A wonderful group of people are going to be hooded, gowned and deemed Masters of our field this weekend... and in one, final act of lurking, I'll be following it live as long as Creighton's web feed works.
Congratulations, people, and thank you for letting me tag along for part of your journey.
Check out Prof. Kristen Blankley of UNL discussing Limited Scope Representation in her recent short TED-style presentation "How to Get More Clients! Thinking About Unbundling Legal Services to Settle…Continue
Added by Noam Ebner on April 24, 2013 at 12:30pm — No Comments
Lately, it seems as if everybody has been writing about MOOCS. I'm surprised we haven't seen Hollywood personages step in and do their part.
This piece by Andrew Delbanco in The New Republic is the most intelligent piece of writing on the topic I've seen in months - and in MOOC-time, a few months are the equivalent of a few centuries in traditional education.…Continue
I’ve commented before on the wonderful work done by the Distance Mediation Project conducted by the Mediate BC Society in British Columbia. As I’ve noted in this piece on e-mediation, they were the first to conduct serious evaluation on a carefully structured e-mediation project. Based on this experience, the Distance Mediation Project…Continue
Hi all -
Passing on this announcement by Susan Raines, introducing her new blog. Worth keeping an eye on!
Hello Friends and Colleagues,
I am writing because we share an interest in mediation, negotiation and conflict management.…
Added by Noam Ebner on March 17, 2013 at 11:49pm — No Comments
It's been a while since a story on CNN took my breath away, but this one did just that.
No matter what your take on transformative mediation, this story demonstrates how conflict presents participants with critical opportunities for decisionmaking, decisions of a sharper nature than day-to-day life usually presents us with. And, with these moments of…Continue
Added by Noam Ebner on March 11, 2013 at 6:51am — No Comments
I’ve recently received quite a few queries from people interested in hearing about mediation in Israel – development, opportunities, market and to on. In partial response, I’ve uploaded a book chapter I co-authored in 2007 about ADR in Israel. While it is not a perfect picture of the state of the art in Israel today, most of the information there is still relevant and can provide background for people wanting to…Continue
Added by Noam Ebner on March 3, 2013 at 9:36pm — No Comments
Just about anybody who has ever studied or trained with me has had the experience of engaging in The Pasta Wars, a Prisoner’s Dilemma simulation-game I developed with Yifat Winkler. Thank you all for helping us perfect it!
For all those of you who are now teachers or trainers yourselves – I’ve uploaded the game, complete with a…Continue
Added by Noam Ebner on February 17, 2013 at 4:08am — No Comments
Normally, I wouldn't post other people's reviews of my work on my own blog (that's what their blog is for!). However, this review of Assessing our Students, Assessing Ourselves by Harvard's Program on Negotiation gives a good, brief summary of each of the book's chapters and puts it out there for anyone to pick and choose from - which I think is very helpful.
So - anyone out there teach negotiation, mediation or related topics? Want to take a serious look at student…Continue
Added by Noam Ebner on February 4, 2013 at 2:57pm — No Comments
This piece started out as a Facebook status, trying to explain the Israeli elections to interested folks-at-a-distance. There is a "you had to be there" quality to really understanding the outcomes of the election - as there usually is; Israeli politics might seem to be one thing on the outside, but rarely deliver those goods in practice.
Given that I've already blogged on that point before (…Continue
Added by Noam Ebner on January 30, 2013 at 1:29am — No Comments
Simulation-games? Not as simple as you thought. If you teach mediation, negotiation or other related topics, you’re going to want to read this.
Sometimes, conducting research leads you to…Continue
Added by Noam Ebner on January 23, 2013 at 5:00am — No Comments
ODR: Theory and Practice (2012) edited by Mohamed Abdel Wahab, Dan Rainey and Ethan Katsh, has been selected to receive CPR Institute's prestigious Annual Book Award. This book, the first comprehensive textbook on ODR, includes chapters by many of the leading innovators, practitioners and thinkers in the field. The book includes separate chapters on…
Added by Noam Ebner on January 16, 2013 at 2:46pm — No Comments
How can we assess with any accuracy whether someone is lying to us through online communication media? And - what can we do to prevent it? This article spotlights an issue that anybody practicing ODR needs to consider.
The concept of interparty trust has often been raised with regards to ODR. This topic has been a central discussion forum in Cyberweek for the past several years, and is the topic of many articles on ODR.
The perspective taken has usually…Continue
Having recently delved neck-deep into the waters of mass online learning, I wanted to repost this blog I wrote a few months ago on The Werner Institute Blog, in order to hear more voices on this. The more I learn, the more convinced I am that the field of negotiation and dispute resolution is uniquely posed to be an important…Continue
I've gone on the record before, as saying that the field of negotiation and dispute resolution, with all our expertise in convening complex meetings, enhancing communication and allowing creativity to emerge, should take more of a stance in The Online Education Wars. Particularly, given the dawning of the Age of the Mooc.
Added by Noam Ebner on January 6, 2013 at 2:06pm — No Comments
Find it difficult to get people to trust you online? Email negotiations or conversations end up in flame wars? There are reasons, and solutions, for this.
I’ve uploaded my first paper on this subject at http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1722065. A few years have gone by, and the principles hold firm.
Looking forward to hearing your thoughts!
Added by Noam Ebner on December 18, 2012 at 6:13am — No Comments
When the significance of having over 1500 people participate in an online conference sunk in, I needed to explore what brought them there. Of course, individual motivations differ, but by talking to people from different backgrounds, some themes emerged. The bottom line: There are more reasons for you to participate than you imagined.
I’ve already told the story of what went on at Cyberweek 2012 in previous blog posts,…Continue
Added by Noam Ebner on December 10, 2012 at 12:44pm — No Comments
Way back in 2008, Dan Druckman and I began to explore an issue that had tickled each of us – separately – for a long time:
Students participating in simulation-games seem to learn a lot about negotiation, but we had the feeling that people writing simulation games (including ourselves) learned even more. We conducted several rounds of experiments aimed at exploring this notion – with some very surprising findings.
An article summarizing our full findings will be…Continue
We’ve been missing a good, full-blown ODR tournament for several years now. No more! Cyberweek 2012’s eMediation competition provided the goods, and more. Organizer Katrina Nobles paints a picture of this tournament.
Compared with the ADR scene, in which negotiation and mediation competitions at the national and international level are proliferating (for example, see this description of a competition I participated in…Continue
Added by Noam Ebner on November 26, 2012 at 1:38pm — No Comments
[To read this post in Spanish, see the first comment down below! Thanks to Dr. Alberto Elisavetsky]
This year, Cyberweek - the annual conference on Online Dispute Resolution - was held once again on ADRHub, the web portal for the ADR community maintained by the…Continue