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Content Curators

Dan Pontefract

In a world where the pure volume of digital content swells with each passing day, we mustn’t cave into a digital only existence.

From “learning technologies” to “social technologies”

Jane Hart

Content co-creation tools. Member profiling. Activity streams. Real-time updates. Threaded discussions. Notifications. Group spaces.

The Collaborative, Sharing Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

now enabled individuals to easily communicate and share content and opinions with each other.  This one-to-many Web 1.0 Web 2.0

Collaboration Workflow 101

Dan Pontefract

You're reading fresh content from Dan Pontefract at Brave New Org: Thanks for reading. collaboration Culture enterprise 2.0

Learning in the Collaboration Age

Charles Jennings

It has allowed us to reach beyond content-rich learning approaches and focus on experience-rich learning. the rest is history.

Content and continuous learning: The cornerstones of a learning architecture


In short, they actively make use of their technology, modalities and learning architecture in support of L&D objectives. paradigm shift.

Should Employees Be Incented to Use Social Technologies?

Dan Pontefract

One of the key leadership qualities that should be demonstrated by leaders in 2011 and beyond is collaboration. And You? Where do you sit?

Education Technology Strategies - Day One

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

lessons scripted around 1:1 laptop); IT issues - we were a Windows network, with everything on our own domain - we needed to open eg printing etc O - consumer technology far more accessible in 2012 esp. Using technology to find more (vs. the Macbook, Android - web-based applications, eg. Are remote labs effective? Which 6?"

Transmedia Storytelling and Collaborative Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

There are several reasons why I find transmedia storytelling so interesting to branding and other areas beyond the entertainment industry.  It reminds me of collaborative innovation , one of the most important concepts that many companies in the IT industry have embraced over the past decade. . Doing so is very tricky and takes many forms. 

Mass Collaboration Workshop, Day Two

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Note that coordination here is not really needed, in contrast to other systemss of mass collaboration. Response: I don''t think it is completely different - when you read an article, I understand some, I don''t understand some, I try to use it - I would lable this a collaborative process. They create content collaboratively.

Open, Collaborative Trust Frameworks

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Regulatory and policy practices cannot possibly keep pace with technological change.  Therefore, ID ³ believes, governance principles should be expressed as software that is then able to evolve to incorporate advances in technology and to support changing market and societal requirements. The list continues to grow.” .

How to Replace Top-Down Training with Collaborative Learning (3)

Jay Cross

Technological infrastructure for social learning. It’s short for “It’s Not About The Technology.” Third post in a series. INFRASTRUCTURE.

Workshop on Mass Collaboration - Day One

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Introduction to the Workshop - Ulrike Cress Why a workshop in mass collaboration? Nature article on massively collaborative mathematics (see the wiki PolyMath). Can we design mass collaboration? As you get more and more collaboration, you get a speed-up of innovation. This would fit the mass collaboration paradigm.

Technology and the Future of Media

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Content creation: the original development of content, - a new song, film, TV program or newspaper article. Unilateral.  Distributed. 

12 features of supporting social collaboration in the workplace

Jane Hart

I am often asked how to support social collaboration in the workplace. See my article  Using a collaboration platform for brilliant learning.

Education Technology Strategies - Day Two

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

So the Achieving Excellents has four major objectives: - achieving excellence - ensuring equity - promoting well-being - competence We''ve also been partnering with the Council of Directors of Educations (CODE - ''superintendants'') - this boosts what we know about technology and enabling innovations. How do we build on this? From 68%.

Jobs, work and technology

Harold Jarche

Social networking tools make it easier for people to communicate and collaborate with colleagues over wide distances and thus improve the  collective intelligence  of the team.   And, systems like  Watson  will be extensively used to help experts deal with highly complex problems in areas like medicine, finance and national security.

The 90-9-1 Collaboration Paradox: Org’s Should Aim To Reverse It

Dan Pontefract

whereas 1% of users can be denoted as those that contribute most of the content itself. The Power Collaboration Users). not the band ).

IBM’s Lotusphere 2011 Highlights – People-Centric vs. Content-Centric by Louis Richardson

Luis Suarez

Welcome to the successful transformation from a content-centric organisation to a people-centric one! Not the content they produce.

Learning Content Management Systems (LCMS) for Managing Course Assets

Tony Karrer

I received an inquiry from a reader at a large company that is continuously working on large projects with lots of course content running around. Along the way, a lot of the LCMS products on the market have become more about a kind of authoring approached with content stored in a database that is transformed into courseware.

Foradian Technologies Interview

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

specialized on online learning, media and collaborative technologies. This means that we can’t learn effectively simply by importing content (what Friere called the ‘banking theory’) but must actively engage and work with the knowledge. How technology help in improving the teaching practices? Questions 1.

How to Replace Top-down Training with Collaborative Learning (2)

Jay Cross

wise Collaborative organization focuses its efforts where they’ll have the most impact. Think social technologies, not training technologies.

Mass Collaboration Workshop, Day Three

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Darren Gergle Understanding and Bridging the Wikipedia Language Gap There is an extensive literature on Wikipedia, everything from collaboration to participation to embedded bias to the uses of Wikipedia data structures by AI and natural language processing application. Why do people takee part in mass collaboration? So - why? So eg.

Open Business – From Document-Centric to People-Centric Collaboration

Luis Suarez

Essentially, making the successful transition from content is king  to people AND their conversations are king. To quote: . How spot on!

Technology, Media and Culture - the Best of Times or the Worst of Times?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

USC’s Annenberg Innovation Lab (AIL) was founded in 2010 to study the transformational impact of technology on culture and on the media industries. 

Attention Nonprofit #DataNerds: A Few Recent Research Studies on Data, Technology, Funding, and Trends

Beth Kanter

Collaborative Technologies: Helping Funders Work Together Better. Technology for Good Report. ” 2. Download here. 6.

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

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

A New Strategy for Higher Education and Training Shirley Alexander Some intro stuff about the buildings being built for the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS). Technology''s role. difference between groups - as determined by test scores - why? MIT engineering courses stufy: 8% completion rate (yikes) - so, how do we address this?

Two Free E-Books for Nonprofits on Fundraising, Marketing, and Content Strategies

Beth Kanter

Book #2:  Feeding the Content Beast. The Science of Email by Steve MacLaughlin , Director of Ideas Labs at Blackbaud. by Marc A. Happy Friday!

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Caffeine: It Undermines Performance on Collaborative Tasks for.

Bob Sutton

Stanford Technology Ventures Program (STVP). Center for Work, Technology and Organization. Hansen: Collaboration: How Leaders Avoid the Traps, Create Unity, and Reap Big Results. Dorf & Byers: Technology Ventures. You are welcome to make use of its free content ( [link]. Bob Sutton. Book Me For A Speech. Search.

Automagically discover best content every day

Jay Cross

Our interest is working smarter , not training or HR or technology. Working Working smarter draws upon design thinking, network optimization, brain science, user experience design, learning theory, organizational development, social business, technology, collaboration, web 2.0 What’s Under the Hood. Andy McAfee. Dave Gray.

Vancouver is Home to Several ‘Social’ Rock Stars

Dan Pontefract

book ) is a great example of a social work-based collaboration application at its best. Let’s start first with the companies. Why not?

August Hot List: Mobile Learning Content

Nancy White

Become our #CoP advisor - Ignatia Webs , August 8, 2011 Other Sources The following are the top items based on social signals. August hotlist hot

Personalization for Knowledge Workers


The Collaborative, High-Skill Worker. Perpetual Content Improvement . Personalization is only as good as the content that is available.

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

Dan Pontefract

Early on in the talk, Peter said, “I believe we are at the confluence of two revolutions – a social revolution and a technology revolution.”

Is Twitter Where Connections Go to Die? – The Unfollowing Experiment – The Follow-Up

Luis Suarez

still use my main three public lists : Collaborators, Cooperators and People I Learn From. Let’s see it…. Nothing else. Just fire away! Hallo?

The Mobilisation Journal: A Way To Spread Learning About Social Change Movements Innovative Use of Technology

Beth Kanter

”    What happens in the lab is that they test campaign ideas that make use of new technologies such as  mobile phones, tablets, social media, email, and others, network approaches, and others.    But, more importantly, the lab documents and shares what has been learned with Greenpeace’s affiliates and leaders around the world.

New Technology Supporting Informal Learning

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Abstract We often talk about games, simulations and other events in learning, but these technologies support only episodic learning. Equally important are those technologies that provide a context for these learning episodes, an environment where students and interact and converse among themselves. Why is this necessary? Akili, G. K.

Identifying a collaboration platform

Harold Jarche

Step Two, or a concurrent step, would be to look at how to enhance collaboration. First of all, collaborative work tools must be simple to be effective. collaboration platform that is over-engineered would be counterproductive. Connect the LMS to a collaborative work platform. Does your LMS do this?

Keynote slides on The Transformation of Government

Ross Dawson

The themes of the conference – Technology, Innovation, Services Reform, Collaboration – are now squarely on the government’s agenda, and the reason I was invited to give the keynote. will endeavor to write more about the content of what I will cover tomorrow, though it is hard at the moment to find time to blog.

Working Out Loud with Google Plus – Part Deux

Luis Suarez

Collaboration Communities elsua Employee Engagement Enterprise2.0 owork ). What do you think? Well, it may well have its days numbered… .