• COLUMN TWO  |  SUNDAY, MAY 21, 2017
    [Learning, Practice] Get a checkup of your intranet with our Annual Intranet Review methodology
    Recommendations for actions across all aspects of the intranet, outlining practical steps that can be taken by the team. 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.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  FRIDAY, MAY 19, 2017
    [Learning, Practice] 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.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  MONDAY, MAY 15, 2017
    [Learning, Practice] integrating personal knowledge mastery
    I developed the personal knowledge mastery (PKM) framework for myself, beginning in 2004, as a way to make sense of all the digital information flows around me and to connect with others to improve my practice. 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.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 10, 2017
    [Learning, Practice] 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, Practice] 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. A lot of practice, with difference scenarios and variable, is needed to prepare for these conditions. We can embed learning with work.
  • CONVERSATION MATTERS  |  TUESDAY, MAY 9, 2017
    [Learning, Practice] 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. Hackman’s book is filled with practical understanding about teams. 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 Intelligenc
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  MONDAY, MAY 8, 2017
    [Learning, Practice] 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 notion of best practices still permeates the business of training. Best practices, and even good practices, assume a state of order. Any best and good practices are being automated by software and machines. The best tool we have to deal with uncertainty is human learning. Focus on Learning.
  • COLUMN TWO  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 3, 2017
    [Learning, Practice] Four weeks until the best #intranet speaker lineup in the southern hemisphere
    Practical, relevant workshops. 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, Practice] 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. Practice and feedback are needed, as well an environment that reduces barriers to seeking out knowledge, having time to make sense of it, and sharing it with discernment. Transparency is a necessity for social learning.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 28, 2017
    [Learning, Practice] 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. will also aim to instigate discussion of the challenges in provision of information literacy support to online learners and gain an overview of the potential methods and good practice involved. There is a Teachmeet in Birmingham, UK (at Aston University), on 12 July 2017 1-4pm: Supporting online learners, what works?
  • CLARK QUINN  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 27, 2017
    [Learning, Practice] 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.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 26, 2017
    [Learning, Practice] 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, Practice] The critical role of the librarian in the development of a critical skills community of practice
    A video of a presentation at the Academic & Special Libraries Conference , held 16-17- February 2017 in Dublin, Ireland: The critical role of the librarian in the development of a critical skills community of practice by Lorna Dodd (Maynooth University).
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 26, 2017
    [Learning, Practice] 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. Tools: required to do the work or learn how to do it. Learning WorkComplex Problems.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 25, 2017
    [Learning, Practice] Workplace of the Future video
    One learning for me (that I’m sure you knew): a script really helps! I’m not a practiced video creator, so gentle, please! 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. The post Workplace of the Future video appeared first on Learnlets. design
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  MONDAY, APRIL 24, 2017
    [Learning, Practice] 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  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 19, 2017
    [Learning, Practice] 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, Practice] 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. Seek out communities of peers that will enable you to improve your professional practices. Share your learning with discretion at work, in your communities of practice, and with your social networks.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 18, 2017
    [Learning, Practice] 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.
  • BOXES AND ARROWS  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 13, 2017
    [Learning, Practice] 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.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 12, 2017
    [Learning, Practice] Syrian Scots information literacy way-finding practices: final day of #lilac17
    Pam writes: " Dr Konstatina Martzoukou from Robert Gordon University spoke about her Information Literacy Group funded project Syrian Scots information literacy way-finding practices: phase 1 research findings. The aim of the project was to examine the information related experiences and information literacy practices of Syrian refugees. Here's the first of Pam McKinney's reports about the final day of the LILAC conference.
  • COLUMN TWO  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 11, 2017
    [Learning, Practice] 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. She is a Microsoft Office Servers and Services MVP and is the co-author of three popular SharePoint books – Essential SharePoint 2007: Delivering High Impact Collaboration Solutions , Essential SharePoint 2010: Overview, Governance, and Planning and Essential SharePoint 2013: Practical Guidance for Measurable Business Results.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 11, 2017
    [Learning, Practice] Classical and Rigorous
    We continue to see practices like yearly reviews, micromanagement, incentives for limited performance metrics, and curtailed communication. And, let me add, these old practices are not aligned with what we know about how our brains work. In short, many of the classical approaches, ones that are rigorously defined and practiced, aren’t optimal. Just yesterday I listened to Charles Reigeluth (a respected learning design theorist) talk about how theories change.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 11, 2017
    [Learning, Practice] 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. On citation practice and using reference management software) "The webinars last for 2-2.5
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 11, 2017
    [Learning, Practice] 7 essential facets for enterprise knowledge sharing
    Individuals must be supported and allowed to develop personal methods to seek out, make sense of, & appropriately share their knowledge with their teams, in communities of practice, and with their professional social networks. Attention must also be paid to any systemic barriers to knowledge sharing and social learning. Contact me if you would like an objective third-party examination of knowledge sharing tools and practices in your organization.
  • COLUMN TWO  |  MONDAY, APRIL 10, 2017
    [Learning, Practice] 10 things you will miss if you’re not at Intranets2017
    Dorje McKinnon will explore a practical challenge: from analytics to action in just 12 minutes a day. The opportunity to bring back practical ideas and approaches , with a mix of talks that will provide many insights that can be put into action immediately. 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.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  MONDAY, APRIL 10, 2017
    [Learning, Practice] 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. In the health area it was identified that students needed to "keep up to date" with health practice as part of IL, whereas in the business subjects, knowledge of news and politics in the wider world was seen to be a key aspect of IL.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  MONDAY, APRIL 10, 2017
    [Learning, Practice] @josiefraser Open Education #lilac17 #yearofopen
    Josie explored the concept of Open Educational Practices which support the production, use and reuse of Open Educational Resources. These practices include opening up content for learners who are not formally enrolled, and teaching in open networks. Delegates were invited to tweet their examples of open practice using the #lilac17op.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  SUNDAY, APRIL 9, 2017
    [Learning, Practice] stories connect knowledge
    Is it how-to knowledge, like a trade secret formula, or is it certain practices and norms that define the culture? 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. Examples include content curation, engaging in communities of practice, and a structured mentoring framework.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 5, 2017
    [Learning, Practice] Exploration Requirements
    In yesterday’s post, I talked about how new tools need to be coupled with practices to facilitate exploration. 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?
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 4, 2017
    [Learning, Practice] The Global Kids Online #research toolkit #globalkidsonline
    Written by experts in the field, they give practical advice to researchers and include case studies, best practice examples, checklists, and useful links. We have included some practical examples of how the Global Kids Online toolkit has already been adapted by our research partners and the lessons learned, along with some resources in a range of languages."
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  MONDAY, APRIL 3, 2017
    [Learning, Practice] New articles: Information Literacy; Information Behaviour; Information Practice
    There are lots of papers covering information behaviour, information literacy and information practice. Sketching past achievements, current happenings and future prospects, with an interest in including or excluding approaches - Michael Olsson and Annemaree Lloyd: Being in place: embodied information practices. - Ola Pilerot, Björn Hammarfelt and Camilla Moring: The many faces of practice theory in library and information studies.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 30, 2017
    [Learning, Practice] 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, Practice] the geography of genius
    As Weiner explores each of the cities listed, we learn how messy and contextual creativity and genius are. The ability to discern what is useful or important takes time and practice, and we will still miss many opportunities. “Creativity is a relationship, one that unfolds at the intersection of person and place.”
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 29, 2017
    [Learning, Practice] 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  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 28, 2017
    [Learning, Practice] 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, Practice] 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, Practice] 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.” ” There is lots of practical information here and it’s easy to hop around and read the many short segments. Thank Goodness It’s Monday.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 22, 2017
    [Learning, Practice] 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. This session will showcase the work of three community college librarians who have found recent success in using the Framework for Information Literacy in their practice." Registration [link] Framework Freak-out: How to Stop Worrying and Learn to Live With the Framework.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  MONDAY, MARCH 20, 2017
    [Learning, Practice] networked knowledge creates value
    Tangible goods, best practices, and standardization are being replaced by intangible assets, emergent practices, and transparency. Then you have to understand how to be a contributing member of knowledge networks in order to continuously learn. In addition, they have to find and engage with professional communities of practice in order to continuously change their practice to deal with a fluid external environment. Work is learning, and learning is the work.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 14, 2017
    [Learning, Practice] 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." link] "Three SoTL practitioners will discuss what this movement is and how it ties into educational theories, practices, and instructional design.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 14, 2017
    [Learning, Practice] 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.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 7, 2017
    [Learning, Practice] 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, Practice] 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. She researches questions of plurality and unity and their ethical consequences in legislative processes and professional practices, and lectures in the vocational studies.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  MONDAY, MARCH 6, 2017
    [Learning, Practice] New articles: ECIL; Scholarship as conversation; Proficiences for evaluation/ assessment; Digital scholarship
    The latest issue of open-access journal College and Research Libraries News (volume 78 (3) March 2017) includes: - Loriene Roy, Serap Kurbanoğlu, Diane Mizrachi, and Sonja Špiranec: T he European Conference on Information Literacy: An international research-practice nexus - Kathy Shields and Christine Cugliari: “Scholarship as Conversation”: Introducing students to research in nonprofit studies - Merinda Kaye Hensley and Steven J.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  SUNDAY, MARCH 5, 2017
    [Learning, Practice] gaining insight through social and informal learning
    For the past century, management practice has focused very much on error reduction, with practices such as Six Sigma , especially in manufacturing. Learning and development (L&D) practices reflect this priority on error reduction. Subject matter experts are interviewed or observed, good practices are noted, and then training programs are designed to develop the skills that make up some or all of a job. Few have practices to increase insights.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  SATURDAY, MARCH 4, 2017
    [Learning, Practice] gamers, artists, and citizens
    Learning is the new literacy. We learn enough to get our work done, but often do not take time to understand the underlying systems and logic. We have to take the time to keep learning. When was the last time you learned a new computer program? Most computer games do not come with instructions, as learning how to master the game is part of the game. How do gamers learn? They learn from these mistakes and look for patterns. Democracy Learning
  • CONVERSATION MATTERS  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 2, 2017
    [Learning, Practice] Preparing Teachers of Refugees
    We will be discussing critical issues and sharing ideas and experiences about professional learning. We have several activities lined up: Showcasing professional learning platforms people are using or wish they had for professional development – add yours, learn about others. A Practice Lab – for those who want to reflect, in community, on their experience developing or participating in teach-the-teachers initiatives. I'll also be in the Practice Lab. [link].
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 2, 2017
    [Learning, Practice] cfp Learning Social Justice through Critical Information Literacy
    There is a call for papers for the one-day conference (July 31 2017) Learning Social Justice through Critical Information Literacy which will take place at Glendale Community College, Glendale, CA, USA, as the 4th Annual Lifelong Information Literacy (LILi) conference. The will address practical teaching strategies and tools for you.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 1, 2017
    [Learning, Practice] mastery and models
    The five disciplines necessary for a learning organisation are: Personal Mastery. Team Learning. These disciplines have influenced my professional work which is based on individuals taking control of their learning and professional development and actively engaging in social networks and communities of practice. As knowledge workers or citizens, PKM is our part of the social learning contract. New processes are co-developed to create emergent practices.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 1, 2017
    [Learning, Practice] #ACRL Intersections of Scholarly Communication and Information Literacy Webinars
    They are on: March 3 2017 ( Crossing Paths: An Introduction to the Intersections ); April 4 2017 ( Creating Learning Experiences at the Intersections of Scholarly Communication and Information Literacy ) and May 5 2017 ( Talking Points: Strategies for Building Collaborative Partnerships at the Intersections ). This series of webinars will suit any higher education librarians particular those involved in teaching and learning, academic liaison, or research support."
  • COLUMN TWO  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2017
    [Learning, Practice] Your workshop choices at #Intranets2017
    In addition to our two-day conference, we are offering three highly practical deep-dive workshops. Choose from the following workshops, all run by key members of our Step Two team: Rebecca Rodgers will run workshop A (a full day) which covers designing modern intranets , sharing super-practical ideas and methodologies. And this year you have a choice: learn a lot in our half-day sessions, or even more in the full-day workshop!
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2017
    [Learning, Practice] New articles: Pedagogical practice; Coordination; Curriculum support; Student learning
    This is an open access journal with short practice-based articles. This issue includes: - Editorial: Playing a positive role in enhancing teaching and learning: How do libraries demonstrate their own excellence? Diane Bruxvoort, University of Aberdeen - Developing a teaching and learning programme for librarians at UAL Library Services. Adam Edwards, Middlesex University - Is it possible to teach and learn collaborative skills while still having fun?
  • CLARK QUINN  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2017
    [Learning, Practice] Another model for support
    And these approaches did provide away to develop the organization’s abilities to develop better learning. So this is another model for support for developing at least the learning side of the equation. intro, concept, practice, etc) both fit together and reflected the best learning science. What happens, importantly, is that by working collaboratively, we learn together.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2017
    [Learning, Practice] Support for moving forward
    I have to admit I’ve been a bit surprised to see that movements towards improving elearning and learning strategy haven’t had more impact. On the learning design side, e.g. the Serious eLearning Manifesto and our Future of Work project, it still seems there’s a focus on content presentation. And similarly with learning strategy, so despite the Revolution , it doesn’t appear that there’s any big move in L&D to take a bigger perspective.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2017
    [Learning, Practice] lucky 13
    I have learned so much from so many people, especially other bloggers, and I truly appreciate all the comments added to my own, often half-baked, thoughts. I have commented on oligopolistic practice, suggested that the LMS is not the centre of the universe and have advocated for de-schooling. Of course, there is always a price to pay for that, as I continue to learn. Today marks 13 years of blogging here, with 2,901 posts.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2017
    [Learning, Practice] Tackling the tough stuff
    So I thought I’d talk briefly about why I tend to focus on the design, and not the practical implementations. So, I talk about design based on knowing how we think, work, and learn. And on learning, I’ve railed time and again about what’s not working, and been joined by colleagues in opposition. We learn through designed action and guided reflection, not information dump and knowledge test.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2017
    [Learning, Practice] Handbook for information literacy teaching
    This new 2016 edition of HILT also brings a whole new chapter covering the understanding of approaches to learning, to help librarians to design effective learning activities which appeal to students who may prefer to learn in a variety of different ways.We New technologies for creating online materials are introduced, along with case studies and examples reflecting some of the good practice which is happening at Cardiff in the creation of open and shareable resources."
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2017
    [Learning, Practice] immunize for complexity
    Finally, network thinking is developed through practice, such as personal knowledge mastery , as well as shared mental models at the organizational level. In a VUCA world, organizations need to focus on velocity of implementation and learning, as well as agility in dealing with uncertainty. Have you heard the term VUCA ? It comes from the 1990’s but is still in use to describe the complex and chaotic world of business, politics, and technology. Volatility. Uncertainty.
  • CONVERSATION MATTERS  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2017
    [Learning, Practice] What Research Says About Transferring Explicit Knowledge: To Share or Not to Share*
    They examined this question from three sub-themes and associated practices illustrated in this pop up figure. In this post I review the findings of the study, both in terms of the willingness to put knowledge into a KMS (red font) and for the willingness to access knowledge through a KMS ( green font ). Knowledge Sharing Practices Findings.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2017
    [Learning, Practice] Reordering the Serious eLearning Manifesto
    We don’t claim that these are the only ways that good elearning differs from what’s typically seen, of course, we just feel that these are the eight most serious ones that, if followed, have the biggest impact on your learning outcomes. Then we can talk about Spaced Practice and Individualized Challenges. The latter of which, by the way, is the only thing that is (mostly) specific to elearning, otherwise it’s applicable to learning in general.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2017
    [Learning, Practice] The Innovative Library Classroom - presentations
    Following up from my last post, there are presentations from previous (2014, 2015, 2016) Innovative Library Classroom conferences ("a day-long event dedicated to the exploration of innovative practices related to teaching and learning in libraries") on their website.
  • COLUMN TWO  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2017
    [Learning, Practice] Intranets2017 is open for registrations!
    Practical, relevant workshops. Learn more. Intranets2017 is in its seventh year, and it continues to power on as the biggest intranet conference in the southern hemisphere , running in Sydney on 31 May-2 June 2017. Today we officially open for registrations , sharing details on the first of our international speakers. Read down for details, and then register online. The first of our outstanding speakers!
  • CLARK QUINN  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 19, 2017
    [Learning, Practice] Errors and misconceptions
    From the learning perspective, it’s the latter we want to address. Athletes, for instance, practice for hours a day, day after day and their competitions are typically decided by who makes the fewest errors. This, from a learning perspective, is what I term a ‘misconception’ Here, we’re supposed to be using a particular mental model to guide our performance, but we might not have the right model, or no model and we import a wrong one.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 16, 2017
    [Learning, Practice] Wikipedia and #1lib1ref
    The idea is that you use your wizard librarianship skills to add references to Wikipedia that need them: however, if you have a class of students who you want to learn about evidencing information, citation practice etc. Wikipedia is once more inviting librarians to participate in its #1lib1ref campaign.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 12, 2017
    [Learning, Practice] Rahaf Harfoush #ATDTK Keynote Mindmap
    For instance she made the case for context-sensitive performance support, social network analysis, and a learning culture. An interesting point was that existing business practices were developed in times of data scarcity. Rahaf Haroush opened the second day of the 2017 ATD TechKnowledge conference. She made clear some important points about the potential for technology.
  • JOHN BATTELLE'S SEARCHBLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 11, 2017
    [Learning, Practice] We Must Fix This F **g Mess
    Ev hates advertising so much, he damn near killed his own company last week trying to get away from the practice. Because perhaps there are some lessons to be learned as we look to the future of Internet publishing. The post We Must Fix This F **g Mess appeared first on John Battelle's Search Blog. Here are the caveats for the rant I am about to write. The fact that I am writing this on Medium will cause many of you to dismiss me for hypocrisy. Don’t. Read to the end.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 11, 2017
    [Learning, Practice] A Cognitive Audit?
    In the recent Chief Learning Officer magazine, I wrote an article on the basics of the cognitive science of learning. Knowing a suitable level of cognitive science is one thing, using that to assess your practices is another. Both are cognitive functions, and the best outcomes will only be achieved when organizations are acting in accordance with how we think, work, and learn. meta-learning social strategy
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 3, 2017
    [Learning, Practice] New Year reading: refugees; data literacy; inquiry based learning
    We survey existing approaches to teaching data literacy in schools, to identify how data literacy is interpreted in practice. 21st Century Skills Development Through Inquiry-Based Learning: from theory to practice. Lloyd, A. 2017). Researching fractured (information) landscapes: Implications for library and information science researchers undertaking research with refugees and forced migration studies. Journal of Documentation , 73(1), 35-47.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 3, 2017
    [Learning, Practice] Socio-cultural engineering?
    Yet, if I can talk about learning engineering, the desirable properties of cultures for learning, and moves in that direction, aren’t we really talking about socio-cultural engineering? The point is that we know what makes environments where the best ideas are generated, developed, and put into practice. But regardless, I reckon that there’s a strong link between learning and the organizational culture.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  SUNDAY, JANUARY 1, 2017
    [Learning, Practice] innovation in perpetual beta
    The perpetual beta working model tries to show how work and learning are related as we negotiate various types of networks to get new ideas, test them out, and innovate how we work. We can test alternative models and concepts between trusted members in communities of practice, if we have the luck or foresight of being actively engaged in one. Communities of practice then become a bridge on this network continuum, being part individual and part interactive.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 30, 2016
    [Learning, Practice] New articles; embedding; citations; mobile; research and practice
    6) of The Journal of Academic Librarianship (priced publication) includes: - The Constraints of Practice, or We Work in Libraries, That's Why We Can't Do Research by Elizabeth Blakesley - Systematic Literature Review Informing LIS Professionals on Embedding Librarianship Roles by A. academic libraries academic sector Australia citation e-learning Information Literacy Mobile research USAThe latest issue (volume 42, no.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 26, 2016
    [Learning, Practice] the secret of freedom
    This runs counter to most schooling and training practices. Democracy Informal Learning“Le secret de la liberté est d’éclairer les hommes, comme celui de la tyrannie et de les retenir dans l’ignorance.” Maximilien Robespierre (1758 – 1794). Translation: “The secret of freedom lies in educating people, whereas the secret of tyranny is in keeping them ignorant.”. Is there more ‘fake news’ today than in previous decades, especially before the web?
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 22, 2016
    [Learning, Practice] Presenters wanted for ALA conference
    The Distance Learning Section of the ALA is looking for presenters for a session Visibility and Engagement: Design, Develop, or Refresh your Online Instruction , a "program that aims to share practical methods for libraries to create effective student-success-based online instructional strategies that include creative methods for developing assessment plans and delivering high-impact information literacy skill instruction."
  • CONVERSATION MATTERS  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2016
    [Learning, Practice] 4 Great Ways to Conduct Peer Assists: Transferring Knowledge Effectively
    explicit, implicit or tacit) that needs to be transferred to solve that problem. In this post, I want to focus on one row of that frame work; “Adapting what has been learned in one team for team members in another context.” They wanted to bring the latest learning that has occurred at other deep water sites to the table to help them make the best possible decision. The meetings were focused on sharing, learning lessons, and discussing.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2016
    [Learning, Practice] pkm 2016
    PKM puts us in charge of our learning. It takes time, effort, practice, and reflection. PKM is based on the premise that work is learning, and learning is the work. “Any man who reads too much and uses his brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking.” ” —Albert Einstein. Personal knowledge mastery is the ability to make sense of our digital and physical surround.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 20, 2016
    [Learning, Practice] Information Literacy, Threshold Concepts and Disciplinarity #ARCLframework
    TCs emerged from research into characteristics of quality learning environments in UK higher education (Meyer & Land, 2003). TCs are described as transformative concepts within disciplines, enabling learners to conceive the subject in a new way, and experience possibilities for deeper disciplinary thinking and practice. Oakleaf, 2014), which may negate the transformative possibilities and lead to mimicry and surface learning.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2016
    [Learning, Practice] (When) Is pattern-matching enough?
    Further, they argue that it’s superior to the typical rule presentation and practice. So it’s clear that we learn by abstracting patterns across our experiences. We can provide models that guide, but ultimately it’s the practice that works. But the open question is what is the learning benefit of that. The nuances are subtle, to be sure, but again I’m tired of us treating learning like color-by-numbers instead of the rocket science it should be.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2016
    [Learning, Practice] cfp Innovation, Inspiration and Creativity Conference (i2c2)
    So if you propose something longer than a lightning talk, think "can I help attendees learn something to apply to their own practice?" There is a call for papers for the Innovation, Inspiration and Creativity Conference (i2c2) , which takes place in Scarborough, UK, November 13-15, 2017.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2016
    [Learning, Practice] Improving design processes
    As a result of looking at the opportunities, they are moving to meeting their requirements by adding more practice, not more content. This is a big win for the learners, and the learning. They are also looking at applying their refined understanding of the nuances of learning. This is embryonic, I was told, but they are moving to looking to redesigning their content to better align with what is known about learning science.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2016
    [Learning, Practice] New issue of Information Research: self-directed learning; e-books; serious leisure; health information
    In this post I will highlight some articles in the main issue, and in the next post I will highlight some of the papers in the proceedings from the ISIC conference (a supplement to this issue) - Cecilia Gärdén: Information literacy in the tension between school's discursive practice and students' self-directed learning ("The paper aims to create an understanding of how information literacy can be recognised in the tension between the schools' practice and the students' self-directed learning.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2016
    [Learning, Practice] Online course: Information Literacy and Writing Studies: Exploring Pedagogical Possibilities
    In this six-week course, participants will explore intersections between information literacy and composition studies, including the theoretical and practical applications these connections have for us as librarians and as educators. More specifically, weekly discussions and assignments will invite participants to apply theoretical and pedagogical concepts to developing practical learning activities and lesson plans for library instruction."
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2016
    [Learning, Practice] Proposals by 9 December for webinar sessions on Digital Pedagogy: How we use technology in the classroom
    The Library Instruction Round Table (LIRT) Teaching Learning, and Technology Committee wants proposals for their 2017 webinar series: Digital Pedagogy: How we use technology in the classroom. Sorry, almost too late for this as the deadline is 9th December. Join the LIRT TLTC for an exciting three-part webinar series to be held on February 17, 24, and March 3 from 11am-12:30pm CDT [that's 6 hours behind UK time].
  • CLARK QUINN  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2016
    [Learning, Practice] Aligning Learning
    In it, I talked about getting more meaningful objectives, writing practice that actually develops meaningful outcomes, and content (concepts & examples) aligned to support effective practice. I also talked about emotional engagement and social learning, before talking about revising design processes to incorporate these deeper elements in an effective and not-too-different approach. an hour to several days) in organizational learning.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2016
    [Learning, Practice] ALT free online 3 day teaching with tech conference
    The Association for Learning Technology (ALT) has just started a 3 day conference (6 to 8 December) on teaching with technology. It says it is a "showcase " so some of the sessions are focusing on use of a specific product (it isn't a research conference) but there are also people talking about how they or their institution have used learning technlogy at a practical level.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2016
    [Learning, Practice] cfp CILIP conference 2017
    The 6 session topics are: Public Policy; Law; Technology; Learning (which includes "Classroom of the future"); Society (which includes Information Literacy); Social Justice. Strand 2 - Workshops "will be run by experts in a specific field to encourage discussion, sharing of knowledge and offer practical advice. The (UK) Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP) Conference 2017 takes place 5-6 July 2017 at the University of Manchester, UK.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2016
    [Learning, Practice] Thoughts on Learning Design Strategy
    At the DevLearn conference, I ran a Morning Buzz on Learning Design Strategy. I started with a set of questions to address, so I’ll go through their comments in roughly that order (though we didn’t exactly follow this structure): What is learning design strategy? I had in mind the approach taken by an organization to their learning design. What gaps are we seeing in learning design strategy? And I’ve written on practices (e.g.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2016
    [Learning, Practice] perpetual beta working model
    I have developed several models that inform my professional practice, such as the network learning model that shows how work and learning have to be connected. The perpetual beta working model is just that: a working model about working. The triple operating system describes how organizations can connect three types of networks. All of these. Read more » ConnectedEnterprise
  • DION HINCHCLIFFE'S WEB 2.0 BLOG  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2016
    [Learning, Practice] Using Online Community for Digital Transformation
    Put simply, there is no practical way to achieve the pace and breadth of transformation required in exponential times without using exponential tools. We have moved beyond the center of excellence model, which we’ve learned soon bogs down and largely fails to address the scope of enterprise-wide change activities, to a new model I’ve called the network of excellence , for lack of better term. Learning.
  • INFORMATION WANTS TO BE FREE  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2016
    [Learning, Practice] Uniting (not shaming) in a post-election America
    I think of the people I came from in Eastern Europe and how they were constantly restricted in their ability to make a living, own land, live in specific areas, buy certain things, wear certain clothes, or practice their religion depending on how much the rulers at the time hated their kind. One thing that I know is that we are all at different places in our journey in learning about social justice issues, oppression, equity, and inclusion.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2016
    [Learning, Practice] Recent articles: nursing; IL job ads; credit class; paper activity
    This trend demonstrates the application of theory to practice and the growing demand for librarians as teachers." The build-a-paper activity provides a hands-on method for students to learn about using sources in an academic paper." Pennsylvania Libraries: Research & Practice, 4 (1), 22-34. The resulting analysis led to a change in the librarian’s practices with greater involvement with the nursing department." Selected from journals of 3 ACRL chapters: Sproles, C.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2016
    [Learning, Practice] Collaboration, Communication, and Cooperation
    He’s nurturing a culture, and I’m about developing practices. While collaboration may get the immediate focus and the ink inches (I guess pixels these days :) – because of new tools, and the immediate business benefits – I think the longer term need will be to create an environment where the culture, the practices, and the tools are aligned for successful learning.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2016
    [Learning, Practice] Extending engagements
    In one instance, a person who’d attended my game design workshop wanted to put it into practice. With a colleague, they were wanting to improve their online learning to better support their stakeholders, and wanted to deepen the experience. The goal was to provide their learners opportunities to practice success skills. Learning Strategy. It is a spaced practice, really, and we know that works better.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2016
    [Learning, Practice] Demoing Out Loud (#wolweek and #DevLearn)
    The posts, published by Learning Solutions, are aggregated here.) On principle, this is a good practice (and part of the Workplace of the Future, to be recursive). There are many benefits that accrue, not least because you need to create a culture where this practice can live long and prosper. design meta-learning social strategyDemoing is a form of working out loud, right?
  • THEORIA CUM PRAXI  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2016
    [Learning, Practice] Some thoughts on, not quite a review of, The Neo-Generalist
    The most powerful part of the book for me was the wrap up, in the final two chapters, where Richard and Kenneth talk about what neo-generalism means in more practical terms, the effects it has on career and life, and some of the challenges of being a neo-generalist in a world of hyperspecialization. I’ll leave it to you to read their stories and learn about them, with the following warning: prepare to be awe-struck. I have a feeling I will continue to learn from it.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2016
    [Learning, Practice] Pick my brain?
    One had heard me speak about learning design, and one had heard about a workshop I’d given, but both contacted me. It is clear they realized that there’s value to them for having a scrutable learning design. They had been designing content and had a great ability to track the results of their design and tweak, but really wanted a grounding in the underlying learning science.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2016
    [Learning, Practice] Reconciling Activity and Decisions
    In preparing to work with a client on developing their learning science understanding, I realized that I was using two representations about meaningful learner interaction that could be seen to be conflicting. On the one hand I talk about using decisions as a basis for design, and on the other I refer to activity -based learning. The benefits here are that when we make the work product reflect real practice, we’re developing a suite of outcomes beyond just the content.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2016
    [Learning, Practice] a new business ideology
    Emergent Practices. Best practices look to the past. To deal with increasing complexity, organizations need to support emergent work practices, as part of organizational learning and knowledge-sharing. Many best practices are self-evident. Instead of looking for best practices, we should take that time and money to invest in experiments and develop emergent practices from what is learned. “Ideas lead technology.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  SUNDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2016
    [Learning, Practice] find your lumps
    ” As an individual practitioner, who sometimes collaborates with small teams of consultants, I have learned that all I have to sell is myself. I have developed a deep understanding of PKM and the various models, processes, and practices can support it. I am a ‘strawberry jam’ consultant. My consulting has lumps that cannot be spread too thin. My work cannot be infinitely diluted, like grape jelly can be spread.
  • DION HINCHCLIFFE'S WEB 2.0 BLOG  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2016
    [Learning, Practice] In Digital Transformation, Culture Change Goes Hand in Hand with Tech Change
    The resulting adapted framework is informed by best practices and industry lessons learned so far. A good place to start for these is Perry Hewitt’s 10 best practices for digital transformation which she developed when she was Chief Digital Officer at Harvard. This starting point then continues to evolve as it learns from early experience.
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