The Top Ten Emerging Technologies of 2016
AUGUST 16, 2016
The technologies on the list are not new. The full report includes a longer, one-page description of each of these technologies.
Technological Unemployment and the Future of Work
NOVEMBER 3, 2015
This question has been widely discussed for years, but, - at the end of the day, - we don’t really have good answers. Not according to Autor.
Education Technology Strategies - Day One
Stephen Downes: Half an Hour
FEBRUARY 3, 2015
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? - Using technology to find more (vs. CERN ? Which 6?"
Low-Cost Test and Quiz Tool Comparison
AUGUST 31, 2010
I’ve recently been working with Sameer Bhatia the CEO of ProProfs as I was going through an evaluation of various online tools that support easy, fast, low-cost testing and quiz tools. Evaluation Criteria For the specific need I was looking at, I was looking for the following out of a solution: Cost : Is the tool free or very-low cost to use?
Blockchain - Once Again, the Technological Genie Has Been Unleashed from its Bottle
AUGUST 22, 2016
His 2006 Wikinomics predicted the rise of mass collaboration in what became known a few years later as the On Demand Economy. If we will it.”. Period.
Managing Multiple Learning Managment Systems - The High Cost of Choice
JUNE 25, 2013
Did you know that today there are approximately 500 Learning Management System vendors in the market? And who doesn’t want to know that?
A Useful Framework for Analyzing the Impact of Technology on Jobs
SEPTEMBER 9, 2014
Last week I discussed a recent Pew Research report on the impact of AI, robotics and other advanced technologies on the future of jobs.
Foradian Technologies Interview
Stephen Downes: Half an Hour
SEPTEMBER 19, 2013
Questions 1. I specialized on online learning, media and collaborative technologies. Since 2001 at NRC I have worked on learning object standards and repositories, content recommender systems, collaborative content authoring technology, and massive open online courses (MOOCs). Please introduce yourself to our readers.
Czech Course Followup Questions
Stephen Downes: Half an Hour
OCTOBER 18, 2011
I was asked the following questions after my presentation to CZ Course RVP_VT21 yesterday: (Elements of Coop.) Over time this sort of perception will be aided with technology, just as we are aided in visual recognition by glasses and telescopes and video monitors. But the question really doesn't make sense in this context.
10 lessons for Giving Days, and one question: How can we make them more sustainable?
SEPTEMBER 30, 2014
10 lessons for Giving Days, and one question: How can we make them more sustainable? Click to see the full infographic. by Bahia Ramos.
Why progress matters: 6 questions for Harvard's Teresa Amabile.
AUGUST 9, 2011
Technology (7). Why progress matters: 6 questions for Harvard’s Teresa Amabile Here’s a tip for rounding out your summer reading.
Notes from Information Technology Based Higher Education and Training ITHET 2013, Antalya
Stephen Downes: Half an Hour
OCTOBER 15, 2013
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). high cost; or campus access in central lab - open couyrses, MOOCs, highly distributed hardware - LabVIEW crosses these two envirnments Centralized lab: eg., so, eg.,
eLearning Costs : eLearning Technology
SEPTEMBER 10, 2009
eLearning Technology Tony Karrers eLearning Blog on e-Learning Trends eLearning 2.0 Heres his brief description: The particular course in question is approximately 2 hours of classroom soft skills training that needs to be delivered in an eLearning format. His question is whether this price is reasonable, high or worth raising a stink.
[liveblog] Data & Technology in Government
FEBRUARY 26, 2015
Part of the importance of this is that students at the Kennedy School are agitating for a much strong technology component to their education on the grounds that these days policy makers need to be deeply cognizant of the possibilities technology offers, and of the culture of our new technology development environment. FitBit).
The Long Term Impact of AI on Jobs - Some Lessons from History
JULY 26, 2016
Automation anxieties continued to resurface in the 20th century, right along with accelerating technology advances. How should we respond?
The Evolution of the Firm
NOVEMBER 21, 2016
In the article, Professor Coase provided a simple answer to the question: Why do firms exist? High-tech companies emerged from nowhere.
The Future of the Globally Integrated Enterprise
FEBRUARY 13, 2017
Governments in the emerging world welcomed the jobs, exports and technology that global firms brought. It was a golden age.”.
Becoming a Data-Driven Business: Challenges and Opportunities
DECEMBER 19, 2016
Big data ,- including analytics , data science , artificial intelligence and related information-based technologies - are now everywhere. “Is
The Datafication of Business and Society
JUNE 9, 2015
Digital technologies are now permeating just about every nook and cranny of the economy, society and our personal lives.
Is Design Thinking the “New Liberal Arts”?
OCTOBER 31, 2016
But a number of recent articles have been asking an intriguing question. It is not confined to an art medium or to any technology.”.
The Internet, Blockchain, and the Evolution of Foundational Innovations
JANUARY 17, 2017
That’s because blockchain is not a disruptive technology, whose impact, once in the marketplace, is often quite rapid. ask Iansiti and Lakhani.
The Giant Zero
FEBRUARY 3, 2016
It was “long distance,” and that cost money. The high cost of distance for telephony and mail made sense. A question. Even today.
The Internet deserves its proper noun
MAY 30, 2016
Some questions… Would we enjoy a common network by any name today if the Internet had been lower-case from the start? I don’t know.
The Growing Importance of Storytelling in the Business World
MARCH 13, 2017
This is now the case with blockchain and related technologies. Similarly, blockchain could dramatically reduce the cost of transactions.
The (Uneven) Digitization of the US Economy
JANUARY 19, 2016
Digital technologies are all around us, - increasingly ubiquitous and commoditized. Are they still a strategic value to business?
What Are Good Things About Having A Lousy Boss? - Bob Sutton
DECEMBER 19, 2011
Learning to listen to others and to ask smart questions is more important. is not a very useful question. Financial Times: The Cost of Hidden Bias at Work. Stanford Technology Ventures Program (STVP). Center for Work, Technology and Organization. Dorf & Byers: Technology Ventures. Interesting question.
Blockchains: the Promise of More Frictionless, Trusted Economies
OCTOBER 11, 2016
Firms came into being to make it easier and less costly to get work done. Technology innovations helped overcome inefficiencies.
The Collapse of Complex Business Models ? Clay Shirky
APRIL 1, 2010
From the Q&A after, it was clear that for them, the question wasn’t whether the internet was going to alter their business, but about the mode and tempo of that alteration. That kind of question comes up a lot. At this point, any additional complexity is pure cost. the question “What is emerging?”
The Rise of the T-Shaped Organization
DECEMBER 15, 2015
Brown offers a very good answer to these questions. The horizontal stroke of the T is the disposition for collaboration across disciplines.”.
12 Themes for 2012: what we can expect in the year ahead
DECEMBER 4, 2011
Small businesses are now able to draw on low-cost skilled workers to extend their capabilities and grow faster. INSTITUTIONS IN QUESTION.
5 cool holiday gifts for $25 or less | Daniel Pink
DECEMBER 16, 2011
Technology (7). Here are five terrific items — all costing no more than $25 and all available online. Dan Pink. Contact. About Dan.
The Future of Jobs in the Digital Economy
DECEMBER 19, 2012
Since the advent of the financial crisis around five years ago, we have been searching for answers to these very important questions.
The Emerging, Unpredictable Age of AI
FEBRUARY 7, 2017
Waves of technology are being invented and deployed at warp-speed. What will life be like in such an AI future? Except it’s real.
“Flexible Security”: A Sensible Social Policy for our Digital Age
JULY 7, 2015
The authors have a very clear answer to this question. notes the article in its opening paragraph. What should we do? Social Safey Nets.
AI, Robotics, and the Future of Jobs
SEPTEMBER 3, 2014
The impact of technology on jobs is a very important subject. “The The technology won’t be advanced enough to widely displace jobs by 2025.
The Untethered, Hyperconnected Enterprise
JUNE 8, 2012
But lots of questions remain as to what those implications might be. Top down strategy plans take too long to formulate and generally don’t work so well because technologies and markets are changing so fast. There is bad-legacy , which costs too much to support and constrains innovation. Agility beats strategy every time.
Jobs in the Age of Watson
NOVEMBER 26, 2011
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. match between Watson , IBM’s question-answering system, three students from the Harvard Business School and three students from MIT’s Sloan School of Management.
The Big Data Era Is Here
FEBRUARY 2, 2015
In my presentation, I tried to briefly address these questions based on three key observations. Why are we so excited about them? Privacy. “We
Design Principles for Complex, Unpredictable, People Oriented Systems
APRIL 13, 2012
Design principles are particularly applicable to problems that are socio-technical in nature, that is, they involve people and technology, having to deal both with complex technical, business and societal infrastructures and human behaviors. Product excellence and competitive costs are its key design objectives. At B-School?
A new social contract for creative work
NOVEMBER 13, 2011
Parents push their children into undergraduate programs that cost more than graduates can ever repay. 21C_Leader Technology Wirearchy Work