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Seminar on MOOCs, Lyon, France, Day 2

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

We did a seminar with all the teachers and talked about it - talking in very general terms about the digital revolution, about MOOCs, etc. what is its product?) - but not after a ''process of professionalization'' there are in reasing recruitment difficulties - how do we assess the quality of articles? Open access, crowd sourcing.

The first seminar on scaling

Dave Snowden

After my series of posts on scaling it was time to but some of that work into a seminar/training course that I ran with Simon Bennett.

A Growing Backlash Against the Relentless Advances in Technology?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In my seminars, I usually discuss Christensen’s distinction between sustained and disruptive innovation.  But, no one knows for sure.  .

Intervention Design: Overcoming Stiff Resistance to a New, Disruptive Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The article argues that we should apply design thinking to the launch of the disruptive innovation itself - a process they call intervention design. .

WTF? Complexity.

Jay Cross

Outcomes result from the interplay of complex adaptive systems. Harold Jarche writes, “Few are bored with complex challenges. 

Data-Driven Decision Making: Promises and Limits

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

When can we embed decisions into well understood, automated processescomplex context is quite different. 

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Disruptive Innovations and Large Companies

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

A few weeks ago I gave a seminar at an executive management class for a large, global company.  The company is already consumed with managing its existing operations, - a highly complex and demanding task.  It may see the new innovation as more of a distraction than an opportunity.  . This makes some sense. 

The Nature of the Firm in the Digital Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

This is particularly important because of the growing complexity of the products, services, systems and solutions companies are now developing. 

195 posts about MOOCs

Jay Cross

Negating the learner in the learning process GEORGE SIEMENS | SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2013. MOOC on complexity. Page 1 of 2. Previous | Next.

Disruptive Innovation Revisited

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Complex Systems Economic Issues Education and Talent Innovation Management and Leadership Technology and StrategyUber is a case in point.

The prepared mind

Dave Snowden

One of the key points I have been making in the new seminar (and a few keynotes) over the last week is that resilience requires not just a prepared mind, but also a prepared organisation. Creating mass employee engagement requires familiarization with the process before it is needed in a crisis. Reflections

Social Reputation in the Age of Globalization

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Given my current university affiliations and teaching responsibilities, I spend quite a bit of time thinking how we should best train future leaders to help prepare them for the complex, volatile and unpredictable environments that they must learn to navigate.  Few paid much attention to these allegations.  Second:  “. This is expensive. 

Why Do Firms Exist?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

There are actual organizational advantages to firms, such as the ability to marshal a wide range of resources to address very complex problems.  Christensen and Raynor classify organizational capabilities into three main categories:  resources , processes and values.  Some processes are explicitly defined and written down. 

Open Services Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Over the years, I have given quite a few seminars on the subject, including a graduate course in MIT in the Fall of 2010.  I have also written a number of entries on services in this blog. Instead of treating customers as passive consumers, many companies are now involving customers in the innovation process. They ?rst table growth.”

The IT-based Transformation of Services

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Processes with clearly defined rules for their execution can be unbundled, recombined, and automated.  Any business can thus be viewed in terms of their various activities or tasks, including processes, business models and organizational structure.  Kushida. Nor is it about the revolution in digital technology. 

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

Charles Jennings

He is sometimes seen at conferences and seminars with a human brain in a jar and a rich collection of shocking, but memorable, stories.

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Services, Production and Clouds

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Over the past several years I have given a number of seminars on technology and innovation in services.  It has been a tough subject to teach.  Since ‘services’ was a catch-all category not thought to be central to the processes of innovation and productivity, little attention was given to how to measure them or the productivity increases. 

The MIT Systems Thinking Conference

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The SDM program aims to provide mid-career professionals with a systems perspective that will help them address and solve large-scale, global, complex challenges.  Why do people - even highly educated, experienced and accomplished leaders in business and government - find dealing with dynamic, complex systems so challenging? 

Irving Wladawsky-Berger: A Kind of 21st Century Digital Animation Studio

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Our latest seminar showcased the importance of applying systems thinking and innovation in a perhaps unexpected area. Please try again.

Irving Wladawsky-Berger: A Kind of 21st Century Digital Animation Studio

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Our latest seminar showcased the importance of applying systems thinking and innovation in a perhaps unexpected area. Please try again.

How non-profits become experts at Social Branding

Beth Kanter

Brand storytelling, the process by which a company defines and shares its purpose or message, has three parts: 1. Guest Post

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IBM's Centennial

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Given that I have been associated with the company for 41 years, - the first 37 as a full time employee and the last 4 as a consultant, - people ask me this question all the time.  I have given several seminars on the topic in the two main universities I am associated with, MIT and Imperial College.  IBM is turning 100 years old on June 16. 

Scaling: of gaps and things

Dave Snowden

This is really important in complexity work. They do that in the explicit context of requirements capture, process discovery or whatever.

Nonprofits Need Integrate Learning into their Work in 2014

Beth Kanter

Inspired by Charles Jennings 70:20:10. Adding Learning to Work. There are many half-day face-to-face workshops, conferences, or shorter webinars.

Scaling: the perversion of order

Dave Snowden

Now with the UNDP this basic typology/taxonomy has been converted into an experimental assessment process for new projects. Reflections

A typology of Foresight

Dave Snowden

I'll also be picking some of this up in the new Cynefin Seminar. Seeing , attending and acting are separate processes. Models.

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Scenarios: mapping the possible

Dave Snowden

My post on resilience yesterday got extensively re-tweeted with a lot of favorable comments, so thanks for that. All well and good for the border area.

Irving Wladawsky-Berger: Reflections on Leadership and Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In this course, I want to examine how to leverage disruptive innovations to significantly transform a business or even a whole industry.

The mantra of resilience

Dave Snowden

This is the switch from robustness to resilience which is the main theme of my strategy work (if you want to know more book on one of the seminars ). While SenseMaker® can handle inductive with ease it comes into its come in this domain, the full complexity of the Cynefin framework. The basic starting point here is risk assessment.

Embracing Disruptive Innovations: Organizational Challenges

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

ID3 was co-founded by MIT Media Lab Professor Sandy Pentland and by Media Lab Research Scientist John Clippinger.  Easier said than done. .

Connectivism and the Primal Scream

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Decentralise the learning process to a degree where clarity and structure require skills you don''t have to access the information you need.

Industrialisation of the craft

Dave Snowden

Design thinking goes through a similar process. 5: Taking something of value, but then seeking to industrialise it. Finally you achieve mastery.

The case for the death of cash by the hand of digital currencies

Ross Dawson

This morning I gave the opening keynote at the ATM and Branch Automation Seminar run by Payments Consulting Network. Personal anonymity. Habit.

eLearning Conferences 2013

Tony Karrer

link] January 16-18, 2013 EDUCAUSE Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference: People + Process + Technology – IT Matters, Baltimore, Maryland, USA.

E-Learning Generations

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

( version française ) In recent years I have been working on two major concepts:first, the connectivist theory of online learning, which views learning as anetwork process; and second, the massive open online course, or MOOC, which isan instantiation of that process. Rather, it is to engage in a process of creation andsharing.

Where innovation comes from

Jay Cross

This is Johnson’s best book since his must-read tour of complexity science, Emergence. Winners were those who played the game well. cells.

Beyond Institutions Personal Learning in a Networked World

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Here''s a model (Figure 1) of a workflow-processed employee to assist LMS selection. They''re really abstractions of the actual process.

100 eLearning Articles and White Papers

Tony Karrer

Managing the Complexity of Forming an Online Networking Community: 14. Overview 79. · e-Learning and the ADDIE Model For best results, the development process for CD-ROM or Web-based training programs should use a modified ADDIE model, which borrows from the most valuable aspects of the systemic approach. just reached 100. learning 2.0

MOOC - The Resurgence of Community in Online Learning

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

We also hosted online seminars, many of which featured guest experts from outside the course. From the perspective of the course, what it means is that the process of taking the course is itself much more important than the content participants may happen to learn in the course. What is a MOOC? My own theory of education is minimal.

eLearning Conferences 2011

Tony Karrer

link] December 9-10, 2010 What’s Hot, What’s Not in e-Learning , eLearning Guild Online Seminar. You can contact him at: crwr77@gmail.com.