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Open Source Strategic Planning

Beth Kanter

The design was to share this learning was amazing. Guest post by Paul Connolly. ” Paul Connolly. Networks

Open Source Assessment

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

This has come up in a couple of places lately, and I'd like to get the concept down on paper (as it were) so people has a sense of what I mean when I talk about 'open source assessment'. The conversation comes up in the context of open educational resources (OERs). What constitutes, for example, 'being a physicist'?

Thoughts on privacy

Doc Searls

White opens with this sentence: “On any person who desires such queer prizes, New York will bestow the gift of loneliness and the gift of privacy.” Clothing, for example, is a privacy technology. In  Philosophy in the Flesh , George Lakoff and Mark Johnson open with this assertion:  The mind is inherently embodied.

The Future IMS Learning Design

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

The Future IMS Learning Design What is the future of learning design? Joel Greenberg My own personal view: maybe the world is moving on, and maybe the idea of 'design' is a bit old fashioned. The idea is to lead academics to a lightweight narrative, and having them design around it. But we (IMS) need to be more open.

My Moodle Test

Dawn of Learning

Home > Learning Technologies , Standards > My Moodle Test My Moodle Test October 9th, 2009 Goto comments Leave a comment Talk has been heating up lately regarding the use of open source versus proprietary systems for learning. Does your company use an open source ERP system, or perhaps SAP or Oracle? Theme by mg12.

Reflections on Linux and Mainframes

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Seamless support of open source tools and software, including Apache Spark , Node.js , MongoDB , MariaDB , PostgreSQL , Chef and Docker. 

Learning Design Tools (Demonstrations)

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

TELOS - Gilbert Paquette IMS Learning Design (IMS-LD) is a bridge between design and delivery. It is designed to address various needs, for example, K-12 lesson plans, higher education learning patterns, or workplace training. We were activity involved in the specification of learning design. So, eg., So, eg.

Scaling knowledge

Harold Jarche

People who participate in structures like open source software projects can join and connect to others at will. ConnectedEnterprise PKM

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Great New PaperVision Examples - 3D in Your Browser

Mark Oehlert

» February 28, 2008 Great New PaperVision Examples - 3D in Your Browser Ive blogged before about Really useful.

Report from Denmark: Designing the new public library at Aarhus, and the People’s Lab

David Weinberger

If you have a library card, you can open the door. All public libraries are examples of the citizens’ interest in innovation.

Platforms Are Not Created Equal: Harnessing the Full Potential of Platforms

John Hagel

Just to get the semantics aside, I tend to prefer the term “performance ecosystems” to describe this space rather than platforms simply because, to me, the term “platforms” creates an image of a much more tightly designed and specified environment than the term “performance ecosystems.” What is a platform? So, what did I learn?  

The Emergence of a Digital Money Ecosystem

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Moreover, since all the key technologies of the Web came from the research and academic community, they were available to anyone free of charge, including open source implementations of many of the key software components.  Many companies embraced this collaborative, open culture.  The rest is history.

How 3D printing will transform the retail industry: The opportunities

Ross Dawson

The various parts may be feasibly printed at home, but they will still require assembly beyond the scope of what the average household could achieve,” Dawson explains. “If you take some recent examples, people point out a working gun that has been manufactured from printed parts. The other critical constraint is cost-efficiency.

Could Blockchain Prove to Be “The Next Big Thing”?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Blockchain is a distributed ledger database that uses a cryptographic network to provide a single source of truth.

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The Role of Open Educational Resources in Personal Learning

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Presented to the Best Practices in Upgrading Online,Calgary, via Adobe Connect, March 29, 2011 The very first thing I want to do is to counter thedisclaimer that frightened me as this session opened, it was very loud, andsaid all kinds of things about how this was all private and cannot be shared.You can share this presentation all you want.

Innovation is not a repeatable process

Harold Jarche

With our PKM workshops, I have seen examples of many different tools used for PKM. Can innovation be promoted through better processes?

Open Education, MOOCs, and Opportunities

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

These were designed originally by organizations such as the Open University, in Britain, and Canada''s Athabasca University. Technological systems based on these designs were first developed by the aviation industry, in the form of the AICC specification (Aviation Industry Computer Based Training (CBT) Committee). CCK11.

Showing the World

Clark Quinn

This has already been seen in examples by BMW , for instance. The list goes on. I’ve argued before that we should expose our learning designs as a way to hand over learning control to learners, developing their meta-learning skills. But I started thinking about how it could be used to support education, and took it a bit further.

Techniques and Tools: How To Visualize Your Network

Beth Kanter

Earlier this month I was lucky enough to attend the CATechFest in LA designed and expertly facilitated by Aspiration. The notes are here.

A Behind-the-Scenes Look at Developing iWitness

Adaptive Path

The project began with a series of exercises designed to ensure we start the project well. room dotted with sticky notes and flip charts.

5 recommendations for successfully implementing distributed innovation and shared value

Ross Dawson

Design processes to match the type of innovation required. 2. Be open throughout the process. Design processes to match the type of innovation required. Every open source project starts with an idea, an intention, and some code. Be open throughout the process. IMPLEMENTING DISTRIBUTED INNOVATION. 1.

Scale and Complex Systemic Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

They are highly motivated to bring to market new products which offer significantly improved designs and/or lower costs, and thus gain competitive advantage and market share from the established leaders in their segment of the market.  Mandel cites the ecosystems surrounding the iPhone, Android and 4G mobile networks as examples

Top 10 eLearning Predictions 2011 #LCBQ

Tony Karrer

Elliott Masie Learners as designers. Open Educational Resources Matures 4. I'm hoping that others will join the effort. Learning apps.

[aspen][2b2k] Ideo’s Tim Brown

David Weinberger

He points to a problem in how we’ve thought about design, trained designers, and have practiced design. He shows Union Sq.

What is thought to be is rarely real

Dave Snowden

Decisions are at the heart of human activity and mapping gives you the basis for lots of other understanding and intervention design.

STEM Literacy is for Everyone

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Among LINC’s key projects is  Blossoms  - Blended Learning Open Source Science or Math Studies , which is developing a large free repository of video modules created by gifted volunteers from around the world to assist school teachers with math and science courses. opportunities opening up in the newly industrialized societies. 

New Forms of Assessment: measuring what you contribute rather than what you collect

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Cheating occurs when they perform something other than the intended task in order to produce the result - copying answers, for example, in order to achieve higher grades than they would have earned on their own. As Nikhil Hoyal writes, "Cheating is an epidemic in schools across the nation. society." It reads: "Enron. WorldCom. Halliburton.

Mass Collaboration Workshop, Day Two

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

An example is social tagging networks. The recommended learnss for each person all the tag assocciations they have done in the past, and then tries to match this pattern to all the different examples. tagging real-world objects in construction, health care - some examples of people tagging machines (with warnings, instructions, etc).

Why Blockchains Could Transform How the Economy Works

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The blockchain architecture underpinning bitcoin, whose protocols were specifically designed to control the creation and transfer of bitcoins.  .

Connective Knowledge and Open Resources

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

The practical implementation of connectivism is the massive open online course, or MOOC. It was intended very deliberately to be an example of the theory we had formed over the previous four years, and not simply a place to talk about it. knew about open educational resources before anyone knew what the term meant.

Review: The Edupunks' Guide, by Anya Kamenetz

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Here's Anya Kamenetz on learning to cook: A simple example is learning to make pizza. A few years ago, you may have had to take a class or at least buy a cookbook. This, for example, is great: DIY, or Do-It-Yourself, is a movement about self-reliance and empowerment. The Edupunks' Guide, however, describes 'do-it-yourself learning'.

Workshop on Mass Collaboration - Day One

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Recent mass phenomena: Wikipedia, tagging, blogging, Scratch, massive open online courses and connectivism, citizen science, maker-space Who is creating these? Can we design mass collaboration? Examples of hotbed communities include Cremona, Hollywood and Silicon Valley. sofwtare engineers, LAN designers, etc.

Beyond Free ? Open Learning in a Networked World

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

She challenges the concept of the Massive Open Online Course by asking, "What is the problem that MOOCs appear to have solved?" The Open virus.

The Future of the Training Department

Harold Jarche

Mayo discovered the Hawthorne Effect, opening the study of motivation. Every corporation worth its salt opened a training department. 

The Rise of Vendor Relationship Management

John Hagel

The few development efforts that ProjectVRM has led itself are all open source to minimize intellectual property barriers and to encourage others to build on the software.    As an example, he cites the third party app vendors that populate Apple’s online store.  It’s a fundamentally different mindset.

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Sustainability and MOOCs in Historical Perspective

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

We're going to talk about the factors that led to the development of the Massive Open Online Course and Connectivism and the new phenomena in learning today. But, a few preliminaries before I start the talk, because it's all about open education. :) This presentation is available now at that website. How did we design this?

A typology of Foresight

Dave Snowden

Now a lot of make the mistake of using that picture as a example of how not to do something which is a major mistake. Models. Reflections

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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

Only after this, do we move into the idea, of learning design and pedagogy, which is drawn primarily from the field of distance learning, where courses are rounded up as packages, or what we might call program texts, designed to lead the student through a course of instruction. By open , I mean, open across many dimensions.

Reflections on Bitcoin

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Just about every aspect of the world’s economy is involved.  that all the parties involved understand.  Others are pretty negative.  .

Top posts on Working Smarter for April 2014

Jay Cross

That’s a shame because our personal narrative can be a source of deep insight as well as a great way to amplify impact. APRIL 21, 2014. Gibson.

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