• INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2014
    [Learning, Practice] Techniques for Student Engagement in Library Instruction
    In this four-week, online workshop we will examine a variety of student engagement techniques, focusing on Bloom''s Taxonomy of Learning, problem solving, and metacognition. We will also develop a plan for applying a student engagement technique in our own practice." The teacher is John Doherty and it costs $175 (US). events
  • BOXES AND ARROWS  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2014
    [Learning, Practice] Five Things They Didn’t Teach Me in School About Being a User Researcher
    That said, in the midst of companies experimenting with how to maximize user researchers, there are a few things I’ve learned specific to the role of user researcher that have held true across the diverse companies I’ve worked for. quickly learned that the title was misleading and should have been usability analyst. You’re not a DVR.
  • JOHN BATTELLE'S SEARCHBLOG  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2014
    [Learning, Practice] Else 9.15.14: Ma, Theil, Apple Pay, and Minecraft
    I’m curious to learn more. Programmatic bidding: Buy, buy, baby  (The Economist) A short intro to the practice, a longer overview of the online advertising model, with attendant concerns over privacy and surveillance, is in the print version (and behind paywall online). Bigger iPhones? Been there. Which is a shame.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2014
    [Learning, Practice] Cooking out loud
    Working and learning out loud are essential practices that can change the nature of work. Then groups of people can work on problems together and learn as they work. In such a complex adaptive environment, working and learning together just makes sense. It takes too long to make decisions or try new things out.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2014
    [Learning, Practice] Would You Watch It? Creating Effective and Engaging Video Tutorials
    'On September 18 at 3pm US Eastern time (that''s 8pm UK time) the Blended Librarians Online Learning Community has a webcast presentation and discussion with Nichole Martin and Ross Martin, Would You Watch It? Creating Effective and Engaging Video Tutorials. events
  • CLARK QUINN  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2014
    [Learning, Practice] Learning Engineering
    'Last week I had the opportunity to attend the inaugural meeting of the Global Learning Council. While not really global in either sense (little representation from overseas nor from segments other than higher ed), it was a chance to refresh myself in some rigor around learning sciences. For one, the value of models in learning.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2014
    [Learning, Practice] Academic Literacy Research and Practice
    It then talks about their response to their findings, in terms of course design and specifically a web resource SPARK (Student Papers and Academic Research Kit). SPARK is at [link] and the presentation is at [link] (there are other talks by the same author in this repository). Photo by Sheila Webber: Artemis the cat, at Lady Dinah''s Cat Cafe today.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 29, 2014
    [Learning, Practice] Small thoughts, loosely joined
    But this is when most executives were learning how to do their jobs. New practices, such as working out loud, have to be supported. This is a difficult task, requiring practice and more importantly, cooperation with others. In addition, a new culture of constant experimentation and acceptance of failure, has to be embraced.
  • INFORMATION WANTS TO BE FREE  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 22, 2014
    [Learning, Practice] Reflections on library assessment and the Library Assessment Conference
    That said, I question whether library school is the best place for students to be learning to do assessment work or research. favor the idea of assessment mentoring programs, but am not sure what it would look like in practice. We need to learn more about how our patrons use our resources and services. until they do. Very nice!
  • PSYBLOG  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 21, 2014
    [Learning, Practice] The Type of Yoga That Boosts Memory and Attention
    'Ancient spiritual practice found to increase attention and working memory capacity. Learning Challenging New Skills Like Photography Improves Memory Dr Jeremy Dean is a psychologist and author of PsyBlog. His latest book is "Making Habits, Breaking Habits: How to Make Changes That Stick". Yoga’s Powerful Influence on Mood.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 20, 2014
    [Learning, Practice] Rethinking Design: Pedagogy
    Of course, there’s an introduction that both emotionally and cognitively prepares the learner for the coming learning experience. So for conceptual tasks, what we’re looking to do is drive learning to content. Whereas in the procedural approach, we really want to give them practice in the task. design
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 18, 2014
    [Learning, Practice] Error reduction interferes with gaining insights
    We should Sense – Analyze – Respond & we can apply good practices. We should Probe – Sense – Respond & we can test emergent practices. This is what was intended in developing the learning organization , but this is usually window-dressing in most established, hierarchical organizations. It interfered with insights.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 15, 2014
    [Learning, Practice] Learning everywhere: hyperlinked libraries and life literacies #IFLALimerick
    '2nd day of liveblogging the IFLA Information Literacy Satellite conference held in Limerick, Ireland (picture is from the conference dinner last night) and the keynote today is Michael Stephens (San Jose State University, Information School, USA), talking about Learning everywhere: hyperlinked libraries and life literacies. Web 2.0
  • CLARK QUINN  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 12, 2014
    [Learning, Practice] Deeper activities
    The point was to rebel against the usual content-based curriculum, and push us to more meaningful learning. In trying to move beyond good, albeittraditional, elearning, I’ve been working hard on the notion of what a meaningful activity (read: practice, task, etc) would be. And revisit the knowledge several times. design
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 12, 2014
    [Learning, Practice] Sense-making Skills
    recent academic paper from the Association for Psychological Science examined various methods to improve learning. In this monograph, we discuss 10 learning techniques in detail and offer recommendations about their relative utility. – Improving Students Learning With Effective Learning Techniques.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 4, 2014
    [Learning, Practice] Communications in Information Literacy: latest issue
    Swain Integrating an Information Literacy Quiz into the Learning Management System by M. 'The latest issue of open-access journal Communications in Information Litera cy (volume 8 number 1 2014) contains the following: Peering Into the Writing Center: Information Literacy as Collaborative Conversation by Janelle M. Creelman, Shawn P.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  THURSDAY, JULY 31, 2014
    [Learning, Practice] Layering on success
    'In a previous post, I talked about the layers around learning design. It’s not hard, you choose this assignment (task/activity/practice) to include a presentation, that one to require research, another to require a design task, etc. You can provide support and gradually remove it (as you do for other skill-development practice).
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  THURSDAY, JULY 31, 2014
    [Learning, Practice] A Swiss Army Knife for the Network Era
    Here is what Domino’s Pizza, a company operating in over 50 countries, learned about implementing PKM practices , after their pilot project: Finally, as learning practitioners, we’re awash in information about social tools and technology-enabled learning. helped people learn for themselves how to fish.
  • BOXES AND ARROWS  |  TUESDAY, JULY 29, 2014
    [Learning, Practice] User Experience Research at Scale
    Finally, the article goes on to propose a methodology that allows for an adjustable balance between a department’s user research and product design and highlights the evolution of trends, best practices, and common avoidances found within the user research industry, especially as they relate to SaaS-based products. Different from analytics.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  TUESDAY, JULY 29, 2014
    [Learning, Practice] Sense-making and sharing
    If you keep your knowledge to yourself, you will not be viewed as a contributor to any knowledge networks, and will miss out on learning with and from others, especially professional colleagues (bottom right). There are many possible practices in this quadrant, but each person must find his or her own way. For me it’s blogging.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  FRIDAY, JULY 25, 2014
    [Learning, Practice] Knowledge and Wisdom
    So just as the journey to work teams and communities of practice can be challenging and time-consuming, so I expect it will be into networks. always say that you can change an organisation only as fast as people are willing to stop objecting, start trying and begin learning. call these Friday’s Finds. We never speak of this.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  THURSDAY, JULY 24, 2014
    [Learning, Practice] Build trust, embrace networks, manage complexity
    Networks enable work to be done more effectively when that work is complex and there are no simple answers, best practices, or case studies to fall back on. In networks, even established practices like teamwork can be counter-productive. Networked colleagues, learning together, can close the gap between knowing and doing.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  MONDAY, JULY 21, 2014
    [Learning, Practice] Preparing your workforce for tomorrow
    Training looks backwards, at what worked in the past (good & best practices), and creates a controlled environment to develop knowledge and skills. Learning as we probe the problem, we gain insight and our practices are emergent (emerging from our interaction with the changing environment and the problem).
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  THURSDAY, JULY 17, 2014
    [Learning, Practice] My Top Tools 2014
    'Jane Hart compiles a list every year of the Top 10 Tools for learning. have also annotated these tools as to what part of my PKM practice they connect with: SEEK > SENSE > SHARE. 7 (new): Apple Preview: is the productivity tool I use the most, so I can focus on learning, not fighting with applications. SHARE. SHARE.
  • BOXES AND ARROWS  |  TUESDAY, JULY 15, 2014
    [Learning, Practice] Honing Your Research Skills Through Ad-hoc Contextual Inquiry
    'It’s common in our field to hear that we don’t get enough time to regularly practice all the types of research available to us, and that’s often true, given tight project deadlines and limited resources. Case Studies Discovery, Research, and Testing Learning From Others It’s an activity I’d encourage everyone to try.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  TUESDAY, JULY 15, 2014
    [Learning, Practice] Click to learn less
    And I really can’t figure out why, except a thorough lack of understanding of learning, and a determination to put interaction in regardless. Click here to learn more. Instead, find the core model that predicts the right actions, and have them learn the model. 'All too often, when I review content, I see a recurrent interaction.
  • CONNECTING 2 THE WORLD  |  MONDAY, JULY 14, 2014
    [Learning, Practice] Best Practices with Mobile Tech: #adjunctchat Tuesday, July 15
    Another advantage is that higher education students can be sent out of the classroom to learn, observe, and experience what they are learning in context. am able to point to different resources or help students learn how to navigate through information, developing their information literacy, communication, and critical thinking skills.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 9, 2014
    [Learning, Practice] Seeking feedback on PKM
    am realising the benefits of practicing what the PKM concept preaches…. The trick is to learn how to store the ‘useful later’ stuff so that I can get back to it, and this has been a key ‘take away’ for me. 'We are just finishing the second PKM in 40 Days online workshop this year. SEEKING is a good start, but it isn’t enough.
  • JOHN BATTELLE'S SEARCHBLOG  |  TUESDAY, JULY 8, 2014
    [Learning, Practice] Content Marketing And the New Mainstream
    Customers have the chance to give their input on new versions of products, ask questions, learn more – in other words, have a dialog. 'The post Content Marketing And the New Mainstream appeared first on John Battelle's Search Blog. The success of content marketing has radicalized the way companies communicate.” Back in 2007 (!)
  • CLARK QUINN  |  TUESDAY, JULY 8, 2014
    [Learning, Practice] Align, deepen, and space
    The key is making meaningful practice. I mean make sure that your learning objective, what they’re learning, is aligned to a real change in the business. Second, it has to be something learning benefits from. Any meaningful learning really can’t be done in one go, but has to be spread. First, align it.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  MONDAY, JULY 7, 2014
    [Learning, Practice] Quinnovating for Jobs
    I’ve taken on a role of Chief Learning Architect (a slightly better title than the one originally considered) for the Wadhwani Foundation. My role is to refine the learning design to increase success. We’ll see if I can practice what I preach, eh A third leg will be innovation grants.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  SUNDAY, JULY 6, 2014
    [Learning, Practice] Mastering a discipline for transformation
    This is about individuals making the best use of their networks and other sources of knowledge so that they can keep up to date with the most effective thinking in their area and practice new ways of doing things. UK National Health Service White Paper 2014: The new era of thinking and practice in change and transformation.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  THURSDAY, JULY 3, 2014
    [Learning, Practice] Resources before courses
    While I’ve previously argued that good learning design shouldn’t take longer, that was assuming good design in the first place: that you did an analysis, and concept and example design and presentation, and practice, not just dumping a quiz on top of content. So what’s this new one? And it’s wrong.
  • INFORMATION WANTS TO BE FREE  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 2, 2014
    [Learning, Practice] Taking a new path in a familiar place
    I’m not going to give away any big results here, but I will say that those of us at BA, MA and PhD-granting schools can learn a lot from community colleges about building a culture of assessment and a culture focused on learning. They’re deeply collaborative and a true learning community. Tweet This! about me Work
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  MONDAY, JUNE 30, 2014
    [Learning, Practice] A compass for the Big Shift
    'Participation in knowledge flows can generate new insights and practices and improve performance in ways that also yield learning and new capabilities. Not just how can we learn, but how can we learn faster? – John Hagel: Why learning is the only sustainable response to the increasing pressures of the Big Shift.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 27, 2014
    [Learning, Practice] Swimming in circles
    Now complexity theory is if anything a more radical shift in our understanding and it can hurt those accustomed to the case based approach to management, repeating recipes derived from past practice. 'Here are some observations and insights that were shared on social media this past fortnight. call these Friday’s Finds. Friday''s Finds
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 26, 2014
    [Learning, Practice] The skills gap is a learning gap
    'Continuous learning, lifelong learning, learning organizations, and constant learning – terms we hear every day about the changing nature of the workplace. significant change is needed in how we conduct instruction and support learning at school and at work. Even old dogs can learn new tricks.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  MONDAY, JUNE 23, 2014
    [Learning, Practice] THE Social Learning Handbook
    And I’d looked at the previous edition of her Social Learning Handbook, so it was on faith that I endorsed the new edition. Practical guidance underpins all the frameworks. If you want to tap into the power of social learning, there is no better guide. The concepts are clear, illustrated, and comprehensible.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  SUNDAY, JUNE 22, 2014
    [Learning, Practice] Learning to breathe in the network era
    We can also create tools to do work and not have to learn all the background knowledge in order to accomplish a known task. Transparency helps the organization learn from mistakes. These will require active, engaged, and constantly learning professionals. Third, everyone in the organization must take control of their learning.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 19, 2014
    [Learning, Practice] Social leaders create value
    By practicing  personal knowledge mastery, everyone takes responsibility for critical thinking. Active experimentation is encouraged through constant learning by doing, and sharing with others to solve problems. Individual and group practices that create value are the underpinning of value for the whole network.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 18, 2014
    [Learning, Practice] Curation trumps creation
    We’ve seen the need to revisit the principles of learning design because despite the pleas that “we know this stuff already”, there are still too many bad elearning courses out there. You need to practice it to be able to preach it, and you should be preaching it. Creating resources is hard. So, curate over create.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 17, 2014
    [Learning, Practice] People and the Wild Internet of Everything
    It remains that the only practical interface with complexity is the human brain. There is a limit to the usefulness of devices that are worn in public but that demand attention because it is often socially and practically unacceptable to give those devices enough attention to make them worth the trouble of configuring and interacting with.
  • BOXES AND ARROWS  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 17, 2014
    [Learning, Practice] Making the Case for a Design-Led Transformation
    When building a product/service/application in healthcare, a significant shift in design practices and methods is required as the relative scale of problem solving increases from Design 1.0 and illustrates the methods used by practicing healthcare researchers and designers. They can be concerns that we as individuals face. Design 2.0:
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  SUNDAY, JUNE 15, 2014
    [Learning, Practice] Revolutionalize Learning & Development
    'Work is learning and learning is the work, says Clark Quinn. Clark  gives a clear path forward for today’s learning and development profession on the cusp of revolution or extinction in his latest book. He maps the path to align learning with work. Work is learning and learning is the work. agree.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 13, 2014
    [Learning, Practice] Information Literacy: in legal education/practice; in Inquiry Based Learning: new articles
    2014) Information literacy and inquiry-based learning: Evaluation of a five-year programme of curriculum development. Inquiry-based learning describes a range of learner-centred pedagogies increasingly employed in higher education where students learn through engaging in open-ended research and inquiry. McKinney, P. Lawal, V.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 11, 2014
    [Learning, Practice] Social leadership
    Here is the ABC TV re-enactment of the Milgram Experiment: One of the subjects in the television program was a 7 th grade teacher who explained that she didn’t stop shocking the learner because as a teacher she had learned when a student’s complaints were phony. 'What is social leadership? Control is a mirage. Vulnerability. Humility.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 10, 2014
    [Learning, Practice] Work Out Loud Week
    In complex work environments, the optimal way to do work is to constantly probe the environment and test emergent practices. Emergent practices are dependent on the cooperation of all workers (including management) as well as the free flow of knowledge. This requires an empowered workforce. This means contributing knowledge.
  • WWW.JARCHE.COM  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 6, 2014
    [Learning, Practice] Personally Managing Your Knowledge
    Posted Monday, 2 June 2008 ; filed under Informal Learning. Learning is an individual activity that often happens with and is supported by others. We may learn on our own but usually not by ourselves. Unless we live on a desert island, we learn socially. One is internally focused, as in “How do I learn this?”
  • WWW.WORKLITERACY.COM  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 6, 2014
    [Learning, Practice] Improve Google Skills in Five Minutes | Work Literacy
    There wasn’t much dispute around this, but the question was raised by someone in the audience: If I had five minutes to learn to search better in Google, what should I learn / where should I go? So, in the spirit of the Big Question on the Learning Circuits Blog , I would like to ask for your help. Learn More.
  • WWW.WORKLITERACY.COM  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 6, 2014
    [Learning, Practice] Work Skills Gap Hinders Enterprise 2.0 Adoption | Work Literacy
    In other words how do knowledge workers learn this new way of thinking, working, learning? Learn more about Content Personalization. Learn More. Deliberate Practice - Cloud Worker - Collaboration - Work Literacy - June 2009. 'Work Skills Gap Hinders Enterprise 2.0 Adoption. tools. â€Â? Web 2.0
  • WWW.NYTIMES.COM  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 6, 2014
    [Learning, Practice] Shifting Careers - Fighting a Workplace War Against Distraction - NYTimes.com
    The first step is to learn to speak a language of attention. Learning about the nature and mechanisms of attention has been life-changing for me. Practice may help. employees practice “Think Fridays” worldwide, avoiding or cutting back on e-mail, meetings and interruptions. 'Skip to article. Subscribe Now.
  • WWW.WORKLITERACY.COM  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 6, 2014
    [Learning, Practice] Work Literacy Launched | Work Literacy
    “Being adaptable in a flat world, knowing how to ‘learn how to learn,’ will be one of the most important assets any worker can have, because job churn will come faster, because innovation will happen faster.â€Â? Learn more about Content Personalization.
  • WEBLOGG-ED.COM  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 6, 2014
    [Learning, Practice] Weblogg-ed » Assessing Network Building
    So lately I’ve been talking and thinking more and more about this idea of a “performance standard” that reads something like “Students create, grow and navigate online personal learning networks in safe, effective and ethical ways” and what that would mean in a NETS type framework. Online Learning Networks 1 [.].
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 5, 2014
    [Learning, Practice] Good leaders connect
    This is even more pronounced when those doing the work are connected to their peers in social networks and communities of practice that have established and trusted knowledge-sharing practices. Learning is connecting. Leaders model good learning behaviours. Leaders practice personal knowledge mastery. Leadership
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 4, 2014
    [Learning, Practice] Promoting learning
    'The Nobel laureate economist Robert Solow noted some 60 years ago that rising incomes should largely be attributed not to capital accumulation, but to technological progress – to learning how to do things better. We may talk about the importance of learning, but for the most part we do not practice it. Learning Stiglitz.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 3, 2014
    [Learning, Practice] From Content to Experience
    Even the SME, unless prompted carefully otherwise, will resort to telling you the knowledge they’ve learned, because they just don’t have access to what they know. Once you have that key decision, the application of the skill in context, you need to create situations where learners can practice using it. design strategy
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 3, 2014
    [Learning, Practice] Mastering the Internet of Everything
    using social media to connect to people and join communities of practice. PKM practices tend to change over time, the most important aspect is being aware of how and where we seek sources of information, make sense of our own knowledge, and then share it at work, in communities or through networks. Others are getting into Web 2.0,
  • COLUMN TWO  |  MONDAY, JUNE 2, 2014
    [Learning, Practice] Intranets2014 round-up
    'Intranets2014 marks the fourth year that Step Two Designs have brought local and international speakers together with intranet professionals to learn and network over all things intranet and digital workplace. have been fortunate to attend all four conferences and each year has been an improvement on the last. Rocking intranets.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  MONDAY, JUNE 2, 2014
    [Learning, Practice] MERLOT Journal of Online Learning and Teaching: MOOCs articles
    of the open-access MERLOT Journal of Online Learning and Teaching has a focus on MOOCs (Massively Open Online Courses), with some good contributions. learning Pedagogy 'Vol 10, no.
  • KNOW NETWORK NEWS  |  MONDAY, JUNE 2, 2014
    [Learning, Practice] Social Networking Transforms Learning Organizations
    'Motivated organizations make sure employees connect to communities of practice and value-add information that will ensure that the development of skills is aligned with business goals and objectives
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  SUNDAY, JUNE 1, 2014
    [Learning, Practice] Peering deeply into collaboration
    But, as Constellation analyst Alan Lepovsky recently observed to me and I’ve had CIOs tell me on several occasions, the real play is the ability to peer deeply using machine learning into this collective intelligence to make better decisions based on ground truth that comes from what the organization as a whole actually knows.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  THURSDAY, MAY 29, 2014
    [Learning, Practice] Organizational Learning in the Network Era
    But the real barrier to systemic change is hierarchical management, as it constrains the sharing of power, a necessary enabler of organizational learning. If learning is what organizations need to do well in order to survive and thrive, then structural barriers to learning must be removed. Learning is everywhere. Email.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 28, 2014
    [Learning, Practice] Network Era Skills
    The core skills for this emerging workplace are: 1) working & learning out loud 2) cooperating, 3) collaborating, and 4) connected leadership. Working and learning out loud make implicit knowledge more explicit. Developing these skills, like adding value to information, takes time and practice.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  TUESDAY, MAY 27, 2014
    [Learning, Practice] Setting Story
    To me, at least part of that is making the learning of intrinsic interest. And one of those elements is practice, and this is arguably the most important element to making learning work. So how to do we make practice intrinsically interesting? This may seem like a lot of work, but it’s not that hard, with practice.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  TUESDAY, MAY 27, 2014
    [Learning, Practice] Learning is Connecting
    While education over the internet may not be as pervasive as email today, learning over the internet is massive. Learning is happening on every social media platform. For example, there are how-to videos on YouTube, learning-oriented chats on Twitter, study groups on Facebook, and professional communities on LinkedIn.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  SUNDAY, MAY 25, 2014
    [Learning, Practice] The rapidly changing workplace
    '8) So what have I learned that will help us change our own experience of work? 9) We know what social and thinking skills are needed for complex contexts – we know how to hone these skills through practice. The only practical interface for complexity is the human brain. Social learning will be a major part of all work.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 21, 2014
    [Learning, Practice] Getting contextual
    That we should be creating them by abstracting from successful practices, we should be conceptualizing them, or adopting them from other areas. To put that into context (see what I did there): with desktop learning, augmenting formal could be emails that provide new examples or practice that spread out over time.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  THURSDAY, MAY 15, 2014
    [Learning, Practice] Peeling the onion
    'I’ve been talking a bit recently about deepening formal design, specifically to achieve learning that’s flexible, persistent, and develops the learner’s abilities to become self-sustaining in work and life. Learning  should  be hard fun. design meta-learning social And it should.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  TUESDAY, MAY 13, 2014
    [Learning, Practice] AITD National Conference 2014
    AITD: Without giving too much away can you tell us about your Work is learning and learning is the work keynote address? Work is learning and learning is the work, because the nature of work is changing. It also shows that identifying and copying best practices is pretty well useless. Learning
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  SUNDAY, MAY 11, 2014
    [Learning, Practice] Developing a shared curriculum; and #ALDinHE presentations
    'Presentation from Jane Secker, Emma Coonan and Maria Bell given at the ALDinHE conference 2014: their title is Developing a shared curriculum in higher education: from theory to practice and it''s embedded below. Developing a shared curriculum in higher education: from theory to practice from Jane Secker.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  THURSDAY, MAY 8, 2014
    [Learning, Practice] Re-wiring for the Complex Workplace
    'Note: The following article appears in Inside Learning Technologies & Skills – May 2014. Inside Learning Technologies & Skills – May 2014. Today’s workplace demands emergent practices just to keep up, but there is little time or thought provided to develop these. complexity Learning Wirearchy Trust.
  • CONVERSATION MATTERS  |  TUESDAY, MAY 6, 2014
    [Learning, Practice] ProQuest Case Study: Using the Oscillation Principle for Software Development
    He explains, “ We have learned that it’s important to invest in preparing for the summit. But Anne notes, “ People have to learn that the team can make decisions, especially team members from the US. So the planners have learned that there is a need to set aside unplanned time.   They call the face-to-face meetings, “Summits.”
  • BOXES AND ARROWS  |  MONDAY, MAY 5, 2014
    [Learning, Practice] How to Make a Concept Model
    But mostly in hopes of learning a way to make a good concept model. was busy with several things, including Lou Rosenfeld’s 32 Awesome Practical UX Tips. Big Ideas Education Learning From Others Process and Methods Visual and Visible 'I can draw. went to art school. But I can draw. What I cannot do is diagram. always wanted to.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  THURSDAY, MAY 1, 2014
    [Learning, Practice] Organize for Complexity
    'Neils Pflaeging read my ebook Seeking perpetual beta and said that “after reading the book one yearns for more from you about the right learning architecture, about how to develop organizations applying this thinking, about how to build learning programs and infrastructure.” It can only be developed through practice.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 29, 2014
    [Learning, Practice] What have we learned so far?
    'What have we learned so far about personal knowledge mastery? Many tools are discussed as participants try new ones or share their personal practices. PKM connects what is learned in networks, communities of practice, and work teams. As I learn, I share. Participant comments on adopting a PKM process.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  MONDAY, APRIL 28, 2014
    [Learning, Practice] Information Literacy & the university: digital, reflective, focused: free event
    Bill Johnston (Honorary Research Fellow, Centre for Lifelong Learning, University of Strathclyde) will keynote with insights into the Digital University model that he has developed with Sheila MacNeill and which is being implemented in two Scottish universities. It runs from 2.30-5pm. This is a free event. events
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  SUNDAY, APRIL 27, 2014
    [Learning, Practice] Why PKM?
    It is a place to start thinking about networked learning, professional development, and staying current in the digital surround of the network era. People can learn more and connect to diverse knowledge networks outside the organizational walls. This type of immersive social learning is becoming essential for all professionals.
  • FUTURE OF WORK  |  MONDAY, APRIL 21, 2014
    [Learning, Practice] Thinking About Thinking
    However, while I was deeply impressed by those two, and learned some important life lessons, I enjoyed even more the many workshops and hallway/dinner conversations with my friends and colleagues in the Corporate Real Estate Council (CREC) and the Workplace Evolutionaries (WE) community of practice. Don’t even try to think. Just sit.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 17, 2014
    [Learning, Practice] Organizing Talent
    As Labour, once you learn how to do something, you are able to repeat it. On the other hand, original work has high task variety and requires continuous learning, as well as significant tacit knowledge that cannot easily be codified. Be good at learning new skills because Talent is a constantly moving target for automation.
  • FUTURE OF WORK  |  MONDAY, APRIL 14, 2014
    [Learning, Practice] Three Special Events
    This is a marvelous opportunity to learn more about how organizational cultures and management practice are evolving away from “Command and Control” and towards “Respect and Empower.” 'There are three important professional events occurring in the next couple of months that you should pay attention to. WorkTech14-New York (May 15).
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  SUNDAY, APRIL 13, 2014
    [Learning, Practice] Immersive Environments as Enabler for Blended Gamified Learning Experiences #vwbpe
    'Another of the presentations I attended at the Virtual Worlds Best Practices in Education (VWBPE) conference yesterday was 3D Virtual Immersive Environments as Enabler for Blended Gamified Learning Experiences by Stylianos Mystakidis, e-learning Manager at University of Patras, Greece.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 9, 2014
    [Learning, Practice] 3rd Annual Indiana University Libraries Information Literacy Colloquium
    This year’s Colloquium invites you to investigate the implications metaliteracy has for library instruction theory and practice. How does this shape our learning outcomes and pedagogy? Proposals for presentations or roundtable discussions should be no more than 250 words in length and should contain at least two learning outcomes.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 8, 2014
    [Learning, Practice] Enterprise knowledge sharing requires trusted relationships
    Most software developers today are learning in a way that makes the environment smarter as they share their knowledge. People still need to actively share knowledge, through practices such as working out loud. Narration of work is the first step in integrating learning into the workflow, which is where it belongs in the network era.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 2, 2014
    [Learning, Practice] It’s (almost) out!
    'My latest tome, Revolutionize Learning & Development: Performance and Innovation Strategy for the Information Age is out. what we know about how we think, work, and learn that we aren’t accounting for. So, fourth, to practice what I’m preaching, there should be a community pushing this, creating the answers together.
  • FUTURE OF WORK  |  MONDAY, MARCH 31, 2014
    [Learning, Practice] Rehearsing Tomorrow – It’s No Joke
    of our annual March Madness, it’s worth thinking about what we can learn from sports teams about how to get ready for the future. The best teams in the NCAA tournament spend hours and hours on the practice court, working not just on individual fitness and on shooting three-point baskets, but also on defending against competing shooters.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  MONDAY, MARCH 31, 2014
    [Learning, Practice] Environmental Scan of OERs, MOOCs, and Libraries
    The only criticism I could have is that it doesn''t really set them in the context of the research & practice of e-learning and blended overall, though that isn''t exactly uncommon when discussing MOOCs. learning 'A couple of weeks ago a free pdf was published by ACRL: Kazakoff-Lane, C.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 27, 2014
    [Learning, Practice] Manifesting in practice extended
    'In my last post, I wrote about the first step you should take to move to Serious eLearning , which was making deeper practice. My big three are: aligning with the practice, extending the practice, and evaluating what is being done. Those should be your examples, and guide your practice design. mean this in two ways.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 26, 2014
    [Learning, Practice] ACRL Immersion 2014 open for applications
    who want to improve their knowledge and practice of both classroom and program assessment. The program offers a mixture of structured and co-constructed learning segments such as peer discussions, individual reading and reflection times and participant-led communities of practice." You must apply by 2 May 2014. events
  • CLARK QUINN  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 26, 2014
    [Learning, Practice] Manifesting in practice extremis
    Let me take a worst-case scenario and try to take a very practical approach. The short version is that you’ve got to put meaningful practice in there. Yes, it’s a bit more thinking, but you already have to pull out knowledge, so it’s not that different (and gets easier with practice). How would they use that?
  • CLARK QUINN  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 25, 2014
    [Learning, Practice] Manifesting in principle
    Of course, we realize that clients may not be willing to pay for testing and revision, but that’s the second part… …we’d like purchasers of custom content to ask that their learning experiences meet these standards, and expect and allow in contracts for appropriate processes. That’s a principled response.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  MONDAY, MARCH 24, 2014
    [Learning, Practice] Lifewide magazine and e-book
    'Thanks to Bill Johnston for alerting me to the Lifewide magazine , which is a product of the Lifewide community "a social enterprise formed in 2011 to develop and support a community of interest formed around the ideas and educational practices that promote and support lifewide learning and personal development." eggs so far: [link].
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  MONDAY, MARCH 24, 2014
    [Learning, Practice] Absorbing complexity with PKM
    Anne Marie goes on to explain how important professional learning networks are to each and every one of us. Networked learning is not just good for your organization, but you as a person. have never met Anne Marie, yet I I learn from her and consider her a professional colleague. Sense-making is acting on one’s knowledge.
  • CONNECTING 2 THE WORLD  |  SATURDAY, MARCH 22, 2014
    [Learning, Practice] Distributed groups and mobile technology
    We used faxes, conference calls, carriers, overnight/express mail, and towards the end, we were in the dawn of the internet, learning how to "program" emails, routing them through university servers from the US, to Austria, Germany, and Switzerland, finally sending them to universities in Hungary who would hand deliver them to our Budapest offices.
  • BOXES AND ARROWS  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 18, 2014
    [Learning, Practice] Ending the UX Designer Drought
    While this might seem like an intractable problem, the skills required to do this fundamental work can be learned! Design schools have been doing it for years (and the new, practically-focused Unicorn Institute will start doing it soon). To do that, you need to make learning a job. 'The user experience design field is booming.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 18, 2014
    [Learning, Practice] Serious Conversation
    We don’t want people just to sign on, we  want  them to put the principles into practice. design meta-learning 'We’ve already received the first request for an article on the Serious eLearning Manifesto , and it sparked a realization. The values are backed up by 22 principles pulled from the research.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 18, 2014
    [Learning, Practice] Learning and Emergent Leadership at Google
    'Two themes I have discussed here for a number of years are: 1) work is learning and learning is the work; and 2) leadership is an emergent property of networks. Learning has to be part of the workflow. This challenges the practice of management by hierarchical position. Work is Learning: For every job, though, the No.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  SATURDAY, MARCH 15, 2014
    [Learning, Practice] New articles: EBP vs. ACRL; students prividing peer reference
    2014) A Comparison of Evidence-Based Practice and the ACRL Information Literacy Standards: Implications for Information Literacy Practice. Peer learning dynamics have proven powerful in collegiate contexts. academic libraries academic sector evidence-based practice Information Literacy USA 'Adams, N. link] Bodemer, B.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 13, 2014
    [Learning, Practice] Smarts: content or system?
    And you can’t adapt with a system if you’ve monolithic learning objects that contain the whole experience. And, at the time I led a team building an adaptive learning engine, we did see adaptive content. Which is the best way to adapt? Now the obvious answer is the system. Happy to hear alternate proposals!
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 13, 2014
    [Learning, Practice] some useful models
    Change management today means practicing change, not waiting for it to hit you on the side of the head. Learning is a critical part of working in a creative economy. Being able to continuously learn, and share that new knowledge, will be as important as showing up on time was in the industrial economy. Learning
  • CLARK QUINN  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 12, 2014
    [Learning, Practice] Aligning with us
    'The main complaint I think I have about the things L&D does isn’t so much that it’s still mired in the industrial age of plan, prepare, and execute, but that it’s just not aligned with how we think, learn, and perform, certainly not for information age organizations. Shall we? design social strategy
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