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ANECDOTE [Examples, Practice] Anecdote: I know what you are thinking stories
| SUNDAY, MAY 25, 2008
Home What we do Keynote Speaking About Us Whitepapers Anecdote Associates Clients Contact us Story Finder Categories Anecdotes Book reviews Business storytelling Changing behaviour Collaboration Communities of practice Expertise location Communication Employee engagement Evaluation Fun Knowledge Leadership News Questions Quotes Story collection Strategic clarity « What do you notice about these recent books on collaboration?
ANECDOTE [Examples, Practice] Anecdote: Client relationships - getting a helping hand
| SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2007
Heres an example.
KNOWLEDGELINE [Examples, Practice] Knowledgeline: SharePoint 2007 Update - Enterprise Search Rocks!!:: by Tom Baldwin
| TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2006
Practice, Office, Admin Department, Client, Matter and personalized home pages are almost finished. So, for example, if a lawyer wants to know how much time has been entered by x lawyers, to y client over z time frame, we can give them interface into this via SharePoint. Knowledgeline Tuesday, November 14, 2006 SharePoint 2007 Update - Enterprise Search Rocks!! So, we are now less than a month away from going live on our SharePoint 2007 portal.
KNOWLEDGE JOLT WITH JACK [Examples, Practice] 10 Signs You Dont Really Know Microsoft Project - Knowledge Jolt with Jack
| TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2009
Even this practice has gone to the way side. For example: Produce Information Assurance Letter or Information Assurance Letter Sometimes it is best to let the Summary task do the talking. Knowledge Jolt with Jack This blog is about knowledge management, personal effectiveness, theory of constraints and other topics. Opinions expressed here are strictly those of the owner, Jack Vinson, and those of the commenters.
ANECDOTE [Examples, Practice] Anecdote: What an artist and computer scientist can do with stories
| FRIDAY, JULY 25, 2008
Jonathan Harris loves playing around with stories and in this 20 minute presentation at the 2007 TED he gives three examples of his work.
- [Examples, Practice] Launch of Living Networks - Anniversary Edition! Free download of entire book - Trends in the Living Networks
Other than slightly dated case studies and examples, I believe almost every aspect of the book is current and highly relevant today. Living Networks is founded on extensive examples and case studies of actual corporate practice. Stories such as Canadian miner Goldcorp’s use of open source approaches, Collabnet, Innocentive, Procter & Gamble’s Connect & Develop program, and many others described in Living Networks are still viewed as cutting-edge examples years later. “We
NANCY WHITE [Examples, Practice] More Reflections on SharePoint and Picking Technology | Full Circle Associates
| TUESDAY, JANUARY 5, 2010
For example, a wiki is a tool. These are examples of features. It is a useful example of choosing a tool to match the need in a quite specific way.
COLLABORATIVE THINKING [Examples, Practice] Collaborative Thinking: Enterprises Not One Dimensional - Technology Not the Only Influence on the Future Enterprise
| THURSDAY, JANUARY 31, 2008
If you deploy blogs, congratulations, you are an example of Enterprise 2.0. Unifying these diverse perspectives across various business and IT audiences requires organizations to understand how social systems augment business strategies, how social software enables new ways of working, where social applications help catalyze emergent collaboration, and what best practices are influencing adoption patterns in the market.
BOXES AND ARROWS [Examples, Practice] How to determine when customer feedback is actionable
| MONDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2015
Medical researchers for example cannot afford to mistakenly think a drug has an intended benefit when in reality it does not. Although these two examples are obviously allegorical, they demonstrate the principle at hand. Consider for example how the answer to this question, posed by a MECLABS data scientist , changes based on your perspective: In terms of size, what does a 0.2% Sample size constraints.
KNOWLEDGE JOLT WITH JACK [Examples, Practice] Planning is very important. it doesnt work - Knowledge Jolt with Jack
| WEDNESDAY, MARCH 10, 2010
March 8, 2010 7:54 PM Mike Dalton said: Brilliant example of Moltkes original statement that "no battle plan ever survives contact with the enemy" March 10, 2010 10:15 AM Matt Darren Hurst said: Strategic planning doesn’t have to lead to paralysis. What we have to realize is that while there are best practices in planning it doesn’t have to be done the same every time.
PORTALS AND KM [Examples, Practice] Cortex Offers Healthcare Providers with a Focused Enterprise 2.0 Collaboration Platform
| TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2010
The healthcare industry is one where increased knowledge sharing of best practices will benefit all involved. David mentioned that since most healthcare competition is only at the local level, knowledge sharing of best practices at the national and global level is likely to occur. There is a need for both increased documentation and sharing of best practices within institutions and across institutions. Here is a sample screen shot of a case.
KNOWLEDGE-AT-WORK [Examples, Practice] Knowledge-at-work: The shape of knowledge
| MONDAY, JUNE 27, 2005
Quick example: Freedof the limitations of paper and publishing, topics get smaller andbetter aligned with human interests." Knowledge-at-work Personal thoughts about learning, community and social affordances for knowledge creation « The FAQ - revisited | Main | Tools for collaboration » June 27, 2005 The shape of knowledge Dave nails it "So,what happens when we shake knowledge off of paper?
ANECDOTE [Examples, Practice] Anecdote: World Trade Center and emergency services mis-coordination
| MONDAY, JANUARY 21, 2008
ANECDOTE [Examples, Practice] Anecdote: Building your analogy repertoire
| FRIDAY, MAY 30, 2008
I saw a good example last week while helping a group design some small interventions they could experiment with in their organisation to improve communications. For example, this organisation is like a summer holiday, everyone is relaxed and has fun (I have to admit to never having the opportunity to use this analogy). This organisation is a summer holiday is a basic example. Saying a conversation hit a brick wall is another example of a metaphor.
CONVERSATION MATTERS [Examples, Practice] Are On-line Discussion Forums Conversations?
| FRIDAY, APRIL 20, 2012
Of course, back and forth exchanges are not necessary if the question is just asking for factual information, for example, “How much pressure should valve 25 hold?” Effective Conversations Sharing Tacit Knowledge collective elaboration Communities of Practice ConocoPhillips conversation CoP knowledge management knowledge sharing on-line conversation virtual virtual conversationsConversation is a topic I often present about.
ANECDOTE [Examples, Practice] Anecdote: Using video to capture stories
| WEDNESDAY, MARCH 7, 2007
Home What we do Keynote Speaking About Us Whitepapers Anecdote Associates Clients Contact us Story Finder Categories Anecdotes Book reviews Business storytelling Changing behaviour Collaboration Communities of practice Expertise location Communication Employee engagement Evaluation Fun Knowledge Leadership News Questions Quotes Story collection Strategic clarity « Meeting you in the US of A | Main | Future stories » 8/03/07 | Using video to capture stories By Shawn.
INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG [Examples, Practice] Autoethnography: Research as Reflection, Inclusion and Empowerment #ecil2016
| MONDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2016
The practice that librarians are reflecting on and enquiring into is situated and particular to that person's culture and context. For example, Schroeder felt he could not have produced his autoethnography as a zine (front cover pictured) without the community's support. Deep reflections on experience and practice could help others to reflect on their own similar situations and perhaps feel empowered to produce their own autoethnography.
COLLABORATION 2.0 [Examples, Practice] The view from the trenches. | ZDNet
| TUESDAY, JUNE 24, 2008
strategy and tactics, here’s an example of some realities from a client side perspective. With extensive senior management practical experience in international enterprise collaboration, Oliver previously managed the Sony PlayStation WorldWide Studios collaboration extranet, and has worked with the American Management Association, Sun, Docent/SumTotal Systems, Harvard Business School and McKinsey & Company on major initiatives around knowledge transfer and change management.
- [Examples, Practice] What’s new at Maintain IT
This free online resource brings together the most current ideas and best practices for planning, building, and managing your library’s computer technology. Librarians around the country have contributed their knowledge on topics ranging from security solutions and strategic maintenance practices to community building experiences involving Web 2.0 Some great topics worth checking out: - sample technology plans. examples of Web 2.0
CONVERSATION MATTERS [Examples, Practice] How Knowledge Workers Learn Judgment
| MONDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2013
Soldiers, for example, face many situations in which one correct course in not clear, as in this example from one of the US Army on-line communities, PlatoonLeader. “We In the above example the Platoon sergeant must figure out if the video-taping implies an ambush or if it is just some guy video taping a strange scene. Weick provides an example in which a nurse in a neonatal unit must make two judgment calls. “I
COLLABORATION 2.0 [Examples, Practice] Broadcast or communicate? | ZDNet
| TUESDAY, JULY 8, 2008
A fascinating example for me is that while most of the world was busy building out telephone communications infrastructure, the Soviets chose to focus on installing loudspeakers everywhere. A fascinating example for me is that while most of the world was busy building out telephone communications infrastructure, the Soviets chose to focus on installing loudspeakers everywhere.
KNOWLEDGE JOLT WITH JACK [Examples, Practice] KM in the media - Toyota recall - Knowledge Jolt with Jack
| FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2010
Heres a current media example of the inevitable result. Toyota is regarded as an advanced company with practices in manufacturing and continuous improvement that have made it one of the biggest automobile manufacturers in the world. This could be an isolated example or an extensive problem throughout the company. Knowledge Jolt with Jack This blog is about knowledge management, personal effectiveness, theory of constraints and other topics.
COLUMN TWO [Examples, Practice] A taste of what you’ll see at Intranets2015
| WEDNESDAY, MARCH 18, 2015
This includes piles of screenshots, live demos and real-world examples — valuable insights that are hard to get any other way. So to whet your appetite, we’re sharing a few samples of the great stuff that will be shared at the conference. This year we’re flying out Jill Steele to talk about their design process, and how it works in practice.
- [Examples, Practice] #Ofcom research into people's use of #smartphones: "Smartphone by default"
It was a varied sample, and participants included some who were in vulnerable circumstances (e.g. There are large benefits, e.g. there are some examples of people running microbusinesses from their smartphone, and vulnerable people who are able to keep in contact with family amidst problematic lives. There is also a 10 page section given the crireia for selecting the sample, and the questionnaire used for screening and selecting participants.
- [Examples, Practice] Love The Conversation
I couldn’t help but be entertained by this, for the post and its associated discussion are precisely about the practical usefulness of information, brought about through conversation, rather than by a search on an information database. It is likely too complex for a practical guiding taxonomy to be drawn up and be of any use. The example given as a paradigm was instruction on how to dig ditches. They’re simply good communication practice for calling meetings.
PORTALS AND KM [Examples, Practice] Badgeville Integrates with IBM Connections
| MONDAY, AUGUST 6, 2012
It is too easy to stay within familiar email, for example. He gave the example of a large consulting company that implemented Yammer to break down silos. As I know from personal experience, cross-group communication is essential in this environment to share best practices. Chris says this is an example of what Badgeville is calling Behavior Lifecycle Management – where gamification plays a critical role. Here is a sample Badgeville screen.
INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG [Examples, Practice] Food logging and information literacy @iSchoolPam - Sheila blogs from #ecil2017
| WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2017
My colleague at the iSchool and fellow liveblogger, Pamela McKinney presented on Food Logging: a Practice-Based Exploration of an Information Literacy Landscape (coauthored with Andrew Cox and Paula Goodale) last week. Pam and her researcher colleagues found that there was a variety of practice in food logging: for example There were different motivations: participants might be interested in their bodies, or were interested in gadgets.
BOXES AND ARROWS [Examples, Practice] Online Surveys On a Shoestring: Tips and Tricks
| TUESDAY, APRIL 28, 2015
Having respondents who are compensated only a little, if at all, makes the need for good survey writing practices even more important. For example, it’s common to ask about a level of education or income, but if comparing data across different levels of education or income is not essential to your analysis, don’t waste everyone’s time asking the questions. If you don’t need thousands of respondents and your sample is pretty generic, the best resource can be your social network.
PORTALS AND KM [Examples, Practice] Adobe Releases Enhanced Customer Experience Management Platform with LiveCycle 2.5
| THURSDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2010
For example, enhancing customer self-service and supporting frontline customer service staff. Nicole showed me a great example using high-end graphics and interactivity to enable self-service for auto insurance claims processing. Solution Accelerators also provide best practice methodologies, solution templates, and building blocks to extend LiveCycle 2.5. You can see a sample from the financial services sector below. Here is a sample below.
BOXES AND ARROWS [Examples, Practice] Could You Hand Me the Dry Rub Please?
| TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2016
For example, in a card sort, a task would be to put things away after a trip to the grocery story or you cleaning up after I cook. At this point, you could potentially go into basic statistics and talk about confidence rates, sample sizes, and margins of error. Round 1 had 27 complete responses (sample size) and a success rate of 91%. Round 2 had a sample size of 20 people, of which 95% were able to find stuff in my kitchen successfully.
CLARK QUINN [Examples, Practice] Pick my brain?
| WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2016
So for the first one, they wanted some feedback on their design, and we arranged that I’d investigate a representative sample and provide feedback. There were also some places where they’d managed to have some errors that had passed editorial (and this was only a small sample of a replicated model across a broad curriculum). These are about learning design, but I have some examples in strategy that I intend to share soon.
PORTALS AND KM [Examples, Practice] OpenSpan Accelerates the Automation of User Processes
| TUESDAY, JULY 27, 2010
Below you can see an example of making connections between a CRM application and an Order Entry system. This can eliminate the current out dated practice of cut and paste between apps to automate fill-ins. It is no longer necessary to conduct sample time and motion studies or view screen recordings to try and guess what's happening. Below is a sample screen. Here is a software innovation that is potentially transformational.
KNOWLEDGE-AT-WORK [Examples, Practice] Knowledge-at-work: RMBL - what does it mean for KM?
| SUNDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2005
The importance of this cannot be overstated: in an era of information overload, the art of remixing and sampling as practiced by hiphop DJs and producers points to ways of working with information on higher levels of organization, pulling together the efforts of others into a multilayered multireferential whole which is much more than the sum of its parts. Wikipedia A non-musical example of a remix may be wikiversity Take a look at some of the examples in this piece from Jon Udell.
- [Examples, Practice] Crash Course in Assessing Library Instruction
Using Kirkpatrick’s Levels of Evaluation as a framework, we will discuss how to identify what you want to know and how to match your assessment need to the appropriate assessment technique, and practice assessing student artifacts using a sampling of methods. A four week, online asynchronous course run by Library Juice Academy , from August 7 2017 to September 1 2017, and costing US $175 is Crash Course in Assessing Library Instruction.
PORTALS AND KM [Examples, Practice] Inmagic Presto 3.5 Expands Its Collaboration Capabilities
| TUESDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2010
A sample report screen is shown below. Below is a sample forum screen. we looked at a client case example, HRPA, a Canadian HR association. Now they are looking at organizing forums around practice areas and launching subject matter expert blogs. is a great example of this trend. Inmagic is a Boston based company that provides Presto , a comprehensive knowledge management and collaboration application.
- [Examples, Practice] New book on visual literacy
Visual Literacy for Libraries: A practical, standards-based guide. Brown, N., Bussert, K., Hattwig, D. and Medaille, A. 2016). ALA Editions [in the UK it is published by Facet, with a discount for CILIP members].
CLARK QUINN [Examples, Practice] The Learning Styles Zombie
| TUESDAY, JUNE 23, 2015
A commissioned study in the UK (like the one above, independent, etc) led by Coffield evaluated a representative sample of instruments ( including the ubiquitous MBTI, Kolb, and more), and found (PDF) only one that met all four standards of psychometric validity. So, for example, 4MAT isn’t bad, it’s just not based upon sound science, and why you’d want to pay to use a heuristic approach when you can do that for free is beyond me.).
BOXES AND ARROWS [Examples, Practice] Are Design Patterns an Anti-pattern?
| THURSDAY, JANUARY 26, 2012
Libraries of them are found online (see below) and in many institutions with a user experience practice. They are generally said to help: instruct junior user experience people save time of documenting design details in every project make collaboration with developers easier encourage consistency The case against design patterns Pattern libraries have laudable goals, but in practice, design patterns do not support how teams actually work.
INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG [Examples, Practice] Information literacy presentations from WILU conference
| FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2012
There are abstracts and presentations from the major Canadian conference, WILU , which took place in May 2012. Numerous very interesting presentations e.g. (to choose a few at random) - Massive! Online!:
- [Examples, Practice] @josiefraser Open Education #lilac17 #yearofopen
Josie explored the concept of Open Educational Practices which support the production, use and reuse of Open Educational Resources. These practices include opening up content for learners who are not formally enrolled, and teaching in open networks. Delegates were invited to tweet their examples of open practice using the #lilac17op.
PORTALS AND KM [Examples, Practice] Tethys Solutions Moves Business Process Automation into Enterprise 2.0
| FRIDAY, APRIL 24, 2009
is changing the paradigm here and Tethys Solutions is a prime example. Here is a sample screen showing a task actions list and other process details. We found the experts in each area and documented their best practices in large sheets of brown paper. For example, a major telco was able to create the software support and documentation for their provisioning processes by turning a few experts loose with Automation Anywhere and operating in their normal manner.
CLARK QUINN [Examples, Practice] Designing Microlearning
| WEDNESDAY, MAY 10, 2017
Now, we can also be providing examples, e.g. how the model plays out in different contexts. The actual task is the practice, but I’m suggesting providing a model explaining why it’s done this way is the minimum, and providing examples for a representative sample of other appropriate contexts provides support when it’s a richer performance. Yesterday, I clarified what I meant about microlearning.
INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG [Examples, Practice] Report fron #ecil2014 - Towards a radical information literacy
| TUESDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2014
He said that he wanted to close the "research practice" gap. The second approach was sociocultural practice, using Lloyd''s work as an example, seeing information literacy as a source of practice, different contexts having different practices. Talk three today, liveblogging from the European Conference on Information Literacy , held in Dubrovnik, was Andrew Whitworth on Towards a radical information literacy.
TONY KARRER [Examples, Practice] Informal Learning - Harold Tells Us Where To Put It - Now What
| TUESDAY, JULY 18, 2006
What is curious though is that much of the discussion around Informal Learning seems to center on Communities of Practice. Where's our great examples of informal learning support? Great post by Harold Jarche - Informal Learning and Performance Technology responding to my post - Informal Learning - Let's Get Real. His post is the kind of reasoned thinking that helps make sense of different approaches.
INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG [Examples, Practice] Survey on using "learning theories for libraries"
| WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2014
To achieve this goal, we would love to include lesson plans, activities, and approaches practicing librarians use to incorporate various learning theories into their pedagogical practices." They are collecting examples though a survey at: https://docs.google.com/a/sheffield.ac.uk/forms/d/1jK2hHTTwLpzL8aS3tOAAP6_bKer7dfgg6VNb1ujtYvI/viewform Jenny Dale and Lauren Pressley are seeking input for a book they are preparing on learning theories for libraries.
INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG [Examples, Practice] A Toolbox Approach to Researching, Understanding and Teaching for Information Literacy #ecil2016
| WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2016
practitioners not reading research, researchers ignoring common practical problems). For example in professional practice it tended to be presented as a fixed set of generic skills, and in research as "situated, related to contexts". He felt it was fine also to use concepts which helped to spread the idea (for example "Media and Information Literacy" appealing more to politicians). In order to understand their information practice, these questions were important.
ACTKM [Examples, Practice] Keynote - Patrick Lambe
| SATURDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2009
He is arguing that as a professional community we lack some of the key mechanisms that will make our practice better grounded: we work to a quick fix orientation, we use improvised and unstable methodologies, we rely on a focus on marketing and spin, we lack access to mass observation of KM practices and their effects. He is giving us some examples of 'magical' thinking (not) and how we are practiced in search if a justification for what we do.
ANECDOTE [Examples, Practice] The Good Old Training Montage
| SUNDAY, JANUARY 30, 2011
Did you ever think the good old movie training montage, found in such classic's as The Karate Kid, Team America, or the Rocky movies, could beautifully sum up all the elements of deliberate practice? I have been doing some work over the last few weeks on developing a 'Deliberate Practice Program' that will help to make learning stick even more for participants in our programs such as Storytelling for Business Leaders. Deliberate practice is a concept outlined by Dr. K.
TONY KARRER [Examples, Practice] eLearning Host List February
| TUESDAY, MARCH 17, 2009
Using various social signals we came up with the following as being the hot items during February 2009 via eLearning Learning. You can find a bit more on this capability in the post Hot List. Enjoy. Top Posts and other Items The ‘Least Assistance’ Principle eLearning is not the answer Multi-Generational Learning in the Workplace Here’s How I Built That PowerPoint E-Learning Template Informal learning - what is it? What Goes in the LMS?
COLUMN TWO [Examples, Practice] Book review: Web Content Management by Deane Barker
| MONDAY, JANUARY 16, 2017
What’s surprising in all this is how little has been written about how CMS solutions work , and what it means in practice. A small sampling of the topics covered: static vs dynamic publishing. templating, and how it works in practice. And do follow Deane’s Gadgetopia blog, where he continues to explore best practices and leading thinking. There are a lot of websites in the world. And underpinning these are a lot of web content management systems (CMS).
TONY KARRER [Examples, Practice] Blended Learning
| MONDAY, MAY 14, 2007
Blended learning - no shape, theory, methodology or best practice? Shift in Blended Learning - Example of Melding of Training and SupporPosts related to Blended Learning: No Informal Learning and Blended Learning Mix - CLO Panel Surprises Blended Learning Dead? -
PORTALS AND KM [Examples, Practice] Booz Allen Extends its Enterprise 2.0 Collaborative Platform
| THURSDAY, JULY 1, 2010
client practice. Here is a sample screen. For example, Booz Allen has held several forums through micro-blogging. offered turned what could have been a black eye for the IT people into an example of proactive responsiveness. A few months ago I wrote a series of posts on the innovative and award winning approach Booz Allen is taking to enhance enterprise collaboration and engagement (see Implementing Enterprise 2.0 at Booz Allen: The Series ).
BOXES AND ARROWS [Examples, Practice] Interviewing Executives and SME Stakeholders
| MONDAY, JANUARY 7, 2013
A subject matter expert isn’t just someone who was a user (or did a similar job) once upon a time—it’s someone who has broad and deep industry experience and who understands industry best (and worst) practices. Beware of getting presumed SMEs who are a little outside their expertise, though—for example, a surgeon who spends his time in the operating room is not an expert in how nurses do their jobs on the hospital ward.
BOXES AND ARROWS [Examples, Practice] A Beginner’s Guide to Web Site Optimization—Part 3
| TUESDAY, MARCH 10, 2015
For many organizations, communicating the status of your optimization tests is an essential practice. Here’s a sample pre-test notification. Any other details that you care to mention, such as variations, traffic allocation, etc… Here’s a sample pre-launch email. Here’s a sample test results email. For example, you might be interested in seeing how your test performed with visitors on mobile platforms, segmented by organic vs. paid vs. direct traffic.
- [Examples, Practice] In Digital Transformation, Culture Change Goes Hand in Hand with Tech Change
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.) The resulting adapted framework is informed by best practices and industry lessons learned so far. A good place to start for these is Perry Hewitt’s 10 best practices for digital transformation which she developed when she was Chief Digital Officer at Harvard.
CLARK QUINN [Examples, Practice] Taking the step
| WEDNESDAY, JUNE 6, 2012
What I envision (and excuse me if I make this personal, but hey, it’s what I do and have done successfully) is getting to know the design processes beforehand, and customizing the workshop to your workflow: your business, your processes of working with SMEs, your design process, your tools, and representative samples of existing work. Then we run a workshop where we use your examples.
HAROLD JARCHE [Examples, Practice] Tacit Knowledge Not Included
| SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2013
It’s rather interesting to hear from the same company that 1) their situation is unique, and 2) they are looking for examples of best practices in their industry. If they are so darned unique, why aren’t they developing their own emergent practices? This means looking for examples of best practices and applying them after they have been proven. The major problem with any best practice is that it was proven to work for someone else.
WEB WORKER DAILY [Examples, Practice] Web Work 101: Hiring Subcontractors
| THURSDAY, AUGUST 20, 2009
Though this practice is more common with freelancers, even teleworking employees are seeing the benefits of getting outside help. If you want to draft the contract yourself, take a look at this sample contract from ILRG.com and the sample agreements on RocketLawyer (which Imran previously reviewed ). Examples of the finished product (for reference). While outsourcing can work really well if you plan for it, the practice seems over-hyped in the media.
TONY KARRER [Examples, Practice] LMS RFP
| THURSDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2007
Again - I would really welcome: Links to good templates or example RFPs. Included in John's dissertation are sample outline elements from different RFPs. For example: (LMS OR "Learning Management System") AND ("Request for Proposal" OR RFP OR "Request for Quotation" OR RFQ) AND (filetype:PDF OR filetype:DOC OR filetype:RTF) will get you an interesting list. Many of the examples show requirements that are written that are hopelessly generic.
PORTALS AND KM [Examples, Practice] New Orleans in the 1950s: Part Two
| WEDNESDAY, MAY 8, 2013
For example, every few months my mother and I, sometimes with a friend, went down to the docks on the riverfront where you could pick up, for free, all the bananas that fell off the conveyor belts leading from the boats. I loved those days because we always ate the chicken that night and I usually got to sample a drumstick right away. This post continues my reflections on my childhood in New Orleans , started on Monday.
PORTALS AND KM [Examples, Practice] Clarizen Moves Beyond Online Project Management
| WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2011
For example, this allows you to go from Salesforce.com to Clarizen once a deal is closed and the related work needs to start. To practice their own approach, they have made the status of their own tool updates available on their website. Here is a sample of the road map widget looking at their own efforts.
WEB WORKER DAILY [Examples, Practice] CEOs increasingly going virtual, study finds
| THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2012
As you’d expect, meetings were a big time-suck for executives, with one sample of 65 CEOs spending 18 hours of their 55-hour workweek tied up in meetings. The Future of Work Platforms: An Overview Personal tools lead to practical business Millennials in the enterprise, part 1: strategies for supporting the new digital workforce. Picture a CEO at work and you’ll probably imagine a serious, suited person addressing a boardroom or presenting a product at a conference.
PORTALS AND KM [Examples, Practice] Boston E20 Notes: Building an Online Community from Strategy, Planning, and Launch to Effective Engagement and Adoption
| WEDNESDAY, JUNE 20, 2012
If you’re thinking of building an online community or have started on the path, but are not sure you have all the elements in place, this session will provide you with a roadmap to community strategy, planning, launch and early stage adoption, and engagement practices. She gave an example of a 21-year-old neighbor who learns everything to work on his car through an online community. Then she provided a sample community architecture.
PORTALS AND KM [Examples, Practice] IBM Connect 2013: Ed Brill on Reinventing the Inbox
| FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2013
As I wrote in response to this preview: Opting In is an important book that takes social business beyond external marketing to provide practical guidance on how to drive significant business value through enhancing human interactions within the enterprise. For example, you might get a request from HR in an email that requires using an HR app. Here is a sample screen. This is another in a series of my notes on IBM Connect 2013.
- [Examples, Practice] Digital Business Ecologies: How Social Networks and Communities Are Upending Our Organizations
Yet some well-known elements of business haven’t necessarily changed and have only become more pronounced: For example, scale is one of the single biggest challenges in moving to digital and social business, but has also been a challenge in our globalized world for some time. For sure, we have many good examples now of enterprise communities that have created results across our value chains today.
INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG [Examples, Practice] Report from #ecil2014 - Towards adult information literacy assessment in Latvia
| TUESDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2014
Liga Krumina (University of Latvia) talked on Towards adult information literacy assessment in Latvia: UNESCO media and information literacy competency matrix in practice. The participants were a purposive sample of the economically active population in a region of Latvia. Data was collected through focus groups, questionnaires and practical information tasks. Next from a session on "assessment" at the European Conference on Information Literacy , held in Dubrovnik.
- [Examples, Practice] New articles in: International Journal of the First Year in Higher Education
Approaches to developing these skills that are embedded within subject design, and use a blended approach between online and face-to-face delivery are considered best practice in this area. We created a matched sample of the results on these two forms of assessment that included 227 students. Practice and Evidence of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education , 8(1). This open access journal has a new issue, including: - Yager, Z., Salisbury, F.,
- [Examples, Practice] Google Adds Roundtables to Its Video Library
In this post, I’ll also discuss some much more down-to-earth and practical videos and presentations from Google, which many web workers may want to sit in on. I’ve been sampling these roundtables, and watched the whole discussion on Map Reduce. In July, over on OStatic, we did a post on a collection of much more practical and hands-on videos from Google that many web developers will find of interest.
COLUMN TWO [Examples, Practice] What you missed: presentations and highlights from Intranets2017
| TUESDAY, JULY 18, 2017
A sample of the insightful presentations. Intranets with benefits: A practical framework for benefits realisation. Intranets2017 was three weeks ago, and we’ve now caught back up on some sleep. We had our best numbers yet, and the energy was running high from the first morning to the social evening, right through to the final informal drinks. A huge thanks to our wonderful speakers, who hailed from Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Denmark, Belgium, Switzerland, and the USA.
GREEN CHAMELEON [Examples, Practice] Blog>> Social Computing and Learning
| MONDAY, JANUARY 18, 2010
Olivier Amprimo has a very systematic analysis of how the knowledge organisation requires social computing tools and why, leading to some very practical examples ( video of a talk for iKMS ). Ron Young argues that social computing massively enables personal knowledge management, and this in turn puts enormous pressure on organisations to adopt knowledge management practices ( video of a talk for iKMS
GREEN CHAMELEON [Examples, Practice] Blog>> Daniel Kahnemann - Organisations are Decision Machines
| WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2009
In this video interview from the McKinsey Quarterly last year, Daniel Kahneman describes organisations as “machines for producing decisions and then suggests some practical interventions to help maintain quality control in decisions (including Gary Klein’s pre-mortem technique ). A lovely example of bridging theory with grounded practice Economists are an under-utilised source of theory for knowledge management.
INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG [Examples, Practice] Celebrating #videogamesday - information behaviour in computer gaming
| TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2017
In- and Out-of-Character: The Digital Literacy Practices and Emergent Information Worlds of Active Role-Players in a New Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game. Qualitative data was collected from in-game chatlogs, screenshots, audiovisual recordings, and a sampling of community artifacts, such as forums and other community-mediated websites. The findings both confirm and expand upon previous work on the social aspects of digital literacy practices of MMORPG players.
- [Examples, Practice] Webinar: Critical Reflection to Improve and Grow As Librarians Who Teach
Reflection is a practice that helps instruction librarians and coordinators focus on various aspects of their teaching in order to grow and improve as teachers. This presentation will begin by defining reflection and reflexivity while describing when, how and why it is used, as well as outlining benefits, challenges and examples of the practice."
WEB WORKER DAILY [Examples, Practice] The Psychology of Hiring and Social Networking Profiles
| MONDAY, MAY 23, 2011
Is the practice of trawling through online profiles particularly subject to our biases and prejudices? Daly Vaughn in Journal of Business and Psychology was written up recently on the British Psychological Society’s Research Digest blog and suggests that while a quick look at a candidate’s profile may feel harmless, there are actually pitfalls to the practice. They conclude “it may be better for organizations to ban the practice entirely.”.
BOXES AND ARROWS [Examples, Practice] A Beginner’s Guide to Web Site Optimization—Part 2
| THURSDAY, JANUARY 29, 2015
For further discussion of the rationale behind these completion criteria, please see Best Practices When Designing and Running Experiments later in this article. Here’s a sample optimization testing plan to get you started. For example, be sure to perform some basic usability testing and user research on your variations. For example, let’s imagine that your team has only been able to QA a certain A/B test on desktop (but not mobile) browsers.
GREEN CHAMELEON [Examples, Practice] Green Chameleon » How to Use KPIs in Knowledge Management
| FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2007
The second section gives ideas for sample sets of KPIs covering KM activities and tools as diverse as communities of practice, KM roles, and use of wikis and blogs. that’s practiced perfectly when we breastfeed our little one.
CLARK QUINN [Examples, Practice] Learning Experience Design Strategy
| TUESDAY, AUGUST 31, 2010
For example, I ran a ‘deeper ID’ workshop this week for a team, and presented the concepts, modeled the application to samples of their learning objectives, gave them a practice opportunity, and wrapped up, across each of the learning elements. An extension would be to then submit sample content to me to have me comment, developing their abilities over time, as I did with another client working on integrating scenarios.
BOXES AND ARROWS [Examples, Practice] UI Pattern Documentation Review
| MONDAY, JUNE 29, 2009
Also, they implement best practices, so developers don’t synthesize what are often “slightly original” solutions that would need to be reworked later. The most extensive pattern collection of the four sampled, Design of Sites does not specify delivery methods, and, in some cases, the items presented could be regarded as design guidelines or principals rather than patterns.
PORTALS AND KM [Examples, Practice] Encouraging News for Mark Landrieu - Be Sure to Vote on Tuesday
| SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2014
As we canvassed in Central City the Indians were practicing in Shakespeare Park across the street. I hear about low turnout in midterms but our small sample says that the voter turn out is getting under estimated. We have been knocking on doors for mary Landrieu in the Pigeon Town and Central City neighborhoods in New Orleans. Yesterday we were in Central City where the uptown Mardi Gras Indians operate.
WEB WORKER DAILY [Examples, Practice] Recreate Your Resume: New Takes On an Old Favorite
| THURSDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2009
There’s little point, for example, in me creating a graphical map of my experience, because my skills are neither figures- nor graphically-oriented. Let’s look at a couple of possible examples and you can make up your own mind. For example, the PA could theme their resume around a document like a memo, or meeting minutes, if creating these tools would be part of the job they’re applying for. Looking for a new job next year?
INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG [Examples, Practice] RILADS: evaluating postgraduate/research infolit training
| WEDNESDAY, JUNE 12, 2013
One is a report from one strand of the project "looking at the identification and promotion of good practice in information training in UK HE [Higher Education]" (with a focus on researcher training). The report is at [link] As part of this, RILADS identified 15 examples of good practice in information literacy resources (for training postgraduates). There are a couple of just-published outcomes from the Research Information Literacy and Digital Scholarship (RILADS) project.
- [Examples, Practice] Hold Hands or Die Apart
Here’s a sampling: Something troubling has jumped out at me. Here’s a representative sample of things I’ve heard: “If I had it to do over again, I am not sure I’d be in publishing. But even as I hear statements like these, I also hear story after story about how data-driven marketing practices are working. The post Hold Hands or Die Apart appeared first on John Battelle's Search Blog.
BOXES AND ARROWS [Examples, Practice] The Power of Collaboration
| THURSDAY, JANUARY 31, 2013
I didn’t find much research on visual design practice for multiple cultures and genres. It is easy to find examples of appropriation and stereotyping of imagery in mainstream media. Logos for the Atlanta Braves, Cleveland Indians, and Chicago Blackhawks are some highly visible examples of blatant stereotyping, but more subtle examples also exist. For example, the book Transitions was selected as both a contemporary and traditional portrayal of Aboriginal culture.
- [Examples, Practice] The Global Kids Online #research toolkit #globalkidsonline
Written by experts in the field, they give practical advice to researchers and include case studies, best practice examples, checklists, and useful links. We have included some practical examples of how the Global Kids Online toolkit has already been adapted by our research partners and the lessons learned, along with some resources in a range of languages."
CLARK QUINN [Examples, Practice] eLearning Process Survey results!
| TUESDAY, JUNE 21, 2016
The options ranged from ‘developing from good sources’, thru ‘we test knowledge’ and ‘they have to get it right’ to ‘sufficient spaced contextualized practice’, e.g. ’til they can’t get it wrong. Still it’s pleasing to see that almost 30% are doing sufficient practice, but that’s only a wee bit ahead of those who say they’re just testing knowledge! The fourth question digs into the issue of examples.
INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG [Examples, Practice] Keynote from Andrew Whitworth- Lessons from the Borg Cube: information literacy and the knowledge of difference. Pam liveblogs from #ECIL2017
| WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2017
Andrew then used the Star Trek villains "the Borg " to comment on information practices, and the need to be creative.The work of David Harvey was used to comment on the relationship between space, place and capital. An example was given of a local authority whose new office building radically altered both information and working practice, but not everyone found it a comfortable or easy place to work.
CLARK QUINN [Examples, Practice] It’s (almost) out!
| WEDNESDAY, APRIL 2, 2014
table of contents, sample pages, and more. For example, culture change is not a recipe, it’s a process. So, fourth, to practice what I’m preaching, there should be a community pushing this, creating the answers together. My latest tome, Revolutionize Learning & Development: Performance and Innovation Strategy for the Information Age is out. Well, sort of. What I mean is that it’s now available on Amazon for pre-order.
KMEDGE.ORG [Examples, Practice] Introduction to High Reliability Organizations
| SUNDAY, MARCH 15, 2009
They must maintain their high reliability even though they typically are not able to benefit from experiential or experimental forms of learning, relying instead on rich analyses of small samples. Examples of HROs include nuclear power plants, chemical plants, electric power. It is a "how to" for those who desire to practice high reliability. I recently came across an article in IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, Vol. 55, No.
- [Examples, Practice] Presentations from WILU 2014
These include, for example - Video tutorial reboot: Re-imagining the library workshop for 21st century students - Beyond the database demo: Using discourse analysis to improve research and citation practices - Head over Heels: Approaches to Flipped Teaching Go to [link] Photo by Sheila Webber: snail after the rain 1, Blackheath, June 2014. The Canadian information literacy conference, WILU , has an archive of the presentations from the May 2014 conference.
SPINNING A LEARNING WEB [Examples, Practice] Daily Delicious Links
| TUESDAY, JULY 14, 2009
Social Network Design: Examples and Best Practices. Stewart Brand proclaims 4 environmental heresies on TED.com. Chewy issues. Watch and consider. tags: environment climate TED ). Top 10 Funny Videos on YouTube. Just because you need a laugh a lot these days. tags: video fun youtube ). Social networks are now visited more often than personal email is read. Well that explains overflowing email inboxes. tags: blogging socialmedia reference ). like" this entry on friendfeed.com.
PORTALS AND KM [Examples, Practice] iTKO Expands the Agility of Enterprise 2.0 Application Development with New Service Virtualization and SOA Governance Offerings
| MONDAY, JANUARY 19, 2009
iTKO defines virtualization as the practice of simulating the behavior of a physical asset, such as a server or application, in a software emulator, and hosting that emulator in a virtual environment. Here are some specific examples of how this service virtualization can help from their white paper. • For web access, you can construct a virtual service from SOAP documents or XML samples, or whatever you can give the Virtualization team.
HAROLD JARCHE [Examples, Practice] Boundaries are for learning
| THURSDAY, MAY 3, 2012
As systems thinkers, observing and reflecting on the role of the boundaries is an important practice. I have described how communities of practice can be bridges between our work teams and our loose social networks. Think of opportunities to open doors between the work space and the looser dialogue in communities of practice. Bringing in specific examples from the work space to the community is another opportunity for learning. Opportunity lies at the edge of systems.
PORTALS AND KM [Examples, Practice] Barbecue Tour Of the US South: Part Three
| WEDNESDAY, JULY 10, 2013
As I am traveling through much of the South this June and July, this post picks up with samples from North Carolina and Virginia. This is a very unscientific sampling taken from doing a search on the likely places we might stop for a meal. The pigs used to produce the barbecue are all raised in North Carolina using free-range farming practices, and the freshest of the state's bountiful produce is featured in the starters, sides and desserts.”.
- [Examples, Practice] Online discussion of the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL), April 6 and May 31 2017 #librarianSOTL #SOTL
link] "Three SoTL practitioners will discuss what this movement is and how it ties into educational theories, practices, and instructional design. The presenters will share practical strategies and examples of SoTL work in academic libraries, including how librarians can integrate it into their own practice.
CLARK QUINN [Examples, Practice] The Grail of Effective and Engaging Learning Experiences
| TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2015
To get effective learning, you need a number of elements, for instance: meaningful practice: practice aligned with the real world task. contextualized practice: learning across contexts that support transfer. sustained practice: sufficient and increasingly challenging practice to develop the skills to the necessary level. spaced practice: practice spread out over time (brains need sleep to learn more than a certain threshold).
COLLABORATIVE THINKING [Examples, Practice] Abstract: Tweet Tweet Retweet: Conversational Aspects of Retweeting on Twitter.
| MONDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2011
Use cases and data samples are used to analyze how retweeeting conventions differ in terms of style, motivation, and content. A structured analytical framework helps categorize the diverse use of retweeting and the implications it has as a conversation practice on authorship, attribution, and communicative fidelity. In particular, the retweet function inadequately preserves a sense of authorship, attribution, and communicative fidelity based on observed practices.
SPINNING A LEARNING WEB [Examples, Practice] Meditation on entering a theatre space …
| WEDNESDAY, APRIL 15, 2009
I’m currently in Singapore to visit friends, sample the endlessly fascinating cuisine, and to take in a new production by my friend Jian Hong Kuo, the Artistic Director of The Theatre Practice, the professional arm of the PPAS (Practice Performing Arts School) established by her father, the late and yes, great Kuo Pao Kun. My professional life has been pretty much spent in and around theatres big and small, indoors and out.
COLUMN TWO [Examples, Practice] Intranets2014 now open for registration!
| WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 29, 2014
One workshop focuses on a key strategic question for many teams, while the other delivers hands-on practical advice: Workshop A: Successful social intranets (James Robertson). This inspirational and practical day will mix plenty of screenshots and examples with discussions and workshop activities. Workshop B: Practical intranet navigation and design (Rebecca Rodgers).
INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG [Examples, Practice] Measuring the impact of information literacy training in Africa: questionnaire
| MONDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2011
Siobhán Duvigneau (Information Literacy Manager, BLDS - British Library for Development Studies) writes "BLDS has developed an information literacy programme over the past two years which includes course materials and an online network for trainers and practitioners to share best practice. "As This toolkit will include practical tools such as pre and post-course questionnaires, as well as case studies illustrating how these tools can be used. "In
HAROLD JARCHE [Examples, Practice] knowledge-sharing, post-technology
| WEDNESDAY, MAY 3, 2017
For example, Jive sells for $5 – $16 per seat, while Facebook’s Workplace is $1 – $3 per seat, with no lock-in. Practice and feedback are needed, as well an environment that reduces barriers to seeking out knowledge, having time to make sense of it, and sharing it with discernment. The organization can support this by fostering and supporting communities of practice. One determinant of effective professional communities is whether they actually change practices.