• TONY KARRER  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2017
    [Learning] 2017 eLearning Learning MVP Awards - Call for Nominations
    The 2017 eLearning Learning MVP Awards have just put out their call for nominations. Of course, neither was LCB's Big Question - Should All Learning Professionals be Blogging? Although many bloggers will tell you it's one of the top personal learning tools. Subscribe to the Best of eLearning Learning for updates from this blog and other eLearning blogs These awards will recognize the Most Valuable Posts (MVP) as judged by readers and the well respect judges.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  SUNDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2017
    [Learning] distributing power for the network era
    Instead, we can learn from Nordic leadership models and create organizations that take advantage of a networked world. We should not inflict such power on individuals and instead learn how to distribute it to help the whole network make better decisions. 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 LITERACY WEBLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2017
    [Learning] Webinar: Informed learning: a narration #USQSalon
    Infolit guru Professor Christine Bruce is giving a "salon conversation" Informed learning: a narration on 26 October 2017 at 11am-12 noon local (Toowoomba, Australia) time (which I think is 2am-3am UK time). In this salon conversation, Christine Bruce, author of Informed Learning, will read the narratives underpinning the book's chapters. The intention is to reveal the narrative thread which reflects a journey of the scholarship of learning and teaching.
  • INFORMATION WANTS TO BE FREE  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2017
    [Learning] The ballad of the sad instruction librarian
    In my first job, I was thrown into the deep end with zero support and am sure I did a crappy job early on, especially since all of my classes in college had been lecture-focused so I didn’t have any models for active learning-style classes. Over time, I read books and articles and tried to learn as much as I could about how to be an effective instructor.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2017
    [Learning] Radical Coherency
    This is a learning organization, but one that’s integrating many disparate elements. Tied to my last post about insufficient approaches, I was thinking again about the Coherent Organization . Coherency is powerful, but it could be a limiting metaphor. So I want to explore it a bit further. First, coherency is powerful. Lasers, for example, are just light, the same as comes from your lightbulbs. Except that the wavelengths are aligned and focused.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2017
    [Learning] Online course: Engaging with the #ACRLFramework
    The website says: "The ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education - with its emphasis on self-reflective and lifelong learning and on conceptual understandings about information, research, and scholarship and encouraging - has prompted many librarians to consider their teaching practices from fresh angles, as they explore their evolving instructional roles within and beyond the library classroom. [. ]
  • CLARK QUINN  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2017
    [Learning] Simple Insufficiency
    And, like most meta-learning , it needs to be done around something. As things get more complex, organizations are looking to get more agile. And they’re looking at a wide variety of approaches in different areas. It can be agile, digital transformation, design thinking, and more. And, by and large, these are all good things. And all of them are quite simply insufficient. Why do I suggest this insufficiency? Because the solution is complex. Organizations are complex organisms.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  SUNDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2017
    [Learning] the future of work is perpetual beta
    Instead of formal training, people will need to learn while working with others. They will have to be continuously learning, socially and informally. Automation is a force that is continuously changing the nature of human work. First it replaced brute force with powerful machines, changing the nature of agriculture, mining, construction, and other fields of human activity. Then automated programs replaced simple work like withdrawing money from a bank account.
  • DION HINCHCLIFFE'S WEB 2.0 BLOG  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2017
    [Learning] In Digital Transformation, The Art-of-the-Possible and Average Practice Are Diverging
    This herd mentality of digital actually has numerous causes: Proven best practices for digital are too few and far between, successful experiments are often hoarded for competitive motivations, digital innovators by definition take on often untenable risks we’d prefer to avoid, and perhaps most of all, we are still trying to get used to the rapid pace of learning that digital requires to stay abreast. This is through scalable learning.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2017
    [Learning] Two good books on learning
    In addition to the existing good books out there (Julie Dirksen’s Design for How People Learn , Patti Schank’s new series, e.g. her book on Practice & Feedback , & Brown, et al’s Make it Stick ), I was pointed to two others. Benedict Carey’s How We Learn is an accessible overview of the science of learning. The book includes a full suite of advice about how to learn best.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2017
    [Learning] radical ideas
    holden : “So a radical idea — maybe instead of teaching learners to code we should teach coders to learn: sociology, history, policy.” Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. ” “No one is going to give you the education you need to overthrow them.” ” —Assata Shakur, via @IamMzilikazi.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2017
    [Learning] So I was, at least partly, wrong
    That is, causing learners to search for information they don’t have somehow makes the memory traces more susceptible to successful learning subsequently. And this also makes the case stronger, in my mind, for problem-based learning. A number of years ago, I wrote that pre-testing learners was user abusive (with a caveat). My argument was sensible, qualified, but apparently wrong. Now that I’ve more of the story, it’s time to rectify my mistake.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2017
    [Learning] Mundanities
    meta-learning social strategyThis post is late, as my life has been a little less reflective, and a little more filled with some mundane issues. There’re some changes here around the Quinnstitute, and they take bandwidth. For a small update on these mundanities with some lessons: First, I moved office from the side of the house back to the front.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2017
    [Learning] adapting to life in perpetual beta
    Twenty years ago I was finishing my Master’s thesis on learning in the information technology workplace. But I was convinced, based on my readings of McLuhan and many others, that it would create an epochal shift in how we work and learn. I retired from the military in 1998 and took a position as project manager at The Centre for Learning Technologies, a now closed external department of Mount Allison University, here in Sackville.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2017
    [Learning] Call for proposals for the ACRL IS Current Issues Virtual Discussion Forum
    If you would like to share your knowledge, help your peers learn from one another, and spark a lively conversation, submit a proposal to lead the IS Current Issues Virtual Discussion Forum today." There is a call for proposals for people to lead the A CRL IS (Instruction Section) Current Issues Virtual Discussion Forum at the time of the American Library Association "Midwinter" conference, on January 24 2018, at 2 PM US Eastern time, which is 7pm UK time.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2017
    [Learning] 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. Organizational engineering is a phrase that popped to mind (similar to learning engineering). In addition to systems thinking and and decision-making, there’s an emphasis on organizational learning and on coaching, so it appears more human-focused.
  • BOXES AND ARROWS  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2017
    [Learning] Keep the Kitchen Cabinets from Overflowing
    Along the way, I learned that storage requirements should not be a limiting factor. 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.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2017
    [Learning] intellectual craftsmanship
    Do not let others dictate your fields of study and your lifelong learning. I was recently referred to a most interesting article, Intellectual Craftsmanship , via Nicole Martin who had recently completed my PKM Workshop. It is a part of C. Wright Mills’ larger work, The Sociological Imagination (1959).
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2017
    [Learning] Learning Information Literacy and teaching: an action research project slides and references from #ecil2017
    The references are at [link] Learning Information Literacy and teaching: an action research project from Sheila Webber. This is the presentation that Pam McKinney and I gave at the European Confrence on Information Literacy on Tuesday (19 September). academic sector ecil2017 Information Literacy My teaching Pedagogy
  • KNOW NETWORK NEWS  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2017
    [Learning] Global Corporate Mobile Learning
    The "Global Corporate M-learning Market Size, Status and Forecast 2022" report covers growth prospects of the global corporate m-learning market, including revenue generated through the sales of m-learning courses and related services for a fee or subscription
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2017
    [Learning] Medical students information literacy self efficacy: Pam liveblogs from #ECIL2017
    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. Students with lower self efficacy avoid active learning and are less inclined to develop IL. Doctors must contiually engage in evidence based practice, and so need skills for lifelong learning, including IL.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2017
    [Learning] Transparency
    You can find out more via the ‘about Clark Quinn’ link in the right column, but in brief, I saw the connection between computing and learning as an undergraduate, and it’s been my career ever since. And while I’ve done the science and track it, what I revel in (and have demonstrable capability for), is applying cognitive and learning science to create new approaches and fine-tune existing ones. Learning engineering, if you will. meta-learning strateg
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2017
    [Learning] health information literacy session: Pam liveblogs from #ECIL2017
    It is the point where people develop independence from their parents and take on health responsibilities for others, and learn how to deal with information overload. I am now live blogging a session based on Health information literacy , Maija - Leena Huotari stated the aim of the sssion to provide an overview of current international research in the field of health information literacy which draws on two different research traditions: health literacy and information literacy.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2017
    [Learning] Mark Kelly C3 Keynote Mindmap
    He used stories from his youth, learning to fly, becoming an astronaut, and being husband to Gabby Gifford to emphasize key success factors. (I meta-learningAstronaut Mark Kelly gave a warm, funny, and inspiring talk. I confess that owing to his style of elocution, punctuating stories with very pithy comments, I may have missed a point or two at the beginning until I picked up on it.). The post Mark Kelly C3 Keynote Mindmap appeared first on Learnlets.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2017
    [Learning] threshold concepts in IL professional education: Pam liveblogs from #ECIL2017
    Virginia cited the Information experience book , and introduced the idea of "threshold concepts" for learning. Threshold concepts can be used in curriculum design, but one must consider the sequencing of the content, the learning processes, and how learners and educators recognise that a threshold concept has been internalised (I.e. It was really interesting to hear how Virginia manages and facilitates group work for distance learning students.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2017
    [Learning] Information safety and citizen science: Sheila liveblogs from #ecil2017
    By this means, the speaker hopes to engage higher cognitive processes - understanding and critiquing, not just rote learning and remembering. Another presentation at the European Conference on Information Literacy is Integrating Citizen Science Elements into the Information Safety Lessons from Kristýna Kalmárová. She started by identifying the need for information safety education, and then talked about different ways to define and categorise citizen science.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2017
    [Learning] our collective learnscape
    In a UCaPP world, ladies and gentlemen, we must now all learn to think for ourselves, a pedagogical objective far more important and more critical than merely learning to read.” This is similar to what journalists have done for decades, and we can all learn from the good ones. social learning) that our society will progress. In 2009 the Supreme Court of Canada ruled that journalism is no longer the sole domain of professionals [my highlights]. [96]
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2017
    [Learning] Pre-lunch session @ #ECIL2017 Pam liveblogs
    Pavla developed a series of lessons for primary school children based learning n constructivist theories, so student-centred,problem based and involvingactive and cooperative learning. 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  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2017
    [Learning] Stephane Goldstein: information literacy and the future of work : Pam blogs from #ECIL2017
    Information literacy has a place in retraining the evolving workforce, and in thinking about how IL related to lifelong learning, and in helping individuals navigate more complex career pathways. Stephane is the director of Informall which is concerned with promoting Information literacy in the workplace and in other contexts. Past science fiction authors have imagined a dystopian and hyper industrial future world of work, but this hasn't and probably wont come to pass.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2017
    [Learning] Required Skills for Teachers: Information Literacy at the Top Tatiana Sanches: Pam blogs from #ECIL2017
    With changes in teaching practice and new learning technologies, there are changing competencies required by teachers, and hence there have to be changes in teacher education. Students have to be prepared to be lifelong learners, have to be able to work collaboratively have to be able to learn Ina technology rich landscape.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2017
    [Learning] Understanding the Academic Library as an Information Literacy Workplace Danuta Nitecki: Pam blogs from #ECIL2017
    She proposed 3 ideas: the library as the learners' workplace; the relationship between space and learning is an emerging area of study; libraries are prime examples of this phenomenon. Many disciplines are interested in space and learning, but there is no overall theoretical model. Danuta's research into informal learning spaces involved students identifying learning environments, they inspected many campus spaces and provided descriptions of how they could use a space.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2017
    [Learning] Research on academic reading format - print wins! Sheila blogs from #ecil2017
    For example: what is the research about learning and understanding from print vs. online (the clear results from this study were that students THOUGHT they learned more from print). 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).
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2017
    [Learning] Leading Together: Harnessing the Community College Atmosphere to Impact Student Learning Emily Brown, Susan Souza-Mort Bristol Community College, USA: Pam blogs from #ECIL2017
    Community colleges were created to make learning affordable, so students can transfer their credits to a 4 year institution. College Librarians are now working closely with university librarians to teach information literacy. There has been a big growth in the number of IL sessions given to students. They identified the need to market IL to both faculty and students.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2017
    [Learning] The tortoise or the hare: undergraduates, information literacy, and the slow movement Marietta Frank, Kimberley Bailey and Catherine Baldwin from University of Pittsburgh: Pam blogs from ECIL2017
    The resulting pedagogical approaches lead to surface learning, and a lack of deep reading of texts. Mindful practices and reflection can counter these problems, and help students focus on tasks, choose quality over quantity, and enjoy learning more. Slow principles contribute to students' lifelong learning. Students asked to evaluate news stories, engage in problem based learning.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2017
    [Learning] preparing for perpetual beta
    This new societal form will be one of working and learning in perpetual beta. Our dominant organizational models need to become network-centric and especially learning-centric. “Taking responsibility for own work and learning is a challenge for knowledge workers as well. Being able to jump in and out, learning as we work, becomes another critical skill set.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2017
    [Learning] AI Reflections
    Here we might see AI that can learn to play video games. They can’t say: ‘oh I played this video driving game so now I can drive a car’ Which means that the goal of artificial general intelligence, that is, a system that can learn and reason about the real world, is still an unknown distance away. It turns out that datasets can have or learn implicit biases.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2017
    [Learning] top tools 2017
    Jane Hart compiles a list every year of the Top 100 Tools for learning. SocialCast : I have reconnected with the Change Agents Worldwide community of practice, and am spending more time sharing and learning on this platform. Zoom : I purchased a pro account this year and am using this very simple video conference platform to connect and learn, such as with my Beta Conversations. Learning TechnologyThis is the 11th year! Voting closes on 22 September 2017.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2017
    [Learning] Why AR
    Perhaps inspired by Apple’s focus on Augmented Reality (AR), I thought I’d take a stab at conveying the types of things that could be done to support both learning and performance. It would be dependent on what I want to learn. The point here is that annotating the world, a capability AR has, can be an amazing learning tool. I know VR’s cool, and has real learning potential, but there you have to create the context.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2017
    [Learning] “people are for caring”
    At the end of this experiment, which turned into a permanent practice, May concluded that you can learn when your mind is open, but it can hurt. More importantly, however, was this: The exercise had taught me how to approach a contrary opinion with patience and respect, with curiosity and an intent to learn, with kindness and humanity.” — B.J. It hurt to learn. He learned socially, as we have for millennia. This makes our learning personal: felt in our gut.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2017
    [Learning] Celebrating #videogamesday - information behaviour in computer gaming
    Playing video games: learning and information literacy. E–Learning and Digital Media , 7(4). Apparently today is Video Games day , so I will celebrate with some links to a few research articles and dissertations about information behaviour and information literacy in videogames, which is one of my research interests.
  • KNOW NETWORK NEWS  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2017
    [Learning] AI Will Change How We Manage Content
    Content management is about to undergo a foundational shift as artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning bring long-sought order to enterprise content
  • PSYBLOG  |  SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2017
    [Learning] The 5-Minute Secret To Better Learning
    LearningThe research found this technique improved people's ability to remember new names. • 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.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2017
    [Learning] thinking critically
    “Experience plus reflection is the learning that lasts.” They learned by doing.” Every fortnight or so, I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. ” —Charles Handy, via @olliegardener. On internet privacy, be very afraid [including the canvas fingerprinting on this link] via @courosa. “Unfortunately, we live in a world where most of our data is out of our control.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2017
    [Learning] Developing L&D
    One of the conversations I’ve been having is how to shift organizations into modern workplace learning. The idea is to address a particular tactical goal as part of a strategic plan, and to do so in ways that both embody and develop learning and a collaboration culture. These discussions have not been with L&D, but instead targeted directly at organizational strategy.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2017
    [Learning] Livestreaming from #altc
    Today is the last day of the 24th Annual Conference of the Association for Learning Technology (ALT-C) , which has been taking place over the last few days (5 – 7 September 2017) at the University of Liverpool, UK. You can find today's (7 September) programme and links to the livestream here: [link] The previous 2 days are at [link] and [link] All sorts of issues to do withm Techonology Enhanced Learning are being discussed.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2017
    [Learning] More open access articles: Disabled in library one-shots; Cross collaborative supervision in nursing; Graduate research methods
    2017) Students’ learning outcomes from cross-collaborative supervision in information seeking processes during work placements. link] (Abstract starts: "This article presents student experiences and learning outcomes in information literacy (IL) and evidence-based practice (EBP) following interdisciplinary supervision of their assignments by nurse educators, nurse supervisors and librarians in real clinical settings. - Sheidlower, S. 2017).
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2017
    [Learning] Online learning articles: research guides; blended learning; frameworks
    Online Learning (OLJ) is the open-access official journal of the Online Learning Consortium. e-learning PedagogyThe latest issue (volume 21 issue 3, 2017 [link] ) includes: - Improving Digital Library Experiences and Support with Online Research Guides by Laura Brewer, Holly Rick, Karen A.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2017
    [Learning] Metaphors for L&D
    We can start, of course, even with the term L&D: Learning & Development. Typically, it’s the ‘learning’ part that dominates: we’re talking about helping people learn. Yet, we know that formal learning is only part of the picture of full development of capability. Perhaps also meta-learning. In Revolutionize Learning & Development , I argued that we should switch the term to P&D, Performance & Development.
  • KNOW NETWORK NEWS  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2017
    [Learning] Employees Must Create Knowledge - Not Just Share It
    Scalable learning requires leaders and employees to challenge conventional beliefs about learning, beliefs that were fostered in much more stable times
  • INFORMATION WANTS TO BE FREE  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2017
    [Learning] Whose rights matter more?
    Later in the book, we learn what happened to those relatives who stayed on their farms in Bukovina when the Nazis came, how few of them survived, and how they couldn’t go back to their homes even after because many in that area had taken Jewish homes and were killing the Jews who came back. My dad recently shared with me a book, written by a distant cousin who is a professor in Israel, about her grandmother’s immigrant experience and her relatives.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 31, 2017
    [Learning] Evidence-based L&D
    One thing L&D should be doing is making learning experiences that have organizational impact. There’s also evidence that there are principles on which to design learning that leads to better outcomes. Again, organizations that become learning organizations succeed better than those that don’t. The elements of a learning organization include the skills around working together and a culture where doing so can flourish.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 30, 2017
    [Learning] Coping with Cognition
    They make sense of the world, and have developed language to help us both make better sense together and to communicate our learnings. We’re learning more about putting that to use by via innovation. meta-learningOur brains are amazing things. And yet, this same amazing architecture has some vulnerabilities too. And I just fell prey to one, and it’s making reflect on what we can do, and what we still can’t. Our cognition is powerful, but also limited.
  • GREEN CHAMELEON  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 29, 2017
    [Learning] Blog>> Is a Happy Worker a Productive Worker?
    I network with a lot of people as part of scraping together a living, and they tend to mainly come from the HR and IT spaces.
  • KNOW NETWORK NEWS  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 29, 2017
    [Learning] Enhancing Organizational Learning
    Learning and development (L&D) professionals are facing huge challenges when engaging learners. Here are some ways that L&D professionals can enhance the organizational learning experience for employees
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 29, 2017
    [Learning] Voting for your vision of future libraries #iflaglobalvision
    Voting at the Globalvision website [link] was launched at the 2017 World Library and Information Conference in Wroclaw, Poland. Voting closes on 30 September 2017. There have been a series of face to face and virtual meetings amongst those involved in IFLA (the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions) over the past six months, in all regions of the world, discussing a vision for libraries.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 25, 2017
    [Learning] friday’s urban finds
    This is how to create a learning organization that can grow at 20% per year! Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. “Cars are like pharmaceuticals. There’s a legitimate place for them, but we resort to them too much.” ” —Peter D. Norton, via @grescoe. “And then you automate it, and it makes that same mistake hundreds of millions of times.” ” — @eskokilpi.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 24, 2017
    [Learning] Extending Engagement
    So here are my responses to the issue of how to ‘monetize’ engagement, and how it relates to the effectiveness of learning. To make a learning experience engaging, you need some additional things: knowing why this is of interest and relevance to practitioners, and putting that into the introduction, examples, and practice. This means they’ll pay more attention, and the learning will be more effective. Again, this will make the learning more effective.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 24, 2017
    [Learning] Scientific videos; evaluating videos; creating videos #wlic2017
    They learned that film was not seen as a primary source, but was used to explain things, to understand and for inspiration. The presenters noted the increasing opularity and power of videos in learning, and it is also getting easier to make them. At the 2017 World Library and Information Conference in Wroclaw, Poland I'm attending a session Media is the Message: Critical Use of Video in the Digital Age.
  • CONVERSATION MATTERS  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 23, 2017
    [Learning] Building a “Speaking Up” Culture in Teams
    Teams Will Learn To: Engage in productive conversations on tough issues. Deepen learning and strengthen relationships through a more authentic exchange of viewpoints. Day 1 – Learning and practicing the dialogue skills of Speaking Up. Following is the description of a workshop I originally designed for the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA). I delivered the workshop over ten times to DIA top management teams as well as to teams of analysts.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 23, 2017
    [Learning] Librarians Teaching Faculty and Students: Copyright Literacy in Higher Education #wlic2017
    The learning outcomes for the university included "Integrity": complying with copyright falls under that (other outcomes included lifelong learning and academic freedom). Challenges include scaling up deep learning, and getting contact before the need gets urgent.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 22, 2017
    [Learning] blogging break
    I learn as much from these as the participants do. No, I have not stopped blogging, though my lack of recent posts may have given that impression. I have decided to take a bit of a Summer break, continue my reading and observations on social media, and take time for cycling. I recently completed a 4-day trip to Cape Breton, enjoying the slow pace of life and the time to watch the world go slowly by. Cycling across Livingstones Pond, near Port Hood, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia.
  • THEORIA CUM PRAXI  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 16, 2017
    [Learning] The Standard You Walk Past
    Over time I learned that it was the smallest things, the things that no one would ever know you did, that had the most impact when someone did see you doing it. This was one of the very first lessons I was taught as a young Army officer, many year ago, and I’ve never forgotten it. “No No tired eyes in this unit, Lieutentant. If you see someone doing something wrong, correct them. If you see something out of place or improper, fix it or tell someone who can.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 16, 2017
    [Learning] Becoming blended
    I recently noticed the tumblr of Melanie Parlette-Stewart (Blended Learning Librarian at the University of Guelph), who sketchnotes conferences etc. link] (I came across her account of the ECIL 2016 conference ). In a recent post she talks about her approach to sketchnoting/visual note-taking [link] including some links at the end. Also interesting is her tumblr What the librarian wore Photo by Sheila Webber: Sheffield Botanic Gardens, border with bees, August 2017. librarians resources
  • CLARK QUINN  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 16, 2017
    [Learning] 3 E’s of Learning: why Engagement
    When you’re creating learning experiences, you want to worry about the outcomes, but there’s more to it than that. I think there are 3 major components for learning as a practical matter, and I lump these under the E’s: Effectiveness, Efficiency, & Engagement. When you typically talk about learning, you talk about two goals: retention over time, and transfer to all appropriate (and no inappropriate) situations.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 15, 2017
    [Learning] Design for Learning
    There is a free online self-paced course Design for Learning: 21st Century Online Teaching and Learning Skills for Library Workers (D4L) which is "designed to enable library workers to transfer their in-person teaching skills to the online environment.The program is comprised of 7 online self-paced modules: Orientation, Foundation, Diversity, Community, Content Creation, Course Management, and Capstone.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 15, 2017
    [Learning] Innovative Work Spaces
    As Jay Cross let us know in his landmark Informal Learning , even the design of workspaces can facilitate innovation. 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.
  • BOXES AND ARROWS  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 15, 2017
    [Learning] User-Centered Design is Everyone’s Responsibility: A Launch Checklist
    Learning From Others MethodsI cannot count how many large-scale projects my team has been a part of where we’re scrambling last-minute to take care of some seemingly small but integral task necessary for launch. I’ve talked to others in the web design and marketing industry; my team is not alone in this launch frenzy. But does that make this odd ritual okay or even acceptable? The risk when things are missed prior to launch. The worst case scenario?
  • DION HINCHCLIFFE'S WEB 2.0 BLOG  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 15, 2017
    [Learning] The Essential Digital Strategies
    With the disclaimer that we’re learning more all the time about which are the most significant and impactful digital strategies, here’s the leading models that exist today, in increasing order of strategic value: 1. The reality today is that despite seemingly endless advances and a steady river of emerging technologies , many of the key insights, strategies, and lessons in the digital age have still yet to be discovered.
  • THEORIA CUM PRAXI  |  SATURDAY, AUGUST 12, 2017
    [Learning] Labels, standardization, and missing the point
    I also saw this in my personal life, as I learned more and more about autism and the lives of autistic people. As the parent of an autistic son, I had a lot to learn. The most important lesson I learned was, “ If you’ve met one autistic person, you’ve met one autistic person. More recently I’ve been learning about Agile.
  • CONVERSATION MATTERS  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 11, 2017
    [Learning] 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
    A lot of organizations talk about the need to learn from failure, but at Bridgewater learning from one’s mistakes is a job requirement. Updates are a way to give employees an opportunity to reflect on what they are learning about themselves, any pain they’re experiencing, and ways they’re grappling to improve their application of the principles. Everyone participates in a Personal Leadership Boot Camp where they learn to identify their character weakness (backhands).
  • KNOW NETWORK NEWS  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 10, 2017
    [Learning] Chief Learning Officer
    The role of the Chief Learning Officer is changing. Here are the key value-additions he or she is expected to make
  • CLARK QUINN  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 9, 2017
    [Learning] Simulations versus games
    From a learning point of view, simulations allow motivated and self-effective learners to explore the relationships they need to understand. So we need some additional work to turn a simulation into a learning experience. These start and goal states serve as scaffolding for the learning process. At the recent Realities 360 conference, I saw some confusion about the difference between a simulation and a game.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 8, 2017
    [Learning] L&D Tuneup
    In my youth, owing to my father’s tutelage and my desire for wheels, I learned how to work on cars. And I think that’s what Learning & Development (L&D) needs, a tuneup. Yet, this is all about people and learning. As Harold Jarche tells us, work is learning and learning is the work. That means learning is moving from the classroom to the workplace and on the go.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 8, 2017
    [Learning] RUSA to become open access
    For those of you with subscriptions (or access as ALA members) the last issue (vol 56 no 4, 2017) included: - Esther Grassian: Information Literacy and Instruction: Teaching and Learning Alternatives: A Global Overview (pages 232-239). Reference and User Services Quarterly , official journal of the Reference and User Services Association of the American Library Association, will go open access from its Autumn 2017 issue.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 7, 2017
    [Learning] New articles: metacognitive strategies; mobile devices; help-seeking; student perceptions; social media use
    Professional Development: A Qualitative Study of High Impact Characteristics Affecting Meaningful and Transformational Learning Pages 232-241 - McCartin, L.F., The latest issue (volume 43, no. 3) of The Journal of Academic Librarianship (priced publication) includes: - Catalano, A. Development and Validation of the Metacognitive Strategies for Library Research Skills Scale. Pages 178-183 - Lau, K.P. et al.
  • WEB TOOLS FOR LEARNERS  |  SATURDAY, AUGUST 5, 2017
    [Learning] Things Change
    education essays learning old poetry research autodidact McMaster University OldPoem teacher learning student_memoriesMany years ago, I had to take a course in Anglo-Saxon literature. It was intense because I was one of only 3 students so I couldn’t even skip occasionally – and I would have liked to. The only thing I remember from that course was this chorus from a long poem.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 4, 2017
    [Learning] Presentations from #LILI2017 Learning Social Justice through Critical Information Literacy
    A number of the presentations from the one day LILi Conference (Theme: Learning Social Justice through Critical Information Literacy ), held on 31 July 2017 in Glendale, USA, are online.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 3, 2017
    [Learning] My policies
    First, you should have some clear relationship to learning technology. No, as it says quite clearly at the top of the page, this is for my learnings about learning. I don’t want your posts; see the above: my learnings! They’re pretty easy to detect: they ask about would I like to have access to a specific audience,… I have learned to quickly ask if it’s a pay to play. meta-learning social
  • CLARK QUINN  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 2, 2017
    [Learning] Ethics and AI
    And with machine learning, we may be making stories about what the system is using to analyze behaviors and make decisions, but it may not correlate. Similarly, machine learning is very dependent on the training set. Moreover, some of us are interested in X, so are willing to invest the effort to learn it, while others are interested in Y. Which brought up an increasing need for learning to learn, as the key ability for people.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 2, 2017
    [Learning] Student Success: open access journal
    This journal provides the opportunity to disseminate current research and innovative good practice about students’ tertiary learning experiences, which are supported by evidence. Researchers, tertiary and university teachers and educators and professional staff who are advancing student learning, success and retention are encouraged to submit." Kate Hughes); The flipped classroom: A learning model to increase student engagement not academic achievement (Masha Smallhorn).
  • CLARK QUINN  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 1, 2017
    [Learning] Realities 360 Reflections
    However, there were some interesting learnings for me, and I thought I’d share them. There are empirical results that demonstrate better learning outcomes for VR, and certainly I can see that particularly, for tasks inherently 3D. So, one of the two things I did last week was attend the eLearning Guild ‘s Realities 36o conference. Ostensibly about Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR), it ended up being much more about VR.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  FRIDAY, JULY 28, 2017
    [Learning] the complexity of capitalism
    “So the most important thing about Complexity is that there is no way to learn (and thus solving the problem) without doing. In Complex problems our practices are always evolving based on what we learn. In poker, even if we would play a game with the exact players with the exact same cards would turn out differently, because we learned things not just about the game, but certainly about our opponents.”
  • CLARK QUINN  |  THURSDAY, JULY 27, 2017
    [Learning] Barry Downes #Realities360 Keynote Mindmap
    He showed a video that talked (somewhat simplistically) about how VR environments could be used for learning. Barry Downes talked about the future of the VR market with an interesting exploration of the Immersive platform. Taking us through the Apollo 11 product, he showed what went into it and the emotional impact. There is great potential, but it’s not about content.). He finished with an interesting quote about how VR would be able to incorporate any further media.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  THURSDAY, JULY 27, 2017
    [Learning] Call: Metaliterate Learning for the Post-Truth World
    Jacobson: Metaliterate Learning for the Post-Truth World. Given the interest in metaliteracy as a model for preparing metaliterate learners as responsible participants in today’s divisive information environment, we are especially interested in expanding the conversation to educators who have developed successful metaliteracy teaching and learning theories and practices to resist these challenges.
  • THEORIA CUM PRAXI  |  TUESDAY, JULY 25, 2017
    [Learning] The adventure of a lifetime with the love of my life
    Riley that we learned that Zeke is autistic, which would prove to be an ongoing challenge for both of us to grow from. As much as I learned from Zeke through all of this, I learned ten times more from Julie. It was Julie who worked with our fantastic occupational therapist to put labels on everything in the house so that Zeke could learn the names of things. It all started off innocently enough.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  TUESDAY, JULY 25, 2017
    [Learning] future of work influencers
    “The Right Relevance score of an influencer for a TOPIC represents the authority within the social community for that topic, say for e.g. ‘machine learning’, of that influencer. Using graph theory, machine learning and natural language processing, RR discovers how people congregate to form communities that share common interests, within the context of an event (or topic or trend).
  • CLARK QUINN  |  TUESDAY, JULY 25, 2017
    [Learning] What is the Future of Work?
    We’re seeing amazing new technologies: collaboration platforms, analytics, and deep learning. We find that working in teams, sharing and annotating our work, and developing learning and personal knowledge mastery skills all contribute. In short, we’re aligning practices more closely with how we think, work, and learn. Just what is the Future of Work about ? Is it about new technology, or is it about how we work with people?
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  TUESDAY, JULY 25, 2017
    [Learning] Survey on teaching about trustworthy information
    Esther Grassian is seeking tips and techniques for teaching and learning about trustworthy information , which she will summarise for the Information Literacy and Instruction column in a special issue of the Reference and User Services Association of the American Library Association's journal, RUSQ.
  • BOXES AND ARROWS  |  TUESDAY, JULY 25, 2017
    [Learning] Unveiling the Specifics of ‘Unsubscribe’ for Email Marketers
    Design Principles Discovery, Research, and Testing Learning From OthersEmail unsubscribe is one of the most dreadful things for any email marketer. After all the hard work you put into a campaign, it is particularly annoying to get your emails unsubscribed. According to Mailjet , if your unsubscribe rate is below 1%, you are said to be within the industry norm.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  THURSDAY, JULY 20, 2017
    [Learning] Augmented Reality Lives!
    One interesting aspect is built-in machine learning, which could make aligning with objects in the world easy! While I think Virtual Reality (VR) has an important role to play for deep learning, I think contextual support can be a great support for extending learning (particularly personalization), as well as performance support. Augmented Reality (AR) is on the upswing, and I think this is a good thing.
  • CONVERSATION MATTERS  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 19, 2017
    [Learning] The CKO of Microsoft Services Has a Surprising Perspective on Knowledge Management
    He sees on-going learning as the new normal and uses himself as an example. He explains that although he just hit retirement age, he can talk machine learning with any 30-year-old engineer because he is continually learning. People should not be so busy at their jobs that they do not make time to continue learning by reading, talking to colleagues, and reflecting on actions their team has taken.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  TUESDAY, JULY 18, 2017
    [Learning] Accountability and Safety
    In much of the discussion about tapping into the power of people via networks and communities, we hear about the learning culture we need. So, the model for becoming agile is creating an environment where people learn, alone and together. But it’s informal learning. As Edmondson documents it, you want to be in the learning zone where you have both accountability and safety. And that’s the Learning Zone.
  • DION HINCHCLIFFE'S WEB 2.0 BLOG  |  MONDAY, JULY 17, 2017
    [Learning] Digital Transformation and the Leadership Quandary
    And many — and likely most — are simply not taking sufficient steps to learn more and faster or unleash those that know a given answer and can act. The data now shows that a near majority of organizations today are undergoing digital transformation in some shape or form. By digital transformation I don’t mean IT automation of the business of course, but wholesale rethinking of some or all of the business in digital terms.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  FRIDAY, JULY 14, 2017
    [Learning] New articles: information literacy; #ACRLframework; metacognition; values; critical approaches
    Lo, 185-203 - Guided Resource Inquiries: Integrating Archives into Course Learning and Information Literacy Objectives by Ellen E. The latest issue of the Open access journal Communications in Information Literacy (volume 11, no. 1, 2017) is accessible at [link] A focus is the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy.
  • KNOW NETWORK NEWS  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 12, 2017
    [Learning] New Era of Learning and Development
    Driven by employee expectations, user-friendly and intuitive learning interfaces, personalized content that truly benefits each learner, and everywhere learning are just some of the emerging learning trends
  • CLARK QUINN  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 12, 2017
    [Learning] Reflection ‘out loud’
    meta-learning socialI am a fan of Show Your Work and Work Out Loud , but I’m wondering about whether they could mislead. Not that that’s the intent, of course, but they don’t necessarily include reflection, a critical component. I believe they care about it, but the phrase don’t implicitly require annotating your thoughts. And I think it’s important.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  TUESDAY, JULY 11, 2017
    [Learning] freedom inc. review
    They are much less prescriptive than Laloux in what they learn about corporate liberation and instead focus on finding core principles. I was to learn later in life that, perhaps because we are so good at organising, we tend as a nation to meet any new situation by reorganising; and a wonderful method it can be for creating the illusion of progress while producing confusion, inefficiency and demoralization.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  TUESDAY, JULY 11, 2017
    [Learning] A Bad Tart
    Good learning requires a basis for intrinsic interest. If the learner doesn’t ‘get’ why this learning is relevant to them, it doesn’t stick as well. The first, important, and relevant type of gamification is using game design techniques to embed learning topic into meaningful series of decisions, where the context and actions taken affect the outcomes in important ways, and the challenge is appropriate.
  • THEORIA CUM PRAXI  |  MONDAY, JULY 10, 2017
    [Learning] You should always follow the rules (except when you shouldn’t)
    If your actions don’t achieve the desired results, you take what you’ve learned (sense) and respond again. ” Each member of the team then executes the plan, responding as they learn more about the number of enemy personnel, the lay of the land, etc. Note: This post references concepts explained in the Cynefin framework. .
  • CONVERSATION MATTERS  |  MONDAY, JULY 10, 2017
    [Learning] The Hidden Knowledge Problem in Organizations
    Rather to address the problem requires a sustained focus on three elements 1) developing a culture of psychological safety , 2) members’ gaining awareness of their own blind spots , and 3) building learning routines in everyday work. . How We Learn in Organizations Collective Intelligence
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