• CLARK QUINN  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2017
    [Tools] My Professional Learner’s Toolkit
    It’s a different cut through the top 10 tools. A number of news and curation tools : I use Google News and the ABC (Oz, not US) in my browser, and the BBC and News apps on my iDevices. A blogging or website tool : I use WordPress for Learnlets (i.e. A variety of productivity apps and tools : Calendar is crucial, and Pagico keeps me on track for projects. A range of communication and collaboration tools : I use Google Drive to collaborate on representations.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2017
    [Tools] #AECT17 Conference Contributions
    These included three thing: heuristics, tools, and collaboration. Finally, I suggest the use of tools to support the gaps our brain architectures create. 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.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2017
    [Tools] professional learner’s toolkit
    On Firefox I have several privacy tools. Curation Tools : My aggregator of choice is Feedly and I keep social bookmarks in Diigo. Blogging Tool : This blog is built on WordPress open source software, designed and hosted by Tantramar Interactive. Jane 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.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2017
    [Tools] perspectives on new work – synopsis
    This, in turn, influences the development of cognition – the development of tools frees up time for different kinds of thought and requires new kinds of cognitive skills.” Perspectives on new work: Exploring emerging conceptualizations , edited by Esko Kilpi , was released by The Finnish Innovation Fund Sitra in August 2016. I received a copy last week and found it a comprehensive read on the future of work. The PDF can be downloaded for free at: Sitra.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2017
    [Tools] Revisiting 70:20:10
    The approach goes from a problem to a solution that incorporates tools, formal learning, coaching, and more. Another issue, for me, is that 70:20:10 not only provides a push towards thinking of the whole picture, but like Kirkpatrick (and perhaps better) it serves as a design tool. You then design your tools, and then your training, and 70:20:10 suggests including coaching, etc. The focus on designing the full solution, including tools and coaching and more.
  • DION HINCHCLIFFE'S WEB 2.0 BLOG  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2017
    [Tools] Dreamforce 17: Live Blogging the Benioff Keynote #df17
    Announcing 1-to-1 personalized journeys for customer using a tool called Journey Builder, whatever your preferred channel is: Mobile, e-mail, social, whatever. I’m sitting here in the vast keynote chamber within Moscone Center in San Francisco again this year for Salesforce’s annual confab.
  • INFORMATION WANTS TO BE FREE  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2017
    [Tools] Saying goodbye to the Library Success Wiki
    or Furl or whatever is the latest social bookmarking tool? And now there are so many social bookmarking tools that I find them more useful for bookmarking stuff for myself than in finding what other people bookmarked. ” Knowledge-sharing has always been a passion of mine and a wiki was a good tool (at the time) for collecting knowledge from a diverse array of librarians across the world. A whole bunch of other collaboration and CMS-type tools didn’t exist.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2017
    [Tools] Rules for AI
    AI is not a panacea, but instead a tool in designing solutions (see 5). After 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 ;). Rodney Brooks wrote a really nice article talking about why we might be fearing AI, and why we shouldn’t.
  • BOXES AND ARROWS  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2017
    [Tools] It’s a Bird, It’s A Plane, It’s a User Champion
    These products are usually apps, because apps are suited to focused, mobile uses, but they can also be web sites and other digital tools. . When it comes to building a powerful and popular tool, they really do have superpowers. Like a superhero created when the contents of two beakers accidentally combine, a powerful hybrid has emerged in the software development world: the user champion.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2017
    [Tools] MIL in Latin America, CIS, China, Sweden #globalmilweek
    Topics include the MIL concept, digital tools, professional development, collaboration between teachers and school librarians, social media and big data, source evaluation, the digital divide, action research, and sustainability of MIL development. The last plenary at the Global Media and Information Literacy Week conference is on Incorporating MIL in education policies and other social policies and programmes.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2017
    [Tools] Better Internet experiences through MIL #globalmilweek
    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. I'm attending the second day of the Global Media and Information Literacy Week conference in Jamaica, and the first plenary focused on Better Internet experiences through MIL (opportunities for learning, engagement, and advocacy; respect for privacy, cyber security and safety.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2017
    [Tools] Resetting MIL #globalmilweek
    Education, not just of young people, was the obvious response, using a variety of tools, and also face-to-face meetings of people from different paths of life. This is the second part of my report on the n Resetting MIL session at the Global Media and Information Literacy Week conference. Meri Seistola (Metka Centre for Media Education, Finland) talked about Make Kids Win.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2017
    [Tools] systems thinking
    Leyla Acaroglu has an excellent post on Tools for Systems Thinkers: The 6 Fundamental Concepts of Systems Thinking. “In These are practical tools to improve anyone’s practice of personal knowledge mastery and I look forward to the rest of the posts in the series. I have taken the six tools and added how they can be used in PKM. Use a tool like Twitter to get perspectives from different cultures, industries, countries, genders, and ages.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2017
    [Tools] MIL and gender equality #globalmilweek
    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. Stephen Wyber (Manager, Policy and Advocacy, IFLA) started off by talking about Making the link between information and development: libraries, gender and media and information literacy.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2017
    [Tools] Propaganda, campaigns, misinformation, MIL #globalweekweek
    She mentioned the tool Videoant [link] and her own website [link] Tara Susman-Pena from IREX talked about their Learn to Discern campaign, which included training the trainers, a distance learning course and various other activities. I'm continuing to liveblog the session on MIL as a defence against misinformation etc.at the Global Media and Information Literacy Week (this is a photo of break time).
  • CLARK QUINN  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2017
    [Tools] Addressing Changes
    That is, we need to grasp that we’re not formal logical thinkers, but instead very context dependent, and that our thinking is across our tools. Yesterday, I listed some of the major changes that L&D needs to acknowledge. What we need now is to look at the top steps that need to be taken. As serious practitioners in a potentially valuable field, we need to adapt to the changing environment as much as we need to assist our charges to do so. So what’s involved?
  • CLARK QUINN  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2017
    [Tools] Acknowledging Changes
    On the other hand, our tools to manage the information flow are also advancing. Yet research shows that our thinking is distributed across our tools. Yet we seem to depend on courses to put it in the head instead of tools to put it in the world. There are a serious number of changes that are affecting organizations. We’re seeing changes in the information flow, in technology, and in what we know about ourselves.
  • TONY KARRER  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2017
    [Tools] Learning Management Systems (LMS) - Never Ending Conversation
    And hopefully the tools will grow to include greater value without frustrating users. 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.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  SUNDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2017
    [Tools] the medium is the message
    It’s telling that, while Google began life as a PhD thesis, Facebook started as a tool to judge classmates’ appearances.) 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.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2017
    [Tools] 23things for digital knowledge #23ThingsEdUni
    The University of Edinburgh has just started a 23 things initiative (where you are introduced to a new "thing" and normally have to do an activity and blog about it).
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2017
    [Tools] leadership is helping make the network smarter
    Canada’s electronic spy agency, the Communications Security Establishment (CSE) has just released some of its malware detection tools as open source software, so any organization or individual can better detect threats. The possibility that CSE’s own tool could be used to detect spy software of its own design, or that of its partners, is not lost upon the agency.
  • TONY KARRER  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2017
    [Tools] 2017 eLearning Learning MVP Awards - Call for Nominations
    Although many bloggers will tell you it's one of the top personal learning tools. 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?),
  • CLARK QUINN  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2017
    [Tools] Simple Insufficiency
    There are the cultural elements, and skills, and tools, and more. As things get more complex, organizations are looking to get more agile. And they’re looking at a wide variety of approaches in different areas. It can be agile, digital transformation, design thinking, and more. And, by and large, these are all good things. And all of them are quite simply insufficient. Why do I suggest this insufficiency? Because the solution is complex. Organizations are complex organisms.
  • DION HINCHCLIFFE'S WEB 2.0 BLOG  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2017
    [Tools] In Digital Transformation, The Art-of-the-Possible and Average Practice Are Diverging
    Fortunately, we now have powerful new tools to apply when it comes to digital learning and change. I’ve long noticed an interesting phenomena when it comes to more fully digitizing our organizations. Namely, that it mostly looks like what other organizations have already been doing. Because we are all almost entirely still early pioneers in a brave new technologically-infused world, this shouldn’t really come as a surprise.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2017
    [Tools] Recent articles: peer evaluation of teaching; Educational story; Competency diagnosis; Scholarly communication
    471-483) - Educational Story as a Tool for Addressing the Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education by Joshua J. Items from the latest issue of Portal: libraries and the academy (Volume 17, Number 3) (priced publication): - Peer Evaluation of Teaching in an Online Information Literacy Course by Susan A. Vega García, Kristine K. Stacy-Bates, Jeff Alger, Rano Marupova (pp.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2017
    [Tools] creating resilient knowledge networks
    Catalysts ensure that environmental scans are done, connect and converse with other members, commit to ongoing questioning, make suggestions, and help to develop new information tools (e.g. The personal knowledge mastery framework is a combination of seeking knowledge, making sense of it, and sharing it with others.
  • COLUMN TWO  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2017
    [Tools] Plan your intranet enhancements with data and wisdom
    This covers the full spectrum of capabilities, from corporate policies through to frontline discussions and business tools. There are a range of intranet assessment tools now in the market, some of which rely on self-assessment, and others narrowly focused just on scoring countless intranet elements. Your intranet plays a fundamental role in supporting the business. That’s not to say that it couldn’t be better, far from it!
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2017
    [Tools] health information literacy session: Pam liveblogs from #ECIL2017
    Next up was Teija Maritta Keranen and Noora Hirvonen presenting about the use of an EHIL screening tool to investigate energy information literacy ( the ability to recognise an energy related information need etc). The EHIL screening tool was designed to identify people who recognise that they have issues in finding, evaluating, understanding information, and this study aimed to understand the value of this screening tool in the energy context.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2017
    [Tools] Vitenamese immigrants; international workshops; Street lighting industry; Open access book on infolit in Portuguese: Sheila blogs from #ecil2017
    is being used here as a curation tool for knowledge management. This morning I presented on behalf of Dr Batool, a former PhD student, in a pecha kucha session at the European Conference on Information Literacy in Saint-Malo, France.
  • 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.
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