• COLUMN TWO  |  SUNDAY, MAY 21, 2017
    [Learning] Get a checkup of your intranet with our Annual Intranet Review methodology
    Learn more, and make it happen. Modern intranets play an increasingly important role in business, but they can’t stand still, or be taken for granted. Like any complex piece of machinery, intranets need regular servicing and maintenance. A bit over a month ago, we announced the pre-release of our new Annual Intranet Review package.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  SUNDAY, MAY 21, 2017
    [Learning] future hedging
    “The future of work will be based on hacking uncertainty and hedging risks through post-blockchain smart contracts, learning and social capital. The main question is perhaps not what skills we should have in the future, but how we hedge the risks that are inbuilt in our world, our unique knowledge assets, the know-what, the know-who and know-how of our life.” ” — Esko Kilpi.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  FRIDAY, MAY 19, 2017
    [Learning] New articles: transition, transfer students
    Reference Services Review volume 45 issue 2 2017 (priced publication) includes: - Thinking critically about information by Eleanor Mitchell , Sarah Barbara Watstein - Getting Out the Truth: The Role of Libraries in the Fight against Fake News by Oliver Batchelor - Exploring Motivation: Integrating the ARCS Model with Instruction by Krista M.
  • KNOW NETWORK NEWS  |  FRIDAY, MAY 19, 2017
    [Learning] Sustainable Learning Organizations
    Here are 10 key characteristics of a sustainable learning organization
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 17, 2017
    [Learning] Academic Library Impact on Student Learning and Success #acrlaia
    A new report has been published by ACRL: Academic Library Impact on Student Learning and Success: Findings from Assessment in Action Team Projects. The report focuses on projects completed during the third and final year as part of the program Assessment in Action: Academic Libraries and Student Success (AiA) from April 2015 to June 2016.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 17, 2017
    [Learning] owning your data
    The creator gets intangible value, mostly through more connections and more opportunities to learn. I was recently interviewed for an article in Forbes magazine and asked what I thought about ‘The Cloud’ There was a typographical error in my response, so here it is corrected. I cannot see why any organization would put all of its data online. The Cloud is just a different term for someone else’s computer, which you do not control.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  TUESDAY, MAY 16, 2017
    [Learning] A ‘Critical Friend’?
    I like to think that my 30+ years of work across cognition, technology, learning, design, and organizational implementation, with corporations, education institutions, government agencies, and not-for-profits, as well as my stockpiling of models, means I’ll generate some lateral and valuable thoughts in almost any situation. I’m participating in an engagement, and they were struggling to define my role.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  MONDAY, MAY 15, 2017
    [Learning] integrating personal knowledge mastery
    Last year Jane Hart and I worked with The Carlsberg Group to add PKM into their Learning Leaders Program. Below are some highlights from these posts showing an integrated approach to using PKM for continuous learning. To learn more, my PKM open workshops are conducted four times per year. If your organization would like to improve workplace learning and knowledge-sharing, then contact me about a private engagement for co-creation as a service.
  • COLUMN TWO  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 10, 2017
    [Learning] 22 and a half reasons to enter the Intranet & Digital Workplace Awards
    There’ s an opportunity to learn. There’s just over a week to enter the 2017 Intranet and Digital Workplace Awards , the annual global competition which closes on Friday May 19th (any timezone). The entries are coming in and we’ve already got some great submissions. Still considering whether to enter? Here’s 23 (and a half) reasons to go and work on that submission now!
  • CLARK QUINN  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 10, 2017
    [Learning] Designing Microlearning
    Earlier, I wrote about designing microlearning, but what I was really talking about was the design of spaced learning. To set the stage, here’re we’re talking about layering learning on performance in a context. To make it learning, what you really need is to support developing an ability to understand the rationale behind the steps, to support adapting the steps in different situations. Yesterday, I clarified what I meant about microlearning.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 10, 2017
    [Learning] the missing half of training
    In my last post on the uncertain future of training I said that promoting self-directed learning, supporting social learning, and removing barriers to learning should replace training course development and delivery. When training is needed, such as learning how to do a procedural task, it can be automated through simulation. Luckily she got a quick briefing from the departing RN, and then learned quickly over the next few months.
  • CONVERSATION MATTERS  |  TUESDAY, MAY 9, 2017
    [Learning] Using Teams to Solve Hard Problems: A Book Review of Collaborative Intelligence By Richard Hackman
    His study looks at how teams of intelligence analysts learn from each other in order to tackle the threats of international terrorist and other risks to our security. And the team has, at least moderate stability, which gives members time to learn how to work well together.”. The end calls for a systematic debrief to learn from their own experience. How We Learn in Organizations Collective Intelligence
  • CLARK QUINN  |  TUESDAY, MAY 9, 2017
    [Learning] Clarifying Microlearning
    I was honored to learn that a respected professor of educational technology liked my definition of micro-learning, such that he presented it as a recent conference. So, the definition he cited was: Microlearning is a small, but complete, learning experience, layered on top of the task learners are engaged in, designed to help learners learn how to perform the task. In the article, I’d said that it could also be a small complete learning experience, period.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  MONDAY, MAY 8, 2017
    [Learning] the uncertain future of training
    Large organizations created training departments, now called ‘learning & development’ or some other variant, but still focused on one thing: looking backwards. The best tool we have to deal with uncertainty is human learning. Humans also learn socially. We share what we do and learn from each other. We learn over time. When this is needed, such as learning how to do a procedural task, it will be automated through simulation. Focus on Learning.
  • KNOW NETWORK NEWS  |  MONDAY, MAY 8, 2017
    [Learning] Creating an Actionable Learning Strategy
    Part of the learning leader's job is to develop organizational learning strategies. Yet, the results of the efforts to achieve this goal are not encouraging
  • DION HINCHCLIFFE'S WEB 2.0 BLOG  |  FRIDAY, MAY 5, 2017
    [Learning] When It Comes to Digital Transformation, Change Agents Matter Most
    Why this is so vital is something that we’ve learned the hard way over the decades from approaches like agile methods : Most of what we initially think we need to do in a technology project or change program is wrong. We then learn, adapt, and then try again. Without action, especially in a rapid sense-and-respond feedback loop , we can’t learn what we need to do and certainly can’t learn fast enough to matter, to ultimately drive the right changes.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  FRIDAY, MAY 5, 2017
    [Learning] Using Interdisciplinary Faculty Learning Communities to Facilitate Real Talk about Information Literacy
    Info Lit Squad Goals: Using Interdisciplinary Faculty Learning Communities to Facilitate Real Talk about Information Literacy. faculty-librarian conversations about information literacy using a year-long topic-based Faculty Learning Community model. Lynn - Shifting the Discourse: Information Literacy as an Opportunity to Address Intellectual Virtues by Andrea Brooks - Show Me the Learning: Navigating Information Literacy through Multiple Life Perspectives by Alice B.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  THURSDAY, MAY 4, 2017
    [Learning] Infolit tutorial of the month: Y Search
    Y Search is "a website produced by library instructors at Brigham Young University for use in blended learning instruction with First-Year Writing (FYW) classes. The latest PRIMO site of the month is Y Search , produced by Elise Silva and Leanna Fry-Balci. Y Search currently has four modules: background research, topic development, search strategies, and source evaluation.
  • JOHN BATTELLE'S SEARCHBLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 3, 2017
    [Learning] Ads. Grrr.
    As I immediately said on Twitter (because, really, the best and first use of Twitter is to mutter like an old man to the sympathetic person you imagine is in the room with you, right?): “It used to be, when you visited a site, you’d learn something about it from the ads. Now you just learn what the ads think of you.”. The post Ads. appeared first on John Battelle's Search Blog. Cross posted on Medium ). I honestly didn’t want to say this, but.
  • COLUMN TWO  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 3, 2017
    [Learning] Four weeks until the best #intranet speaker lineup in the southern hemisphere
    Learn more. Intranets2017 is the biggest intranet conference in the southern hemisphere , running in Sydney on 31 May-2 June 2017. It’s now just four weeks until it all kicks off! Read down for details, and then register online. Just a few of our outstanding speakers! At Step Two, we know intranets and digital workplaces.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 3, 2017
    [Learning] knowledge-sharing, post-technology
    Over many years of working with enterprise knowledge-sharing and collaboration tools I have learned that the hard work comes after the software has been installed and the initial training sessions are over. Transparency is a necessity for social learning. In social networks we often learn from each other: modelling behaviours, telling stories, and sharing what we know. While not highly efficient, this is very effective for learning.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 3, 2017
    [Learning] To LMS or not to LMS
    Should you do social learning in the LMS version of that, or have a separate system? I think I’d like to track self-learning, via accessing videos and documents the same as I would formal learning with courses: I want to be able to correlate them with business to test the outputs of experiments in changes. Now, for representing your learning, is that an LMS role, or an LRS dashboard, or…?
  • GREEN CHAMELEON  |  TUESDAY, MAY 2, 2017
    [Learning] How-to Guides>> Cross-Post: Practitioner Guidelines on Conducting Knowledge Audits
    Learn as much as you can about the participants’ job roles, major functions and work processes in advance of the audit commencement. These guidelines were compiled by the participants in the Kuala Lumpur Knowledge Management Roundtable, May 3 2017, hosted by Securities Commission Malaysia. BEFORE THE KNOWLEDGE AUDIT. a)Framing: Examine the organisation’s structure, and the distinct functions of each department. Get hold of the department business process workflows.
  • GREEN CHAMELEON  |  TUESDAY, MAY 2, 2017
    [Learning] Blog>> Practitioner Guidelines for Knowledge Audits
    Learn as much as you can about the participants’ job roles, major functions and work processes in advance of the audit commencement. These guidelines were compiled by the participants in the Kuala Lumpur Knowledge Management Roundtable, May 3 2017, hosted by Securities Commission Malaysia. BEFORE THE KNOWLEDGE AUDIT. a)Framing: Examine the organisation’s structure, and the distinct functions of each department. Get hold of the department business process workflows.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  TUESDAY, MAY 2, 2017
    [Learning] To show or not to show (and when)
    But I think it’s not in learning. informal learning), we know that sharing before others have had their chance to think, it can color their output. And so, too, in learning. I’ve similarly argued, by the way, that ‘rollover’ questions -where the answer is shown once you move your pointer over the question- don’t lead to any meaningful learning. design meta-learning
  • CONVERSATION MATTERS  |  SUNDAY, APRIL 30, 2017
    [Learning] Creating a Sense of Community
    You can learn much more about Community First here. In designing organizations, we have much to learn from Community First. Today, I had the opportunity to visit a small village on the outskirts of Austin, called Community First. It is a community of tiny houses built for the homeless. I went for a "House Blessing.” Four homeless people were moving in, each into their own one room home. The ceremony was to welcome each to the village and to their home.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 28, 2017
    [Learning] Teachmeet: Supporting online learners, what works?
    Different modes of study are becoming increasingly common in education and at Aston University we are about to launch several online learning courses. We are looking for a number of presenters to deliver 10 minute talks on a variety of issues relevant to the day’s theme, perhaps covering; case studies, demos of a new resource and its application, discussion of how online learning has affected the role of a traditional librarian and so on.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 28, 2017
    [Learning] first we shape our tools
    ‘Unfortunately, new research finds that Twitter trolls aren’t the only way that AI devices can learn racist language. In fact, any artificial intelligence that learns from human language is likely to come away biased in the same ways that humans are, according to the scientists …. But to learn to ride a bicycle involves another realm of learning. A child learns how to ride by falling off, by balancing herself on two wheels, by going over potholes.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 27, 2017
    [Learning] Innovation Thoughts
    I made the point that when you’re innovating, designing, researching, trouble-shooting, etc, you don’t know the answer when you start, so they’re learning situations, though informal, not formal. And they heard me note that agility and adaptation are premised on informal learning of this sort, and that the opportunity is for L&D to take up the mantle to meed the increasing need. There was interest but some lack of clarity around meta-learning.
  • COLUMN TWO  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 26, 2017
    [Learning] Get your hands on all of last year’s Award winners
    Every year, the Intranet and Digital Workplace Awards uncovers and shares leading ideas and projects for you to learn from. These insights are packaged into the handsome Showcase report , which this year comes in at 300 pages in length. But life is short, and you just want to get straight to the point! So to help this happen, we’ve just released every winner as a standalone case study.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 26, 2017
    [Learning] Human Learning is Not About to Change Forever
    In my inbox was an announcement about a new white paper with the intriguing title Human Learning is About to Change Forever. Our learning runs on our brain, our wetware. As a famous article once had it: phenotypic plasticity triumphs over genotypic plasticity (in short, our human advantage has gained via our ability to adapt individually and learn from each other, not through species evolution). Is that transforming learning? design meta-learning technology
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 26, 2017
    [Learning] The critical role of the librarian in the development of a critical skills community of practice
    This paper describes how librarians at Maynooth University (MU) used the opportunity presented by a new curriculum to develop close working relationships with staff in MU’s Centre for Teaching & Learning (CTL), academic departments and other key student supports to create a new ‘community of practice’.".
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 26, 2017
    [Learning] simplifying the complexity
    In the end I was able to develop a simple tool to evaluate current and future tools against the learning and performance requirements of the company. Social Learning. Another project that started as research on best practices for the implementation of action-based learning (e.g. This informed the overall learning strategy for a new national public service school. Three components need to be addressed for a modern workplace learning strategy: Tools, Skills, and People.
  • COLUMN TWO  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 25, 2017
    [Learning] Don’t miss out on the business value of Intranets2017
    avoid mistakes by learning from the experience of others. Intranets and digital workplaces must constantly evolve to meet the changing needs of the organisations they serve. They must also deliver clear and concrete business benefits. Intranets2017 offers the quickest path to adding value to your intranet. In two packed days, you’ll have access to case studies and presentations that have been hand-picked for their relevance.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 25, 2017
    [Learning] Workplace of the Future video
    One learning for me (that I’m sure you knew): a script really helps! Someone asked for a video on the Workplace of the Future project , so I created one. Thought I’d share it with you, too. Just a walkthrough with some narration, talking about some of the design decisions. It took multiple tries, for a variety of reasons. I’m not a practiced video creator, so gentle, please! The post Workplace of the Future video appeared first on Learnlets. design
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 25, 2017
    [Learning] New German articles on information literacy
    The latest issue of the German-language open-access journal o-bib (volume 4 number 1) features information literacy. Apart from the 2nd and 3rd last items (which are in English) the articles are all in German. Apologies for any mistakes in my translation of the German titles.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  MONDAY, APRIL 24, 2017
    [Learning] PRIMO Site of the Month: Scholarship Is a Conversation
    The lessons can be embedded in websites and LibGuides, synced with most learning management systems, or hosted in the cloud for students to review. The PRIMO Site of the Month for April 2017 is Scholarship Is a Conversation , produced by Julie Hartwell, Geoff Iverson, Sara Kearns, Kate Otto, Ashley Stark, and Rachel Vukas (New Literacies Alliance).
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  MONDAY, APRIL 24, 2017
    [Learning] training > performance > social
    The Five Failures of Workplace Learning Professionals. We don’t fully leverage on-the-job learning. ” Flipped classrooms put learning to work. through video, e-learning modules, reading) and the prescribed learning activities that were often looked at as ‘homework’ are completed in the classroom itself (whether that classroom is physical or virtual). 4 more … Re-thinking Workplace Learning: extracting rather than adding. lessons learned).
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 20, 2017
    [Learning] InfoFest
    You'll have the chance to learn: what it was like to be in charge of Sweden's national Twitter account when Donald Trump mentioned a non-existent security incident in Sweden; how information literacy in schools affects students' transition to university; how to manage your digital footprint and online identity; why accessibility tools are good for everyone.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 20, 2017
    [Learning] Designing Information Literacy Instruction: The Teaching Tripod Approach (event)
    Discover the interconnectedness of learning outcomes, learning activities, and assessment, and how these elements fit together in her Teaching Tripod Approach along with other insights to provide engaged learning for both face-to-face and online learners." Organised by Southern California Instruction Librarians (SCIL), Designing Information Literacy Instruction: The Teaching Tripod Approach takes place on May 12 at the Geisel Library, University of California, San Diego, USA.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 19, 2017
    [Learning] Top 10 Tools for @C4LPT 2017
    Jane Hart is running her annual Top 100 Tools for Learning poll (you can vote too), and here’s my contribution for this year. These are my personal learning tools, and are ordered according to Harold Jarche’s Seek-Sense-Share models, as ways to find answers, to process them, and to share for feedback: Google Search is my go-to tool when I come across something I haven’t heard of. meta-learning technology
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 19, 2017
    [Learning] Webinar: Accessibility in Teaching with Technology
    In this webinar you will learn how to incorporate accessible practices and values into your teaching with technology. The ACRL Instruction Section Management & Leadership Committee offers a free webinar on May 1 2017 at 1-2pm US Eastern time, which is 6-7pm UK time: Accessibility in Teaching with Technology. Students bring a diversity of needs to our classroom. Teaching with accessibility in mind can help us include and accommodate them all.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 18, 2017
    [Learning] simply PKM
    By building a network and getting to know people with expertise we can learn and have access to knowledge beyond ours. knowledge & social learning. Experiment on a regular basis to try out new practices in order to learn by doing. Share your learning with discretion at work, in your communities of practice, and with your social networks. Try a new (seeking, sense-making, or sharing) learning tool for at least 40 days and evaluate its usefulness.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 18, 2017
    [Learning] What you learn not as important as how you learn!
    I’m going a bit out on a limb here, with a somewhat heretical statement: what you learn is more important than how you learn ! (You It’s meta-learning, of course, learning how to learn! This was triggered by seeing two separate announcements of new learning opportunities. While the pedagogy of one isn’t obvious (though claimed to be very practical), the other clearly touts the ways in which the learning happens.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  MONDAY, APRIL 17, 2017
    [Learning] leave the hierarchies to the algorithms
    Jason Brownlee provides an overview of eleven Machine Learning Algorithms , grouped by how they ‘learn’ and what they do. Decision trees are often fast and accurate and a big favorite in machine learning.”. Since these algorithms are running many aspects of work and society, we had better get informed and find trusted sources of knowledge on machine learning and ‘artificial intelligence’ This is the core of PKM. ConnectedEnterprise Learning Technology
  • CONVERSATION MATTERS  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 14, 2017
    [Learning] Knowledge Management That Makes a Difference
    The KM Deep Dive – Learning How To Do KM in Two Days . They told wonderful stories about how they had learned from other projects. We spent time reflecting on what we had learned from listening to all of the stories about how to spread knowledge. Over the two days we heard from each of the four gurus and paused to reflect after each, in order to think together about what we had learned and how it might be applied to health care quality improvement.
  • BOXES AND ARROWS  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 13, 2017
    [Learning] Make the Commercial First
    Engaging with potential customers, right from the beginning, and learning what they want is an essential skill. Like most designers, I don’t have any special background in film and video, but I’ve been fortunate to learn from from talented designers like Hillman Curtis , who explored the boundaries of new media. Even if you eventually end up filming a professional spot, you will be much further ahead, having learned what connects with customers along the way.
  • PSYBLOG  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 13, 2017
    [Learning] What Children Can Teach Us About Paying Attention
    Thinking like a five-year-old can help you learn more in a new environment. Click here for your free sample of Dr Jeremy Dean's latest ebook The Anxiety Plan: 42 Strategies For Worry, Phobias, OCD and Panic. • Dr Dean is also the author of Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything. Attention
  • CLARK QUINN  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 12, 2017
    [Learning] Artificial Intelligence or Intelligence Augmentation
    I personally was a wee bit enamored of genetic algorithms, another form of machine learning (but a bit easier to extract semantics, or maybe just simpler for me to understand ;). And it may mean simulating our cognitive architecture on a sensor equipped processor that must learn through experimentation and feedback as we do. e.g. taking a few years just to learn to speak! It’s not really intelligent, even if it’s doing it like we do (the pattern learning).
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 12, 2017
    [Learning] Syrian Scots information literacy way-finding practices: final day of #lilac17
    Drawings were collected from participants, which showed that learning English was one of the main barriers to integration, and the language was linked to self confidence, health, wellbeing and employment opportunities. Here's the first of Pam McKinney's reports about the final day of the LILAC conference.
  • COLUMN TWO  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 11, 2017
    [Learning] Meet the judges for the 2017 Intranet and Digital Workplace awards
    Learn more about Eloquor , connect with Stacy on LinkedIn , follower her on Twitter , or via her blog. We’re thrilled to be able to announce our guest judges for this year’s Intranet and Digital Workplace Awards , which are currently open for entries (closing 19 May 2017). Each year we ensure we have an international judging panel of intranet experts representing both consultants and practitioners. Meet this year’s esteemed panel: Hanna Karppi, Skanska (Sweden).
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 11, 2017
    [Learning] Twitter and more at #lilac17
    A few other links: - There is a brief report on the first day, on the Information Literacy Group page [link] - Josie Fraser's keynote is at [link] - Andrew Walsh's poster [link] - Gore and Smith's Creating a social media mediated learning experience [link] - Secker's Creative approaches to copyright education [link] Photo by Pam McKinney of Ian Vine's award winning photo of the Richard Burton archives - displayed at Swansea University, April 2017.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 11, 2017
    [Learning] Classical and Rigorous
    Just yesterday I listened to Charles Reigeluth (a respected learning design theorist) talk about how theories change. A recent twitter spat led me to some reflections, and I thought I’d share. In short, an individual I do not know attacked one of my colleague Harold’s diagrams , and said that they stood against “everything classical and rigorous” My somewhat flip comment was that “the classical and rigorous is also outdated and increasingly irrelevant.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 11, 2017
    [Learning] Waking up webinars: bringing active learning online #lilac17
    Another report from Pam McKinney at the LILAC conference : Pam writes: "This afternoon I watched Dorothea Lemke from the Technical University of Munich , Germany, presenting Waking up webinars: bringing active learning online. Dorothea had a desire to create a focused learning environment for the IL webinars she presented (e.g. academic sector e-learning Germany Information industry Information Literacy lilac17 Pedagogy
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 11, 2017
    [Learning] #lilac17 day 2: Barbara Allan keynote
    Barbara once worked as an IT trainer for a group of gamekeepers, and learnt an important lesson- find out what you students are interested in and use this to frame the learning. It's day 2 of the LILAC conference in Swansea and Pam McKinney @ischoolPam is reporting again. Pam writes: "I attended Barbara Allan 's keynote this morning, which was about the ways in which librarians can make an impact beyond the library and embed digital and information literacy in the wider university.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 11, 2017
    [Learning] 7 essential facets for enterprise knowledge sharing
    Attention must also be paid to any systemic barriers to knowledge sharing and social learning. Most large organizations today have some suite of social tools to share information and knowledge. But how do they know if they have the optimum tools for their context? Too often the tools are selected and then the workers are left to figure out how to use them. Based on work with several clients over the past few years, I have identified seven essential facets for enterprise social networks.
  • COLUMN TWO  |  MONDAY, APRIL 10, 2017
    [Learning] 10 things you will miss if you’re not at Intranets2017
    There is no better way to thrive and learn. Intranets2017 is heading rapidly towards us all, with it going off with a bang in Sydney on May 31-June 2. Every year we share the strongest line-up of speakers in the globe, plus a focus on the details that counts. This is what you’ll miss if you don’t join us this year: An amazing line up of international speakers , from USA, Denmark, Switzerland, Germany, Singapore and New Zealand.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  MONDAY, APRIL 10, 2017
    [Learning] Information and digital literacy provision at the University of Sheffield #lilac17
    They wanted to codesign and co-deliver information and digital literacy and worked with a team of Student Ambassadors for Learning and Teaching. Pam McKinney continues from the LILAC conference : Pam writes: "I was very interested to hear Vicky Grant, Rosa Sadler, Kate Grigsby, and Sophie Carlson from the University of Sheffield present on their participatory action research project looking at Information and digital literacy provision at the university.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  MONDAY, APRIL 10, 2017
    [Learning] Academic staff's views of Information Literacy #lilac17
    Lecturers were concerned with the linking of information to learning, and thought of information literacy as being very contextualised within their discipline, rather than a wider set of abilities across the life course. Thank to Pam McKinney for another report from the LILAC conference : " Deborah Stebbing and Jane Shelley from Anglia Ruskin university reported on a study they undertook to understand the views academic staff have of IL.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  MONDAY, APRIL 10, 2017
    [Learning] @josiefraser Open Education #lilac17 #yearofopen
    Josie concluded by stating "Open practice is the enactment of equitable ethical and sustainable learning experiences and resources" Photo by Sheila Webber: lilac, April 2017. The opening keynote is the next subject for Pam McKinney's @ischoolPam reports from the LILAC conference " Josie Fraser @josiefraser gave a dynamic keynote on the theme of open education.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  SUNDAY, APRIL 9, 2017
    [Learning] stories connect knowledge
    Group activities like this can connect self-directed learning and enterprise curation, as shown in the figure above. Recording and sharing our knowledge (working out loud) helps groups learn as they work. It then becomes essential to develop ways to capture and share what has been learned with each test. Finding ways to collect and share both types of knowledge is important for organizational learning.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 7, 2017
    [Learning] Call for chapters: Media and Information Literacy and Intercultural Dialogue #MILID Yearbook 2017
    The theme is: Media and Information Literacy in Critical Times: Re-imagining Ways of Learning. Thus, understanding the media and making meaning of the information environments become an essential constituent of the learning process." Perceived as a fundamental citizenship competency in the 21st century, MIL contributes to helping people understand how they come to know or learn, transforming information into acquired knowledge based on which decisions can be made.
  • COLUMN TWO  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 6, 2017
    [Learning] What cognitive biases do you have about your intranet?
    Learn more about the Intranet Leadership Forum. The recent Intranet Leadership Forum meeting was hosted at ANZ’s new corporate headquarters in Pitt Street, Sydney, and we enjoyed a live demonstration of ANZ’s social intranet Max Connect. We then stretched our thinking on how cognitive biases can affect our decision making around intranets.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 6, 2017
    [Learning] Teaching the next generation of Information Literacy educators: pedagogy and learning
    I've just put on youtube a video of the presentation I co-authored with my colleague at the iSchool, Pam McKinney , Teaching the next generation of Information Literacy educators: pedagogy and learning. This introduces an action learning project that Pam and I are carrying out, looking at the "learning to teach" element in our Information literacy module (on our distance learning masters-level Library and information Services Management programme).
  • CLARK QUINN  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 5, 2017
    [Learning] Exploration Requirements
    In the old days that could include means to navigate (chronograph, compass), ways to represent learnings/discoveries (map, journal), and resources (food, shelter, transport). The learnings were brought back, published, and presented and shared. Presented at meetings, debates proceeded about what was learned: was this a new animal or merely a variation? In yesterday’s post, I talked about how new tools need to be coupled with practices to facilitate exploration.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 4, 2017
    [Learning] Continual Exploration
    The concomitant component, it seems to me, is the classic ‘culture’ of learning. If it’s not safe to experiment, learn from it, and share those learnings, it’s unlikely to happen. I was reading about Digital Business Platforms, which is a move away from siloed IT systems to create a unified environment. Which, naturally, seems like a sensible thing to do.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 4, 2017
    [Learning] The Global Kids Online #research toolkit #globalkidsonline
    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." A useful set of resources for researchers has been developed by the Global Kids Online project: "an international research project that aims to generate and sustain a rigorous cross-national evidence base around children’s use of the internet".
  • COLUMN TWO  |  MONDAY, APRIL 3, 2017
    [Learning] Give the gift of intranet knowledge by bringing a group to Intranets2017
    Not only will this turbocharge the learning, but it will give you an unequalled opportunity to better gel as a group. It takes a village to sustain and grow a successful intranet or digital workplace. So it’s vital that everyone has the best knowledge available, and not just within the core team, but also in supporting groups, such as comms, IT or HR (depending on where the intranet sits).
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  MONDAY, APRIL 3, 2017
    [Learning] New articles: Information Literacy; Information Behaviour; Information Practice
    Trine Schreiber: E-learning objects and actor-networks as configuring information literacy teaching. Anita Nordsteien: Handling inconsistencies between information modalities - workplace learning of newly qualified nurses Proceedings of ISIC: the information behaviour conference, Zadar, Croatia, 20-23 September, 2016: Part 2. Volume 22 issue 1 of the open access journal Information Research is a huge issue, including two supplements with the proceedings of important conferences.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 31, 2017
    [Learning] Policy Brief on libraries and literacy; Soutenir les efforts nationaux d'alphabétisation: le rôle des bibliothèques; Aportes de las bibliotecas para contribuir a las iniciativas nacionales de alfabetización
    UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning's Libraries and literacy: Using libraries to support national literacy efforts - UIL Policy Brief 6 (December 2016) has been published in French, Spanish and Arabic. The publication goes further to highlight the fact that libraries at every level, local and national, should be well-resourced to serve their surrounding communities and users in order to create a successful learning environment."
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 31, 2017
    [Learning] TGIF
    “The most important skill to learn is how to distinguish between confident people, and people who actually know what they are taking about.” Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. “The given is not given unless it is taken, and taking is an act of interpretation. Always.” ” — @dweinberger.
  • INFORMATION WANTS TO BE FREE  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 30, 2017
    [Learning] The dangers of the backchannel: my observations from the #ACRL2017 hashtag
    Though I know Zoe had planned to contact Erin, I could very easily imagine a situation in which none of the speakers would ever find out that people were tarring and feathering them online and thus would never learn from the situation. But he’s not going to learn anything if people like me just keep talking about him on the backchannel.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 30, 2017
    [Learning] Registration open: From Teaching to Learning: Context and Collaboration
    Registration is open for the 16th Annual Information Literacy Summit, From Teaching to Learning: Context and Collaboration, taking place May 5, 2017, at DePaul University Library and Moraine Valley Community College Library, USA. The keynote speaker is Wendy Holliday , Head of Teaching, Learning, and Research Services at Cline Library, talking about Boundaries and sovereignties: Placing students at the center of information literacy.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 30, 2017
    [Learning] Online Learning journal
    Online Learning is a long established open access jornal. It is not specific to information literacy or librarians, but it is worth monitoring if you are engaged with online or blended learning. A Critical Review of the Use of Wenger's Community of Practice (CoP) Theoretical Framework in Online and Blended Learning Research, 2000-2014. Online Learning , 21(1). Online Learning , 21(1). academic sector e-learning Pedagogy
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 30, 2017
    [Learning] the geography of genius
    As Weiner explores each of the cities listed, we learn how messy and contextual creativity and genius are. “Creativity is a relationship, one that unfolds at the intersection of person and place.” ” Thus concludes Eric Weiner in The Geography of the Genius , an enjoyable historic and modern romp through Athens, Hangzhou, Florence, Calcutta, Vienna, and finally Silicon Valley. This book provides no easy answers or simple recipes but much insight told as a personal journey.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 29, 2017
    [Learning] Reecent papers: training in teaching; IL concepts; kindergarten children
    The paper concludes with results from the program’s first cohorts, including job placement rates for alumni, reflections from student participants, feedback from participating librarians, and lessons learned from fellowship directors." Gammons, R., Inge, L. & Carroll, A. 2017). Sharing Our Success: Using a Teacher Training Program to Improve Information Literacy Instruction and Support MLIS Students. full text paper, presented at the 2017 ACRL conference).
  • CLARK QUINN  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 29, 2017
    [Learning] Leveraging Technology
    Of course, that’s the point of the revolution , getting smarter about aligning technology with how our brains think, work, and learn. Heck, we’re supposed to be the ones who understand how people learn, and when it comes to change, that’s learning too. I was listening to a tale recounting a time when an organization was going through a change, and had solicited help. And the story surprised me.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 28, 2017
    [Learning] Adaptive or just good design?
    And, of course, it occurred to me after a conversation that there might be another example of this ‘tech fix before smart fix’ problem: adaptive learning over good design. So, I’m a fan of adaptive learning. Heck, I led a team that developed an adaptive learning system back circa 2000 (ahead of the times, as always ;). And I know that there are good things we can do with adaptive learning. learning styles).
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  MONDAY, MARCH 27, 2017
    [Learning] Global perspectives on Information Literacy
    ACRL (Association of College and Research Libraries) Student Learning and Information Literacy Committee commissioned a report with perspectives from some non-USA countries on information literacy in those countries/regions: "We asked fifteen authors to reflect on research trends, models of information literacy, theory and practice, the role of librarians, and envisioning the future of information literacy" (p. ACRL Student Learning and Information Literacy Committee.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  MONDAY, MARCH 27, 2017
    [Learning] TGIM #1
    The steps are in order but most projects are not, so feel free to skip around or jump to a specific term from the lexicon … If we’re going to be successful in this new world, we need to see information as a workable material and learn to architect it in a way that gets us to our goals.” Thank Goodness It’s Monday.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  SUNDAY, MARCH 26, 2017
    [Learning] Access and inclusion: Outcomes for consumers in vulnerable circumstances
    There is a research report from Ofcom on issues for vulnerable people in the UK (for example those with learning difficulties abd those with other disabilities) in terms of access to communication technologies (the internet, mobile phones and tablet computers etc.)
  • CLARK QUINN  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 23, 2017
    [Learning] Karen Hough ATD Core 4 Keynote Mindmap
    She covered important components of a learning organization like openness to new ideas, diversity, and safety and demonstrated ways to help break down the barriers. Karen Hough kicked off ATD’s Core 4 event with a lively keynote talking about how improvisation reflects many core factors involved in successful organizational agility. Going through her trademarked elements, she had the audience up and participating and reflecting on interpersonal interactions.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 22, 2017
    [Learning] Where is Clark?
    Then, in June, I’ll be at the eLearning Guild’s FocusOn Learning event in San Diego. There I’ll be talking about Focus Beyond Learning, i.e. the broader performance ecosystem picture in which mobile, video, and games fit in. I have to admit I’m thinking that workshops around the deeper cognitive aspects of learning would be a big boost to organizational L&D. So, where am I this spring?
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 22, 2017
    [Learning] digital literacy for the arts
    I learned much from the participants and the artists I interviewed to inform my workshop: Simon Heath , Doug Shaw , Stephen Scott , Jon Claytor , as well as my wife Andrea who is graduating with her Bachelor of Fine Arts this Spring. Last week I attended the Arts in a Digital World Summit in Montréal. The event launched the four-year funding program of $88.5
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 22, 2017
    [Learning] Webinar: Framework for Information Literacy: A Community College Showcase
    The ACRL Student Learning & Information Literacy Committee is offering two free webinars Framework for Information Literacy: A Community College Showcase. Registration [link] Framework Freak-out: How to Stop Worrying and Learn to Live With the Framework. April 12 2017 12:00-1:00 pm US Central time, which is 6pm-7pm UK time.
  • PSYBLOG  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 21, 2017
    [Learning] How To Understand Any Subject More Deeply
    LearningStudy suggests way to achieve a more sophisticated understanding of any subject. Click here for your free sample of Dr Jeremy Dean's latest ebook The Anxiety Plan: 42 Strategies For Worry, Phobias, OCD and Panic. • Dr Dean is also the author of Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  MONDAY, MARCH 20, 2017
    [Learning] networked knowledge creates value
    Then you have to understand how to be a contributing member of knowledge networks in order to continuously learn. Work is learning, and learning is the work. As we enter the network era, the dominant technology is the internet and working knowledge is distributed through professional communities. Compare this to the last 75 years where the company was connected to a factory and knowledge was delivered from business schools.
  • PSYBLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 15, 2017
    [Learning] The Very Best Learning Method Is Not Taught To Students Or Teachers
    The one learning technique which works best is the one that students use the least. Click here for your free sample of Dr Jeremy Dean's latest ebook The Anxiety Plan: 42 Strategies For Worry, Phobias, OCD and Panic. • Dr Dean is also the author of Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything. Psychology
  • CLARK QUINN  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 15, 2017
    [Learning] Technology or preparation?
    To put it another way, would we get better returns applying what’s known about how we think, work, and learn than bringing in technology? In listening to a recent presentation on the trends affecting the workplace and HR, there was mention about how organizations were using more cognitive technology, AI, etc. and this was changing jobs. There were two additional notes. First, these efforts aren’t (largely) leading to job losses, as these folks were being reskilled.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 15, 2017
    [Learning] Defining and supporting the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning #SoTL #librarianSOTL
    Following on from yesterday's post, there are publications on the Higher Education Academy' s website on the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning: Defining and supporting the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL): A sector wide study. The (2016) pack includes an "audit tool", a literature review, examples from different disciplines, examples of student engagement in SoTL etc.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 14, 2017
    [Learning] Online discussion of the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL), April 6 and May 31 2017 #librarianSOTL #SOTL
    The ACRL Student Learning & Information Literacy Committee and the ACRL Instruction Section have organised a two-part discussion on the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL). This free series will provide the opportunity to engage with leading SoTL scholars to learn more about this exciting area of scholarly inquiry."
  • KNOW NETWORK NEWS  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 14, 2017
    [Learning] E-Learning Market to Grow 7.2% Over Next Decade
    The global e-learning market is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of about 7.2 percent over the next decade to reach approximately US $325 billion by 2025, according to a report by market research firm ReportLinker
  • CLARK QUINN  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 14, 2017
    [Learning] Microdesign
    It’s about how to do microdesign, that is, how to design micro learning. So one of the common views of micro learning is that it’s just in time. But it’s not learning. (In In short: it’ll help you in the moment, but unless you design it to support learning, it’s performance support instead). You can call it Just In Time support, or microsupport, but properly, it’s not micro learning.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  MONDAY, MARCH 13, 2017
    [Learning] Online Roundtable Discussion: Outreach to International Students
    Come prepared to talk about what you’re doing, share ideas, successes, and lessons learned. The March 2017 Online Roundtable Discussions on Academic Outreach topics (organised by ULS Academic Outreach Committee) is on: Outreach to International Students and will take place on March 14, 15 and 16. This month’s discussion will focus on how libraries approach outreach to international students.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 8, 2017
    [Learning] A ‘Field of Dreams’ Industry
    ” And I use an image from this movie to talk about learning culture, in that you can put all the elements of the performance ecosystem together, but if you work in a Miranda organization (where anything you say can and will be held against you), you won’t be able to tap into the power of the ecosystem because people won’t share. LinkedIn has released their Workplace Learning report, and one aspect stood out: Only 8% of CEOS see biz impact of L&D, only 4% see ROI.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 7, 2017
    [Learning] Learning Design Insights
    I attended a recent Meetup of the Bay Area Learning Design & Technology, and it led to some insights. I was tapped to host the Learning Design conversation (there were three others: LMS, Measurement, and Social Learning), and that meant that a subset of the group sat in on the discussion. I’d chosen to start with 3 or four questions to prompt discussion: What is good learning design? Are you doing good learning design? Slow learning.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 7, 2017
    [Learning] Webinar 14 March: Views on Information Literacy in Librarianship
    Before retiring in 2010 he was Senior Lecturer and Assistant Director at Strathclyde’s Centre for Academic Practice and Learning Enhancement. This is a one hour webinar in which there are 3 presentations, which I think are all drawing on books published by the Chandos imprint of Elsevier (who are running the seminar).
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  MONDAY, MARCH 6, 2017
    [Learning] New articles: ECIL; Scholarship as conversation; Proficiences for evaluation/ assessment; Digital scholarship
    Bell: Digital scholarship as a learning center in the library: Building relationships and educational initiatives - ACRL Proficiencies for Assessment Librarians and Coordinators: Approved by the ACRL Board of Directors at ALA Midwinter Meeting, January 2017 [assessment means "evaluation, not assessment of student learning, here] Go to [link].
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  MONDAY, MARCH 6, 2017
    [Learning] #WILU2017 registration open
    WILU is the annual Canadian conference "related to information literacy and teaching and learning in library settings." Registration has just opened for the WILU 2017 conference Engage | Expand | Explore. It will take place May 23-May 25 2017, at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada. Keynote speakers are Niigaanwewidam James Sinclair, Associate Professor at the University of Manitoba and Jessie Loyer, Librarian at Mount Royal University in Calgary.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  SUNDAY, MARCH 5, 2017
    [Learning] gaining insight through social and informal learning
    Learning and development (L&D) practices reflect this priority on error reduction. These five triggers can be enhanced through informal and social learning. Often this involves reducing artificial barriers between people so they can learn from each other. To improve insights on an organizational level, all work should be focused on learning. This is learning while working, not heading off on a course or attending a class.
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