• INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2017
    [Tools] Using a brain booth to promote metacognition: Sheila liveblogs from #ecil2017
    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. Another tool was a sheet on which people could express gratitude to someone in their lives. The investigation was esssentially into whether there was interest in such tools and activities.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2017
    [Tools] After lunch at ECIL : Pam blogs from #ECIL2017
    Enhancing the Quality of the Library Processes – Benchmarking Workplace Information Literacy, Numeracy and Communication Practices in Two European University Libraries Jarmo Saarti and Nora Balagué This research study looks at the use of communication and management tools to support information literacy and numeracy in academic librarians in 2 universities, in Finland and in Spain.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2017
    [Tools] Test of an Iterative Process Cecile Touitou, Anita Beldiman Moore: Pam blogsfrom #ECIL2017
    They tried to use new tools (tablets) to teach IL but this wasn't effective due to wifi problems. Sciences Po is a small social science based university. The presenters spoke about their experiences of teaching information literacy. The development is an iterative process based on student feedback. The IL workshops were moved to earlier in the academic year, and the use of quizzes really helped with positive feedback.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2017
    [Tools] Opening keynote: Pam blogs from #ECIL2017
    IL in the workplace becomes strategic, meaningful, practical, agile, tool agnostic, contextual and hidden. 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
    [Tools] Bonnie Cheuk talks on workplace information literacy: Sheila blogs from #ecil2017
    She concluded by saying that IL in the workplace becomes strategic, meaningful, practical, agile, tools-agnostoc, contextual and hidden. I am liveblogging the opening keynote from the European Conference on Information Literacy in Saint-Malo, France. This is my live capture of what I think Cheuk said (rather than my own views on the topic), so as usual it may not be perfect (aldso I'll note that a few of the talks will be blogged by both Pam and me for different perspectives).
  • CLARK QUINN  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2017
    [Tools] AI Reflections
    The overarching theme was: how are technologists, engineers, and organizations designing AI tools that enable people and devices to understand and work with each other? Last night I attended a session on “Our Relationship with AI” sponsored by the Computer History Museum and the Partnership on AI. In a panel format, noted journalist John Markoff moderated Apple’s Tom Gruber, AAAI President Subbarao Kambhampati, and IBM Distinguished Research Scientist Francesca Rossi.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2017
    [Tools] top tools 2017
    Jane Hart compiles a list every year of the Top 100 Tools for learning. 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. 7: Apple Preview: is the productivity tool I use the most, so I can focus on learning, not fighting with applications. 1Password : You could call this a tool for unlearning.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2017
    [Tools] Why AR
    The point here is that annotating the world, a capability AR has, can be an amazing learning tool. Perhaps inspired by Apple’s focus on Augmented Reality (AR), I thought I’d take a stab at conveying the types of things that could be done to support both learning and performance. I took a sample of some of my photos and marked them up.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2017
    [Tools] “people are for caring”
    Thus, intelligent machines may become very useful support tools, but are unlikely to displace the best managers. Christian 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.
  • GREEN CHAMELEON  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2017
    [Tools] Blog>> The Magic Taxonomy Consultant
    1) It needs to be useful to the people who are supposed to be using the taxonomy either directly within a browsing/tagging interface, or indirectly through such tools as search and auto-classification.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2017
    [Tools] thinking critically
    “If Google Image search is your sole barometer, “design thinking uses just one tool: 3M Post-Its,” says Pentagram partner Natasha Jen. Every fortnight or so, I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. “Experience plus reflection is the learning that lasts.” ” —Charles Handy, via @olliegardener. On internet privacy, be very afraid [including the canvas fingerprinting on this link] via @courosa.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2017
    [Tools] Developing L&D
    In doing so, you’re having the team collaborate with digital tools (even if/while working F2F, but ideally you have a distributed team). One of the conversations I’ve been having is how to shift organizations into modern workplace learning. These discussions have not been with L&D, but instead targeted directly at organizational strategy.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 30, 2017
    [Tools] Coping with Cognition
    I write tasks for projects into a project management tool. And we have evolved powerful tools to support those gaps, including those mentioned above. Our brains are amazing things. They make sense of the world, and have developed language to help us both make better sense together and to communicate our learnings. And yet, this same amazing architecture has some vulnerabilities too.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 24, 2017
    [Tools] Extending Engagement
    And in general I agree (see: activity doesn’t mean effectiveness in a social media tool). My post on why ‘engagement’ should be added to effective and efficient led to some discussion on LinkedIn. In particular, some questions were asked that I thought I should reflect on. So here are my responses to the issue of how to ‘monetize’ engagement, and how it relates to the effectiveness of learning.
  • KNOW NETWORK NEWS  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 22, 2017
    [Tools] The Future of Work
    A recent issue of the 'Deloitte Review' examines key trends shaping the future of work - from new talent models, cognitive tools and augmented reality to the gig economy and more - and how companies and employees alike can take action to help define what comes next
  • CONVERSATION MATTERS  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 11, 2017
    [Tools] A Book That Will Blow Your Mind About How to Make Use of The Knowledge in Organizations: A Review of An Everyone Culture: Becoming a Deliberately Developmental Organization
    If you want to know more about the three stages of adult development read Immunity to Change , where Kegan and Lahey provide detailed explanations and tools to help readers understand the different stages. The company’s culture supports treating errors as opportunities for growth through a variety of tools and practices.” Language is a practice and it creates new tools for a new paradigm.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 9, 2017
    [Tools] Listicles
    Thus, the listicle serves as an effective tool in any classroom." McCrystal, E. and Migliaccio, C. 2017, 31 July). 10 Reasons the Listicle Is Effective for Digital Pedagogy. Educause review. 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.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 2, 2017
    [Tools] #Dissertations: academic libraries and social media
    2017) An examination into the ways that academic libraries can use social media to support information literacy teaching [link] "This research provides an evaluation into the relevance of social media tools as a means of supporting the provision of information literacy in academic libraries. This research seeks to highlight that social media platforms can be a valuable tool in developing information literacy skills in university level students.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 1, 2017
    [Tools] Realities 360 Reflections
    And the tools are getting better. So, one of the two things I did last week was attend the eLearning Guild ‘s Realities 36o conference. Ostensibly about Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR), it ended up being much more about VR. Which isn’t a bad thing, it’s probably as much a comment on the state of the industry as anything. However, there were some interesting learnings for me, and I thought I’d share them.
  • THEORIA CUM PRAXI  |  SUNDAY, JULY 30, 2017
    [Tools] Remote work – some thoughts
    Even though I don’t physically see or interact with my team or my customers very often (almost never), the evolution of social collaboration tools over the past 10 years has made it easier than ever to connect and execute projects at a distance. Earlier this week on LinkedIn I saw “ The Rise and Fall of Working at Home ” listed in the “What people are talking about” section.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  TUESDAY, JULY 25, 2017
    [Tools] What is the Future of Work?
    Plus we have technology-augmented design and prototyping tools that are shortening the time to develop and test ideas. Just what is the Future of Work about ? Is it about new technology, or is it about how we work with people? We’re seeing amazing new technologies: collaboration platforms, analytics, and deep learning. We’re also hearing about new work practices such as teams , working (or reflecting ) out loud, and more. Which is it? And/or how do they relate?
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  MONDAY, JULY 24, 2017
    [Tools] Videos, slides from #Dataliteracy conference
    Talks included - Using Social Explorer to Help Students Gain Insight (Justin Joque) - Student data privacy: Protecting the personal information that informs instruction (Jennifer Colby) - Databasic.io: Tools & activities that help introduce newcomers to data storytelling (Catherine d’Ignazio and Samantha Viotty) - DataRefuge (Justin Schell) and numerous others. Carrying on from my last post, there are videos, chat transcripts, slides etc.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  THURSDAY, JULY 20, 2017
    [Tools] Augmented Reality Lives!
    I think AR makes sense, and it’s nice to see both solid tool support and real use cases emerging. Tools already exist to do this, e.g. ARIS. Incompatible platforms and standards impede progress, but with Google and Apple creating tools for each of their platforms, development can be accelerated. (I Tools like these will make it easier than ever. Augmented Reality (AR) is on the upswing, and I think this is a good thing.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  TUESDAY, JULY 18, 2017
    [Tools] Accountability and Safety
    We also need time and tools for reflection (hence reflecting out loud ). In much of the discussion about tapping into the power of people via networks and communities, we hear about the learning culture we need. Items like psychological safety, valuing diversity, openness, and time for reflection are up front. And I’m as guilty of this as anyone!
  • BOXES AND ARROWS  |  SATURDAY, JULY 15, 2017
    [Tools] Monitoring User Experience Through Product Usage Metrics
    Atypical abandonment rates on a page or feature in a site or tool may indicate a problematic feature, or at least a potential area for UX optimization efforts. Again, usage metrics are only one tool in the user experience research toolkit because they cannot identify causes and cannot illuminate end user intent or satisfaction. 1] Disclosure: The authors work for a company that offer tools for research, including a survey tool. [2] Introduction.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  FRIDAY, JULY 14, 2017
    [Tools] New articles: information literacy; #ACRLframework; metacognition; values; critical approaches
    The latest issue of the Open access journal Communications in Information Literacy (volume 11, no. 1, 2017) is accessible at [link] A focus is the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy. It includes: - Frame Works: Using Metaphor in Theory and Practice in Information Literacy by Wendy Holliday, pages 4-20 - Revisiting Metacognition and Metaliteracy in the ACRL Framework by Diane M. Fulkerson, Susan Andriette Ariew, Trudi E.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  FRIDAY, JULY 7, 2017
    [Tools] UK Adults' media literacy: information sharing; trust and use of social media; mobile devices
    Ofcom's annual (UK) Adults' media use and attitudes report was published last month. It gives "gives detailed evidence on media use, attitudes and understanding among UK adults aged 16+. It covers TV, radio, mobile phones, games, and the internet, with a particular focus on the latter." This is based on substantial research: "interviews with 1,846 adults aged 16 and over in November and December 2016.
  • COLUMN TWO  |  THURSDAY, JULY 6, 2017
    [Tools] Join us at the Digital Workplace Conference in Sydney (August 23-24)
    Bigger than intranets or collaboration tools, but rather hard to define. Just a year or two ago, the phrase “digital workplace” seemed a bit out of place. 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. So we’re excited to be presenting at the upcoming Digital Workplace Conference , coming to Sydney on 23-24 August 2017.
  • GREEN CHAMELEON  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 5, 2017
    [Tools] Blog>> Re-branding KM
    robotisation, AI, machine learning) on top of the mounting stress in actually achieving our daily grind, we can borrow from many of the classical frameworks and fundamental approaches, methods and tools embodied by KM to allow us to make immediate sense of how we currently work and figure out how we can improve.
  • GREEN CHAMELEON  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 5, 2017
    [Tools] Blog>> Re-inventing KM
    For me, the framework and fundamental approaches, methods and tools embodied by KM have as much, if not more, value today as they always have. KM per se is not a sexy term - when speaking to others, particularly those I’m keen on building relationships with, flaunting ‘KM’ does not often jump-start inspiring and enthralling conversations.
  • COLUMN TWO  |  TUESDAY, JULY 4, 2017
    [Tools] Three must-do times to get your intranet reviewed
    Perhaps it’s collaboration and social tools, search, navigation or governance. Intranets are complex pieces of machinery, with many moving parts. Is the intranet working well? Should it be providing additional features or functionality? It can be hard to tell. An expert review of the intranet provides answer these questions, shining a bright light on the intranet’s strengths and weaknesses. The key question is then: when should I commission a review of my intranet?
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  MONDAY, JULY 3, 2017
    [Tools] Rudaí 23: open 23 Things course begins in September #Rudai23
    "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.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 29, 2017
    [Tools] Practices of community representatives in exploiting information channels for citizen engagement #i3rgu
    3) Using activity theory was good for exploring the social context - motivations, roles, obviously division of labour, tools etc. Another presentation from the i3 conference at RGU in Aberdeen. Peter Cruickshank (presenter), Professor Hazel Hall and Dr Bruce Ryan authored a paper on Practices of community representatives in exploiting information channels for citizen engagement. The project was funded by the CILIP Information Literacy Group.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 29, 2017
    [Tools] Full Fact - fact checking #i3rgu
    They have developed a fact checking tool which also enabled them to generate informative tweets very quickly to respond to things under discussion. Today's keynote, earlier this morning, from the i3 conference at RGU in Aberdeen.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 29, 2017
    [Tools] Information sharing in the ESOL classroom #i3rgu
    ESOL learners are learning English as a tool for their everyday life (not for tourism or as an academic subject), and they are also migrants (i.e. Next from the i3 conference was Jess Elmore on Information sharing in the ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) classroom: a case study. This presented material from her PhD research, mainly focusing on methods and challenges.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 28, 2017
    [Tools] Towards an interactive data seeking and research model #i3rgu
    For data, people normally need to use other tools and systems to make sense of the data. I'm talking in the next session at the i3 conference at RGU in Aberdeen so, apologies, this will likely be a brief liveblog. Professor Gobinda Chowdhury (Northumbria University) presented a keynote on an interactive data seeking and retrieval model. He started by talking about the pressures and rule changing that goes on the research field.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 28, 2017
    [Tools] Modeling the Metamemory of Information Seekers Through Visual Metaphor #i3rgu
    The older group saw memory as more complex, they had more ideas of tools needed to help memory. I'm liveblogging from the i3 conference at RGU in Aberdeen Dr Leanne Bowler presented on Modeling the Metamemory of Information Seekers Through Visual Metaphor. She was aiming to generate visual metaphors that reveal, for example, awareness and beliefs about ones own memory, and about finding and refinding information.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 28, 2017
    [Tools] Visual methods as an entry point to information practices #i3rgu
    This provided a good project management tool, as Hicks could then share screens in skype and talk the participants through their photos. Day 2 of my liveblogging from the i3 conference at RGU in Aberdeen. Alison Hicks and Professor Annemaree Lloyd presented on Seeing information: visual methods as an entry point to information practices. The presenters felt there hadn't been extensive exploration of visual research methods in the information field, although there were examples of use.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 27, 2017
    [Tools] Job search information behaviours #i3rgu
    Mowbray's research questions were concerned with: what are the key offline networking behaviours employed by young jobseekers during the job search process, and how do social media tools engage with those behaviours. I continue liveblogging from the i3 conference at RGU in Aberdeen.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 27, 2017
    [Tools] FocusOn Learning reflections
    The fact that Adobe couldn’t be bothered to generate acceptable HTML5 out of the development environment, and let it languish, leaves the market open for another accessible tool. As a consequence the advent of tools that make it easier is to be lauded. If you follow this blog (and you should :), it was pretty obvious that I was at the FocusOn Learning conference in San Diego last week (previous 2 posts were mindmaps of the keynotes). And it was fun as always.
  • CONVERSATION MATTERS  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 20, 2017
    [Tools] Three Books Every KM Professional Should Read
    Critical Knowledge Transfer: Tools for Managing Your Company’s Deep Smarts, 2015, by Dorothy Leonard, Walter Swat, and Gavin Barton. Much of the very helpful research and theory that under lies our field of KM is produced in the related disciplines of Organization Behavior, Organization Learning, Group Dynamics, Computer Science, and Organizational Psychology. Following are summaries of three such, highly acclaimed, books that have recently been published.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  MONDAY, JUNE 5, 2017
    [Tools] organizing for the network era
    The Principle of Network Management is that: It is only through innovative and contextual methods, the self-selection of the most appropriate tools and work conditions, and willing cooperation that more creative work can be fostered. self-selection of tools” means moving away from standardized enterprise tools toward open platforms in which workers, many of which are part-time or contracted, can use their own tools in order to work as knowledge artisans.
  • JOHN BATTELLE'S SEARCHBLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 31, 2017
    [Tools] Is Humanity Obsolete?
    The better the acuity of our data, the more responsive our tools, the better the outcomes. The post Is Humanity Obsolete? appeared first on John Battelle's Search Blog. image. Upon finishing Yuval Harari’s Homo Deus , I found an unwelcome kink in my otherwise comfortably adjusted frame of reference. It brought with it the slight nausea of a hangover, a lingering whiff of jet exhaust from a hard night, possibly involving rough psychedelics.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 31, 2017
    [Tools] A learning meta-story
    In previous assignments there were support tools about creating documents and about marketing plans, but this time such support isn’t available. Been thinking about how to generate meaningful learning in optimal (read: concise but effective) ways. And a lot of what I’ve been thinking about involves contextualized meaningful practice (no surprise there, eh?). So how might this play out?
  • CLARK QUINN  |  TUESDAY, MAY 23, 2017
    [Tools] Some new elearning companies ;)
    They have developed an authoring tool that makes it easy for you to animate dancers moving in precise formations that spell out content. As I continue to track what’s happening, I get the opportunity to review a wide number of products and services. While tracking them all would be a full-time job, occasionally some offer new ideas.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  FRIDAY, MAY 19, 2017
    [Tools] New articles: transition, transfer students
    Reference Services Review volume 45 issue 2 2017 (priced publication) includes: - Thinking critically about information by Eleanor Mitchell , Sarah Barbara Watstein - Getting Out the Truth: The Role of Libraries in the Fight against Fake News by Oliver Batchelor - Exploring Motivation: Integrating the ARCS Model with Instruction by Krista M.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  MONDAY, MAY 15, 2017
    [Tools] integrating personal knowledge mastery
    Social bookmarking tools and customized news feeds from online sources can help you organize, manage and keep track of massive amounts of material. Twitter is a tool you can use to connect with others who share similar interests in listening, spoken language, literacy and early childhood education. Social bookmarking tools and customized news feeds from online sources can help you organize, manage and keep track of massive amounts of material.
  • COLUMN TWO  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 10, 2017
    [Tools] 22 and a half reasons to enter the Intranet & Digital Workplace Awards
    Your entry can focus on just one aspect or feature and our four categories capture most types of project, from digital workplaces to collaboration tools, HR portals and beyond. There’s just over a week to enter the 2017 Intranet and Digital Workplace Awards , the annual global competition which closes on Friday May 19th (any timezone). The entries are coming in and we’ve already got some great submissions. Still considering whether to enter?
  • COLUMN TWO  |  TUESDAY, MAY 9, 2017
    [Tools] There’s a packed schedule at #Intranets2017, and just 3 weeks to go
    Don’t forget to sign up for the deep-dive workshops on day three, which cover intranet design, internal comms and planning for social tools. There are now just three weeks to go until Intranets2017 — less than 21 sleeps! There are limited spots available , and every chance that we’ll sell out soon. Not sure yet whether you should attend? Have a read through the full agenda for the conference, and you’ll see more than a few talks which will hit the mark.
  • CONVERSATION MATTERS  |  TUESDAY, MAY 9, 2017
    [Tools] Using Teams to Solve Hard Problems: A Book Review of Collaborative Intelligence By Richard Hackman
    There are many insightful researchers and theorist who come from other disciplines, but have much to offer knowledge managers. Richard Hackman is one of those. Hackman, a Harvard University Professor in Social and Organizational Psychology, is an acknowledged expert on teams and teamwork. He has studied airline cockpit teams, high tech teams, orchestras, chamber music groups, bank teams, and many others.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  MONDAY, MAY 8, 2017
    [Tools] the uncertain future of training
    The best tool we have to deal with uncertainty is human learning. Training courses are artifacts of a time when resources were scarce and connections were few. That time has passed. The roots of training are to get a lot of people to do the same thing competently. The Roman army trained soldiers for battle and many other duties, like building roads. Standard methods were developed. Drill and feedback over time helped to develop competence. But the modern training field exploded after 1945.
  • DION HINCHCLIFFE'S WEB 2.0 BLOG  |  FRIDAY, MAY 5, 2017
    [Tools] When It Comes to Digital Transformation, Change Agents Matter Most
    Is it having the right technology or tools? What is the most important factor in realizing technology change today? Perhaps leadership support, as that is cited by so many (including myself) as a top success factor. Maybe it’s the right strategy, or roadmap? However, when it comes to what actually matters most, I have found that it’s really none of these things, though they’re all important along the way, but not absolutely vital to success.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 3, 2017
    [Tools] knowledge-sharing, post-technology
    The arrival of Workplace by Facebook may even limit tool choice more. Over many years of working with enterprise knowledge-sharing and collaboration tools I have learned that the hard work comes after the software has been installed and the initial training sessions are over. Even with fewer tools to choose from, the biggest challenge is changing behaviours. Your organization just implemented an enterprise collaboration platform. Now what?
  • CLARK QUINN  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 3, 2017
    [Tools] To LMS or not to LMS
    If using the LMS for social around courses (a good thing), how do you handle the handoff to the social tool used for teams and communities? It would seem to make sense to use the regular tool in the courses as well, to make it part of the habit. I handle signups for all sorts of things via tools like Eventbrite. I’m not saying an LMS doesn’t make sense, but it seems like it’s a minor tool at best, not the central organizing function.
  • GREEN CHAMELEON  |  TUESDAY, MAY 2, 2017
    [Tools] How-to Guides>> Cross-Post: Practitioner Guidelines on Conducting Knowledge Audits
    Prepare the logistics, materials and tools for the audit data collection activities. Consider the venues, and method of collecting data – e.g. recording, transcription, mapping tools, post-its and flip charts. Let people see that it can be a constant reference tool. Provide tools and automation as necessary, with reasonable maintenance and support costs.
  • GREEN CHAMELEON  |  TUESDAY, MAY 2, 2017
    [Tools] Blog>> Practitioner Guidelines for Knowledge Audits
    Prepare the logistics, materials and tools for the audit data collection activities. Consider the venues, and method of collecting data – e.g. recording, transcription, mapping tools, post-its and flip charts. Let people see that it can be a constant reference tool. Provide tools and automation as necessary, with reasonable maintenance and support costs.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  TUESDAY, MAY 2, 2017
    [Tools] To show or not to show (and when)
    At an event the other evening, showing various career technology tools, someone said something that I thought was just wrong. I asked afterwards, and then explained why I thought it was wrong. The response was “well, there can be different ways to go about it” And frankly, there really can’t. Think for yourself about why I might say so, and then let me show you why. The trigger was a design program talking about their design courses.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 28, 2017
    [Tools] first we shape our tools
    wimleers : “We’re building tools for authoritarianism just to get people to click on a shoe ad” — @zeynep at @DrupalConNA #DCzeynep (i.e. They are cognitive tools we employ in order to speculate. Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. facebook). Automation is transforming work and the US isn’t ready , via @scottsantens.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 26, 2017
    [Tools] Human Learning is Not About to Change Forever
    So here’s a digest of the nine claims and my comments: Enhanced reality tools will transform the learning environment. Well, these tools will certainly augment the learning environment (pun intended :). The ways we learn, e.g. the tools we learn with are changing, and we’re rediscovering how we really learn. In my inbox was an announcement about a new white paper with the intriguing title Human Learning is About to Change Forever.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 26, 2017
    [Tools] simplifying the complexity
    In the end I was able to develop a simple tool to evaluate current and future tools against the learning and performance requirements of the company. The image below is an example of how we evaluated each tool in the enterprise. This lens enabled the company to implement a suite of tools so that each component was a primary capability of at least one tool and that there was not too much overlap. We are dependent on the right tools to do our work.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 20, 2017
    [Tools] InfoFest
    You'll have the chance to learn: what it was like to be in charge of Sweden's national Twitter account when Donald Trump mentioned a non-existent security incident in Sweden; how information literacy in schools affects students' transition to university; how to manage your digital footprint and online identity; why accessibility tools are good for everyone.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 19, 2017
    [Tools] Top 10 Tools for @C4LPT 2017
    Jane Hart is running her annual Top 100 Tools for Learning poll (you can vote too), and here’s my contribution for this year. These are my personal learning tools, and are ordered according to Harold Jarche’s Seek-Sense-Share models, as ways to find answers, to process them, and to share for feedback: Google Search is my go-to tool when I come across something I haven’t heard of. Slack is another tool I use with some groups to stay in touch.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 19, 2017
    [Tools] Webinar: Accessibility in Teaching with Technology
    This webinar will focus on classroom climate, selecting tools and platforms, presenting information, and training student creators." The ACRL Instruction Section Management & Leadership Committee offers a free webinar on May 1 2017 at 1-2pm US Eastern time, which is 6-7pm UK time: Accessibility in Teaching with Technology. Students bring a diversity of needs to our classroom. Teaching with accessibility in mind can help us include and accommodate them all.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 18, 2017
    [Tools] simply PKM
    Try a new (seeking, sense-making, or sharing) learning tool for at least 40 days and evaluate its usefulness. PKM = personal knowledge mastery. Why is PKM necessary? Most of us work with others. We cannot do everything alone. We need advice and guidance on complex matters. This requires a knowledge network. We most readily take advice from people we trust. By building a network and getting to know people with expertise we can learn and have access to knowledge beyond ours.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  MONDAY, APRIL 17, 2017
    [Tools] New articles: Student confience; gender difference; visual tools; graphic novels
    Rysavy, Alison Wessel - The Use of Visual Tools in the Academic Research Process: A Literature Review by Crystal Renfro - Leveraging Librarian Liaison Expertise in a New Consultancy Role by Mark A. The latest issue (volume 43, no.
  • BOXES AND ARROWS  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 13, 2017
    [Tools] Make the Commercial First
    Way before starting to code, discover the true value of the idea using tools you probably already have. Rather than simply add a UI to an existing product idea, the tools and techniques designers use can be adapted to think through the product itself. Instead of a professional video, the design team can use their own tools and techniques to create with a simple video and evolve it over months. To keep the strategy of simplicity, avoid all professional tools.
  • COLUMN TWO  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 11, 2017
    [Tools] Meet the judges for the 2017 Intranet and Digital Workplace awards
    His current activities focus on intranet and digital workplace strategy, the business side of SharePoint, and the use of social tools for collaboration and internal communication. We’re thrilled to be able to announce our guest judges for this year’s Intranet and Digital Workplace Awards , which are currently open for entries (closing 19 May 2017). Each year we ensure we have an international judging panel of intranet experts representing both consultants and practitioners.
  • KNOW NETWORK NEWS  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 11, 2017
    [Tools] New Vistas of Knowledge Management
    Knowledge management has been shaped largely by the evolution of information technology over the years and has benefitted a great deal on account of the emergence of matured cognitive tools
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 11, 2017
    [Tools] 7 essential facets for enterprise knowledge sharing
    Most large organizations today have some suite of social tools to share information and knowledge. But how do they know if they have the optimum tools for their context? Too often the tools are selected and then the workers are left to figure out how to use them. appropriate tools. A suite of suitable tools is needed to support work being done in teams and groups. These tools must enable both cooperative and collaborative aspects of knowledge work.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  MONDAY, APRIL 10, 2017
    [Tools] Information needs and behaviours of PGR students #lilac17
    Delegates thought that twitter would be the tool most used by PGRs to keep up to date, but actually participants reported that journal alerts were the most used source. Another report from Pam McKinney @ischoolPam at the LILAC conference : Pam writes: " Helen Young from Loughborough university library and Laura Montgomery from Taylor and Francis presented on the information needs and behaviours of PGR students.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  MONDAY, APRIL 10, 2017
    [Tools] Workshop on reflective practice #lilac17
    Sheila gave a comprehensive list of tools, tactics and techniques for reflective practice, some of which we have used in our teaching with students on the information literacy module. My colleague Pam McKinney @ischoolPam is feeding me posts from the annual LILAC conference , being held this week in Swansea, Wales. Her first bulletin is on the Workshop on reflective practice led by Sheila Corrall and Alison Pickard.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 5, 2017
    [Tools] Exploration Requirements
    In yesterday’s post, I talked about how new tools need to be coupled with practices to facilitate exploration. I’m breaking it up into tools, communication, and support. Tools. So, one of the first requirements was to have the necessary tools to explore. So today, the tools are different, but the requirements are similar. And I wanted to explore more (heh) about what’s required.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 4, 2017
    [Tools] Continual Exploration
    But that takes more than sophisticated tools. These tools, by integrating the data, allow new combinations of data and formulas to be tried and tested easily. I was reading about Digital Business Platforms, which is a move away from siloed IT systems to create a unified environment. Which, naturally, seems like a sensible thing to do. The benefits are about continual innovation, but I wonder if a more apt phrase is instead continual exploration.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 4, 2017
    [Tools] The Global Kids Online #research toolkit #globalkidsonline
    There are four sections: Qualitative tools "This contains the research instruments to enable you to design and carry out qualitative research on children’s online risks and opportunities. Quantitative tools "This contains the research instruments to enable you to design and carry out quantitative survey research on children’s online risks and opportunities.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  MONDAY, APRIL 3, 2017
    [Tools] New articles: Information Literacy; Information Behaviour; Information Practice
    Veronica Johansson and Louise Limberg: Seeking critical literacies in information practices: reconceptualising critical literacy as situated and tool- mediated enactments of meaning. John Mowbray, Hazel Hall, Robert Raeside and Peter Robertson: The role of networking and social media tools during job search: an information behaviour perspective.
  • JOHN BATTELLE'S SEARCHBLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 22, 2017
    [Tools] It’s Time For Facebook to Start Making Media
    Microsoft tried, but ultimately failed, to be a media company (there’s a reason it’s called MS NBC), and had the sense to retreat from “social media” into “enterprise tools” so as to not beg confusion. The post It’s Time For Facebook to Start Making Media appeared first on John Battelle's Search Blog. There’s only one company that can possibly spin media gold on Facebook. And that’s Facebook.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 22, 2017
    [Tools] Webinar: Framework for Information Literacy: A Community College Showcase
    In this presentation, Farkas, a pragmatist and long time instruction coordinator, will talk about how the Framework has enriched her work as one of many tools she relies on to inform her teaching, outreach, and assessment. The ACRL Student Learning & Information Literacy Committee is offering two free webinars Framework for Information Literacy: A Community College Showcase. April 12 2017 12:00-1:00 pm US Central time, which is 6pm-7pm UK time.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 16, 2017
    [Tools] #Citation Compass
    A rather nice citation tool that was mentioned today in the blog post journal club conversation with Torunn Skofsrud Boger and Hanne Dybvik just now: the Citation Compass. I like the fact that it is all in one page: when you click on type of material (e.g. online thesis, book with one author) it pops up with the format for in text citation, reference citation and also how you would add it in EndNote. It was created by Norwegan librarians, but is in English.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 15, 2017
    [Tools] Defining and supporting the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning #SoTL #librarianSOTL
    The (2016) pack includes an "audit tool", a literature review, examples from different disciplines, examples of student engagement in SoTL etc. Following on from yesterday's post, there are publications on the Higher Education Academy' s website on the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning: Defining and supporting the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL): A sector wide study.
  • DION HINCHCLIFFE'S WEB 2.0 BLOG  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 2, 2017
    [Tools] What We Know About Making Enterprise Social Networks Successful Today
    Looking in the ESN Mirror: Far Too Much Attention on the Tools. While wikis and blogs were the first genuine contemporary social software used in businesses (groupware, and arguably e-mail were actually the very first social tools), it was the social networking model that ultimately became the leading one. They have since adopted the ESNs as one of their core tools.).
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 2, 2017
    [Tools] cfp Learning Social Justice through Critical Information Literacy
    The will address practical teaching strategies and tools for you. There is a call for papers for the one-day conference (July 31 2017) Learning Social Justice through Critical Information Literacy which will take place at Glendale Community College, Glendale, CA, USA, as the 4th Annual Lifelong Information Literacy (LILi) conference. Proposals for either 20-minute presentations or 10-minute lightning talks are wanted. The deadline for abstracts is April 30 2017. "We
  • COLUMN TWO  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 1, 2017
    [Tools] Welcome to Balsam, our new Sydney consultant
    She has a tremendous energy, and a superb focus on the people side of intranets and collaborative tools. Intranets are starting to really thrive, particularly in the context of the wider digital workplace. Step Two is therefore happily busy, and you’ll see us grow in size throughout 2017. The first dividend of our strategy is the hiring of Balsam Al-Dabbagh , who joins our Sydney office as a Senior Consultant.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 1, 2017
    [Tools] mastery and models
    It is based on my Principle of Network Management, that it is only through innovative and contextual methods, the self-selection of the most appropriate tools and work conditions, and willing cooperation that more creative work can be fostered. Personal Knowledge Mastery. 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.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 1, 2017
    [Tools] The change is here
    Important technologies are for communicating and collaborating, as well as tools to search and find resources. For a number of years now (at least six ), I’ve been beating the drum about the need for organizations to be prepared to address change. I’ve argued that things are happening faster, and that organizations are going to have to become more agile. Now we’re seeing the evidence that the change has arrived. Two recent reports highlight the awareness.
  • COLUMN TWO  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2017
    [Tools] Your workshop choices at #Intranets2017
    Whatever you choose, we are sure you’ll walk away with the tips and tools you are looking for. Where are you headed on the journey from an intranet to a digital workplace ? Intranets201 7 (Sydney, May 31-June 2) will give you the support and insights you need at every step in this transformation. Deep-dive workshops! In addition to our two-day conference, we are offering three highly practical deep-dive workshops.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2017
    [Tools] populism is the first refuge of a scoundrel
    Self-mastery entails that we train ourselves to undo our conventional internal neurophysiological wiring, to uproot incoherent belief systems, let go of private judgments, stop thinking in terms of banal ideological polarities, and develop the tools necessary to be in a constant state of evolution and committed action. Why is populism so darned popular in many parts of the world today?
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2017
    [Tools] Digital Labs
    Digital Labs is a 5 page article including readings, links and examples of "digital labs" (which are spaces with tech tools of various kinds, to support teaching, learning, collaboration etc.) There is a new Tips and Trends article from the ACRL Instruction Section, Instructional Technologies Committee.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2017
    [Tools] lucky 13
    I continue to promote blogging for free-agents, and those considering going out on their own, as the most effective marketing tool there is. Today marks 13 years of blogging here, with 2,901 posts. I have just returned from 3 weeks in Europe, working with several people and organizations who first connected through my blog. Next month I will be contributing to the Arts in a Digital World Summit because the organizers found me through this blog.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2017
    [Tools] Tackling the tough stuff
    Similarly, we distribute our thinking across the world: our tools and representations assist us, and yet we don’t focus enough effort on ensuing that those are effectively designed. So, in my books, I don’t talk about so much about how to build a game, or the ways to implement mobile learning, or social learning tools.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2017
    [Tools] Meta-Learning Tools?
    I wrote an article for Jane Hart’s Modern Workplace Learning magazine, triggered by my thought that in her tools survey, I didn’t see a lot about a certain set of reflection (c.f. last weeks posts on diagramming) and experimentation tools: meta-learning tools. Now, I don’t know much about any of these, but she mentioned PebblePad, and I noted that I’ve talked with Degreed before, and saw that HT2 has a tool called Red Panda.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2017
    [Tools] Diagramming
    Diagrams are cognitive tools, offloading conceptual complexity to graphic relationships and visual processing. And with the complex problems we increasingly face, I reckon the more tools the better. So yesterday I talked about the value of diagrams , but I thought I’d add a bit about the process of actually creating diagrams. Naturally, I created a diagram about it. I created this diagram for a session I ran on diagramming a number of years ago.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2017
    [Tools] Diagram!
    One of the things that I feel is a really useful tool in my ongoing learning, in my ‘making sense of the world’ is diagramming. And my concern is that we aren’t using this powerful visual tool enough. But representing things with diagrams is not only a personal thinking tool, it can be a powerful way to communicate concepts, and that’s an important component of a good learning experience design, providing a conceptual model to guide performance.
  • CONVERSATION MATTERS  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2017
    [Tools] What Research Says About Transferring Explicit Knowledge: To Share or Not to Share*
    Interviewees said they are more likely to use their KMS if it is similar to the tools they already use at home, e.g. Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Wikipedia. Employees are more willing to search for knowledge on the KMS if it has smart search tools that allow them to access knowledge by codes, abbreviations, product, country, branch, and keywords. Interviewee Quotes: “No one teaches us how to use Google, Facebook, YouTube, so we want KMS to be easy like these tools”. “If
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 23, 2017
    [Tools] Learning Media for Digital Citizenship
    What’s the best way to ensure that students can be in the vanguard of taking back the Internet and using it as a tool for growth, harmony and positive development? The conference Learning Media for Digital Citizenship takes place April 6-7 2017 in Brussels, Belgium. Media & Learning 2017 is all about inspiring, informing and sharing great ideas on what it means to be a digital citizen and how media fits into this process.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 19, 2017
    [Tools] Errors and misconceptions
    In fact, we’ve identified and created support tools to minimize these errors, like checklists. When I was a grad student, my advisor looked a lot at error. HIs particular focus was to prevent it through good interface design. He characterized them as of two types: slips and mistakes. Slips are when you have the right intent, but from elements of our architecture end up making the wrong move. Mistakes are when your intentions are wrong.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 18, 2017
    [Tools] Cognitive Business
    It’s not just about performance support, but should influence policies and tools as well. One of my mantras is that organizations need to align better with how we think, work, and learn. However, my focus has been specifically on what L&D can be doing (as that’s the folk I mostly talk to). But it occurs to me that it really goes farther.
  • BOXES AND ARROWS  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 17, 2017
    [Tools] How to Avoid UX Burnout
    One of the great joys of user research is that you get to discover interesting things about people, stimulating one of the most powerful tools we possess: Genuine curiosity. Collaboration is a fantastic tool for refreshing ideas and seeing a new side of a problem, along with potential new solutions. As I watched the app go live in across the various app stores I felt exhausted.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 13, 2017
    [Tools] mediated relatedness
    The news media is being played like a fiddle, while decentralized networks of people are leveraging the ever-evolving networked tools around them to hack the attention economy.” I gave a presentation on ‘Understanding Media for Learner Engagement’ to the UNL Extension network yesterday. It was based on McLuhan’s laws of media which I have discussed many times here since 2004 ( communication in evolution ) and more recently ( taking back our society ).
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 6, 2017
    [Tools] democracy anew
    A no-strings-attached transfer of funds may sound indiscriminate, but as a panel of development researchers from the Center for Global Development (CGD) and the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) pronounced last year, “Cash transfers are among the most well-researched and rigorously-evaluated humanitarian tools of the last decade,” and should be thought of “as the ‘first best’ response to crises.”
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 4, 2017
    [Tools] New articles: Infiltrating faculty; ADDIE model; Health sciences; Threshold concepts of Writing Studies; and more
    Beyond the Hyperbole: Information Literacy Reconsidered by Heidi Julien - Accommodating Faculty Requests and Staying True to Your Pedagogical Ideals in the 1-Shot Information Literacy Session by Rachel Elizabeth Scott - Don’t Use a Hammer When You Need a Screwdriver: How to Use the Right Tools to Create Assessment That Matters by Dominique Turnbow, Annie Zeidman-Karpinski - Changing Our Aim: Infiltrating Faculty with Information Literacy by Sandra Cowan, Nicole C.
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