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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

The article was written by Larry Downes and Paul Nunes and published in the March, 2013 issue of the Harvard Business Review.  It was later expanded into a book, Big Bang Theory: Strategy in the Age of Devastating Innovation published this past January. . Nearly everything you think you know about strategy and innovation is wrong,” they note.

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.

Trust and the On-Demand Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Complex Systems Economic Issues Innovation Management and Leadership Political Issues Services Innovation Society and Culture Technology and Strategy

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

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. e?Learning

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

Everyday Technology: Innovative Ways To Do More With Less, Guest Post by  Laura Quinn and Chris Bernard. Flickr Photo by Nielio. she said.

Why Social Business Keeps Failing to Deliver

Luis Suarez

IBM Innovation Knowledge Tools Learning Social EnterpriseSpecially, in today’s financial conundrum. Here it goes:  What if Enterprise 2.0

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?  its partners and customers. 

The Startup Version of the Wealth Gap

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The cost of distribution has reduced dramatically, thanks to networks and the cloud.  What’s going on?  years in the 2009-2013 era versus 8.5

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,? from 2004 to 2009 SAP revenue grew 42.7%

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?


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

At the same time, the public sector is under huge pressures to significantly increase productivity and reduce costs by embracing many of the technologies and organizational practices that have been successfully applied in the private sector over the past twenty years. The book was co-authored with John Hopkins Professor Michael Mandelbaum.

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.”. According to McKinsey: .

MOOCs are really a platform

George Siemens

Basically: human input costs make education valuable. Our MOOC model emphasizes creation, creativity, autonomy, and social networked learning.

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. I

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

Software can be replicated and distributed at marginal costs.  major transition is now taking place in our digital economy.  Rising Inequality.

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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. Social learning. Making social learning work.

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?  If not, you are clearly lagging behind those who have and will have a tough time catching up. Facebook Google Bookmarks blogmarks MySpace PDF StumbleUpon Twitter Yahoo! Join us.

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,? Note the different currencies. dollar.

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.