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What’s next for educational software?

George Siemens

Most educational software instantiates physical learning spaces. Essentially, we use new tools to do the work of old tools and largely fail, at first, to identify and advance the unique affordances of new technology. Educational software in common use today assumes that structure exists a priori. Call it embodied cognition.

From “learning technologies” to “social technologies”

Jane Hart

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

Will Content Blocking push Apple into advertising’s wheat business?

Doc Searls

The company is also taking sides against both — especially adtech — by supporting Content Blocking in a new breed of mobile phone apps we can expect to see in iOS 9 , Apple’s next mobile operating system, due next month. Yet Content Blocking should stop iAd ads as dead as all the rest, one would assume. Plain and simple.

Five Steps to Making Your Content Mobile Ready


To date, however, according to Bersin by Deloitte, only 12% of learning content is mobile-enabled. Going Agile with content nuggets.

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. dates to classical Greece How does technology change this? - Content is a necessary tool, to get them to solve problems. (In

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%.

Embedding social learning into texts and enterprise software

Jay Cross

So why are so many of the forays into learning technology anti-social? Joe has been marrying people, technology, and learning since the early days. He ran Michael Milken’s Knowledge Universe Interactive Studio before he became VP, Platform & Technology for Second Life at Linden Labs. You explore the content together.

March Hot List: Mobile Learning Content

Nancy White

March 2, 2011 Technology (850) Infographics for Social Media , March 7, 2011 Getting Started With Mobile Learning? March 23, 2011.

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Social Software Adoption

Tony Karrer

Not surprising, the terms most closely associated with Adoption are Adoption of Social Software and Adoption of Enterprise 2.0. technologies.

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.

From learning to working technologies

Harold Jarche

Tweet Here is a graphic of Moore’s technology adoption curve. Many are in newer industries, with little legacy software.

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? it students prefer everything? - Let''s do engineering. - LabVIEW Web Services - eg.

Automagically discover best content every day

Jay Cross

Our interest is working smarter , not training or HR or technology. Working smarter draws upon design thinking, network optimization, brain science, user experience design, learning theory, organizational development, social business, technology, collaboration, web 2.0 These sites run on Tony Karrer’s Aggregage software.

What’s the right technology for schools?

Clark Quinn

At the end of a conversation the other day, the topic turned to technologies in schools. They’re not too big (by and large), and are better for both content consumption and creation than laptops or even netbooks (though an additional keyboard might be handy). Let me, of course, make this generic to tablets and PDAs.

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.

Becoming a 21st Century Digital Tinkerer

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Recominant innovations are all about the creation of new products, markets and industries based on novel combinations of existing technologies. .

The Transformative Power of Cloud Computing

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Mainframes and PCs were the defining technologies of the centralized model and client-server models respectively. IT-as-a-Service.

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Adaptive Learners, Not Adaptive Learning

George Siemens

The prospects are tantalizing: each student receiving personal guidance (from software) about what she should learn next and support provided (by the teacher) when warranted. The software “learns” from the students and adapts the content to each student. End result?

Notes from Intelligent Content 2010


It’s content that is structurally rich and semantically aware, and is therefore discoverable, reusable, reconfigurable and adaptable. and CSS

I Know It When I See It

Andy McAfee

Established vendors of collaboration software are modifying their offerings and repositioning them as social software platforms that have all the features and functions necessary to support the new modes of interacting and getting work done. software. software although it can be inferred from the post. product?&# McAfee.

The Growing Value of Social Skills

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Deming’s paper builds on the work of MIT economist David Autor , a leading authority on the impact of technological change on the US labor market.

What’s working in social business

Harold Jarche

In my opinion, technology sales, marketing campaigns and the speakers circuits are doing well. SocialLearning TechnologyTransparency.

The Internet, Blockchain, and the Evolution of Foundational Innovations

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

That’s because blockchain is not a disruptive technology, whose impact, once in the marketplace, is often quite rapid. ask Iansiti and Lakhani.

Making Software, Making Money

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

This is a social-network slash content management system written in PHP. The PHP content-management system field is pretty crowded. Here's the question to ask: would ELGG have had any measure of success had it been subscription-based software? If people think the software is worth the investment, they'll add to it. Maybe.

Biz tech

Clark Quinn

There is plenty of vertical-specific software, from product design to transaction tracking, and of course more general business software such as document generation, financials, etc. So how does L&D be as ubiquitous as other software? First, formal learning software is really enterprise-wide. Several ways.

Jobs in the Age of Watson

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

On October 31, I participated in a symposium sponsored by MIT’s Center for Digital Business on The Race Against the Machine: The Future of Technology and Employment. At the MIT symposium, I was part of a panel on How will technology affect productivity and employment? These activities are not candidates for technology substitutions.

Skills 101

What happens when Google buys Sprint too?

Doc Searls

Comcast, Time Warner Cable and other cable operators still profit from the fact that consumers have to purchase an entire programming package in order to get a few particular slices of content. It is just a matter of time before competitors unbundle content, and offer movies, sports, news and other forms of video entertainment to consumers.

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CoP Series #8: Content and Community

Nancy White

We have talked throughout this series on communities of practice about “content.&# What do we mean by “content?&# . link].

The Future of Financial Services

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Beyond technology, the evolution of FS will be influenced by a variety of economic, social and political factors. Rapid Change/Many Suppliers.

The Evolving Automotive Ecosystem

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

New software skills, representing a whole new culture are now needed. As products become software-intensive and connected, complexity follows.

Computing Beyond Moore’s Law

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Software. Indeed, slowing progress in hardware will provide stronger incentives to develop cleverer software.”. he asked. players.

Applications and Theory of Educational Social Software

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Social Software session Terry Anderson Independent study - type I for information type study Collaborative - Distance Education - Type C Social software fits somewhere in the middle - allows collaboration, but also things like tagging, the search and sort thing that we're used to. Amazon recommendations - it's working.

Imagination as a Journey of Survival and Discovery

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

It had failed to adapt as customers, technology and competitors changed.” . of the S&P 500 , making it 2.35 of the S&P 500 and 1.95

The Emergence of Cognitive Computing

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

This requires disruptive technologies and innovations at all levels, including new materials, fabrication processes and design tools. Why is it so important for Watson to deal with unstructured content, that is, natural language text, speech, images, and so on? It’s one of the other.”. The work is underway. Doing well in Jeopardy!

Tech Limits?

Clark Quinn

I indicated some of the barriers, and they’re reconsidering (while continuing to develop content against this model as a service). I admit that I struggle to see how folks can assume that without knowledge of design, nor knowledge of technology, that they can still be elearning designers and developers. strategy technology

How #adblocking matures from #NoAds to #SafeAds

Doc Searls

do not disrupt or distort the page content we’re trying to read. This is critical for complex products like software, electronics, and cars, which require ongoing support and maintenance, as well as for anything that requires a big ecosystem (e.g. Take a look at any ad, for anything, online. But most of the time it’s not.

eLearning Costs : eLearning Technology

Tony Karrer

eLearning Technology Tony Karrers eLearning Blog on e-Learning Trends eLearning 2.0 The content has already been written for the classroom. What Training Costs Part I: Converting Content from ILT to WBT How long does it take to create learning? Is there consensus on the content? eLearning Solutions Enterprise 2.0 Or not.

Learning With and From Others: Restructuring Budgets for Social Learning

Dan Pontefract

technologies surfaced within the organization. Unlike other technologies, practices, or processes, social media inside the organization, for many companies, doesn’t belong in one single business unit; it lazily shifts among interested parties regardless of function or title. social learning budget technology training vendors

Open Content, Enclosure and Conversion

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Freedom One point of agreement I think we can find is in our support for 'free content', in the sense of 'freedom' expressed by Richard Stallman. Now it is evident that by content we don't mean (exactly) 'software'. the content, for any purpose, one in which the source (or encoding) of the content is accessible (ie.,

Cloud, Services and the Transformation of Production

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

It will undoubtedly transform the information technology (IT) industry, but it will also profoundly change the way people work and companies operate.