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Is Design Thinking the “New Liberal Arts”?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Design thinking has become an increasingly popular topic of discussion over the past decade. Desirability is central to Design Thinking.

UX Week 2014 Keynote Josh Clark on the Future of Digital Product Design

Adaptive Path

Josh is the author of the book Tapworthy: Designing Great iPhone Apps, and frequently gives workshops and talks at conferences around the world.

Anticipating the Next Wave of Experience Design

John Hagel

Experience design has emerged in part as a response to this growing need we all have.   It is no longer enough to design products and services so that they have aesthetic appeal and perform well.  The design challenge becomes how to design experiences that maximize flow. The next wave. What does this mean?

No Agile Gospel please, just give me Enlightenment

Martijn Linssen

And stop measuring success by projects if youre really all about Software Development. Business or Pleasure? - knowledge lock-in. Hi Martijn.

I Know It When I See It

Andy McAfee

Established vendors of collaboration software are modifying their offerings and repositioning them as social software platforms that have all the features and functions necessary to support the new modes of interacting and getting work done. software. software although it can be inferred from the post. product?&# McAfee.

The Future of Work and Learning 2: Chatbots

Jane Hart

search for relevant or customised content (or courses) on say YouTube, Wikipedia or Coursera. Why chatbots? Take for instance, Alice and Evie.

Learning is Connecting

Harold Jarche

Google Search: Web search engine. PowerPoint: Presentation software. Learning is happening on every social media platform.

Design: our barriers

Clark Quinn

When it comes to problem solving, (and we can think of design as problem-solving as well as search), we have certain behaviors that predispose us to certain types of solutions (in other words, prematurely limiting our search space). Functional fixedness is really just about not seeing new applications of a tool.Â

The Coming Robotics Revolution

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

For the most part, general purpose computers all use similar hardware and software components. Why is robotics such a hot discipline?

Five Steps to Making Your Content Mobile Ready


One of four online searches is currently conducted on a mobile device 2. hours per day on mobile device 1. Not sure what that means?

What I’ve learned in my first week of a dual-layer MOOC (DALMOOC)

George Siemens

Most courses assume that the instructor and designer should sensemake for learners. I’ve run numerous MOOCs over the past six years.

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e-Clippings (Learning As Art): "Using Open Source Social Software as Digital Library Interface" (D-Lib Magazine)

Mark Oehlert

" March 26, 2008 in Application Becomes the Platform | Permalink TrackBack TrackBack URL for this entry: [link] Listed below are links to weblogs that reference "Using Open Source Social Software as Digital Library Interface" (D-Lib Magazine) : Comments The comments to this entry are closed. Clay Shirky My latest additions to

Lean Principles in the Digital Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Customers are taking advantage of all the information they can now access to search for the best possible values.

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Innovation in open online courses

George Siemens

The connection between learning and application is hampered as MOOC resources do not always persist after a course has ended and there is limited search functionality in MOOCs. DALMOOC has been designed to model a distributed information structure. Learners will have the option to search context relevant resources in ProSolo.

Browsers should have been cars. Instead they’re shopping carts.

Doc Searls

It’s not for lack of trying on the part of websites and services such as search engines. If I use the location bar as a place to search, it gives me results, for some non-obvious reason.). A search for “prepaid wireless internet access” on All of us are. And that’s a problem.

Introducing Findings

Steven Berlin Johnson

During my college years, I lost a semester trying to build an epic Hypercard stack called "Curriculum" that would help me organize all my notes for the courses that I had stopped attending because I was too busy building the software. (Oh, Oh, the irony.) I wrote a little lovesong to Devonthink for the New York Times Book Review in 2004.)

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Learn Informal Learning Informally

Jay Cross

experience learning hands-on through collaborative work, community, search, social software, blogs and tweets. with Jay Cross. Format.

What Universities Must Learn About Social Networks

Jay Cross

How do I search for information?”. Mobile devices route around IT; amateurs can bid software slaves do their will. No one works alone.

mastery and models

Harold Jarche

It provides the systems of record that can be searched and queried so that mistakes and exceptions are not repeated. Personal Knowledge Mastery.

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What Should We Think of Machines that Think?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

I don’t spend much time worrying if they’ll one day be smarter than we are, and thus design, program, and debug themselves. But wait!

iWitness Aims to Aggregate News By Time and Place

Adaptive Path

Keyword searches and hashtags provide partial solutions, but still do not differentiate between first-person accounts and other kinds of content. iWitness is a Web-based software tool that will enable individuals and news organizations to aggregate and cross-reference news events with user-generated online content related by time and place.

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Machine Learning and Knowledge Discovery

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

After decades of promise and hype, artificial intelligence is finally achieving an inflection point of market success.

The Role of Open Educational Resources in Personal Learning

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Well, there’s Richard Stallman and the traditionaldefinition of open source as four elements (Stallman, 1994): - Freedom to run the software - Freedom to study the software - Freedom to distribute the software - Freedom to modify the software. They’ve been search-engine optimized. No problem at all. And so on.

Beyond Institutions Personal Learning in a Networked World

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Thinking in Models: for Design, for Learning… A large part of this talk is about that change. I''ve designed dozens of standards. Really.

Teaching Online Courses – 60 Great Resources

Tony Karrer

It was the first ever public session for Placeware - a virtual meeting software company that was much later acquired by Microsoft and became Microsoft Live Meeting. I also did some quick searches for various kinds of things and added them into eLearning Learning (via delicious). They had 100 people participating. No problem, right?

Digital Common Law

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The workshop explored progress in developing effective, legally sound, software-based solutions for the management of digital identities and for the protection and sharing of sensitive data. The only possible answer is to embody the appropriate laws and policy principles governing such transactions into software. I certainly hope so.

Working Smarter: Most popular posts of 2011

Jay Cross

Working smarter embraces the spirit of agile software, action learning, social networks, and parallel developments in many disciplines. Why E2.0

The World Cafe Community – Virtual Cafes? | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Amy Lenzo on 24 Oct 2008 at 12:58 pm Obviously my search algorithms suck because I’m just finding this post! Lots to learn and explore.

Promoting IA in Poland

Adaptive Path

From Hardware to Software. Last week I attended and presented at the 2011 Polish IA Summit. From Sketches to Post-mortems. From Old to New.

Promoting IA in Poland

Adaptive Path

From Hardware to Software. Last week I attended and presented at the 2011 Polish IA Summit. From Sketches to Post-mortems. From Old to New.



In the simplest terms, this is a software package that manages course delivery and administration. Faceted, Object Search. ?. ?. Key: ?

[berkman] Anil Dash on “The Web We Lost”

David Weinberger

He challenges himself to substantiate this: “We have a lot of software that forbids journalism.” That’s why you can still do Creative Commons searches at Flickr. An Ivy League kid's software designed for a privileged, exclusive elite turned out to be more appealing than what folks like Anil were building. "If

Bring on The Live Web

Doc Searls

For example, we could search in real time, but search engine indexes were essentially archives, no matter how often they were updated.

Reinventing Society in the Wake of Big Data

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Most people think that big data is about what people do online, like posts on Facebook or searches on Google. But, what do we mean by big data

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New Tools Beget Revolutions: Big Data and the 21st Century Information-based Society

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

We believe that our approach to apply analytics to the design of clinical trials has the potential to signi?cantly

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Review: The Edupunks' Guide, by Anya Kamenetz

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

In so doing, a person might take a course, search for recipes, ask for help, or - in the style of the underrated film ' The Raman Girl ' or that overrated film ' The Karate Kid ' - find a mentor to show you how to steam noodles. Thousands - maybe millions - of people has taught themselves how to write software. Let me explain.

The MIT Second Machine Age Conference

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Some of these ubiquitous robots will be used in search-and-rescue operations while others might help us fold the laundry. he added.

Social Media Planning and Evaluation for NGOs | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

From an engineering perspective any technology, be it a tool, software, or processes and procedures, or new work practices, is a solution.

Open, Collaborative Trust Frameworks

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

ID³ , - the Institute for Institutional Innovation by Data Driven Design, - is a new multidisciplinary non-profit institution formed to develop architectural frameworks, open source software and educational content for the protection, sharing and monetization of sensitive data. I just joined its Board of Directors.

Why Corporate Training is Broken And How to Fix It

Jay Cross

The American Society for Training and Development was founded and designers brought a systems focus to training. Executive Summary 3. What’s up?

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