• HAROLD JARCHE  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 17, 2018
    [Network] coffee, communities, and condescension
    I have observed over the past few years how critical it is to engage in knowledge networks to better understand my profession and the world. These networks are with people, not platforms and not companies. A Network is Not a Community. Our networks are great places for serendipitous connections. Here are some screenshots of the ‘conversation’ This story is a good example of the difference between social networks and communities of practice.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 16, 2018
    [Network] Recent articles: Pinterest; Critical inquiry; Outreach
    academic sector Discipline - Art Discipline - chemistry IL frameworks Information Literacy Pedagogy social networkingArticles in the priced journal Internet Reference Services Quarterly (Volume 22 issue 2/3) include: - Talking Through It: Using Student to Student Interviews and Brainstorming Activities for Facilitating Critical Inquiry by Krista D.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  SUNDAY, JANUARY 14, 2018
    [Network] a vision for learning
    It is also to master the new literacies of the network era and promote critical thinking, for ourselves and others. Companies today need to become network-centric and especially learning-centric. Networked individuals are the new engaged citizens, and we have to connect with our professional communities, finding them where we can, often aided by social media. These awareness networks can keep us connected to the real world, through wide and diverse human relationships.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 9, 2018
    [Network] Recent Pew reports: Roundup of tech/online trends in American life; online harassment
    Information Society research social networking Technology USAThe Pew Research Center pulled together some interesting material from their reports at the end of 2017, as they put it "from online harassment to fake news to net neutrality": Anderson, M. 2017, December 28). Fact Tank: Our Lives in Numbers: Key trends shaping technology in 2017. link] They also just reported on their research into online harassment: Smith, A. and Duggan, M. 2018, January 4).
  • DION HINCHCLIFFE'S WEB 2.0 BLOG  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 5, 2018
    [Network] Digital Transformation in 2018: Sustainably Delivering on the Promise at Scale
    2018 will see the same, but with much more focus on reaching the market effectively and seizing network effect, and less on experimentation. Instead, more decentralized yet highly engaged entities like empowered groups of change agents or networks of transformation teams seem to be more effective are driving long-term change both deeply and widely across the organization.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 3, 2018
    [Network] Research on news/ journalism/ social media
    Cross-examining the network: The year in digital and social media research. Harvard's Nieman Lab has an article listing what they term "10 of the most important pieces of new research into digital and social media published in 2017", but it is really more focused on news/journalism research. Some interesting items e.g. on news avoidance; on whether journalists influence the democratic process. Ordway, D. 2018, 2 January).
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  SATURDAY, DECEMBER 30, 2017
    [Network] embracing automation
    Just as farmhands were replaced by machines 100 years ago, so too will knowledge workers be replaced by networked computers in the next few decades. As discourse replaces the academy, social learning in knowledge networks augments and even replaces training and education. Barring the collapse of civilization, digital networks are here to stay. In the network era, work is learning and learning is the work. Automation.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 26, 2017
    [Network] constantly learning nodes
    We lack good models for organizing in a networked society. But most of our institutions and markets will fail to deliver in a network era society because they were never designed for one. Perhaps the only unit of organization that is up to the task of working and living in networks is the individual human (the node). The biggest challenge we face is in educating citizens for the network era. Networks are made up of nodes (people) and relationships.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2017
    [Network] perpetual beta 2017
    One effect of the network era, and its pervasive digital connections, is that networks are replacing or subverting more traditional hierarchies of our institutions and markets. If we want to avoid a return to Tribal conflict and a narrow view of society, we need to build and test alternative network models. Self-mastery of our own thinking is necessary to counter the effects of a networked world, where words are electrically extended by social media.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2017
    [Network] looking to the past for the future
    The most viewed post in almost 14 years on this blog was on our future is networked and feminine. Innovation is a network activity and creating structural holes through gender bias (e.g. not promoting women into leadership positions) only weakens the network. Innovation is not brilliant flashes of individual insight but collective learning through social networks. “Pass on what you have learned. Strength, mastery. But weakness, folly, failure also.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2017
    [Network] friday’s neutral finds
    “It’s time to clearly and directly call for Canada’s big telecoms to be split apart so that our telecom networks can be open to a range of independent providers and community-based solutions, operating in a decentralized market. and others have adopted this “structural separation” approach to telecom markets, where the old telecom operates parts of the network the network but a range of providers service users.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2017
    [Network] it’s not complicated – review
    scalability of these intangible goods [network effects]. “In times of change learners inherit the earth; while the learned find themselves beautifully equipped to deal with a world that no longer exists” — Eric Hoffer. A major focus of my work is getting people to think in terms of complexity and understand the difference between complicated and complex systems. I use the Cynefin framework as the main point of reference.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2017
    [Network] Literacy, Democracy and #fakenews
    The main articles are: - Navigating a Varied Landscape: Literacy and Credibility of Networked Information by Jacob W. Craig ("Drawing on two accounts of information literacy, one from American students and another from teenaged Macedonian fake news makers, I argue that developing an information literacy reflective of the monetized and hierarchical nature of networks is paramount to writing and research.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2017
    [Network] Usability and Networks
    As I mentioned in an earlier post , I have been using Safari and Google to traverse the networks. My point is that I’ve been leveraging the benefits of networks for a bloody long time. Network effects are true for people and for data. The post Usability and Networks appeared first on Learnlets. And in a comment, I mentioned that the recent launch of the new Firefox browser was prompting me to switch.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2017
    [Network] Young Children’s Digital Literacy Practices in the home and in formal settings
    The objectives of this project are "to create an interdisciplinary network that will advance understanding of young children ́s digital literacy and multimodal practices in the new media age and which will build a co-ordinated European agenda for future research in this area." Just published are 2 literature reviews: - Kumpulainen, K. and Gillen, J. 2017). Young Children’s Digital Literacy Practices in the Home: A Review of the Literature. link] - Kontovourki, S., Garoufallou, E.,
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2017
    [Network] networked failure and learning
    Think networks of influence. Bonnitta Roy: I do a workshop on developing trust networks, and it is always a surprise to discover how little we agree on what trust is, and how it operates in our lives. When you feel into this notion of a trust network, other people you know from personal or work life will not make it into the inner circles at all. I would say that we self-organize our trust network, through continuous participation in complex processes of human relating.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2017
    [Network] self-managing for complexity
    Earlier this year I wrote that both the gamer and artist mindsets can help us navigate the network era. All professionals need access to long-term social networks where they can access a diverse array of opinions, ideas, and knowledge. “What processes will be effective in helping people to unlearn the disposition or stance that made them successful in the ordered domains of Cynefin? How can they most effectively learn the skills required in the complex domain?
  • KNOW NETWORK NEWS  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 2017
    [Network] 2017 Global (Parent) Most Admired Knowledge Enterprises (MAKE) Winners Announced
    Teleos, in association with The KNOW Network, has announced the 20 Winners of the 2017 Global (Parent) Most Admired Knowledge Enterprises (MAKE) study. For the fifth time, Alphabet (formerly Google) has been named the Overall Global (Parent) MAKE Winner
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 2017
    [Network] 3000 half-baked ideas
    Journalism is trying to adapt to the network era and democracy itself also has to change. Helping London’s volunteer sector think in terms of knowledge networks. Incorporating personal knowledge mastery into the network of an international NGO: United Cities & Local Governments. “The commons is the only genuine alternative today that allows us to build a truly participatory economic production system. The commons can cause a global cultural revolution.” — Yochai Benkler.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2017
    [Network] bias thwarts innovation
    My recent blog post on our future is networked and feminine has had more online attention than any other post I have written in the past two years. The network era workplace requires collaboration and cooperation because complex problems cannot be solved alone. Tacit knowledge flows in networks through social learning. Innovation is a network activity and creating structural holes through gender bias only weakens the network.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2017
    [Network] My Professional Learner’s Toolkit
    A range of social networks : I use LinkedIn professionally, as well as Slack. Reflection: this overlaps with social networks. My colleague, Harold Jarche, recently posted about his professional learning toolkit, reflecting our colleague Jane Hart’s post about a Modern Learner’s Toolkit. It’s a different cut through the top 10 tools. So I thought I’d share mine, and my reflections. Favorite browser and search engine : I use Safari and Google, by default.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2017
    [Network] beta conversation 2017-11-28
    If you are interested in the emerging network era, then please join us. I will be hosting the next Beta Conversation on Tuesday, 28 November at 14:00 UTC. This will be the last one for 2017. The subject will be understanding media for professional development, management, and leadership. The Harvard Business Review article, The Best Leaders are Constant Learners , provides some background reading. Participants can add their own questions in advance. The session will be 90 minutes long.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2017
    [Network] our future is networked and feminine
    As we enter an era where the Network form (T+I+M+N) gains dominance, most of the previous organizational forms will evolve to adapt to the new form. The Network form puts into question our current market dominated forms, including our institutions and our families. One potential aspect of the Network era is that it will retrieve a more Oral form of discourse, albeit in a new, electric manner. Will the Network era change this?
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2017
    [Network] professional learner’s toolkit
    Jane Hart describes a Modern Professional Learner’s Toolkit as having several components: resources, networks, devices, etc. Social Networks : My preferred conversational and sharing network is Twitter. I have used Jane’s framework to look at my own practice. Browser & Search Engine: I use three browsers (Firefox, Safari, Chrome) and two search engines ( StartPage & DuckDuckGo ).
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2017
    [Network] perspectives on new work – synopsis
    The Internet-based firm sees work and cognitive capability as networked communication. A networked business increases its intellectual capital as the nodes of the network do the same. The network acts as an amplifier of knowledge, but the demands on the worker grow. Thus, we should pay much more attention to the strength and number of relationships and the breadth and depth of networked thinking. You will become your network.
  • COLUMN TWO  |  SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2017
    [Network] Get expert help picking your new intranet platform or product
    We’re unique in what we do within Australia , and we’re part of an informal but tight-knit network of expert technology advisors around the globe (such as ClearBox Consulting in the UK, and Real Story Group in the USA). As we predicted, there’s been a huge pivot in the SharePoint marketplace , towards intranet products that sit on SharePoint or Office365, along with a similar rise in other out-of-the-box intranet products.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2017
    [Network] Scottish fact checking combating #fakenews
    FFS is "Scotland’s first fact-checking service, set up after funding from Google, but editorially independent" and has been accepted into the international fact checking network: [link] Combating ‘fake news’ – Separating fact from fiction in an ever-changing world from CILIPScotland.
  • KNOW NETWORK NEWS  |  SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2017
    [Network] 2017 Global (Independent Operating Unit) Most Admired Knowledge Enterprises Winners Announced
    Teleos, in association with The KNOW Network, has announced the 10 Winners of the 2017 Global (Independent Operating Unit) Most Admired Knowledge Enterprises study. Google has been named the Overall Global (IOU) MAKE Winner for the first time
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  SUNDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2017
    [Network] democracy, data, and intelligence
    However, the principle of top-down control increasingly fails, since the complexity of society grows in an explosive way as we go on networking our world. Networked computers can be used to enable democracy, or control it. We need to learn how to navigate the emerging network era and create a better networked form of democracy. I will be discussing these and other ideas in Helsinki this week with the foresight network and the Prime Minister’s office.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2017
    [Network] MIL in the workplace #globalmilweek
    There is also a serious game on cultural competency in Afghanistan which soldiers can take prior to deployment Daniela Cornelia Stix (University of Applied Science and Art, Germany) talked on Perception and usage of online social network (OSN) sites in youth work and its influence on educational relationships. I just gave my own talk at the Global Media and Information Literacy Week conference, and I'll do a blog post on that session later.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2017
    [Network] Better Internet experiences through MIL #globalmilweek
    It can be noted that, in particular, use of networks via mobile phone is growing in Africa, that still is likely to be the more affluent section of the population. I'm attending the second day of the Global Media and Information Literacy Week conference in Jamaica, and the first plenary focused on Better Internet experiences through MIL (opportunities for learning, engagement, and advocacy; respect for privacy, cyber security and safety.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2017
    [Network] Resetting MIL #globalmilweek
    The last speaker in this plenary session was Itay Weiss (Youth representative, Networks of Mediterranean Youth Israel). This is the second part of my report on the n Resetting MIL session at the Global Media and Information Literacy Week conference. Meri Seistola (Metka Centre for Media Education, Finland) talked about Make Kids Win. She introduced the concept of phenomenal learning , for which MIL was important, and which could take place with or without technology.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2017
    [Network] Resetting MIL; MIL in China #globalmilweek
    The terrorists (and politicians) are also creating their own news media streams (through social networks etc.) The second plenary session at the Global Media and Information Literacy Week conference was on Resetting MIL in the present information and media landscape. I was liveblogging, but the wifi connection went down, so this posting has been delayed, sorry. Zhang Kai (Media Education Research Center, Communication University of China) talked about Research on MIL in China.
  • KNOW NETWORK NEWS  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2017
    [Network] 2017 Global (Parent) MAKE Finalists Announced
    Teleos, in association with The KNOW Network, has announced the 40 Finalists of the 2017 Global (Parent) Most Admired Knowledge Enterprises (MAKE) study
  • KNOW NETWORK NEWS  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2017
    [Network] 2017 Global Independent Operating Unit MAKE Finalists Announced
    Teleos, in association with The KNOW Network, has announced the 21 Finalists of the 2017 Global Independent Operating Unit (IOU) Most Admired Knowledge Enterprises (MAKE) study
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  SUNDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2017
    [Network] the medium is the message
    “Social networks, though, have since colonized the web for television’s values. People are more important than stories [we all need professional networks for sense-making ]. Hossein Derakhsahn states that with social media platforms like Facebook , “The very idea of knowledge itself is in danger” He goes on to describe how the web started as a text-based medium but has flipped into a new form of broadcast television.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2017
    [Network] 23things for digital knowledge #23ThingsEdUni
    events social networking WeblogsThe University of Edinburgh has just started a 23 things initiative (where you are introduced to a new "thing" and normally have to do an activity and blog about it).
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2017
    [Network] leadership is helping make the network smarter
    To deal with this complexity, organizations should loosen hierarchies and strengthen networks. Leadership in networks is an emergent property. In networks, everyone can be a contributor within a transparent environment. Effective networks are diverse and open. Anyone can lead in a network, if there are willing followers. They are in service to the network, to help keep it resilient through transparency, diversity of ideas, and openness.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2017
    [Network] cities and the future of work
    These have been edited and synthesized to a single composition in advance of my sessions in Helsinki on 3 November 2017 with The National Foresight Network and the Prime Minister’s Office where we will discuss the transformation of work and its consequences. This post looks at the roles of cities, and city regions, in a network society. Tribes & Networks. Cities: Nodes in a Network Society. The emerging network era is an opportunity for cities.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2017
    [Network] International Fact checking Networking
    The International Fact-Checking Network is "a forum for fact-checkers worldwide". The home page is here [link] Ther are currently 36 member agencies from 26 countries in the Network (I did that count very quickly, I may be one out). It is hosted by North American Poynter Institute , which provides jouirnalism training and supports related initiatives.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  SUNDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2017
    [Network] distributing power for the network era
    We are in the early stages of an emerging era where network modes of organization dominate over institutions and markets. Networks naturally route around hierarchy. Networks also enable work to be done cooperatively, as opposed to collaboratively in institutions or competitive markets. What would an organization look like with looser hierarchies and stronger networks? In a complex and networked economy workers need more autonomy.
  • KNOW NETWORK NEWS  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2017
    [Network] 2017 Asian MAKE Winners Announced
    Teleos, in association with The KNOW Network, has announced the 18 Winners of the 2017 Asian Most Admired Knowledge Enterprises (MAKE) study
  • INFORMATION WANTS TO BE FREE  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2017
    [Network] The ballad of the sad instruction librarian
    LIS 5270 Evaluating Networked Information Services & Systems. It’s been a busy Fall term so far and I haven’t had much time to spend on Twitter, but I usually check it first thing every morning. When I did one day last week, this thread caught my eye: Sitting in a FB thread of professors complaining (nicely) about unqualified librarians doing shitty instruction sessions. They’re not wrong. Archivist Wasp (@nnschiller) October 5, 2017.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  SUNDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2017
    [Network] the future of work is perpetual beta
    As networked computers and the algorithms behind them become more powerful, even more complicated work will get automated. Automation is a force that is continuously changing the nature of human work. First it replaced brute force with powerful machines, changing the nature of agriculture, mining, construction, and other fields of human activity. Then automated programs replaced simple work like withdrawing money from a bank account.
  • DION HINCHCLIFFE'S WEB 2.0 BLOG  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2017
    [Network] In Digital Transformation, The Art-of-the-Possible and Average Practice Are Diverging
    This same line of reasoning has led industry colleagues like John Hagel to conclude that scalable learning , especially across organizations as Don Tapscott has noted in his research on Global Solution Networks , is essentially the only sustainable competitive advantage. I’ve long noticed an interesting phenomena when it comes to more fully digitizing our organizations. Namely, that it mostly looks like what other organizations have already been doing.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2017
    [Network] radical ideas
    Everything comes down to the struggle between the network and the hierarchy: between old forms of society moulded around capitalism and new forms of society that prefigure what comes next.” Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. holden : “So a radical idea — maybe instead of teaching learners to code we should teach coders to learn: sociology, history, policy.”
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2017
    [Network] creating resilient knowledge networks
    Knowledge catalysts have diverse knowledge networks from which to seek knowledge. These networks are part of their filters. Catalysts can change the dynamics of a network. They also connect with Critics, an essential role in any network in order to avoid group-think or online orthodoxy. None of this happens quickly but over time we can create resilient knowledge networks, one role at a time.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2017
    [Network] adapting to life in perpetual beta
    Organizations : The social learning workshop is for those supporting organizational learning and I have developed a suite of models as guidance for the future of work, or what I call the network era. Twenty years ago I was finishing my Master’s thesis on learning in the information technology workplace. A significant part of my research relied on the work of Marshall McLuhan, especially his laws of media.
  • JOHN BATTELLE'S SEARCHBLOG  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2017
    [Network] Amazon’s HQ2 Isn’t a Headquarters. So What Is It?
    While the RFP is comprehensive in requirements (transportation networks, nearby international airports, sustainable office space, etc.), The post Amazon’s HQ2 Isn’t a Headquarters. So What Is It? appeared first on John Battelle's Search Blog. Crossposted from NewCo Shift. Everyone’s favorite parlor game is “where will Amazon go?” Better to ask: Why does Amazon needs a second headquarters in the first place? It’s the future! Rendering of Amazon’s new Seattle HQ.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2017
    [Network] Food logging and information literacy @iSchoolPam - Sheila blogs from #ecil2017
    discipline - health ecil2017 Information Behaviour Information Literacy Information Society research social networkingI'm going to be doing some round-up and catch-up blog posts from the European Conference on Information Literacy. My colleague at the iSchool and fellow liveblogger, Pamela McKinney presented on Food Logging: a Practice-Based Exploration of an Information Literacy Landscape (coauthored with Andrew Cox and Paula Goodale) last week. The slides are embedded below.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2017
    [Network] thinking about facebook
    Facebook dominates online social networking. Our social networks define us, as Christakis & Fowler clearly showed in their 2011 book, Connected. As part of a social network, we transcend ourselves, for good or ill, and become a part of something much larger. “The reason Facebook is important, in a way that TV ads are not, is that it’s a place that you interact with your social networks and information from your own information sources, plus pay-for-play stuff.
  • KNOW NETWORK NEWS  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2017
    [Network] 2017 Asian MAKE Finalists Announced
    Teleos, in association with The KNOW Network, has announced the 27 Finalists of the 2017 Asian Most Admired Knowledge Enterprises (MAKE) study
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2017
    [Network] Vitenamese immigrants; international workshops; Street lighting industry; Open access book on infolit in Portuguese: Sheila blogs from #ecil2017
    Vietnamese will use personal networks rather than social media etc. This morning I presented on behalf of Dr Batool, a former PhD student, in a pecha kucha session at the European Conference on Information Literacy in Saint-Malo, France.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2017
    [Network] our collective learnscape
    The network now decides who has the authoritative voice once reserved for professional journalists. Self-mastery of our own thinking is necessary to counter the effects of a networked world, where words are electrically extended and fragmented by social media. In the network era, populism is the first refuge of a scoundrel. A literate, engaged, and networked citizenry gives no such refuge.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2017
    [Network] Information Literacy and the Future of Work: Sheila liveblogs from #ecil2017
    One then had to ask what activities and tasks were left for human beings (this could be creativity, personal interaction, networking.) Stéphane Goldstein started the second day of the European Conference on Information Literacy with his invited talk on Information Literacy and the Future of Work. He said that he would concentrate in looking at the future of work and the implications for information literacy.
  • DION HINCHCLIFFE'S WEB 2.0 BLOG  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2017
    [Network] Internet of Things Strategy: It Will Determine Your Organization’s Future
    Though the exact growth projections continue to be debated , given the inevitably vast numbers of devices and the staggering data volumes they’ll create (large enough that it’s even driven the need to push cloud capabilities back to the edge of the network ), it’s now evident that IoT will be the largest new technology industry to date, far eclipsing even mobile computing.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2017
    [Network] Opening keynote: Pam blogs from #ECIL2017
    For example how does the organisation encourage people-centric networking through communities of practice. Bonnie Cheuk: Global head of digital knowledge and collaboration at Euroclear This is my summary of the opening keynote from #ECIL 2017 "Who care about IL in the workplace?"
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2017
    [Network] Bonnie Cheuk talks on workplace information literacy: Sheila blogs from #ecil2017
    She did a search in the Harvard Business Review and noted that whilst terms like data literacy and network literacy cropped up, information literacy didn't. I am liveblogging the opening keynote from the European Conference on Information Literacy in Saint-Malo, France.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2017
    [Network] preparing for perpetual beta
    I use David Ronfeldt’s TIMN model (2009) to explain that we are shifting from a tri-form society, where markets dominate, to a quadriform society, where networks dominate. If we are indeed in an epochal transition, then the most important work is developing new models, metaphors , and understanding of what a network/social society should look like. Our dominant organizational models need to become network-centric and especially learning-centric.
  • JOHN BATTELLE'S SEARCHBLOG  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2017
    [Network] This Is What Happens When Context Is Lost.
    Facebook was a social network where legions of users voluntarily offered personally identifying information in exchange for the right to poke each other, like each other, and share their baby pictures with each other. The post This Is What Happens When Context Is Lost. appeared first on John Battelle's Search Blog. Cross posted from NewCo Shift ). Facebook and Google’s advertising infrastructure is one of humanity’s most marvelous creations.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2017
    [Network] top tools 2017
    9: Slack : This social sharing platform, with activity streams, is a great way to stay connected and work in small groups and I am a member of two active Slack ‘communities of practice’: the essential space between work groups and social networks. 2: Twitter: Next to my blog, Twitter is my best learning tool and allows me to stay connected to a diverse network. Jane Hart compiles a list every year of the Top 100 Tools for learning. This is the 11th year!
  • KNOW NETWORK NEWS  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2017
    [Network] 2017 Americas Most Admired Knowledge Enterprises (MAKE) Winners Announced
    Teleos, in association with The KNOW Network, has announced the 12 Winners of the 2017 Americas Most Admired Knowledge Enterprises (MAKE) study
  • COLUMN TWO  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2017
    [Network] Winners announced for the 2017 Intranet and Digital Workplace Awards!
    Whether a world-class social network in a global bank, an open source intranet for a hundred-person charity or a chatbot which is helping employees complete timesheets, digital channels are delivering value and also enjoying great levels of adoption. Key themes to emerge this year are: enterprise social networking reaches a new level of maturity. Digital workplace and intranets continue to get more sophisticated and successful across all types of organisations.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2017
    [Network] “people are for caring”
    How can we understand the complexity of human networks, especially when they are massaged by algorithms that drive our social media? Empathy is a requisite perspective for the network era. In the digital era we are only as good as our human networks. Our decisions reflect the diversity of our networks. But our close-knit social groups will not provide us with the diversity of knowledge we need to navigate the complexities of our networked world.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2017
    [Network] hunters in the jungle
    Working for an organization gives them practical experience but it is from their extended social networks in the jungle that they understand their environment. Networks are in a state of perpetual beta. Organizations in the network era should be designed for continuous reorganization. In the network era, connections are easy. The challenge for workers in what is becoming a freelance & gig economy is to survive in the global jungle.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2017
    [Network] Livestreaming from #altc
    Yesterday's keynote was from Siân Bayne on The death of a network: data and anonymity on campus and today's (at 9.30am UK time, which is 4.30am US Eastern time) is from Peter Goodyear on Shaping (learning) Spaces The hashtag is #altc Photo by Sheila Webber: Wolf's tail: street art in Broomhill, Sheffield, September 2017.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2017
    [Network] Sensemaking and the power of the humanities
    This reinforces my focus on the sensemaking framework of personal knowledge mastery as a critical discipline for the network era. What is Sensemaking? Christian Madsbjerg, in Sensemaking: The Power of the Humanities in the Age of the Algorithm , describes sensemaking as an interaction with fellow humans in the real world. Sensemaking is practical wisdom grounded in the humanities.
  • GREEN CHAMELEON  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 29, 2017
    [Network] Blog>> Is a Happy Worker a Productive Worker?
    I network with a lot of people as part of scraping together a living, and they tend to mainly come from the HR and IT spaces.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 25, 2017
    [Network] friday’s urban finds
    In a business environment marked by information technology, global competition, and fast-paced change, weblike networks are emerging not only among businesses forming strategic partnerships, but also among environmental, human-rights, and other activist groups — even among government agencies seeking to short-circuit the bureaucracy and get something done. Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 24, 2017
    [Network] Movies for visually impaired in China; School students create videos wlic2017
    The full paper is here: [link] Advocacy Through Videos: Short Movies on School Libraries from Isabel Mendinhos (School Libraries Network, Portugal). The School Library Network in Portugal has 45 regional coordinators and 1400 teacher librarians, and there are also local networks which undertake training etc. Clusters of schools can carry out projects to become part of the network (I think).
  • JOHN BATTELLE'S SEARCHBLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 23, 2017
    [Network] The Data Deal Is Opaque. We Should Fix It.
    Walmart will make its impressive inventory and distribution network available to shoppers on Google’s Express e-commerce service. The post The Data Deal Is Opaque. We Should Fix It. appeared first on John Battelle's Search Blog. I wrote this post over on NewCo Shift, but it’s germane to the topics here on Searchblog, so I’m cross posting here… What Did You *Think* They Do With Your Data? Admit it, you know your data is how you pay for free services.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 16, 2017
    [Network] TeachMeet 5 September, University of East Anglia
    The Norfolk Teaching Librarians' Network is running a free TeachMeet on 5 September 2017 (1pm to 3:30pm) at the University of East Anglia (UEA), UK. Presenters (10-minute presentations) are sought to share a teaching activity or idea. The format is relaxed and friendly, and you can present in any way you like, with or without slides.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 15, 2017
    [Network] Design for Learning
    D4L was developed as a partnership between the the South Central Regional Library Council, Syracuse University’s School of Information Studies, and the Empire State Library Network.
  • DION HINCHCLIFFE'S WEB 2.0 BLOG  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 15, 2017
    [Network] The Essential Digital Strategies
    Thus, despite all the esoteric talk over the years of network effects, the red queen treadmill , strategic platform plays , and winner-take-all , it’s now clear that the digital market is so fluid, self-creating, and essentially infinite, that most of the value by far still remains to be created and captured. This isn’t an understatement: The vast, easy, simple enabling of global digital networks of people and organizations has been a genuinely a revolutionary one.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 8, 2017
    [Network] L&D Tuneup
    AI, networks, 3D printing, there are ramifications. In my youth, owing to my father’s tutelage and my desire for wheels, I learned how to work on cars. While not the master he was, I could rebuild a carburetor, gap points and sparkplugs, as well as adjust the timing. In short, I could do a tuneup on the car. And I think that’s what Learning & Development (L&D) needs, a tuneup. Cars have changed, and my mechanic skills are no longer relevant.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 7, 2017
    [Network] New articles: metacognitive strategies; mobile devices; help-seeking; student perceptions; social media use
    academic libraries academic sector Discipline - Law Information Behaviour Information Literacy Pedagogy research social networking Students USAThe latest issue (volume 43, no. 3) of The Journal of Academic Librarianship (priced publication) includes: - Catalano, A. Development and Validation of the Metacognitive Strategies for Library Research Skills Scale. Pages 178-183 - Lau, K.P. et al.
  • PSYBLOG  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 4, 2017
    [Network] How Loneliness Affects Your Brain
    Lonely people quickly move to the edges of social networks — here’s why. • Try one of PsyBlog's ebooks, all written by Dr Jeremy Dean: Activate: How To Find Joy Again By Changing What You Do (NEW). The Anxiety Plan: 42 Strategies For Worry, Phobias, OCD and Panic. Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything. Psychology
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 2, 2017
    [Network] beta conversation 2017-08-14
    If you are interested in exploring leadership in the network era, then please join us. I will be hosting the next Beta Conversation on Monday, 14 August at 21:00 UTC [17:00 EDT]. This is 07:00 on 15 August in eastern Australia. The subject will be Personal Knowledge Mastery ( PKM ) and leadership. The Harvard Business Review article, The Best Leaders are Constant Learners , gives a general idea of the themes to be discussed. Participants can add their own questions in advance.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 1, 2017
    [Network] #wlic2017 papers: media literacy; open publishing
    link] ("The Portuguese School Libraries Network Program (SLNP) has commemorated its 20th anniversary in 2016. I will be attending the World Library and Information Conference (the IFLA conference) in Wroclaw later this month, and intend to be liveblogging from there. As usual, some full-text papers are already uploaded to the IFLA repository.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  THURSDAY, JULY 27, 2017
    [Network] Call: Metaliterate Learning for the Post-Truth World
    We see a particular urgency in editing this book at this time when truth itself is questioned for political purposes, journalism and the free press are constantly under attack, science and climate change are doubted as factual, online hacking is prevalent, online privacy is a concern, and the ability to proliferate false information through circuitous social media networks has become a serious issue.
  • KNOW NETWORK NEWS  |  THURSDAY, JULY 27, 2017
    [Network] 2017 Indian MAKE Finalists Announced
    Teleos, in association with The KNOW Network, has announced the 11 2017 Indian MAKE Finalists AnnouncedFinalists in the 2017 Indian Most Admired Knowledge Enterprises (MAKE) study
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  TUESDAY, JULY 25, 2017
    [Network] future of work influencers
    I use Twitter as a medium to teach people how to find experts and how to build a knowledge network. Understanding the algorithms behind search results and rankings is an important network era literacy, and I am glad that Right Relevance (RR) shares some of this. The RR service also includes visualization of various networks, and I believe this is extremely valuable, as I have noted before.
  • THEORIA CUM PRAXI  |  TUESDAY, JULY 25, 2017
    [Network] Thinking in bits (redux)
    Yes, nearly everything is in bits, stored on shared drives, in Sharepoint or email, on an enterprise social network or whatever system your organization uses to “manage” content. A key to any organization’s survival of the ongoing digital reformation will be their ability to break free from the deeply ingrained thinking in terms of atoms and start thinking in bits. I first came across the idea of thinking in bits in Nicholas Negroponte ‘s 1995 book Being digital.
  • BOXES AND ARROWS  |  TUESDAY, JULY 25, 2017
    [Network] Unveiling the Specifics of ‘Unsubscribe’ for Email Marketers
    Your ‘unsubscribe’ landing page should emphasize alternative communication options such as social media networks and your company blog. Email unsubscribe is one of the most dreadful things for any email marketer. After all the hard work you put into a campaign, it is particularly annoying to get your emails unsubscribed. According to Mailjet , if your unsubscribe rate is below 1%, you are said to be within the industry norm.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  MONDAY, JULY 24, 2017
    [Network] oz-friendly beta conversation 2017-08-01
    If you are interested in exploring leadership in the network era, then please join us. Leadership is Helping Your Networks Make Better Decisions. I will be hosting the next Beta Conversation on Tuesday, August 1st at 10:00 UCT. This time is to accommodate all those Australians suffering through their Winter, while we enjoy the fruits of Summer in the northern hemisphere. The subject will be Personal Knowledge Mastery ( PKM ) and leadership.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  THURSDAY, JULY 20, 2017
    [Network] more than mere digital transformation
    The Network Economy, and the digitization of all information, needs new models. Is the automation of what has traditionally been human work inevitable? I know what you’re thinking – there’s some things that robots can do well, but there’s a lot of things that they can’t, and it will be a long, long time before they can match or outperform humans in these tasks.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  TUESDAY, JULY 18, 2017
    [Network] Accountability and Safety
    In much of the discussion about tapping into the power of people via networks and communities, we hear about the learning culture we need. A transactional model, when it’s a network and not a community, doesn’t feel safe, and doesn’t work as well. Items like psychological safety, valuing diversity, openness, and time for reflection are up front. And I’m as guilty of this as anyone!
  • DION HINCHCLIFFE'S WEB 2.0 BLOG  |  MONDAY, JULY 17, 2017
    [Network] Digital Transformation and the Leadership Quandary
    To help address leadership in digital native terms, I’ve been promoting the concept of network leadership for some years now (and I’m not alone), realizing that all leaders must much more effectively tap into the full measure of knowledge and innovation in new channels they need to deliver on what has become the most important and challenging transitions in the history of business. Leading (and Acting) With and Through Your Networks.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  SUNDAY, JULY 16, 2017
    [Network] beta conversation 2017-07-20
    If you are interested in exploring leadership in the network era, then please join us. I will be hosting the next Beta Conversation this Thursday, July 20th at 14:00 UTC [07:00 PDT, 10:00 EDT, 15:00 BST, 16:00 CEDT]. The subject will be Personal Knowledge Mastery ( PKM ) and leadership. The Harvard Business Review article, The Best Leaders are Constant Learners , gives a general idea of the themes to be discussed. Participants can add their own questions in advance.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 12, 2017
    [Network] Expert Internet Searching @Philbradley
    Information Literacy resources search engines social networkingThere's a new edition of expert Phil Bradley's book on internet searching. Bradley, P. 2017) Expert Internet Searching. 5th edition. London: Facet Publishing. ISBN 9781783302475; Price: (UK) £59.95, CILIP members price: £47.95 "Now fully revised for its fifth edition, this book covers the basics of search before going into detail on how to run advanced and complex searches using a variety of different search engines.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  TUESDAY, JULY 11, 2017
    [Network] freedom inc. review
    I reflected on my own principle of network management and compared it to the conclusions of Freedom Inc. In these times, can you afford to continue stifling the vast majority of your people instead of giving them a chance to help your business? Freedom Inc. If you liked the book Reinventing Organizations (2014) then you will like Freedom Inc. written in 2009. If have not read Frédéric Laloux’s Reinventing Organizations , read Freedom Inc. instead. Freedom Inc.
  • CONVERSATION MATTERS  |  MONDAY, JULY 10, 2017
    [Network] The Hidden Knowledge Problem in Organizations
    But at a time when “critical shifts have taken place in the wider culture away from hierarchy towards networks, from top-down to widespread engagement with greater emphasis on innovation and creativity” ( Gilmore ) the need for making use of the knowledge of all employees has become a major imperative.
  • KNOW NETWORK NEWS  |  MONDAY, JULY 10, 2017
    [Network] 2017 Americas MAKE Finalists Announced
    Teleos, in association with The KNOW Network, has announced the 23 Finalists in the 2017 Americas Most Admired Knowledge Enterprises (MAKE) study
  • COLUMN TWO  |  THURSDAY, JULY 6, 2017
    [Network] Join us at the Digital Workplace Conference in Sydney (August 23-24)
    There will be a heap of other great speakers, and the opportunity to network with your peers in the industry. Just a year or two ago, the phrase “digital workplace” seemed a bit out of place. Bigger than intranets or collaboration tools, but rather hard to define. How much has changed! Digital workplace is now well-defined as a term , and there’s a real sense that it’s helping to reshape thinking about helping staff get work done.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  MONDAY, JULY 3, 2017
    [Network] Rudaí 23: open 23 Things course begins in September #Rudai23
    There are 23 modules, and "Participants can choose which sections to complete and earn up to 5 digital badges: Visual Communicator, Online Networker, Critical Thinker, Engaged Professional and CPD Champion." "23 Things" initiatives started some time ago, using open tools like blogs to help librarians learn about using Web 2.0 and other tools more effectively, and supporting Continuing Professional Development.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 30, 2017
    [Network] our simply complex world
    There’s a complex web of key personalities and networks that make it function,” I pointed out, “and your job sits right in the middle of them.” Every fortnight (or thereabouts) I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. ScottSantens : “Our problem is not that jobs are going away thanks to technology.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 29, 2017
    [Network] Information in transition #i3rgu
    Most of this was sharing information face to face, although online networks were used for broader topics. (4) As the final session this morning at the i3 conference I attended a talk from Dr Rebekah Willson on Information in transition: the social flow of information. This was from her doctoral research. It focused on the transition from PhD student to lecturer. She defined transition as a convoluted passage in which people redfine their sense of self.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 29, 2017
    [Network] soft skills are permanent skills
    Network Security Expertise. Are soft skills the new hard skills? I asked this question six years ago. I would suggest that hard skills are really temporary skills. They come and go according to the economy and the state of technology. Today, we need very few people who know how to shoe a horse. Soft skills are permanent ones. In a recent New York Times article the company LinkedIn had identified a number of currently in-demand skills. HARD SKILLS. Cloud Computing Expertise.
  • KNOW NETWORK NEWS  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 29, 2017
    [Network] 2017 European MAKE Finalists Announced
    Teleos, in association with The KNOW Network, has announced the 23 Finalists of the 2017 European Most Admired Knowledge Enterprises (MAKE) study
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 27, 2017
    [Network] Job search information behaviours #i3rgu
    The second talk this afternoon that I've attended was authored by John Mowbray, Professor Hazel Hall, Professor Robert Raeside and Dr Peter Robertson (presented by Mowbray, based on his PhD work): Job search information behaviours: an ego-net study of networking and social media use amongst young jobseekers. Previous research has suggested that it is important (for job searching) to have strong social networks, and tap into wider "weak" social ties too.
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