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The Big Data Era Is Here

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Big data and related information-based disciplines, - e.g., data science , artificial intelligence , - are everywhere. 

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International Organizations and Social Media: News, Engagement, and Social Data for Policy Change

Beth Kanter

They will be doing a variety of work tasks (not just social media and networks).   Not every student in my class is focused on the same policy issue.

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Data-Driven Decision Making: Promises and Limits

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Looking deeper at data-driven decision making, it’s important to understand not only the promise but also the limits. 

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Traditional Data Analysis and Data Science

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The emergence of data science is closely intertwined with the explosive growth of big data over the past several years. 

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Informal rule of thumb

Harold Jarche

have previously referred to Gary Wise and his extrapolation of Josh Bersin’s data from 2009. Informal LearningWikipedia.

Rethinking Personal Data

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In 2010, the World Economic Forum (WEF), launched a project on Rethinking Personal Data.  The report’s overall point of view is that personal data is a new asset class touching all aspects of society.  It is potentially as valuable a resource in the 21st century as heavily traded physical goods like oil have been in the past hundred years. 

Creating A Culture of Continuous Improvement Based On Data

Beth Kanter

Alternatively, there may bean emphasis on collecting more data than is necessary, but no one relates it to decision making. Cultural Indicators.

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[2b2k][everythingismisc]“Big data for books”: Harvard puts metadata for 12M library items into the public domain

David Weinberger

Harvard University has today put into the public domain (CC0) full bibliographic information about virtually all the 12M works in its 73 libraries. The University also provided the data to the Digital Public Library of America’s prototype platform for programmatic access via an API. Harvard’s Open Metadata policy.

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Personal Health Data: It’s Amazing Potential and Privacy Perils

Beth Kanter

” The Jawbone has  previously put out aggregate data reports around sleep habits of those that wear its device. Data Walking

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The massive impact on economic growth of open data in government

Ross Dawson

The report looks at the massive positive economic impact of governments adopting open data policies. Source : Open for Business.

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Data Science and the Changing Nature of Research and Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The emergence of data science is closely intertwined with the explosive growth of big data over the past several years. 

NTC: Data Visualization Panel

Beth Kanter

NTC 2012: Data Visualizaiton Panel. Are you interested in what it takes for an organization to systematically use data? Resources. link].

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[berkman] From Freedom of Information to Open data … for open accountability

David Weinberger

Heusser [ pdf ] is giving a Berkman lunchtime talk called “Open Data for Open Accountability.” Omitting key information. The Web is making the Freedom of Information Act (FOIOA) obsolete. 2. An open data policy is necessary to keep freedom of information up to date, and to move toward open accountability.

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Beyond GDP - Measuring Value in a Service-oriented, Information-based, Digital Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Most measures of economic performance used by government officials to inform their policies and decisions are based on GDP figures. 

The Continuing Evolution of Service Science

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

This blind spot threatens to hinder the development of effective innovation policies and the development of new business models and practices…”.

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Unlocking Data for Philanthropy: Notes from Global Philanthropy Forum Session

Beth Kanter

went to cover one session,   “ Building An Information Infrastructure:  Unlocking Data for Philanthropy.” Notes from Session.

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The Future of Financial Services

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Smart mobile devices, broadband wireless networks, cloud-based services and big data are now ushering the next major phase in the evolution of FS. 

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The Public Face of Science

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In its Summary of Findings, the report highlights four major results. There are large differences in their views across a host of issues.”.

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[liveblog] Noam Chomsky and Bart Gellman at Engaging Data

David Weinberger

I’m at the Engaging Data 2013 conference where Noam Chomsky and Pulitzer Prize winner (twice!) Barton Gellman are going to talk about Big Data in the Snowden Age, moderated by Ludwig Siegele of the Economist. The conference aims at having us rethink how we use Big Data and how it’s used. Omitting key information.

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The Prosperity Puzzle

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Thousands of new information goods and services are introduced each year.  Don’t we have access to more information than ever before?”.

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The Digital Evolution Index

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Institutional Environment : Are government policies and regulations facilitating the creation of digital ecosystems?  Neighborhoods matter. 

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[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. of Commerce. FitBit).

Understanding the Workings of Our Minds

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

However, due to their huge stores of data and powerful analytics, the machines can provide System 2-like results.     .

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Bridging the World’s Knowledge Divide: Technology + Competition, Skills and Institutions

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The data revolution :  “The world’s technological capacity to compute and store information has grown at an exponential rate.

Does giving teachers bonuses improve student performance.

Dan Pink

One of the hottest ideas in education policy these days is tying teacher pay to student performance on standardized tests. Dan Pink. Contact.

Network Learning: Working Smarter

Harold Jarche

The World Wide Web is changing how many of us do our work as we become more connected to information and each other. Informal Learning Blog.

New Technology Supporting Informal Learning

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

This work, in turn, is suggesting and supporting the model of learning described in the first section, that of a course network supporting and informing an ever-shifting set of course episodes. In business, this means that salespeople and customer service representatives must determine marketing policy. Why is this necessary? 2007).

Crisis Text Line Opens Nation’s Largest Set of Crisis Data for Limited Research

Beth Kanter

Nancy said, “Bob, show her the crisis text line data set.” But today, Crisis Text Line reached another huge milestone to celebrate!

Big Data, Learner Analytics and Reflections on Student Success, Redux

Ellen Wagner

It Begins With Big Data. Today, Big Data is an all-encompassing term used to describe data sets so large and complex that it becomes difficult to process using traditional data processing applications. This  Big Data Landscape 3.0 This blog was first published at  .

Notes About Mobile, Digital Trends, and Social Media Leadership from Knight Digital Media Center Workshop

Beth Kanter

Mobile is carried around and dependent on having the information in the moment. Being Data Informed. Digital Trends. More here.

Beta, data and more

Harold Jarche

— Why you need to understand political policy by @cognitivepolicy via@drmcewan. This reminds me how important it is to own your data , and the following show two open source options to Ning’s Software as a Service (SaaS) platform: @elggdotcom “there is a hosted version of Elgg coming in May&#. via @minutrition.

From facts to data to commons

David Weinberger

Im keynoting a conference at the Princeton Center for Internet Polic on Big Data on Tuesday. We were enamored with facts in the 19th century, when facts were used to nail down social policy debates. This was true all the way through the Information Age. Our fear of information overload now seems antiquated.

Coherent Implications

Clark Quinn

Decisions, then, are about how to facilitate the most optimal flow of information without compromising organizational integrity.

Thoughts on privacy

Doc Searls

We have loosed three things into the digital world that we (by which I mean everybody) do not yet fully comprehend, much less deal with (through policy, tech or whatever). Unlimited ability to observe, copy and store data, which is the blood and flesh of the entire networked world. the EU Data Protection Directive). The end.

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PAR Framework: Learning Analytics as a Service for Higher Ed

Ellen Wagner

Thanks to Libby Nelson''s great article Big Data 101: Colleges are hoping predictive analytics can fix their dismal graduation rates , we have been fielding questions about the PAR Framework. higher education to inform practice and policy. For more information about joining PAR, please contact us at  .

Will the Sharing Economy Catalyze New Forms of Philanthropy?

Beth Kanter

Data Philanthropy. Lucy Bernholz wrote a reflection post Share Conference called “ Sharing Data.” Share Companies and CSR.

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Working and learning out loud

Clark Quinn

I’ve been thinking about some of the talk around the Future of Work, and in addition to the free flow of information I recently posted about from the Coherent Organization, I think working out loud is another component. This means culture and policies and more. This means policies about what’s safe to share, and when.

The Cloud’s Potentially Huge Liability

Adaptive Path

The problem is with the policies placed around how we access it, specifically data caps from our broadband and wireless data providers. Our data use now resembles a steady stream rather than spurts. The U-Verse can handle more data traffic than AT&T's traditional DSL network. AT&T and.

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Breaking: Google+ will be a reputation engine

Ross Dawson

The social media measurement systems such as Klout and PeerIndex have limited data scope and while they talk the language of reputation actually measure influence. Google’s depth of data, positioning, and mentality mean that it is well-positioned to develop an individual reputation service. You or them?

Do You Work for A Nonprofit That Promotes A Culture of Wellbeing in the Workplace?

Beth Kanter

At Issue One, the organization promotes wellness and physical health with the following policies: Healthy snacks for the staff kitchen.