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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'?

Innovation is not a repeatable process

Harold Jarche

Can innovation be promoted through better processes? want every knowledge worker to discover his or her own processes. Innovation PKM

Open Source Strategic Planning

Beth Kanter

Gardner admitted that at certain points the non-linear and emergent collaborative planning process was ambiguous and frustrating. Networks

The Blockchain and Open Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Transformational innovations don’t always play out as originally envisioned. Once in the marketplace, they seem to acquire a life of their own.

A new way to work

Harold Jarche

Corporations were created to give limited liability to organizations that were taking on large, capital-intensive projects, like building railways.

Scaling knowledge

Harold Jarche

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

preparing for 2020

Harold Jarche

This is a synopsis of my opening keynote for the workplace learning & VET stream at EduTECH15 in Brisbane today. Automation is eating jobs.

Lessons from the transformation of Washington Post since its acquisition by Jeff Bezos

Ross Dawson

I’m at the INMA conference in New York, where I gave the opening keynote yesterday morning on Creating the Future of News.

The Smart Worker : shares what s/he learns

Jane Hart

People often cite Wikipedia as a unreliable source since it is a “collaborative&# encyclopaedia. Tweet. Summary.

Explore your blind spot (free ebook)

Mind Hacks

The blind spot is a simple phenomenon of our visual processing, but one we don’t notice day to day. In the ebook I talk about how it provides a great example of the way consciousness is constructed despite ‘missing’ information. The ebook is available in all major formats here and is creative commons licensed.

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What is thought to be is rarely real

Dave Snowden

That can then be contrasted with the formal understanding of the organisation, normally represented in a process map with supporting procedures.

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

John Hagel

  Here, we can think about open source software platforms like Linux or Apache.    To understand this, it’s useful to go back to the somewhat outdated example used to describe network effects: the fax machine. Platforms are becoming increasingly central to business value creation.  What is a platform?

Why Blockchains Could Transform How the Economy Works

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Everyone was using the same standards, including open source implementations of key protocols.  This is not surprising. 

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. 

A Behind-the-Scenes Look at Developing iWitness

Adaptive Path

In the meantime, we've asked our development partners at EdgeCase to provide their perspective on the technical side of the process.

5 recommendations for successfully implementing distributed innovation and shared value

Ross Dawson

Their joint work on a process for cloning genes in microorganisms resulted in three patents that formed the foundation of the nascent biotechnology industry. Design processes to match the type of innovation required. 2. Be open throughout the process. Design processes to match the type of innovation required.

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.

Are Smart Cities Empty Hype?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Throughout the process, people were invited to vote on the motion, as well as to post their own comments.  .

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Mass Collaboration Workshop, Day Two

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

An example is social tagging networks. Response: I don''t think it is completely different - when you read an article, I understand some, I don''t understand some, I try to use it - I would lable this a collaborative process. Also - what is the role of memory in producing social tags - how are tags represented and processed in memory?

What corporates can learn from the Top 10 Tools for Learning 2012

Jane Hart

The open source WordPress software is also available to download and install on company servers. 10 -  Wikipedia. Top Tools 2012

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Scale and Complex Systemic Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

They excel at creative destruction , the term that economist Joseph Schumpeter   popularized almost seventy years ago to describe the process of transformation that accompanies disruptive innovation.  Mandel cites health, energy and education as examples of large-scale integrated systems in dire need of reform. markets.”

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? And what are the processes behind this? Examples of hotbed communities include Cremona, Hollywood and Silicon Valley. Anotjer example: Wikipedia. Take Fukishima.

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. 

Top 10 eLearning Predictions 2011 #LCBQ

Tony Karrer

Open Educational Resources Matures 4. open up exciting opportunities for people to access relevant information where and when they require it.

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'.

Free and Not Free

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

When I asked Richard Stallman about the use of open licenses for educational materials, first he complained because I didn't use the word "free", then he said that he wasn't interested in educational content, that his arguments applied specifically to software. This is what happened (for example) to many UseNet newsgroups.

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. 

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.

Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: Community 2.0

John Hagel

Well, a couple of weeks ago I had the pleasure of delivering the opening keynote presentation at the Community 2.0 Dont Count On It. ItR.

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The 20th Anniversary of Linux

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

word of the Linux open source project quickly spread around the globe. Keeping our open ecosystem going is very important, so that we can continue to play a role in addressing some of the most important issues facing our society. number of other speakers also focused on open innovation and collaboration in their keynotes. 

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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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. It's an example of network failure.

E-Learning Generations

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

( version française ) In recent years I have been working on two major concepts:first, the connectivist theory of online learning, which views learning as anetwork process; and second, the massive open online course, or MOOC, which isan instantiation of that process. Rather, it is to engage in a process of creation andsharing.

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.

A grain of sand: Innovation diffusion

Dave Snowden

Systems and processes need to do this. Most of human development including language is the result of exaptive processes. Introduction.

Education Technology Strategies - Day One

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

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. the Macbook, Android - web-based applications, eg. Are remote labs effective? The vessel of course is people like me, or you. Which 6?"

eLearning Conferences 2012

Tony Karrer

Navigating the Open Data Landscape, Bristol, The United Kingdom. Clayton R. You can contact him at: crwr77@gmail.com. Private? Personal? Online.

OER Business Models - A Debate

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Lisa Petrides - IKSME Our mission is about maximizing all of these open access tools that enable breakthroughs in teaching and learning. The business model is based on helping faculty make the transition from commercial to open textbooks. All the content is CC-licensed content, and the platform is open source as well.

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The top 10 reasons your mobile learning strategy will fail | Dawn.

Dawn of Learning

If you don’t believe that open, platform-neutral XML is critical for mobile learning, I’m not going to try to convince you. It is the reverse.

Beyond Assessment ? Recognizing Achievement in a Networked World

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

It forms a third part of a set. I did a talk just downstairs on open content. I did a talk at the London School of Economics on Wednesday about the role of the institution and the changing nature of online learning. This addresses the specific question of assessment in open learning and in informal learning. Dale''s Cone) Source: op.