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Using network perspectives to visualize changing culture and meaning

Ross Dawson

earlier shared one of his presentations in a post on how the culture of luxury is changing. Culture Networks (SXSW 2012).

The role of informal social networks in building organizational creativity and innovation

Ross Dawson

However what I particularly picked up on was the report’s references to the use of social network analysis. Social networks Uncategorize

Beyond Free ? Open Learning in a Networked World

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Watters, 2014) This is a patent for setting up a regional network in the south western United States. world of pervasive networks. Maybe.

Beyond Assessment ? Recognizing Achievement in a Networked World

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

This talk is basically what he said, except he said it in the French way with complex theories, while I''m going to give it in the prickly, analytical, English kind of Canadian, dry presentation. It''s faking our cultural knowledge generally. It''s interesting to think of culture in this perspective, as a type of language ??

Anticipating the Future of the IT Industry

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

These early analytics applications dealt mostly with structured information.  Data Centers → Cloud. Data Analysis → Data Science, Cognitive, AI.

The Growing Value of Social Skills

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

I recently read a very interesting paper, The Growing Importance of Social Skills in the Labor Market , by Harvard professor David Deming. 

Reflections on Storytelling

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Oral narratives were used by many ancient cultures as a way of passing along their traditions, beliefs and learning from generation to generation. 

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The Digitization of the Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

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

Could the End of Moore’s Law Be Near? If so, What’s Next?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Human operators guided their specially designed robots via wireless networks over a difficult course, where they had to perform 8 tasks relevant to responding to a major disaster.  . “It was quite an event.  It was a spectacle. I recently read The Next Wave: A Conversation with John Markoff in  But, the progress is uneven. 

A Useful Framework for Analyzing the Impact of Technology on Jobs

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Complex Systems Data Science and Big Data Economic Issues Education and Talent Innovation Political Issues Society and Culture Technology and Strateg

Openness: Why learners should know about, and influence, how decisions are made about their learning

George Siemens

The theme of the event was on open source culture and whether the promises of open source have been oversold. Openness in response to change.

A Kind of Digital “Perfect Storm”

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

And while consumer social networks have been thriving for years, their use in business has been slower than expected. . IBM barely survived. .

Social Business in the Age of the Customer

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

But, despite the widespread success of public social networks, many companies have been slow to embrace social media as an integral part of their workplace.  Many companies are still struggling with this major cultural transition.  What is the primary responsibility of a business?  its partners and customers. 

practice, creativity, and insight

Harold Jarche

HughCards : “As the Internet makes everything cheaper, access to real networks (Harvard, Wall St., call these Friday’s Finds.

The Changing Nature of Globalization in Our Hyperconnected, Knowledge-Intensive Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

McKinsey notes that: “The network of global flows is expanding rapidly as emerging economies join in.  According to McKinsey: .

Social Business: e-business 2.0. and Beyond

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Its basic definition is simple and practical: A Social Business embraces networks of people to create business value.  This requires a coordinated, three-pronged approach, with leadership driving the initiative, human resources supporting the necessary cultural change, and IT providing the necessary tools.  Let me explain. 

Online Community Purpose Checklist | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

If the group is part of a larger organization, is the purpose consistent with organizational goals and culture? Please write it down here.

Understanding complexity

Harold Jarche

This lack of understanding is the major barrier to success in the network era. Who regulates the regulators? Human systems are complex.

Making Facebook Groups Rock for Nonprofits – Guest Post by Miriam Brosseau

Beth Kanter

How do I go from  network weaver to empowering others to weave one another? Guest Post Networks Online CommunityPhoto by Laughing Squid.

I Learned A Lot At My First-Ever F Up Nights

Dan Pontefract

Of course beer is encouraged and naturally there is time for networking before and after the speakers. Don’t shoot the messenger!

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

Future of work is complex, implicit and intangible

Harold Jarche

But as organizations, markets, and society become networked, intangibles create more of our value and this is much more difficult to measure.

The Science of Complex Systems

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Dr. West and his collaborators at the Santa Fe Institute studied these scaling laws, and concluded that they were due to the internal structure that makes life possible, - the nutrient networks that have to reach every cell and capillary in a living organism.  Let me explain. How do these characteristics change with body size?  Amazing. 

IBM’s Trip to Become A Socially Integrated Enterprise

Luis Suarez

That’s an important aspect of the role predictive analytics will play as social analytics evolve&#. Are we there yet? SIE ).

Yes, please meet the Chief Executive Customer

Doc Searls

The third is “Design your culture and brand so they are authentically one.” Looks like IBM and I are in agreement.

I need some help

George Siemens

On February 8, I’ll be delivering a talk at TEDxEdmonton’s event Rethinking Open Source Culture. With the Society for Learning Analytics Research we recently posted a concept paper on developing an open learning analytics architecture (.pdf). have benefitted enormously from open learning.

What does it mean to be human in a digital age?

George Siemens

The intent is to identify a key opportunity and then, driven by personal values and passion, meaningfully enact that opportunity through publications, grants, research projects, and collaborative networks. Learning to think in networks is critical and it takes time, especially for established academics and administrators. Who are we?

Innovation in an Age of Austerity

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

This should create many new opportunities for innovation in the social sciences and the humanities.  A similar point was made later in the day by Mary Walshok , who gave a talk on Unraveling the Cultural and Social dynamics of Regional Innovation Systems.  And, how do you best predict the future impact of disruptive, new ideas?  Louis $.9

Do you want fries with that?

Harold Jarche

Governance in a Networked World : SNA is an 80+ year old science but has been largely ignored by the social analytics community. label.

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Becoming a Digital Business: Progress and Obstacles

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Big data and advanced analytics is another digital business trend that has made significant progress in the past year.  Manage expectations.

Grappling with Knowledge

Harold Jarche

They think they can apply analytic reductionism to complex phenomena like knowledge, networks and value. Image: Mimi and Eunice.

The New Era of Smart, Connected Products

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Business strategy : Should the company fully or partially disintermediate distribution channels or service networks?; .

How to evaluate social and informal learning

Jay Cross

We already know many ways to make networks more effective. For example, take one aspect of a purposeful enterprise network, profiling.

Notes from ELI 2015 Riyadh - Day One

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

leadership - are leaders supporting and demonstrating effective technology use? very few empirical studies supporting the claims of Tapscott, Presnky, etc - so what are these studients doing? Research questions: wat do they use, what is their value, informal media, etc? self-regulation - eg.

MOOCs for Development - Day 2

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Networks of learning clusters: - problems: physical accessibility problems - transportation, long working days, living conditions, internet - approach - network of learning centres in close walking distance - to establish community college edu - local social sypport for learning - social learning incubator MOOCs come. the authors?

The 2016 Look at the Future of Online Learning

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

So while I did not predict that the internet would become the largest distribution network for cat photos in history, this development would not have surprised me a bit. Handheld, mobile and integrated devices will continue to develop and become the de facto tools for learning, communication and peer networking. It's a beautiful thing.

Hope for HP's Culture - Bob Sutton

Bob Sutton Video Network: Weed Out the Bad Seed. Davenport: Competing on Analytics: The New Science of Winning. « Kurt Vonnnegut on "Having Enough" A Reminder From The No Asshole Rule | Main. | The Power of Observing and Talking to Real Humans » Hope for HPs Culture. Bob Sutton. Book Me For A Speech. Again?

My Old Online Facilitation Workshop Materials | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

In a way, they are a glimpse back into the early days of the practice of online facilitation. Thanks for sharing. What a great resource! Every week!

Mark Surman on Open Eduction and the Open Internet

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

And we lived in the media culture hegemony, and also we lived in a time of very conservative politics with a daily fear of nuclear war.

Connective Knowledge and Open Resources

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

To me, the theory is and always has been ‘learning networks’. This is a play on words: it is in part a theory about using networks to support learning, and in part a theory about how networks learn. It led me to propose content syndication networks in education, and to embrace social media in education. This is important.