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Becoming a Data-Driven Business: Challenges and Opportunities

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

It’s very hard to anticipate the consequences of disruptive innovations. The dot-com era was famous for its many innovations, but also for its hype.

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Learning to Apply Data Science to Business Problems

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

This is a particularly interesting project because economic data in emerging markets is often not as reliable as the data in more advanced markets.

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

Dan Pontefract

He founded an online search engine marketing agency called Neverblue Media. They created a dream product. Image courtesy Ian Chisholm.

The Continuing, Transformative Impact of IT

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The social matrix, the Internet of all things, big data and advanced analytics, and realizing anything as a services are the report’s top four trends. 

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The Evolution of the Internet of Very Smart Things

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Connectivity and intelligence are a means to a better product and experience, not an end.”  . The cost of connectivity.  Not future-proof. 

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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.

What I’ve learned in my first week of a dual-layer MOOC (DALMOOC)

George Siemens

This last week we launched our open course on Data, Analytics, and Learning on edX. Learning transparently is an act of teaching.

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What the ad biz needs is to exorcize direct marketing

Doc Searls

While advertising was about raising general awareness of a company, product or service, direct marketing was about selling you stuff. It seemed innocent enough when it was just text ads off to the side of Google search results, or on the margins of blogs and other Web pubs. Johnny who can’t write has gone into advertising.

A simple market-based solution to Apple Maps vs. Google Maps

Doc Searls

Worse, you’re the product being sold to the actual customers, which are advertisers. In just over a week, iOS users with the new Maps have already searched for nearly half a billion locations. And I’d like to see Apple approve that product for sale, pronto. Let us help you work out the kinks in your products.

New Tools Beget Revolutions: Big Data and the 21st Century Information-based Society

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Thus was microbiology born, leading to major discoveries in biology, medicine, public health and food production in subsequent decades and centuries.

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ROI and Metrics in eLearning

Tony Karrer

I'm working on an article around the use of ROI and metrics in eLearning. I did a quick search for resources and here's what I found. BPM and workflow technologies have been able to achieve significant gains in productivity Metrics Recently, functional managers have begun using eLearning to meet business objectives. Use EVA instead.

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The Era of Cognitive Computing

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The Industrial Revolution led to dramatic improvements in productivity and standard of living over the past two hundred years.  players. 

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

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Public safety and security.   “One of the more successful uses of AI analytics is in detecting white collar crime, such as credit card fraud.

The 2016 Look at the Future of Online Learning

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Predictive analytics will grow in significance in terms of student retention and learner support. I did a double take when I read this, since I thought we were done with analytics, but the author assumed (I guess) that we need a whole second class of analytics, this time to predict what students will do. It's a beautiful thing.

Reflections on Big Data, Data Science and Related Subjects

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Data science enables the creation of data products. The term itself, however, is a bad one, for a variety of reasons.

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Top 50 Posts on Working Smarter for May 2011

Jay Cross

The Pull of Narrative – In Search of Persistent Context -  John Hagel , May 23, 2011. How much more productive are teleworkers? -  Nine Shift , May 18, 2011. When Learning Analytics Meet Gamification -  Ellen Wagner , May 1, 2011. Best of  Working Smarter Daily. May 1, 2011 to May 31, 2011. Just Jay

The 6 capabilities that drive future business value from Staggeringly Enormous Data

Ross Dawson

Data analytics. As such data analytics capabilities must be linked to identifying where business value can or might be created.

The Best of Times, The Worst of Times: opportunities and challenges for the L&D profession

Charles Jennings

believe the L&D profession can take some lessons from both of these Charles Dickens stories, A Tale of Two Cities and A Christmas Carol. n(d)s?t/

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How the Internet May Evolve

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

And we know that with enough data analytics can outperform humans even in complex tasks. Retailers - Alvin Toffler predicted an era of mass custom production, where a good is not manufactured until it is ordered. What would we say of a lawyer who did not rely on data search, indexing and retrieval services? As we should.

Network Learning: Working Smarter

Harold Jarche

Teams and organizations that can share information faster and make better sense of it are more productive. In California, Ray Prock, Jr. Vimeo).

E-Learning Generations

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

The same vendors thatsold these tools - companies like Microsoft and Adobe - sold web production andviewing tools. LMSs were firmly entrenched in the world of content production, and toa lesser extent the world of networked communication. These generations span more than a 20-year period. But the online games were much moreopen-ended.

Business or Pleasure? - why not both: Would more Influence fix.

Martijn Linssen

Business or Pleasure? - why not both Home About Contact Friday, 13 August 2010 Would more Influence fix your self-esteem? Really impressive. Coffin.

Beyond Free ? Open Learning in a Networked World

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Universities searching for a new president, 400K salary. trillion pounds, annually, from education, transport, consumer products, and the rest.

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

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

turns a perfect event into time- and space- independent mode - make optimal use of current technology for recording, storage, distribution, etc - provide added value: replay, searching, browsing, etc. difference between groups - as determined by test scores - why? Let''s do engineering. - how does a student''s brain work? Technology''s role.

Big Data Takes Center Stage

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

This is not uncommon in the early stages of a disruptive technology.  How can you tell which it is going to be? .

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We Are Not Agreed

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Here's what the author suggests: "utilizing new People Analytics technologies to identify competencies that are predictive of success, incorporating these skills into job descriptions, and proactively searching among passive job seekers and current students will become a competitive advantage for farsighted employers." phenomenon.

The Co-Evolution of Humans and our Tools

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

According to this view of AI, our computers are productivity and intelligence augmentation tools, not unlike the steam engines, cars and airplanes that make up for our physical limitations by enhancing respectively our limited power and slow speed, and giving us the ability to fly.  The recent broadcast of the IBM Jeopardy!

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What is your organization’s “One Metric That Matters”?

Beth Kanter

Two new books on measurement and analytics came to my attention this week. ”   Here’s a quick review of both books. David E.K.

Beyond Institutions Personal Learning in a Networked World

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

We''re told there will be analytics and data-driven management. You create standardized descriptions, standardized search mechanisms.

195 posts about MOOCs

Jay Cross

Power Searching with Google JAY CROSS | WEDNESDAY, JULY 11, 2012. Page 1 of 2. Previous | Next. GEORGE SIEMENS. JUNE 3, 2012. JULY 25, 2012.

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Let’s help Airbnb rebuild the bridge it just burned

Doc Searls

You should help the prison system rebrand their “full body cavity search” As a traveler myself, I was one of the 25% selected for “enhanced trust” I have over 50 positive reviews from guests and hosts alike. My wife and I are veteran Airbnb customers who have been happy with the company from the start. Really??

Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: The Power of Power Laws

John Hagel

Searching for simplicity Besides extreme events, there’s another implication of the shift to a Paretian world. Dont Count On It. Or is it?

5 Warning Signs to Watch for at Apple - Bob Sutton

Bob Sutton

Search. James Adams: Good Products, Bad Products: Essential Elements to Achieving Superior Quality. Rakesh Khurana: Searching for a Corporate Savior: The Irrational Quest for Charismatic CEOs. Davenport: Competing on Analytics: The New Science of Winning. The number of products expands dramatically. Again?

10 most popular posts of 2012

Jay Cross

Google Analytics tells me these are 2012′s greatest hits on Dan Pink’s new book. Dan Pink has written another best seller.

Inside Apple: Adam Lashinsky Revealing and Well-Crafted Book.

Bob Sutton

Search. James Adams: Good Products, Bad Products: Essential Elements to Achieving Superior Quality. Bob Sutton. Brightsight Group.

eLearning Conferences 2013

Tony Karrer

link] January 6, 2013 Search Marketing SMX , Jerusalem, Israel. link] January 29-30, 2013 Big Data Analytics Summit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

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. We have reports saying the time in school spent by a country''s children is directly related to the productivity of its workers. Figure 1.

Education as Platform: The MOOC Experience and what we can do to make it better

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

And more and more we are in an environment where the machines are the productive entities in society. George talked about learning analytics. Learning analytics is using machines to count numbers instead of using people as we used to. Well, I thought, let's go searching for 'chess net'. I'm also looking for what's new.

Summary of The Metadata Enigma

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

As the author comments, "Metadata is likely to be useful in rational, data-driven, analytical decision-making scenarios." Various products exist to support metadata. This is a summary of The metadata enigma , by Ganesan Shankaranarayanan and Adir Even. But it is much more than this. It is a complex description of data.