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The Top Ten Emerging Technologies of 2016

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

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

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

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

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

Tony Karrer

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

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

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

Xyleme

Did you know that today there are approximately 500 Learning Management System vendors in the market? And who doesn’t want to know that?

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A Useful Framework for Analyzing the Impact of Technology on Jobs

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

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

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

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?

Beth Kanter

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.

Dan Pink

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

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

Tony Karrer

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

David Weinberger

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

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Automation anxieties continued to resurface in the 20th century, right along with accelerating technology advances. How should we respond?

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The Evolution of the Firm

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In the article, Professor Coase provided a simple answer to the question: Why do firms exist? High-tech companies emerged from nowhere.

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The Future of the Globally Integrated Enterprise

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

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

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Big data ,- including analytics , data science , artificial intelligence and related information-based technologies - are now everywhere. “Is

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The Datafication of Business and Society

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Digital technologies are now permeating just about every nook and cranny of the economy, society and our personal lives.

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Is Design Thinking the “New Liberal Arts”?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

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

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.

The Giant Zero

Doc Searls

It was “long distance,” and that cost money. The high cost of distance for telephony and mail made sense. A question. Even today.

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The Internet deserves its proper noun

Doc Searls

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

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

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

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Digital technologies are all around us, - increasingly ubiquitous and commoditized. Are they still a strategic value to business?

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What Are Good Things About Having A Lousy Boss? - Bob Sutton

Bob Sutton

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

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

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

Clay Shirky

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

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

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

Ross Dawson

Small businesses are now able to draw on low-cost skilled workers to extend their capabilities and grow faster. INSTITUTIONS IN QUESTION.

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5 cool holiday gifts for $25 or less | Daniel Pink

Dan Pink

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

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Since the advent of the financial crisis around five years ago, we have been searching for answers to these very important questions.

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The Emerging, Unpredictable Age of AI

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

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

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

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

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

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.

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The Untethered, Hyperconnected Enterprise

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

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

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. 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.

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The Big Data Era Is Here

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In my presentation, I tried to briefly address these questions based on three key observations. Why are we so excited about them? Privacy. “We

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Design Principles for Complex, Unpredictable, People Oriented Systems

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

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?

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A new social contract for creative work

Harold Jarche

Parents push their children into undergraduate programs that cost more than graduates can ever repay. 21C_Leader Technology Wirearchy Work