• CLARK QUINN  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2018
    [Tools] The Dearth of Science in Learning Technology
    For one, there are too many tools that have suites of features that are oriented towards ‘information dump and knowledge test’ Which we know isn’t going to lead to meaningful learning. It gets worse when supposedly more advanced tools are proselytized. Over the years, I’ve looked at a lot of learning technology. And I see a dispiriting trend. There seems to be little learning science of late.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2018
    [Tools] learning to create the future of work
    We need to give people the tools to understand and create the future for themselves and their communities. I recently wrote that when we look at the future of work, the loss of current jobs, and the effects of automation we should use a compass to guide us, not a list of what the jobs of the future may look like. These kinds of maps get dated too quickly.
  • CONVERSATION MATTERS  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2018
    [Tools] The Metaphor That Leads Organizations Astray
    Similarly, the metaphor of “labor as a resource” results in organizations viewing jobs as a cost that, like the cost of raw materials and tools, should be kept down. If human beings are viewed as a resource to organizations they can be treated in the same way as supplies and tools, that is, obtain labor at the least cost and replace or eliminate workers when profit is threatened, with no need to consider the mental health consequences of lay-offs.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2018
    [Tools] The necessary program?
    machine learning, symbolic logic, neural nets, etc), and even quantum computing, are tools to solve problems. Things are moving faster, and careers are supposed to be changing more frequently. What does that mean for university degrees (or other employment preparation)? Yes, university degrees aren’t necessarily just employment preparation, but I’m thinking about a degree program that provides a useful preparation for the coming world.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2018
    [Tools] Chief Cognitive Officer?
    Someone who’s responsibility ranges from aligning tools (read: UI/UX) with how we work, through designing continual learning experiences, to leveraging collective intelligence to support innovation and informal learning. Businesses are composed of core functions, and they optimize them to succeed. In areas like finance, operations, and information technology, they prioritize investments, and look for continual improvement.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2018
    [Tools] Seminar: Information Literacy Teaching for New(er) Professionals
    Participants will be exposed to a range of tools and techniques that can be applied in the personally and in the workplace, and will cover reflective thinking, reflective discussion, reflective writing, and practice. The Information Literacy Teaching for New(er) Professionals seminar takes place on 16 April 2018 in Sheffield, UK.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2018
    [Tools] permanent truths
    That’s essential in an industry that’s introducing new languages, frameworks, or tools on a frequent basis—the knowledge gained from a college degree lasts only so long. Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. “To believe that our beliefs are permanent truths which encompass reality is a sad arrogance. To let go of that belief is to find safety.” ” — Ursula K Le Guin (1929-2018).
  • CLARK QUINN  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2018
    [Tools] About this change to the site…
    While my other sites (Quinnovation and the book sites) are all done in a WYSIWIG tool called RapidWeaver, Learnlets is a WordPress site. I have subsequently gone to the Feedblitz site, used their tool to create the widget HTML code, and it’s now on the sidebar as well.). So, I’d been unhappy with how hard it was to update my site. It had some problems, but I was afraid to change it because of the repercussions. Well, it turns out that’s not a problem!
  • BOXES AND ARROWS  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2018
    [Tools] Tying in Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality to Your Brand’s Digital Presence
    For the actual design of the AR/VR experience, you can choose from a variety of producers and tools. For very simple AR experiences, especially for print, you can use tools like Layar. Just as you had mastered SEO, social media, and original content, along come platforms that threaten to disrupt all previous branding experiences.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 31, 2018
    [Tools] Systematic review
    It has tools and advice for carrying out systematic reviews, as well as examples, and also an ongoing blog [link] Photo by Sheila Webber: paino, Sheffield Crucible, January 2018. A recent article summarising what a systematic review is, and how to go about it (in the healthcare context) is: Pati, D. and Lorusso, L. 2017, December 28). How to Write a Systematic Review of the Literature. HERD: Health Environments Research & Design Journal. Advance onlione publication).
  • CLARK QUINN  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 30, 2018
    [Tools] Busting Myths!
    This book is very much intended as a tool. It’s a reference tool that you should have on your shelf for when these questions arise. As I have hinted, I’ve been working on a project that is related to what learning science has to do with learning design. And I can finally announce the project! I’ve been writing a book on debunking learning myths & superstitions, and unpacking some misconceptions.
  • THEORIA CUM PRAXI  |  SUNDAY, JANUARY 28, 2018
    [Tools] My Service Design origin story
    As I have been learning more of the language, tools, and methods of service design I have started sketching out some journey maps and service blueprints from some of my past projects. My background is more technical than what is traditionally considered “creative”, having received my B.S. in Electric Engineering and spent the bulk of my career as an Army communications officer or a systems engineer designing comms and network systems.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 23, 2018
    [Tools] architects of our future
    We shape our tools ?and and then our tools shape us.” Stanford Prison Experiment. It has been generally thought in the popular press that the Stanford Prison Experiment showed that normal people act like sadistic guards when placed in a ‘prison-like’ environment.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  SATURDAY, JANUARY 20, 2018
    [Tools] MOOCs on digital skills for business/careers
    3 weeks) Digital Skills: User Experience "Learn about why user experience (UX) is important, the research and design basics, and the tools and testing techniques used in UX (3 weeks) Digital Skills: Mobile "Learn about mobile design, development and creating mobile experiences, as well as bigger concepts related to mobile technology." (2
  • CLARK QUINN  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 16, 2018
    [Tools] Listening
    As one of the premier promoters of evidence-based design, he responded to my question about what to post on with: Any “How Tos” using methods, tools and techniques that you’ve found to work in L&D and Performance Improvement. Listening, as I mentioned, in this case to Guy Wallace.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  SUNDAY, JANUARY 14, 2018
    [Tools] a vision for learning
    Personal knowledge mastery is not a tool set, but rather a discipline. Harvard Business Review described The Fifth Discipline by Peter Senge, as one of the seminal management books of the previous 75 years. The five disciplines necessary for a learning organisation are: Personal Mastery. Mental Models. Shared Vision. Team Learning. Systems Thinking (which integrates the other four). In the January 2017 issue of Inside Learning Technologies , I discussed personal mastery and mental models.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 12, 2018
    [Tools] some thoughts on thinking
    When I was at Yale in the 1980s, I was given so many tools for understanding the world. Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. “You don’t have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them.” ” —Ray Bradbury, via @holdengraber. Amanda_Killan : “Libraries literally aren’t just a place to obtain books for free.
  • DION HINCHCLIFFE'S WEB 2.0 BLOG  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 5, 2018
    [Tools] Digital Transformation in 2018: Sustainably Delivering on the Promise at Scale
    Of all the many lessons learned on digital transformation last year, perhaps the most important was that the complexity and pervasiveness of the necessary changes — organizational, cultural, and especially mindset — as well as the new technologies themselves require powerful new tools and techniques that simply didn’t exist a couple of years ago.
  • THEORIA CUM PRAXI  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 4, 2018
    [Tools] A year in books – my 2017 reading list
    The Employee Experience Advantage: How to Win the War for Talent by Giving Employees the Workspace They Want, the Tools They Need, and a Culture They Can Celebrate by Jacob Morgan. I have started on my 2018 reading adventure with Walter Isaacson’s new biography of Leonardo da Vinci (who, as readers of this blog will know, is a bit of a role model for me). I hope to do better this year at sharing my thoughts as I go.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 3, 2018
    [Tools] 2018 Trajectories
    And the tools are becoming more usable and affordable, which typically presages uptake. Given my reflections on the past year, it’s worth thinking about the implications. What trajectories can we expect if the trends are extended? These are not predictions (as has been said, “never predict anything, particularly the future”). Instead, these are musings, and perhaps wishes for what could (even should ) occur. I mentioned an interest in AR and VR.
  • BOXES AND ARROWS  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 2, 2018
    [Tools] How to Use Gamification in Mobile Apps: A Case Study
    The moment when users first open your app is critical to the app’s success , and you can use gamification as a tool to get a new user through the learning curve. Tech-oriented media outlets latched onto Forest immediately, and it appeared in articles like “ Top 10 Productivity Tools to Maximize Your Efficiency ” and “ Curb Tech Dependence With an App That Plants Trees as a Reward.”.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  SATURDAY, DECEMBER 30, 2017
    [Tools] embracing automation
    Automation, the replacement of human work with human-made technology, has been happening ever since we invented tools. Automation. Just as farmhands were replaced by machines 100 years ago, so too will knowledge workers be replaced by networked computers in the next few decades. Last century, those farmhands had the option of moving to the city and working in factories, but what are the alternatives for today’s knowledge workers?
  • PSYBLOG  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 29, 2017
    [Tools] The Innovation Decision Tree
    Innovation Strategy innovation strategy Innovation toolsRead More. The post The Innovation Decision Tree appeared first on Board of Innovation.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  SATURDAY, DECEMBER 23, 2017
    [Tools] Technology ownership, use patterns, and expectations in the student experience
    lecture capture, early-alert systems, LMS, search tools) are more desired than those that require students to give something (e.g., social media, use of their own devices, in-class polling tools). Something I missed in June was the report with results from the 2017 ECAR study, which surveys use/expectations of technology in universities. This research explores technology ownership, use patterns, and expectations as they relate to the student experience."
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 22, 2017
    [Tools] Information Literacy Assessment & Advocacy Project #ILAAP assessment tool
    I've blogged about this before, but a reminder about the free Information Literacy Assessment and Advocacy Project (ILAAP) information literacy assessment tool for undergraduate infolit sessions. The ILAAP Assessment Tool is a customizable tool that responds to the unique needs of undergraduate information literacy instruction.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2017
    [Tools] Video Lessons
    In the meantime I asked around, and colleagues were pretty unanimous on ScreenFlow being the tool to use. I used the assignment tool to create questions that asked learners to go out and do things and then provide them with some guidance to self-evaluate. So, I’ve been creating a ‘deeper elearning’ course for one of the video course providers. And I’m not mentioning where it is (yet), since it’s still under development.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2017
    [Tools] Higher Ed & Job Skills?
    You might use a presentation tool, a writing tool, or a spreadsheet, maybe even collaboratively, but it’s not typically tied to external resources and data. I sat in on a twitter chat yesterday, #DLNChat, that is a higher ed tech focused group (run by EdSurge ). The topic was the link between higher ed and job skills, and I was a wee bit cynical. While I think there are great possibilities, the current state of the art leaves a lot to be desired.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2017
    [Tools] it’s not complicated – review
    In It’s Not Complicated , by Rick Nason, the Cynefin framework is never mentioned but it covers similar territory, namely that much of business is complex and we have, unsuccessfully, been using mostly complicated models and tools to understand business for the past century. “In times of change learners inherit the earth; while the learned find themselves beautifully equipped to deal with a world that no longer exists” — Eric Hoffer.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2017
    [Tools] Blended Learning in Our Library Learning Landscape Workshop
    The communication is multi-directional as prospective participants join us informally on Twitter and other social media platforms and formally through live, well-facilitated tweet chats, Google Hangouts, and other synchronous and asynchronous learning tools. An online workshop from the American Library Association is: Blend It 2018: Blended Learning in Our Library Learning Landscape Workshop , on 18 January 2018 2.30-4pm US Eastern time, which means e.g. it starts at 7.30pm UK time.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2017
    [Tools] Library Instruction by Design: Using Design Thinking to Meet Evolving Needs
    And given the rapidly evolving information landscape, they need new answers, which requires new perspectives, new tools, and new approaches. The California Conference on Library Instruction will take place on June 1, 2018, with the theme Library Instruction by Design: Using Design Thinking to Meet Evolving Needs , at the University of San Francisco, USA. Design Thinking involves using a designer’s perspective to improve services through creative problem solving.
  • MARTIN DE SAULLES  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2017
    [Tools] My favorite software for academic productivity
    I’ve been working as a lecturer for over 14 years and have tried a large number of software tools (desktop, mobile and browser-based) to help manage my teaching and writing workload. However, as an Android owner and long-time Gmail user for personal email I have stuck to Google Calendar as my primary organising tool. Well those are the key tools I use.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2017
    [Tools] Before the Course
    Now, if they can’t do it, then could they do it if they had the right tools, or more people, or more time? It appears that, too often, people are building courses when they don’t need to (or, more importantly, shouldn’t ). I realize that there are pressures to make a course when one is requested, including expectations and familiarity, but really, you should be doing some initial thinking about what makes sense.
  • 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.
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