessment: The Lay of the Land; Collaboration : Never Ride Alone; Innovations and Failures: Roots of Our Success (I think some of these subtitles may be inspired by the fact that Lexington is famed for horses and relatively close to the home of the Kentucky Derby).
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2016
    [Collaboration] carpe diem
    The many conversations I had with Jay over the years, as well as several consulting projects and a few collaborative ventures, taught me more that what I could have learned from an MBA. Arun Pradhan recently asked about my own experiences of learning and working. I decided to work and learn out loud and post my responses here. There were four questions, but my responses overlapped, so I have written a single, narrative response, below.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2016
    [Collaboration] Collaborative Modelling in AR (and VR)
    And one that I thought was intriguing was co-creating, in particular collaboratively creating models that were explanatory and predictive. And, we know that collaboration is more powerful than solo ideation. So, a real opportunity is to collaborate to create models. What I was thinking of, extending my thoughts about AR in general , that annotating the world is valuable, but how about collaboratively annotating the world? They might even collaborate on doing that.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2016
    [Collaboration] workplace of the future
    Clark Quinn , in collaboration with Learnnovators , has created a free and open course on the workplace of the future. The course is dedicated to our late colleague, Jay Cross, founder of the Internet Time Alliance. Each of us provided input and references for the course. Image: Workplace of the Future. The scenarios and questions are not simple click-though pieces, I quickly discovered after a few wrong answers, even on the section where I am supposed to be the subject matter expert!
  • FUTURE OF WORK  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2016
    [Collaboration] Back to Basics: Making Your Meetings More Effective
    Corporate Conversations Current Newsletter Leadership Leading Change Making Meetings Matter Newsletter Archive People and Organizations The Future of Work Work Design business collaboration collaborative conversations conversations conversations at work corporate conversations Future of Work Agenda futureofwork leadership Management meeting leadership meeting ROI meetings organizational change productivity Work Design Collaborative
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2016
    [Collaboration] cfp #WILU2017
    This may include topics such as partnerships and collaborations, peer learning, active learning, assessment, advisory groups, workload issues, and reflective practice. There is a call for papers for the Workshop for Instruction in Library Use (WILU) , the Canadian conference on information literacy and issues of teaching and learning in library and information settings. Deadline for proposals is November 4, 2016.
  • COLUMN TWO  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2016
    [Collaboration] How you can deliver a great digital workplace with a team of one (presentation)
    One of the best ways of defining a strategy is using the five purposes of intranets , covering: content, communication, culture, collaboration and activity. London poured on the heat this week, for my second trip to Europe this year. The main reason for the long flight is the opportunity to present at the Interaction 2016 conference, which is full of lovely intranet folk. My talk was on how to deliver a great digital workplace, even when teams are small, and resources are tight.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2016
    [Collaboration] Recent articles: Socio-Cognitive Relevance of Information Literacy; Barriers to instruction in Pakistan; Low achieving students
    Collaboration. Some recent articles from various sources: - This first one is actually a poster presented at the IFLA conference in August: Kaufmann, K. 2016) Socio-Cognitive Relevance of Information Literacy: The impact on student academic work. Poster presented at: IFLA WLIC 2016 – Columbus, OH – Connections. Community.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2016
    [Collaboration] hierarchy shift
    The real engine of value in your organisation is the interactions and collaborations in and through the hierarchy. These collaborative relationships are where the work gets done and where the formal hierarchical decisions are shaped, influenced or frustrated.” – the-wirearchy-makes-your-hierarchy-work/. “A
  • COLUMN TWO  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2016
    [Collaboration] Winners announced for the 2016 Intranet and Digital Workplace Awards!
    LV= (UK): A highly innovative social intranet and related collaboration tools and apps, all developed in-house using open source technology. This is the must-have report for intranet, digital workplace and collaboration teams, and it offers exceptional value. A fleet of gas tankers plying the high seas isn’t the obvious target for a digital workplace; nor is the construction of water pumping stations, or a retailer of chainsaws.
  • DION HINCHCLIFFE'S WEB 2.0 BLOG  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2016
    [Collaboration] Seeking a Modern Foundation for the Digital Workplace
    Some of the likely items to consider are these: Are mobile, cloud-based productivity and collaboration apps the center of the next-generation digital workplace ? The top models have shifted many times over the years, and we even had a sort of crisis in the early 2010s when we had so many competing choices, rapidly shifting technologies, and important discoveries of new digital workplace skills like mass collaboration, crowdsourcing, and Working Out Loud , to name a few.
  • FUTURE OF WORK  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2016
    [Collaboration] Eight Ways to Make Your Meetings Matter
    Corporate Conversations Current Newsletter Leadership Making Meetings Matter Newsletter Archive People and Organizations The Future of Work business collaboration conversations corporate conversations dialogue Future of Work Agenda leadership listening Management meetings presenceIf it was a meeting that mattered – an experience you want to have again – then it included a meaningful conversation.
  • FUTURE OF WORK  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2016
    [Collaboration] What in the World is “Social Physics” – and Why Should You care?
    Current Newsletter Leadership Leading Change Newsletter Archive People and Organizations Research The Future of Work Trends and Predictions Adam Smith Alex Pentland behavior big data business collaboration culture economics Future of Work Agenda futureofwork groups leadership Management networks predictions relationships research social physics social value sociology
  • INFORMATION WANTS TO BE FREE  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2016
    [Collaboration] Choose your own professional involvement adventure
    I love my service at the state level — the librarians in Oregon are so positive and passionate and have such an ethic of sharing and collaboration. Last month, I had lunch with two friends who are also in academia. We talked a lot about professional ambitions and “extracurricular” professional involvement. One of them is starting a new book and the other is thinking about doing consulting as a side-job.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2016
    [Collaboration] cfp CCLI 2017: New Directions in Library Instruction and Scholarly Communications
    These major shifts offer ripe territory for collaborative innovation at the crossroads. There is a call for papers for The California Conference on Library Instruction (CCLI) 2017: New Directions in Library Instruction and Scholarly Communications , which will be held in San Francisco, USA, on May 5 2017. Proposals are solicited "about the intersection of information literacy instruction and scholarly communications." The deadline for submissions is 14 October 2016.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 31, 2016
    [Collaboration] imagining open collaboration
    The type of knowledge we need to make critical decisions is often emergent, in that it emerges over time through what my colleague Clark Quinn calls ‘open collaboration’ “This is what decision-making looks like when it matters and it’s new: open collaboration … The details are not trivial, they’re critical. We need to learn when and how to collaborate. At work and in school we are pretty good at creating documentation to share explicit knowledge.
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