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Corporate Survival: Lessons from Biology

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Therefore, the principles that confer robustness in these systems, whether natural or manmade, are directly applicable to business.”.

Is Design Thinking the “New Liberal Arts”?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Complex Systems Education and Talent Innovation Management and Leadership Society and Culture Technology and StrategyLet me explain.

Understanding the Workings of Our Minds

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The book’s central thesis is that our mind is composed of two very different systems of thinking, which Kahneman calls System 1 and System 2. 

Unleashing the Next Age of Prosperity

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Complex Systems Economic Issues Innovation Management and Leadership Political Issues Smart Systems Society and Culture Technology and StrategyLet me briefly summarize her views. . Our present information technology and telecommunications age, whose starting point Perez pegs at 1971, is the fifth such major revolution in that span.

Innovation as a Journey into the Future

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

On education, the report observes that the deep future changes we expect demand equally major changes to our educational systems

Understanding complexity

Harold Jarche

Human systems are complex. Bar-Yam, Complexity rising: From human beings to human civilization, a complexity profile , EOLSS UNESCO 2002.

The New Center for Global Enterprise

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Complex Systems Economic Issues Education and Talent Innovation Management and Leadership Political Issues Society and Culture

The future of higher education and other imponderables

George Siemens

As a result, they have not developed systemic capacity to function in a digital networked age. Education is a system. More on that later.

Reflections on the Future of TV

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Complex Systems Economic Issues Innovation Services Innovation Society and Culture Technology and Strategy Then there is social media. 

Coaching Should Be An Expectation Of All Connected Leaders

Dan Pontefract

Your brain is not a contingency backup: Create a system in which you’re recording conversations, thoughts and ideas for each of your team members.

The Modernization of the State

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Cloud Computing Complex Systems Economic Issues Education and Talent Innovation Management and Leadership Political Issues Services Innovation Smart Systems Society and CultureMore effective and efficient government institutions. Improve the effectiveness of government employees. Facilitate the decentralization of the country.

Open Education, MOOCs, and Opportunities

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Reusable Learning Resources The initial development of online learning technology began at scale with the development of the learning management system (LMS) in the mid-1990s. These systems were modeled on distance education resources such as programmed texts and course workbooks. Content was treated differently by Stallman. CCK11.

Informal Learning – the other 80%

Jay Cross

The dualism of teacher-supports-students or automated-system-supports-students is a false dichotomy. ” Ageless Learner, 2002.

“IT Doesn’t Matter” Ten Years Later

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

How quickly time passes.  It’s already been ten years since the publication of Nicholas Carr’s controversial article IT Doesn’t Matter. 

Context Is Everything: Online Communities

Beth Kanter

Highlights: April, 2002 Netpreneur AdMarketing discussion. Flickr Photo BirkgetKing. What was important then is even more important now!

The Day SAP Ruined a Good Thing

Dan Pontefract

Social ­ wasn’t really defined between 2002 and 2007, but we were already doing it. This post was four years in the making. You set the bar.

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Rejected: On being disappointed, sorta

George Siemens

This was before the days of WebCT and broader use of learning management systems. My Royal Roads Proposal: Integrating social and technical systems for learning and knowledge innovation. Early generations of innovative online learning consisted of learning management systems such as Moodle and Blackboard. still don’t.

How Do I Make Sense of Social Networking Tools

Luis Suarez

Slack has it. I use it for everything, as a personal knowledge sharing hub , as my operating system , and a whole lot more than just chat.

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How to speak the language of thought

Mind Hacks

Albert Lee and Matthew Wilson, at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) first helped to set out the principles in 2002. We are now beginning to crack the brain’s code, which allows us to answer such bizarre questions as “what is the speed of thought?”. “Brain cells fire in patterns”, he replied. It progresses like this.

Passion and Flow

John Hagel

The 2002 video, “PJ Ladd’s Horrible Wonderful Life,” (today one of the most well-known skate videos in history), is a classic example of amateurs who can become underground cult heroes and innovators of technique:    ]. Indulge me with a brief detour before I answer this question more directly. Emphasis mine). It is about love.

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The Master and His Emissary

Mind Hacks

closed knowledge system. An open knowledge system. But, of course, there’s always the risk that you end up valuing the tools for their own sake, or believing in the symbol system you have created to understand the world. It is worth noting that dual-systems theories, of which this is one, are perennially popular.

Social Media: An Interview

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

In addition to the usual readings and essays, he added an online forum run through the university's central computing system. From my perspective, contemporary social media technology is an outgrowth of these basis systems. What has always ended these silos of isolation has been some sort of system of common standards. need it.

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An example of informal learning from Europe

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

At the beginning of this century, learning management systems were quite dominant, and therefore dominant on the radar screen of Sara Lee.

BBC Column: Why cyclists enrage car drivers

Mind Hacks

This is known as “altruistic punishment”, a term used by Ernst Fehr and Simon Gachter in a landmark paper published in 2002 [4]. The fine system allowed cooperation between groups of strangers who wouldn’t meet again, overcoming the challenge of the free rider problem. Here is my latest BBC Future column.

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Education Technology Strategies - Day Two

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

We had a range of stakeholders outside the system, a lot of students involved, but there was a high degree of consensus. That means we can track kids from the time they nter a licensed care system all the way therough to university in Ontario.So we can find how their PSE experiences relate to their elementary and secondary experiences.

ePublishing business models

David Weinberger

The opening session is on business models for supporting the webification of the educational system. Book sales have gone from 450,00/yr in 2002 to 175,000 in 2010. I’m at an education conference put on by CET in Tel Aviv. This is the second day of the conference. NOTE: Live-blogging. Getting things wrong. Missing points. Sorry.

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Notes from Information Technology Based Higher Education and Training ITHET 2013, Antalya

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

make paper airplanes to win competition - as a result, net gain much higher - so, doing engineering is essential How can online students do engineering to build systems? windmill monitoring system So, when we look at doing engineering, there are two approaches: - direct access, on campus, to advanced applications - ike robots, etc.

Irving Wladawsky-Berger: A Kind of Cambrian Explosion

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

IT systems are "going up the stack." These market-facing, people-oriented complex systems need to be flexible and adaptable.

Irving Wladawsky-Berger: The NYPD Real Time Crime Center

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Throughout his long career, Onalfo believed that a CIO must start his job with a well defined systems plan. It handles 11.5 Please try again.

Notes from 2004

Harold Jarche

have more potential and utility in this medium [the web] than centralized systems such as LCMS (learning content management systems)&# [The year before I had been working for a company selling an LCMS]. Note that in 2004, blogging was not mainstream yet. But if you think of yourself as a company, you’ve got much bigger worries.

On the Three or Four Problems of Connectivism

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

This paradox, first posed by Socrates (Plato, 2002), can be applied to connectivism as follows: How do you recognize a pattern if you do not already know that a specific configuration of connections is a pattern? Simple systems composed of interacting entities can form and reform into patterns. DOI: 10.1111/jcal.12040).

Learning With and From Others: Restructuring Budgets for Social Learning

Dan Pontefract

In a survey conducted by Accenture in 2002, 31 percent of all CLOs felt that “technology implementation” was the greatest challenge of the day. In the past, the learning function may have liaised with the IT department solely to address learning management system issues or opportunities. Reprinted here with permission. More with less.

Diversity and Diversity Training

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

According to the American Society for Training and Development's 2002 state of the training industry report , only one in 10 companies attempts to create results-based evaluations of its training programs." To be successful in working with and gaining value from this diversity requires a sustained, systemic approach and long-term commitment.

Typology or Taxonomy?

Dave Snowden

remember in IBM the taxonomy in the KM system took three years to catch up with the use of story telling, and by the time it did there was a clear distinction between story telling and micro-narrative. Now the key word here is typology and I used that myself as the title of yesterday's post. experienced that problem in IBM. Reflections

The 20th Anniversary of Linux

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In the recent Vancouver presentation I included some of the original slides from the 2000 presentation in New York, because our reasons for embracing Linux seem as valid today as they were almost twelve years ago.  We did not look at Linux as just another operating system any more than we looked at the Internet as just another network. 

A Time of Institutional Recomposition

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Such technology-based structural changes are not new.  In her 2002 book Technological Revolutions and Financial Capital:  The Dynamics of Bubbles and Golden Ages , scholar and writer Carlota Perez puts our own turbulent times into a clear, historical perspective. The now well accepted technologies become the norm. 

MOOC Provider Panel: Coursera, Academic Partnerships, Instructure, edX

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Maria: how does the 2002 TEACH act apply to MOOCs? There’s a real irony to an institutional system that teaches students to access the library and then kicks them out with no more access to it. Summary of a panel with Maria H. Andersen (Canvas by Instructure), Relly Brandman (Coursera), Rebecca Petersen (EdX), Barbara E. But it’s true.

The evolution of Cynefin over a decade

Dave Snowden

It was originally designed to try and explain to a linear systems thinker that there was more than one valid approach, but it stuck.

A Year in Photos

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

They’re still focused on their own organizational information systems and traditional institutional networks. -- William H. Ah yes.

A Gathering Storm We Totally Missed

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

There is plenty of blame to go around: the management of the financial companies; the rating agencies; the regulators; the extreme anti-government ideology that prevailed in the US in the last several decades.   Our financial crisis is best seen as a systemic failure of massive proportions. colleges and universities.”. What happened?