• BOXES AND ARROWS  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 16, 2018
    [Technology] Understanding the Value of Workarounds
    Observe the interaction between the user and the technology. By observing how users work in real environments, we can gain better insight into their goals for and challenges with technology. As I stare down the tiny leaf-shaped fruit well of my yogurt container, I stop to think, why can’t I ever get ALL of the fruit from this little reservoir? There is always some fruit left over. My spoon is too wide to reach the corners.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  SUNDAY, JANUARY 14, 2018
    [Technology] a vision for learning
    In the January 2017 issue of Inside Learning Technologies , I discussed personal mastery and mental models. Note: This article appeared in Inside Learning Technologies e-Magaizine. Harvard Business Review described The Fifth Discipline by Peter Senge, as one of the seminal management books of the previous 75 years. The five disciplines necessary for a learning organisation are: Personal Mastery. Mental Models. Shared Vision. Team Learning.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 11, 2018
    [Technology] Latest issue of RUSQ: business and workplace information literacy
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 9, 2018
    [Technology] Recent Pew reports: Roundup of tech/online trends in American life; online harassment
    Fact Tank: Our Lives in Numbers: Key trends shaping technology in 2017. 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). 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
    [Technology] Digital Transformation in 2018: Sustainably Delivering on the Promise at Scale
    Ongoing success stories from many leading organizations showed that large scale technological and business transition was also possible for the typical company, not just industry leaders. Combined this with the steady proliferation of new and important technologies last year and we gained both fresh urgency and a better understanding of the true challenges facing us.
  • JOHN BATTELLE'S SEARCHBLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 3, 2018
    [Technology] My Predictions for 2018
    A rising tide of technology-driven engagement will help drive all of this. The post My Predictions for 2018 appeared first on John Battelle's Search Blog. cross posted from NewCo Shift ). So many predictions from so many smart people these days. When I started doing these posts fifteen years ago, prognostication wasn’t much in the air. But a host of way-smarter-than-me folks are doing it now, and I have to admit I read them all before I sat down to do my own.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 3, 2018
    [Technology] 2018 Trajectories
    design strategy technology virtual worldsGiven my reflections on the past year, it’s worth thinking about the implications. What trajectories can we expect if the trends are extended? These are not predictions (as has been said, “never predict anything, particularly the future”). Instead, these are musings, and perhaps wishes for what could (even should ) occur. I mentioned an interest in AR and VR. I think these are definitely on the upswing.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 3, 2018
    [Technology] the coffee club
    The subjects that we will cover will include technology, media, knowledge, and society, but I am sure we will always find something to talk about. Last October I suggested that subscribers to this blog could buy me a monthly cup of coffee to support my writing. Several of you have done so: thank you! To kick off 2018 I have decided to no longer offer beta conversations to the general public and instead make these events for paid subscribers only.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 2, 2018
    [Technology] Reflections on 2017
    And I continue to want to help people do better using technology to facilitate learning. Technology is a lovely complement to our thinking, but we have to do it with an understanding of how our brains work. The end of the calendar year, although arbitrary, becomes a time for reflection. I looked back at my calendar to see what I’d done this past year, and it was an interesting review. Places I’ve been and things I’ve done point to some common themes.
  • BOXES AND ARROWS  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 2, 2018
    [Technology] How to Use Gamification in Mobile Apps: A Case Study
    The genius of Forest is that it gamifies the act of tuning out technology. The app’s core activity, focusing, encourages the user to step away from technology entirely. Gamification, or the addition of game-like elements to anything that isn’t a game, pops up all over the design world. In my last post for Boxes and Arrows , I focused specifically on gamification in mobile app onboarding.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  SATURDAY, DECEMBER 30, 2017
    [Technology] embracing automation
    Automation, the replacement of human work with human-made technology, has been happening ever since we invented tools. Developing a workforce with the skills to use new technologies is the real challenge posed by computer automation.” — James Bessen. McKinsey Global Institute looked at a wide array of US jobs based on 2014 labour data to determine what percentage of work could be automated in various jobs using current technology. Automation.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 29, 2017
    [Technology] friday’s finds 2017
    Human beings augmented by other human beings is more important than human beings augmented by technology” — @eskokilpi. “We Forrester estimates that automation technologies, including artificial intelligence, will replace 17% of US jobs by 2027. Every second Friday I review what I’ve noted on social media and post a wrap-up of what caught my eye. I do this as a reflective thinking process and to put what I’ve learned on a platform I control: this blog.
  • PSYBLOG  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 28, 2017
    [Technology] 10 Ways to Use Business Intelligence Software in Your Organization
    Business intelligence involves the use of computing technologies to identify, discover and. Business intelligence, or BI, plays a key role in the strategic planning of organizations and is used for multiple purposes, including measuring performance progress toward business goals, performing quantitative analysis, reporting and data sharing, and identifying customer insights. The post 10 Ways to Use Business Intelligence Software in Your Organization appeared first on Dataconomy.
  • PSYBLOG  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 25, 2017
    [Technology] How is Data Impacting HR?
    Today, professionals in HR departments are being forced to adapt to technological innovation – whether it’s in recruitment, hiring, payroll, or even the management of benefits. But if we look closely at what’s garnering the most attention right now, it’s one thing: data. HR managers must begin to understand the. The post How is Data Impacting HR? appeared first on Dataconomy. Internet of Things
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  SATURDAY, DECEMBER 23, 2017
    [Technology] Technology ownership, use patterns, and expectations in the student experience
    Something I missed in June was the report with results from the 2017 ECAR study, which surveys use/expectations of technology in universities. This research explores technology ownership, use patterns, and expectations as they relate to the student experience." The number of students expressing no preference has been cut by more than half since 2014. - "Students would like their instructors to use more technology in their classes. academic sector research Students Technolog
  • CLARK QUINN  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2017
    [Technology] Expertise
    Outsourcing to technology or external expertise is fine for things that are in areas that are well developed. Expertise is an elusive thing. It comes from years of experience in a field. However, it turns out that it doesn’t just accumulate. You need very specific practice and/or useful feedback to develop it. And the more expertise one has, the better you are able to apply it to situations. Which has implications for what you do and when and how you do it. Expertise is valuable.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2017
    [Technology] perpetual beta 2017
    Communications technologies can enable as well as disrupt democracy. We live in a time where technology provides immense potential for human communications but we lack the organizational structures to take advantage of this. It is time to develop global identities and organizations based on our common humanity, enhanced by diversity, and enabled by digital communications technologies. Current skills for market and technological conditions are temporary.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2017
    [Technology] Innovating #pedagogy 2017
    I think it was originally produced as a complement to the Horizon report series, which focuses on use of technology in education, but is not good on the pedagogic issues (nor is it good at drawing on pedagogic research). I think this is an interesting document, and nice to have innovation not simply tied to use of technology. The Open University has published its annual Innovating pedagogy list of innovative themes for pedagogy.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2017
    [Technology] Video Lessons
    design technologySo, I’ve been creating a ‘deeper elearning’ course for one of the video course providers. And I’m not mentioning where it is (yet), since it’s still under development. But to do this, I had to do some serious learning about creating video. And there were some realizations in this, of course. One of the decisions to be made was how to include graphics. My mentor/colleague/friend showed me (by video chat) his elegant setup.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2017
    [Technology] Higher Ed & Job Skills?
    And, sadly, the use of technology isn’t well stipulated either. I sat in on a twitter chat yesterday, #DLNChat, that is a higher ed tech focused group (run by EdSurge ). The topic was the link between higher ed and job skills, and I was a wee bit cynical. While I think there are great possibilities, the current state of the art leaves a lot to be desired. So, I currently don’t think higher ed does a good job of preparation for success in business.
  • JOHN BATTELLE'S SEARCHBLOG  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2017
    [Technology] Data Concentration In Platforms – A Modest Proposal
    Over the past few years I’ve been looking for a grand unifying theory that explains my growing discomfort with technology , an industry for which I’ve been a mostly unabashed cheerleader these past three decades. That our largest technology companies have cornered the market on the data that powers our society’s most important functions is not in question. They are using our most sophisticated and complex technology platforms to wage this war — and so far, we’re losing.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2017
    [Technology] Literacy, Democracy and #fakenews
    The latest issue of the open access publication Literacy in Composition Studies (volume 5 issue 2, 2017) is a special issue, on Literacy, Democracy, and Fake News. The main articles are: - Navigating a Varied Landscape: Literacy and Credibility of Networked Information by Jacob W.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2017
    [Technology] Usability and Networks
    design technologyAs I mentioned in an earlier post , I have been using Safari and Google to traverse the networks. And in a comment, I mentioned that the recent launch of the new Firefox browser was prompting me to switch. And that’s now been put through a test, and I thought it instructive to share my learnings. The rationale for the switch is that I don’t completely trust Google and Apple with my data. Or anyone, really, for that matter. On principle.
  • MARTIN DE SAULLES  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2017
    [Technology] My favorite software for academic productivity
    Over that time I’ve seen the technology landscape change with mobile and cloud solutions coming to the fore. I’ve been working as a lecturer for over 14 years and have tried a large number of software tools (desktop, mobile and browser-based) to help manage my teaching and writing workload. So after many hundreds of hours of experimenting here is what I am currently using.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2017
    [Technology] My Professional Learner’s Toolkit
    meta-learning technologyMy 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. Of course, I keep Chrome and Firefox around for when something doesn’t work (e.g. Qualtrics).
  • COLUMN TWO  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2017
    [Technology] Intranet vendors are painfully learning new skills: customers need to mitigate their risks
    For 15 years we’ve helped organisations select technology platforms , and we’ve seen the journey taken by the earlier generation of web CMS products. The emergence of new intranet vendors into the market (particularly SharePoint- and Office365-based intranet products ) is to be celebrated. The era of custom-built SharePoint intranets was expensive and often fruitless, with way too much development being done.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2017
    [Technology] our future is networked and feminine
    Communities TechnologyTIMN is an explanatory model of how human societies have organized: first in Tribes, later with Institutions added (T+I), and in our current society where Markets dominate (T+I+M). 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.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2017
    [Technology] #AECT17 Conference Contributions
    I believe both are going to be important, the former because of the decreasing half-life of knowledge, the latter because of the ubiquity of technology. So, at the recent AECT 2017 conference, I participated in three ways that are worth noting. I had the honor of participating in two sessions based upon writings I’d contributed, and one based upon my own cogitations. I thought I’d share the thinking.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2017
    [Technology] Call for #LOEX2018 breakout sessions
    Evidence of Learning Through Assessment ; Leadership: Ground Control to Major Tom - Directing the Mission ; Technology and Innovation: Moonshot - Ambition through Technology & Innovation ; C ollaboration: International Space Station - Working Together for the Greater Good ; Failures and Problem Solving: Houston, We Have a Problem - Radical Solutions for When Things Go Wrong (I think I spot an underlying theme there!)
  • CLARK QUINN  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2017
    [Technology] #AECT17 Reflections
    At least one perspective… Hence, I attended the most recent meeting of the Association of Educational Communications & Technology, pretty much the society for academics in instructional technology. In my most cynical moments, I wonder how many studies have looked at teaching students or teacher professional development and their reflections/use of technology…). Ok, so I was an academic for a brief and remarkably good period of time (a long time ago).
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2017
    [Technology] professional learner’s toolkit
    PKMastery SocialLearning TechnologyJane Hart describes a Modern Professional Learner’s Toolkit as having several components: resources, networks, devices, etc. 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 ). Each browser has different security and privacy settings, depending on what type of resource I need to access.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2017
    [Technology] perspectives on new work – synopsis
    Work is figuring out how to define and solve a particular problem and then scaling up the solution in a reflective and iterative way – with technology and alongside other people. Our laziness drives technological advancement. Our connective technology infrastructure has given us the seeds of something great, but it is our job – the job of platform designers, policymakers, and citizens – to cultivate these seeds to their full potential.
  • CONVERSATION MATTERS  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2017
    [Technology] Industry Leaders Conversation: Change, Culture, and Learning #KMWorld
    Glover: As technology gets better and easier to use, KM professionals can go back to being “people people” rather than reluctant technologists. . . . . . . . Mary Abraham took these notes on a panel discussion I was on at KM World .
  • COLUMN TWO  |  SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2017
    [Technology] 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.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2017
    [Technology] Marcy Driscoll AECT Keynote Mindmap
    Marcy Driscoll kicked off the Association for Educational Communications and Technology’s annual conference with a thoughtful keynote on leadership. She used her experience as a Dean to explore possibilities and suggestions for what this could and should mean. The post Marcy Driscoll AECT Keynote Mindmap appeared first on Learnlets. strategy
  • DION HINCHCLIFFE'S WEB 2.0 BLOG  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2017
    [Technology] Dreamforce 17: Live Blogging the Benioff Keynote #df17
    Long since an obligatory pilgrimage for those in enterprise SaaS and cloud computing, Dreamforce remains the single largest business technology event in North America, and some say the largest software event in the world of any kind. “They are going through incredible transformation using this new technology. “Are these technologies united us or dividing us? 4:04pm PT: “Salesforce technology has another incredible assets.
  • INFORMATION WANTS TO BE FREE  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2017
    [Technology] Saying goodbye to the Library Success Wiki
    All over the country, librarians are developing successful programs and doing innovative things with technology that no one outside of their libraries knows about. In July 2005, on the heels of the successful ALA Annual 2005 Wiki, I developed the Library Success Wiki. Here’s what I said about it then : “I would like this wiki to be a one-stop-shop for inspiration.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2017
    [Technology] #DigitalLiteracy Impact Study
    IL frameworks Information Literacy research Technology USAThe New Media Consortium (NMC) released Digital Literacy Impact Study An NMC Horizon Project Strategic Brief This "uncovers the learner’s perspective of how digital literacy training influences work life after graduation.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2017
    [Technology] nordic finds
    Forrester estimates that automation technologies, including artificial intelligence, will replace 17% of US jobs by 2027. Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. I am currently in Helsinki, via Oslo, and then off to Stockholm. So my selections may be influenced by my local surroundings. “We We live in capitalism, its power seems inescapable – but then, so did the divine right of kings.” Ursula K.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2017
    [Technology] Rules for AI
    In it, he cited Amara’s Law: we tend to overestimate technology in the short-term, and underestimate the impact in the long term. strategy technologyAfter my presentation in Shanghai on AI for L&D, there were a number of conversations that ensued, and led to some reflections. I’m boiling them down here to a few rules that seem to make sense going forward. Don’t worry about AI overlords. At least, not yet ;).
  • KNOW NETWORK NEWS  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2017
    [Technology] Global Leaders in R&D Spending
    On a company basis, the top five R&D spenders today are mostly technology companies
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2017
    [Technology] Digital Savvy Citizens
    Information Society media literacy research Technology UKThere is a new publication from the Carnegie Trust White, D. 2017). Digital Savvy Citizens. ISBN: 978-1-909447-75-2. link] "How do we navigate information, privacy and security issues online? Digital Savvy Citizens presents new research data which looks at where we find information on breaking news stories and local services; how we use public wifi; and how we manage privacy and security settings on our phones.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  SUNDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2017
    [Technology] democracy, data, and intelligence
    For this, the state would have to provide an appropriate regulatory framework, which ensures that technologies are designed and used in ways that are compatible with democracy. Social media platforms may extend global participation and can be a force for better understanding but often emotions trump reason in an online world of constant outrage.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2017
    [Technology] MIL in Latin America, CIS, China, Sweden #globalmilweek
    In terms of some larger conclusions: on the good side, for example, there is a variety of OERs, all countries have departments for education and access to and policies on technology, but there were problems in a number of MIL-specific areas e.g. few countries had MIL agencies/departments, there were few MIL policies, there is a huge emphasis on digital skills, but little development of media competence.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2017
    [Technology] Better Internet experiences through MIL #globalmilweek
    There were numerous positives and opportunities, and he noted that these (with other technological developments) have led to “the fourth industrial revolution”. It was important not to become the "tool of our tools" i.e. we should be focusing on what technology is good for, it should not be vealued for its own sake. Technology has had a significant impact on communication. Globalmilweek Information Literacy Information Society Kyrgyzstan media literacy Technology
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2017
    [Technology] Resetting MIL #globalmilweek
    She introduced the concept of phenomenal learning , for which MIL was important, and which could take place with or without technology. She mentioned aspects such as learning analytics, the increased use of educational technology including virtual reality, "the power of joyful learning and games" and also the concept of hacking the classroom. This is the second part of my report on the n Resetting MIL session at the Global Media and Information Literacy Week conference.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2017
    [Technology] MIL and gender equality #globalmilweek
    Lack of connectivity, lack of acces to technology and social and cultural norms can all be barriers to women having access to information. Media and Information Literacy as a tool for gender equality and advocacy in information environments was the session I attended after lunch at the Global Media and Information Literacy Week in Jamaica, where I'm liveblogging.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2017
    [Technology] Addressing Changes
    We need to get a grasp on technology affordances. We don’t need to that the latest technology exists, whether AI, AR, or VR. As a consequence, we need to design solutions that recognize our individual situations, and leverage technology as an augment. It can’t be piecemeal, because working together and out loud can’t be divorced from the technology used to enable these capabilities. social strategy technology
  • CLARK QUINN  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2017
    [Technology] Acknowledging Changes
    We’re seeing changes in the information flow, in technology, and in what we know about ourselves. We’re getting more powerful technology. social strategy technologyThere are a serious number of changes that are affecting organizations. Importantly, these are things that L&D needs to acknowledge and respond to. What are these changes? It’s old news that things are happening faster.
  • TONY KARRER  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2017
    [Technology] Learning Management Systems (LMS) - Never Ending Conversation
    eLearning Technology. Two articles are trending right next to each other on eLearning Learning this week: Over the past few years, I've been involved in many LMS Selection Processes. It's good to see articles that are focusing more on getting more out of their LMS without switching to a different provider. Of course, there's still a lot about every LMS that leaves users uninspired, or even frustrated. That leaves us with all sorts of conflicting advice around the LMS.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  SUNDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2017
    [Technology] the medium is the message
    Management is a technology [“Technology is the application of organized and scientific knowledge to solve practical problems.” 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. “Social networks, though, have since colonized the web for television’s values.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2017
    [Technology] cities and the future of work
    Enabled by the digital information-technology revolution, this form is only now coming into its own, so far strengthening civil society more than other realms.”. promote inclusive learning from basic to higher education; • revitalize learning in families and communities; • facilitate learning for and in the workplace; • extend the use of modern learning technologies; • enhance quality and excellence in learning; and. Note: This post is based on several earlier ones.
  • KNOW NETWORK NEWS  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2017
    [Technology] Technologies Transforming Corporate Learning
    Here are five technologies to watch closely, and why they matter for both today's challenges, and the future of corporate learning
  • TONY KARRER  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2017
    [Technology] 2017 eLearning Learning MVP Awards - Call for Nominations
    eLearning Technology. The 2017 eLearning Learning MVP Awards have just put out their call for nominations. These awards will recognize the Most Valuable Posts (MVP) as judged by readers and the well respect judges. You can find details on nominations by visiting the page. It's personally gratifying to see this happening. While I've not been active blogging (is this really my first post since 2015?),
  • INFORMATION WANTS TO BE FREE  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2017
    [Technology] The ballad of the sad instruction librarian
    LIS 5485 Introduction to Information Technologies. 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. Of course I want to “NOT ALL LIBRARIANS!”
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  SUNDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2017
    [Technology] the future of work is perpetual beta
    After twenty years of looking at the technological, demographic, and societal changes facing us, I have little doubt that the future of (valued) work is perpetual beta : constant change while still getting things done. 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.
  • DION HINCHCLIFFE'S WEB 2.0 BLOG  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2017
    [Technology] In Digital Transformation, The Art-of-the-Possible and Average Practice Are Diverging
    Because we are all almost entirely still early pioneers in a brave new technologically-infused world, this shouldn’t really come as a surprise. In other words, average practice is steadily and inexorably diverging from the art-of-the-possible in an exponentially changing era of technology evolution. As Scott Brinker’s now-famous law ( Martec’s Law ) tells us, technology changes exponentially but organizations only change logarithmically.
  • KNOW NETWORK NEWS  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2017
    [Technology] Your Innovation Process
    Instead of having a committee vet ideas, they need a process that operates with speed and urgency, and that helps innovators and other stakeholders to curate and prioritize problems, ideas, and technologies What organizations need is a self-regulating, evidence-based innovation pipeline.
  • KNOW NETWORK NEWS  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2017
    [Technology] Morgan Stanley Report on Chinese IT Spending
    The US investment bank Morgan Stanley has released a report on information technology spending by Chinese companies. It forecasts IT expenditures of 11.2% this year, more than double that of their American counterparts' 5.4% increase
  • BOXES AND ARROWS  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2017
    [Technology] How Do You Gauge the Success of a VR Experience?
    Through a combination of computer technology, good programming, and expert level design, VR puts its users in a simulated environment. Stepping into an artificial world is an exceptional experience, but just how do you gauge the success of a virtual reality (VR) experience? Well, there are many different methods to gauge success, and each method gives different results.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2017
    [Technology] Call for proposals #wilu2018
    You can propose the following types of sessions: Presentation (45-minute session) Workshop (120-minute session) Panel discussion (45-minute session) Lightning talk (7-minute session) Techno expo kiosk (similar to a poster session, but with computers and large screens to showcase innovative applications of instructional technology) The deadline to submit a proposal is November 13, 2017.
  • KNOW NETWORK NEWS  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2017
    [Technology] Hong Kong Launches HK$2 Billion Tech Start-Up Fund
    Hong Kong has launched a HK$2 billion (US $256 million) fund to encourage investment in local innovation and technology start-ups
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2017
    [Technology] European Regional meeting of ASIS&T in berlin/online
    The Association of Information Science and Technology European Chapter has organised a one day meeting on 4 October 2017 (10-16.00 German time) at Humboldt University in Berlin, Germany, which can also be attended online. It is free to students and ASIST members and costs US$25 to others.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2017
    [Technology] adapting to life in perpetual beta
    Twenty years ago I was finishing my Master’s thesis on learning in the information technology workplace. I retired from the military in 1998 and took a position as project manager at The Centre for Learning Technologies, a now closed external department of Mount Allison University, here in Sackville. Technology WorkA significant part of my research relied on the work of Marshall McLuhan, especially his laws of media.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2017
    [Technology] thinking about facebook
    But it seems that the whizz-kids in silicon valley don’t even understand how their technology (AKA algorithms, AI, etc.) TechnologyFacebook dominates online social networking. That one company has such global influence should be of concern to all of us. Our social networks define us, as Christakis & Fowler clearly showed in their 2011 book, Connected.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2017
    [Technology] Organizational terms
    social strategy technologyListening to a talk last week led me to ponder the different terms for what it is I lobby for. The goal is to make organizations accomplish their goals, and to continue to be able to do so. In the course of my inquiry, I explored and uncovered several different ‘organizational’ terms. I thought I should lay them out here for my (and your) thoughts. For one, it seemed to be about organizational effectiveness.
  • BOXES AND ARROWS  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2017
    [Technology] Keep the Kitchen Cabinets from Overflowing
    Association for Information Science and Technology Bulletin (June 2015): [link]. Don’t laugh. I’m sure you’ve done this before. At the office, there’s a refrigerator cleanup every two weeks. At least I think it happens every two weeks. The office administrator sends out an email or posts a note on the fridge, warning you that things will be dumped if they’re not labeled.
  • KNOW NETWORK NEWS  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2017
    [Technology] Knowledge Challenge for Hong Kong
    The" old globalization" was driven primarily by declining transportation costs, the new hyper-globalization is driven by the information and communications technology revolution
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2017
    [Technology] Information Literacy Vis-a-Vis Epidemic of Distrust: Sheila liveblogs from #ecil2017
    There is a lot of research about trust in online shopping, often discussed in relation to customer satisfaction or technology adoption. I haven't blogged much today because I was part of a panel this morning at the ECIL conference: Pam blogged something about that, and I will blog the slides later. However I just attended an interesting session (that Pam may blog too!)
  • CLARK QUINN  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2017
    [Technology] Transparency
    It’s not just my vocation, but it’s my avocation: I enjoy exploring cognition and technology. I also look at what’s happening with technology. Mostly I write about things related to technology, learning, and individual and organizational implications. So that’s it: I blog to facilitate my understanding, because cognitive science and technology is my passion. I believe that transparency is a good thing.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2017
    [Technology] health information literacy session: Pam liveblogs from #ECIL2017
    People have to engage in technology and different devices to engage with health services and monitor ones own health. The study aimed to investigate how EHIL relates to both traditional and more advanced information technology, and is part of a larger multidisciplinary study. It is important to consider different levels of confidence and engagement with mobile technologies when designing health services.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2017
    [Technology] The Copenhagen Letter
    Perhaps you should too, if you think that all people should control the technology that runs the world, not just the surveillance capitalists. who shapes technology today. We live in a world where technology is consuming society, ethics, and our core existence. I signed The Copenhagen Letter. Well, at least read it, please. To everyone. It is time to take responsibility for the world we are creating. Time to put humans before business.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2017
    [Technology] First session after lunch at #ECIL2017: Pam liveblogs
    Information culture affects the adoption of new ICT systems, it is not just about the capabilities of the technology itself. Charlie Inskip from the department of information studies at UCL was the first speaker after lunch and presented his research project "on the move", funded by the CILIP information literacy group. The agenda in U.K. HE is increasingly concerned with employability and digital literacy.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2017
    [Technology] Using a brain booth to promote metacognition: Sheila liveblogs from #ecil2017
    Therefore they are identifying the best combinations of technology and tools. At the end of the session in which Pam and we're presenting at the I were presenting at the European Conference on Information Literacy , Katia Karadjova (coauthor Marissa Mourer) presented on Dare to share the silence: tools and practices of contemplative pedagogy in a library brain booth. She was reporting on a project at Humboldt State University.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2017
    [Technology] Stephane Goldstein: information literacy and the future of work : Pam blogs from #ECIL2017
    more and more data is being gathered about work behaviour, and new technologies enable employers to monitor their employees, and this raises concerns about intrusiveness, control, autonomy and data protection. Stephane is the director of Informall which is concerned with promoting Information literacy in the workplace and in other contexts. Past science fiction authors have imagined a dystopian and hyper industrial future world of work, but this hasn't and probably wont come to pass.
  • DION HINCHCLIFFE'S WEB 2.0 BLOG  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2017
    [Technology] Internet of Things Strategy: It Will Determine Your Organization’s Future
    Few technology developments will ultimately have the global cultural, business, and economic impact of the Internet of Things (IoT.) While there will be the requisite debates about whether this is always a good thing, the implacable march of technology development will ensure it’s going to happen anyway. When a new enabling technology arrives and is useful, it finds its way into just about everything. The enterprise technologies to watch in 2017 | ZDNet.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2017
    [Technology] Required Skills for Teachers: Information Literacy at the Top Tatiana Sanches: Pam blogs from #ECIL2017
    With changes in teaching practice and new learning technologies, there are changing competencies required by teachers, and hence there have to be changes in teacher education. Students have to be prepared to be lifelong learners, have to be able to work collaboratively have to be able to learn Ina technology rich landscape.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2017
    [Technology] Understanding the Academic Library as an Information Literacy Workplace Danuta Nitecki: Pam blogs from #ECIL2017
    Technology, furnishings that are required. Danuta is dean of libraries and professor at the college of computing and informatics at Drexel University, USA. She proposed 3 ideas: the library as the learners' workplace; the relationship between space and learning is an emerging area of study; libraries are prime examples of this phenomenon. A purposeful space should take account of the desired change in the user, the type of activities they do and the space features.g.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2017
    [Technology] Research on academic reading format - print wins! Sheila blogs from #ecil2017
    She was interested in whether culture, socio-economic or technological development etc. Qatar was a richer country which was technologically advanced - but still, in fact, students preferred print, consistent with the global sample. Another liveblog from the European Conference on Information Literacy in Saint-Malo, France. Next for me, Diane Mizrachi chaired a panel on the Academic Reading Format International Study (ARFIS).
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2017
    [Technology] preparing for perpetual beta
    The latest technology gadget or silicon valley ‘disruptive’ business model is merely incremental change. But I am convinced that we living in the middle of an epochal change. 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. This new societal form will be one of working and learning in perpetual beta.
  • JOHN BATTELLE'S SEARCHBLOG  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2017
    [Technology] This Is What Happens When Context Is Lost.
    Back in the year 2000, Google rolled out AdWords , a fantastically precise targeting technology that allowed just about anyone to target their advertisements to…just about anyone, as long as that person was typing a search term into Google’s rapidly growing service. In fact, they bought the best companies in the field, and incorporated their technologies into their ever advancing platforms. The post This Is What Happens When Context Is Lost.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2017
    [Technology] AI Reflections
    The real question, and this isn’t unique to AI but happens with all technologies, is how we decide to incorporate the opportunities into our systems. social strategy technologyLast night I attended a session on “Our Relationship with AI” sponsored by the Computer History Museum and the Partnership on AI.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2017
    [Technology] top tools 2017
    Learning TechnologyJane Hart compiles a list every year of the Top 100 Tools for learning. This is the 11th year! Voting closes on 22 September 2017. Here are my top tools this year, with the past five years shown below. It’s interesting to note that my preferred tools have not changed that much over the years. Please add yours! SocialCast : I have reconnected with the Change Agents Worldwide community of practice, and am spending more time sharing and learning on this platform.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2017
    [Technology] “people are for caring”
    Management TechnologyChristian Madsbjerg concludes in his book, Sensemaking : “What are people for? Algorithms can do many things, but they will never actually give a damn. 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 can put us in other people’s shoes. We can try to understand their perspective. Empathy is a requisite perspective for the network era.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2017
    [Technology] Celebrating #videogamesday - information behaviour in computer gaming
    Bulletin of Science, Technology & Society , 32(5), 384-392. Apparently today is Video Games day , so I will celebrate with some links to a few research articles and dissertations about information behaviour and information literacy in videogames, which is one of my research interests. By that, I mean looking at what information behaviour and information literacy people deploy when they are playing videogames, I don't mean developing games about information literacy. Bebbington, S.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2017
    [Technology] New open access items: Curiosity & science literacy; developing a for-credit course; infolit in practice
    Course sections are capped at 30 students with classes offered on campus in a traditional classroom/lab environment, and via distance using multimode technology. Two open access articles and a podcast! - Yu, S.H. 2017). Just Curious: How Can Academic Libraries Incite Curiosity to Promote Science Literacy? Partnership: The Canadian Journal of Library and Information Practice and Research , 12(1).
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2017
    [Technology] Short online talks on internet archive, refugees/information
    September 26 5:30-6 pm USA Illinois time (11.30-midnight UK time), Karen Fishe r, University of Washington, on information and technology services to refugees based on her work in Syria For more information and the updated schedule, [link] To attend, visit [link] - you need flash player Past talks are archived e.g. - August 29 in English.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2017
    [Technology] Livestreaming from #altc
    Today is the last day of the 24th Annual Conference of the Association for Learning Technology (ALT-C) , which has been taking place over the last few days (5 – 7 September 2017) at the University of Liverpool, UK. They have been livestreaming and recording a selection of sessions every day.
  • KNOW NETWORK NEWS  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2017
    [Technology] UK Tech Companies Showing Best of Innovation
    This UK technology list showcases 35 businesses driving new phases of impressive technology fuelled growth
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2017
    [Technology] Sensemaking and the power of the humanities
    It’s not just design thinking but the entire engine that drives the world of technology that needs to understand people, not just algorithms. “In 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.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 31, 2017
    [Technology] Webinar: Using Technology to Go Beyond the One-Shot @librarianmer
    The title is: Using Technology to Go Beyond the One-Shot: Using technology to improve and increase literacy instruction. Librarian, author, and blogger Meredith Farkas [faculty librarian at Portland Community College and a lecturer at San Jose State University’s iSchool], shares advice about how to use technology to extend and provide instruction beyond the one-shot.
  • GREEN CHAMELEON  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 29, 2017
    [Technology] Blog>> Is a Happy Worker a Productive Worker?
    I’m talking about looking at how one works by adopting the four key pillars as with KM: we look at people, content, processes (and equipment), and technologies as key influencers – and disruptors. 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
    [Technology] 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
    [Technology] Scientific videos; evaluating videos; creating videos #wlic2017
    Extending Media Literacy Education: The Popular Science Video Workshop from Margret Plank (German National Library of Science and Technology, Germany), Attila Dávid Molnár (speaker) (Eötvös Loránd University of Sciences, Hungary), Paloma Marín-Arraiza (São Paulo State University, Brazil). At the 2017 World Library and Information Conference in Wroclaw, Poland I'm attending a session Media is the Message: Critical Use of Video in the Digital Age.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 22, 2017
    [Technology] Storytelling for reference and information #wlic2017
    The paper is here: [link] This was followed by Before and Beyond Embedding: A Reference Fable from the National Library of Technology in Prague authored by Martin Stehlik, Sasha Skenderija and Tomas Houdek. At the 2017 World Library and Information Conference in Wroclaw, Poland I attended yesterday a session on Storytelling for Sustainability and Solidarity - Reference and Information Services.
  • KNOW NETWORK NEWS  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 17, 2017
    [Technology] Top British Cities for Tech Innovation
    UK-based Open Data Institute and Digital Catapult have published the "Tech Innovation Index," mapping the growing technology clusters across Britain
  • CLARK QUINN  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 15, 2017
    [Technology] Innovative Work Spaces
    Innovation is about culture, practices, beliefs, and technology. I recently read that Apple’s new office plan is receiving bad press. This surprises me, given that Apple usually has their handle on the latest in ideas. Yet, upon investigation, it’s clear that they appear to not be particularly innovative in their approach to work spaces. Here’s why. The report I saw says that Apple is intending to use an open office plan.
  • DION HINCHCLIFFE'S WEB 2.0 BLOG  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 15, 2017
    [Technology] The Essential Digital Strategies
    The reality today is that despite seemingly endless advances and a steady river of emerging technologies , many of the key insights, strategies, and lessons in the digital age have still yet to be discovered. Most of us are coming to terms with and beginning to understand what digital can do, both for positive outcomes and otherwise (as all technology is a two-edge sword.). The growth of corporate productivity as a direct result of technology automation is a well known story.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 10, 2017
    [Technology] LIANZA conference #open17
    Te Rōpū Whakahau is the leading national body that represents Māori engaged in Libraries, Culture, Knowledge, Information, Communication and Systems Technology in Aotearoa New Zealand" [link] Photo by Sheila Webber: wild oregano, July 2017. This is mostly not about information literacy (just a couple of sessions), but I thought the programme of the LIANZA (Library and Information Association of New Zealand Aotearoa) conference looked very diverse and interesting.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 9, 2017
    [Technology] Listicles
    link] The authors say "The listicle is a strong pedagogical method for faculty to communicate with students, either about the curriculum, through specific assignments/goals, or regarding technology use in the course. McCrystal, E. and Migliaccio, C. 2017, 31 July). 10 Reasons the Listicle Is Effective for Digital Pedagogy. Educause review.
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