The Top Ten Emerging Technologies of 2016
AUGUST 16, 2016
The technologies on the list are not new. Artificial Intelligence. The Internet of Things. Autonomous Vehicles. The Blockchain.
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.
Blockchain - Once Again, the Technological Genie Has Been Unleashed from its Bottle
AUGUST 22, 2016
Blockchain Revolution , his 16th book, now explains “How The Blockchain Will Transform Everything From Banking To Government To Our Identities.”.
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. Using technology to find more (vs. Question - Kylie, are you frustrated when you go to the one class with no tech? 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?
Managing Multiple Learning Managment Systems - The High Cost of Choice
JUNE 25, 2013
In fact, it’s a scattered and fragmented market, one that is wreaking havoc on Learning & Development. 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. specialized on online learning, media and collaborative technologies. The existing system is based on the idea of attending college and university, at significant expense and opportunity cost. How technology help in improving the teaching practices? Why connectivism made our education more elaborative?
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). Technology''s role. difference between groups - as determined by test scores - why? MIT engineering courses stufy: 8% completion rate (yikes) - so, how do we address this?
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
Like no other technology, AI forces us to explore the very boundaries between machines and humans. What impact will AI have on jobs?
The Evolution of the Firm
NOVEMBER 21, 2016
Thus, firms came into being to make it easier and less costly to get work done. High-tech companies emerged from nowhere.
Becoming a Data-Driven Business: Challenges and Opportunities
DECEMBER 19, 2016
Data storage capacity has increased, while its cost has plummeted. It’s very hard to anticipate the consequences of disruptive innovations.
Is Design Thinking the “New Liberal Arts”?
OCTOBER 31, 2016
After pondering the question, I believe the answer is: No - the same answer I would give if asked whether engineering is now the new science.
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.
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. 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?
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 (Uneven) Digitization of the US Economy
JANUARY 19, 2016
Digital technologies are all around us, - increasingly ubiquitous and commoditized. But, are they a major source of competitive differentiation ?
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. 5. 14. "Am I a success or a failure?" 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. Interesting question.
The Rise of the T-Shaped Organization
DECEMBER 15, 2015
Brown offers a very good answer to these questions. Why are these soft attributes so valued in today’s business environment?
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?”
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. 1. Dan Pink. Contact. Video.
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.
AI, Robotics, and the Future of Jobs
SEPTEMBER 3, 2014
Computers will disappear and ordinary objects will become magic,” said John Markoff , senior technology writer for the NY Times. .
“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?
The Big Data Era Is Here
FEBRUARY 2, 2015
We can now leverage science and technology to help us better understand people-centric, sociotechnical systems. Representativeness.
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.
Platforms and the New Rules of Strategy
JUNE 14, 2016
We all know the answer to Van Alstyne’s rhetorical questions. That’s what network effects are all about. bargaining power of buyers.
Securing the Foundations of our Digital Economy
JANUARY 2, 2017
Technological complexity creates vulnerabilities. At the same time, Internet threats have been growing. The attacker has the advantage.
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.
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
The Startup Version of the Wealth Gap
JANUARY 6, 2015
Last month I read an article in Newsweek by technology author and columnist Kevin Maney , Tech Bubble? What’s going on?
Embracing Disruptive Change - Why Is it So Difficult?
MAY 19, 2015
Let me share some of my thoughts on these questions. Following the lunch, I kept thinking about the topic. Circling the Wagons.