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The Puzzling Technology Adoption Discrepancy Between Individuals and Institutions

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

This discrepancy in technology adoption has been observed for the past few years.  These three indices are highly interrelated. 

National Study Reveals: Digital and Social Media Are Delivering Results for Arts Organizations

Beth Kanter

National Study Reveals: Digital and Social Media Are Delivering for Arts Organizations , Guest Post by Mary Trudel and Rory MacPherson.

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Case Study: How Human Rights Watch Leverages Employee Personal Brands on Twitter

Beth Kanter

Says Jim Murphy, “In the early days of Twitter, our  Executive Director, Ken Roth , was an early adopter is still active on Twitter.

Social Software Adoption

Tony Karrer

You can find all sorts of interesting resources via eLearning Learning around Adoption. adoption Facilitating Adoption of Web 2.0

Where is the study of what we do?

Mark Oehlert

Case studies, accounting, finance, the works. Like many, I've traveled an odd path to get where I am today. Why does this bother me so much?

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strategic transformation of workplace learning

Harold Jarche

Studies show that informal learning accounts for between 70% and 95% of workplace learning. “Strategic Transformation. 20%: Exposure.

Love is a cognitive enhancer

Mind Hacks

It’s a moving article that really gets into the importance of early development but it gives an curious impression of what inspired the studies.

Building a Culture of Continuous Learning

Charles Jennings

The CEB study was particularly focused on ‘ network performance’ – the outcomes achieved with and through others. Most people get it.

Getting It Right at the GEO Conference in Seattle

Beth Kanter

The survey can help convince trustees who, for example, still object to the idea of making grants for general operating support.

The Slow, Steady March Towards Digital Money

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

What factors affect the adoption of digital money around world, and how do they vary across different countries and regions?,

Reinventing Organizations – Review

Harold Jarche

Laloux studies many organizations and through observation and engagement deduced what makes them work. These are not necessary to be successful.

Research and Evidence

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

It is a criticism focused on a specific work, a specific study, which I believe well and truly deserves criticism. Why would it? Let me explain.

Sense-making Skills

Harold Jarche

We selected techniques that were expected to be relatively easy to use and hence could be adopted by many students. Also, some techniques (e.g.,

Building an alliance

Harold Jarche

Our interlaced networks are dominated by innovators and early adopters. For example, we were early to blogging and Twitter. InternetTim

Is it time for a BYOL (Bring Your Own Learning) strategy in your organization? #BYOL

Jane Hart

So they should not be forced to adopt this approach – only gently encouraged to see the value in it over time. Reflect and review.

Are Instructional Designers Making Themselves Irrelevant?


For example, this overview that we''re doing for this particular product curriculum could also be part of new hire onboarding. An LCM.what?

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The Rise of the T-Shaped Organization

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The study asked business leaders around the world what attributes executives must have to succeed in today’s digital economy. .

My pick of the best posts of June 2016

Jane Hart

“By using analytics designed for media consumption and not collaboration, efforts to drive adoption are misplaced.” Social learnin

I Wrote a 90,000 Word Book Entirely in Evernote

Dan Pontefract

Being an early adopter of Evernote (since late 2008) I found it quite easy (and preferable) to write the book entirely in Evernote.

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The Analog Foundations of the Digital Revolution

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The study noted that in the not too distant past, global flows were concentrated in the more advanced economies, as well as in large, global companies. 

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Learning is Behaviour Change: why is it often so hard to help it happen?

Charles Jennings

The scientifically studied odds are nine-to-one that even if confronted with life-or-death decisions, people simply can’t change their behaviour.

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It is the structure of social networks that shapes influence… and the structure is changing

Ross Dawson

“As the adoption of short, news-related textual phrases appears active users, each of which has relatively less influence.

The Continuing, Transformative Impact of IT

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Other see even more substantial rises with, for example, the global middle class reaching 3 billion people by 2030.”. There are few surprises. 

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The Disruption Debate - What's Missing?

John Hagel

He does a good job of responding to some of the specific factual issues in his case studies highlighted by Jill Lepore and emphasizes that he continues to evolve his theory of disruptive innovation based on new research. Clay Christensen has offered a rebuttal of sorts in an interview here. But those are just the tip of the iceberg.

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The (Uneven) Digitization of the US Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Digital technologies are all around us, - increasingly ubiquitous and commoditized.   But, are they a major source of competitive differentiation ? 

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Beyond Free ? Open Learning in a Networked World

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

They''ve been studied. One such study (Hollands & Tirthali, 2014) lists the following five reasons why institutions are building MOOCs.

How Will AI Likely Impact How We Work, Live and Play?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The report is organized into three main sections. Cybersecurity (including spam) is a widely shared concern.”. Transportation. Home/Service Robots.

Social Business in 2013 – An Opportunity (Open Business)

Luis Suarez

Recent research studies from Deloitte have confirmed how over 70 percent of our employee workforce is disengaged or totally disengaged at work.

The Digital Evolution Index

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

This is the study’s overriding conclusion.  Demand Conditions : Are consumers willing and able to transact in the digital environment? 

The Modern Mantra: “Instrument, Analyze, Tune”

Andy McAfee

The WSJ again: “Recently, by studying the data, Harley managers determined that installation of the rear fender was taking too long.

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Learning Analytics: Big Data Applied to Training, Teaching, and Learning

Beth Kanter

Two or three years to adoption: Learning Analytics (K-12/Higher Ed), Open Content (K-12), Games and Gamification (Higher Ed).

Dear C-Suite: We Don’t Do Training Anymore

Dan Pontefract

For example, 42 per cent of the CEOs interviewed remarked “the length of a course was a more important deciding factor than its content.”

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Wikipatterns: A How-To Site on Driving the Adoption of Wikis Within Your Organization

Mark Oehlert

" Then proceeds to lay out usage, examples, common problems, etc (the site itself is a wiki so that you can contribute to it yourself.)

NTEN’s We Are Media Project | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

There is a veritable blossoming of projects to help people learn about and adopt social media these days. Curated by NTEN, the community will work in a networked way to help identify the best existing resources, people, and case studies that will give nonprofit organizations the knowledge and resources they need to be the media.

EPortfolios and Badges Workshop - #OEB14

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Example of matrix (very detailed slide with tiny impossible-to-read text). Some comments in parentheses are my own. How did we produce them?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger: Business, Innovation and Survival

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Part of it is to make the point of how serious it is to have an innovation culture in a company as part of its long term strategy. Or good for IBM?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger: Business, Innovation and Survival

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Part of it is to make the point of how serious it is to have an innovation culture in a company as part of its long term strategy. Or good for IBM?

Realizing the Potential of the Digital Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

This is not surprising.  A number of recent studies have reached similar conclusions.  Let me summarize what I wrote.

Assessing the Efficacy of Third-Party MOOCs in Hybrid Instruction

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Summary of a presentation by Rebecca Griffiths, ITHAKA Why did we start this study? So we’ve chosen to study the efficacy of MOOCs inside an institutional environment. Secondly, we want to study the efficacy of instruction itself. What might the study tell us? It’s very difficult to engage students ‘in the wild’.

Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: Offshore Labor Markets

John Hagel

This study is already starting to receive media attention. Of course, none of these concerns should detract from the importance of this study.