December, 2011

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12 Themes for 2012: what we can expect in the year ahead

Ross Dawson

Towards the end of each year I share some thoughts on what awaits in the year ahead. 2012: 12 Themes. View more presentations from rossdawson.

Network thinking

Harold Jarche

Emergence instead of predictability. Resilience and redundancy instead of rock stardom. Contributions before credentials. Diversity and divergence.

I Have Seen the Future of Retail…

Andy McAfee

… and it looks like this: This is the main checkout area at the Walgreens at the corner of North Avenue and Wells St. in Chicago. Do you agree

5 Stages of Workplace Learning (Revisited)

Jane Hart

Social learning

Anatomy Of An Idea

Steven Berlin Johnson

People often ask me about my research techniques. You would think this would be a relatively straightforward question, but the truth is that I have to keep changing my answer, because my techniques are constantly shifting as new forms of search or discovery become possible. In the meantime, I was continuing to devour Seeing Like A State.

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Learning from Exceptions in the Brain

Eide Neurolearning

There is a learning style that seems unmistakable in some - and it seems to involve learning from exceptions. success)). Eide Neurolearning Blog.

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Open Learning Analytics: A proposal

George Siemens

Learning analytics are increasingly relevant, and prominent, in education. Suddenly, everything was “social”. Sign up is available here.

The Cloud Warning

Andy McAfee

I read recently that Rajan Anandan , Google’s managing director for India, says that his country will be a ‘Cloud-first’ market for computing. Of course, Google employees all over the world are talking up the Cloud, but I think Anandan’s on to something. And a lack of legacy means a greater enthusiasm for the Cloud.

Broadband vs. Internet

Doc Searls

Is there a difference between the Internet and Broadband? If there isn’t, we’re at risk of losing the Internet as the carriers conspire to subordinate it to broadband, which is not the same thing. Except that the Net’s and the Web’s elements are not scarce. Their word for this Internet replacement is “broadband.”

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Fantastic international comparative data on media, social media, and mobile

Ross Dawson

Last year I covered some of Ofcom’s report on key trends on communication and media usage. Australia is just ahead on tablet usage.

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Exception handling is complex work

Harold Jarche

Tweet How is work different in a networked economy? Organizations do this all the time. Known Problems. Exceptions. It is now known. Narration of Work.

The Aggregatative error

Dave Snowden

Everything is simpler that you think and at the same time more complex than you can imagine. Goethe. An experiment has to demonstrate coherence.

2012: The Year of Learning in a Social Business

Jane Hart

Social learning

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Labor in the Age of the Smart Machine

Andy McAfee

It’s very hard for me to look at  this graph  of labor’s share of value added in the US economy and  not  see evidence of the computer age.

Comments vs. Likes, Tweets, Shares and +1s

Doc Searls

You can read it here

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New frameworks of 2011: Connected Success, Transformation of Business and Government, Crowdsourcing

Ross Dawson

I believe strongly in visual frameworks as a way of communicating and engaging with complex ideas. Success in a Connected World.

Taking Responsibility for the State of Society

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

We have yet another example of such coverage in (where else?) our local newspaper. This is not a simple effort to 'redistribute wealth".

The end of blogging’s golden age

David Weinberger

Brian Solis has responded to Jeremy Owyang’s provocative post declaring the end of the golden age of blogging. Here’s the comment I posted on Brian’s site: I think in a sense it’s true that the golden age of blogging is over, but that’s a good thing. And not because of anything bad about blogging. Long live blogging!

The Flipped (or Social) Webinar

Jane Hart

Social learning

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The Hyper-social Organization – Review

Harold Jarche

Tweet. The main premise of The Hyper-social Organization is that social media, connectivity and always-on technology are enabling what humans do naturally; to be very social. So one of the keys to success in this new economic reality is to move from a transactional world to a long-term trust-based world. Ditch the rule books and embrace values.

Working Smarter: Most popular posts of 2011

Jay Cross

Best of  Working Smarter Daily. January 1, 2011 to December 17, 2011. Here’s how we choose the crème de la crème for your enjoyment. Why E2.0 Just Ja

The most contagious marketing memes of 2012

Ross Dawson

Most Contagious 2011. View more presentations from Contagious. Great viewing! particularly like Nissan’s Damned Ponies…

Wrong on Education

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Norbert Cunningham treats Moncton to his own special treatment of education , inspired by Margaret Wente (Globe and Mail Dec. Yes, we could do better.

The Net is a place

David Weinberger

The latest Pew Internet study confirms what most of suspect was the case: “Americans are increasingly going online just for fun and to pass the time, particularly young adults under 30. On any given day, 53% of all the young adults ages 18-29 go online for no particular reason except to have fun or to pass the time. The Internet is a place.

Top 100 articles of 2011

Jane Hart

With only a few more days left of 2011, this is the first of a series of posts reviewing the past year and look forward to 2012. Social learning

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Reflections from 2011 – Redefining Your Social Web Presence

Luis Suarez

Welcome to the new elsua! And plenty of times we keep going through the extra mile to try to achieve it. And most of the times, we don’t. Really?

The Herriot effect

Dave Snowden

One of the benefits of this was a common language of references to the popular programmes and a considerable degree of family bonding. Reflections

Tech-savvy children are driving the future of education

Ross Dawson

Last week I participated in and spoke at an Education Roundtable organized by Telstra, which brought together a small group of very senior executives in all layers of education in Australia. The White Paper’s Executive Summary makes five points, in summary: 1. Twenty-first century skills should be the outcome of a 21st century education. 4.

Social business and enterprise usage: The lessons

Dion Hinchcliffe

The data keeps coming in: The sale of social business software continues to rise and is forecast to continue rising for years. But does that translate into adoption? New data shows that while adoption is slowing, it’s indeed happening, with real benefits. If so, what are the most useful lessons we can take away from the early pioneers

[2b2k] Truth, knowledge, and not knowing: A response to “The Internet Ruins Everything”

David Weinberger

Quentin Hardy has written up on the NYT Bits blog the talk I gave at UC Berkeley’s School of Information a few days ago, refracting it through his intelligence and interests. It’s a terrific post and I appreciate it. want to amplify the answer I gave to Quentin’s question at the event. The bit about truth starts at 46:36.

Online Newspaper Software

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Drupal & Hosted Drupal Newspapers Running on Drupal This is a demo site showcasing newspapers running on Drupal, a popular open source content management system. These are sites set up using Drupal and then expanded with various modules. Modules for facebook like and Disqus comments. Content organized into 'channels'. Major professional suite.

Reflections from 2011 – Focused and Purposeful Social Networking

Luis Suarez

So soon?!?! mean, we have only been having social software tools for merely 15 years and we are already starting to hate them, as end-users? Really?

Khan and AI: Open Online Courses

George Siemens

I just listened to a great video discussion – Khan Academy and Stanford AI Class: Reinventing Education – with Peter Norvig, Sebastian Thrun, and Sal Khan. It’s a candid discussion of what each of these educators wanted to achieve with opening up their courses and content and some of the challenges they faced in the process.

Many sensors + Imagination = The Internet of Things

Ross Dawson

Last week I gave a keynote at the National Broadband Network – what’s in it for me? Acceleration. Vibration. Water levels. Leaks. Light.

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