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Innovation in open online courses

George Siemens

This is a short overview of the innovations that we want to explore during the course. The innovations build heavily on community and network approaches that I and others (Stephen Downes, David Wiley, Alan Levine, Jim Groom, Dave Cormier) have used in previous open courses. Social embeddedness Social has become an abused term.

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

Luis Suarez

Over three years ago I wrote a blog entry over here about Twitter under the provocative heading: ‘ Twitter is where conversations go to die ’.

Big-Bang Disruptions: The Innovator’s Dilemma in the Digital Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

It was later expanded into a book, Big Bang Theory: Strategy in the Age of Devastating Innovation published this past January. . The authors’ key premise is that innovation is once more undergoing drastic changes, driven by the exponential advances in digital technologies. Big-bang disruptions are often unplanned and unintentional.

Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: Institutional Innovation

John Hagel

Main | Restoring Balance in the New Year » Institutional Innovation Executives spend a lot of time these days worrying about innovation.

Innovation at the State Dept.

David Weinberger

For example, the Lowry report writes: At a Twitter training course for State Department employees attended by the author, the 50 or so officers present — some of whom admitted to never having used social media — were exhorted to give it a go, you can’t go wrong. The Net is bringing about cultural changes at State. employees.

Presentation to UNCTAD's Advisory Group on "Developing skills, knowledge and capacities through innovation: E-Learning, M-Learning, cloud-Learning"

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

A third model is based on a foundation or the community such as, the Apache Foundation, the Wikipedia foundation and the open source model, where the costs are borne by the community that is interested in releasing the software. Stephen Downes December 10, 2013 Access I''d like to begin with the issue of access. Learning. Learning. Indeed, e?learning

Trust and the On-Demand Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In the pre-Internet era of relatively costly supplier transactions, companies gained competitive advantage by controlling distribution.

A Talk On Fast Innovation, All In One Great Picture - Bob Sutton

Bob Sutton

The ergonomics of innovation -- The McKinsey Quarterly. interview Pixar Brad Bird - Innovation lessons from Pixar Director Brad Bird - Strategy - Innovation - The McKinsey Quarterly. Financial Times: The Cost of Hidden Bias at Work. Customer-Focused Innovation. Innovation in a Recession: Forum | KQED|NPR.

Everyday Technology: Innovative Ways To Do More With Less

Beth Kanter

Note from Beth: Innovation was the buzzword at the Nonprofit Technology Conference! Flickr Photo by Nielio. I told her to go for it. she said.

Why Social Business Keeps Failing to Deliver

Luis Suarez

IBM Innovation Knowledge Tools Learning Social EnterpriseIt’s changed us for good!), Specially, in today’s financial conundrum.

The Nature of the Future – Review

Harold Jarche

Lending Club : “We replace the high cost and complexity of bank lending.” Books Communities complexity Innovation

Social Business in the Age of the Customer

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Starting about a decade ago with the rise of Web 2.0 , we have seen the explosive growth of social media technologies, - e.g., blogs, wikis and podcasts, - as well as platforms like Twitter, Facebook and YouTube with hundreds of millions of users. What is the primary responsibility of a business? Customer value is different.

The Startup Version of the Wealth Gap

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The cost of distribution has reduced dramatically, thanks to networks and the cloud. But that’s what the data shows. What’s going on?

Reflections from 2011 – A World Without Email – The Documentary

Luis Suarez

As he recently announced over on Twitter: . Please do not feel obliged to read through it all, if you wouldn’t want to. Are you ready?

Transforming the Workplace with Radical Management by Steve Denning

Luis Suarez

But in reality what we are seeing is how platforms like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google Plus, etc. To name Authority and Money. To name: .

Business or Pleasure? - why not both: Larry's magic numbers - bite.

Martijn Linssen

Quora: a gossiper's wet dream Twitter punctuation manners Ask not what your company can do for you,? Business or Pleasure? - SAP wins here.

Innovate? Not Here, Not Now.

Kevin Wheeler

Home About Future of Talent Subscribe Over the Seas Thoughts on Recruiting, Learning and Other Things as I Ramble around the World Innovate? by Kevin Wheeler on March 23, 2010 The cry has gone out in almost every organization I work with for more innovation. They can manufacture existing products at low cost and in high volume.

Reflections from 2011 – Redefining Your Social Web Presence

Luis Suarez

Remember, it’s still part of my “Big Three”, along with IBM Connections and Twitter. . Welcome to the new elsua! Or both!

eLearning Innovation 2010 – Top 30

Tony Karrer

The general sentiment around the room was that many workplace learning organizations were focused on nuts-and-bolts training, and that there was little innovation. I’m probably not the best judge of whether there’s innovation going on because: People call me when they want to do something innovative. What are these?

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Flip your meetings

Jay Cross

Bringing people together face-to-face is a catalyst for innovation, collegiality, and rewarding conversations. Innovative thinking.

We Are All New Immigrants to the Hyperconnected World

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In the earlier book he never mentioned Facebook, Twitter, Cloud, LinkedIn, 4G or Skype. And none of us can predict when a new golden age of innovation will finally arrive leading to many new jobs and industries. The THINK Forum included a number of talks and panels which looked at leadership from a number of different angles.

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

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Microfinance platforms enable entrepreneurs and social innovators to raise money globally in ever-smaller amounts.”. By 2025, 1.8

MOOCs are really a platform

George Siemens

Basically: human input costs make education valuable. I’ve captured numerous articles here on diigo. MOOCs are a platform.

Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: Innovation and R&D

John Hagel

Few things reveal less about a company’s ability to innovate cost-effectively than its R&D budget. Dont Count On It. Right on!

Five Ways People Adopt And Love Change

Adaptive Path

His findings are complied in his tome, Diffusion of Innovations. ” What’s the cognitive cost of using the new solution?

Sharing lessons

Harold Jarche

Here are some of the observations and insights that were shared via Twitter this past week. by @gsiemens. To reduce the backlash from others.

Why Content Curation Should be in Your Skillset

Jay Cross

Here’s an example of a no-cost, one-person curation project. and gets reposted to my Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn and Twitter feeds.

Social Network Analysis - Twitter - Social Media - Best Stuff from Last Week

Tony Karrer

Upside Learning Blog , April 27, 2009 Online CEU Credits - eLearning Technology , April 27, 2009 508 Compliance, Even If You Do Not Need To - MinuteBio , April 30, 2009 Diffusion of Innovations - Kapp Notes , April 30, 2009 Gathering comments with Yahoo Pipes? Here is the best stuff from last week via eLearning Learning.

friday’s beans and noses

Harold Jarche

Rayke – “ No one is as happy as they seem on Facebook, as depressed as they seem on Twitter, or as employed as they seem on LinkedIn.

Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: Innovating on the Edge of Big Waves

John Hagel

Executives can gain significant insight into the innovation process by looking in unexpected places like the big wave surfing arena. Cool, Dude.

Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: Innovation and Talent in the Indian IT Industry

John Hagel

In many cases, they are establishing development and operations centers in other low labor cost countries. Dont Count On It. McKinsey & Co.

The Rise of the Digital Capital Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Fortune will instead favor a third group: those who can innovate and create new products, services, and business models,” says the article. “So

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Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: Patterns of Business Innovation in China and India

John Hagel

Open distribution - the first pattern of innovation In this respect, Business Week does a better job on the India front. Dont Count On It.

Social Learning, Complexity and the Enterprise

Harold Jarche

Zapposdirectly engages with its customers on Twitter, fostering higher levels of two-way trust. Jay Cross. Social learning. Value Networks.

On the temptation to declare "email bankruptcy" - Bob Sutton

Bob Sutton

The ergonomics of innovation -- The McKinsey Quarterly. interview Pixar Brad Bird - Innovation lessons from Pixar Director Brad Bird - Strategy - Innovation - The McKinsey Quarterly. Financial Times: The Cost of Hidden Bias at Work. Customer-Focused Innovation. Innovation in a Recession: Forum | KQED|NPR.

Top 10 eLearning Predictions 2011 #LCBQ

Tony Karrer

Twitter, Yammer), wikis, blogs, discussion groups, etc. This month's #LCBQ is the first with the Big Question Thought Leaders. Learning apps.

12 Themes for 2012: what we can expect in the year ahead

Ross Dawson

Small businesses are now able to draw on low-cost skilled workers to extend their capabilities and grow faster. 2012: 12 Themes. CROWD WORK.

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Driving Productivity Might Revolutionize HR or Kill It

Kevin Wheeler

Have you invested in systems, technology and process improvements to lower costs and improve the speed to hire, develop, retain or engage your employees? It’s only after significant time that we begin to find new and innovative ways to use the tools and adjust our processes accordingly. Are you able to do it faster than before?

Real Profitability Part II: classical System Integrators

Martijn Linssen

Quora: a gossiper's wet dream Twitter punctuation manners Ask not what your company can do for you,? Business or Pleasure? - dollar. Coffin.

Open Jobs, Open Net

Harold Jarche

Tweet Here are some of the observations and insights that were shared via Twitter this past week. QOTW: “eating your own dogfood: good.