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Openness: Why learners should know about, and influence, how decisions are made about their learning

George Siemens

The theme of the event was on open source culture and whether the promises of open source have been oversold. Be open.

I need some help

George Siemens

On February 8, I’ll be delivering a talk at TEDxEdmonton’s event Rethinking Open Source Culture. In 2003 I posted a few articles online on open source movements and learning: Open source p.I , Open Source p.II , and Why we should share learning material.

Developmental robotics: the cute baby robot who will grow up to be just like you

Ross Dawson

An example of this is the iCub , a humanoid baby robot that can learn, emulating human cognition and development. year old child: the iCub.

Learning quicker by failing safely

Harold Jarche

All of our learning is through pilot projects. I attended the Community Forest International planning session yesterday.

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.

On the Internet, nobody knows you’re a suit

Harold Jarche

For example, I once developed a Request for Proposals with a large group distributed across several time zones. There is no place to hide.

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Scaling knowledge

Harold Jarche

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

it’s all about our data

Harold Jarche

For example, we see many people willing to drive for a company like Uber in order to increase cash-flow. It requires four contributing factors.

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Global distributed organizations can attract the most talented in the world

Ross Dawson

Forbes has a nice story about the history of WordPress and the role the open-source software plays in the for-profit business Automattic. As a legacy of its open-source roots its 120 employees are spread across 26 countries and six continents. The article at one point says: Automattic has an idiosyncratic workplace.

My Main Focus for 2011: Scaling Good Behavior - Bob Sutton

Bob Sutton

Design school project teaches bike safety - The Stanford Daily Online. Gretchen Rubin: The Happiness Project. Now that the launch of Good Boss, Bad Boss is done, along with a host of chores related to The No Asshole Rule paperback and the Asian Leadership edited volume,  I am turning to future projects.  Bob Sutton.

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.

5 recommendations for successfully implementing distributed innovation and shared value

Ross Dawson

This means that distributed innovation models must address how you attract the best people to collaborate with you in your projects. Be open throughout the process. Every open source project starts with an idea, an intention, and some code. There is immense competition to get top developers to work on your project.

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.

Are Smart Cities Empty Hype?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Smart cities projects are still in their very early stages.  After reading the opening statements, I thought both sides were not very far apart. 

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A Behind-the-Scenes Look at Developing iWitness

Adaptive Path

Here's what Mike Doel , project manager at EdgeCase, had to say: The Process. room dotted with sticky notes and flip charts. and James L.

A Lexicon of Sustainability

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

We asked people to develop a lexicon around food sources We started with the word ''sustainability''. The best example when we look at food is the ''cow to pickup truck indes'' - the value of a grass-fed cow compared to a truck. People talk about GMOs as privatizing seeds, etc - vbut that didn''t happen here; he open-sourced the seeds.

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The Emergence of a Digital Money Ecosystem

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

At the beginning of this year I wrote that the transition to universal mobile digital money is likely to be among the most exciting, important and challenging projects the world will undertake in the coming decades.  Many companies embraced this collaborative, open culture.  The rest is history.

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. Open Education Resources Alongside the development of educational technologies is an equally important movement to support open educational resources. Content was treated differently by Stallman. CCK11.

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

Jane Hart

This was the concept behind the successful BT Dare2Share project , and Dixon’s Retail. Yammer  (on the 2010 list at #20) might be a possibility.

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Implicit racism in academia

Mind Hacks

They could know that they don’t trust the opinions of certain academics, for example, but not realise that race is a factor in why they feel this way. Full disclosure: I am funded by the Leverhulme Trust to work on project looking at the philosophy and psychology of implicit bias. This post is cross-posted on the project blog.

Techniques and Tools: How To Visualize Your Network

Beth Kanter

For example, the  Irvine New Leadership Network project that has used network mapping for two purposes: 1) evaluation 2) direct network engagement.

What is thought to be is rarely real

Dave Snowden

This can use predetermined categories relevant to the organisation or can just be left open. So how does it work? Reflections

Scale and Complex Systemic Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

We generally think of large companies as being good at operations and incremental innovations, which require them to excel at management discipline, detailed information analysis and project management.  Mandel cites health, energy and education as examples of large-scale integrated systems in dire need of reform. markets.”

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.

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. 

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. So, eg., a ''tagging in the real world'' project: eg., Another project - ''My learning episode'' - a sensemaking interface.

What am I doing here?

Doc Searls

John Gage showed off the World Wide Web , projecting Mosaic (the Ur graphical browser) from a flaky Macintosh Duo. What I saw in the future were near-infinite computing and communications powers on our laps and in our pockets, projecting our very lives into a second digital world that would coexist with our physical one.

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

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Typically, students perform tests, write essays, or complete projects for grades from instructors. 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. WorldCom. Halliburton.

[berkman] Diana Kimball: Coding as a Liberal Art

David Weinberger

” She refers to Ellen Ullman’s “ Close to the Machine ” that talks about the utility of being arrogant enough to obsess over a project, cycling back to humility. She decided to code up her own site for a project for school, even though the team had been given the money to hire devs for the task. Missing points.

Meaning & the content heresy

Dave Snowden

To take an example. They can be used as a part of a SenseMaker® project by any member of the network. Reflections

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. 

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.

The GovLab

Steven Berlin Johnson

Noveck herself went on to oversee the Open Government Initiative in the first years of the Obama Administration. Peer-to-Patent stands as one of my favorite examples of peer progressive thinking at work. million.) Pilots of Peer-to-Patent have also been launched in the U.K., Japan and Australia. So stay tuned. We may need your help

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? Examples of hotbed communities include Cremona, Hollywood and Silicon Valley. For example, scientific meetings like this foster interaction among scientists.

Open, Collaborative Trust Frameworks

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

For example, the National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace (NSTIC) was launched by the White House earlier this year to enable “Individuals and organizations [to] utilize secure, efficient, easy-to-use, and interoperable identity solutions to access online services in a manner that promotes confidence, privacy, choice, and innovation.”

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'.

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. 

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

Massive Open Online Course The Massive Open Online Course, or MOOC, is a bit of a reaction to this. Very briefly, what I mean by a Massive Open Online Course, is a course that satisfies each of those four terms. By open , I mean, open across many dimensions. based open online course. source technology.

A grain of sand: Innovation diffusion

Dave Snowden

also talked about our recent project for Global Giving in Kenya and some of the conclusions that came from that. Introduction. Observations.

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.