• CONVERSATION MATTERS  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 15, 2018
    [Group] Appreciation Is the Magic Glue that Connects
    It was a long time ago, but each time I notice the bowl sitting on my shelf, it brings back the pleasure I felt in being with a group of people who so unreservedly valued me as a colleague. Have you had the experience of helping another person with a problem and then never hearing whether what you offered was useful? It leaves you a bit empty, doesn’t it? And worse it reduces your inclination to help a second time.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  SUNDAY, JANUARY 14, 2018
    [Group] a vision for learning
    If our networks lack diversity, we may suffer from the effects of group-think or experience an echo chamber of opinion. Only by actively engaging with our work and questioning our assumptions can groups of individuals, over time and through practice, become a learning organisation. Harvard Business Review described The Fifth Discipline by Peter Senge, as one of the seminal management books of the previous 75 years.
  • DION HINCHCLIFFE'S WEB 2.0 BLOG  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 5, 2018
    [Group] Digital Transformation in 2018: Sustainably Delivering on the Promise at Scale
    Instead, more decentralized yet highly engaged entities like empowered groups of change agents or networks of transformation teams seem to be more effective are driving long-term change both deeply and widely across the organization. In 2017, we witnessed organizations take up the mantle of digital transformation with more conviction and effort than any time before. Funding, commitment, and leadership support was at its highest level ever and only showed signs of increased dedication.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 5, 2018
    [Group] @infolitgroup Information Literacy Awards: nominations sought
    Nominations must demonstrate impact, innovation, initiative and originality in one or more of the following areas: Raising the profile of IL within an organisation/community/sector; Initiating or contributing to national, regional or local projects/initiatives which enhance IL skills for an identified client group(s); Undertaking original research in the field of IL and making a significant contribution to the literature.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 2, 2018
    [Group] New year, new project: Managing information, managing language, managing lives @infolitgroup @infoschoolsheff
    The project is led by Jess Elmore and Caroline Norman and is funded by the CILIP Information Literacy Group. An exciting project, for which I am acting as expert advisor: Managing information, managing language, managing lives: An ESOL and information literacy research project. This research explores ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) learners’ abilities in managing their everyday information.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  SATURDAY, DECEMBER 30, 2017
    [Group] PRIMO site for December: Developing a Research or Guided Question
    Developing a Research or Guiding Question, one of a group of general concept tutorials, teaches students how to turn a broad topic into a focused research question that can be analyzed in order to draw conclusions. The Peer-Reviewed Instructional Materials Online (PRIMO) site of the month for December is Developing a Research or Guided Question , created by Bee Gallegos and Deirdre Kirmis.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  SATURDAY, DECEMBER 30, 2017
    [Group] embracing automation
    Social learning is the process by which groups of people cooperate to learn with and from each other. Automation. Automation, the replacement of human work with human-made technology, has been happening ever since we invented tools. Just as farmhands were replaced by machines 100 years ago, so too will knowledge workers be replaced by networked computers in the next few decades.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 27, 2017
    [Group] On The Move: transitioning information skills into the workplace
    On The Move is a research project, funded by the CILIP Information Literacy Group , which aims to foster engagement between stakeholders (careers staff, librarians, academic staff, employers, job-hunters) and help them understand the information skills graduates need in their early careers." A free event on February 2, 2018 (2-5pm) at UCL, London is On The Move: transitioning information skills into the workplace. "On
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2017
    [Group] perpetual beta 2017
    Three aspects of this effect are: 1) access to almost unlimited information, 2) the ability for almost anyone to self-publish, and 3) limitless opportunities for “ridiculously easy group-forming” The desire to relate is what drives people to support global social movements on one hand and to take shelter in tribal identity politics on the other. In politics, social media extend participation but also make information manipulation by small motivated groups much easier.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2017
    [Group] looking to the past for the future
    “Swedish scientists have done extensive research on this and they found we first lived in small groups of 20 to 100 people who in any given week averaged 2.5 “Pass on what you have learned. Strength, mastery. But weakness, folly, failure also. Yes, failure most of all. The greatest teacher, failure is. Luke, we are what they grow beyond. That is the true burden of all masters.” ” —Master Yoda, Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2017
    [Group] (UK) Children and parents: media use and attitudes report 2017 #medialiteracy #fakenews
    It is the most recognized content brand among 12-15s, and the one they are most likely to think includes their age group in its target audience, saying either that it is aimed specifically at their age group or at everyone. More 8-11s and 12-15s also say they prefer watching content on YouTube than TV programmes on the TV set" Different age groups prefer different types of video (p.9).
  • CLARK QUINN  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2017
    [Group] Higher Ed & Job Skills?
    I sat in on a twitter chat yesterday, #DLNChat, that is a higher ed tech focused group (run by EdSurge ). The topic was the link between higher ed and job skills, and I was a wee bit cynical. While I think there are great possibilities, the current state of the art leaves a lot to be desired. So, I currently don’t think higher ed does a good job of preparation for success in business.
  • CONVERSATION MATTERS  |  SUNDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2017
    [Group] We Learn When We Talk
    If I want another team to learn from the lessons my team or project has garnered, the transfer will work better if I arrange a conversation between the two groups rather than having one team write and post lessons learned. But they need to be together in small groups of no more than five or six, to give an opportunity for each person to talk. At face value that doesn’t make much sense, after all, we must know what we think about an issue; how else are we able to talk about it?
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2017
    [Group] Webinar: Fighting Fake News with the ACRL Framework
    Costs are: ACRL member: $50; ALA member: $75; Nonmember: $90; Student: $40; Group: $295. On November 30 at 1pm-2.30pm US Central time (which is 7pm-8.30 pm UK time) there is a priced ACRL e-Learning webcast, Fighting Fake News with the ACRL Framework. "In In this webcast, explore strategies and techniques for teaching people the literacy skills they need to combat fake news.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2017
    [Group] bias thwarts innovation
    Bias, as we define it, occurs when two groups of people act identically but are treated differently. My recent blog post on our future is networked and feminine has had more online attention than any other post I have written in the past two years. I was even asked to change the title, something that has never happened before. For me, the topic is not new, and I have presented these ideas to live audiences many times. I just wanted to get the ideas written out and the references linked.
  • KNOW NETWORK NEWS  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2017
    [Group] Mentoring Circles
    Mentoring circles are a form of group mentoring that encourages participants from all levels of an organization to propose and own a topic of interest
  • CLARK QUINN  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2017
    [Group] #AECT17 Conference Contributions
    We had an eager group who were interested in games, and my colleague and I took turns answering and commenting on each other’s comments. So, at the recent AECT 2017 conference, I participated in three ways that are worth noting. I had the honor of participating in two sessions based upon writings I’d contributed, and one based upon my own cogitations. I thought I’d share the thinking.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2017
    [Group] #AECT17 Reflections
    I focused my attendance mostly on the Organizational Training & Performance group, and heard a couple of good talks. Ok, so I was an academic for a brief and remarkably good period of time (a long time ago). Mind you, I’ve kept my hand in: reviewing journal and conference submissions, writing the occasional book chapter, contributing to some research, even playing a small role in some grant-funded projects.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2017
    [Group] perspectives on new work – synopsis
    Training groups have a very good, positive energy, which eliminates anxiety about failure. Perspectives on new work: Exploring emerging conceptualizations , edited by Esko Kilpi , was released by The Finnish Innovation Fund Sitra in August 2016. I received a copy last week and found it a comprehensive read on the future of work. The PDF can be downloaded for free at: Sitra.
  • CONVERSATION MATTERS  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2017
    [Group] Industry Leaders Conversation: Change, Culture, and Learning #KMWorld
    General Motors once had a terrific KM group. What if there were a KM group at Volkswagon that could shed light on ethical issues? . . . . . . . Mary Abraham took these notes on a panel discussion I was on at KM World .
  • COLUMN TWO  |  SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2017
    [Group] Get expert help picking your new intranet platform or product
    We’re unique in what we do within Australia , and we’re part of an informal but tight-knit network of expert technology advisors around the globe (such as ClearBox Consulting in the UK, and Real Story Group in the USA). We’re experienced in corralling big groups of stakeholders, as well as getting stuck straight in when the path ahead is clear.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2017
    [Group] #ECIL2018 call for papers - and 4000th blog post!
    IL in hobbies, arts, self-development, sports, physical exercise, cooking), but as usual there is a range of information literacy themes that you can choose to address e.g. Information literacy for different groups, in different cultures and countries, ethical/social issues, IL and the neoliberal agenda, IL and the digital empowerment, IL and trans/inter/multiculturalism.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2017
    [Group] Librarian engaging with first year undergraduates?
    Lisa Hinchliffe is seeking participants for online (90 min) focus groups about student information literacy misconceptions. The process of learning includes not only success in developing knowledge, skills, and abilities but also mistakes and errors that impede such success. In any domain of learning, instructors will have developed a sense of the typical errors learners make.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2017
    [Group] Digital Savvy Citizens
    The data, compiled for the Trust by Ipsos MORI, highlights key differences in behaviour by age, gender and socio-economic group, as well as differences between England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and Ireland." There were indeed interesting variations by age group, by socio-economic group, and by home nation. There is a new publication from the Carnegie Trust White, D. 2017). Digital Savvy Citizens. ISBN: 978-1-909447-75-2.
  • BOXES AND ARROWS  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2017
    [Group] It’s a Bird, It’s A Plane, It’s a User Champion
    Obviously, this might not work for consumer sites, where the users have no connection with your company other than participation in some focus groups and buying orange juice or widgets from your site once a month. . Like a superhero created when the contents of two beakers accidentally combine, a powerful hybrid has emerged in the software development world: the user champion.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  SUNDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2017
    [Group] democracy, data, and intelligence
    Identity politics have been retrieved so that one is loyal to one’s group, no matter what the facts. Social media platforms may extend global participation and can be a force for better understanding but often emotions trump reason in an online world of constant outrage. The linear aspects of reasoning, a core part of a print-based society, are easily forgotten as is shown in the almost fatalistic acceptance that we live in a post-truth era.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2017
    [Group] MIL CLICKS Twitter discussion #GlobalMILWeek
    The webinar will virtually gather a group of experts in the field of media and information literacy and privacy, as well as youth leaders, to discuss the topic through tweets and to answer questions from interested people around the world. As one component of Global MIL Week 2017 , the MIL CLICKS Twitter Webinar is being held tomorrow 28 October 2017 on the topic Privacy online: How important is it? in the form of Twitter Q&A sessions.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2017
    [Group] systems thinking
    Feedback Loops: Engage with a diverse group of people. Leyla Acaroglu has an excellent post on Tools for Systems Thinkers: The 6 Fundamental Concepts of Systems Thinking. “In
  • COLUMN TWO  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2017
    [Group] Avoid reinventing the wheel by joining the Intranet Leadership Forum
    ” Nadine McMahon, Intranet Manager, Guild Group. We have a real passion for helping intranet and digital workplace teams succeed. This is why ten years ago we established the Intranet Leadership Forum , the professional community for intranet teams. We think the ILF is one of the best things we’ve ever done. Your life is busy, stakeholder expectations are high and the intranet landscape is constantly shifting.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2017
    [Group] cities and the future of work
    The network form, the fourth to mature, serves to connect dispersed groups and individuals so that they may coordinate and act conjointly. These associations could also be described as communities of practice – self-forming groups of engaged citizens. Knowledge sharing can foster innovation, especially if diverse groups of people are engaged in active experimentation. Note: This post is based on several earlier ones.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  SUNDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2017
    [Group] distributing power for the network era
    Probably a lot more human, retrieving some of the intimacy and cooperation of tribal groups. Even that is not necessarily bad for the prospects of the powerful, or the groups they lead. A certain amount of command and control, exercised through a hierarchy is often necessary to get work done. I suggest temporary, negotiated hierarchies so that teams can form and re-form depending on what needs to be done.
  • INFORMATION WANTS TO BE FREE  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2017
    [Group] The ballad of the sad instruction librarian
    You can see it in the language both groups use. It’s been a busy Fall term so far and I haven’t had much time to spend on Twitter, but I usually check it first thing every morning. When I did one day last week, this thread caught my eye: Sitting in a FB thread of professors complaining (nicely) about unqualified librarians doing shitty instruction sessions. They’re not wrong. Archivist Wasp (@nnschiller) October 5, 2017. Of course I want to “NOT ALL LIBRARIANS!”
  • DION HINCHCLIFFE'S WEB 2.0 BLOG  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2017
    [Group] In Digital Transformation, The Art-of-the-Possible and Average Practice Are Diverging
    Although technically another form of outsourcing, this model also works in a group of competitors. I’ve long noticed an interesting phenomena when it comes to more fully digitizing our organizations. Namely, that it mostly looks like what other organizations have already been doing. Because we are all almost entirely still early pioneers in a brave new technologically-infused world, this shouldn’t really come as a surprise.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2017
    [Group] creating resilient knowledge networks
    They also connect with Critics, an essential role in any network in order to avoid group-think or online orthodoxy. The personal knowledge mastery framework is a combination of seeking knowledge, making sense of it, and sharing it with others. It can become a long-term discipline of individually constructed enabling processes to help each of us make sense of our world, work more effectively, and contribute to society.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2017
    [Group] Food logging and information literacy @iSchoolPam - Sheila blogs from #ecil2017
    Participants were given the choice of being interviewed (5 participants) or attending a focus group (7 participants). I'm going to be doing some round-up and catch-up blog posts from the European Conference on Information Literacy. 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. The slides are embedded below.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2017
    [Group] Organizational terms
    The definition also discusses improvements in decision making, learning, group work, and tapping into the strictures of self-organizing and adaptive systems, all of which sound right. Small steps, such as working in a small group (*cough* L&D? Listening to a talk last week led me to ponder the different terms for what it is I lobby for. The goal is to make organizations accomplish their goals, and to continue to be able to do so.
  • BOXES AND ARROWS  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2017
    [Group] Keep the Kitchen Cabinets from Overflowing
    Should they be grouped by their ingredient type? Or should I group them together as a special functional group as I currently do for baking ingredients? Don’t laugh. I’m sure you’ve done this before. At the office, there’s a refrigerator cleanup every two weeks. At least I think it happens every two weeks. The office administrator sends out an email or posts a note on the fridge, warning you that things will be dumped if they’re not labeled.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2017
    [Group] Medical students information literacy self efficacy: Pam liveblogs from #ECIL2017
    The qualitative data is collected through focus groups with students from all levels of study. Ann de Meulemeester from Ghent University presented some of the research about information literacy for self efficacy, which highlighted the role that IL has in the academic curriculum and for lifelong learning. Their research has shown that new students' confidence level of their searching abilities is much higher than the reality.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2017
    [Group] health information literacy session: Pam liveblogs from #ECIL2017
    The finding indicate that this short tool could be applicable to other contexts and can be used to identify individuals or groups who lack confidence in finding and using information.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2017
    [Group] Evaluating Information Literacy Activity at a National Level: Sheila blogs from #ecil2017
    The last slide shows some of the initiatives, and he namechecked the CILIP Information Literacy group as funding some small scale research projects. John Crawford's talk on Evaluating Information Literacy Activity at a National Level: an Introductory Study is the next one I'll liveblog from the European Conference on Information Literacy in Saint-Malo. Crawford's context was Scotland.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2017
    [Group] Vitenamese immigrants; international workshops; Street lighting industry; Open access book on infolit in Portuguese: Sheila blogs from #ecil2017
    There have been training programmes of a few months, hosted at Belgian universities, with the target group young information professionals mainly from Africa, Asia and Latin America. This morning I presented on behalf of Dr Batool, a former PhD student, in a pecha kucha session at the European Conference on Information Literacy in Saint-Malo, France.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2017
    [Group] Keynote from Andrew Whitworth- Lessons from the Borg Cube: information literacy and the knowledge of difference. Pam liveblogs from #ECIL2017
    A concept mapping too was used to facilitate group mapping of practices in the landscape and to raise and discuss differences in practice. Andrew began his talk with a brief discussion of the misinformation laden Brexit election, and commented on the neoliberal agenda that is closing libraries and increasing state surveillance.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2017
    [Group] threshold concepts in IL professional education: Pam liveblogs from #ECIL2017
    Students work frequently in groups, and students from different time zones can struggle with scheduling. It was really interesting to hear how Virginia manages and facilitates group work for distance learning students. Virginia Tucker from San Jose State University presented first after the coffee break on her research into threshold concepts in IL professional education.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2017
    [Group] Information safety and citizen science: Sheila liveblogs from #ecil2017
    The plan is four 4 hours, in a space that has computers and it is designed for small groups of citizens, to be implemented in public libraries. This reminds me of an exercise I used to do in an undergraduate research methods class, where students proposed questions about students' information behaviour, filled in a questionnaire compiled from the questions (before the class) and then analysed the questionnaire in groups the following week.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2017
    [Group] First session after lunch at #ECIL2017: Pam liveblogs
    Charlie Inskip from the department of information studies at UCL was the first speaker after lunch and presented his research project "on the move", funded by the CILIP information literacy group. They conducted 18 interviews at an insurance firm in the city of London, and 2 focus groups. Five interviews and one focus group were also conducted with students. The study used a mixed methods approach, with a sample of women's entrepreneur groups.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2017
    [Group] Senior Citizens Science Literacy and Health Self-Efficacy : Sheila liveblogs from #ecil2017
    There was some difference by education (people with lower educational levels having less confidence) particularly in the younger group. I'm in a session on science literacy at the European Conference on Information Literacy , and Ágústa Pálsdóttir is talking on Senior Citizens Science Literacy and Health Self-Efficacy. She noted that with the growth in the proportion of older people, it was important for them to be engaged in health promotion interventions.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2017
    [Group] Pre-lunch session @ #ECIL2017 Pam liveblogs
    The research methods were observation (59 classes, 1398 children), children's evaluations, 360 degree feedback, focus groups with teachers and pre- and post- tests for children. Pavla Kovarova spoke about information behaviour and e-safety of primary school children in the Czech Republic. Previous research has shown that children download illegal and inappropriate content. They struggle to evaluate quality of material.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2017
    [Group] Research on academic reading format - print wins! Sheila blogs from #ecil2017
    In terms of communication between the researchers, this was also not straightforward since e.g. Chinese colleagues could not use Google groups. Another liveblog from the European Conference on Information Literacy in Saint-Malo, France. Next for me, Diane Mizrachi chaired a panel on the Academic Reading Format International Study (ARFIS).
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2017
    [Group] top tools 2017
    9: Slack : This social sharing platform, with activity streams, is a great way to stay connected and work in small groups and I am a member of two active Slack ‘communities of practice’: the essential space between work groups and social networks. Jane Hart compiles a list every year of the Top 100 Tools for learning. This is the 11th year! Voting closes on 22 September 2017. Here are my top tools this year, with the past five years shown below.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2017
    [Group] “people are for caring”
    But our close-knit social groups will not provide us with the diversity of knowledge we need to navigate the complexities of our networked world. Christian Madsbjerg concludes in his book, Sensemaking : “What are people for? Algorithms can do many things, but they will never actually give a damn. People are for caring.”. How can we understand the complexity of human networks, especially when they are massaged by algorithms that drive our social media?
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2017
    [Group] hunters in the jungle
    Some people, whom we colloquially called ‘hunters,’ had a clear view of whom they aspired to become but saw themselves as lacking the competence and connections that would get them there … The hunters regarded others as role models and sources of feedback, and the institution as a training ground … Hunters focused on cultivating flexibility — the ability to get along with different groups and adapt to the demands of many organizations. —
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2017
    [Group] More open access articles: Disabled in library one-shots; Cross collaborative supervision in nursing; Graduate research methods
    The article is based on qualitative and quantitative text analysis of 102 individual student logs, qualitative text analysis of 36 student group assignments, feedback from an evaluation form and 285 blog and wiki comments from students, nurse educators, nurse supervisors and librarians. - Sheidlower, S. 2017). Accommodating the disabled in library one-shots at York College/CUNY. codex , 4(3).
  • THEORIA CUM PRAXI  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2017
    [Group] Shared understanding – two stories
    While most of my group of friends were relaxing and just generally hanging out, one friend – we’ll call him Dave – was watching the other pair climb. Here are a couple of stories I’d like to share on the idea of shared understanding. The first, a conversation between me and my son, Zeke, highlights the importance of being aware of and understanding the context of a situation from different people’s perspective.
  • INFORMATION WANTS TO BE FREE  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2017
    [Group] Whose rights matter more?
    This, and what happened in Charlottesville, were potent reminders for me that I belong to a group that has only had conditional whiteness bestowed upon us for a short period of time and that it could be taken away from us at any time. I write this to illustrate that what is happening with this new emboldening of neo-Nazis and other hate groups is very personal for me and not just academic.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 25, 2017
    [Group] friday’s urban finds
    In a business environment marked by information technology, global competition, and fast-paced change, weblike networks are emerging not only among businesses forming strategic partnerships, but also among environmental, human-rights, and other activist groups — even among government agencies seeking to short-circuit the bureaucracy and get something done. Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds.
  • CONVERSATION MATTERS  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 23, 2017
    [Group] Building a “Speaking Up” Culture in Teams
    Videotaping (on participants’ phones) in small groups is used to self-analyze the actual dialogue they produce. Practice dialogue skills and ground rules in group discussion focused on a work-based topic identified by the team . Effective Conversations Argyris asking questions authentic conversation connection before content conversation dialogue skills group think productive conversation psychological safety speaking up virtual teams
  • CLARK QUINN  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 23, 2017
    [Group] Dual OS or Teams of Teams?
    I asked this question in the L&D Revolution LinkedIn group I have to support the Revolutionize L&D book , but thought I’d ask it here as well. In both Keith Sawyer’s Group Genius and Stephen Johnson’s Where Do Good Ideas Come From , real innovation bubbles along, requiring time and serendipity. And I’ve asked it before , but I have some new thoughts based upon thinking about McChrystal’s Team of Teams.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 23, 2017
    [Group] Librarians Teaching Faculty and Students: Copyright Literacy in Higher Education #wlic2017
    The context for the copyright education was an information literacy programme for graduate students (a non-homogenous group). My second post on the mini-conference on Models for Copyright Education in Information Literacy Programs at the 2017 World Library and Information Conference held in the Dolnośląska Szkoła Wyższa (University of Lower Silesia), Wroclaw. The post-lunch session was on Librarians Teaching Faculty and Students: Copyright Literacy in Higher Education (Part 1).
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 23, 2017
    [Group] #Copyright Literacy and Professional Education for Librarians #wlic2017
    She showed an example video and said that a typical timing was: Introduction (5 min); Group work (10 min), Discussion (10 min), Conclusion (5 min). I am liveblogging this from the mini-conference on Models for Copyright Education in Information Literacy Programs at the 2017 World Library and Information Conference in Wroclaw, Poland. It was held in the Dolnośląska Szkoła Wyższa (University of Lower Silesia).
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 16, 2017
    [Group] TeachMeet 5 September, University of East Anglia
    At the end of the session we'll have a chance to reflect on the presentations as a group and how we might incorporate any new ideas into our own teaching practice." The Norfolk Teaching Librarians' Network is running a free TeachMeet on 5 September 2017 (1pm to 3:30pm) at the University of East Anglia (UEA), UK. Presenters (10-minute presentations) are sought to share a teaching activity or idea.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 15, 2017
    [Group] Innovative Work Spaces
    So even in the open space you’d want people mixed up, but most folks still tend to put groups together. I recently read that Apple’s new office plan is receiving bad press. This surprises me, given that Apple usually has their handle on the latest in ideas. Yet, upon investigation, it’s clear that they appear to not be particularly innovative in their approach to work spaces. Here’s why. The report I saw says that Apple is intending to use an open office plan.
  • KNOW NETWORK NEWS  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 14, 2017
    [Group] Investors Press US SEC for Enhanced Human Capital Disclosures
    A group of institutional investors has petitioned the US Securities and Exchange Commission to ask corporations to make more human capital-related disclosures
  • CONVERSATION MATTERS  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 11, 2017
    [Group] A Book That Will Blow Your Mind About How to Make Use of The Knowledge in Organizations: A Review of An Everyone Culture: Becoming a Deliberately Developmental Organization
    Decurion believes that when authentic community forms in groups, learning happens: a collective intelligence. In the theaters, Pulse-Check Huddles occur throughout the evening, where groups of crew members and managers give and receive feedback on how the floor operations are going and how they can be improved.
  • JOHN BATTELLE'S SEARCHBLOG  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 10, 2017
    [Group] No. Social Terrorists Will Not Win
    A small group of social terrorists have hijacked the rational discourse led by society’s most accomplished, intelligent, and promising organizations. The post No. Social Terrorists Will Not Win appeared first on John Battelle's Search Blog. cross posted from NewCo Shift ). Let’s start with this: Google is not a perfect company. It’s easy to cast it as an omniscient and evil villain, the leader of a millennium-spanning illuminati hellbent on world subjugation. Google the oppressor.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 2, 2017
    [Group] Ethics and AI
    Hosted by the Institute for the Future , we gathered in groups beforehand to generate questions that were used in a subsequent session. Our group looked at Values and Responsibilities. I had the opportunity to attend a special event pondering the ethical issues that surround Artificial Intelligence (AI). Vint Cerf, co-developer of the TCP/IP protocol that enabled the internet, currently at Google, responded to the questions. Quite the heady experience!
  • PSYBLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 19, 2017
    [Group] This Fruit Reverses Brain Ageing
    “At 10 months, the differences between these two groups were striking.” – Dr Pamela Maher. • Try one of PsyBlog's ebooks, all written by Dr Jeremy Dean: Activate: How To Find Joy Again By Changing What You Do (NEW). The Anxiety Plan: 42 Strategies For Worry, Phobias, OCD and Panic. Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything. Psychology
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  TUESDAY, JULY 18, 2017
    [Group] Health Literacy Skills and Partnership Event
    To attend (free) you need to become a member of one of the co-organiser organisationa, the Public and Mobile Libraries Group (PMLG) and Health Libraries Group (HLG). More information about this event, and how to join the groups, at [link] Photo by Sheila Webber: lavender, July 2017. On 16 August 2017 at Richmond Library, Greater London, UK, there is a one-day event Health Literacy Skills and Partnership Working for Public and Health Libraries.
  • PSYBLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 12, 2017
    [Group] This ‘Superfruit’ Improves Memory and Cognitive Function
    The group eating the superfruit had improved memory and better access to words and concepts. • Try one of PsyBlog's ebooks, all written by Dr Jeremy Dean: Activate: How To Find Joy Again By Changing What You Do (NEW). The Anxiety Plan: 42 Strategies For Worry, Phobias, OCD and Panic. Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything. Psychology
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  FRIDAY, JULY 7, 2017
    [Group] UK Adults' media literacy: information sharing; trust and use of social media; mobile devices
    People are opting to communicate via private group discussions - The majority of internet users (72%) say that they are confident in their ability to manage access to their personal data online. Ofcom's annual (UK) Adults' media use and attitudes report was published last month. It gives "gives detailed evidence on media use, attitudes and understanding among UK adults aged 16+. It covers TV, radio, mobile phones, games, and the internet, with a particular focus on the latter."
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  MONDAY, JULY 3, 2017
    [Group] Rudaí 23: open 23 Things course begins in September #Rudai23
    In September 2017, Rudaí 23 begins, "an online, self-directed course based on the 23 Things program, delivered by a collaborative group of librarians and educators, in association with the Western Regional Section of the Library Association of Ireland , and The Library Association of Ireland." "23 Things" initiatives started some time ago, using open tools like blogs to help librarians learn about using Web 2.0
  • CONVERSATION MATTERS  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 29, 2017
    [Group] Learning Together and Working Apart
    Learning Opportunities for Group Learning: An empirical assessment from the learning organization perspective. How We Learn in Organizations group learning interactive technology learning organization learning spaces organizational learning spirituality virtual teamsI have a new article published in a series on The Future of Workplace Learning by Emerald Publishing. My article, Learning Together and Working Apart: Routines for organizational learning in virtual teams, is here. .
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 29, 2017
    [Group] Practices of community representatives in exploiting information channels for citizen engagement #i3rgu
    The project was funded by the CILIP Information Literacy Group. Another presentation from the i3 conference at RGU in Aberdeen. Peter Cruickshank (presenter), Professor Hazel Hall and Dr Bruce Ryan authored a paper on Practices of community representatives in exploiting information channels for citizen engagement.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 29, 2017
    [Group] Distance learning and the experience of variation: How authority can cross geographical divisions on asynchronous discussion boards #i3rgu
    They studied how 20 small groups who had to coordinate activity across geographical space carried out a task. Then have to work in groups to produce a proposal about something which will improve the 2 museum experiences (I think).
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 28, 2017
    [Group] Instructional Librarians Talk about the #ACRLFramework #i3rgu
    The presenters noted responses to the Framework in the literature, which they identified "generally reflect excitement about the framework" with some critique (which, on reflection, is interesting in showing a gap between the discourse in dicussion groups etc.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 28, 2017
    [Group] Modeling the Metamemory of Information Seekers Through Visual Metaphor #i3rgu
    The older group saw memory as more complex, they had more ideas of tools needed to help memory. There were some metaphors that cut across all age groups. I'm liveblogging from the i3 conference at RGU in Aberdeen Dr Leanne Bowler presented on Modeling the Metamemory of Information Seekers Through Visual Metaphor. She was aiming to generate visual metaphors that reveal, for example, awareness and beliefs about ones own memory, and about finding and refinding information.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 28, 2017
    [Group] Visual methods as an entry point to information practices #i3rgu
    They went on to talk more about photo voice (where the participants take photos in reaction to a prompt from the researcher, and then generally the researcher carries out an interview or focus groups with the photos as a focus and a way of eliciting response). articipants discussed this in focus groups, and there was also active participation in creating presentations and exhibiting the photos to stakeholders. Day 2 of my liveblogging from the i3 conference at RGU in Aberdeen.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 27, 2017
    [Group] Exploring Youth Information-Seeking Behaviour @netchildren #i3rgu
    They had 24 transcripts of interviews and focus groups with 34 children. I'm liveblogging from the i3 conference at RGU in Aberdeen. The first session this afternoon was authored by Dr Leanne Bowler, Professor Heidi Julien and Dr Leslie Haddon (presented by Bowler and Julien): Exploring Youth Information-Seeking Behaviour and Mobile Technologies Through a Secondary Analysis of Qualitative Data: Methodological Approaches.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  MONDAY, JUNE 26, 2017
    [Group] Antigonish 2.0
    Farm Forum innovations included a regional report-back system, whereby group conclusions were collected centrally and broadcast regularly across Canada, occasionally being sent to appropriate governments. Even though radio is a one-way medium, innovations such as programme guides by mail one week in advance, local discussion groups, and national feedback on individual responses kept people actively involved.
  • CONVERSATION MATTERS  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 20, 2017
    [Group] Three Books Every KM Professional Should Read
    Much of the very helpful research and theory that under lies our field of KM is produced in the related disciplines of Organization Behavior, Organization Learning, Group Dynamics, Computer Science, and Organizational Psychology. To do this employees must make use of learning behaviors , such as, asking for help from other members, discussing differences of opinion openly rather than privately or outside the group, revealing their own errors to the group, and several more.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  SATURDAY, JUNE 17, 2017
    [Group] network learning cities
    The network form, the fourth to mature, serves to connect dispersed groups and individuals so that they may coordinate and act conjointly. Knowledge sharing can foster innovation, especially if diverse groups of people are engaged in active experimentation.
  • KNOW NETWORK NEWS  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 15, 2017
    [Group] Human Capital Management Research
    Brandon Hall Group has release three new research studies on Knowledge Sharing, Talent Acquisition and HCM technology trends
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  MONDAY, JUNE 12, 2017
    [Group] cities as learning platforms
    These associations could also be described as communities of practice – self-forming groups of engaged citizens. John McKnight, in The Careless Society , described these groups as having three key capabilities: “ the power to decide there was a problem, the power to decide how to solve the problem – that is, the expert’s power – and then the power to solve the problem ”. In 2008, CEO’s for Cities recommended a more inclusive way of supporting learning in the community.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  MONDAY, JUNE 5, 2017
    [Group] organizing for the network era
    These need to be temporary so people can reform into different groups, according to the situation. In my last post I noted that many organizations today are nothing more than attractive prisons. The current organizational tyranny was a response to a linear, print-based world. These organizations are artifacts of a time when information was scarce and hard to share, and when connections with others were difficult to make and required command and control.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 1, 2017
    [Group] Improving Library and Information Services: Phenomenographically!
    all the free IL Group places are gone, I'm afraid). There are still some priced places (£60) available on the one-day workshop on phenomenography I am running with colleagues on 13 June 2017 here in the Information School Sheffield University, UK. It is called Improving Library and Information Services: Phenomenographically! and is an introduction to phenomenography for anyone in the library/information field.
  • THEORIA CUM PRAXI  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 31, 2017
    [Group] Division in the Autism Community – what next for us?
    “It’s very hard for members of the three groups to find common ground. People tend to see autism through the lens of personal experience. An autistic college student who has trouble with organization and social skills is likely to view autism very differently from a parent whose child is non verbal, cognitively disabled, and self injurious. ” Source – Division in the Autism Community – what next for us? Filed under: Pound of Obscure.
  • JOHN BATTELLE'S SEARCHBLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 31, 2017
    [Group] Is Humanity Obsolete?
    I’ve always felt that this group of artifacts — the “things” that we claim as digital — the companies and the devices, the pained metaphors ( cloud?! ) The post Is Humanity Obsolete? appeared first on John Battelle's Search Blog. image. Upon finishing Yuval Harari’s Homo Deus , I found an unwelcome kink in my otherwise comfortably adjusted frame of reference.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 31, 2017
    [Group] A learning meta-story
    The point is to develop meta-skills like digital document creation (and others such as presentations, working in groups, research, etc) as well as the domain skills. Been thinking about how to generate meaningful learning in optimal (read: concise but effective) ways. And a lot of what I’ve been thinking about involves contextualized meaningful practice (no surprise there, eh?). So how might this play out?
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  TUESDAY, MAY 30, 2017
    [Group] attractive prisons
    Individuals need to have the flexibility to leave their work group and to select the next temporary boss. Today we hear a lot about models like holacracy and teal organizations that are focused on changing how we work together in organizations.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  SUNDAY, MAY 28, 2017
    [Group] Information Literacy for Demographic Engagement
    Reports are available for a project funded by the UK's Information Literacy Group : Information Literacy for Demographic Engagement (IL-DEM). The project was completed by a team from the Centre for Social Informatics at Edinburgh Napier University. This comprised Professor Hazel Hall, Peter Cruickshank and Dr Bruce Ryan.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  THURSDAY, MAY 25, 2017
    [Group] life in the jungle
    These are what Esko Kilpi calls ‘Flash Networks’ These need to be temporary so people can reform into different groups, according to the situation. How can you survive in the jungle when you live in a zoo? “Our silos (I won’t even mention cubicles!), like the cages in the zoo, exist to control behaviour and reduce complexity by creating homogeneity and closed environments.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 24, 2017
    [Group] Grappling with Groups
    However, in designing learning, working in groups has some real negative perceptions and realities. As my kids complained, on group projects some team members will reliably slack, letting the most driven student do the work. When I assigned group projects, I told my students I expected them to do equal work, and would grade accordingly. Another issue is support for working in groups. So I wrote up a little guide to doing group work, and those problems subsided.
  • KNOW NETWORK NEWS  |  MONDAY, MAY 22, 2017
    [Group] Best Practices for Innovation Management
    According to "Innovation Matters," a research report by PA Consulting Group, as many as two thirds of senior executives surveyed globally state that without mastering innovation, they believe their organizations "will not survive
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  THURSDAY, MAY 18, 2017
    [Group] Technology use by older people
    Adoption rates for seniors in their 70s fall in between these two groups. Another new report by the Pew Internet research centre investigates the use of technology by seniors in the USA. It identifies that use is increasing, including use of social media and of broadband at home, but there are variations by demographic, in particular better educated seniors with higher incomes have increased their use more, and younger seniors use technology more than older seniors.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  TUESDAY, MAY 16, 2017
    [Group] A ‘Critical Friend’?
    A critical friend takes the time to fully understand the context of the work presented and the outcomes that the person or group is working toward. I’m participating in an engagement, and they were struggling to define my role. Someone mentioned that I’m serving as a ‘critical friend’, and the others cottoned on to it. I hadn’t heard that term so I explored, and liked what I found. Thought I’d share it.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  MONDAY, MAY 15, 2017
    [Group] integrating personal knowledge mastery
    Last year Jane Hart and I worked with The Carlsberg Group to add PKM into their Learning Leaders Program. Information you gather from online sources can be shared with other parents at play dates, get togethers, support groups or on personal blogs. Information you gather from online sources can be shared through in-person discussions with work peers, parents, at staff meetings and support groups or via online mediums including social media and personal blogs.
  • COLUMN TWO  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 10, 2017
    [Group] 22 and a half reasons to enter the Intranet & Digital Workplace Awards
    Similarly, winning can also help to engage your wider group of local site managers , publishers, communicators, technologists, champions and others across your organisation who make your intranet or digital workplace the success it is. It’s also nice to get some recognition from peers across the wider global intranet and digital workplace community (who are a very friendly and supportive group).
  • CONVERSATION MATTERS  |  TUESDAY, MAY 9, 2017
    [Group] Using Teams to Solve Hard Problems: A Book Review of Collaborative Intelligence By Richard Hackman
    He has studied airline cockpit teams, high tech teams, orchestras, chamber music groups, bank teams, and many others. Work groups of 10 or more are certain to encounter free-riding or “social loafing” problems.” There are many insightful researchers and theorist who come from other disciplines, but have much to offer knowledge managers. Richard Hackman is one of those.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  TUESDAY, MAY 9, 2017
    [Group] Teachmeet: Librarians Supporting the Research Lifecycle / Llyfrgellwyr yn Cefnogi'r Broses Ymchwil, 10 May
    There is a Teachmeet (a WHELF Research Group event, sponsored by the Information Literacy Group) on 10 May 1-4pm at Bangor University, Wales: Librarians Supporting the Research Lifecycle / Llyfrgellwyr yn Cefnogi'r Broses Ymchwil "Please join us to hear researchers at Bangor University and Natural Resources Wales describe their research lifecycle, pressure points and support they find useful from the library service.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  TUESDAY, MAY 9, 2017
    [Group] Information Literacy Group research day 5 June, London @infolitgroup
    The UK's Information Literacy Group is holding an event on 5 June 2017 in London, UK. This event will be led by Dr Emma Coonan (Editor Journal of information literacy ) and Dr Geoff Walton (Chair of the Information Literacy Group's Research Bursaries Panel) and will offer accessible and practical advice on putting together a research bid, with time for you to work on developing your own research proposal and bid."
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  FRIDAY, MAY 5, 2017
    [Group] 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.” Interesting short paper about a successful initaitive to get faculty involved in ongoing discussion about information literacy, triggered by the new ACRL Framework for IL: Vance, J., Lanfear, A.K. and Richey, P. 2017).
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